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    Default 1621986 Sgt Stanley Nathan Tabron - Pilot

    What caused the death of Sgt Tabron on 1st June 1944 - buried Great Crosby (St Luke) Churchyard.
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    Hi Chris,

    1-6-1944
    No.6 EFTS
    Tiger Moth II T6389

    Hit tree low flying near Wellingborough, Northants. DBF.

    1621986 Sgt (Pilot) Stanley Nathan TABRON RAFVR +
    AUS422063 Raymond Alexander TUCKWELL RAAF +

    Chris, here is what Alan Storr has to say:

    422063 Flight Sergeant TUCKWELL, Raymond Alexander.

    Source: AWM 237 (65) NAA: A705, 166/40/198 Commonwealth War graves records.

    Aircraft Type: Tiger Moth
    Serial number: T6389
    Radio call sign: -
    Unit: 6 Elementary Flying Trg School RAF.

    Summary:

    On the 1st June 1944, Tiger Moth T6389 took off on a non-operational day flight to practice local instrument flying. The aircraft crashed at 15645 [sic] hours at Wilby, Northhampshire [sic], and the crew of two were killed.

    Eye witnesses observed the aircraft flying low. It descended into a shallow valley well throttled back and about 30 feet up. The engine then fully opened up and the aircraft started to climb the slope on the other side of the valley. The pilot apparently saw a high tree in front of the aircraft at the last moment, as the aircraft started to turn, but it hit the tree and crashed. The accident was considered due to unauthorised low flying.

    Crew:
    RAF Sgt S N Tarron[sic], (1st Pilot)
    RAAF 422063 Flt Sgt R A Tuckwell, (2nd Pilot Instructor)

    Flt Sgt Tuckwell is buried in the Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, UK.

    See: Storr: Vol.23 RAF conversion units. p450 of 508

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 17th July 2010 at 09:05.

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    Many thanks Col for that very detailed explanation
    Chris

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