View Full Version : Crash - East Langdonnr Dover Kent 5/11/1937

19th December 2012, 10:09
Has anyone info on the a/c type and Sqn of a Hawkinge based biplane that crashed after colliding with another on 5/11/1937. A/G died a week later of injuries. Thanks Pete

19th December 2012, 10:12
November 5, 1937 P/O John Geoffrey Cave baled out RAF K3983 East Langton, Dover "Collision, one airman bailed out, other went down with machine and found unconscious in wreckage. Taken to Dover hospital in a serious condition. Other aeroplane landed safely about a mile and half away.
Hawker Demon Mk.I 25 Sqn RAF K3983 Tilmanstone Colliery, near Dover, Kent. Collided with Demon K4538 (Pilot Sgt P. R. Smith, passenger 360981 Cpl H Stoten) in formation & crashed. Pilot:P/O John Geoffrey Cave RAF OK.
AG:AC1 James Dale #534589 RAF killed. Dale was found unconscious in gunner's cockpit. Conveyed to Royal Victoria Hospital, Dover. Died from severe injuries at 2130 hours same night"

19th December 2012, 12:01
Many thanks