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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80520
Last updated: 25 October 2021
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Date:18-AUG-1918
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPUP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sopwith Pup
Owner/operator:8 Trg Sqn AFC
Registration: D4170
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Leighterton, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Wing Instructor Pilot 1.Training AFC GB ex 2 Sqn AFC was after an injury in July 1917 recognized once again fit for duty and sent for training 8 Sqn AFC. Lt Taylor served as an instructor and was killed in a plane crash in August 18, 1918, at Shipton Moyne.

Taylor flew a Sopwith Scout in a practice duel with Lt Douglas Ferguson (flying Sopwith Camel C6746). They were engaged in mutual combat manoeuvres over St. John the Baptist's Church, in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire. While the service was held at the church, the pair collided and both pilots were killed. Taylor's Sopwith's safety belt broke and he was fatally injured with a fractured skull.
Crew:
Lt. Harry Taylor MC MM (pilot) AFC - killed.
2nd Lt Douglas Abbott Ferguson - the pilot of the other aircraft - (Sopwith Camel C6746) also killed.

Sources:

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2. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E01436/
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipton_Moyne#St._John_the_Baptist.27s_Church

Media:

Replica of Sopwith Pup D4170 flying in 2011:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Nov-2010 10:35 Nepa Added
11-Feb-2017 18:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Feb-2017 18:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]
14-Aug-2020 20:29 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
14-Aug-2020 21:39 angels one five Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
13-Feb-2021 17:53 Anon. Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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