Donald Harward White                                                                           Updated:  10 NOV 2011

Airman: o888330.htm Surname: White Init: D H Rank: Sgt Service: RCAF Sqdn: 138

P_link: p220.htm Plane: HAL HR666 Operation: SOE to PL Crash_site: Storebælt off Sprogø

Crash_d: d140943 Buried_d: o888 C_link: o888.htm At_Next: POW

Den 14. september 1943 styrtede HAL HR666 i Storebælt mellem Halsskov Rev og Sprogø, måske omkring her.
Det var på en nedkastningsoperation til Polen sammen med en del andre polske og britiske fly. (Kilde: FAF)

Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:
"Under
overflyvning af Storebælt blev flyet skudt ned af tysk flak på Halsskov Rev. Den tyske krigsmarine reddede tre besætningsmedlemmer,
F/Sgt. William Henry James (pilot), Sgt. Thomas Alexander Payne (air gunner)
og Sgt. Donald Harward White (flight engineer).
Alle tre var sårede og ved ankomsten til Korsør havn var F/Sgt. James død." (FT 88-34-16)

Sgt T.A.Payne blev ført til L6 Heydekrug / 357 Fallingbostel. Sgt D.H.White blev ført til 4B Mühlberg an der Elbe. (Source: Lost Bombers)

2 flyvere fra HAL HR666 blev begravet i Korsør, 1 i Frederikshavn og 1 i Norge. 1 har ingen kendt grav. 2 flyvere blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre. 7 flyvere.

On 14 September 1943 at 22.30 hours HAL HR666 crashed into the Storebælt between Halskov Reef and Sprogø, maybe about here.
It was on an SOE-mission to Poland. (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:

"Overflying the Storebælt this plane was shot down by German flak on Halskov Reef. The German Kriegsmarine rescued 3 crew members,
F/Sgt. William Henry James (pilot), Sgt. Thomas Alexander Payne (air gunner) and
Sgt. Donald Harward White (flight engineer).
The 3 of them were wounded. F/Sgt James was dead on the arrival at Korsør Harbour."
(FT 88-34-16)

Sgt T.A.Payne was interned in Camps L6 Heydekrug / 357 Fallingbostel,  Sgt D.H.White in Camp 4B Mühlberg an der Elbe. (Source: Lost Bombers)

2 airmen from HAL HR666 were buried in Korsør, 1 in Frederikshavn and 1 in Norway. 1 has no known grave. 2 airmen were taken to German POW-Camps.
See Bomber Command No. 138 (Special) SquadronRAF - Handley Page Halifax * Tempsford Special Duties Squadrons. Lost Bombers has this.
See also No. 138 Squadron * RAF Tempsford * A History of RAF Tempsford * The Tempsford Airfield Pages Roll of Honour, Tempsford. 7 airmen.