Date & Time: Jan 29, 1942
Operator:
Registration:
L7801
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a training flight when he encountered poor weather conditions and low visibility. In a snow storm, the crew did not realize his altitude was too low and the aircraft hit the slope of the Whichford Hill located near Banbury.
Crew (15th OTU):
Sgt G. W. Roberts, pilot,
Sgt D. McSheen,
Sgt A. J. Turtill, rear gunner, †
Sgt D. M. Bunn 3.