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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267344
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Date:30-MAR-1943
Time:
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
MSN: AL-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea -   Denmark
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF East Moor
Destination airport:Bochum, Germany
Narrative:
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.
Crew:
-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.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=BK540
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=bk540&qand=&exc1=&exc2=&search_only=&search_type=exact
http://aircrewremembered.com/carty-harry.html
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2270955
Personnel records from DND/Archives Canada


Revision history:

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

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