Handley Page Halifax Mk.V DK185 No.1664 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF, crashed on the edge of Crawshaw Moss near to Ilkley on the 31st January 1944
|Donald George Mcleod||Pilot Officer RCAF||Pilot||Killed|
|Felix Byrne||Sergeant||Flight Engineer||Killed|
|Lewis Riggs||Warrant Officer RCAF||Navigator||Killed|
|Robert Henry Rahn||Sergeant RCAF||Bomb Aimer||Killed|
|William George King||Warrant Officer RCAF||Wireless Operator / Air Gunner||Killed|
|George Martin||Sergeant RCAF||Air Gunner||Killed|
|Albert Lorne Mullen||Sergeant RCAF||Air Gunner||Killed|
The aircraft had taken off from Dishforth in the Vale of York on a night navigation exercise, the crew were flying some 40 miles to the south of their intended track and about 17:30 the aircraft struck the ridge above Ilkley and the aircraft disintegrated and burst into flames killing all 7 of the crew.
The Canadian members of the crew were all buried at Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, below are photographs of their graves.