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Date:31-DEC-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:14 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (14 EFTS RAF)
Registration: K4272
C/n / msn: 3268
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hockley Heath ALG, Hockley Heath, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Elmdon, Brimingham
Destination airport:RAF Hockley Heath ALG, Warwickshire
Narrative:
To 14 EFTS 15.10.39; coded "26". Written off (damaged beyond repair): Whilst attempting a forced landing, it stalled and dived in at RAF Hockley Heath ALG (Auxiliary Landing Ground) 31.12.40. Both crew - Sergeant Donald Arthur Stockton (Service Number 740333, aged 28) and Leading Naval Airman Alan Armstrong (Royal Navy, Service Number FX.81988 attached to HMS Daedalus, RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset) - killed. Armstrong reportedly died of wounds later, and is buried at Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery.

K4272 was send to DeHavilland 20.1.41 for assessment; deemed beyond repair and soc 27.1.41 as Cat.E

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p032.html
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/4736: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16688834
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2264&p=11756#11756
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2449674/stockton,-donald-arthur/
5. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1940.htm
6. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1940-12DEC.htm
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2810722/armstrong,-alan/
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Hockley_Heath


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2019 00:17 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2019 12:23 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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