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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207770
Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B.Mk II
Owner/operator:51 Squadron Royal Air Force (51 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7261
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aldwark, near Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley II K7261, 51 Squadron, RAF Linton-on-Ouse: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 22/10/38 when crashed at Aldwark, near Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire. Two of the four crew were killed:

Pilot Officer Franklin Gordon Hanlan (aged 25) killed
AC1 Christopher Peter Timothy Bowring (aged 20) killed
Flt Sgt Frank Clifford Noyes severely injured
AC1 Andrew Moffat Fleming slightly injured

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (November 10, 1938, page 430 - see link #3):

P/O Franklin Gordon Hanlan (pilot) and A/C.1 Christopher Peter Timothy Bowring lost their lives, Fit. Sgt. Frank Clifford Noyes was dangerously injured, and A/C.1 Andrew Moffat Fleming was slightly injured- in an accident which occurred at Aldwark, Yorkshire, on October 22, to an aircraft of No. 51 (Bomber) Squadron, Linton-upon-Ouse, Yorkshire."


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 59)

Revision history:

17-Mar-2018 19:54 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Nov-2018 13:06 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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