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 Wellington IA N2956


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  14 Dec 39 Aircraft Name  Wellington IA Serial Number  N2956
Unit  99 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  LWT
Aircrew details
Details 
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/58Corporal D H Whitehouse, Aircraftman 1st Class F G Hooker, Leading Aircraftman R T Carr, Sergeant G E F Martin, Flying Officer J A H Cooper and Flying Officer J P Trewby: missing presumed dead; Wellington N2956 failed to return from an operational flight,believed to have been hit by anti-aircraft fire, 14 December 1939.C14142175

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington IA N2956

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Leading AircraftmanRobert Taylor CARR (534563) Wellington IA N2956   1939-12-1499 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerJohn Arkell Harding COOPER (39065) Wellington IA N2956   1939-12-1499 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Aircraftman 1st ClassFrederick George HOOKER (547172) Wellington IA N2956   1939-12-1499 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
SergeantGordon Ernest Francis MARTIN (580786) Wellington IA N2956   1939-12-1499 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
Flying OfficerJohn Preston TREWBY (39622) Wellington IA N2956   1939-12-1499 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial
CorporalHenry David WHITEHOUSE (528158) Wellington IA N2956   1939-12-1499 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial


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Missing in actionCould someone advise me please. I am looking at Wellington N2956, which failed to return from a mission to Heligoland 14th Dec.39. According to reports, it was last seen, after being attacked and damaged, climbing into the clouds, and heading towards Heligoland. At what stage would the family be informed? If told Missing in action, would they then be told, and when, that the family member was killed rather than missing? Would this rely on the enemy reporting prisoners, or the Red Cross finding out somehow?. Also, has the wreck of this aircraft ever been discovered, or did it crash into the sea? John ....Read More.John Crowner on 5th February 2013 03:04:42


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