Vickers Wellington

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    Vickers Wellington

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    from: 01.08.1942 No.25 OTU Operational Training Unit Wellington IC DV439 F/LtWelch Location: Wemeldinge, Zeeland, Netherlands. (also more story and pictures)
    Mission: Düsseldorf, Germany

    Date: 1st August 1942

    Unit: No. 25 OTU (Operational Training Unit)

    Type: Wellington IC

    Serial: DV439

    Coded: PP- D

    Location: Wemeldinge, Zeeland, Netherlands.

    Pilot: F/Lt. P.P.L.E. Welch R.A.F. P.O.W. Camp; 04C (Oflag Saalhaus-Colditz) P.O.W. No:610

    Fl/Eng: F/Lt. J. Hamilton R.A.F. P.O.W. Camp; L3 (Stalag Luft Sagan and Beleria) P.O.W. No:597

    Air/Bmr: Sgt. S. Valensky R.C.A.F. P.O.W. Camp; 344 (Stalag Lamsdorf) P.O.W. No:25682

    Air/Gnr: Sgt. D.J. Veasey R.C.A.F. P.O.W. Camp; 344 (Stalag Lamsdorf) P.O.W. No:25142

    Air/Gnr: Sgt. William Francis Penney R/107561 R.C.A.F. Age. 19 - Killed.

    REASON FOR LOSS:


    Took off from Finningley, Yorkshire at 23.41hrs to bomb the German city of Düsseldorf. 630 aircraft took part in the operation, a total of 900 tons of explosives were dropped. 15,000 buildings were damaged, a further 453 were destroyed. Very heavy losses by the attacking force with 29 aircraft lost. Wellington DV439 was attacked by German night fighters and crash landed. The claim for this loss was made by a Major Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer who by the end of the war had a score of 121 kills.
     
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    From: www.lostaircraft.com ? Database

    Airborne 19:55 on 12 Mar 1941 from Alconbury to bomb a target in Berlin. Signalled task completed, then nothing further heard. Cause of loss and crash-site not identified.

    S/L E.H.Lynch-Blosse PoW
    P/O H.Heaton PoW
    F/O S.H.Palmer PoW
    Sgt D.R.Clay PoW
    Sgt A.Hammond PoW
    Sgt H.Caldicott PoW

    Sgt H.Caldicott was interned in Camps L1/L6/357. PoW No.487, with Sgt D.R.Clay, PoW No.491 and Sgt A.Hammond, PoW No.501. P/O H.Heaton in Camps 10C/L3, PoW No.3764. S/L E.H.Lynch-Bloss in Camps L1/L3, PoW No.472 with F/O S.H.Palmer, PoW No.475.

    R1013 was one of two No.40 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this night on two separate operations. See: T2515.
     
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    Attack on Venice. Unfortunate grouping.

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    Good shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wellington E-KX, L7788, 311 Sq., after been forced down at Voorburg in Holland during a Berlin raid on September 23/24 1940

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    #8 Snautzer01, Nov 27, 2015
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    Another shot of Wellington E-KX, L7788, 311 Sq here in Paris in 1941

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    Vickers Wellington_12a.JPG
     
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    Vickers Wellington_14.JPG E-KX, L7788 Holland 1940

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