Vickers Wellington Mk.III BK405 of No.27 OTU, crashed near to Boylestone, Derbyshire on the 11th January 1943
|Ralph Holland Tye||Flying Officer RNZAF||Pilot (Instructor, Screened)||Killed|
|William Raymond Wearne||Sergeant RAAF||Pilot (u/t)||Killed|
|Ian Ross McDonald||Sergeant RAAF||Air Gunner||Killed|
|John Kerr||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||Killed|
|John Stoppard Eccles||Sergeant RAAF||Air Gunner||Killed|
It would appear that aircraft being airborne from Church Broughton for some 15 minutes on a Circuits and Landings exercise that the aircraft’s port engine failed, the pupil pilot inadvertently feathered to starboard propeller causing a complete loss of power, the aircraft quickly stalled and entered a spin from which it did not recover, the aircraft was destroyed by fire following the crash. Sgt Eccles while serving with the RAAF. was not actually Australian, he was from Timperley near Altrincham in Cheshire.