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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209957
Last updated: 15 December 2019
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Date:21-NOV-1939
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:12 Gp Pool Royal Air Force (12 Gp Pool RAF)
Registration: P5871
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oakridge, Bisley-with-Lypiatt, near Stroud, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
North American Harvard Mk.I P5871, 12 Group Pool, RAF Aston Down, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire: Written off (destroyed) 21/11/39 when out of control and spun into the ground. Flying Officer Masterson was serving as a pilot with No 15 Flying Training School when he lost his life in a flying accident on 21/11/39, aged 20. He was asked to carry out a spin and observe the stalling characteristics of a Harvard P5871 when the aircraft spun out of control at Oakridge, Bisley-with-Lypiatt, near Stroud, Gloucestershire (at approximate co ordinates 51.72N 02.13W)

Pilot - Pilot Officer Henry Noel Masterson (Service Number 42069, aged 20) - flying solo, was killed. His death was registered in Stroud district, Gloucestershire. His name is included in the Mount Jerome Cemetery War Memorial in Dublin, Eire.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
2. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41210310/henry-noel-masterson
3. https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/henry-noel-masterson/164487759
4. http://members.tripod.com/athlone_graves/athlonecasualtiescornamaghburials/id6.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakridge,_Gloucestershire


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Apr-2018 16:48 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Nov-2018 18:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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