ATA Typhoon loss 14 November 1942

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I am seeking information on the loss of a Typhoon on 14th November 1942. The Typhoon was on a ATA delivery flight either from or to Coventry.

Any help appreciated.

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According to Thomas and Shore's 'Typhoon and Tempest Story' none were lost on that date - the nearest non-squadron match is DN251 0f 5 Ferry Pilot Pool (ATA) which crashed in bad vis near Banbury, killing F/C W. Mason on Nov 21st, which would be the same day of the week.

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If it is DN251 then the aircraft flew into Brown Clee in Shropshire. F/C Mason is commemorated on a memorial, along with many others, at the top of the hill. There is, or certainly was, a large piece of engine mount from this aircraft at the Warplanes Aircraft Recovery Group Museum at Slepe. 

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On looking closer, the book says crashed Banbury, Shropshire...  I suspect the mix-up was due to 5 FPP being based at Thame, near to Banbury in Oxfordshire - perhaps that was the departure point?

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The Banbury in this case is Banbury Farm which is on Brown Clee.

According to afleetingpeace.org this was Walter Mason's first accident having safely delivered 482 aircraft.