Incident Vickers Wellington Mk III BK505, 18 Feb 1943
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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:426 (Thunderbird) Sqn RCAF
Registration: BK505
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:North Sea off Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Topcliffe
Destination airport:
Mine laying mission around the Frisian Islands. Take off at 17.48hrs. Aircraft hit by AAA fire from a flak ship at 19:31hrs and damage was sustained to the electrical and hydraulic systems. Mission was aborted and RTB to base was successful landing at 21:45hrs.

Pilot - F/O James Bert Millward RCAF (J/10255)
Navigator - P/O John Frederick Lewis RCAF (J/11224)
Bomb Aimer - P/O Reginald George Frank Hunt RCAF (J/11498)
Wireless Operator - Sgt Richard Cann Taylor RAFVR (1378964)
Air Gunner - F/Sgt William Mead Maxwell RCAF (R/83456)
Air Gunner - Sgt William Frederick George Woodley RAFVR (1317085)


426 Sqn wartime records from RCAF historical microfilms

Revision history:

22-Jan-2022 17:09 tachel Added
22-Jan-2022 17:24 tachel Updated [Narrative]
22-Jan-2022 19:22 tachel Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2022 19:45 tachel Updated [Narrative]
15-Jun-2022 16:50 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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