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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193270
Last updated: 28 January 2021
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Time:After 2250
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk XI
Owner/operator:38 Squadron Royal Air Force (38 Sqn RAF)
Registration: MP569
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Aegean Sea -   Greece
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The Wellington XI MP569 of 38 Sqn RAF took off at about 1800 from Berka III [Benghazi], Libya, for a shipping strike in the Aegean. It sent a sighting report at 2230, but twenty minutes later signalled an SOS, the bearings indicating a heading towards Turkey. However, nothing further was heard or seen of the Wellington or its six crew, who are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

Crew (In alpha order except the pilot, all killed):
NZ413150 F/Sgt Lawrence Rodney TAYLOR RNZAF (pilot) - Age 22. 709hrs. 20th op(?)
1078641 F/Sgt Henry Greenwell BELL
1365619 Sgt Henry Leggat DUFF
1334140 F/Sgt George William Henry FORD
133973 F/O Ronald William MORRISON
1434995 Sgt George Denis WRIGHT


Revision history:

03-Feb-2017 17:43 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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