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    Default Lancaster PD260 - 166 Sqn - 13 Aug 1944

    Hi All, long time no see!

    I found a reference to this a/c in a 2008 thread but it was only tangential (and partially linked to dreaded viruses). I have most of the details from my subject's service record, which says this Lanc was brought down by flak, but I see in another source that it was claimed by by a German night fighter. Does anyone have any details on the claim they can look up for me?

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    Default Re: Lancaster PD260 - 167 Sqn - 13 Aug 1944

    This link contains details of Luftwaffe claims

    http://don-caldwell.we.bs/jg26/claims/tonywood.htm

    Some of the locations are a bit difficult to decipher but it may assist.

    Chris

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    Default Re: Lancaster PD260 - 167 Sqn - 13 Aug 1944

    Hello

    Culverson's R.C.A.F. Service File has a copy of the No. 4 M.R.E.U. Investigation Report, and includes two eye witness accounts from two farmers from Wagenfeld Hasslingen:

    On arrival at the village I interrogated farmers Winkelmann and Moehlmeyer who were both witnesses, and on whose adjoining farms the aircraft fell. Both stated that a 4 engined bomber crashed there at approximately 01.00 hours on the 13.8.44. The aircraft had been hit by flak, and burst in the air, the tail falling about half a mile from the rest of the plane.

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    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: Lancaster PD260 - 167 Sqn - 13 Aug 1944

    There is a typo in the thread title - PD260 was a 166 Sqn aircraft.

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    Default Re: Lancaster PD260 - 167 Sqn - 13 Aug 1944

    Thanks Dave, long time no chat... The witnesses account is what I am trying to square with the report of a claim by Brinkman of NGD3. The plane crashed and there was a lot of fire, so I was wondering if it was a JU88G that ripped open the fuel tanks with its cannons.
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    Default Re: Lancaster PD260 - 167 Sqn - 13 Aug 1944

    Thanks Andy. Fixed now.
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    Default Re: Lancaster PD260 - 167 Sqn - 13 Aug 1944

    Thanks Chris. There were only 7 a/c on the mission and PD260 was the only FTR, so I assume Theo Boitens matched it with Brinkman's claim. Does anyone have a copy of his book to confirm?
    David

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    Default Re: Lancaster PD260 - 166 Sqn - 13 Aug 1944

    Reference from 166 Sqn book:

    https://flic.kr/p/2mMgftw

    The loss card:

    https://flic.kr/p/2mMjGhx
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    Default Re: Lancaster PD260 - 166 Sqn - 13 Aug 1944

    I note that the 166 Sqn book in the reference gives the code of PD260 as AS-U, whereas "Bomber Command Losses" states AS-N.
    Which is correct please?

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