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Christie, Charles Wellington (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1944-January-13

Birth Date: 1917-June-29 (age 26)

Born: Guelph Ontario

Herbert & Jane Christie

Helen Christie, of Brantford, Ontario

Home: Guelph, Ontario

15 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Aim Sure
Flight Sergeant
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Bomb Aimer
Service Numbers

The crew of Lancaster aircraft ED-826 were engaged in cross-country day exercises and their aircraft was seen to be on fire before it crashed into the Wash, Lincolnshire, England 13 miles SW of Skegness Lincs.

Killed includes Christie: F/Sgt Walter Adams Houston RCAF R/138352 KIFA Runnymede Memorial Panel 255. WO2 William Joseph Hynes RCAF R/126404 KIFA Runnymede Memorial Panel 254. Sgt Ronald Albert Andrews RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 224. Sgt John Johnston RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 232. Sgt Kenneth Talbot RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 238.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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Flight Sergeant Charles Wellington Christie has no known grave.

Crew on Lancaster Mk.I/III ED826

Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster Mk. X RCAF Serial FM 213
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The Avro Lancaster is a British Second World War heavy bomber. It was designed and manufactured by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having been developed to the same specification, as well as the Short Stirling, all three aircraft being four-engined heavy bombers adopted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the same wartime era.

The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use". Originally developed as an evolution of the Manchester (which had proved troublesome in service and was retired in 1942), the Lancaster was designed by Roy Chadwick and powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlins and in one version, Bristol Hercules engines. It first saw service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it was the main aircraft for the night-time bombing campaigns that followed. As increasing numbers of the type were produced, it became the principal heavy bomber used by the RAF, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing the Halifax and Stirling. Wikipedia

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last update: 2021-09-18 14:32:33

Lancaster Mk.I/III ED826

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Crashed in the Wash 13 miles SW of Skegness Lincs following an engine fire.

15 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Aim Sure

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