Halifax W7875 (or possibly W7874) was on a training exercise on 09/12/1942.
Its seven-man crew comprised:
- PN McEvoy
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.
- 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