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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203754
Last updated: 29 January 2021
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Date:31-MAY-1942
Time:02:15
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3448
C/n / msn: JN-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mottrams Farm, Faldingworth near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:15 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
The exact circumstances of what happened over the next few hours are not exactly known and it is not certain that the aircraft reached the intended target. The aircraft crashed at 0215 at Mottrams farm, Faldingworth, 4 miles south west of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. The Wellington burst into flames on impact. All crew members were killed. The normal estimated flight time for a bomber on a mission to Cologne would be about five or six hours - This aircraft crashed three hours after take off.

Crew
Pilot:1375427 Sgt Stanley Bernard Shaw - Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery Square 46. Grave 40935.
Pilot:401079 Sgt Roy George Peverill RAAF - Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard New Part. Grave 4.
Observer:404869 Sgt George Lawson Mustoe RAAF - Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard New Part. Grave 3.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:812230 Sgt Joachim Charles Dean - Southborough Cemetery Sec. 11. Grave 384.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1310501 Sgt Leonard Beck - Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery Sec. C. Nonconformist. Grave 1.
Air Gunner:403415 Sgt K Aird RAAF - Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard New Part. Grave 7.

Sources:

RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS
sussexhistoryforum.co.uk
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=X3448+
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2018 18:23 Red Dragon Added
31-Oct-2018 14:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 15:04 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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