Vickers Wellington Mk. I

L4379

18 O.T.U.

Crashed 02:01:43.

 

The aircraft  belonging to No.18 Operational Training Unit had taken off from Bramcote on a cross-country navigation exercise.  At some point the aircraft encountered carburettor icing and was partially abandoned, leaving the aircraft to crash at Wilford, Nottingham, just South of the River Trent.

 

The crew were:

 

Pilot Officer   A Ratajczak  

 

Pilot Officer   C Czekalski

 

Sergeant    A E Korzeniowski  (Killed)

 

Sergeant    J Drapala

 

Sergeant    R Baszowski

 

Sergeant    M Nogacki

 

 

Sergeant Korzeniowski was taken for burial in the Polish plot at Newark-on-Trent.

L4379 - A L4379 - B

The somewhat overgrown crash site of L4379.

The gap in the trees, caused by the crashing Wellington.