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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25219
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:1 (C) Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (1 (C) OTU RAF)
Registration: T9322
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Silloth, Cumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Silloth
Destination airport:
On 13 January 1943 the Hudson I T9322 of 1(C) OTU RAF stalled, crashed, and burst into flames while taking off from Silloth airfield on a local night flight. Suffering multiple injuries, all four crew members died before they could be taken to the station hospital.

Crew (all killed):
Sgt Douglas Whitham Sanderson RAFVR (pilot, age 21)
Sgt Cyril Ring RAFVR (pilot, age 21)
Flt Sgt Franklin Charles Zurbrigg RCAF (navigator/bomber, age 25)
WO1 Joseph Leo Gerard Belanger RCAF (wireless operator/air gunner, age 21)

The whole history of the life of Franklin Charles Zurbrigg is available on the first link listed in the sources.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Jan-2017 09:29 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2018 19:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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