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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52842
Last updated: 17 March 2021
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Date:02-JUN-1942
Time:02:26 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W1143
C/n / msn: EY-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Haringvliet inlet off Hellevoetsluis, Zuid-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Operation - second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
In the target area, the aircraft was crippled by Flak and was struggling home on three engines. It was mortally hit by Flak over Hellevoetsluis and crashed in the Haringvliet 25 km SW of Rotterdam.
Five crew members are missing in action:

404442 Plt Off Henry Garfield Clothier RNZAF - Rotterdam (Crooswijk)General Cemetery Plot LL. Row 2. Grave 18.
567896 Sgt W R Forbes PoW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. PoW Number 499.
403599 Fg Off John Raymond Francis Ganderton RNZAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 114.
935675 Flt Sgt John Stanley Clapham - Runnymede Memorial Panel 73.
1310209 Sgt James Simpson - Runnymede Memorial Panel 93.
R/87341 Sgt Albert Ovide Mireau RCAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 107.
915537 Flt Sgt Terence Albert George Morris - Runnymede Memorial Panel 75

The aircraft and crew were borrowed from 10 Squadron.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T1555&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
CWGC
Bomber Command Losses 1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
11-Sep-2014 17:43 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2017 07:21 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Jan-2018 16:03 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2018 13:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
23-Apr-2020 17:49 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2020 17:50 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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