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    Default Identity of Halifax that crashed into River Crouch essex

    I have been given parts of an Engine that are supposed to have come from a Halifax that Crashed with it full bomb load on board into the River Crouch Essex the Aircraft had just taken off from a nearby airfield .

    A long shot this one but my source is reliable EX RAF who was stationed nearby ?

    can anyone give me more detail ???

    TIA Phill Jones

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    Hi Phil
    It should be in Chorley BCL if the a/c was not recovered. Any rumours etc of date?
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    Nothing else that is the problem just figured some one may have a quick answer thanks for replying .

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    If you can describe the "parts of an engine" or possibly elaborate on the location it would be a good start for the bent metal specialists on here!
    BC

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    Phill

    You might be looking at a slight alteration to the story of Halifax LW280 (16-12-1943), I found it via google (search was Handley Page Halifax River Crouch), it is reported variously as being off Harwich and in the River Blackwater (which is the next one north of the Crouch). The site seems to have been visited in the 70s or 80s and parts recovered. There could also be another Halifax in the area, not part of the world I am at all familiar with.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Thank you to all who answered my thread i now have something to work with thanks Phill Jones

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