Halifax Mk III - NP934 MH-V



Halifax Mk III - NP934 MH-V


A commemoration of the seven men who died after a possible mid-air collision over Charleroi, 18th December 1944. The photographs of the seven men, the Halifax and their names are listed, plus a 51 squadron crest.

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[black and white photograph showing the aircrew who died during an operation in Duisberg on 18 December 1944]

Halifax MKIII – NP934 MH-V

F/O Bernard Twilley – F/O Carl Cassini – F/O Edgar Baron – W/O Harold Hildebrand – Flt/Sgt. Hugh Jones – Sgt. Richard Holden – Sgt. Roy Hitchen

[photograph of a Halifax aircraft]

Operation: Duisberg
Date of Crash: 18th December 1944
Crashed into woods south of Charleroi, Belgium.
Cause of crash unknown but may have been caused by mid-air collision of Halifax bombers NR118 & LV818


151201 Flying Officer Bernard Mark Twilley (24), Pilot
14632 Flying Officer Edgar Harold Baron (22), 2nd Pilot
154240 Flying Officer Carl Winston Cassini (22), Bomb Aimer
1671139 Sgt. Richard Holden (27), Navigator
2203456 Sgt. Roy Challinor Hitchen (20), Flight Engineer
1457899 Flight Sergeant Roberts Hall (23), Wireless Operator
1383970 Warrant Officer Harold William John Hildebrand (24), Mid Upper Gunner
1866363 Flight Sergeant Hugh Brenton Jones (18), Rear Gunner

[51 Squadron crest]



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