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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181221
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Date:09-SEP-1939
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Detling, Maidstone, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Detling, Maidstone, Kent
Narrative:
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.

Crew:
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.

Sources:

1. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1.
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-near-calais-1-killed
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2280882/drummond,-john-james/
4. https://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/airframeprofile.php?FrameID=25157
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?23890-1939-Unaccounted-Airmen-Database-Reconciliation/page2
6. National Archives, PRO Kew File AIR 81/1505
7. http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=5438


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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