Vickers Wellington Mk.IC T2714 / DD-C of No.22 OTU, crashed on Burn Tod to the North of Skiddaw on the 8th February 1942
|Leslie George John Mizen||Sergeant RAFVR||Pilot||Killed|
|James Graham Hardie||Sergeant RAF||Co-pilot||Killed|
|Denis John Richardson||Pilot Officer RCAF||Observer||Killed|
|Edward George Jenner||Flight Sergeant RCAF||Wireless Operator / Air gunner||Killed|
|Louis Joseph Raymond Bechard||Flight Sergeant RCAF||Wireless Operator / Air gunner||Killed|
|Stuart John Gascoyne Rutherford||Sergeant||Air gunner||Injured|
The crew were on a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Wellesbourne Mountford near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire when their aircraft crashed near the summit of Burn Tod in the Uldale Fells in the north eastern part of the Lake District. All but the rear gunner, Sgt Rutherford were killed in the crash, he made his way off the hill to the hamlet of Longlands to summon help. Following this the bodies of the victims were recovered by medical personnel from No.1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit at RAF Silloth while the wreck was dismantled and recovered by No.83 Maintenance Unit.
The only survivor of the crash was later killed on the 31st March 1943 while onboard Whitley BD412 of No.10 OTU which was on detatchment to RAF St Eval to carry out anti submarine patrols of the SW approaches. The aircraft disappeared on one such patrol with the loss of all the crew. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
The three Canadian members of the crew were buried at Silloth Cemetery while the two British victims were buried by their families, Sgt Mizen at Heston Churchyard in West London and Sgt Hardie in Birkenhead.