Date & Time: Oct 13, 1941 at 0444 LT
Type of aircraft:
Avro 679 Manchester
Operator:
Registration:
L7321
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Bombing
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Waddington - Waddington
Country:
Belgium
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
5
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew was returning to his base following a bombing mission over Cologne. While flying over Belgium, the bomber was shot down by the pilot of a German Messerschmitt Me.110 fighter and crashed in a field located in Horion, near the airport of Liege. Two crew members were rescued while all five others occupants were killed.
Crew (207th Squadron):
P/O Joseph Unsworth, pilot, †
P/O Howard Bertram Carroll, copilot,
Sgt Gilbert Thomas Cox, radio operator,
P/O William E. Simpson, observer, †
F/S Ernest Moulding, wireless operator, †
Sgt Alexander F. Dickson, air gunner, †
P/O Frank Mason, air gunner. †
Probable cause:
Shot down by a German night fighter.