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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181221
Last updated: 17 July 2020
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Time:23:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:48 Squadron Royal Air Force (48 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7058
C/n / msn: OY-J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Detling, Maidstone, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Detling, Maidstone, Kent
Avro Anson Mk.I L7058 "OY-J" of 48 Squadron, RAF Detling, Maidstone, Kent. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 9.9.39: Anti-submarine Recon mission of Southern North Sea. Became lost in bad weather. Ran out of fuel & attempted forced landing in field, at Cap Gris Nez, west of the Pas-de-Calais, France, crashing after No.2 engine failed in turn on approach.

Pilot: 580240 Sgt. G.N.Wilkinson injured.
Co-pilot: 41267 Pilot Officer John James Drummond RAF (aged 25) killed.
Air Gunner: 551551 AC1 Clarke injured.


1. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1.
6. National Archives, PRO Kew File AIR 81/1505

Revision history:

11-Nov-2015 09:15 JINX Added
07-Jan-2016 21:19 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
14-Apr-2019 00:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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