ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200445
Last updated: 11 September 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:57 Squadron Royal Air Force (57 Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z1096
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Homefield at Holmebrink Farm near Methwold -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Feltwell at 05:20 hrs to bomb Brest. It crashed at Holmebrink Farm near Methwold. The aircraft was totally destroyed after a fire broke out on impact. The farmer Mr Thorpe despite the danger dragged Plt Off S G Cater from the flames and wreckage with the help of others. They then placed him in a cattle trough full of water.
Flt Lt Douglas Roy Richardson RCAF - Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard Row B. Grave 8.
Sgt Robert Louis Nathaniel Simmons - Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard Row B. Grave 9
Sgt Eric Ewings - Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard Row B. Grave 7.
Sgt Victor Haig Mountstephens - Twickenham Cemetery Plot G. Class A. Grave 101.
Sgt Lawrence Joseph Row - Coalville (Whitwick) Cemetery Sec. A. R.C. Grave 121.
Plt Off S G Carter - Injured


Bomber Command Losses of 1942.

Revision history:

18-Oct-2017 16:17 Red Dragon Added
26-Dec-2017 06:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description