Caterpillar Club Information Sheet

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Title

Caterpillar Club Information Sheet

Description

Fred's account of the night he baled out after a mid-air collision.

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Date

1990-08-02

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Format

One printed sheet with handwritten annotations

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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MWestonF126909-161113-15

Transcription

Club Serial No:
Please return to:- EILEEN ROBINSON [address blanked] UNITED KINGDOM

[underlined] CATERPILLAR CLUB INFORMATION SHEET [/underlined]

Full Name: [inserted] FRED WESTON [/inserted] (any alias or name change?)
Present Address: [address blanked]
(also add rank/title dec/letters as appropriate) [inserted] D.F.C. BSc. Tel No.
Service No: [inserted] NON. COMM: 946921 COMMISIONED 126909 [/inserted]
Rank at time of jump: [inserted] SGT. REAR GUNNER [/inserted]
Date of jump: [inserted] 28/7/42 [/inserted]
Sqdn/Station: [inserted] 101/OAKINGTON [/inserted]
Aircraft: [inserted] STIRLING [/inserted]

Names of other crew involved: (Please note any current addresses overleaf) [inserted] F/O BUTTERWORTH – PILOT. ADDRESS UNKNOWN.
SGT R.J.N. POLLOCK – FRONT GUNNER. DECEASED.
I CANNOT RECALL REMAINDER OF CREW. [/inserted]

Mission: [inserted] HAMBURG [/inserted] General location of incident: [inserted] CAMEBRIDGE [sic][/inserted]
Where landed: [inserted] IN AN ORCHARD IN CHERRY HINTON, NR CAMEBRIDGE [sic]

Any injury sustained due to bale out: [inserted] HEAVY BRUISING TO BASE OF SPINE. BALED OUT FROM LOW HEIGHT & LANDED IN A TREE BEFORE SWING CORRECTED [/inserted]

Any damage to parachute: [inserted] I THINK NOT [/inserted]

[underlined] GENERAL ACCOUNT: [/underlined]
Please include subsequent activity – P.o. W/Escape/Evade, include names of contacts who may not be crew members, e.g. fellow P.o.W's.

[inserted] The bale out was occasioned by mid air collision with a Wellington – night time and poor visibility. Stirling carried 5 x 2000 lb land mines Wellington 5000 lbs incendiaries. Wellington crew all killed. Stirling crew all baled out and landed without significant injury.

F. Weston
2/8/90 [/inserted]

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Collection

Citation

Fred Weston, “Caterpillar Club Information Sheet,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 2, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35605.

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