Halifax L9584 (15/01/1942 [Non Op])

Halifax L9584 was seriously damaged whilst in a hangar at Linton-On-Ouse as a result of the following incident on 15th January 1942:

Halifax R9367 lost an engine immediately after take off and was forced to land. Since the “Q” site was unusable, he was instructed to jettison his bombs just outside the aerodrome perimeter. One 1,000lb bomb dropped short of the perimeter and exploded; a large piece of shrapnel penetrated hangar “D” door (which was 500 yards away) and seriously damaged Halifax L9584 which was in the hangar.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AM Form 1180

The accident card shows that the aircraft was in hangar; bomb jettisoned by friendly aircraft

AM Form 78

The movement card shows that the aircraft was repaired on site and returned to the squadron on 10th February 1942