Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk II HR697,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51658
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Date:Tuesday 29 June 1943
Time:01:27 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:10 Sqn RAF
Registration: HR697
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bilserbaan road, Maastricht, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Johannes Hager of the 4./NJG 1, flying Bf 110 G-4 G9+CC from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield, Belgium.

Target: Köln, Germany
Takeoff time: 23:09
Pilot : Pilot Officer Roy Hamilton Geddes RAAF Aus/401939 [Killed]
2nd Pilot : Sergeant Robert Stirratt White RAFVR 1388298 [Killed]
Navigator : Sergeant David Brown RAFVR 1386316 [Killed]
Navigator : Pilot Officer Herbert Ernest Cross RAF 143801 [Killed] (NCO:999913 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 25 May, 1943)
Bomb Aimer : Pilot Officer Reginald Eric Bradshaw RAFVR 148755 [Killed] (NCO:1385805 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 24 August, 1943)
Wireless Operator : Flight Sergeant Clifford Entwistle RAFVR 1113359 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Flight Sergeant Robert Shannon RAAF Aus/411231 [PoW]
Rear Gunner : Sergeant Albert William Booth RAFVR 1424526 [Killed]

The dead of the crew were buried initially at Venlo, since reinterred at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery

Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
30 March 1942 W1043 10 Sqn RAF 7 near Sor Flulan at Fættenfjord north of Trondheim w/o
28 September 1943 JD272 10 Sqn RAF 7 Wippingen, Niedersachsen w/o

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
15-Nov-2018 15:47 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2018 19:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
28-Jun-2023 07:30 Rob Davis Updated [[Operator, Departure airport, Operator]]

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