Wellington R3154 1 May 1940

Wellington Mk IC - R3154 - KO-Q

T/O Marham 0315. Target Stavanger, Norway.

Crashed in poor visibility between Hutton-Le-Hole and Lastingham, 7 miles NW of pickering, Yorkshire.
Some time before the crash the aircraft had no radio aid.

More info and photos on the website of Richard Allenby yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk

Wellington R3154
This is a photograph of B-Flight of 115 showing many of those involved in the accident.
Back row, second from left LAC Stone; third from left Sgt Petersen, fourth from left AC Moir.
Front row, second from left F/O Clarke; third from left F/O Gibbes.
Gibbes Augustus Rodney Gibbes Augustus Rodney

F/O - Service No 267505


Completed a second tour as Flight Commander "B" Flight 218 Sqn. Killed as W/C at Viterbo, Italy on 16 Augustus 1943, age 28.

Son of Augustus John Osborne Gibbes and Ann Gibbes; husband of Joan Mary Gibbes, of Northbridge, New South Wales, Australia.

Source GWGC - Photo via Australian War Memorial

Edward Joseph Taylor Clarke Clarke Edward Joseph Taylor - Pilot

F/O - Service No 39375

Age: 22 - °7th April 1918, Darlington, Durham


Son of Major Joseph Clarke. His mother died when he was young.
Husband of Constance Bird, (x June 1939) from Easton on the Hill near Stamford.
Their son was born on on 31st December 1940.

Stamford Churchyard, Lincolnshire - Sec. Q. Grave 1C.

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Petersen Petersen Lionel Miller

Sgt - Service No 550699

Age: °1st January 1919, Carlisle

RAF - Injured

Sgt Petersen was killed on 23rd August 1942,flying with 159 Sqn in North Africa when Liberator AL537 was shot down on ops to bomb Tobruk harbour.
He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

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Stone Stone Gerald Cecil William

Leading Aircraftsman - Service No 533644

Age: °1917, Isle of Wight

RAF - Injured

Son of Leonard William Stone and Daisy Saint

On 27th August 1942 he was flying in Wellington X3367 to bomb the Fiesler aircraft factory at Kassel, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by night-fighter Hptm Wolfgang NJG/1. The Wellington crashed onto the Laurenz textile factory at Epe, Gronau, Germany, no survivors. The crew were buried in Rheine but exhumed after the war and re-buried in a joint grave in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
P/O Gerald Stone was twenty five years old.

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Marshman John Marshman John - Air Gnr.

P/O - Service No 77039

Age: 26 - °1914, Derby


Son of John O. Marshman and Hilda Marshman.

Marham Churchyard - Holy Trinity - Grave 46

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Thomas Braidwood Moir Moir Thomas Braidwood - AC I - DFM

RAF - Serv No 629157

Age: °Edinburgh


Notification that he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal was printed in the London Gazette on 7th June 1940 for his actions the previous month.

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