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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203693
Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:00:15
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3387
C/n / msn: DX-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Berner's Heath Range near Lakenheath, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:15 hrs for the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
Soon after takeoff the port engine siezed due to the lack of oil pressure. The incendiaries they carried were jettisoned. A crash-landing was carried out at Berner's Heath Range near Lakenheath. No major injuries reported:

Plt Off Ravenhill
Fg Off Taylor
Sgt R E Osbourne
Sgt H W Bond
Sgt R W Yapp

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=X3387+


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2018 15:07 Red Dragon Added
07-Nov-2018 19:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 14:43 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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