ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52586
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Narrative:Took off from Graveley at 20:47 hrs local time for an operation to Nürnberg in Germany.
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
|Owner/operator:||35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron Royal Air Force (35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF)|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Westerschelde estuary off Koewacht, Zeeland -
|Departure airport:||RAF Graveley|
Outward-bound, the aircraft was hit by Flak and crashed into the Westerschelde.
The body of Sgt John was Washed up near Domburg 6 September 1942.
The body of Sgt Booth was Washed up near Katwijk aan Zee 10 September 1942.
The body of Sgt Grounsell was Washed up near Scharrendijke 9 September 1942.
The bodies of Sgt Birley and Sgt Doman were washed ashore near Ostend 16/09/1942
The body of Priestley was washed ashore near Ostend on 15 September 1942.
Pilot: 1385838 Sgt David Alan Vaughan John - Flushing (Vlissingen) northern Cemetery Row C Grave 23.
Flight Engineer: 953553 Sgt Maurice William Booth - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Plot 6 Row H Grave 8.
Observer: 118723 Plt Off Alan Fay Birley - Middelkerke Communal Cemetery Row B Grave 18.
Bomb Aimer: 111787 Plt Off Kenneth Albert Higgs - Oostvoorne Protestant Cemetery Joint Grave 219.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1064083 Sgt Arthur Priestley - Middelkerke Communal Cemetery Row B Grave 19.
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: 1262641 Sgt Arthur Edward Grounsell - Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery Plot 4 Row D Grave 4.
Air Gunner: 778666 Sgt Gerald Anthony Doman - Middelkerke Communal Cemetery Row B Grave 20.
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