Handley Page Halifax W1048 TL-S from 35 Squadron took off from RAF Kinloss in Scotland on the evening of 27th April 1942 to take part in an attack on Tirpitz in Fættenfjord, Norway. Several hours later the crew found themselves fighting to keep the Halifax in the air having been hit by AA fire during the attack. In the early hours of April 28th, the pilot - Pilot Officer Don MacIntyre from Canada, skilfully crash landed the Halifax on the frozen surface of Lake Hoklingen about seven miles inland from Fættenfjord. The crew fortunately survived the landing and all but one made it back home to safety, the remaining crew member was taken prisoner of war. The aircraft however sunk to the bottom of the lake and remained in situ until 1973 when she was eventually recovered and brought back home to the UK, this is what remains of the aircraft today.