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    Default AVRO Lancaster W4377 57 squadron

    I know this aircraft came down on the night of 22/06/1943. Can anyone tell what caused it to crash?

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    Hi Mark,

    Theo Boiten's excellent "Nachtjagd War Diaries", volume 1, p202, has a claim listed against Major Walter Ehle (Stab II./NJG1) for this Lancaster, at 02:39, near Boxtel. It was his 29th claim.

    Hope that helps,

    Greg
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    Thank you Greg that's just what I wanted.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rogers View Post
    I know this aircraft came down on the night of 22/06/1943. Can anyone tell what caused it to crash?
    Hi Mark,

    may I ask what's your interest in this particular a/c??

    Regards,
    Adrian

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    Hi Adrian

    If you look at my other posts on this excellent site you will see I am researching men on the war memorial at the King's School Worcester and wanted more details on the downing of this aircraft as this man on the memorial was on board

    Sergeant (Pilot) George Graham KITSON

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    Mark, if you've got any chaps from 1 Group squadrons you need looking at, please feel free to email me (gregATgreg-harrison.co.uk) and I'll happily dig out details for you.

    L/O

    Greg
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    Hi Greg

    What Squadrons are we talkng about?

    Mark

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    Hi Mark,

    To add to Greg’s answer Maj Walter Ehle would achive 31 night victories and 3 day victories before he was killed at Horpmoel on final approach to St. Trond airfield on 17/18 November 1943.

    Cheers,

    John.
    Last edited by John Williams; 2nd February 2018 at 05:53.

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    Mark,

    Squadrons as below, and dates they were in 1 Group where applicable: -

    12
    100
    101 (although Alieneyes on here is your man for 101 Sqn gen)
    103
    142 (to December 1942)
    150 (until December 1942, and from November 1944)
    153 (from November 1944)
    166
    170 (from October 1944)
    199 (from November 1942 to June 1943)
    300
    304 (to May 1942)
    305 (to September 1943)
    458 (from July 1941 to February 1942)
    460
    550
    576
    625
    626
    1656 Heavy Conversion Unit
    1662 Heavy Conversion Unit
    1667 Heavy Conversion Unit
    No.1 Lancaster Finishing School
    1687 Bomber Defence Training Flight
    1481 Bomber Gunnery Flight

    L/O

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    Although I have many RAF men none in these squadrons. Thanks for the offer Greg

    Mark

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