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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 255227
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:08-APR-1941
Time:04:50
Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:256 Squadron Royal Air Force (256 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3424
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near RAF Squires Gate, Blackpool, Lancs., England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Squires Gate
Destination airport:RAF Squires Gate
Narrative:
Crashed near RAF Station Squires Gate, when height was lost just after taking off at night.
Both crew members were killed in the accident.

Sgt John Denis Harold Cunningham RAF (pilot) and Sgt Albert Douglas Wood RNZAF (air gunner).
R.I.P.
John Cunningham is buried at Ramsgate and St Lawrence Cemetery, and Albert Wood at Lytham St Anne's (Park Cemetery).

Sources:

RAF web Casualties-1941


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Apr-2021 22:38 angels one five Added
19-Jul-2021 09:06 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]
20-Jul-2021 20:26 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Operator]
08-Aug-2021 04:45 angels one five Updated [Location]

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