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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162880
Last updated: 20 November 2021
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Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: W7677
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rambrouch -   Luxembourg
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Pocklington
Destination airport:Frankfurt
Took off from RAF Pocklington at 20:57.
Hit by flak whilst outbound which damaged the port outer engine. Between 00:36 & 01:00 considerable misfiring was experienced. It was decided to abandon the aircraft and it crashed at Rambrouch 18km WSW of Ettelbruck.
Sgt Whitfield died of natural causes in captivity on 5 March 1945.
Sgt Heap & Sgt Griffiths were awarded the DFM for their actions. Gazetted on 5 February 1943.
Pilot: 1375165 Sgt Francis Harold John Farrell - Folschette ( Rambrouch) Churchyard Collective Grave
Flight Engineer: 646741 WO Frederick Whitfield - PoW/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf/PoW Number 27049/ Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 8 Row C Grave 19.
Navigator: 655774 Sgt John Goodson Phillips - Folschette ( Rambrouch) Churchyard Collective Grave.
Sgt K R Wright - PoW/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf/PoW Number 26981.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1202956 Sgt Owen Kidd Barclay - Folschette ( Rambrouch) Churchyard
Collective Grave.
Air Gunner: Aus/405053 Sgt Edmund Thomas Heap RAAF - Evaded via the Comete Line/Returned to UK at RAF Portreath on 1 November 1942.
Air Gunner: 1379633 Sgt John Lewis Griffiths - Evaded via the Comete Line/Returned to UK at RAF
Hendon on 6 December 1942.


Revision history:

28-Dec-2013 14:17 gerard57 Added
29-Jul-2019 12:57 Anon. Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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