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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202936
Last updated: 19 March 2021
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Date:28-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W1017
C/n / msn: MP-T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dunkirk -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George, Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit by flak over the target,the pilot lost control and crashed whilst taking evasive action.
Crew
Pilot: 1058833 Sgt Peter Cant Morris - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Joint grave 6.
Pilot:655086 Sgt Gerald Anthony Simpson - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Joint grave 7.
Navigator: 400071 Plt Off William Alexander Trickett RAAF PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 213
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1054128 Sgt John Potts - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Joint grave 7.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 109038 Plt Off W A Shiells PoW Stalag Luft 3 Zagan & Belaria. PoW Number 210.
Air Gunner: 777718 Sgt J W Brown(Southern Rhodesia) PoW Camps L3/L6/357. PoW Number 224.
Air Gunner: 627929 Flt Sgt George Sanderson - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Joint grave 6.

Sources:

French Crashed 39-45
CWGC
RAF Prisoners of War
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2017 22:54 Red Dragon Added
12-Nov-2018 08:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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