Halifax W7875 (09/12/1942 [Non Op])

Halifax W7875 (or possibly W7874) was on a training exercise on 09/12/1942.

Its seven-man crew comprised:

  • PN McEvoy
  • Others?

The AM Form 1180 shows:

  • Aircraft heavy tail landing, pilot pulled up nose to avoid lorry which drove across his line of approach.
  • Investigation Officer: A bad landing on part of the pilot who failed to obtain permission to land by R/T. It appears he was put off by a lorry which should have waited for him and not driven on.
  • Officer Commanding added: Due to shortage of timber no notices warning lorry drivers to look out for aircraft were posted.

Notes:

  1. It is unclear whether this AM Form 1180 relates to an incident involving W7874 on 10/12/1942 or an incident involving W7875 on 11/12/1942. AM Form 78 shows that W7875 was ROS on 11/12/1943 and returned to the squadron on 21/12/1942. AM Form 78 shows that W7874 was classified as FA/AC on 10/12/1942 and returned to the squadron on 23/12/1942; further research required