Tempsford Stirling EE944

Royal Air Force Badge

Location: Tempsford, 5th March, 1944

P/O Elwyn Hinto Edwards RAFVR - Pilot
Sgt Douglas Graham Davies RAFVR - Wireless Operator / Gunner
F/O Bernard Denness RAFVR - Navigator
F/Sgt Peter Henry Kilsby RAFVR - Air Bomber
Sgt D. Meredith - Gunner
Sgt H Porter - Gunner
Sgt Ernest Vamplough RAFVR - Flight Engineer


Stirling Mk III, EE944, HA-H was airborne at 2114 on a Special Duties Operation. On return to base at 0217 the port outer engine failed while approaching the runway on short finals, the aircraft having descended to 150 feet, the port wing dropped. The pilot opened the throttles in an attempt to go round again, but was unable to prevent the Stirling from side slipping into the ground.

All the crew except Seargents Meredith and Porter were killed.

Details obtained from Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour page 186.