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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203158
Last updated: 17 April 2021
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Date:06-MAY-1942
Time:02:15
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:150 Squadron Royal Air Force (150 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X3451
C/n / msn: JN-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:A field near Askern to the north of Doncaster -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Snaith
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft were tasked with an operational flight to Stuttgart and bombed the aerodrome. The front turret had become unserviceable and by the time the aircraft reached Yorkshire it was also suffering port engine trouble. As the aircraft neared Finningley the wing with the failing engine had dropped and the aircraft was loosing height, the pilot was left with little option but to force-land the aircraft in a field near Askern to the north of Doncaster at 02:15. Two of the airmen sustained leg injuries and were treated in Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Crew
Pilot: NZ404343 Flt Sgt Richard Bradburn Davenport RNZAF (404343).
2nd Pilot:655017 Sgt Frederick Sellers - Broken leg.
Navigator:J/7021 Plt Off Owen Horace Morgan RCAF
Wireless Operator: Sgt Edington. Broken ankle.
Air Gunner: Sgt Gordon Empey
Air Gunner:1384133 Sgt Samuel Norris

Sources:

Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire
Bomber Command Losses 1942.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Dec-2017 17:42 Red Dragon Added
31-Oct-2018 14:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Damage, Operator]

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