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Halifax MZ805 crashed in the sea east of the island of
Langeland 12/1 1945.
The aircraft belonged to RCAF (RAF) 424 Sqn.Bomber Command and was coded QB-X.
T/O Skipton in Swale 17:22. OP: Gardening Flensburg Fjord.
After having crossed the North Sea MZ805 was to head for a point near the island
of Langeland before turning south west and west for the garden in Flensburg Fjord
which was located between the Danish village Skelde and the German coast between
Glüksburg and Gelting. It is believed that this was the Halifax which was
claimed by a German night fighter piloted by Oberfeldwebel Hans Schadowski of
3./NJG 3 at 21:05 hours near Langeland.
The Halifax exploded in the air and no remains have been found.
The crew which consisted of Pilot F/O Alexander M. Mackie DFC RCAF, Flt. Engr.Sgt
James J. Farquhar RAF, Navigator F/S James S.
Netzke RCAF, Bomb aimer F/O Harry
D. Christie RCAF, Wop/Air Gnr. W/O Harold A.
Carruthers RCAF, Mid upper gunner F/S
Fernand W. Dobbs RCAF and Rear gunner F/S Claude H.
Hudson RCAF have no known
graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources: LBUK, CWGC, AIR 27/1835, AIR 25/144, AIR14/2680, BC loss card,
Minelaying on the night of January
Halifax MZ805 crashed in the sea east
of the island of Langeland 12/1 1945
Halifax III NP947 crashed in Flensburg
Halifax III NA201 attacked west of the
city of Aabenraa 12/1 1945
Halifax III MZ812 crashed in the North
Sea west of the island of Rømø 12/1 1945
Halifax III RG346 “attacked” west of
the island of Rømø 12/1 1945
Halifax III NR173 crashed in the sea
east of the island of Als 12/1 1945
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