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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244575
Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Date:19-NOV-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:52 Squadron Royal Air Force (52 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7611
MSN: F.2369
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire
Narrative:
Fairey Battle Mk.1 K7611: Built by Fairey Aircraft Co Ltd., at Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheshire. Delivered new to 54 Squadron, RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire 27 November 1937 coded initially "52-K".

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 19 November 1938: Undershot on landing at RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire, and collided with fire tender. No reported injuries to the crew. Struck Off Charge same day: total time on airframe 197.50 hours

Sources:

1. The K File - The RAF of the 1930s (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1995 p.126)
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 62)
3. The Battle File (Sidney Shail, Air Britain, 1997 p.125)
4. 52 Squadron ORB (Operational Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for period 1 January 1937 to 30 June 1943: File AIR 27/501/2 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8451431


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Nov-2020 19:33 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Nov-2020 15:33 Oezil Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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