28.04.1942 No. 22 OTU Wellington Ic R3198 Fl/Sgt. Jacob A. Schweitzer
Operation: Circuits and Landings
Date: 28th April 1942
Unit: No. 22 OTU (Operational Training Unit)
Type: Wellington Ic
Base: RAF Wellesbourne Mountford
Location: Lowe Farm, Wellesbourne
Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Jacob Adam Schweitzer R/85216 RCAF Age 20. Killed
W/Op/Air/Gnr: Sgt. Herbert Charles Crouch NZ/41638 RNZAF Age 24. Killed
Air/Gnr: Sgt. John Patrick Williams R/77403 RCAF Age 23. Killed
Relatives of the crew, in particular, Sgt. Crouch contacted us in January 2016 hoping that someone, somewhere may have a photo of the crew or Sgt. Crouch? Can you assist - contact us in the first instance.
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking off from RAF Wellesbourne Mountford in Warwickshire on a circuits and landings practice. At about 05:00 hrs whilst in a steep turn control was lost with the aircraft crashing to the left of the airfield at Lowe Farm. No further details available.
Fl/Sgt. Jacob Adam Schweitzer. Stratford-On-Avon Cemetery. Grave 4182. Son of Jacob and Phylliss Schweitzer, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Sgt. Herbert Charles Crouch. Stratford-On-Avon Cemetery. Grave 4183. Son of Blanche Lillian Crouch and stepson of Charles Hansen Skjoth, of Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
Sgt. John Patrick Williams. Stratford-On-Avon Cemetery. Grave 4153. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Williams, of Labadie Street, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Researched for Walter Bunker, relative of Sgt. Herbert Crouch and dedicated to all the other relatives of the crew. For further details our thanks to the following sources shown below.