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    It's from 1941 near Venice, Italy. I'm trying to get an ID on it (Possibly a shot down RAF aircraft?)

    Thanks.
    AirDisaster.com Forum Member 2004-2008

    Originally posted by orangehuggy
    the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

  • #2
    No picture attached !
    If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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    • #3
      Sorry. Can you see it now?
      AirDisaster.com Forum Member 2004-2008

      Originally posted by orangehuggy
      the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

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      • #4
        Maybe a Vickers Wellington?


        (Picture from Wikipedia)

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        • #5
          Definitely a Wellington. Searching for more info.
          If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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          • #6
            Some data I have found....

            Wellington T2807

            Crashed 12th January 1941 on a raid to Venice

            The aircraft belonged to 149 Squadron, which at that time was operating from Mildenhall. In all probability it was carrying OJ codes.

            Bomber Command Losses simply states that the a/c took off from Mildenhall at 2130. The crew were all taken prisoner. No indication of where it actually came down.

            The crew were.....

            Sgt R A Hodgson.
            P/O L K S Wilson.
            Sgt L W Hatherley.
            Sgt E E Harding.
            Sgt J McAnnally.
            Sgt C F Plummery.

            Another photo.......
            If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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            • #7
              Thanks Brian for the great info!
              AirDisaster.com Forum Member 2004-2008

              Originally posted by orangehuggy
              the most dangerous part of a flight is not the take off or landing anymore, its when a flight crew member goes to the toilet

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              • #8
                Note the geodesic structure visible in both the above photographs - invented by Barnes Wallis this proved to be resistant to damage by enemy action.

                Also this aircraft had fabric covered fuselage and wings.
                Last edited by Highkeas; 2014-10-10, 16:36.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
                  Some data I have found....

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