|RAF officer deaths 1.1.29-3.9.39||[QUOTE]Fg Off Brown J A Justin Arrowsmith Killed 20 Mar 33[/QUOTE]
[I]R.A.F. Officers Killed (Special to "The Miner").' CALCUTTA, March 21.-A British Royal-Air Force 'plane crashed at Spezard, 14 Miles from Quetta, and Pilot Officer J. A. Brown and Observer A. C. J. Wood wore killed
The aircraft in question was Wapiti K1276 - Wrecked totally. (have two photos which I will post in a day). (incidentallly Air Britain's K File does not record the fate of K1276 and merely notes that it was SOC in 1933) ....Read More.||Jagan on 15th April 2014 01:03:06|
|RAF Fatalities, 1933||I have drawn more recently on the "Air of Authority" website. Although most names appear in such places as "Aeroplane", some of the 1933 names appear (at the moment) only on "Air of Authority" lists, and I do not know their source, or any details beyond what that site reveals. The names in question are:
BOND, G.G., (4 February 1933)
BULLYMENT, John Frederick, LAC (8 August 1933)
HOWARD, J.A., (23 September 1933)
MARSH, B.W., AC1 (7 October 1933)
One may note some other puzzles as one reads the names:
WEAIT, Arthur Lewin, F/O - Killed 2 January 1933 - WEIT ?
STOCKS, Charles, AC1 (509742) - Killed 3 January 1933 - “lost his life while descending by parachute from an aeroplane in which he was passenger.” During formation practice near Amman, Jordan, Fairey Gordon aircraft of No.14 Squadron collided with another aircraft which landed safely; pilot, F/L Richard Llewellyn Roger Atcherley landed safely and uninjured.
ARMSTRONG, John Laurance, F/O - Killed 4 January 1933 at North Heath or Norton Heath, near Ongar, in a Bulldog of No.111 (Fighter) Squadron. He was testing machine and was an experienced pilot. “Charles Weeden said that he saw the machine loop and as it came out of the clouds three pieees fell from the tail. Sidney Epps says that he saw the machine loop and after it had done so it went upside down towards the ground at a terrific rate. As it started to loop he noticed a flash from the centre of the machine followed by a thick cloud of smoke. He saw nothing fall from the machine. Police Constable Tupman said that part of the wing was found a quarter of a mile away.” Aeroplane, 11 January 1933. Inquest jury returned verdict of “Death by Misadventure”. Editor wrote, “From the foregoing the evidence shows as so often happens that non-technical observers of an accident disagree.”
SLATTER, Alfred Dore, LAC (562311) - drowned 12 January 1933 following collision of an Iris flying boat of No.209 and a naval dockyard launch, Plymouth Sound. LAC and Acting Corporal Frederick Leonard Petch (363720) severely injured. S/L John Hugh Oscar Jones and other crew slightly injured - 362421 Corporal Henry Seward Beale Mace, 561661 AC1 Norman William Watson, 562632 AC1 James Douglas Frederick Williams, 562898 LAC Francis Joseph Soper and 562387 LAC Ernest Alfred Fuller. Sergeant Pilot John Herber Claude Saffery (363748) uninjured.
DURSTON, Cecil Campbell, W/C, qs - Killed 12 January 1933 by a buffalo when shooting near Raipur, Rajputana. Air Staff Headquarters, India.
BETT, David Lindsay Gordon, F/L - Died 17 January 1933 in RAF Hospital, Halton, after an operation.
INGLIS, Henry Thomas, Flight Sergeant, AFM (912) - Killed 25 January 1933 in an Avro aircraft, No.4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir. Pilot and sole occupant.
POPE, Frederick John, F/O and Captain, retired - Died 31 January 1933
BELL, Robert Ernest, S/L, MB, retired - Killed 31 January 1933 “as the result of an ac ....Read More.||HughAHalliday on 16th October 2014 08:55:50|