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    Default Vickers Wellesley Bomber Crash May 13th 1938

    All trying to ID the crash of a Vickers Wellesley Bomber Crash at Alverston, Bristol on May 13th 1938. Pilot Flight-Lieutenant C. A. Washer OK, A civilian observer from Bristols Peter H. Warren aged 23 was killed. It may be one of the experiemental Wellesleys K7717, K7736, K7740, K7772 or K7791

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    Pete,

    Can't give you the number but it was one of the experimental ones flying from Filton. Quite a long item in The Times the following day. Unconnected with the accident, there is a good photo pf the pilot at http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1938/1938%20-%202881.html?search=Washer

    Strangely Flight doesn't report the accident, there's simply a broef note congratulating him on hos escape.

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    Air Britain K numbers shows K7717 struck off charge 13.5.38, whilst in hands of Bristol.

    The others you mentioned all soldiered on after this date.
    Guess thats a pretty good case!
    regards Peter Colwill

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    Peter/Brian

    Thanks for that. K7717 it is!

    (I had pencilled in K7717 as strong possibility based on is Filton History, but good to see AB dates match)

    Paul

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