Wirestrike Accident Vickers Wellington Mk II W5514,
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Date:Wednesday 7 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Sqn RAF
Registration: W5514
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Moor Close Ashbourne Derbyshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Binbrook at 17:07. Collided with high tension cables and a lorry on the approach to the partially completed airfield at Ashbourne, and ended up in Moor Close at Ashbourne. Whilst taking evasive manoeuvres over the target Flt Sgt Harry Douglas Bryant baled out as ordered. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial Panel 103.

Pilot : Pilot Officer John Munro Garlick RAF 45425
Flight Sergeant Harry Douglas Bryant RCAF R/70448 [Killed]
Sergeant N Erskine RAF
Sergeant E F A Matthews RAF
Sergeant B L Schauenberg RAF
Sergeant J Stevens RAF


Bomber Command Losses 1942
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
15 October 1942 BJ606 12 Sqn RAF 6 northwest of Wintershoven, Kortessem, Limburg w/o

Revision history:

21-Oct-2017 19:17 Red Dragon Added
06-Nov-2017 09:20 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Oct-2018 19:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
06-Jan-2024 07:46 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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