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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192661
Last updated: 3 November 2019
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Date:08-JAN-1941
Time:12:40
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron Royal Air Force (214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF)
Registration: T2956
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Great Wratting, Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 8 January 1941, Plt Off Tom Eric Timmins was the pilot of the Wellington IC T2956 of 214 Sqn RAF, based at R.A.F. Stradishall, Suffolk, which was undergoing an Air Test with a full crew of six, when the aircraft crashed at 1240 hours at Great Wratting near Haverhill, Suffolk. It is thought that the cause of the crash was as the result of the wings of the Wellington icing up whilst flying in cloud. All the crew perished in the crash.

Crew (all killed):
Plt Off Tom Eric Timmins (pilot)
Plt Off Charles Norman Walker (pilot)
Sgt Peter Robert Peart (pilot)
Sgt Archibald Sinclair Roberts (air gunner)
Sgt Ronald Cain (wireless operator/air gunner)
Sgt William Edward Griswold (wireless operator)

All were interred in their home towns, apart from Roberts from Glasgow who lies in Haverhill Cemetery, Suffolk.

Sources:

http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPORTS/TENTERDEN%20WW2.pdf
"Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, vol 2: Aircraft and Crew Losses 1941", by W R Chorley. ISBN 0-904597-87-3
https://www.cwgc.org/debt_of_honour.asp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Wratting
http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/england/east-anglia/suffolk-county/great-wratting/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2017 09:52 Laurent Rizzotti Added
03-Nov-2019 11:30 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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