Accident Vickers Wellington Mk III X3388,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200439
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Date:Tuesday 6 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:9 Sqn RAF
Registration: X3388
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Coningsby
Shortly after reaching Brest the port engine failed and the return journey was done on one engine. The aircraft crashed after hitting some trees whilst trying to land.

Pilot : Pilot Officer Michael Ryland Hodges RAFVR 100638 [Injured] (NCO:1183497 Commission Gazetted : Friday 01 August, 1941)
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant Alfred William Mount RAFVR 1181182
Air Gunner : Sergeant Charles William Mills RAFVR 1169710 [Killed]
Crew : Sergeant Owen RAF
Crew : Sergeant H J Pullan RAF
Crew : Sergeant R Short RAF [Injured]


Bomber Command Losses of World War II 1942.
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
8 July 1941 R1040 9 Sqn RAF 6 Wilhelminasingel street, Maastricht, Limburg w/o
8 September 1941 Z8845 9 Sqn RAF 6 near the Bruggelaan road at Terwispel, Friesland w/o
24 July 1942 Z1577 9 Sqn RAF 2 Wetten, Kevelaer, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o
29 July 1942 X3456 9 Sqn RAF 5 off the Frisian islands w/o
29 July 1942 X3606 9 Sqn RAF 4 Bürgerpark in Bremen w/o
1 August 1942 BJ878 9 Sqn RAF 5 Hasselbeck, Ratingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o

Revision history:

17-Oct-2017 20:22 Red Dragon Added
06-Nov-2017 07:29 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Nov-2018 14:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
06-Jan-2024 07:48 Rob Davis Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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