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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177144
Last updated: 9 June 2020
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Date:24-MAR-1944
Time:22:59 claim
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:432 (Leaside) Sqn RCAF
Registration: LW593
C/n / msn: QO-O
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Höhnstedt, Sachsen-Anhalt -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF East Moor
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Took off from RAF East Moor at 19:08 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
The aircraft was damaged by Oberleutnant Heinrich Schneider of the 10./NJG 5 (who was flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Erfurt-Bindersleben airfield in Thüringen) and hit by a heavy Flak barrage before it crashed.
Those who perished are buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery:

Plt Off J. McIntosh RCAF– (POW)
Sgt W. King RAF (KIA)
Fg Off A. Small RCAF –(POW)
Plt Off R. Elvin RCAF– (POW)
Plt Off C. Schell RCAF –(POW)
Plt Off L. Bandle RCAF (KIA)
Plt Off A. De Dauw RCAF (KIA)

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=LW593
Google Maps
http://www.network54.com/Forum/261665/thread/1109457437/last-1109855390/Halifax+crash+near+Berlin
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1944 Page 135.
https://www.backtonormandy.org/maps/maps-1944/march-44/213-overview-day-by-day-1944-03/3007-25-03-44.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2015 11:58 gerard57 Added
07-Dec-2015 18:17 Froome Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
08-Jun-2016 19:03 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2018 20:40 tachel Updated [Operator]
29-Jun-2018 09:33 ehren69 Updated [Operator, Location]
11-Oct-2018 19:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
01-Apr-2020 11:23 TigerTimon Updated [Date, Time, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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