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Thunderbolt HD141 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Thunderbolt HD141

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  29 Sep 44 Aircraft Name  Thunderbolt I Serial Number  HD141
Unit  258 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Yelahanka Country  India
Aircrew details WO Vart
Details Collision in mid air. Both pilots baled out successfully. Palesy broke his leg in an effort to avoid dropping on his burning aircraft.
Source ORB

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258 Sqn Thunderbolts FL827 and HD141Hi Col, This does not specifically answer your query, but I guess you noticed RV Palesy (Aus.413027) has a casualty file in relation to FL827? According to the diary of LD O’Connor (Aus.430394) - Palesy was with 258 Sqn RAF when the unit were converting from Hurricanes to Thunderbolts. This fits with the casualty file date of 29 Sept 44. Ralph apparently broke his leg when bailing out at 500ft during a training flight (a google search shows this was a collision with HD141). It seems Palesy may have rejoined 258 around May 45. Regards, Drew ....Read More.AUS on 29th August 2011 06:18:16
258 Sqn Thunderbolts FL827 and HD141Hello Drew, Yes, I had the basic information on AUS413027 W/O Ralph Vincent PALESY RAAF, but lacked a unit. Hence the need for a history of Thunderbolt I FL827. Oddly, it appears as if Palesy never applied for membership of the Caterpillar Club, at least he is not mentioned in any of the standard refs. Thanks for your help. Would still like a service history of Thunderbolt FL827, and to help in identifying the pilot of Thunderbolt I HD141, a history of this aircraft would be helpful. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 29th August 2011 07:09:27
258 Sqn Thunderbolts FL827 and HD141Hi Col FL827 was with 258 Sqn until colliding with HD141 also of 258 Sqn Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 29th August 2011 07:17:58
258 Sqn Thunderbolts FL827 and HD141Hello With regards to the loss of these two Thunderbolts: [URL][/URL] [URL][/URL] The Accident Cards for these aircraft have Vart in FL827 and Palesy in HD141. On the card for HD141: In formation collided with by FL827. Pilot baled out. No fault. Other a/c responsible for collision. On the card for FL827: Whilst forming up pilot got above leader, tried to slide in from above and collided with a/c HD141. Pilot baled out. Pilot failed to form up from below as briefed. Tried to get into position from above and caused collision. Blame and Discip. Action: Pilot LGC. Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 6th November 2018 06:05:54
RAF Abbreviation ReferenceHello everyone On this thread: [url][/url] I posted the details from two Accident Cards, and the one for FL827 under "Blame and Discip. Action" has "Pilot LGC" - what might this stand for? Many thanks, Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 9th November 2018 12:42:39

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