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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232661
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Halifax Mk V
Owner/operator:408 (Goose) Sqn RCAF
Registration: DG238
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Low Birkby Farm, near the village of Birkby. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Leeming
Destination airport:
During fighter affiliation exercise, pilot turned too tigh and stalled the aircraft. Aircraft crashed killing all on board.
Pilot - P/O Ronald George Bell DFM RCAF (J/17824)
Flight Engineer - Sgt Arthur Ernest Fuce Giles RAFVR (1333184)
Navigator - Sgt Douglas Dean Gardner RAFVR (1391822)
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Sgt Ian Fowler Stewart McColl RAAF (406544)
Air Gunner - P/O Philip Malcolm Matthews RCAF (J/11847)


Revision history:

30-Jan-2020 23:54 tachel Added
30-Jan-2020 23:55 tachel Updated [Departure airport]

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