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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244811
Last updated: 12 November 2020
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Date:27-SEP-1941
Time:16:45
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:104 Squadron Royal Air Force (104 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5432
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Exeter, Devon, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Driffield, Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Driffield
Narrative:
Crashed with novice crew on training exercise, Canadian PO Robertson, Captain, and Sergeant Leslie Mellor Rhodes 2nd pilot plus 4 crew killed. (Leslie Rhodes was a cousin to my wife)
Crew:
Sgt Gordon Bannerman DUNDAS (948043) WOp RAFVR - killed
Sgt Leslie Mellor RHODES (1113460) Pilot RAFVR - killed
Sgt Victor Ernest Thomas RIDDIFORD (925927) AG RAFVR - killed
P/O John Ross ROBERTSON (J/15008) Pilot RCAF - killed
Sgt Bernard Kenneth George WILLMER (1183439) WOp RAFVR - killed
Sgt Matthew Ward WRIGHT (924550) Obs. RAFVR - killed

Sources:

104 Squadron ORB
AIR81/9296


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Nov-2020 20:06 Rocketman Added
12-Nov-2020 09:37 Sycak Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]

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