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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181199
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:07-SEP-1939
Time:22:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:224 Squadron Royal Air Force (224 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N7247
MSN: QX-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea 4 miles NNE of North Carr Light Vessel, off Fife Ness -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland
Narrative:
Lockheed Hudson Mk.I N7247 "QX-G" of 224 Squadron RAF. Dived into the North Sea on 7/9/39, 4 miles north-north-east of the North Carr Light Vessel, which was moored off Fife Ness, the easternmost point of Fife. Despite a prolonged search by the Broughty Ferry lifeboat, and Avro Ansons on 220 Squadron, RAF, no trace of the aircraft or the crew was ever found.

Crew of Lockheed Hudson N7247 "QX-G":
Pilot: 39155 F/O Harry Dale Green 32 RAF killed.
Co-pilot: 36184 P/O Cedric Nicholas Whittington 21 RAF killed.
531154 LAC John Lawrence Calpin 23 RAF killed.
543962 AC1 Archibald Macrae Rodger RAF killed.

Sources:

1. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1.
2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
3. http://aircrewremembered.com/green-harry-dale.html
4. https://www.aviationartprints.com/airframe_data.php?FrameID=25154
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carr_Lightship
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fife_Ness


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Nov-2015 17:47 JINX Added
06-Nov-2017 10:21 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Feb-2018 21:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2018 06:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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