The aircraft belonging to No.27 Operational Training Unit had taken off from Lichfield on a night navigation exercise. The Wellington crashed on Rudd Hill near Sheffield.
All on board survived, but with injuries of varying severity.
The crew were:
? Sergeant T F THOMPSON Pilot
? Pilot Officer J W MOORE Navigator
? Sergeant J H LEVETT Wireless Operator
408163 Sergeant K J H HARRIS RAAF Air Gunner
411053 Sergeant J H RODEN RAAF Air Gunner
Sadly, several crewmembers were to be lost on Operations later in the War - More information here