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PostPosted: 17 Aug 2011, 04:39 
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17 August 19xx and 20xx

1942

A Boston (Z-2294) belonging to 24 Squadron crashed after an in-flight fire erupted onboard the aircraft.

1943

An Avro Anson (4333) overshot the runway during landing and collided with a second aircraft ‘4328’.

A Tiger Moth (2395) crashed.

A Miles master (2380) crashed in the Standerton area.

12 Squadron reported a Boston (HK-869) accident – the aircraft overshot the runway during landing at Hal Far.

1944

An Anson (4305) suffered structural failure during a night flying mission, the wings detached (during a dive), one crew member sustained fatal injuries.

A 16 Squadron Beaufighter (LZ-336) crashed during a mission.

31 Squadron reported the following Liberator accidents:
- EV-941; eight fatalities; missing after returning from a supply drop mission.
- EW-248; seven fatalities; exploded in mid-air after supply drop mission en-route to home base.
- EW-161; seven fatalities; shot down by Luftwaffe Bf-109.

A 4 Squadron Spitfire (MA-761) hit a tree during an ground attack mission, the pilot bailed from the aircraft.

1950

A Harvard (7391) with two crewmembers onboard was involved in a fatal accident during a low-level sortie.

1962

A 17 Squadron Alouette II (17) was involved in a fatal accident in the du Toit’s Kloof area.

1963

A Harvard (7322) was written-off during a fatal accident, when the aircraft struck high tension wires.

1977

An Impala Mk 1 (561) was written of during an accident in the Upington area (Northern Cape). The pilot Maj Moody was fatally injured.


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18 August 19xx and 20xx

1941

A Hawker Hartbees (827), crashed during a forced landing.

A Hawker Audax (1826) was involved in a fatal aircraft accident, caused by engine failure after take-off.

1943

The prototype Sikorsky S-51 took to the air.

A Boston III (FA-344), allocated to 21 Squadron crashed when it rolled during final approach, four fatalities reported.

An Airspeed Oxford (3475), crashed – engine failure after take-off.

A Westland Wapiti (614) was involved in an accident and subsequently written-off.

1944

A Hawker Hurricane (5302) was involved in a fatal accident.

A 22 Squadron Ventura (6493) crashed at Gibraltar.

1949

A Spitfire (5571) was involved in a fatal accident in the Pretoria area.

1953

22 Squadron reported the loss of a Ventura (6504) when it crashed at Ysterplaat during landing.

1957

Avro Shackleton MR Mk 3, SA Air Force (serial 1716 “J”) arrived in South Africa (delivery flight).
Avro Shackleton MR Mk 3, SA Air Force (serial 1717 “O”) arrived in South Africa (delivery flight).
Avro Shackleton MR Mk 3, SA Air Force (serial 1718 “K”) arrived in South Africa (delivery flight).


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Boston III (FA-344), allocated to 21 Squadron crashed when it rolled during final approach, four fatalities reported

FA-344 was a Martin Baltimore, 21 Sqn never used the Douglas Boston. They are one Sqn who claimed to have flown aircraft from one manufacturer as all are Martin products, Martin Maryland, Martin Baltimore (improved Maryland) and Martin B-26 Marauder

The Wapiti had a nickname that said it all ... what-a-pity


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W407594F wrote:
Boston III (FA-344), allocated to 21 Squadron crashed when it rolled during final approach, four fatalities reported

FA-344 was a Martin Baltimore, 21 Sqn never used the Douglas Boston. They are one Sqn who claimed to have flown aircraft from one manufacturer as all are Martin products, Martin Maryland, Martin Baltimore (improved Maryland) and Martin B-26 Marauder

The Wapiti had a nickname that said it all ... what-a-pity


Finger gremlin, appologies :oops: :oops: by this mistake :cry:


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19 August 19xx and 20xx

1941

A Martin Maryland (1674) overshot the runway at Port Elizabeth during a night landing; the aircraft was written-off.

1968

A Harvard (7009) crashed.


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PostPosted: 19 Aug 2011, 11:11 
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Spice wrote:
19 August 19xx and 20xx

1941

A Martin Maryland (1674) overshot the runway at Port Elizabeth during a night landing; the aircraft was written-off.

1968

A Harvard (7009) crashed.


This has to be the most uneventful day in SAAF history?

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PostPosted: 19 Aug 2011, 11:22 
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If you include the seconded SAAF members serving in RAF squadrons it is not uneventful

1941
23 SFTS
Sgt Aubrey.V Hunt 102323 SAAF KIFA 27 †
Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery Zimbabwe Grave 14

1942

66 RAF Sqn
Spitfire Mk.Vc AB-514
Lt V.R.E Nissen 102203V Pilot SAAF 21 †
Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom Panel 118

1943

182 RAF Sqn Typhoon Mk.Ib MN-288
MN-288 was shot down by flak north east of Vimoutiers.
Lt R.G Jennings 328631V Pilot SAAF 20 † KIA France
ST. Valery-En-CauxFranco-British Cemetery
Grave B. 28 (His Duty Nobly Done)


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PostPosted: 19 Aug 2011, 12:08 
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H1017412 wrote:
Spice wrote:
19 August 19xx and 20xx

1941

A Martin Maryland (1674) overshot the runway at Port Elizabeth during a night landing; the aircraft was written-off.

1968

A Harvard (7009) crashed.


This has to be the most uneventful day in SAAF history?


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20 August 19xx and 20xx


1941

A Hawker Hart I, serial 345, was involved in an accident in the East London area.
A Hawker Hart (Trainer), serial 443, was involved in an accident. It seems not to be related to the accident of a similar aircraft type in the East London area on the same day.

1943

A Hartbees (864) was involved in a fatal accident, two persons on board.
An Airspeed Oxford (3664) ditched during a weapons training sortie, three crew suffered fatal injuries.

1944

12 Squadron reported the loss of a Martin Marauder (FB-516), three fatalities.

1977

A Harvard (7412) with two crew onboard was involved in a fatal mid-air collision.

2004

A MBB BK-117 (389, ex ZS-XBX) crashed (heavy landing) during an exercise Blue Angel in Zambia.


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PostPosted: 20 Aug 2011, 11:43 
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A Hartbees (864) was involved in a fatal accident, two persons on board.

1940 20 August
40 Sqn Hartbees 864
Lt Gideon Johannes de Greef 47410 23 † Alamein Memorial, Egypt
A/Sgt Mornie Andre du Plessis 47922 31 † Alamein Memorial, Egypt


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21 August 19xx and 20xx

1941

The following Martin Maryland aircraft were involved in accidents:
- 1623; 24 Squadron; shot down by Bf-109.
- 1636; 12 Squadron; intercepted by Bf-109s, sustained damage; returned to base; written-off due to damage.
- 1662; 12 Squadron; shot down.

2 Squadron reported the following aircraft losses:
- AK-375; fatal; missing during operational mission.
- AM-370; shot down by Bf-109.
- AK-372; shot down by Bf-109.

1944

A Bristol Beaufighter (LZ-375); allocated to 16 Squadron, flew into a building during an air-to-ground attack profile (target was a station); both crew sustained fatal injuries.

A Ventura (JS-891) crashed; it belonged to 27 Squadron.

A B-24 Liberator (EW-229), allocated to 34 Squadron was reported missing.

1956

A Vampire T.55 (271) crashed at Waterkloof.

1973

Two Impala Mk 1 aircraft (most likely allocated to 85 ‘Advanced Flying School’) were lost following mid-air collision in the Pietersburg area. The aircraft involved were: 529 and 553. All four crew members were fatally injured.

1974

The British Aerospace Hawk trainer flew for the first time.

1997

The German proposal for the South African ‘Strategic Defence Package’ was announced their offer was as follows: 35-40 DASA AT-2000, 60 x EC135/635, four AS-532 and the Fairchild Dornier 328 (Maritime Patrol) aircraft.


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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2011, 10:28 
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Distinguished Flying Medal awarded A DFM is the equal of a DFC Distinguished Flying Cross

DFM was for Other Ranks and the DFC for W/O and Commissioned Ranks (Officers)

12 Sqn Maryland Mk.II 1623 / AH-321 Derna Harbour

1623 was chased out into the Gulf of Sollum by six Bf-109’s with his top gunner badly wounded the aircraft on fire with flames spreading out of the bomb bay. Capt Bateman turned for land and the other Air Gunner Sgt Joubert fought the flames and then due to the intercom not working he realized he was in a pilotless aircraft when he saw the pilot and Observer had baled out. With the aircraft plunging downwards in flames and Sgt Wiggil to badly wounded to bale out unaided still at his top gun position. Sgt Joubert moved him and threw him out with the gun mounting of the bottom hatch which was also the escape hatch. Unfortunately the fore sight of the gun had pulled his own rip cord and his chute had opened inside the aircraft. He then jumped with his chute bundled in his arms, although burnt in places and it only fully opening at about 300m.

Sgt Wiggil survived eleven wounds and a shell through his groin. Sgt F Joubert was awarded a Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

Capt G Bateman Pilot SAAF
Lt A.de b Whyte Observer SAAF
Sgt H.F Wiggel Air Gnr WIA
Sgt F Joubert Air Gnr SAAF


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22 August 19xx and 20xx

1943

A 41 Squadron Hurricane (KW-848) crashed during a night take-off. The pilot sustained fatal injuries.

1944

31 Squadron reported the loss of a Liberator (EW-261), four crew members did not survive the incident.

A 5 Squadron Kittyhawk (FX-729) was shot down by hostile ground fire.

The following Hurricane losses were reported:
- 5240; crashed in the Warmbath’s area.
- 5262; fatal; mid-air with 5229.
- 5229; mid-air with 5262.

A 22 Squadron Ventura (JT-896) crashed on take-off (Gibraltar).

The following Spitfire accidents were reported:
- JL-370; 2 Squadron.
- MA-805; 1 Squadron; fatal.

1952

A Mustang (380) was involved in a fatal accident in Korea.

1970

The prototype Aermacchi MB326K (single seat variant) made its maiden flight in Italy. These aircraft entered service with the SA Air Force in 1974.

1979

Canberras from 12 Squadron, joined a Rhodesian Canberra strike force to attack targets in Zambia (Operation PLACID I). The aircraft operated from Fylde Air Force Base.

1985

An Impala Mk 2 (1043) crashed in the Operational Area/SWA in the vicinity of M’Pacha.

2000

An Impala Mk 2 (1089), allocated to 85 Combat Flying School, crashed in the Hoedspruit area, fatally injuring the pilot Lt DH Smith.


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23 August 19xx and 20xx

1942

A Tomahawk (AM-466) belonging to 5 Squadron crashed during operations.

1944

5 Squadron reported the loss of a P-40D Kittyhawk (FX-759).

1954

The first flight of the Lockheed YC130 took place in the United States of America.

1958

A Harvard (7193) was involved in a fatal aircraft accident.

1976

SADF Troops were flown up in C130B’s and Calueque was occupied in a successful operation using Alouette IIIs on 26 August 1976.

First In-Flight Refueling work-up missions began for Mirage F1AZ crews during a day of ‘dry-plugs’ from the Buccaneers of 24 Squadron.

1978

SWAPO/PLAN insurgents attacked Katima Mulilo. South African follow-up operations commenced at approximately 05h00GMT with ground forces and a Alouette III Gunship entering Zambian territory. The follow-up operation continued till 27 August, and included further air strikes by 12 Squadron (Canberra) and 24 Squadron (Buccaneers), both units operating from Air Force Base Waterkloof.

1979

Operation MOTEL 1 was conducted when a combined South African/Rhodesian Air Force strike mission, flew interdiction against targets approximately 20nm South West of Solwezi in Zambia.

1981

During Operation PROTEA, the SA Air Force launched strikes on the Cahama Air Defence installations, as the opening round for the operation.

Buccaneers of 24 Squadron fired AS30 missiles against targets in the Chibemba/ Cahama area – the targets being radar installations.


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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2011, 09:57 
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1944
5 Squadron reported the loss of a P-40D Kittyhawk (FX-759)
The pilot of this aircraft was Lt D.E Dooley, the father of Capt R Dooley. There is a picture in the book KOEVOET of Capt Dooley flying an Alouette III.
Capt Dooley prior to joining the SAAF did his N/S in the Mounted Troops.


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