Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: 400917 - Unaccounted airman - 17-9-1940

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Unaccounted airman - 17-9-1940

    What caused the death of:
    Sgt (Pilot) Trevor BUDDEN - 564125 - kia flying operations against the enemy - buried Kimmeridge Churchyard, Dorset (UK5047).

    Proposed aircraft losses:

    Blenheim IV - P4830 - SD Flt - flew into ground 3 miles S of Salisbury, Wiltshire
    Hurricane I - P3027 - 17 Sqn - crashed on take-off Debden.

    Regards and thanks for your help.

    Henk.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    3,527
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts

    Default

    Hi Henk,

    according to http://www.davidsiddall.com/testflyingmemorial/1940-45.htm:

    DATE: September 17, 1940
    TAKE-OFF POINT: Christchurch, Dorset
    CRASH LOCATION: Longford Castle (Salisbury), Wilts
    AIRCRAFT TYPE & SERIAL: Bristol Blenheim Mk IV P4830
    CREW FATALITIES: Sgt T. Budden, P; Capt P.J. Fulton; Lt R.A. Jefferies
    PURPOSE OF TEST FLIGHT: Aircraft acting as target for AI-equipped Beaufighter. Two officers from 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers on board to observe South Coast beach defences
    ACCIDENT DETAIL: Starboard engine failed, control lost whilst attempting forced landing
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 27th March 2008 at 13:03. Reason: typo

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    My sincere thanks go to Prague this time. Thanks Pavel for info and link.

    Regards,
    Henk.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    3,527
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts

    Default

    Your are welcome Henk. I am glad I was able to repay your great help at least in this one case:-)

    Pavel

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •