HALIFAX AND MANCHESTER LOSSES
460 SQUADRON RAAF

 

DATE HALIFAX

PILOT & CREW

OPERATION/LOCATION
19 Sep 1942 DT 481

RAAF 403079 Flt Sgt Solomons, S A Captain (Pilot)
RAAF 400931 Flt Sgt Morant, A R (Navigator)
RAAF 401220 Sgt Keys, F R (Bomb Aimer)
RAAF 403658 FO Brander, H S (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
RAAF 416113 Sgt Bishop, F E (Front Gunner)
RAAF 404860 Flt Sgt Sutton, J T (Rear Gunner)
RAAF 22126 Cpl Hazelton, W J R (Fitter 2A)
RAF Sgt Betteridge, A S (Flight Engineer)

During an air firing exercise near Binbrook. Aircraft was based at Breighton.
22 Sep 1942 W 1272

RAF FO Purcival, J W (Pilot Instructor)
RAAF 400952 Flt Lt Falkiner, J A (Pilot under training)
RAF Sgt Jones, LO H (Flight Engineer)
RAAF 402589 Flt Sgt Cox, R G (Rear Gunner) *

* A member of No.20 Op. Training Unit RAF.

Aircraft belonged to 1656 Conversion Flight. Training exercise including tank changing, 3 engine flying, cross wind landings and demonstration of rudder stall. Aircraft crashed a quarter of a mile east of "Middle Farm", Catterton, Yorkshire near Tadcaster UK.

 

DATE MANCHESTER

PILOT & CREW

OPERATION/LOCATION
19 Oct 1942 R 5780

RAF PO Horner, R D Captain (Pilot)*
RAAF 404146 FO Murphy, D M (2nd Pilot)
RAAF 408768 FO Wood, R W (Navigator)
RAAF 405580 FO Forrester L (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
RAF AC2 Dobell*
RAF AC1 Hodges*

*Members of 1656 Conversion Training Flight RAF.

Temporarily stationed at RAF Breighton, on a short flight air firing practice. Crashed 2kms ENE of Lichfield drome, Staffordshire.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Stephen Oliver for his assistance with this web page.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

Firkins, Peter, "Strike and Return", Westward Ho Publishing Co., 1985

Holmes, Harry, "Avro Lancaster - The Definitive Record"

Watson, John, "460 Squadron (RAAF), Pilots and Crews"

 

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