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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203543
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:19-MAY-1942
Time:12:15
Type:Short Stirling Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Squadron Royal Air Force (15 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7523
MSN: LS-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NE of Gravely -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed just after take off due to engine failure. Location NE of Gravely after colliding with trees bordering a road.

Crew
Pilot: 1172873 Sgt Albert Douglass - Arnold Cemetery, Nottinghamshire Class A. Cons. Grave 1054.
Flight Engineer:526313 Sgt David Winston Lewis - Llanfabon Cemetery, Glamorganshire Row 27. Grave 16.
Observer:615021 Sgt Reginald James Sharp - Carshalton ( All Saints ) Churchyard, Surrey Sec. S. Grave 174.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:747828 Flt Sgt Norman Frank Payne - Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery Sec. B. 6. Grave 157.
Bomb Aimer: Plt Off Lionel Adrian B Hack - Injured. Recovered from his injuries.
Air Gunner:905875 Sgt Harold Vincent Edmonds - Exeter High Cemetery, Devon Sec. Z.G. Grave 210.
Air Gunner:1058309 Sgt Noel Cash - Broughton Cemetery, Denbighshire Sec. A. Row 1. Grave 3.
Air Gunner:1429094 AC2 Thomas Arthur Edwards - North Sheen Cemetery, Surrey
Flight Electrician: ELC2 Charles Evans Woodhouse The Civilian Electrical Corps USAAF (American Civilian attached to 15 Squadron). Injured during initial incident. Died at RAF Hospital Wyton on 20 May 1942 - Cambridge American Cemetery Plot F. Row 1. Grave 89.

Sources:

CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942
http://aircrewremembered.com/douglass-albert.html
sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=8917.0;wap2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2017 13:28 Red Dragon Added
26-Apr-2018 15:25 726JOHNW Updated [Registration]
06-Nov-2018 21:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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