Incident Fairchild Argus Mk II HB601, Monday 7 January 1946
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Date:Monday 7 January 1946
Type:Fairchild Argus Mk II
Owner/operator:4 FP RAF
Registration: HB601
MSN: 838
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire (EGNR)
Destination airport:
Fairchild UC-61A Forwarder (Fairchild Model 24W): Ex-USAAF 43-14874 (MSN 838) to RAF as Fairchild Argus II HB601. To No.4 Ferry Pool, RAF.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when struck while parked by Lancaster PA452, at RAF Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales on January 7, 1946. No casualties or injuries reported - it is believed that the Argus was unoccupied at the time.

4 Ferry Pool was formed at Hawarden on 30-11-45, and disbanded at Hawarden on 7-2-52 to become 4 (Home) Ferry Unit.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.26 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.28
4. "RAF Write-offs 1946": Air Britain Aeromilitaria 1979 p.94:

Revision history:

30-May-2021 20:12 Dr. John Smith Added
31-May-2021 08:36 Yelush Updated [Operator, Operator]
29-Jul-2023 20:52 Dr. John Smith Updated

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