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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233203
Last updated: 3 December 2020
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Date:13-AUG-1941
Time:05:25 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk I
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L9562
C/n / msn: MP-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Middleton St George, County Durham, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George, County Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 21:29 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
On return and over the North Sea, the aircraft was damaged by fighter pilot Unteroffizier Walther Schuck of the 1./Ergänzungsgruppe/JG 3, who was flying a Bf 109E from Bergen airfield in the Netherlands.
On approach to RAF Middleton St George, the aircraft stalled, crashed and caught fire.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=L9562
http://ww2.dk/air/jagd/jg3.htm
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york41/z6496b.html
Google Maps
book 'The Handley Page Halifax Mk. I' by Phil H. Listemann

Media:

ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND © IWM (CH 3388)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2020 15:01 TigerTimon Added
24-Feb-2020 15:02 TigerTimon Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]

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