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Oct 29 2014

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Handley-Page Halifax discovered in Norwegian fjord

Handley Page Halifax Norwegian fjord

(Video still from NTNU AUR-LAB via WarbirdsNews.com)

A research team from the Marine Technology Center at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway has discovered the sunken wreck of an RAF Handley Page Halifax under roughly 180m of water on the bottom of a nearby fjord.

The aircraft is very likely Halifax Mk II W7656 of No 35 Squadron, lost on 26 April 1942 while attacking the German battleship Tirpitz. Two crewmen, Sgt.Columbine (navigator) and Sgt. Evans (W/Op & Gunner), perished in the crash.

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2 comments

  1. Colin Smith

    Can it be salvaged ? Are there an surviving examples in preservation ?

    1. World Warbird News

      The question of recovery is hard to tell. The aircraft is severely corroded as it lies in salt water. As for survivors, there are a few fully restored but non flying models.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handley_Page_Halifax#Survivors

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