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    Default FAO: Jenny Hyslop

    Hello Jenny,

    The following might help:

    BOMB DISASTERS IN IRAK.

    2 AEROPLANES BLOWN UP.

    (From Our Correspondent.)

    Basra, Oct. 5 (1921)

    A remarkable flying accident is reported from Nasiriyah resulting in the death of Flying Officer Maitland Hyslop and Second Air Craftsman Plummer.

    Mr Hyslop's aeroplane, which was carrying bombs, attained a height of 40ft when one of the bombs exploded.The machine immediately burst into flames and crashed, killing both men instantaneously.

    Three minutes later the second bomb-carrying aeroplane rose from the same aerodrome and a bomb exploded at an altitude of 100ft, causing a second crash. Flying Officer B. E. Herbert escaped with a severe concussion and other injuries, while his mechanic got a black eye.

    I am informed that the second explosion was not caused by the first. An exhaustive inquiry is now in progress.

    See: The Times October 8. 1921 p.7

    I believe the aircraft were possibly DH.9As from No.84 Sqn. Maybe someone with a copy of the Air Britain DH.9 File, can check and see if there are any matching incidents. Date, possibly 30-9-1921.

    I have checked, Flat Out:The Story of 30 Squadron Royal Air Force/Hamlin. Can't find a matching incident there.

    Col.
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    Col/Jenny,

    From 'The DH4/DH9 File':

    DH9A serial H66
    84 Sqn, 112-lb bomb dropped at low altitude and exploded on take off, a/c crashed and set on fire, Nasiriyeh, Cat W 30.9.21 (F/O M Hyslop & AC2 E Plummer both killed) (E9919 also DBR in explosion)

    DH9A serial E9919
    84 Sqn, DBR when Cooper bomb dropped off H66 and exploded on take-off Nasiriyah, Cat W 30.9.21 (F/O B E Hobart, DCM serverly injured & LAC A W Graham slightly injured)

    Note contradictions between E9919 and Times account.

    84 Sqn history, 'The Scorpions Sting' by Don Neate, has:
    The same month a bomb exploded just after an aircraft took off. Not only were the crew killed but the crew of E9919 parked nearby were severely injured and their aircraft damaged beyond repair. [no mention of names or serial of other aircraft]

    Jenny - BBR = Damaged Beyond Repair
    Cat W = a write off

    Errol
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    Just found..

    2nd Lt Waters A J Killed 31 Jan 19
    Lt Cumming C L Killed 31 Jan 19

    206 Sqn DH9A E8877

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    F/L G V Wheatley was from No.22 Sqn, assigned to AA&EE Martlesham Heath and killed on 8th Dec 1926 when Gamecock I, J7891 crashed after wings came off near Martlesham village.

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    Fg Off Dauncey H C G Harold Campbell Gambier Killed 23 Jan 28

    Again a No.22 Sqn officer, assigned to AA&EE.

    Killed carrying out speed test in the prototype Blackburn Turcock aircraft

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    Lt Col Jenkins L DSO MC Of natural causes 20 Nov 18 - cause of death Pneumonia following Flu.

    Ian

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    Flt Lt Tillman H A Herbert Alfred MD Died 4 Apr 26

    He committed suicide by overdose of Morphine: Source: 7 Sqn ORB


    Plt Off Eaton J James Died 8 Nov 26


    He committed suicide by shooting himself with service revolver: Source: 7 Sqn ORB

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    Fg Off Whitmore F G Fielding Griffith Killed 21 Aug 23
    Appears to be :

    21 Aug 1923 Flying Officer F.G. Whitmore 28 Squadron - Peshawar
    21 Aug 1923 Leading Aircraftman G.A. Taylor 28 Squadron - Peshawar
    Source : http://www.militarian.com/threads/raf-remembered.3753/

    So has to be the following:

    Bristol F2b J6769 Crashed at Peshawar - 28 Squadron RAF - Crashed at Peshawar after spinning in to the ground on 21 August 1923


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    From the first post

    Fg Off Bell E Edward Killed 28 Jul 24
    Fg Off Anderson I P Ian Patrick Killed 28 Jul 24
    Fg Off Morphy D M Douglas McGillycuddy Killed 4 Aug 24
    From the ww2chat page above

    28 Jul 1924 Flying Officer E.O. Bell 28 Squadron - Razmak
    28 July 1924 Flying Officer I.P. Anderson 28 Squadron - Razmak
    28 Jul 1924 Aircraftman P. Slack 28 Squadron - Razmak
    28 Jul 1924 Aircraftman K.H. Taylor 28 Squadron - Razmak

    Died

    4 Aug 1924 Flying Officer D. McG Morphy 28 Squadron - Peshawar

    From the 28 Squadron ORB

    28th July 1924 : Dardoni (NWFP, India), Six Aircraft from No.28 and 5 Squadrons ran into fog during operations. F/O I P Anderson and AC1 K H Taylor (28 Sqn) crashed on landing at Razmak and were killed.F/O E Bell (28 Squadron) crashed at DUNCANS PIQUET and was killed. His passenger AC P Slack died from injuries on the 30th. Squadron Leader Capel (5 Squadron) landed in enemy territory and was taken prisoner. Another aircraft of 5 Squadron also crashed

    4th August 1924: F/O D M Murphy crashed at Peshawar owing to engine failure and died from mulitple injuries. He was flying solo

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    Fg Off Tallentire M Miles Died of injuries 14 Oct 23
    "The Crash of a DH9A Aeroplane at Dardoni N.W.F on the 11th of October 1923, Both Pilot and Mechanic were killed. Flying Officer Talentyre and AC Young of 60 Squadron R.A.F. Risalpur."

    Photos of DH9A E8676

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_a3/5469494458/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_a3/5469469796/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_a3/5469478270/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_a3/5469492184/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_a3/5468899057/

    The stream has some fantastic period photos from the 1930s RAF in India.

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