16.02.1942 No 9 EFTS Tiger Moth DH-82A N5466 LAC. Skinner
Operation: Training exercise
Date: 16th February 1942 (Monday)
Unit: No. No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School
Type: Tiger Moth DH. 82A
Code: Not recorded
Base: RAF Ansty, Coventry, Warwickshire
Location: As above - RAF Ansty
Pilot: LAC Albert Jack Skinner 1389009 RAFVR Age 24. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
It is 'believed' that during a solo cross training exercise that the trainee pilot collided with another Tiger Moth K2598. He was killed with the pilot of the other aircraft, LAC. R.G. Rodwell 1392578 suffered minor injuries.
Both aircraft were repaired and placed back into service. K2598 was scrapped on the 29th December 1949. N5466 - Abandoned after structural failure during aerobatics Earls Court on the 26th April 1943.
Above: Tiger Moth K2598 shown here with Sgt. Fred Young (courtesy Janice Betson - relative of Sgt. Young)
LAC Albert Jack Skinner. Southampton Cemetery (Hollybrook) Sec. K.10. Grave 205. Son of Albert and Mabel Skinner and husband of Constance Skinner, of Shirley, Southampton, England. Grave inscription reads: “His Death Is Our Silent Grief”.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Janice Betson. Also to Find-A-Grave for grave photograph. Other sources as quoted.