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    Hi all

    The above Lancaster was lost in the early hours of 31st March 1944 whilst returning from the infamous Nuremburg Raid, its Navigator F/Sgt Frank Thompson was a close family friend.

    I am led to believe it was shot down by a pilot and aircraft from NJG/4 can anyone please identify the pilot and any information about him. ie did he survive the war etc.

    Many thanks

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    Hi Royton
    If you look on the National Archive of Australia and search with the No 421703 as the Keyword you will find the A705, Casualty File of the Captain, P/O W G Moxey RAAF. There is no confirmation of a night fighter but there is a little extra about where it crashed and on the crew burial initially at Juzaine Military Cemetery nr Florenne in Belgium incl mention of F/Sgt Thompson and of their post-war re-interment at Hotton, also in Belgium. Chorley Bomber Command Losses Vol 6 suggests that they drifted well N of track on the way home and suggests the belief that they were shot down by a night fighter but has no detail.
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    Hi Royton,

    from Tony Wood's Luftwaffe claim list - http://www.lesbutler.ip3.co.uk/tony/tonywood.htm:


    Night: 30-31. March 1944
    R.A.F. Bomber Command: NÜRNBERG
    JaFü I. Jagdkorps/Lfl. Reich:
    31.03.44 Ofw. Rudolf Frank 3./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  OU-OT: 5.500 m. 00.04 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.50
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Drewes Stab III./NJG 1 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Aachen: 5.500 m. 00.05 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.15
    31.03.44 Oblt. Richard Delakowitz 7./NJG 4 4-mot. Flzg.  05 Ost/PN: Daun: no height 00.13 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.5
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hermann Leube Stab II./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  10-20 km. S. Asbach-Bonn: 5.600 m. 00.15 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.10
    31.03.44 Ofw. Herbert Altner 8./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  05 Süd: 6.000 m. 00.15 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.9
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hans Schäfer 7./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  10-30 km. vor Bonn: 5.400 m. 00.17 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.9
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Becker 2./NJG 6 Halifax  190˚ von FF Kurfürst: 5.400 m. 00.20 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.6
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hans Raum 9./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  20 km. S.W. Bonn: no height 00.20 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.1
    31.03.44 Ltn. Lomberg 3./NJG 6 Lancaster  zw. Klofeld-Bockeroth: 4.500 m. 00.21 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.17
    31.03.44 Hptm. Josef Krahforst 2./NJG 4 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Schweinfurt: no height 00.22 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.1
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Becker 2./NJG 6 Halifax  Leuchburg-Kln. KK Südost: 5.000 m. 00.23 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.7
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hans Schäfer 7./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  40-60 km. E. Leuchtfeuer Ida: 5.600 m 00.24 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.10
    31.03.44 Ofw. Rudolf Frank 3./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  05 Ost S/NT-OT: 6.000 m. [Alsfeld] 00.24 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.77
    31.03.44 Oblt. Georg Fengler Stab IV./NJG 1 Lancaster  Gegend prüm: 6.000 m. 00.24 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.49
    31.03.44 Fw. Nöckel 6./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  40 km. E. Leuchtfeuer Ida: 6.500 m. 00.25 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.43
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hans Raum 9./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  30 km. südl. Bonn: 6.000 m. 00.25 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.22
    31.03.44 Uffz. Walter Rohlfing 9./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  10-20 km. 00.26 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.~
    31.03.44 Hptm. Gerhard Raht 4./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  S.W. Bonn gegend FF-"Ida": 5.000 m. 00.26 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.28
    31.03.44 Ltn. Achim Woeste Stab III./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  bei Koblenz: 6.000 m. 00.28 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.3
    31.03.44 Uffz. Benno Gramlich 3./NJGr. 10 4-mot. Flzg.  W. Nürnberg: 5.800 m. 00.28 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.9
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hermann Leube Stab II./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  20-30 km. S.E. Bonn: 5.400 m. 00.29 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.11
    31.03.44 Ltn. Wilhelm Engel: i.z.Arb. 3./NJG 6 Lancaster  8 km. N.E. vor Kastellaun: 6.200 m. 00.30 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.18
    31.03.44 Uffz. Romingen 8./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  Rhein-Maingebiet: 5.500 m. 00.30 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.41
    31.03.44 Fw. Hans Meissner 2./NJG 3 Lancaster  N.W. Frankfurt/Main: 6.600 m. 00.31 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.28
    31.03.44 Ltn. Fehre 5./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  80-150 km. ostw. FF-"Ida": 5.500 m. 00.31 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.18
    31.03.44 Oblt. Krause[sic] 8./NJG 1 4-mot. Flzg.  nördl. Limburg/Lahn: 5.900 m. 00.31 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.27
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hermann Leube Stab II./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  40 km. E.S.E. Bonn: 5.400 m. 00.32 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.12
    31.03.44 Hptm. Herbert Rauh 3./NJG 4 4-mot. Flzg.  Kehlen-Giessen: no height 00.32 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.1
    31.03.44 Ltn. Gerhard Wagner 8./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  40-60 km. N.N.W. Frankfurt: 5.900 m. 00.32 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.10
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Becker 2./NJG 6 Halifax  320˚ ~ FF Otto: 5.000 m. 00.33 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.8
    31.03.44 Ltn. Lomberg 3./NJG 6 Halifax  OR-4 u. 2 u. NR-7: 6.800 m. [Herborn] 00.34 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.19
    31.03.44 Uffz. Kleebauer 8./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend von Kola Bauer: 5.900 m. 00.34 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.2
    31.03.44 Ofw. Herbert Altner 8./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  05 Süd: 6.000 m. 00.34 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.11
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hans Raum 9./NJG 3 Halifax III  Dorf Roth: 6.000 m. 00.34 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.47
    31.03.44 Hptm. Gustav Tham 11./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Vogelsbergs: 5.800 m. 00.35 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.7
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Becker 2./NJG 6 Halifax  320˚ ~ FF Otto: KK Südost: 5-5.500 m. 00.35 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.9
    31.03.44 Ltn. Zettel 2./NJG 6 Stirling  294˚ ~ FF Otto: Montabaur 5.100 m. 00.35 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.10
    31.03.44 Ofw. Rudolf Frank 3./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  05 Ost S/OT: 6.000 m. [Vogelsbergs] 00.35 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.98
    31.03.44 Uffz. Kutzner 5./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  N.W. Frankfurt/Main: 5.200 m. 00.35 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.19
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hans Raum 9./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  50 km. S.W. Kassel: 5.800 m. 00.35 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.~
    31.03.44 Ltn. Klaus Bretschneider 6./JG 300 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Stuttgart : no height 00.35 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.11
    31.03.44 Uffz. Bruno Rupp 4./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend o. Siegen: 5.800 m. 00.36 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.29
    31.03.44 Obstlt. Günther Radusch Stab/NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  PO: 6.000 n. [Adenau: Hohes Venn] 00.36 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.13
    31.03.44 Fw. Hans Meissner 2./NJG 3 Lancaster  N.W. Frankfurt/Main: 6.600 m. 00.37 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.
    31.03.44 Uffz. Lorenz Gerstmayr 4./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  S.E. Bonn: 6.200 m. 00.38 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.30
    31.03.44 Ltn. Achim Woeste Stab III./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  05 Ost S/PS: 6.000 m. [Bützbach area] 00.38 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.4
    31.03.44 Fw. Ernst Reitmeyer 1./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  NS-4: 6.000 m. [Eckelshausen] 00.38 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.8
    31.03.44 Hptm. Berthold Ney Stab III./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend vor Becken: 5.400 m. 00.39 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.5
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Becker 2./NJG 6 Halifax  330˚ ~ FF Otto: 5.200 m. 00.40 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.11
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hoevermann Stab III./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  100-120 km. E.N.E. Fundef. Ida 00.40 Film C. 2025/I VNE: ASM
    31.03.44 Uffz. Kutzner 5./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  N. Frankfurt/Main: 5.200 m. 00.40 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.30
    31.03.44 Obstlt. Günther Radusch Stab/NJG 2 Lancaster  PP: 6.000 m. 00.41 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.14
    31.03.44 Oblt. Johann Werth Stab/NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  OR-PR: 6.000 m. 00.41 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.13
    31.03.44 Maj. Paul Semrau Stab II./NJG 2 Lancaster  Raum Wüzburg-Nürnberg: 6.000 m. 00.42 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.2
    31.03.44 Oblt. Rüfer Pauker 4./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  350˚ ~ von FF-"Otto": 5.800 m. 00.45 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.18
    31.03.44 Oblt. Fritz Lau 4./NJG 1 4-mot. Flzg.  südl. Hamm: 6.000 m. 00.43 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.59
    31.03.44 Fw. Klaus Möller 12./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Fulda: 5.400 m. 00.45 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.~
    31.03.44 Ofw. Hans-Heinz Scherfling 12./NJG 1 Lancaster  N.E. Venlo: 6.000 m. 00.45 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.5
    31.03.44 Oblt. Helmuth Schulte 4./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  N.E. Frankfurt/Main: 5.600 m. 00.48 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.14
    31.03.44 Hptm. Heinz-Horst Hißbach 5./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend v. Rhein: 5.200 m. 00.49 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.62
    31.03.44 Uffz. Walther 2./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  30 lm. N.W. Nürnberg: 4.800 m. 00.49 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.3
    31.03.44 Oblt. Dietrich Schmidt 8./NJG 1 4-mot. Flzg.  nördl. Würxburg: 5.700 m. 00.49 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.48
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Becker 2./NJG 6 Halifax  350˚ ~ FF Otto: 5.200 m. 00.50 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.12
    31.03.44 Hptm. Heinz-Horst Hißbach 5./NJG 2 Lancaster  S.W. Buer: 6.000 m. 00.50 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.63
    31.03.44 Oblt. Richard Delakowitz 7./NJG 4 4-mot. Flzg.  südl. Vogelsbergs: no height 00.50 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.6
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Drewes Stab III./NJG 1 4-mot. Flzg.  Megelburg: 5.500 m. 00.50 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.25
    31.03.44 Hptm. Heinz-Horst Hißbach 5./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  20 km. S.W. Würzburg: 6.000 m. 00.52 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.58
    31.03.44 Ltn. Wilhelm Seuss 11./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  nordl. Fulda: 5.800 m. 00.52 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.8
    31.03.44 Oblt. Hans Leickhardt 2./NJG 5 Halifax  N.E. Frankfurt/Main: 4.600 m. 00.53 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.6
    31.03.44 Ltn. Gütter 3./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  50-60 km. vor Würzburg: 5.600 m. 00.53 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.49
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hans Schäfer 7./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend d. Vogelsberges: 4.800 m. 00.54 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.11
    31.03.44 Ltn. Robert Wolf 9./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  Vicinity Fulda: 6.700 m. 00.55 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.4
    31.03.44 Oblt. Ernst Drünkler 1./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Frankfurt/Main: 5.800 m. 00.55 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.9
    31.03.44 Hptm. Radusch 6./NJG 6 Halifax  50˚ ~ Gegend Fulda L at 5.800 m. 00.56 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.1
    31.03.44 Ltn. Wilhelm Seuss 11./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend a. d. Saan: 5.500 m. 00.56 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.9
    31.03.44 Uffz. Hagen 11./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  südl. Nürnberg: 5.200 m. 00.56 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.10
    31.03.44 Hptm. Gerhard Friedrich 1./NJG 6 Halifax III  N.W. Nürnberg: 5.600 m. 00.57 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.9
    31.03.44 Uffz. Lorenz Gerstmayr 4./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  E. Frankfurt/Main: 5.500 m. 00.58 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.48
    31.03.44 Ofw. Maier 2./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  S.W. Nürnberg: 3.900 m. 01.01 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.7
    31.03.44 Hptm. Gustav Tham 11./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Tladingen: 6.000 m. 01.02 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.11
    31.03.44 Ltn. Wilhelm Seuss 11./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Bamberg: 5.300 m. 01.04 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.12
    31.03.44 Uffz. Brandt [sic] 3./NJGr. 10 4-mot. Flzg.  05 Ost/OS-OT: 6.300 m. [Giessen] 01.05 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.2
    31.03.44 Oblt. Ernst Drünkler 1./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  QU-1: 6.500 m. [30 km. E. Bad Orb] 01.06 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.10
    31.03.44 Hptm. Radusch 6./NJG 6 Halifax  Gegend Kissingen: 5.300 m. 01.07 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.2
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hanss 1./NJG 5 Lancaster  Gegend Erfurt: 5.600 m. 01.07 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.20
    31.03.44 Uffz. Bruno Rupp 4./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  N. Bamberg: 6.000 m. 01.08 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.16
    31.03.44 Ltn. Helm 3./NJG 4 4-mot. Flzg.  05 Ost S/OO: no height [Westerwald] 01.08 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.2
    31.03.44 Fw. Klaus Möller 12./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  Kalenbrück-Erlangen: 6.000 m. 01.09 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.~
    31.03.44 Oblt. Witsleb 7./NJG 1 4-mot. Flzg.  südl. Aachen: 4.200 m. 00.12 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.19
    31.03.44 Ltn. Wilhelm Seuss 11./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Fristadt: 5.500 m. 01.12 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.13
    31.03.44 Ltn. Drähne 6./NJG 6 Lancaster  30-50 km. nordl. Nürnberg: 5.500 m. 01.13 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.3
    31.03.44 Oblt. Helmuth Schulte 4./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  30-50 km. N. Nürnberg: 5.800 m. 01.13 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.15
    31.03.44 Hptm. Helmuth Suhr Stab III./JG 302 4-mot. Flzg.  Raum Schweinfurt: no height 01.13-15 Film C. 2025/I VNE: ASM
    31.03.44 Uffz. Heinz Reuter 3./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  Obj. Nürnberg: 5.800 m. 01.14 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.
    31.03.44 Ltn. Achim Woeste Stab III./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  RC-15: 6.000 m. [Fränkische Schweiz] 01.15 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.5
    31.03.44 Fw. Ernst Reitmeyer 1./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  N.W. Nürmberg: 5.500 m. 01.15 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.7
    31.03.44 Ofw. Robert Lüddecke 5./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  N.W. Nürnberg: 6.300 m. 01.18 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.69
    31.03.44 Uffz. Heinz Reuter 3./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  Obj. Nürnberg: 5.600 m. 01.18 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.51
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Drewes Stab III./NJG 1 4-mot. Flzg.  Gegend Limburg: 5.500 m. 01.20 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.21
    31.03.44 Obstlt. Helmut Lent Stab/NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  20-40 km. N. Nürnberg: 4.600 m. 01.21 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.11
    31.03.44 Fw. Ernst Reitmeyer 1./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  N.W. Nürmberg: 5.500 m. 01.21 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.11
    31.03.44 Uffz. Schmidt 8./NJG 2 4-mot. Flzg.  N.E. Nürnberg: 6.300 m. 01.24 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.3
    31.03.44 Ltn. Gabler 9./JG 300 4-mot. Flzg.  Obj. Nürnberg: 6.300 m. 01.25 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.4
    31.03.44 Oblt. Helmuth Schulte 4./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  30-50 km. N.W. Nürmberg: 5.500 m. 01.26 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.16
    31.03.44 Oblt. Helmuth Schulte 4./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  zw. Augsburg-Stuttgart: 5.700 m. 01.30 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.17
    31.03.44 Oblt. Ernst Drünkler 1./NJG 5 4-mot. Flzg.  SB: 6.200 m. [Herzogenaurach] 01.30 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.12
    31.03.44 Uffz. Kintzner 5./NJG 3 4-mot. Flzg.  S. Nürnberg: 6.000 m. 01.33 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.38
    31.03.44 Uffz. Trammacher 7./NJG 2 Lancaster  Raum Wüzburg-Nürnberg: 6.000 m. 01.41 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.12
    31.03.44 Ltn. Wilhelm Engel 3./NJG 6 4-mot. Flzg.  zw. Limmwerder-Cochem: 6.800 m. 02.38 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.20
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hromaduik: i. Zü. Arb 9./NJG 4 4-mot. Flzg.  südl. Villers-deux-Eglise: no height 02.52 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.18
    31.03.44 Oblt. Martin Becker: i.Züs.Arb. 2./NJG 6 Halifax  N.W. Kettenbürg: 6.000 m. 03.15 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.13
    31.03.44 Fw. Zeidler 7./NJG 1 Lancaster  OI-2: 5.800 m. [Chimay] 03.30 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.37
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hromaduik: i. Zü. Arb 9./NJG 4 4-mot. Flzg.  N.W. Charleville: no height 03.36 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.19
    31.03.44 Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow 2./NJG 1 4-mot. Flzg.  N.N.W. Abbeville: 5.400 m. 04.13 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.55
    31.03.44 Ltn. Hromaduik: i. Zü. Arb 9./NJG 4 Lancaster  3½ km. nordl. Namur: no height 04.16 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.20
    31.03.44 Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow 2./NJG 1 4-mot. Flzg.  südl. Abbeville: 5.600 m. 04.30 Film C. 2025/I Anerk: Nr.56
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    So take your pick as they are at least 8 claims by pilots from NJG 4.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Dick & CZ RAF

    Many thanks, we have visited the grave of P/O Moxey and the crew at Hotton War Cemetery in 2000.

    The aircraft came down somewhere south of Charleroi and was the 93rd aircraft down at I believe 00.15hrs

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    Hello Royton,

    As you mentioned South of Charleroi, I look at the list provided by Pavel, it is possible that the crah area is Villers -deux- Eglises and the pilot mentioned is Ltn Hrmaduik 9/NJG4.

    It is only a thought

    Best regards

    Rene

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    Here's the entry in the NJWD:

    Lt. Fred Hromadnik: 1 9./NJG4 Lancaster 2 km. S. Villiers-deux-Eglises 02.52 106 Sqn Lancaster ND585

    Cheers, Theo

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    Many thanks one and all.

    Can anyone give me any details as to Lt. Fred Hromadnik such as his general background and did he survive the war etc, any info much appreciated.

    Royton

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    Just in case it helps, Villiers-Deux-Eglises(Namur), 4km WSW of Phillippeville is the crash site mentioned in Chorley BCL Vol 6 for this a/c
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    Dick

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    Also using Theo's excellent Nachtjagd War Diaries, I see that Fred Hromadnik survived the war, having a total of 6 victories. I've no idea how easy it would be to track his history, family etc post-war, perhaps an examination of the online phone directory for Germany might be a start, though one heck of a job! The difference in spelling his surname between Tony Wood's list and Theo's book might be a further obstacle.
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    Hi Royton

    You mention that 1503915 F/Sgt Frank THOMPSON, was a close family friend. Could you please provide some background info on F/Sgt.Thompson, ie, Place of birth etc ?

    The reason for my query is, that in my file on AUS421073 Wilfred George MOXEY RAAF,
    I have an unsourced reference to Thompson being of, Waipiro Bay, Auckland, New Zealand (possibly from Middlebrook's, 'The Nuremberg Raid' - need to check).

    I can find no reference to Thompson being a 'Kiwi' in Errol Martyn's, FYT1-3.

    Any help appreciated.
    Col.

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