Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B256 was being utilised for a Practice Landing Flight on 25th January 1918
Its crew comprised:
- FW Saunders
The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 12.00 for practice landing flight and turning to come into the aerodrome (Estrees-en-Chaussee), stalled and nosedived to earth (12.10); pilot killed”
Ferdinand Ward SaundersThe Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that after the war, the remains of FW Saunders were concentrated (reinterred) as follows:
- SAUNDERS, F W Second Lieutenant TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY IV. D. 4.
Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B256
The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC on 25th January 1918
National Archives Record
WO 339/36391 Lieutenant Ferdinand Ward SAUNDERS, The Welsh Regiment.