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    Would be thankful for any information about Lancaster DS844 lost on Schweinfurt raid on 24./25. February 1944.


    Thanks in advance for all help!


    Norbert Vollmann (Germany)
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    I don't know how much you already have but from Chorley's Bomber Command Losses Vol 5, Lancaster II, DS844, 408 Sqn left Linton-on-Ouse at 2048,target Schweinfurt. It is believed to have come down in the Rhine, reason unknown, all but 3 of the crew are buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, the 3 have no known grave.The crew were:-
    F/O H Sherlock DFC Pilot
    Sgt H G Basten F/Eng
    P/O J G Hillman RCAF, Nav
    P/O H N Cunliffe, Air bomber
    F/Sgt R S Nurse, W/Op
    Sgt A J Emerson,RCAF, A/G
    Sgt W Walker A/G
    Sherlock, Hillman,and Nurse are the 3 commemorated at Runnymede
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    Last edited by Dick; 11th July 2008 at 20:56. Reason: Additional Info and Spelling correction

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    here is some more info, with pictures

    http://www.airmuseum.ca/rcaf/gordon.html

    regards

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    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Norbert. I can't add any more than what is posted except the crew photo.
    http://www.rcaf.com/6group/408crews/pages/408hsherlockhtml.html
    richard

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    Could it have been near Weiher ? Emerson initially was buried at Obereisenheim.

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    All I can add is that Reginald Nurse was originally posted to 158 Squadron on 14/3/43. He was involved in a crash returning from his first Op on 3/4/43 in which four of the crew were killed. He was posted to No. 10 OTU on 20/4/43.

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    Hi all!
    Thanks for all support.
    To Eddie: I don't know any Weiher in the area but Obereisenheim is very close to the target Schweinfurt and situated along the river Main in southern direction.

    Thanks again

    Norbert

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