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    Default Halifax MZ603 415 Sqn Knobovitch DFC, crash site ??

    I know the aircraft was shot down on 2 Nov 1944 during a raid on Dusseldorf and I have details of the crew from Chorley.

    2 crew members FSgt S Kirkpatrick RAF and FSgt C Seeley RCAF were made POW. Those killed are buried at Rheinberg.

    Please does anybody know where the aircraft crashed and if there are any post-war de-briefs of the survivors ?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Hi Pete,

    I can't help with the crash site, but there should be an interview with the English survivor after he returned to the UK. These are at the National Archives at Kew. Perhaps also with the Canadian? I can't think of the number these reports are called but I am sure one of the other members will let you know.

    Regards,

    John.

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    thanks John, I have a bunch of notes for 1943 & 1944 which centre on Air40/259 and around there, but I dont appear to have noted anything for 415 Sqn on that date.

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    Have on file that the aircraft exploded in the air and wreckage came down between Bergstein and Zerkall, west of Nideggen (along the higway at the height of kp [km-pole] 16).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Thanks Henk, that's good to know

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