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    Default Lancaster JB283 lost 27.01.1944 Flt/Lt Goule, 12 Sqn.

    Hello,
    yesterday an eyewitness has shown me the exact crash site of the Avro Lancaster JB283. I found some parts at the crash site.
    The Lancaster identification(PH-W) crashed near Löningen-Ehren. The plane was shot down by Maj. Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 at 19:45. Before any order could be given, the bombs exploded, scattering debris near Ehren. S/L Goule was a second tour pilot with a total of 48 sorties to his credit.

    Does anyone have photos of the crew or from the airplane?
    I would appreciate any information.

    The crew of the Lancaster JB283
    Goule, Haydn Wilhelm RAF
    Price, Dennis Walter RAF
    Howie, Harold Salisbury RAF
    Carran, Frederic Sidney RAAF
    Kelleher, Francis Mostyn RAF ( I have a photo of him)
    Maunsell, Bernhard Kingston RAAF
    Moller RAAF POW

    Kind regards
    Volker Urbansky, Cloppenburg
    v.urbansky@t-online.de

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    Your POW was 404039 F/Sgt William Roys Warren Moller DFM, navigator.

    Note spelling of Carran's first name as "Frederick" and Maunsell's as "Bernard"

    62 page file on this loss at the NAA. From page 15, Moller's post-repatriation debrief:

    "Flying at 21,000ft - just crossed enemy coast on the way in - attacked by unseen fighter - near city of Oldenburg - no time for conversation, aircraft exploding almost instananeously - blown through side with chute on - rest of crew did not have parachutes on at the time of explosion - definitely all killed"

    He goes on to say that he was captured after 20 hiours on the ground and that the German kommandant of Luftwaffe station Varrelbusch showed him the identity discs of his crewmates and said they had all been found dead without parachutes on.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Hello Dave,
    thank you for this Information.
    friendly regards
    Volker Urbansky

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