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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89081
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:96 Squadron Royal Air Force (96 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3447
MSN: 392
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Whitegate, near Winsford, Cheshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Cranage, Cheshire
Destination airport:
Pilot Officer J R Duncan and Flight Sergeant F A Allcroft were killed; Flight Lieutenant V B Verity, Sergeant F W Wake: uninjured; mid air collision over Whitegate, near Winsford, Cheshire, between Defiant N3434 and Defiant N3447, 96 Squadron, 5 August 1941.

Crew of Defiant N3447:
Pilot Officer (61964) John Rogers DUNCAN (pilot) RAF - killed
Flight Sgt (902259) Frederick Augustus ALLCROFT (Air Gunner) RAFVR - killed.

Whitegate is a small village in Cheshire, England, located near the towns of Northwich and Winsford. It is situated in the civil parish of Whitegate and Marton, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester, at approximate co ordinates 53.219988N 2.556943W


1. The Boulton Paul Defiant: Day and Night Fighter By Phil H. Listemann
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/8088:

Revision history:

15-Jan-2011 16:26 ThW Added
10-May-2011 14:39 harro Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2011 00:08 angels one five Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2012 13:12 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
06-Aug-2013 13:32 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
13-Aug-2013 15:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]
24-Aug-2013 18:15 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
24-Aug-2014 14:04 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
27-May-2019 02:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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