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    Can anyone supply me with some info on the fate of Halifax DG341?

    I have a copy of a log book showing it crashed and burned at Tempsford in 1942 but I cannot match this with the other Tempsford info I have.

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    I have a link to the old ACIA website database

    http://www.acia.co.uk/

    that says

    Aircraft type Handley Page Halifax

    Aircraft variant

    Serial number DG341

    Squadron/Unit 1664 HCU

    Identity codes

    Date of accident 27/06/1943

    Accident region North Yorkshire

    Crash site found No

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    BCL Vol 8 records this aircraft as taking off from Croft at 10.45hrs but on landing 15 mins later the undercarriage collapsed when the pupil overcorrected the swing

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    Thanks for the quick replies.

    Eddie, do you have the date given in BCL as I can't match it with 27/6/43?
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    Hi Bob

    Page 53 gives 27/6/43

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    Thanks Eddie,

    I have the Vol but must have had a senior moment!

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    It happens to us all Bob!

    Does anybody happen to have the Loss Card for this particular aircraft? The pilot was Sgt. J.C. Baldwin and I would like to confirm or otherwise is this was 1386531 James Christopher Baldwin who was awarded a DFM whilst with 15 OTU (LG 9/10/42) and hopefully the loss card will show his service number

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    Hi Bob
    Air Britain DA-DZ serials confirms 27/6/43 as the date of the incident in BCL. It is not impossible that the a/c was in fact repaired after Tempsford in '42 and sent to the HCU but Air Britain only gives the HCU as the "owner" with no previous units
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    I have a copy of a 161 Sqdn crew member and he has entered thid number.

    I also have the ORB and Battle Orders for 161 and there is no sign of DG341.

    Not long after these entries the guy was hospitalised.
    It would also seem, from other correspondance, that the chap was deeply traumatised by some event and then spent weeks at home just sitting and saying nothing.

    I suppose it is possible he got somewhat muddled, a sad case.

    Thanks again for all your help.

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    Hello Bob,

    Just catching up on posts since discharge from hospital, will check the No.3 Group Op's Record Book tonight.

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