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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21049
Last updated: 10 January 2020
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Date:03-DEC-1954
Time:00:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.Mk 2
Owner/operator:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH906
C/n / msn: SH1649
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Narborough, 3 miles from RAF Marham, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk (EGYM)
Destination airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk (EGYM)
Narrative:
EE Canberra B.Mk.2 WH906, 207 Squadron, RAF: Written off 3/12/1954 when flew into trees on approach to RAF Marham, at night, stalled and rolled into ground at Narborough, Norfolk, three miles from the airfield, killing all three crew.

Crew:
Flying Officer Christopher John Hasler (Pilot, Service Number 3513199, aged 20)
Flying Officer Gerald Hayes (Navigator, Service Number 4089532, aged 25)
Flying Officer Gordon Whitehouse (Bomb Aimer, Service Number 4105653, aged 23)

A Squadron Funeral Parade was held on the 7/12/1954 for the burial of Flying Officer Hasler and Flying Officer Hayes at Marham Cemetery. Flying Officer Whitehouse was buried at Darlington

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.163 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 49)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/251: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424372
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WH
5. http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk/207mem_marham.htm
6. http://web.archive.org/web/20170723045927/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/BASES_RAF/Marham/raf_marham.htm
7. http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk/207Marhampostings_Canberra.htm
8. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR27/2661 (207 Sqn ORB, December 1954, including Form 449 Monthly Amendment Lists): https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8426621
9. http://veterans.mod.uk/certificate-hi-res.php?SerialNo=R3695
10. http://veterans.mod.uk/certificate-hi-res.php?SerialNo=R3696
11. http://veterans.mod.uk/certificate-hi-res.php?SerialNo=R3694


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2008 10:11 JINX Added
07-Apr-2013 23:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 08:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
10-Jan-2020 20:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2020 20:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2020 21:13 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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