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Narrative:North American P-51D Mustang Mk IV KH836 (ex-USAF 44-11824) "PD-S" of 303 (Warsaw-Kosciusko) (Polish) Squadron RAF: Written off (destroyed) 2/1/1946. During take-off from RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Scotland, the aircraft stalled, the port wing dropped, and scraped along the ground. The aircraft then struck rising ground, overturned and disintegrated. The Polish pilot was killed
|Date:||Wednesday 2 January 1946|
North American Mustang Mk IV
|Owner/operator:||303 (Warsaw-Kosciusko) Sqn RAF |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Scotland -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Scotland|
Crew of Mustang KH836:
F/O (PORUCZNIK) Jan SCHANDLER (P/2428 (Polish)/704087) RAF - killed on active service 2/1/1946, Buried at Newark-On-Trent, Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, War Graves Plot Section G Grave 326A.
1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.21
3. 303 (Polish) Squadron Operations Record Book (Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period January 1-31, 1946: File AIR 27/1666/50 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8400102
4. CWGC: https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/7504256/JAN%20SCHANDLER/
6. "RAF Write-offs 1946": Air Britain Aeromilitaria 1979 p.93: https://air-britain.com/pdfs/aeromilitaria/Aeromilitaria_1979.pdf
7. Photo of accident: http://www.polishsquadronsremembered.com/303/303_pics2.html
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]|