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    Default Aeroplane Crash Cross Field, Lansford Cross, 9th July 1926 - ID ? Picture

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    I have already ID' location and Pilot - Not the aeroplane Coded B4 and poss x401 ? - I believe it is a DH9 - 207 Sqn possibly B Flight in 1926 at RAF Eastchurch - Colin Heard-White joined 207 Sqn from 5 FTS Sealand 15-2-1926 - Anyone fancy a chance of an id ?

    AEROPLANE ATTRACTION During the week-end the aeroplane which crashed at Cross Field, Lnnsford Cross, on Friday was source of attraction to many people from Beshill and the district, who walked or rode out to see it. When the accident occurred the plane, which was attached to bombing squadron at Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, was on a flight to Old Sarum, Wilts. The pilot lost his bearings, and after descending to find out where ne was, was
    taking off when on account of the restricted space the plane ran into the hedge and turned a somersault, being completely wrecked. The passenger jumped clear, but the pilot. Pilot Officer Colin Heard-White (19160) later MBE, was pinned under the machine and sustained a broken wrist and abrasions on the face. He was attended Dr. Murdoch. A breakdown gang from Lympne Aerodrome arrived at Lunsford Cross on Saturday evening and the plane was removed the following day. ...


    Published: Saturday 17 July 1926
    Newspaper: Bexhill-on-Sea Observer
    County: Sussex, England
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    Default Re: Aeroplane Crash Cross Field, Lansford Cross, 9th July 1926 - ID ? Picture

    Definitely 207 Sqn as you say Paul - there's a photo in the Air Britain D.H.4/D.H.9 File of E726 of 207 Sqn with the same style nose number, this one being B3.

    Could the last three be 101? Can't see anything that matches either 401 or 101 in the book though.

    Maybe there's something in the AB 207 Squadron book 'Always Prepared'?

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    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: Aeroplane Crash Cross Field, Lansford Cross, 9th July 1926 - ID ? Picture

    Good call I will ask

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