ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51231
Last updated: 21 January 2017
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Narrative:Crashed under unknown circumstances during a bombing raid on Berlin, Germany.
|Type:||Handley Page Halifax II|
|Owner/operator:||Royal Air Force (RAF)|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Urk IJsselmeer -
|Departure airport:||RAF Snaith|
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.
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