|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, England, Yorkshire, Leconfield|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Yorkshire|
|Date made||8 January 1944|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Halifax crew of No. 466 Squadron RAAF, at RAF Station Leconfield. Identified, left to right: 376 ...
Halifax crew of No. 466 Squadron RAAF, at RAF Station Leconfield. Identified, left to right: 376 Squadron Leader Alan Owen McCormack, of Melbourne, Vic; Sergeant R. Collings, RAF; 406223 Pilot Officer Jack Wilfred Tylor, of Katanning, WA; 410755 Flight Sergeant (Fl Sgt) G. Walker, of Melbourne, Vic; 415763 FL Sgt J R. Clark, of Dumbleyung, WA; 424310 Fl Sgt S. L. Smith, of Manly, NSW; 417026 Fl Sgt Ross Albert Whitfield, of Adelaide, SA. Whilst on operations over Denmark, this crew was forced to bale out of their Halifax bomber, the aircraft's fuel lines freezing while over the Danish coast returning from a raid on Berlin on the night of 29/30 January 1944. All the crew bailed out but PO Tylor was killed; the rest of the crew spent the remainder of the war as POWs.