The aircraft was returning from a bombing mission to Boulogne.
On return, the presence of an enemy aircraft caused its base (Swinderby) to be blacked-out. It is believed that whilst attempting a forced landing in fog, the aircraft lost a wheel on touchdown. This resulted in loss of control, the aircraft running into trees at Watchwood Plantation, near Calverton.
Sadly, all 3 crew were killed.
The crew were:
P.76605 Flying Officer Jan GEBICKI Pilot Aged 39
P.780113 Sergeant Eduard MORAWA Observer Aged 35
P.780231 Sergeant Tadeusz EGIERSKI Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Aged 22
The crew were laid to rest at Nottingham (Wilford Hill) Cemetery.