Short Stirling Mk.III
The aircraft was being ferried from RAF Syerston to Maghaberry, Northern Ireland. Shortly after take off it suffered an engine fire. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing at RAF Hucknall, but whilst turning to reach the airfield, stalled and crashed at Annesley, just North of Hucknall. Sadly, all were killed.
The crew were:
67707 Squadron Leader S L Cockbain DFC Pilot Instructor (Aged 28)
1587047 Flight Sergeant E C Barton Navigator (Aged 21)