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 Whitley V P4972


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  30 Oct 40 Aircraft Name  Whitley V Serial Number  P4972
Unit  51 Sqdn Operating Airfield   Country  UK
Aircrew details
Details 
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/1007Pilot Officer H M Selwyn: missing believed prisoner of war; bailed out of Whitley P4972 after being damaged by enemy action over North West Germany, 3 July 1940.C14502846
AIR81/4012Sergeant J R Brown: died of wounds; Pilot Officer N E Sharp: injured; Sergeant D H Crocker, Sergeant A Brittain: uninjured; aircraft accident, Whitley VP4972, 51 Squadron, 30 October 1940.C16688110

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Whitley V P4972

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerHarold Morrey SELWYN (39575) Whitley V P4972  AIR81/1007 1940-07-0351 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial


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10 O.T.U. Whitley crash before July 1940 P/O Aage Valdemar Helstrup Laursen (42715)Hello I've checked the index of the AIR 81 files already released (index which was provided here, credits to the compilers, more efficient than I was on this), but Laursen doesn't appear. But not all crews are listed, so he might be in one of those. I've not checked the units to which those Whitleys belonged, these being mostly front line Squadrons : AIR 81/156 Pilot Officer R Hall: report of death; Whitley N1352 crashed off the coast of Scotland, 18 April 1940; remainder of crew survived uninjured AIR 81/159 Sergeant R H Burr: slightly injured; Whitley N1387 force landed; crew had abandoned aircraft earlier, 17 April 1940 AIR 81/191 Aircraftman 1st Class A Hepburn: injured. Squadron Leader G P Marvin: injured and subsequently died; Whitley N1406 ran out of fuel and was abandoned, 3 May 1940 AIR 81/460 Aircraftman 1st Class J P Atkinson: injured; gunshot wound; Whitley P4960, 22 May 1940 AIR 81/958 Sergeant S M Savill and Sergeant J M Dawson: injured; Whitley N1476 in air operations near Schwerte, Germany, 20 June 1940 AIR 81/1007 Pilot Officer H M Selwyn: missing believed prisoner of war; bailed out of Whitley P4972 after being damaged by enemy action over North West Germany, 3 July 1940 Just my two pence worth, accessing the ORB of No. 10 O.T.U. would be the quickest way to find, surely. Joss ....Read More.jossleclercq on 23rd June 2015 01:30:18


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