Halifax W1159 (22/06/1942 [Non Op])

Halifax W1159 was being utilised for an air test on 22nd June 1942.

Its seven-man crew comprised:

  • HB MacDonald
  • Possibly:
    • J Baker (Observer)
    • E Whitter (WOP / Air Gunner)
    • JR Ely (WOP / Air Gunner)
    • GF Freedman (Air Gunner)
    • JE Jones (Flight Engineer)

The AM Form 1180 shows “The pilot was forced to make a cross wind landing at Linton-On-Ouse owing to an obstruction on aerodrome. Aircraft swung off runway, tail wheel was torn off on rough ground, causing aircraft to swing and starboard undercarriage to collapse”.


AM Form 78

The AM Form 78 (Movement Card) shows that aircraft was initially classified as Cat. FA B but was subsequently reclassified as Cat. FA E (write off); it was struck off charge on 16th July 1942