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    Default RAF Woodbridge May 2nd 1944

    Hi all,

    Does anyone have a copy of the RAF Woodbridge Station Records Book. I am keen to learn anything about a crash landing on May 2nd 1944. A Short Stirling of No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron crashed at aprox 02.40 hours after an encounter with two JU88's over Chambly. Aboard was a dead engineer, and two wounded gunners. Looking for any info, especially confirmation of the time, details on the two wounded gunners ( from the SSQ entry ) any info most welcome.

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    Steve
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    Steve. Sent you a Scan. Not much said.
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    Cheers mate, appreciated.
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    Hi Steve
    Sorry for my poor english. I worked for 2 years about a Stirling crashed around my country but is it the same ? I don't understand cleary you request

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    Hi Steve

    Looks like you've been sent a copy from the ORB. I'll see if I have anything more. One of my 'projects' has been a/c arrivals at Woodbridge. Notes made on over 1,700 of them.

    Cheers

    Ian


    Edit: No other details really. I have that the a/c was attacked by the 2 Ju 88's after leaving the target (may have got that from the Sqn ORB), and that it was belly-landed in the overshoot area coming to rest 25 yds from the main beacon. SSQ report simply refers to funeral arrangements being made for the F/E, Sgt Lodge.
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    Ian,

    Thank you, every little helps !

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