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    Default Coastal Command Anti-Shipping Patrols, 13-14 January 1945

    I am wondering if anyone has information on any RAF Coastal Command anti-shipping patrols over the Helgoländer Bucht in the early evening of 13 January 1945? If so, how many aircraft were employed, what was the time period of their patrols, and were any aircraft lost or engaged by the German defences?

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    Hello

    I have just picked up this thread whilst searching for information about my Uncle. I can tell you of only one aircraft I know of that was flying on this date and that was HZ6447R, my uncles' Wellington Bomber from 524 Squadron. They took off at 1546hrs from Langham and should have returned at 1946hrs, however they never returned. Despite a number of Beaufights and a Warwick making searches during daylight hours no wreckage or survivours were found. The crew were on their 29th mission when they failed to return. I hope this helps!

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    Only information I can find is from an RCAF perspective at the link below for January 1945. 13th January starts at image 634
    RCAF Coastal Command Operations- January 1944
    http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...33/627?r=0&s=2

    Hope this is of interest,
    Alan.

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