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    Default Lancaster DV386 lost 20/02/44 Leipzig

    One of the servicemen im researching was lost on a raid 20/02/44 destination Leipzig can any one shed any light on this planes loss.

    Lancaster DV386

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    DV386 seems to be "Lost without Trace" and usually means it was brought
    down over water, and therefore it's unlikely any more info on it's fate will be known.

    You could check for Nachtjagd claims from Theo's book.
    44 Lancasters, and 34 Halifaxes were lost on the Leipzig raid.

    Regards,
    Wayne.

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    I checked Theo's book, there is no information on its loss. I agree it has most likely come down in the sea.

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    John.

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    Hello,

    lost over the sea is the easiest explanation but I have a Lancaster that crashed 0300 at Dueshorn 4km SE of Walsrode. It was brought down by the combination of Flak and a night-fighter.

    The 4-eng-bomber exploded on impact. Only small parts of the crew were found. It's for sure that this is one of the bombers Chorley has as "lost without trace". It could be ME637, ME633, DV338, LL681, JB710 or even DV386.

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    Steve

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    Thanks for the information on the likely loss of the plane and crew i forgot to mention that the Airmans name was Eric Macpherson Howard.

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    I assume you already found Erik McPherson Howard at the CWGC site? http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1800566

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    Mike ,yes i have the C.W.G.C info on E.M Howard thanks for the link. He is mentioned on 2 local memorials.

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