BAITTLE, HORACE DAVID

Birthdate
Birthplace
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Age
19
Parents
Son of Benjamin Jacob Baittle and Hattie Esther Cohen of Westmount, Quebec, Canada
Religion
Hebrew
Occupation
Student
Service number
R/79439
Engagement
1941-04-29, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Overseas
1942-03-29, United Kingdom
Date of death
1942-08-29
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Awards
Royal Canadian Air Force
Plot 12 | Row E | Grave 8
Military grave
Additional info

Awarded the Air Observer Badge on January 31, 1942.

Assigned to the 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, Royal Air Force on August 17, 1942.

Had a brother in the Army, Lieutenant Brahm Baittle (R.C.A.M.C. - Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps).
 
Wellington 3, DF 673AA (also reported as BJ 673) was brought down at 2315 hrs by a German fighter. After their bomber caught fire the crew bailed out at low altitude, killing all 5 members. The bomber crashed in the area of Pereboomsgat, Moerbeke-Waas, Belgium. They were on a large mission to bomb Nuremberg, Germany. Other reports say that they were shot down on the returning flight.

Crew:
Flight Sergeant Sydney Bernard Davis 1165309 (Pilot) Royal  Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Charles Henry Vickers 1115126 (Pilot) Royal  Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Horace David Baittle R/79439 (Observer) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Lawrence Donald Hiltz R/88319 ( Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

Flight Sergeant Daniel Archibald McKay R/73282 (Air Gunner) Royal Canadian Air Force, 75 Sqdn.

75 New Zealand Sqdn. memorial Moerbeke.

BAITTLE, HORACE DAVID
Source: VAC