Date of Crash: November 20th 1944
Event and Historical Information:
On 20 November 1944, a Vickers Wellington MF509 assigned to 22 Operational Training Unit at Wellesbourne Mountford crashed on Carreg Goch at around 520m. The aircraft was on cross-country night flying training exercise when it developed trouble with its starboard engine. The aircraft may have flown into shower clouds and accumulated an ice layer. Unable to maintain height with this additional load and one engine, the aircraft lost altitude and crashed. The crew comprised Sgt C Hamel, pilot; Sgt J R Villeneuve, navigator; Sgt J P E Burke, wireless operator; Pilot Officer W J Allison, bomb aimer; Sgt A J Goudie, air gunner; and Sgt G Dusablon, air gunner (all Canadians). They were all killed.