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    Hello,

    In a local newspaper I could read the following :

    " After 66 years his childrens came back where the plane was shot down"

    Only 2 names are mentioned but without comments : Ronald Shoebridge and Larry Carr.

    Date of the crash 28 April 1942 at Aljoux / Hamois little village located near Ciney in Belgium.

    Any information regarding the crew and the squadron would be welcomed.

    Thanks in advance

    Best regards

    René

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    Rene

    Chorley has them down as the crew of a 102 Squadron Halifax II W7653 DY - A. Carr was the pilot and is shown as evading having crossed the Pyrenees into Spain on 13th May. Chorley states he was handled by the Comete line. The aircraft was shot down on the outbound leg on operations to Koln. Full crew as follows:

    FSgt Carr evd
    FSgt Raiston RCAF POW
    Sgt Thomas Kenneth Robinson KIA Flight Engineer from Conisborough Yorkshire
    Sgt Shoebridge POW
    Sgt James Garroway KIA WOp/AG age 21 from Glasgow
    Sgt Iorweth Edwards KIA WOp/AG age 22 from Portmadoc, Wales
    Sgt H lee POW

    Hope this helps

    Daz
    Last edited by 78SqnHistory; 1st November 2008 at 09:26.

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    Hello Daz,

    Thank you for your reply . a good start.

    Just look at the book about the "Comet Line", it is indeed noted 13/05/1942 but under the name Laurence W. Carr.

    Best regards

    René

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    Rene

    Chorley states that the a/c was shot down by Reinhold Eckardt but Luftwaffe night-fighter claims has no claim by Eckardt on the night 27/28 April and his claim on the night of 28/29 April is for a Stirling at 2337 hours NW of Ahrensburg.

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    Daz

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    Hello,

    I just had a look at Tony Wood site.
    It has the following mention :

    28/04/1942 Oblt Eckardt 7/NJG3 Halifax Hamois 6Km NNE Ciney 00.30 102 Sqn

    Best regards

    René

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