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    American Col Gerald Evans Brower was killed in an RAF Aircraft Accident on Sunday April 20th 1941 at El Obeid, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Can anyone ID this aircraft>?.. He was acting as a Military Observer at the time


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    Not your answer but an interesting little background, explaining he was piloting a single engine fighter.
    http://us.geocities.com/alex_rogers.geo/gl_part3.html
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks Dennis

    Looks like a P-40 type then....

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    Only loss in that specific area on that date was:

    Tomahawk IIb AK387 (OADU?) which stalled and burnt out during ferry flight (AB serials)

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    Litcham_Lad thanks

    I hope Buz Busby sees this thread anc can confirm....


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    Default RAF Aircraft Accident April 20th 1941 El Obeid, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

    Hi Paul and Co

    Sometimes I do read the posts...lol. Anyhow here's what you are after Paul.

    AK387 - Ferry flight after assembly at Takoradi (aircraft assigned to Takoradi Flt).

    Aircraft stalled at low altitude during a sharp turn with insufficient speed whilst pilot was trying to get into formation. Aircraft spun and exploded when it hit the ground on ferry flight near El Obeid.

    Pilot - Col G.E.Browers USAAC date 20 Apr 1941.

    Aircraft is the first known loss of a Tomahawk in the Middle East.

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    Buz

    Thanks for the confirmation!...

    I found reference to this incident on the web while looking for something else.. Good to get the full story and a positive Aircraft type and ID


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    Hello Paul,

    From the AB series .
    Tomahawk AK387 Spun in on Ferry Flt El Obeid 20-4-41, DBF.

    Alex

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