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Buffalo W8239 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Buffalo W8239



Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  23 Jan 42 Aircraft Name  Buffalo I Serial Number  W8239
Unit  67 Sqdn Operating Airfield  Mingaladon Country  Burma
Aircrew details Flt Lt David John Colin PINCKNEY*(72520)
Details Pinckney was shot down and killed. Flight Lieutenant with 67 Squadron aged 24. With just one other Buffalo (flown by Sgt. Christiansen) he had engaged a large formation of 24 Ki-27 ‘Nate’s of the 50th Sentai. The two RAF planes withdrew through cloud and on emerging Pinckney’s aircraft (W8239) was seen burning on the ground near Pegu. It was not possible to recover his body and he is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Column 412 (Source: http://bbm.org.uk/airmen/Pinckney.htm )
Source Neil Frances


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