Givenchy-en-Gohelle

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Halifax LW173 WL-K

434 Sqn

                                       
  Date :  13 juin 1944
  Mission :   Bombardement de voies de circulation à Arras (59)
                                       
        Décollage : 
Croft à 22:44
     
        Causes du crash : 
Abattu par un chasseur de nuit      
        Lieu du crash :  Givenchy en Gohelle (62)
     
                                       
F/O James Richard ALEXANDER A/B RCAF J/17186 KIA Inhumé à Calais (62)
W/C Christopher Smales BARTLETT Pil RAF 39928 KIA Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar  Inhumé à Calais (62)
P/O Richard Edward John CAMPBELL A/G RCAF J/85772 KIA  
F/Lt D.H. CRAWFORD WOP A/G RCAF J/12105 POW  
F/O Roger Gordon KELSO Nav RCAF J/14241 KIA Inhumé à Calais (62)
P/O Charles Harrison KYLE F/Eng RCAF C/85505 KIA Inhumé à Calais (62)
F/O Robert Bradford LEARN A/G RCAF J/26620 KIA  
                                       

Distinguished Flying Cross
Flight Lieutenant Christopher Smales BARTLETT (39928) No 216 Squadron.
One night in May, 1941, this officer carried out a flight which necessitated transporting a party of Royal Engineers and landing them beside a highly strategical railway bridge which it was intended to destroy. Much of the complete success of this daring and difficult operation can be attributed to the skill displayed by this officer. Flight Lieutenant Bartlett has also executed eleven successful night raids.
THE LONDON GAZETTE of FRIDAY, the 15th of AUGUST, 1941

Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross
Acting Wing Commander Christopher Smales BARTLETT D.F.C. (39928) R.A.F.O., 434 (R.C.A.F.) Sqn.
In the course of his second tour of operations this officer has attacked many strongly defended targets, including several attacks on Berlin and numerous others on industrial centres in the Ruhr. He is a forceful and courageous leader whose example has inspired all.
FIFTH SUPPLEMENT to THE LONDON GAZETTE of FRIDAY, the 21th of JULY, 1944