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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 266900
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:420 (City of London) Sqn RCAF
Registration: NA190
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near RAF Dishforth -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Tholthorpe
Destination airport:Chemnitz
Aircraft broke out of cloud in a gentle let down but then suddenly dove steeply into the ground after a single parachute was seen. Other pilots had reported severe icing in the area.
-Waugh, James, Flight Sergeant, R201625, RCAF, Air Gunner - Survived
-Sollie, Roald Frederick, Pilot Officer, J93048, RCAF, Pilot - Kileld
-Smith, Robert George, Flying Officer, J87951, RCAF, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner - Killed
-Kaechele, Emmet Solomon, Flying Officer, J92691, RCAF, Air Bomber - Killed
-Gaba, William, Flight Sergeant, J94503, RCAF, Navigator - Killed
-Dinnen, Robert Louis, Sergeant, 221828, RAFVR, Flight Engineer - Killed
-Battler, Ralph Oscar, Pilot Officer, J94502, RCAF, Air Gunner - Killed


Revision history:

18-Aug-2021 23:53 tachel Added
18-Aug-2021 23:54 tachel Updated [Location]

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