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    Hi All,

    I am looking for a crew photo of the crew of the above lancaster. On the night of 7/8 Jan 1945 this aircraft collided with 166 Sqn Lancaster NG290 over Munsingen on a trip to Munchen. All 14 airmen were killed and are buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

    The cew were;
    F/O N K Dunlop 419166 RAAF.
    Sgt J H Pinsent 1852125 from Totquary.
    Sgt T Miller 873380 from New Stevenson.
    F/S R S Bennett 1335173 from Hassocks.
    F/S J Mace 1589239 from Blackburn.
    Sgt P Day 2213761 from ?
    F/Sgt C A Robinson 2209776 from Saltney.

    I have a photo of the Aussie F/O N K Dunlop but I am after either a crew photo or of eack member of the crew. They were on their 8th trip when they were lost.

    Thanks,

    John.

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    You'll have to go after their local newspapers I think, seek out the families, friends, do it sooner rather than later. I recently got two copies of a 38 Group crew photo from two family contacts, I was very surprised. Get emailing/writing.

    Does the RAAF casualty file not contain a Next of kin details for Sgt Peter Day?
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    I see the A705 file is not digitised for N K Dunlop, you ought to get that done if your researching this crew, it might answer a few things for you. Australian National Archives, Search Collection, etc etc Search for his service number.
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    Hi Dennis,

    I did that about20 years ago and I have a copy of bth Dunlop's 705A and 9300 files.

    Regards,

    John.

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    And there is no NoK indication for P Day?

    Its useful to tell people what you have when posting to reduce pointless posting.
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    No only information is on Dunlop.

    John.

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