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Harry Binns

Rank:Pilot OffNumber:149339
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:078 Sqn RAFVR
Name of Rgt or Ship:Bomber Command
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Southport (Birkdale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:

Flying with 78 Sqn, they took off at 2132hrs from R.A.F. Breighton,
Yorkshire, in a Halifax Mk.II, No. JD151 EY-M on a bombing operation over
Nürnberg.  On their return at 0619hrs, they were low on fuel and whilst on
approach for a priority landing they crashed short of the runway between
the villages of Wressell & Breighton, some 6 miles ENE of Selby, Yorkshire.
 Two crew died in the crash, five were injured, but one died two days

653 aircraft took part in this raid - 318 Lancasters, 216 Halifaxes and 119
Stirlings.  7 Halifaxes, 6 Lancasters and 3 Stirlings were lost.  The raid
centred on the central and southern parts of the town.  The Lorenzkirche,
the largest of the city's old churches was badly damaged and about 50
houses in the preserved Altstadt were destroyed.  There was a large fire
area in the Wöhrd district, with serious property damange.  577 people
were killed.
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