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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162720
Last updated: 1 October 2020
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Date:29-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron Royal Air Force (35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W1048
C/n / msn: TL-S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Hoklingen about seven miles inland from Fættenfjord -   Norway
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kinloss in Scotland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Halifax W1048 TL-S from 35 Squadron had taken off from RAF Kinloss in Scotland on the evening of 27th April 1942 to take part in an attack on Tirpitz in Fættenfjord, Norway. Several hours later the crew found themselves fighting to keep the Halifax in the air having been hit by AA fire during the attack. In the early hours of April 29th, the pilot - Pilot Officer Don MacIntyre from Canada, skilfully crash landed the Halifax on the frozen surface of Lake Hoklingen about seven miles inland from Fættenfjord. All onboard managed to escape from the aircraft.
In June 1973 the plane was retrieved from the lake and brought to the UK for restoration.

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.156385704520110.1073741826.110534692438545&type=3


Images:


Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, UK. - 18th September 2010


Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, UK. - 18th September 2010

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2013 18:57 gerard57 Added
15-Dec-2017 20:42 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator]
01-Oct-2020 15:45 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]
01-Oct-2020 15:49 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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