1941 Incident Logs

Select a month below to see the incidents for that month.

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/01/1941HurricaneP345971sqnKirton LindseyForce-landed near the airfield possibly after engine failure. Pilot P/O VC "Shorty" Keough was unhurt. No accident record card was seen for the incident and it does not feature in 71sqn's ORB.
01/01/1941BlenheimL132754OTUStow ParkThis aircraft was wrecked when it ran into a ditch after force-landing in a field at 1755hrs whilst on a ferry flight from Digby to Church Fenton. Pilot P/O M Smith was unhurt.
01/01/1941WellingtonR1006301sqn (Polish)SwinderbySgt B Klosowski held off too high and stalled the aircraft in heavy snow and icy conditions whilst landing, bringing the aircraft down heavily. The pilot had no visibility through the windscreen. The damage was significant and the aircraft was dismantled and taken away for repair.
01/01/1941WellingtonT2517301sqn (Polish)Temple BruerAt 22:25 on a very wintery night Squadron Leader Floryamoicz wrote his Wellington off, the aircraft stalled and spun and hit the ground at speed, crashing into a covert and burning out. Possibly shot down by intruder, Lt Rudolf Stradner claimed a 'kill' that tallies with this crash. S/Ldr S.Floryanowicz (Polish) killed, P/O M.Olszyna (Polish) killed, F/O H.Kulbacki (Polish) killed, Sgt J.Hejnowski (Polish) killed, Sgt A.Guzowski (Polish) killed, Sgt Gackowski (Polish) killed.
01/01/1941WellingtonT2518301sqn (Polish)WellingoreThis aircraft crash-landed in a field at 2315hrs on return from operations, possibly as a result of being shot down by an intruder (Uffz Arnold, 1/NJG2) and was wrecked and caught fire. P/O BR Murawski (Polish) killed, P/O T Dziubinski (Polish) killed, F/O B Sadowski (Polish) killed, Sgt K Sawicz (Polish) killed, Sgt G Kasianowski (Polish) killed, Sgt Wancisiewicz (Polish) injured.
02/01/1941HampdenX312661sqnHemswellAirborne 0312hrs from Hemswell for Bremen. Turned back 70 miles short of the target with an overheating port engine. Crashed 0736hrs some 500 yards from the Officers Mess at Hemswell, when both engines cut through lack of fuel. F/Lt Powdrell injured, Sgt Horn injured, Sgt R.R.B.Durtnall & Sgt Clelland unhurt.
02/01/1941BattleL50524GTTFManbyThis aircraft was damaged at 1235hrs whilst approaching to land on a flight to collect stores. The engine failed in flight and the aircraft stalled in a turn at 100 feet whilst avoiding trees. Pilot F/O AJ Strachan was unhurt.
03/01/1941SpitfireR6980 616 SqnKirton LindseyP/O J E Johnson made a forced landing at 15:20, with the undercarriage retracted. The undercarriage lever and warning devices were not functioning properly. Johnson was making a return to flying after a lengthy lay off due to a serious illness. The aircraft was capable of being repaired on site by the unit.
05/01/1941HurricaneV663671sqnnr ScunthorpeThis aircraft was destroyed in a mid-air collision with another 71sqn Hurricane V6983 and crashed at 1040hrs 600 yards from the Ashby Ville Hotel near Scunthorpe, killing the pilot P/O PH Leckrone (American).
05/01/1941HurricaneV698371sqnnr ScunthorpeThis aircraft was damaged in a mid-air collision with Hurricane V6636 at 1040hrs, but landed safely back at Kirton Lindsey, despite severe damage to the aircraft's port wing. Pilot P/O EE Orbison was unhurt in the incident.
05/01/1941HerefordL60706FPPThornton-le-moorEngine failure on ferry flight, landed wheels-up in a field, no accident record card seen, no other details recorded.
08/01/1941WellingtonR1366301sqn (Polish)CranwellOn landing in a crosswind at 15:45hrs, P/O T Pozyczka set the aircraft down on the starboard undercarriage leg, and it collapsed. The aircraft was beyond the repair capabilities of the unit.
08/01/1941BattleP675112SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 2005hrs on return from a night solo sortie. The pilot landed heavily at night in bad weather, causing the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot LAC WC Clark was unhurt.
08/01/1941DefiantN3323255sqnKirton LindseyThis aircraft was damaged when it struck Spitfire X4055 whilst taxying. No further details recorded.
08/01/1941SpitfireX4055616sqnKirton LindseyThis aircraft was damaged when it was struck by Defiant N3323 whilst on the ground. No further details recorded.
09/01/1941DefiantN3329255 SqnKirton-in-LindseyA tractor next to the aircraft was started up in gear, resulting in it hitting the aircraft. The damage was repaired a few days later.
10/01/1941SpitfireX4021266 SqnCaythorpe P/O PHG Mitchell had to make a forced landing in bad visibility whilst on an operational sortie at 11:00. He landed the aircraft in a field with the undercarriage retracted. The aircraft was dismantled and sent to a repair facility.
10/01/1941SpitfireR6920266 SqnSwinderbyReturning from a formation interception operational flight at 11:55 Sgt J Shircore hit a lorry after landing. He could not see the lorry due to the colour of it blending in bad visibility on the aerodrome. The damage to the aircraft was too much for it to be repaired on site and was dismantled and returned to the factory.
11/01/1941OxfordR6142RAFCBarkstonTime: 2130 - The aircraft suffered a heavy landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to either LAC J.R. Holloway or his crew, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
12/01/1941WellingtonW5373142 SqnBinbrookThe aircraft was written off after P/O W B Bilton had an engine failure. The aircraft swung and overran the aerodrome boundary. P/O Bilton injured, Sgt Rogers injured, Sgt Phillips injured, remaining 4 on board unhurt.
12/01/1941HurricaneN248856 OTUConingsbyTime: 1600 - Got lost in bad weather and force landed at the airfield on instruments only. Upon landing the aircraft hit an obstruction causing the undercarriage to collapse. P/O J.P. McKechnie was not injured in the incident, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
12/01/1941HampdenL404549sqnNorthorpeCoded EA-Q. Airborne 0135 12Jan41 from Scampton for Wilhelmshaven. Crashed 0745hrs at Northorpe. Witnesses to this accident say the pilot pulled up sharply to avoid flying into some houses and by doing so he lost control. P/O H.Newhouse killed, Sgt P.C.Prosser killed, Sgt H.Irving killed, Sgt L.Jackson killed.
13/01/1941HurricaneV681646sqnBelton ParkCollided mid-air with Hurricane P3062 in mid-air whilst on a cine-gun exercise. The aircraft crashed, killing pilot Sgt KE Markham.
13/01/1941HurricaneP306246sqnLod Farm nr AncasterCollided with Hurricane V6816 mid-air during a cine-gun exercise and crashed, killing pilot P/O FF Harper.
14/01/1941MasterT834056 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1110 - On his first solo flight on the type, the pilot forgot to lock-down the undercarriage on approach to the airfield. Upon landing this led to the undercarriage collapsing. Sgt K.A. Wigglesworth reported no injuries, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair.
15/01/1941WellingtonT2622150 SqnCaythorpe Heath, 2 miles N/W CranwellAt 23:00, returning from an operational sortie, S/Ldr H R Beall had no choice but to set his Wellington down in a ploughed field after an engine failure. The aircraft had to be recovered and taken away for repair.
15/01/1941OxfordR60212 CFSFulbeckTime: 2000 - The aircraft hit a floodlight upon landing back at the airfield. No injuries were reported to either P/O K.J. Plested or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
15/01/1941BeaufortN115222 SqnNorth CoatesTime: 2320 (Ops) - Overshot the runway on it's belly after the undercarriage collapsed on landing. The resulting damage left the aircraft deemed fit ground training only, while the pilot P/O J.F. Hatton was not injured
16/01/1941OxfordL9649RAFCBarkstonTime: 1000 - The undercarriage collapsed on landing back at the airfield after the pilot had failed to lock it. No injuries were reported to either LAC L.O. Hurd or his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair
16/01/1941OxfordL4620RAFCCranwellTime: 1055 - During take-off the engine stalled causing the wing to drop. The wing then hit the ground and the resulting heavy landing caused the undercarriage to collape. No injuries were reported to LAC L. Dewhurst or his crew, but the aircraft had tobe dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
16/01/1941HurricaneL207356 OTUnr Sutton BridgeTime: 1445 - Suffered engine failure while on approach to the airfield, and landed in a field nearby with the undercarriage unlocked. No injuries were reported to Sgt P.J. Taylor, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
16/01/1941HurricaneL208456 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1155 - On his first solo flight in a Hurricane, Sgt L. Luck held off too high and came in to steep resulting in a heavy landing. This in turn caused the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
16/01/1941HurricaneL518856 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1115 - The pilot decided to abort his landing at the last minute and go round again. But on applying the power, the aircraft stalled. No injuries were reported to Sgt M.M. Maxwell, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
16/01/1941HampdenX514244 SqnWaddingtonWhilst taxying along the peri-track for his take-off on an operational mission, Sgt A.P. Dart accidentally hit a fence surrounding the fuel store due to not having the aircraft’s headlight on. The resulting damage to the aircraft was repaired by the squadron on-site.
17/01/1941Taylorcraft Plus DX7533D Flight LarkhillAlfordWhilst on an army co-op flight with 19 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, 2nd Lt AC Morgan had an engine failure, the aircraft crashed in to a ditch, he had insufficient height to make it to the field and the aircraft was written off.
17/01/1941HurricaneL186856OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft was destroyed when it crashed in a field after stalling at 1000 feet and diving into the ground on approach to land. Pilot Sgt EM Williams was killed.
18/01/1941Avro RotaL75955 R S S ManbyF/O IMB Little performed a "jump" take off at 13:45, the aircraft became too nose heavy and dived at a steep angle from about 10/12 feet off the ground. The aircraft needed to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
21/01/1941ProctorP63111SSCranwell NorthOn a Wireless training flight S/Ldr W L McLaren failed to become airborne on a snowbound aerodrome at 13:30. The damage sustained was minimal and was repairable on site.
27/01/1941JU88A-54D+CT9/KG30Pilleys lane, BostonDamaged by light AA fire from 3rd Kesteven Home Guard Battalion whilst bombing the armaments factory in Grantham at 1430hrs. The bombs killed 16, wounded 15, destroyed 4 homes and damaged 20 more in the New Beacon Road area of the town. The aircraft crash-landed at 1530hrs in a ploughed field bordering Pilley's Lane, Boston. The aircraft was then set on fire by the crew, all of whom escaped uninjured. Oblt F Rinck (Staffelkapitaen), Obergefr E Stiller, Oberfw W Reuter, Uffz F Wissing were all taken prisoner. This was recorded as being the crew's 100th mission.

February

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/02/1941HampdenAD72561sqnHemswellCoded QR-? The aircraft overshot on return from a training sortie in snowstorm and crashed onto a dispersal at 2000hrs. Sgt N.M. Lloyd injured, Sgt R. Guest killed.
01/02/1941HampdenP1328144sqnWillinghamCoded PL-? The aircraft crashed at 2015hrs near Fillingham Lane whilst flying in a snowstorm, Sgt J.K. Thurlbeck killed, Sgt J.T. Hawthorne killed.
02/02/1941BlenheimN3570101sqnFreiston ShoreCoded SR-? The aircraft crashed on the beach near Frieston. Sgt Langrish injured, Sgt H.F. Rampley injured, but died of his injuries the following day, Sgt E.W. De'ath killed, LAC Plunkett injured.
02/02/1941DefiantN3306255 SqnKirton-in-LindseyTime: 1415 - Sgt A.R. Jacobs approached the airfield at too low a speed and height. This caused the aircraft to stall and hit the ground short of the runway. The aircraft was written-off and Sgt Jacobs killed, though his gunner, Sgt PV Thornton escaped with minor head injuries.
02/02/1941HurricaneL155556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1130 - On returning to the airfield after a cross country flight, the pilot flattened out too high and dropped the aircraft heavily on the runway. This heavy landing caused the undercarriage to collapse on the aircraft. No injuries were reported to Sgt F.E. Earnshaw, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
04/02/1941ValentiaK36011SSCranwellThis aircraft was damaged when it collided with Oxford P8988 at 1615hrs near the airfield. No casualties reported and the crew names are not recorded in the unit's records.
04/02/1941OxfordP89882CFSCranwellThis aircraft was damaged when it collided with Valentia K3601 at 1615hrs near the airfield, no injuries reported, no accident record card seen.
04/02/1941WellingtonN2758150 SqnNorth Coates foreshoreF/O B J Hooper put his aircraft down on the beach at 1547hrs after an engine failure meant he was unable to get the aircraft back to the aerodrome. It was damaged beyond repair, no injuries recorded.
05/02/1941OxfordP18162 CFS1 mile SSE of WaddingtonTime: 2220 - Suffered engine failure in flight, resulting in the aircraft having to make a forced landing with the undercarriage retracted. No injuries were reported to either F/O K.S. Smith or his crew. The aircraft itself was written off but considered alright for spares recovery.
05/02/1941BattleL571056OTUHolbeach rangeThis aircraft was damaged at 1500hrs when the tail struck a trestle on the airfield boundary as the aircraft was landing. Pilot F/Lt FJL Duus was unhurt.
06/02/1941HurricaneP38831sqnHibaldstowTime: 1535 - While on a ferry flight from Linton-on-Ouse to Digby, the aircraft suffered engine failure. Upon reaching Hibaldstow, the pilot was unable to use half the runway and over-braked on landing and swung. F/O Hyde (Canadian) reported no injuries after the incident, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
07/02/1941ProctorP62341SSCranwell VillageP/O F Vocetka lost his life when his Proctor came down at Green Lane in Cranwell village during a wireless training flight. He was gliding in slowly with flaps down, turned very steeply to get in to the wind, the aircraft went in to a flat right hand spin and crashed. His passenger, AC2 DW Hughes was also killed in the crash. The aircraft was written off.
09/02/1941BeaufortL987322 SqnGrainthorpeTime: 1140 - The aircraft suffered engine failure while in the air and was unable to maintain its height. The pilot (F/O F.M. Boycott) managed to land the aircraft with the undercarriage retracted on the airfield boundary. The aircraft was repaired at a later date and no injuries were sustained by the pilot.
09/02/1941He111UNKUNKHumber rrThis aircraft was claimed as destroyed at 2245hrs when it was shot down from 2000' by batteries R and RR of the Humber AA belt.
09/02/1941HurricaneV698371sqnnr RedbourneThis aircraft was destroyed when it spun in from 4000 feet through cloud and crashed. Pilot P/O EE Orbison (American) was killed.
09/02/1941HampdenAD924144 SqnWaddingtonTime: 0900 - While suffering from fatigue (after flying for 8.5 hours on instruments only), P/O M.J. O'Leary overshot his landing in very bad visibility, hitting a load of bricks at the end of the runway. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair, so it was stripped for spares, no injuries were reported.
10/02/1941OxfordW65492 CFSColeby GrangeTime: 1510 - The aircraft was forced to make a landing with the undercarriage retracted. No injuries were reported to either Sgt L. Homa (Polish) or his crew. The aircraft itself was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
10/02/1941HurricaneN246756 OTUHacetts Farm, nr Sutton BridgeTime: 0935 - Suffered engine failure in flight and failed to make it back to the airfield. The aircraft came down just short of the airfield in a ploughed field with the undercarriage retracted. No injuries were reported to F/Lt D.F. Beardon, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
10/02/1941He111UNKUNKin the HumberThis aircraft was claimed as destroyed by the guns of battery RR of the Humber AA belt at 1930hrs.
10/02/1941HurricaneL173256 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1240 - The aircraft bounced on landing due to a strong cross-wind. This in turn led to one of the wings hitting the runway and veering-off. Sgt P.C. Edwards reported no injuries in the incident, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
10/02/1941HurricaneL176256 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1330 - On completing an altitude test and returning to the airfield, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to P/O J.L. Briggs, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair. The aircraft was ex-RCAF and still carried the Canadian serial 313 at the time of the incident.
10/02/1941HurricaneL205256 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1230 - The aircraft landed on a ploughed part of the airfield and over turned. No injuries were reported to Sgt A.S. Arnold, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
10/02/1941HurricaneN261656 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1050 - On returning to the airfield after completing his first solo exercise, P/O P.W. Coggins approached the runway to low and completely misjudged his landing. The resulting damage caused the aircraft to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
11/02/1941OxfordL9684RAFCBarkstonTime: 0700 - While practicing landings at the airfield an airframe defect was dicovered. The aircraft made a safe landing with no injuries being reported to either LAC J.S. Egleton-Morley or his crew. The defect itself was repaired by the unit on-site.
11/02/1941HurricaneT95212sqnDigbyTime: 1130 - The aircraft failed to level-up on approach to the airfield, and hit a soft patch on the runway heavily This resulted in the undercarriage collapsing on the aircraft. No injuries were reported to P/O B.R. Waliter. The aircraft itself was deemed beyond the units capicity to repair.
11/02/1941HampdenAD71949sqnGrange Farm, SudbrookeCoded EA-C, Airborne 2240 10Feb41 from Scampton for Hanover. On return, shot down by an Intruder (Oblt Kurt Hermann, 1,NJG2) and crashed 0630 11Feb41 200 yrds N of Sudbrooke Lane near Grange farm, Sudbrooke, 3 miles NE of Lincoln. Sgt G.M.Bates injured, Sgt J.Butterworth killed, Sgt Blower injured, Sgt D.A.Caldwell killed.
11/02/1941BattleP667412SFTSGranthamThis aircraft was damaged on landing at 1945hrs when it struck a tractor that had been driven onto the landing area. Pilot F/Lt RW Jeary and pupil were unhurt.
11/02/1941HampdenX297283 SqnScamptonTime: 1300 - The undercarriage collapsed upon landing back at the airfield. The aircraft was later repaired on-site by the unit. No injuries were reported to either Sgt E.S Stone or his crew.
11/02/1941HurricaneN219656 OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft was damaged in a flying accident on this date. No accident record card seen, pilot F/O HF Auger was unhurt according to the unit records.
11/02/1941BeaufighterR219029 SqnWellingoreTime: 0030hrs - While returning from patrol, P/O L.E. Graham selected the emergency hydraulic lever by mistake causing the undercarriage to retract. Due to poor visibility and not being able to operate the floodlight, he failed to notice this mistake before landing . No injuries were reported.
12/02/1941WellingtonP9247149 SqnNorth west of DigbyReturning from a night time operational sortie, Sgt R Warren was looking for RAF Waddington in thick cloud that was practically at ground level, on descent he saw the ground just before hitting it, the aircraft was written off after it had caught fire.
12/02/1941WellingtonP9247149sqnnr DigbyCoded OJ-M, the aircraft was airborne at 1820 from Mildenhall for Hannover. On return, the crew noticed flares being fired through cloud from Waddington The aircraft crashed whilst letting down through the cloud layer in an attempt to land at Waddington. Sgt F.F. Early killed, remaining 5 crew unhurt.
12/02/1941WhitleyT421358sqnnr FulbeckCoded GE-K, Airborne 1830 11Feb41 from Linton-on-Ouse for Bremen. Abandoned in the area of Bagthorpe, N of Heanor, Nottingham, after which the Whitley crashed 0330 and caught fire at Fulbeck, Lincolnshire. Sgt W.A.Fullerton, P/O R.McC Carrapiett, Sgt P.C.Morgan, Sgt Bell, Sgt Keatley all unhurt.
12/02/1941HurricaneL160156 OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft was recorded as being involved in an unspecified flying accident on this date. Pilot Sgt Ward was unhurt.
12/02/1941HurricaneL266556 OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft was recorded as being involved in an unspecified flying accident on this date. Pilot Sgt Briggs was unhurt.
12/02/1941HenleyL337556OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft is reported to have been wrecked in a forced landing in a field near Sutton Bridge on this date. Pilot Sgt Ketley was unhurt.
12/02/1941HurricaneN236556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1455 - Upon returning to the airfield, the undercarriage collapsed after a heavy landing. No injuries were reported to Sgt O.L. Lawson, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
12/02/1941WellingtonR1022311 Sqn (Czech)Wheatly Farm, Fosse Way, SwinderbySgt A Sedny made a forced landing in thick fog whilst returning from a night sortie. He brought it down with the undercarriage retracted. The aircraft had to be dismantled and removed for repair.
14/02/1941OxfordR6351RAFCBarkstonTime: 2355 - The aircraft swung on landing back at the airfield and struck a flare. This resulted in the aircraft catching fire and coming to rest on it's nose. No serious injuries were reported to either LAC J.E. Pinney or his crew. The aircraft itself was written off but deemed alright for spares recovery.
14/02/1941JU88UNKUNKover the sea east of GrimsbyThis aircraft was claimed as destroyed at 2235hrs when it was hit by guns from battery RR of the Humber AA belt at 7-8000 feet, after which it blew up and crashed into sea.
14/02/1941HurricaneL210056 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1100 - On landing back at the airfield, the wing hit the runway. This resulted in the undercarriage hitting the runway hard and collapsing. P/O L. Harper was not injured in the incident, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
15/02/1941BlenheimL8599RAFCCranwellThis aircraft was damaged whilst taxying when the tailwheel unit collapsed and was not subsequently repaired. No accident card seen for the aircraft and no note of the incident in the unit's records.
15/02/1941HampdenX3048144sqnHemswellCoded PL-? Airborne from Hemswell for Homberg. Crash-landed 2247hrs on return to base when the pilot, inadvertently, failed to lower the undercarriage. Extreme fatigue was judged to have been a factor. No crew injuries. Pilot S/Ldr Lerwill.
15/02/1941HurricaneV760671sqnoff SkegnessThis aircraft was destroyed at 1049hrs when it dived into the sea at high speed from 7000 feet 3.5nm northeast of Skegness whilst on convoy patrol . Pilot P/O VC "Shorty" Keough (American) was killed. The crash wreckage discovered by the coastguards on 17/2/41 was identified as being from P/O Keough's aircraft as the tops of his size 5 flying boots were recovered.
15/02/1941BeaufighterR215029 SqnScopwickTime: 1045 (ferry flight) - While on a ferry flight to Digby, one engine stalled during landing. P/O J. Buchanan was killed on impact with the ground.
15/02/1941WellingtonT2068300sqn (Polish)WaddingtonThis aircraft was stationary on the ground when it was struck by Hampden X3205 (P/O Kaluga) which was landing after being severely damaged by an enemy aircraft. The damage to the wellington was too significant and could not be repaired on site.
15/02/1941WellingtonX320544sqnWaddingtonThis aircraft was damaged on return from operations when it struck parked Wellington T2068 whilst landing. Pilot S/Ldr Smales and crew were unhurt.
16/02/1941OxfordR60762CFSFulbeckTime: 0020 - The aircraft received damage while in flight from enemy machine gun fire. No injuries were reported to either P/O R.M. Hackney or his pupil Sgt RL Earp, and the aircraft itself was repaired on-site by the unit.
16/02/1941OxfordV32442CFSFulbeckTime: 0020 - The aircraft received damage while in flight from enemy machine gun fire. No injuries were reported to either F/O M.E. Blackstone or his pupil P/O ERJ Blezzard, and the aircraft itself was repaired on-site by the unit.
16/02/1941BattleP663012SFTSGranthamThis aircraft was damaged at 0300hrs when the pilot overshot the runway on a night solo flight. The aircraft ran into the airfield boundary ditch and tipped onto its nose. Pilot LAC JA Wain was unhurt.
16/02/1941DefiantN1727255sqnKirton LindseyThis aircraft was damaged when it was struck by landing Defiant N3334. No injuries reported.
16/02/1941DefiantN3334255sqnKirton LindseyThis aircraft was damaged when it struck Defiant N1727 on landing. Pilot P/O RMD Hall was unhurt in his second accident of the day.
16/02/1941DefiantN3340255 SqnKirton-in-LindseyTime: 0218 - P/O R.M.D. Hall overshot the flare path due to the windscreen being covered in hydraulic oil. The pilot also tried to open the hood for visibility but it would not stay open. Once he realised the aircraft’s position he tried to land the aircraft, but unfortunately the undercarriage collapsed. The resulting damage wrote the aircraft off, but the pilot only received minor injuries.
16/02/1941HurricaneL166656 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1245 - Suffered a heavy landing on returning to the airfield, resulting in the undercarriage collapsing. P/O J.L Briggs reported no injuries, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
18/02/1941HurricaneN255756 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1545 - While on an unauthorised air test in bad visibility, the aircraft spun-in and hit the ground. Sgt J.C. Moores was killed in the incident.
20/02/1941BeaufighterR219329 SqnDigbyTime: 0045 (patrol) - On returning to the airfield after completing its patrol, the undercarriage failed to lower due to a burst hydraulic pipe. P/O V.R. Lovell managed to land without injury to himself.
22/02/1941OxfordN6324RAFCCranwellTime: 1205 - The pilot undershot his landing as a result of the airfield boundary being obscured by snow. The aircraft touched down in a ploughed field just short of the runway. LAC R.W.S. Inge reported no injuries to either himself or his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
22/02/1941HurricaneR419046 SqnEnderby Farm, AsterbyTime: 0925 - While on patrol over Mablethorpe in very bad visibility with Hurricane V7074. The aircraft flew into the ground. F/O Morgan-Gray was killed in the incident.
22/02/1941HurricaneV707446 SqnEnderby Farm, AsterbyTime: 0925 - While on patrol over Mablethorpe with Hurricane R4190 in very poor visibility. The aircraft flew into the ground. Sgt C.E. Hudson was killed in the incident.
22/02/1941BattleP23231AASManbyThis aircraft was damaged at 1215hrs when it struck a fuel bowser whilst taxying too fast on the airfield. Pilot P/O T Skarzynski (Polish) was unhurt.
22/02/1941UNKUNKUNKover the sea east of GrimsbyThis aircraft was claimed as destroyed by batteries E (Goxhill) and G of the Humber AA belt who claimed it destroyed in the air at 8000' over the sea.
23/02/1941HurricaneP335171 SqnKirton LindseyTime: ? - On landing back at the airfield after completing it's patrol, the undercarriage collapsed as a resuilt of not being locked down. P/O C.G. Peterson reported no injuries in the incident. The aircraft itself was was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
23/02/1941HenleyL33791AASManbyTime: 1219 - On returning to the airfield after completing a Grumman Release Gear test, the undercarriage collapsed on landing. No injuries were reported to F/Lt Bowdie or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
23/02/1941WhitleyP510578 SqnWellingoreSgt J Cope overshot the flarepath when returning from a night sortie, hitting a wall and air raid shelter on the boundary of the aerodrome and damaging the aircraft.
24/02/1941HurricaneL17152sqnDigbyTime: 1630 - The aircraft taxied in to a tractor while on it's way to the runway. No injuries were reported to Sgt J.J. Solski, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
24/02/1941HurricaneL163856 OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft was damaged in an unspecified flying accident on this date. No accident card seen, but the incident is noted in the unit's records. Pilot Sgt Lewis was unhurt.
24/02/1941HurricaneP361956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1915 - After completing a RT exercise and returning to base. The aircraft landed with the undercarriage retracted, due to the pilot not being able to lower it. It was later found that the pilot had not remembered to to use the release catch on the selector levers. No injures were reported by F/O I. Sickl, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
24/02/1941ManchesterL7284207sqnWaddingtonThe aircraft was damaged after a force-landing on return from ops to Brest when one undercarriage leg failed to lower. Pilot F/O Burton-Gyles and crew were unhurt.
25/02/1941HampdenAD790106sqnConingsbyCoded ZN-? The aircraft took off at 1115 on a training sortie, but both engines failed and the aircraft force-landed in a field near the airfield shortly after takeoff. No injuries reported.
25/02/1941HurricaneV11452sqnDigbyTime: 1700 - The pilot lost consciousness at 21,000ft after not connecting his oxygen pipe. He regained consciousness at 7000ft and managed to gain control of the aircraft, but landed heavily on the runway. The heavy landing resulted in the undercarriage collapsing. P/O G.A Russell reported no serious injuries in the incident, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
25/02/1941AnsonN501312SFTSGranthamThis aircraft was damaged on landing at 1600hrs. The aircraft was undershooting the runway, so the pilot opened the throttles. The nose rose, causing the tail to strike a hedge. Pilot LAC RJ Mansfield was unhurt.
25/02/1941AnsonN972712SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged on return from a night solo flight. The pilot was recalled early due to enemy aircraft operating in the area, and landed safely. Whilst taxying with the landing lights on, the aircraft was machine-gunned by an enemy intruder aircraft. Pilot LAC Beacroft was injured in the incident.
25/02/1941AnsonN987312SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged in flight at 2140hrs when it was machine-gunned by an enemy aircraft. The aircraft landed safely, pilot F/Lt HR Collins and his unnamed pupil were unhurt.
25/02/1941HurricaneL176956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1730 - On returning to the airfield after completing his practice formation flying. Sgt A.S. Arnold held off too high on his landing resulting in a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsing. No injuries were reported, but the aircraft had to be sent off-site for repair.
25/02/1941ManchesterL9284207 SqnWaddingtonTime: 0045 - Due to a fault with the landing gear, only one wheel lowered on approach without the pilots knowledge. F/O P.R. Burton-Gyles and the rest of his crew reported no injuries, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair.
26/02/1941OxfordR5942RAFCCranwellTime: 1630 - The pilot overshot his landing at the snow covered airfield, after seeing the boundary to late. He attempted to brake but due to the slippery surface the aircraft finished on rough ground at the end of the runway. No injuries were reported to either LAC A.W. Allwright or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
26/02/1941OxfordR6247RAFCCranwellTime: 2300 - The aircraft was attacked by an enemy aircraft while landing back at the airfield. No injuries were reported to either F/O F.R. Flynn or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
26/02/1941OxfordR61072CFSFulbeckThis aircraft was destroyed when it was shot down by an enemy aircraft whilst approaching to land at 2245hrs. Instructor F/O DM Egan was wounded but escaped the aircraft before it caught fire. Pupil F/Lt DEC Trench was killed.
26/02/1941OxfordN4628RAFCOwston FerryTime: 1730 - The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing after getting caught in a bad snow storm. The pilot managed to make a safe landing with the undercarriage retracted. Only minor injuries were reported to Sgt T. Stanley and his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
26/02/1941HurricaneL200656 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1300 - After completing an air test the aircraft landed back at the airfield with the undercarriage retracted due to a hydraulic fault. No injuries were reported to P/O F.J. Boper, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
26/02/1941ManchesterL7310207 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - Whilst taxying out on muddy ground for take-off, the tail swung and hit a fence. No injuries were reported to F/O H.V. Mathews or the rest of the crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
28/02/1941ManchesterL7312207 SqnWaddingtonTime: 2000 - On landing back at the airfield after completing landings practice, the undercarriage collapsed. No injuries were reported to Sgt F.B. Harwood or his crew, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair.
28/02/1941AnsonR974914OTUWestwoodsideThis aircraft was airborne from Cottesmore for a night navigation exercise. The starboard engine failed during the flight and the aircraft was damaged when it force-landed at Westwoodside near Haxey. Pilot Sgt GK Hathersich was unhurt.

March

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/03/1941HampdenAD763106sqnConingsbyCoded ZN-? Airborne at 1505 from Ternhill on transfer from 24MU to 106sqn. The aircraft crashed at 1550 with the undercarriage collapsing on landing. No injuries reported to P/O WA Brown or Sgt Stevens .
01/03/1941HampdenAD935106 SqnConingsbyTime: 2005 - S/Ldr D. Parker inadvertently taxied into a post on his way out for an operational mission. The damage caused by the incident was later repaired on-site by the unit.
01/03/1941OxfordP1876RAFCCranwellTime: 1230 - On landing back at the airfield in very gusty conditions, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing and bounced. This bounce led to the undercarriage collapsing on touching the runway again. No injuries were reported to either LAC R.W.S. Inge, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
01/03/1941BattleL571456OTUHolbeach rangeThis aircraft sustained a damaged wingtip at 1310hrs when the port undercarriage leg retracted at the end of the landing run. Pilot P/O PE Penfold was unhurt.
01/03/1941HampdenP4394144sqnnr WainfleetCoded PL-? Airborne from Hemswell for Hanover. Crashed 2215 1Mar41 between Wainfleet Bank and Wainfleet All Saints, 6 miles SW of Skegness, Lincolnshire due to engine failure. P/O D.H.Skinner injured, Sgt F.E.Darnell killed, Sgt J.F.Shutt killed, Sgt R.J.Jones killed.
01/03/1941HurricaneN252956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1300 - Flew in to the ground after making a high engineless approach to the airfield. When P/O W.W. Swinnerton applied power to the engine it lagged power due to getting to cold. No injuries were reported, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
02/03/1941HampdenAD72361sqnCaistorCoded QR-? Airborne 2001 1Mar41 from Hemswell for Cologne. The aircraft crashed in bad weather on return at 0500hrs 2/Mar/41 near Caistor. Sgt K.G.Cooper killed, Sgt H.Windle killed, Sgt M.Gough killed, Sgt G.Hall killed.
02/03/1941SpitfireX4613266sqnGedney HillThis aircraft was airborne on an operational flight when it lost wing & crashed into a field at Gedney Hill. Pilot F/Lt SH Bazley killed.
02/03/1941HampdenAD737144sqnHemswellCoded PL-? The aircraft undershot whilst landing with engine problems. No injuries reported to P/O WA McVie, Sgt Dyke, Sgt JK Scouller or Sgt CW Carter.
03/03/1941AnsonN490612SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 0345hrs on landing from a night solo flight. The aircraft swung and struck a runway flare. Pilot Cpl JS Spencer was unhurt.
03/03/1941HampdenX301644 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - On taking off for a bombing raid P/O M.A. Smith retracted the undercarriage to soon. The result was the aircraft skidding along the runway on its fuselage. No injuries were reported, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair
03/03/1941HampdenX314244 SqnWaddingtonTime: Dawn - On returning to the airfield after completing a bombing raid, P/O O.R. Ross overshot the runway and taxied through a hedge after mistaking a light. This caused damage to the undercarriage which was later fixed on-site by the unit. No injuries were reported.
04/03/1941HurricaneL161956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1530 - After completing an air test in poor visibility, W/Cdr J.B. Lynch flew into a tractor on landing. No serious injuries were reported, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
05/03/1941OxfordP8991RAFCCranwellTime: 1515 - On approach to the airfield, the pilot failed to hold sufficiently enough to avoid a heavy landing. The resulting landing serverly damaged the aircrafts undercarriage. No injuries were reported to either LAC N.A. Turner or the rest of the crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
05/03/1941HurricaneW9135402sqnDigbyTime: 1150 - Aircraft lost control after getting caught in another aircraft's slip stream on landing back at the base. Despite P/O F.B. Foster's best attempts to correct, the aircraft it made heavy contact with the runway. No injuries were reported, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
05/03/1941HampdenX3055144 SqnHemswellTime: 1915 - While taxying back to the dispersal the aircraft wheels got stuck in mud due to the poor state of the peri-track. While P/O R. Hamilton was trying to manoeuvre the aircraft out, the tail wheel collapsed. The resulting damage left the aircraft beyond repair and was stripped for spares.
06/03/1941BeaufighterR218229sqnWellingoreThis aircraft was damaged when the undercarriage collapsed on landing. Pilot Sgt McAllister and crew unhurt, no accident record found.
07/03/1941BeaufortL985422 SqnNorth CoatesTime: 1130 (Ops) - F/O K. Campbell tried to land the aircraft in a strong cross-wind. But due to the wind sock being missing from the airfield he was unaware of how strong the cross wind was. This resulted a heavy landing and the aircraft drifting causing the undercarriage to collapse. The aircraft was damaged beyond air worthyness and used for ground training only after the incident. No injuries were reported.
08/03/1941HurricaneV7234151 SqnBurghley Park, StamfordTime: 1530 - While in formation Sgt H.E. Bodien's aircraft suffered engine failure. This forced the pilot to land the aircraft in the only patch of ground he could see in amongst some woodland. No serious injuries were reported, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
09/03/1941HampdenAD968106 SqnConingsbyTime: 1130 - The pilot (Sgt R.M. Haggar) remembered to lock the undercarriage too late and it collapsed on landing. The aircraft was deemed beyond repair and stripped for spares. No injuries were reported.
10/03/1941HampdenAD720144sqnBishop NortonCoded PL-? Crashed almost immediately after take-off from Hemswell for Cologne at Bishop Norton. Sgt T.D.Leitch killed, Sgt T.W.Little killed, Sgt D.Laing killed, Sgt F.Asbrey killed. Sgt Laing is recorded as 'Lane' in 144Sqn's ORB.
10/03/1941HurricaneP3273402sqnDigbyTime: 1945 - Aircraft suffered a heavy landing on returning to the airfield, causing the undercarriage to collapse. It was later found that Sgt A.G. Carless had not be cleared for night flying and this was his first time. No injuries were reported, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
12/03/1941HampdenX313549 SqnScamptonTime: 1530 - Upon opening up the aircraft's engines to clear a bogged part of the peri-track, F/Lt S.W.R. Howell's aircraft swung and hit a petrol bunker. The aircraft was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair after being retrieved by a tractor.
13/03/1941WellingtonW535312 SqnBinbrookWhilst practicing night time landings, Sgt G R Wheeldon had his undercarriage collapse, it was assumed this was due to previous heavy landings. The aircraft was repaired on site.
13/03/1941Do17Z-2U5+DAStab/KG2south-east of Skegness pierShot down by F/O JRD Braham DFC/Sgt Ross in a 29sqn Beaufighter. This aircraft was destroyed when it crashed and sank at 2145hrs whilst en route to Hull. Oblt H von Keiser, Fw B Ruecker, Fw H Genaehr and Lt B Meyer were all killed.
13/03/1941HurricaneV120956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1000 - While taking-off the X cable came adrift from the linkage and F/Lt D.F. Beardon lost control of the aircraft. No serious injuries were reported, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
13/03/1941ManchesterL7313207sqnWaddingtonCoded EM-C. Airborne from Waddington for Hamburg but as the Manchester accelerated down the runway it was an attacked by a Ju88 Intruder (Fw Hans Hahn 3./NJG2 operating from Gilze Rijen in Holland). Somehow, F/O Matthews got the bomber into the air but moments later crashed and exploded at Whisby, Lincolnshire. Sgt Cox was thrown clear and survived, despite losing one of his legs. This was the first Manchester loss, and in his report Fw Hahn timed his combat at 2200, claiming it to be a 'Hudson'. F/O H.V.Matthews DFC killed, Sgt J.Marsden killed, Sgt H.C.Redgrave killed, Sgt R.D.Welch killed, Sgt W.A.W.Cox injured, Sgt H.W.Hemingway killed,
14/03/1941OxfordL4542RAFC1 mile South of CranwellTime: 1205 - While on a solo flight, the pilot's aircraft suffered a mechanical problem. The resulting problem forced him to make a forced landing in a field just short of the airfield, with the undercarriage retracted. No injuries were reported to LAC E. Kent, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
14/03/1941He111H-3V4+HK2/KG11.5m off ingoldmells pointShot down at 2200hrs whilst en-route for Glasgow by F/Lt GP Gibson/Sgt RH James in a 29sqn Beaufighter. The aircraft was destroyed when it crashed into the sea, Lt G Stugg, Uffz H Pauer, Uffz L Auer and Uffz H Seidel were all killed. The body of one member of the crew was washed ashore on the morning of 15/Mar/41.
14/03/1941BeaufortL979822 SqnNorth CoatesTime: 0159 (Ops) - Suffered a heavy landing on returning to the airfield due to excessive speed while on approach, this caused the wheels to ballon and the engine to stall. The resulting damage was repaired and injuries were reported to Sgt R.M. Pitman.
14/03/1941He111UnkUnkover the HumberThis aircraft was reported as destroyed at 0150hrs when a battery of the Humber AA belt recorded it as blown to pieces at 12000 feet.
14/03/1941JU88C-4R4+GM4/NJG2Smith's Farm, DovendaleOn an intruder sortie, this aircraft was shot down by W/Cdr SC Widdows/Sgt B Ryall in a 29sqn Beaufighter. It caught fire and disintegrated in the air, with the wreckage falling at 0330hrs over an area of 2 square miles. Gefr H Koerner, Gefr KH Spangenberg, Uffz W Gesshardt were all killed.
14/03/1941HurricaneN234156 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1120 - Half way down the runway on landing back at the airfield, the undercarriage collapsed due to a defect. P/O V. Olsen reported no injuries, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
14/03/1941HurricaneP193556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1030 - Aircraft bounced on landing back at the airfield after completing circuits. The port wing hit the runway and the port leg on the undercarriage collapsed. P/O O.H. Coen reported no serious injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
15/03/1941OxfordP1969RAFCBarkstonTime: 0310 - After completing his 3rd solo flight, the pilots aircraft suffered a heavy landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to LAC T.R. Precott, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
15/03/1941DefiantN1965255 SqnKirton-in-LindseyTime: 1605 - On take-off the aircraft's engine stalled. On landing back on the runway Sgt K. Thieslek (Polish Air Force) swerved to avoid an obstruction, but this in turn caused the undercarriage to collapse. The aircraft was later dismantled and sent to a repair facility off-site. No injuries were reported.
15/03/1941HurricaneN259156 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1905 - While on approach to the airfield after completing a low flying exercise, the throttle jammed open. In order to slow the aircraft down Sgt A.H. Sands switched the, engine off, but glided in just short of the runway. No injuries were reported, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit.
16/03/1941MasterN796056 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1100 - Whilst taxying the aircraft to the maintenance bay, the pilot performed an undercarriage drill and accidentally raised the undercarriage. No injuries were reported to P/O/ R.W. Waine and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
17/03/1941AnsonN491512SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 1800hrs on landing from a solo flight. The airspeed indicator was reading too high, the pilot stalled the aircraft from 70 feet, causing the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot Cpl R Hayden was unhurt.
17/03/1941HurricaneL178356 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1545 - The undercarriage collapsed after a heavy landing on P/O L.F. Reed first solo flight. No injuries were reported, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
17/03/1941MasterN801156 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1545 - Suffered a heavy landing on returning to the airfield, resulting in damage to the undercarriage. P/O P.D.M. Down reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
18/03/1941OxfordN6287RAFCBarkstonTime: 1815 - On returning to the airfield after completing a solo flight, the pilot overshot his landing after coming in with to much throttle. No injuries were reported to LAC K.C. Baldwin, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
18/03/1941ProctorP63101SSCranwell NorthPilot Officer O Ilinski was dazzled by bright sunlight when taxying out and ran in to a 30" obstruction stake. The aircraft was repairable on site by the unit.
18/03/1941BattleP662512SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 2210hrs on landing from a night solo sortie. The aircraft swung and struck a flare on the airfield. Pilot LAC CB Flockhart was unhurt.
18/03/1941WellingtonL7789300sqn (Polish)SwinderbyP/O Kula forgot to lower his undercarriage, he had no audible warning to remind him and landed with the gear retracted. The damage could not be repaired on site.
18/03/1941WellingtonR1347300sqn (Polish)SwinderbyThis Wellington was struck by an army truck whilst on the ground unmanned. The driver of the truck claimed the gear lever came off in his hand, he became distracted with trying to replace the gear stick and put pressure on the accelerator and drove in to the aircraft. The damage was repairable.
19/03/1941HenleyL33791AASnr North CoatesThis aircraft was wrecked when it hit the ground whilst low-flying 2.5 miles north of the airfield. Sgt F Powell killed, AC1 Buxton killed. CWGC give the date of the accident as 19th, 1AAS records have it as 21st.
19/03/1941OxfordV3228RAFCBarkstonTime: 2210 - On returning from a solo flight, the pilot undershot the landing at night. This resulted in the aircraft coming to rest on it's back. Minor injuries were reported to LAC J.A. Leslie. The aircraft was written-off in the incident, but deemed alright for spares recovery.
19/03/1941HurricaneN239956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1300 - While on landing practice, the undercarriage collapsed due to a defect in the locking system. No injuries were reported to P/O L.L Loughlin, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
21/03/1941WellingtonW535812 SqnBinbrookF/Sgt W H Kellaway over shot the flare path and ran in to a gun pit after landing from a night time operation. The damage suffered was too great for the on site team to repair
21/03/1941AnsonN975112SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 1200hrs whilst parked out of wind. A gust moved the aircraft and caused it to strike a fuel bowser.
21/03/1941WellingtonL7874301sqn (Polish)SwinderbyThis aircraft was destroyed at 0120hrs when it stalled whilst climbing away from the airfield after performing an overshoot. Pilot Sgt K Lenczowski (Polish) killed, P/O J Korycinski (Polish) killed, Sgt B Chrzanowski (Polish) killed.
22/03/1941BlenheimT203818sqnBarkstonCoded WV-M, Airborne 2339 from Boscombe Down for operations against Lorient. Crashed on return at Barkston, 4 miles NNE of Grantham. P/O G.H.Cowings killed, P/O R.Daniel killed, Sgt E.A.Lee killed.
22/03/1941WellingtonR1465214 SqnColeby, South East of WaddingtonSgt Paramore made a forced landing after becoming lost and running out of fuel at 02:40. The aircraft had to be dismantled on site and returned to a specialist facility for repair.
22/03/1941AnsonN514612SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 0300hrs on landing from a night solo flight. The aircraft swung and struck a runway flare. Pilot F/O WF Lane was unhurt.
22/03/1941He111P-45J+KN ImminghamThis aircraft was destroyed when it force-landed in a grass field 500 yards from the crossroads, near the County Hotel at 1945hrs after hitting a balloon cable following damage inflicted by AA fire whilst attacking RAF Leeming. Fw W Koesling attempted to bale out but was killed when his parachute caught on the aircraft's tail. Oblt F Danzenberg killed, Fw E Stephan & Fw H Heisig were taken prisoner.
22/03/1941WellingtonR1380214 SqnSwinderbyAfter landing Sgt R Williams taxied his aircraft beyond the flare path, where it became bogged down on soft ground. The aircraft could not be repaired where it ended up, and had to be dismantled to move it.
23/03/1941OxfordP1828RAFCBarkstonTime: 2340 - While starting his practice of circuits and landings, the pilot undershot and hit a tree on his 2nd attempt at landing. LAC K.H. Beale was killed in the incident.
23/03/1941WellingtonW536012 SqnBinbrookAt 22:40 Sgt G R Wheeldon overshot the flare path and ran through a hedge on the boundary of the aerodrome. It was damaged beyond the capability of the unit on site to repair.
23/03/1941HurricaneP388456 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1100 - Suffered a heavy landing with slight drift. This caused the port tyre to burst and the port leg to collapse. No injuries were reported to Sgt T.S Scales (Australian), and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
23/03/1941WellingtonP9214301sqn (Polish)SwinderbyThis Wellington, flown by Sgt M Kleindeschmidt had a heavy landing at high speed causing the undercarriage to collapse. Inexperience was cited as the reason for the incident. The damage was too bad for it to be repaired on site.
24/03/1941Tiger Moth513554OTUColeby GrangeSgt G W Attenborough undershot and drifted on landing at 0020hrs and struck a pole on the airfield. The Aircraft needed to be taken away for repair.
25/03/1941AnsonN133712SFTSGranthamThis aircraft was damaged whilst taxying after landing. The ground gave way beneath the port wheel and the port undercarriage collapsed. Pilot F/Lt HR Collins and his unnamed pupil were unhurt.
25/03/1941HurricaneP3767401sqnnr DigbyTime: 1510 - Crashed 1 mile north of the airfield while doing an engine test. F/O C.P. Henderson (Canadian) was killed in the incident.
26/03/1941HurricaneW9137402sqn5m east of LincolnTime: 1225 - This aircraft was damaged when it overturned after the wheels struck a ditch during a forced landing in a field after the engine failed in flight. Pilot P/O D.J. Smith was injured in the incident, and the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
26/03/1941BattleP668612SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 1600hrs when it belly-landed on the airfield after the pilot forgot to lower the undercarriage. Pilot Cpl RJ Hedge was unhurt.
26/03/1941Tiger MothR495317EFTSNorth WithamOn a solo training flight the aircraft was written off when the pilot lost control in a steep turn whilst returning to the aerodrome and the aircraft dived into the ground. The pilot claimed that the control column jammed but on inspection it was fine. Pilot's name not recorded.
27/03/1941WellingtonW538112 SqnBinbrookS/Ldr AGG Baird misjudged his landing and hit the ground too hard causing the undercarriage collapse. The aircraft was damaged too badly and could not be repaired on site.
27/03/1941OxfordP1838RAFCCranwellTime: 1645 - On returning to the airfiled after completing a solo flight, the pilot overshot his landing. This resulted in the aircraft finishing up in a ploughed field and coming to rest on it's nose. No injuries were reported to LAC T.N.G. Godfrey, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
27/03/1941AnsonN485812SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged on landing at 0550hrs from a solo sortie. The aircraft touched down heavily causing the starboard tyre to burst and the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot Cpl CJ Jones was unhurt.
27/03/1941BattleL50231AASManbyThis aircraft was damaged at 1740hrs whilst landing. The pilot realised he was undershooting the runway, opened the throttle but the aircraft stalled and made a heavy landing, causing the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot P/O T Skarzynski (Polish) was unhurt.
28/03/1941AnsonN956012SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 0345hrs when it landed whilst drifting, causing the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot LAC AC Driver was unhurt.
28/03/1941HampdenAD829144 SqnHemswellTime: 0010 - While taxying back to the dispersal after returning from operations, the undercarriage on P/O R.N. Harrison's aircraft collapsed. The aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
29/03/1941OxfordR60922 CFSFulbeckTime: 2325 - Sustained a heavy landing which led to the aircraft bouncing and the starboard wheel leg collapsing. No injuries were reported to either P/O M.R. Attwater or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
30/03/1941HurricaneN250256 OTUfield next to Sutton Bridge airfieldTime: 0915 - During take-off the engine cut while at 30ft. The pilot turned right sharply to avoid a object and spun in to the ground. P/O N.J. Lockyer only suffered minor injuries in the incident, but the aircraft was written off.
30/03/1941AnsonN491012SFTSnr StrettonThis aircraft was wrecked at 1125hrs when it struck a tree and crashed 1 mile north of the Ram Jam Inn whilst low flying. Pilots LAC RG Hughes and LAC JC Parker both killed.
30/03/1941WellingtonT2874300sqn (Polish)SwinderbyWhilst on a test flight, cross country, over the welsh mountains at 6000 feet in snow and icy conditions Sgt M Leszkiewicz lowered the undercarriage to lose height, in doing so he struck the top of a mountain. On returning to Swinderby the damaged undercarriage collapsed on the pressure of landing. The damage was too much to repair on site.
31/03/1941OxfordV3348RAFCBarkstonTime: 0520 - During take-off the aircraft was hit by a strong cross-wind causing the aircraft to hit a flare. No injuries were reported to either LAC I. MacLean or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.

April

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
02/04/1941HurricaneL200656 OTUPeterspoint farm, nr Sutton BridgeTime: 1125 - On approach to the airfield, the aircraft suffered an engine failure. The aircraft finally came to rest in a ploughed field near the airfield, with the undercarriage retracted and caught fire. No injuries were reported to P/O C.W. McColphin, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
02/04/1941BattleV120456OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft was damaged at 1700hrs whilst landing on a flight from Debden. The engine failed in flight, the pilot manually lowered the undercarriage but it failed to lock into position and collapsed on touchdown. Pilot Sgt LJ Barnes was unhurt.
03/04/1941HurricaneL169556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 0830 - Overshot the runway on returning to the airfield, and finished in very soft ground. No injuries were reported to Sgt B.W. Saunders, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
03/04/1941WhitleyP494777sqnWaddingtonCoded KN-? Airborne 1904hrs from Topcliffe for Brest. The aircraft iced up and crashed at 2240hrs while making a second circuit of Waddington. The Whitley is reported to have stalled at 300 feet before diving into the ground and bursting into flames. Sgt K.G.W.Kyle killed, Sgt W.E.Godfrey killed, Sgt P.C.L.Wicks killed, F/Sgt A.L.Kennedy killed, Sgt Engel injured.
04/04/1941HurricaneP518356 OTU3m east of Sutton BridgeTime: 1540 - On returning to the airfield after completing section attacks, the aircraft suffered engine failure and landed with the undercarriage retracted. No injuries were reported to Sgt G.K. Tomlinson (Canadian), but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
04/04/1941SpitfireX4388308sqnKirton LindseySquadron Leader J Brzechowski (Polish) thought his aircraft would not take off, so he throttled back, smoke came from the engine, a liquid spurted out and covered the windscreen reducing visibility, when he applied the brakes on wet grass the aircraft skidded in to the boundary wall. The damage was beyond the repair capability of the unit.
04/04/1941MasterN802156 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1500 - While taxying from the dispersal to the runway, the undercarriage collapsed. No injuries were reported to P/O H.S. Fenlaw, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
05/04/1941DefiantN3321255 SqnKirton-in-LindseyTime: 2110 - Upon landing on the runway Sgt J. Feruga braked to heavily causing the aircraft to swing and the undercarriage to collapse. The resulting damage meant the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repairs, no injuries were reported.
06/04/1941ValentiaK36031SSSkellingthorpeSgt Bulis (Czech) glided his aircraft in to a field after his engines cut out due to a lack of fuel, he under shot his approach and hit trees sliding the aircraft along the ground. Repair of the aircraft was not possible on site, so it was dismantled and taken away.
07/04/1941OxfordN4852RAFCBarkstonTime: 0400 - Suffered a heavy landing at night on returning from a solo flight, resulting in the undercarriage collapsing. No injuries were reported to LAC D.E. Rusten, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
07/04/1941BattleP676912SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was wrecked at 1430hrs when it force-landed downwind on the airfield. The engine failed in flight, with thick white smoke filling the cockpit and obscuring the instruments. The aircraft overshot the landing area and struck an airfield defence post. Pilot LAC J Graves was injured in the incident.
07/04/1941BattleK761912SFTSnr GranthamThis aircraft was damaged at 1615hrs when it force-landed in a field 1/2 mile east of Grantham airfield after the engine failed in flight due to the pilot not switching between fuel tanks before one ran dry. The undercarriage was damaged in the landing. Pilot LAC AG McGill was unhurt.
07/04/1941WellingtonR1064301sqn (Polish)SwinderbyReturning from a ferry flight from Waddington to Swinderby the tyre on the tail wheel burst whilst taxying back in and the tail wheel collapsed. Sgt S Jensen was at the controls.
08/04/1941HampdenP124014OTULittle BythamAirborne from Cottesmore for night flying training, the aircraft was wrecked at 2215hrs 1/2 mile from Little Bytham when the pilot lost control and force-landed in a field after engine failure in flight on a practice bombing sortie. Pilot P/O E Crump and crew unhurt.
08/04/1941HampdenP209214OTULittle BythamAirborne from Cottesmore on a night practise-bombing sortie. The aircraft crash-landed straddling the main east coast railway line after being shot down by an enemy intruder aircraft. Sgt R.J. Holborow killed, P/O W.E. Cochrane killed, Sgt W.J. Cunningham killed.
09/04/1941MasterN801156 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1830 - While on approach to the airfield, the aircraft suffered a hyraulics failure. This resulted with the aircraft landing with both flaps and the landing gear up. No injuries were reported to Sgt A.A. Robinson, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent of-site for repair.
10/04/1941ManchesterL731561 SqnHemswellTime: 0305 - On returning to the airfield the pilot held-off to late and flew in to the ground. This in turn caused the undercarriage to collapse. F/O I.A. Stewart or his crew reported no injuries in the incident. But the aircraft was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair and allocated for ground training.
10/04/1941HampdenX3051144 SqnHemswellTime: 2045 - P/O D.H. Skinner's aircraft swung on take-off due to the starboard brake binding. The resulting swing caused the undercarriage to collapse. The aircraft was deemed beyond the units repair, and no injuries were reported.
10/04/1941HurricaneV6698402sqnnr DunstonTime: 0940 - Suffered engine failure while in flight and landed with the undercarriage retracted. No injuries were reported to P/O L.V. Chadburn, and the aicraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
10/04/1941HarvardN717556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 0725 - Landed back at the airfield without the undercarriage being locked. So under the full weight of the aircraft it collapsed. P/O A.C. Cochrane was not injured in the incident, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
13/04/1941AnsonL915912SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged in a heavy landing at 2130hrs when the pilot held off too high, stalled the aircraft and landed heavily, causing the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot LAC KR Mason was unhurt.
13/04/1941HurricaneN246756 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 0730 - While taxying out from the dispersal, the aircraft burst a tyre and finished in a soft patch next to the peri-track. No injuries were reported to Sgt G.B. Buist, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
14/04/1941AnsonN532112SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 0300hrs on landing from a night dual instruction flight. The aircraft swung and struck a runway flare. Pilot Sgt F Holmes and his unnamed pupil were unhurt.
15/04/1941BattleP676712SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 0115hrs when the undercarriage collapsed during a heavy landing. Pilot F/O GFV Copsey and his unnamed pupil were unhurt.
15/04/1941HurricaneN266556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1905 - The aircraft stalled during take-off causing it to come back down and hit the runway. This heavy landing caused the undercarriage to collapse. P/O P.W. Coggins reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
16/04/1941BeaufighterR224829 SqnWellingoreP/O Graham-Little was the first patrol of the evening airborne at 2200hrs. On take-off, his aircraft struck a tree, tearing off the aerial and damaging one engine cowling. He landed at 2225hrs, both he and his AI operator Sgt Walters were unhurt.
17/04/1941HampdenAD761144sqn2 miles from Hemswell (Bishop Norton?)Coded PL-? The aircraft was airborne from Hemswell on a mining sortie. It was shot down by an intruder (Fw Hans Hahn, 3/NJG2) 4 minutes after takeoff and crashed 2 miles east-northeast of the airfield. Sgt H. Kirby killed, Sgt W.A. Tyler killed, Sgt V.G. Elliott killed, Sgt G. Walsh injured.
17/04/1941WellingtonW5423142 SqnBinbrookSgt J L Dowdswell had a heavy landing, subsequently the tail wheel collapsed. The damage was too sufficient to repair on site.
17/04/1941SpitfireX4848412sqnDigbyF/O Neal did not ensure his undercarriage was locked down properly, resulting in it collapsing on landing. The aircraft was beyond the units repair capabilities.
17/04/1941Ju88C-4R4+BM4/NJG2Gothic House /Hurn's farm, French Drove, Gedney HillThis aircraft was destroyed when it dived vertically into the ground 2123hrs after possibly being attacked by another intruder aircraft. Obergefr W Beetz, Gefr R Kronika, Gefr J Mittag were all killed, their remains were recovered during a dig on the site and buried in Cannock Chase in 1978.
17/04/1941BattleL506712SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged whilst landing at night. The aircraft overshot on landing after touching down late, and ran into the number 6 flare on the landing area, killing pupil LAC RH Proctor who was on duty there. Pilot LAC J Graves was unhurt. This was LAC Graves' second accident in 9 days.
17/04/1941HurricaneP378556 OTUHolbeachTime: 0915 - While performing aerobatics and low flying, the aircraft went in to a shallow dive at 4000ft when the engine cut. The aircraft then crashed into a ploughed field killing Sgt W.R. Rodger.
17/04/1941HurricaneL155556 OTULong SuttonTime: ? - Suffered a fuel shortage while performing aerobatics. Sgt J.N. Yates managed to land the aircraft in a field with the undercarriage retracted and without flaps. No injuries were reported, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent-off site for repair.
17/04/1941HurricaneL205556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1000 - On returning to the airfield after completing an air-to-ground firing exercise, the pilot flattened out too high and bounced after a heavy landing. This in turn led to the undercarriage collapsing. No injures were reported to Sgt G.E. Lawrence, but the aircraft had to be sent off-site for repair.
18/04/1941AnsonN984312SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 1045hrs when it struck the airfield fence whilst undershooting on landing and tipped onto its nose. Pilot LAC EA Litchfield was unhurt.
18/04/1941HampdenAD724144 SqnHemswellTime: 1600 - The aircraft landed heavily with only 10 degrees of flap deployed and the undercarriage collapsed. No injuries were reported to Sgt G. Harvey and his crew, and the aircraft was later repaired by the unit on-site.
18/04/1941HampdenX311883 SqnScamptonTime: 0815 - A fault in the electric F/P caused P/O S. Sell's aircraft to hit the runway hard. The resulting damage was repaired by the unit, and no injuries were reported.
18/04/1941HurricaneL176956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1300 - The aircraft overshot it's landing and ran on to a marked patch of soft ground. The port wheel sank in to the ground causing the aircraft to topple on it's nose. No injuries were reported to Sgt R.G. Pascoe and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
18/04/1941WhitleyN143910OTUMetheringhamWhen the aircraft got in to difficulties the pilot, P/O DF MacKenzie ordered everyone to abandon it. It crashed in to a ploughed field near Metheringham.
19/04/1941HampdenX297283 SqnScamptonTime: 1240 - Suffered a heavy landing on returning to the airfield, causing severe damage to the tail wheel. The aircraft was later repaired by the unit, and no injuries were reported to either F/Lt Griffin or his crew.
19/04/1941OxfordV3219RAFCValley Farm, AncasterTime: 0100 - While on a solo flight to practice circuits and landings at night, the aircraft flew in to the ground at high speed. It is believed that the aircraft's instruments were faulty resulting in the crash. LAC W.T. Green was killed in the incident.
20/04/1941OxfordV34372 CFS½ mile East of FulbeckTime: 0115 - Shortly after take-off the aircraft dived straight in to the ground. It is believed the pilot overbanked and lost control of his aircraft. P/O J.J. Campbell was killed in the incident.
20/04/1941HurricaneN248256 OTUnr Sutton BridgeTime: 0730 - On returning to the airfield after completing practice attacks, the aircraft suffered engine failure while on approach. P/O P.W. Coggins didn't manage to make the runway, so landed with the undercarriage retracted causing the aircraft to finish in a ditch. No injuries were reported and the aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
20/04/1941WellingtonR1349301sqn (Polish)SwinderbyThis Wellington was damaged when Sgt A Weiss taxied in to a sunken gun emplacement, it was an exceptionally dark night.
20/04/1941WellingtonR1641300sqn (Polish)SwinderbySquadron Leader S Leszczynski had a heavy landing in his Wellington, as a result the tail wheel collapsed. The damage was repairable on site.
21/04/1941OxfordR60562 CFSFulbeckTime: 2105 - On returning to the airfield the pilot overshot his landing, resulting in the aircraft coming to rest in a ditch. No injuries were reported to either P/O W.D. Beddow or his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
21/04/1941HampdenAD75261 SqnHemswellTime: 1605 - Due to a failure with the hydraulic system the undercarriage failed to lock, and it collapsed on landing. The aircraft had to be dismantled and sent for repair off-site. No injuries were reported to P/O/ R.D. Fraser or his crew.
21/04/1941BattleP667412SFTSStroxton nr HarlaxtonThis aircraft was destroyed at 0235hrs when it was shot down by an enemy intruder aircraft and burned out on the ground. Instructor Sgt R Kilbuern and pupil LAC AJE Foster were killed.
22/04/1941BattleP673312SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 2315hrs when the pilot landed heavily on return from a night solo flight. The starboard undercarriage collapsed and the aircraft tipped onto its nose. Pilot LAC JA Moore was unhurt.
22/04/1941HampdenP212649 SqnScamptonTime: 1200 - After landing back at the airfield and taxying over some hard/rough ground, the tail wheel collapsed. The aircraft was later repaired on-site by the unit. P/O S.D Bowes-Cavanagh and his crew were not injured.
23/04/1941OxfordR63722 CFS400 yards N.E. Of FulbeckTime: 0220 - On take-off from the airfield, the pilot failed to climb quickly enough. This resulted in the aircraft hitting a tree while just 30ft from the ground. P/O J.B. O'Brien was injured in the incident, and the aircraft was written-off but deemed alright for spares recovery.
23/04/1941OxfordL9685RAFCBarkstonTime: 1700 - The pilot misjudged his landing back at the airfield and clipped a tree, causinging him to undershoot his landing. No injuries were reported to either LAC I. Telfer or LAC E.J. Sunley, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
23/04/1941OxfordT1123RAFCBarkstonTime: 1515 - The aircraft suffered a heavy landing after the pilot held-off too high on approach. No injuries were reported to either S/Ldr V.C. Wood or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
23/04/1941SpitfireX4652452 SqnKirton LindseyAt 16:00 Sgt A C Roberts was taxying out on a sortie when the aircraft was caught by a strong gust of wind. The pilot applied too much braking with the engine set too high and the aircraft swung.
23/04/1941BeaufighterR218029 SqnWellingoreTime: 2200 (ops) - The aircraft bounced on landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. P/O W.K. Davison was uninjured in the incident.
24/04/1941OxfordR6247RAFCEwerbyTime: 1220 - The aircraft suffered engine failure while in flight and made a forced landing with the undercarriage retracted. No injuries were reported to LAC G.F. Stent, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
24/04/1941SpitfireP789465 SqnKirton LindseyOn returning from an altitude test flight, Sgt A Johnson failed to lower his undercarriage correctly. The resulting damage was beyond the units repair capability
24/04/1941SpitfireX4651452sqnKirton LindseySgt E V Walliker encountered issues at 15:20 when the undercarriage of his Spitfire would not come down. He carried out an excellent forced landing with no undercarriage after attempting all possible methods of trying to lower them. The aircraft was deemed as not possible to repair on site.
25/04/1941WellingtonW536612sqnBinbrookLanding after a photography flight, Sgt G R Wheeldon's undercarriage collapsed, it had not locked properly, further inspection showed the locks to be faulty. It was repairable on site.
26/04/1941SpitfireP819565 SqnKirton LindseyOn landing Sgt E Cooper's port undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft hit a slight incline on the aerodrome and due too high winds it came down heavily on the port side.
26/04/1941WellingtonR1619301sqn (Polish)SwinderbyThis Wellington was written off after a heavy landing and fire. F/Lt Krzystinak brought the aircraft in to land at 21:55, touching down too heavily on the starboard wheel, the undercarriage was wrenched away from the aircraft.
26/04/1941WellingtonR1619301sqn (Polish)SwinderbyCoded GR-? The aircraft was written off after crashing at 2155 following a heavy landing on the starboard undercarriage leg. The aircraft was destroyed in the fire that broke out in the crash. No crew injuries recorded.
27/04/1941HurricaneV7620401sqnDigbyTime: 1935 - Suffered a heavy landing after poor throttle response from the aircraft. No injuries were reported to P/O M.C. Godefroy (Canadian), but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repairs.
27/04/1941DefiantN338996 Sqnnr WellingoreTime: 2310 - While on approach to Wellingore after completing a cross-country training flight this aircraft was wrecked when it suffered an engine failure causing the aircraft to dive into the ground 4 miles south of the airfield. Pilot Sgt WB Angell killed, gunner Sgt JE Goldsmith killed.
28/04/1941OxfordP9034RAFCBarkstonTime: 2325 - The aircraft suffered a heavy landing after balloning and dropping again on to the port wheel. This in turn caused the port wheel to collapse. No injuries were reported to Sgt C.D. Lee and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
28/04/1941WellingtonW542112sqnBinbrookOn landing after his first night time solo on type, Sgt G A Gammons overshot his landing, the aircraft swung violently, the port tyre burst and the aircraft finished up on its nose. The damage was not too significant and the aircraft could be repaired on site.
28/04/1941AnsonN528912SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 0415hrs when it overshot on landing and crashed through the airfield fence. Pilot LAC MW Wright was unhurt.
28/04/1941HurricaneL207056 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1200 - The undercarriage on the aircraft collapsed while taxying out from the dispersal for take-off. P/O W. Hopkins (American) reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
29/04/1941OxfordL9647RAFCBarkston HeathTime: 0900 - On returning to the airfield after a solo flight, the aircraft's undercarriage collpased on landing. It was found later that a defect had prevent the undercarriage from locking properly. No injuries were reported to LAC R.N. Shard and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
29/04/1941Avro TutorK34482 C.F.S.BeckinghamOn a low flying exercise, P/O R L Davies encountered difficulties when the aircraft dived and turned slightly at 250 feet, at 50ft the aircraft was at 140mph, the speed continued to increase until it crashed. The pilot and instructor both thought the other was in control of the aircraft. No injuries reported in the crash.
29/04/1941HampdenAD768106 SqnConingsbyTime: 1845 - P/O E.L. Hayward landed back at the airfield with the undercarriage unlocked, this in turn led to it collapsing. The damage was repaired by the unit on-site and no injuries were reported.
29/04/1941HampdenX305861 SqnHemswellTime: 1703 - The aircraft swung on take-off, but despite Sgt E.W. Noble's best efforts the undercarriage collapsed. The resulting damage meant the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair. No injuries were reported.
29/04/1941BattleL576956OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft was damaged at 1700hrs when it landed on the starboard wheel after the port undercarriage leg failed to lower. The starboard leg then also collapsed. Pilot F/Lt FJL Duus was unhurt.
29/04/1941ManchesterL7309207 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - The aircraft hit an obstruction while taxying out from the dispersal for take-off in bad visibility. No injuries were reported to either F/Lt P.R. Burton-Gyles or his crew. The aircraft itself was repaired on-site by the unit.
29/04/1941BeaufighterR226529 SqnWellingoreTime: 1955 (ops) - P/O P.A. Tomlinson retrated the undercarriage on the aircraft to soon, causing the aircraft to belly slide to the end of the runway. No injuries were reported.

May

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/05/1941OxfordL9685RAFCBarkston HeathTime: 0340 - The aircraft was damaged after receiving gun fire from an enemy aircraft. No injuries were reported to LAC P.W.K. Patrick, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent-off site for repair.
01/05/1941OxfordV3222RAFCCranwellTime: 0855 - On landing back at the airfield the aircraft swung causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to LAC J.L. Ramson, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
01/05/1941SpitfireX4177452sqnKirton LindseyAfter practicing aerobatics, Sgt R S Cowan brought his Spitfire in to land in strong winds, the port undercarriage of the aircraft collapsed on landing. The damage was such that it needed to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
02/05/1941OxfordV3213RAFCBarkstonTime: 0010 - Suffered a heavy landing on returning to the airfield, resulting in the undercarriage collapsing. No injuries were reported to LAC H.A. Turner, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
02/05/1941BattleP667612SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged on landing from a night solo flight at 0230hrs. The pilot allowed speed to drop off on approach, then put the aircraft's nose down to gain speed, after which the aircraft hit the ground, collapsing the undercarriage. Pilot LAC AG McGill was unhurt.
02/05/1941HurricaneV686956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1400 - The undercarriage was retracted too soon during take-off, causing the aircraft to hit the runway. No injuries were reported to P/O S.R. Edner (Australian), but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent-off site for repair.
02/05/1941WellingtonT2608300sqn (Polish)SwinderbyAfter an air test this Wellington suffered a heavy landing and damage to the tail wheel whilst P/O M Kaluza was at the controls. It was beyond the units capability to repair.
03/05/1941HampdenAD75949 SqnDunholmeTime: ? - On landing back at the airfield, the tail wheel collapsed on the aircraft. No injuries were reported to either Sgt J.F. Beckett or his crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
04/05/1941Ju88A-5V4+BS8/KG1Eastgate, BourneShot down by W/Cdr DFW Atcherley/F/Lt J Hunter-Tod at 2345hrs. The aircraft dived vertically into the Butchers Arms on Eastgate. 4 civilians - the Licensee and his wife, Mr Charles E Lappage and Mrs Fanny E Lappage, Mrs Minnie G Cooper and her daughter Mrs Violet F Jackson - were killed, along with 3 soldiers of the Loyal Regiment (North Lancs) Lt HS Schofield, Pvt H Mackean and Pvt AF Wardle. 6 more soldiers were injured in the incident, being billeted in a building next to the pub at the time. Uffz A Becker, Gefr R Kitzelmann and Gefr K Focke were killed, Gefr R Dachshel baled out and was taken prisoner.
04/05/1941OxfordW657712SFTSGranthamTime: 1300 - The aircraft swung on take-off and came to rest in a ploughed field. Only minor injuries were reported to LAC C.D. Sargeant, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
04/05/1941DefiantN3333255sqnNocton FenThis aircraft was destroyed whilst on a patrol sortie east of Lincoln. The engine exploded at around 4000 feet in flight, forcing the crew to bale out. The aircraft was wrecked when it dived into the ground near Glebe Farm, pilot P/O Ballantine and gunner Sgt McTaggart were uninjured apart from minor bruising.
04/05/1941HurricaneL209956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1210 - Held off too high on landing back at the airfield resulting in a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsing. Sgt W.E. Hopkins (American) reported no injuries in the incident, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
04/05/1941HurricaneP388456 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1135 - Bounced on landing causing the wing tip to hit the ground and the undercarriage collapsing. Sgt T.W. Allen (American) reported no injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
05/05/1941HurricaneL157556OTUAusterdyke, nr MoultonThis aircraft damaged its propellor and undercarriage when it force-landed in a field. Pilot Sgt J Cox was unhurt.
05/05/1941OxfordP1873RAFCCranwellTime: 1210 - During take-off the aircraft was hit by a strong gust of wind and swung, causing damage to the undercarriage. No injuries were reported to either LAC A.R. Skone or his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
05/05/1941OxfordV3238RAFCFulbeckTime: 0115 - The pilot undershot his night landing and hit a hedge. No injuries were reported to P/O G.J. Haines, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
05/05/1941UNKUNKUNKin sea 5 miles off MablethorpeThis aircraft was destroyed when it was shot down by Sgt K Hollowell/Sgt R Crossman in a Beaufighter of 25sqn, They claimed a 'probable' as they did not see the crash, but it was reported shot down in flames by a Navy patrol vessel at 0230hrs. Crew and serial not recorded.
05/05/1941HurricaneP3621402sqnWaddingtonTime: ? - Landed at the airfield with the wheels partly retracted after suffering engine failure on approach. P/O J.A. Thompson suffered various injuries in the incident and the aircraft was written off.
06/05/1941WellingtonW540112sqnBinbrookAC 2 S P Rae was running the engines up with the tail in to wind, forcing the aircraft on to its nose.
06/05/1941ManchesterL738497 SqnConingsbyTime: 1435 - On approach to the airfield the aircraft's glide approach was to slow and high. Resulting in a heavy landing, especially on the tail. F/O Eustace or his crew reported no injuries, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair.
06/05/1941HampdenX312061 SqnHemswellTime: 0330 - Mistook the 'Q' Site for the airfield and broke the tail wheel off the aircraft on landing on rough ground. Sgt W.Asson and his crew received no injuries and the aircraft was later repaired on-site.
07/05/1941AnsonN514212SFTSGranthamThis aircraft was damaged whilst taxying at 1150hrs. The pilot swung the aircraft violently to avoid a collision with another aircraft and the undercarriage collapsed. Pilot LAC RL Butterfield was unhurt.
07/05/1941SpitfireR6892452sqnKirton LindseySgt K K Cox attempted to go around again after a faulty landing, the engine failed when just airborne. The pilot swung the aircraft to avoid hitting buildings on the aerodrome. The record card pays great praise to the pilot for making a successful crash landing under the circumstances. The damage was deemed to be beyond the units repair capability.
07/05/1941WellingtonR316975sqnTrinity Sands, in the HumberCoded AA-? Airborne from Feltwell for Hamburg. After crossing the east coast on return, the aircraft collided with barrage balloon cables and crashed into the river Humber. Sgt D.L. Nola (New Zealander) killed, Sgt A.C. Mee (New Zealander) killed, P/O C.F. Page killed, Sgt J. Hall killed, Sgt W. Russell killed, Sgt Craven injured.
08/05/1941Do17Z-10R4+GK2/NJG2CarringtonThis aircraft was shot down on a night intruder sortie by P/O DW Thompson/P/O LD Britain in 25sqn Beaufighter. It caught fire in the air and crashed at 0035hrs. Uffz G Herden, Uffz H Thomas (injured) both baled out and PoW, Fw W Lettenmeier baled out too low and was killed.
08/05/1941OxfordN48442 CFSCranwellTime: 1230 - The aircraft taxied in to a rut after the pilot had failed to wait for brake pressure to up before having the choks removed. No injuries were reported to either P/O P.G. Cross or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
08/05/1941Avro TutorK32192 C.F.S.Cranwell NorthSgt Smith overshot the runway, he opened up on a circuit to go around again, but due to clumsy use of the throttle the engine failed to respond. The damage was too severe, the aircraft couldn't be repaired on site and was dismantled and returned to the factory.
08/05/1941HampdenAD829144 SqnHemswellTime: 0120 - Suffered a heavy landing after coming too steep after completing an operational mission. On hitting the runway the port wing hit the ground and the undercarriage collapsed. No injuries were reported to either P/O B.J.A. Rennie or his crew. The aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
08/05/1941UNKUNKUNKHumberThis aircraft was claimed destroyed by a battery of the Humber AA belt at 0024hrs during a major raid on Hull. No further details.
08/05/1941UNKUNKUNKHumberThis aircraft was claimed destroyed by a battery of the Humber AA belt at 0024hrs during a major raid on Hull. No further details.
08/05/1941UNKUNKUNKHumberThis aircraft was claimed destroyed by a battery of the Humber AA belt at 0250hrs during a major raid on Hull. No further details.
08/05/1941HampdenX306283sqnOff MablethorpeCoded OL-Z, Airborne 2225 8May41 from Scampton for Hamburg. Outbound, shot down by an Intruder and crashed in the sea off Mablethorpe. P/O F.K.Gill killed, P/O G.D.G.Hudson killed, Sgt R.C.H.Blatchford killed, Sgt H.W.Francis killed.
08/05/1941HurricaneW911456 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1930 - On returning to the airfield after completing it's formation flying practice, the undercarriage collapsed after Sgt H.L. Stewart (American) was unable to lock it down. No injuries were reported and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
09/05/1941He111A1+CW6/KG53HumberThis aircraft was claimed destroyed at 0126hrs when the one of the Humber AA batteries recorded shooting it down from 8000' . The aircraft was credited to a Defiant of 255sqn and crashed at Wellings Farm, Patrington nr Hull. It is included as at 0130hrs 1 empty parachute harness was found in the park at Barrow on Humber, and 1 dead body was recovered from a field next to the park, 1 was rescued from the Humber and taken prisoner. In this case that would have been Uffz H Teschke if this aircraft was involved. Part of an aircraft was also found next to a crater at Goxhill.
09/05/1941He111A1+FM4/KG53HumberThis aircraft was claimed destroyed at 0200hrs when the one of the Humber AA batteries recorded shooting it down from 8000' . The aircraft was credited to a Defiant of 255sqn and crashed at Sunk Island Road, Patrington nr Hull. It is included as at 0130hrs 1 empty parachute harness was found in the park at Barrow on Humber, and 1 dead body was recovered from a field next to the park - this would have possibly been Gefr H Wulf, 1 was rescued from the Humber and taken prisoner. In this case that would have been Uffz F Magie if this aircraft was involved. Part of an aircraft was also found next to a crater at Goxhill.
09/05/1941He111UNKUNKKirton LindseyThis aircraft was claimed as destroyed by small arms fire from the airfield's defence posts at 0135hrs, though no evidence of a resulting crash has been found.
09/05/1941BlenheimL12281AASManbyTime: 1545 - The undercarriage on the aircraft collapsed while the aircraft was taxying. F/Lt Bak was not injured, but the aircraft was dismantled and sent off-base for repair.
09/05/1941BlenheimL12831AASManbyRecorded as being destroyed when it landed wheels-up and caught fire on this date in Warner's Blenheim book, but F/Lt Bak and crew are reported as being involved in an accident in Blenheim L1228 on this date too.
09/05/1941WellingtonR1026301sqn (Polish)SwinderbySquadron Leader W J Piotrowski struck a bomb on the flare path that had been dropped by another aircraft. The damage was too much and it could not be repaired on site.
10/05/1941WellingtonW5377142 SqnBinbrookSgt H Vidler landed with the undercarriage up after an engine failure whilst returning from an operational sortie at 01:50. The aircraft was repairable on site
10/05/1941HampdenAD75544 SqnWaddingtonTime: 0130 - Upon landing back at the airfield after completing their operational mission, the undercarriage collapsed. No injuries were reported to either Sgt E.D. Tyler or the rest of the crew. The aircraft itself was dismantled and used for spares.
11/05/1941SpitfireX4683452sqnCaistorAfter a practice landing sortie F/Lt B E Finucane taxied back from the runway and one of the undercarriage wheels fell in a hole. Extensive drainage work had been carried out on the aerodrome and this was the deciding factor in the incident. The damage was not too great and could be repaired on site
12/05/1941JU88A-5F1+BS8/KG76Brattleby Lane, ScamptonShot down by airfield defences during a low-level attack on RAF Scampton at 0135hrs, this aircraft crashed and was destroyed. Lt K Manning, Gefr J Dietrich, Gefr H Wimmeder, Uffz F Hansen and Gefr EH Reidel were all killed. Gefr Reidel was a member of the groundcrew and was not authorised to be on the flight.
12/05/1941Tiger MothN717656OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft was wrecked during an air-raid that also severely damaged 6 other aircraft.
13/05/1941WellingtonW5355142 SqnBinbrookOn a dual instructional flight Sgt G H May's tail wheel collapsed after a heavy landing, too much damage was sustained to the aircraft for it to be repaired on site.
13/05/1941OxfordL9647RAFCCranwellTime: 1050 - On returning to the airfield after completing a navigation excersise, the undercarriage collapsed on landing. It was found later that there was a defect with the undercarriage locking system. No injuries were reported to either F/Lt W.G. Oldbury or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
14/05/1941JU88A-5V4+GP6/KG1In the sea off GrimsbyThis aircraft was shot down by the patrol boat Protective and crashed into the sea at 0032hrs. Olt K Schroeder killed, Oberfw W Dietzsch killed, Uffz J Fridel and StFw E Wingenfeld taken prisoner.
14/05/1941DefiantN161054 OTUThorpe St Peter, nr SkegnessTime: ? - The aircraft suffered a fuel problem while on a local night flying exercise, forcing Sgt H.L. Stephen to make an emergency landing with the undercarriage retracted. The aircraft was later repaired and no major injuries were reported.
16/05/1941OxfordV3571RAFCBarkstonTime: ? - The pilot undershot his landing at the airfield, resulting in the aircraft hitting a wall. No injuries were reported to either P/O C.M.G. Mertens (Belgium AF) or his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
16/05/1941OxfordP1881RAFCCranwellTime: 1115 - While on a test flight the aircraft began to break up starting with the elevator detaching from the aircraft. This resulted in a loss of control and the aircraft hitting the ground. W/Cdr F.K Damant DFC and passenger LAC AN Pearse were killed in the incident.
16/05/1941HurricaneN271756 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1900 - On landing back at the airfield, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to P/O M.S. Pujji (Indian), but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
17/05/1941HurricaneZ3232402sqn5m south of MetheringhamTime: 1915 - Hit the ground while doing unauthorised aerobatics at 1000ft. F/Lt G.G. Hyde was killed in the incident.
17/05/1941WellingtonW541412 SqnBinbrookAfter a normal landing, the undercarriage on Sgt G R Wheeldons' Wellington collapsed. The damage was beyond the capability of the unit on site to repair.
17/05/1941OxfordR6342RAFCCranwellTime: 0935 - The aircraft stalled during take-off after the pilot took avasive action to avoid another aircraft which was also takeing-off. No injuries were reported to either LAC A. McKillop or his crew, but the aircraft was written-off.
17/05/1941BeaufortL447122 SqnDonna NookTime: 2200 - The aircraft suffered a mechanical fault while in the air and on landing the undercarriage collapsed. The resulting damage left the aircraft only fit for ground training purposes. Sgt G.A. Bowman suffered no injuries in the incident.
17/05/1941HampdenP2080144 SqnHemswellTime: 2315 - While doing circuits and landings, the aircraft hit a chance light on one of the landings due to it's direction of approach. No injuries were reported to P/O I.H. Kingwell or his crew, and the aircraft was dismantled and used for spares owing to the damage sustained.
17/05/1941DefiantN3335255 SqnHibaldstowTime: 0030 - P/O Wright failed to align his aircraft up correctly on the runway, which led to him hitting a flood light during take-off. The aircraft was subsequently written off, but no major injuries were reported
17/05/1941BeaufortL9833T.D.U.North CoatesTime: 1905 - Suffered mechanical problems while on a training flight and attempted an emergency landing at the airfield. While landing the engine stalled causing the port wing to hit the runway. The resulting damage left the aircraft only fit for ground training purposes. F/Lt D.E. Shorman suffered only minor injuries.
17/05/1941HurricaneV741656 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1815 - On returning to Sutton Bridge P/O T.N. Rosser held-off too high and stalled the aircraft. This resulted in a heavy landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported, and the aircraft was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
17/05/1941HampdenP2099106sqnUffingtonCoded ZN-K, The aircraft stalled and crashed whilst trying to perform an emergency landing. P/O S.J. Harvey killed, Sgt R.R. Adams injured, Sgt W.A. Campbell killed, AC2 T. Kane killed.
18/05/1941OxfordV357912SFTS1 mile S.W. Of HarlaxtonTime: 1200 - During take-off the starboard engine failed, resulting in the aircraft making a forced landing in a field with the undercarriage retracted. Only minor injuries were reported to F/Lt R.D. Williams and his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
18/05/1941BattleR736312SFTSnr GranthamThis aircraft was shot down at 0230hrs near Little Ponton by a Junkers 88 nightfighter flown on an intruder mission by Oblt Semrau of 1/NJG2. The Battle burned out on the ground Instructor F/O BK Thomas was killed, his unnamed pupil was injured.
18/05/1941HurricaneV699956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 0115 - Upon returning to the airfield the aircraft suffered a heavy landing. This resulted in the undercarriage on the the aircraft collapsing. P/O D. Bourne reported no injuries in the incident, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
21/05/1941HampdenAD758106 SqnConingsbyTime: 1450 - The aircraft swung to the port side while on take-off causing the undercarriage to collapse. Sgt J. McGinley and his crew suffered no reported injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
21/05/1941HampdenAD89883sqnDunholme LodgeCoded OL-K, the aircraft was airborne at 1735 on a transit flight to Dunholme Lodge. It crashed on landing there at 1745. Sgt O.N. Stromberg killed, AC2 M.F. Cross killed, AC2 J. Metcalf killed.
22/05/1941SpitfireX4982452sqnKirton LindseyAt 17:00 Sgt A G Costello's undercarriage collapsed on a heavy landing. The aircraft was capable of being repaired on site.
22/05/1941HurricaneW912956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 2015 - The aircraft approached the runway to slow and stalled. Unable to power up the aircraft hit the runway. No injuries were reported to Sgt D.G. Aurisch ((New Zealander)), and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
24/05/1941HampdenL413383 SqnScamptonTime: 1235 - unbeknown to Sgt J.D.V.S. Stephens, the undercarriage had failed to lock on landing at the airfield. In turn this caused it to collapse on touching the runway. The resulting damage left the aircraft having to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair. No injuries were reported to the crew.
25/05/1941AnsonL796012SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged on landing at 0335hrs when the pilot held off too high, stalled the aircraft and landed heavily, bouncing it. Pilot LAC D Scoffield was unhurt.
26/05/1941OxfordR6141RAFCCranwellTime: 1610 - The pilot tried to alter the tail trimming while taking-off, after forgetting to do it before taking-off. This action resulted in the wing hitting the ground on use. No injuries were reported to either LAC F. Walton or his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
26/05/1941HampdenX3130144 SqnHemswellTime: 0345 - The aircraft failed to stop on landing due to the wet surface. It then proceeded go off the end of the runway and through a hedge. The resulting damage to the aircraft was repaired on-site and no injuries were reported to either Sgt E.S. Clarke or his crew.
26/05/1941HurricaneV704956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1710 - Suffered a heavy landing, due to a very strong cross/back wind. The landing resulted in severe damage to the undercarriage. Sgt A.H. Stuchbery reported no injuries, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
26/05/1941WellingtonR7061300sqn (Polish)SwinderbySgt K Szymanski taxied his Wellington too fast over rough ground, the tail wheel collapsed. Too much damage was suffered for the aircraft to be repaired on site.
27/05/1941Avro TutorK34712 C.F.S.Fulbeck Landing GroundP/O F J Wilson undershot hitting an air raid shelter, the aircraft hit the ground heavily, he was practicing precision landings when he became distracted by another aircraft in the circuit. The aircraft had to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
28/05/1941HurricaneP371456 OTU1 mile north of Sutton BridgeTime: ? - Suffered engine failure shortly after take-off and landed with the undercarriage retracted in a field. Sgt C.S. Collins suffered minor injuries in the incident, and the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.

June

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/06/1941Avro TutorK32662 C.F.S.1 1/2 miles South of Hough on the HillAt 13:30, P/O G B Johnson was practicing forced landing procedures. His engine failed to respond when attempting to climb away, subsequently he made a forced landing in a field and ran through a hedge. The aircraft had to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
02/06/1941HurricaneV6815121sqnKirton LindseyTime: 1935 - The aircraft landed with the undercarriage retracted after the pilot failed to remember to release it until it was to late. P/O Laughlin reported no injuries in the incident, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
04/06/1941WellingtonN30881AASManbyW/O J C Sowden landed the aircraft with the undercarriage retracted on returning from an air filming exercise. The Wellington had to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
05/06/1941He111UNKUNKIn the sea off GrimsbyThis aircraft was reported destroyed at 0135hrs when it was shot down from 15800 feet by battery J (Stone Creek) of the Humber AA belt. Two other reports of the crash from the RAF Control at Grimsby seem to back this claim up, though no record of the crash has been seen.
05/06/1941ValentiaK88501SSNorth Aerodrome, CranwellSgt J Zakravsky (Czech) was taxying too fast, when the brakes were applied too hard the aircraft swung and the undercarriage collapsed. The pilot hardly spoke any English at all, his experience of flying systems and instruments were being translated by the Czech WCO who has flown the type. The aircraft was repaired on site.
05/06/1941He111H-55J+FS8/KG4South RestonThis aircraft was damaged by Sgt H Gigney/Sgt G Charnock over the Wash in Beaufighter of 25sqn. Uffz H Walther, Uffz P Weber, Fw N Kemser, Oberlt G Truckenbrodt baled out over the Wash and drowned. Pilot Oberlt H Pass (Staeffelkapitaen) belly-landed the aircraft at 0200hrs and was taken prisoner.
06/06/1941BlenheimV552286 SqnNorth CoatesTime: 0442 - The aircraft suffered engine failure on take-off, which resulted in the undercarriage collapsing when the aircraft hit the runway. Sgt A. Boote was not injured in the incident, but the aircraft had to be repaired on site.
06/06/1941BlenheimV564686 SqnNorth CoatesTime: 1415 - Suffered both engine and hydraulic failure on take-off. P/O E.W. Evans suffered minor injuries in the incident which wrote the aircraft off.
08/06/1941HampdenX289883 SqnDunholmeTime: 1430 - The aircraft swung on take-off causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to Sgt W.G. Price or his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
09/06/1941OxfordT1123RAFCBarkstonTime: 1730 - While practicing landings at the airfield, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing after holding-off too high. No injuries were reported to either LAC C.G.H. Ditmas or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
09/06/1941HampdenX297283 SqnScamptonTime: 1555 - A tyre burst causing the undercarriage to strain after a heavy landing at the airfield. Sgt A.S. Younger and his crew reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired on site.
11/06/1941SpitfireP8130452sqnSutton BridgeThis aircraft was damaged when it crashed on take-off. Pilot P/O Smith was unhurt.
12/06/1941BeaufortL988122 SqnDonna NookTime: 2210 - The engine stalled while still at a high altitude on approach. This resulted in the aircraft making a heavy landing causing the undercarriage to collapse Sgt G.A. Bowman was uninjured in the incident but the aircraft was heavyly damaged and deemed fit for ground training only.
12/06/1941AnsonN513912SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 1750hrs when the pilot approached to land too slowly. The aircraft stalled and crashed onto the airfield boundary hedge. Pilot LAC K Wellman was unhurt.
12/06/1941HampdenP4338144 SqnHemswellTime: 2030 - On landing back at the airfield after a night flying test the aircraft failed to stop, and hit a pile of rubble. No injuries were reported to either P/O R.G.S. Pringle or his crew. The aircraft was repaired on-site at a later date.
12/06/1941HurricaneN266256 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1810 - The aircraft bounced on landing causing both the engine to stall and the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to Sgt J. Maddocks, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
13/06/1941OxfordT1376RAFCBarkstonTime: 1745 - On returning to the airfield after comleting a solo flight, the pilot overshot his landing causing damage to the undercarriage. No injuries were reported to LAC H.G. Bancroft, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
13/06/1941DefiantN3316255 SqnHibaldstowTime:1725 - Upon landing back at the airfield Sgt J.C. Cox found that the aircraft had no brake pressure. This in turn led to the aircraft swinging off the runway causing the undercarriage to collapse and the aircraft to catch fire. The aircraft was later dismantled and sent to a repair facility off-site. No injuries were reported.
13/06/1941WellingtonR1348301sqn (Polish)SwinderbyCoded GR-? Airborne at 2307 for Osnabruck. The aircraft overran on landing on return at 0201 and struck Wellington X3163/GR-K (later repaired) which had landed at 0127 from the same operation.
14/06/1941Avro TutorK34452 C.F.S.FentonP/O R A Y Salmon hit a tree on approach to an unsuitable field for an emergency landing after a demonstration of engine failure on take off. He could not open the engine up after the demonstration. The aircraft had to be dismantled and removed from the site.
14/06/1941HampdenAE12944sqnNocton FenCoded KM-? Airborne 2330hrs 13/Jun/41 from Waddington for a minining operation off the Friesian Islands (Nectarines region). Returned early and crashed on approach, cause unknown, 0050hrs at Nocton Fen, near Southrey. Sgt S.P.C.Saunders killed, Sgt J.R.Miller killed, Sgt R.Greenaway killed, Sgt JGT Dickson killed.
14/06/1941JU88C-2R4+AM4/NJG2Wingland MarshShot down by P/O DW Thompson/P/O LD Britain in a 25sqn Beaufighter, this aircraft caught fire in the air and was destroyed when it crashed at 0100hrs. Uffz H Baehner, Fw H Schulz killed, Uffz J Ried baled out but killed when parachute failed.
15/06/1941HampdenAD803106 SqnConingsbyTime: 0400 - Aircraft suffered a heavy landing damaging the undercarriage on returning to the airfield after an operational mission. The aircraft was dismantled and sent off-site for repairs, but no injuries were reported to either Sgt R. Wotherspoon or the rest of the crew.
15/06/1941HampdenAD905144 SqnHemswellTime 2300 - Aircraft swung on take-off causing damage to the undercarriage. P/O B.J.A. Rennie and his crew reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
15/06/1941SpitfireP7524452sqnKirton LindseyP/O R W Truscott hit a dispersal pen during an approach on a night time landing, he was making the approach correctly as per his angle of glide indicator. The damage was too significant to be repaired by the unit.
15/06/1941HurricaneV7604121sqnOld LeakeTime: 1924 - While performing a battle climb to 5000ft, the Glycol tank burst. The pilot then had no choice but to exit the aircraft. No injuries were reported to P/O R.F. Patterson.
16/06/1941HurricaneZ2512402sqn1 mile south of ColebyTime: 2330 - While on night landing practice, the aircraft suffered engine failure after running out of fuel. This resulted in the aircraft landing with the undercarriage retracted. Some injuries were reported to P/O W.H. Pentland, and the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
16/06/1941Avro TutorK3299RAFCFulbeck Landing GroundAt 16:50 P/O W McTurk undershot his landing hitting a ditch on the boundary of the aerodrome. Repair of the aircraft was not possible at Fulbeck, it had to be dismantled and taken away.
16/06/1941HurricaneV686556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 0805 - Overshot the runway after being unable to reduce power. The undercarriage collapsed after the aircraft finally stopped on rough ground. P/O J.C. Hutton reported no injuries in the incident, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
16/06/1941HurricaneV728756 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1940 - Landed back at the airfield with the undercarriage retracted, due to suffering engine failure in-flight. No injuries were reported to Sgt J.M. Smith, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
17/06/1941He111UNKUNKnr Kirton LindseyThis aircraft was claimed as destroyed at 0239 when it was shot down by small-arms fire from the defences at RAF Kirton Lindsey from 1500 feet. No record of the crash has been seen.
18/06/1941WellingtonW535412sqnBinbrookCoded PH-? The aircraft caught fire whilst being refuelled and was destroyed.
18/06/1941HampdenAD926144sqnHemswellCoded PL-? Airborne from Hemswell for Cologne. On return, overshot and crashed 0430 18Jun41, finishing up just beyond the airfield perimeter. No crew injuries. Sgt Caesar-Gordon, P/O Pringle, Sgt Horton, Sgt E.W.Thompson.
18/06/1941UNKUNKUNKIn the sea off GrimsbyThis enemy aircraft is claimed as destroyed by batteries J & W of the Humber AA belt, who shot it down at 0244hrs from 10700 feet. No record of this loss has been seen.
18/06/1941HurricaneL174056 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1225 - The pilot misjudged both his landing and the cross-wind, causing the wing tip to hit the ground. In turn this led to the aircraft hitting the the runway hard. No injuries were reported to Sgt W.M. Kirkup, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
18/06/1941HurricaneV660356 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 2230 - Suffered a heavy landing in strong wind conditions, causing damage to the undercarriage. Sgt R. Bastow reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
19/06/1941HampdenAD96049 SqnDunholmeTime: ? - P/O A.M. Wood braked to harshly during landing causing the aircraft to swing, and it turn causing damage to the undercarriage. No injuries were reported and the damage to the aircraft was repaired on-site.
19/06/1941HurricaneP321056 OTUin the sea 2 miles from Donna NookTime: 1100 - While on a cross-country flight, the aircraft suffered a problem in very bad weather. P/O K. Lancaster was killed in the incident.
19/06/1941HampdenP206849sqnWelton Cliff farmCoded EA-? The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff due to engine failure. Sgt J.L. Alden injured, 2 other unnamed crew members also injured.
20/06/1941OxfordV3530RAFCBarkstonTime: 0225 - While practicing solo night landings, the aircraft swung on landing hitting a flare hood. No injuries were reported to LAC T.J. Freeman, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
20/06/1941HampdenP4338144 SqnHemswellTime: 1500 - The aircraft swung on take-off causing the undercarriage to collapse. Sgt B. Walters and his crew were not injured in the incident, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
20/06/1941SpitfireP93801AASManbyP/O B Sawiak of the Polish Air Force failed to carry out his undercarriage drill after landing correctly. He pulled the undercarriage lever in mistake for the flaps lever. The damage was too great and the aircraft had to be dismantled and removed for repair.
20/06/1941HurricaneR268056 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1820 - Suffered a heavy landing after the engine stalled 20ft above the ground. No injuries were reported to Sgt F.H. Halvorsen (American), but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
21/06/1941OxfordR6141RAFC1 mile East of BarkstonTime: 0050 - During take-off the aircraft suffered engine failure and was unable to maintain it's height. This resulted in a high speed forced landing in a field. LAC A.G.E. Hudd suffered a number of injuries and the aircraft was written off.
21/06/1941HurricaneP3097121sqn2 miles NW of ScamptonTime: 1525 - The pilot lost consciousness while carrying out aerobatics, resulting in the aircraft crashing in to the ground, killing P/O L.L. Laughlin (American).
21/06/1941ManchesterL7310207 SqnDunston Pillar, nr WaddingtonTime: 1245 - While doing circuits and landings at the airfield, the aircraft suffered an engine failure shortly after take-off. Pilot S/Ldr C.J.F. Kydd DSO, DFC, died of his injuries on 23rd June 1941, second pilot F/Sgt JW Arnott died of his injuries 20th July 1941. This accident resulted in pollution of the artesian well used by nearby houses, and for many years afterwards they had to be supplied with drinking water from RAF Waddington. The couple in the house helped rescue the crew and were awarded engraved keepsakes by the station commander.
21/06/1941ManchesterL7322207 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - While taxying out from the dispersal the aircraft hit a pile of logs. No injuries were reported to F/O T.L. Nunn or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
22/06/1941ManchesterL732597 SqnConingsbyTime: 0315 - This aircraft returned from operations with damage inflicted by a fighter. Pilot F/O J.S. Sherwood and crew were unhurt.
22/06/1941OxfordN6269RAFCFulbeckTime: 2200 - On landing back at the airfield the aircraft bounced throwing the pilot on to the stick and throttle. This resulted in the aircraft's wing striking the ground. No injuries were reported to either P/O B.A.C. Richards or his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
22/06/1941Ju88C-4R4+JH1/NJG2Haines farm, Deeping St JamesShot down by F/O MJ Herrick DFC/P/O Yeomans in a Beaufighter of 25sqn. The aircraft crashed into the ground at high speed at 0120hrs and disintegrated on impact. Uffz H Beul baled out, PoW. Oberfw O Wiese killed, Gefr H Mandel baled out but was killed due to parachute failure.
22/06/1941HurricaneP338056 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 0045 - On returning to the airfield, the aircraft hit the generator plant of an aA battery, causing the aircraft to overshoot the runway. P/O N.S. Head suffered minor injuries in the incident, and the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for rapair.
23/06/1941BlenheimZ7351226 SqnBinbrookTime: 1800 - While landing the camera escape latch detached causing enough damage for the aircraft to need extensive repairs. P/0 G.I. Lewis received no injuries in the incident.
23/06/1941BeaufortAW19986 SqnNorth CoatesTime: 1145 - The pilot (P/O A.T. Leaning) intending to move the flaps on the aircraft, accidently retracted the undercarriage. The aircraft sustained only minor damage and was repaired within days.
24/06/1941HampdenAD838144 SqnInghamTime: 1524 - Upon landing at the airfield the undercarriage collapsed as a result off not being locked in place. P/O J.S. Brister and his crew sustained no injuries, and the aircraft was repaired on-site at a later date.
26/06/1941HampdenAE1556 FPPScamptonPilot ATA 1st Officer A W Vincent, whilst on a ferry flight from 8 MU to Scampton had the aircraft's undercarriage collapse on landing.
26/06/1941HampdenX306049sqnScamptonCoded EA-? Airborne 2320 25Jun41 from Scampton to lay mines off the Friesians (Nectarines Region). Weather prevented the laying of their mines and the aircraft returned with the full load. Over-ran the runway on return to base at 1430 26Jun41 and cartwheeled into a field. No crew injuries. P/O D.B.Falconer Sgt Stuart Sgt Knowling Sgt Drinkwell In due course P/O Falconer gained the DFC and AFC, rising in rank to Wing Commander before being killed on operations 30Dec44. He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery after being lost with PB621.
27/06/1941BattleL576656OTUHolbeach rangeThis aircraft was damaged on landing at 1715hrs when it overshot, ran into a ditch and tipped onto its nose. Pilot Sgt GB Reeder was unhurt.
27/06/1941BeaufortAW21086 SqnNorth CoatesTime: 1830 - Overshot the runway after landing at the airfield with no brake pressure due to a fault in the hydraulics. P/O A.T. Leaning suffered no injuries and the aircraft was repaired and returned to flight.
27/06/1941HurricaneV699356 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1135 - On returning to the airfield after completing aerobatics, the aengine stalled while on approach. This resulted in a heavy landing causing damage to the undercarriage. No injuries were reported to Sgt P. Tanner, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
28/06/1941BattleP21575GPTTFConingsbyThis aircraft was damaged on landing when it touched down on just the starboard wheel after the port undercarriage leg jamed in the 'up' position and would not lower. Pilot Sgt K Felus was unhurt.
28/06/1941OxfordR59482 CFSFulbeckTime: 0150 - On approach to the airfield the pilot held-off too high, resulting in a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsing. No injuries were reported to either P/O Z.W. Talarczyk or his crew, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
29/06/1941ManchesterL731561sqnBishop's Bridge, nr GlenthamCoded QR-? One engine caught fire in flight due to a conrod failure. The aircraft, which was on a training sortie, crash-landed. Of the two onboard, the wireless operator abandoned the aircraft and landed safely by parachute, the pilot was killed. P/O C.G. Colborne killed.
29/06/1941BlenheimK7124406sqnDigbyTime: 1840 - Lost its engine cowling upon landing, which in turn caused damage to the undercarriage. The aircraft was later repaired on site and F/O H.E. Mitchell received no injuries.
30/06/1941WellingtonR1508115sqnManbyCoded KO-T, Airborne 2315 29Jun41 from Marham for Hamburg. Crash-landed at RAF Manby at 0400hrs on return, no further details recorded. Sgt F.S.Payne, Sgt G.G.Soames, Sgt Ashcroft, Sgt H.Vernon, Sgt H.Tucker all unhurt Sgt Charlton suffered minor injuries.
30/06/1941HurricaneV711156OTUSutton BridgeThis aircraft was damaged when it landed wheels-up following engine failure on approach. Pilot Sgt Weir was unhurt.

July

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/07/1941OxfordV3212RAFCBarkston LGThe aircraft suffered a heavy landing whilst on a Night time dual flight and the undercarriage collapsed. It was being flown by Sgt P H Foster. The aircraft was classed as capable of being repaired on site by the operating unit.
01/07/1941OxfordR6241RAFCCranwellDuring a Solo training flight, this aircraft, piloted by LAC R H Thomas, Swung after landing and hit a notice board on the airfield boundary. The aircraft was classed as Capable of being repaired by the operating unit.
01/07/1941HectorK9743TFPPHibaldstowOn a ferry flight from Dumfries to Binbrook ATA 2nd Officer N J Tufnell swung violently on landing at Hibaldstow, the aircraft nosed over.
02/07/1941WellingtonT2561311sqn (Czech)Grantham Satellite fieldHaving issues with the navigation equipment on board, F/O F Pohlodek (Czech) hit a balloon cable in the Rugby/Coventry area and had to land at the Grantham satellite field at 04:40 with a damaged aircraft. It was damaged too badly to be repaired on site.
03/07/1941SpitfireR7251411sqnDigbyThe undercarriage of F/O R C Westons' Spitfire did not lower. The cockpit warning lights failed. The damage sustained was too great for the unit to repair and the aircraft needed to be dismantled and taken away.
03/07/1941HampdenX305983sqnScamptonCoded OL-A Airborne from Scampton at 1010 for a training sortie. At 1120, whilst in flight, one engine failed, and the aircraft crashed between 1 and 2 miles south of the airfield. Sgt Adams injured, Sgt J.E. Foster killed.
03/07/1941ManchesterL742797sqnSpaldingStarboard engine failed in flight during intensive engineering trials. Yawed, unable to maintain height. Force-landed in a potato field 2 miles E of Spalding near Wykeham Abbey. Pilot P/O TW Dench (Canadian) and his crew were unhurt. The aircraft was substantially damaged on landing.
04/07/1941OxfordP1082RAFCCranwellThe wing of the aircraft dropped on landing, due to loss of control during rough weather conditions. No blame was given to the pilot F/O B V Draper. The aircraft was deemed as repairable on site by the unit.
04/07/1941BlenheimT19571AASManbyTime: ? - Suffered a hydraulic failure while landing which in turn caused the aircraft to swing off the runway. The aircraft was repaired on site at a later date and Sgt B. Mach suffered no injuries.
05/07/1941HampdenAE117144 SqnConingsbyTime: 1215 - The port leg on the aircraft collapsed on landing back at the airfield. P/O G.B. Girardet and his crew escaped without injury, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
05/07/1941SpitfireP8085452sqnFen Lane Farm, ConisholmeShot down by an intruder, believed to be a JU88, whilst preparing to land at Donna Nook. Pilot Sgt AG Costello (Australian) killed.
05/07/1941MasterN794156 OTUnr Fosdyke, Holbeach St MarksTime: 1400 - While on a local flying exercise, the aircraft suffered engine failure and was forced to make a forced landing with the undercarriage retracted. P/O L.G. Bedford reported no serious injuries, but the aircraft itself was written off.
05/07/1941HampdenL413383 SqnScamptonTime: 1315 - The aircraft swung on landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. The resulting damage was repaired off-site after the aircraft was dismantled. Sgt M.T. Matthews and his crew reported no injuries in the incident.
08/07/1941Tiger MothT60654EFTSNormanby, nr ScunthorpeThis aircraft was severely damaged when it force-landed at 1725hrs in a field 1/2 mile east of Normanby village after running short of fuel. Pilot LAC ED Calvert was unhurt.
08/07/1941HampdenX315044 SqnWaddingtonTime: 1600 - The aircraft swung on take-off, causing the undercarriage to collapse and the aircraft to catch fire. Sgt D.M. Bruce and his crew escaped without serious injury. But the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
09/07/1941OxfordL9647RAFCCranwellThe undercarriage collapsed on landing due to not being fully locked down during a solo flight, the official record states that LAC K S Oldfield was at the controls. The aircraft was repaired on site by the operating unit.
09/07/1941Tiger MothN659125(P)EFTSSpalding CommonAt 17:50 whilst on a dual flight practicing aerobatics, the engine of this Tigermoth fell out after a steep dive, the instructor Sgt B Pieslak, landed safely in a field 1.5 miles south-east of Deeping St James after the unnamed pupil had baled out. The aircraft was dismantled and taken away for repair.
10/07/1941ProctorP62751SSLeasingham MoorThis Proctor was written off when it stalled at 100 yards short of the airfield in thick mist, crashed and burned out. Pilot P/O A Kaspar (Czech) killed, passenger AC2 PS Rivington killed.
11/07/1941OxfordR6097RAFCCranwellAfter a solo flight, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing, bursting a tyre and forcing it to swing violently. Inexperience on type by LAC F Tolson was recorded. The aircraft was classed as repairable on site by the unit.
11/07/1941OxfordV3890RAFCCranwellWith LAC S C Harris at the controls on a solo flight, the pilot misjudged the approach and undershot, hitting an airfield boundary wall. He opened the aircraft up to make another circuit with the undercarriage jammed almost down. It was deemed repairable on site by the unit
11/07/1941BattleP657112sqnWainfleet SandsThis aircraft was wrecked when it force-landed on the sand below the high water mark after the aircraft's engine failed during a drogue-towing sortie. Pilot F/Lt AD Gosman and his unnamed crewman were unhurt.
12/07/1941HampdenAE232106 SqnConingsbyTime: 0415 - On returning to the airfield after completing their operational mission, Sgt R. Purnell's aircraft hit a tree while on approach in very bad visibility. No injuries were reported, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
12/07/1941SpitfireR7127411sqnDigbySgt M R Sharun had a burst tyre on landing at 18:50. The aircraft swung and the undercarriage collapsed. It had to be dismantled and returned to the factory for the repair work.
13/07/1941BlenheimZ57301AAS2.5 miles North of BostonTime: 1645 - Suffered engine failure during a bombing exercise and was unable to maintain height. Sgt Wlazlo suffered only minor injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and shipped to a repair facility for major repairs.
13/07/1941AnsonN983212SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 1630hrs when it hit a shelter trench on the airfield whilst taxying too fast. Pilot LAC C Gracie was unhurt.
14/07/1941OxfordN4850RAFCBarkston LGThe leading wing hit the ground during a solo training flight, the pilot LAC T R Dobson tried to Lift the wing by moving the rudder but was too late. The aircraft was classed as repairable at the unit.
14/07/1941SpitfireX4010412sqnDigbySgt S A Ferguson held off approximately 10 feet too high on his approach and brought the aircraft down for a heavy landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. The damage was too much and the aircraft was dismantled and returned to the factory for repair.
14/07/1941BlenheimT19581AASManbyTime: 0900 - unbeknown to the pilot a tyre burst on take-off. On his return he landed as normal but with the missing tyre this caused the aircraft to land uneven causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported, but the aircraft suffered heavy damage and had to be dismantled and transported to a off-site repair site.
14/07/1941Miles Whitney StraightDJ714T.F.P.PManbyS/O ER Davy swung the aircraft on take off, twisting the undercarriage.
15/07/1941WellingtonR1760103 SqnElsham WoldsSgt C E L Hare overshot on a landing after an operational sortie at 00:30, hitting rocks after the runway. The aircraft had to be removed and repaired at a specialist facility.
15/07/1941HampdenP125414OTUHemswellTime: ? - On returning from a high level bombing exercise, the aircraft hit a floodlight upon landing. No injuries were reported to either P/O B.S. Booker or his crew. The aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
15/07/1941HampdenAD75714OTUScamptonTime: 0315 - On returning to airfield after completing a cross-country flight, the aircraft swung on landing and hit a floodlight. The resulting damage was repaired by the unit on-site, and no injuries were reported to either P/O J.B. Leetham or his crew.
17/07/1941MasterN756056 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1745 - The aircrafts underc arriage lights failed to function while on appraoch to the airfiled, so the pilot lowered the undercarriage by hand, believing it to be a hydraulic system fault. But failed to notice that the undercarriage had been fully lowered, resulting in damage to the undercarriage upon touch-down. No injuries were reported to P/O S.C. Nelson (American), and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
18/07/1941OxfordV3241RAFCFulbeck LGDuring a night solo flight, the aircraft, piloted by Sgt R C Vernon, suffered a heavy landing during which the undercarriage collapsed. It was deemed repairable by the unit on site.
19/07/1941WellingtonX9675103 SqnElsham WoldsAt 13:20 returning from an air filming exercise, Sgt G H Gosman had an engine failure on landing, the throttle jammed open causing a loss of control and the aircraft hit a steam roller on the aerodrome, the resulting fire and damage meant the aircraft would have to be sent away for repair. The Station Commander also forced a review on how other vehicles operate on the aerodrome.
19/07/1941HampdenAD89750sqnWrootThis aircraft was destroyed when it crashed inverted into a field just north of Wroot village at 1100hrs shortly after take-off from Finningley. Sgt ER Bousfield killed, Sgt JES Burke killed, F/Sgt JH Tittley killed, AC1 HL Reed killed.
20/07/1941OxfordY3245RAFCBarkston LGDuring a solo training flight this aircraft, piloted by LAC V L Stephens, suffered a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsed. It was classed as repairable on site by the unit.
20/07/1941OxfordR59562 CFSFulbeck LGOn a night time dual training mission, the aircraft with Wing Commander R L Wallace at the controls overshot the runway and ran into hedges and a ditch. The aircraft failed to brake sufficiently to take avoiding action. The aircraft did not take much damage and was deemed repairable on site.
20/07/1941OxfordT106012SFTSHarlaxton LGPilot LAC C E Sackley overshot on a night time solo training flight. The aircraft subsequently crashed in a wood 200 yards from the landing ground. The pilot selected flaps up at too low an altitude, forcing it to crash at a shallow angle at high speed. The aircraft caught fire on impact and was written off.
20/07/1941BeaufortAW19286 SqnIngs lane, North CoatesTime: 1515 - The pilot (P/O A.C. Jepson) retracted the flaps on the aircraft during take-off to soon causing damage to the undercarriage. This in turn led to the undercarriage collapsing and the aircrat sliding on its belly. The aircraft was later repaired and returned to flight.
20/07/1941BeaufortAW20886 SqnNorth CoatesTime:2230 - The engine caught fire during take-off causing the aircraft to land heavily while the undercarriage was retracted. The aircrat was repaired at a later date and P/O S.W. Gooch was uninjured in the incident.
21/07/1941OxfordR5943RAFCBarkston LGFlown by LAC T C Betjemann on a night time solo training flight, the aircrafts undercarriage collapsed on a heavy landing. The aircraft was repairable on site.
21/07/1941SpitfireR7162411sqnDigbyAfter practicing cloud flying maneuvers, Sgt J H Long brought his aircraft back to RAF Digby at 16:40. The aircraft had a heavy landing and ballooned. The pilot opened up but did not catch it in time, came down with the left wing low causing the port undercarriage to collapse. The aircraft had to be dismantled and returned to the factory.
21/07/1941OxfordAB66612SFTSHarlaxton LGDuring Solo landing and circuit training this aircraft landed with the undercarriage retracted. The pilot LAC J S Ross forgot to lower the undercarriage, an unserviceable warning horn in the cockpit did not help, but it was officially put down as faulty cockpit drill and carelessness. The aircraft was repairable but not on site.
22/07/1941OxfordP1995RAFCBarkston LGOn a night time solo training flight, LAC G J Reid, due to a temporary unserviceable Ground Pressure Indicator, the aircraft undershot and hit a concrete blockhouse, the pilot tried to open the throttles to go around again but it was too late. The aircraft could not be repaired on site and needed to be dismantled and returned to the factory for repair.
22/07/1941WellingtonW537912 SqnBinbrookMinor damage was sustained by PO T F B Geary when he misjudged the distance from the boundary and ran off the aerodrome at 00:25
22/07/1941HampdenAD98344sqnLincolnCoded KM-? Airborne 2255 21Jun41 from Waddington to lay mines off the Friesian Islands (Nectarines Region). Crashed 0400 on the Greestone Steps, staff residence for Lindum Hall School for Girls at Lincoln. Miss Edith C Fowle, the senior French mistress, died after being trapped in the burning building. Sgt D.M.Bruce killed, Sgt W.R.B.Relyea (Canadian) killed, Sgt J.A.Connoly killed, Sgt P.J.Lynch killed.
22/07/1941HenleyL33801AASManbyTime: 1700 - On returning to the airfield after completing it's Target Towing mission, the aircraft swung violently at the end of the runway. This in turn caused the undercarriage to then collapse. No injuries were reported to either Sgt Kondracki or his crew. The aircraft though had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
22/07/1941SpitfireP93801AASManbyAfter landing P/O Zielinski was taxying back when his tail wheel collapsed. The aircraft was capable of being repaired on site.
23/07/1941OxfordP1882RAFCBarkston LGLAC S Cohen overshot the runway and hit a boundary wall on a night time solo flight, the aircraft was landed too fast in low wind.
23/07/1941OxfordP1899RAFCBarkston LGOn a night time dual training flight the aircraft flown by P/O Blennerhassett hit the flares on the landing. The pupil was coming down too far from the Flight Path, he attempted to get nearer but as he touched down he hit flares 2, 4 & 3. The aircraft was classed as repairable on site.
24/07/1941OxfordT1176RAFCBarkston LGLAC T A Drower overshot the runway and hit a boundary wall on a Solo flight. The aircraft had to be dismantled and returned to a maintenance facility for repair.
24/07/1941Ju88C-4R4+LM4/NJG2BonbyThis aircraft was possibly shot down by another NJG2 aircraft on an intruder sortie. It was destroyed when it dived into the ground and disintegrated at 0110hrs. Obergefr H Ladiges, Obergefr F Heinemann, Fw J Beblow were all killed.
24/07/1941OxfordT1054RAFCFulbeck LGSgt R Vernon hit a tree on take off after pulling the aircraft off the ground too quickly on a night time solo training flight. The aircraft was repairable on site by the unit.
24/07/1941OxfordW664412SFTSGranthamLt A Petty retracted the undercarriage after landing on a solo flight. The Aircraft was stationary at the time. The report shows the pilot failed to follow the cockpit drill. The aircraft required a team to come to the site to repair it.
24/07/1941AnsonN515212SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 0400hrs when the pilot undershot the runway whilst landing and the aircraft struck a concrete pillbox on the airfield. Pilot LAC PC Marsden was unhurt.
24/07/1941JU88UNKNJG2in the HumberThis aircraft was claimed as destroyed at 0045hrs when it was shot down from 9000' by the Humber AA belt. The aircraft was probably a JU88C-4 nightfighter of NJG2 as they were the only Luftwaffe aircraft operating in the area that night.
25/07/1941OxfordAB68912SFTSBarkston HeathThis aircraft was damaged when it undershot the airfield whilst landing at night. No further details recorded.
25/07/1941OxfordV3214RAFCBarkston LGDuring a solo flight the aircraft suffered a heavy landing, bounced on one wheel causing the undercarriage to collapse. Cpl W R B McCarthy failed to hold off sufficiently on landing. The aircraft was repairable on site by the unit.
25/07/1941WellingtonW535812 SqnBinbrookReturning from a cross country flight Sgt JLS Dunlop overshot when landing downwind, turned too sharply to avoid a hedge on the boundary forcing the undercarriage to collapse. Gross carelessness was cited on the 1180 form. The aircraft was written off.
25/07/1941WellingtonT2576301sqn (Polish)HemswellP/O W Rebuszynski of the Polish air force died when the aircraft crashed in to trees on the south-west corner of Harpswell cross-roads at the east of the aerodrome at 22:00 bursting in to flames. F/O Bernasinski (Polish) the other occupant of the aircraft was unhurt. A bungalow which the wreckage landed on was burned out but the occupants were uninjured.
25/07/1941MasterN751056 OTUin the WashTime: 1900 - Lost a wing in flight and dived in to the sea. P/O F.A. Grove (American) and P/O RR Wilber (American) were killed in the incident.
25/07/1941OxfordAB68912SFTSNear BarkstonThe aircraft was written off when it undershot the runway and hit a wall, the pilot LAC C E C Wood was on a night time Solo flight when he became confused by the lights on the Glide Path Indicator and flew the aircraft in to the ground short of the Flight Path.
25/07/1941HampdenAE23450sqnnr Stapleford MoorCoded VN-? Airborne 2240 from Swinderby for Hanover. Engine failure shortly after take-off and crashed 400 yards north-north-west of Stapleford village. All are buried in Thurlby (St.Germain) Churchyard. Sgt C.G.Montgomery killed, Sgt R.H.Rampton killed, Sgt W.Ellsley killed, Sgt A.E.Medden killed.
25/07/1941WellingtonR114811OTUWest of SpaldingThis aircraft was destroyed when it crashed and caught fire at 2355hrs whilst on a night cross-country flight. No cause for the crash was listed on the accident record card. P/O RM Hill killed, P/O CH Brown killed, Sgt KG Chamberlain injured, Sgt E Shipley killed, P/O CEB Jones killed, F/Sgt FC Crook killed.
26/07/1941WellingtonR1617300sqn (Polish)LevertonThis Wellington was damaged at 0510hrs after it suffered an engine failure and made a forced landing, catching fire. Pilot Sgt Kostecki (Polish) and crew were unhurt.
26/07/1941WellingtonW5627214 SqnNear SpaldingSgt GJ Joseph managed to make a forced landing in a barley field just east of Cuckoo Bridge at 0615hrs whilst returning from a night time operational sortie. An engine fire had meant the aircraft was un-flyable. The rest of the crew were ordered to bale out just in case. The aircraft would have to be dismantled and taken away for either repair or spares recovery.
26/07/1941HampdenX315149sqnnr ScamptonCoded EA-T, Airborne 2225 25Jul41 from Scampton for Hanover. Crash-landed 0514hrs in a field south of Grange-de-Lings on return to base. Engine failure due to lack of lack of fuel, 2 miles S of the airfield. No crew injuries. P/O Coole P/O King Sgt Evans Sgt Newall
27/07/1941HampdenAD765106 SqnConingsbyTime: 2210 - Struck a soft patch on the runway during take-off. This caused the aircraft to swing, and in turn the undercarriage collapse. Sgt Daniel and his crew ecaped without injury, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
27/07/1941OxfordP1981RAFCCranwellDuring a solo flight LAC J E Soaft overshot the runway and hit a boundary board. The aircraft was not badly damaged and could be repaired by the unit.
27/07/1941OxfordN4842RAFCField east of BarkstonThe aircraft was written off during a solo flight by LAC A L Ridings. Engine failure made the aircraft unable to maintain height using just one engine, forcing it to come down in a field.
27/07/1941SpitfireP801365 SqnKirton LindseyReturning from patrol at 21:15, F LT S B Grant collided with an unlighted totem pole. The pilot was not at fault and an investigation was launch in to why the pole was not lit. The damage was not to great and could be repaired on site.
27/07/1941HurricaneZ3317121sqnLincolnCollided with Z3422 over the city near the railway station. Sgt Shenk baled out and was unhurt. One aircraft crashed into Oxford Street near the station damaging 6 houses and several shops in the blaze that followed. The other crashed into 27 Drake Street, off Carholme Road after completing a circuit of the Cathedral after its pilot baled out. 3 people were killed in Oxford Street: Mr E Radford was killed in his car, AC1 W Lockerbie was killed on his motorbike and Mrs Nellie Mastin was seriously injured in her house at 6 Oxford Street, dying on August 24th in Lincoln hospital. A further 9 people were injured at this location.
27/07/1941HurricaneZ3422121sqnLincolnCollided with Z3317 over the city near the railway station. Sgt Smith baled out and was unhurt. One aircraft crashed into Oxford Street near the station damaging 6 houses and several shops in the blaze that followed. The other crashed into 27 Drake Street, off Carholme Road after completing a circuit of the Cathedral after its pilot baled out. 3 people were killed in Oxford Street: Mr E Radford was killed in his car, AC1 W Lockerbie was killed on his motorbike and Mrs Nellie Mastin was seriously injured in her house at 6 Oxford Street, dying on August 24th in Lincoln hospital. A further 9 people were injured at this location.
28/07/1941HampdenAE13044 SqnWaddingtonTime: 0010 - Overshot the runway on returning from a solo flight. The aircraft then swung causing the undercarriage to collapse. T/Sgt R. Johnson was not injured, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
29/07/1941SpitfireP7755411sqn5m South East of GrimsbyThe aircraft and pilot, Sgt R M Murray, were lost when the aircraft disappeared whilst flying in formation.
29/07/1941OxfordV352512SFTSHarlaxton LGOn a Solo flight practicing forced landings LAC C F J Turnbull failed to operate the undercarriage correctly forcing it to collapse on landing. The aircraft was deemed as repairable but not by the unit.
29/07/1941BeaufortAW20986 Sqnnr GrimsbyTime: 2210 - The engine caught fire while in flight forcing S/Ldr E.L. Wurtele to make an emergency landing in a field short of the station. The aircraft received major damage and was written-off, while the pilot received only minor injuries.
29/07/1941HampdenAD90250sqnSwinderbyCoded VN-? Airborne 2200 28Jul41 from Swinderby to lay mines in Kiel Bay. Encountered severe electrical storms, which led to partial failure of the instruments and radio equipment. The mine was jettisoned in safe condition NE of Hull and the Hampden crash-landed 0430 29Jul41 at Swinderby. No crew injuries. P/O Christophers Sgt Glenn Sgt Thompson Sgt Bullin
30/07/1941OxfordL4586RAFCCranwellOn a daytime solo sortie carrying out practice glide landings, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing at the hands of LAC I H Betts. Subsequently the starboard undercarriage collapsed causing the aircraft to swing. The aircraft was capable of being repaired on site by the unit.
30/07/1941OxfordR6276RAFCFulbeck LGP/O BB Marshall suffered a heavy landing whilst on a Dark Night solo flight in this aircraft, he held off too high and the undercarriage collapsed on landing. The aircraft needed to dismantled and sent away to a repair facility
30/07/1941OxfordV324212SFTSFulbeck LGSgt P A Paterson held the aircraft off too high on a solo training flight and caused a heavy landing, damaging the undercarriage to a point beyond the repair of the unit, it had to be dismantled and taken away.
30/07/1941OxfordAB66212SFTSHarlaxton LGThis aircraft was damaged beyond the capability of the operating unit or on site on a dual night time sortie, the pilot, P/O L Bennet became confused by an amber light in the cockpit and undershot the runway
30/07/1941HudsonAM719407sqnNorth CoatesThis aircraft was destroyed when it dived in 0.5 miles south of the airfield whilst on a local training flight. Pilots P/O RE Buckolz and Sgt GC Bingley were killed.
30/07/1941HampdenAD970106sqnoff Skegness PierCoded ZN-? Airborne from Coningsby at 1035 on an air-test sortie. The aircraft stalled whilst low flying over the sea and crashed 0.5 miles south of the pier. Sgt S.E. Thurston killed, Sgt Lockyer & AC1 Sissons uninjured.
31/07/1941WellingtonW543012 SqnBinbrookSgt WG Cooper overshot on a slippery surface with a full bomb load returning from an aborted night time sortie. The aircraft had to be dismantled and returned to a repair facility.
31/07/1941WellingtonW5550142 SqnBinbrookOn take off, F/O HL Oakley failed to attain flying speed and ran through the aerodrome boundary damaging the aircraft to the point where it was unable to be repaired on site.
31/07/1941HampdenAD75544sqnCarlton-le-MoorlandCoded KM-? Airborne 2340 30Jul41 from Waddington for Cologne. Crash-landed 0115 31Jul41 at Carlton-le-Moorland, 9 miles SW of Lincoln whilst returning early with an engine failure. No crew injuries. Sgt J.G.Armstrong Sgt C.R.Morley (Canadian) Sgt J.Flint Sgt S.C.Edwards.
31/07/1941SpitfireP7908485sqnDigbySgt/P L P Griffith had a burst port tyre on landing, the undercarriage collapsed and the aircraft swung. It had to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
31/07/1941HampdenP212814OTUScamptonAirborne from Cottesmore, the crew encountered bad visibility and the aircraft crashed at 1130 whilst attempting to land at Scampton. The pilot approached too fast, the undercarriage collapsed sideways and the aircraft continued to slide on its belly across the airfield. The aircraft was written off in the incident, pilot Sgt D Calvert and crew were unhurt.

August

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/08/1941SpitfireR6612412sqnDigbySgt RA Ellis landed at 17:00 after an aerobatic flight with the undercarriage retracted de to a faulty lever. The aircraft was beyond the units capability to repair.
01/08/1941HampdenAD96644sqnLincolnCoded KM-R, the aircraft crashed at 1710 near South Park in Lincoln. Sgt G.M. LeBlanc-Smith killed, Sgt G.D. Dodds (Canadian) killed, Sgt A. Forsythe killed, AC1 T.B. Jeffcote killed, AC1 A.D. Clark killed.
02/08/1941ProctorP63101SSBrauncewellThis aircraft was destroyed at 1600hrs when it entered too steep a turn at 250-300 feet, the pilot lost control and crashed in to the ground during a wireless training exercise. Pilot P/O A Banachowicz (Polish) and passenger Cpl JHW Fogden (Canadian) were both killed in the crash.
02/08/1941BeaufortX892786 SqnDonna NookTime: 2315 - Overshot his landing after the brakes failed on his aircraft. P/O J. Cowman and his aircraft finally came to rest in a ditch. No injuries were reported and the aircraft was repaired at a later date.
02/08/1941OxfordT107912SFTSGrantham2nd LT J Winter landed with the under carriage retracted on a solo flight, the aircraft was repairable but needed a specialist time to come in. The incident was blamed on a faulty cockpit drill and carelessness.
02/08/1941HurricaneV706456 OTULuttonTime: 1750 - Suffered engine failure while on a map reading exercise, resulting in the aircraft landing in a potato field with the undercarriage retracted. Pilot P/O W.T. O'Regan (American) was injured and taken to hospital, the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
02/08/1941SpitfireX4176412sqnSilk WilloughbyCollided with another Spitfire (flown by Sgt McLean, which survived and landed safely, serial unknown) whilst practising combat and crashed into a wheatfield after the fuselage was cut in two during the collision, destroying it and killing the Canadian pilot Sgt RG Smith.
03/08/1941Moth MinorAW112Binbrook SFBinbrookOn its 5th approach for landing, the aircraft dropped and the wheels struck the grass, causing the undercarriage to collapse. Pilot Captain Boyce was unhurt.
03/08/1941HampdenX296983 SqnMoorby, nr ConingsbyTime: 0610 - Suffered engine failure while on appraoch to the station, and landed with the undercarriage retracted. Sgt F.J. Wood and his crew reported no serious injuries in the incident, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
03/08/1941WellingtonW5359142 SqnWalthamThis Wellington landed with its undercarriage retracted after suffering an engine failure whilst returning at dawn from an attack on Berlin. F/Sgt Rich was at the controls at the time. It was damaged beyond the repair capabilities of the unit on site.
03/08/1941WellingtonW5688304 Sqn (Polish)SwinderbyF/O Iszkowsky (Polish) had difficulties with the aircraft's gauges and misjudged his approach, landing with the undercarriage retracted. He believed he was very low on fuel and became distracted. The damage was too severe to be repaired on site.
04/08/1941OxfordP1969RAFCCranwellOn a ferry flight from the North to South aerodrome, The aircraft Sgt J Walker was flying suffered a heavy landing in showery conditions. He chose not to wait for the weather to pass, and, on landing the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft had to be disassembled and sent away for repair.
05/08/1941OxfordL4626RAFCBarkston LGOn a dark night time solo circuit and landing training sortie, LAC J Spalding failed to lock the undercarriage correctly, the port undercarriage leg collapsed on landing. The aircraft was not too badly damaged and could be repaired on site by the unit.
05/08/1941SpitfireP8076411sqnDigbyWhilst setting off on a practice scramble, P/O J E T Asselin attempted to take off with the brakes fully applied. The tail lifted and the aircraft tipped on to it's nose. The O/C notes he was in too much of a hurry.
05/08/1941OxfordV358212SFTSHarlaxton LGSgt G B Thompson was on a dual flight practicing flapless landings when the left wing stalled, the aircraft swung through a hedge on the airfield boundary. The aircraft was beyond the units capacity to repair.
06/08/1941OxfordAB7092 CFSFulbeck LGSgt D J F Freeman had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse whilst on a night time training flight. Again the aircraft could be repaired on site by the unit.
06/08/1941OxfordP10772 CFSFulbeck LGDuring landing practice at night, the aircraft, piloted by Sgt J W Longhurst, suffered a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse. It was able to be repaired on site by the unit.
07/08/1941OxfordV3573RAFCFulbeck LGOn a moon lit night solo training flight, Sgt W G Blackett hit flares on landing. The aircraft was repaired by the unit on site.
07/08/1941OxfordT110912SFTSGranthamOn a cross country training flight LAC J Pullan encountered a serious undercarriage issue and could not lower it, he had to land the aircraft with out it. The aircraft was not repairable by the unit.
07/08/1941OxfordAB70712SFTSHarlaxton LGLAC N J Rolfe landed short of the flight path whilst on a moon lit night solo flight, He landed 100 yards before the number one flare and hit a flood light. The aircraft was capable of being repaired on site by the maintenance unit.
07/08/1941HurricaneV684256 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1115 - Held off too high on approach to the airfield resulting in a heavy landing. This in turn led to the undercarriage collapsing on the aircraft. P/O R.L Wolfe reported no injuries and the aircraft was later repaired by the unit on-site.
08/08/1941OxfordAB66512SFTSGranthamThe aircraft suffered little damage when it overshot the runway & hit the barbed wire defences on the boundary at the controls on this solo flight was LAC J Pullan. The aircraft was classed as capable of being repaired by the unit.
08/08/1941SpitfireP796965 SqnKirton LindseySgt Wilson landed with a drift and the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was capable of being repaired by the unit on site.
08/08/1941HurricaneZ3577401sqnMareham-on-the-HillThis aircraft was damaged during combat when it was hit by return fire in an engagement with a JU-88. The damage received caused the pilot F/O EL Neal to make a forced landing in a field at 1825hrs.
08/08/1941HampdenAE12450sqnnr SwinderbyCoded VN-? Airborne from Swinderby for a mining operation off the Friesian Islands (Nectarines Region), but the port engine cut shortly after airborne and the Hampden crashed just outside the airfield perimeter. No serious injuried reported. P/O Milnes P/O R.F.B.Temperley Sgt Graver Sgt Bigby. P/O Temperley, however, was destined to be killed, 25Aug41 in AE320
08/08/1941HurricaneV673556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 0945 - Suffered a heavy landing on returning to the airfield, resulting in the undercarriage collapsing. No injuries were reported to P/O A. Poznanski (Polish) and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
09/08/1941OxfordN4844RAFCCranwellWhilst on a Solo flight practicing single engine circuits and landings, LAC J S Cooper, flattened out too high, stalled and collapsed the undercarriage on a heavy landing. The aircraft was beyond the repair of the unit and had to be dismantled and sent back to the factory.
09/08/1941AnsonN964612SFTSHarlaxtonThis aircraft was damaged at 0440hrs whilst landing when the undercarriage collapsed on touchdown due to damage caused by previous heavy landings. Pilot LAC G Pentony was unhurt.
09/08/1941SpitfireP732165 SqnNorth Coates FittiesSgt S Stulir of the Czech air force hit a ridge on the aerodrome and the undercarriage collapsed after ballooning. The aircraft had to be dismantled and sent away for repair.
09/08/1941HampdenAE25961sqnnr AlgarkirkCoded QR-? Airborne 2216 8Aug41 from North Luffenham for Kiel. On return the crew passed over an Allied Convoy off Spurn Head and were promptly fired upon. Damaged, the Hampden crash-landed at 0530hrs near White House Farm between Algarkirk and Fosdyke. No crew injuries. P/O Metcalfe P/O McCulloch Sgt Ashurst Sgt McKeown.
09/08/1941HurricaneR408156 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1130 - The pilot misjudged his height on landing and held off too high, resulting in a heavy landing causing damage to the undercarriage. P/O L.S. Loomis (American) reported no injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
09/08/1941WellingtonR1347300 Sqn (Polish)HibaldstowOn returning from night time operations Sgt Wielondek (Polish) hit a barrage balloon cable over Grimsby in extremely bad weather. He managed to land the stricken aircraft at Hibaldstow, even though it was on fire due to the damage.
10/08/1941OxfordW657512SFTSGranthamLAC P G Cannell hit the tail of the aircraft on landing during a solo flight, damaging the rear of the fuselage. It was however repairable by the unit on site.
11/08/1941OxfordV358612SFTS1/2 mile South East of GranthamLAC J H Foote sadly lost his life when he became disorientated flying on a solo flight in thick cloud and misty conditions, his aircraft dived in to the ground and was written off. His inexperience on type and conditions was attributed to the incident.
11/08/1941HurricaneV746556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1530 - On completing a R/T practice the aircraft was hit by a strong cross-wind gust, causing the aircraft drift. The pilot then opened the throttle to sharply causing the engine to cough and not open up, and made a heavy landing off-centre. P/O J.M. Bryan reported no injuries and the aircraft was later repaired by the unit on-site.
12/08/1941OxfordV3512RAFCBarkston LGOn a Dark night time dual sortie, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse at the hands of P/O W R McClelland. The aircraft was able to be repaired on site by the unit.
12/08/1941OxfordAB70512SFTSGranthamWhilst taxying out for a solo training flight, LAC B Weiss struck a wall on the boundary of the airfield. The aircraft was damaged beyond the repair capabilities of the unit on site.
12/08/1941HudsonAM544407sqnnr Donna NookThis aircraft was damaged when it undershot whilst landing at night. Pilot Sgt R Fraser and crew escaped with minor bruising.
13/08/1941OxfordV3530RAFC1/2 mile North of FulbeckThe aircraft was written off on a night time dual flight when it hit a tree 600 yards from the flight path, it was being flown by F/O Z L Talarczyk of the Polish Air Force
13/08/1941HampdenAE22850 SqnSwinderbyTime: 0310 - Held off on it's approach to the station and came in too high, suffering a heavy landing in the process in heavy rain. Upon landing the undercarriage collapsed on the aircraft, but no injuries were reported to either Sgt R.J. Fisher or the rest of the crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
13/08/1941ManchesterL7373207 SqnWaddingtonTime: 0500 - Suffered a heavy landing at the airfield. Sgt Hall was injured in the incident - - - ONLY ONE SIDE OF THE CARD WITH NO DAMAGE CATS
13/08/1941WellingtonW538112 SqnGoxhillIn extremely bad weather conditions this Wellington made a forced landing. P/O CA Barnes hit an obstacle on landing after a dawn return from a bombing raid, a shortage of fuel and lack of wireless assistance hampered his attempts to bring the aircraft down safely.
13/08/1941WellingtonW5463142 SqnBinbrookSgt KW Barnfield made a heavy landing in bad weather when returning from a raid on Berlin, He held off too high and touvhed down heavily, damaging the aircraft beyond the repair of the unit on site.
14/08/1941DefiantT3934409sqnColeby GrangeTime: 0025 - On returning to the airfield after completing a searchlight cooperation flight, P/O E. Fenwick undershot his landing hitting trees on the airfield boundary. The resulting impact wrote the aircraft off, P/O Fenwick and Sgt Dickson escaped with only minor injuries.
14/08/1941HurricaneP330756 OTULutton MarshTime: 1830 - While on a formation flying exercise the aircraft suffered engine failure. The pilot managed to land the aircraft with the undercarriage retracted. No injuries were reported to P/O D.H. Hone, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
14/08/1941WellingtonW553612sqnnr GrimsbyCoded PH-M Airborne 2130 14Aug41 from Binbrook for Rotterdam. On return, shot down by a Ju88C Intruder (Ofw Robert Lueddeke, 1./NJG2) and crashed 0230 15Aug41 near the Humber river. The two injured airmen were admitted to Grimsby and District General Hospital, where Sgt Wakeford died from his injuries. Sgt Cameron Sgt Cook Sgt Price injured, Sgt K.Harrison killed, Sgt A.Wakeford injured, Sgt Thorpe
15/08/1941DefiantT3947409sqnColeby GrangeTime: 1950 - Sgt W.C. Baehr lost control of his aircraft while taxying out on the peri-track. He tried to brake but the wet ground prevented him stopping in rough ground. The aircraft was repaired on-site and no injuries were reported.
15/08/1941DefiantV1178409sqnColeby GrangeTime: 2220 - The aircraft approached the runway at too high a speed, causing a heavy landing. P/O E.L. McMillan reported being unable to see on approach, as the reason for his high speed. The resulting damage left the aircraft being dismantled and transferred to a off-site repair facility.
15/08/1941SpitfireP7829412sqnDigbySgt PV Brodeur had a heavy down wind landing. At 3 feet from the ground he heard the undercarriage warning horn, attempted to take off again but failed to gain any height damaging the port wheel. The aircraft was repairable by the unit on site.
15/08/1941WellingtonW553612sqnin the Humber nr GrimsbyCoded PH-M, Airborne 2130 14Aug41 from Binbrook for Rotterdam. On return, shot down by a Ju88C Intruder (Ofw Robert Luddeke, 1./NJG2) and crashed 0230 15Aug41 near the Humber river. The two injured airmen were admitted to Grimsby and District General Hospital, where Sgt Wakeford died from his injuries. Sgt Cameron Sgt Cook Sgt Price injured, Sgt K.Harrison killed, Sgt A.Wakeford injured, Sgt Thorpe
15/08/1941HampdenAD97649 SqnScamptonTime: 0500 - Overshot the landing in very poor weather conditions, causing damage to the undercarriage. Sgt W.H.B. Hills and his crew were not injured, bu the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
15/08/1941HampdenAE23649 SqnScamptonTime: 0445 - Overshot his landing and hit a pole on returning to the base from an operational mission. Sgt K.H. Letford and the rest of the crew suffered no serious injuries in the incident. The aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
15/08/1941HampdenAE26249sqnScamptonCoded EA-? Airborne 2058 14Aug41 from Scampton for Braunschweig. Over-ran the runway on return and crashed 0320. Visibility was poor and this was a contributory factor. No crew injuries. Sgt Owen Sgt Donald Sgt A.Kettlewell Sgt Drinkwell
16/08/1941BeaufortAW20686 Sqn2 miles form North Coates in the seaTime: 1750 - Suffered engine failure and was unable to maintaine height on one engine. So Sgt E.G. Holloway (Australian) was forced to ditch the aircraft in the sea, suffering only minor injuries.
16/08/1941HurricaneV693556 OTU2 miles SE of Sutton BridgeTime: ? - Upon completing a night air test, the pilot started doing unauthorised aerobatics. This resulted in the aircraft diving in and hitting the ground, killing F/Sgt M.F. Mills.
16/08/1941OxfordR5949RAFCBarkston LGLAC Hawkes suffered a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse whilst on a solo training flight practicing precautionary landings. The aircraft was damaged to the point where it was unable to be repaired by the unit.
16/08/1941OxfordR6142RAFCBarkston LGOn his first solo flight on type, LAC A Dixon, suffered a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse. The aircraft was repairable on site.
16/08/1941OxfordV3346RAFCBarkston LGLAC P L G Davies on his first Solo flight over shot and ran in to a brick wall at the end of the airfield. The aircraft was beyond the repair of the unit.
16/08/1941HurricaneP302856 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1830 - On returning to the airfield after completing practice gun attacks, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing in bad rain, resulting in heavy damage to the undercarriage. Sgt J.M. Dixon reported no injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
17/08/1941HurricaneN266556 OTU1 mile NE of Sutton BridgeTime: 1045 - Suffered engine failure in-flight, but managed to land in a field with the undercarriage retracted. No injuries were reported to Sgt G.H.N. Davey, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
17/08/1941SpitfireP816565 SqnNorth CoatesSgt A Mrtvy (Czech) undershot the aerodrome, hit a ridge and broke off the main undercarriage legs. The aircraft was not repairable on site and had to be dismantled.
17/08/1941HurricaneZ3077401sqnWellingoreTime: 0635 - During take-off the aircraft damaged it's undercarriage after hitting a bump. The aircraft was forced to continue with it's take-off and come back in to land, albeit with only one wheel. S/Ldr A.D. Nesbitt (Canadian) reported no injuries, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
17/08/1941WellingtonW537612 SqnBinbrookAt 03:00hrs the aircraft was damaged badly when Pilot Sgt FN Finnis brought it home after a raid. The aircraft's hydraulics and VSG pump failed, forcing him to land with the undercarriage retracted.
18/08/1941OxfordN6402RAFCBarkston LGThis aircraft had to be disassembled and returned to the factory for repair after it swung on take off and went through the boundary wire fence whilst on a solo training flight at the hands of LAC B E Grein.
18/08/1941HampdenAD919106sqnChapel HillCoded ZN-? Airborne 2310 18Aug41 from Coningsby for Cologne. Engine failure after take-off resulted in a forced-landing 2315 at Chapel Hill, just across the river from the airfield. Sgt Field injured, P/O Finlayson injured, Sgt Norman injured, Sgt Wright injured.
18/08/1941BeaufortW647186 SqnDonna NookThis aircraft was destroyed at 2300hrs when it flew into the ground at Brooks Farm just outside the airfield boundary whilst practising circuits and landings, damaging the farmhouse. Pilot Sgt PN Cowan (Australian) suffered severe head injuries and died the following day in Louth hospital, his observer Sgt WA Lowing (Australian) was injured but survived.
18/08/1941WellingtonR1641300sqn (Polish)HemswellCoded BH-Z Airborne 2335 18Aug41 at Hemswell for Duisburg but crashed almost immediately due to premature retraction of the under-carriage and burst into flames. Shortly afterwards, the bomb-load exploded. Sgt K.Ceglinski (Polish) killed, Sgt S.Kuropatwa (Polish) killed, Sgt Wybaniec (Polish) injured, F/O A.Paszkowski (Polish), Sgt Kordys (Polish), Sgt Glucklick (Polish) unhurt.
18/08/1941SpitfireP796065 SqnKirton LindseyLanding at 19:25 into the sun Sgt W Kay had a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsed. He was blinded by the sun light shining into his eyes. The aircraft was damaged beyond the units repair capability.
18/08/1941DefiantN3328151 SqnSutton BridgeTime: 1630 - Suffered a heavy landing after approaching the airfield at a high airspeed. Sgt J.A. Deneys suffered no injuries and the aircraft was repaired a few days later on-site.
18/08/1941HampdenAE195144 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - The pilot failed to lock the undercarriage before landing back at the base, and it retracted upon landing. P/O Turgel and the rest of the crew suffered no injuries, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
19/08/1941OxfordP1882RAFCCranwellThe aircraft had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse at the hands of 2/Lt J B Goodwin on a solo flight. It was unable to be repaired by the unit.
19/08/1941SpitfireP753065 SqnKirton LindseySgt A Mrtvy (Czech) taxied into the dispersal pen due to insufficient brake pressure, the pilot failed to compensate for the issue. The aircraft was not badly damaged and could be repaired on site by the unit.
19/08/1941HampdenAD93483 SqnScamptonTime: 2040 - The aircraft swung on take-off causing the undercarriage to collapse. Sgt Plaistowe and the rest of his crew were not injured in the incident, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
19/08/1941HurricaneP388856 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1930 - Suffered a heavy landing without flaps after holding off too high. Hitting the runway with one wheel causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to P/O A.C. Marchbanks (American), and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
20/08/1941SpitfireP8258266 Sqn2m South East of LincolnP/O N N Allen suffered an engine failure in flight at 14:45 and had to set his aircraft down with the undercarriage retracted. The aircraft had to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
20/08/1941HampdenAD932106 SqnConingsbyTime: ? - While taxying from the dispersal the aircraft hit an obstruction. No injuries were reported to either Sgt R. Purnell or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
20/08/1941OxfordAB70812SFTSGranthamThis aircraft is reported as damaged when it collided with Oxford AB757 on this date - no mention of the incident in the unit records.
20/08/1941OxfordAB75712SFTSGranthamThis aircraft is reported as damaged when it collided with Oxford AB708 on this date - no mention of the incident in the unit records.
20/08/1941HampdenP44451AASManbyTime: 1630 - On returning to the airfield, Sgt A. Widawski (Polish) was unable to lock the landing gear before landing due to fault with the aircraft. So upon touching the runway, the undercarriage collapsed. No injuries were reported, but the aircraft was deemed only fit for spares.
20/08/1941BeaufortW647586 SqnNorth CoatesTime: 1145 - P/O L.V. Craxton took off with the tail trimmers set in the incorrect position. Subsequently he quickly lost control of the aircraft and hit the ground at Low farm, Marshchapel. No injuries were reported to the crew, but the aircraft had to be repaired off site.
20/08/1941HurricaneV707656 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1525 - Overshot the runway and finished in a sand bank. No injuries were reported to Sgt K. Bunting, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
20/08/1941HurricaneV759156 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1530 - The aircraft held off too high and stalled on to one wheel, causing the undercarriage to collapse Sgt R.R. Chesterfield reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
20/08/1941HurricaneV764856 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1530 - The aircraft overshot the runway and finished in a field. No injuries were reported to Sgt F.C. Conibear, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
20/08/1941WellingtonT2886300 Sqn (Polish)HemswellAt 12:55hrs this Wellington suffered damage to it's tail wheel as the pilot , Sgt E Chorazy (Polish), was practicing solo landings. The aircraft had been subjected to many heavy tail-first landings on uneven ground.
21/08/1941OxfordV39422 CFSFulbeck LGOn a night time dual flight, practicing landings, the aircraft, flown by F/O H A Arnott, struck a flare hood due to a swing on landing. The aircraft wasn't able to be repaired by the unit.
22/08/1941OxfordR6376RAFCBarkston LGThe aircraft had a heavy landing, at the controls Cpl H J H Creswell, lost control after touch down and the undercarriage collapsed. The damage suffered wasn't too bad and could be repaired on site.
23/08/1941HampdenAD246106 SqnConingsbyTime: ? - The undercarriage collapsed after the aircraft suffered a heavy landing. Sgt Curties and his crew suffered no serious injuries despite the landing and the aircraft catching fire. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
23/08/1941OxfordP9043RAFCCranwellExperiencing a wing root stall after take off, Sgt H C Howard returned with the aircraft and suffered a heavy landing. Lowering the flaps could have prevented the problem but the pilot was inexperienced on type. It was damage beyond the repair capabilities of the unit.
23/08/1941OxfordV3238RAFCCranwellLAC F A Ashford landed the aircraft with the undercarriage retracted. Interestingly the card records a code of L17 (Engine failure) but does not mention it in the notes section. The aircraft was repaired on site
23/08/1941OxfordAB64912SFTSHarlaxton LGThe aircraft was attacked by an enemy aircraft at night whilst landing. It had to be taken away for repair. (No other info on card)
23/08/1941DefiantN3481255 SqnHibaldstowTime: 2245 - Aircraft landed on the edge of the runway causing the undercarriage to collapse. Sgt E.A. Turner suffered only minor injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and transferred to a repair facility off-site.
24/08/1941HurricaneZ5234121sqnKirton LindseyTime: 0730 - On landing back at the airfield after being scrambled, the brakes failed to hold resulting in a minor collision. P/O D. Geffene (American) reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
24/08/1941WellingtonR1452103 SqnElsham WoldsF/O T Wardhaugh crash landed at 16:00hrs after his undercarriage failed to lock down and the emergency lever had separated from its spindle.
25/08/1941BeaufighterX758225 Sqn2 miles SW of Kirton LindseyTime: 2330 (ops) - Suffered engine failure in the port engine during take-off. Despite P/O J.H. Case's best efforts, the aircraft came down in fields near Grayingham. No injuries reported to the crew but the aircraft was extensively damaged.
25/08/1941OxfordV3570RAFCBarkston LGSgt R J Hamer held off too high on a night time solo flight resulting in a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse. The aircraft was beyond the units capacity to repair.
25/08/1941HavocBD11793sqnColeby GrangeTime: 0300 - While taxying to dispersal in misty conditions the aircraft struck a barbed wire fence. The resulting damage was repaired on site shortly after. Pilot Sgt Binks and crew were unhurt.
25/08/1941HampdenAE22383sqnScamptonCoded OL-V, Airborne 2030 24Aug41 from Scampton. Landed 0225 25Aug41 but after taxying into the dispersal there was an explosion and the Hampden burst into flames. In addition to the crew, four members of the ground staff died in the explosion, caused, it is believed, by a loose bomb falling from the aircraft when the bomb doors were opened for inspection of the bay. P/O V.C.O.R.Maybury killed, P/O T.G.M.Macintyre killed, Sgt E.J.Clarke killed, Sgt R.Scholes killed, Cpl W.Inkpen killed, LAC L.S.Rayment killed, AC1 W.R.Stevenson killed, AC2 C.Ogden killed.
25/08/1941HampdenAE243455sqnSwinderbyTime: 2240 - The port leg on the undercarriage collapsed after the aircraft suffered a heavy landing. No injuries were reported to either Sgt M.A. Jenkins or his crew. The aircraft wa repaired by the unit on-site.
25/08/1941HampdenAD96749sqnWhale Jaw Farm, HackthornCoded EA-H, Airborne from Scampton for Dusseldorf. Collided in the air at 0250 20Aug41 with an 83 Sqdn Hampden X3121, both aircraft falling near Whale Jaw Farm, Hackthorn. Sgt O.B.McMahon killed, Sgt G.Upton killed, Sgt ID McKinnon killed, Sgt E.Welbourne killed.
25/08/1941HampdenX312183sqnWhale Jaw Farm, HackthornCoded OL-F, Airborne 2030 24Aug41 from Scampton for Dusseldorf. Collided in the air at 0250 on return with a 49 Sqdn Hampden AD967, both aircraft falling near Whale Jaw Farm, Hackthorn. F/Lt A.J.G.Mills DFC killed, Sgt J.A.A.Somerville killed, Sgt B.V.Mason killed, F/Sgt D.I.Sharp killed.
26/08/1941DefiantN4352409sqnColeby GrangeTime: 2250 - G/Cpt A.P. Campbell undershot the runway after concentrating to much on his instruments and not his visual approach. The resulting damage to the aircraft meant it had to be dismantled and shipped off-site to a repair facility.
26/08/1941OxfordV665012SFTSHarlaxton LGShortly after 09:30 whilst taxying down wind for take off the port wing of Sgt Bearcrofts' Oxford caught fire due to a suspected faulty repair to the engine. The aircraft needed to be sent away for repair.
26/08/1941SpitfireP752265 SqnKirton LindseyOn a mission practising dog fighting the aircraft suffered damage to the engine cowling, it obscured Sgt J H Deall (South Rhodesia) view forcing a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse. The damage was repairable on site.
26/08/1941HampdenAE24149 SqnScamptonTime: 1545 - The aircraft hit a Nissen Hut while taxying, after the brakes failed. No injuries were reported to either Sgt D.J.P. Broomfield or the rest of the crew. The aircraft itself was repaired by the unit on-site.
26/08/1941HampdenAE317106 SqnSwinderbyTime: 1145 - Hit a range after the brakes on the aircraft failed whilst taxying. No injuries were reported to Sgt Lyon or his crew. The aircraft itself was repaired by the unit on-site.
27/08/1941BlenheimV57302 OTU0.5 miles North of Donna NookTime: 0545 - Sgt D.G. Brisco undershot the runway while doing night circuits after the aircraft suffered a fuel leak. No injuries were reported and the aircraft was repaired shortly after.
27/08/1941DefiantN3516409sqnColeby GrangeTime: 2145 - After landing Sgt B.J.M. Green taxied in to the boundary fence after following a guards flash light, mistaking it for airfield lighting. The aircraft was repaired on-site a few days later.
27/08/1941OxfordV3983RAFCCranwellLAC S Blackburn, on an early evening solo training flight went around after making a bad attempted landing, the aircraft lost height and landed with the undercarriage retracted. The aircraft was repaired on site by the unit.
27/08/1941OxfordN4647RAFCFulbeck LGIn the early morning of the 28th, Sgt J A Walmsley, out on a night time solo flight, had a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft had to be disassembled and taken away for repair.
27/08/1941OxfordAB75312SFTSGranthamOn an early evening solo flight LT Emmett overshot and hit a gun post with the undercarriage, when he brought the aircraft back around to land the undercarriage collapsed. It was unable to be repaired by the unit.
27/08/1941OxfordV362712SFTSHarlaxton LGDuring a late evening solo flight, LAC Ward had a heavy landing in squally conditions, a gust of wind caused the port wing to dip and collapsed the port side undercarriage. The damage was too much for the unit on site to repair.
27/08/1941HenleyL33951AASManbyTime: 1530 - The undercarriage collapsed while landing, on returning to the airfield after completing it's Target Towing duties. Sgt J. Selagowski (Polish) and his crew reported no injuries, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
27/08/1941HampdenX299150sqnnr SwinderbyCoded VN-? Airborne 2250 27Aug41 from Swinderby but failed to climb away and crashed just outside the airfield perimeter. No crew injuries. P/O Ferrie Sgt Redwood Sgt Holland Sgt Hawkins.
27/08/1941HurricaneP322556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1125 - The undercarriage collapsed on landing back at the airfield after not being locked in position properly. No injuries were reported to P/O A.C. Marchbanks (American), and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
28/08/1941OxfordX6934RAFCBarkston LGOn a late evening night solo sortie Pilot Officer R H Welch had a heavy landing, hitting the flares after bouncing and swinging the aircraft. The aircraft was repaired on site.
28/08/1941HampdenAD91744sqnPotterhanworthCoded KM-P, Diverted to and landed 0330hrs at Horsham St.Faith after a mining operation from Waddington the night before. The aircraft crashed and was wrecked at 10.00hrs 28Aug41 while returning to Waddington, the Hampden tried to land on the Waddington decoy (Q) site near the real airfield. Sgt B.W.Johnson injured, Sgt S.Mallen killed, F/Sgt W.H.Saville injured, Sgt E.A.Windsor injured,
28/08/1941WellingtonR1592150 SqnElsham WoldsThis aircraft was damaged on landing after it ran low on fuel on returning from a mission at 05:50hrs. The pilot, Sgt Hastey, became disorientated in bad weather and had to make a forced landing at Elsham Wolds.
29/08/1941OxfordP1804RAFCBarkston LGPilot Officer R H Welch had his second heavy landing in two days while out on an early evening sortie, due to poor light he held off the approach by approximately 10ft and caused the port undercarriage to collapse. The aircraft suffered minor damage but was able to be repaired on site by the operating unit.
29/08/1941HampdenP441225OTUClaypoleAirborne from Balderton for circuit and landing training, but the pilot lost control on the approach and crashed into the village at 1340. Sgt EF Grove was unhurt, but Sgt Beaumont was critically injured in the crash and died on 6/Sep/41 in Newark hospital.
29/08/1941OxfordL4626RAFCFulbeck LGLAC S Coshall hit an unnamed airman who was bending down on the flight path whilst the aircraft was landing from an evening sortie. The aircraft was undamaged.
30/08/1941HampdenAE22950sqnBassinghamCoded VN-? Airborne 2135 29Aug41 from Swinderby for Frankfurt. Crashed 0430 onto a 'Q' site at Bassingham, 8 miles SSW of Lincoln. F/Sgt I.P.Mapp injured, Sgt K.S.Furley Sgt Welford injured, Sgt E.R.James unhurt.
30/08/1941HampdenP429825OTUClaypoleAirborne from Balderton for night circuit training. The pilot lost control whilst banking towards the runway. The aircraft crashed at 0115 at Home Farm - this farm was destroyed on 23rd March 1962 when a Victor aircraft crashed onto it.
30/08/1941OxfordL4626RAFCCranwellThe aircraft hit an object whilst on a solo flight with LAC D Calvert at the controls. It is thought the object was probably a notice board on the boundary. The aircraft was repaired on site by the unit.
30/08/1941OxfordV3727RAFCCranwellLAC E H Perry had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse whilst on a solo sortie. Due to an instrumentation failure in the cockpit, he was unable to ascertain his height, he landed down wind unable to tell if the undercarriage was locked down. No blame as apportioned to the pilot. The aircraft had to be disassembled and taken away for repair.
30/08/1941WellingtonT2574300 Sqn (Polish)InghamF/O Wolanski (Polish) damaged the tail wheel on this aircraft on landing on uneven ground.
31/08/1941OxfordX6932RAFCBarkston LGThe aircraft was written off on a night time solo flight when LAC F W Baker under shot his approach hit a boundary wall and crashed.
31/08/1941HampdenAE309106 SqnConingsbyTime: 1600 - The pilot failed to lock the undercarriage while on approach causing it to collapse on landing. No injuries were reported to either Sgt Lockwood or the rest of the crew. The aircraft was deemed only fit for spares after the incident.
31/08/1941HampdenP119514OTUConingsbyTime: ? - Tyre burst on landing after returning from an air Firing test, damaging the undercarriage. No injuries were reported to either Sgt A.P. Overhall or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
31/08/1941HampdenAD93944sqnHarmstonCoded KM-? The aircraft collided with 412sqn Spitfire P8586 at 1210hrs, crashing in fields just off White Lane. P/O P.R. Owen killed, Sgt D.G Forbes killed, AC2 F.B. Prest killed. AC2 Prest was an Initial Training Wing candidate.
31/08/1941SpitfireP8586412sqnHarmstonThe aircraft collided with Hampden AD939 at 1210hrs, crashing in fields just off White Lane. Pilot P/O W.R. Hughes (Canadian)was killed.
31/08/1941BeaufortAW21386sqnNorth CoatesThis aircraft was destroyed at 1519hrs when it crashed into and damaged an unidentified parked Hudson of 407sqn on takeoff. Pilot Sgt T Kaye was killed. There is no mention of this incident in either 86sqn or 407sqn records.
31/08/1941HurricaneV750756 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1525 - The aircraft landed with the undercarriage retracted, after the pilot had forgot to carry out his cockpit checks. No injuries were reported to Sgt W. Brown, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.

September

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/09/1941OxfordAB711RAFCBarkston LGLAC H Bond taxied too far beyond the flight path and hit the barbed wire defences on the boundary of the airfield at 04:40. the damage was not too bad and was repairable on site.
01/09/1941OxfordV3945RAFCBarkston LGThe aircraft had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse on landing during a night time solo mission, the aircraft stalled on the approach and LAC J C Hardie brought the aircraft down as best he could. It was classed as repairable by the unit.
01/09/1941OxfordT1122RAFCCranwellLAC A M Brownrigg taxied the aircraft in to a hanger wall at 13:00. The aircraft was repairable on site.
01/09/1941WellingtonX9813103 SqnElsham WoldsThis aircraft was damaged on return from operations when it hit HT cables on approach after the pilot forgot to adjust the barometric setting on the altimeter. Pilots Sgt Gorrie, Sgt Gilby and their crew were mainly unhurt, though navigator F/Lt HL Lindo (Canadian) was treated in hospital for concussion and lacerations to his forehead.
01/09/1941OxfordAB68512SFTSGranthamIn the small hours of the 1st of September, Pilot Officer C G Killpack had a heavy landing, during which, the aircraft bounced and the Undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was beyond the repair of the unit.
01/09/1941OxfordN482812SFTSGranthamThe aircraft suffered damage beyond the units repair, whilst still on the ground. The undercarriage retracted after the engines were started. The flight mechanic gave the order to start the engines before checking the undercarriage lever was in the neutral position.
01/09/1941HurricaneR409156 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 0945 - Held off too high and stalled the engine, resulting in a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsing. No injuries were reported to Sgt P. Rooping, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
01/09/1941HampdenAE25844 SqnWaddingtonTime: 0215 - The aircraft crashed in to a marker beacon while on approach to the airfield. No injuries were reported to either Sgt E.K. Knight or his crew. The aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
02/09/1941BeaufortAW23986 SqnDonna NookTime: 2110 - P/O B.W. Way attempted to take-off with his controls set in the wrong position. Due to this error the aircraft overshot the runway, went through a hedge and finished in an adjacent field. No injuries were reported and the aircraft was repaired onsite.
02/09/1941BeaufighterR2469409sqnnr MetheringhamTime: 2025hrs (patrol) - the aircraft stalled during a low altitude left hand turn whilst on approach to land at Coleby Grange. This caused the aircraft to nose dive into the ground on the Bloxholme road, killing pilot W/Cmdr N.B. Petersen (Canadian) and his navigator P/O AN Slater on impact.
03/09/1941HampdenAE19244 SqnColebyTime: ? - Suffered engine failure while on approach to the airfield after returning from operations. The aircraft fell short of the runway coming to rest in a cabbage field. No inuries were reported to P/O Anekstein or his crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
03/09/1941HampdenAE19449sqnSibsey Fen SideForce-landed 800 yards north of Mallows Farm at 0630hrs after running low on fuel on return fromn operations in extremely foggy weather.
03/09/1941HampdenAE11550 SqnWaddingtonTime: 0400 - On returning to the airfield after taking part in Operation Berlin, the aircraft overshot the runway in bad weather and finished in a ditch. No injuries were reported to either Sdr/Ldr R. Lloyd or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
03/09/1941HampdenAE11650 SqnWaddingtonTime: 0400 - Returning from mine-laying in Copenhagen the aircraft ran out of fuel while on approach. The aircraft landed in a ploughed field just short of the runway. No injuries were reported to either P/O D.G. Carter or his crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repairs.
03/09/1941HampdenAE15750sqnWaddingtonCoded VN-? Airborne 1935 2Sep41 from Swinderby on a Gardening sortie. Landed 0320 3Sep41 at Waddington in poor visibility and collided with a 44 Sqdn Hampden (X3025). Both machines were extensively damaged and subsequently written off. No crew injuries. P/O Ferrie P/O Bartley Sgt Holland Sgt Hawkins
03/09/1941HampdenX302544sqnWaddingtonThe aircraft was written off after it was hit whilst parked on the ground by Hampden AE157 which was landing in poor weather on return from a minelaying sortie.
03/09/1941HampdenAE15683sqnWeltonCrash-landed in thick fog in a field at 0530hrs on return from operations after being diverted to Coningsby due to conditions at Scampton. Fog at Coningsby was even worse, so the pilot attempted to land at base. Pilot P/O Seward and crew were unhurt.
03/09/1941HampdenAE31483sqnWildmoreCrashed on the Boston-Coningsby road at 0555hrs after running out of fuel on return from operations. The pilot had been diverted to Coningsby instead of Scampton due to fog at base, but the conditions around Coningsby were even worse. Pilot Sgt Dennis and crew were unhurt.
03/09/1941WellingtonR17665 Group Training flightConingsbySgt EL Tiley made a heavy landing and the aircraft's undercarriage collapsed when the aircraft stalled onto the runway.
04/09/1941EnvoyP5625RAF Station Flight GosportCranwellG/Cpt Pearce had a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsed.
04/09/1941OxfordP1079RAFCGranthamDuring an afternoon dual training flight the aircraft was written off when it hit a tree on a practice approach. An engine stalled and the aircraft crashed. Pilot Sgt R C Vernon was killed, his pupil LAC HW Adams was injured.
04/09/1941OxfordAB76212SFTSHarlaxton LGThis Oxford suffered damage beyond the repair capabilities of the unit when it stalled on landing, the tail lifted an the nose hit the ground. It was on an early evening solo flight practicing circuits and landings with LAC L A Klein at the controls.
05/09/1941WellingtonX979518OTUWaddingtonAirborne from Bramcote. The aircraft crashed into vehicles and came to rest against a hanger after leaving the runway during a Lorenz approach to land in fog at 1130. F/O M. Sukniewicz (Polish) killed. Pilot F/O T Lach (Polish) and the rest of the crew were uninjured.
06/09/1941OxfordP1937RAFCBarkston LGOn a solo flight practicing single engine and glide landings, the aircraft hit trees on the perimeter of the aerodrome and was written off. Pilot LAC LE Eales was killed.
06/09/1941HampdenX292144sqnBranston Cliff Farm Coded KM-Z, Airborne at 2115hrs from Waddington on a mining sortie at Kiel (Melon region), but failed to climb away and crashed 2117hrs at Branston Hall Farm near the airfield. The mine exploded on impact. Sgt A.A.Watt killed, Sgt J.R.Newcombe killed, Sgt A.D.Wimbush killed, Sgt E.S.Cox killed.
06/09/1941BeaufighterR2401255 SqnHibaldstowTime: 1640 This aircraft was damaged on return from operations when the undercarriage collapsed after a heavy landing. No injuries were reported to the pilot Sgt P.S. Kendall.
07/09/1941OxfordV332815 FTSBarkston LGCpl R J Steele overshot the airfield and hit a stone wall on the boundary of the aerodrome during an early morning solo flight. The aircraft had to be dismantled and taken away for repair
07/09/1941OxfordW657212SFTSGranthamThis example was damaged beyond the repair capabilities of the unit when the undercarriage was retracted after engine start. Sgt R Hodgson was going out on a solo training sortie at 15:30
07/09/1941OxfordAB65012SFTSHarlaxton LGLAC W Carter had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse whilst on a night time solo training flight. The aircraft could not be repaired on site.
08/09/1941OxfordW35732 CFSFulbeck LGAt 03:00 Pilot Officer O N Shepherd overshot the flight path and hit a fence on the boundary of the aerodrome, he approached too fast and with very little wind. The aircraft was repairable on site.
08/09/1941OxfordW657312SFTSGranthamLt D E Healey had a heavy landing after holding off too high resulting in a collapse of the undercarriage, it was during a solo flight in bad visibility. The aircraft was beyond the repair of the unit.
08/09/1941BeaufighterR2398255 SqnWalthamTime: 0610 (patrol) - The aircraft suffered engine failure whilst on patrol, causing P/O W. Wolley to make an emergency landing at Waltham. The pilot suffered only minor injuries.
08/09/1941WellingtonL5395142 SqnBinbrookOn a test flight at 18:00hrs, pilot Sgt Wiggins failed to retract the undercarriage on a circuit, he then retracted the undercarriage to bring the aircraft in to land, causing the aircraft to touch down on its belly.
09/09/1941OxfordX6936RAFCBarkston LGThe aircraft had to be disassembled and taken away for repair after it struck the ground with a wing. The pilot LAC J S Wood was on a night time solo, at 01:30, when he banked the aircraft over too close to the ground. He imagined he saw another aircraft and took avoiding action. The report suggests that what he saw was perhaps another aircraft on the ground.
09/09/1941HampdenP428544sqnConingsbyCoded KM-U, Airborne from Scampton for Kassel. Crashed 0350 9Sep41 with failing engines, colliding with trees as the crew tried to land at Coningsby. P/O Anekstein Sgt J.G.Armstrong injured, Sgt Walker injured, Sgt Campbell
09/09/1941HampdenAD80549sqnNorth CarltonCoded EA-R, Airborne 2005 8Sep41 from Scampton for Kassel. Crash-landed 0632 low on fuel at Lenn Farm, North Carlton, 5 miles NNW of Lincoln. Sgt Hardisty died from his injuries 8Dec41. P/O Jones Sgt Thorndyke Sgt Taylor Sgt T.H.Hardisty Inj
10/09/1941WellingtonX987225OTUNocton DelphAirborne from Finningley for night bombing training. The aircraft hit farm buildings a quarter of a mile from the River Witham at Nocton Delph near Southrey at 2145hrs and was destroyed in the crash. F/Lt D.J. Bassett killed, Sgt F.V. Martin killed, Sgt W.G. Kilsby killed, Sgt G.F. Large killed, F/Sgt T. Highton DFM killed, Sgt M.J. Byrne killed.
10/09/1941WellingtonX9812150 SqnKirton in LindseyP/O R Ahalt (American) landed down wind and overshot the falrepath into a ditch at the boundary of the aerodrome. The on site unit could not repair the aircraft.
11/09/1941OxfordV3893RAFCBarkston LGLAC H L Baker was unaware he had hit an object but the aircraft had been damaged during his solo flight. It was repairable on site.
11/09/1941OxfordW664512SFTSHarlaxton LGPilot Officer R B Castle on a dual night time training sortie had a heavy landing due to holding off insufficiently and the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was damaged beyond the repair of the unit.
11/09/1941BeaufighterR2402255 SqnKirton-in-LindseyTime: 0850 (patrol) - Suffered undercarriage failure on landing at the airfield, causing F/Lt G.J.I. Clennell to land the aircrat wheels up. No injuries were reported.
11/09/1941HampdenAD86944 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - The aircraft hit a Fusing point and swung into another aircraft while taxying out for take-off. P/O Salazar and the rest of crew suffered no injuries. The aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit at a later date.
11/09/1941HampdenX313861sqnDunstonThis aircraft was damaged in a forced landing on return from operations to Rostock when the engines began cutting out in flight, possibly due to fuel starvation. The aircraft was recovered and repaired. Pilot Sgt Donovan, W/Op Sgt McGregor and gunner Sgt Roe were unhurt, though the navigator Sgt WH Shorrock sustained minor injuries in the accident.
12/09/1941SpitfireP8436401sqn500 yards to the south east corner of Digby Satellite airfieldSgt JAO Levesque of the Royal Canadian Air Force was injured when his Spitfire came down short of the airfield. He crash landed when his engine failed on the approach, it came in far too fast with insufficient time to lower the undercarriage.
12/09/1941OxfordT1376RAFCBarkston LGAt 01:15 2nd Lt W J Griffiths overshot and hit the boundary wall of the aerodrome. The report states that the pilot failed to close the throttles fully on landing. The aircraft was dismantled and returned to a repair facility.
12/09/1941WellingtonT2965103 SqnElsham WoldsAt 22:10hrs, returning from an operational sortie, pilot Sgt HEJ Giles overshot when attempting to land to the left of a lighted runway. He hit stony ground on the perimeter of the aerodrome and the undercarriage collapsed.
12/09/1941WellingtonR1042150 SqnBarkston HeathReturning from ops at 03:45hrs, pilot P/O J Simpson overshot the flarepath and ran through a stone wall and into a ditch, causing the undercarriage to collapse.
13/09/1941ManchesterL730697sqnConingsbyCoded OF-? The aircraft was written off after crashing due to the starboard tyre bursting on takeoff at 2020, following which the aircraft caught fire. No injuries reported to pilot Sgt GH hartley or his crew apart from minor bruising.
13/09/1941ProctorR75311SSCranwell NorthPilot Officer M Stusak (Czech Slovak) landed with the undercarriage retracted at 11:30. The aircrafts damage was light and repairable by the onsite unit.
13/09/1941BeaufighterR2399255 SqnHibaldstowTime: 1325 - The undercarriage collapsed during take-off causing the aircraft to swing of the runway. W/Cdr C.M. Windsor was not injured in the incident and the aircraft was later repaired.
13/09/1941SpitfireP823565 SqnKirton LindseyNew Zealander Sgt C Lattimer overshot his landing attempting to avoid another aircraft, his own aircraft skidded and the undercarriage collapsed. The damage was not sufficient and the aircraft could be returned to flight ready by the unit on site.
13/09/1941SpitfireP752265 SqnLudford MoorThis aircraft was wrecked when it crashed in Martin's Field, Ludford Moor at 1115hrs whilst practicing aerobatics and formation flying. The wings sheared off the aircraft after pulling out of a dive. The pilot lost control at 12000 feet, still spinning, the aircraft entered cloud at 8000 feet. It came out of the cloud in a vertical dive, the pilot was thrown from the aircraft but no attempt was made to pull the rip cord on the parachute pack, it is thought the pilot was unconscious throughout the dive. Pilot Sgt Donaldson killed.
14/09/1941WellingtonZ1256300sqn (Polish)Mareham-le-FenThis aircraft force-landed in a field 800 yards north of Low Grounds farm at 0530hrs on return from operations. Pilot Sgt Wielondek and crew were unhurt.
15/09/1941OxfordR6265RAFCCranwellDuring a single engine landing at 14:15 on a solo flight, LAC B I Jamieson failed to lower the undercarriage and landed with them retracted. The aircraft was repairable by the unit on site.
15/09/1941HurricaneZ3667121sqnHigh ToyntonTime: 1025 - The aircraft dived in to the ground after performing unathorised aerobatics and low flying below the safety limit. P/O E.W. Mason was sadly killed in the incident.
15/09/1941ManchesterL7318207sqnSouth HykehamCoded EM-K, lost on return from a transit flight from Haverigg in Cumbria where the groundcrew on board had been repairing another Manchester. The aircraft dived in from the circuit and crashed. F/O E.E.G. Crump killed, P/O J.P.A. Sawyer killed, P/O J.R. Clements (Canadian) killed, Sgt N.A. Mathison killed, LAC L.W. Carter killed, LAC J.F Riding killed, LAC H.F. Winter killed, AC1 R. Boyd killed, AC2 J.W. Grace killed, AC2 J. Lister killed.
16/09/1941HampdenAD93044sqnHarmstonCoded KM-L, Airborne 1835 15Sep41 from Waddington for Hamburg. Ran out of fuel and crashed 0317 16Sep41 at Harmston, 5 miles S of Lincoln, after flying into trees on the approach to land at Waddington. Sgt C.E.Musgrave injured, Sgt J.Endersby injured, Sgt LR Cox killed, F/Sgt J.Barry killed.
16/09/1941BlenheimT19591AASManbyTime: 0800 - On returning from a bombing exercise Sgt L. Koworacki (Polish) hit a serviceman (AC W.P. Collins) on his pedal cycle on the peri track. The aircraft and pilot sustained no damage, but AC Collins was treated for a number of injuries.
16/09/1941HampdenAD92750 SqnNorth CarltonTime: 0330 - Due to very bad weather the pilot got lost and failed to find the runway. While attempting to circle the airfield his engines cut due to a lack of fuel, forcing the aircraft down. Upon impact with the ground the aircraft also caught fire. No serious injuries were reported to either Sgt Tayler or the rest of the crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismatled and sent off-site for repair.
16/09/1941HampdenAD90750 SqnScamptonTime: ? - The undercarriage on the aircraft was not locked in position correctly and collapsed on landing back at the station. Once the aircraft came to rest it then caught fire. No serious injuries were reported to either P/O J.M. Waddell or his crew. The aircraft itself was deemed only fit salavge and spare parts.
16/09/1941HampdenAE36283sqnScamptonCoded OL-S, Airborne 1830 15Sep41 from Scampton for Hamburg. Crashed on return to base trying to land in fog. P/O J.Bromiley injured, P/O W.L.Rowe Sgt S.Isherwood P/O E.Goodman
16/09/1941HampdenAE36583sqnScamptonCoded OL-N, Airborne 1830 15Sep41 from Scampton for Hamburg. Crashed on return to base while trying to land in thick fog. No crew injuries. F/O W.Cunning Sgt J.Urquhart Sgt T.Dalby Sgt G.Cox
16/09/1941WellingtonW536712 SqnBinbrookThis aircraft was damaged when taxying with out authority. It ran into a hedge at the edge of the dispersal. AC2 TR Bashall was in control of the aircraft at the time.
17/09/1941SpitfireP8179401sqnDigby Satellite WC1The aircraft was damaged beyond the repair capability of the unit when Squadron Leader NR Johnstone hit rough ground when taxying, the smoke float dropped.
18/09/1941BeaufighterT463425 SqnHibaldstowTime: 1930 (Ops) - The aircraft developed a wheel wobble after a heavy landing causing the aircraft to leave the runway. Sgt H.F.W. Shead was not injured and the aircraft was repaired and returned to flight.
18/09/1941WellingtonN29471AASManbySgt T McE Dando was returning from a cine-gun exercise when the tail wheel collapsed as the aircraft landed on uneven ground.
19/09/1941Ju88A-57T+IK2/KFG606Donna NookThis aircraft was shot down by a flak ship off the coast and force-landed at Donna Nook. The aircraft was burned out by the crew at 2000hrs. Oblt G Voit, Gefr B Huchzermayer. Uffz W Cebvlok and Uffz O Sassim were all taken prisoner.
19/09/1941OxfordAP406RAFCFulbeck LGOn taxying for a night time solo training flight at 3am Pilot Officer I L T Ackroyd overshot the red obstruction lights and taxied into a ditch. The Commanding Officer noted "Gross Carelessness" on the report. The aircraft was deemed as being repairable by the unit.
19/09/1941OxfordAB63912SFTSHarlaxton LGPilot LAC Klein had a heavy landing in the aircraft and suffered a port undercarriage collapse during a night time solo flight. The damage was beyond the units repair capability.
20/09/1941OxfordT1380RAFCBarkston LGAt 22:30 on a solo flight, LAC T S Lea, had a heavy landing when he held off too high and stalled the aircraft. The undercarriage collapsed on landing. It was not repairable by the unit.
20/09/1941MasterN796356 OTUfield adjacent to Sutton BridgeTime: 1655 - Suffered engine failure on take-off, after the fuel cock had failed to be turned on. No major injuries were reported to P/O J.R. Owen (Canadian), but the aircraft was written off in the incident.
20/09/1941WellingtonN28741AASManbyOn return from a dual instruction flight at 12:00hrs, this aircraft was damaged when the tail wheel collapsed whilst landing on uneven ground. Pilot W/O H J King and crew were unhurt.
21/09/1941BlenheimL672625 SqnColeby GrangeTime: 1100 - Suffered an unknown incident while taxying at the airfield. The unknown incident was enough for the aircraft to need repairs, all be it minor ones.
21/09/1941BlenheimL6727409 SqnColeby Grange / DigbyTime: ? - P/O J.P. Franklin failed to insure the hydraulic selector lever was in the correct position and the starboard undercarriage leg retracted while taxying. The aircraft suffered only minor damage and was repaired the next day.
21/09/1941OxfordAB66412SFTSGranthamOn his first solo, LAC J K Jones encountered an engine failure during a bad approach, the engine cut out due to coarse use of the throttle. The aircraft swung on landing and caught fire, it had to be dismantled and sent away for repair.
21/09/1941OxfordAB70712SFTSHarlaxton LGAt 16:00 taxying back after performing precautionary landing practice, LAC Mottrams tail wheel collapsed. The unit on site could not repair the damage.
21/09/1941WellingtonR1539103 SqnHolbeachCoded PM-? Airborne 1902 20Sep41 from Elsham Wolds for Frankfurt. This aircraft was destroyed when it caught fire after crashing on return at Barrington House Farm, Frogs Abbey Gate near Holbeach at 0245hrs, whilst trying to make an emergency landing in fog. Sgt A.H.Rex killed, Sgt G.K.Procter (Canadian) killed, P/O A.G.Stanes killed, Sgt E.G.Paul killed, Sgt EGB Lennon killed, Sgt Bennett injured.
21/09/1941WellingtonL7886103 SqnHolton-le-MoorCoded PM-? Airborne from Elsham Wolds for Frankfurt. The aircraft ran out of fuel on return and with no response to calls for assistance in thick fog, the Wellington was abandoned at 0410hrs four miles NNW of Market Rasen, crashing on Pickering Farm, Holton-le-Moor. P/O Wallis was the last to leave the aircraft, baling out at 700 feet. The aircraft had completely run out of fuel and there was no fire on impact. P/O K.H.Wallis and crew were unhurt.
21/09/1941HampdenAD872144sqnKirkby on BainCoded PL-? Airborne from North Luffenham for Frankfurt. Crashed 0250 in a field 200 yards south of Kirkby on Bain village, to the west of the road. Fog was the biggest contributory factor in the accident. The aircraft was burned out on crashing. Sgt Giovetti was a Portuguese national serving with the RAF. F/O W.P.Carroll killed, Sgt L.Smith killed, Sgt P.A.Giovetti killed, Sgt C.Kellington killed.
21/09/1941WellingtonR127157sqnoff GrimsbyCoded DX-? Airborne 1935 20Sep41 from Feltwell for Berlin. Ditched following a fire in the starboard engine and loss of power from the port engine. The five survivors were taken into Grimsby, where they were admitted to the local RN Hospital. Sgt Sherriff is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Sgt J.C.McGeach Sgt S.H.Dunn (Canadian) Sgt C.G.Freeman Sgt D.J.O.Pyre Sgt J.H.Sherriff killed, Sgt E.E.Hartland
21/09/1941HampdenAE2955 Grp Training FltScamptonTime: 1615 - Upon landing back at the airfield, the tail wheel collapsed causing the aircraft swerve off the runway. Flt Sgt H. Shields and the rest of his crew suffered no injuries in the incident. The aircraft itself was deemed beyond the units capability
22/09/1941OxfordR5943RAFCCranwellSgt R D Gray had a heavy landing during a daytime solo flight. The aircrafts undercarriage collapsed. The damage was beyond the units repair capability.
22/09/1941SpitfireP7923411sqnDigbyP/O Morrison of the Royal Canadian Air Force struck a totem pole on the edge of the aerodrome when landing at 22:20. The pilot had no experience in type of night landings. He was also not made aware of any obstacles around the aerodrome. The damage was repairable by the on site unit.
22/09/1941DefiantT899696 SqnGranthamTime: 1440 - Upon landing Sgt D.H. Collier's aircraft swung, but due to a lack of brake pressure he was unable to correct and the undercarriage collapsed. No injuries were reported but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent to a repair facility off-site.
24/09/1941WellingtonR1510300sqn (Polish)HemswellThis aircraft was wrecked at 1515hrs whilst practising circuits. The engines lost power and the pilot crash-landed after his approach to land was baulked by another aircraft entering the runway to take off. Pilot P/O W Radwanski and crew were unhurt.
25/09/1941SpitfireP8169401sqnDigby Satellite WC1(Canadian) pilot H C Godefroy made three to four attempts to lock the undercarriage down on his Spitfire, when convinced that it was locked down he made his landing. At the end of the runway the undercarriage collapsed. Further inspection showed that the locking pins were damaged, probably due to previous heavy landings. The damage was repaired on site.
25/09/1941OxfordAP407RAFCFulbeck LGAt 23:15 on a night time solo training flight Sgt J F E Wolstenholme had a heavy landing with drift and the undercarriage collapsed. The damage was capable of being repaired by the unit on site.
25/09/1941OxfordT1054RAFCFulbeck LGWhilst practicing landings on a dual flight at 14:00, the tail wheel of FO W N Woods' aircraft collapsed after a normal landing when passing over rough ground. The unit could not repair the aircraft.
25/09/1941HurricaneP291956 OTUHolbeachThis aircraft was damaged in a forced landing in a field 1 mile north of Holbbeach Hurn Farm at 1520hrs. The aircraft's engine failed in-flight due to lack of petrol. The pilot managed to land the aircraft, but with the undercarriage retracted. Sgt J.A. Campbell reported no injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
25/09/1941OxfordW657612SFTSIngham LGDuring a night time solo flight (20:55) Lt Petty had a heavy landing at Ingham Landing Ground. He made his approach too steep an angle, moved the control column too far back in correcting and stalled the aircraft. The damage was beyond the units repair.
26/09/1941OxfordL4620RAFCBarkston LGLAC R T Pierson landed with the undercarriage not locked down on a solo flight at 17:00, subsequently the undercarriage collapsed. Carelessness was attributed to the incident. The aircraft was beyond the units capacity to repair.
26/09/1941OxfordV3692RAFCnr BrauncewellThis aircraft was wrecked when it crashed in a field after hitting trees in misty conditions 1.5 miles northwest of Brauncewell. Pilot Cpl WA Carr was killed.
26/09/1941AnsonR969014OTUScamptonThis aircraft was damaged at 2230hrs when the pilot force-landed wheels-up on the airfield after the aircraft failed to maintain height due to an engine failure in flight. Pilot F/Sgt JF Beckett was unhurt.
27/09/1941BlenheimL1301409sqnColeby GrangeTime: 1600 - The aircraft suffered a heavy landing due to excessive speed on approach and hit a pole at the end of the runway. Sgt A.D. Boyce was not hurt in the incident and the aircraft was repaired by the squadron a few days later.
27/09/1941OxfordN4600RAF College SFTSCopse east of Kirmington LG2/Lt LT Skinner crashed the aircraft when he became disorientated on a dusk solo flight, he failed to return on time & became lost. During attempting a forced landing the starboard engine cut out due to a lack of fuel. The aircraft was written off.
27/09/1941SpitfireP7918412sqnDigbyReturning at 19:15 from operations over France Sgt JN Brookhouse hit a flare box on landing in high winds. The undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was repaired on site.
27/09/1941UNKUNKUNKIn the sea off GrimsbyThis enemy aircraft was claimed as destroyed when it was shot down at 2146hrs from 2000' by batteries H12, H13 (Spurn) and H15 (Grimsby) of the Humber AA belt.
27/09/1941ManchesterR5782207 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - While the aircraft was on an air Test it suffered a systems failure resulting in a forced landing. No injuries were reported to either F/Lt K.H.P. Beauchamp or his crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
27/09/1941WellingtonW5590305 Sqn (Polish)Elsham WoldsThe altimeter pressure setting for the aerodrome was incorrect on F/O E Zakrzewski's Wellington, making him believe he was a lot higher than he was. Consequently he hit a cable on the approach and crashed the aircraft at low speed. The altimeter was registering at 400ft when it came to rest short of the aerodrome.
28/09/1941OxfordP1085RAFCBarkston LGThis aircraft was written off during a dual instrumentation flight with Pilot Officer C Johnson at the controls. It swung on landing hitting the wing on the ground, the pilot closed the throttle and retracted the undercarriage too, as the aircraft could not avoid obstacles on the ground.
28/09/1941HampdenAE37649sqnBurton Park, South CarltonCoded EA-E, Airborne 0009 29Sep41 from Scampton for Frankfurt. Suffered double-engine failure and crashed 0020hrs at Burton Park Estate, South Carlton. The Hampden burst into flames on impact. Sgt A.C.Walker killed, Sgt T.H.Smith killed, Sgt R.E.Greenhalgh killed, Sgt A.Raine killed,
28/09/1941ManchesterL737597sqnFrithvilleCoded OF-B, lost on an airtest sortie after starboard propeller jammed in fine pitch causing the pilot to force-land in a field at 1100hrs. Pilot F/O HS Blakeman and crew were unhurt.
29/09/1941OxfordAB709RAFCFulbeck LGPilot Officer F C Janes had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse when the aircraft ballooned on touchdown on a night time solo flight. The aircraft was repairable on site.
29/09/1941OxfordAB65612SFTSGranthamOn a dual training flight at 10:30 the aircrafts undercarriage collapsed after a normal landing. This was assumed it was due to previous heavy landings suffered by the aircraft. F LT Aalpoel was not to blame. The aircraft was however beyond the units capability of repair.
29/09/1941OxfordT118612SFTSGranthamAt 18:40 on a solo flight LAC E C O'Donnell had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse. The damage could not be repaired by the unit.
29/09/1941OxfordV358212SFTSHarlaxton LGDamage beyond the units repair capability was suffered during a dual training flight at 15:00, Pilot Officer H C Brilliant held off too high and had a heavy landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. It could have been avoided if the instructor had taken over the controls sooner.
29/09/1941WellingtonT25553OTUSkellingthorpeP/O AW Wood was starting a short flight to Cranwell, his port tyre burst on take off, the aircraft swung and the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was repairable but had to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
29/09/1941WellingtonR12783OTUSkellingthorpeThis aircraft crash-landed due to a tyre bursting on take-off. Pilot P/O Wood and crew were unhurt.
30/09/1941OxfordR6242RAFCBarkston LGPilot Officer H W Horsley on a dual flight at 11:45 failed to release the brakes quick enough on landing and the aircrafts tail lifted up hitting the nose on the ground. The damage was too much for the onsite unit to repair.
30/09/1941HurricaneW918056OTUFriskneyThis aircraft was damaged when it force-landed in a field 100 yards south of Decoy Farm at 1340hrs after running out of fuel. Pilot Sgt RD Shuman (American) was unhurt.
30/09/1941WellingtonZ834212 SqnBinbrookOn return from operations at 02:10hrs this aircraft suffered an engine failure. The starboard engine over heated, pilot Sgt A Cameron throttled back to cool the engine, but when he opened the throttle up again the engine caught fire. The aircraft was damaged in the subsequent belly-landing on the airfield.

October

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/10/1941SpitfireW3566AFDU2m East ConingsbyThe aircraft was written off on a calibration flight when it crash landed with P/O H S Sewell at the controls.
01/10/1941BlenheimL4932409sqnColeby GrangeTime: 1620 - On landing back at the airfield Sgt Brookes selected the wrong lever and retracted the the undercarriage while taxying. The damage caused resulted in the aircraft being dismantled and sent off site for repair, and the pilot sent for further training on the aircraft.
01/10/1941OxfordV3556RAFCCranwellAt 07:15 Sgt W R Tait, on a solo flight, suffered an engine fire on the starboard side whilst throttling back at 500ft. The aircraft was written off.
01/10/1941OxfordAB64012SFTSHarlaxton LGCpl R D Rayment undershot and hit a tree on the boundary of the airfield on a moon lit solo flight. The damage sustained was enough to mean it could not be repaired by the unit.
01/10/1941OxfordV362912SFTSHarlaxton LGDuring a solo flight at 18:00 2nd Lt H C Nichol-Smith had a heavy landing when on closing the throttle he moved the control column back too quickly and stalled the aircraft causing the tail wheel to collapse. The damage was too significant to by repaired by the on site unit.
01/10/1941OxfordAB71311 FTSWellingore LG On a night time dual flight at 03:30 Sgt R G Woods taxied the aircraft in to a trench, the pilot went in the wrong direction. The damage was not sufficient enough to have to be sent away for repair.
02/10/1941OxfordAP39411 FTSCranwellOn a moon lit solo night flight, LAC D I Evans had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse. The aircraft was deemed to be beyond the units repair capability
02/10/1941OxfordX6938RAFCCranwellLAC A R Saint overshot the boundary after a swing on landing on a solo flight at 15:00. The damage to the aircraft was too much for the unit to repair.
02/10/1941OxfordAB70412SFTSHarlaxton LGThe aircrafts tail wheel collapsed when taxying out for a solo flight at 10:00. LAC R V Paul was at the controls. The aircraft was beyond the repair capability of the unit.
03/10/1941SpitfireP7564401sqnDigby Satellite WC1Sgt B G Hodgkinson overshot his landing at 12:00, landing too fast he went through a hedge and the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was beyond the repair capabilities of the unit on site.
03/10/1941UNKUNKUNKIn the sea off GrimsbyThis enemy aircraft was claimed as destroyed at 2109hrs when it was shot down from 6000' by batteries H1 and H15 (Grimsby) of the Humber AA belt.
03/10/1941AnsonR331014OTUnr Sutton St JamesAirborne from Cottesmore for a night navigation exercise sortie. The aircraft was abandoned after running short of fuel in bad weather at 2320hrs as the pilot had unsuccessfully tried to land at both North Coates and Sutton Bridge. The aircraft crashed 1 mile west of Sutton st James, burning out on impact. Pilot P/O BJA Rennie and crew escaped unhurt.
04/10/1941HurricaneZ5138136sqnKirton LindseyTime: 1215 - The aircraft stalled on approach to the airfield, causing a heavy landing on one wheel. This resulted in the undercarriage collapsing on the aircraft. Sgt G.W.A Troko reported no injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
07/10/1941OxfordV40336 BAT FLTBetween Welbourn & Leadenham On a night time blind approach training flight, the aircraft was written off at 1920hrs when it crashed into a field 1000 yards south-west of Welbourne. Pilots F/Lt SCR Bell & P/O HV King plus another unnamed crewman were ordered by regional control to abandon the aircraft as they were unable to find an airfield to land at due to the thick fog.
07/10/1941OxfordV40346BATFStubtonAirborne from Waddington for beam-approach training at night, the aircraft was ordered to be abandoned by the regional control officer due to thick fog making landing impossible. The aircraft was destroyed when it crashed 100 yards north of Stubton Hall at 1930hrs. Pilot P/O HV King and crew baled out safely and were uninjured.
09/10/1941HampdenL41641AASGrimoldbyThis aircraft was destroyed when it crashed in bad weather on approach to land at Manby at 0830hrs. No accident record card was found for the aircraft, but it was reported in the Lincolnshire Constabulary records that 1 of the crew of 3 was killed and 2 were injured. No deaths in the CWGC register for this date tie up to deaths registered in Louth at that time.
10/10/1941ManchesterL738797 SqnConingsbyTime: 1600 - The aircraft bounced on landing causing the pilot to open the throttle to quickly trying to correct the aircraft. This resulted in the engines choking and landing hard on the runway, causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to either F/O H.T. Hill or his crew, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair.
10/10/1941SpitfireP8371411sqnDigbyOn a flight at dusk Sgt Powers of the Royal Canadian Air Force hit an unlighted totem pole on the boundary of the aerodrome, the pilots had not been briefed or warned of any poles in the area. The aircraft was damaged beyond the repair capabilities of the unit on site.
10/10/1941OxfordV3942RAFCFulbeck LGPracticing circuits and landings at night Pilot Officer R W Clancey failed to hold off sufficiently and the aircrafts undercarriage collapsed on a heavy landing. The aircraft suffered damage beyond the repair capabilities of the unit.
11/10/1941Ju88C-4R4+NL3/NJG2Barrowby This aircraft shot at, then collided with 12FTS Oxford AB767. It crashed at 2120hrs in a field just off High Road east of Barrowby village. Lt H Hahn (Ritterkreuz), Uffz E-W Meissler and Uffz H Scheidt were all killed. The aircraft exploded on impact and was destroyed.
11/10/1941ManchesterL732597sqnConingsbyAircraft damaged after one engine caught fire on landing at Coningsby. This must have caused fairly minor damage as the aircraft was repaired. Pilot F/O HS Blakeman & crew were unhurt.
11/10/1941OxfordAB76712SFTSDysart Road, GranthamThis aircraft was destroyed at 2119hrs whilst airborne on a night time solo flight when it crashed after colliding with JU88 R4+NL over Grantham. Pilot Sgt T D Graham was killed, as was his pupil, Cpl SJ Edwards.
11/10/1941OxfordV3593RAFCFulbeckThis aircraft was damaged in an unspecified incident on this date, unrecorded in the unit's records. No further detail available.
11/10/1941OxfordV3573RAFCFulbeck LGPilot Officer R W Clancey over shot in bad weather on a night time solo flight and hit a hedge. The undercarriage collapsed on landing. This was the pilots second incident in as many days. The damage sustained was too bad for the unit on site to repair.
11/10/1941HurricaneZ3681136sqnKirton LindseyTime: 1925 - Upon landing back at the airfield, the aircraft overshot the runway and swung to avoid a parked aircraft. This resulted in damage to the undercarriage on the aircraft. No injuries were reported to Sgt G.W.A Troke (Canadian), and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
11/10/1941WhitleyZ920458sqnoff SkegnessCoded GE-? Airborne 0040 11Oct41 from Linton-on-Ouse for Essen. Ditched 0825hrs some 11 miles ESE of Skegness, Lincolnshire. at 1135, the Skegness RNLI lifeboat, 'Anne Allen', rescued the crew from the water. Sgt E.E.Jones P/O McKenzie Sgt Carmichael Sgt Harwood Sgt Fraser
12/10/1941OxfordN4824RAFCBarkston LGThe aircraft was written off on a night time solo flight (21:45). LAC P L G Davies over shot, opened up the throttles to go around and crashed through a wall in to a bank on the boundary of the field and catching fire. LAC PLG Davies (American) was killed in the incident.
12/10/1941OxfordR5946RAFCBarkston LGLAC T Alston over shot the field on a night time solo flight, practicing circuits & landings at 05:00, he hit a hedge and damaged the undercarriage. The damage report stated it was capable of being repaired by the unit on site.
12/10/1941BlenheimZ973721 SqnKingerbyTime: 1540 - The aircraft hit a tree and crashed into a field while performing unauthorised manoeuvres at low level. The pilot Sgt F. Cocking along with Sgt M.J. Counter and Sgt E.J. Gill were killed in the incident.
12/10/1941HudsonAM728407sqnNorth CoatesTime: 2245 - Hit a hedge at the airfield during take-off. No injuries were reported to either P/O Codville or his crew. The aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
12/10/1941HampdenAD826455sqnSwinderbyTime: 1500 - The aircraft's engines stalled 50ft off the runway while landing back at the airfield. This resulted in the a very heavy landing causing damage to the undercarriage. No injuries were reported to either P/O J.A.C. Gordon or his crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
13/10/1941OxfordAB68512SFTSGranthamLAC P Holmes suffered an engine failure on landing when on a solo flight at 12:00, subsequently the aircraft hit a fence after failing to maintain height and burst the right hand tyre. The damage was too much to be repaired on site by the unit.
13/10/1941OxfordW665212SFTSGranthamCpl J J Gart failed to select undercarriage down and landed with it retracted on a solo single engine landing training flight. Pilot Error was the reason given for the incident. The aircraft was beyond the repair capability of the unit on site.
13/10/1941WellingtonZ8845103 SqnElsham WoldsThis aircraft suffered significant damage to the tail wheel and end of fuselage support beams after repeated heavy landings, whilst practicing circuits and landings at 03:00hrs.
13/10/1941WhitleyZ6761102sqnMarket DeepingCoded DY-? Airborne 1839hrs 12/Oct/41 from Topcliffe for Nuremburg. Crashed 0513hrs at Market Deeping, after running out of fuel on return. 4 of the crew abandoned the aircraft before pilot Sgt Stell made a heavy forced-landing in a field. No crew injuries. Sgt J.W.Stell (Canadian) Sgt J.M.M.Wilson Sgt D.C.Wilson Sgt C.Miller Sgt O.T.McIlquham
13/10/1941HampdenAE37944 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - The aircraft bounced on the runway after a heavy landing, causing damage to the undercarriage. Sgt Johnson and the rest of the crew reported no injuries, and the aircraft was repaired on site by the unit.
14/10/1941OxfordAP459RAFC1/4 mile east of FulbeckSgt GLH Steede whilst on a night time solo flight struck a tree and crashed in to a field, writing off the aircraft. The pilot heard a banging noise and saw flames coming from the engine and made a forced landing. Sgt Steede was killed in the crash.
14/10/1941Tiger MothN67934EFTSBlack Bank farm, MessinghamLAC J S Blackmore became lost whilst out on a solo flight, running low on fuel he set his Tigermoth down on a field on the farm, he bounced on landing in a strong cross wind, the starboard wing dropped, the aircraft swung and ended up on its nose. It had to be removed for repair.
14/10/1941ProctorP62371SSCranwell NorthWhilst taking off for a Wireless Training exercise, this Proctor piloted by Polish Sgt J G Stasik suffered a burst tyre causing the aircraft to swing.
15/10/1941OxfordP1861RAFCBarkston LGAt 21:55 on a night time solo flight, LAC J E Goodsell had a heavy landing after he failed to hold off sufficiently and subsequently the undercarriage collapsed. The damage was enough that it could not be repaired on site and had to be dismantled and sent to a repair facility.
15/10/1941OxfordR6142RAFCBarkston LGWhilst practicing precautionary landings at 17:00 LAC N Hadley under shot and hit a wall on the boundary causing the undercarriage to collapse. The damage was not too much and the aircraft could be repaired by the unit on site.
15/10/1941BlenheimL6651409sqnColeby GrangeTime: 1830 - On touching down on the runway a tyre burst causing the aircraft to swing off the runway on to rough ground. This resulted in major damage to the undercarriage, and the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off site for repair. The pilot, Sgt A.D. Boyle was uninjured in the incident along with the rest of his crew.
15/10/1941SpitfireP8086412sqnDigbyOn his first night time landing on type, Sgt J A S Ferguson came in to land too fast, leveled off too late and hit the ground hard causing the undercarriage to collapse. To repair the aircraft it had to be dismantled and sent to a repair facility.
15/10/1941SpitfireAA738401sqnDigby Satellite WC1Sgt J K Ferguson had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse at 18:10 whilst landing at dusk. The aircraft was beyond the units capacity to repair
15/10/1941OxfordAP406RAFCFulbeck LGThe aircraft was damaged when it landed with its undercarriage retracted, the Commanding officer recorded "Gross Carelessness" on the part of Pilot Officer K A Murdoch who was flying the aircraft at 15:30 on a solo flight. It was beyond the units capacity to repair.
15/10/1941OxfordR6394RAFCFulbeck LGAt 04:25 Sgt JG Padgham on a night time solo swung on landing, failed to check position and hit a flare. The aircraft was capable of being repaired on site by the unit
15/10/1941OxfordP1080RAFCnr CranwellCollided with Oxford X6937 0.5 miles west of the airfield, both aircraft crashed and were destroyed. Pilots LAC JAS Yonge and LAC JL Coen were killed in the collision, but records do not state which aircraft each was aboard.
15/10/1941OxfordX6937RAFCnr CranwellCollided with Oxford P1080 0.5 miles west of the airfield, both aircraft crashed and were destroyed. Pilots LAC JAS Yonge and LAC JL Coen were killed in the collision, but records do not state which aircraft each was aboard.
16/10/1941AnsonW262625OTUClaypoleAirborne from Balderton for night circuits and landings. The aircraft was destroyed at 2130hrs when the pilot undershot and flew into the ground on approach. The aircraft bounced and crashed in Claypole village, disintegrating. Pilot Sgt GS Douglas was injured, Sgt E.H.C. Hardman killed.
16/10/1941WellingtonR1217103 SqnElsham WoldsCoded PM-? Airborne 0103 17Oct41 from Elsham Wolds for Duisburg. Hit by Flak in the port engine, which burned intermittently after clearing the Dutch coast. Base was reached at 0659 and landed safely. Following inspection the Wellington was SOC. P/O Jones P/O Smith Sgt Mills Sgt Edwards Sgt Yates Sgt Leake
16/10/1941OxfordAP461RAFCFulbeck LGSgt T A Podbereski had his second incident of the day when at 22:30 he taxied past the red light, mistaking it for amber, and ran in to a ditch. "Gross Carelessness" was stated. The damage was not sufficient and could be repaired on site by the unit
16/10/1941OxfordP8827RAFCFulbeck LGSgt T A Podbereski had a heavy landing on a night time solo at 00:30, he came down too fast with drift, the aircraft bounced and burst a tyre. The damage was repairable by the on site unit.
16/10/1941OxfordN641812SFTSGranthamLAC G Thompson on a night time solo flight ballooned on landing in strong wind, the aircraft stalled and ended up on its nose. The damage was too much for the on site unit to repair.
16/10/1941HurricaneV746556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1000 - A heavy landing resulted in the port tyre bursting and the aircraft swinging. The sharp movement caused the undercarriage to collapse on the aircraft. Sgt W.N. Fraser (Canadian) reported no injuries in the incident, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
17/10/1941OxfordP8992RAFCBarkston LGThe aircraft bounced on landing, LAC HA Ellis opened up too late, stalled, and the undercarriage collapsed. It needed to be dismantled and returned to a repair facility.
17/10/1941WhitleyT42713 ( c) O T UCranwellPilot Sgt P D Ryan failed to trim the tail down on take off at 14:20hrs. When the aircraft hit a dip in the runway it dropped and hit the ground.
17/10/1941SpitfireP8567616 SqnKirton LindseyP/O S C Bushell had a heavy landing at 12:15, the aircraft bounced and when it came down the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft could be repaired on site.
19/10/1941OxfordR616012SFTSGranthamSgt R Hodgson whilst on a dual circuit and landing training flight had a tail wheel collapse when taxying back in after a normal landing. The damage was such that it was not repairable by the on site unit.
19/10/1941SpitfireP8232616 SqnKirton LindseyAt 15:50 Sgt R G Smith suffered a heavy landing, further inspection showed that the aircraft fuselage cracked just behind the cockpit. The aircraft had to be dismantled and removed for repair.
19/10/1941ManchesterL7309207 SqnWaddingtonTime: 1945 - While taxying back to the dispersal, the aircraft was marshalled in to obstructions. No injuries were reported to either Sgt V.R. Coles or his crew, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair.
20/10/1941OxfordN6400RAFCBarkston LGLAC J E Goodsell moved the control column forward after bouncing on landing on a night time solo flight, subsequently the aircraft tipped on to its nose. The operating unit were capable of repairing the damage.
20/10/1941OxfordAB66612SFTSCranwellLAC DD Dunlop's aircraft lost a tail wheel during landing on a mid morning solo flight. The damage was beyond the units repair capability.
20/10/1941OxfordP896614 FTSHarlaxton PrioryOn a cross country night time solo training flight LAC L W Morrison made a forced landing in a cross wind with the undercarriage retracted and crashed through a fence. The Aircraft could not be repaired on site and had to dismantled and taken away.
21/10/1941ManchesterR578397sqnFriskneyCoded OF-V. Airborne 1822 20Oct41 from Coningsby for Bremen. Ran out of fuel on return and crash-landed on marshy ground at Friskney, 8 miles SW of Skegness, Lincolnshire. No injuries reported. This crew had survived a previous crash-landing 13Sep41in L7306. Sgt G.H.Hartley Sgt Appleyard Sgt J.Canham Sgt Dean Sgt Baker Sgt Mayland Sgt Gross This crew were all injured in a further crash 8Jan42 in L7459
21/10/1941HampdenP1212408sqnHalthamCoded EQ-T, Airborne 1814 20Oct41 from Syerston for Bremen. Crashed 0045 21Oct41 in s field at Haltham, just west of the Horncastle-Sleaford road , while trying to land at Coningsby. Sgt D.G.Bradley (New Zealander) killed, Sgt A.T.McMillan (Canadian) killed, Sgt Coles injured, Sgt R.A.Stansfield killed,
21/10/1941OxfordAB77112SFTSHarlaxton LGOn a dual night time training exercise Flt Lt. Parvins' Oxford ran off the runway towards the boundary fence after selecting flaps up on landing. The aircraft could be repaired be the operating unit on site.
21/10/1941OxfordAB65312SFTSNear Denton ManorTaking avoiding action whilst overshooting the runway, LAC C D Thomson made a wide left hand circuit while flying too low, the aircraft lost speed and the nose dropped hitting a tree and crashed into a field 100 yards south of Denton Manor. The aircraft was a write off. LAC CD Thomson was killed.
21/10/1941HurricaneZ3815136sqnNorth CoatesTime: 0900 - The aircraft ran on to soft ground after landing, causing damage to the undercarriage. No injuries were reported to Sgt R. Mendizabal, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
21/10/1941HampdenAD746106sqnnr ConingsbyCoded ZN-?, airborne 1830hrs 20/Oct/41 from Coningsby for Bremen. Crashed in a field 75 yards outside the airfield at 0225hrs on return to Coningsby after stalling on approach due to engine failure. No crew injuries. Sgt Cooke Sgt Fry Sgt Goodwin Sgt Gowan
22/10/1941WellingtonW539312sqnBinbrookCoded PH-?, Airborne 1800 21Oct41 from Binbrook for Bremen. Crashed 0055 22Oct41 into a row of Airmens Married Quarters while trying to land at base. No report of civilian casualties. Sgt J.K.Millar killed, Sgt G.L.McInerny killed, Sgt L.W.Rogers killed, Sgt P.F.Tracey killed, Sgt M.R.Forty killed, Sgt Taylor injured.
22/10/1941OxfordP1804RAFCCranwellWhilst practicing precautionary landings on a dual flight, Sgt G Donald landed with the undercarriage retracted. The aircraft was repairable on site by the operating unit.
22/10/1941OxfordV363211 FTSInghamThis aircraft was destroyed when it crashed in a field at Cliff Farm, Ingham, after striking a tree whilst circling shortly after take off. The incident card states that the pilot took off with flaps down and probably failed to adjust other auxiliary controls before take off. The aircraft was written off. Instructor P/O MA Bunn and pupil LAC P Zarraga were both killed.
22/10/1941Tiger MothN9117Station FlightNorth CoatesSqn Ldr Lewis was taxying in after a flight at 12:00, the aircraft was blown over when it taxied behind a Beaufort that was running ground tests on its engines. The damage was repairable on site by the unit.
22/10/1941ProctorR75301SSSudbrookThe aircraft was written off when it broke up in the air at 1020hrs. The aircraft was flying on a wireless training flight when the port wing became detached from the front and rear spars at the centre section. Pilot Sgt JMF Bell and passenger AC1 S Orlikowski (Polish) were killed in the crash.
23/10/1941SpitfireP98031AASManbyWhilst taxying out at 18:45 Lt B Rabineau (France) had both tyres burst on the way to the perimeter track.
23/10/1941WellingtonR1459103 SqnElsham WoldsP/O Ken H Wallis was returning from a raid over Mannheim. The aircraft was struck by lightning whilst outbound over the North Sea. Heavy flak over the target and lots of damage meant the crew had to limp the aircraft home, with no radio and only one fully functioning engine. The crew headed as best they could back towards base. Over Grimsby the aircraft struck one of the barrage balloon cables. The cable sliced through the port wing almost severing it. P/O Wallis managed to spot the aerodrome but was not able to reach it, making a forced landing short of the boundary. Apart from minot injuries, the crew were safe. The following evening a reception was held for the crew hosted by the Balloon Command Personnel at Grimsby.
24/10/1941OxfordAB76612SFTSGranthamAt 13:00 LAC L C Price had a heavy landing on a solo flight. He held off too high and the undercarriage collapsed. The damage was beyond the units capability to repair.
24/10/1941HampdenAD97750 SqnSwinderbyTime: 0115 - On returning to the airfield with a full bomb load after a failed attack on Kiel. The aircraft ballooned on landing after a fast approach causing a heavy landing. No serious injuries were reported to either Sgt A.D. Atkinson or his crew. The aircraft itself was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
24/10/1941HampdenAE296455sqnSwinderbyTime: ? - The undercarriage collapsed on the aircraft after suffering a heavy landing on returning to the airfield. No injuries were reported to Sgt E.N. Holding or the rest of the crew. The aircraft itself was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
24/10/1941WellingtonW541412 SqnBinbrookAt just gone midnight, this aircraft was damaged when it ran too far whilst landing on the wet slippery runway and swung, hitting a pole on the aerodrome. Pilot Sgt M Duden and his crew were unhurt.
24/10/1941WellingtonX9792103 SqnElsham WoldsThis aircraft was damaged when it hit a lorry on take off. The lorry was crossing the runway at right angles to the Wellington. The lorry driver was deemed to be at fault and should not have been there. Pilot P/O JJ Allen and crew were unhurt.
25/10/1941SpitfireAD22992 SqnDigbySgt James taxied out at 09:15 and hit a dull yellow post in front of the aircraft dispersal. The damage was repairable on site by the unit.
25/10/1941WhitleyT42863OTUSkellingthorpeAt 01:45 Sgt ARA Hunt overshot his landing, he touched down on one wheel, bounced and swung on to rough ground when the undercarriage collapsed.
25/10/1941HampdenAE135455sqnSwinderbyTime: 1400 - The aircraft turned in to the wind whilst taxying and hit a starter battery trolley. No injuries were reported to either Sgt A.C. Bray or his crew. The aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
25/10/1941HampdenAE38544 SqnWaddingtonTime: 0157 - The aircraft landed with the undercarriage not fully locked, which in turn caused it to collapse. Sgt Hackney and the rest of the crew reported no injuries, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the units capacity to repair.
26/10/1941ManchesterL7422207sqnHardings Farm, LinwoodCoded EM-V The aircraft was lost after the starboard propellor was unfeathered but the pilot failed to turn on the ignition, causing the aircraft to lose height and crash-land. No injuries reported to pilot S/Ldr KHP Beauchamp or his crew, but the aircraft had a complement of 13 onboard at the time, including several air cadets.
26/10/1941HurricaneZ3918253 SqnNr WalesbyTime: 0705 - While on a convoy patrol the pilot lost control of his aircraft in bad visibility. The loss of control resulted in the aircraft diving in to the ground 1200 yards north-east of Walesby Top Farm. Pilot Sgt L.G. Horsfall (Australian) was killed.
26/10/1941SpitfireAD226412sqnWellingoreWhilst taxying out Sgt J N Drake tipped his Spitfire on its nose as he opened the throttle. The aircraft may have been caught by the wind, but it is thought the brakes were on and the stick was placed forward. The aircraft was repaired on site.
27/10/1941BlenheimT240012 Grp AA FltDorringtonTime: 1320 - Due to very bad visibility at the airfield on returning from an anti-aircraft flight, F/O T.O. Sumorok (Polish Air Force) had to make three circuits before attempting his landing. But on making the attempt ran out of fuel so opted to raise the undercarriage for a belly landing. The aircraft slide down the runway and hit some trees at the end. Minor injuries were reported to the crew members, but the aircraft was written-off.
27/10/1941OxfordT107812SFTSHarlaxton LGOn a solo flight at 10:00 conducting a dummy run on precautionary landing training, LAC A W Robertson became distracted dropped speed and the aircraft stalled bringing it down heavily. The damage sustained was beyond the repair capability of the operating unit.
27/10/1941HurricaneZ5079136sqnKirton LindseyTime: 1130 - Suffered a heavy landing on one wheel in strong winds, causing damage to the undercarriage. Sgt F.E. Wilding reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
27/10/1941HurricaneR268856 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1055 - On landing the aircraft struck a hedge, bounced and stalled. This resulted in the a heavy landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to Sgt S.H. Spallin (Canadian), and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
28/10/1941OxfordV362512SFTSHarlaxton LGDuring circuit and landing training on a dark night time solo flight LAC E G Hunt undershot, hitting the boundary hedge and flood light in very gusty winds. The aircraft sustained damage beyond the repair capability of the operating unit.
28/10/1941SpitfireP8589616 SqnNorth CoatesOn a dawn landing, 07:00, P/O HA Crafts had a heavy landing, the aircraft was landing down wind with drift and the undercarriage collapsed. The damage was too much to be repaired on site and needed to be dismantled and returned to a repair facility.
28/10/1941WhitleyN14183OTUSkellingthorpeAn engine failure on take off forced P/O M Paterson to land with the undercarriage retracted. The aircraft had to be taken away for repair.
29/10/1941OxfordN4574RAFC1/2 mile South of FulbeckSgt S Collingwood encountered a snow storm whilst on a solo flight at midday. The aircraft landed in a field with the undercarriage retracted. The aircraft had to be dismantled and retuned to the factory for repairs.
29/10/1941OxfordR5942RAFCGonerbyThis aircraft was airborne on a dual circuit and landing training flight at 13:30hrs when it encountered a snow squall. The pilot lost control and the aircraft dived in to the ground, destroying it. The Met office's failure to relay information on the changing weather was blamed. Instructor P/O EM Cowperthwaite killed, LAC WJV Samuel killed, LAC DC Ross killed.
29/10/1941SpitfireP82026 F P PKirton LindseyOn a ferry flight from Little Rissington to Kirton in Lindsey F/O AC Irwin could not lower the undercarriage and had to set the Spitfire down with it retracted. The damage wasn't too bad and the aircraft could be repaired on site.
29/10/1941HampdenX3021106sqnoff the coastCoded ZN-? Airborne 2150 29Oct41 from Coningsby for Schiphol. The aircraft was damaged by enemy fire and crashed into the sea off the Lincolnshire coast on return. The body of Sgt Panting was recovered. Sgt T.L.Panting killed, Sgt F.R.Lamin killed, Sgt G.E.Bradley killed, Sgt D.C.Cranston killed.
29/10/1941OxfordL4626RAFCRauceby VillageAt 12:10 on a solo flight the pilot lost control in extremely bad weather, struck a tree and crashed. The aircraft was written off. The Met Office were deemed to be at fault for not passing on warnings of deteriorating weather conditions. The accident card also makes note of aircraft R5942 which suffered from the same issues on the same day. LAC DNS Birtwell killed.
29/10/1941LysanderT14666 FPPScamptonAt 16:50 after a ferry flight from Yeovil to Scampton ATA 1st Officer HS Mather was caught out by a gust of wind on the second attempt at landing, the aircraft suddenly dropped to the ground and the undercarriage collapsed, writing the aircraft off.
29/10/1941SpitfireAD178266sqnSedgebrook, nr GranthamThis aircraft was destroyed when it flew into the ground in a blizzard, whilst on a flight from Nottingham to Wittering. Pilot Sgt RGG Gain (Rhodesian) was killed.
29/10/1941OxfordV3578RAFCSwayfield LAC G F C Mahoney became lost in bad weather on a solo flight. Extremely icy conditions had been noted and the aircraft came down in a field with the undercarriage retracted. It had to be dismantled and taken back to the factory for repair.
30/10/1941ProctorP63051SSCranwell NorthSgt Z Jelinski (Polish) overshot in bad visibility with oil on the windshield. He landed 150 yards from the boundary ran on to rough ground and tipped up. The aircraft had to be disassembled and taken away to a repair facility.
30/10/1941SpitfireAB30292 SqnDigbyAustralian pilot Sgt D K Ryder had a heavy landing in high wind, when taxying back to the dispersal the undercarriage collapsed on rough ground. It was damaged beyond the units capacity to repair.
30/10/1941HavocAH4581459fltHibaldstowTime: 1620 - Sgt Beveridge overshot the runway on returning to the airfield, leaving him no choice but to go on to the wet grass. The aircraft finally came to rest in a ditch causing minor damage to the undercarriage which was later repaired by the squadron.
30/10/1941SpitfireP7595121sqnKirton LindseyAt 11:45 This aircraft was damaged when the pilot accidently pulled the cockpit hood release and jettisoned the canopy in a left hand turn over the airfield. The aircraft was repaired by the unit on site. Pilot P/O D W McLeod (American) was unhurt.
30/10/1941HurricaneP303956 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1250 - Made too steep an approach to the airfield and balloned. The pilot did not manage to recover the aircraft and made a heavy landing, causing the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to Sgt T.J. Ludworthy (Canadian), but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
30/10/1941HurricaneP388856 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1150 - The aircraft bounced on landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. P/O R.H. McKillop (Canadian) reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
30/10/1941HurricaneT299256 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1120 - The aircraft bounced on landing in strong winds causing the undercarriage to collapse. Sgt G.A. Johnstone reported no injuries, the the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
30/10/1941SpitfireP8076121sqnSwinderbyDuring a steep turn P/O J E Peck (American) had his cockpit hood come partially adrift, he was unable to jettison the canopy completely but managed to bring the aircraft down safely. The damage was repaired on site.
31/10/1941OxfordP1875RAFCBarkston LGPilot Officer R G M Wright overshot the approach but was unable to open up and go around as the port engine cut out, the aircraft hit a wall on the boundary of the aerodrome. The aircraft needed to be disassembled and returned to a repair facility
31/10/1941OxfordW664412SFTSHarlaxton LGOn a dark night solo flight LAC J W R Haley undershot while approaching too low and hit the boundary hedge, the damage caused was too great for the unit to repair on site.
31/10/1941HurricaneV746556 OTUKirton LindseyTime: 1850 - Overshot the flare path and swung the aircraft after landing to avoid the boundary. This sharp movement in turn caused the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to Sgt C.F. Page (Canadian) and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
31/10/1941BlenheimZ62181AASManbyTime: 1615 - On landing back at the airfield after a foundation flight, Sgt F.B.M. Wilson selected undercarriage up instead of flaps up. This caused the aircraft to swing and the undercarriage to collapse. There were no injuries reported but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-base for repairs.
31/10/1941ManchesterL7454207 SqnWaddingtonTime: 2055 - On returning to the airfield after completing a night flying practice, the aircraft suffered a heavy landing with drift, this in turn led to the undercarriage collapsing. The pilots vision was also impaired on approach due to heavy rain not clearing from the windscreen, and restricting his vision. No injuries were reported to either Sgt G.K. Hathersich or his crew, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair.
31/10/1941WellingtonW535312 SqnBinbrookDuring a dual training flight at 20:00hrs, pilot Sgt A R MacLachlan landed on the slippery runway at the aerodrome The aircraft swung and the undercarriage collapsed. The damage was beyond the repair of the unit on site.

November

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
02/11/1941ManchesterL7419207 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - On completing circuits and landing practice, the pilot failed to level out the aircraft on approach, resulting in a heavy landing and bouncing the aircraft. No injuries were reported to F/O W.S. Fleming or his crew, but the aircraft itself was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair.
03/11/1941OxfordR6025RAFCCranwellWith Sgt K G Helliker at the controls on a solo flight at 14:45, the aircraft failed to become airborne on take off due to lack of speed, the pilot retracted the undercarriage to try and avoid colliding with the boundary wall. The damage was not sufficient enough to mean that it could not be repaired on site by the operating unit.
03/11/1941SpitfireAA739411sqnDigbySgt Powers of the Royal Canadian Air Force forgot to lower his undercarriage on landing at 12:00 after a local flight. The aircraft needed to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
03/11/1941HurricaneR407656 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1720 - On returning to the airfield after completing gun practice, the pilot stalled the aircraft at 20ft from the ground, causing the wing to drop. This resulted in a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsing. P/O R. Hesking reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
03/11/1941MasterT828656 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1255 - The aircraft bounced on landing causing the undercarriage to collapse. P/O J.A. Gray (USAAF) reported no injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
04/11/1941OxfordV3245RAFCFulbeckThis aircraft was destroyed when it crashed whilst night-flying. Sgt RBB Fitchie killed, LAC RH Rawlins injured. Finn quotes 2 Oxfords as landing on top of each other at this location on this date, but no evidence has been found to qualify the claim.
04/11/1941SpitfireP87946 FPPKirton LindseyATA 1st Officer Starkey-Howe was returning the Spitfire to Kirton in Lindsey from Colerne, on landing the pilot held off too high and the aircraft landed heavily causing the undercarriage to collapse.
05/11/1941HampdenAE10950 SqnSkellingthorpeTime: 1130 - The aircraft landed with the undercarriage unlocked. This resulted in it collapsing under the full weight of the aircraft. Sgt Thompson and the rest of the crew reported no injuries in the incident. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
05/11/1941SpitfireAD329412sqnWellingoreP/O JG Magee of the Royal Canadian Air Force (author of High Flight) bounced on landing. Loose rudder control and a failure to open the throttle caused the aircraft wing tip to strike the ground. The aircraft was repairable on site.
05/11/1941HampdenAE434455sqnWitham House nr BassinghamCoded UB-G, Airborne from Swinderby for a mining operation off the Friesian Islands (Nectarines Region). Landed back at Coltishall 0740 5Nov41. Left Coltishall 1030 to return to Swinderby but crashed after engine failure at 1126 5Nov41 at Bassingham, 8 miles SW of Lincoln. Sgt Jones injured, Sgt Kirk injured, Sgt Baunes injured, Sgt Shimmons injured.
05/11/1941WellingtonW552812 SqnBinbrookWhilst taxying, pilot P/O A E Mather turned too soon after emerging from the dispersal. The aircraft swung and the tail and main wheel slid in to a ditch.
07/11/1941HampdenAE35749 SqnScamptonTime: 1940 - The aircraft hit an earth mound during take-off and went through a wire fence. This in turn resulted in the undercarriage collapsing and the aircraft catching fire. No serious injuries were reported to either Sgt C.D.S. Stewart or the rest of the crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent-off base for repair.
07/11/1941HurricaneP520256 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1240 - The pilot flew in to the ground causing the undercarriage to collapse. Sgt J.G. Francis reported no injuries and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
08/11/1941OxfordW665712SFTSGranthamThe aircraft failed to become airborne on take off due to ice forming on the leading edges of the wings. P/O Will was at the controls for this dual flight at 10:15. The aircraft came to rest in the boundary wall. The damage sustained meant it had to be disassembled and returned to a maintenance facility
08/11/1941HampdenAD91644 SqnWaddingtonTime: ? - Starboard engine failed when preparing to attack a target whilst on a bombing excercise. The resulting loss of power sent the aircraft into a spin but Sgt Marston managed to regain control and release bombs and limp back to the airfield. No injuries were reported and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
09/11/1941SpitfireW323892sqnnr ScopwickThis aircraft (named 'The London Butcher' as a presentation aircraft) was damaged when it force-landed in a field whilst airborne on a sector reconnaissance flight. Pilot Sgt Brown was unhurt.
09/11/1941HurricaneV688556 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1245 - The pilot failed to throttle down on approach to the airfield, causing the aircraft to bounce and balloon This resulted in the undercarriage collapsing on the aircraft. No injuries were reported to Sgt C.H. Baker and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
11/11/1941BeaufighterR2471409 SqnColeby GrangeTime: 1505 - Sgt O.V.C. Dean appraoched the runway at a higher than normal speed causing the aircraft to overshot a very wet runway. The resulting overshoot left the aircraft embedded in a ditch at the end of the runway. No injuries were reported and the aircraft was repaired shortly after.
11/11/1941HampdenX313549sqnHackthorn HallCoded EA-? The aircraft was lost at 1616hrs after the pilot lost control in a steep turn & crashed. Sgt K. Bryant killed, AC2 W.H. Fulcher killed.
11/11/1941Tiger MothN9117Station FlightNorth CoatesAn 86 Sqn crew led by Sgt G R Addler took part in unauthorised low aerobatics, stalled the aircraft and hit the ground, writing it off. A lack of flying discipline and a disobedience of orders was recorded on the 1180 card.
14/11/1941SpitfireAA75192 SqnDigbySgt W H L Johnston had a heavy landing on return from a practice dogfighting sortie at 1515hrs, shearing several bolts on the undercarriage. The aircraft was beyond the repair of the onsite unit.
15/11/1941HampdenAE255106 SqnConingsbyTime: 1220 - The aircraft went through a large patch of water on the runway during take-off causing it to veer off course. Sgt Lipton and the rest of the crew escaped un-injured, and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
15/11/1941SpitfireW344492sqnDigbyThis aircraft was wrecked when it crashed whilst landing in the dark at 1830hrs on return from night flying practice. Pilot Sgt Wilson was injured and hospitalised.
15/11/1941SpitfireAB84792sqnLincolnThis aircraft was damaged in a mid-air collision over Lincoln with Spitfire AD293, and was further damaged when it force-landed at Digby at 1300hrs. Pilot F/Lt Richardson was uninjured.
15/11/1941SpitfireAD29392sqnLincolnThis aircraft was destroyed when it collided mid-air over Lincoln with Spitfire AB847 whilst engaged in practice dogfighting at 2000 feet. The aircraft crashed into a field at Bracebridge Heath. Pilot Sgt Woolley was killed.
15/11/1941MagisterL8151616 SqnThoresby BridgeTime: 1000 - Hit the ground after both pilots believed the other was in control of the aircraft. P/O McLachlan and Sgt Gunn were both injured in the incident.
15/11/1941HampdenAE38444 SqnWaddingtonTime: 2220 - Overshot the runway on returning to the airfield and hit a hedge on the boundary. No serious injuries were reported to either P/O Sturgess or his crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
16/11/1941JU88A-4S4+BL3/KFG506Golf Road, MablethorpeThis aircraft was damaged by AA fire whilst attacking an oil installation at Killingholme Haven. The aircraft force-landed wheels-down at 1735hrs and was burned out by the crew. Lt zur See H Riemann, Oberfw W Mass, Uffz E Bartels and Fw E Strehle were all taken prisoner.
16/11/1941HavocBJ4661459fltHibaldstowTime: ? - On returning to the airfield from a night-flying test, Flt Lt C.V. Winn undershot the runway and the nose wheel hit a concrete drem light. This in turn caused the nose wheel to collapse and the aircraft swung off the runway. The resulting damage to the aircraft was later repaired off site.
16/11/1941BlenheimV542117 OTUSedgebrook, nr GranthamTime: 1330 - Due to a sudden unforeseen change in the weather the crew opted to abandon the aircraft while on approach to land. Only minor injuries were reported to pilot Sgt SE Strate (Canadian) and his crew, but the aircraft was a total write-off.
18/11/1941OxfordX6659RAFC1/3 mile North FulbeckThis Oxford was written off on a dark night dual landings training exercise. Sgt H E Bannister came in too low on landing and struck a tree and crashed.
18/11/1941SpitfireAD32292 SqnSkellingthorpeAt 18:45 returning from dusk patrol, Sgt A F P James became distracted by lights whilst taxying and hit an unmarked camouflaged gun pit. The damage was beyond the on site units repair capacity.
18/11/1941SpitfireAD288412sqnWellingoreSgt J N Crane landed down wind in strong winds and was unable to stop, hitting the boundary hedge. The aircraft had to be dismantled and removed for repair
18/11/1941WellingtonR12783OTUSkellingthorpeSgt GH Burgess landed fast and with the aircraft drifting. He opened up the throttle to go round but struck the ground. The aircraft crashed and caught fire and was written off.
19/11/1941MagisterL833292 Sqn1 mile SW of WellingoreTime: 1650 - Part of the aircraft fell off at 1600ft causing the aircraft to start spinning. The pilot managed to gain control but couldn't avoid hitting some electrical wires while attempting to land. Sgt A.F.P. James suffered major injuries in the incident and the aircraft was a total write-off.
21/11/1941LysanderP171412 Grp AA FltDigbyTime: 1520 - The aircraft landed down wind and overshot the runway. The pilot opened up the throttle with the actuating gear fully back, causing the the aircraft to go vertical and then the engine to stall. The stall resulted in the aircraft losing height and hitting the ground killing Sgt N.A. Ritchie (Canadian).
21/11/1941HurricaneP320956 OTUWingland, nr Sutton BridgeTime: 1225 - The aircraft suffered engine failure on take-off. Came to rest straight ahead with the undercarriage retracted. P/O G. Murray (Canadian) reported no injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
22/11/1941Tiger MothT569717EFTSBoatmere, Lutton MarshOn a solo aerobatic flight Cpl F G Humphrey became disorientated and lost the aerodrome, He made a forced landing in an unsuitable field in failing light. The aircraft was repaired where it came down.
23/11/1941OxfordAP460RAFCBarkston LGAt 21:30 on a solo flight LAC G H Johnson bounced on landing and subsequently the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was repaired on site by the operating unit.
23/11/1941SpitfireAB787609 SqnBottesfordSgt K A Galloway of the Royal Canadian Air Force taxied on to soft ground off the taxi way. Very little damage was inflicted to the aircraft.
23/11/1941OxfordP1882RAFCColeby LowfieldsLAC N MacAuliffe encountered issues on a training flight at 1410hrs, his starboard engine vibrated, possibly due to a cowling fastener coming loose. On coming in to land the aircraft juddered, lost height and stalled at 10 feet, the undercarriage collapsed due to the heavy landing. It could not be repaired on site and had to be dismantled and taken away.
23/11/1941ManchesterL7300207sqnFiskertonCoded EM-F, lost on a transit flight. Crashed 1530hrs while turning finals to land at Waddington. The pilot reported that the Manchester yawed to starboard and though he opened both throttles to full power, the bomber struck the ground hard, then skidded into flooded brick pits known as Fiskerton Lake. P/O Roper was an American serving with the RCAF and he eventually completed a full tour of operations, the first American national to do so in Bomber Command. Subsequently, he transferred to the USAAF and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. P/O A.W.Hills P/O F.Roper (American) P/O S.E.Patterson are the only named occupants of the 9 on board, all of whom suffered minor injuries.
23/11/1941BeaufortX892786 SqnNorth CoatesTime: 0545 - Suffered engine failure on returning to the airfield from mine laying operations, which caused the aircraft to bounce. Sgt W.T. Lawrence attempted to correct the aircraft, but it swung causing the undercarriage to collapse. The aircraft was subsequently written off, and the pilot suffered only minor injuries.
24/11/1941OxfordR6394RAFC3/4 mile South West FulbeckPilot Officer J G Simpson whilst on a dual night flight hit a tree on take off and crashed writing off the aircraft.
24/11/1941Tiger MothN648217EFTSHawthornes Farm, Lucks BridgeSgt AE Hartley was on a dual low level flying sortie when the pupil opened up the throttle to return to the aerodrome. He allowed the aircraft's nose to rise too high, forcing it to stall and start a right hand spin, crashing at 1300hrs. Both Sgt Hartley and the unnamed pupil were injured and removed by ambulance. The aircraft was dismantled and returned to the factory to be repaired.
24/11/1941HurricaneV706056 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1115 - Suffered a heavy landing after holding off too high on approach to the airfield. This resulted in the undercarriage collapsing on the aircraft. No injuries were reported to Sgt M. Munks and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
25/11/1941OxfordAB711RAFCFulbeck LGWhilst taxying out on a dark night solo mission, this aircraft struck pupil Cpl TA Rich when he walked into the aircraft's propellor in the dark. Cpl Rich died of his injuries shortly afterwards. Pilot LAC D J Manson was unhurt.
25/11/1941SpitfireAD513121sqnKirton LindseyThis aircraft was damaged in a heavy landing when the pilot held off too high and the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was damaged beyond the repair capacity of the unit on site. Pilot P/O L Holden (American) was unhurt.
25/11/1941HampdenAD75949sqnScamblesbyCoded EA-?, the aircraft spun and crashed at 1455hrs at Thorpe Farm whilst on a training flight with 2 persons on board. Sgt R.F. Hough killed, Sgt G.E. Smith killed.
25/11/1941WellingtonW539512 SqnBinbrookThis Wellington was being towed when the tail wheel collapsed.
25/11/1941WellingtonZ1243142sqnWalthamCoded QT-? The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff when it stalled whilst climbing away from the airfield. Sgt C.M.A.B. Brett killed, Sgt C. Jakins killed, Sgt N. Borrows killed, Sgt H.M. Exley killed, Sgt K.W. Light (Australian) injured.
25/11/1941SpitfireAA841412sqnWellingoreOn an Army co-operation exercise Sgt J N Drake returning at 13:30 had a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was classed as M( c) not repairable by the unit on site.
26/11/1941OxfordV3890RAFCBarkston LGAt 11:15 on a solo flight LAC J T Hutton had a heavy landing and undercarriage collapse. The aircraft was beyond the units capacity to repair.
26/11/1941Tiger MothT670317EFTSCaudwell's farm, Weston MarshThis aircraft crashed into a field at 1335hrs damaging the propellor, no further details recorded.
26/11/1941HampdenP5330106 SqnConingsbyTime: 1810 - The aircraft landed back at the airfield after practising circuits and landings without the undercarriage being fully locked. This in turn led to it collapsing under the full weight of the aircraft. Sgt Young and the rest of the crew reported no serious injuries, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
26/11/1941OxfordX6662RAFCCranwellWhilst on a solo flight practicing circuits and landings LAC R E White overshot and ran off the runway in to a ploughed field. The aircraft could be repaired by the unit on site.
26/11/1941OxfordAB76012SFTSHarlaxton LGAt 04:25 Sgt R W Robinson during a dual training flight suffered a heavy landing, he allowed the speed to drop too near to the ground, increasing the glide speed and approaching too steeply. The undercarriage collapsed. The report states that the instructor was too late in checking everything was OK. The aircraft was beyond the repair of the unit on site.
26/11/1941OxfordAP461RAFCLusbyThis aircraft force-landed in a field at 1730hrs. No further details recorded.
26/11/1941WellingtonZ114475sqnMidvilleCoded AA-? Airborne at 1830hrs from Feltwell for Emden. The aircraft was abandoned by the crew on return and crashed at 2315hrs, low on fuel and engines misfiring, at Black Drove, Midville. Sgt Giddens, Sgt Truscott, Sgt Smith, Sgt O'Grady, Sgt Davy and Sgt Rains were all unhurt.
26/11/1941WellingtonT2999103 Sqnnr Elsham WoldsCoded PM-P, Airborne 1740 26Nov41 from Elsham Wolds for Emden. Force-landed 2205 in the circuit on return to base when the port engine cut and the Wellington was unable to maintain height. No injuries reported. Degree of damage not established. P/O Ward Sgt Wright Sgt Kellough Sgt Hyman Sgt Harris Sgt Thompson. Finn quotes serial as T2991
26/11/1941HampdenAE35683 SqnScamptonTime: ? - Whilst practising night circuits and landings, the aircraft held off too high in high winds and suffered a heavy landing after stalling at 40ft. Subsequently the aircraft came to rest in the soft ground at the side of the runway and sank. P/O Rowe and the rest of his crew reported injuries in the incident. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
27/11/1941HampdenP2073106 SqnConingsbyTime: 1400 - Overshot the runway due to the port engine not reducing in power on approach. This resulted in the aircraft not landing central, and it veered off the runway. No injuries were reported to either Sgt Duff or the rest of the crew. The aircraft was later repaired on-site by the unit.
27/11/1941SpitfireW3599610 SqnKirton LindseyPracticing formation landings, Sgt A L Robmen (Belgian), overshot the the lead aircraft on an incline, his brakes were ineffective on the wet grass, he ran in to a hedge and the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was beyond the repair capacity of the on site unit.
28/11/1941HavocAH4511459 FlightHibaldstowTime: 1235 - A fire occurred in No.3 tank while the daily inspection was taking place. Despite the fire being extinguished quickly the damage caused left the aircraft having to be dismantled and sent off site for repair.
29/11/1941HurricaneZ263943 SqnStapleford, nr SwinderbyTime: 1300 - While on a ferry flight in bad visibilty, the pilot lost control of the aircraft and hit the ground killing Sgt R.D. Bower.
30/11/1941OxfordT108112SFTSHarlaxton LGSgt Hodgeson whilst on a dual night time solo had a heavy landing and damaged the undercarriage, he went round again and on the next attempt the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft had to be dismantled and sent away to a repair facility.
30/11/1941HurricaneP519856 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1530 - The pilot levelled off too high causing a heavy landing and the aircraft to bounce. This resulted in the undercarriage on the aircraft collapsing. No injuries were reported to Sgt J.L. Raynes and the aircraft was repaired by the unit on-site.
30/11/1941HurricaneV670256 OTUSutton BridgeTime: 1550 - The pilot held-off too high and to slow causing the engine to stall. This resulted in a heavy landing and the undercarriage collapsing, with the aircraft finishing on it's nose. P/O H.P. Bower reported no injuries, but the aircraft had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.

December

DateTypeSerialUnitLocationNotes
01/12/1941OxfordV3518RAFCFulbeck LGSgt A W J Evans bounced on landing from 10 feet and the undercarriage collapsed on a solo flight at 02:20. The damage done was too much for the unit on site to repair.
01/12/1941UNKUNKUNKHumber 12 & 13 spurn This aircraft was claimed as destroyed at 2102hrs when it was shot down into the sea off the mouth of the Humber from 6500-6700 feet by batteries H12 & H13 (Spurn) of the Humber AA belt.
01/12/1941HampdenP120250sqnnr CanwickCoded VN-? Airborne 1657 30Nov41 from Skellingthorpe for Hamburg. Ran out of fuel and force-landed 0120 1Dec42 just 2 miles E of the airfield on return to base. Sgt Williams Sgt W.J.Johnston injured, Sgt Smith Sgt Caunce
01/12/1941WellingtonW557512 SqnThorganbyPilot Sgt NND McGillis (Canadian) misjudged his approach to land and went round on another circuit. The aircraft suffered an engine fire and the aircraft came down off the aerodrome.
01/12/1941WellingtonZ837612 SqnBurgh on BainP/O E A Bairstow made a forced landing at 00:05hrs after running out of fuel. He was unable to Locate Binbrook due to bad visibility.
01/12/1941WhitleyZ921158sqnoff GrimsbyCoded GE-Q, airborne 1641 30Nov41 from Linton-on-Ouse for Hamburg. On return, ditched off Grimsby, Lincolnshire alongside a trawler. The crew were immediately picked up safe and sound. P/O Earp P/O McKenzie Sgt Carmichael Sgt Stewart Sgt Cairns
04/12/1941BattleL5784156 OTUHolbeach RangeTime: 1530 (training) - Overshot it's target on the range and landed ina field. Sgt G.L. Bradley was not injured in the incident
05/12/1941HampdenAE378106 SqnConingsbyTime:1300 - The aircraft landed with the undercarriage unlocked. This resulted in it collapsing under the full weight of the aircraft. No injuries were reported to either Sgt Crowhurst or the rest of the crew. The aircraft itself was repaired on-site by the unit at a later date.
05/12/1941OxfordN4606RAFCField adjoining CranwellLAC J K Coso undershot the boundary and landed in a ploughed field during a solo flight at 15:30. The aircraft nose tipped on landing in the soft ground. The damage was too much for the unit on site to repair.
06/12/1941HampdenP122350 SqnSkellingthorpeTime: 1320 - The aircraft suffered a heavy landing in gale force winds. The strong wind caught the starboard wing and swung the aircraft as it was about to touch down. No serious injuries were reported to either Sgt Baddele or his crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
07/12/1941SpitfireK99531AAS1 1/2 miles south of ManbyFrench Pilot Lt Rabineau, had an engine failure whilst on a Cine film exercise at 16:35, he made a forced landing, ran in to a ditch striking a hedge and causing the undercarriage to collapse. The aircraft had to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
07/12/1941OxfordAB70412SFTSSpitalgateThis aircraft was destroyed when it crashed on take-off at 1325hrs. Pilot LAC FE Salmon was killed in the crash.
07/12/1941SpitfireAD506412sqnWellingoreThis Spitfire was damaged beyond the repair capabilities of the unit when Sgt O J McCrimmon hit a ridge during landing, it bounced causing the port wing to strike the ground. He was too slow in opening the throttle to avoid the incident
08/12/1941SpitfireAD499616 SqnKirton LindseyAt 11:00 Sgt J H Smithson had a heavy landing. He held off too high, dropped on one wheel, the tyre burst and the wing struck the ground. The damage suffered was so bad, the aircraft had to be dismantled and returned to the factory for repair.
08/12/1941HampdenX312244 SqnWaddingtonTime: 1630 - Opened the throttle to avoid a hangar on landing back at the airfield in very poor visibility, but gave the aircraft to much pedal at the same time. This caused the aircraft to yawn sideways and hit the ground, causing the undercarriage to collapse. No serious injuries were reported to either P/O A.J.S. Sturgess or his crew. The aircraft itself was repaired on-site by the unit at a later date.
09/12/1941OxfordAB72012SFTSHarlaxton LG2/Lt Upsher failed to hold off soon enough and hit the ground heavily on a night time solo flight, the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was deemed to be beyond the repair capability of the on site unit.
09/12/1941OxfordAP46712SFTSHarlaxton LGOn a solo flight practicing steep turns the pilot pulled up automatically out of a dive and climbed too steeply, the aircraft stalled, turned over on it's back and dived into the ground and was written off. Pilot LAC RK Agnew was killed.
09/12/1941SpitfireAD349412sqnWellingoreThis aircraft was written off when training on circuits and landings at night, Sgt I WE Powell failed to throttle back during a circuit, causing sparks from the exhaust to dazzle him, he undershot by 200 yards, went through a hedge and barbed wire, nose down in a ditch with collapsed undercarriage.
10/12/1941WellingtonZ1281142 SqnGrimsbyP/O J H Hall hit an obstacle while trying to go round for a circuit,damaging the engine.
10/12/1941ManchesterL746197 SqnConingsbyTime: 1615 - On approach to the airfield the was unable to lower the undercarriage or use flaps due to a hydraulic failure on the aircraft. This failure led to the aircraft landing wheels up on the runway. No injuries were reported to either F/Lt E. Coton or his crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
11/12/1941WellingtonR1650301 Sqn (Polish)HemswellAt 19:30 Sgt Z Szak (Polish) had a burst tyre on landing, the aircraft swung and the undercarriage collapsed.
11/12/1941HurricaneZ3239253sqn2.5 miles west of HibaldstowThis aircraft was destroyed at 1902hrs whilst airborne to practice radio-homing. The aircraft spun in to the ground and crashed in a field 400 yards west of Cleatham Hall. Pilot Sgt HL Hicks (Canadian) was killed.
11/12/1941OxfordR6355RAFCFulbeck LGOn a dual night time flight at 21:20 AFO R H Welch undershot on the flare path on approach in gusty weather and hit a haystack on the edge of the landing ground. The damage was too much and the aircraft had to be disassembled and removed to a repair facility.
11/12/1941SpitfireAD291412sqnnr Roxholm HallFlying as one of a pair, this aircraft was destroyed at 1130hrs when it collided near Cranwell with Oxford T1052 at 1400 feet. Pilot P/O JG Magee (author of High Flight) was killed when he attempted to bale out at too low an altitude for his parachute to function.
11/12/1941OxfordT1052RAFCnr Roxholm HallCollided at 1130hrs at 1400 feet near Cranwell with Spitfire AD291, pilot LAC EA Griffin was killed.
12/12/1941AnsonT97023OTUover the WashThis aircraft was damaged in flight when the gunner grabbed his gun to stabilise himself as the aircraft suddenly manoeuvred, accidentally pressing the triggers and riddling the tail of the aircraft with bullets. No injuries recorded.
13/12/1941OxfordP8994RAFCBarkston LGLAC G H Johnson had a heavy landing during a solo flight at 00:45. He failed to hold off and the undercarriage collapsed. The damage was capable of being repaired by the unit on site.
13/12/1941OxfordR5943RAFCSudbrook near AncasterOn a solo flight at 15:00 LAC N R Hughes lost control and hit a tree and crashed. The aircraft was written off.
14/12/1941HampdenAE37483sqnScamptonCoded OL-R, Whilst departing for Brest at 2345hrs, this aircraft collided on the ground at Scampton with Hampden P5393 as both aircraft taxied towards the runway. The impact caused the mine aboard P5393 to explode, wrecking both aircraft. Sgt Thompson and his crew escaped serious injury. Sgt J.M.Thompson Sgt J.Ryan Sgt J.Rooney Sgt P.N.Foster .
14/12/1941HampdenP539383sqnScamptonCoded OL-T, whilst preparing to depart on a gardening sortie at 2345hrs, this aircraft collided on the ground at Scampton with Hampden AE374 as both aircraft taxied towards the runway. The imnpact caused the mine on P5393 to explode, wrecking both aircraft. P/O The Hon.W.R.C.B.Parker killed, Sgt H.Standen injured, Sgt C.Love killed, Sgt L.King injured.
15/12/1941WellingtonZ1216142 SqnGrimsbyThis Wellington suffered minor damage P/O JN Tillard collided with an unlit armoured car that was parked up off the taxiway. Subsequent enquiries decided that the pilot was taxying too fast.
15/12/1941BeaufighterR2464409 SqnColeby GrangeTime: 2045 - Both the emergency and normal hydraulic levels had been altered on the aircraft without the pilot (P/O R.L.T. Robb) knowing. This combined with the pilot wearing heavy gloves, resulted in the aircraft bouncing heavely on the runway upon landing, and P/O Robb being unable to correct the aircraft. The resulting damage left the aircraft non-repairable and it was used for ground training only.
15/12/1941HampdenP1198106 SqnConingsbyTime: 1815 - On landing back at the airfield after completing a circuits and landing excersie. The aircraft hit an obstruction on it's way back to the dispersal. No injuries were reported to either P/O Churcher or his crew, and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
15/12/1941SpitfireW3574609 SqnDigbyOn a training flight, practicing formation landings, RFFG Malengreau (Belgium) landed with the undercarriage up, he intended to go round again due to another aircraft landing, but, he saw enough space and set it down, forgetting to lower the undercarriage. The aircraft needed to be dismantled and taken away for repair.
15/12/1941OxfordP1077RAFCFulbeck LGPilot Officer S G King selected undercarriage up while the aircraft was on the ground stationary. The damage was repairable on site by the unit.
16/12/1941WellingtonR1588103 SqnElsham WoldsSgt HB Morris landed off the flarepath at an angle, hitting a gun emplacement and causing the undercarriage to collapse.
16/12/1941BeaufighterR2321409 SqnColeby GrangeTime: 1955 (Ops) - The undercarriage collapsed after the aircraft made a heavy landing. The resulting damage left the aircraft non airworthy and was used for ground training only. P/O Sage suffered no injuries in the incident.
16/12/1941BeaufighterR2468409 SqnColeby GrangeTime: 2030 - S/Ldr Hanbury failed to level-up his aircraft on approach to the airfield, resulting in his aircraft undershooting the runway. The damage caused from the incident wrote the aircraft off, but only minor injuries were reported to S/Ldr Hanbury.
16/12/1941AnsonP26263OTUCranwellThis aircraft was damaged on landing when it overshot and ran across a road, causing the tailwheel to collapse. Pilot W/O Morgan was unhurt.
16/12/1941ProctorP62291SSNear FulbeckSgt J L Samson had an engine misfire whilst out on a flight and had to put the aircraft down in a field near Fulbeck. He applied too much brakes to avoid hitting a wall and the aircraft went on its nose. The aircraft was repairable where it was.
17/12/1941OxfordAB71712SFTSHarlaxton LGThe aircraft was damaged beyond the repair capability of the on site unit when it landed with the undercarriage retracted on a solo flight with LAC J D Fisher at the controls.
17/12/1941HampdenAD786455sqnSkellingthorpeTime: ? - While doing a low flying practice exercise, the aircraft struck a tree but managed to return to base. No injuries were reported to either P/O J.D. Bolton or his crew. The aircraft itself was repaired on-site by the unit at a later date.
17/12/1941HavocBD1201453 FlightStowgate, nr CrowlandTime: 1420 - The aircraft was destroyed when it spun in from 3000ft hitting the ground at a level crossing. Pilot Sgt J.L. Sudders killed, Sgt E Welch killed, Sgt WA Fradley killed.
18/12/1941ManchesterL749097sqnConingsbyCoded OF-U, Airborne 0930 from Coningsby for Brest. Damaged by Flak in the target area which wounded F/Lt Wright. On return to base the Manchester stalled and crashed. The Flak damage is believed to have been a contributory factor. F/Sgt Pendrill was an experienced pilot and had gained an immediate DFM for devotion to duty on recent operations. W/C Balsdon was the Sqdn CO. W/C D.F.Balsdon killed, F/Sgt G.E.A.Pendrill DFM killed, Sgt H.Bischlager (Canadian) killed, Sgt J.L.Gibson (Canadian) killed, Sgt F.Y.D.Kerr killed, Sgt R.T.Bray killed, Sgt L.W.Jones killed, F/Lt R.A.Wright killed.
18/12/1941HampdenAE35449sqnScamptonCoded EA-S, the aircraft crashed on overshoot in bad weather, 250 yards north of Scampton Hill Top, blocking Middle Street and causing traffic to be diverted via the Brattleby low road. No injuries reported to pilot Sgt J Bow and crew.
18/12/1941HurricaneW915356 OTUSutton BridgeTime: ? - The aircraft bounced on landing causing the port wing tip to hit the ground, before the pilot could open the throttle. No injuries were reported to P/O A.M. McLaren and the aircraft was repaired on-site by the unit.
18/12/1941WhitleyZ681458sqnTydd St MaryThis aircraft made a forced landing in Parsonage Field at 1148hrs. No injuries reported to the crew, no further detail known. Serial and unit are suspect - no accident record card seen.
22/12/1941HavocAH4481459 FlightHibaldstowTime:1930 - While taxying out P/O J.A. Flynn's nose wheel sank in to soft ground on the peritrack causing the undercarriage to collapse. The damage caused resulted in the aircraft being dismantled and sent to a repair facility off site.
23/12/1941HampdenAE307106 SqnConingsbyTime: 2040 - On completing a circuit and landing exercise, the aircraft’s engines stalled while on approach at 60ft. Upon hitting the runway, the undercarriage collapsed. No serious injuries were reported to either P/O Aytoon or his crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.
23/12/1941OxfordN6281RAFCFulbeck LGPilot Officer E McMillan was unable to maintain height when the port engine stalled on a dual flight. He managed to clear the trees and the college park before crashing. The aircraft was repairable but had to be dismantled and sent away.
27/12/1941WellingtonR1610300 Sqn (Polish)Barkston HeathF/O Metler landed at the wrong aerodrome after becoming disorientated. He turned sharply on landing to avoid a stone wall and damaged the tail wheel of the aircraft.
28/12/1941OxfordV3946RAFCBarkston LGOn a moon lit solo flight at 05:45 LAC A J Beazleigh overshot through the boundary wall, the brakes were insufficient to stop the aircraft on frosty ground, the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft was beyond the units repair.
28/12/1941ManchesterR5782207 SqnBottesfordTime: 1600 - The aircraft was damaged in flight after being mistaken for a German aircraft and attacked by a Spitfire. The aircraft tried to return to base, but was forced to make an emergency landing. No injuries were reported to either F/Sgt Dawkins or his crew, but the aircraft was deemed beyond the unit's capacity to repair.
28/12/1941HampdenP5323106 SqnConingsbyTime: 1750 - The aircraft suffered a heavy landing while doing circuits and landings at the airfield The pilot held off too high and then opened up to late, causing the aircraft to swing and hit the runway. This inturn caused the undercarriage to collapse. No injuries were reported to either Sgt Ellis or the rest of the crew. The aircraft itself had to be dismantled and sent off-site for repair.