HX243 Halifax III HD-D

24th July 1944
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Flight Engineer Mid Upper Gunner Rear Gunner  
  P/O H B Shaw F/S S H Davies F/S P J Birt F/S J H Elder Sgt R England F/S A O Beazley F/S A G Jasper  
  Take Off :- 21:15   Base :- RAF Driffield   Mission :- Stuttgart  
            Modern overlay view of the target area  
  Details :- HX243 crashed at 01:51 after colliding with LV833 at Bonlanden 6km South South East of Echterdingen.  
  614 aircraft detailed for this mission including 153 Halifax, 4 Halifax were lost including HX243 and LV833 from 466 Squadron.  
  All of the crew were buried in Bonlanden Cemetery before being re-buried to Durnbach War Cemetery in 1947.  
  Photograph of F/S A O Beazley kindly supplied by Kevin Beazley  

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