2 of the 7 airmen on board this Halifax were killed in the crash. They were Sgt Campbell and Sgt Whyte. The positions of the crew is not known, beyond PO Getcliffe being the pilot and Sgt Whyte being the wireless operator/air gunner.
The Halifax was returning to base at RAF Snaith near Selby, from a mine laying operation (known as ‘gardening’ in RAF parlance) off the Freisian Islands on the night of January 21st 1943.
There’s not much left. A few fragments of mostly molten metal. The square object is a piece of armour plating.
Pilot Officer Richard Donovan Getliffe
Sgt A Campbell
Pilot Officer Edward Burt Chatfield
Sergeant Allan Campbell
Sergeant George Hugh Whyte
Sergeant G J Merritt
Sergeant E R Smart
Grid reference SD 93635 29714
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