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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203161
Last updated: 17 June 2020
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Date:06-MAY-1942
Time:05:30
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3673
C/n / msn: JN-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blyton Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was hit by flak over the target upon returning to base the pilot had to make an emergency landing. Unfortunately the aircraft hit an unmarked obstruction and burst into flames. The pilot Sgt Baxter RAAF realised after the crew got out that the Wireless Operator was missing. He returned to the aircraft which was aflame and entered it. He managed to drag the individual who was trapped by the escape hatch and dragged him clear. Sgt Baxter RAAF was awarded the George Medal for his actions.

Crew
Sgt Baxter RAAF
Sgt E G Bounds
Flt Sgt A R Tipple
Sgt M Swale
Sgt D S Bright
Sgt Gettings

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Dec-2017 17:56 Red Dragon Added
31-Oct-2018 14:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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