HX296 Halifax III HD-
16th December 1943
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Flight Engineer Mid Upper Gunner Rear Gunner H2S Instructor
  P/O G R Bermingham P/O J E Evans P/O E H Gribble Sgt E J Roynon Sgt G E Kent Sgt F C Brown F/S C W Angus F/L M Thompson
  RAAF - Injured RAAF - Injured RAAF   Injured     Injured
  Take Off :- ..:.. Base :- RAF Leconfield   Mission :- Training  
  Details :- HX296 was on a H2S training mission and collided with a tree whilst making an emergency landing at Decoy Farm, Watton near Hutton Cranswick airfield.

The Halifax had not long been airborne when the starboard outer engine burst into flames which then quickly engulfed the starboard wing.

  To read P/O Jack Evans own version of the crash please click HERE.
  P/O Gribble and Sgt Roynon are both buried in Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery.
  F/S Angus is buried in Consett Cemetery, Benfieldside.
  Picture of Sgt F C Brown on his Wedding Day was kindly supplied by his son Keith Brown.
  Pictures of P/O E H Gribble and P/O J E Evans kindly supplied by Colin Brown.
  Picture of Sgt G E Kent kindly supplied by his daughter Patricia Mason.

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