Vickers Wellington X

HE989 HD-Y

"WE HIT EM"

One of 672 Vickers Wellington X's delivered from Vickers-Armstrong Hawarden between November 1942 and May 1943.
               
    Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Rear Gunner 2nd Pilot
               
16/07/1943 Acceptance Test as ZO-Y from 196 Squadron D F Bateman R S Bue J Cummin A W Coxall E M Tidd  
18/07/1943 Training G B Coombes R R Last ?? ?? ??  
20/07/1943 Air Test G B Coombes R R Last ?? ?? ??  
24/07/1943 Hamburg G B Coombes R R Last L D Anderson P P Balderston C J Trotman F W Smily
25/07/1943 Essen G B Coombes R R Last L D Anderson P P Balderston C J Trotman  
27/07/1943 Hamburg G B Coombes R R Last L D Anderson P P Balderston C J Trotman  
29/07/1943 Hamburg G B Coombes R R Last L D Anderson P P Balderston C J Trotman  
               
01/08/1943 Transit G B Coombes R R Last L D Anderson P P Balderston C J Trotman  
01/08/1943 St Nazaire G B Coombes R R Last L D Anderson P P Balderston C J Trotman  
02/08/1943 Return to Base G B Coombes R R Last L D Anderson P P Balderston C J Trotman  
02/08/1943 Hamburg G B Coombes R R Last L D Anderson P P Balderston C J Trotman  
07/08/1943 Brest J D Cairns W N Wiffen P Shine C Rigby A C H Oliver  
11/08/1943 St Nazaire F W Mack H G Hunt N E Ward C J Barron E V Sinfield  
15/08/1943 Air Test D F Bateman ?? J Cummin ?? ??  
15/08/1943 Transit J S Belton T H Sproulle M S Roberts A Bennett K E Rimington  
15/08/1943 Brest J S Belton T H Sproulle M S Roberts A Bennett K E Rimington  
19/08/1943 Training G B Coombes R R Last ?? ?? ??  
20/08/1943 Air Test G B Coombes R R Last ?? ?? ??  
20/08/1943 Transit to advance base G B Coombes R R Last ?? ?? ??  
22/08/1943 Texel J D Cairns W N Wiffen P Shine C Rigby A C H Oliver  
23/08/1943 Air Test G B Coombes R R Last ?? ?? ??  
23/08/1943 Terschelling J D Cairns W N Wiffen P Shine C Rigby A C H Oliver  
24/08/1943 Heligoland Bight J D Cairns W N Wiffen P Shine C Rigby A C H Oliver  
26/08/1943 Lorient J D Cairns W N Wiffen P Shine C Rigby A C H Oliver  
27/08/1943 La Rochelle J D Cairns W N Wiffen P Shine C Rigby A C H Oliver  
30/08/1943 Monchen Gladbach J D Cairns W N Wiffen P Shine C Rigby A C H Oliver  
31/08/1943 Hesdin J S Belton P Smiddy M S Roberts A Bennett K E Rimington W N T Russell
               
Also served with 196 Sqn, 199 Sqn and 12 OTU. Crash landed at Silverstone 23/06/1944