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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  06 Feb 42 Aircraft Name  Buffalo I Serial Number  W8123
Unit  67 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Mingaladon Country  Burma
Aircrew details Fg Offr John Spencer WIGGLESWORTH*(42930)
Details Wigglesworth was killed on 6th February 1942 whilst flying in Buffalo W8123 which crashed into a paddy field following an engine failure on taking-off from Toungoo. The aircraft flipped on to its back, the windscreen shattered and a fragment pierced his skull, killing him instantly. He was 21 and is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery, Burma.
Source Neil Frances

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