Accident Avro Manchester Mk I L7482, Saturday 2 January 1943
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Date:Saturday 2 January 1943
Type:Avro Manchester Mk I
Owner/operator:1660 HCU RAF
Registration: L7482
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Metheringham, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Abandoned in severe icing conditions.

Pilot : Flying Officer Hedley Charles Cornick Goodyear RCAF J/10281 [Injured]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Norman Percy Tutt RAF 812184
Navigator : Pilot Officer Hector Robertson RAFVR 116210 (NCO:1062274 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 16 June, 1942)
Bomb Aimer : Pilot Officer Graham John Gibbings RAFVR 80374 [Injured] (NCO:777858 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 01 September, 1942)
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant William Arthur Barker RAFVR 1377348
Mid-Upper Gunner : Sergeant Wulliam Roy Jakeway RAFVR 1320164
Rear Gunner : Pilot Officer Newton Bird RAFVR 80369 (NCO:778955 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 11 August, 1942)

Most of the crew perished in ED502 of 9 Squadron, 9/10th April 1943.
F/O Goodyear perished in LM476 of 61 Squadron, 22/23rd April 1944


Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

20-Jun-2008 13:54 JINX Added
18-Jan-2012 09:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
06-Aug-2013 04:59 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
10-Oct-2013 02:04 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
17-Nov-2013 19:41 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
02-Jan-2024 07:50 Rob Davis Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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