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    Default Halifax LW622 - 192 Squadron

    On the 24th/25th April 1944 this aircraft accompanied a Bomber Command raid to Karsruhe but was shot down in East Flanders by H W Schnaufer of IV/NJG/1. Is anyone able to help with the time and any other information about this incident. Many thanks. John

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    Hi John,

    according to brilliant loists of Tony Wood:

    25.04.44 Oblt. Heinz Schnaufer: 54 Stab IV./NJG 1 Lancaster  9 km. S.E. St. Trond: 5.700 m. 02.03 Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr.68
    25.04.44 Oblt. Heinz Schnaufer: 55 Stab IV./NJG 1 Lancaster  3 km. N. Mechelen: 5.700-800 m. 02.28 Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr.69
    25.04.44 Oblt. Heinz Schnaufer: 56 Stab IV./NJG 1 Halifax  Raum Antwerp: 5.700-5.800 m. 02.30 Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr.70
    25.04.44 Oblt. Heinz Schnaufer: 57 Stab IV./NJG 1 Lancaster  LG-3.5 in See: 5.000-5.800 m. 02.40 Film C. 2027/I Anerk: Nr.71
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    So if his identification was correct yours was the third one.

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

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    hello,

    In Theo Boiten's Nachtjagd War Diaries, the author matched Schnaufer's 54th claim with Lancaster HK542, 55th with Lancaster DS734, 56th with Halifax LW622 and 57th with Lancaster LM486.

    For the third, the location is given as "1 km W of Haesdonk", which should be in the area of Antwerp.

    Joss

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    Many thanks for the help
    John

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