Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk II DT773,
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Date:Saturday 17 April 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:78 Sqn RAF
Registration: DT773
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:crashed into empty Max Eyth Lake, Stuttgart-Hofen, Baden-Württemberg -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Josef Nabrich of the 9./NJG 101, flying a Bf 110 from Kitzingen airfield.

Target: Plzeň (Pilsen), Czech Republic
Takeoff time: 21:00

Pilot (Instructor) : Flight Lieutenant Arthur Patrick Dowse DFC RAFVR 88035 (NCO:968410 : Commission Gazetted Friday 20 December, 1940) [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Thomas Thompson Slater RAF 1042698 [PoW]
Navigator : Flight Sergeant Richard Desjardins RCAF R/79743 [PoW]
Bomb Aimer : Sergeant Henry Edward Thompson RAF 655035 [PoW, repatriated]
Wireless Operator : Sergeant Philip Langsford RNZAF NZ/412343 [PoW]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Sergeant Albert William Hoare RAF 1421354 [PoW]
Rear Gunner : Flying Officer Andrew Nielson Orr RAF 121341 (NCO:1346846 : Commission Gazetted Tuesday 14 July, 1942) [PoW]


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

History of this aircraft

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Revision history:

18-Apr-2018 07:18 TigerTimon Added
08-Nov-2018 06:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
26-Jan-2019 10:19 TigerTimon Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Feb-2024 12:32 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative]
16-Apr-2024 07:18 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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