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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49739
Last updated: 5 October 2019
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Date:11-OCT-1944
Time:15:35 LT
Type:Hawker Tempest Mk V
Owner/operator:274 Squadron Royal Air Force (274 Sqn RAF)
Registration: EJ604
C/n / msn: JJ-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:B.82 Grave airfield -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:B.80 Volkel
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Patrol - Nijmegen area.
The plane made a sudden dive and the pilot managed to parachute from the plane. He died as the parachute malfunctioned.
The pilot P/O Frederick Alan Wilks is buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery Nijmegen; grave 17 G 6.

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4524&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
book 'Vliegvelden in Oorlogstijd'
https://www.bhic.nl/ontdekken/verhalen/crashes-tussen-ravenstein-en-grave


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Mar-2019 10:43 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2019 14:15 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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