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110 Sqn Albemarle P1368-28 Feb 1942From: http://www.testflyingmemorial.com/1940-45.htm DATE: February 28, 1942 TAKE-OFF POINT: Boscombe Down, Wilts CRASH LOCATION: Shalbourne, Wilts AIRCRAFT TYPE & SERIAL: Armstrong-Whitworth Albemarle Mk I P1368 CREW FATALITIES: Plt Off J.C. Fisher RCAF, P; Plt Off T.W. Caxton RCAF, P; Flt Sgt D.L. Mullins PURPOSE OF TEST FLIGHT: Intensive flying trials ACCIDENT DETAIL: Failure of the starboard engine led to the feathering of the propeller on that side. The aircraft was by then on the brink of a stall but a flat turn to the right was attempted. The starboard wing dropped and the aircraft spun-in from 500ft ....Read More.Amrit on 3rd January 2009 10:47:23
Boscombe Down recordsHas anyone looked into the NA files for records from the A&AEE at Boscombe Down? Do they exist? I have a record of the crash of Albemarle I P1368 that occurred there and wondered if there would be any record of what they kind of testing they were doing with the aircraft. The crash itself was covered in an earlier thread and I have my man's service file but it doesn't explain exactly why he was there testing it. The crash occurred on 28 Feb 1942, which was still fairly early in its development, so presumably it was still being tested for use as a bomber, which it was not well suited to. Any ideas anyone? ....Read More.dfuller52 on 17th November 2009 01:41:08
Boscombe Down recordsHi Dave, From, Aircraft for the Royal Air force/Bowyer: The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle:An Unwanted Aeroplane. Thirteen Albemarles were flying by the end of 1941 and it was believed that 100 would be flying by the end of June 1942. The first six examples were set aside for experimental flying. P1362 flew type trials at A. & A.E.E., P1363 was used at Baginton for general development, P1364 was retained at Hawkesley for trial installation work, P1365 went to A. & A.E.E. for intensive flying, P1368 was used at A. & A.E.E. for performance assessment and P1369 went to R.A.E. Farnborough for trial installation of photographic equipment for the P.R.U. See: Aircraft for the Royal Air Force. Bowyer,Michael J.F. London:Faber & Faber,1980. p.80 Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 17th November 2009 02:07:24
Boscombe Down recordsHi I haven't seen any records about the Albemarle but it is mentioned in a book "The Secret Years" by Tim Mason, ISBN 0 951899 9 5, which covers Flight Testing at Boscombe 1939-1945.P1368 did 62 hrs in 4 weeks during a programme simply described as "Intensive Flying" for which Operational Crews were attached to Boscombe. The programme seemed to confirm much of the criticism voiced by the Test pilots. A 2nd a/c was then also used, P1375, and flew 75 hrs in 5 weeks before itself crashing 6 weeks after P1368. The Roll of Honour records 3 fatalities on P1368 but there is no mention of P1375 so presumably the crash was survived by those on board. Hope this helps Regards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 17th November 2009 02:18:19
AiB AVIA Class ReportsThis file is in better condition in the TNA. More files have photos and the extent of report is expanded from those previously in AVIA5/19 Far fewer mistakes in aircraft serial transcription AA759 Spitfire V 22/10/1941 W1129 AA801 Spitfire IV 29/10/1941 W1132 AB646 Oxford II 30/11/1941 W1149 AB693 Oxford II 20/09/1941 W1111 AH432 Havoc II 21/11/1941 W1143 AH582 Airacobra I ??/10/1941 W1125 AH847 Tomahawk Ia 20/10/1941 W1126 AH856 Tomahawk Ia 31/05/1941 W1031 AH888 Tomahawk Iia 30/04/1941 W1015 AH922 Tomahawk IIa 11/09/1941 W1105A AL562 Liberator II 23/11/1941 W1146 AM260 Liberator I 14/08/1941 W1089 AM261 Liberator I 10/08/1941 W1086a AM915 Liberator I 01/09/1941 W1100 AN522 Fortress I 22/06/1941 W1048 AN534 Fortress I 28/07/1941 W1072 AN536 Fortress I 09/01/1942 W1165 AP475 Oxford II 07/02/1942 W1177 AR671 Mohawk IV 30/01/1942 W1175 AW209 Beaufort I 29/07/1941 W1072a AW215 Beaufort I ??/06/1941 W1040 AW395 Havoc I 26/01/1942 W1171 AW850 Anson I 13/01/1942 W1169 BB912 Havoc I 22/04/1941 W1010 BD786 Hurricane Iib 30/08/1941 W1097 BJ494 Havoc I 29/09/1941 W1115 BL407 Spitfire V 24/12/1941 W1159 BL432 Spitfire V 14/02/1942 W1180 BL480 Spitfire V ??/01/1942 W1174 BL491 Spitfire V 08/03/1942 W1191 BL538 Spitfire V 09/03/1942 W1190 BL568 Spitfire V 10/01/1942 W1167 BT488 Hotspur II 19/12/1941 W1157 HM178 Argus I 15/03/1942 W1196 K5608 Shark II 24/02/1942 W1183 K6110 Tutor I 07/09/1941 W1103 L2887 Skua II 15/05/1941 W1023a L3152 Roc 30/07/1941 W1076a L3284 Henley I 03/06/1941 W1032 L4297 Wellington I 29/04/1941 W1013 L4575 Oxford I 05/05/1941 W1019 L4622 Oxford I 15/11/1941 W1139 L4636 Oxford I 25/10/1941 W1130 L4851 Blenheim IV 01/07/1941 W1055 L5964 Magister I 08/12/1941 W1152 L6195 Botha I 18/11/1941 W1140 L6396 Botha I 11/03/1942 W1194 L6449 Botha I 10/06/1941 W1038a L6750 Blenheim I 24/01/1942 W1173 L6845 Whirlwind P 11/06/1941 W1039 L7248 Lerwick I 21/10/1941 W1127 L7300 Manchester I 23/11/1941 W1144 L7310 Manchester I 21/06/1941 W1046 L7315 Manchester I 29/06/1941 W1053 L7318 Manchester I 15/09/1941 W1107 L7428 Manchester I 18/11/1941 W1141 L7863 Wellington Ic 06/01/1942 W1163 L8084 Magister I 25/06/1941 W1051 L8164 Magister I 11/12/1941 W1153 L9567 Halifax 14/09/1941 W1106a L9652 Oxford I 14/09/1941 W1005 L9935 Beaufort I 07/02/1942 W1178 N1474 Whitley V 17/06/1941 W1042 N3286 Spitfire I 15/08/1941 W1090 N3627 Blenheim IV 08/08/1941 W1086 N3935 Magister I 05/06/1941 W1034 N4563 Oxford I 04/05/1941 W1018 N5453 DH.82 Tiger Moth II 07/07/1941 W1058 N6019 Stirling I 08/05/1941 W1020 N6087 Stirling I 18/11/1941 W1142 N6431 Oxford II 30/01/1942 W1176 N6595 DH.82 Tiger Moth II 17/09/1941 W1108 N7574 Master I 25/09/1941 W1112b N7581 Master I 30/08/1941 W1098 N7704 Master I 07/06/1941 W1035 N7765 Master I 25/09/1941 W1113 N7927 Master I 14/05/1941 W1022 N7996 Master I 17/03/1942 W1199a N9318 DH.82 Tiger Moth II ??/06/1941 W1037 N9643 Anson I 22/04/1941 W1009 N9817 Anson I 15/05/1941 W1023 P1294 Hampden I 30/10/1941 W1133 P1368 Albemarle I 28/02/194 ....Read More.Ross_McNeill on 11th November 2011 11:47:59


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