Halifax W1047 (06/06/1942)

Halifax W1047 was one of eleven No. 35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack Emden on the night of the 6th / 7th June 1942

Its seven-man crew comprised:

  • Norman Wallis MacKenzie (Pilot)
  • Herbert Henry Sandford (Observer)
  • Jonathan Raymond Field (Air Bomber)
  • Leslie Smith (WOP / AG)
  • Leslie Ledger (Air Gunner)
  • [-] Richmond (WOP / AG)
  • John Griffin Davis (Flight Engineer)

AM Form 1180 shows “On landing, collided with Fordson Tender 24204. Investigation Officer: Carelessness on part of driver in crossing runway whilst aircraft landing. Driver failed to see this aircraft due to half light”.


AM Form 78

The AM Form 78 (Movement Card) does not show the aircraft being taken off strength of the squadron as a result of this incident