|Sunderland P9622 crash location on 29 October 1940||Hello,
I would like to find the crash location of the Sunderland I P9622 of 201 Sqn RAF on 29 October 1940.
The detailed narrative of the mission leading to the crash is available online on the following link:
(and next page)
But the loss location is not given, and in Ross's CCL book, the location is only given as "a hill 28 miles SW of Wick", and before it is said "when lost at Dunnet Head,Caithness", but this location is NW, and not SW, of Wick.
For a crash in UK, the precise location is usually known, so I hope someone will be able to provide it.
Thanks in advance ....Read More.||Laurent Rizzotti on 19th February 2014 09:37:22|
|Sunderland P9622 crash location on 29 October 1940||Thanks Simon, your replay allowed me to find something. A new Google search on Latheron + 'october 1940' allowed me to find a blog "Caithness at war", where the crash is reported at [url]http://community.caithness.org/article.php?id=4204[/url].
"On 30 October Latheron police reported that a plane had crashed in Plane crash Latheron the parish. An airman arrived at Boulester, Latheron, at 09.30 hours this morning and reported that his plane was down 5 miles due West of Boulester, in hill ground. The airman said he thought the other four occupants of the plane were dead. He himself was suffering from a broken shoulder. The plane struck a hill."
Some difference, but 5 miles west of Lautheron (I have not been able to find a Boulester location) will be more than 20 miles SW of Wick. If Boulester was the name of an hamlet located W or SW of Lautheron, the distance is OK. The number of the dead is OK too, but the diary did not record the survivors. The hill crash is also in common, and the Flight Global article said that the pilot walked four miles the next morning. So I'm fairly positive this aircraft was P9622. ....Read More.||Laurent Rizzotti on 19th February 2014 11:36:40|