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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147840
Last updated: 12 January 2021
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Date:21-AUG-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:15 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (15 OTU RAF)
Registration: T2557
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Above Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Harwell, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A World War II mid-air crash over Oxfordshire is to be remembered at a 70th anniversary service later. Eight aircrew died when a Wellington T2557 bomber and an Airspeed Oxford T1339 trainer collided above Chipping Norton early on 21 August 1942. The bomber crashed in flames on to a house in the town miraculously, no-one on the ground was injured.
Crew:
Sgt Noel Francis BOXWELL (553845) WOp RAF - killed
Sgt Frank GILLARD (1107618) AG RAFVR - killed
Sgt Malcolm Stevenson HAYNES (1263649) WOp RAFVR - killed
P/O Alan Macdonald HENDERSON (116744) Pilot RAFVR - killed
Sgt Patrick O'BRIEN (1117104) Obs. RAFVR - killed
P/O Albert Wyndham STILWELL (115530) Pilot RAFVR - killed


Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20131020135216/
http://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured-article/wwii-mid-air-collision-above-chipping-norton-remembered.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Aug-2012 07:48 gerard57 Added
12-Jan-2021 17:42 HB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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