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Papworth, W G (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1943-July-20

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

Service
RAF
Unit
31 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Rank
Pilot Officer
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Service Numbers

Hudson BW777

Lockheed Hudson A-28 A-29 AT-18

Lockheed Hudson
Source National Air Force Museum of Canada.

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

YouTube Hudson

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hudson

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hudon - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson Mk. III BW777

Cat “A” crash at Debert, NS on 20 Jul 1943. The a/c took off on an exercise to practice dual circuits and landings but failed to gain altitude, struck some trees and then crashed and burned. S/L R.T. Hunn and Pilot Officer W.G.M. Papworth were both killed. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for scrapping on 22 Aug 1943
1942-07-15 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-01 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Mitchell | Nichol | Sandberg | Stracey
1943-July-20 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Hunn | Papworth
1943-09-28 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

31 OTU (31 Operational Training Unit)

The Operational Training Unit (OTU) was the last stop for aircrew trainees. They spent 8 to 14 weeks learning to fly operational aircraft (Hawker Hurricane or Fairey Swordfish, e.g.). The instructors had experience in actual operations, and often were posted to OTUs after their operational tour. More information on the RCAF Station at Debert, Nova Scotia can be found at
  • RAF Roundel RCAF.info - Debert, Nova Scotia

  • General History 31 OTU by Maj (Ret) G.D. Madigan

  • General Wall Of Honour NO31 OTU

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