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 Lysander II N1217


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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  26 Jul 42 Aircraft Name  Lysander II Serial Number  N1217
Unit  20 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  India
Aircrew details Flt Lt Denis MILNE*(80070)
Colonel STEVENS
Details Flt Lt Milne with Colonel Stevens as his passenger failed to find their destination due to bad visibility. He was on a special recce mission to Dinjan . The aircraft took off at 1600 hours, and were unable to gain height to clear the mountains west of Fort Hertz. Milne decided to return to base but ran short of fuel. In an attempted force-landing on the tea garden road at Dum Duma, the aircraft swung and overturned. The pilot was killed and his passenger badly injured with a broken spine. Milne was buried at Dibrugarh.
Source ORB
Date of Crash  26 Jul 42 Aircraft Name  Lysander II Serial Number  N1217
Unit  28 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Razmak Country  India
Aircrew details Sgt RIDLEY
Details Photo in Ketchil. Crashed 26 July 42. On August 10th, two Officers and 16 ranks were sent by road to Razmak to salvage the wrecked Lysander that had crashed there on July 26th. The aircraft was dissembled and transported back by road to Kohat. Sgt Ridley flew to RAZMAK carrying a spare tube for a Lysnader with a burst tyre and he swung on landing damaging the undercart.
Source ORB
Date of Crash  26 Jul 42 Aircraft Name  Lysander II Serial Number  N1217
Unit  20 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  India
Aircrew details
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Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Lysander II N1217

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantDenis MILNE (80070) Pilot Lysander II N1217   1942-07-2620 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaGauhati War Cemetery


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