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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203692
Last updated: 4 November 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:04:35
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:26 OTU RAF
Registration: DV709
C/n / msn: EU-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Soham 13 miles NE of Cambridge, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Graveley
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 00:19 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.

Whilst attempting an emergency-landing near a flour mill at Soham 13 miles NE of Cambridge the aircraft overturned and crashed. The 3 survivors were admitted to RAF Hospital Ely. The crew had been posted to 57 Squadron:

Pilot:1059540 Sgt John James Dixon - killed
Sgt Scroggie RCAF - Injured
Sgt Green - Injured
Sgt Broadhurst - Injured
Air Gunner:531455 Sgt Brian Buchan Camlin - killed

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=%09DV709


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2018 14:56 Red Dragon Added
20-Feb-2018 17:31 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Apr-2020 16:11 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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