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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Our date is always the Take Off date as this is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. (Earlier readers may remember we stated our date was the Briefing Date, but it is in fact the TAKE OFF date). To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date date we change our record if necessary

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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1 DeathErnest NormanSergeant42474130th January 1924 in Grenfell, New South WalesAustralianObserverRAAFBomber Command27 OTU
1943-09-10WellingtonIIIBK152Lichfield21:44Training- Night Duel Circuits and landingsAt around 22:45, the Wellington came into land on the Hixom runway but touched down too far along the strip. The throttles were opened and the bomber began to climb until, without any hint of trouble, it dived into a house less than a mile SW of the airfield. It is thought likely that the flaps were raised in error for the undercarriage.KilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery Sec.A. Grave 415
Son of George Carrington Death and Ethel Amanda Death of Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia.
2 FernanceDarcy JamesFlight Sergeant42065211 March 1922 in Kogarah, New South WalesAustralian2nd PilotRAAFBomber Command27 OTU
1943-09-10WellingtonIIIBK152Lichfield21:44Training- Night Duel Circuits and landingsAt around 22:45, the Wellington came into land on the Hixom runway but touched down too far along the strip. The throttles were opened and the bomber began to climb until, without any hint of trouble, it dived into a house less than a mile SW of the airfield. It is thought likely that the flaps were raised in error for the undercarriage.KilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery Sec.A. Grave 198

Son of James Garnet Fernance and Doris May Fernance, of Sylvania, New South Wales, Australia
3 StewartNeil GordonFlying Officer40049717th October 1918 in Benalla, VictorisAustralianPilotDFM

RAAFBomber Command27 OTU
1943-09-10WellingtonIIIBK152Lichfield21:44Training- Night Duel Circuits and landingsAt around 22:45, the Wellington came into land on the Hixom runway but touched down too far along the strip. The throttles were opened and the bomber began to climb until, without any hint of trouble, it dived into a house less than a mile SW of the airfield. It is thought likely that the flaps were raised in error for the undercarriage.KilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery Sec.A. Grave 113
DFM awarded whilst with 148 Sqn, gazetted 16th February 1943. Citation reads: "Sergeant Stewart has taken part in a large number of operational sorties and has achieved remarkably successful results. He has always competed his tasks methodically. He has attacked Tobruk many times and twice during August, 1942, caused explosions and large fires. On one occasion in September, 1942, he made 4 runs during an attack on an enemy airfield and his bombs burst amidst the dispersed aircraft. This airman has continued to operate for a long period and his undiminished keenness has set a splendid example to his comrades.

Son of Alexander Colin and Emma Stewart, of Yarragon, Victoria, Australia
4 StringerFrank CravenFlight Sergeant4107451st April 1916 in St. Kilda, VictoriaAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command27 OTU
1943-09-10WellingtonIIIBK152Lichfield21:44Training- Night Duel Circuits and landingsAt around 22:45, the Wellington came into land on the Hixom runway but touched down too far along the strip. The throttles were opened and the bomber began to climb until, without any hint of trouble, it dived into a house less than a mile SW of the airfield. It is thought likely that the flaps were raised in error for the undercarriage.KilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery Sec.A. Grave 413
Son of John Craven Stringer and Nellie Elizabeth Stringer; husband of Kathleen Mary Stringer, of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
5 SwinneyTasman FoskettPilot Officer4216426th March 1909 in North Sydney, New South WalesAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command27 OTU
1943-09-10WellingtonIIIBK152Lichfield21:44Training- Night Duel Circuits and landingsAt around 22:45, the Wellington came into land on the Hixom runway but touched down too far along the strip. The throttles were opened and the bomber began to climb until, without any hint of trouble, it dived into a house less than a mile SW of the airfield. It is thought likely that the flaps were raised in error for the undercarriage.KilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery Sec.A. Grave 459
Son of Herbert Augustus and Ida Beatrice Swinney, of Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia. Dip. Comm. (Sydney). A.C.1.A.; A.A.I.S.
6 VickermanAlan JohnFlight Sergeant41859728th July 1923 in Warragul, VictoriaAustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command27 OTU
1943-09-10WellingtonIIIBK152Lichfield21:44Training- Night Duel Circuits and landingsAt around 22:45, the Wellington came into land on the Hixom runway but touched down too far along the strip. The throttles were opened and the bomber began to climb until, without any hint of trouble, it dived into a house less than a mile SW of the airfield. It is thought likely that the flaps were raised in error for the undercarriage.KilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery Sec.A. Grave 241
Son of William and Margaret Vickerman

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