Handley Page Halifax Mk.II JB926 / ZB-A of No.1658 HCU crashed at Slipstone Crags, Colsterdale, North Yorkshire on the 23rd November 1943


Richard Ernest Charles Bacon Sergeant Pilot Killed
Henry McCarth Flying Officer Navigator Killed
George Heathcote Manley Sergeant Flight Engineer Killed
James Titterington Sergeant Flight Engineer Killed
John James MacGillivray Sergeant RCAF Bomb Aimer Killed
Basil Frank Taylor Sergeant Wireless Op. / Air gunner Killed
David Elwyn Phillips Sergeant Air Gunner Killed
Alex John Winton Sergeant Air Gunner Killed


One other aircraft from its unit were lost on the same night, this being DT578 on Great Whernside, the 1180 states that the aircraft was possibly in collision with DT578 however comparing the times on the two 1180s there is a 2 hour 5 minute gap meaning that collision would seem extremely unlikely, this was also the conclusion that the Accident Investigation Branch.

Wreckage at the crash site of Halifax JB926, Slipstone Crags, Colsterdale, Yorkshire
Very little of the aircraft is left where it crashed. There is this small pile of wreckage which contains a few recognisable items such as part of a servo and parts bearing the number 57.