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Wapiti IIA K1302 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Wapiti IIA K1302



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  21 Oct 37 Aircraft Name  Wapiti IIA Serial Number  K1302
Unit  5 Sqn Operating Airfield  Wana Country  India
Aircrew details Plt Offr CLOSE, Gerald Charles Neil
LAC Edward Walter Joisce*
Details Aircraft was based at Wana - Last seen at Dosaili (sic) when returning at 18.05 hours on 20.10.37 . Pilot P/O G C N Cross walked into Miranshah unhurt 21.10.37 at 1230 hours. Aircraft had crashed in square. Body of air gunner LAC E W Joisce was discovered by the side of the crashed aircraft. Cross had parachuted out.
Source RAF1930

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