Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5789 (29/04/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5789 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 29th April 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • RW Trubridge
  • H Gittins

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 8.50 and was attacked by enemy aircraft and forced to land (62D.O.19.D.00) at 11.10; Pilot: Injured; Observer: OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

RW Trubridge

Trubridge was admitted to hospital and died of his wounds on 6th May 1918

[Source: RAF Museum]

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records do not show where the remains of RW Trubridge were located but show that after the war they were concentrated (reinterred) as follows:

  • TRUBRIDGE, R W Lieutenant CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME II. B. 7.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5789

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field