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    Default 166 Sqn Lancaster PB242 23/24 September 1944

    Dear all,

    I recently found some interesting details about a 'probable' claim for a Lancaster/Halifax shot down by Oblt. Lothar Jarsch flying a Ju88 of 4./NJG2 in Fighter Grid Squares NO-MO, the area of Köln-Neuss at 22.26 hrs on the night of 23/24 September 1944. This was, in all probability, a Lancaster of the Neuss raid, and could possibly be tied to 166 Squadron Lancaster PB242, which was severely shot up by a Ju88 with one crew member killed. I would appreciate any details, from a Combat Report of the 166 Squadron crew for example, on this incident.

    Cheers, Theo

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    Hello Theo,

    In the book "on the wings of war" on page 113 there is an article about the events. it seems that the JU88 exploded.
    The pilot was Sqn Ldr Rippingale received the DSO.
    Sgt Cridge was awarded the CGM
    Aircraft was PB242 - AS-E

    Best regards
    Rene

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    Hi Rene,

    Thanks for the interesting info. Would it be possible to mail me a scan of the page describing the incident, that would be much appreciated! (to theoboitenATversatel.nl)

    Cheers, Theo

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    Hello Theo,

    No problems , on is way in 10 minutes

    Best regards

    Rene

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    If any contributor is still on here for this event, I would really love to see the detail of the loss too, if possible.

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