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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248595
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Date:16-APR-1943
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:164 Squadron Royal Air Force (164 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T7604
MSN: 84001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Gravesend, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Gravesend, Kent
Narrative:
Having landed and while proceeding to dispersal, pilot was forced to taxi between parked aircraft in order to avoid a Typhoon which apparently swerved badly on take-off and was heading directly for him. Pilotís attention was centred on Typhoon which resulted in his port wing tip striking a Defiant's mainplane, parked at the end of his avenue of escape. Pilot from 174 Sqn had borrowed 164 Sqn aircraft to transport another pilot to hospital for treatment.

Pilot was J/5831 Flight Lieutenant John Rutherford Sterne (RCAF)

The pilot was later killed on August 16, 1943, flying Hawker Typhoon JP444. He was hit by flak while flying over France during Operation "Ramrod 204"

Sources:

1. Personnel record of Sterne from DND Archives Canada
2. https://www.rcafassociation.ca/heritage/search-awards/?search=sterne&searchfield=lastname&type=all
3. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/ParadieArchiveDatabase/?q=sterne&qand=&exc1=&exc2=&search_only=&search_type=exact
4. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
5. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2847250
6. https://www.thetyphoonproject.org/raf/John%20Rutherford-Sterne.html

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2021 21:18 tachel Added
17-Aug-2021 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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