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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141527
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:6 FTS Royal Air Force (6 FTS RAF)
Registration: R6396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk.II R6396: Delivered to the RAF in August 1940. Written off (destroyed) when crashed 26th August 1941: hit trees whilst attempting a night landing at RAF Chipping Norton, killing both crew on board.

Leading aircraftman (L/AC) Rudolf Herland, Royal Norwegian Air Force, pilot instructor attached to 6 Flying Training School, aged 24. His body was repatriated to Norway.

Leading aircraftman (L/AC) Vincent Chester Stewart Rhodes Newman, Royal Air Force, pilot under training, 6 Flying Training School, aged 25. He is buried in Little Rissington churchyard. He was married to Margaret Newman and lived at 12, Oaklands, Isleworth, Middlesex.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, published 1996)

Revision history:

03-Jan-2012 12:52 Uli Elch Added
28-Jul-2017 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities]
23-Dec-2017 18:53 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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