Beaufort, DW938, RAF, No. 217 Sqdn

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Beaufort, DW938, RAF, No. 217 Sqdn

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:31 pm

Greetings everyone, hope everyone is safe and healthy, looking at a long shot, wondering if anyone can help with the crew positions on this aircraft, I have search high and low, got all the info, but can not find what position each held, and then there was 5 on board ??? I believe normal crew was 3 maybe 4 at best. This is what I have

Beaufort, DW938, August 26, 1943

Aircraft took off from an airfield in Trincomalee, Ceylon on a training flight, aircraft while in flight suffered structural failure Northeast of Ceylon, causing the aircraft to crash killing all on board the aircraft.

Crew: Positions not known
F/O C. Watson, J/9676, RCAF, Van Dyke, Michigan, U.S.A.
F/O S.G. Wallis, 120342, RAFVR, Lomas de Zomora, Argentina
F/O R. Lund, 125152, RAFVR, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Sgt F. Plows, 1307375, RAFVR, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Sgt P. Walmsley, 1188194, RAFVR, Stamford, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

Appreciate any and all help,

Cheers

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Re: Beaufort, DW938, RAF, No. 217 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:00 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Greetings everyone, hope everyone is safe and healthy, looking at a long shot, wondering if anyone can help with the crew positions on this aircraft, I have search high and low, got all the info, but can not find what position each held, and then there was 5 on board ??? I believe normal crew was 3 maybe 4 at best. This is what I have

Beaufort, DW938, August 26, 1943

Aircraft took off from an airfield in Trincomalee, Ceylon on a training flight, aircraft while in flight suffered structural failure Northeast of Ceylon, causing the aircraft to crash killing all on board the aircraft.

Crew: Positions not known
F/O C. Watson, J/9676, RCAF, Van Dyke, Michigan, U.S.A.
F/O S.G. Wallis, 120342, RAFVR, Lomas de Zomora, Argentina
F/O R. Lund, 125152, RAFVR, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Sgt F. Plows, 1307375, RAFVR, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Sgt P. Walmsley, 1188194, RAFVR, Stamford, Lincolnshire United Kingdom

Appreciate any and all help,

Cheers
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Re: Beaufort, DW938, RAF, No. 217 Sqdn

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:36 pm

Thank You Temujin, not just for the positions but for clarifying what happened, all the stories that I read about the incident said it was aircraft structural failure, but it seems like it was not, from the climb to the nose over and dived in kinda sounds like a stall ! Thank You as always, I looked all over for the positions and just could not find them !

Hope you and your family are safe and well, and we send our Thoughts and Prayers to those in the Nova Scotia shooting !

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