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Crash site of Wellington HE759

cest raf squadron
Unit: 69 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: HE759
Mission: Exercice
Crew officer: Flt Sgt Peter Daubeny Bateman
Incident: Reasons of crash not known

Location: (Prov. Limburg)



Wellington HE759 on 21st November 1944 was detailed to carry out a night time non operational exercise The aircraft failed to return from the exercise.
A Court of Inquiry could not find a cause for the accident but reported “At 17.10 hours in daylight hours, the aircraft was seen to dive into the ground off a radar rate one turn to the left.
Flt Sgt Bateman was a very sound and reliable pilot who would not lose his head in an emergency.”

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