Category Archives: 51 Sqn. Recovery

Halifax JD261

  Halifax JD261 51 Squadron MH-J 25/26 May 1943 Mission Gelsenkirchen “Serial Range JD244 – JD278. 35 Halifax Mk.11. Part of a batch of 350 HP59 Halifax Mk.11. JB781-JB806; JB834- JB875; JB892-JB931; JB956-JB974; JD105-JD128; JD143-JD180; JD198- JD218; JD244-JD278; JD296-JD333; JD361-JD386; … Continue reading

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Whitley Z6569

   Whitley Z6569 51 Squadron RAF MH-S 18/19-08-1941 T/o  21.51h  Dishforth.  Mission Colonge Shot down by a night fighter (Oblt Hermann Reese 2./NJG1) ,which fatally wounded Sgt Evetts, And crashed near Vliermaalroot 9 Km  SE of Hasselt,Belgium. Sgt Evetts is buried in the … Continue reading

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Halifax HR839

Crew HR839  you tube link to the news report HALIFAX HR839   51 SQUADRON   LK-L   28/29 JUNE 1943   Shot down by Night Fighter Lt. Gunther Franz 5.NJG1. on the return from a bombing mission to Cologne at … Continue reading

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Halifax JN920

HALIFAX  JN920   51 SQUADRON   LK-L   22/23 OCTOBER 1943   RAF Snaith ,22 October 1943,17.55 hours the Halifax JN920 takes of to bomb the industrial town of Kassel Hit by flak over Holland the crippled plane burning violently. … Continue reading

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Halifax JD244

Halifax JD244 51 Squadron RAF MH-K 21-21 June 1943 . Airborne 0011 22Jun43 from Snaith. Hit by Flak over the target and was so badly damaged that a return to base was impossible. Crash- landed in a heavily wooded area … Continue reading

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Halifax MZ593

Halifax MZ593 51 Squadron RAF MH-Z 1-2 May 1944  Airborne 2212 1May44 from Snaith, tasked to bomb the rail installations. Shot down by a night-fighter, crashing into a field, near Kruipendaards (West-Vlaanderen) some 6 km E of Roeselare. Those killed … Continue reading

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Halifax LV783

Halifax LV783 51 Squadron RAF MH-Z 27-28 April 1944 Operation Montzen,. LV783 was one of three 51 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation. Airborne 2341 27Apr44 to attack the railway yards. Cause of loss not established. Crashed at (can not be … Continue reading

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Halifax JB806

Halifax JB806 51 Squadron MH-J 12-12 May 1943 Operation Duisburg.Airborne 2357 12May43 from Snaith. Damaged by Flak and then shot down by a night-fighter,(Lt Beier, Lt Sch_n, Hptm.Liedke and Ofw Eikmeir, all of 1./NJG1 claimed a Halifax shot down on this … Continue reading

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