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Wellington III  X3472 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Wellington III  X3472

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 20 May 42 Aircraft Name Wellington III Serial Number X3472
Unit 101 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off from Bourn. While outbound the port engine failed and the pilot made an emergency landing believed to be in the vicinity of Charleville- M_zi_res (Ardennes) France.
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/14402Sergeant S Bradley: died evading capture; Sergeant A Crichton, Sergeant J P Love: prisoners of war; Sergeant J Beecroft, Sergeant H P Hanwell: evaded capture; Wellington X3472, 101 Squadron; aircraft force landed 25 miles north of Vouzieres, France whilst on an operational flight to Mannheim, Germany, 20 May 1942. With photographs.C17207039

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington III X3472

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantSidney BRADLEY (990430) Wireless Op Wellington III X3472  IBCC 1942-06-16101 Sqdn AIR27 SwitzerlandVevey (St. Martin's) Cemetery

Prisoners of War for Wellington III X3472

RankName, NumberDetailsDate CapturedUnitPOW NoCamp
SgtAlexander CRICHTON (1118854) Wellington III X3472
1942-05-20101 SqdnStalag Luft L6 Heydekrug
SgtJohn (Jack) P LOVE (1378969) Wellington III X3472
1942-05-20101 SqdnStalag 357 Kopernikus

Other Occupants in Wellington III X3472

RankName, NumberDetailsDate of LossUnit
SgtJack BEECROFT () EvaderWellington III X3472
1942-05-19101 Sqdn
SgtH P HANWELL () EvaderWellington III X3472
1942-05-19101 Sqdn

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The RAF Evaders DatabaseAs every one knows, our Database currently links Aircrafts, CWGC War deaths, POW Data, Crash/Loss Data , AIR81 data among many other things. One glaring gaps are "Evaders" - personnel who evaded capture after being downed or stranded behind enemy lines. Now about 1500 records of Evaders has been uploaded - data contributed by Rob Davis at [URL][/URL] What it means is that some of the aircraft records are more complete Eg Manchester L7301 [URL=""] [/URL]Shows fatal casualties, POWs and Evaders Wellington X3472 [URL=""] [/URL] There is some clean up to do - and I am working on it - but its limited to roughly 15 or so records. Some records maybe missing and would welcome the additions if any. Finally once again many thanks to Rob Davis for the idea and the data. PS: There is no seperate DB page/Query built but an easy way to check all the evaders in one place is to see [url][/url] ....Read More.Jagan on 24th October 2020 07:35:09

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