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    Default Lancaster LL860 of 101 Sqn lost April 26/27 1944 - cause of loss?

    Hello again everyone

    On the night of April 26/27 1944 Lancaser LL860 SR-I of 101 Sqn was lost, crashing near Viroflay, 4km east of Versailles on a mission to Schweinfurt. I'm trying to find out if the cause of the crash has been identified?

    Crew details here:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=ll860

    I've had a look at the R.C.A.F. Service File for F/S Donovan, but there's nothing in there to indicate why the aircraft crashed. F/Sgt W. C. Napier R.A.A.F. was the Special Operator on board.

    Many thanks

    Simon
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    Default Re: Lancaster LL860 of 101 Sqn lost April 26/27 1944 - cause of loss?

    Hi Simon,

    According to Theo Boiten latest Nachtjagd Combat Archives they were shot down by Lt Rolf Ebhardt of 5./NJG1 for his 1st victory at 00.24hrs over Troyes south of St Dizier.
    It was also claimed by Flak of 1.-4/gem Flak Abt 593. The victory was confirmed to Lt Ebhardt on 12/7/44.
    He would survive the war with a total of 8 victories.
    Cheers,

    John.
    Last edited by John Williams; 4th June 2022 at 22:45.

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    Default Re: Lancaster LL860 of 101 Sqn lost April 26/27 1944 - cause of loss?

    Thank you John, very much appreciated.

    Regards

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

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