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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209889
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:07-NOV-1939
Time:day
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:11 Flying Training School Royal Air Force (11 FTS RAF)
Registration: P1845
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:The Wrekin, 5 miles West of Telford, Shropshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Shawbury, Shropshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airspeed Oxford Mk.II P1845, 11 FTS, RAF Shawbury: Written off (destroyed) 7/11/39 when flew into a hillside in bad visibility, near the summit of the 407-metre (1,335 feet) hillside of The Wrekin, five miles west of Telford, Shropshire. (at approximate co ordinates 52.66843N 2.55153W) One of the crew of two was killed, one was injured:

Pilot Officer George Hugh Hamilton Coates (Service Number 42333, aged 18) killed
Pilot Officer William Oliver Cramer injured

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2430792/coates,-george-hugh-hamilton/
3. http://www.witchphotographer.com/shop/most-popular/wrekin-and-the-ghost-spitfire/
4. http://www.shropshirehillsaonb.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Wrekin-Arch-Report.pdf
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wrekin
6. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/148580315/george-hugh_hamilton-coates


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Apr-2018 20:13 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Apr-2018 20:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
23-Nov-2018 18:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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