Date & Time: Oct 24, 1940 at 2210 LT
Operator:
Registration:
P5073
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Bombing
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Linton-on-Ouse - Linton-on-Ouse
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Crashed eight minutes after its take off from RAF Linton-on-Ouse. Shortly after take off, while climbing, the aircraft was shot down by the pilot of a German fighter. Out of control, it dove into the ground and crashed in Myton on Swale, seven km northwest of the airbase. Two crew were killed while three others were seriously injured. Nine days later, on November 2, one of the survivor died from his injuries.
Crew (102nd Squadron):
F/O Anthony Glyndwr Davies, pilot,
P/O Thomas Russell Murfitt, pilot, †
Sgt Ian Cowie Scoular, observer, †
Sgt Angus S. Wilson, wireless operator and air gunner,
P/O Terence Edward Lee, air gunner.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a German fighter.