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On 24th October 1942 Halifax DT512 had left RAF Pocklington airfield at 18.14 for a operation to Genova, when the aircraft returned they was unable to land at RAF Pocklington so were diverted to RAF Holme (Holme on Spalding Moor) and landed at 03.30 in poor visibility.
The Halifaxs front tyre burst and it swung off the runway, sadly the cockpit was sticking out over the runway, a minute later before they could clear the runway Halifax W1181 landed on top of it and badly damaged the cockpit area of DT512.
One of the crew was killed instantly while another died of his injuries and two others sustained less serious injuries, no-one in the other aircraft was seriously injured.
As you can see from the picture above the true horror of the night before.
Pilot - W/Co Sydney Bruce Bintley DSO AFC RAF 39961, aged 29
Passenger? - G/C Edward John Corbally RAF 26102
Sgt K White RAF. Injured
F/Sgt K A T Simpson. Injured
F/O V B Davies
Sgt R P Long
F/Sgt G Richmond
Air Gunner - F/Lt Arthur James Graham RCAF J/5058, aged 23
20th June 1919 – 24th Oct 1942
of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Thanks to yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk & CWG