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    Default Don't believe everything in the ORB"

    No.2 Air Observer School (pre-war which I was kindly sent)


    Acklington 20/4/39 "Empire Air day - Seal Aircraft K3481 crashed at Usworth whilst taking off. There were no casualties but aircraft written off"

    Empire Air Day was 20/5/39 in 1939


    As confirmed by various newspapers

    The engine of a plane taking off at
    at Usworth Aerodrome with target in tow cut out and the
    machine crashed from a height of 10 feet. The pilot and his passenger
    were taken to the Aerodrome hospital suffering from cuts.
    The machine was seriously damaged. The event, an attack by a
    fighter aircraft on the towed target, was abandoned.


    Saturday 20 May 1939 , Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette , Tyne and Wear, England
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 1st June 2016 at 12:35.

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