Incident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B Mk II K8965,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224026
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Date:Monday 11 September 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:58 Sqn RAF
Registration: K8965
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Reims-Champagne Airbase, Reims, Marne -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Reims-Champagne Airbase, Reims, Marne
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B.Mk.II K8965 of 58 Squadorn, RAF. Lost on combat operations (leaflet dropping over Germany) on the night of 11.9.39. Shortly after take off (at 00:55 hours local time) from Reims-Champagne Airbase, while climbing, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames. All five occupants were slightly injured (cuts and bruises) while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crew (58 Squadron):
Sergeant A. G. E. Dixon,
Flying Officer B. W. Curries,
Sergeant J. S. Cameron,
AC.1 R. D. Fowlie,
AC.1 J. Thomas.



Revision history:

15-Apr-2019 18:37 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Apr-2019 18:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
19-Apr-2019 10:34 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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