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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206998
Last updated: 19 July 2019
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Date:11-JAN-1937
Time:day
Type:Boulton-Paul P.75 Overstrand
Owner/operator:101 Squadron Royal Air Force (101 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K4564
C/n / msn: P.75/19
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Swanbourne, near Winslow, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Boulton Paul Overstrand K4564, 101 Squadron, RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire: last of a batch of 19 aircraft ordered from the Aircraft Department of Boulton and Paul Ltd, Mousehold, Norwich, Norfolk, to contract 337825/34. Delivered between October 1935 and July 1936.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/1/37 when flew into the ground in fog at Swanbourne, near Winslow, Buckinghamshire. Both crew killed:

Pilot Officer Robert Arthur McLester Watson (aged 22 and an Australian national)
AC1 Lawrence Rice (aged 18)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1976 page 34)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulton_%26_Paul_Overstrand#Accidents_and_incidents
4. http://www.britishaviation-ptp.com/b/boulton_paul_strands.html
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39/page5&styleid=3
6. The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) Tuesday 11 January 1938 Page 10 Family Notices (In Memoriam page) at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/36402826


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Mar-2018 18:18 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Mar-2018 18:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2018 23:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]
09-Oct-2018 05:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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