Vickers Wellington Mk.IC N2764 28 O.T.U. Crashed 03:02:44.

The aircraft belonging to No.28 Operational Training Unit had taken off from Wymeswold on a cross-country navigation exercise. The aircraft encountered engine problems just after take off and the decision was taken to return to base. Whilst turning, it clipped a tree and crashed on farmland, just to the South of Hoton. Despite the aircraft catching fire, all 7 crew members escaped injury.

The crew were:

Flying Officer J R Wilson (Pilot)

Unfortuately, the Operational Record Book for 28 O.T.U. does not name the rest of the crew.

Crash site of N2764; the aircraft clipped the tree in the background.


Some of the parts found with the aid of a metal detector.

Sutton Harness fittings (left), Pipe connectors (bottom right), Unknown parts (top right).

If you can identify the unknown parts, please feel free to contact us!

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