Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk VII.Armstrong Whitworth Whitley in flight c1940

The Incident:

Whitley Z6810 WL-A and Whitley WL-O were being ferried from Wick in Scotland to Reykjavík. The aircraft encountered bad weather and WL-O returned back to Wick. Nothing was heard from WL-A, an extensive search for several days turned out to be unsuccessful.

The Crew:

The crew was reported missing.

The Aircraft:

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk VII
Aircraft Code: WL A
Serial no: Z6810
Operator: No. 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron RAF.

Detachment from Wick operated in Iceland from Sep. 12 1941 to Oct. 3, 1941
The Squadron Operated in Iceland from Dec 15, 1941, to Aug 18, 1942.

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