Halifax II HR666 - Storebælt off Sprogø                                                Updated:  10 NOV 2011

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a019041.htm Bouttell RHD Sgt RAF 138 p220.htm HAL HR666 SOE to PL Storebælt off Sprogø d140943 b291043 c019.htm Frederikshavn
e777288.htm Erwin J E Sgt RAF 138 p220.htm HAL HR666 SOE to PL Storebælt off Sprogø d140943 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a047001.htm Hunt BAC Sgt RAF 138 p220.htm HAL HR666 SOE to PL Storebælt off Sprogø d140943 b280943 c047.htm Korsør
e223002.htm Ireland D B F/O RAF 138 p220.htm HAL HR666 SOE to PL Storebælt off Sprogø d140943 e223 e223.htm NORWAY
a047002.htm James W H P/O RAF 138 p220.htm HAL HR666 SOE to PL Storebælt off Sprogø d140943 b160943 c047.htm Korsør
o888329.htm Payne T A Sgt RCAF 138 p220.htm HAL HR666 SOE to PL Storebælt off Sprogø d140943 o888 o888.htm POW
o888330.htm White D H Sgt RCAF 138 p220.htm HAL HR666 SOE to PL Storebælt off Sprogø d140943 o888 o888.htm 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)

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)

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.