Vickers Wellington Mk.IC Z8808 of No.11 OTU, crashed at Ashfold Gill Head on Gouthwaite Moor near Pateley Bridge on the 2nd / 3rd September 1942
|P. R. Coney||Flight Lieutenant, RNZAF||Pilot||Injured|
|M. B. Grainger||Sergeant, RNZAF||Observer||Injured|
|John H. F. Kemp||Sergeant||Bomb Aimer||Injured|
|J. E. Burrel||Flight Sergeant||Wireless Operator||Injured|
|W. G. Reading||Sergeant||Air gunner||injured|
|G. W. Wilford||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air gunner||Injured|
Several trainee crews from No.11 OTU were briefed to fly a night cross country flight for the night of the 2nd September 1942, some took off from the unit’s main base at RAF Bassingbourne while others, including the crew of Z8808, took off from their satelitte at Steeple Morden. While over northern England the crew of Z8808 became disorientated in poor weather and flew into gently rising moorland to the west of Pateley Bridge. At about the same time on the same night Wellington Mk.IC DV718, flying from Bassingbourne, crashed a few miles to the north on Blake Hill.