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 Wellington IC  N2805


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 11 Sep 41 Aircraft Name Wellington Ic Serial Number N2805
Unit 25 OTU Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 1955 10 Sept 1941 from Finningley briefed for a night bombing detail in the Misson Range. Dropped two bombs the second at 2043.
Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/9002Flying Officer G W Walenn, Flight Lieutenant T L Walker (RAAF), Sergeant P A Edwards, Sergeant S C Stevens, Sergeant W A Pratt: prisoners of war; aircraft shot down and crashed off the coast of Rotterdam, Holland, Wellington N2805, 25 Operational Training Unit, 11 September 1941.C16924844

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Wellington Ic N2805

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantGilbert William WALENN (73022) Pilot Wellington IC N2805  Ext Link 1944-03-2925 OTU PolandPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery

Prisoners of War for Wellington IC N2805

RankName, NumberDetailsDate CapturedUnitPOW NoCamp
SgtPercy Arthur EDWARDS (1180229) Wellington IC N2805
1941-09-1125 OTUStalag Luft L6 Heydekrug
WOWilliam Aubrey PLATT (639409) Wellington IC N2805
1941-09-1125 OTUStalag 357 Kopernikus
SgtSidney Charles STEVENS (1167415) Wellington IC N2805
1941-09-1125 OTUStalag Luft L6 Heydekrug
Flt LtTom Leslie WALKER (404271) Wellington IC N2805
1941-09-1125 OTUStalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria
LACL H EDWARDS () Wellington IC N2805
1940-05-2025 OTU
Fg OffGilbert William WALENN (73022) Wellington IC N2805
1941-09-1125 OTU
SgtW A PRATT () Wellington IC N2805
1941-09-1125 OTU


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