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Crash of a Handley Page H.P.57 Halifax III in Kreien: 5 killed

Accident description

  • Mar 24, 1944
  • MZ507
  • Flight
  • Bombing
  • Yes
  • Plain
  • Kreien, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Germany
  • Europe
  • 7
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 5
  • En route, the bomber was attacked by the pilot of a German fighter and crashed in a field located in Kreien, some 13 km east of Parchim. Five crewmen were killed while two others were rescued.
    Crew (51st Squadron):
    F/L Curtis, †
    Sgt Hepworth, †
    Sgt Willson, †
    F/S Scott, †
    Sgt Sidebotham,
    Sgt Midlane,
    Sgt Taylor. †
  • Shot down by fighter.