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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 16 Mar 44 Aircraft Name Lancaster III Serial Number LM392
Unit 550 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
Aircrew details
Details Took off 1910 15 Mar 1944 from North Killingholme. Shot down by a night- fighter and crashed at Artolsheim (Bas-Rhin) a French village apx.
Source Henk Welting's Database

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Lancaster III LM392

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantJohn Neville ANDREW (1461939) Navigator ( Lancaster LM392  IBCC 1944-03-15550 Sqdn AIR27 FranceArtolsheim Communal Cemetery
Flight LieutenantJack Simon Gustave CRAWFORD (42197) Pilot Lancaster LM392  IBCC 1944-03-15550 Sqdn AIR27 FranceArtolsheim Communal Cemetery
SergeantWilliam James GREEN (1393051) Wireless Op Lancaster LM392  IBCC 1944-03-15550 Sqdn AIR27 FranceArtolsheim Communal Cemetery
Flying OfficerPatrick Arthur LOCKTON (151370) Navigator Lancaster LM392  IBCC 1944-03-15550 Sqdn AIR27 FranceArtolsheim Communal Cemetery
Pilot OfficerWilliam Victor MOSS (J/86439) Air Gunner Lancaster LM392  IBCC 1944-03-15550 Sqdn AIR27 FranceArtolsheim Communal Cemetery
SergeantJohn Reginald POWELL (967233) Flight Engi Lancaster LM392  IBCC 1944-03-15550 Sqdn AIR27 FranceArtolsheim Communal Cemetery
SergeantWilliam Bertram ROBERTSON (1565912) Air Gunner Lancaster LM392  IBCC 1944-03-15550 Sqdn AIR27 FranceArtolsheim Communal Cemetery

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Night fighters in the Alsace on March 15/16 1944For just over two years now I have been researching the crew of Lancaster Mk II LL637 EQ-P. I'm hoping someone may be able to answer some questions I still have. There is a story to the demise of EQ-P which the French tell and includes in varying degrees ME558, LM392 and LL852. In their story a Lanc was being attacked by a night fighter and in its attempt to escape or in its fall it collided with a Lanc which in turn collided with another Lanc and all three crashed. The first Lanc broke into two parts (EQ-P was that Lanc). What makes matters worse is that in the service files I have three times marked as the demise of EQ-P: 22.30 (Red Cross info copied from German documents plus French witnesses stating 22.30 for both LL637 and LM392), 23.30 (Enquiry documents from RCAF quoting Mayor of Hilsenheim) and ; 23.45 (yet more German documents in service files). Using Theo Boiten's info regarding the night of March 15/16 1944 he suggests the following: Uffz. Robert Koch, 6./NJG1, 4-mot, S.E. Sélestat (Schlettstadt): 6,500m at 22.35 Possible claim to 101 Sqn ME558/550 Sqn LM392 Oblt. Rolf Bussmann, 10./NJG5 4-mot, Schlettert-Strasbourg: 6,200m at 23.45 Possible claim to 35 Sqn Lanc ND708 or 466 Sqn Halifax HX341 Maj. Rolf Leuchs, Stab II./NJG6, Lanc, Sondernach/25Km SW St. Die: 5,500m at 22.35 Possible claim to 550 Sqn Lanc LL852 1) What information can anyone tell me about these three men? 2) Could Schlettert have been a miss-spell of Sélestat considering the following: Sélestat is the French name, Schlestatt is the Alsatian name and Schlettstadt is the German name for Sélestat 3) Why would the German's have changed the time from 22.30 to 23.45? 4) Other sources, e.g. OKL, list Rökker (22.26) and Reschke (22.32) as being in or near the area of Sélestat but Boiten does not. Why the differences in claim lists? (Note: Boiten's list helps confirm the claims of the French that it was one night fighter and collisions occurred. However if other night fighters were around then I need to know why they are not listed in Boiten's book). Can someone please clarify? Cheers, LadyWolf ....Read More.LadyWolf on 30th August 2011 05:31:44


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