Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk III MZ574,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49947
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Date:Saturday 23 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:10 Sqn RAF
Registration: MZ574
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Swier hamlet, Wijnandsrade, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 19:25 hrs for a bombing operation against Neuss in Germany.

Homeward-bound, the aircraft was claimed shot down by Feldwebel Anton Weisensel of the 11./NJG 1 and by Oberfeldwebel Wolfram Möckel of the 4./NJG 2.

Pilot / F/O. G.R.G. Kite J/87906 RCAF / Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium
Flight Engineer / Sgt. J.N. McGiveron 2203805 RAF / prisoner of war
Navigator / P/O. G.W. Chorley J/87799 RCAF / prisoner of war
Bomb Aimer / P/O. H.J. Maling 185040 RAF / prisoner of war
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner / F/Sgt. A.G.T. Saunders 1117296 RAF / Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium
Mid Upper Gunner / F/Sgt. F.P. Mannion 1678638 RAF / prisoner of war
Rear Gunner / F/Sgt. V.I. Simmonds 1315840 RAF / prisoner of war

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part four
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History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
2 June 1942 W1098 10 Sqn RAF 6 near Oeding, Südlohn, Nordrhein-Westfalen w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
24-Mar-2021 16:23 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2023 05:06 Johnfromcardiff Updated [[Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]]

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