Halifax B. II  HR773 (NP-A)                                                                     Updated:  17 DEC 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777818.htm Culley E J Sgt RAF 158 p463.htm HAL HR773 Minelaying The Kattegat d280443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777816.htm Dent W G Sgt RCAF 158 p463.htm HAL HR773 Minelaying The Kattegat d280443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777819.htm Gibson M A Sgt RAF 158 p463.htm HAL HR773 Minelaying The Kattegat d280443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777820.htm Mackie JDD F/Sgt RNZAF 158 p463.htm HAL HR773 Minelaying The Kattegat d280443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777821.htm Priddin WEE WO2 RCAF 158 p463.htm HAL HR773 Minelaying The Kattegat d280443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777815.htm Roberts R D P/O RAF 158 p463.htm HAL HR773 Minelaying The Kattegat d280443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777817.htm Schofield A R P/O RAF 158 p463.htm HAL HR773 Minelaying The Kattegat d280443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN


Den 28. april 1943 styrtede HAL HR773 i Kattegat, måske omkring
her. Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:

"28.-29. april 1943, Lysegrund i Kattegat, 10 km NV for Hesselø. Halifax B.II HR773 (NP-A). 158 BS, 4 BG, Lissett, Yorks. (Minering i Kattegat) 7 MIA.

9 fly fra 158 BS lagde miner mellem Gniben (her) og Anholt (her) i tidsrummet 00.10-01.20. Et fly blev observeret nedskudt af en tysk natjager i området.
Den 30. april opsamlede M/V »Vitus Bering« et landingshjul ca. 6 sømil NØ for Hesselø (omkring her). Ingen besætningsmedlemmer er fundet fra dette fly
men dele af vraget blev for år tilbage fundet af svømmedykkere på den angivne position." (FT 88-33-12)
Af de 207 fly gik 15 fly tabt over dansk område, se Google Map p169+MINELAYING.
Kun 4 flyvere fra de 23 fly overlevede! Se også
Minelægningsområder og Lancaster fotos.
7 flyvere.

On 28 April 1943 HAL HR773 crashed into the Kattegat, maybe about here. (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:

"28 - 29 April 1943, Lysegrund in the Kattegat, 10 km NW of Hesselø. Halifax B.II HR773 (NP-A). 158 BS, 4 BG, Lissett, Yorks. (Minelaying in the Kattegat) 7 MIA.

9 planes from 158 Squadron laid mines between Gniben (here) and Anholt (here) in the interval 00.10-01.20 hours. One plane was observed shot down by a German
night fighter in the area. On 30 April M/V »Vitus Bering« picked up a landing wheel app. 6 nautical miles NE of Hesselø (about here). No crew members have been
found from this plane, but years back scuba divers found parts of the wreckage at the position indicated." (FT 88-33-12)
15 of the 207 bombers were lost over Danish territory, see Google Map p169+MINELAYING. Only 4 airmen from the 23 lost planes survived!

See Bomber Command No. 158 Squadron and RAF - Handley Page Halifax. See also 158 Squadron - Strength in Unity and Minelaying areas.
This Halifax took off from RAF Lissett
7 airmen.