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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168888
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:10-DEC-1941
Time:c. 1615
Type:Silhouette image of generic P40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk I
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force
Registration: AK575
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Presumed Irish Sea -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Speke
Destination airport:RAF Prestwick
Narrative:
Kittyhawk AK575 had been flown to Speke on 4/12/41 to participate in a Press Day being held on the following day, the 5th, featuring US-built aircraft in the RAF.

Late in the afternoon of the 10th the aircraft departed for return to Scottish Aviation at Prestwick piloted by an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot, First Officer Joseph Stuart Wiley of No. 4 Ferry Pilot Pool, RAF.
The plane was never seen again and is presumed to have ditched or crashed in the Irish Sea.

Joseph Wiley of the USA was declared missing, presumed dead, on 16/12/41, and this day is recorded on the Runnymede Memorial as the date of his death.

Sources:

ATA Casualties
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?790-1st-Officer-Joseph-Stuart-WILEY-ATA-Query-%28maybe-for-Chris-Pointon-%29


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Aug-2014 02:35 angels one five Added
19-Aug-2014 02:50 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
12-Dec-2014 19:54 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
06-Jan-2015 07:51 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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