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Tempsford Halifax DG253

Tempsford 18th August 1943.

P/O K.H.C. Brown - Pilot
Other crew not known.

Handley Page Halifax.

Halifax Mk V, DG253, was airborne at 2014 but a strong smell of petrol pervaded the bomber and the crew returned to base forthwith. Touch down was made at 2029 off an excessively fast approach, resulting in the Halifax over-running the runway, and finishing up on scrub land. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. There were no injuries.

Details obtained from Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour page 114.