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    Default Lancaster ND 919 - 12 May 1944 - Aardenburg

    Continuing to research our local military casualties, on this occasion Sgt. Harold DEWHURST and colleagues who were aboard Lancaster ND 919, AA-D, of 75 Squadron, on 11/12th May, 1944, from Mepal to the Louven railway marshalling yards east of Brussels, when they were shot down over the Shelde Estuary, before crashing 2km north west of Aardenburg, Holland, where they all now rest.

    Foreman's 'Night Fighter Claims' shows that they were attacked by Fw. Erwin Storck of 1/NJG2 in what appears to be his only night fighter claim. What rank is ' Fw.'? Could anyone add any further history of this young man?

    The aircraft is identified as ND 919. Could anyone provide a pointer to provide the previous history of this aircraft before its destruction?

    Much obliged to the forum as ever.
    Stewart

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    FW = Feldwebel
    Lots of google results out there

    http://www.feldgrau.com/ranks.html
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~rhorta/jgrank.htm

    Equivalent to RAF Sergeant.

    The RAF Museum at hendon should be able to provide you with the aircraft history card, Form 78.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    ND 919 served only with 75 Squadron and had just 13 flying hours to its credit prior to its loss.
    BillG

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    Thank you gents for your info. Further chats with fellow Dutch researchers now cast doubt that Storck was the victor here and it is now suggested that Fugmann or Rokker could have been responsible for ND 919. Don't suppose we will be sure now due to the conflicting claims.
    The ORB does not show the fuel/bomb loads for this trip. Any way of finding our?
    Stewart

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