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Crash Site Handley Page Halifax Mk III LV898 / ZL-D

Memorial of the deceased crew members of the Handley Page Halifax Mk III LV898 / ZL-D.

The Halifax LV 898 (427th Squadron) with a crew of eight, had departed from its home base in Leeming on March 30, 1944 at 10:20 PM. The purpose of the mission was Nuremberg. The plane was shot down at Herhahn by a German night fighter.
The Halifax exploded in mid-air - the debris spread over a wider area southwest of Haus Hohenfried.

Crew members:
Squadron Leader Jack Montgomery BISSETT, Pilot
Pilot Officer William Churchill HALL, Air Gunner
Sergeant Vincent Sydney HOLLOWAY, Flight Engineer
Flying Officer Joseph Jacques H. Guy LECLAIRE, Wireless Operator
Flying Officer Robert Alfred SHANNON, Air Gunner
Warrant Officer Class II Kenneth Frank SHOENER, Pilot
Flying Officer Robert John WHITE, Navigator
Flying Officer Franklin Roy ZULAUF, Air Bomber

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  • Text: TracesOfWar
  • Photos: Hans Tasma