The Wellington had taken off at 19:24 from Wymeswold, near Loughborough on a "Bullseye" exercise.
At around 01:45 it crashed onto Birchen Bank Moss, above Longdendale.
The crew were:
88241 Flight Lieutenant A W LANE RAFVR Pilot (Aged 24) (Killed)
131769 Pilot Officer C D BROWN RAFVR Bomb Aimer/ Air Gunner (Aged ? ) (Killed)
1380943 Sergeant R G ROUSE RAFVR Air Gunner/ Instructor (Aged 22) (Killed)
? Pilot Officer GRISDALE Navigator ( ? ) (Injured)
? Sergeant MILLER Air Gunner ( ? ) (Injured)
28 O.T.U. lost another aircraft this night; Wellington R1538 crashed at Cellarhead, near Stoke-on-Trent claiming two lives, while 27 O.T.U. lost one of their Wellingtons, X3941 crashing in Darley Dale, also with the loss of two lives.
The very small remains of R1011 on Birchen Bank Moss.
A close-up of the small memorial plaque at the crash site.