Halifax LV866 (24/02/1944)

Halifax LV866 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:

  • Garnett Cyril John (Pilot)
  • Lumley Charles Lawless-Pyne (Navigator)
  • Derrick Ernest Coleman (Air Bomber)
  • Stephen Joseph Shippen (Wireless Operator)
  • Douglas Ferguson Fyfe (Air Gunner)
  • George Edward Lille (Air Gunner)
  • Malcolm Scholes (Flight Engineer)

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “Halifax LV860 landed without brake pressure and collided with stationery Halifax LV866, both aircraft being damaged.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AM Form 1180 

Undercarriage bogged down at end of runway after overshooting. Struck by LV860 which also overshot runway. [Forgot to check brake pressure; overshot by 20 yards and got bogged but no damage prior to collision]

AM Form 78 

The movement card shows that the aircraft was classified as Cat FB/AC; it was repaired on site and reallocated to No. 10 Squadron on 1st April 1944


Halifax LV860 (24/02/1944)

Halifax LV860 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:

  • William George Barnes (Pilot)
  • Herbert George Hornsby (Navigator)
  • Albert Clement Michael Taylor (Air Bomber)
  • Raymond Perkins (Wireless Operator)
  • Alistair Stuart McLaren (Air Gunner)
  • Horace John Walker (Air Gunner)
  • Charles Erickson (Flight Engineer)

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “Halifax LV860 landed without brake pressure and collided with stationery Halifax LV866, both aircraft being damaged.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

AM Form 1180 (Halifax LV860)

Landed with no brake pressure and over ran runway into LV866 which was also off runway end

AM Form 78 (Halifax LV860)

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


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”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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”