LW116 Halifax III HD-X
|22nd June 1944|
|Pilot||Bomb Aimer||Navigator||Wireless Operator||Flight Engineer||Mid Upper Gunner||Rear Gunner||2nd Pilot|
|S/L J F McMullan||W/O C A Jones||W/O T Harrison||W/O H W Sedgwick||Sgt G E Kent||Sgt C M Dawson||F/O N E Bowman||P/O M B Parker|
|Take Off :- 13:23||Base :- RAF Driffield||Mission :- Siracourt|
|Details :- LW116 was hit by flak at 16,000ft catching the Port Inner engine alight and then the wing, LW116 crashed 5km East of Frevent, Pas de Calais, France at 15:00.|
|S/L J F McMullan had already completed 15 Operations with Wellington aircraft as well as having completed 13 Operations with the Halifax, Siracourt being his 29th Operation.|
|With thanks to Alain Delattre for corrected information.|
On the left is the memorial to the crew that died aboard LW116 near the crash site.
On the right is the crash site location with the memorial at the road side.
click on either picture for larger view.
Pictures are courtesy of Alain Delattre.
|Those who died are buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery at Wimille, France.|
|Sgt Kent - PoW number is 270 in Stalag Luft Bankau-Kreulberg.|
|Picture of W/O T Harrison, W/O C A Jones, W/O H W Sedgwick and F/O N E Bowman courtesy of Australian War Memorial.|
|Picture of Sgt G E Kent kindly supplied by his daughter Patricia Mason.|
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