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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203019
Last updated: 23 October 2020
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Date:29-APR-1942
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7663
C/n / msn: EY-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Missing (Target: Ostend) -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Croft, near Darlington, County Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Location and cause of downing not known. Took off from RAF Croft, near Darlington, County Durham, with Ostend, Belgium as the target.

Crew
Pilot: 102302 Flying Officer Robert Mark Shattock - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Coll. grave 14-17.
Flight Engineer: 567168 Sgt Thomas James Naish - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Coll. grave 14- 17.
Navigator: J/5693 Pilot Officer James Bernard Frederick Brown RCAF - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Grave 12.
Wireless Operator:1172589 Sgt Robert Walker Watson - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Grave 13.
Air Gunner: 997954 Sgt Colin Reynolds Campbell - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Coll. grave 14-17.
Air Gunner: 614665 Sgt Samuel Knapper Springham - Dunkirk Town Cemetery Plot 2 Row 3 Grave 11.

Sources:

1. http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=4875


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Dec-2017 18:07 Red Dragon Added
16-Dec-2017 18:08 Red Dragon Updated [Source]
11-Nov-2018 13:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
28-Oct-2019 22:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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