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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202954
Last updated: 14 March 2021
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Date:28-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:102 (Ceylon) Squadron Royal Air Force (102 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9528
C/n / msn: DY-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dunkirk -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Dalton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by flak in the target area.

Crew
Pilot: 1008486 Sgt John Wallace Barber - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Joint grave 19-20.
Flight Engineer:1377581 Sgt Frederick A Barker - Evaded. Transition to Switzerland May 1942. Escape Report WO208/3310/856.
Navigator:928917 Sgt George William Butterworth - Dunkirk Town Cemetery - Plot 2 Row 3 Joint grave 19-20.
Observer:364844 Sgt T G Johnson - Evaded. Fillerin(assistance)/PAO Operation Blubottle 1. Escape Report WO 208/3309/790.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 979889 Sgt William Nicoll - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Grave 18.
Air Gunner:953425 Sgt G V Long PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug. PoW Number 249.
*Air Gunner:1379093 Sgt A R Evans -Evasion with PAO Network by Gibraltar. Returned to UK 8 September 1942. Evasion Report WO208/3310/836.

* Injured by shrapnel on the plane. Parachute strafed and damaged during its descent - a rather brutal fall. Killed a German during his walk by knocking him out, stuffing his pockets with bricks and throwing him in the canal.

Sources:

CWGC
French Crashes 39-45.
Bomber Command Losses 1942.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Dec-2017 15:33 Red Dragon Added
14-Oct-2018 17:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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