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    Default 115 Squadron Avro Lancaster LL701 KO-F Lost 24.02.1944

    Hi,

    Looking for details please on the cause of loss and crash location of this 115 Squadron Avro Lancaster skippered by F/Lt James Hornby.

    Any help appreciated.

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
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    Default Re: 115 Squadron Avro Lancaster LL701 KO-F Lost 24.02.1944

    Hello Steve,


    My Great Uncle, Francis Leonard Kennedy (J/92027) was crew on Lancaster LL701. My cousin and I have been researching information in regards to the plane and crew members location. We have found from the German night fighter logs that LL701 went down in the North Sea. Please see info on the following link:


    http://www.fredtrendle.de/images/pdf...1944-Nacht.pdf


    On the 3rd page and 4th paragraph in German:
    115 Sqn. (RAF) / Avro Lancaster Mk. II / # LL701 / Operation Schweinfurt / cause unknown / in the North Sea / Air Lieutenant James Clement Hornby / 7 lost



    If anyone reading this post is family of crew of LL701 or have interest please come and join our private Facebook page here:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/262134098651936


    A new question I have is can anyone please confirm the below information found on rcafcommands.com information from Hank Welting's database if the plane has not been located?


    “Took off 1850 24 Feb 1944 from Witchford. All are buried in D_rnbach War Cemetery.”


    Thank you!
    Chris Thomson
    Montreal, Canada
    Last edited by MiCe007ca; 15th October 2021 at 14:39.

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    Default Re: 115 Squadron Avro Lancaster LL701 KO-F Lost 24.02.1944

    Chris,
    No, they are not buried at Durnbach, I think this was just an error.
    All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
    If you go to our database entry for the aircraft involved:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=LL701
    you will find some other discussion, plus links to the CWGC entries etc.
    Andy

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    Default Re: 115 Squadron Avro Lancaster LL701 KO-F Lost 24.02.1944

    Thanks Andy,

    I figured as much. Thanks for confirming it along with your info :)

    Much appreciated!

    Chris

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