Halifax HX323 (24/02/1944)

Halifax HX323 was one of twenty-one No. 35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack Schweinfurt on the night of the 24th / 25th February 1944.

Its seven-man crew comprised:

  • Robert Walter Beveridge (Pilot)
  • Michael Ingoldsby Massy (Navigator)
  • John Gordon Irwin (Air Bomber)
  • James John Mather (Wireless Operator)
  • John Allinson (Air Gunner)
  • John David Smith (Air Gunner)
  • Arthur Richard Hall (Flight Engineer)

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “Halifax HX323 broke a tail wheel unit on landing”


AM Form 78

The AM Form 78 shows that the aircraft was classified as Cat. FB/AC; it was repaired on site and returned to the squadron on 16th March 1944

AM Form 1180

The AM Form 1180 shows “Tail wheel fractured on landing”