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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51728
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: JB855
C/n / msn: EY-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beugt, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Breighton
Destination airport:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Wilhelm Herget of the Stab I./NJG 4 (detached to 3./NJG 1), flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Venlo airfield.
Five crew members died. They are buried at Woensel Cemetery, the Netherlands.

Takeoff time: 23:03
Pilot F/Lt. L.H. Knight 128902 RAF Eindhoven EE 16
Co-Pilot Sgt. G.W.H. Duffee 1384785 RAF Survived evader; reached Spain 27 Sep 43
Flight engineer Sgt. F.C. Simons 1380680 RAF Eindhoven EE 17 Dow 28 Jun 43
Navigator P/O. H.J. Standfast 133466 RAF Survived POW
Bomb aimer F/O. R.D. Caldecourt 131954 RAF Eindhoven EE 14
Wireless op F/O. S.A.C. Cutler 133560 RAF Eindhoven EE 13
Air gunner Sgt. F.J.R. Bain 1347034 RAF Eindhoven EE 15
Air gunner Sgt. J. Lee 1603525 RAF Survived POW


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 part one

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
08-Jul-2015 14:47 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2015 18:38 Heil Updated [Operator]
23-Jun-2018 08:26 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Nov-2018 06:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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