Bio / Text:
Basil Wilfred ANDREWS
KIFA 1942-10-30 Spitfire AR255 53 OTU
Spitfire AR255 collided with a Master and crashed Pines Garage, Broomfield, Somerset.
All three pilots were killed
P/O Basil Wilfred ANDREWS (J15739) Spitfire AR255
Sgt Herbert JOSEPHS (1387107) Master W8369 Pilot
Sgt Ivan Waddell STOREY (A408288) Master W8369 Passenger
154 Squadron pilot
From the 609 Squadron ORB 10th January 1942-10-01 (Spitfire R6882)
Sgt. Andrews (USA) experiences the discomfort of having a wing drop off in mid-air. In the ensuing power spin he is thrown violently through the perspex and parachutes successfully to earth, but not before sustaining minor injuries which take him to hospital.