Incident Handley Page Halifax Mk II HR656,
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Date:Thursday 11 March 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:408 (Goose) Sqn RCAF
Registration: HR656
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:north of Rosières -   France
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Leeming
Destination airport:
Shot down by Hptm. Otto Materne of the 4./NJG 4, flying a Bf 110 from Saint-Dizier airfield. Three crew members were taken PoW, with four crew members evading capture.

Target: Stuttgart
Call Sign: EQ-T
Takeoff time: 19:10
Pilot : Flying Officer Arnot Andrew Stewart RNZAF NZ/413502 [PoW]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant J A Hammond RCAF 81832 [Evaded]
Navigator : Flight Sergeant David Duncan Patrick Leitch MBE RAFVR 921693 [PoW]
Bomb Aimer : Flying Officer George Herbert Lamus RAF 121779 (NCO:1387520 : Commission Gazetted Tuesday 04 August, 1942) [Evaded]
Wireless Operator : Sergeant Laurence Stanley Marsden RAF 1268458 [PoW]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Sergeant R D Davidson RCAF 144478 [Evaded]
Rear Gunner : Sergeant C T Hamilton RNZAF 411240 [Evaded]


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

12-Mar-2018 07:24 TigerTimon Added
12-Mar-2018 07:44 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 17:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-Mar-2024 07:37 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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