Accident Vickers Wellington Mk IC Z8901 , Tuesday 28 April 1942
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Date:Tuesday 28 April 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic well model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:27 OTU RAF
Registration: Z8901
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sautour, Philippeville, Namur -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Lichfield, Staffordshire
Destination airport:
Failed to return from a Nickel (leaflet-dropping) and airfield bombing operation in the Lille area. Takeoff at 22:41 hrs on the 27th.
Five sergeants of the Wellington that crashed at Sautour are buried at Charleroi.
The pilot of this Wellington, George Anthony Dale, was studying to be a pharmacist when the war broke out. Arthur 'Bill' Greer was an Australian sheep breeder from Townsville.

Pilot: 1285732 Sgt George Anthony Dale killed
Observer:1166707 Sgt Walter James Jewell - killed
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:404476 Sgt Arthur William Greer RAAF - killed
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:403766 Sgt Wilfred George Mutton RNZAF - killed
Air Gunner: 403008 Sgt Eric Charles Inder RNZAF - killed


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Revision history:

13-Dec-2017 16:17 Red Dragon Added
13-Dec-2017 22:10 Red Dragon Updated [Registration, Cn]
17-Feb-2018 08:06 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
27-Apr-2022 17:31 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2022 17:32 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
26-Jun-2022 03:30 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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