Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk III LK837, 17 Jun 1944
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 50380
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Time:01:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:431 (Iroquois) Sqn RCAF
Registration: LK837
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Meijel, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Croft
Destination airport:
Took off from RAF Croft at 23:05 hrs for a bombing operation against the synthetic oil plant at Sterkrade/Holten in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by a night fighter. This was probably a Junkers Ju 88 G-1 in the hands of Hauptmann Günther Wagner of the 7./NJG 2, who had taken off from Volkel airfield.
Plt Off Johnson RCAF and Sgt Obright RCAF rest in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, while the others who died are buried in Jonkersbos War Cemetery:

Plt Off E O Johnson RCAF (KIA)
Sgt D Shenton (KIA)
Fg Off R C B Garrity RCAF (Evaded)
Fg Off R W Jones (KIA)
Plt Off W R chapman (KIA)
Sgt E C Green RCAF (KIA)
Sgt L G Hill RCAF (KIA)


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three
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Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second world War 1944 Page 286.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
22-Nov-2014 08:18 Stephen Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
16-Jun-2016 21:58 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2018 12:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
28-Oct-2018 18:07 ALAN MACKAY Updated [Cn]
03-Nov-2019 18:18 tachel Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Source]
07-Oct-2020 18:01 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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