Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 110 Sqn Albemarle P1368-28 Feb 1942

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,231
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default 110 Sqn Albemarle P1368-28 Feb 1942

    Does anyone have any information from an ORB on this a/c which was with 110 Sqn when it went down. Allison says it took off from Boscombe Down and crashed and burned at Shalborne, Wilts, near Hungerford.

    Aboard were two RCAF crew: pilot P/O Thomas Walker Caston and navigator P/O John Cobean Fisher and F/Sgt. David Lewis Mullins (RAF).

    (and this time I checked the threads, old and new... lots on Albemarles but not this one).
    David

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,639
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    From: http://www.testflyingmemorial.com/1940-45.htm

    DATE: February 28, 1942
    TAKE-OFF POINT: Boscombe Down, Wilts
    CRASH LOCATION: Shalbourne, Wilts
    AIRCRAFT TYPE & SERIAL: Armstrong-Whitworth Albemarle Mk I P1368
    CREW FATALITIES: Plt Off J.C. Fisher RCAF, P; Plt Off T.W. Caxton RCAF, P; Flt Sgt D.L. Mullins
    PURPOSE OF TEST FLIGHT: Intensive flying trials
    ACCIDENT DETAIL: Failure of the starboard engine led to the feathering of the propeller on that side. The aircraft was by then on the brink of a stall but a flat turn to the right was attempted. The starboard wing dropped and the aircraft spun-in from 500ft

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    1,231
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks Amrit, what a great site, which I have just bookmarked.

    Does anyone have a death registration in the UK for Fisher? He's not showing up in the Canadian records that I've been able to trace yet.

    Just checked spelling of Caston and it is with an 's' in the CWGC record.
    Last edited by dfuller52; 3rd January 2009 at 15:54.
    David

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •