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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200830
Last updated: 18 October 2020
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Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk I
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L9581
C/n / msn: MP-Q
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:4 miles off Aberdeen -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Lossiemouth
Destination airport:
Took off From RAF Lossiemouth at 02:17 to attack the Tirpitz. Ditched while approaching the Scottish coast after loss of power from the port inner engine. The crew had struggled for several hours after W/T failure and severe icing. All the crew were saved and no serious injuries were reported.
Sgt J W R Harwood
Sgt Patey
Sgt Young
Sgt Smardon
Sgt Scott
Sgt Roche
Sgt Petch


Sinking the Beast: The RAF 1944 Lancaster Raids Against Tirpitz
Bomber Command Losses 1942

Revision history:

03-Nov-2017 16:43 Red Dragon Added
24-Dec-2017 12:51 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]

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