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Muttart, Elmer Bagnell (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1941-October-13

Birth Date: 1918-March-14 (age 23)

Born: Cape Traverse, Prince Edward Island

Louis Harrison Muttart and Annie Bagnell

Home: Carleton, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment: Moncton, New Brunswick

Enlistment Date: 1940-06-21

76 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
RAF Middleton-St-George
Flight Sergeant
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
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Halifax B.Mk.I L9561

Bombing Bremen Germany 1941-October-12 to 1941-October-13

76 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF Middleton St George

76 Squadron (Resolute) RAF Middleton St George. Halifax I aircraft L 9561 MP-H, shot down returning from operations over Bremen, Germany by night fighter pilot Lt Leopold Fellerer of 4/NJG 1 and crashed near Wons, Friesland, 10 km South of Harlingen, Netherlands

Pilot FS Muttart gave the order for his crew to bail, then maintained control of the aircraft long enough for his crew to abandon the aircraft. Sadly, FS Muttart went down with his aircraft, killed in action

Pilot Officer NF Trayler (RAF), Sergeant D Cotsell (RAF), Sergeant LA Roberts (RAF), Sergeant RWP Alexander (RAF), Sergeant WH Hunt (RAF), Sergeant GH Patterson and Sergeant JW Duffield (RAF) all survived to be taken as Prisoners of War

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Took off from Middleton St. George at 19:45 in Halifax L9561 on an operation to Bremen Germany.

Shot down by a night fighter and crashed near Wons Friesland Holland.

Killed: Flight Sergeant Elmer Bagnell Muttart RCAF R/64729 pilot KIA Harlingen General Cemetery Plot E. Row 1. Grave 20.

POWs: Sergeant Reginald William Purchase Alexander RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. Sergeant David Cotsell RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. Sergeant John William Duffield RAF POW Stalag 383 Hohen Fels. Sergeant William Herbert Hunt RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. Sergeant George Henry Patterson RAF POW Stalag Luft L4 Sagan and Belaria. Sergeant Leslie Albert Roberts RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. Pilot Officer Norman Frank Trayler RAF POW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and Belaria.

General Flt.Sgt.Elmer Bagnall Muttart Royal Canadian Air Force 76 Squadron Th...

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Plot E Row 1 Grave 20

Halifax L9561

Handley Page Halifax

(RAF Photo, 1942)(Source Harold A Skaarup Web Page)A Royal Air Force Handley Page Halifax Mk. II Series I (Serial No. W7676), coded TL-P, of No. 35 Squadron, RAF, based at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire in the UK, being piloted by Flight Lieutenant Reginald La

The Handley Page Halifax is a British Royal Air Force (RAF) four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War. It was developed by Handley Page to the same specification as the contemporary twin-engine Avro Manchester.

The Halifax has its origins in the twin-engine HP56 proposal of the late 1930s, produced in response to the British Air Ministry's Specification P.13/36 for a capable medium bomber for "world-wide use." The HP56 was ordered as a backup to the Avro 679, both aircraft being designed to use the underperforming Rolls-Royce Vulture engine. The Handley Page design was altered at the Ministry to a four-engine arrangement powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine; the rival Avro 679 was produced as the twin-engine Avro Manchester which, while regarded as unsuccessful mainly due to the Vulture engine, was a direct predecessor of the famed Avro Lancaster. Both the Lancaster and the Halifax would emerge as capable four-engined strategic bombers, thousands of which would be built and operated by the RAF and several other services during the War.

On 25 October 1939, the Halifax performed its maiden flight, and it entered service with the RAF on 13 November 1940. It quickly became a major component of Bomber Command, performing routine strategic bombing missions against the Axis Powers, many of them at night. Arthur Harris, the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Bomber Command, described the Halifax as inferior to the rival Lancaster (in part due to its smaller payload) though this opinion was not shared by many of the crews that flew it, particularly for the MkIII variant. Nevertheless, production of the Halifax continued until April 1945. During their service with Bomber Command, Halifaxes flew a total of 82,773 operations and dropped 224,207 tons of bombs, while 1,833 aircraft were lost. The Halifax was also flown in large numbers by other Allied and Commonwealth nations, such as the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Free French Air Force and Polish forces. Wikipedia

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Halifax B.Mk.I L9561

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Failed to Return, Bremen, 13.10.41, shot down near Wons, Holland
Unit 76

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