Halifax DT804 (16/04/1943)

Halifax DT804 was one of ten No. 35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack Pilsen on the night of 16th / 17th April 1943.

Its seven-man crew comprised:

  • Peter Johnston (Pilot)
  • Peter Geoffrey Powell (Navigator)
  • Roy Wood (Air Bomber)
  • Benjamin Thomas Royall (Wireless Operator)
  • Harold John Rogers (WOP / AG)
  • Andrew Walt Cowan (Air Gunner)
  • Frederick James Jarvis (Flight Engineer)

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “At 00.30, 14,000 feet, 8 miles SSE of Crailshan, engaged by twin engined enemy fighter, believed to be JU88. Results of combat unobserved but Halifax sustained a burst tyre and some bullet holes.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AM Form 78

The AM Form 78 (Movement Card) shows that the aircraft was classified as Cat FB AC; it was repaired on site and returned to the squadron on 16th May 1943