The Halifax B III, NA171 came under heavy anti-aircraft fire while already on the right bank of the Rhine during the attack on the railway facilities in Cologne-Kalk and crashed at around 9:10 p.m. near WESTWAGGON-AG on Deutz-Mülheimer Str.
(The police file gives "Westwaggon AG, Kalk-Mülheimer Str." as the crash site. This may also be today's Rolshovener Str., where the Westwaggon / KHD company complex was located).
Except for Fl/Lt. Sidney Bruce Harrison, who probably managed to save himself by parachute and became a German prisoner of war, all the others of the crew were killed and buried in Cologne's South Cemetery.
Police report on the attack of 30.12.1944
and the note on the crash
Former Westwaggon AG site in Cologne-Kalk