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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203705
Last updated: 21 April 2020
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Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W1013
C/n / msn: EY-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near March, Cambridgeshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Croft, Cheshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:28 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
Upon return, the aircraft was wrecked in a mid-air collision with a Hampden from 14 OTU. Crashed near March Cambridgeshire at 04:05 hrs.

Pilot:104517 Plt Off Geoffrey Charles Foers - Severely Injured.(Killed in Action 2 October 1942 Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 2. B. 15-18).
Sgt Curtis OK
Sgt A H Warner - Injured
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:952598 Sgt George Bolton - Gateshead Fell (St John) Churchyard West side.
Flt Sgt A W H Gamble - Injured
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:1059121 Sgt Alan Caie - Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery Sec. A. Grave 1005.


Bomber Command Losses 1942

Revision history:

02-Jan-2018 20:07 Red Dragon Added
11-Nov-2018 13:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Apr-2020 16:08 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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