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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200445
Last updated: 5 September 2019
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Date:06-JAN-1942
Time:05:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1096
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Homefield at Holmebrink Farm near Methwold -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Feltwell at 05:20 hrs to bomb Brest. It crashed at Holmebrink Farm near Methwold. The aircraft was totally destroyed after a fire broke out on impact. The farmer Mr Thorpe despite the danger dragged Plt Off S G Cater from the flames and wreckage with the help of others. They then placed him in a cattle trough full of water.
Crew
Flt Lt Douglas Roy Richardson RCAF - Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard Row B. Grave 8.
Sgt Robert Louis Nathaniel Simmons - Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard Row B. Grave 9
Sgt Eric Ewings - Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard Row B. Grave 7.
Sgt Victor Haig Mountstephens - Twickenham Cemetery Plot G. Class A. Grave 101.
Sgt Lawrence Joseph Row - Coalville (Whitwick) Cemetery Sec. A. R.C. Grave 121.
Plt Off S G Carter - Injured

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses of 1942.
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2017 16:17 Red Dragon Added
26-Dec-2017 06:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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