Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk II DT801,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51927
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Date:Thursday 13 May 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF
Registration: DT801
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Buurse, behind house F16, Overijssel -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Graveley
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant August Geiger of the 7./NJG 1, flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Twente airfield.

Target: Duisburg
Call Sign: TL-A
Takeoff time: 00:23

Pilot : Squadron Leader Douglas Julian Sale RCAF J/9929 [Evaded]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Clarence Washington Rowley RAF 1160639 [PoW]
Navigator : Flying Officer Geoffrey Edward Heard RAF 126034 (NCO:1388546 : Commission Gazetted Tuesday 01 September, 1942) [PoW]
Bomb Aimer : Flight Lieutenant Rupert Claude Sawyer RAFVR 125574 (NCO:1312926 : Commission Gazetted Tuesday 04 August, 1942) [Killed]
Wireless Operator : Sergeant Samuel Angus Moores RAF 798716 [PoW]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Sergeant David John Richards RAFVR 1418379 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Sergeant Ross Oliver Elford RCAF R/103805 [PoW]

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
06-Feb-2009 11:18 dekempe Updated
06-Feb-2009 11:19 harro Updated
10-May-2018 10:18 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-May-2024 06:28 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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