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  • 1 Group
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • May 2005
    • 125

    RAF Lindholme Crash Sites

    Hi all

    The link below is to a page on my website showing photos of two crash sites near RAF Lindholme. I'm hoping that some of the parts we saw can be identified by more knowledgeable folk than me. Also any comments on the accuracy of the accompanying narrative would be well received.

    http://oldairfields.fotopic.net/c1311009.html

    Thanks
    Old Airfields

    Noel & Chris Aviation pages
  • Lindy's Lad
    Senior Member
    • Mar 2007
    • 1658

    #2
    Ok, well this is my take on the bits - obviosly a wellington man would be alot more accurate...

    1: Fuel tank / Oil tank
    2:Fuel pipe (Too big for hyds)
    3: Geodetic structure
    4: Wing / Tail spar

    11: Seat cover or self sealing tank cover... could also be flying jacket material

    17: Oleo strut (fescalised portion with piston)
    18: Wheel and Oleo strut

    21: Engine bearer bits and u/c debris

    The welly was fabric covered, so would the only black painted metal skin be the bomb doors?

    Well, thats all I can tell. Like I said, its only guess work. Ask Brooklands... they have a better chance!

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    • Creaking Door
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Sep 2006
      • 9720

      #3
      Are those large steel plates really part of a Wellington?

      Although its difficult to judge their size from the photos they look very big and a far too crude to be part of the aircraft.

      I suppose they could be armour fitted as a field modification but for my money they look more like something left behind by the recovery teams. The ground looks a bit soft so possibly something to stop vehicles sinking in (if you could get vehicles to this spot).
      WA$.

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      • 1 Group
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • May 2005
        • 125

        #4
        Creaking Door

        Yes we questioned those large pieces of metal. Our thoughts were are they connected with the MU recovery operation?

        Pleased to hear more comments / observations.
        Old Airfields

        Noel & Chris Aviation pages

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        • Lindy's Lad
          Senior Member
          • Mar 2007
          • 1658

          #5
          Black painted sheet metal - could also be flap , engine cowls, nose turret cupola. There can't be any large steel sheets like that in any aircraft, even armour plate is not that big. It must be something to do with the recovery.

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          • antoni
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Dec 2005
            • 693

            #6
            On 26th September 1941 six Wellingtons from 305 Squadron were sent to Cologne. Two crashed on return.

            W5557 SM.G While returning from bombing Cologne, the Wellington crashed in adverse weather conditions at Hatfield Moor, killing three civilians.

            Sgt (Sgt) Eugeniusz Buszko (pilot), Sgt (Cpl) Jerzy Leyche (radio op) and Sgt (Ac1) Wiktor Wasilenko were killed outright. Sgt (cpl) Tadeusz Korczyk (2nd pilot) died in hospital. P/O Stanisław Barzdo and Sgt Zdzisław Pisarek were badly injured.

            14/15th April 1942. Z8586 SM.W force-landed near Lindholme without fuel returning from raiding Dortmund.

            F/O (cpt) Stefan Sznidel (pilot), Sgt (cpl) Kazimierz Pasich (radio op) were killed. F/O Kazimierz Joszt (2nd pilot) injured. Kazimierz Konopasek, Wacwław Szmidt, Bronisław Sędzimir safe.


            From the Right: Wacwław Szmidt, Bronisław Sędzimir, Stefan Sznidel, ?, ?
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