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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225161
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:30-MAR-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:1 FPP ATA
Registration: N9545
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Machen,3 miles east of Caerphilly, Monmouthshire. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF St. Athan, Glamorgan, South Wales
Destination airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Narrative:
Anson N9545 was assigned to 1 Ferry Pilots Pool, Air Transport Auxiliary and was on passage from St Athan to Sealand.
The pilot flew low over his parentís home and then hit high ground near Machen, three miles east of Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, on 30th March 1940. The pilot was killed.

Crew: Sergeant Hubert James Lewis Harris (Pilot) (Service Number 566343) - killed. Buried Michaelston-Y-Vedw (Tirzah) Baptist Churchyard, Row 1. Grave 5

Sources:

1. Doylerush, E, 2008, Rocks in the Clouds: High Ground Aircraft Crashes in South Wales, p.106.
2. http://www.ggat.org.uk/timeline/pdf/Military%20Aircraft%20Crash%20Sites%20in%20Southeast%20Wales.pdf
3. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/H.htm
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1957
5. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/sgt-hubert-harris-raf.28116/
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machen


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-May-2019 20:05 Dr. John Smith Added
26-May-2019 04:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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