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    Default 4 Sqn Audax Collison 28 May K2031 and K1997 Who in which ?

    Trying to put crew in correct aircraft for this incident..

    During a formation change on 28 May 1937, two Audax from No. 4 Squadron, K1997 and K2031 collied over South Wanborough. F/O R N Smith and P/O G V Smither baled out but both air gunners were killed; AC1s K Hall and F T Hicks

    AC1 Leslie Hall (26) killed from Leicester #510498

    AC1 Frederick Thomas Hicks (20) killed from Sunbury-on- Thames #520683

    Flg Off Ronald Noel Smith baled out -- Flew with Frederick Thomas Hicks

    Plt Off Gerald Val Smither baled out -- Flew with Leslie Hall

    I believe K2031 was Smither and K1997 was Smith but would like confirmation if possible please ?
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    Default Re: 4 Sqn Audax Collison 28 May K2031 and K1997 Who in which ?

    Paul

    Are you trying to cross-check https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/2121 ?

    Brian

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    Default Re: 4 Sqn Audax Collison 28 May K2031 and K1997 Who in which ?

    Brian

    No - I am trying to help out Bill Chorley with is latest work

    Paul

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    Default Re: 4 Sqn Audax Collison 28 May K2031 and K1997 Who in which ?

    South Warnborough, near Odiham (Wanborough is near Swindon).

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    Default Re: 4 Sqn Audax Collison 28 May K2031 and K1997 Who in which ?

    Thanks Paul. I just wondered if you were querying the information provided by the item, the narrative of which seems to be based on a contemporary Flight magazine article.

    Brian

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