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    Default 69Sqn Wellington loss 25 february 1945

    Hello ,

    Who can help me with this loss :25 february 1945 - 69Sqdn - Wellington XII 604 Flakdamage on a ops to Maasniel-Wassenberg. Those who died were buried at Evere Brussels

    Sgt Marshall William Harold ( KIA ) 1684879 pilot
    William Marshall en Clara Marshall (nee Hill) , husband of Gwendolyn Joan Marshall, of Ashton in Makerfield, Lancaster

    Sgt Monaghan James Carson navigator
    1924 son of James Scott Monaghan en Margaret Carson Monaghan from Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.

    Sgt Davies William Eric ( KIA ) 1675418 gunner

    Thanks in advance

    Alain12

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    Default Re: 69Sqn Wellington loss 25 february 1945

    Hello,

    From 2nd Tactical Air Force Vol.3:

    24 February 1945
    No.69 Sqn.
    Wellington XIII NC604
    Time: e2210

    Shot down by Af *(?), Hasselt.

    Sgt W H Marshall (K)
    Sgt J C Monaghan (K)
    Sgt W E Davies (K)
    Sgt L Larkin (possibly 1804062 Sgt Leonard LARKIN, or 2451666 Sgt Leonard Arthur LARKIN))
    Sgt W E Reading (possibly 1009466 Sgt William Ellis READING, or 1597668 Sgt William Edward READMAN)

    * Abbreviations (p.391) quote this as Af = Airfield.

    2nd Tactical Air Force Volume Three - From the Rhine to Victory - January to May 1945.
    Shores,Christopher & Chris Thomas.
    Hersham:Classic Publications,2006.
    pp.391 & 430-2.

    See also: https://luchtvaartgeschiedenis.be/co...-te-waterschei

    Looks like a "Blue on Blue" incident!

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 16th October 2021 at 04:54.

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    Default Re: 69Sqn Wellington loss 25 february 1945

    Thanks very much for the help.

    Alain12

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