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Wellington III  BK538 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database]

 Wellington III  BK538


DateAircraftUnitPilot NameLocation
21 Nov 42 Wellington III BK538 150 Sqdn UK
RemarksTook off 1910 20 Nov 1942 from Kirmington. On return diverted to RAF Manston Kent.Henk Welting's Database

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AIR81/19981Wellington BK538Pilot Officer J E Sweet (RCAF), Pilot Officeer T H Howell, Sergeant H M Lisson (RCAF), Sergeant L J Somerville (RAAF): killed; Sergeant E O Booth: injured; Wellington BK538, 150 Squadron, aircraft accident returning from an operational flight, near Manston aerodrome, Kent, 20 November 1942.C18044848

Casualties in the CWGC Register for Wellington III BK538

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerTrevor HOWELL (117457) Observer/Ai Wellington III BK538  IBCC 1942-11-20150 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomThornaby-On-Tees Cemetery
Warrant Officer Class IIHarris Mansel LISSON (R/84681) Wireless Op Wellington III BK538  IBCC 1942-11-20150 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMargate Cemetery, Kent
Flight SergeantLeslie John SOMMERVILLE (401860) Wellington III BK538  IBCC 1942-11-20150 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMargate Cemetery, Kent
Flying OfficerJulian Frederic SWEET (J/8938) Pilot Wellington III BK538  IBCC 1942-11-21150 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMinster (Thanet) Cemetery

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Aircraft Losses Database CorrectionsHello On the RAF Commands database it has this for Wellington BK438: [URL][/URL] I see a few online references also have BK438, however shouldn't this be BK538? As per Bill Chorley's BCL 1942, page 263: [I]Wellington III BK538 JN-U [/I] [I]Op: Torino [/I] [I]Took off from Kirmington at 19.10. Overshot and crashed 23.00 while trying to make an emergency landing at Manston airfield, Kent. P/O J F Sweet killed F/O T Howell killed Sgt J H N Lissen killed [sic Lisson] Sgt L J Somerville killed Sgt E O Booth injured[/I] See also: [URL][/URL] I'm confused...not an unusual state of affairs, it must be said! Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 7th November 2021 04:43:12

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