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    Default Sgt Jack Ord (1530987) - 78 Sqn killed 31/03/1944

    Is anyone able to provide the details of the crash in which Navigator Sgt Jack Ord (1530987) of 78 Sqn was killed 31/03/1944? Also details of his crew mates would be welcome.

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    Jim
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    Jim

    He was killed attacking Nuremburg on the night of the 30th March 1944 as part of the crew of Halifax III LK762 EY-Z, there were three other fatalities, Sgt R A Horton (Pilot), Sgt CV Byatt (WOp) and Sgt J W Love (MU Gunner). They were engaged by 3 night fighters while on the way to the target and the bomber crashed near Sinzig. The Bomb Aimer, FO R Holland, Rear Gunner Sgt Wilson and the Flight Engineer, Sgt Connelly, were the only survivors. 78 Squadron aircraft were carrying a complete load of incendiaries, the aim being to create a firestorm.

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    Jim

    Ord was from Gosforth, and is commemorated on the following local memorials:

    http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9534

    http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7385

    http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7395

    His fellow crewman James William Love was from Hirst, Northumberland, and is remembered at Hirst and North Seaton:

    http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=7643

    http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8091

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    Hi Daz,

    Thanks for filling the blanks regarding his loss.

    Jim
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    Hi Simon,

    A relative of his lives in our village, I have asked for photos if you are interested.

    Do you have any background material regarding any 607 Squadron pilots?

    Jim
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    Hi Jim

    Yes, photos would be good, thanks.

    As for 607, not much really, unfortunately. Just odds and ends from books and online, plus some from contemporary newspapers. I'd be happy to help, if you need it though.

    Simon

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    Jim

    I'd be interested in any photos of him to include in my book on 78 Squadron.

    Many thanks

    Daz

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    Hi Simon & Daz,

    He says he has a photo so I will let you know once I have one and post back here.

    Thanks for all of your help.

    Jim
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    Jim

    would you like me to check to see what other ops he flew on?

    Daz

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    Hi Daz,

    That would be great. I'm not sure what relation the guy is in the village but he is informing his brother and sister about the information I have passed on thanks to the info given here.

    Jim
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