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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  20 Mar 33 Aircraft Name  Wapiti IIA Serial Number  K1276
Unit  5 Sqn Operating Airfield  Quetta Country  India
Aircrew details Fg Offr Justin Arrowsmith BROWN*
LAC John WOOD*
Details  Killed 20 March 1933 at Quetta, India “as a result of a flying accident.” No.5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Wapiti K1276. He had been posted there 14 February 1931.
Source RAF1930

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