Wellington DV709

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Reference WMO/262035


Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

East Kirkby Airfield

East Kirkby

PE23 4DE


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Prunus - green tree and plaque According to Bomber Command Losses, Wellington IC. DV709. –F, was part of 26. OTU, although the crew were waiting to join 57 squadron. Left Graveley for Koln at 0119. Crashed and overturned 0435 whilst making an emergency landing in a field near the flour mill at Soham, 13 miles north east of Cambridge Sgt’s Dixon and Camlin were killed in the crash. The other three being injured and taken to RAF Hospital, Ely. where Sgt’s Green and Broadhurst died the same day. BCL Volume 3,page 105
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DIXON, John James. Sergeant. Pilot. 1059540. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of James Malcolm Dixon, and of Violet Gwendolan Dixon, of Southport, Lancashire, aged 20. Buried Row B. Grave 1. BECK ROW (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk CAMLIN, Brian Buchahan. Sergeant. Air Gunner. 531455. Royal Air Force. Son of Edwin and Nora Camlin, of Belfast, Northern Ireland, aged 23. Buried . Buried Row B. Grave 2. BECK ROW (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk GREEN, Donald George, Sergeant, W.Op./Air Gnr. 1310801. Son of Frederick Edward and Lilian Gertrude Green, of Kettering, aged 21. Buried Row OO. Grave 14. KETTERING (LONDON ROAD) CEMETERY, Northamptonshire BROADHURST, Donald. Sergeant. W.Op./Air Gnr. 1311690. Buried Sec. A. Grave 8. WILMSLOW CEMETERY, Cheshire

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