Accident Vickers Wellington Z1218, 20 Oct 1941
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Date:20-OCT-1941
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington
Owner/operator:458 Sqn RAAF
Registration: Z1218
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marchienne, near Charleroi, Hainaut -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Wellington Z1218 took off from RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, to bomb the Antwerp docks, Belgium.
The plane crashed in Marchienne. Five out of six crew members died in the crash. They are buried at Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

Sources:

http://458raafsquadron.org/fileadmin/filemount/PDFs/458_fatalities.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2016 11:05 gerard57 Added
26-Jun-2022 00:50 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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