Account of Wellington making emergency landing on German occupied airfield

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Account of Wellington making emergency landing on German occupied airfield

Description

Gives account of event when Wellington W5421 of 12 Squadron landed on fire at Antwerp Deurne on 5/6 August 1941. Notes that all crew except Jack Newton became prisoners of war He became the first airman to reach UK using the Comète escape line. Includes a copy of a painting portraying the event showing a Wellington about to land with a city with cathedral in the background.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

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One page handwritten document with colour painting

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SNewtonJL742570v10021

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Citation

J L Newton, “Account of Wellington making emergency landing on German occupied airfield,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27412.

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