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    Blimey Wayne, that sure was a bad night for 75. Did any of the crew from the seven aircraft survive?

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    Hi Greg,
    Only four captured and became PoW, and one evaded but was later captured. Two parachuted, but one was shot before landing and the other's chute failed to open.
    So only 5 from 49 were safe.

    A very bad night.

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    Thanks Wayne - very sobering reading.
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    Hi ian here one of the targets was coutrai rail yards my father fo bert healy raaf (correct spelling) flew as second pilot wilt fo milne as first pilot

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    Hello Ian,

    To save us all trawling ORBs, which squadron was your Father flying with? We had a Milne on 100 around that time, but I'm sure we weren't exclusive in that!!

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    Greg
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    Greg Harrison
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    Addition to my last post: -

    F/O Milne and his crew were with 100 Squadron in LM644, HW-B, for the Courtrai raid. As well as the second pilot notated by Ian above, Sgt Wilson also flew a second dickie as Bomb Aimer.

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    HI ian here my father fo bert healy raaf (healey) in some records flew with 100 starting july 11 44 with first op on 17 july as second to shaw not sure if fo or po in nd326 the target being sannerville and his last being october 30 with the target cologne. I contacted you about edition 2 of lancaster operations have collected the items mentioned but need a mail address to send them to
    Last edited by Tully1923; 4th April 2018 at 00:39.

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    Hi Ian,

    You didn't contact me about "Lancaster Operations", that isn't my book :) I'm working on the definitive history of 100 Squadron from 1917 to the present day, rather than just the Lancaster period in WW2. But there's plenty of room for whatever you have in my book, my email address is 'greg@greg-harrison.co.uk'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    Addition to my last post: -

    F/O Milne and his crew were with 100 Squadron in LM644, HW-B, for the Courtrai raid. As well as the second pilot notated by Ian above, Sgt Wilson also flew a second dickie as Bomb Aimer.

    L/O

    Greg
    My Father Eric was on this op as Flight Engineer in F/O Milne's crew.

    I don't know how to download the extract from his log book ?
    Last edited by Donald51; 26th September 2018 at 21:34.

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