Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXA T2541 East Wretham, Norfolk, England 1940

Photo 01: Three Vickers Wellington Mark ICs, R1378 KX-K' and T2541 KX-A and R1410 KX-M, of No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF based at East Wretham, Norfolk, flying in port echelon formation over East Anglia.

Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXC R1598 England 1940

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Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXD R1466 England 1940

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Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXE R1466 England 1940

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Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXE L7788 K Trojacek crew belly landed Germany Sep 24th 1940

Photo 01: Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-E L7788 K Trojacek crew belly landed Germany Sep 24th 1940. The crew consisting of F/L K Trojacek, Sqt A Zabrs, F/L Z Prochazka, Sgt K Kunka, Sgt F Knotek, F/L V Kilian all becoame POW's after having to force land after a bombing raid to Berlin. T/Off was from East Wretham on the night of 23rd.

Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXF R1371 England 1940

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Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXG R1269 England 1940

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Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXK R1378 England 1940

Photo 01: Three Vickers Wellington Mark ICs, R1378 KX-K' and T2541 KX-A and R1410 KX-M, of No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF based at East Wretham, Norfolk, flying in port echelon formation over East Anglia.

Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXM R1410 England 1940

Photo 01: Three Vickers Wellington Mark ICs, R1378 KX-K and T2541 KX-A and R1410 KX-M, of No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF based at East Wretham, Norfolk, flying in port echelon formation over East Anglia.

Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXP R1451 England 1940

Mission: Night Training
Date: 2nd September 1943 (Thursday)
Unit: No 11 Operational Training Unit
Type: Wellington IC
Serial: R1451
Code: KX-P
Base: R.A.F. Westcott, Buckinghamshire
Location: Approx. 12 miles SSW of Westcott, Oxfordshire
Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Sydney George Rickersey 420272. R.A.A.F. Age 29. Killed
Nav: Fl/Sgt. Kenneth George Fitzgerald 422640. R.A.A.F. Age 22. Killed
Air/Bmr: P/O. Stanley Maxwell Johnston 425166. R.A.A.F. Age 23. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Francis William Nixon 1134784. R.A.F.V.R. Age 25. Killed
Air/Gnr: Sgt. Ronald John Clifford 424119. R.A.A.F. Age 19. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS: Took off from RAF Westcott at for a night training bombing exercise. This aircraft crashed at 21.45 hours approx. 5 miles from their base at Westcott west of the small village of Pyrton less than a mile north of Watlington, Oxfordshire. The reason for the air crash has never been established.

Burial details:
Fl/Sgt. Sydney George Rickersey. Oxford (Botley) Cemetery. Plot I/2 Grave 57 Son of George James Rickersay and Ann Alice Rickersey of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Husband of Ellem Mary Rickersey of Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Fl/Sgt. Kenneth George Fitzgerald. Oxford (Botley) Cemetery. Plot I/2 Grave 58 Son of Harold Henry and Edith Farrell Fitzgerald. Husband of Enid Esther Fitzgerald of Manly, New South Wales, Australia
P/O Stanley Maxwell Johnston. Oxford (Botley) Cemetery. Plot I/2 Grave 54 Son of John Wesley Johnston and Frances Margaret Johnston of Kingaroy, Queenslands, Australia
Sgt. Francis William Nixon. Galloon (St Comgall) Church of Ireland Churchyard Son of Robert James Nixon and Emily Jane Nixon. Husband of Mary Elleanor Nixon of Newtown Butler, County Fermanagh, Ireland
Sgt. Ronald John Clifford. Oxford (Botley) Cemetery. Plot I/2 Grave 59 Son of Edward Timothy and Mary Assissuim Clifford of Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

Researched by: Kate Tame and Lynne Parker for the A.R. Society and the relatives of the crew
http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1943/5/rickerseysydney.html

Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXR R1532 England 1940

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Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXT L7843 captured by Luftwaffe Germany 1941

Photo 01: This captured Vickers Wellington Mk.IC (RAF serial L7842) was in service with the German Luftwaffe, probably based at the test center at Rechlin, circa 1941.

L7842 was delivered in mid-1940. It was lost on 6 February 1941 while in service with No. 311(Czech) Squadron RAF while on a mission to Boulogne (France). Due to flak damage it had to forced land, and unfortunately for the RAF was captured intact by the Germans. The crew of the bomber was composed of: P/O 82541 F. Cigos RAF PoW No.402, Sgt 787198 P. Uraba RAF PoW No.450, P/O 82588 E. Busina PAF PoW No.401, Flt/Lt 82532 Ernst Valenta RAF PoW No 415, Sgt 787232 G. Kopal RAF PoW No.441, P/O 82903 K. Krizek RAF PoW No.407.

Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXU R1516 England 1940

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Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXW R1441 England 1940

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Vickers Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KXX R1161 England 1940

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IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins
 
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-C R1598 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-C R1598 England 1940 V0A
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-D R1466 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-E R1466 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-F R1371 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-G R1269 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-K R1378 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-M R1410 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-P R1451 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-R R1532 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-T L7843 captured by Luftwaffe Germany 1941
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-U R1516 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-W R1441 England 1940
  CLOD game skin by Keith checkmysix C6 Wellington MkIc RAF 311Sqn KX-X R1161 England 1940

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    Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • IWM London Lambeth Road London SE1 6HZ Webstite http://www.iwm.org.uk
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

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