HK564

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – HK564

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 05/07/44 Watten AA-P F/S Barker 02:10
2 09/07/44 Linzeux AA-P F/S Barker 03:25
3 10/07/44 Nucourt AA-P F/S Barker 03:30
4 12/07/44 Vaires AA-P F/S Barker 04:05
5 15/07/44 Chalons Sur Marne AA-P F/S Barker 06:20
dnc 17/07/44 Vaires AA-P S/L Berney 01:40
6 18/07/44 Aulnoye AA-P F/S Barker 03:35
7 18/07/44 Cagny AA-P S/L Berney 02:55
8 20/07/44 Homberg AA-P F/S Barker 03:30
9 23/07/44 Kiel AA-P P/O Perfrement 05:25
10 24/07/44 Stuttgart AA-P F/S Barker 07:30
11 28/07/44 Stuttgart AA-P F/S Barker 08:00
12 01/08/44 Le Nieppe Hit by flak 17 times (AC) AA-P F/O Brumwell 02:55
13 09/08/44 Fort D’Anglos AA-P F/O Johnson 03:10
14 11/08/44 Lens AA-P F/S Barker 03:10
15 12/08/44 Russelsheim The aircraft crashed at Ouren (Leige), a small village on the Belgian/ German border. AA-P F/S Mulcahy missing
 Total Op hours 61:20

 

12/08/1944 – Attack Against Russelsheim
Ten aircraft set out to attack Factories at Russelsheim which are engaged in Flying Bomb production. Nine aircraft bombed the target with the aid of markers and good results were reported. A.A. defences were light, but enemy fighters were active on the homeward route, one aircraft having an inconclusive combat with a JU 88. The aircraft captained by NZ428793 .F/S. Mulcahy, C., failed to return.

Lancaster Mk.I HK564 AA-P

F/S Cyril Desmond Mulcahy, RNZAF NZ426783 – Pilot.
F/O Whelan Fallon Hazard, RNZAF NZ429047 – Navigator.
F/S Edward Leonard Thomson, RNZAF NZ4211036 – Air Bomber.
F/S William Elvin, RNZAF NZ426883 – Wireless Operator .
Sgt. Robert Ronald Smithie Parker, RAFVR 1892552 – Flight Engineer.
F/S Haig Douglas Johnston, RNZAF NZ426320 – Mid Upper Gunner.
F/S John Herbert Wright, RNZAF NZ426209 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 21:44 – Landed missing
Flight Time Missing

Lancaster Mk.I HK564 AA-P was brought down by a night-fighter, crashing at Ouren (Liege), a small village on the Belgium/German border, 9 mils East South East of St-Vith. Six of the crew were killed in the crash and were buried at Ouren. The body of F/O Hazard, Navigator, was found still in his parachute harness, suspended from the branches of a tree. He was later buried at the Reichswald Forest war Cemetery.

P/O Cyril Desmond Mulcahy, RNZAF NZ428793 – Pilot.
Killed age 21.
Son of Michael Mulcahy and of Sarah Elizabeth Mulcahy (nee May), of Levin, Wellington, New Zealand.
Buried Hoton War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave VI. G. 1-6.

F/O Whelan Fallon Hazard, RNZAF NZ429047 – Navigator.
Killed age 20.
Son of Arthur G. Hazard, of Auckland City, New Zealand.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 1. D. 14.

F/S Edward Leonard Thomson, RNZAF NZ4211036 – Air Bomber.
Killed age 20.
Son of Thomas William and Margaret Agnes Thomson, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Buried Hoton War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave VI. G. 1-6.

P/O William Elvin, RNZAF NZ426883 – Wireless Operator.
Killed age 21.
Son of John Adolphus Elvin and of Nellie Elvin (nee Cairns), of Edinburgh, Scotland; husband of Elva Mahala Elvin, of Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand.
Buried Hoton War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave VI. G. 1-6.

Sgt. Robert Ronald Smithie Parker, RAFVR 1892552 – Flight Engineer.
Killed age 20.
-Buried Hoton War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave VI. G. 1-6.

F/S Haig Douglas Johnston, RNZAF NZ426320 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Killed age 27.
Son of David Robertson Johnston and Margaret Johnston, of Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand.
Buried Hoton War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave VI. G. 1-6.

F/S John Herbert Wright, RNZAF NZ426209 – Rear Gunner.
Killed age 26.
Son of Thomas Pape Wright and Whilimina Theresa Wright, of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Buried Hoton War Cemetery, Belgium..
Grave location – Coll. grave VI. G. 1-6.