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    Hello,

    I'm looking for further details about the following crash:

    227 Sqn Lancaster I NG296 9J-D
    F/O M G Peel pow T/o 1656 Balderton. Shot down by a night-fighter.
    Sgt G J W Saxby pow The two airmen rest in Hannover
    Sgt J J Hall pow War Cemetery.
    Sgt M Martinez +
    Sgt J A Mitchell pow
    Sgt J A E Knowles pow
    Sgt R Jackson +

    kind regards

    Steve

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    Hi Steve


    Lancaster I, NG296 9J-D, 227 sqn, 6/7-12-1944
    Take-off Balderton/Nottinghamshire - 16.56h, mission to Giessen
    NJG - crashed between Oberlemp en Bechlingen
    F/O(P) PEEL, M.G. - 151605 - RAF - L1-6887
    Sgt(Fe) SAXBY, G.J.W. - 1807688 - RAF - PoW (no data in POW register)
    Sgt(N) HALL, J.J. - RAF - PoW (not in POW register)
    Sgt (Ba) MARTINEZ, Mariano - 1392648 - RAF - was first buried Oberlemp, then Wetzlar, then HAnnover
    Sgt(WAG) MITCHELL, J.A. - 1812446 - RAF - PoW (no data in POW register)
    Sgt(MUG) KNOWLES, J.A.E. - 1595230 - RAF - PoW (no data in POW register)
    Sgt(RG) JACKSON, Robert - 1593230 - RAF - was first buried Bechlingen, then Wetzlar, then Hannover
    With thanks to Henk Welting.

    Regards,

    Rob

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    Hi Rob,

    thanks a lot for the information. Much appreciated.

    regards

    Steve

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    Hello Steve,

    I came across your post whilst researching information about my Gramps', Sgt J A Mitchell......James, or Jim as he was known to friends, passed away aged 83 in 2007. I have his diaries and other information which has been passed down to me so might be able to help further. He was a navigator. I believe that Sgt 'Jacko', was a rear gunner and sadly lost his life when their plane was shot down.

    Best wishes, Tracey

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    Hello Tracey,

    I was very interested to read your posting re. the loss of your grandfather's Lancaster NG296, I have the following matching German night fighter claims to three Lancaster losses over Giessen, including NG296:

    Fw. GŁnter Liersch: 3 11./NJG6 Lancaster Giessen: 3.000 m. 20.16 prob. 463 Sqn Lancaster PB290, or 227 Sqn Lancaster PB646 or NG296
    Uffz. Ulrich: 2 2./NJG11 Lancaster Giessen: 2.800 m. 20.18 prob. 463 Sqn Lancaster PB290, or 227 Sqn Lancaster PB646 or NG296
    Ofw. Schuster: 1 2./NJG11 Lancaster Giessen: 3.000-1.000 m. 20.20 prob. 463 Sqn Lancaster PB290, or 227 Sqn Lancaster PB646 or NG296
    Fw. GŁnter Laas: 1 2./NJG11 Lancaster Giessen: 2.800 m. 20.20 prob. 463 Sqn Lancaster PB290, or 227 Sqn Lancaster PB646 or NG296
    Fw. Dieter Erichsen: 3 11./NJG6 Lancaster over Giessen: 2.500 m. 20.20 prob. 463 Sqn Lancaster PB290, or 227 Sqn Lancaster PB646 or NG296

    I am currently working on my new book project, the Nachtjagd War Diaries 2nd edition, in which I will give a detailed account of the Giessen raid. I would be very interested in your Grandfather's diary entries for the 6-7 December 1944 Giessen raid, and also would like to know if you have a photo of his crew with 227 Squadron?

    You can contact me on:

    theoboitenATgmail.com

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    Cheers, Theo

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    Hi everyone, I hope the thread has not gone too cold..

    Robert Jackson was my uncle. I have been helping my niece to research details about him as she is a cadet at Westpoint in the USA and is hoping to visit his grave as part of a project.

    I would be very interested in any further information that anyone in the thread has uncovered - particularly a photograph of the crew/aircraft.

    Many thanks,

    Simon

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    6/7 December 1944 Lancaster NG296 227 Sqn Take off RAF Balderton on a mission to Giessen , intercepted and shot down by a night fighter. Fw. GŁnter Liersch: 3 11. /NJG6 Lancaster Giessen: 3.000 m. 20.16 prob. 463 Sqn Lancaster PB290, or 227 Sqn Lancaster or NG296 Uffz. Ulrich: 2 2. /NJG11 Lancaster Giessen: 2.800 m. 20.18 prob. 463 Sqn Lancaster PB290, or 227 Sqn Lancaster PB646 or NG296.
    F/O M Peel POW No 6887 Stalag Luft I
    Sgt G Saxby POW not known
    Sgt J Hall POW not known
    Sgt J Mitchell POW No 1295 Stalag VII-A
    Sgt J Knowles POW No 1291 Stalag VII-A
    Sgt Robert Jackson - Son of Joseph Thomas Jackson and Annie Jackson, of South Hiendley, Yorkshire. Killed after parachute failed.
    Sgt Mariano Martinez - Son of Mariano and Peregrina Martinez, of Westminster, London. Murdered.

    Martinez baled out near Wetzalar and was captured. 2 policemen were ordered to take him to a POW camp, near Oberlemp Heinrich Reuscher ordered Heinrich Haas to stop the lorry. He took Martinez into the woods and shot him in the back of the head. After the war he claimed Haas had killed him. Haas died in 1946 but had a 9mm pistol on the night and the wound was by a 7.65mm round. Reuschers pistol was found buried in the woods in 1999 minus 1 round the cartridge case was also found nearby. Martinez had to be force out of the aircraft due to his fears of being captured as he had fought for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.

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