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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200642
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:16-JAN-1942
Time:02:08
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:149 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (149 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7461
MSN: OJ-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile SW of Anston -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall
Destination airport:RAF Mildenball
Narrative:
The crew of this aircraft were tasked with Ops to Hamburg. The aircraft suffered engine trouble over the target. On their return to England they struggled in poor visibility and after getting lost they eventually ran low on fuel so the pilot ordered his crew to bail out. He force landed the aircraft in the Anston / Todwick Bar area of South Yorkshire, close to the Nottinghamshire border at 02:08 on 16th January 1942. All escaped injury but the aircraft was written off having been badly damaged.

Crew
Fg Off William George Barnes - Pilot
Sgt Baker - 2nd Pilot
Sgt Townsend - Flight Engineer
Sgt Cyril William Dellow - Observer
Sgt Leonard Charles Collins - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Sgt Heron - Passenger / Observer
Sgt Cook - Air Gunner
Sgt Richard Thomas Patrick Gallagher - Air Gunner

Sources:

Bomber Command 1942
Yorkshire aircraft.co.uk


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2017 07:29 Red Dragon Added
18-Oct-2018 13:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
18-Oct-2018 13:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-Oct-2018 17:16 stehlík49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
19-Nov-2018 17:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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