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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51231
Last updated: 20 April 2018
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Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: LW286
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Urk IJsselmeer -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Snaith
Destination airport:
Crashed under unknown circumstances during a bombing raid on Berlin, Germany.
The aircraft wasprobably either hit by flak over Texel or intercepted by a night fighter. The Halifax bomber crashed in the IJsselmeer between Urk and Hindeloopen. 23 year old Sgt Alfred Springett is buried in the Protestant Cemetery at Hindeloopen and F/O Francis Moynihan at Lemmer Cemetery, while 19 year old Sgt Eddy Dyer's grave is at Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. Their other crewmates have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial near Windsor.


Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-Sep-2016 15:26 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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