Accident Supermarine Walrus Mk I P5648,
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Date:Thursday 18 January 1940
Type:Supermarine Walrus Mk I
Owner/operator:712 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: P5648
MSN: -
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bishop Briggs, 3 miles north of Glasgow, Scotland, -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HMS Ravan
Destination airport:HMS Norfolk
Walrus P5648 (700 Sqn). The aircraft was enroute from off the Cruiser HMS Raven in Scotland to southern England, when it crashed at Bishop Briggs, 3 miles north of Glasgow, Scotland, 18.1.1940
Lt.(A) Edward Frank POPE (pilot) RN - killed
LAC (FX.7632) John BAXTER (AG) RN - killed


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History of this aircraft

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24 April 1940 L2316 700 Sqn FAA RN 3 At sea off Fair Isle, Dunrossness, Shetland Islands, Scotland, w/o
9 May 1940 L2225 765 Sqn FAA RN 1 The Solent/Southampton Water, Hampshire, England, w/o
18 May 1940 P5647 700 Sqn FAA RN 2 Malangen Fjord, 32 miles south west of Tromsø, w/o
7 September 1940 - 765 Sqn FAA RN 2 English Channel, 8 miles south of Anvil Point, Swanage, Dorset, w/o
25 September 1940 L2247 9 Sqn RAAF 3 South Atlantic Ocean off Dakar, w/o
1 March 1942 L2319 9 Sqn RAAF 4 6 miles NE of Tanjung Pujut, Java w/o
9 August 1942 P5715 9 Sqn RAAF 0 7 miles SE of Savo Island, Central w/o

Revision history:

17-Jan-2021 19:52 Peter Clarke Added
18-Jan-2021 09:07 Castle Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]
03-Jun-2022 14:16 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]

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