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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 83168
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Date:08-JAN-1942
Time:
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
MSN:
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
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Acklington, Northumberland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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
Crew:
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.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?57-Beaufighter-T3037-Crash-8-1-1941-406-Sqn
http://neaviationresearch.org.uk/Losses/Losses-WWII1942.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widdrington_Station_and_Stobswood

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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