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 Halifax II  BB333


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 13 Oct 43 Aircraft Name Halifax II Serial Number BB333
Unit 462 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
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Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Halifax II BB333

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantIan William COLVIN (1575088) Air Bomber Halifax II BB333  Forum Post 1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
SergeantThomas James KELLY (1016325) Air Gunner Halifax II BB333  Forum Post 1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantKenneth Ernest Mark MARSH (1386008) Pilot Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantMitchell RIDLAND (421941) Navigator Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
SergeantEdward James STICKLAND (1800355) Flight Engi Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery
SergeantSydney Ernest TILLEY (1331844) Wireless Op Halifax II BB333   1943-10-12462 Sqdn AIR27 LibyaBenghazi War Cemetery

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F/O. R A. Whitmore RAFVRHello Peter, A. 12 OCTOBER BLUES. The loss of another twelve airmen made 12 October (1943), the second major trgedy 462 would suffer. Two aircraft, each with six crewmen, were shot down by flak within the same 24 hours, but on different operations. The first was the loss of aircraft BB417 flown by Sergeant Mike Hall, which crashed after flare dropping to illuminate the Maritza aerodrome at Rhodes. While little was known about its fate, it was one of eight aircraft operating and it was presumed to have been hit by ground fire. After failing to maintain height, it crashed into the sea and at least one other crew saw the aircraft in the sea on fire and explode. There were no survivors and no bodies recovered. The other aircraft, BB333:J flown by Sergeant Ken Marsh, after making a circuit after take-off was seen to to gradually lose height and crash approximately three kilometres west-north-west of Terria aerodrome. Its full load of bombs exploded on impact blowing the aircraft tp pieces and burning what little there was left. It was the crew's first trip on the Squadron and all were killed. B. Appendix 1 - Honour Roll Casualties - Middle East. 12 October 1943. Aircraft Halifax BB417 1190798 F/Sgt (Pilot) Michael Frank HALL RAFVR + CAN R/97524 W/O (Obs.) Frank Richmond Vincent NELLO RCAF + 1061575 F/Sgt (Bomb Aimer) Melbourne Glaister FRASER RAFVR + 1379996 F/Sgt (W.Op.) Albert GRIFFIN RAFVR + 1218515 F/Sgt (Flight Eng.) Gordon Frederick William LAWRENCE RAFVR + 1262 360 F/Sgt (Rear Gnr.) Raymond Llewellyn FENNEL RAFVR + All commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. See: To See the Dawn Again:A History of 462 Squadron,RAAF 1942-2008. Lax,Mark & Leon Kane-Maguire. Wanniassa:Authors,2008. A. pp.91-2 B. p.435. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 16th July 2009 08:38:54
F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFHello Peter, A. 12 October Blues. The loss of another twelve airmen made 12 October (1943), the second major tragedy 462 would suffer. The two aircraft, each with six crewmen, were shot down by flak* within the same 24 hours, but on different operations. The first was the loss of aircraft BB417 flown by Sergeant Mike Hall which crashed after flare dropping to illuminate the Maritza aerodrome on Rhodes. While little was known of its fate, it was one of eight aircraft operating and it was presumed to have been hit by ground fire. After failing to maintain height, it crashed into the sea and at least one other crew saw the aircraft in the sea on fire and explode. There were no survivors and no bodies recovered. The other aircraft, BB333:J flown by Sergeant Ken Marsh, after making a circuit after take-off was seen to gradually lose height and crash approximately three kilometres west-north-west of the Terria aerodrome. Its full load of bombs exploded on impact blowing the aircraft to pieces and burning what little there was left. It was the crew's first trip on the Squadron and all were killed. * Clearly, both a/c. were not shot down by flak. Col. B. Appendix 1 - Honour Roll. Casualties - Middle East. 12 October 1943 Aircraft: (Halifax II) BB417 1190798 F/Sgt (Pilot) Michael Frank HALL RAFVR + CAN R/97524 W/O (Obs.) Frank Richmond Vincent NELLO RCAF + 1061575 F/Sgt (Bomb Aimer) Melbourne Glaister FRASER RAFVR + 1379996 F/Sgt (W./Op.) Albert GRIFFIN RAFVR + 1218515 F/Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Gordon Frederick William LAWRENCE RAFVR + 1262360 F/Sgt (Rear Gnr.) Raymond Llewellyn FENNELL RAFVR + All commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. See: To See the Dawn Again:A History of 462 Squadron,RAAF 1942-2008 Lax,Mark & Leon Kane-Maguire. Wanniassa:Authors,2008 A. pp.91-2 B. p.435 Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 16th July 2009 09:07:53
F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFErrol Martyn For Your Tomorow Vol.2 has BB333 also on Maritza raid and crew on 4th. op. ....Read More.John Larder on 17th July 2009 05:54:53
F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFHello All, 462 Squadron Operations Diary - Middle East. Date: 11/12 Oct 43 Target: Maritza Aerodrome, Rhodes. A/c. Disp.: 8 A/c. Bomb: 7 Remarks: A/c. BB417 crashed in sea. Date: 12/13 Oct 43 Target: Maritza Aerodrome, Rhodes. A/c. Disp.: 5 A/c. Bomb: 4 Remarks: A/c. BB333 lost. 1 a/c. bombed Katravia Aerodrome, Rhodes. See: To See the Dawn Again p.460. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 17th July 2009 06:34:00
F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFEntry for BB333 from my Vol Two herewith: Tue 12/Wed 13 Oct 1943 MEDITERRANEAN AIR COMMAND Raid on airfield at Maritza, Rhodes 462 Squadron, RAAF (Terria, Libya - 240 Wing, IXth Bomber Command, US 9th Air Force, Middle East) Halifax II BB333 - took off at 2351 captained by Flt Sgt K E M Marsh, RAF, and seven minutes later, after completing a ‘tight’ circuit, crashed from 800-1000 feet 2 miles north of the airfield. The bomb load exploded after impact, destroying the wrecked Halifax to such an extent as to making investigation of the cause impossible. The six crew are buried at Benghazi. Navigator: NZ421941 Flt Sgt Mitchell RIDLAND, RNZAF - Age 34. 303hrs. 4th op. Errol ....Read More.Errol Martyn on 17th July 2009 09:04:02
F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFHello All, For completeness, here is the crew of BB333:- Halifax II BB333:J 1386008 F/Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth Ernest Mark MARSH RAFVR + (6.E.13) NZ421941 F/Sgt (Nav.) Mitchell RIDLAND* RNZAF + (6.G.4) 1575088 Sgt (Bomb Aimer) Ian William COLVIN RAFVR + (6.E.12) 1800355 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Edward James STICKLAND RAFVR + (6.E.14) 1331844 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Sydney Ernest TILLEY RAFVR + (6.E.15) 1016325 Sgt. (Air Gnr.) Thomas James KELLY RAFVR + (6.E.10) All buried Benghazi War Cemetery. * 3 ops with 462 Sqn.,as suggested by Errol in FYT3/411. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 18th July 2009 10:49:08
F/S. M F. Hall 562 Squadron RAAFThanks Col for the four missing names in my files for BB333. Regards, Henk. ....Read More.Henk Welting on 28th July 2009 10:01:19
462 Sqn Aircraft Code lettersHi I am researching my uncle who was RAF 39-45. I have found these entries from the operations log of 462 sqn RAAF in Sept 43, my uncle is flight engineer in both cases. 24th/25th Sept W1169 S fly’s on a sortie and states aircraft returned safely to base. 27th/28th Sept BB321 S fly’s on a sortie returned to base, crashed and burned. After the 25th Sept until the end of Feb 44 there is no mention of W1169 flying a sortie again, I have read it was SOC 1st March 44. I am not sure if BB321 had flown before but it didn’t again, from another site I have learned that it entered service between Mar - Jul 1943 so not brand new it seems. W1169 had been around since Jan - Jul 1942 and had flown on the squadron first sortie in Sept 42. Both aircraft had the code letter S. My question is would a squadron have in active service at the same time two aircraft with the same code letter? I am thinking that W1169 ended its service on 25th Sept for whatever reason and BB321 was either new or new to the squadron and took its code letter. Also if anyone has any more information on W1169 or BB321 or pictures of them that would be appreciated, he also flew BB333 J, BB386, BB424, BB430. He crashed in BB430 too after undercarriage failure 2 Nov 43. I have been looking for pictures of these aircraft with no luck. Cheers Rob ....Read More.Welshbob on 27th April 2014 04:14:32
Looking for RAAF 642 Squadron picturesHi all I am looking for pictures of these Halifax BII bombers form RAAF 462 squadron between 1942-4 BB321 S BB333 J BB386 BB418 BB424 BB430 W1169 S – I have one picture of this aircraft but rear end only. My Uncle Sgt. John H Thomas flew on all these aircraft as flight engineer and would love any pictures of them. Also if anyone knows anything on my uncle I would love to hear. Any help appreciated. Cheers Rob ....Read More.Welshbob on 3rd May 2014 09:35:24


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