Hart K5883 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 22 Sep 40 ||Aircraft Name || Hart Trainer ||Serial Number || K5883 |
|Unit || 9 FTS ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || UK|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/3376||Leading Aircraftman W W Muir: killed; aircraft accident, Hart K5883, 9 Service Flying Training School, 22 September 1940.||C16687474|
Casualities in the CWGC Register for Hart Trainer K5883
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|400922 - Unaccounted airmen - 22-9-1940||What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:
LAC (Pilot u/t) William W. MUIR - 936559 - killed on active service, and
W/Cdr Oswald B. SWAIN - 17038 - killed on active service, his name commemorated on Panel 3 of the Golders Green Crematorium.
Mrs Irene Edit Clarissa Jane SWAIN, age 36, wife of W/Cdr Swain died in same accident (source: CWGC). She lies buried Hendon Municipal Borough, Middlesex.
Same date and same cemetery lies buried Richard SWAIN, age 6 (not mentioned by CWGC but who may have died in same accident).
Proposed aircraft losses:
Hart T - K5883 - 9 FTS - flew into ground South Wroxall, Wiltshire
Magister I - L8218 - 16 EFTS - overshoot on landing Derby
Oxford I - R6339 - 2 FTS - dived into ground Akeman Street
Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 30th March 2008 11:21:19|
|400922 - Unaccounted airmen - 22-9-1940||Hi Henk
Muir,24, is registered at Trowbridge, Wiltshire and could be connected to K5883. The Swains are all registered at Hendon, this could be an air raid on the airfield hitting nearby civilian accommodation or Married Quarters or a vehicle accident or some such incident.Richard Swain is recorded by CWGC as Civilian War Dead and as being killed at 211 Gt North Way which is in Hendon and is the same address as Irene Swain. The Hendon Municipal Borough is not a Cemetery but merely the way that CWGC records Civilian casualties in the area in which they died. It is possible that all 3 Swains were cremated together.
Dick ....Read More.||Dick on 30th March 2008 12:07:37|
|400922 - Unaccounted airmen - 22-9-1940||F1180 for Hart K5883 confirms Muir as only casualty.
Ross ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 6th August 2012 12:43:43|