Accident Vickers Wellington Mk II W5523,
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Date:Wednesday 7 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Sqn RAF
Registration: W5523
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sea off Brest -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook
Destination airport:
Hit by flak over the target and crashed into the sea off Brest. All the crew are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial


Bomber Command Losses 1942
Bomber Command Losses 1942

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
8 September 1941 Z8328 12 Sqn RAF 0 Eerste Kruisweg, 's-Gravendeel, Zuid-Holland w/o
10 January 1942 W5611 12 Sqn RAF 4 1 mile east of Brumby, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England w/o
13 March 1942 Z8578 12 Sqn RAF 6 Missing mis
25 March 1942 W5578 12 Sqn RAF 4 close to Escoublac, Loire-Atlantique département w/o
2 April 1942 W5395 12 Sqn RAF 0 woods at Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare, Eure département, Normandie w/o
31 May 1942 Z8376 12 Sqn RAF 5 Oberlohberg, Dinslaken, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o
9 June 1942 Z8652 12 Sqn RAF 6 Nordrhein-Westfalen mis
27 July 1942 W5367 12 Sqn RAF 4 near Westerholte, Ankum, Niedersachsen w/o
1 August 1942 Z8499 12 Sqn RAF 5 Hürth, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o

Revision history:

21-Oct-2017 19:17 Red Dragon Added
06-Nov-2017 09:20 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Oct-2018 19:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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