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Crash site of Halifax W7745-NP-K
10/09/1942

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Unit: 158 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: W7745-NP-K
Base: East More
Mission: Düsseldorf
Crew officer: P/O Hanson A H
Incident: Hit by Flak

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

Takeoff at 20:16 hrs local time for an operation to Düsseldorf in Germany.
The aircraft was hit by Flak and crashed into the sea.
Pilot / S/Ldr. P.B. Robinson DFC 36274 RAF / Oostende cemetery in Belgium; grave 9 5 10
Second Pilot / F/Sgt. A.J. Sutton 1290835 RAF / Harlingen cemetery; grave E 3 10 / washed up Dijksterburen hamlet at Kimswerd on 12 October
Flight Engineer / Sgt. G.A. Smith 569386 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 93
Navigator / P/O. W.A. Thomas 130101 RAF / Adegem RCAF war cemetery in Belgium; grave I E 5
Bomb Aimer / F/Sgt. J.G.E. Davis 1375106 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 74
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner / F/Sgt. G.L. Ellsworth R/66341 RCAF / Oostende cemetery in Belgium; grave 9 4 39
Air Gunner / P/O. A.H. Hanson DFC 117148 RAF / Middelkerke cemetery in Belgium; grave B 21
Air Gunner / F/Sgt. P. Silverman 908638 RAF / Runnymede Memorial; panel 76

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