Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B Mk II K7225,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209891
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Date:Wednesday 8 November 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B Mk II
Owner/operator:97 Sqn RAF
Registration: K7225
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RAF Abingdon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Abingdon
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B.Mk.II K7225, 97 Squadron, RAF Abingdon: Written off (destroyed) 8/11/39 near RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire. On approach, the pilot did not realize he was too low. The aircraft hit a tree and crashed into a house some 400 metres short of runway. Three crew were killed:

Pilot Officer Ian St. John Beere (Service Number 40334, New Zealander, aged 25) killed
Sgt Arnold Vernon Strong (Service Number 522075, aged 23) killed
AC.2 Ernest Duff (Service Number 552565, aged 18) killed


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 59)

Revision history:

25-Apr-2018 21:10 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Nov-2018 15:10 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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