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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237796
Last updated: 8 September 2021
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Date:29-MAY-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron Royal Air Force (604 (County of Middlesex) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R2073
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 miles west of Swanage, Hampshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter R2073 (604 Sqdn) aircraft accident. 29 May 1941
Pilot P/O P F Jackson DFM On 29th May he went on an air-sea firing exercise in Beaufighter IF R2073 to Chesil Beach, with Sgt. SN Hawke and a new Australian pilot, Sgt. PH Boulton. While the exercise was in progress clouds came in from the sea and blanketed the Dorset hills. Instead of climbing above them Jackson flew through and crashed into high ground near Swanage. All three men were killed.
Crew:
P/O (63790) Peter Frederic JACKSON DFM (Pilot) RAF : killed
Sgt (907098) Philip Hugh BOULTON (Pilot) RAF : killed
Sgt (804142) Stanley Nelson HAWKE (Wop/(AG) RAF : killed

Sources:

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16688756
AIR81/4658


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jul-2020 21:45 Nepa Added [Operator]
14-Jul-2020 08:53 Nepa Updated [Damage, Narrative, Operator]
14-Jul-2020 08:53 Nepa Updated [Date, Operator]
07-May-2021 15:07 MiG17 Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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