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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163622
Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Date:30-OCT-1939
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk I
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4288
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Sapiston Rectory, about 3 miles from RAF Honington, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Narrative:
Wellington bomber L4288 (KA-A of 9 Sqaudron, RAF) was in a collision with L4363 of the same unit during formation flying practice near Sapiston Rectory, about 3 miles from RAF Honington, Suffolk; aircraft crashed at Water Mill, Sapiston, 1 mile from the Honington runway. All on board both planes were killed. (Squadron Codes KA Feb 39-Sept 39. WS Sept 39-April 51)
Those killed in L4288 were :
Crew:
Squadron Leader Lennox Stanley Lamb RAF, (from New Zealand, Service Number 29171, aged 29), pilot and Officer Commanding, No. 9 squadron.
Flying Officer Peter Edward Torkington-Leech, RAF (observer, Service Number 37726,aged 26)
Sgt Cyril Arthur Bryant RAF, (air bomber, Service Number 590534)
LAC Stanley Hawkins RAF, (Wireless Op./Air Gunner, Service Number 518104, aged 24)
AC.1 Edward Grant RAFVR, (Air Gunner, Service Number 531937, aged 23)

Centre section, engine nacelles, cowlings and engines only were recovered in 1982-83, and are now on display at the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, Bungay, Suffolk. (Crash site recovery)

Sources:

1. http://aircrewremembered.com/lamb-lennox.html
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2720561/lamb,-lennox-stanley/
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2720581/torkington-leech,-peter-edward/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2416739/bryant,-cyril-arthur/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2720551/hawkins,-stanley/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2810150/grant,-edward/
7. http://adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzwellington.htm
8. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-vickers-290-wellington-i-honington-5-killed
9. http://www.aviationmuseum.net/BomberCommand.htm

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jan-2014 02:13 angels one five Added
30-Jan-2014 02:52 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
30-Jan-2014 06:49 angels one five Updated [Phase, Narrative]
30-Jan-2014 06:55 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
27-Apr-2015 20:45 Victor I Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
16-Nov-2015 05:02 JINX Updated [Operator, Location]
07-Jan-2016 21:32 AlLah Updated [Operator, Narrative]
24-Jun-2018 21:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 19:29 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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