Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk III NP965,
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Date:Friday 2 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:640 Sqn RAF
Registration: NP965
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Floreffe, Namur -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Halifax Mk.III NP965 ("C8-Y") of 640 Squadron RAF. Lost on operations 02/03/1945: Crashed on returning from a bombing mission to Cologne, Germany.

Pilot : Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Robinson DFM RAFVR 117514 (NCO:1254528 : Commission Gazetted Tuesday 24 March, 1942) [Killed]
Flight Engineer : Flight Sergeant Donald Henry George Tiley RAFVR 1853257 [Killed]
Navigator : Flying Officer Frank Edwin Watkin RAAF Aus/418895 [Killed]
Bomb Aimer : Flying Officer Benjamin Francis O'Neill RAAF Aus/425048 [Killed]
Wireless Operator : Flying Officer Harold (Harry) Wolfson RAAF Aus/424253 [Killed]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Flight Sergeant James Henry William Turner RAFVR 1813672 [Killed]
Rear Gunner : Flight Sergeant Charles Kenneth Fielder RAFVR 2206034 [Killed]

The deceased are all buried at Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium. The plane crashed inside French/Belgian allied controlled territory, near Floreffe, Namur Province, Wallonia (at approximate co ordinates 50°26′N 04°47′E)


5. Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

07-Jun-2015 07:53 gerard57 Added
09-Jun-2015 17:32 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
16-Jul-2016 07:20 Anon. Updated [Location, Country]
02-Mar-2017 00:31 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Jun-2022 03:04 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
02-Mar-2024 08:41 Rob Davis Updated [Narrative]

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