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    Default RAF Mustang IVA crash found, maybe KH721, 154th Squad, 12.03.1945

    Hi together,
    I found at south Germany, north of Stuttgart, a crash site of a RAF Mustang IVA. This was probably the plane of F/L Edward Andrews, belly landing in 12.03.1945. POW. No information found in german archives.
    What happend with the plane? Some information used to be sure and confirm that this is KH721, RAF S/N 61498. 154th Squadron
    Any ideas, any datas etc.
    Normaly no RAF Mustang was as south as this one? So what happened.

    Thanks for any help!!!

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    Fozzy

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    On 12/3/45 154 Sqn escorted bombers attacking Dortmund and according to the squadron records Andrews' aircraft had engine trouble and he baled out "in the target area". It seems that Andrews was flying KH721 but surely it is a very long way from Dortmund to Stuttgart?

    Steve

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    Yes indeed, its a long way from Dortmund to Stuttgart, but I have a RAF Mustang, and not many possibilities of other crashes... It seems, it was near the end of war, late44 or 45.
    OR it was a postwar crash of a Mustang IV??? Any losses confirmed? In 1945...
    I have no informations about that.
    Fozzy

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    Well perhaps you could provide some more information? How are you certain it is an RAF aircraft? How are you certain it is a Mustang IV? How did you come to pick KH721? In that area surely it is more likely to be an American aircraft possibly 9AAF. As far as I can see from a quick check there were a couple of other Mk IVs lost over Germany but they were both in the Ruhr as well.
    Steve

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