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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21587
Last updated: 13 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:214 Squadron Royal Air Force (214 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L7843
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea off Belgian coast -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
("BU-X" of 214 Sqn) Airborne 21:50 on 27 Sep 40 for mission to Mannheim. Last heard on W/T at 04:33 28 Sep 40 sending distress signals. According to one source: "While approaching Belgian coast and overflying North Sea, crew sent a short mayday message. Aircraft crashed into the sea shortly thereafter. Three crew were rescued as three others were killed."
Sgt (740620) John Robert Hall (pilot) RAFVR killed.
P/O (42647) John Rea (pilot) RAF killed.
Sgt A.C. Peck injured PoW.
Wop/AG: Sgt (935979) Harry Edward Sambrook 28 RAF died of injuries 30/09/40.
Sgt (902179) T.F. Williams RAF PoW No.312.
Sgt (937784) K.S. Thompson RAF PoW No.309.


1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999

Revision history:

06-Jul-2008 22:22 JINX Added
26-Feb-2012 05:48 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2013 19:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2013 19:00 Nepa Updated [Operator]
21-Aug-2013 09:15 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
19-May-2014 18:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2015 19:02 ABBA Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]

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