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 Whitley V  N1474



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AIR81/6983Pilot Officer A R K Pasha (Indian Air Force), Pilot Officer K P Chaudhuri (Indian Air Force), Sergeant W E Yerbury: killed; Sergeant J C Kenyon: died of injuries; Aircraftman G E Gower: injured; aircraft accident, Whitley N1474, 10 Operational Training Unit, 17 June 1941.C16756280

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Whitley V N1474

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot Officer ALI RAZA KHAN PASHA () Pilot Whitley V N1474 AIR81/6983 1941-06-1810 OTU United KingdomBrookwood Cemetery
Pilot OfficerKali Prasad CHAUDHURY () Whitley V N1474 AIR81/6983 1941-06-1810 OTU United KingdomGolders Green Crematorium
SergeantJeffrey Clifford KENYON (974196) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Whitley V N1474 AIR81/6983 1941-06-1710 OTU United KingdomBlackpool (Carleton) Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Edmund Stuart YERBURY (R/54983) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Whitley V N1474 AIR81/6983 1941-06-1710 OTU United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery

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N1474 (Witney)On the net, I have been able to establish: "Whitley N1474 was built to contract 75147/38 by Armstrong Whitworth Ltd. at Baginton and was awaiting collection on 30th December 1939. After a short period of storage it was issued to 77 Squadron at Driffield in early 1940. It moved with this unit to Kinloss on 15th April 1940 and returned to Driffield with them on 4th May 1940. No damage was sustained in the incident at Flamborough on 4th August 1940 (Cat.U). The aircraft was transferred to 10 OTU at Abingdon on an unspecified date in early 1941 to be used in a training role. It was written off in a crash on 17th June 1941 Cat.W/FA damage recorded, when it crashed into a house on take off from Abingdon with four of the crew being killed on that occasion." Part of the crew was Ali Raza Khan Pasha (my maternal uncle), one of the 24 Indian pilots that went to the UK, arriving Oct 8, 1940. I have also established that 10 OTU is number 10 Operational Training Unit - so Uncle Pasha was apparently still in training when his aircraft (a Whitley serial number N1474) crashed into a house on take off from Abingdon. Whether Uncle Pasha was piloting is not known. There was also a Plt Offr Kali Prasad Choudhary that was killed in the crash. The whole list of 4 that died in that crash on June 17 1941 (elsewhere I have also read June 18) is: 17/ 6/1941 P/O ALI RAZA KHAN PASHA 17/ 6/1941 P/O CHAUNDHURY K P 17/ 6/1941 SGT YERBURY W E S 17/ 6/1941 SGT KENYON J C Any further information on this crash (or on Ali Raza Khan Pasha) would be appreciated. E.g. who was piloting N1474 when it crashed? Look forward to any further information. Jay Bokhari ....Read More.jaybokhari on 29th June 2013 04:52:57
N1474 (Witney)Hello Jay Recorded in Roberts, so there should be a "Flying Accident Card" (2 sided). Also ask for the two sided "Aircraft Card" (A.M.78) copies too. As already suggested the RAF Museum, Hendon, should be able to help you. Bill Chorley has take off at 23.35 hrs with Ali Raza Khan Pasha RIAF as Captain of N1474. The Whitley climbed to 150 feet dived in a left hand bank, crashing onto East House, Officers' Married Quarters. Mark ....Read More.Mark Hood on 30th June 2013 08:10:10
N1474 (Witney)[QUOTE=Mark Hood;88447]Hello Jay Recorded in Roberts, so there should be a "Flying Accident Card" (2 sided). Also ask for the two sided "Aircraft Card" (A.M.78) copies too. As already suggested the RAF Museum, Hendon, should be able to help you. Bill Chorley has take off at 23.35 hrs with Ali Raza Khan Pasha RIAF as Captain of N1474. The Whitley climbed to 150 feet dived in a left hand bank, crashing onto East House, Officers' Married Quarters. Mark[/QUOTE] Thanks, Mark (and deadrock, and AlanW). Given that he was already a pilot when he arrived in the UK in Oct 1940, was P/O Pasha still under training in 10 OTU or was he an instructor? Had he seen any "real" action? Is there any way I can track down his service record? Thanks. ....Read More.jaybokhari on 1st July 2013 09:11:01


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