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Thread: Friendly fire incident USAF and Lancaster DV171 2/1/1944 Help needed.

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    Default Re: Friendly fire incident USAF and Lancaster DV171 2/1/1944 Help needed.

    Did F/O Rix have anything to say on the matter at the time?
    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp Sgt Frank Seddon 1536326 PoW 1469; M/U Sgt John Edward Holford 3050007 PoW 1465 RIP 26/3/2013; R/G Sgt Daniel Conolly O'Donnell 1061941 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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    Default Re: Friendly fire incident USAF and Lancaster DV171 2/1/1944 Help needed.

    Thanks for that Ian. I agree with your assessment as it seems a more logical conclusion. I shall forward to you Black’s recollection of the event that night, as published in David Bashow’s book, “No Prouder Place”. Bashow was of the opinion that the event was a chance encounter with a KG 200 aircraft.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Friendly fire incident USAF and Lancaster DV171 2/1/1944 Help needed.

    Hi Beagletorque. Not really. They put it down as an unidentified enemy a/c.

    Jim - email received, many thanks. I’ll try to reply properly in the next few days.

    Ian

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    Default Re: Friendly fire incident USAF and Lancaster DV171 2/1/1944 Help needed.

    Hello

    I might mention the obvious, but DV171 was lost later, on 24 September 1944, during a daylight raid on Calais. The crash site is now inside the Channel tunnel complex. LM636 crashed nearby on the same raid. Some bits from DV171 have been recovered in the 80es by a local group. This thread brings some news details I didn't know.

    Joss

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