Halifax GR. II  JP333  (BY-O) - The Skagerrak                                   Updated:  10 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777873.htm Bidwell R C F/Sgt RAF 058 p469.htm HAL JP333 Anti ship The Skagerrak d291144 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777874.htm Brogden G Sgt RAF 058 p469.htm HAL JP333 Anti ship The Skagerrak d291144 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777875.htm Crook R W F/Sgt RAF 058 p469.htm HAL JP333 Anti ship The Skagerrak d291144 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777876.htm Heath R D F/O RAAF 058 p469.htm HAL JP333 Anti ship The Skagerrak d291144 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777877.htm Hughes T Wt/O RAF 058 p469.htm HAL JP333 Anti ship The Skagerrak d291144 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777878.htm Massey J W F/Sgt RAF 058 p469.htm HAL JP333 Anti ship The Skagerrak d291144 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777868.htm McLeod D R F/Lt RAAF 058 p469.htm HAL JP333 Anti ship The Skagerrak d291144 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777879.htm Turner E A F/O RAF 058 p469.htm HAL JP333 Anti ship The Skagerrak d291144 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN


Den 29. november 1944 forsvandt HAL JP333 - muligvis blev det skudt ned over Skagerrak omkring her kl. 21.10. Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:

"29. november 1944 (kl 21.10). Skagerrak, NV for Hirtshals. Halifax GR. II, JP333 (BY-O).
58 Squadron, 18 Group, Coastal Command, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. (Anti shipping patrol i Skagerrak/ Kattegat). 8 MIA.

Kl. 14.45 lettede JP333 fra Hebriderne, og kl. 19.25 meddelte piloten, F/Lt Dudley Ronald McLeod, over radioen, at han havde observeret et 4000 tons motorskib SØ
for Anholt. Kl. 20.20 meldte han, at skibet muligvis var ramt af to stk. 500 punds bomber. Derefter hørte man ikke mere til JP333. En tysk Ju88 fra I/ NJG3 opererede
via radarstationen »Schakal« ved Skagen, og en Halifax fra 502 Squadron blev angrebet af en tysk natjager NW for Hirtshals.
Kl. 21.10 styrtede et brændende fly ned i nordvestlig retning fra Hirtshals, og det er muligt, at dette fly var JP333." (FT 89-73-39)

On 29 November 1944 HAL JP333 disappeared - possibly shot down over the Skagerrak about here at 21.10 hours. (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:

"29 November 1944 (21.10 hours). The Skagerrak, NW of Hirtshals. Halifax GR. II, JP333 (BY-O).
58 Squadron, 18 Group, Coastal Command, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis. (Anti shipping patrol in the Skagerrak / the Kattegat). 8 MIA.

At 14.45 hours JP333 took off from the Hebrides, and at 19.25 hours Pilot, F/Lt Dudley Ronald McLeod reported over the radio that he had observed a 4,000 tons
motor ship SE of Anholt. At 20.20 hours he reported that the ship had possibly been hit by two 500 lbs bombs. After that no more was heard from JP333. A German
Ju88 from I/NJG3 operated via the radar station "Schakal" at Skagen, and a Halifax from 502 Squadron was attacked by a German night fighter NW of Hirtshals.
At 21.10 hours a plane crashed, burning, in a direction north west of Hirtshals, and that plane might be JP333".  (FT 89-73-39)

See Bomber Command No. 58 Squadron * RAF Coastal Command * RAF - Handley Page Halifax. This Halifax from No. 18 Group RAF took off from RAF Stornoway. Robin Hudson of RAFA Stornoway sent details of airmen from HAL JP333 * HAL JP302 * HAL JP173 * HAL PN402 * HAL JP299. Also HAL HX224 * HAL JP336
HAL HR686 and HAL JP330 took off from RAF Stornoway. See also 58 Squadron (History Page, WW II). See Lost Airmen from RAF Stornoway.  8 airmen.