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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222824
Last updated: 3 August 2019
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Date:12-APR-1943
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:4 RS Royal Air Force (4 RS RAF)
Registration: X7444
C/n / msn: 6586
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lugwardine, East of Hereford, Herefordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Madeley, Telford, Shropshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 6586: Taken on charge as X7444 against Contract No B.104592/40 at 9 MU RAF Cosford 25.11.41. (2 x Gipsy Queen III engine #70173/70182) To 4 Signal School, RAF Madeley 12.12.41; renamed 4 Radio School 1.1.43.

Written off (destroyed) when collided with Proctor DX223 and crashed at Lugwardine, East of Hereford, Herefordshire 12.4.43. The Air Ministry Form F1180 gives Proctor DX223 pilot as Sgt Wright + 1 other killed. The comparable Air Ministry Form F1180 for DH.89 X7444 gives seven fatalities:

Crew of DH.89 X7444:
Corporal (W/Op) Robert MOSS (Service Number 1119561);
AC.2 (W/Op) Cyril Thomas CLINNICK (Service Number 1324287, aged 19)
AC.2 John Philip EXTEN (Service Number 1585959, aged 20)
AC.1 (W/Op) Ronald PERRY (Service Number 1549208, aged 20)
AC.2 (W/Op) William POTTS (Service Number 1091889, aged 20)
AC.2 (W/Op) Roy Albert SHERWIN (Service Number 1577312, aged 19) and
AC.2 (W/Op) Graham Eugene STEVENSON (Service Number 1600747, aged 19).

Crew of Proctor DX223:
Sgt (Pilot) Arthur Kenneth SMITH (Service Number 1179487, aged 28)
Sgt (Pilot) Henry Alfred.Edgar WRIGHT (Service Number 1184806, aged 30)

DH.89 X7444 Struck off charge 25.4.43.

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p065.html
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?8184&p=76794#76794
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2700602/moss,-robert/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2433737/clinnick,-cyril-thomas/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2413573/perry,-ronald/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2810694/potts,-william/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2447774/stevenson,-graham-eugene/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2712004/smith,-arthur-kenneth/
10. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2734916/wright,-henry-alfred-edgar/
11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lugwardine .


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Mar-2019 01:20 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Mar-2019 01:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
11-Mar-2019 01:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2019 07:19 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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