Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk II HR905,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51623
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Date:Wednesday 14 July 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF
Registration: HR905
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Asten, SE of Helmond, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Gransden Lodge, UK
Destination airport:
Attacked by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Hans-Dieter Frank of the Stab I./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Venlo airfield. The aircraft disintegrated in mid-air.
The deceased are buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, the Netherlands.

Takeoff time: 23:15
Pilot S/L. D.L. Wolfe DFC 39805 RAF Jonkerbos 16 E 6
Co-Pilot F/O. D.J. Smith 413997 RNzAF Survived
Flight engineer Sgt. D.G. Bebensee DFM R/68061 RCAF Jonkerbos 16 E 5
Navigator F/O. R.G. Morrison DFC J/9764 RCAF Jonkerbos 16 E 1
Bomb aimer Sgt. E.M. Witt J/17710 RCAF Jonkerbos 16 E 2
Wireless op F/O. G.G. McGladrey DFC J/6843 RCAF Jonkerbos 16 E 3
Air gunner F/Sgt. T.H.N. Emerson DFM J/18062 RCAF Jonkerbos 16 E 4
Air gunner F/O. D.M. Clarke J/12952 RCAF Survived

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part two

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
30 June 1942 W1113 405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF 8 near Noordwolde, Friesland w/o
3 August 1943 HR917 405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF 7 North Sea 8 km northwest of Spiekeroog island w/o
23 August 1943 HR918 405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF 7 Dolzein Forest near Haldensleben, Magdeburg w/o


Crew list HR905

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
21-Sep-2014 14:58 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2017 07:10 graham Updated [Time, Photo, ]
19-Jul-2018 09:19 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2018 16:49 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
22-Jun-2022 16:40 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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