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    Hi RAF Commands forum,
    I am looking for more information about following aircraft loss and its crew:
    BBC has already posted an article about my research.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-...wales-44784825

    Lancaster MK1 R5613 QR-B. Crashed at La Hulpe (Belgium) the night of 2-3 June 1942. It was shot down by Fritz Schellwat. My family was part of the cometline and they helped the sole survivor of this planecrash (William Richard Griffiths 1212794 No.61 sqdn 5 group).
    I have already found a lot of sites that talk about the crash, but I am looking specificaly for pictures of the crew and also of Fritz Schellwat, the German Feldwebel that took down the plane.
    I am already in posession of two Statements made by Griffiths upon his return to England and also the German takedown confirmations from Fritz Schellwat.

    Here is the list of names I need more info about.

    1st pilot: P/O Clark D.F.M.
    2nd Pilot: Sgt. S.H. Lincoln (N.Z.A.F.)
    Navigator: Sgt. E.E. Patchett (?)
    1st W/Operator: F/Sgt. Mckelvie D.F.M.
    2nd W/Operator: Sgt. Beswick
    Mid/upper Gunner: F/Sgt. N.R. Hartley
    Rear Gunner: Sgt. W.R. Griffiths 1212794

    Fritz Schellwat Feldwebel NJ

    Thank you very much!
    Gregory

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    Hello Gregory and welcome to RAFCommands. I have moved your post to the GENERAL forum where it will get more attention.

    Good luck with your research.

    Bruce
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    Gregory, Hi and Welcome
    PATCHETT, Sergeant (RAFVR), 1053543, EDWARD ERNEST
    b 1914 North Bierley, Yorkshire. m. Lily E May Q2 1939 Keighly, Yorkshire
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Hi ,

    Perhaps you will have this :

    Sgt Lincols brother died also in Belgium , he Sgt Lincoln John H 41346 26 years crashed with his Manchester L7470 at Piringen near Tongeren ( Tongres in french ) on april 7 1942. I will see what i have on R-5613

    Regards
    Alain12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alain12 View Post
    Hi ,

    Perhaps you will have this :

    Sgt Lincols brother died also in Belgium , he Sgt Lincoln John H 41346 26 years crashed with his Manchester L7470 at Piringen near Tongeren ( Tongres in french ) on april 7 1942. I will see what i have on R-5613

    Regards
    Alain12
    Belgium
    Thank you Alain! I was aware of his brother thanks to the site: Aircrew remembered. Keep me posted if you have more information.
    Gregory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    Gregory, Hi and Welcome
    PATCHETT, Sergeant (RAFVR), 1053543, EDWARD ERNEST
    b 1914 North Bierley, Yorkshire. m. Lily E May Q2 1939 Keighly, Yorkshire
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Hi Resmoroh,
    Thank you for your information. I am very new to all the numbers and abbrevations. But can you maybe ellaborate on what you mentioned? I can't make it all out. I understand his service number, but the rest... it's his home adres and wifes name? HTH ?
    Thank you very much for helping out !

    Greets,

    Gregory

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    Gregory, Hi,
    That is entirely my fault! I sometimes forget that some of our European researchers don't know as much about the UK Births, Marriages, and Deaths system(s) as the rest of us!!!!
    I will send you an email today telling you (roughly!) what it all means!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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