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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209709
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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Date:07-NOV-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Harvard Mk 1
Owner/operator:15 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (15 EFTS RAF)
Registration: N7008
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 Miles West of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
North American Harvard Mk 1 N7008, 15 FTS, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 7/11/40 when spun into the ground 2 miles west of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, killing both aircrew;

Flying Officer Willliam Ronald Corkhill, Royal Air Force, aged 25, he was the son of Capt. Thomas Walter Corkhill and Bessie Victoria Corkhill, of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire. He is buried in Woodstock Churchyard.

Aircraftman 1st class John Gundy Humphrey, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, aged 22, he was the son of Arthur and Lily Humphrey of Gravesend and is buried in St Laurence Cemetery in Bapchild, Kent.

Sources:

1. http://www.chippingnortonbritishlegion.com/wartime-plane-crashes-around-chipping-norton.php
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2422000/CORKHILL
3. https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/72480
4. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/plan-expand-denbighshire-village-sparks-13175888
5. http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/cofadeiladau/llanfairdyffrynclwyd_wm.htm
6. https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/william-ronald-corkhill/163851004
7. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Oxfordshire/Woodstock.html
8. https://www.twgpp.org/photograph/view/3389483


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Apr-2018 20:35 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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