Halifax 3 Postbaan

Halfway through the post lane a Halifax 3 crashed on April 28, 1944. the crew of the halifax consisted of 7 men. a pilot a co-pilot, navigator, bomb adjuster, navigator / gunner and then 2 gunners. All crew members died.

Halifax, LW506, 28.04.1944

Westhoek crash card number: WH-50; SGLO Loss Chart number: T-3635

 

Halifax III, LW506, Postbaan

Halfway the Postbaan a Halifax III crashed on April 28, 1944. The crew of the Halifax consisted of 7 men, a pilot, an on-board technician, a navigator, a bomb rider, a radio operator and also a gunner and then 2 gunners. All crew members died.

 

 

The names of the crew members:

Function Rank Name Mil. Rnr. Air Force Cemetery Grave

Pilot P / O R. Earnshaw 172946 RAF Bergen op Zoom 13 C 7-10

Flight

Engineer Sgt CA Hensey 1605140 RAF Bergen op Zoom 13 C 7-10

Navigator Sgt RJ Sampson 1515480 RAF Bergen op Zoom 13 C 7-10

Bomb

Aimer P / O J.Ö. Riordan 176158 RAF Bergen op Zoom 13 C - 12

Wireless

Operator F / Sgt W. Mabon 1496442 RAF Bergen op Zoom 13 C 7-10

AirGunner Sgt WA Pullen 924992 RAF Bergen op Zoom 13 C 7-10

Air

Gunner F / Sgt JA Murphy 427394 RAAF Bergen op Zoom 13 C 7-10

Here above Ö Riordan left and right. In the middle are brothers.

Before John Ó Riordan entered British service, he was employed by Franco's army in Spain.