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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21575
Last updated: 26 February 2021
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Date:13-SEP-1942
Time:23:40
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:27 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (27 OTU RAF)
Registration: L7815
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Lichfield, Staffordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lichfield
Destination airport:Lichfield
Narrative:
Airborne 2331 13Sep42 for mission to Dusseldorf. Turned back with faltering port engine. Stalled whilst turning finals, spun & crashed, bursting into flames on impact. A furthe 4 airmen were killed at 03:20 while on fire piquet when the bomb load exploded.
Crew:
Pilot:Sgt 406476 William John Percival Fletcher 21 RAAF killed.
Sgt 411555 Joseph Albert Turnbull 30 RAAF killed.
Obs:Sgt 1053802 Frederick William Lewis 31 RAFVR killed.
Sgt 408774 James Gordon Milne 26 RAAF killed.
AG:Sgt 1354657 Fairfield Thompson 23 RAFVR killed.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N99999 & http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=7474


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jul-2008 05:18 JINX Added
26-Feb-2012 05:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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