May 1941 reported civil accidents

This accident list is the result of many years work, noting accidents reported in various sources. The accidents may be anything from a forced-landing to a total write off. It includes some non WWII related military accidents. I make no claims as to the accuracy of any item, but these notes may help if you wish to follow up any report. Any additions or corrections to this list would be welcome. You can email me at (or just click on this link)

A "?" in any column indicates that there is a definite doubt in my mind

Where no Registration is known, the nationality prefix is shown. Where a military aircraft is involved, serials are given where known, otherwise the nationality is followed by "-mil". A serial with no prefix indicates a RAF aircraft.

The Type is as reported, remember that many British newspapers described any light aircraft as a "Moth"

The Location may be some distance from the accident site, particularly in more remote parts of the world. The country is assumed to be that of the registration, unless otherwise shown. State or province abbreviations are those normally used. Country names are those that existed at the time, e.g., Karachi would be in India, not Pakistan. Storm damage is generally described as "gale"

The Notes column gives alternate dates where sources differ, occasionally aircraft or pilot's names and British previous identities if I feel that this may be useful

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Date Registration Type Place Notes
May 1941 G-ABHG Cutty Sark Ibsley
May 1941 BD140 DH 85 raid St Eval ex G-ACTG
May 1941 F-AQOI DH 89 unknown, Syria query date
May 1941 HK820 Douglas DC-2 Habbaniya, Iraq query date
May 1941 USCG V162 Fairchild J2K unknown
4 May BB683 DH 82 ground Peterborough ex G-ADOR, collision
4 May AV994 DH 90 ground Peterborough ex G-AFRI, collision
5 May SE-ACD DH 60 Myckelsjo ex G-EBMP
5 May G-AAXR DH 80 Biggin Hill
5 May G-ACZT BK Eagle raid Newtownards
5 May N14955 Ryan STA dbf unknown
5 May NZ578 Miles Hawk Major Ohakea
6 May W9382 DH 87 raid Ouston ex G-AFDF
6 May NR500W Folkerts SK-1 Curles Neck, VA
7 May ZS- 652 Junkers Ju 86 Dalle
8 May NC18580 Beech 17 unknown or CP-mil
9 May NC16445 Beech 17 Beavertown, PA 12th also reported
9 May VH- A4-10 Avro Anson collision in flight ?
9 May VH- W1599 Avro Anson collision in flight ?
10 May BK867 DH 85 Aston Down ex G-ACKP
10 May D- VJ+OQ Messerschmitt Bf 110 Bonnyton Moor, G- pilot Rudolf Hess
12 May G-ADHK Short-Mayo S.21 raid Poole
12 May G-AGBJ Convair Catalina raid Poole
12 May BB695 DH 82 Sywell ex G-ADGG
13 May BB733 DH 82 Sandridge, Herts ex G-ADHT
13 May VH- R3475 Avro Anson Amberley
13 May BuA1758 Curtiss XSB2C unknown
14 May 40-3057 Grumman XP-50 Long Island Sound
14 May VH- W2083 Avro Anson ground Parafield
15 May VH-UUS DH 83 unknown (NG) ex G-ACCS
15 May BB728 DH 82 Hatfield ex G-ACDG
15 May VH- R3532 Avro Anson Amberley collision
15 May VH- R3554 Avro Anson Amberley collision
15 May VH- R3453 Avro Anson Amberley (2nd accident) collision
15 May VH- W1948 Avro Anson Amberley (2nd accident) collision
17 May BD140 DH 85 raid St Eval ex G-ACTG
17 May X1033 Percival Vega Gull Aboukir, Egypt ex G-AERL
17 May D- GF+GG Junkers G 38 raid Athens, Greece
20 May CF- W1703 Avro Anson Rivers, Man
20 May VH- N9775 Avro Anson Amberley
21 May G-ACAN DH 84 Dunbeith, Caithness
21 May BB675 DH 82 Perth ? ex G-ADOI
21 May AX786 DH 82 Cambridge ex G-AEXG
21 May VH-UYI Beech 17 Archerfield, Q
21 May RCAF 6063 Avro Anson dbf Portage la Prairie
21 May RCAF 6093 Avro Anson dbf Portage la Prairie
21 May RCAF 6101 Avro Anson dbf Portage la Prairie
21 May RCAF 6441 Avro Anson dbf Portage la Prairie
21 May RCAF 6446 Avro Anson dbf Portage la Prairie
22 May VH-UAX Waco UIC Brisbane, Q ex G-ACGJ, query date
25 May BB801 DH 82 Horbury, Yorks ex G-ADWF
27 May A7-104 DH 60 Parafield
28 May 33-131 Boeing P-26 Philippines collision
28 May 33-62 Boeing P-26 Philippines collision
28 May 41-17441 Curtiss P-35 Nichols Field, Philippines
29 May G-AGAR Lockheed Hudson La Luc, France query date
29 May CF-BEV Taylor J-2 Cub Barker Fld, Ont
30 May RCAF 6327 Avro Anson Calgary, Alb
30 May OH- LY-122 Westland Lysander Utti
31 May 41-17437 Curtiss P-35 Philippines