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    Default 514 Sqdn,24/25th Feb 1944,op-Schweinfurt

    Can anyone provide details of this op please.I am researching the Sgt A.Kay (Lancaster II DS 785 JI-D)crew.According to Chorley,they left Waterbeach at 20.57.There is no other info given., as to their fate wether it was flak/night fighter etc Many thanks

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    Hello Linda,

    As <a href='http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2102094'>Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Alfred Kay</a> is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery it's more than likely his plane was lost over Germany. Can you please give the names of the other crew members?

    Regards,

    Bart

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    Hi Linda,

    You may already have these details via No.514 Sqdn ORB.

    DS785 JI-D carried the following, 1 x 4000lb 24 x 30lb 420 x 3lb I.B.

    No.514 (B) Squadron disptached 21 aircraft.

    Sgt Kay posted to No.514 via No.1678 CF w.e.f 4.2.1944

    Sgt Kay flew as a 2nd pilot to F/Sgt Langley in DS820 JI-A against Stuttgart 21.02.1944.


    No.1678 Con Flight ORB. (Air 29/881)

    January 23rd 1944 Sgt Kay & Crew posted to No.3 L.F.S

    No.3 L.F S ( Air 29/614)

    No mention of this crew.?

    RAF Waterbeach Station Records Book ;

    1437600 F/Sgt Kay & Crew posted to No.514(B) Squadron 04.02.1944.

    I have a copy of the Interception / Tactic Report for the raid if required.

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    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

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    Default Linda

    Bart-Crew
    Sgt A.Kay
    Sgt E Marchant
    Sgt J Fenwick
    Sgt J McKeown
    Sgt J McCormick
    Sgt R Harrison
    F/S B Bergquist RCAF

    Steve-

    Thanks for the info,no i don't have access to the 514 Sdn Orb so if you don't mind sending me or posting a copy of the Interception/Tactic report it would be appreciated.
    Am looking into Sergeant J.McCormick,theW/Op.
    Many thanks!

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    Default Schweinfurt operation research

    Hi all

    Steve - is the report you mention from AIR14/3435? I copied that report at Kew a few years ago and had the large map photocopied on half a dozen A3 sheets - all now stitched back together and available as one (large) jpeg file.

    I believe there is another report on this operation in AIR24. I would be interested in taking a look if that is the copy that you have.

    I've been doing some work on the gaps not covered by Chorley - do you have a particular interest in this operation?

    regards

    Mike

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