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    Default Stirling R9258 22/23 Sept 1943

    Dear Gentlemen,

    it is very important to get informations about the first burial place of the following airmen:

    F/S Heath
    Sgt James
    Sgt Wynn
    Sgt Metcalfe
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    Sgt Weakner (all 214 Sqdn.)

    The Stirling R9258 was shot down by Major Helmut Lent and crashed at the Kronsberg, Bemerode district of Hannover.

    All rest in a collective grave in Plot 10 of the Hannover War Cemetery.

    kind regards

    Steve

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    Hi Steve,

    There were two other crew onboard who were also killed but not mentioned in your list (according to the list given in W R Chorley RAF Bomber Command Losses Vol 4). They were Sgt L H Wiles and Sgt R S Bayly.

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    Linzee

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    Dear Linzee,

    thanks for your answer. Sgt Bayly and Sgt Wiles are buried in the Plots one and four having been brought here from the Limmer Civil Cemetery. But the first burial place of their comrades listed below is still unknown. And as I said it is very important to know where they have been first buried or if they were recovered from the crash site.

    regards

    Steve

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    Steve, you could try asking the Commonwealth War Graves Commision for information as to when the airmen were buried. They may even be able to inform you if they had previously been buried elsewhere but if not the date they were placed at Hannover should give you an idea if they may have been recovered at the time the MRES were working in the area.

    Hope that helps
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    Linzee

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