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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140568
Last updated: 4 September 2019
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Date:24-DEC-1943
Time:
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:410 (Cougar) Sqn RCAF
Registration: BM837
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Winter Hill, near Bolton, Lancashire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Acklington, Northumberland
Destination airport:RAF Coleby Grange, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Oxford BM837 was allocated to 410 "Cougar" Squadron based at RAF Hunsdon in Hertfordshire at the time of the crash and was being flown solo by Flt Lt Martin Anthony "Cy" Cybulski RCAF, who had been awarded the DFC on the 9th November 1943.

Having completed his tour of duty just four days earlier, he was flying on a cross-country flight on the 24th December 1943 from RAF Acklington, Northumberland, to RAF Coleby Grange, Lincolnshire, to take up a new post in No. 9 Group, when he began to descend at his estimated time of arrival, only to strike Winter Hill some 40 feet below the summit, destroying the aircraft and leaving him seriously injured.

Crew:
Flt Lt (J/15807) Martin Anthony CYBULSKI DFC (pilot) RCAF - injured

Sources:

1. http://laituk.org/Oxford%20BM837.htm
2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintracesofnuts/4222491995/ [photo of crash site]
3. http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/pennines/airspeed-oxford-bm837-winter-hill/
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Hill_(North_West_England)
5. http://www.daveweb.co.uk/whvol2.pdf
6. http://aircrashsites.co.uk/air-crash-sites-5/airspeed-oxford-bm837-on-winter-hill/

Flight Lieutenant M Cybulski (left) and Flying Officer H Ladbrook of No. 410 Squadron RCAF, with their damaged Mosquito Mk II at Coleby Grange, 27 September 1943 Flight Lieutenant M Cybulski (left) and Flying Officer H Ladbrook of No. 410 Squadron RCAF, with their damaged Mosquito Mk II at Coleby Grange, 27 September 1943. Their aircraft was severely charred by an explo CE106

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Dec-2011 06:52 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Jan-2012 12:53 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
30-Jan-2012 08:26 Nepa Updated [Operator]
18-Sep-2014 19:09 weeks Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
24-Dec-2015 11:06 Iwosh Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
28-Jul-2017 21:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2017 21:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Aug-2017 21:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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