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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210056
Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Date:29-NOV-1939
Time:night
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: L5279
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Narrative:
Fairey Battle Mk.I L5279, 207 Squadron, RAF Cranfield: Written off (destroyed) 29/11/39 when engine failed on night take-off, RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire. Aircraft stalled and dived into the ground. Pilot - Pilot Officer Thomas Ross Williams (Canadian, aged 21, Service Number 41512) - was killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J. Halley Air Britain, 1978 p 34)
2. The Battle File (Sidney Shail, Air Britain, 1997 p 147
3. National Atchives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1690: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16359592
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2705934/williams,-thomas-ross/
6. http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showpost.php?p=63377&postcount=8
7. http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/remembering-today-28-11-39-pilot-officer-t-r-williams-of-canada-41512-royal-air-force-207-sqdn.43822/
5. https://internationalbcc.co.uk/losses/williams-tr/
6. http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2705934
7. http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk/rollofhonour/207cemeteries_England.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Apr-2018 18:38 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Nov-2018 08:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
26-Jun-2019 20:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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