Accident North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang Mk III FZ113, Wednesday 23 January 1946
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Date:Wednesday 23 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang Mk III
Owner/operator:315 (City of Deblin) Sqn RAF
Registration: FZ113
MSN: 104-24993
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Halvergate, north of Reedham, Norfolk Broads, Norfolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:
North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang Mk III: Ex-USAAF P-51C 43-6414 [MSN 104-24993] to RAF as Mustang III FZ113. To 315 (City of Deblin)(Polish) Squadron, RAF. Based at RAF Coltishall, Norfolk from 20-12-45

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 23-1-46 when crash landed near Halvergate, Norfolk, following engine failure. The pilot - Flying Officer M Weleski - was uninjured.

The reported crash location of Halvergate is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, north of Reedham, between the Rivers Bure and Yare, within The Broads, at approximate coordinates 52.60669°N 1.57865°E.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.27 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.44
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft FA100-FZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
4. 315 (Polish) Squadron ORB (Operations Record Book) (Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/1946 to 31/12/1946: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/1701 at
5. "RAF Write-offs 1946": Air Britain Aeromilitaria 1979 p.97:

Revision history:

02-Jun-2021 22:55 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Jun-2021 21:23 Angel Dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
03-Jun-2021 21:23 Angel Dick one Updated [Operator]
23-Jul-2023 17:40 Dr. John Smith Updated

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