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Frank William Skottowe Webb

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  • Title
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    Frank William Skottowe AWMM
  • Surname
    Webb AWMM
  • Ingoa
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    • NZ439817 AWMM
    • WWII 439817 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    Air Force AWMM
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    • NZ439817 AWMM
    • WWII 439817 AWMM
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    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

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    • Frank Webb was the son of Reginald Skottowe Webb and Ngaire Elizabeth Webb, of Dunedin, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Crash of a Lockheed PV-1 Ventura in Mt Egmont: 5 killed
      Date & Time: Oct 3, 1944 at 1100 LT
      Type of aircraft: Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
      Operator: RNZAF
      Registration: NZ4544
      Flight Phase: Flight
      Flight Type: Training
      Survivors: No
      Site: Mountains
      Schedule: Ohakea - Ohakea
      MSN: 5744
      Location: Mt Egmont (Mt Taranaki),
      Taranaki Regional Council
      Country: New Zealand
      Region: Oceania
      Crew on board: 5
      Crew fatalities: 5
      Total fatalities: 5
      En route, while flying in marginal weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft hit the base of Mt Egmont (Mt Taranaki) located south of New Plymouth. All five crew members were killed.
      Crew (1st OTU):
      F/O Jack Martin,
      F/Sgt Arnold Hill,
      Sgt Harold Day,
      Sgt James McKay,
      Sgt Frank Webb.

      Probable cause:
      According to the investigations, the aircraft was off course at the time of the accident, most probably due to a navigation error caused by an insufficient visibility. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 9 August 2020 - Ref : : Bureau of Aircraft Accident Archives : Mt Egmont Mt Taranaki
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  • Death
    • 3 October 1944 AWMM
      Age 19 AWMM
      New Zealand AWMM
    • 3 October 1944 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 19 AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cemetery
    • Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM 6. 4. AWMM
    • Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 4SF, Plot 6 AWMM
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09 August 2020JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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