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    Default Wellington LP579 crash 25.11.44

    Hi

    I wonder if anyone can supply any additional information on the following crash;

    25th Nov 1944, Wellington LP579 from 22 OTU, crashed overshooting RAF Colerne after an engine failure.

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    Hi, RAF serials by Air Britain:

    Overshot single-emgined landing and hit wall, Colerne, 26.11.44

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Wings over Wiltshire records:

    "On 25th November 1944 a No 22 OTU Wellington X, LP579 took off from Stratford upon Avon for a night cross-country. While cruising at 19,000', F/O EG Paquette, RCAF (pilot) noticed that his engine revolutions were fluctuating and this was followed by sustained rough running. During an attempt to land at Colerne at 23.45 hours, the a/c crashed through a wall on the edge of the airfield. No injuries to the crew were reported."

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    Hello I noticed your enquiries and just wondered if you have any information of a Wellington crashing while possibly attempting a landing at RAF Colerne. It, according to an eye witness, flew in a southerly direction over him while standing near Colerne Village. It was flying on one engine, coming down about two miles away near Box in the valley below Colerne. The eye witness is not sure of the year but he thinks 1940 or 41.
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks David

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    David

    Possibly Wellington X3985 on a training flight from Upper Heyford on 27 February 1943. It crashed at Hazelbury House Farm, Box, after the trainee pilot lost control after engine failure. See http://www.theygavetheirtoday.com/ra...r-heyford.html, and scroll down to 27 Feb 1943 for the crew names - no unit given. (Edit - 16 OTU?)

    Brian
    Last edited by Lyffe; 28th October 2013 at 20:15.

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