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Whitley  K8985 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Whitley  K8985


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 09 Sep 39 Aircraft Name Whitley III Serial Number K8985
Unit 102 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 2359 8 Sept 1939 from Driffield. Strayed into neutral airspace over Belgium and was forced to land at Nivelles aerodrome.
Source Henk Welting's Database

Prisoners of War for Whitley III K8985

RankName, NumberDetailsDate CapturedUnitPOW NoCamp
Flt LtWilliam Curwen Gavine COGMAN (39274) Whitley K8985
1939-09-09102 Sqdn
SgtG T HENRY () Whitley K8985
1939-09-09102 Sqdn
Plt OffArthur William MACK (40244) Whitley K8985
1939-09-09102 Sqdn
AC1A STEEL () Whitley K8985
1939-09-09102 Sqdn
CplS R WOOD () Whitley K8985
1939-09-09102 Sqdn


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AIR81 ErrorsWhitley K8985 Ross ....Read More.Ross_McNeill on 9th October 2021 02:30:03
AIR81 Errors[QUOTE=Jagan;165979] Might be worthwhile for me to add a field to the table with the corrected serial that can come up in searches.[/QUOTE] As a follow up to the above, An example of a [B]corrected [/B]entry will show up as [url]https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=K8985[/url] Shows up as : [TABLE="width: 1170"] [TR] [TH="align: left"]Citation[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Aircraft[/TH] [TH="align: left"]AIR81 Casualty File Description[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Link[/TH] [/TR] [TR] [TD]AIR81/10[/TD] [TD]Whitley [URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=K8985"]K8985[/URL][/TD] [TD]Acting Flight Lieutenant W C G Cogman, Pilot Officer A W Mack, Sergeant G T Henry, Aircraftman 1st Class A Steel and Corporal S R Wood: prisoners of war; Whitley [URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=L8985"]L8985[/URL] forced to land in Belgium, 9 September 1939.[/TD] [TD][URL="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141989"]C14141989[/URL] [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] This preserves the original text of the AIR81 file description but shows the actual aircraft it was referring to. An [B]uncorrected [/B]entry will show up as [url]https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=A1653[/url] [TABLE="width: 1170"] [TR] [TH="align: left"]Citation[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Aircraft[/TH] [TH="align: left"]AIR81 Casualty File Description[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Link[/TH] [/TR] [TR] [TD]AIR81/11097[/TD] [TD][URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=A1653"]A1653[/URL][/TD] [TD]Sergeant R R Hart (RAAF): injured; Flight Lieutenant K R Smith, Sergeant J E Walsh, Flying Officer N R Thompson, Sergeant E R Head: uninjured; enemy action off the coast of Malaya, Hudson [URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=A1653"]A1653[/URL], 1 Squadron, 20 December 1941.[/TD] [TD][URL="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C17058826"]C17058826[/URL][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Obviously the serial needs to be updated to A16-53 and type will be Hudson.. there are a couple of thousand AIR81 entries that need correction! ....Read More.Jagan on 9th October 2021 11:53:50


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