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    If anyone has this book please can the see if it mentions the 10 January 1940 Master I N7422 crash

    According to AB it was abandoned near Boscombe Down - I was hoping for a crew list

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    No Luck Paul.

    N7422 broke up after diving at about 290 mph with the cockpit open causing the tailpane attachment to fail. The pilot baled out but the observer was killed. There is a Roll of Honour in the appendices but it does not list the observer.

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    Steve


    Thanks can you see if any of the following are listed at being at AAEE ?

    F/O David William Stannard
    F/O Arthur Eric Bull
    P/O William Donald "Bill" Allies

    I suspect one of them may be Master Pilot

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    Suspect pilot was F/O David William Stannard who according to Dec 1938 was at AAEE Martlesham Heath as a PO

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    The dog has got to be walked at some time you know...

    OK there is a short appendix of "Senior Staff" there is no uniformed name in there lower than S/Ldr and mostly W/Cdr. None of your 3 names mentioned. There is a half page index of personnel which includes F/Off D W Stannard and that refers to an introductory chapter where in a piece about the (small number of) fatalities during test flying it says

    "...Stannard, a pre-war pilot, escaped by parachute in Jan 1940 from a Master that broke up during diving tests; his slow descent was witnessed by many on the aerodorme."

    Still no mention of an observer. Neither Bull nor Allies is listed in the index.

    Steve

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    Thanks Paul, this is useful to me also. He was killed in the crash of Sunderland G-AGES,
    http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/gages.htm
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    Thanks (hope dog got walked in end) thats Stannard sorted. Suspect P/O William Donald "Bill" Allies on myster Jan 11 140 bomber incident and F/O Arthur Eric Bull on Tutor I K3422 on either 500 Sqn or 12 MUon Jan 15 1940


    Not sure Observer killed (can't find any unaccounted deaths for that date) certainly not on CWGC anyway
    Paul
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    i cannot figure out what the registration district woud be, can anyone give me a name of some one killed on the airfeld to check?
    Dennis Burke
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    Dennis

    Suggest

    Amesbury death registration district

    Paul

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    Crew of Anson R9815 are registered in salisbury district later that year.

    theres piles of names for the first quarter. Might be a civilian employee not covered on CWGC
    Dennis Burke
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