|5-6 November 1944 205 Group losses||Liberator KH100 - V of 178 sqn was lost supply dropping that night over Yugoslavia.
KH243 also of 178 was lost over "Northern Italy" on 6th.
Peter ....Read More.||PeterColwill on 3rd April 2012 09:33:36|
|5-6 November 1944 205 Group losses||KH100 'V' was shot down by German night fighters and crashed near Gornigrad (note spelling).
For KH243 'T' I have a similar fate, but no details as to the crash site, though it must have been Yugoslavia, since all are buried in Belgrade, like the crew of KH100.
David ....Read More.||David Gunby on 3rd April 2012 10:35:03|
|5-6 November 1944 205 Group losses||Perhaps this info might help.
05-NOV-44 KH243 Liberator 178 Sqn Missing on supply drop 7
This aircraft was one of twelve from the squadron, which formed part of a large force of fifty six Wellingtons and thirty five Liberators led by a single pathfinder Halifax of 614 Sqn, sent to drop supplies to partisan forces in the ‘CUCKOLD’ and ‘TOFFEE’ areas of Yugoslavia. Whilst the weather was good and over thirty Liberators dropped nearly 400 containers on ‘CUCKOLD’, this aircraft and the one listed below were attacked by enemy fighters and destroyed. It is believed that two of the crew survived.
Warrant Officer Derek George STEWART 31 RAAF Pilot
Sergeant Stanley Richard DAVIE 20 Navigator
Sergeant William Greig BOGIE Bomb Aimer
Sergeant Ivor MATTHEWS 26 Flight Engineer
Sergeant Francis William LOUCH 24 Air Gunner
Sergeant Gerald Joseph O’KANE 20 Air Gunner
06-NOV-44 KH100 Liberator 178 Sqn Gornigrad, Yugoslavia 8
This aircraft was lost in similar circumstances to that listed above. The whole crew died in the attack or subsequent crash.
Flying Officer Amos Edwin Butsford DENOVAN 21 RCAF Pilot
Flying Officer Owen Jones COX RCAF Navigator
Flying Officer Kenneth Louis CHAPMAN 24 RCAF Bomb Aimer
Flight Sergeant John Ward NORMAN 24 Wireless Operator
Sergeant Evan Kenneth CORCORAN Flight Engineer
Flight Sergeant Willaim Francis BEARY 20 Air Gunner
Sergeant Raymond Foot Oliver JAMES 19 Air Gunner
Flight Sergeant John Humphrey PARRY 19 Air Gunner
You will see slightly different detail but can't remember precisely where the data came from initially.
Colin Cummings ....Read More.||Oldduffer on 3rd April 2012 10:51:06|
|5-6 November 1944 205 Group losses||Colin, Theo,
I think we should add to KH243 "T":
Sgt (WOp/Ag) Stanley ATHORN - 2202890.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 3rd April 2012 12:07:31|
|178 Sqn Losses.||Hello,
Have just received a copy of " Bombers over Sand and Snow"
On page 351 there is a list of a/c losses for the squadron.
"1943 - Halifax - 1 ; Liberators - 5.
1944 - Liberators - 27.
1945 - Liberators - 4".
Were these the a/c lost ?
Confirmation, corrections and additions welcome.
I have seen that there are several earlier posts that reference 178 Sqn in this forum but thought to put all lost a/c in the one post.
Halifax II - BB414 - 04/09/43.
Liberator - AL565 - 27/04/43 ; AL620 - 16/01/43 ; AL638 - 05/03/43 ; BZ891 - 19/11/43. THE 5th escapes me.
Liberator - AL630 - 27/04/44 ; BZ930 - 07/07/44 ; BZ932"Y" - 08/05/44 ; BZ948 - 19/03/44 ; EV812 - 19/03/44 ;
EV822 - 07/07/44 ; EV839"J" - 22/08/44 ; EV841"H" - 07/05/44 ; EV961 - 14/08/44 ; EV974"D" - 10/08/44 ;
EW106 - 11/10/44 ; EW140"K" - 11/05/44 ; EW160"E" - 28/08/44 ; EW264 - 15/08/44 ; EW275 - 15/08/44 ;
EW277 - 14/06/44 ; EW280 - 14/10/44 ; KG828"F" - 15/08/44 ; KG873 - 15/08/44 ; KG887 - 08/08/44;
KG933 - 17/08/44 ; KG934 - 13/09/44 ; KG938"A" - 21/08/44 ; KG942 - 05/10/44 ; KH100 - 06/11/44 ;
KH243 - 06/11/44. THE 27th a/c escapes me ?
Liberator - EW142 - 26/01/45 ; KG928 - 08/01/45 ; KH209 - 23/03/45 ; ( KH248 - 01/06/45 ; KL485 - 12/07/45 ?) or 2 other a/c ?
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 1st May 2018 11:31:41|
|Sgt John(nie) Rush - 178 Sqd Warsaw 1944||Hello,
You will find many mentions of Johnnie Rush (along with the same IWM photo), in the following publication:
'Gardening by Moonlight' 205 Group mining operations over the River Danube in 1944.
Kassak,Peter & David Gunby,
The book is still available from Lulu: [url]http://www.lulu.com/shop/peter-kassak-and-david-gunby/gardening-by-moonlight/paperback/product-22997160.html[/url] - Recommended!
Rush's 2nd pilot, F/Sgt Derek Stewart RAAF, is actually, AUS418578 F/Sgt (Pilot) Derek George STEWART RAAF. W/O Stewart RAAF, who was killed on 5/6 November, 1944, in No.178 Sqn Liberator VI KH243 "T".
5-6 Nov 1944
Liberator VI KH243 "T"
Op: Special Duties, Yugoslavia.
Took off 2122, Amendola, detailed to carry out SOE supply drop 'Cuckold'. Shot down by Hptm Josef Krause, of 6./NJG 101, crashing at Lokovica, Slovenia. All are buried in Belgrade War Cemetery,
W/O D G Stewart RAAF +
Sgt S R Davie +
Sgt W G Bogie +
Sgt S Athorn +
Sgt J Matthews +
Sgt G J O'Kane +
Sgt F W Lough +
Royal Air Force Bomber Losses In The Middle East And Mediterranean Vol.2: 1943-1945.
Gunby,David & Pelham Temple.
[url]https://harringtonmuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Aircraft-lost-on-Allied-Forces-Special-Duty-Operations.pdf[/url] See: p.443 of 583.
Col ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 3rd March 2019 08:52:06|