Incident Folder

The text below gives a summary of the conflict (i.e. war), event or incident that resulted in deaths in the Borough or abroad. On the right are listed the individual events and incidents, such as battles or air raids. For each conflict the total number of casualties are given, whereas for each event or incident the names of those who died are listed in alphabetical order.

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Details for: Loss of Halifax II (Reg. W7909 ZA-Z)


Historical Data:
Taking off at 2321 from melbourne for a mission to Bochum, their Halifax II (Reg. W7909 ZA-Z) was shot down by a night fighter, flown by Lt Hans-Heinz Augenstein (III./NJG1). Their aircraft crashed at 0156 on the Gildehausen Venn between the monastery at Bardel and the town of Gildehaus. All seven crewmen were killed. One, Sgt. Lepetit, at 18 was one of the youngest of Bomber Command to be killed in 1943.