John William Hallas       Photo: Knud Riis   Updated:  17 MAR 2013
                                                                              
Airman:
 a014177.htm Surname: Hallas Init: J W Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAAF Sqdn: 434

P_link: p225.htm Plane: HAL LK648 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d280943 Buried_d: b121043 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A. 9. 25

Den 27. september 1943 kl. 19.21 lettede HAL LK648 fra RAF Tholthorpe i Yorkshire på bombe-
togt mod Hanover (her).

"Fly styrtet i Nordsøen. Ingen overlevende. Gummibåd med ligene af F/Lt Hallas og F/Lt Wallace
samlet op 9. oktober 1943 på position 7 sømil ØNØ for Slugen N af fiskekutter E. 425 "Chr. Muff"
og taget til Esbjerg samme dag. Skipper på E. 425: Christen Enevoldsen." (MACR)

Flight Sergeant John William Hallas, 24 år, var søn af Sydney Henry og Dulcie Bella Hallas,
Gatton, Queensland, Australia.
(Kilde: CWGC) Han var 2nd Pilot på HAL LK648. (Kilde: MACR)

2 flyvere fra HAL LK648 blev begravet i Esbjerg og 1 i Norge. 5 flyvere har ingen kendt grav. 8 flyvere.

On 27 September 1943 at 19.21 hrs HAL LK648 took off from  RAF Tholthorpe in Yorkshire on a bombing raid targeting Hanover (here).

"Aircraft crashed in North Sea. No survivors. Dinghy containing the bodies of F/Lts Hallas and
Wallace picked up on October 9 1943 in position 7 Nautical miles ENE of Slugen N by fishing vessel
E. 425 "Chr. Muff" and carried to Esbjerg same day. Skipper of E. 425: Christen Enevoldsen." (MACR)

Flight Sergeant John William Hallas, 24, was the son of Sydney Henry and Dulcie Bella Hallas,
of Gatton, Queensland, Australia. (Source: CWGC) He was the 2nd Pilot of HAL LK648. (MACR)
He still has his wings

2 airmen from HAL LK648 were buried in Esbjerg and 1 in NORWAY. 5 airmen have no known grave.
See Bomber Command No. 434 (Bluenose) Squadron RCAF and No. 434 Squadron RCAF in
Wikipedia. RAF - Handley Page Halifax. 434 Squadron of the Canadian Wings.
Also RCAF 434 Squadron 1943-1945 and The Wartime Memories Project - No. 434 Squadron.
See Anatomy of a Halifax. This Halifax took off from RAF Tholthorpe. 8  airmen.