NY5786 : Remains of Crashed Halifax Bomber

taken 8 years ago, near to Glendhu Hill [hill or Mountain], Cumbria, Great Britain

Remains of Crashed Halifax Bomber
Remains of Crashed Halifax Bomber
Sunday 15th/Monday 16th October 1944, (N1870) at 22.00 During a cross country exercise from RAF Sandtoft ,Lincs Halifax V DK116/GG-Z of 1667HCU suffered a fire on the inner port engine at 12000 ft. Three of the crew managed to bail out, but four crew stayed with the aircraft to assist the rear gunner who had difficulty in escaping from his turret. The aircraft crashed into Glendhu Hill, Kielder, Northumberland killing the four remaining crewmen.

The crew were:
Pilot: P/O H.G. Haddrell - Killed
Navigator: Sgt J Mahoney - Baled out
F/E: Sgt J Neilson - Killed
W/Op: Sgt Reid - Baled out
W/Op: Sgt M.F. James - Killed
A/G: Sgt Hammond - Baled out
R/G: W/O G Symmonds - Killed
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Wednesday, 3 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010
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WGS84: 55:10.1465N 2:39.8409W
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