Vickers Wellington Mk. IC R1011 -M 28 O.T.U. Crashed 30:01:43.

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.

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The very small remains of R1011 on Birchen Bank Moss.

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A close-up of the small memorial plaque at the crash site.

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