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[RAF Elsham Wolds] [Local Crashes] [1658 HCU 5th December 1942]

5 December 1942 - 1658 HCU, RAF Riccall - Handley Page Halifax II - R9531 - F/S D C Cameron RCAF - Training.

Approximate Location - In the vicinity of Scunthorpe. Possibly north east Scunthorpe in the Fordingham area.

Hnadley Page Halifax II

On Saturday 5th December 1942 Halifax II R9531 from No.1658 H.C.U. had taken off from RAF Station Riccall, Yorkshire for a cross country navigational exercise. At roughly 13.00 hours eyewitnesses reported that an aircraft was observed flying low near Scunthorpe, it was also observed that the aircraft started to bank and the attitude of the bank getting steeper with the aircraft eventually stalling and falling to the ground. The aircraft was observed to crash amongst buildings, which turned out to be Hydroprest Ltd. Concrete Works injuring nine work men, a further three people were injured by flying glass in a nearby hotel. The aircraft crashed through the roof of the factory and exploded killing all but one of the crew members. Sgt R.F. Pretty RAFVR critically injured.

Three of this crew were claimed by their families and buried in their home towns. The remaining 3 rest in Brigg Cemetery. See below.

RAFEWC Charles D C

F/S Douglas Charles Cameron RCAF ( pictured above )- Pilot - 22 - Son of Wilfred L. Cameron and Emily T. Cameron, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - Brigg Cemetery Lincolnshire.

Sgt R.J. Marshall RAFVR - Air Bomber - 22 - Son of Robert Henry and Hannah Marshall, of Torquay; husband of Winifred Joan (Kitten) Marshall, of Ellacombe, Torquay - TorquayCemetery and Extension, Devon.

F/S J.C. Macaulay RAFVR - WOP/AG - 22 - Son of John and Jane Wyness Crichton Macaulay, of Dundee; husband of Anna McKay Macaulay - Dundee Eastern Metropolis,Angus Scotland.

Sgt C.F. Bonorino RAFVR - Air Bomber - 23 - Son of Albert Edward and Clara Matilda Bonorino, of Moseley, Birmingham - Brigg Cemetery Lincolnshire.

Sgt J.A. Barrett-Lennard RAAF - 21 - Son of Victor Dacre Barrett-Lennard and Blanche Isabell Barrett-Lennard, of York, Western Australia - Brigg Cemetery Lincolnshire.

Sgt H.G. Jenkins RAFVR - Air Gunner - 21 - Gwaelodybrithdir, Glamorganshire.

RAFEWC Charles D C Grave

Above - Photo of funeral of F/S Cameron and Sgt Barret Lennard at Brigg

Compiled by David Fell with thanks to Buzz Hope for the information. Photo from my own archive and the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

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