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Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:03-MAR-1940
Time:22:25
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk 1a
Owner/operator:99 Squadron Royal Air Force (99 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3006
C/n / msn: LN-E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chalk Hill, Barton Mills, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Newmarket, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Newmarket, Suffolk
Narrative:
Vickers Wellington Mk 1a, N3006 (LN-E), of 99 Squadron, RAF, was airborne from RAF Newmarket at 18:30 on 3rd March 1940 for a Nickel (leaflet dropping raid). The squadron was recalled back to base, as the mission was "scrubbed" due to reports of adverse weather over the target area. Approaching Newmarket, Wellington N3006 crashed at Chalk Hill, Barton Mills, Suffolk (11 miles South West of Thetford, Norfolk) at 22:25 hours and the aircraft burst into flames. The entire crew were killed.

They were:-
Pilot Officer Alexander Stewart RAF (Pilot, Service Number 70819); buried at Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery
Pilot Officer John Nemours Carter RAF (Co Pilot, Service Number 72448, aged 19); buried at West Row Baptist Chapelyard, Suffolk
AC.1 Peter William Corvan RAF (Wireless Op/Air Gunner, Service Number 549742, aged 19); buried at West Row Baptist Chapelyard, Suffolk
LAC James Crawford Forster RAF (Service Number 524766, aged 27); buried at Newmarket Cemetery, Newmarket, Suffolk
AC.2 Frank Hart RAF (Wireless Op, Service Number 631366); buried at Wath upon Dearne Cemetery, South Yorkshire
Sgt Arthur Kenneth Saxon RAF (Observer, Service Number 581022, aged 27); buried at West Row Baptist Chapelyard, Suffolk

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/100: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141922
3. https://rotherhamwarmemorials.weebly.com/part-41.html
4. http://undyingmemory.net/Newmarket/forster%20james.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-vickers-408-wellington-ia-barton-mills-6-killed
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2715645/stewart,-alexander/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2721264/carter,-john-nemours/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2721265/corvan,-peter-william/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2721013/forster,-james-crawford/
10. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2414402/hart,-frank/
11. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2721273/saxon,-arthur-kenneth/
12. http://www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Aircraft-lost-on-Allied-Forces-Special-Duty-Operations.pdf
13. http://undyingmemory.net/Newmarket/forster%20james.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2019 17:16 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Jun-2019 09:42 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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