|Anson 148 Sqn K5024 loss 18 Jan 1940||Bomber Command confused at the time (as is the web site in present day)
F1180 shows no parachutes used - aircraft hit rising ground so too low to abandon and the correct serial is N5024. Crew details are shown in Chorley.
Ross ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 27th March 2016 04:04:00|
|Anson 148 Sqn K5024 loss 18 Jan 1940||Ross
Firstly thanks for the offer, and sorry for not getting back sooner as I had to help with an incident Sunday/Monday all sorted now..
Anyway K5024/N5024 Issue from Air 14-47
Dept Z A Harrogate Yorks
30th April 1940
Emergency Parachute Jumps
"I am directed to refer to A.M.O.A. 155/1940
and to say valuable data has been collected
since the introduction in July 1939 of the
questionnaire at para 2 of the above AMO which
will materially help towards the detailed
analysis of reports
covering a period of twelve months which is to be made.
"The following reports of emergency parachute
jumps known to have been made
have not yet been received"
8.8.39 38 Sqn Wellington L4235
9.8.39 102 Sqn Whitley K8950
[B]18.1.40 148 Sqn Anson "K" 5024[/B]
I think last incident is confusion of Anson N5019 of same Sqn on 11.1.40 in the same
general vicinity of the crash of N5024 Dalwood, near Axminster, Devon.
Pilot Captain (Flt/Lt Thomas William Piper resumed control)
and other 4 crew bailed out
And my mystery 1940 bailouts are as follows
Probably between January 15th to Feb 5th 1940
Sgt Herring and AC2 Drake (probably same incident)
2) Probably between 5th Feb 1940 and 14th Feb 1940
Pupil Pilot G Hobbs
3) Probably between 22 Feb 1940 and 26 March 1940
P/O Charles Francis Ambrose and P/O James Reginald Bryan "Jim" Meaker (Probably same incident)
I can't be more specific as the List I have only gives years and I [I]assume [/I]the names are in consecutive order (most are) so I am bracketing them via known "other" incidents
So for example Ambrose and Meaker are between Ft/Lt Ian Richard "Wedge" Gleed on Feb 18th 1940 and P/O William Hubert Rigby "Nits" Whitty on March 26th 1940
Paul ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 29th March 2016 05:48:07|