Date & Time: May 22, 1940
Operator:
Registration:
R3157
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Bombing
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Feltwell - Feltwell
Country:
Belgium
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft left RAF Feltwell at 2120LT on May 21 on a bombing mission to Dinant. En route, the bomber crashed in unknown circumstances in Kain, in the suburb of Tournai. The pilot and copilot were killed while all three other crewmen were take POW.
Crew (75th Squadron):
F/L John Noel Collins, pilot, †
P/O Francis Albert Gabriel Joseph de Labouchere Sparling, copilot, †
Sgt G. Thorpe,
AC1 John Stanley Brooks,
P/O Leonard Phillip Redcliff Hockey.
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