Oxford I -V3882

 

In the early hours of 13th October 1942 this aircraft Oxford I - V3882 - 15 (P)AFU (researcher believe from RAF Kirmington)  struck a balloon barrage cable positioned over the cross roads of County Road South (Hull), whilst the pilot was flying a night training flight.  

 

The pilot had become lost and flew over Hull in deteriorating weather, the aircraft crashed between 103 and 105 Laburnum Avenue in the hedge privet at 00.33hrs,the wings were broken off the

Plane and the rear walls of both houses were slightly damaged. The fuselage of the plane looked Undamaged; the pilot was Sgt Victor Harold Sweeting RAFVR (1386117), aged 26

 

Pilot - Sgt Victor Harold Sweeting RAFVR (1386117), aged 26, Buried Baddesley Clinton Churchyard, Warwickshire.

 

Victor Sweeting was born in 1916/1917 Victor Harold Fulton and in West Ham, Essex. Victor's surname at birth was Fulton but he was possibly later adopted.  He married in Warwickshire in September 1940 to Alison Heath but by this date his surname was Sweeting. His life remains a little of a mystery.

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Researched and compiled by Martyn Owst

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