Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk II L9615,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187364
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Date:Tuesday 30 December 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:76 Sqn RAF
Registration: L9615
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:off French Coast -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St George
Destination airport:RAF Middleton St George
Mission : Brest. Took off from RAF Middleton St. George at 1122 hrs local time. Hit by Flak and crashed in the sea off the French coast.
All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Buenos Aires born Plt Off King had recently survived a Whitley crash while serving with 78 Squadron (Z9213, all crew safe).

Pilot : P/O Douglas Stuart King RCAF J/4824 [Killed]
F/E : Sgt William Ralph Gates RCAF R/59718 [Killed]
Nav : Sgt Peter Davies Randall RAF 567345 [Killed]
B/A : Sgt Stanley Maurice Wilson RAAF Aus/402081 [Killed]
W/Op : Sgt Lawrence Blair RAFVR 955468 [Killed]
M/U : Sgt Hubert John Toski RAFVR 1375624 [Killed]
R/G : Sgt Frederick Eaton RAFVR 958669 [Killed]

The crew are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial (GPS 51.437693 / -0.564745)


Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 Page 197.
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
13 April 1942 R9487 76 Sqn RAF 6 Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o
30 July 1943 ED244 76 Sqn RAF 2 near Oberndorf, Niedersachsen w/o
28 September 1943 LK891 76 Sqn RAF 8 - missing - mis
1 March 1944 LW636 76 Sqn RAF 7 1.5 mile north-west of RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England w/o

Revision history:

17-May-2016 18:01 Red Dragon Added
24-Dec-2017 12:51 XindelX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
25-May-2021 18:14 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2021 08:50 Rob Davis Updated [Narrative]

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