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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?)

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    No picture attached !
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    Sorry. Can you see it now?
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    Maybe a Vickers Wellington?


    (Picture from Wikipedia)

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    Definitely a Wellington. Searching for more info.
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    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.......
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    Thanks Brian for the great info!
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    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; 10-10-2014 at 04:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    Some data I have found....

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