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    Default Halifax JN902 1 Sep 43 51 Sqdn

    Dear Gentlemen,

    Sgt Turner, Sgt Leslie and Sgt Liptrott rest in Hannover War Cemetery. The other crew were taken prisoner.

    I'm looking for further details about the crash site and cause of loss.

    kind regards

    Steve

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    Swift and Sure states

    JN902 - Sgt S C Turner - TO 20.25 for Berlin - FTR three killed and four POW

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    The four POW's could still be alive if you wanted to track them down.

    Also ive come across documents before for RAF personnel who have been repatriated back to Britain, you could find find these from the National Archives and they could give an insight to their exploits of being a POW.

    also try
    www.51squadron.com

    neil

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    Googling produces the following info:-
    W/O E. Blanchard was interned in Camps L6/357. PoW No.551.
    Sgt A.J. East in Camps 4B/L3, PoW No.222687.
    Sgt E.H. Evans in Camp 4B, Pow No.222815 along with Sgt T.G. Stevens, PoW No.222781.
    Perhaps there are some memoirs or details on the squadron website?

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    Thank you very much for your replies!

    I will check the 51 website and get in contact with the National Archives.

    cheers

    Steve

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    Hi Steve,

    .. may I ask you if you've been able to find out any more about the loss of 51 Squadron Halifax JN902 over the past couple of years? It's one of the very few losses during the 31.8.-1.9.43 Berlin raid losses that I have little or no info about.

    Cheers, Theo

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    Dear Theo,

    Halifax JN902 was shot down at Walkenried where those who died were initially buried.

    As I found no matching flak report so far this Halifax must have fallen victim to a night-fighter.

    Hope this helps!

    cheers

    Steve
    Last edited by Mosquito; 20th January 2014 at 20:07.

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    Hi Steve,

    Cheers & thanks for these details interesting indeed! Regretably, I have no matching NF, or Flak claim for this a/c.. Was JN902 shot down outward-bound, and do you have an (approximate) time of the crash?

    Cheers, Theo

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    Theo,

    the crash must have taken place shortly after the crash of EF119 at Wollershausen. That means that JN902 was shot down between 00.30 and 0.45 hrs. approx.. However, the date of death is shown as 1.9.43. And yes, JN902 was shot down outward-bound.

    cheers

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    After reading the loss card of JN902 I believe that it was hit by a N/F. The ship exploded in mid-air. Leslie's chute failed to open while Turner and Liptrott were still in the a/c when it exploded.

    This may have been Lent's 76th victory (0054 SW Berlin).

    Cheers

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