Aircraft crashes in Dorset 1939-45 - all sad reading.
10-3-39 K6063 Westland WallaceII 6ATS force landed in a field
between Chickerell and Langton herring and caught fire.
Occupants survived but the aicraft was burnt out.
13-3-39 K4396 Hawker Audax 6 FTS Failed to pull out of a dive and hit the
top of the beach before crashing into the sea 20 yards beyond. Pilot killed.
12-7-39 (single seat a/c) crashed two miles off Chesil Beach after
it became entangled in the tow cable during an airgunnery exercise.
Iraqi pilot (attached to an RAF FTS) was killed.
2-12-39 K9267 Battle 1, CGS cr Drimpton
2-4-40 K4654 Hind 1 10 BGS accident at Warmwell.
2-4-40 L6982 BP Defiant I C.G.S cr Warmwell Airfield
3-4-40 K5544 Hawker Hind 10 BGS cr landing at Warmwell
22-4-40 K3525 Fairey Seal 10 BGS cr Langton Herring.Pilot Killed
22-4-40 K8173 BP Overstrand I 10 BGS cr in sea off Chesil Beach.3 killed
22-4-40 N7551 Miles Master I CGS pilot baled out over Puddletown
23-4-40 L4799 Lysander 613 SQ cr in Chickerell village.
(Shown as L2057 in some sources-not Lysander serial)
24-4-40 K6839 Hawker Hind 10BGS cr landing at Warmwell
26-4-40 K5382 Hawker Hind RAFC hit power lines and cr near Lytchett Matravers
27-4-40 K5425 Hawker Hind 10 BGS cr on take off 1 mile e of Warmwell
29-4-40 L3348 Henley 1 10 BGS cr Abbotsbury area
7-5-40 K3480 Fairey Seal 10BGS cr near Warmwell
13-6-40 P4297 Hampden 1 16 OTU cr Iwerne Minster -
Pilot JES MacAllister killed
2-7-40 L6982 Defiant 1 CGS accident Warmwell
4-7-40 2480/B3+DM He 111P III/KG54 s/d by 92 SQ and cr at Longmoor Farm,
8-7-40 Spitfire 609Sq shot down,cr off Swanage.
9-7-40 R6637/PR-Q Spitfire 609Sq shot down by Lt Egon
Mayer, I/JG 2, cr off Portland,
9-7-40 Ju.87 cr off Portland
11-7-40 3551/2N+EP Bf.110 III/ZG76 Forced landing at Povington Heath,Tyneham
Pilot- ObLt Gerhard Kadow
11-7-40 -/2N+?P Bf110 III/ZG76 cr nr Portland Pilot OblLt Hans - Joachim Goring
11-7-40 L1069 Spitfire I 609SQ Shot down and cr off Portland
11-7-40 L1095 Spitfire I 609SQ Shot down and cr off Portland
11-7-40 N2485 Hurricane I 501SQ Shot down by bf109 of 111/JG27
and cr off Portland
12-7-40 P3084 Hurricane I 501Sq Shot down and cr off Portland
13-7-40 P2950 Hurricane 238Sq Cr at Little Mayne Farm,
West Knighton after dogfight, pilot killed
15-7-40 L1086 Spitfire 609Sq Crash-landed at RAF Warmwell
18-7-40 Do.17 shot down,cr at Fleet.
18-7-40 R6636 Spitfire 609Sq Shot down by Ju 88 off Swanage,
cr Studland beach,recovered and repaired.
20-7-40 P3766 Hurricane I 238Sq shot down and cr Lyme Bay
20-7-40 P3082 Hurricane I 501Sq shot down and cr Lyme Bay
20-7-40 K9880 Spitfire I 152Sq Shot down and cr off Swanage
21-7-40 780/5F+OM Do 17M 4(F)/14 s/d by 238 Sq and cr at Nutford Farm ,
1 mile N of Blandford
25-7-40 Do.17 Shot down by 152 Sq Spitfires
and cr near Weymouth
25-7-40 K9901 Spitfire I 152Sq Shot down and cr off Portland
26-7-40 K9815 Spitfire 1 609Sq cr Piddlehinton afetr engine failure,
destroyed by fire.
27-7-40 N3023 Spitfire I 609Sq Shot down and cr off Weymouth .
P/O Buchanan killed.