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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234618
Last updated: 1 April 2020
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Date:24-MAR-1944
Time:evening
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LV903
C/n / msn: EY-H
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eckardtshausen, Marksuhl, Thüringen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Takeoff at 18:58 hrs for an operation to Berlin.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by a night fighter. Probably, the Halifax fell victim to Oberleutnant Peter Ehrhardt of the 8./NJG 5, who was flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Werneuchen airfield in Brandenburg.

For the crew, see Aircrew Remembered.

Sources:

Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part two
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/constable-donald-frank.html
Google Maps


Revision history:

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