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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204384
Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Time:01:28 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF
Registration: DG224
C/n / msn: LQ-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sinnersdorf, Pulheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Pocklington
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 22:57 hrs for an operation to Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft was coned by searchlights and hit by heavy (schwere) Flak.
Those who did not survive were initially buried in the British Military Cemetery at Köln-Zolstock. They were later reinterred at Rheinberg War Cemetery:

Pilot:J/15279 Plt Off Lloyd George Higginson RCAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. F. 25.
Pilot:R/86320 Sgt William John Pethybridge RCAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. F. 21-23.
Flight Engineer:961928 Sgt D R Riches PoW Stalag Luft 4 Sagan and Belaria. PoW Number 523
Observer:J/5087 Plt Off Alan James McEwen RCAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. F. 21-23.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:R/58817 Flt Sgt Edmund Thomas McGill RCAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. F. 20.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:529508 Flt Sgt Leslie Heycock - Rheinberg War Cemetery Coll. grave 1. F. 21-23.
Air Gunner:R/54831 Flt Sgt Ernest Norman Jefferies RCAF - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. F. 19.
Air Gunner:976825 Flt Sgt Reginald Paul Healey - Rheinberg War Cemetery 1. F. 24.


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Revision history:

14-Jan-2018 17:08 Red Dragon Added
13-Oct-2018 16:50 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Phase, Destination airport]
27-Apr-2020 19:17 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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