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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155783
Last updated: 25 January 2021
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk I
Owner/operator:CGS Royal Air Force (CGS RAF)
Registration: P9228
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Lakenhurst Village, Suffolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Sutton Bridge
Wellington P9228 of the Central Gunnery School crashed after a mid-air collision with Spitfire P7530 of the same unit during a fighter affiliation exercise.
The collision was attributed to the Spitfire pilot misjudging his rate of closure with the bomber and starting his breakaway too late. A further factor was thought to be a sudden change of course by the Wellington.
The crew of both aircraft were all killed.
Crew :
F/Lt (86419) Edward Martyn SHANNON (pilot) RAFVR - killed
F/O (Aus402980) Gordon Francis WOOD (nav.) DFC RAAF - killed
P/O (NZ40916) Bruce Colin DREAVER DFC (AG) RNZAF - killed
P/O (1006350) Robert Peter Townend AKEROYD (Wop) RAFVR - killed
F/Sgt (643689) Harry NUTTRIDGE (AG) RAF - killed

RAF Casualties-1943

Revision history:

05-May-2013 23:03 angels one five Added
10-May-2015 16:25 Angel dot comma Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-May-2015 01:37 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
11-May-2015 06:55 Angel Dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2015 09:31 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
21-May-2015 08:29 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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