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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207991
Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Date:13-DEC-1938
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic bttl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Battle Mk I
Owner/operator:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7585
MSN: F.2343
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland
Destination airport:RAF Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland
Narrative:
Fairey Battle Mk.1 K7585, 207 Squadron, RAF Cottesmore: Written off (destroyed) 13/12/38 when undershot on approach and hit tree, RAF Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland. Pilot - Pilot Officer Philip Charles Rolls (aged 21) - was killed. Aircraft relegated to GIA (Ground Instructional Airframe) 1787M on 6/2/1939. Total time on airframe 188.25 hours.

Sources:

1. The K File - The RAF of the 1930s (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1995 p.125)
2. The Battle File (Sidney Shail, Air Britain, 1997 p.125)
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 62)
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
6. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=12578
7. http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk/rollofhonour/mb_not_cwgc.htm
8. Flight magazine 5/1/39 page 12 at https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939%20-%200022.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2018 01:37 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Mar-2018 02:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 08:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
29-Oct-2020 23:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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