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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52892
Last updated: 5 December 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W5458
C/n / msn: PH-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Missing - North Sea -
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 22:40 hrs for a bombing operation to Mannheim in Germany.
At some stage in the flight, the Wellington crashed into the North Sea. All crew members perished. Only two bodies were recovered when washed onto the beach of Vlieland. They were Sgt Harry Edgar Wreyford Ansell and Sgt Carodoc Roberts. They are buried in Vlieland Cemetery. The remainder of the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Pilot:402177 Plt Off William John Fulton RNZAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 116
2nd Pilot:1117225 Sgt Clifford Allan Bell - Runnymede Memorial Panel 78.
Navigator:404014 Flt Sgt William Alan Baird RNZAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 117
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1283858 Sgt Harry Edgar Wreyford Ansell - Vlieland General Cemetery Grave 39.
Air Gunner:1183354 Flt Sgt James Ernest Hughes - Runnymede Memorial Panel 74.
Air Gunner: 1379247 Sgt Carodoc Roberts - Vlieland General Cemetery Grave 47.

12 Squadron

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
19-May-2017 12:03 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Dec-2017 13:57 Red Dragon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2018 14:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Operator]
20-Apr-2020 12:07 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Narrative]

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