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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193181
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Date:31-JAN-1940
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Flying Training School Royal Air Force (15 FTS RAF)
Registration: N6320
MSN: 242
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bridge of Buchat, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pilot Officer (Pilot) Kenneth Raymond Wollatt Shrimpton (Service Number 42652) and Aircraftman 1st Class Walter Critchley (Service Number 619014) of 15 FTS RAF were killed 31 January 1940 when their Oxford I N6320 crashed at Bridge of Buchat at Strathdon, in Aberdeenshire.

It is noteworthy that the file of the official records for this accident were kept closed for longer than normal - until 18 August 2017 (77 years instead of the usual 30)

Sources:

1. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2098-6-RAF-Casualties-31-01-1940-UK
2. http://www.ukserials.com/serials-older-0n.htm
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2691102/shrimpton,-kenneth-raymond-wollatt/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2411188/critchley,-walter/
5. Air Ministry File AIR 81/1814 at the PRO, Kew: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16471244
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2098&p=10844#10844
7. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32712812
8. https://boltonremembers.org/name/critchley-23/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jan-2017 08:30 Laurent Rizzotti Added
21-Mar-2019 20:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2019 12:27 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
10-May-2019 19:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
30-May-2019 16:23 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Nature]

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