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Tiger Moth

Assigned to USAAF, Landing accident Goxhill 2-Aug-43, Taxiing accident Halesworth 30-Aug-43, Take Off accident Westleton 7-Sep-43 Maj Glenn E Duncan: -
"I prepared to take off for my home airdrome with Lt Rose still in the rear cockpit. I placed the aircraft in a position to permit the longest run off
the field about 6 to 700 yards in length. The lowest obstruction at the far side was a small hedge about five feet high. The wind was slightly cross to the line of take off, about 15 miles per hour. I had two enlisted men hold the wings while I revved the engine up as there are no brakes on the Moth. With the throttle wide open we started across the field, tail off the ground.
The ship was just airborne but not enough to clear the small hedge. I tried to bounce over the hedge but didn’t quit make it. The ship hit the hedge and went over on its back. The visual damage was propeller, wing and rudder. The property damage included a few sugar beets dug up. There was no injury to either passenger or pilot."

Returned to RAF 1945, Sold 3-Sep-46.




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Event Location Date
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK 1942

Built at de Havilland.

Assigned England, UK 1943

Assigned to 8th Air Force USAAF.

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 2 August 1943

Landing accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt James P Cole, 2-Aug-43.

HQ Sqn, 79th Service Group 8AF.

Crashed Halesworth, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19, UK 30 August 1943

Taxiing accident Halesworth/Sta 365 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Walter F Judge, 30-Aug-43.

15th Station Complement Squadron 8AF

Crashed Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17, UK 7 September 1943

Take Off accident Westleton Cat 3 damage, pilot Maj Glenn E Duncan, 7-Sep-43.

353rd FG 8AF

Returned England, UK 1945

Returned to RAF.

Struck Off Charge SOC England, UK 3 September 1946

Struck Off Charge, sold by RAF 3-Sep-46.


Date Contributor Update
01 February 2016 16:09:54 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2016 13:54:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations