Date of Crash: July 6th, 1942
Event and Historical Information:
This Wellington was built by Vickers at Chester and assigned to 22 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Wellesbourne Mountford. It was being flown by a Canadian crew on 6 July 1942 when the aircraft met heavy cloud. It is believed that the pilot descended from the advised 10,000ft to check the Wellington’s location and struck the top of Waun Rydd. The crew comprised Sgt J B Kemp, pilot; Sgt E E Mitell, observer; Sgt K F Yull, bomb aimer; Sgt H C Beatty, wireless operator; and Sgt J P Hayes, air gunner. They were all killed and are buried at Hereford. A memorial cairn has been constructed by pupils and staff from Tredeger Comprehensive School.