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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163001
Last updated: 31 January 2020
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Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LK789
C/n / msn: MP-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Colony Farm, Manea near Welney -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor
Destination airport:Karlsruhe
It was returning to RAF Holme-on- Spalding Moor in Yorkshire after a mission to Karlsruhe, Germany, when it was attacked by a German Me410 'intruder' aircraft at a height 3,400 feet, caught fire and crashed. Only one crew member survived the crash. Those who died are buried various cemeteries.
Plt Off D R Dibbins (KIA)
Sgt G N Head (KIA)
Sgt K C Oswald (KIA)
Flt Sgt J R Bathe (KIA)
Sgt J G Davenport (KIA)
Sgt N M Harrison (KIA)
Flt Sgt J Anderson (Inj)

*Lt Wolfgang Wenning ( St.III./KG51) claimed a Halifax 20 km NE of Cambridge at 04:22. It was his fifth kill.

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World war 1944 Page 186.
*Luftwaffe Night Fighter Combat Claims 1939-1945.

Revision history:

03-Jan-2014 15:38 gerard57 Added
17-Feb-2014 15:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
10-Jun-2016 17:18 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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