Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IC T2956,
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Date:Wednesday 8 January 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn RAF
Registration: T2956
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Great Wratting, Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:
On 8 January 1941, Plt Off Tom Eric Timmins was the pilot of the Wellington IC T2956 of 214 Sqn RAF, based at R.A.F. Stradishall, Suffolk, which was undergoing an Air Test with a full crew of six, when the aircraft crashed at 1240 hours at Great Wratting near Haverhill, Suffolk. It is thought that the cause of the crash was as the result of the wings of the Wellington icing up whilst flying in cloud. All the crew perished in the crash.

Pilot : Pilot Officer Tom Eric Timmins RAFVR 79164 [Killed] (NCO:745771 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 04 June, 1940)
2nd Pilot : Sergeant Peter Robert Peart RAFVR 740666 [Killed]
2nd Pilot : Pilot Officer Charles Norman Walker RAFVR 78863 [Killed] (NCO:749421 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 21 May, 1940)
Wireless Operator : Sergeant William Edward Griswold RAF 654640 [Killed]
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant Ronald Cain RAF 638553 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Sergeant Archibald Sinclair Roberts RAFVR 746816 [Killed]

All were interred in their home towns, apart from Roberts from Glasgow who lies in Haverhill Cemetery, Suffolk.

"Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, vol 2: Aircraft and Crew Losses 1941", by W R Chorley. ISBN 0-904597-87-3
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

08-Jan-2017 09:52 Laurent Rizzotti Added
03-Nov-2019 11:30 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
08-Jan-2024 07:38 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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