Accident North American Mustang Mk IV KH836, Wednesday 2 January 1946
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Date:Wednesday 2 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American Mustang Mk IV
Owner/operator:303 (Warsaw-Kosciusko) Sqn RAF
Registration: KH836
MSN: 111-299458
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
Destination airport:
North American P-51D Mustang Mk IV KH836 (ex-USAF 44-11824) "PD-S" of 303 (Warsaw-Kosciusko) (Polish) Squadron RAF: Written off (destroyed) 2/1/1946. During take-off from RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Scotland, the aircraft stalled, the port wing dropped, and scraped along the ground. The aircraft then struck rising ground, overturned and disintegrated. The Polish pilot was killed

Crew of Mustang KH836:
F/O (PORUCZNIK) Jan SCHANDLER (P/2428 (Polish)/704087) RAF - killed on active service 2/1/1946, Buried at Newark-On-Trent, Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, War Graves Plot Section G Grave 326A.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.21
3. 303 (Polish) Squadron Operations Record Book (Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period January 1-31, 1946: File AIR 27/1666/50 at
4. CWGC:
6. "RAF Write-offs 1946": Air Britain Aeromilitaria 1979 p.93:
7. Photo of accident:

Revision history:

27-Sep-2020 21:59 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Sep-2020 09:42 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
31-Jul-2023 00:20 Dr. John Smith Updated

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