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Old 29th December 2017, 12:27
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HE802 Wellington - Aberdeenshire

Anybody got any info about this Wellington?

Crashed 26 Aug 1943, Aberdeenshire (possibly near Gartly)

Any crew injuries / fatalities etc?
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Old 29th December 2017, 14:48
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Re: HE802 Wellington - Aberdeenshire

Google Wellington HE802, this crash is described in details on four different websites...

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Old 3rd January 2018, 08:21
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Re: HE802 Wellington - Aberdeenshire

The location of the crash seems to be varied....

(1) Near Turriff
(2) Near Gartly, Huntly
(3) "South East of Base" which could be (1) or (2) but does mention (2)

Report W1684 of AVIA 5/22/W1684 mentions "Corry Down Aberdeenshire" which both (1) and (2) have

Trying to find actual facts rather that Internet assumptions, Does anybody have any exact traceable location of the crash?
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Old 3rd January 2018, 09:34
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Re: HE802 Wellington - Aberdeenshire

There are three RCAF members on board so you can get their service files on ancestry.com and get a copy of the AVIA file via filephotoservice for example
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Old 4th January 2018, 12:51
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Re: HE802 Wellington - Aberdeenshire

Some conflicting info, or perhaps another crash in the area?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...me-bomber.html
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Old 4th January 2018, 15:44
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Re: HE802 Wellington - Aberdeenshire

The Form 765c Court of Enquiry form from 1943 describes the crash location as

"CORRY DOWN 7 miles SW of HUNTLY 1100 ft. above M.S.L."

See report
https://drive.google.com/open?id=176...NXHkITV1mCbbee

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Old 4th January 2018, 16:04
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Re: HE802 Wellington - Aberdeenshire

Many thanks Dennis

It reads the crew took off from Elgin (Bogs of Mayne?) which was where 20 OTU were based, and the COI was held at RAF Lossiemouth. Would you agree?
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Old 16th January 2018, 07:44
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Re: HE802 Wellington - Aberdeenshire

Some propeller blades were found around 8 miles from the crash site, the COI paperwork doesn't refer to any missing propellers and wondering how you go about finding out from limited markings on the props how they could be matched to the aircraft.

It could be a separate aircraft of course....
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Re: HE802 Wellington - Aberdeenshire

Hello,
I expect you have seen this site, but just in case ...

http://aircrewremembered.com/adams-frank-edward.html

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