Accident de Havilland DH.60M Moth K1855, Saturday 19 January 1935
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Date:Saturday 19 January 1935
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:18 Sqn RAF
Registration: K1855
MSN: 1629
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tusmore Park, Evenley, near Brackley, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire (UHF/EGUA)
Destination airport:RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire (UHF/EGUA)
C/No. 1629 DH.60M [Gipsy I]: Taken on charge as K1855 18.12.30 by RAF Kenley, Fighting Area. To Station Flight Upper Heyford, HQ Western Area 6.5.31. Operated by 12 Squadron by June 1932. (Nominal transfer to Central Area 16.11.33). To 18 Squadron, RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire by January 1935.

Dived into ground at high speed at Tusmore Park, Evenley, near Brackley, Northamptonshire 19.1.35; both crew killed. Some published sources assign Moth K1855 to the Station Flight at RAF Upper Heyford, although both crew on board were members of the resident 18 Squadron

Crew of Moth K1855
BARKER, Clifford Leonard Oliver, Sergeant (364430) - killed in active service 19.1.1935
LAND, Francis Herbert, Sergeant (346833) - killed in active service 19.1.1935

Moth K1855 was Struck off charge 5.2.35 as "destroyed".

Evenley is a village and civil parish just over 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Brackley in West Northamptonshire, England.


1. The K File - The RAF of the 1930s (James J Halley, Air Britain)
3. 18 Squadron RAF ORB for the period 1.10.1931 to 31.10.1939: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR24/243/1:


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
15-Nov-2016 15:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
05-Nov-2017 14:19 Nepa Updated [Operator]
01-Nov-2018 16:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-Nov-2023 18:09 Dr. John Smith Updated

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