IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1942 : 116

A total of 116 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
04 Jan 42 Hurricane HV435
2 Sqn Hit tree low flying 2m NW of Barkakekarra
16 Jan 42 Lysander II P1675 Plt Offr H S Ratnagar
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Peshawar Swung on landing ran off strip Undercarra
16 Jan 42 Lysander II R2033 Plt Offr C Satyanarayana
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Peshawar Swung on landing ran off strip Undercarra
18 Jan 42 Hart (India) K3922 Plt Offr Z B Sanjana
Click to View Record 1SFTS Aircraft swerved on landing, hit heap of stones an
20 Jan 42 Blenheim I L4912
3 CD Flt I Dam in Air Raid on Moulmein AC dest by crew
26 Jan 42 Leopard Moth DD818 Plt Offr Zahiruddin Ahmed
Click to View Record 1SFTS Ambala - Landing normally swung on U/c collapse Pi
27 Jan 42 Audax (India) K3097 Fg Offr B S Dugal
1SFTS Lost his way, hit stump of tree while landing. Ove
31 Jan 42 Audax (India) K4849 Plt Offr O P Mehra
Sgt Murli Dhar
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Cr on L at Miranshah, Gunner Sgt Muralidhar
08 Feb 42 Lysander II L4740 Plt Offr F P Amber
AC Ramzan Ali
2 Sqn Landed and overturned after hitting drain at Bhopa
09 Feb 42 Tigermoth II R5121 Plt Offr M J Mangalraj
Plt Offr A S P Jaipal
Click to View Record 1SFTS spun in from 600ft. Pilots injured but safe. 1 gir
09 Feb 42 Audax (India) K5237 Plt Offr A M Kapur
Click to View Record 1SFTS Overturned landing at night
11 Feb 42 Tigermoth VT-AQT Offr Cdt Redi
1EFTS damaged ac struck tree middle of secunderabad. Off
12 Feb 42 Lysander II Flt Lt Niranjan Prasad
Sgt E S Moyer RCAF
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Baled out after being hitby our own AA fire
15 Feb 42 Lysander II P9120 Plt Offr Yeshwant Vinayak Malse
Click to View Record 1 Sqn DNE Ac destroyed in Jap Raid on Magwe
20 Feb 42 Wapiti IIA K1308 Plt Offr Arora
Plt Offr Sandhu
Click to View Record Click to View Record 5 CD Flt I Ditched in Sea of Cochin, P/O Sandhu OK. (Service
21 Feb 42 Blenheim I L4915
3 CD Flt I Dest by Jap air raid on Bassien.Depth charges caug
23 Feb 42 Lysander II Fg Offr Jatain Kumar Deuskar +
Sgt Kameshwara Dhora +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Ac crashed after tipping over on landing - Gunner
27 Feb 42 Hart (India) K2112 Plt Offr S L Shah
1SFTS Overturned while forced landing due to engine fail
01 Mar 42 Lysander II DG447 Sqn Ldr Karun Krishna Majumdar
Sgt Rustomji
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Forcelanded in forest - Lashio to Mensom. Due to e
03 Mar 42Catalina B Plt Offr Man Mohan Singh +
Click to View Record 203 Sqdn R Ac attacked on ground by Jap ac.
03 Mar 42 Lysander II L4748 Plt Offr K H Motishaw
Sgt A Algar RAF +
2 Sqn landed at Drighroad, 20lb bomb blew up killing gnr
04 Mar 42 Blenheim I L8448 Flt Lt Hem Chaudhury
Click to View Record 3 CD Flt I Ditched off Cox Bazar
04 Mar 42 Audax (India) K3098
1SFTS Damaged main planes whle low flying, cross country
10 Mar 42 Tigermoth II VT-ANC Offr Cdt Goharbans Singh
1EFTS Stalled and crashed during turning at Begumpet
16 Mar 42 Wapiti IIA K1286 Plt Offr J C Verma
Click to View Record 1 AACU IAF 1 AACF hit by Lysander N1209 of 2 Sq at DR 16-3-42
16 Mar 42 Lysander II N1209 Plt Offr C M Cariappa
Major Dimsdale GLO
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Collided with K1286 Wapiti during take off. Aircra
16 Mar 42 Wapiti IIA K1270 Plt Offr M M Sakhare
Click to View Record 4 CD Flt I uc collapsed on hvy ldg 16-3-42SOC 6 Apr 42
16 Mar 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-ANF Flt Cdt Ronald Eian MacKenzie +
Fg Offr Dennis John Alsen FLETCHER +
1EFTS Broken Prop caused engine failure 1 m N of Libkagu
17 Mar 42 Hart (India) K3921 Plt Offr Patwardhan
1SFTS overshot landing and hit concrete pillar Ambala
19 Mar 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AMQ Plt Offr Raza Ullah Khan +
Offr Cdt S A Aziz
Click to View Record Click to View Record 1EFTS collided with VT-ANA over Yarragadda at Begumpet C
20 Mar 42 Lysander II N1256 Plt Offr Shankar Chakravarthy +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Taken off for Practice Flying at 1020 Hours. Befor
23 Mar 42 Audax (India) K4843 Plt Offr V K Reddy
AC1 P D Seraph
Click to View Record 3 Sqn Cr on landing at Kohat, overturned, Gunner Seraph
25 Mar 42 Wapiti IIA K2277 Flt Lt David Laurance SMALL
Plt Offr Mukerjee
4 CD Flt I Bulsherry Island - Diamond Harbour Obs Plt Offr Mu
28 Mar 42 Lysander II P9194 Flt Lt S S Majithia
Plt Offr D R Reddy
Click to View Record Click to View Record 2 Sqn Crashed on landing. Crew injured. Pilot undershot
28 Mar 42 Wapiti V J9742 Plt Offr M M Sakhare
Click to View Record 4 CD Flt I Miranshah 1937, Miranshah 39 Kohat 41, Ditched 28
06 Apr 42 Atalanta AW15 DG454
3 CD Flt I Crashed in Sunderbans VT-AEG Dest by fire. Deemed
08 Apr 42 Lysander II R2007
1 Sqn Overshot on landing and ran off landing ground int
09 Apr 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AND Offr Cdt Gopalkrishna
Click to View Record 1EFTS tried to avoid boundary fence at begumpet, and fai
21 Apr 42 Lysander II P9121 Plt Offr Dharamraj Goordeen +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Fatal Flying Crash.
21 Apr 42 Tigermoth DH82 VT-AMT
1EFTS undershot runway at Begumpet and cr into fence. La
30 Apr 42 Audax (India) K5142 Plt Offr R S Sharma
Click to View Record 1SFTS Undershot landing, hit tree on appraoch and uc col
02 May 42 Hart (India) K2090
1SFTS MAC Audax 3098 during takeoff . Both occupants adm
02 May 42 Hart (India) K2094 Plt Offr Mendoza
Click to View Record 1SFTS Undercarraige collapsed as result of heavy landing
02 May 42 Hart (India) K2089 Sgt Alan Martin Howard CARBERY +
1 ATU ATU stalled and DiG 3m SW Peshawar 2-5-42 1 killed
02 May 42 Hart (India) K2089 Sgt Alan Martin Howard CARBERY +
1ATU Peshawar. Pilot att from 155 sqn completed a bombi
07 May 42 Tigermoth II VT-AMN Offr Cdt Shyam Sunder Nath Dar +
Plt Offr Dara Phirozshah Majoo +
Click to View Record 1EFTS Struck palm tree 1 mile N of Begumpet during LL Fl
12 May 42 Lysander II Plt Offr F D A Moses +
Plt Offr R A P Larive
4 Sqn Crashed in square 7845. Cause not known. Moses kil
13 May 42 Audax (India) K4848
3 Sqn 3s uc collapse in FL Miranshan 13-5-42
14 May 42 Audax (India) K8319 Plt Offr Murkot Ramunny
Click to View Record 1SFTS DNE - Ambala - ground collision with another Audax
20 May 42 Wapiti IIA K1271 Plt Offr M L Mishra
Click to View Record 1 ATU 1SFTS ATU Cr on ldg Peshawara 20-5-42

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