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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227010
Last updated: 10 July 2019
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Date:02-SEP-1943
Time:21:45 LT
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
Owner/operator:11 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (11 OTU RAF)
Registration: R1451
C/n / msn: KX-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:west of Pyrton, Watlington, Oxfordshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Westcott, Buckinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF Westcott at for a night training bombing exercise. This aircraft crashed at 21.45 hours approx. 5 miles east of their base at Westcott west of the small village of Pyrton less than a mile north of Watlington, Oxfordshire. The reason for the air crash has never been established.

Crew:

Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Sydney George Rickersey 420272. R.A.A.F. Age 29. Killed

Nav: Fl/Sgt. Kenneth George Fitzgerald 422640. R.A.A.F. Age 22. Killed

Air/Bmr: P/O. Stanley Maxwell Johnston 425166. R.A.A.F. Age 23. Killed

W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Francis William Nixon 1134784. R.A.F.V.R. Age 25. Killed

Air/Gnr: Sgt. Ronald John Clifford 424119. R.A.A.F. Age 19. Killed

Sources:

Aircrew Remembrance Society - http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.co.uk/styled-5/styled-10/styled-492/index.html
Google Maps


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