Handley Page Halifax Mk.V LL178 / WL-R of No.434 Sqn, RCAF, crashed near Kepwick on the 18th March 1944
|David Carson Evans||Flying Officer RCAF||Pilot||Killed|
|Douglas Andrew Thicke||Pilot Officer RCAF||2nd Pilot||Killed|
|Geoffrey Hutt||Pilot Officer||Flight Engineer||Killed|
|Edson Gilroy Armour||Flying Officer RCAF||Navigator||Killed|
|Donald Edward Jackson||Pilot Officer RCAF||Bomb Aimer||Killed|
|Walter Cotton||Sergeant||Wireless Operator / Air gunner||Killed|
|Joseph Simon Sleigher||Pilot Officer RCAF||Air Gunner||Killed|
|Robert Elmer Ballentine||Pilot Officer RCAF||Air Gunner||Killed|
The aircraft flew into the high ground to the south of Arden Great Moor while returning to RAF Croft from a “Gardening” mine laying operation off Heligoland in poor weather. On impact it broke up over a fairly large area and burned out.
The Canadian members of the crew were buried at Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, below are photographs of their graves.