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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162552
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Liberator Mk II
Owner/operator:1653 HCU Royal Air Force (1653 HCU RAF)
Registration: AL588
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nr Tockwith Village, about 1/2 mi. east of RAF Marston Moor -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Marston Moor
Destination airport:
Liberator AL588 of No. 1653 Heavy Conversion Unit, RAF, took off from Marston Moor at 1714 on the 5th of August 1942, in order to carry out an air gunnery training exercise in affiliation with a Spitfire.

A few moments after becoming airborne the aircraft entered a steep turn during which a catastrophic failure occurred in the tail section, and the Liberator plummeted to the ground, crashing near Tockwith.

All on board lost their lives. They were :
Flt-Sgt Bryn Williams, the captain of the aircraft, Sgt Alan Bell, co-pilot, Pilot-Officer Thomas Jones, air gunnery instructor, Sgt Wilfred Kup, observer, and Sgts William Booth, Kenneth Caselton, Sidney Sampson, Edward Smith, Edward Thorley, and Douglas Wood.

RAF Casualties-1942

Revision history:

29-Nov-2013 10:07 angels one five Added
29-Nov-2013 18:44 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
09-May-2015 13:09 Angel dot comma Updated [Time, Operator]

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