Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk II DT694,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52160
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Date:Sunday 14 February 1943
Time:20:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:158 Sqn RAF
Registration: DT694
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Schweibergerbos near Mechelen, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Rufforth, Yorkshire, UK
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Johannes Hager of the 6./NJG 1 (flying Bf 110 F-4 'G9+GP' from St Trond airfield in Belgium) as well as the schwere Flak-Abteilung 514 (o) (the Flak guns were located at the Vennbahn in Aachen), upon returning from a bombing mission to Cologne, Germany.
Five crew members died. They are buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Call Sign: NP-N
Takeoff time: 18:18
Pilot S/L.W. Fletcher DFC DFM 44063 RAF Jonkerbos 12 E 2-5 Initially buried Venlo (NCO:580199 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 09 July, 1940)
Flight engineer Sgt. E. Jackson 946859 RAF Survived pow
Navigator Sgt. H. Kay DFM 1375551 RAF Jonkerbos 12 E 2-5 Initially buried Venlo. 1st name Harry
Bomb aimer FLt. M.A.J. Pierre RAF Survived evader, returned (NCO:933234 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 08 December, 1942)
Wo ag P/O. G.H. Miller DFM 50188 RAF Jonkerbos 12 E 2-5 Initially buried Venlo (NCO:624382 Commission Gazetted : Tuesday 22 October, 1940)
Air gunner Sgt. J.H. Bousfield 1339908 RAF Jonkerbos 12 E 2-5 Initially buried Venlo
Air gunner Sgt. F.C. Howe 1416423 RAF Jonkerbos 12 E 1 Initially buried Venlo

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part oneRob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
28-Nov-2014 09:18 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 16:09 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2018 19:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
29-Aug-2018 09:29 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 12:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
08-Apr-2020 18:08 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
14-Feb-2024 07:57 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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