Author Topic: List of Plane Crashes - WW1  (Read 989 times)

Offline stuartwaters

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 898
Re: List of Plane Crashes - WW1
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2024, 06:11:56 PM »
Martin, you are indeed correct. The next list covering the inter-war years will have an explanatory note along the lines that although combat operations ceased on 11th November, the armed forces continued operating on a war footing until the Treaty of Versailles was signed seven months later.
"I did not say the French would not come, I said they will not come by sea" - Admiral Sir John Jervis, 1st Earl St Vincent.

Offline MartinR

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1592
  • Currrent having an extended stay in hospital.
Re: List of Plane Crashes - WW1
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2024, 09:23:02 PM »
To be accurate WWI didn't end on 11/11/1918, that was the armistice or cease fire.  The exact end varies according to when different countries ratified the Treaty of Versailles, though commonly the date of the signing (28 June 1919) is used.  It is not just a technical issue, men who died on active service during this period (including of course the Spanish 'Flu) were treated as having died on active service.

Offline stuartwaters

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 898
List of Plane Crashes - WW1
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2024, 09:25:41 PM »
This is a list of plane crashes which occurred in or off the shores of Kent in the period of the First World War started.

The list details the date, the registration (if known or registered) and type of aircraft, where the accident occurred, a brief description of the accident and the number of fatalities (if any).

1914

September

7th. 59. Sopwith Tractor Biplane. Crashed in the sea off Deal

1915

January

2nd. 828. Short 135 from RNAS Grain. Sideslipped in turn after takeoff from base.

28th. 2. Short Pusher Biplane from the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed at base.

February

4th. 878. Avro 504 from 1 Naval Squadron at Dover. Crashed at base.

8th. 174. Wight Improved Navy Plane from RNAS Calshott. Engine failure and forced landing outside Dover Harbour. Struck by Rescue Torpedo Boat.

March

29th. 74. Short 74 from RNAS Grain. Aileron jammed and lost control near base.

April

4th. 1225. Bristol TB8 of 2 Naval Squadron, Eastchurch. Crashed near base
     1539. Bleriot VI-BG of Defence Flight RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed. No further details

30th. 1060. Spinning Jenny of 4 Naval Squadron, RNAS Dover Guston Road. Overturned landing at base.

May

7th. SS1. Submarine Scout Airship from RNAS Kingsnorth. Hit telegraph wires while landing at Dover. Caught fire.

11th. 1540. Bleriot XI-BG from the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed in the sea. 1 killed.

23rd. 859. Sopwith 860 from RNAS Dover Harbour. Capsized. No further details.

31st. 941. Morane-Saulnier Type G from Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed near base.

June

1st. 1017. Avro 504B of 2 Naval Squadron Westgate. Forced Landing near base.

21st. 63. Short S38 of Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed at base.

30th. Reg not known. NT3 of Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed at base.
      1171. Bognor Bloater of Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed at base.

July

19th. 1223. Bristol TB8 of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed at Headcorn.

August

6th. 1018. Avro 504B of 4 Naval Wing Westgate. Crashed near base.

9th. 1212. Sopwith Tabloid of 2 Naval Wing Westgate. Crashed and overturned during a night landing at base after an Anti-Zeppelin patrol. 1 killed.

16th. 1010. Avro 504B of the Naval Flight school Eastchurch. Crashed at base.

17th. 3281. Caudron GIII of Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed at base.
     
24th. 80. Short 2-seater Pusher of RNAS Grain. Crashed. No further details.
      Reg not known. Morane-Saulnier N from Brooklands. Spin in turn after takeoff from Joyce Green. 1 killed.

25th. 1562. Schneider of RNAS Dover Harbour. Engine Failure and Forced Landing outside Dover Harbour.

27th. 3220. Bleriot X1-2 of Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed, no further details.

29th. 1244. Bristol Scout C of Naval Flight chool Eastchurch. Crashed, no further details.

September

6th 1104 BE2C of 5 Naval Wing RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed at Folkestone.
    3166 Nieuport 10 of 5 Naval Wing RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed at Folkestone.

12th. 65. Short 65 of Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed after collision with below near base. 1 killed.
      3282. Caudron GIII of Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed after collision with above near base. 1 killed.

13th. 3371. Curtiss JN3 of 4 Naval Wing RNAS Eastchurch. Forced landing near Grain.

18th. 3221. Bleriot X1-2 of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

24th. 3380. Curtiss of 5 Naval Wing RNAS Dover Guston Road. Forced landing. No further details known.

25th. 62. Short S38 of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.
      996. BE2C of 5 Naval Wing RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed. No further details known.

October

1st. 3372. Curtiss JN3 from 4 Naval Wing Eastchurch. Forced landing at Grain.

2nd. 3382. Curtiss JN3 from the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

6th. 3377. Curtiss JN3 of RNAS Grain. Crashed on takeoff at base.

9th. 3283. Caudron GIII of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

November

5th. 3387. Curtiss JN3 of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed on landing at base.

10th. 3236. Bleriot X1-2 of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Forced landing near base.

12th. 908. Bleriot X1 of the Naval FLight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

December

3rd. 3223. Bleriot X1-2 of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

9th. 3284. Caudron GIII of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

17th. 3290. Caudron GIV of 4 Naval Wing RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed Gravesend.

20th. 3271. Caudron GIII of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

30th. 1016. Avro 504 of 5 Naval Squadron RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed at base.

1916

January


14th. 1035. Avro 504B of 5 Naval Squadron RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed. No further details known.

17th. 1146. BE2C of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Sideslipped in Church Field Milton Regis. 1 killed.

20th. 993. BE2C of 4 Naval Wing RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed. No further details known. 1 killed.

23rd. 8649. MFS11 Shorthorn of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Overturned landing downwind at Harty Road Station 2 miles south west of Leysdown. 1 killed.

28th. 1009. Avro 504B of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed. No further details known.

30th. 3243. Curtiss JN3 of RNAS Detling. Engine failure. Crashed. No further details known.

31st. 1073. Spinning Jenny of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.
      4147. BE2C of 10 Reserve Squadron Joyce Green. Hit tree on Erith Marshes after a night takeoff for an anti-zeppelin patrol. 1 killed.

February

8th. 1072. Spinning Jenny of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

9th. 8398. Curtiss JN3 of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Hit a hedge landing at base.

16th. 3835. Sopwith 806 of RNAS Detling. Damaged beyond repair by a gale while pegged out at base.
      3838. Sopwith 806 of RNAS Detling. Damaged beyond repair by a gale while pegged out at base.
      3841. Sopwith 806 of RNAS Detling. Damaged beyond repair by a gale while pegged out at base.

21st. 989. BE2C of RNAS Kingsnorth. Carried by Airship AP-1. Side-slipped away from the airship and crashed in Strood Station goods yard. 2 killed.
      Reg not known. AP-1 Airship. Crashed while carrying the above. No further details known.

27th. 1258. Scout C of 5 Naval Wing, RNAS Dover Guston Road. Dived in near base. 1 killed.

March

16th. 3198. Nieuport Monoplane VI of RNAS Westgate. Capsized off base.

24th. 3023. Scout C of RNAS Westgate. Overshot over cliff landing at base.

April

2nd. 3204. FBA Type A of RNAS Dover Harbour. Crashed. No further details known.

16th. 1034. Avro 504B of War Flight Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

20th. 8602. Avro 504C of War Flight Eastchurch. Dived in from turn near base.

23rd. 3173. Nieuport 10 of War Flight RNAS Dover Guston Road. Sideslipped in on night landing at base.

26th. 3015. Scout C of War Flight Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

28th. 8457. REP Parasol of Eastchurch War Flight. Crashed in the sea off Westgate.

30th. 3641. FBA Type A of Dover Seaplane Flight RNAS Dover Harbour. Crashed on landing in the harbour.

May

5th. 999. BE2C of RNAS Dover. Crashed. No further details known.

13th. 8609. BE2C of Eastchurch War Flight. Crashed on night takeoff from base.

16th. 3071. Short 827 of RNAS Westgate. Crashed. No further details known.
      4068. Avro 504A of 20 Reserve Squadron Dover Swingate Down. Sideslipped and dived in on approach. 1 killed.

20th. 3219. Bleriot X1-2 of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Hit Nieuport Scout landing at base.

28th. 2335. BE2C of 17 Reserve Squadron from Croydon. Crashed from turn at Cudham. 1 killed.

June

4th. 994. BE2C of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed. No further details known.

20th. 3100. Short 827 of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed on takeoff outside the harbour.

23rd. 8072. Short 184 of RNAS Grain. Nose dived in. No further details known.

29th. 3968. Nieuport 10 of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Engine failure on takeoff from base. Stalled and sideslipped in. 2 killed.

July

8th. 8962. Scout D from RNAS Manson. Overturned landing at base.
     5793. BE2D of SA Depot Farnborough. Sideslipped in Whitstable. 2 killed.

14th. 8923. Longhorn of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed on landing at Old Rides Farm Eastchurch. 1 killed.

20th. 1245. Scout C of 3 Naval Wing RNAS Manston. Lost control in loop and spun in. 1 killed.

30th. 3033. Scout C of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Engine failure and forced landing. No further details known.

August

2nd. 9310. Short Bomber of 3 Naval Wing RNAS Manston. Crashed on landing at base.

16th. 5273. Vickers FB9 of 10 Reserve Squadron Joyce Green. Stalled in turn and dived in. 1 killed.

18th. 3656. FBA Type A of Dover Seaplane Flight Dover Harbour. Hull collapsed landing at base.

31st. 1255. Scout C of Eastcurch Bombing Flight. Crashed, no further details known.
      3470. Curtiss JN3 of RNAS Detling. Hit tree and dived in. No further details known.

September

15th. 8643. Short 827 of RNAS Grain. Engine failure, Forced Landing near base.

20th. 8431. BE2C of RNAS Kingsnorth. Crashed on landing at base.

23rd. 1246. Scout C of Eastchurch War Flight. Crashed, no further details known.

28th. 7511. Vickers FB5 of the School of Aerial Gunnery Hythe. Dived in from turn near base. 2 killed.

October

4th. 8467. Shorthorn of Bombing Flight Eastchurch. Crashed, no further details known.

8th. 7259. Elephant G100 of 49 Squadron Dover Swingate Down. Wing failed, dived in. 1 killed.

12th. 8639. Short 827 of RNAS Grain. Stalled and sideslipped into the River Medway off Grain Pier. 1 killed.

20th. N510. Sopwith Triplane of Design Flight Eastchurch. Tail broke off near base. 1 killed.

23rd. 4723. BE2C of 20 Squadron Wye. Spun in from turn. 1 killed.
      8863. Curtiss JN4 of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed, no further details known.
      8974. Scout D of Eastchurch War Flight. Crashed. No further details known.

25th. Reg not known. Sopwith Strutter of 45 Squadron Sedgeford Norfolk. Crashed at The Cut, Willesborough. 1 killed.

26th. 8599. Avro 504C of Eastchurch War Flight. Crashed. No further details known.

November

1st. 1189. BE2C of Eastchurch Spotting Flight. Crashed, no further details known.

4th. 8467. Shorthorn of Bombing Flight RNAS Eastchurch. Crashed, no further details known.

14th. 8818. Curtiss JN4 of the Naval Flight School. Lost in cloud, forced landing near Sittingbourne and hit a fence.

30th. 8854. Curtiss JN4 of 3 Naval Wing, RNAS Manston. Crashed, no further details known.

December

4th. 8638. Short 827 of RNAS Calshott. Forced landing in the sea off Dover.

6th. A4988. DH2 of 10 Reserve Squadron Joyce Green. Dived in Dover Swingate Down. 1 killed.

10th. 9054. Short 184 of RNAS Westgate. Dived into the sea near Tongue Light Ship. 2 killed

20th. 8914. Nieuport 12 of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed landing at base.
      Reg not known. Vickers FB16. Crashed on test flight from Joyce Green. 1 killed.

24th. 3052. Scout C of RNAS Detling. Hit by Bristol ScoutD reg 8890 (survived) at base.

1917

January


2nd. 4974. FE2B of 1 Auxiliary School of Gunnery Hythe/Lympne. Engine Failure. Stalled near base. 2 killed.

7th. 3761. Schneider of RNAS Westgate. Crashed in the sea off base.

14th. A1183. HF20 of 10 Reserve Squadron Joyce Green. Dived in at Dartford. 1 killed.

18th. 8347. Short 184 of RNAS Dover Harbour. Forced landing in fog at Ramsgate.
      9765. Short 166 of RNAS Dover Harbour. Forced landing  in the sea between Folkestone and Deal.

22nd. 3756. Schneider of RNAS Grain. Crashed. No further details known.

26th. N5151. Sopwith Strutter 9700 of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Pilots boots closed petrol cock. Forced landing near base.

February

2nd. 8574. Avro 504C of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

3rd. 9337. Short Bomber of 7 Naval Squadron. Overshot landing at base at night returning from Bruges.
     N6476. Sopwith Pup of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed on landing at base.

17th. 8929. Longhorn of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

23rd. A490. Avro 504A of 49 Squadron Dover Swingate. Dived and spun in near base. 1 killed.
      1483. Avro 405C of RNAS Manston. Crash landing near base.

25th. 9206. Nieuport 12 of 6 Naval Squadron RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed. No further detiail known.

26th. N5030. Longhorn of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

March

3rd. 4590. BE2C of 20 Reserve Squadron Wye. Stalled in Bramble Corner, Boughton Corner. 1 killed.
     8633. Short 827 of RNAS Westgate. Crashed on landing at base.

6th. 8109. Shorthorn of Eastchurch Bombing Flight. Crashed. No further details known.

13th. 9058. Short 184 of RNAS Westgate. Dived in sea 1 mile off Cliftonville. 2 killed.

16th. SSP3. Submarine Scout Pusher Airship of Capel-le-Ferne. Wrecked near Faversham.

17th. A826. FE2B of RNAS Grain. Spiral nose dive. No further details known. 1 killed.

5473. N5473. Sopwith Triplane of RNAS Dover. Wing broke in dive from cloud near base. 1 killed.

April

2nd. A894. Sopwith Strutter of the Ferry Pilots Pool Lympne. Crashed in snow at Sandgate. 1 killed.

9th. 8104. Short 184 of Short Brothers Rochester. Crashed on takeoff from base.

16th. A611. BE12A of 20 Reserve Squadron Dover Swingate. Blown over after takeoff from base. 1 killed.

20th. 8328. BE2C of RNAS Dover. Crashed and caught fire. No further details known.

21st. C17. Coastal Class Airship of RNAS Pulham, Norfolk. Shot down by German Seaplane fighter East of North Foreland. 5 killed.

23rd. A2148. DH4 of 51 Reserve Squadron Wye. Sideslipped in turn. No further details known. 1 killed.

24th. A3187. RE8 of 13 Reserve Squadron Dover Swingate. Stalled and dived in. 1 killed.

26th. 9172. HF40 of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Overturned landing at base.

27th. 9871. Avro 504B of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

28th. 8337. BE2C of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Sideslipped and hit building at base. 1 killed.

29th. 9491. Short Bomber of 7 Naval Squadron Eastchurch. Crashed on the roof of CO's Office at base.

30th. 8963. ScouthD of RNAS Manston. Crashed on takeoff from Walmer.

May

1st. A2602. DH2 of 10 Reserve Squadron Joyce Green. Hit hut landing at base. 1 killed.
     C23. Coastal Class Airship of RNAS Capel-le-Ferne. Crashed after upper machine gun hit envelope. No further details known.

2nd. 8951. Scout D of RNAS Walmer. Crashed. No further details known.
     N5062. Shorthorn of Eastchurch Gunnery Flight. Crashed. No further details known.
     N5069. Shorthorn of RNAS Leysdown. Caught fire in the air. No further details known.
     
8th. 8951. Scout D of RNAS Walmer. Crashed. No further details known.

15th. A417 Avro 504A of 57 Reserve Squadron Wye. Engine failure and forced landing at base. 1 killed.

20th A1501. FK3 of 1(Aux) School of Air Gunnery Dymchurch. Lost control during aerobatics. No further details known. 2 killed.

21st. 8970. Scout D of RNAS Manston. Crashed. No further details known.
      A1320. BE2C of 13 Reserve Squadron Dover Swingate. Spun in from turn. 1 killed.

29th. 8336. BE2C of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

June

5th. 660/16. Gotha III German Air Service. Shot down by Anti-Aircraft fire off Barton's Point. 2 killed.

8th. N5074. Shorthorn of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

13th. A7135. F2B of 35 Training Squadron from Northolt. Shot down by Gotha near Dartford. 1 killed.

14th. N2143. Short 184 of RNAS Westgate. Crashed. No further details known.

21st. A4858. SE5 of 56 Squadron Lympne. Crashed. No further details known.

27th. 8296. BE2C of RNAS Manston. Crashed/forced landing. No further details known.

July

5th. N5727. Longhorn of Manston Naval Flight School. Dived in at Minster. 1 killed.

7th. 8126. Sopwith Baby of RNAS Westgate. Propeller hit floats on takeoff in rough sea near base. Overturned.
     A6230 Sopwith Pup of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Shot down by Gotha and crashed near base. 1 killed.

11th. 8102. Short 184 of RNAS Dover Harbour. Crashed. No further details known.

12th. 8990. Scout D of RNAS Manston. Engine failure, forced landing near base.
      A826. FE2B of RNAS Grain. Spun in near base. 1 killed.
      N5740. Longhorn of Manston Naval Flight School. Crashed. No further details known.

16th. 8118. Sopwith baby of RNAS Westgate. Crashed. No further details known.

19th. N5063. Shorthorn of Gunnery School RNAS Eastchurch. Collided with Avro on approach to base. 2 killed.

22nd. A6221. Sopwith Pup of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Caught by gust landing at base.
      N1245. Short 184 of RNAS Westgate. Engine failure. Forced landing in the sea. No further details known.

24th. N5031. Longhorn of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known.

25th. N5062. Shorthorn of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further detail known.

27th. B966. Avro 504J of 62 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Spun in fro tail slide Solton. 1 killed.

August

8th. B3849. Sopwith Camel of 65 Squadron Wye. Propeller hit ground on takeoff, stalled and dived in.

12th. Unknown Reg. Gotha GIV of the German Air Service. Shot down off Walmer.
      B2308. Sopwith Camel of 65 Squadron Wye. Choked engine and crashed. No further details known.

16th. N5398. Scout D of RNAS Manston. Crashed on takeoff from base.

17th. 3760. Schneider of RNAS Westgate. Overturned landing at base.

18th. 1337. Short 830 of RNAS Dover Harbour. Engine failure, forced landing i the sea off Ramsgate and capsized.

20th. 8146. Sopwith Baby of RNAS Westgate. Crashed in the sea landing off Margate.
      B3421. RE8 of 69 squadron South Carlton Lincolnshire. Spun in after takeoff from Biggin Hill. 2 killed.
      N5194. Sopwith Pup of RNAS Dover Guston Rod. Broke up near base. 1 killed.

21st. 8119. Sopwith Baby of RNAS Westgate. Crashed. No further details known.

22nd. 663/16. Gotha GIV of the German Air Service. Shot down 0.75 miles off Margate. 2 killed.
      Reg not known. Gotha GIV of the German Air Service. Shot down Hengrove Golf Course near Margate. 3 killed.
      Reg not known. Gotha GIV of the German Air Service. Shot down off Dover. 3 killed.

24th. 8968. Scout D of RNAS Dover. No further details known.

25th. B1484. Vickers FB26 of Vickers Joyce Green. Spun in after takeoff from Joyce Green. 1 killed.

30th. N5867. Nieuport 17bis of the Observers School Eastchurch. Destroyed by fire at base.

31st. 1485. Avro 504C of RNAS Manston. Crash landed. No further details known.

September

2nd. N1081. Short 184 of RNAS Calshot Hampshire. Forced landing off Westgate in heavy seas.

4th. Reg not known. Gotha GIV of the German Air Service. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire off the Isle of Sheppey.

6th. N5390. Scout D of RNAS Manston. Engine failure. Crashed. No further details known.

8th. 8146. Sopwith Baby of RNAS Westgate. Crashed on landing off Margate,

10th. B2332. Sopwith Camel of 65 Squadron Wye. Engine failure on takeoff, stalled and dived in.

11th. 3804. Schneider of Nore Flight, RNAS Westgate. Caught fire. No further details known.
      B2582. Sopwith Strutter of 78 Squadron Shoreham. Hit tree landing near Bexleyheath. 1 killed.

14th. N5508. Sopwith Strutter of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Spun out of cloud at The Warren, Folkestone. 1 killed.

21st. A8110. FK3 of 1(Aux) School of Aerial Gunnery Dymchurch. Crashed off slow turn at Littlestone.

24th. A7551. DH4 of 8 Aircraft Acceptance Park Lympne. Engine Failure, forced landing in a field near Wilmington. 1 killed.
      B575. SE5A of 8 Aircraft Acceptance Park Lympne. Engine Failure, forced landing and hit sheep. No further details known.
      B223. Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 of 50 Squadron Detling. Crashed on night landing at Detling after and anti-Gotha patrol.
      Unknown Reg. Gotha GIV of the German Air Service. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire 2 miles off Dover.

25th. A9377. DH5 of 62 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Dived in at Rowling. 1 killed.

October

14th. A650. Sopwith Pup of the Manston War School. Crashed,

19th. A592. BE12A of 39 Squadron Biggin Hill. Crashed after night takeoff for an anti-Gotha patrol.
      B4534. BE2E from 39 Squadron North Weald in Essex. Crash-landed at night near Hooe.

23rd. 9465. BE2C of the Observers School Eastchurch. Crashed. No further details known. 2 killed.

26th. N5382. Sopwith Triplane of the Manston War Flight. Collided with another aircraft near base. 1 killed.

27th. A7693. DH4 of 49 Squadron Dover Swingate. Sideslipped in. No further detals known. 2 killed.

31st. A1487. FK3 of 1(aux) School of Air Gunnery Dymchurch. Spun in. No further details known.
      Unknown Reg. Gotha GIV of he German Air Service. Engine fire, crash-landing in Sturry.

November

2nd. B3234. Avro 504J of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Failed to recover from spin. Hit barge on the Thames off Dartford. 1 killed.

3rd. 3116. Handley Page HP 0/100 of A Naval Squadron RNAS Manston. Hit ground with wingtip landing at base. Overturned. 3 killed.

5th. A7678. DH4 of 49 Squadron Dover. Wings detached in spin, crashed in the sea 1.5 miles East-South-East of Leathercoat Point, Dover. 2 killed.

6th. N1327. Hamble Baby of RNAS Westgate. Dived into the sea from turn near base. 1 killed.

7th. A9163. DH4 of 62 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Stalled and dived in near base. 1 killed.

9th. 8065. Short 184 of RNAS Dover. Sank at base.

11th. 9280. Avro 504E of RNAS Manston. Crashed. No further details known. 1 killed.
      N5313. Avro 504G of RNAS Manston. Spun and crashed. No further details known. 1 killed.

23rd. B6347. Sopwith Camel of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Sideslipped and dived in from turn near base. 1 killed.

26th. A9388. DH5 of 62 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Stalled on approach and dived in. 1 killed.

December

4th. N6180. Sopwith Pup of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed in cemetery west of town.

8th. N5758. Longhorn of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Engine failure and forced landing. No further details known.

12th. A5955. Sopwith Strutter of 62 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Hit house during aerobatics at St Margarets. 1 killed.
      B3842. Sopwith Camel of 3 Naval Squadron Walmer. Crashed on landing at Hawkeshill.

18th. A592. BE12 of 39 Squadron Biggin Hill. Crashed whilst on anti-Zeppelin patrol. No further details known.
      A1014. Sopwith Strutter of 3 Auxiliary School of Air Gunnery New Romney. Collided on ground. 1 killed.
      Reg not known. Gotha GIV of the German Air Service. Shot down by fighters off Folkestone. 1 killed.

19th. N5014. Longhorn of the Naval Flight School Eastchurch. Crashed near Matfield. No further details known.

20th. SSZ7. Submarine Scout Airship Zero Class of Polegate. Collided with SSZ10 while landing in fog at The Downs, Jevington.
      SSZ10. Submarine Scout Airship Zero Class. See above, 1 killed.

22nd. Reg not known. Gotha GIV of the German Air Service. Engine failure, forced landing at Hartsdown Farm south of Margate.

1918

January


3rd. B5296. Sopwith Pup of 112 Squadron Throwley. Nose dived in from loop. 1 killed.

4th. N41. Beardmore WBV of RNAS Grain Test Flight. Crashed at Kings Ferry Bridge, Iwade.

7th. 9063. NT4A of RNAS Westgate. Sank at buoy.
     FK3 of 1(Aux) School of Aerial Gunnery Dymchurch. Engine failure, ditched off base. 2 killed.

11th. B5197. Sopwith Camel of 42 Training Squadron Wye. Stalled on turn. No further details known.

19th. 8048. Short 184 of RNAS Dover Harbour. Crashed in harbour.
      C5341. SE5A of Wireless Experimental Establishment Biggin Hill. Spun in from aerobatics Martine Road, Shortlands, Kent. 1 killed.

27th. B5323. Sopwith Pup of 42 Training Squadron Wye. Went out of control in dive. No further details known.
      B6069. Sopwith Pup of 65 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Stalled from a climbing tuen. No further details known.

28th. B5456. DH4 of 2(Aux) School of Aerial Gunnery New Romney. Fire in the air. Crashed on landing.

29th. C4418. Avro 504J of 63 Training Squadron Joyec Green. Collided with Avro A4332. 1 killed.

30th. B5397. Sopwith Pup of 65 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Engine faillure, forced landing and hit a tree.
      N542. Sopwith Tripane of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed, no further details known.

February

3rd. N6476. Sopwith Pup of RNAS Dover Guston Road. Crashed, no further details known.

5th. C4321. Avro 504J of 62 Training Squadron Wye. Stalled and dived in from turn. 1 killed.

9th. N6343. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Forced landing in the sea off Ramsgate. 1 killed.

12th. B5654. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Spun in. No further details known. 1 killed.

14th. B2236. Sopwith Pup of 42 Training Squadron Wye. Engine failure, stalled into trees. No further details known.

16th. B5690. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Crashd, no further details known.

18th. B2178. Sopwith Pup of 112 Squadron Throwley. Cowling blown off. Engine failure and hit hedge. No further details known.

23rd. B3868. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Crashed inverted.
      Registrations not known. 2 aircraft of the RNAS collided in formation above Eastchurch. 2 killed.

March

6th. B5688. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Crashed, 1 killed. Possible collision with...
     B5734. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Crashed, 1 killed.
     B9502. FK3 of 1(Aux) School of Aerial Gunnery Dymcurch. Inverted, pilot fell out. 2 killed.

8th. N6376. Sopwith Camel of RNAS Grain. Crashed and overturned. No further details known.

10th. N6343. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Crashed in the sea off Ramsgate. 1 killed.

12th. A7693. DH4 of 49 Squadron Dover Swingate. Sideslipped in from turn. 2 killed.
      B9246. Sopwith Camel of 65 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Stalled from turn and spun into base. 1 killed.

16th. D3508. SE5A of 8 Air Acceptance Park Lympne. Crashed on landing at Biggin Hill

18th. B7464. Sopwith Camel of 62 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Stalled from roll and dived in. 1 killed.
      B7476. Sopwith Camel of 62 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Stalled in mist and crashed. 1 killed.

19th. C1694. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Stalledin turn and crashed into the Thames. 1 killed.

20th. N6312. Shorthorn of the Observers School, RNAS Eastchurch. Bullets hit propeller. Caught fire at Leysdown, 2 killed.

21st. 6534. BE12 of 141 Squadron Biggin Hill. Fire in flight. Crashed, no further details known. 1 killed.

23rd. C3503. Sopwith Pup of 42 Training Squadron Wye. Engine failure, forced landing and undercarriage hit high voltage wires.

26th. C29. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Hit ground during aerobatics. 1 killed.

27th. B9231. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron. Spun in landing in strong winds at Throwley. 1 killed.

30th. 9238. Nieuport 12 of the Observers School RNAS Eastchurch. Crashed, no further details known.
      B3832. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Spun into the sea near Westgate from a dive on a target balloon. 1 killed.
      B6289. Sopwith Camel of RNAS Eastchurch. Lost control and crashed. No further details known. 1 killed.

April - 1st April 1918 saw the formation of the Royal Air Force from the merger of the Royal Naval Air Service and the Army's Royal Flying Corps.

6th. B5688. Sopwith Camel of Manston War School. Crashed, 1 killed. No further details known.

12th. B5312. Sopwith Pup of 65 Training Squadon Dover Swingate. Dived into the sea near base. 1 killed.
      B7606. DH9 of 203 Training Depot Squadron RAF Manston. Crashed, no further details known.

13th. D1664. DH9 of 2 School of Navigation and Bomb Dropping RAF Lympne. Crashed, no further details known.

14th. C170. Sopwith Camel of 42 Training Squadron RAF Wye. Spun in from roll. No further details known.

20th. C4417. Avro 504J of 63 Training Squadron RAF Joyce Green. Spun and dived in. 1 killed.

21st. Registration not known. Sopwith Camel of 188 Night Training Squadron RAF Manston. Spun in. 1 killed.

22nd. A8281. Sopwith Strutter of 1 Observer School of Aerial Gunnery Dymchurch. Broke up from dive into the sea off base. 2 killed.
      D113. Avro 504J of 65 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Spun in fromdive at base. 1 killed.

25th. B8830. Sopwith Camel of 65 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Rolled in from dive ou of mist. 1 killed.
      D4079. Sopwith Pup of 42 Training Squadron Wye. Collision with below during dogfight. Crashed at Kennington. 1 killed.
      D4394. Avro 504J of 42 Training Squadron Wye. Collision with above. 2 killed.
      D6265. Avro 504J of 62 Training Squadron Dover Swingate. Stalled in mist and spun in. 1 killed.

26th. C5342. SE5A of 50 Squadron Bekesbourne. Engine problem, turned back and hit railway embankment. 1 killed.

27th. B3883. Sopwith Camel of the Pool of Pilots Manston. Crashed, no further details known.

May

1st. B7334. Sopwith Camel of 42 Training Squadron Wye. Pilot fell out while inverted and crashed at South Willesborough. 1 killed.
     N6404. DH4 of 218 Squadron Petit Snythe France. Overshot landing at Dover Guston Road and hit a flagstaff.

2nd. B7610. DH9 of 203 Training Depot Squadron Manston. Engine failure in turn. Sideslipped in.
     C1855. SE5A from unknown unit. Crashed at Lympne on delivery flight.

4th. D9245. DH4 of 2 Air Acceptance Park Hendon Middlesex. Crashed at Joyce Green.

6th. B6203. Sopwith Camel of 42 Training Squadron Wye. Spun in at Hinxhill. 1 killed.
     D1690. DH9 of 103 Squadron Old Sarum Wiltshire. Spun in from mist at Dover Guston Road.

7th. B8707. Avro 504J of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Collided with below over Temple Farm near base. 2 killed.
     B8707. Avro 504J of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Collided with above over Temple Farm near base. 1 killed.

8th. A7671. DH4 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough Hampshire. Broke up in flight Mychett. 2 killed.

9th. 6507. BE12 of 50 Squadron Bekesbourne. Crashed from spin at Canterbury. 1 killed.

10th. N1820. Short 184 from RAF Westgate. Engine failure, forced landing at South Falls Head. Sank under tow.

14th. D6625. Sopwith Camel of 112 Squadron Throwley. Out of control and crashed. No further details known. 1 killed.

17th. B6450. Sopwith Camel of Dover Swingate. Stalled in turn and crashed at Dover. 1 killed.
      D7179. Sopwith Camel of 5 Group, Dover Swingate. Stalled and dived in at base. 1 killed.

18th. C9792. FE2B of 149 Squadron Ford. Sideslipped landing in Kent. 1 killed.

19th. Registration not known. Gotha GV of the German Air Service. Shot down by fighters near Harty.
      979/16. Gotha GV of the German Air Service. Shot down by fighters between Frinstead and Harrietsham. 2 killed.

21st. B5566. Sopwith Camel of the Eastchurch Gunnery School. Spun in, no further details known.
      B8603. Avro 504J of 5 Group, Dover Swingate. Stalled after takeoff from base and dived in. 1 killed.

22nd. B5288. Sopwith Pup of 42 Training Squadron RAF Wye. Choked engine on takeoff from base. 1 killed.

23rd. N1524. AD FB of RAF Grain. Lost propeller and forced landing near base.

30th. C657. Avro 504 of 42 Training Squadron RAF Wye. Stalled from tuen. 1 killed.
      C5340. SE5A of the Wireless Experimental School RAF Biggin Hill. Crashed. No further details known.

31st. 9997. BE2C of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Wing folded in dive. 1 killed.
      D7707. Avro 504J of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Stalled and dived in. No further details known.

June

1st.  C21. Coastal Class Airship. Hit hut on takeoff from Folkestone.

2nd.  B5744. Sopwith Camel of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Stalled off turn and spun in Thanet. 1 killed.
      B4632. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Collided with below, no further details known. 1 killed.
      C130. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Collided with above and spun in. 1 killed.

3rd.  B7424. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Spun in. No further details known. 1 killed.

6th.  B8922. FE2B of 1 Observer School of Air Gunnery New Romney. Collided with another aircraft. 2 killed.

12th. B9491. DH4 of 206 Training Depot Squadron Manston. Landed on port wing and crashed at base.

16th. N6415. DH4 of RAF Manston. Controls failed and dived in. No further details known.

18th. B7414. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Stalled on takeoff from base. 1 killed.

20th. B5454. DH4 of 1 Observers School of Aerial Gunnery New Romney. Tailplane detached over base. 2 killed.

24th. B6289. Sopwith Camel of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Lost control. Crashed at Whitstable. 1 killed.

July

2nd. 9989. BE2C of 203 Training Depot Squadron RAF Manston. Stalled in turn and nose dived in. 1 killed.
     A8834. SPAD S7 of the Scout School RAF Manston. Stalled and nose dived in. 1 killed.
     D6306. Avro 504 of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Dived in from roll at base. 1 killed.
     N2967. Short 184 of 407 Flight Dover Harbour. Engine failure on takeoff from base. Sideslipped in avoiding pier.

3rd. C2. Sopwith Camel of 53 Training Depot Squadron Dover Swingate. Spun in from formation. 1 killed.

5th. C277. Sopwith Pup of the Pool of Pilots RAF Manston. Stalled and dived in. No further details known.

13th. N5090. Sopwith Strutter of 491 Flight Dover Guston Road. Engine failure, forced landing in the sea 5 miles South East of Dungeness.

14th. N2851. Fairey IIIA of RAF Grain. Overshot and crashed at Hylton near West Malling. 1 killed.

16th. C189. Sopwith Camel of 42 Training Squadron RAF Wye. Hit fence landing at base.
      C9854. FE2B of 1 Observer School of Aerial Gunnery New Romney. Stalled from turn near base. 2 killed.
      D6682. Sopith Camel of 151 Squadron Throwley. Overshot landing at base and hit hangar.
      N2804. Short 184 of 408 Flight Newhaven. Hit a house at Bishopstone. 1 killed.

17th. B5992. Sopwith Pup of the Pool of Pilots RAF Manston. Collided with below. 1 killed.
      B9931. Sopwith Pup of the Pool of Pilots RAF Manston. Collided with above. 1 killed.
      B7820. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Spun in from dive on targer near base. 1 killed.

18th. N2937. Short 184 of 406 Flight Westgate. Shot down by enemy seaplane 4 miles South West of Kentish Knock. 2 killed.

19th. B7760. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Crashed Cobham Woods. 1 killed.
      B8585. Avro 504J of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Collided with below on takeoff from base. 1 killed.
      N5063. SHorthorn of Eastchurch Gunnery School. Collided with above. 2 killed.

20th. C1799. SE5A of 143 Squadron Detling. Stalled and spun in. 1 killed.
      C1809. SE5A of 143 Sqauadron Detling. Collided with below at base. 1 killed.
      C1831. SE5A of 143 Squadron Detling. Collided with above at base. 1 killed.

21st. B7427. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Engne failure. Crashed. No further details known.

24th. B7608. DH9 of 55 Training Depot Squadron RAF Manson. Wing detached during firing practice. Crashed in the sea off Thanet. 2 killed.

27th. 6182. Avro 504 of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Collided with another aircraft during firing practice near base. 1 killed.

28th. D8832. Avro 504K of 53 Training Depot Squadron Dover Swingate. Stalled in turn, dived into base. 1 killed.

29th. D3118. DH9 of 55 Training Depot Squadron RAF Manston. STalled in turn, spun in at base. 1 killed.
      N2968. Short 184 of 407 Flight Dover. Engine failure. Sideslipped in after takeoff  1.5 miles South West of Dover Harbour.

30th. D3118. DH9 of 55 Training Depot Squadron RAF Manston. Stalled and spun in near base. 1 killed.

August

1st. A7262. FE2B of 1 Observers School of Aerial Gunnery New Romney. Collided with below. 2 killed.
     C4798. FE2B of 1 Observers School of Aerial GUnnery New Romney. Collided with above. 2 killed.

2nd. N1273. Short Improved 184 of 406 Flight Westgate. Floats collapsed landing on the sea off Ramsgate.
     B2435. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Spun avoiding a collision with another aircraft and crashed in Dartford Creek. 1 killed.

6th. B7300. Sopwith Camel of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Stalled and spun in from turn over base. 1 killed.
     F2107. Sopwith Camel of 188 Night Training Squadron Throwley. Caught in searchlight and lost control. 1 killed.

7th. F2017. Sopwith Camel of 188 Night Training Squadron Throwley. Broke up in the air. No further details known. 1 killed.

8th. B9369. DH9 of 233 Squadron Dover Guston Road. Engine Failure and forced landing in the sea near harbour.
     N9050. Short 184 of 407 Flight Dover Harbour. Engine failure and forced landing in the sea 3 miles South East of Folkestone.

9th. N9002. Short 184 of 233 Squadron Dover Guston Road. Hit harbour wall at base and overturned.

10th. E9970. Sopwith Camel of 53 Training Depot Squadron Dover Swingate Road. Stalled in turn and spun in at base. 1 killed.

11th. E5129. Sopwith Camel of 112 Squadron Throwley. Hit airman on the ground during aerobatice at base. 1 pilot and 1 ground crew killed.

12th. D2924. DH9 of 219 Squadron RAF Manston. Overshot landing at base and sideslipped into a field.

13th. B2308. Sopwith Camel of 65 Squadron RAF Wye. Choked engine and crashed. No further details known.
      D9699. Handley Page 0/400 of unit unknown. Engine failure and forced landing at Lympne, hit fence and undercarriage collapsed.

14th. C170. Sopwith Camel of 42 Training Squadron RAF Wye. Spun in from roll at Boughton Corner Farm near base. 1 killed.

15th. D9434. Sopwith Camel of 233 Squadron RAF Walmer. Engine failure and forced landing at Morely Farm, Dargate.
      F1518. Sopwith Camel of 219 Squadron RAF Manston. Engine failure and ditched in the sea.

18th. B9330. Sopwith Camel of 42 Training Squadron RAF Wye. Spun in to base. 1 killed.

20th. B3265. Avro 504A of 53 Training Depot Squadron Dover Swingate. Engine failure low flying, turned into the wind and crashed.

22nd. C6738. Sopwith Camel of 188 Night Training Squadron RAF Throwley. Flat spin and hit tree near base.
      D2830. DH9 of 55 Training Depot Squadron RAF Manston. Spun in. No further details known.

28th. C2. Sopwith Camel of 55 Training Depot Squadron Dover Swingate. Spun in from formation. No further details known. 1 killed.

29th. SST6. Submarine Scout Twin airship of Kingsnorth. Engine problems at base. Caught fire and crashed. 5 killed.

30th. N5869. Nieuport 17bis of the Observers School RAF Eastchurch. Destroyed by fire. No further details known.

September

2nd. F4188. Sopwith Camel of 53 Training Depot Squadron Dover Swingate. Sideslipped and spun in. No further details known.

3rd. C4648. FE2B of 1 Observer School of Aerial Gunnery New Romney. Collided with below over base. 2 killed.
     C4781. FE2B of 1 Observer School of Aerial Gunnery New Romney. Collided with above over base. 2 killed.

7th. SSZ5. Submarine Scout Zero Airship of Capel-le-Ferne. Damaged by fire at Godmersham Park Mooring Outstation.

9th. 8809. Curtiss JN4 of RAF Grain. Engine failure, forced landing in the River Medway.
     N102. Griffin of the HMS Vindictive Flight. Crashed on downwind takeoff from RAF Grain. 1 killed.

12th. N2921. Short 184 of 406 Flight Westgate. Engine failure, forced landing 2.5 miles East North East of the North Foreland.

13th. C9698. Handley-Page 0/400 of 8 Air Acceptance Part Lympne. Swung on takeoff from base headed for France and undercarriage collapsed.
      F4189. Sopwith Camel of 53 Training Depot Squadron Dover Swingate. Crashed inverted near base. 1 killed.

15th. B2469. Sopwith Camel of 42 Training Squadron RAF Wye. Wings folded during firing practice near base. 1 killed.
      C5801. Avro 504J of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Collided with below near base. 2 killed.
      D7073. Avro 504J of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Collided with abover near base. 2 killed.
      C6754. Sopwith Camel of 50 Squadron Bekesbourne. Dived in from turn at night near base. 1 killed.

16th. F2162. Sopwith Camel of 50 Squadron Bekesbourne. Spun in from combat practice at Faversham. 1 killed.

18th. N6169. Sopwith Pup of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Stalled in turn after takeoff from base.

19th. E1567. Sopwith Camel of 53 Training Depot Squadron Dover Swingate. Spun in from loop and crashed in woods. No further details known.
      N8809. Curtiss JN4 from RAF Grain. Engine failure and forced landing in the River Medway.

22nd. C880. FE2B of 141 Squadron Biggin Hill. Stalled in turn and spun in near base. 2 killed.

25th. N9002. Short 184 of 407 Flight/233 Squadron Dover Harbour. Hit harbour wall and overturned.

27th. F2105. Sopwith Camel of 188 Night Training Squadron Throwley. SPun in near base. 1 killed.

29th. E1574. Sopwith Camel of 63 Training Squadron Joyce Green. Choked engine on takeoff from base, stalled and spun in. 1 killed.

October

1st. SSZ36. Submarine Scout Zero airship of Capel-le-Ferne. Hit trees and base. No further details known.

14th. F2004. Sopwith Camel of 188 Night Training Squadron Throwley. Spun in at Faversham. 1 killed.

16th. D8854. Avro 504K of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Engine failure, nosedived in. No further details known. 1 killed.

17th. N5082. Sopwith Strutter of 491 Flight Dover Guston Road. Engine failure and forced landing at the Duke of York's School Dover.

19th. D476. DH9 of 2 Observers School RAF Manston. Hit a barge mast. No further details known.
      D4454. DH9 of 2 Observers School RAF Manston. Caught wing landing at base.

21st. N6626. Sopwith Camel from the Ships' Pool of Pilots Joyce Green. Engine failure, stalled from turn. No further details known.

23rd. B1288. FE2B of 1 Observers School of Aeriel Gunnery New Romney. Stalled and spun in. 1 killed.

25th. D1752. DH4 of the Pilots Pool Dover. Crashed. No further details known.

30th. C4799. FE2B of 1 Observers School of Aerial Gunnery New Romney. Hit bank and overturned anding at base. 1 killed.

      F1483. Sopwith Camel of 3 Air Acceptance Park Norwich. Crashed at Ringwould on delivery to United States Army.

November

Precise date not known. F1513. Sopwith Camel of 3 Air Acceptance Park Norwich. Crashed on takeoff from Lympne.

2nd. E1524. Sopwith Camel of 204 Training Depot Squadron Eastchurch. Overshot target and dived in at base. 1 killed.

6th. F2122. Sopwith Camel of 50 Squadron RAF Bekesbourne. Overshot landing at base into a railway cutting.

8th. D2117. Avro 504K of 42 Training Squadron RAF Wye. Crashed in Chilham Wood near base. 1 killed

First World War finished on 11th November
"I did not say the French would not come, I said they will not come by sea" - Admiral Sir John Jervis, 1st Earl St Vincent.