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 Wellington III  X3722


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 13 Apr 42 Aircraft Name Wellington III Serial Number X3722
Unit 9 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 2251 12 April 1942 from Honington. Crashed at Moers-Vinn 11 km WSW of Duisburg.
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/13299Sergeant F Davidson, Sergeant C J Riley-Harkins, Sergeant T R Mildon, Sergeant C V Williams, Sergeant D Burn: killed; Sergeant H James: prisoner of war; Wellington X3722, 9 Squadron; aircraft shot down and crashed at Moers-Vinn, Germany, during an operational flight over Essen, Germany, 13 April 1942.C17205936

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington III X3722

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantDenis Riddel BURN (912226) Wireless Op Wellington III X3722  NA/PRO 1942-04-139 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
SergeantFrederick DAVIDSON (1190622) Pilot Wellington III X3722  NA/PRO 1942-04-139 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
SergeantThomas Ralph MILDON (912519) Observer Wellington III X3722  NA/PRO 1942-04-139 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
SergeantCyril John RILEY-HAWKINS (1254402) Pilot Wellington III X3722  NA/PRO 1942-04-139 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery
SergeantCarl Vincent WILLIAMS (999235) Wireless Op Wellington III X3722  NA/PRO 1942-04-139 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyReichswald Forest War Cemetery

Prisoners of War for Wellington III X3722

RankName, NumberDetailsDate CapturedUnitPOW NoCamp
SgtHarry JAMES (1378221) Wellington III X3722
1942-04-139 SqdnStalag Luft L1 Barth Vogelsang


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POW and Evaders Database WorkPeter (??????) Sgt Harry Jattes - this [U]may[/U] be Sgt. Harry JAMES of Shipley, who was reported missing in the Yorkshire Evening Post of April 22nd 1942. WO416 has a discrepancy with his date of birth - it gives his D.o.B. as June 22nd 1901, London, and I [U]think[/U] he's on the 1939 Register at Shipley with D.o.B. July 22nd 1913. That [U]could[/U] make him 1378221 Harry James, on Wellington X3722, shot down April 22 1942: [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=X3722[/url] All a bit thin I'm afraid...! Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 23rd May 2021 12:24:38
POW and Evaders Database Work[QUOTE=wwrsimon;161686]Peter (??????) Sgt Harry Jattes - this [U]may[/U] be Sgt. Harry JAMES of Shipley, who was reported missing in the Yorkshire Evening Post of April 22nd 1942. WO416 has a discrepancy with his date of birth - it gives his D.o.B. as June 22nd 1901, London, and I [U]think[/U] he's on the 1939 Register at Shipley with D.o.B. July 22nd 1913. That [U]could[/U] make him [URL="tel:1378221"]1378221[/URL] Harry James, on Wellington X3722, shot down April 22 1942: [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=X3722[/URL] All a bit thin I'm afraid...! Regards Simon[/QUOTE] hi I can add to this story . Flight sergeant Harry James [URL="tel:1378221"]1378221[/URL] was my grandad. Born Shipley in 1913. Moved to Doncaster before the war and met my grandma etc etc. Unfortunately for grandad after crashing on a raid to Essen, then spending 3 years in stalagluft 1 he came home , returned to work on the railways and was killed by a train in 1945/1946 (when my mother was 3 it’s a bit sketchy) I’ll add a photo when I go up to my mums. Added : also should mention he was a tail gunner on the Wellington and I wonder if the aircraft crashed nose first hence why he was the only survivor ....Read More.Biscuit1471 on 2nd June 2021 03:36:04


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