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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231698
Last updated: 3 January 2021
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Date:03-AUG-1941
Time:23:00
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Royal Air Force (218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X9747
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Salhouse near Norwich Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Rackheath, AAF Sta.145
Narrative:
Wellington X9747 took off from RAF Marham at 22:28hrs on the night of 3rd August on an attack on Hannover. At 23:00hrs, severe turbulence and partial instrument failure caused the pilot to command his crew to bail out about 7 miles NE of Norwich. The aircraft crashed at Salhouse (close to USAF Rackheath)
Crew:
P/O (82975) George James Leonard CRABB (pilot) RAF . killed
P/O (J/3715) John Arthur MAXWELL (pilot) RCAF - killed
P/O T G Cottier (RCAF) : Ok
P/O G F Jacobsen (RCAF) : Ok
Sgt T P Hoult (RAF) : Ok
Sgt G M Siddall (RAF) ; Ok

Sources:

Voices in Flight The Wellington Bomber by Martin W Bowman
ORB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Dec-2019 12:20 Aviation Buff Added
03-Jan-2021 17:59 Glog Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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