"The Home Of Eagle"
Eagle Aviation
Eagle Airways
Cunard Eagle
British Eagle
1948 to 1968


Handley Page 61 Halifax 8
c/n 1354
Entered Service
Flew with Eagle after purchase from Airtec 14/03/1949
Left Service
It crashed during take off in Dum Dum Calcutta and was written off on 25/11/1950

The crew members were:

Capt. Harold Watkins (Injured)
Co-Pilot George Ford
F/E John Stoney (killed)
R/O Dennis carter (killed)
Nav.Peter Osborne
Engineer Ronald Smith

These names are as listed in the Manchester Evening News

This information was given to the archives by one of the deceased grandson, who is researching the location of his grandfather's grave. Any help in locating these men's graves would be appreciated

Not Named
First flew on 24/04/45 with the RAF as PP281 in conjuction with BOAC as G-AIAP until purchased by Airtech on 24/10/48. This aircraft was used by Eagle on the Berlin Airlift and for ad-hoc cargo charters to the Middle and Far East
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Aircraft Flown