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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162319
Last updated: 28 December 2019
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Date:07-FEB-1944
Time:
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk V
Owner/operator:138 (Special Duties) Squadron Royal Air Force (138 (Special Duties) Sqn RAF)
Registration: LL114
C/n / msn: NF-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Autrans -   France
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tempsford
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The plane was lost in a storm over the Vercors on the night of 7th/8th February 1944 whilst dropping supplies to the French Resistance. There were no survivors. Crashed at Autrans (Isere) 14 km W of Grenoble. All rest in Autrans Communal Cemetery, which due to it's location is best visited twixt the months of April and October

CARROLL Gerald Dennis , Flying Officer 137405 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Pilot, Age 21
CLEMENT Ronald Denis, Sergeant 1393760, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, W. Op / Air Gnr., Age 22
RADFORD William Kenneth, Sergeant 1890982, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Air Gnr., Age 20
REID Arthur Edward , J/22367 Flying Officer, Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot, Age 22
TAYLOR Alvin James , R/168071 Flight Sergeant, Royal Canadian Air Force, Air Bomber, Age 19
THOMPSON Peter Theodore, Sergeant 1638225, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Flt. Engr., Age 21
WOODROW Gordon Stanley, Sergeant 1601319, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Air Gnr., Age 20

Sources:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/42624864@N08/6574617889/
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 72.
https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.aerosteles.net/stelefr-autrans-halifax&prev=search https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php%3Fid%3D529&prev=search


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Nov-2013 14:43 gerard57 Added
05-Jun-2016 14:37 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 17:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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