Wellington BX LN775

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  1. Wyn Griffiths

    Wyn Griffiths New Member

    Hi, Can anyone tell me details for this plane: Wellington BX LN775.
    Crashed 1 March 1944 but I can find no further details.
    Researching JJ Yeates (1025998) and family story is they crashed in the desert.
    I've found its 3 OADU - overseas aircraft delivery unit but nothing more.
     
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  3. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Here is the Form 1180, Aircraft Accident Card raised at the time.

    Probable cause of flying into the hillside is listed on page 2 along with comments from various senior review officers saying Court of Inquiry not required.

    Dartmoor is rather a long way from the desert.

    Ross

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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    SERGEANTJOHN JAMES YEATES
    Service Number: 1025998
    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Date of Death
    Died 01 March 1944

    Age 23 years old

    Buried or commemorated at
    LINCOLN (NEWPORT) CEMETERY
    Sec. M. Grave 117.

    United Kingdom


    • Country of ServiceUnited Kingdom
    • Additional InfoSon of James Frederick and Matilda Yeates, of Lincoln.
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    Last edited: Aug 31, 2021
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  6. Wyn Griffiths

    Wyn Griffiths New Member

    Superb, thanks for the responses.
     

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