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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187364
Last updated: 4 December 2020
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Date:30-DEC-1941
Time:
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L9615
C/n / msn: MP-X
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off French Coast -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George
Destination airport:RAF Middleton St George
Narrative:
Mission : Brest. Took off from RAF Middleton St. George at 1122 hrs. Hit by flak and crashed in the sea off the French coast. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Buenos Aires born Plt Off King had recently survived a Whitley crash while serving with 78 Squadron.
Crew
Plt Off D S King RCAF (KIA)
Sgt W R Gates RCAF (KIA)
Sgt P D Randall (KIA)
Sgt S M Wilson RAAF (KIA)
Sgt L Blair (KIA)
Sgt H J Toski (KIA)
Sgt F Eaton (KIA)

Sources:

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 197.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2016 18:01 Red Dragon Added
24-Dec-2017 12:51 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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