HALIFAX MkV LL 114 - Crash

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Bandy, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Lindsay Green

    Lindsay Green Member

    All the Handley Page drawings and other records are kept by the RAF Museum and IWM. Best approach is through the RAF Museum.
  2. Bandy

    Bandy Junior Member

    After the publication of my book "CRASH HALIFAX LL114"
    I have received some messages by French readers.(Sorry the book is in French langage).

    One with the ATF6 of 5 nov. 1943.
    You can read on this one that the code operation JOHN35 is associated with a DZ near Valence.
    code name AIGUILLON / 45°02'45"N-04°56'04''E
    The problem is that all the documents that I have collected during my search give :
    Code operation JOHN35 associted with a DZ near APT
    Code name ABRIS./ 44°00'37''N-05°25'40''E.

    Is it possible to have the same code operation associated with two differents DZ ?
    Unless I am mistaken, up to now, I was sure that a code operation was attached to only one DZ.
    I need you light.

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  3. Bandy

    Bandy Junior Member

    By chance, 77 years later after the crash I have discovered not to far the VERCORS place, a great and heavy piece of an aircraft.
    I think that is one of the four Halifax propeller hub, but I am not sure at 100%.
    What do you think about this one ?

    Propeller hub Halifax (1).jpg
  4. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member


    It certainly appears that it is a prop shaft hub for a 3 bladed propeller.

    I cannot think the Halifax had props other than the 3 bladed prop.

    Was the hub found close to the crash site?

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