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Beaufort I L9797
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 06 Jun 40 ||Aircraft Name || Beaufort I ||Serial Number || L9797 |
|Unit || 22 Sqdn ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || UK|
|Aircrew details || |
|Source|| Henk Welting's Database|
National Archives AIR81
|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/777||Sergeant P O'Flaherty and Sergeant L E T Harris: report of deaths; Beaufort L9797 crashed off the coast of Ashington, Northumberland, 6 June 1940.||C14502386|
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|Sgt Twitchen Beaufort N1146 Missing 10/9/40||Dear All,
I am reaserching the loss of Beaufighter L9797 that crashed into a row of houses in
Ashington on the 6th June 1940.
I think I have most of that story sorted now, however I am interested in a member of
the crew that survived, a Sgt Twitchen (590984). He was the Obs on when L9797
crashed, however I have been told by Ross that he was killed on the 10th September
1940 when Beaufighter N1146 went missing on ops to Bolougne. He is also listed
on the casualty dead of the RAF North Coates was memorial.
However, I am having problems finding him on the CWGC. Does this mean he was
something other than a member of the Commonwealth (Dutch/Norwegian?) or
have I not been looking properly.
I was also wondering why he would be the Observer in L9797 but the pilot
Any information would be great.
Johnnie ....Read More.||johnnie214 on 7th December 2007 03:22:44|
|Sgt Twitchen Beaufort N1146 Missing 10/9/40||Thanks for both of those replies. I had tried changing to Twitchan but not
Do you have the entry for Coastal Command losses. If so could I trouble you for it.
I was also wondering if 22 Squadron lost any other aircraft on the night of the 5/6
of June when L9797 crashed at Ashington. I think it was the only aircraft of the Squadron
to come down but I am not 100% sure.
Thanks again. ....Read More.||johnnie214 on 7th December 2007 05:44:50|
|Sgt Twitchen Beaufort N1146 Missing 10/9/40||From Coastal Command Losses Vol 1/Ross McNeill-the only 22 Sqn loss recorded that night,
Beaufort 1,L9797, Op. Ghent,-"While over Ashington,early in the morning of 6th(June) the a/c collided with a barrage balloon cable when avoiding searchlights. Subsequently an engine failed and P/O Westlake and Sgt Twitchen bailed out leaving the a/c to crash into a terrace house at 77 Fifth Row killing the 3 residents." The other 2 crewmen Sgt L E T Harris and Sgt P O'Flaherty both died.
Dick ....Read More.||Dick on 8th December 2007 04:50:13|
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The book details 29 crash sites in Northumberland between 1930 and 1983 and has been written by four regulars on this forum, Jim Corbett, Russ Gray, Johnathan Shipley and Neil Anderson.
The stories covered are:
Whitley P4952 at Bellingham
Vulcan XM610 at Wingate
Botha's W5137 & W5154 at Morpeth
B17 42-30030 at Seahouses
B17 44-6504 at Braydon Crag
Beaufighter T3037 at Stobswood
Beaufort L9797 at Ashington
Rapide G-AFMF at Simonburn
Venom WR557 at Slaggyford
Flycatchers N9679 & N9677 at Falstone
Hampden L4054 at Whitley Bay
Hunter XG236 at Kielder
Hurricane KX190 at Elsdon
Tempest EJ859 at Felkington
Typhoon MN140 at North Seaton
Heinkel HE111 3550 at Morpeth
Junkers Ju88 1064 at Bedlington
F104 Starfighter D-8337 at Alwinton
Mustang AG617 at Bellingham
Cherokee G-BHDG at Hedgehope Hill
P47 Thunderbolt 42-25530 at Eshott
Stirling EH880 at Amble
Spitfire's R6596 & X4595 at Hepburn Moor
Spitfire P8563 at Weldon Bridge
Spitfire P8563 at Blanchland
Spitfire AA920 at Longhorsley
Spitfire MH388 at Ouston
Varsity WL640 at Falstone
Wellington X3171 at Greenhaugh
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Jim Corbett ....Read More.||JimCorbett1977 on 15th October 2008 03:21:42|