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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203448
Last updated: 13 May 2020
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Date:11-MAY-1942
Time:16:00
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:115 Squadron Royal Air Force (115 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3602
C/n / msn: KO-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Beckham Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Became lost in poor visibility. Whilst they were trying to find out their position the aircraft collided with a 240 ft high wooden radio mast. The aircraft crashed at West Beckham 3 miles SW of Sheringham Norfolk. The aircraft caught fire on crash landing and burnt out.
Crew
Pilot:1365683 Sgt Ronald Tait Batchen - Marham Cemetery War Graves Plot. Grave 17.
Pilot:1190815 Sgt Kenneth Islwyn Jones - Marham Cemetery War Graves Plot. Grave 18.
Pilot:1376649 Sgt John Gilbert Reynolds - Marham Cemetery War Graves Plot. Grave 19.

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Dec-2017 15:23 Red Dragon Added
28-Oct-2018 16:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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