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    Default 106 Squadron Lancaster ED542

    Hi all

    Wondering if anyone can shed any light on the loss of the above Lancaster on the night of April 3, 1943. I have lent my copy of Chorley to someone else, who still hasnt returned it and am looking into the above for a friends who had a family member KIA on the aircraft.

    Many thanks in advance

    Steve

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    Hi Steve
    There isn't a lot in Chorley Vol 4 for this a/c. He records that it left Syerston at 1915 on an op to Essen, 3/4/43 and is believed to have crashed near Sythen,4 km NE of Haltern. The crew were all killed and 6 are now in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery with the w/op,Sgt A Burson, commemorated at Runnymede as presumably not found or not identified.The crew were:-
    Sgt T J Ridd,pilot
    Sgt R C H Webb,F/E
    P/O J W Simpson, Nav
    P/O A C Palmer, Air Bomber
    Sgt A Burson, W/op
    Sgt R S Sabel, A/G
    Sgt E Williams,A/G
    Regards
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    Hi Dick

    Many thanks for that, it didnt by any chance note if it was lost to flak or nighfighter did it?

    Many thanks
    Steve

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    Steve
    Chorley had nothing to say about that,sorry
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks for looking Dick, appreciate it

    Steve

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    Hi Steve,

    According to Theo Boiten's books on the German NJG War Diaries they were shot down by Lt August Geiger of 7./NJG1 for his 20th victory. He went on to claim 49 victories before he was killed on the night of 29/30 Sept 1943 when his aircraft was shot down by a 141 Sqn Beaufighter piloted by W/C John R D Braham DSO, DFC.

    Regards,

    John.

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    Thanks John, I missed your reply at the time and have sent the additional info on to the family.

    Also Kevin who PM'ed me on this aircraft could you resend your message to this account as the original identity I started the thread with has since been disabled.

    Kind regards
    Steve
    Last edited by Steve Newman; 23rd July 2013 at 10:23.

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    Hi Steve,
    Sgt R.C.H.Webb Flt/Eng was my uncle on the Lancaster bomber ED542, I have sent a PM for you and look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards,
    Kev

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