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Mosquito B20  KB348 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com

 Mosquito B20  KB348


BXX 692/608 Missing .....[TRUNCATED] More information in: AirHistory.org.uk DH Mosquito Site

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 12 Oct 44 Aircraft Name Mosquito B20 Serial Number KB348
Unit 608 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 0136 12 Oct 1944 from Downham Market. Cause of loss and crash- site not established.
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Mosquito B20 KB348

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight SergeantRobert John BOLTON (442325) Mosquito B20 KB348  IBCC 1944-10-12608 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
Flying OfficerStanley Warren REEDER (172402) Pilot Mosquito B20 KB348  IBCC 1944-10-12608 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

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F/O Stanley Warren Reeder (172402) 608 Squadron Lost over Berlin 11/10/44He seems to have been lost on Mosquito [serial]KB348[/serial] on 12 Oct 44 Confirmed via [URL]https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8416183#imageViewerLink[/URL] Page 13 [serial]KB364[/serial] was lost on a different date and crew ....Read More.Jagan on 18th July 2020 05:35:39
F/O Stanley Warren Reeder (172402) 608 Squadron Lost over Berlin 11/10/44Hi Kevin, I have Theo Boiten’s Nachtjagd War Diaries and he has no mention of the loss of Mosquito KB348, his second edition Nachtjagd Combat Archives is not yet up to that point in time. I’ll drop him an email and see if he has anything on this loss. Cheers, John. ....Read More.John Williams on 19th July 2020 01:14:54
F/O Stanley Warren Reeder (172402) 608 Squadron Lost over Berlin 11/10/44Kevin. Lt Kurt Welter made claims around this time , but was not connected with the loss of Mosquito KB348. A German author, Andreas Zapf, has examined Welter's life and claims in two books. The latest deals with Welter's claims in great detail. Welter made no claims on the date that KB348 was lost (12/10/1944): While flying with 10./JG 300. Claim # 34 - 06 Oct 1944 - 20:30 - Mosquito - Berlin @ 8,000 m - Source - OKL Claims List Claim # 35 - 28 Oct 1944 - 01:20 - Mosquito - 15 Ost Sud/FG-3 (Berlin-Basdorf) @ 8,000 m. - Source - ditto See: The Jet Night Fighters Kurt Welter & the Story of the Messerschmitt Me 262 Night Fighters. Zapf,Andreas Schmitten:Author,2019. p.78 In fact, on checking the O.K.L. Fighter Claims Lists - :: Reich, West & Sudfront - Aug to Dec 1944 Vol.I, it shows no Nachtjager claims at all for the period 10 October 1944 - 13/14 October 1944. Suggesting the loss of KB348 was due to something other than a fighter claim. [url]https://web.archive.org/web/20130928070316/http://lesbutler.co.uk/claims/tonywood.htm[/url] Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 20th July 2020 09:46:41
Update:F/O Stanley W Reeder (172402) F/S Robert J Bolton (442325) Thanks & next stepsDear All, I would like to offer my Sincere Thanks for every one on RAF Commands who has helped me understand the fate of my Uncle Stan and Bob, his RAAF Navigator on the night of 12/10/44. John Williams has been pivotal in working with his friends in Germany to identify what happened to Mosquito [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=KB348"]KB348[/URL]. In fact John drove past the crash site at Nedlitz during one of his trips to Germany. I've now seen the German report of the aftermath of the raid and we have identified the Flak units operating that night as Stan & Bob returned from their mission over Berlin. I'm also indebted to Bob's Niece, Elaine, who is a Family History enthusiast, and she has written extensively about Bob. In some small miracle, Bob's 1944 Diary came back to the Bolton Family after 40 years; it was bought in a box from an Antiques Shop, and the new owner placed a small ad to find the family - a colleague of Elaine's cousin brought it to her attention and back it came ! From Elaine's faithful transcript, we have a day by day account of Bob's life from embarkation, trip to the UK via a stop in New York and his training here and pairing up with Stan as his Pilot. Elaine also has many photos of Bob, one of his closest friends was the son of a professional photographer, so we see poignant moments in Bob's life, he is pictured with the bicycle that took him so long to find, and is the subject of his Dad's letter when he asks for it to be given to the family Bob stayed with in Carlisle. Crucially for me, we learn from Bob's diary that Stan was a 41 Op, Second Tour Veteran who had previously flown Wellingtons. That switch must have been a revelation, similar to being a bus driver and switching to a sports car in motoring terms ! May I ask the highly knowledgeable members here: Would the redeployment from Wellingtons to Mosquitoes be common ? Do any Wellington historians know anything about Stan's earlier service from their research ? I am very grateful for your time and support - Thank You ! With Warmest Regards, Kevin ....Read More.Kevin McDonald on 5th August 2020 08:09:21


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