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Halifax II W1016 crashed in the North Sea on 10/8-1942.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 76 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded MP-B.
T/O 00:07 Middleton St.George. OP: Osnabrück.


W1016 was on loan to 78 Sqn to take part in the attack on Osnabrück. It crashed in the North Sea and the seven man crew from 78 Sqn died.
On 10/9 Flt.Engr. Sgt Cyril M. Howard was found drifted ashore in beach area 15 near Søgård by Receiver of Wrecks Chr. Refgård and laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg on 15/9-1942.

Air Gnr. F/S Aulden C. Porter RCAF today rests in Kiel War cemetery, Germany, while W/Op-Air Gnr. F/S Ernest J. Ironmonger rests in Bergen-Op-Zoom cemetery in Holland.

Pilot Sgt William A. Wilson, Navigator Sgt George A. Palmer, W/op-Air Gnr. F/S Donald J. Navin RCAF and Air Gnr. Sgt George D. L. Humphreys have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 

 

 


  (Nico Kwakman)

 



Sources: BCL, CWGC, BE, UA, Police report
 

 

 

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