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Wellington IC X3171 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Wellington IC X3171

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash  01 Mar 43 Aircraft Name  Wellington Ic Serial Number  X3171
Unit  15 OTU Operating Airfield   Country  UK
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/9116Sergeant J S Jacobs: killed; airscrew accident at Boscombe Down, Hampshire, Wellington X3171, Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, 16 September 1941.C16924958

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington Ic X3171

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantDavid Llewellyn BARLEY (1337932) Pilot Wellington IC X3171  IBCC 1943-03-0115 OTU United KingdomEast Finchley Cemetery And St.
SergeantDennis Ronald BENDING (1197228) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Wellington IC X3171  IBCC 1943-03-0115 OTU United KingdomTaunton (St. Mary's) Cemetery
Pilot OfficerJoseph DONNELLY (132810) Bomb Aimer Wellington IC X3171  IBCC 1943-03-0115 OTU United KingdomKilwinning Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Stanley GIBSON (1526809) Navigator Wellington IC X3171  IBCC 1943-03-0115 OTU United KingdomStamfordham (St. Mary) Churchy
SergeantJames Sidney JACOBS (916806) Wireless Op./Air Gunner Wellington IC X3171  AIR81/9116 1941-09-16A&AEE United KingdomWillesden Jewish Cemetery
SergeantGeorge MARSHALL (1096256) Air Gunner Wellington IC X3171  IBCC 1943-03-0115 OTU United KingdomTrimdon Grange Cemetery
Pilot OfficerThomas WINSTANLEY (134723) Bomb Aimer Wellington IC X3171  IBCC 1943-03-0115 OTU United KingdomStretford Cemetery

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Crewing of O.T.U. WellingtonsJust to follow on from Alan Clark's email about additional crew on board O.T.U. aircraft. When Wellington X3171 crashed near Bellingham, Northumberland on 1st March 1943, it had the following crew: 1 x pilot 1 x navigator 1 x wireless/air gunner 1 x air gunner 2 x bomb aimer I'd be interested in any comments on the two bomb aimers! Jim ....Read More.JimCorbett1977 on 17th November 2007 05:34:25
What were families told?I contacted three families of those killed in Wellington X3171 and all three were told that they were killed returning from a mission to Germany (all told different cities as the target). The aircraft however crashed during a cross-country training exercise over Northumberland. Other families I have been in touch with were either told nothing at all or given inaccurate information, this goes for Post War crashes too. Jim ....Read More.JimCorbett1977 on 1st June 2008 11:27:47
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Info request: RAF casualties' details?Gibson 15 OTU Wellington X3171 t/o Harwell for a cross country. Lost control, dived vertically in. (Chorley OTU) ....Read More.John Larder on 21st October 2010 05:40:05
Info request: RAF casualties' details?Thanks for that John. I should really have known he was in X3171 - I was present at the dig in 2005: Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 21st October 2010 06:21:41
410916 - Unaccounted airmen - 16-9-1941Henk Just got some queries answered by AHB. Jacobs killed in flying accident in Wellington X3171 of PRU, Boscombe Down. ....Read More.John Larder on 13th November 2010 07:34:17
410916 - Unaccounted airmen - 16-9-1941John, Hesitate to accept this AHB answer. X3171 was 15 OTU, lost 1-3-1943. Moreover Sgt JACOBS was listed as DOAS and his death registered at Salisbury (what was in Wiltshire ?). Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 15th November 2010 10:24:47
410916 - Unaccounted airmen - 16-9-1941X3171 appears to have gone to Boscombe Down in June 1941 (which is in Wiltshire near Salisbury) I wonder if he was killed whilst flying in X3171 but aircrfat not written off Anyone have the book 'Boscombe Down the Secret Years' ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 15th November 2010 11:01:12

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