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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225917
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:12-APR-1940
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk 1c
Owner/operator:38 Squadron Royal Air Force (38 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P9269
C/n / msn: HD-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Norwegian Coast -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk
Narrative:
Vickers Wellington 1c P9269, HD-F, 38 Squadron. Officially listed as "failed to return from air operations off the coast of Norway, 12 April 1940". Took off from RAF Marham, Norfolk 12:15 for Anti-Shipping Reconnaissance off Norwegian coast. Last seen under attack by fighters and going down. All six crew posted as "missing presumed dead"

Crew of Wellington P9269:
Squadron Leader M Nolan,
Flying Officer Donald Conrad Maybury (pilot, Service Number 33325, aged 23)
Pilot Officer George William Brundish (Service Number 77036, aged 29)
Sergeant Frank Frederick Bestick (Service Number 580598)
Leading Aircraftman Michael Frederick Bedford (Service Number 550969, aged 20)
Aircraftman 2nd Class Gerald Flynn (Service Number 628401, aged 33)

As no trace was ever found of Wellington P9269 or its crew of six, they were commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 52)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/121: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141956
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-vickers-416-wellington-ic-norway-6-killed
4. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/27.htm
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1076632/maybury,-donald-conrad/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1530703/brundish,-george-william/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1529743/bestick,-frank-frederick/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1083673/bedford,-michael-frederick/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1270179/flynn,-gerald/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2019 20:04 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Jun-2019 10:45 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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