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Date:01-JUN-1944
Time:01:41 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Halifax Mk V
Owner/operator:138 (Special Duties) Squadron Royal Air Force (138 (Special Duties) Sqn RAF)
Registration: LL419
MSN: NF-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:North Sea west of Schouwen-Duiveland island; Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airborne from Tempsford on SOE OPERATION OSRIC 78, setting course for the DZ in Belgium.

The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Feldwebel ‘Willi’ Morlock & Unteroffizier Soika of the 3./NJG 1, who were flying a Heinkel He 219 A-0 from Venlo airfield.
Claim - Halifax sea NW Walcheren (KG 2, Hamster): 1.700 m. 01.41 hrs.

Pilot: J25456 F/O J.P. Gallagher (RCAF)
Navigator: J28217 F/O T. Carnegie (RCAF)
Air Bomber: J28684 F/O J. Zywina (RCAF)
Air Bomber: 152065 F/O G.W. Hemsley (RAF)
Wireless Op/Air Gunner: R164179 Sgt W.J. Jeffrey (RCAF)
Air Gunner: J36018 P/O H. Brennan (RCAF)
Air Gunner: J37212 P/O H. Barker (RCAF)
Flight Engineer: 1384743 Sgt C. Jones (RAF)

All commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, UK.

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?24275-Claims-31-May-1-June-1944
https://www.wingstovictory.nl/data/_uploaded/image/Air%20Activities%20Zeeland%2001%20juni%201944-01.pdf
correspondence Theo E.W. Boiten (author of the Nachtjagd Combat Archive) on 5 June 2021
https://www.ancestry.ca/interactive/9145/44486_83024005549_0798-00082/109408?backUrl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.ca%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3f_phsrc%3dknp4%26_phstart%3dsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3dtrue%26indiv%3d1%26dbid%3d9145%26gsln%3dzywina%26cp%3d0%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26uidh%3dv66%26redir%3dfalse%26msT%3d1%26gss%3dangs-d%26pcat%3d39%26fh%3d0%26h%3d109408%26recoff%3d%26ml_rpos%3d1&ssrc=&rdb=CANWWIIkia&st=r&_ga=2.105939011.1365104024.1565034202-1809090289.1563720649#?imageId=44486_83024005549_0798-00132
http://www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Aircraft-lost-on-Allied-Forces-Special-Duty-Operations.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2019 15:44 tachel Added
05-Jun-2021 17:44 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2021 17:45 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]

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