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    Hello,

    looking for information on Halifax MZ456 of 415 squadron which failed to return on 6/7 January 1945. Can anyone help? I have the orb but only says "failed to return"

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    Collided with 10 squadron's LV909 over Oberscheld. All 14 crew killed - 11 with no known grave.

    via Bill Chorley's BC Losses 1945 p 36-37

    Ian

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    Many thanks for your help

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    Not sure if you have this information (from a previous thread), but posted it anyway:

    Operation Hanau
    6./7. Januar 1945

    10 Sqn Halifax III LV909 ZA-P

    T/o 1506 Melbourne. Collided over Oberscheid with MZ456 and fell near Eibach. F/L Harrow, F/S Calvert and P/O Hollings rest in Hannover War Cemetery. The others have no known graves.

    F/L W D Harrow +
    F/S F J Walker +
    P/O R C Hollings +
    F/S A H Calvert +
    F/S J Draper +
    Sgt M A Solomon +
    F/S R W Thomas +

    415 Sqn Halifax III MZ456 6U-P

    T/o 1542 East Moor. Lost in the circumstances described before. F/O Strosberg rests in Hannover War Cemetery. The others have no known graves.

    F/O L R Belcher RCAF +
    Sgt L D A Mawson +
    F/O H P Breir RCAF +
    F/O M Strosberg RCAF +
    F/O H C Irvine RCAF +
    F/O S W Elgie RCAF +
    F/S N A Butler RCAF +
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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