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    Default Bomber Losses, Ramrod 1332, 14 Oct 1944

    Hi guys

    On 14 October 1944, during the day phase of Operation Hurricane, 519 Lancasters, 474 Halifaxes and 20 Mosquitos were despached to Duisberg, in Ramrod 1332.

    Thirteen Lancasters and one Halifax were lost (T.O.T. 08:45-09:15).

    Could someone identify these 14 aircraft, please? I only need (i) squadron, (ii) aircraft type and (iii) serial; additional detail on the crews is not required.

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    Hello Steve :

    Here some info :

    12 Sqdn Lanc LL-909 / ME788 / NF928
    125 Sqdn Lanc HK599 / ND805
    153 Sqdn Lanc NG190 / JB297
    166 Sqdn Land PD224
    300 Sqdn Land NF959
    419 Sqdn Lanc KB800
    425 Sqdn Halifax MZ674
    428 Sqdn Lanc KB780
    429 Sqdn Lanc MZ453
    550 Sqdn Lanc NG133
    626 Sqdn NE163

    Greetings
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    Steve,

    Lancaster I BH-A NF959

    W/O Stanislaw Sarachman +
    F/Lt Zbigniew Osuchowski +
    W/O Jozef Perun +
    F/Sgt Czeslaw Marona +
    F/O Henryk Swiniarski +
    F/Sgt Stanislaw Swiecicki - Stecki +
    W/O Waclaw Brulinski POW

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    Thanks guys; most appreciated.

    Alain, could you please tell me which Mark the respective bombers were, such as Peter has noted, "Lancaster I"?

    12 Sqdn Lanc LL909 / ME788 / NF928
    125 Sqdn Lanc HK599 / ND805
    153 Sqdn Lanc NG190 / JB297
    166 Sqdn Lanc PD224
    419 Sqdn Lanc KB800
    425 Sqdn Halifax MZ674
    428 Sqdn Lanc KB780
    429 Sqdn Lanc MZ453
    550 Sqdn Lanc NG133

    Also, could you tell me, please, what aircraft "626 Sqdn NE163" is?

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    Hi Steve,

    Lancaster I NF928 PH.S
    Lancaster I NG190 P4.T
    Lancaster III JB297 P4.B
    Lancaster III NE163 UM.T2

    I don't recall 125 squadron in BC, is it a typo ?

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    Hello gentlemen ,

    125 sqdn was a typo , must have been 115 sqdn :

    12 Sqdn Lanc LL909 / ME788 / NF928 all Mk I
    115 Sqdn Lanc HK599 MK II / ND805 Mk III
    153 Sqdn Lanc NG190 Mk I / JB297 Mk III
    166 Sqdn Lanc PD224 Mk I
    419 Sqdn Lanc KB800 Mk X
    425 Sqdn Halifax MZ674 Mk IIIB
    428 Sqdn Lanc KB780 MK X
    429 Sqdn Lanc MZ453 Mk B III
    550 Sqdn Lanc NG133 Mk I
    550 Sqdn Lanc PD319 Mk I
    626 Sqdn Lanc NE163 MK III

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    Thanks Wayne and Alain

    I appreciate the additional information. I now have:

    12 Sqn. Lancs. I, LL909, ME788 & NF928
    115 Sqn. Lanc. I, HK599, & Lanc. III, ND805
    153 Sqn. Lanc. I, NG190 & Lanc. III, JB297
    166 Sqn. Lanc. I, PD224
    300 Sqn. Lanc. I, NF959
    419 Sqn. Lanc. X, KB800
    425 Sqn. Halifax III, MZ674
    428 Sqn. Lanc. X, KB780
    429 Sqn. Lanc. III, MZ453
    550 Sqn. Lancs. I, NG133 & PD319
    626 Sqn. Lanc. III, NE163

    However, this now makes 15 Lancasters and one Halifax - two more Lancasters than initially reported in the 11 Group ORB Appendix for the operation.

    Can you confirm if two of the aircraft had issues on the return journey, or crashed at base, for example, or simply discount the 11 Group Appendix as incorrect?

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    Hello Steve ,

    LL909 came down in Holland , MZ453 was abandoned over Belgium and Me788 ditched outbound at 0710 hrs between Mablethorpe and Grimsby The other aircraft came down in Germany

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    Excellent, thanks very much.

    Regards
    Steve
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