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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202374
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Squadron Royal Air Force (15 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3703
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Rectory Farm Cow Land Godmanchester -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:Essen, Germany
Hit badly by flak and managed to return to England. After an aborted attempt at landing and having to go around again the aircraft crashed at Rectory Farm Cow Land Godmanchester near Huntingdon.

Pilot: 70885 Sqn Ldr Matthew Drummond Henderson Wilson - Wyton (St Margaret and All Saints)Churchyard Huntingdonshire
2nd Pilot: Sgt David Southy - Injured.
Flight Engineer: 52164 Sgt Leonard John Gornall - Injured (MIA 26 February 1945 SOE Sortie 138 Squadron)
Navigator: Fg Off Clifford Reeve - Survived (Rescued Sgt Southy and Sgt Gould. Awarded MBE for his actions).
Bomb Aimer: 1393659 Sgt Sidney John Jordan - Survived (KIA 27 September 1943).
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Sgt Daniel Lammie - Injured (After recovering never flew again)
Air Gunner: 1305524 Sgt William Edmund Chambers - Survived (KIA 30 May 1942)
Air Gunner: 1261768 Sgt Edgar George Spencer Gould - Croydon (Mitcham Road) Churchyard Plot L. 4. Grave 12775.


Aircrew Remembered

Revision history:

30-Nov-2017 20:50 Red Dragon Added
06-Nov-2018 20:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
17-Apr-2020 20:10 TigerTimon Updated [Destination airport]

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