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  • Old Fokker
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Feb 2014
    • 50

    Haifax found in Norwegian fjord

    Halifax even. Seems to have been lost in a raid on the Tirpitz.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ian-fjord.html
    Last edited by Old Fokker; 10th December 2014, 16:28.
  • Propstrike
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 4003

    #2
    Will be left alone, as a war grave, it says.

    The powerful details of the suffering of the bereaved and their enduring sadness seems to be the most significant consideration in this story. The aeroplane suddenly seems very secondary.

    Two Halifax bombers have already been raised from the Norwegian waters, and that is probably enough.

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    • HP111
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • May 2012
      • 663

      #3
      http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...fjorden-Norway

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      • jack windsor
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Dec 2008
        • 921

        #4
        One of these fine day's it will be " Stirling found in fjord, or Whitley found in fjord". Until then...

        jack...

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        • David Burke
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 10028

          #5
          I understand the status as a war grave - however it's still speculative that it's that aircraft. Maybe that should have been confirmed first.

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          • David_Kavangh
            Senior Member
            • Jan 2000
            • 1017

            #6
            Not speculative, balance of probabilities - there couldn't have been that made Halifaxes that ended up in Fttenfjord.

            Also from Daily Mail

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ew-inside.html

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            • David Burke
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2000
              • 10028

              #7
              Surely 'balance of probabilities ' is the same as 'speculative' ! It would be easier to confirm it 100% first before talking to relatives.

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              • David_Kavangh
                Senior Member
                • Jan 2000
                • 1017

                #8
                For the avoidance of any confusion, the relative of the British missing airman (Evans was a New Zealander) have been told that the evidence suggests that it is their missing relative's aircraft that has been found. that may be the most they ever know. Better that than forever knowing nothing. It could be a long time before there is evidence beyond resonance doubt.

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                • David Burke
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 10028

                  #9
                  Its location is now known and the logistics of looking at it are getting easier all the time as technology evolves. The condition of the airframe should allow for detailed examination to yield confirmation.

                  I would advocate recovery of some airframe parts by the Norwegian authorities so they can be displayed as a tribute to the crews lost attacking the Tirpitz.
                  Last edited by David Burke; 11th December 2014, 15:02.

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