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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201245
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Date:09-MAR-1942
Time:
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7452
MSN: OJ-A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Ayr/Heathfield, South Ayrshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath
Destination airport:RAF Ayr- RAF Lakenheath
Narrative:
Aircraft named "East India IV". The aircraft was wrecked after ground lopping to avoid running through the boundary fence. One of the main oleo legs collapsed when the aircraft developed a violent skid.
Crew:
Sgt A Austin
Sgt Lewis
Sgt Robinson
Sgt Heron
Sgt Watkins
Sgt Green
Sgt Barritt
Sgt Gwyther

Sources:

Bomber Command losses 1942.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Heathfield


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2017 17:00 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 13:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-Oct-2018 17:16 stehlík49 Updated [Operator, Narrative]
14-Apr-2020 15:00 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source]

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