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    Hi All,

    Found another Anson which I am missing a crew for. Can anyone help with the following please?

    K6158 (E)
    48 SQ.
    MANSTON
    22/2/37

    Location: Ewell Minnis, Kent. 179/
    Details: Aircraft struck by lightning and crashed on hilltop.

    Many Thanks,
    Dave.

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    No mention in Flight of this accident so I would suggest non fatal, in which case the ORB may well not even mention it. I have found that with pre-war accidents, only fatal crashes get mentioned.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Hi Dave,

    Several years ago I spent many lunch hours going through the bound copies of Flights in the firms technical library extracting the crash data. In my original notes I have no entries listed between 12.2.37 and 13.4.37. My conclusion was that for some reason the casualty reports were never included for this period rather than there being no fatal accidents. A lack of fatal accidents over this time span just does not fit the pattern. Cosequently I do not have any details relating to Anson K6158; to my mind it seems there would have been at least serious injuries. unfortunately my link to the Times Online no longer works.

    Incidentally Flight did not always include the casualty details but from memory I think by switching to copies of the Aeroplane (which as far as I know are not available on line) I managed to compile a more or less continuous coverage back to the early 1920s.

    Does anybody know if the original casualty reports are available?

    Dave Molyneux

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    Alan & Dave,

    Thanks for your imput. I think the best bet is to request the 1180, at least this will give me the pilot and hopefully details of casualties.

    Regards.
    Dave.

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    Dave,

    It appears that with some issues of late 1930s 'Flight' other news of the day squeezed out some of the accident reports'.

    Be that as it may, I note that the RAF Air Force Lists of (officer) Deaths records no names under 22 Feb 37.

    Errol

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    Dave,

    here is the Times report

    http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itw/infomark/104/83/19208350w18/purl=rc1_TTDA_0_CS236925015&dyn=3!xrn_1_0_CS236925 015&hst_1?sw_aep=bed_ttda

    regards

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    Hi,

    In my earlier message, I should have said that the 1937 information was taken from copies of the Aeroplane. I have checked the on line copies of Flight and there are a number of accidents listed but nothing referring to Anson K6158.

    Dave Molyneux

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    The first paragrah states:

    R.A.F. CRASH IN SNOW STORM

    TWO Killed AND TWO INJURED

    Sergeant-Pilot Gwilym James Maurice and Aircraftman Stanley McCabe were killed
    and Flight Lieutenant George Edward Strangman and Flight Lieutenant Reginald John
    Cooper were injured last night when a two-engined Royal Air Force machine crashed
    in a snowstorm at Ewell Minnis, between Dover and Folkstone.

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    Thanks Guys,

    Just what I needed.

    Paul, Got you e-mail and have replied. Thanks.

    Regards.
    Dave.

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    The Apr 1937 AFL lists Strangman as having 'Died' two days later, on 24 Feb 37.

    Errol

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