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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202834
Last updated: 22 February 2021
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Date:24-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3305
C/n / msn: JN-X
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Pollington -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft left base at around 22:00. Shortly after the aircraft left the ground control was lost and the aircraft dived into the ground around a mile from Snaith near Pollington. Sadly all the crew died. The investigation into the cause of the accident was limited due to the bomb load exploding.

Crew
Pilot: 1375386 Sgt Herbert John Thorogood - Romford Cemetery, Essex Sec. D. Grave 89.
2nd Pilot: 108541 Plt Off Norman Curtis Lerwill - Pollington(St John The Baptist) Churchyard, Yorkshire. Grave 1.
Observer: J/7214 Plt Off Alan Frederick James RCAF - Pollington(St John The Baptist) Churchyard, Yorkshire. Grave 2.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1311122 Sgt George Herbert Jordan - Southgate Cemetery, Middlesex Sec. HA. Grave 329.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1181834 Sgt Thomas William Chaston - Rochester(St Margaret's) Cemetery, Kent Sec. J. Grave 257.
Air Gunner: R/64474 Flt Sgt Norman Kenneth MacLeod RCAF - Pollington(St John The Baptist) Churchyard, Yorkshire. Grave 3.

Sources:

Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire
CWGC
Bomber command Losses 1942.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Dec-2017 17:23 Red Dragon Added
31-Oct-2018 14:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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