Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA765 of No.81 OTU crashed at Dilhorne, Stoke-on-trent, 31st January 1944 while flying from Whitchurch Heath in Shropshire


Ian Leslie Wilkinson Sergeant Pilot Killed
John Frederick Cusworth Flying Officer Navigator Killed
George Victor Bourne Sergeant Bomb Aimer Killed
Andrew Harkes Robertson Sergeant Wireless Operator Killed
Thomas H. Weightman Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Injured


Aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA765 near Dilhorne, Staffordshire
Some of small items that we found lying on the surface where LA765 burned out.
Sergeant George Victor Bourne's grave at Whitchurch Cemetery, Shropshire
Those who died were buried at various locations in the UK, above it Sergeant Bourne’s grave at Whitchurch cemetery in Shropshire.