Personnel Index - Detail
AC1 Bellamy had a narrow escape during the night of 20/21 July 1940 when twelve aircraft were dispatched to lay mines in the Baltic Sound. Not content with their gardening sortie, Sgt Stretton and crew of O'Brien, Jelley and Davison, released two bombs on a ship just south of Copenhagen which resulted in near misses.
The 12 Hampdens returned home to base with the exception P/O Michie (L4077) and crew. At 04.35hrs and seriously low on fuel, the pilot made a successful forced-landing at Bircham Newton. Thankfully the crew all walked away from the wreck.
Crashed L4077 (EA-S)
P/O K.W. Michie Pilot (Injured)
Sgt F Lowe Pilot (Injured)
AC1 Bellamy W/OP (Injured)
Sgt F. Corbett W/AG (Injured)