*** Halifax Mk.II - HR665 - NF-L ***

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Halifax Mk.II - HR665 - NF-L was airborne - 22:20 - 24th of Mar 43 from Tempsford, UK
01:26 Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. D. Schmidt, III./NJG 1) and made an emergengy ditch in the IJsselmeer (lake)
near Enkhuizen - Stavoren
Secret Dutch Agent - Aernout "Nout" Bergman was not able to leave the plane (he might be injured during the fighter attack)

Additional info: Chorley W.R., Bomber Command Losses 1943 80
"En nooit was het stil I" p.538 for location and time 00:36;
"Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst" p.403 for NF and time; Archive H. Welting for cause and crew data

RAF - Full first names from AIR78 Archive, Kew, UK

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - HR665 - NF-L - 25 Mar 1943 - Mission: SD/SOE
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402540 - F/O. - Pilot - Ernest Clow - RNZAF - Age 22 - POW

1330315 - Sgt. - Co-pilot - Francis Boyd - RAF - POW

1239573 - Sgt. - Navigator - Frank Ross - RAF - POW

1333627 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air. Gunner - Robert Dennis Alexander - RAF - POW

578011 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Thomas William Robert Holmes - RAF - Age 19 - POW

R/127528 - J/96442 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Arthur Abernethy Floyd - RCAF - POW

1304128 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Stanley Walter Reynolds - RAF - POW

Secret Dutch Agent - Aernout "Nout" Bergman - Age 24 - KIA - Codename "St. Andrew"

Secret Dutch Agent - Pieter Roelof Gerbrands - Age 23 - EVD - Codename "St. John"
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - HR665 - NF-L - Clow
Loss Card - HR665 - NF-L - Clow - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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SGLO - T2141

HALIFAX Mk.II - HR665 - NF-L - 25 Mar 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 9

402540 - F/O. - Pilot - Ernest Clow - RNZAF - Age 22 - POW 1330315 - Sgt. - Co-pilot - Francis Boyd - RAF - POW 1239573 - Sgt. - Navigator - Frank Ross - RAF - POW 1333627 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air. Gunner - Robert Dennis Alexander - RAF - POW 578011 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Thomas William Robert Holmes - RAF - Age 19 - POW
R/127528 - J/96442 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Arthur Abernethy Floyd - RCAF - POW 1304128 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Stanley Walter Reynolds - RAF - POW Secret Dutch Agent - Aernout 'Nout' Bergman  - Age 24 - KIA - Codename 'St. Andrew' Secret Dutch Agent - Pieter Roelof Gerbrands - Age 23 - EVD - Codename 'St. John'

- 1 KIA - 7 POW - 1 EVD

CLOW - BOYD - ROSS - ALEXANDER - HOLMES
FLOYD - REYNOLDS - BERGMAN(†) - GERBRANDS


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