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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 01 May 40 Aircraft Name Whitley V Serial Number N1500
Unit 102 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
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Source Henk Welting's Database

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AIR81/2051Pilot Officer K N Gray, Sergeant J Hopper, Sergeant F J Bass, Aircraftman A W Hart, Aircraftman J Buttery: killed, Aircraftman J A Hewitt; died of injuries; Aircraftman G Main, Aircraftman F Wallwork; injured; aircraft accident, Bainshole, Whitley N1500,102 Squadron, 1 May 1940.C16471488

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Whitley V N1500

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantFrederick John BASS (580902) Observer Whitley V N1500  AIR81/2051 1940-05-01102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomEast Finchley Cemetery And St.
Aircraftman 1st ClassHarold BUTTERY (650521) Whitley V N1500  AIR81/2051 1940-05-01102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomDyce Old Churchyard
Flying OfficerKenneth Neil GRAY (40342) Pilot Whitley V N1500  AIR81/2051 1940-05-01102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomDyce Old Churchyard
Aircraftman 1st ClassAlfred William Henry HART (632176) Wireless Op Whitley V N1500  AIR81/2051 1940-05-01102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomCockett (St. Peter) Churchyard
SergeantJohn Hamilton HOPPER (518878) Pilot Whitley V N1500  AIR81/2051 1940-05-01102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomDoncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery
Aircraftman 2nd ClassGeorge MAIN (632772) Whitley V N1500  AIR81/2051 1940-05-25102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomAyr Cemetery, Ayrshire
Aircraftman 1st ClassFred WALLWORK (743867) Whitley V N1500  AIR81/2051 1940-05-06102 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomDyce Old Churchyard

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Whitley? 102 Squadron, 01/05/1940, UKHello Bart Whitley V N1500 FHG at Hill of Foundland, Insch, Aberdeen. There were six fatalities; not mentioned by you were Hopper JH Hart AWH Main G regards DaveW ....Read More.davew on 11th April 2008 09:26:09
Whitley? 102 Squadron, 01/05/1940, UKHi Bart Chorley BCL Vol 1 has Whitley V,N1500 of 102 Sqn as crashing on the slopes of Hill of Foudland, 6mls SE of Huntley in Aberdeenshire, whilst being ferried from Kinloss to Driffield. The full crew/passenger list is :- F/O K N Gray DFC,Czechoslovak War Cross Sgt J H Hopper, Sgt F J Bass, AC1 A W H Hart, AC2 G Main, AC1 H Buttery AC1 J A Hewitt AC1 F Wallwork Hewitt, Main and Wallwork survived the crash but Wallwork died on 6/5/40 and Main on 25/5/40. Chorley does not comment on the Czech War Cross. Apart from the 3 airmen, all on board died at the time of the crash. In Vol 9 Chorley indicates that Gray was a N Zealander. Regards Dick ....Read More.Dick on 11th April 2008 09:31:33
Whitley? 102 Squadron, 01/05/1940, UKBart, Ken Gray's brother and top-scoring New Zealand fighter pilot of WWII, Colin, in his autobiography, 'Spitfire Patrol', writes: On 9 March [1940] Ken had another hazardous experience [a reference to the event for which he was awarded the DFC] flying Whitley P-Peter, again with Tiny Long*, when he was detailed for a leaflet raid on Prague. They encountered severe icing conditions over Prague, and one engine kept stopping. In spite of the obvious risks, he pressed on with the sortie for a total duration of over eight hours. This time his determination was rewarded by a Czech War Cross from the free Czech Government...' * Frank Hugh Long, a fellow New Zealander also serving in the RAF on a short service commission. Killed on air ops 12/13 Mar 40. The crash site for N1500 is recorded in a 102 Sqn telegram of 1 May 40 as being 'Bains Hole, near Insch, Ordnance survey 1/4 mile to inch - (Q) K.1356.' The time is given as 1059 hours. Errol ....Read More.Errol Martyn on 11th April 2008 06:49:16
Whitley? 102 Squadron, 01/05/1940, UKHello All Whitley N1500 has actually struck the summit of the Hill of Foudland 1st May 1940 and then crashed on the slope. The grid reference (only four figure) square is lower down the slope. Mark ....Read More.Mark Hood on 26th December 2013 04:22:40
1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationHello Aircraftman 1st Class Fred WALLWORK (743867) - AIR81/2051 Pilot Officer K N Gray, Sergeant J Hopper, Sergeant F J Bass, Aircraftman A W Hart, Aircraftman J Buttery: killed, Aircraftman J A Hewitt; died of injuries; Aircraftman G Main, Aircraftman F Wallwork; injured; aircraft accident, Bainshole, Whitley N1500,102 Squadron, 1 May 1940. See: [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/air81/index.php[/url] The National Probate Calendar records that he died at Kingscot Naval Hospital, New Machar, Aberdeenshire. Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 23rd December 2018 12:50:13
400501 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-05-1940There appear to be several more casualties on this date, including: Hampden L4119, 61 Sqn, Hemswell: Fg Off Charles William Glover (Canadian) Plt Off Jack Ernest Anthony Friend Sgt Charles Frost (20) killed AC1 John Bell Greenall (22) killed Wellington P9276, 99 Sqn, Newmarket: Fg Off Herbert Gage Muller Flt Sgt John William Lewis Goldie Brent Plt Off Gerard Arthur Hugh Poole Sgt Peter Chris Cunningham AC1 Donald Lilley AC1 Michael John O'Sullivan Wellington IC R3154, 115 Sqn, Marham: Fg Off Edward Joseph Taylor Clarke Plt Off John Marshman Whitley V N1500, 102 Sqn, Driffield: Fg Off Kenneth Neil Gray DFC (New Zealander) Sgt Frederick John Bass Sgt John Hamilton Hopper AC1 Harold Buttery AC1 Alfred William Henry Hart Henley L3303, 8 BGS, Evanton: Sqn Ldr Wilfred John Francis Bull Plt Off David Wood Unidentified: Fenrik Johan Daniel Stub Ravn (Norwegian) Also on 30 Apr / I May: Crews of Wellington P9213, Whitley N1465 (total 11 men). ....Read More.Richard Cawsey on 26th December 2020 08:54:35
400501 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-05-1940Hello Richard, I don't know what happened to the others that I had listed, should be IIRC some 36 names. Thank you for bringing them to the thread. Here are those additional names - BASS - 580902 - East Finchley Cemetery & St. Marlybone Crematorium, Middlesex. BUTTERY - 650521 - Dyce Old Churchyard, Aberdeenshire. GRAY - ( New Zealand ) - 40342 - Dyce Old Churchyard, Aberdeenshire. HART - 632176 - Cockett ( St. Peter) Churchyard, Glamorganshire. HOPPER - 518878 - Doncaster ( Rose Hill) Cemetery, Yorkshire. Crew of Whitley V - N1500 - 102 Sq. CLARKE - 39375 - Stamford Cemetery, Lincolnshire. MARSHMAN - 77039 - Marham ( Holy Trinity ) Churchyard, Norfolk. Crew of Wellington Ic - R3154 - 115 Sqn BELL - 565626 HAYTER - 41289 KELLY - 522560 WELSH - 617385 Crew of Hudson I - N7278 - 269 Sqn All Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. BOWEN, James Thomas - Sgt - 515101 BRADFORD, Ridley Lewkenor - Sqn/Ldr - 33019 BURNETT, Eric William - Lac- 613517 KNOWLES, Basil Elles Sharp - Sgt - 580790 TYLER, Philip Andrew - Lac - 541348 MORRISON, James Douglas - P/O - 41096 Crew of Wellington Is - P9213 - 37 Sqn. All Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. DITMAS, Patrick Harold Devereux - Cpl - 550777 HEAYES, Cecil Robert - F/Sgt - 562741 PEEL, Harvey Alderson - Sgt - 527531 ROBERTSON, David - AC1c - 633753 TOMLINSON, Leonard Frank - Sgt - 580338 Crew of Whitley V - N1465 - 58 Sqn All Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. FRIEND - 40818 - Stradishall ( St. Margaret ) Churchyard, Suffolk. FROST - 580650 - Birkenhead ( Flaybrick Hill ) Cemetery, Cheshire. GLOVER ( Canadian ) - 39659 - Harpswell ( St. Chad ) Churchyard, Lincolnshire. GREENALL - 547006 - Darlington North Cemetery, Durham. Crew of Hampden I - L4119 - 61 Sqn BULL - 32042 - Aberdeen ( Allenvale ) Cemetery, Aberdeenshire. WOOD - 73016 - Perth ( Jeanfield and Wellshill ) Cemetery, Perthshire. Crew of Henley - L3303 - 8 BGS. BRENT - 355953 - Plumstead Cemetery, London. CUNNINGHAM - 580784 - Edlesborough ( St. Mary ) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire. LILLEY - 631565 - Alverthorpe ( St. Paul ) Churchyard, Yorkshire MULLER - 39558 - Richmond Cemetery, Surrey O'SULLIVAN( Republic of Ireland ) - 621221 - West Row Baptist Chapelyard, Suffolk. POOLE - 76015 - Southend-on-sea ( Sutton Road ) Cemetery, Essex. Crew of Wellington Ic - P9276 - 99 Sqn RAVN - ( Norwegian ) - service number ? Crew of MF 11 - RNNAS. At rest in Lerwick New Cemetery, Shetland. Rank and first names you have already provided in post No: 4. Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 26th December 2020 07:10:04
400506 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-05-1940Hello, 400506 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-05-1940 From Henk's List - Nil. From CWGC - FRANCE GIDDINGS, Norman Frederick Fiddler - Sgt - 564658 - RAF - 88 Sqn. GODDARD, Cyril James - Lac - 551885 - RAF - 88Sqn. Both these airmen rest at Me Grand-Luce War Cemetery, Sarthe, France. They were crew of Battle L5248 - 88 Sqn. UK WALLWORK, Fred - AC1c - 743867 - RAFVR - 102 Sqn. Dyce Old Churchyard, Aberdeenshire. [ Whitley V - N1500 - 102 Sqn]. BACKSHALL, Eric Owen - Lac(Wop) - 761665 - RAFVR - 14 OTU. Ardingly ( St. Peter ) Churchyard Extension, Sussex. FOSTER, James - AC1c(Wop) - 552135 - RAF - 14 OTU. Edinburgh ( Rosebank ) Cemetery, Edinburgh. BECK, Oswell - Sgt(Pilot) - 524300 - RAF - 14 OTU. RAMSAY, Kenneth Allan - P/O - 40430 - RAF - 14 OTU. Both Beck and Ramsay rest at Cottesmore ( St. Nicholas ) Churchyard Extension, Rutland. The above four airmen were crew of Hampden I - P1274 - 14 OTU. Alex ....Read More.Alex Smart on 23rd April 2021 11:56:01
400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940Hello, 400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940 From Henk's list - WAAF UK HEARD, Gwendolyne Mary - ACW2c - 885746 - WAAF. Gateshead ( Saltwell ) Cemetery, Durham, UK. Cause of death ? BRAY, Ernest James - AC2c - 9400071 - RAF. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK. Cause of death ? From CWGC - BELGIUM CLEAVER, Donald Vincent - Lac(Wop) - 548680 - RAF - 21 Sqn. KEATES, Arthur Knightley Roland - Sgt(Obs) - 528054 - RAF - 21 Sqn. These two airmen rest at Moorsele Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. They were crew of Blenheim IV - L8734 - 21 Sqn. BENNETT, John Keith - P/O(Pilot) - 40664 - RAF - 49 Sqn. PARSONS, George Rene Joseph - Lac(Rad/Op) - 547309 - RAF - 49 Sqn. These two airmen rest at Adegem Canadian Cemetery, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium. They were crew of Hampden I - P1318 - 49 Sqn. FRANCE BLOOMER, Peter - Sgt - 580567 - RAF - 15 Sqn. GORDON, James Hamilton ( Northern Ireland ) - P/O - 43157 - RAF - 15 Sqn. HARRIMAN, Douglas Sidney - P/O - 41846 - RAF - 15 Sqn. These three airmen rest at St. Inglevert Churchyard, Pas-de-Calais, France. They were crew of Blenheim IV - P6913 - 15 Sqn. HARDING, Benjamin Morgan - Cpl(Wop) - 550526 - RAF - 18 Sqn. MILLER, Frank - Sgt(Obs) - 364705 - RAF - DFM - 18 Sqn. These two airmen rest at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. They were crew of Blenheim IV - R3598 - 18 Sqn. ALEXANDER, Jack Leslie - Sgt(Obs) - 562397 - RAF - 40 Sqn. GOFFE, Dennis - Lac(Wop) - 551547 - RAF - 40 Sqn. These two airmen rest at Rety Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. They were crew of Blenheim IV - P4920 - 40 Sqn. GERMANY BAYBUTT, Thomas - Cpl(Rad/Op) - 551819 - RAF - 144 Sqn. SMYTH, John Alexander - Sgt(Pilot) - 565748 - RAF - 144 Sqn. WOODHOUSE, Colin - Sgt(Obs) - 526291 - RAF - 144 Sqn. These three airmen rest at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. They were crew of Hampden I - L4172 - 144 Sqn. UK AUSTIN, Ronald William - Lac(A/g) - 615205 - RAF - 15 Sqn. East Sheen Cemetery, Surrey, UK. Blenheim IV - R3614 - 15 Sqn. CLARK, John Taverner Wilson - First Officer (Pilot) - ATA - 3 FPP. Yeadon Cemetery, Yorkshire, UK. Botha I - L6160 - 3 FPP. MAIN, George - AC2c - 632772 - RAF - 102 Sqn. Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, UK. Whitley V - N1500 - 102 Sqn. BUTLER, Peter Saumarez - F/O - 33182 - RAF - 49 Sqn. HARRISON, John - Sgt - 580653 - RAF - 49 Sqn. These two airmen were crew of Hampden I - P1318 - 49 Sqn. BUCKLAND, Frank Edwin - Sgt - 741093 - RAFVR - 54 Sqn. Spitfire 1a - N3096 - 54 Sqn. BUSHELL, John Merrett - P/O - 43059 - RAF - 151 Sqn. Hurricane I - P3326 - 151 Sqn. IVES, Frederick Allen - F/Lt - 37782 - RAF - 151 Sqn. Hurricane I - P3319 - 151 Sqn. The five airmen listed above are al ....Read More.Alex Smart on 11th June 2021 04:31:32
400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940Alex, Might be worth noting that the actual loss of Whitley N1500 was on 1 May 40. P3326 (Bushell) should read P332[U]3[/U]. Andy ....Read More.Andy Marden on 12th June 2021 09:01:02
400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940Hello Andy, re N1500. Main was a crewmember and was injured. So most probably died of injuries received. Re P3326 (Bushell), - [url]http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502207[/url] ....Read More.Alex Smart on 12th June 2021 08:10:32
400525 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 25-05-1940[QUOTE=Alex Smart;162371]Hello Andy, re N1500. Main was a crewmember and was injured. So most probably died of injuries received. Re P3326 (Bushell), - [URL]http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502207[/URL][/QUOTE] Alex, Yep. My point about N1500 was that someone reading the post might assume that N1500 was lost on 25 May 40, so it might be worth adding a footnote when the date of death differs to the date of the incident - entirely your call of course. Irrespective of what the National Archives say, P3323 was the aircraft involved. P3326 does not exist. Regards, Andy ....Read More.Andy Marden on 13th June 2021 06:30:00


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