Handley Page Halifax Mk.II LW334 of No.1659 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF, crashed on the eastern side of Black Hambleton near Osmotherley on the 18th January 1944 while on a day time cross country flight from Topcliffe


Joseph Pierre Lavallee RCAF Flying Officer Pilot Killed
Richard George Kimball RCAF Sergeant Navigator Killed
Wilfred Leger Boisvert RCAF Flying Officer Flight Engineer Killed
Walter Phillips RCAF Flying Officer Flight Engineer Killed
George Ernest Giff RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Bomb Aimer Killed
Guy Henry Hivon RCAF Sergeant Wireless Op. / Air gunner Killed


Crash site of Handley Page Halifax LW334 on Black Hambleton near Osmothery, North Yorkshire
Very little of the aircraft is left where it crashed. This photo shows the memorial cross put at the site on the 50th anniversary of the crash. We visited the site on the 60th anniversary, the wreath and wooden crosses had only been at the site for about 30 – 45 minutes before this photo was taken.