Henlow Halifax BB364

Royal Air Force Badge

Henlow Bedfordshire 19th December 1943.

Sgt Hubert Gwyn Williams RAFVR - Pilot
Sgt Frank Henry Adams RAFVR - Wireless Operator /Gunner
Sgt Stanley Higham RAFVR - Flight Engineer
Sgt Harold Maitland Houghton RAFVR - Navigator
Sgt Cyril Addison Kidd RAFVR - Gunner
Sgt Alexander John MacIntyre RAF (Aux AF)
Sgt John Edward Mooney RAFVR - Gunner
Sgt Joseph Norman Polland RAFVR - Navigator / Air Bomber
P/O Cyril Arthur Woolidridge RAFVR - Navigator

Handley Page Halifax.

Halifax Mk II, BB364, NF-R crashed after hitting a chimney on the site of Arlesey brickworks approximately 1 mile SE of Henlow Bedfordshire while on a container dropping excercise. All the crew were killed.

Details obtained from Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour page 153.

See also web page here that has photographs which are NOT of the crew. You need to page down for the article.

There is a post and thread which, though many years old, gives details of all the crew and where they are buried. Scroll down the replies to find them. I don't know if the proposed plaque was ever inaugurated, nor if the poster created a web site of his own.