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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83168
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IIF
Owner/operator:406 (Lynx) Sqn RCAF
Registration: T3037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:at Stobswood Colliery, Widdrington, Northumberland, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Acklington, Northumberland
Destination airport:
Beaufighter IIF T3037 was engaged on a GCI (Ground Controlled Interception) Exercise when the pilot lost control in cloud, with a subsequent spin into the ground at Stobbswood Colliery, Widdrington, Northumberland. 8.1.1942
P/O (103.600) Herbert Basil WOOLER (Pilot) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (620942) Trevor WILLIAMS (Obs) RAF - killed

The book "Their Corner of a Foreign Field" by Peter Clark has a detailed account of this crash.
The Beaufighter was issued to 19 MU on 9 October 1941 before joining 406 Squadron on 28 December so it was a very new aircraft.



Revision history:

05-Dec-2010 11:54 Nepa Added
30-Jan-2012 07:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-May-2013 03:57 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2015 12:30 Apen Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jul-2017 12:28 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2021 17:26 Digger Updated [Narrative, Operator]

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