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No. 15 OTU Royal Air Force



21st Jan 1944 Wellington Lost


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Those known to have served with

No. 15 OTU Royal Air Force

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Coleman Eric. Sgt. (d.8th April 1942)
  • Fairclough Frederick Keith. Sgt. (d.8th April 1942)
  • Good Walter Frank. Sgt. (d.8th April 1942)
  • Leeke George Ernest. W/O (d.8th April 1942)
  • Pook Stanley William. F/Sgt. (d.8th April 1942)
  • Wilson William. Sgt. (d.8th April 1942)

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W/O George Ernest Leeke 15 OTU (d.8th April 1942)

W/O Leeke was killed on 8th April 1942 when 15 OTU Wellington L7818 took off from Harwell for cross country excercise. It was involved in a collision with Spitfire R6686 from 57 OTU flown by P/O J.R. Lee. Both aircraft crashed a few hundred yards apart in the valley of the Broadwater stream near Cold Ashton 9 miles ESE of Bristol, all on board the Wellington were killed as was P/O Lee and are buried in various cemeteries in the UK.

Wellington crew were:

  • W/O G.E. Leeke
  • Sgt W.F. Good
  • F/Sgt S.W. Pook
  • Sgt E. Coleman
  • Sgt F.K. Fairclough
  • Sgt W. Wilson

    The Spitfire pilot was from Texas

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    Sgt. Walter Frank Good 15 OTU (d.8th April 1942)

    Sgt Good was killed on 8th April 1942 when 15 OTU Wellington L7818 took off from Harwell for cross country excercise. It was involved in a collision with Spitfire R6686 from 57 OTU flown by P/O J.R. Lee. Both aircraft crashed a few hundred yards apart in the valley of the Broadwater stream near Cold Ashton 9 miles ESE of Bristol, all on board the Wellington were killed as was P/O Lee and are buried in various cemeteries in the UK. Wellington crew were: W/O G.E. Leeke Sgt W.F. Good F/Sgt S.W. Pook Sgt E. Coleman Sgt F.K. Fairclough Sgt W. Wilson The Spitfire pilot was from Texas




    F/Sgt. Stanley William Pook 15 OTU (d.8th April 1942)

    F/Sgt Pook was killed on 8th April 1942 when 15 OTU Wellington L7818 took off from Harwell for cross country excercise. It was involved in a collision with Spitfire R6686 from 57 OTU flown by P/O J.R. Lee. Both aircraft crashed a few hundred yards apart in the valley of the Broadwater stream near Cold Ashton 9 miles ESE of Bristol, all on board the Wellington were killed as was P/O Lee and are buried in various cemeteries in the UK. Wellington crew were: W/O G.E. Leeke Sgt W.F. Good F/Sgt S.W. Pook Sgt E. Coleman Sgt F.K. Fairclough Sgt W. Wilson The Spitfire pilot was from Texas




    Sgt. Eric Coleman 15 OTU (d.8th April 1942)

    Sgt Colemman was killed on 8th April 1942 when 15 OTU Wellington L7818 took off from Harwell for cross country excercise. It was involved in a collision with Spitfire R6686 from 57 OTU flown by P/O J.R. Lee. Both aircraft crashed a few hundred yards apart in the valley of the Broadwater stream near Cold Ashton 9 miles ESE of Bristol, all on board the Wellington were killed as was P/O Lee and are buried in various cemeteries in the UK. Wellington crew were: W/O G.E. Leeke Sgt W.F. Good F/Sgt S.W. Pook Sgt E. Coleman Sgt F.K. Fairclough Sgt W. Wilson The Spitfire pilot was from Texas




    Sgt. Frederick Keith Fairclough 15 OTU (d.8th April 1942)

    Sgt Fairclough was killed on 8th April 1942 when 15 OTU Wellington L7818 took off from Harwell for cross country excercise. It was involved in a collision with Spitfire R6686 from 57 OTU flown by P/O J.R. Lee. Both aircraft crashed a few hundred yards apart in the valley of the Broadwater stream near Cold Ashton 9 miles ESE of Bristol, all on board the Wellington were killed as was P/O Lee and are buried in various cemeteries in the UK. Wellington crew were: W/O G.E. Leeke Sgt W.F. Good F/Sgt S.W. Pook Sgt E. Coleman Sgt F.K. Fairclough Sgt W. Wilson The Spitfire pilot was from Texas




    Sgt. William Wilson 15 OTU (d.8th April 1942)

    Sgt Wilson was killed on 8th April 1942 when 15 OTU Wellington L7818 took off from Harwell for cross country excercise. It was involved in a collision with Spitfire R6686 from 57 OTU flown by P/O J.R. Lee. Both aircraft crashed a few hundred yards apart in the valley of the Broadwater stream near Cold Ashton 9 miles ESE of Bristol, all on board the Wellington were killed as was P/O Lee and are buried in various cemeteries in the UK. Wellington crew were: W/O G.E. Leeke Sgt W.F. Good F/Sgt S.W. Pook Sgt E. Coleman Sgt F.K. Fairclough Sgt W. Wilson The Spitfire pilot was from Texas








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