Halifax HR866 (03/11/1943)

Halifax HR866 was one of eight (No. 35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack Dusseldorf on the night of the 3rd / 4th November 1943.

Its seven-man crew comprised:

  • E Holmes (Pilot)
  • JV Kent (Navigator)
  • RW Pape (Air Bomber)
  • TH Warren (Wireless Operator)
  • JM Colledge (Air Gunner)
  • JA Van-Marle (Air Gunner)
  • FR Harmsworth-Smith (Flight Engineer)

The AM Form 1180 shows “Landing undercarriage collapsed. Investigation: Undercarriage must have been selected up after landing. More text which needs to be deciphered 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AM Form 78

The movement card shows that the aircraft was classified as Cat FB/B on 4th November 1943. It was allocated to Handley Page and subsequently classified as Cat E on 6th December 1943.

Aircraft Crash Log (Compiled by Nicholas Roberts)

Undercarriage collapsed on landing