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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49627
Last updated: 25 February 2020
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Time:09:05 L/T
Type:Hawker Tempest Mk V
Owner/operator:274 Squadron Royal Air Force (274 Sqn RAF)
Registration: EJ802
C/n / msn: JJ-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:just outside B.80 Volkel airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:B.80 Volkel
Destination airport:
Engine failure just after takeoff. The Tempest crashed just outside the boundary of the airfield.
The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot lost his life.

S/Ldr (100567) John Rolleston Heap RAFVR - killed in a flying accident.

John Heap is buried in Uden (Odiliapeel) Roman Catholic Cemetery.


Verliesregister-1944, ref. no. T4705.
RAF Casualties-1944.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
14-Nov-2014 21:06 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2015 17:38 Koumes Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
22-Apr-2015 20:06 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
26-Apr-2015 11:04 Koumes Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
29-May-2018 17:44 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]
29-Jun-2018 07:20 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
21-Oct-2019 07:11 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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