Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IC R1519,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200436
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Date:Sunday 4 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:99 Sqn RAF
Registration: R1519
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Off Portland Bill -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Waterbeach
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Waterbeach at 16:02. Crashed into the sea off Portland Bill. Target - Brest
Pilot : Pilot Officer Raymond Bowen Thomas RAFVR 113370 [Killed] (NCO:930650 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 13 January, 1942)
2nd Pilot : Sergeant Albert John Copping RAFVR 1380366 [Killed]
Crew : Flight Sergeant John William Colpitts RCAF R/64727 [Killed]
Crew : Flight Sergeant Baxter Froude RAFVR 798514 [Killed]
Crew : Sergeant Aubrey Harold Shattock RAFVR 1356710 [Killed]
Crew : Sergeant Arthur Ronald William Smith RAFVR 1252992 [Killed]

Sgt Copping lies in Folkestone New Cemetery; other members of the crew are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial.


Bomber Command losses 1942.
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
7 November 1941 T2516 99 Sqn RAF 6 Smalbroek hamlet, Beilen, Drenthe w/o

Revision history:

17-Oct-2017 19:53 Red Dragon Added
26-Dec-2017 06:11 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Feb-2022 13:01 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities]
03-Jan-2024 07:36 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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