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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225495
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:15-MAR-1940
Time:day
Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P6358
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Upminster, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Miles Magister Mk.1 P6358 of 54 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 15 March 1940 when low flying near Upminster, Essex. Aircraft flew into a tree, and then fell to the ground, killing one of the two crew:

Crew of Magister P6358:
Pilot Officer Robert Eli West (pilot) Service Number 41508 - killed, Buried at Kingston-upon-Thames Cemetery, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
Sergeant B Raises (passenger) - seriously injured;

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1979 p 34)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1912
3. http://nwamuseum.co.uk/IncidentsWestEssexto2000-1.pdf
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2434963/west,-robert-eli/
5. http://www.nwamuseum.co.uk/WESTESSEXcrashesMishaps3WW2.pdf
6. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/54_squadron.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2019 00:18 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2019 12:52 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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