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.