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    Hi all,

    Firstly, apologies if i've placed this in the wrong area.

    Could some one please give me some general info on the Fairey Fawn II? In particular i'm interested in J6990.

    Neil
    Last edited by ShropshireNeil; 25th July 2012 at 16:46.

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    For general information try
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairey_Fawn
    http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/fairey_fawn.php
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/bc_aircraft3.html

    or for som contemporary information you can search for the name Fawn in the Flight magazine archives:
    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1955/1955%20-%201021.html?search=Fawn

    There seems to have been as much written about it at the time as there is now, and somewhat unloved thing.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks for the links.

    I also found this one.

    http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww1/fawn.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3DFairey%2BFawn%2Bj6990%26hl%3Den%26biw %3D1440%26bih%3D696%26prmd%3Dimvns&sa=X&ei=HhYQUNe 0CoG10QWkk4H4DQ&ved=0CF4Q7gEwAw

    Does anyone have anything on the fate of J6990, as i have a photo of it after it crashed.

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    Neil,

    According to Air-Britain's 'Royal Air Force Aircraft J1 - J9999 and WWI surivivors':

    Fairey Fawn Mk II
    J6990 (F415)
    11 Sqn; spun from 200ft avoiding another aircraft, Netheravon, 31.7.24.

    Errol

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    Errol,

    That's brilliant.

    Do you know if the pilot survived?

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    I suspect this may be the incident involved


    The Times, Saturday, Aug 02, 1924

    George William Maskell, leading aircraftsman, has been killed at Netheravon, Wilts as as result of an aeroplane smash. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Maskell of the Wonder Tavern, Folkstone. He was 22 years of age and had been eight years in the service.

    However, does not say who pilot was (I assume he was not flying the aircraft) - though it appears he may have survived
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    Hi Paul,

    That's interesting. Looking at the photo, I'd find it hard to believe the pilot survived.
    The plane rests next to what looks like a runway.

    Neil

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    Best bet may be to order and download 11 Sqn ORB files for period (2 records) (3.50 each) from National Archives it may detail incident

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=8795119&queryType=1&resultcount =108


    Summary of Events: 1914 Nov 01 - 1940 June 30 100 pages
    Appendices 1914 Nov 01 - 1940 June 30 366 pages

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    I have the pilot's name as 'Gray' who was injured.

    regards
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    Cheers Dave,

    Coming together nicely now.

    Neil

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