Date & Time: May 29, 1940 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Avro 652 Anson
Operator:
Registration:
N5227
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Detling - Detling
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left RAF Detling at 1535. While cruising along the Dutch coast near a German destroyer (T61), the aircraft went out of control and crashed into the North Sea. All four crewmen were killed and only one dead body was found.
Crew (500th Squadron).
P/O Irvine S. Wheelwright,
Sgt Herbert W. Johnson,
LAC Frank H. Giles,
F/S Russell G. T. Soper.