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    Default 602 Squadron War casualty 1944

    Found german photograph of wartime grave at
    Wikimedia Commons-type in "Grab eines englischen Fliegers" in search engine
    At CWGC look up record of "Kelly, James William" DOD 4/7/1944 of 602 Sqn
    Last edited by PFF; 13th August 2009 at 02:16. Reason: Note-must access Wikimedia Commons or CWGC to view record

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    Hi,
    Could'nt find that article but found an interesting one on the discovery by German archeologists on a dig at Watenstedt, of what appears to be a radial engined Lanc and some crew remains, thought to have crashed sometime in 1944.
    Last edited by AlanW; 13th August 2009 at 06:41.

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    Found reference of 156th Squadron RAF Lancaster lost 14/01/1944 at Watenstedt.
    Plane was LM 344 Lancaster III under P/O Bagot

    There was also a website of bomber parts salvaged from Watenstedt -but can't read it-its in GERMAN!

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    Default J W Kelly - 602 squadron

    Quote Originally Posted by PFF View Post
    Found german photograph of wartime grave at
    Wikimedia Commons-type in "Grab eines englischen Fliegers" in search engine
    At CWGC look up record of "Kelly, James William" DOD 4/7/1944 of 602 Sqn
    Hi PFF

    Thanks for the heads-up on this photo - have now matched it with another photo taken from another angle which I presumed was from another 602 pilot around the same period in time.

    cheers

    Allan
    Allan Hillman

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFF View Post
    Found german photograph of wartime grave at
    Wikimedia Commons-type in "Grab eines englischen Fliegers" in search engine
    At CWGC look up record of "Kelly, James William" DOD 4/7/1944 of 602 Sqn
    Spitfire ML252 S of Caen, France.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Default J W Kelly - from 125 Wing ORB

    Extract from the 125 Wing ORB

    4/7/44 1900 Weather restricted flying to-day, and only 61 sorties were flown. 3 FW 190's were bounced S. of Caen at 1900 hours and damaged the three of them. Blue section of 602 sqdn., however were themselves bounced and F/S Challice and P/O Kelly did not return from this operation. G/C J. Rankin D.S.O. and Bar, D.F.C. and Bar, Sector Commander visited the Wing in the afternoon.

    125 Wing (132, 453, 602) were based at B.11 Longues-sur-Mer

    I cannot see any individual code letter on the grave photo - does anybody have the individual code letter of ML252 - the crash site appears to be the same as that of LO-Z which I hold, but no serial is evident on either photo (unless I have missed it off course!!).

    cheers

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