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    HansO Guest

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    Dear all,

    Looking for information about this airman, KIA on 27 Aug. 1942 whilst on an op. flight to Kassel. The Wellington he was flying in, crashed in Elsendorp, the Netherlands at 11.35 PM local time. Crash due to the attack of Werner Streib, 1/NJG1.

    The bomber crashed on a field in the locally known "Krim"-area.

    Thanks for your help.

    KR,
    Hans

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    Hans,

    This does not answer your immediate question but you may be interested in the New Zealand detail (from my For Your Tomorrow - a record of New Zealanders who had died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 (Vol One: Fates 1915-1942))

    Thu 27/Fri 28 Aug 1942
    Bomber Command

    Raid on Kassel, Germany (by 306 aircraft - 33 lost)...
    ...156 Squadron, RAF (Warboys, Huntingdonshire - [PFF] 3 Group)
    Wellington III Z1613 - took off at 2039 captained by Plt Off J W Longhurst, RAF, on same raid as the above, and shot down over the Netherlands by a night-fighter at 2323, crashing near Elsendorp, 25km NE of Eindhoven. All six crew are buried at Eindhoven.
    2nd Pilot: NZ412201 Plt Off Robert William BYERS, RNZAF - Age 21. 255hrs. 2nd op.
    Navigator: NZ412363 Sgt Joseph William STUART, RNZAF - Age 25. 253hrs. 2nd op.

    Errol

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    Bart FM Droog Guest

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    Hello Hans,

    On the 156 Squadron site more info can be found on the attack in which J.W. Longhurst lost his live:

    http://www.156squadron.com/display_squadronlog.asp?yearz=1942&monthz=08

    See 27/08/1942. The rank of Longhurst is listed there as Flight Sergeant.

    Regards,

    Bart

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    HansO Guest

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    Dear Errol & Bart,
    Thanks for the info.

    KR,
    Hans

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