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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  13 Jan 40 Aircraft Name  Tiger Moth I Serial Number  T1778
Unit  SF Risalpur/ITS Operating Airfield   Country  India/Pakistan
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AIR81/1791Flight Lieutenant T M Tinker: died of injuries; Sergeant F W Whyte: injured; aircraft accident, Kohat, India, Tiger Moth T1778, 27 Squadron, 13 January 1940. Note: With photographsC16471344

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Tiger Moth I T1778

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantTony Malcolm TINKER (34254) Pilot Tiger Moth T1778  AIR81/1791 1940-01-1327 Sqdn AIR27 PakistanKarachi War Cemetery
SergeantFrederick William WHYTE (338170) Air Gunner Tiger Moth T1778  AIR81/1791 1940-01-1327 Sqdn AIR27 PakistanKarachi War Cemetery


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