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    Hello ,

    Can someone help me with some more info on C-47 FZ-656 from N 437 sqdn who seemed to belly landed at Turnhout on september 21 1944 during operation Market Garden.

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    Salut Alain

    Of the ten aircraft No. 437 'Husky' (T) Squadron dispatched on the 21st of September 1944 during Operation Market-Garden, six were lost. The Germans had overrun the drop zones at Arnhem and set up ferocious anti-aircraft defences. Four Dakotas were quickly shot down for the loss of twelve airmen. The crew of the fifth all bailed out before it crashed. Dakota FZ656 was shot down by flak over Arnhem as well but made a successful crash landing.

    Cheers...Chris
    Last edited by Dakota; 11th February 2015 at 02:54. Reason: sentence restructure

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    Hello,

    The following brief details might jog someone's memory:

    Crew: Dakota III FZ656 (42-92417)

    J/20134 F/O (Pilot) Robert Allen KENNY RCAF - PoW
    AUS409908 W/O (2nd Pilot) Ronald Edgar ENGLISH RAAF - PoW
    1607215 Sgt (Nav.) L EVANS RAFVR - PoW
    J/87683 P/O (W./Op.) Alfred H. MacALONEY RCAF - PoW

    Corrections/amendments welcomed - also discussed here:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ron-RCAF/page3

    Col.
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    Thanks for the help.
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