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    Hello to all,

    I’m currently in touch with a relative of P/O Charles Derek Roberts, who became POW on the night of 18-19 Aug 1941. Christa found an old post of mine, and as her father had been a great friend of P/O Leslie Percival Foster, she was able to provide very interesting pictures and letters about him.
    Would anybody have the ORB of that 51 squadron Whitley Z6566 MH-Q lost on op to Köln for that night, and any of the POW questionnaires, moreover the one of her father P/O Roberts of course ? If this could help someone who has a particular interest in this crew and fate, Christa has some personnal info about Sgt Bill James, including a picture.
    It’s her father who would have told the authorities (via her grandmother in England) about his bravery that led to his DFM award.
    Would there be anyone who would have found the crashland site near Maastricht (Limburg) ?

    As always, many thanks for your help.

    With kind regards
    Gildas

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    Hello Gildas,
    From where did you have the info that the crash location might have been near Maastricht in The Netherlands ? Z6566 is not in the list of aircraft losses over Holland published by the NIMH (Netherlands Institute of Military History).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello Henk

    The info comes from W R Chorley Bomber Comand Losses.

    kind regards
    Gildas

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