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ShropshireNeil
25th July 2012, 16:34
Hi all,

Firstly, apologies if i've placed this in the wrong area.

Could some one please give me some general info on the Fairey Fawn II? In particular i'm interested in J6990.

Neil

dennis_burke
25th July 2012, 16:59
For general information try
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairey_Fawn
http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/fairey_fawn.php
http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/bc_aircraft3.html

or for som contemporary information you can search for the name Fawn in the Flight magazine archives:
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1955/1955%20-%201021.html?search=Fawn

There seems to have been as much written about it at the time as there is now, and somewhat unloved thing.

ShropshireNeil
25th July 2012, 17:08
Thanks for the links.

I also found this one.

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://www.airwar.ru/enc/bww1/fawn.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3DFairey%2BFawn%2Bj6990%26hl%3Den%26biw %3D1440%26bih%3D696%26prmd%3Dimvns&sa=X&ei=HhYQUNe0CoG10QWkk4H4DQ&ved=0CF4Q7gEwAw

Does anyone have anything on the fate of J6990, as i have a photo of it after it crashed.

Errol Martyn
26th July 2012, 00:04
Neil,

According to Air-Britain's 'Royal Air Force Aircraft J1 - J9999 and WWI surivivors':

Fairey Fawn Mk II
J6990 (F415)
11 Sqn; spun from 200ft avoiding another aircraft, Netheravon, 31.7.24.

Errol

ShropshireNeil
26th July 2012, 07:57
Errol,

That's brilliant.

Do you know if the pilot survived?

paulmcmillan
26th July 2012, 09:22
I suspect this may be the incident involved


The Times, Saturday, Aug 02, 1924

George William Maskell, leading aircraftsman, has been killed at Netheravon, Wilts as as result of an aeroplane smash. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Maskell of the Wonder Tavern, Folkstone. He was 22 years of age and had been eight years in the service.

However, does not say who pilot was (I assume he was not flying the aircraft) - though it appears he may have survived

ShropshireNeil
26th July 2012, 10:05
Hi Paul,

That's interesting. Looking at the photo, I'd find it hard to believe the pilot survived.
The plane rests next to what looks like a runway.

Neil

paulmcmillan
26th July 2012, 10:26
Best bet may be to order and download 11 Sqn ORB files for period (2 records) (3.50 each) from National Archives it may detail incident

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=8795119&queryType=1&resultcount=108


Summary of Events: 1914 Nov 01 - 1940 June 30 100 pages
Appendices 1914 Nov 01 - 1940 June 30 366 pages

davew
26th July 2012, 11:26
I have the pilot's name as 'Gray' who was injured.

regards
DaveW

ShropshireNeil
26th July 2012, 11:34
Cheers Dave,

Coming together nicely now.

Neil

Jagan
25th September 2015, 05:38
A photo of the incident

http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/resizes/RAF-1930s/J6990.jpg?m=1443155837

I also have 11 Sqn's ORB. and it does not have any information for this incident. The whole of 1924 has just one line devoted to it.

paulmcmillan
25th September 2015, 10:49
George William Maskell #157009 Killed
Pilot was "257450 Sgt W F Grey"
It was a practice Flight

I cannot find any reference to "257450 Sgt W F Grey"

The Service number may be wrong it might be Gray but I cannot find him

paulmcmillan
28th September 2015, 17:44
Almost Certainly Walter Edward GRAY 251450 who was commissioned as Flying Officer from Warrant Officer 14th Mar. 1940 in TECHNICAL BRANCH


QED 11 Sqn http://www.rafbnmp.org.uk/projectnews.htm