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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209743
Last updated: 11 July 2020
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Date:27-SEP-1939
Time:day
Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (15 EFTS RAF)
Registration: N3843
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brockhamhurst Road, Brockham, near Betchworth, Surrey. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Redhill, Surrey
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Miles Magister I N3843, 15 EFTS, RAF Redhill: Written off (destroyed) 27/9/39 when dived into ground, Brockhamhurst Road in Brockham, near Betchworth in Surrey. Both crew on board were kiled:

Sgt Albert Bryan Greensides (23 Service Number 700477) killed
Sgt James Ernest Milne (26, Service Number 700416) killed

According to a contemporary newspaper report ("Surrey Advertiser" - Saturday 07 October 1939)

"THE LATE MR. J . E. MILNE.
FUNERAL AT HERSHAM.

The funeral took place at Hersham on Monday of Mr. James E. Milne, of the R.A.F., who died on September 27th after a flying accident in England.

Mr. Milne, who was married, was the son of the late Mr. G.R. Milne of Wimbledon, and formerly of Weybridge, and Mrs. Milne, 42 Cleveland Square, London, W2. He was a grandson of Mrs. Milne of Rickstones, The Heath, Weybridge.

The funeral took place in the family vault in Horsham churchyard".

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
3. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11730.0;wap2
4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/168087618
5. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/168094130
6. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Yorkshire/Withernsea.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Apr-2018 17:26 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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