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Crash site of Halifax JD168-KN-T

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Unit: 77 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: JD168-KN-T
Base: Elvington
Mission: Düsseldorf
Crew officer: Fl/Sgt BURROWS D E
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Liege)



The aircraft departed at 23h11 Elvington and in the approach to the target is attacked over Me110 Liege by three hunters. The upper gunner Sgt OF Burrows manages to shoot one, but Halifax is riddled shell, the left and the left wing engines are light and rear gunner Sgt Stanley Frederick Hammond is killed, shot in the stomach. The pilot, Sgt Alfred George Endicott, then gave the order to evacuate. In parachuting, the browser Reginald Goodenough sees the gunner F / Sgt OF Burrows down another German fighter. The Halifax crashes and three civilians were killed by falling debris, spouses Cilissen and Jean-Claude CARENS (Herstal).
Sgt Stanley Hammond Cemetery rests in Heverlee near Leuven / Louvain. The Endicott pilot taken prisoner and in the questionnaire he filled his release April 26, 1945, it informs the place of his capture as "Belgium, near Lille, 12th June 1943". Two other men are arrested, the mechanic Sgt JW Walsh and the gunner Burrows.
Comete-Line: Escape Reports GSP / LIB 1665 and IM-9 / Gen / 22464.

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