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    Hello,
    Have just received a copy of " Bombers over Sand and Snow"
    On page 351 there is a list of a/c losses for the squadron.
    "1943 - Halifax - 1 ; Liberators - 5.
    1944 - Liberators - 27.
    1945 - Liberators - 4".

    Were these the a/c lost ?
    Confirmation, corrections and additions welcome.
    I have seen that there are several earlier posts that reference 178 Sqn in this forum but thought to put all lost a/c in the one post.

    1943
    Halifax II - BB414 - 04/09/43.
    Liberator - AL565 - 27/04/43 ; AL620 - 16/01/43 ; AL638 - 05/03/43 ; BZ891 - 19/11/43. THE 5th escapes me.

    1944
    Liberator - AL630 - 27/04/44 ; BZ930 - 07/07/44 ; BZ932"Y" - 08/05/44 ; BZ948 - 19/03/44 ; EV812 - 19/03/44 ;
    EV822 - 07/07/44 ; EV839"J" - 22/08/44 ; EV841"H" - 07/05/44 ; EV961 - 14/08/44 ; EV974"D" - 10/08/44 ;
    EW106 - 11/10/44 ; EW140"K" - 11/05/44 ; EW160"E" - 28/08/44 ; EW264 - 15/08/44 ; EW275 - 15/08/44 ;
    EW277 - 14/06/44 ; EW280 - 14/10/44 ; KG828"F" - 15/08/44 ; KG873 - 15/08/44 ; KG887 - 08/08/44;
    KG933 - 17/08/44 ; KG934 - 13/09/44 ; KG938"A" - 21/08/44 ; KG942 - 05/10/44 ; KH100 - 06/11/44 ;
    KH243 - 06/11/44. THE 27th a/c escapes me ?

    1945
    Liberator - EW142 - 26/01/45 ; KG928 - 08/01/45 ; KH209 - 23/03/45 ; ( KH248 - 01/06/45 ; KL485 - 12/07/45 ?) or 2 other a/c ?

    Thanks
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 1st May 2018 at 16:10.

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    Hello,

    14/10/1944 - 178 Sqn - Liberator B.VI EW280 - FTR from raid on marshalling yards at Szekesfehervar, Hungary (AUS423040 W/O [Capt/Pilot] Keith Warren BARDSLEY RAAF +)

    https://awm.gov.au/index.php/collection/C1252710 - Download - go to p.213 of 320

    Col.
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    Hello,

    1943.

    "Possibly" - 1/6/1943 - 178 Sqn - Liberator II AL582 - Undershot landing at Hosc Raui, swung and undercarriage collapsed 2m S of airfield and DBF.

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    Hello Col,
    Thank you for the replies, the first link will be a renewal for me, had it on the old laptop, but not since on tablet.
    The second "possible" may not be as the book ref give five Liberators .
    Thanks
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    Hello,
    Just came up with these a/c in Sqn letters.
    KG887 - "S".
    KH248 - "T".
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 5th May 2018 at 15:36.

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    Hello,

    I think that the 5th 1943 a/c was AL620.

    In 1944 there was also the following -BZ894; BZ948; EV820; EV825; EW139; KG877.

    And that the other a/c in 1945 were - KH248; KL485 and also KH202.

    In 1946 there was Lancaster RE202 on 21st January.
    Confirmation or Corrections welcome.

    Thanks,
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 6th May 2018 at 01:54.

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