Crash site of Handley Page Halifax Mk.II BB320 at Cellerhead near Leek, Staffordshire

7th February 1944
Halifax Mk.II BB320
No.1656 HCU, RAF
Cellerhead, Staffordshire

The crew were on a night navigation exercise from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster, having taken off at 17:40.  A little under an hour into the flight the aircraft was seen … Continue reading “1944-02-07|Halifax Mk.II|BB320|No.1656 HCU, RAF|Cellerhead, Staffordshire”

Plaque commemorating the crew of Halifax JP190 at Craik, near Hawick, Scottish Borders

1st April 1944
Halifax Mk.II JP190
No.1656 HCU, RAF
Muckle Knowe, Borders

The crew, along with a second Flight Engineer, were on a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster having taken off at 20:15 when the aircraft struck … Continue reading “1944-04-01|Halifax Mk.II|JP190|No.1656 HCU, RAF|Muckle Knowe, Borders”