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 Whirlwind I  P7112


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Date of Crash 14 Mar 42 Aircraft Name Whirlwind I Serial Number P7112
Unit 263 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
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Source Henk Welting's Database


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263 Squadron individual id lettersAlex & Jerry, Does your list contain now some code letters which could be add to these s/n please ? P6972 P6998 P7004 P6996 P6970 P7001 P6990 P7112 P7059 P7113 Thanks for help. Michal ....Read More.Fairlop on 18th November 2007 06:35:55
263 Squadron individual id letters[QUOTE=Fairlop;313]Alex & Jerry, Does your list contain now some code letters which could be add to these s/n please ? P6972 P6998 P7004 P6996 P6970 P7001 P6990 P7112 P7059 P7113 Thanks for help. Michal[/QUOTE] Hi Michal, Not a 263SQ code, and this I have been unable to confirm.. But it is possible P6990 had the code ' RQ ' whilst with colerne station flight. I have somemore cross matching of serials/codes/ presentation aircraft to do, but unfortunately it may be sometime before I can do this, during my move to canada, most of my notes / records / etc, got mixed up, and are in storage. If you are still researching for your whirlwind article, don't forget the USN a/c and the possible luftwaffe one ... both would make nice profiles ...even if the luftwaffe one was a sort of 'what if' Also have you come across anything linking a whirlwind to 30 OTU in your research, or anything confirming 25Sq used ' ZK ' on at least one of their whirlwinds. ? I would be most interested.. Hi Alex, My apoligies for getting slightly O/T in your thread cheers Jerry ....Read More.brewerjerry on 18th November 2007 08:45:51
Whirlwind Ops[QUOTE=HughAHalliday;1101]This is great stuff; many thanks. To help those helping me, I can say that I can definitely identify the following as being on Whirlwinds, viz: No.137 Squadron DESHANE, P/O C.W. killed in flying accident, 9 March 1942, aircraft P7036 WRIGHT, P/O R.E.D., killed in flying accident, 4 May 1942 (serial ?) BRENNAN, FS J.R., killed on operations 27 May 1942 (serial ?) MERCER, P/O C.E.. killed on operations, 19 february 1943, aircraft P7114 REBBETOY, F/O J.R., killed on operations, 25 April 1943, aircraft P7058 No.263 Squadron GILL, F/O D.R., killed 7 November 1942, aircraft P7043 McPHAIL, WO D.B., killed 7 December 1942, serial ? BREARLEY, F/O E., killed 16 April 1943, aircraft P6095 [/QUOTE] Hugh Wright was killed in P7103 Brennan's aircraft was P7112 Mercer was, I believe, flying P7119 on the night he was killed, with Freeman, the other fatality, in P7114. Don McPhaill was flying P6987 when he was lost to flak on Roadstead 45. HTH Niall ....Read More.NiallC on 6th December 2007 04:59:01
Whirlwind incidents April 1942Hi, The ORB for 263 Sqn April 1942 mentions three incidents that occured on 1st and 2nd of the month. Due to high crosswinds on 1st F/O Harvey swung off the runway and overturned. P/O Holmes suffered a broken wingtip. On 2nd Sgt Small suffered a hydraulic failure going down one of the Fairwood Hills and contacted a bowser. Now I know F/O Harvey was flying P7112 but does anyone know the identity of the other two Whirlwinds? Victor Bingham has P7041 as being damaged in a storm on 2nd April and suffered Cat B damage. Re-Cat E1 and SOC 14/09/42. Could this be Sgt Small's Whirlwind? Alex ....Read More.Alex Crawford on 9th February 2008 03:39:52
Whirlwind incidents April 1942[QUOTE=Alex Crawford;4385]Hi, The ORB for 263 Sqn April 1942 mentions three incidents that occured on 1st and 2nd of the month. Due to high crosswinds on 1st F/O Harvey swung off the runway and overturned. P/O Holmes suffered a broken wingtip. On 2nd Sgt Small suffered a hydraulic failure going down one of the Fairwood Hills and contacted a bowser. Now I know F/O Harvey was flying P7112 but does anyone know the identity of the other two Whirlwinds? Victor Bingham has P7041 as being damaged in a storm on 2nd April and suffered Cat B damage. Re-Cat E1 and SOC 14/09/42. Could this be Sgt Small's Whirlwind? Alex[/QUOTE] Hi Alex, I was never was able to accurately tie down the serials. However, Slightly O/t but it might save you some research on Small, 'On the 9th, A Defiant, N3444, was being delivered to RAF Harrowbeer by No: 2 Delivery Flight, when the Defiant appeared over the airfield at 15.15hrs, the engine cut out and the aircraft dived into the ground just inside the perimeter fence at Leg 'O Mutton, a few yards from the present day memorial stone, Unfortunately both crew members it's pilot F / Sgt S.A.Watkins and it's passenger F / Sgt D.F.Small were killed, and some customers of the nearby cafe had a lucky escape, when part of an undercarriage leg from N3444 came crashing through a glass window and landed amongst the tables.' 'Above Extract from my old harrowbeer in focus book.' Small joined 263Squadron in Sep 41 and left in Aug 42. CWWG site :- Name: SMALL, DOUGLAS FRANCIS Initials: D F Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Age: 22 Date of Death: 09/11/1942 Service No: 1112034 Additional information: Son of R. Small and Isa Small, of Carmyle, Glasgow. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. J. Grave 18. Cemetery: TOLLCROSS (CENTRAL) CHURCHYARD Cheers Jerry ....Read More.brewerjerry on 9th February 2008 04:15:01
Whirlwind incidents April 1942Alex Your three accidents: On the 1st: Philip Harvey in P7112 overturned on landing in strong, gusting crosswind. Pilot suffered minor bruising. Aircaft Cat E. Joe Holmes in P7000 touched ground with a wingtip while landing. Aircraft repaired on site and returned to unit. On the 2nd: P7041 suffered low hydraulic pressure during prolonged taxying at low engine revs and with ineffective brakes taxied into an obstruction. Aircraft returned to Westland CRO at Ilchester but was found to be beyond repair. As usual with things Whirlwind, nothing about this last incident is entirely straightforward. ORB records the pilot as Doug Small and the obstruction as a bowser. F1180 records the pilot as Bas Abrams and the obstruction as dispersal bay. HTH Niall ....Read More.NiallC on 12th February 2008 06:38:27


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