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    Default 178 Squadron loss. 22 March 1945.

    I'm asking this for a contact on another forum, can't find this Keeble on the CWGC site


    Does anyone have details of a 178 Sqn loss on 22 March 1945?

    I have a Sgt Walter James Keeble, 624636 as a Nav with 178 Sqn lost on this date. Buried in a collective grave at Klagenfurt War Cemetery. I believe the squadron was flying Liberators.

    Any help appreciated

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    Peter.
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    Peter,

    Appears on CWGC register here:

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2805500

    Errol

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    Peter,

    The 178 Sqn crew appear to be:

    Sgt CLARK AG Frederick Edward 1895781 RAFVR
    Flt Lt GREER Pilot Robert Francis 131053 RAFVR
    Sgt KEEBLE Nav/Bomber Walter James 624636 RAF
    Sgt NIMMO AG Norman 1382176 RAFVR
    Flt Sgt FROWE AG Harold James 1588779 RAFVR
    Sgt DICKINSON Flt Eng Donald 1594151 RAFVR
    Flt Sgt CHITTICKS WOpAG Dennis Harold Albert 1873487 RAFVR
    Sgt BACON Air Bomber Arthur Charles 1626252 RAFVR

    All except Dickinson (1.C.2.) buried in collective grave 7.D.1-13.

    Errol

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    178 lost Liberator KH209 on this date. Could this be the same one?

    "On the 22nd 178ís target was the marshalling yard at Villach in Austria. a difficult target in a deep valley. One of 178ís Liberators, KH209 was struck from above by an incendiary bomb, caught fire and went down - the squadronís final operational loss, and a particularly sad one. "

    http://www.acseac.co.uk/pages/squadron.php?pageNum_Squadron=16

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    Amrit and Errol,

    Many thanks for your input on this .

    Errol, I must have had finger trouble on the CWGC site.

    Amrit, should have looked on the Liberator Squadrons site myself although its been some time since it saw any activity I thought it had disappeared.


    Regards
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