FOOTE, Arthur James

Plane was a Wellington X9905 which was to carry out a night cross country exercise after taking off from RAF Steeple Morden. The weather conditions were poor and the Wellington crashed on the Harrow Green School in Corn Way, London- killing all the six crew and five civilian Air Raid Precaution Rescue Staff that were based in the building.

Last Name
FOOTE
Given Names
Arthur James
Service Number
407557
Date of Birth
15/10/1915
Birth Location
Adelaide S.A
Enlistment Date
09/11/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
12/12/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 8
Intake Date
12/12/1940
Finish Date
02/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
10/02/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
11 OTU
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Aircraft accident Leytonstone Essex England
Date of Death
10/02/1942
Age
26
Cemetery / Memorial
Bassingbourn Cum Kneesworth Cemetery Cambridgeshire UK
Medals
Air Gunners badge Defence and War medals 1939-45
Notes

Plane was a Wellington X9905 which was to carry out a night cross country exercise after taking off from RAF Steeple Morden. The weather conditions were poor and the Wellington crashed on the Harrow Green School in Corn Way, London- killing all the six crew and five civilian Air Raid Precaution Rescue Staff that were based in the building.

Posting on Death
11 Operational training unit
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - FOOTE Arthur James - Service Number 407557 (Buildings_edited-1)
1WAGS - FOOTE Arthur James - Service Number 407557 (Buildings_edited-1)
1WAGS - FOOTE Arthur James - Service Number 407557 (Grave new_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial