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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 CarterJohn AlfredSergeant5712121920Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-06-25HalifaxIIW1155ZA-ULeemingAir testThe a/c was on an air test but stalled while turning on the final approach to land at RAF Leeming, it crashed near Leeming Bar at 1445 hours.

The location given is some 500 yards short of main runway and near to Blow Houses, to the north of the airfield. The investigation suspected that cause of the accident was partly down to an elevator malfunction, blaming the possibility of the trimmer control wire connections being reversed. The a/c struck a tree and then crashed onto or very close to a search light battery and sadly two soldiers who were at their post were also killed. Their names were not recorded a basic police report. The occupant of the rear turret of the a/c escaped with his life possibly after the turret broke away in the crash. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)
KilledRipon Cemetery Section H Grave 382. Son of Kenneth Arnold Carter, and of Millicent Victoria Carter, of Edgbaston, Birmingham
2 DuvallStanley ValentineSergeant9027321910Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-06-25HalifaxIIW1155ZA-ULeemingAir testThe a/c was on an air test but stalled while turning on the final approach to land at RAF Leeming, it crashed near Leeming Bar at 1445 hours.

The location given is some 500 yards short of main runway and near to Blow Houses, to the north of the airfield. The investigation suspected that cause of the accident was partly down to an elevator malfunction, blaming the possibility of the trimmer control wire connections being reversed. The a/c struck a tree and then crashed onto or very close to a search light battery and sadly two soldiers who were at their post were also killed. Their names were not recorded a basic police report. The occupant of the rear turret of the a/c escaped with his life possibly after the turret broke away in the crash. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)
KilledRipon Cemetery Section H Grave 379. Son of William and Clara Duvall; husband of Winifred Alicia Duvall, of New Malden, Surrey
3 KayJohn WilliamGunner16598781907Royal Artillery372 Battery, 43(5th Battalion, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (West Riding)) Searchlight Regiment1942-06-25Leeming10 Squadron Halifax II W1155 ZA-U crashed onto their search light batteryKilledNew Hunslet Cemetery, Leeds Section 4 Consecrated Grave 219.
Son of George and Ada Jane Kay, of Hunslet, Leeds.
4 MutterJames GordonFlying Officer87421NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-06-25HalifaxIIW1155ZA-ULeemingAir testThe a/c was on an air test but stalled while turning on the final approach to land at RAF Leeming, it crashed near Leeming Bar at 1445 hours.

The location given is some 500 yards short of main runway and near to Blow Houses, to the north of the airfield. The investigation suspected that cause of the accident was partly down to an elevator malfunction, blaming the possibility of the trimmer control wire connections being reversed. The a/c struck a tree and then crashed onto or very close to a search light battery and sadly two soldiers who were at their post were also killed. Their names were not recorded a basic police report. The occupant of the rear turret of the a/c escaped with his life possibly after the turret broke away in the crash. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)
KilledWallesey Churchyard South West of Church.Son of James Gordon and Elizabeth Porritt Mutter; husband of Kathleen Norah Mutter, of Wallasey
5 OwersTom JobsonGunner10762931913Royal Artillery372 Battery, 43(5th Battalion, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (West Riding)) Searchlight Regiment1942-06-25Leeming10 Squadron Halifax II W1155 ZA-U crashed onto their search light batteryKilledPelton Cemetery Section B New Ground Grave 450.
Son of John and Ada Owers, of West Pelton
6 StewartDonald RossFlight SergeantR/7901826 September 1921CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-06-25HalifaxIIW1155ZA-ULeemingAir testThe a/c was on an air test but stalled while turning on the final approach to land at RAF Leeming, it crashed near Leeming Bar at 1445 hours.

The location given is some 500 yards short of main runway and near to Blow Houses, to the north of the airfield. The investigation suspected that cause of the accident was partly down to an elevator malfunction, blaming the possibility of the trimmer control wire connections being reversed. The a/c struck a tree and then crashed onto or very close to a search light battery and sadly two soldiers who were at their post were also killed. Their names were not recorded a basic police report. The occupant of the rear turret of the a/c escaped with his life possibly after the turret broke away in the crash. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)
KilledRipon Cemetery Section H Grave 381.Paradie Archive Database Son of Donald Howard Stewart and Marion Ross Stewart, of Westmount, Province of Quebec, Canada
7 StreetDouglas AlfredPilot OfficerJ/95859 November 1918CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-06-25HalifaxIIW1155ZA-ULeemingAir testThe a/c was on an air test but stalled while turning on the final approach to land at RAF Leeming, it crashed near Leeming Bar at 1445 hours.

The location given is some 500 yards short of main runway and near to Blow Houses, to the north of the airfield. The investigation suspected that cause of the accident was partly down to an elevator malfunction, blaming the possibility of the trimmer control wire connections being reversed. The a/c struck a tree and then crashed onto or very close to a search light battery and sadly two soldiers who were at their post were also killed. Their names were not recorded a basic police report. The occupant of the rear turret of the a/c escaped with his life possibly after the turret broke away in the crash. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)
Injured - Killed in action 27 July 1942Paradie Archive Database405 Squadron Halifax II W1186 LQ-P. Operation to Hamburg
8 WisemanWilliam Joseph WalterSergeant13753381918PilotRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-06-25HalifaxIIW1155ZA-ULeemingAir testThe a/c was on an air test but stalled while turning on the final approach to land at RAF Leeming, it crashed near Leeming Bar at 1445 hours

The location given is some 500 yards short of main runway and near to Blow Houses, to the north of the airfield. The investigation suspected that cause of the accident was partly down to an elevator malfunction, blaming the possibility of the trimmer control wire connections being reversed. The a/c struck a tree and then crashed onto or very close to a search light battery and sadly two soldiers who were at their post were also killed. Their names were not recorded a basic police report. The occupant of the rear turret of the a/c escaped with his life possibly after the turret broke away in the crash. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)
KilledRipon Cemetery Section H Grave 380. Son of William Joseph Frederick and Daisy Mahala Wiseman, of Bromley, Kent

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