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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226043
Last updated: 11 June 2019
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Date:24-APR-1940
Time:night
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B.Mk IV
Owner/operator:51 Squadron Royal Air Force (51 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9048
C/n / msn: AWA.1501
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Target: Aalborg Airfield, Aalborg -   Denmark
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitley Whitley B.Mk. IV K9048 (MH-P) of 51 Squadron, RAF crashed, during flight to attack Aalborg Aerodrome, Denmark, 24 April 1940. the aircraft was struck by flak and later force landed near Oslo, Norway. All five crew survived, were captured, and taken as POWs

Crew of Whitley K9048:
Flying Officer Bernard Warren Hayward RAF (39521).
Flying Officer T K Milne,
Warrant Officer J B Ritchie,
Warrant Officer A W G Lyne and
Warrant Officer F Hargreaves

The London Gazette states that Bernard Hayward relinquished his RAF Flt/Lt Commission in November 1944 on appointment to the RCAF, presumably while he was a prisoner of war.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1976 p 75)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/167: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141968
3. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/whitley/25575-K90481940-04-24.html
4. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york39/k8938.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2019 20:18 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Jun-2019 05:50 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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