LV936 Halifax III HD-D
|4th November 1944|
|Pilot||Bomb Aimer||Navigator||Wireless Operator||Flight Engineer||Mid Upper Gunner||Rear Gunner|
|F/L J B Herman||P/O D Underwood||F/O W Nicholson||P/O A Duncan||Sgt H W Knott||P/O. J M Vivash||P/O M McI Wilson|
|RAAF - P.o.W.||RAAF||RAAF||RAAF||P.o.W.||RAAF - P.o.W.||RAAF|
Back Row:- P/O A Duncan , P/OM Mcl Wilson, P/O J M Vivash, Sgt H W Knott.
Front Row:- P/O D Underwood, F/L J B Herman, F/O W Nicholson.
|Take Off :- 16:54||Base :- RAF Driffield||Mission :- Bochum|
|Modern overlay view of the target area|
|Details :- LV936 was hit by flak as they turned away from the target. F/L Herman was very lucky as the aircraft blew up in the air before he could put on his parachute, as he headed towards the ground without the chute he bumped into P/O Vivash and grabbed hold of his legs, both then made a safe landing to become PoW's.|
|Those of the crew who died were buried in Neviges Protestant Cemetery before being re-buried in 1949 to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.|
|F/L Herman - PoW number is 9005 in camp L3.|
|Sgt Knott - PoW number is 1148 in camp L7.|
|P/O Vivash - PoW number is 1266 in camp L7.|
Crew picture kindly donated by Paul Knott.
|The Memorial plaque near the crash site|
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