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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52841
Last updated: 24 April 2020
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Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7698
C/n / msn: EY-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Genneper Weg 2, Reichswald at Kranenburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Croft, Cheshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 22:55 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.
Today, the three who did not survive are buried at the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek, the Netherlands. They were initially buried at Kranenburg:

Pilot S/Ldr. G.D. Leyland 45071 RAF / prisoner of war
Flight Engineer Sgt. J.E.R. Lyons 335281 RAF / grave 6 A 3-4
Observer P/O. L.G. Geddes J/4773 RCAF / prisoner of war
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. C.G. Pugsley 1307368 RAF / prisoner of war
Air Gunner Sgt. W. Brookes 1069578 RAF / grave 6 A 3-4
Air Gunner Sgt. J. Strang 1378938 RAF / grave 6 A 2

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Sep-2014 17:37 gerard57 Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 07:11 Erectus Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
26-Feb-2016 14:49 Anon. Updated [Total occupants]
01-Jun-2017 06:50 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Country, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2018 14:09 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
11-Nov-2018 13:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
08-Jan-2020 13:06 rvargast17 Updated [Time, Narrative]
24-Apr-2020 14:02 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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