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    Default Searching a local newspaper..HP Harrow Incidennt Oct 1938 75 Sqn

    Saturday 08 October 1938 , Bury Free Press , Suffolk, England

    PLANE LANDS SAFELY AFTER STRIKING TREE TOP.
    Wing Completely Broken Away.
    A Honington Pilot Officer named Watts (this would be P/O Henry Arthur Halley Watts 75 Sqn) had an amazing escape when made a forced landing
    near Loiston on Monday evening. He was returning Honington living Handley-Page Harrow bomber singlehanded
    and lost his way in the driving rain.
    In addition, one the engines failed and was seen flying low
    over house tops and showing the white distress lights. attempted
    to land in field and a wing the machine struck a tree-top and was completely? assume wrecked..

    Says Monday- So assume 3rd Oct 1938

    Can anyone provide an serial for this aircraft it looks like a write off

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    Handley Page Harrow Accidents - 1938

    3.10.1938 - 75 Squadron - K6939 - P/O H A H Watts - Forced landing.

    BCL1(rev.ed)/350

    Col.

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    Col thanks for that I had completely forgotten that source!
    Paul

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    Interesting


    News report suggests wing broken off

    But we know K6939 lost Nov 1939

    So I wonder if it was repaired? or not as damaged as newspaper indicated. Or maybe had a wing fitted from another loss...


    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ochie-19-11-39

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