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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52810
Last updated: 12 April 2021
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Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron Royal Air Force (35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7699
C/n / msn: TL-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea southwest of Haamstede, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:29 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Paul Gildner of the 5./NJG 2 - (claim) North Sea SW of Hoek van Holland at 02:18.
Three crew members are missing to this day:

Pilot:NZ/404491 Plt Off Angus Carr Mackenzie RNZAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 116
Flight Engineer:653677 Sgt Edward Edwin Charles Evans - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery 4 D 5(Washed up on Haamstede 6 August 42).
Navigator:1181181 Sgt John Edward Bottomley - Runnymede Memorial Panel 78
Bomb Aimer:406153 Sgt Albert Charles Schofield RAAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 113
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:925929 Sgt Harold Reginald George Elliott - The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery Allied Plot, Row 2. Grave 27. (Washed up on the Dutch coast 16 July 42)
Air Gunner:639164 Flt Sgt Gordon John Sharman - Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery Plot K. Row 5. Grave 103. (Washed up on De Mok Texel 12 August 42).

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Jun-2017 20:14 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2018 14:14 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2018 14:15 Red Dragon Updated [Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 16:11 Anon. Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
29-Apr-2020 17:43 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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