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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232996
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:05-JAN-1945
Time:19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Halifax Mk VII
Owner/operator:432 (Leaside) Sqn RCAF
Registration: NP759
MSN: QO-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lichenhorst-Steimbke -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF East Moor
Destination airport:Hannover
Narrative:
Aircraft exploded in mid air. Reports vary if damage was caused by flak or nightfighter.
5 of the crew bailed out safely. The pilot and one of the air gunners perished.
F/Lt. J. Sales, RCAF -- Pilot - KIA
Sgt. J. Dalton, RAF-- Flight Engineer - POW
F.O J. Marcille, RCAF-- Navigator -POW
F/Sgt. S. Aikens, RCAF-- Bomb Aimer - POW
W/O2 R. Young, RCAF-- Wireless Op/Air Gunner - POW
P/O C. McInnes, RCAF -- Air Ginner - KIA
F/Sgt. J. Charles, RCAF--POW - Air Gunner - POW

Sources:

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york44/np759.html
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=np759
http://www.6bombergroup.ca/Jan45/Jan5~645.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Feb-2020 16:44 tachel Added
16-Feb-2020 16:50 tachel Updated [Registration]
16-Feb-2020 18:15 tachel Updated [Source, Narrative]

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