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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1625
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:256 Squadron Royal Air Force (256 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T3995
MSN: 516
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Squires Gate, Blackpool, Lancashire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Squires Gate
Two RNZAF crew of 256 Sqn RAF, Sgt Francis William Joyce (pilot) and Flt Sgt Gordon Fitzgerald Walden (air gunner), were killed when their Defiant I T3995 stalled on approach to RAF Squires Gate and crashed at 2005 hrs.


ORB of 256 Sqn, February 1942 (AIR 27/1523)
"The Boulton Paul Defiant: Day and Night Fighter", by Phil H. Listemann, ISBN 979-&0-96490-07-3, page 56

Revision history:

06-Feb-2008 11:42 JINX Added
24-Jan-2012 13:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Feb-2020 11:54 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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