|Searching Flight Magazine||Date in Flight Global is wrong
The Times, Thursday, Oct 06, 1938; pg. 9; Issue 48118; col B
R.A.F Pilot Killed
Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Darleigh Salmon lost his life in an accident which occrred at
Farnham, Surrey, yesterday to a machine from the Royal Aircraft Establishment, South
Farnborough, Hants. He was the sole occupant of the machine. The pilot's parachute
which was open, had apparently caught in the fuselage of the machine and it is thought
that he may have attempted to jump out.
Mr. Gerald Hurley of Brunce's Farm, who witnessed the crash, said the machine
suddenly went into a spin. It missed farm buildings and then struck a high-tension
cable smashing the pole into three pieces.
Tells us it was a Vickers-Wellesley
And this tells us he was in fact Australian from New South Wales
All we need now is the serial ? I would suggest it may be one of the following which were at A&AEE K7713 K7724 K7729 K7740 K7754 K7791 ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 29th January 2009 09:22:13|
|Vickers Wellesley Crash 223 Sqn 04/04/1940 France||It seems to have been a bad day for Wellesleys. K File has two lost on that day. K7740 dived into the sea in bad weather, Pointe de l'Aiguillon, Vendee, 3 killed. K7754 missing off French coast in bad weather on Ferry Flight to Middle East, presumed ditched, 3 killed. However, a return flight from the Middle East would appear to be very odd, at this time they were rebuilds from Bomber Command service going the other way. ....Read More.||Graham Boak on 25th April 2014 01:06:54|
|Vickers Wellesley Crash 223 Sqn 04/04/1940 France||Mojmir and Graham thank looks like I have two incidents mixed up I think K7740 looks good and the crew is on the French web site and Hawes on k7754
As I said I will return to this Paul ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 25th April 2014 01:45:32|
|Vickers Wellesley Crash 223 Sqn 04/04/1940 France||Paul,
You may have this information already but here goes.
K7740 Crashed in the sea at L'Aiguillon near La Rochelle. All 3 bodies were recovered and were buried at L'Aiquillon.
Sgt. J.A. Lewis (223 Sqn.)
LAC A.R. Martin (113 Sqn.)
LAC R.W.E. Jordan (30 Sqn.)
K7754 Crashed in the sea, all the crew were lost and no bodies recovered.
F/O J.D.V. Porter (107 Sqn.)
Sgt. R. Hawes (223 Sqn.)
Sgt. A.G.R. Allan (211 Sqn)
These two aircraft, along with K7715 and K8528, left 36 MU in the UK for Egypt. They met bad weather and only K7715 was able to land at the 21 Air Depot airfield of Bougeunais near Nantes. K8528 force-landed at 'La Roche-sur-Yon' (sic) but reached Bougeunais the following day.
The units for the crews are as shown on the CWGC website.
The details here come from 'RAF BOMBER LOSSES in the MIDDLE EAST and MEDITERRANEAN, Vol. 1' by David Gunby and Pelham Temple, and the ORB for No. 21 Air Depot (AIR 29/776), supplemented by the CWGC website.
Hope this helps,
Martin. ....Read More.||Martin Gleeson on 25th April 2014 08:13:02|