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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267344
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
Registration: BK540
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea -   Denmark
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF East Moor
Destination airport:Bochum, Germany
Mixed RAF and RCAF crew, took off at 19h45 on the 29th. Last radio contact was at 20h43 reporting a position of approx 5333N 0140E on the way to target.
-Navigator - Warrant Officer Class II David Lachlan BAIN (R/106671 RCAF) Killed - Body was recovered from Esbjerg harbour in Denmark on 9 July. Buried in the Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery Denmark.
-Pilot - Sergeant Harry Dennis Gordon CARTY (1334945 RAFVR) - Missing.
-Wireless Op/Air Gunner - Flight Sergeant Eric Kelvin HART (1115910 RAFVR) - Missing.
-Wireless Op/Air Gunner - Sergeant Robert Eccles SCOTT (1126204 RAFVR) - Missing.
-Air Gunner - Sergeant William Frederick WHITELAND (1336444 RAFVR) - Missing.
The 4 British crew members are all commemorated at the Runnymede Memorial.

Personnel records from DND/Archives Canada

Revision history:

04-Sep-2021 16:45 tachel Added
04-Sep-2021 16:46 tachel Updated [Narrative]

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