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Whitley V  Z6502 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 19 Oct 41 Aircraft Name Whitley V Serial Number Z6502
Unit 502 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details 2 m SW of Umavady
Source Henk Welting's Database Air Britain (Researchers Corner)

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Citation Aircraft AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/9692Whitley V Z6502Sergeant J E Bacon: injured; Pilot Officer D B Collie, Sergeant R Bagley, Sergeant R C Sawyer, Sergeant S A Smith, Sergeant J B Murray: uninjured; aircraft crashed during take off at RAF Limavady, Whitley Z6502, 502 Squadron, 19 October 1941.C16997939


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Sgt J E Bacon 502 Squadron incident 19th October 1941I have been asked to look in to the RAF career of Sgt James Edward Bacon, service number 1383765 by a surviving relative. James died on the 20th October 1943 when he was Bomb Aimer in a 97 Squadron Lancaster III, JB275, OF-H. It took off from RAF Bourne at 17.53 and crashed at Falkenberg, killing 5 of the 7 crew, the others taken POW. Those that died are buried in the Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery. P/O K Painter KIA Sgt T Deacon KIA Sgt R C Saunders POW Sgt J E Bacon KIA Sgt T Andrews POW Sgt S F Hone KIA Sgt D W Angell KIA In looking at this loss in the records here ([URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=53209[/URL]) there is a reference to an incident two years prior to this in which a Sgt J E Bacon was injured when a 502 Squadron Whitley, Z6502, crashed on take off at RAF Limavady. "Sergeant J E Bacon: injured; Pilot Officer D B Collie, Sergeant R Bagley, Sergeant R C Sawyer, Sergeant S A Smith, Sergeant J B Murray: uninjured; aircraft crashed during take off at RAF Limavady, Whitley [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=Z6502"]Z6502[/URL], 502 Squadron, 19 October 1941." I was wondering if anyone can tell me whether this is definitively the same man, and if so, what are the details behind the incident in 1941 and what the injures were, given if so Sgt James Bacon only returned to Ops in June 1943 with 9 Squadron. ....Read More.Mike4898 on 15th January 2020 06:56:24


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