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    Default Two unidentified Wellington losses 30-31 May 1942 1,000 Bomber Raid on Cologne.

    Dear all,

    For the research of the NJWD 2nd edition, I am looking for information on the identities of two Wellingtons that were lost on the 30-31 May 1942 Köln (Cologne) Raid; I have the following two German Nachtjagd & Flak claims for these aircraft, who can help filling in the identities of these two Wellingtons?:

    Oblt. Hermann Reese: 4 2./NJG1 Wellington NW Süchteln: 3.500 m. 01.56 Note: also claimed by Flak of 1. & 3./541 and 3./250 (Wellington nr. Süchteln 01.55 hrs)

    Oblt. Walter Barte: 3 4./NJG1 Wellington Wijchmaal 30 km N. Hasselt (6A): 3.400 m 01.57

    Any info much appreciated!

    Cheers, Theo

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    Dear all,

    .. just been informed that the Barte claim concerns the loss of 115 Sqn Wellington Z1614, which crashed at Wijchmaal following a NF attack!

    Cheers, Theo

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    Dear all,

    .. a little further addition: regarding the victim of Oblt. Reese, I have five possible candidates:

    -12 Sqn Wellington Z8643 (whilst flying over the Dutch coast, developed starboard engine trouble, continued to target, engine burst into flames causing it to crash near Düsseldorf).

    -12 Sqn Wellington Z8376, crashed in Düsseldorf area.

    -22 OTU Wellington R1714. No crash location known (Germany).

    -103 Sqn Wellington DV452. No crash location known (Germany).

    -142 Sqn Wellington Z1208. No crash location known (Germany).

    Any info on the crash locations of these five Wellingtons very welcome. (I have identified all other Wellington losses on 30-31 May 42 and positively matched these to NJ & Flak claims).

    Cheers, Theo

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