Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8454 (09/08/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8454 was being utilised for a Patrol on 9th August 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • JT Duckworth (Pilot)
  • HH Davies (Observer on Probation)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 4.30am and whilst flying over Morlancourt rudder controls were shot through causing machine to nose dive to earth; personnel badly shaken”



JT Duckworth

JT Duckworth was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron.

[Source: RAF Museum]

HH Davies

HH Davies was admitted to hospital and ceased to be attached to the squadron.

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8454

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