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    Default Lancaster Crew Loss over Bremmen

    Help....


    Hi everyone, I'm trying to find Squadron/Crew information regarding

    Roy Rosenthal.


    He flew on Avro Lancaster's ... As a mid gunner / Radio operator . Possibly went down over Bremmen on a bombing sortie.


    Unfortunately this is all the information that we have, would be great ifs we could find out his Squadron and any other information. Would be great to find others who are attached to this Lancaster loss.


    Any help would be great.

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    Hello,

    Possibly, 1387181 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr) Saul Austin Roy ROSENTHAL RAFVR:

    10/11 Aug 1943
    No.106 Sqn
    Lancaster III DV195:ZN-
    Op: Nuremberg

    T/o 2217 Syerston. Crashed at Furth, a large conglomerate in the NW suburbs of Nuremberg, some 7 km from the city centre. All rest in Durnbach War cemetery, having been originally buried at Furth.

    AUS412954 F/O (Capt./Pilot) Lloyd George HARRIS RAAF +
    1804275 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) George William WILSON RAFVR +
    141549 P/O (Nav.) Vernon CRESSWELL RAFVR +
    134571 P/O (Air Bomber) Aaron George William GODLEY RAFVR +
    1387181 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Saul Austin Roy ROSENTHAL RAFVR +
    953453 Sgt (Mid-Upper Gnr.) Gordon WRIGHT RAFVR +
    AUS425147 Sgt (Rear Gnr.) Gordon Albert FRENCH RAAF + *

    Bomber Command Losses Vol.4/Chorley. p.264.

    * Sgt Gordon French's older brother, QX1071 Cpl. John Alexander FRENCH 2/9th AIB, 2nd AIF, was a posthumous VC Holder. He was killed in action in New Guinea on 4-9-1942.

    Col.
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    To add to what Col has written.

    There are no matching night fighter claims for the loss of an aircraft over Nuremberg that night, so it was most likely lost to a flak unit around Nuremberg.

    Regards,

    John.

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    Hi ,

    Out off the Australian Archives the following info :

    F/O Harris born 01/04/1922 at Wyalong NSW , shop assistant enlisted on 15/08/1941 at Sydney , married Sylvia Harris on 17/01/1942.
    6/04/1943 16 Operational Training Unit
    24/06/1943 1660 Conversion Unit
    03/08/1943 N 106 sqdn

    Sgt French 425147 19/10/1921 Yoowoomba QLD , grocer assistant , enlisted on 31/01/1942 at Brisbane , embarked Melbourne on 15/01/1943.
    16 OTU 07/04/1943
    16 OCU 6/43
    1660 HCU 03/08/1943
    106 Sqdn 11/08/1943.

    Regards
    Alain12

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