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Crash site of Wellington R1791-EO-D
31/04/1942

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 15 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: R1791-EO-D
Base: Harnwell
Mission: Koln
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Hainaut)

crash

Facts

Wellington off Harwell at 23:14 and the return of the mission, a German fighter Me110 the attack suddenly and bursts destroy the rear turret. The intercom and radio are out of use and the subsequent firing of Niklas set fire to the engine and left wing. The Unteroffizier Wenning radar operator aboard the German plane reported seeing the Wellington explode just above a home in Montigny-le-Tilleul.
The W / Off Stanley M. Green, observer, the Fl / Sgt Thomas L. Lyons, radio operator / gunner Sgt James McCormack, 2nd radio / gunner killed. They are based at the communal cemetery of Charleroi.
Bernard Evans, which is the 50th mission had been decorated in April 1942 DFM (Distinguished Flying Medal) following its missions in the Middle East with the RAF No. 108 Squadron.
He landed a plum tree in the back of a small house in Mont-sur-Marchienne. Just arrived on the ground, he heard windows that open and voice, he quickly left the area. He runs back in a street leading to the cemetery and hides among the graves before going to knock on the door of a house with lighted windows. He says he is an English aviator and is brought. We give him to drink and they treat her injured hand before he drove to another house where, having fed him, it hides in an attic.
On the morning of May 31, the Germans searched all the houses in the neighborhood, but not where it is.
Source: http://www.evasioncomete.org/fevansbf.html

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Sources:

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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