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    Default F/O Alexander Allan, RCAF - J24713

    Can anyone please provide more information on the loss of the following? For a relative.

    Name: ALLAN, ALEXANDER
    Initials: A
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 90 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 13/06/1944
    Service No: J/24713
    Additional information: Son of Mary Allan, and stepson of William Coleman, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot G. Grave 133A.
    Cemetery: BRUMMEN (HAL) GENERAL CEMETERY

    Thanks and regards:

    Robert

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    TSGNO: "From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action Jun.13/44 age 27. #90 Squadron (Celer). Lancaster aircraft #LM 158 crashed near Hal, Holland during an attack against Gelsenkirchen, Germany."

    There is additional information here on him as well:-

    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/content/collections/virtualmem/photoview.cfm?casualty=2647863&photo=66786

    Regards,
    Christian

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    Many thanks, Christian. Have passed on to his nephew.
    Does anyone know the names of the other crew members, aircraft codes and circumstances of the loss?
    Regards:
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    TSGNO: Sgt. D.M. Willmott (RCAF), F/O A.C. Elliott (RCAF), Sgt. D.C. Kibble (RAFVR), Sgt. E.R. Cocker (RAFVR) and F/S K.C. Walker (RAAF). F/O P.C. Hoffos (RCAF) was taken Prisoner of War.

    F/O A.C. Elliott: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/content/collections/virtualmem/photoview.cfm?casualty=2647865&photo=75780

    F/O P.C. Hoffos is Philip Clinton Hoffos from Assintboia, SK. According to Legion Magazine Last Post website: F/L Philip C. (Tip) Hoffos died 16 December 1990 (age 76).

    Alan Storr's information on RAAF causalities has the following information:-

    Summary: "Lancaster LM158 took off from RAF Tuddenham at 2331 hours on the night of 12/13th June 1944, detailed to bomb Gelsenkirchen. Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base

    Crew:

    RCAF FO Elliott, A C Captain (Pilot)
    RAF Sgt D C Kibble, (Flight Sergeant)
    RCAF FO Allan, A (Navigator)
    RCAF FO Hoffas, PC (Air Bomber)
    RAAF 410927 Flt Sgt K C Walker, (Wireless Operator Air)
    RCAF Sgt D M Willmott, (Mid Upper Gunner)
    RAF Sgt E R Cocker, (Rear Gunner)

    The aircraft crashed in an area known as Sorense Zand near Eerbeek (Gelderland), 10kms south west from Zutphen. Six of the crew were killed and FO Hoffas was a POW.

    Those killed are buried in the Brummen (Hal) General Cemetery, Locality Gelderland, Netherlands. Hal is a small village administered by Brummen, about 5kms north west of Brummen."

    Regards,
    Christian
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    There is a 90 Sqn Assn. Might be worth contacting to see if there are any vets left alive who remember this young man. If not it might be a way to link into relatives of the other members of the crew....
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    Thank you, Dee and Christian. Much appreciated.

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    hello,

    im totally new to the forum, just came past this forum by googling it.
    if you want to know more to what happens during the crash, im a family member (great grandson) of the person that pulled out the suvivor. also talked as a translater for my grandmother with the son of RAF Sgt E R Cocker, (Rear Gunner) who was visting his fathers grave and the memorial. all the grave are still cept up clean and all after 75 year, btw they are in hall the netherlands with duouble LL. my grandmother saw it happen when she was 10. here also a link with a short interview. there is now also a commemorative stone near the place where the crash happend.

    if any of you have questions for you or family members, i can ask arround here or ask my grandmother.

    kind regards, Wim Wensink

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    Hello ,
    Lancaster LM158 was shot down by Lt Hrinz Rolland from 12./NJG1 at 0138 hrsat a height of3500 meters. ( Source The Nachtjagd War Diaries by Mr Theo Boiten part 2 page 79.

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    Hello ,

    According to the N 90 Sqn ORB this was this crew second mission , their first they flew to Dreux France on june 10 44 in Lancaster LM-111; I made a typo it must have been Lt Heinz Rolland !

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