The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “Of twenty-four aircraft detailed for operations, twenty-three took off”
The AM Form 1180 suggests that Halifax HR984, captained by WG Barnes, was the aircraft that failed to take off.
AM Form 1180
Taking off, aircraft swung to starboard to avoid parked aircraft and …………… undercarriage collapsed. Pilot’s harness caught tail trimmer, pilot looked down causing ………..; a clear case of faulty airmanship and bad judgement.
AM Form 78
The AM Form 78 (Movement Card) shows that the aircraft was classified as FB/A and struck off charge
Aircraft Crash Log (Compiled by Nicholas Roberts)
Swung on take off for operations; undercarriage collapsed