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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145810
Last updated: 7 September 2019
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Date:26-MAY-1942
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:153 Squadron Royal Air Force (153 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X7573
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moneyreagh near RAF stn Ballyhalbert, Co Down, Northern Ireland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Ballyhalbert, Down
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A later report into the flying accident stated: Sgt Wills was seen to enter a laige white cloud in steep turnt at 9000ft. Wills was next seen 1000ft below heavy cloud and flying in heavy rain towards hills. The aircraft was seen to do a steep turn left and crah.
Crew:
F/Sgt (Aus400746) Stanley Donald WILLS (pilot) RAAF - killed
Sgt (777621) Gordon Charles EDWARDS (obs) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (1212906) William Richard WILLIS (obs) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/research_centre/.../rc09125z006_1.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-May-2012 02:07 Nepa Added
18-Mar-2015 13:04 AlLah Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Oct-2015 09:29 Anon. Updated [Location]

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