halifax JP137

halifax JP137

peter oliver
peter oliver

August 13th, 2005, 5:38 pm #1

does anyone know the details of the crash of JP137 at bournemouth england on 21st march 1944 and the fate of the crew.
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Linzee
Linzee

August 14th, 2005, 7:37 pm #2

I have been unable to find out all but a few tiny details about this particular loss.

From this website http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/hancrash.html

21-03-44 JP137 Halifax. 1658OCU.
crashed 1235AM on buildings in Wimborne Rd Bournemouth.
crew & 3 on ground killed.

I looked for further details in HCU Losses by W R Chorley but for the life of me I can't find it. If someone else has the book could they take a look in case I'm looking at it but can't see it?!

Try asking for info on the RAF Commands forum here http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcfo ... =DCConfID1 someone there may be able to add to the info.

Good luck
Linzee
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Alan
Alan

August 15th, 2005, 8:18 am #3

Hi,
This could be connected with the crash of Halifax JP137, according to the GWGC, these two people were killed on 21/03/44, they also lived in Wimbourne Road where the a/c crashed. Dorothea Bennett and Percy Chislett are both buried in Bournemouth County Borough Cemetery. Also listed as killed on 21/03/44 and buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery is J/14314 F/Lt Norval Edward Pollock RCAF (pilot) so there's a good chance that he was one of the crew.
Regards.....Alan.
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Alan
Alan

August 15th, 2005, 8:24 am #4

Hi,
'Ref' my previous posting, i forgot to mention that although F/Lt Pollock was with 439sqdn based at Hurn at the time of his death, 439sqdn were equipped with Typhoons!
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Alan
Alan

August 15th, 2005, 1:45 pm #5

Peter,
Forget F/Lt Pollock, i have just found out he was killed when his aircraft was in collision with another in Scotland.
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Aidan
Aidan

August 17th, 2005, 12:09 pm #6

I have been unable to find out all but a few tiny details about this particular loss.

From this website http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/hancrash.html

21-03-44 JP137 Halifax. 1658OCU.
crashed 1235AM on buildings in Wimborne Rd Bournemouth.
crew & 3 on ground killed.

I looked for further details in HCU Losses by W R Chorley but for the life of me I can't find it. If someone else has the book could they take a look in case I'm looking at it but can't see it?!

Try asking for info on the RAF Commands forum here http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcfo ... =DCConfID1 someone there may be able to add to the info.

Good luck
Linzee
Hi Linzee,

How you keeping?

I responded to an identical appeal Pete Oliver left on Steven Ballance’s (http://takeoff.to/halifax) notice board a few days ago.

Here are the movements of JP137 according to the ‘Halifax File’:

O.A.P.U
301 F.T.U
O.A.D.U
Crashed and burnt at Meadow Court Flat, Moordown, Bournemouth, after take-off for Middle East on 21.3.44.

Note - according to the above, JP137 was on the strength of 301 Ferry Training Unit - not 1658CU - at the time of the crash

If JP137 was on its way to the ME, as Pete believes (see the Ballance site), I'd be interested to know whether 148 Sqdn was to have been its final destination.

Between 1943 and 1945, according to my current list 148 Sqdn received over 40 Halifaxes from the JP series.

Cheers!

Aidan
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Aidan
Aidan

August 17th, 2005, 4:47 pm #7

Whoops! My previous post - written in haste - should really have stated that the entries ‘310 FTU’ and ‘OADU’ indicate that JP137 was soon to be posted abroad.

Indeed, it may even have just begun its journey out of the country when it crashed.

Aidan
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Gareth Flewelling
Gareth Flewelling

June 7th, 2006, 1:54 am #8

Hi Linzee,

How you keeping?

I responded to an identical appeal Pete Oliver left on Steven Ballance’s (http://takeoff.to/halifax) notice board a few days ago.

Here are the movements of JP137 according to the ‘Halifax File’:

O.A.P.U
301 F.T.U
O.A.D.U
Crashed and burnt at Meadow Court Flat, Moordown, Bournemouth, after take-off for Middle East on 21.3.44.

Note - according to the above, JP137 was on the strength of 301 Ferry Training Unit - not 1658CU - at the time of the crash

If JP137 was on its way to the ME, as Pete believes (see the Ballance site), I'd be interested to know whether 148 Sqdn was to have been its final destination.

Between 1943 and 1945, according to my current list 148 Sqdn received over 40 Halifaxes from the JP series.

Cheers!

Aidan
We took off from Hurn on 21 Mar 44 at 00:40 hours in Halifax JP107. We ended up at 614 Sqdn based at Celone, Italy (near Foggia).
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pete oliver
pete oliver

June 11th, 2006, 9:02 am #9

oes anyone know the names of the flight crew from this aircraft
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Anonymous
Anonymous

October 12th, 2008, 12:58 pm #10

does anyone know the details of the crash of JP137 at bournemouth england on 21st march 1944 and the fate of the crew.
http://www.wintonforum.co.uk/halifax.html
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