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    Default F/O Funk RCAF

    Looking for details on this officer.


    F/O F.J or P.J Funk J8876 RCAF

    Pilot of No.195(B) Squadron, RAF Witchford who crash landed his Avro Lancaster Mk.B.III (HK663 A4-?) on return from the daylight raid on Homburg November 2nd 1944.

    His crew bailed out and were taken PoW after the Lancaster was hit by heavy flak while over the target area, crash landed on the Allied 8th Corps Front and taken to a Canadian Field Hospital. One crew member was killed and buried in Groesbeek Canadian Cemetery.

    Any details on this officer and 8th Corps location on this date.

    TIA

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

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    Default F/O Funk RCAF

    Hi Steve,

    Think this is exactly what you are looking for. An extract from some files I have.

    APO 230

    H.Q. First U. S. Army

    31 october 1944

    G-2 - 8008

    Place : In the Field
    From : 300001A Oktober 1944
    To : 302400A Oktober 1944

    Number 143
    G-2 Periodic Report


    1. ENEMY SITUATION AT END OF PERIOD.

    a. Enemy Front Lines.

    (1) VIII Corps Sector: No Change during period. Q-013960 - north
    along the east bank of the MOSELLE River to its junction with the OUR River
    at L-113245 - thence north along the east bank of the OUR to ECHTERNACH (L-0535)
    where the enemy holds a small bridgehead on the west side of the river - thence
    north along the east bank of the OUR to P-895706 - 915734 - 942731 - 957796 -
    L-000810 - 052847 - 060880 - 017975.

    Source: Library and Archives Canada

    Best regards

    Finn Buch

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