Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk II DT751, Friday 12 March 1943
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Date:Friday 12 March 1943
Time:21:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:76 Sqn RAF
Registration: DT751
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:4.5 km SSE of Ysselsteyn, S end of the Moostdijk, Limburg -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, UK
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by night fighter pilot Oblt. Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin of the 6./NJG 1, flying Bf 110 F-4 G9+DP from St Trond airfield, Belgium.

Target: Essen
Call Sign: MP-C
Takeoff time: 19:17

Crew:-
Pilot : Sergeant Peter Nevines RAF 1231507 [PoW, escaped]
Flight Engineer : Sergeant Frederick George Stapleton RAF 578097 [PoW]
Navigator : Pilot Officer John Bernard Locke RAF 126891 (NCO:1292303 : Commission Gazetted Tuesday 22 September, 1942) [PoW]
Bomb Aimer : Flight Sergeant Robert George Poland RAFVR 658309 [PoW, died later]
Wireless Operator : Sergeant Walter Stafford Wright RAF 921130 [PoW]
Mid-Upper Gunner : Sergeant Patrick Christopher Ratcliffe RAF 1049713 [PoW]
Rear Gunner : Sergeant Antony Cecil Sharpe RAFVR 919134 [Killed]

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T2108&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://www.lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=viewentry&e=378#
Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
24-Oct-2014 12:21 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2018 18:29 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2018 20:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
22-Jun-2022 15:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
28-May-2024 18:08 Rob Davis Updated [Source, Narrative]

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