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    Default A/V/M Broadhurst 24/11/1944 crash at B.56 Evere

    Hi,

    The orb of 127 Wing mentions on 24/11/1944 :

    Once again very bad weather prevented any operations being effected. A/V/M Broadhurst arrived at B.56 during the day and, after a visit to T.A.F. H.Q., returned and took off for 83 Group. The A.O.C. had a very narrow escape in that he having taken off, had to immediately crash land his aircraft owing to the engine having out. He just missed one of the hangars and crash landed in a small allotment within the Station perimeter. Unfortunately, the undercarriage struck an obstruction in landing and the machine turned over and was written off. The A.O.C. managed to get out of his aircraft without sustaining any injury.

    Which aircraft was destroyed during this crash ?

    Many thanks and best regards

    Luc

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    Hi Luc

    I believe it was a captured Fiesler Storch, not sure of the serial.

    Malcolm

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    Luc,

    Illustration on the Britmodeller site without serial: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/i...dhursts-storch

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    Robert
    Last edited by robstitt; 21st September 2017 at 15:32. Reason: Added post #

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    Malcolm and Robert,

    Thanks for the supplied information.

    The ‘personal’ Storch of A/V/M Broadhurst was used to transport Prime Minister Winston Churchill to B.3 St-Croix-sur-Mer on 23/07/1944.

    The serial of the plane seems to be unknown.

    Best regards

    Luc

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