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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52827
Last updated: 2 December 2020
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Date:04-JUN-1942
Time:night
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W1104
C/n / msn: MP-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waddenzee (Wadden Sea) between Vlieland - Harlingen; Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St. George, Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:14 hrs for an operation to Bremen in Germany & failed to return. The aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.
Crew:

Pilot:105196 Plt Off John Adams Philp - Runnymede Memorial Panel 71
Flight Engineer:971129 Sgt John Battersby - Sage War Cemetery (Germany); grave 5. D. 3.
Observer:1057349 Sgt Frank Edwin Ormerod 1057349 RAF Vlieland General Cemetery; grave 41.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:J/15671 Plt Off Robert Samuel Mulhauser (American) RCAF - Sage War Cemetery (Germany); grave 7. E. 8.
Air Gunner:1358088 Sgt James Henry Harte Vlieland General Cemetery; grave 42.
Air Gunner:178071 Sgt Willie Watson - Runnymede Memorial Panel Panel 96

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1571
Google Maps
http://www.626-squadron.co.uk/willem16.htm
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Sep-2015 17:51 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2015 17:55 Faun Updated [Operator]
03-Jun-2017 10:35 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2018 19:00 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 08:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
25-Apr-2020 12:44 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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