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 Wellington W5559


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  30 Aug 41 Aircraft Name  Wellington II Serial Number  W5559
Unit  OADU Operating Airfield   Country  Mediterranean
Aircrew details
Details 
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/8761Sergeant W F Butler, Sergeant I Fiennes, Sergeant D R N Garrick, Sergeant T P Butterfield, Sergeant D Todd: missing believed killed; Sergeant Cope: killed; aircraft in transit to Middle East from Gibraltar, shot down near island of Lampedusa, Wellington W5559, 1 September 1941.C16924603

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington II W5559

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantWilliam Francis BUTLER (1185908) Wellington W5559  Archive Post 1941-08-30OADU MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantThomas Preston BUTTERFIELD (1100615) Wellington W5559  Archive Post 1941-08-30OADU MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantMaurice Henry COPE (964384) Wellington W5559  Archive Post 1941-08-30OADU MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantDonald Robert Arthur GARRICK (927275) Wellington W5559  Archive Post 1941-08-30OADU MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantDavid Dawson TODD (530811) Wellington W5559  Archive Post 1941-08-30OADU MaltaMalta Memorial
SergeantThe Hon. Ingelram Ivo TWISLETON-WYKEHAM-FIENNES (1169866) Wellington W5559  Forum Post 1941-08-30OADU United KingdomRunnymede Memorial


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410830 - Unaccounted airmen - 30-8-194130 August 1941 OADU Delivery Flight. Wellington II W5559 Sgt W F Butler + Sgt T P Butterfield + Sgt M H Cope + Sgt D R A Garrick + Sgt D D Todd + Sgt I I Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes + Took off from Gibraltar for Malta. Shot down in flames by CR.42s 12km S of Lampedusa. All save Sgt Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial) are commemorated on the Malta Memorial. SOC. See: Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean Volume 1: 1939-1942 Gunby,David & Pelham Temple Hinckley:Midland Publishing,2006 p.81. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 4th December 2008 04:01:26


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