Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5778 (01/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5778 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 1st December 1917.

Its crew comprised:

  • J MacKenzie
  • C Hyde

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 12.30 on Contact Patrol (Villers Guislan) and has not yet returned; machine and personnel missing”

J MacKenzie and C Hyde were reported missing and struck off strength of the squadron

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

Post War

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that the remains of J MacKenzie and C Hyde could not be found (or could not be positively identified) and, as such, their names are commemorated on the Arras Flying Service Memorial as follows:

  • HYDE, CYRIL Second Lieutenant
  • MACKENZIE, JOHN Second Lieutenant

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (J MacKenzie)

Casualty Card (C Hyde)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5777 (01/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5777 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol on 1st December 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • RMC MacFarlane
  • AE Lancashire

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 12.30 on Contact Patrol and was forced to land (62C.E.21C Longavesnes) owing to big end bolt shearing, breaking the sump; personnel uninjured”.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 3rd December 1917 and transferred to 2 AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B201 (01/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B201 was being utilised for a Patrol on 1st December 1917

The crew comprised:

  • WH Shakespeare (Pilot)
  • EL Shaw (Observer)

The RFC Personnel Casualty Ledger shows “EL Shaw was wounded by machine gun fire”

EL Shaw was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (EL Shaw)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5767 (23/11/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B5767 was being utilised for Reconnaissance on 23rd November 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • LG Paling (Pilot)
  • DO Duthie (Observer on probation)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left Lechelle aerodrome at 3.45 and landed at 4.45 on the nearest aerodrome (Longavesnes) owing to observer being wounded and machine being damaged by machine gun fire.

DO Duthie was admitted to hospital and ceased to be attached to the squadron.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (DO Duthie)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Routine Orders

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B307 (23/11/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B307 was being utilised for Bombing on 23rd November 1917

The crew comprised:

  • WW Frederickson (Pilot)
  • FW Helsby (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.55 and landing too fast at Lechelle aerodrome ran into a sandbagged shed at 4.35; personnel uninjured”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 24th November 1917 and transferred to 2 AD


Additional Information

  • Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B201 (23/11/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B201 was being utilised for Reconnaissance on 23rd November 1917

The crew comprised:

  • WH Shakespeare (Pilot)
  • ACT Perkins (Observer)

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows that ACT Perkins was wounded during the flight. He was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (ACT Perkins)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 ???? (13/11/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 ???? was being collected from 2AD on 13th November 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • ?
  • WJ Matthews (Observer on probation)

The aircraft crashed on take off; WJ Matthews was injured

The Casualty Card shows that WJ Matthews was admitted to hospital with contusions of back and legs. He was discharged on 17th November 1917


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (WJ Matthews)

Image reproduced with kind permission of the RAF Museum

 

Routine Orders

WJ Matthews was admitted to hospital on 13th November 1917


Notes:

  1. There is no information regarding the aircraft or the pilot involved – Further research required

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B255 (30/09/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B255 was being utilised for a Practice Flight on 30th September 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • J Edelsten

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left Savy aerodrome at 3.45 on a Practice Flight and coming into aerodrome too steeply, flew into the ground 3.55 (pilot inexperienced); personnel uninjured”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 1st October 1917 and transferred to 2AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders


 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B242 (26/09/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B242 was being utilised for a Line Patrol (La Gorgue) on 26th September 1917.

Its crew comprised:

  • JWM Bevan (Pilot)
  • W Grossmith (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome to proceed on Line Patrol at 11 and crashed at 12.15 (pilot inexperienced); Pilot: broken leg and badly cut about face and head; Observer: dislocated shoulder and badly shaken”.

JWM Bevan was admitted to hospital on 26th September 1917 but died of his injuries on the same date. W Grossmith was admitted to hospital on 26th September 1917 and was struck off strength of the squadron

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

Post War

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records do not show where the remains of JWM Bevan were located but show that after the war they were concentrated (reinterred) at ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION as follows:

  • BEVAN, JOHN WILLIAM MAURICE Lieutenant  Grave V. B. 17.

 [Courtesy of Serge Comini]


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Officer’s Casualty Form (JWM Bevan)

[Source: casualtyforms.org]

Officers Casualty Form (W Grossmith)

[Source: casualtyforms.org]

Casualty Card (W Grossmith)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Routine Orders


 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B226 (20/08/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B226 was being utilised for a Practice Flight on 20th August 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • GB Ash

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Trezennes)12.45, crashed 12.56 owing to pilot turning and sideslipping when near the ground; personnel uninjured”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B226

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2690 (06/07/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2690 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 6th July 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • AR Fairbairn
  • PJ Nolan

The RFC Casualty Report shows “The undercarriage of this machine struck a hole in taking off causing the right hand undercarriage strut to jump out of position forcing the engine bearers and top right hand longeron out of line, thus jamming the elevator control lever, the pilot had to make a forced landing by sole use of the tail plane; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2690

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A9989 (28/07/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A9989 was being utilised for a Test Flight on 28th July 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • GF Caswell

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Pilot stalled machine on take off; personnel OK”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A9989

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 30th July 1917 and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A9987 (26/09/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A9987 was being utilised for a Travelling Flight (to collect new machine) on 26th September 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • G McPherson
  • GF Caswell

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 10.50 and crashed onto the road outside the aerodrome on take off (pilot inexperienced); personnel uninjured.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 26th September 1917 and transferred to 2 AD


Notes:

  1. It is unclear whether this was A9987 or A9989 – further research required

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2721 (10/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2721 was being utilised for an Artillery Shoot on 10th December 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • AS Hanna (Pilot)
  • RA Burnard (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “On taking off (Estrees), aircraft climbed too steeply, side slipped and nose dived to the ground; pilot and observer uninjured”.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 11th December 1917 and transferred to 2 AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2718 (20/11/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2718 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol (Marcoing) on 20th November 1917.

It was crewed by:

  • RN Wolton
  • CGW Swire

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 2.05 on Contact Patrol and was shot down by rifle fire at 57C.L.29.D; pilot wounded in cheek; observer unhurt”

The Casualty Card shows that RN Wolton was admitted to hospital; he was subsequently discharged and returned to duty on 1st December 1917

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


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (RN Wolton)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2717 (12/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2717 was being utilised for an Artillery Shoot on 12th December 1917.

It was crewed by:

  • AS Hanna
  • RA Burnard

The RFC Casualty Report shows “While leaving aerodrome (Estrees) machine ran into a ploughed field, causing undercarriage to leave machine; pilot and observer uninjured”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 13th December 1917 and transferred to 2AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2715 (23/06/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2715 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 23rd June 1917.

Its crew comprised:

  • LI Barker
  • CM Benjamin

The RFC Casualty Report shows “This machine left aerodrome at 7.50 for an artillery patrol and returning at 9.05 in a fast failing light damaged an undercarriage strut whilst taxiing in. Before it could be removed off the aerodrome, A2688 arrived home at 9.10 and failing to see the damaged machine in the dusk, collided with it on landing; personnel uninjured.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2715

The aircraft was written off charge of the squadron and returned to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2713 (17/10/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2713 was being utilised for a Travelling Flight on 17th October 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • J MacKenzie
  • C Hyde

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 8.00 and when attempting to land at Bruay aerodrome at 9.00, pilot misjudged, stalled machine and crashed on landing; pilot and observer unhurt”

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 18th October 1917 and transferred to 2AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2708 (10/12/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2708 was being utilised for an Artillery Shoot on 10th December 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • AEG Williams
  • D Taylor

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine prepared to leave aerodrome at 10.30 and whilst getting off ran into a deep rut causing the undercarriage to smash; personnel uninjured”.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 11th December 1917 and transferred to 2 AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2707 (04/09/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2707 was being utilised for Line Reconnaissance on 4th September 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • Lt Blackie
  • Lt Shaw

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Aircraft left aerodrome (La Gorgue) 6.30; engine cut out, picked up, then cut out again. Machine just missed railway and crashed into a building (Pilot inexperienced); personnel uninjured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2707

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 6th September 1917 and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2706 (14/09/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2706 was being utilised for a Line Patrol on 14th September 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • H Colmore
  • CR Field

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 1.30 and collided with Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B255 at about 3.00. Machine came down in a spin and crashed into a tree  (28.U.21.b .Ploegsteert Wood); pilot broke both legs and fractured his skull; observer strained back”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

H Colmore

H Colmore was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

Colmore H Person Front

CR Field

CR Field was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

Field C R Person

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2706

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC on 14th September 1917

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2704 (25/09/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2704 was being utilised for Landing Practice on 25th September 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • GG Walker

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome (Savy) at 11. Stalled and side slipped in taking off (pilot inexperienced); personnel uninjured”

The aircraft was struck off strength of the squadron on 27th September 1917 and transferred to 2AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders


 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2703 (22/11/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2703 was being utilised for Reconnaissance on 22nd November 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • R Buchanan
  • D Taylor

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 11.20 and was hit by machine gun fire from enemy aircraft and was forced to land (57C.L.19.A) at 12.00; personnel uninjured”.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC on 24th November 1917


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2701 (11/11/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2701 was being utilised for a Gun Test on 11th November 1917

The crew comprised:

  • DC Russell (Pilot)
  • J Miller (Aerial Gunner)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 11.20 for a Gun Test when about a mile from Estrees it was seen to bank sharply and then nose dive to earth at about 11.40; pilot received compound fracture of his knee, broken ankle and injuries to arm and head; observer received a broken ankle”.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC and the engine was returned to 2 AD


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (DC Russell)

DC Russell was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron.

[Source: RAF Museum]

Casualty Card (J Miller)

J Miller is recorded as wounded but there are no details about whether he was hospitalised nor whether he was struck off strength of the squadron

[Source: RAF Museum]

Routine Orders

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2700 (27/10/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2700 was being utilised for Bombing on 27th October 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • MW Wilson (Pilot)
  • AM Mason (Observer)

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 12.15pm on bombing raid, but the engine failed owing to a leaking petrol connection and the machine crashed in a ploughed field; personnel uninjured”

A2700 [Source White Family]

A2700 [Source: White Family]

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Routine Orders

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2700 (26/08/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2700 was being utilised for Photography Escort on 26th August 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • RSG MacLean
  • Other?

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows “RSG MacLean was wounded in the right arm during combat with an enemy aircraft”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

RSG MacLean

RSG MacLean was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2700

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2699 (10/05/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2699 was being utilised for a Line Patrol on 10th May 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • SH Preston
  • CM Benjamin

The RFC Casualty Report shows ” Engine cut out when taking off (Savy Aerodrome) and machine struck bank of sunken road; pilot and passenger unhurt


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2699

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2693 (06/06/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2693 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 6th June 1917

The crew comprised:

  • GW Devenish
  • HGK Cotterill

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Left aerodrome at 10.30, seen by Capt Neville, who was on duty on line patrol, to be brought down in flames by heavy artillery near Premont”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

GW Devenish / HGK Cotterill

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows “Unconfirmed report in a German publication states that pilot and observer were both killed” (Their deaths were subsequently confirmed)

Devenish

[Source: RAF Museum]

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that the remains of HGK Cotterill were located at 62BA.11.A6.6

In accordance with government policy at that time, his remains were exhumed, formally identified and concentrated (reinterred) as follows:

  • COTTERILL, HAROLD GORDON KNIGHT Lieutenant PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY II. A. 15.

The remains of GW Devenish were not located (or could not be formally identified) and, as such, he is commemorated on the ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2693

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the field

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2692 (31/08/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2692 was being utilised for a Practice Flight on 31st August 1917.

Its crew comprised:

  • GB Ash

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Left aerodrome 2.55pm, smashed at 3.00pm on landing; personnel uninjured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

GB Ash

GB Ash was struck off strength of No. 35 Squadron and transferred to Home Establishment

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2692

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron on 1st September 1917 and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2688 (23/06/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2688 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 23rd June 1917.

Its crew comprised:

  • RA George
  • W Adamson

The RFC Casualty Report shows “This machine left the aerodrome at 7.50 for an Artillery Patrol and returned at 9.10 in a fast failing light, failing to observe A2715 which was on the aerodrome being brought into the hangar and collided with it on landing; personnel uninjured.


ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2688

The aircraft was written off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2716 (02/06/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2716 was being utilised for Artillery Observation (near Vermand) on 2nd June 1917.

It was crewed by:

  • ER Bottomley
  • GA Griffiths

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Left aerodrome 12.15, brought down by hostile anti-aircraft fire (62B.S.3B8.8) at about 12.45; machine completely wrecked and engine damaged; pilot and observer killed”.

A2716 Map


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ER Bottomley and GA Griffiths

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records do not show where the remains of ER Bottomley and GA Griffiths were located but show that after the war they were concentrated (reinterred) at MONS-EN-CHAUSSEE COMMUNAL CEMETERY as follows:

  • BOTTOMLEY, ER, Lieutenant,  Grave I. 3.
  • GRIFFITHS, GA, Lieutenant, Grave I. 4.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2716

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC

 

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2709 (23/04/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2709 was being utilised for a Line Patrol on 23rd April 1917

Its crew comprised:

  • FH Reynell
  • S Barne

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Left aerodrome 9.00, came down in spinning nose dive out of control; pilot and observer both killed”

A squadron report adds: “This machine was attacked by four hostile scouts and the pilot was shot in the head. The machine was too badly smashed to see if any attempt had been made to use the dual control and the observer too badly knocked about to see if he had been hit or not”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FH Reynell / S Barne

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records do not show where the remains of FH Reynell and S Barne were located but show that after the war they were concentrated (reinterred) at AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION as follows:

  • REYNELL, FREDERICK HENRY, Grave VI. C. 12.
  • BARNE, S, Grave VI. C. 11.

Barne S (findagrave)

[Source: FindaGrave]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2709

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC on 23rd April 1917

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2702 (01/04/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2702 was being utilised to ferry a pilot from 2AD to Savy on 1st April 1917.

The crew comprised:

  • LI Barker
  • Unknown

The RFC Casualty Reports shows “While taxiing on to aerodrome (Savy), right wheel struck ditch, undercarriage collapsed. Right hand main fuselage strut split.

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2683 (10/04/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2683 was being utilised for a Contact Patrol (Monchy-Le-Preux) on 10th April 1917.

Its crew comprised:

  • 2Lt HS Lees-Smith
  • 2Lt HL Storrs

The RFC Casualty Report shows: Machine left aerodrome about 4.00pm; wrecked in shell hole [57C.D.8]; pilot slightly injured; observer unhurt; both slightly shaken”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HS Lees-Smith

HS Lees-Smith was admitted to hospital and struck off strength of the squadron.

Lees-Smith H S Person

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2683

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


Notes:

  1. Nothing recorded in squadron record book
  2. The map reference [Sh57CD8] does not tie in with Monchy-Le-Preux – Further research required

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2731 (16/03/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2731 was on an Engine Test Flight on 16th March 1917.

Its crew comprised:

  • G Wenden
  • G McKerrow

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left at 2.40 and hit tree trying to land at No. 59 Squadron’s aerodrome (La Bellevue); pilot killed; observer injured”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

G Wenden

G Wenden’s Casualty Card shows the following:

[Source: RAF Museum]

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

  • WENDEN, G Captain, WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, V. E. 1.

G McKerrow

G McKerrow’s Casualty Card shows that he was admitted to hospital (No 20 Casualty Clearing Station) on 16th March and returned to duty on 19th. He was posted out of the squadron on 10th April 1917

McKerrow G Person

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2731

Routine Orders show that the aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 1 AD

Armstrong Whitworth FK8 A2694 (23/04/1917)

Armstrong Whitworth FK8 A2694 was being utilised for a Line Patrol east of Arras on 23rd April 1917.

Its crew comprised:

  • MW Wilson
  • N Yonge

The RFC Casualty Report shows ” Left aerodrome 9.00. Machine extensively damaged by gunfire but returned to aerodrome safely; pilot unhurt; observer wounded in leg and admitted to hospital”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

N Yonge

N Yonge was admitted to hospital on 23rd April 1917 and was struck off strength of the squadron (He was transferred to England on 31st May 1917)

[Source: RAF Museum]

Armstrong Whitworth FK8 A2694

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and transferred to 2 AD for repair