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Aircraft: 297561

 BACHELOR'S HEAVEN crashed Nov 7, 1944 at Felixstone. Dyatt crew information (100th Photo Archives) 

 BACHELOR'S HEAVEN crashed Nov 7,1944 at Felixstone. This A/C was flown by the John T. Dyatt crew. The crash resulted in the death of three crewmen and three in the home. Dyatt crew information (100th Photo Archives) 

NAMES: Bachelor's Heaven
Pathfinder Aircraft


PILOTS: LT  John T. Dyatt
MACR: SQUADRONS: 350 LN-W

NOTES

Bachelor's Heaven --- Pathfinder aircraft (95th Bomb Group)

HISTORY

1943-12-22   Accepted into inventory
1943-12-21  Denver
1944-01-12  Langley
1944-01-18  Scott
1944-02-03  Assigned to UK 96th Bomb Group
1944-06-15  First Operational Sortie 95th Bomb Group
1944-09-12   Last Operational Sortie 95th BG, then assinged 100
1944-11-07   NCS - Fleixstowe - John Dyatt - 3 KIS, 6 RMC
1944-11-09   Salvaged
0000-00-00 
0000-00-00  
1944-11-09  Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : Dyatt, John T.

Comments

    Between June 15th and Sept 12th this plane flew 20 missions based out of Horham,

Stewart Evans:  The aircraft crashed onto the Coastguard Cottages, Langar Road, Felixstowe whilst on a practice flight. The cottages had been requisitioned by the RAF and were used as the headquarters of the No 3 AAPC, RAF Regiment. Three members of this AA unit were killed in the crash and one badly burned in the cottages. The aircraft was simulating bomb attacks when a fire broke out in the cockpit area. Three of the crew were killed and six returned to duty, 350th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group. Pilot 2 Lt John T Dyatt, Command Pilot Capt Stanley A Clark and Engineer S/Sgt Donald A Gustavson were killed.  

Stewart Evans:  The three RAF personnel killed were LAC Archibald C Coward, RAF Clerk; LAC Leslie Patrick Orrom, RAF general duties; and Cpl David Postlethwaite, RAF Armourer. Flt Lt Duckworth King suffered severe burns.	

PHOTOS:

 BACHELOR'S HEAVEN crashed Nov. 1944 at Felixstone. This A/C was flown by the John T. Dyatt crew. The crash resulted in the death of three crewmen and three in the home. Dyatt crew information (100th Photo Archives) 

 BACHELOR'S HEAVEN crashed Nov. 1944 at Felixstone. This A/C was flown by the John T. Dyatt crew. The crash resulted in the death of three crewmen and three in the home. Dyatt crew information (Photo Archives) 

 BACHELOR'S HEAVEN cockpit view after 7 Nov. 44 crash at Felixstone. Dyatt crew information (100th Photo Archives) 

Bachelor's Heaven PFF  crash site (from the collection of Joseph Ciotola)

 BACHELOR'S HEAVEN crashed Nov 7,1944 at Felixstone. This A/C was flown by the John T. Dyatt crew. The crash resulted in the death of three crewmen and three in the home. Dyatt crew information (photo courtesy of Phil Samponaro)

 BACHELOR'S HEAVEN crashed Nov 7,1944 at Felixstone. This A/C was flown by the John T. Dyatt crew. The crash resulted in the death of three crewmen and three in the home. Dyatt crew information (photo courtesy of Phil Samponaro)

 BACHELOR'S HEAVEN crashed Nov 7,1944 at Felixstone. This A/C was flown by the Capt Stanley A. Clark and John T. Dyatt crew. The crash resulted in the death of three crewmen and three in the home. Dyatt crew information (photo courtesy of Phil Samponaro)

Bachelor's Heaven A-2 Jacket of S/Sgt. Jack R. DeBorde, Tail Gunner on the Hong Kong Wilson crew.