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    Default Cause of loss Lancaster ND731

    Does anyone have any information regarding the cause of loss of Lancaster ND731 on 4th / 5th July 1944?

    I have seen a reference to it "being attacked by a nightfighter", but I don't know if there are any confirmed (or unconfirmed) claims.

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Pete
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    Hi Pete ,

    According to the book Nachtjagd War Diaries by Dr Theo Boiten and Roderick J MacKenzie page 98 Lancaster ND731 " could " have been shot down by Uffz Heinrich Schultz from 6./NJG2 who claims a 4 engine at Mantes-Ramboullet at 0132 hrs , there is also a possibility that the 4 engine was Lancaster KB-727 from N 419 Sqdn.

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    Alain12

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    Alain

    Thanks for the information; I have updated my findings to date accordingly

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    Pete
    Last edited by PeteT; 5th October 2014 at 13:54.
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    My notes on KB727 suggest it was lost on a daytime raid on Villeneuve St. George. Can anyone confirm if the 419 Sdn operation was day or night?

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    Hello ,

    According to Bomber Command losses by Chorley KB727 took off from Middleton St George at 2151 hrs.

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    Thank you Alain.

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