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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 04 May 42 ||Aircraft Name ||Defiant I ||Serial Number ||L7035 |
|Unit ||2 AGS ||Operating Airfield || ||Country |
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/4430||Sergeant J Mikszo (Polish), Sergeant S Kindras (Polish): injured; aircraft accident, Defiant L7035, 307 Squadron, 2 December 1940.||C16688528|
|AIR81/13996||Sergeant E A Langley: killed; Sergeant C S Finney: injured; Defiant L7035, 2 Air Gunnery School, aircraft accident near Dalcross, Inverness, Scotland, 4 May 1942.||C17206633|
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|420504 - Unaccounted airwomen and airmen - 4-5-1942||Hi Henk
LAC E A Langley
Crashed near to shore. Sgt Finney who was wearing an inflated life jacket was rescued by Sgt H Shepherd, 1114117 who swam out from the shore. Sgt Shepherd had observed the crash from the air, landed his own aircraft and boarded the station fire tender to the scene of the accident. The air gunner drowned when the compressed air inflation failed and he failed to orally inflate his mae west after extracating himself from his turret. It was thought that a valve spring fracture was responsible for the forced landing.
Seaplane Tender No.364 was the duty air sea rescue boat at Invergordon and it was ordered to proceed to crash at Chanonry Point and was slipped 18:23 to 20:20 hrs. No.6 a/s rescue unit.
LAC Langley rests in Alford Cemetery, Lincolnshire.
Westwood & Whittle on V9516
Ross ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 11th July 2009 12:25:27|
|AD-HOC INVESTIGATIONS into RAF Accidents 1940/1941 any information please?||Quote - It is my belief that the MS marking (in the C of I box – AM 1180 early WW 2) is referring to one of these “Ad-hoc Investigations”
Your belief does not stand up to the simplest test of looking at cards during Dec 1940 that match accidents covered by the posted Ad-hoc categories.
I examined samples on different days during Dec 1940 and several cards of similar incidents to eliminate clerical error.
2/12/40 Battle P6640 HQ SPF, Ferry Duty, EF(FLT), Secondary Factor denoted between SF tags - mass of oil settled on windscreen obstructing vision
- AIB No, CofI N/K - no ms marking
2/12/40 Defiant L7035 No.307 Sqn, Overshot vision obscured by oil
- AIB Not ref, CofI No - no ms marking
3/12/40 Anson No.3 OTU, Slid off runway after landing
- AIB Not Ref CofI No - no ms marking
3/12/40 Boston AX913 No.6 MU, Landing - a/c skidded on application of brakes - struck ditch and on nose
- AIB Not Ref, CofI N/K - no ms marking
8/12/40 Oxford R5959 No.5 Ferry Pilot Pool, Ice index cause O4
- AIB blank, CofI Yes - no ms marking
19/12/40 Rapide X7322 No.5 Ferry Pilot Pool, Landing. wing dropped cause L9
- AIB Not ref, CofI Yes, Investigation - no ms marking
At this stage it was evident that all the different category in the Dec 1940 Ad-hoc list had occurred in the accident cards that month but with no correlation with AIB, CoI, Investigation methods and is not subject to any special additional ms marking on the F1180.
Ross ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 12th June 2016 01:34:47|