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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52586
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Date:28-AUG-1942
Time:23:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:35 (Madras Presidency) Squadron Royal Air Force (35 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF)
Registration: W7676
MSN: TL-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westerschelde estuary off Koewacht, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Graveley
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from Graveley at 20:47 hrs local time for an operation to Nürnberg in Germany.
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.
Crew
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.

Sources:

http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1790
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
27-Aug-2017 10:34 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2018 15:19 TigerTimon Updated [Operator]
18-Aug-2018 19:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
27-Oct-2018 16:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
17-Jul-2019 07:09 Anon. Updated [Cn, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-May-2020 17:57 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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