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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181288
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:48 Squadron Royal Air Force (48 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K6234
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, S of East Stoke, Hayling Island, Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Thorney Island
Destination airport:RAF Thorney Island
Engine failed & ditched in sea, while returning from a Striking Force mission.
Pilot: P/O. M.V. Hunter ok.
Co-pilot: 564536 Sgt. Richard Arthur Bate RAF injured, (died 01/06/40 flying Blenheim R3630 while serving with 254 Sqn.).
535633 AC1 Samuel Meek McCraken RAF ok.
AC Hills ok.


Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Revision history:

13-Nov-2015 09:09 JINX Added
07-Jan-2016 21:29 JIXN Updated [Operator, Total fatalities]
01-Dec-2017 10:53 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]

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