Scawton (St Mary's Church), Yorkshire
Handley Page Halifax III NR287
4th May 2011
Handley Page Halifax III NR287/L8-C, 347 (Tunisie) Sqn (Free French Forces), RAF Elvington, Yorkshire - 15th March 1945
In the porch of St Mary's Church, Scawton
After being diverted some way from Elvington, the aircraft was awaiting its turn to land. Having sustained battle damage, it is thought that a combination of damaged instruments and very bad visibility contributed to the aircarft crashing with the loss of five of the seven French aircrew on board. The crew were on their thirty-eighth and final trip. Ex-ops, Homberg.
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