|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Date made||c 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A flight crew of 466 Squadron RAAF stand outside a Nissen hut. Back row, from left to right: ...
A flight crew of 466 Squadron RAAF stand outside a Nissen hut. Back row, from left to right: 407349 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Newton Hasalby Fuss (Navigator); 416798 Flt Sgt Mervin John (Merv) Smart (Pilot). Centre: 420353 Flt Sgt James Barber (Jim) McLachlan (Bomb Aimer). Front row, from left to right: 410436 Flt Sgt Edwin Henry Berry (Wireless Operator Air Gunner); Sgt JT Eccleston RAF (Rear Gunner). The crew were killed during operations on 31 August 1943 when their aircraft Wellington HZ531 was involved in a collision. HZ531 had taken off with 14 other aircraft of the 466 Squadron from RAF Leconfield to carry out a bombing attack on Munchen-Gladbach, Germany. HZ531 and another aircraft, LN292, failed to return after a collision en route to the target. HZ531 crashed at Howden, England killing all on board.