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    Default 25-26 July 44 loss 44 Sqn Lancaster ME694 & 166 Sqn Lancaster JB649

    Dear all,

    Who can help me with details about the cause of loss, plus time & place of crash of 44 Sqn Lancaster ME694 and 166 Sqn Lancaster JB649, which were lost on the 25-26 July 1944 Stuttgart raid? 13 crew members of these Lancs successfully evaded.

    Cheers & thanks for any help!

    Theo

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    Default JB649 , 166 Sqn crew of P/O John Cann

    Hello Theo

    In the book "On the Wing of War" there is a history about the crew + photo (3 pages).

    I can try to scan them and send them to you

    Best regards

    René

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    Hi René,

    That would be wonderful! Please send the scans to

    theoboitenATversatel.nl

    Cheers & thanks, Theo

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    Default L for Lily me694

    Quote Originally Posted by Theo Boiten View Post
    Dear all,

    Who can help me with details about the cause of loss, plus time & place of crash of 44 Sqn Lancaster ME694 and 166 Sqn Lancaster JB649, which were lost on the 25-26 July 1944 Stuttgart raid? 13 crew members of these Lancs successfully evaded.

    Cheers & thanks for any help!

    Theo
    Are you still looking for information? My wife is the niece of Frank Wells, the tail end Charlie.

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    Theo,

    Apparently, No.44 Sqn Lancaster I ME694, was struck by a bomb dropped from an aircraft above. No precise location mentioned by AUS419202 F/Sgt Ronald Ian MURRAY RAAF.

    http://www.theguardian.com.au/story/...-an-adventure/

    Col.
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    Hello Keith and Col.,

    Thanks for your postings re. ME694. This confirms the info that I had on the aircraft -hit by bombs from an aircraft that was on fire above them, crew all baled out but MUG did not survive the jump, a/c crashed in the Amiens area.

    Keith -do you perhaps have a personal account of F/Sgt. Frank Wells about his final op and a photo of the crew? You can contact me via PM, then I'll send you my private email address.

    Cheers, Theo

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