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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202825
Last updated: 10 October 2021
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Date:24-APR-1942
Time:23:20
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Royal Air Force (218 (Gold Coast) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7473
MSN: HA-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ingrams Field Clenchwarton Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed Ingrams Field 100 yards form a school at Clenchwarton 2 miles West of Kings Lynn Norfolk.It is believed that the port engine lost power and by turning to port also resulted in loss of control. Sgt Rieter hailed from Venlo in Holland.

Crew
Pilot:1186826 Sgt Shirley Vincent Davidge - Cofton Hackett (St.Michael) Churchyard Plot A Row F Grave 11
Pilot:1271309 Sgt Willem Joseph Gerard Rieter (Dutch) - Brookwood Cemetery Grave RC.204100
Flt Engineer:545944 Sgt Abson Squires - Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery Sec.J.Grave 500 23
Observer: 989820 Sgt John Hartley - Holcombe (Emmanuel) Churchyard A.M.I.AA Grave A.1003 27
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1380822 Sgt Jamie Kitchener Wendle Paul - St Erith Church Cemetery Plot 3 Row 3 Grave 3 27
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:960871 Sgt Archibald John Thorburn - Marham Cemetery War Grave Plot. Grave 16 24
Air Gunner:540952 Sgt William James Cook - Armagh (St Patricks) Roman Catholic Cemetery Sec. A.7 Grave 140/EX 28

Sources:

Bomber Command Losses 1942
218 Squadron Association
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Dec-2017 15:08 Red Dragon Added
15-Jan-2018 18:01 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Source]

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