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    Default 405 Squadron Halifax DG224 - Essen 8/9 June 1942

    Hello all,
    Would anyone with access to the 405 Sqn, ORB and/or Chorley be able to fill me in on the above loss?
    Thanks again,
    Bob

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    Hello ,

    From Chorley's :
    8/06/1942
    Flight Sergeant R P Healey 405 Halifax II DG224 LQ-U
    Pocklington 2257 Essen Crashed near Sinnersdorf , 11 km NW of the centre of Cologne
    Killed Rheinberg WarCem

    Flight Sergeant L Heycock 405 Halifax II DG224 LQ-U
    Killed Rheinberg WarCem Bomber Command

    Pilot Officer L G Higginson RCAF 405 Halifax II DG224 LQ-U
    Killed Rheinberg WarCem Bomber Command

    Flight Sergeant E N Jefferies RCAF 405 Halifax II DG224 LQ-U
    Killed Rheinberg WarCem Bomber Command

    Pilot Officer A J McEwen RCAF 405 Halifax II DG224 LQ-U
    Killed Rheinberg WarCem Bomber Command

    Flight Sergeant E T McGill RCAF 405 Halifax II DG224 LQ-U
    Killed Rheinberg WarCem Bomber Command

    Sergeant W J Pethybridge RCAF 405 Halifax II DG224 LQ-U
    Killed Rheinberg WarCem Bomber Command

    Sergeant D R Riches 405 Halifax II DG224 LQ-U
    PoW in camp L4 POW number 523 Bomber Command

    First buried in the British Military Cemetry at Köln-Zolstock

    Regards

    Alain

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    Merci/thank-you Alain!

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    Hello Alain and all,
    Following up on the above loss. I am having difficulty downloading the relevant ORB for that month (National Archives web issue seemingly).
    Would anyone have info as to how the aircraft was lost? Was it attributed to anyone in particular?
    Thanks again,
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyD View Post
    Hello Alain and all,
    Following up on the above loss. I am having difficulty downloading the relevant ORB for that month (National Archives web issue seemingly).
    Would anyone have info as to how the aircraft was lost? Was it attributed to anyone in particular?
    Thanks again,
    Bob
    Hello all. I am interested in any info held by members re this loss as I have the memorial cross relating to the loss of F/S Jeffries. Thanks Ed

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    Hello Bob ,
    I checked out the book Nachtjagd War Diaries by Dr Theo Boiten and there is no sign that DG224 was shot down by a nightfighter.
    Regards
    Alain12

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