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Thread: BE.2C Biplane Wrecked - The Mendips - 8th March 1918 - Any Ideas?

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    Gents

    According to a biog on the internet

    "In 1918, during a ferry flight in a Morane-Parasol monoplane from Hounslow aerodrome to St Omer in France, the engine failed and in the ensuing crash Uwins broke his neck. As a result of this injury his head movement was permanently impaired."



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    Sorry guys but the BE.2C seems to of turned out to be a red herring. Today I received the following reply over on The Great War forum which sounds pretty conclusive;

    ”Uwins logbook gives the date as 6 March 1918 and the aeroplane as DH6 9400 (I.e. C9400). Most DH6s shared the BE2 series RAF1a engine.The passenger appears to have been a Sgt Edward on the e45min flight at 500ft from Bristol to Bath. The remarks column for the flight reads - Dropping war loan pamphlets. engine conked. m/c crashed.”

    Needless to day I am very pleased to finally have a successful outcome, and also want to thank all those who contributed to this little mystery.

    Cheers,
    Rob

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    In light of the new information, can one of the moderators please change the title to ‘DH6 Biplane Wrecked’ rather than BE.2C to avoid confusion?


    Rob

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