Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk II W1056, Friday 3 July 1942
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Date:Friday 3 July 1942
Time:00:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:10 Sqn RAF
Registration: W1056
MSN: ZA-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Sea off Bergen, Noord-Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leeming
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 23:05 hrs for an operation to Bremen in Germany.
The aircraft was hit by the 3./Marine Flak-Abteilung 246 battery Vlieland-West at a height of 3200 metres and burned.
Six of the crew are missing in action:

Pilot: Aus/404344 Sgt Ernest Joseph Lawer RAAF - Runnymede Memorial Panel 112
Flight Engineer:549292 Sgt David Morris Jones - Runnymede Memorial Panel 87
Navigator:1381993 Sgt Robert Tom Charles Martin - Runnymede Memorial Panel 89
Bomb Aimer:652637 Sgt Harold John Gill - Runnymede Memorial Panel 83
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:751921 Flt Sgt John Joseph Francis Martin - Jonkerbos War Cemetery 7. J. 7.
Air Gunner:1317130 Sgt Henry Arthur George - Runnymede Memorial Panel 83
Air Gunner:1379186 Sgt Owen Llewellyn Williams - Runnymede Memorial Panel 96

Sources:

http://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/item2.php?SGLO=T1667
Nachtjagd Combat Archive The Early Years part three
CWGC

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
03-Jul-2017 15:18 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Feb-2018 14:30 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 19:15 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
05-May-2020 13:36 TigerTimon Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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