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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. NR721 NP-J My Gal Sal)


Historical Data:
Taking off at 2140 from Lissett for a raid against N├╝rnberg, their Halifax II (Reg. NR721 NP-J My Gal Sal) ran short of fuel while returning to base and ditched at 0510 near Selsey Bill, Sussex. When an air sea rescue launch arrived on the scene only one was found alive. Six of the crew were carried out to sea by an off shore wind and died, the bodies of three being washed up during the next few weeks.