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Crash site of Halifax W1244-MP-D
1/09/1942

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Unit: 76 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: W1244-MP-D
Base: Middleton St George
Mission: Saarbruken
Crew officer: P/O Sherwood Humphrey
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

akeoff at 23:00 hrs local time for an operation to Saarbrücken in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Wilhelm Herget of the 9./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110 in GCI-box 7B.
Six crew members were taken prisoner of war: Sgt D.W.R. Coverly, Sgt C.H.M. Smith, Sgt E.J. Kingston, Sgt H. Fowler, Sgt L.N.P. Park, and Sgt H.R. Turvey.
P/O Humphrey Sherwood, the pilot, did not survive and rests at Adegem, Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen.

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Sources:
Aviation Safety
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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