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Crash site of Halifax NP812 QO-T

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Unit: 432 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: NP812 QO-T
Base: Woodbridge
Mission: Bonn
Crew officer:
Incident: Hit by Flak, Barnett Goerge bailed from A/C probably near Jemeppe-sur-Sambre.

Location: (Prov. Namur)



Hit by flak during bombing mission to Troisdorf Germany. The port wing, fuel tanks were holed, port outer and stbd outer engines were u/s.
F/O E. Hancox RCAF, the navigator, and P/O G. Barnett RCAF, the bomb aimer were also injured. P/O G. Barnett RCAF, the bomb aimer, bailed out over France.
The crew landed safely at Woodbridge on 2 engines.
P/O G. Barnett died of his wounds. He rests in the Jemeppe-sur-Sambre communal Cemetery.


P/O G Barnett


The Halifax Mk. VII, serial NP812, received the same Nose Art in No. 432 [Leaside] Squadron.
Halifax NP812 was taken on strength by No. 432 Squadron on 29 September 1944.
The aircraft flew eleven operations and was involved in a cat. “A” accident on 30 December 1944. On 20 March 1945 the aircraft was ordered for disposal and flown to No. 45 M.U. at Rawcliffe.
The aircraft was photographed by F/L Lindsay in May 45 and struck off charge by Royal Air Force on 24 July 1947.

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