NP975 Halifax III HD-H

22nd December 1944
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Flight Engineer Mid Upper Gunner Rear Gunner  
  F/O R F Feilberg F/O A Wood F/O L A Walker F/O W A R Hanson Sgt B S Chard F/S B W Horrocks F/S C O J Scafe  
  RAAF RAAF - P.o.W. RAAF - P.o.W. RAAF - P.o.W. P.o.W. RAAF - P.o.W. RAAF - P.o.W.  
  Take Off :- 15:12   Base :- RAF Driffield   Mission :- Bingen  
  Details :- NP975 was attacked by a Ju88-G and caught fire, with the aircraft vibrating badly and on fire the crew were ordered to bale out. The aircraft crashed near Winterspelt, Germany.  
  The bomb load for this mission was 1 x 2,000lb HC, 3 x 1,000lb MC and 5 x 500lb MC.  
  They also carried 7,400 rounds of .303 ammunition and 1,995 gallons of fuel - enough for 7 - 8 hours of flying.  
  F/O Feilberg rests in Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium after being moved from the U.S. Military Cemetery No.1, Foy, Belgium then to the Bure British Military Cemetery.  
  F/O Wood - PoW camp was L4b and L3.    
  F/O Walker - PoW camp was L3.    
  F/O Hanson - PoW camp was L4b.          
  Sgt Chard - PoW camp was L1.          
  F/S Horrocks - PoW camp was L1.          
  F/S Scafe - PoW camp was L4b.          
  Picture of F/O R F Feilberg donated by Robynne Mitchell.  
  All other's kindly donated by Len Walker's daughter Tiana Adair.  
   Picture of F/S C O J Scafe courtesy of Australian War Memorial.  
  The crash site of NP975        

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