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Thread: No.623 Squadron Stirling Loss

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    Default No.623 Squadron Stirling Loss

    Hoping someone can help.

    Stirling Mk.III EE909 IC-H flown by PO G L Jenkins DFC failed to return from Nuremburg on 27th/28th August 1943crashing at Birkenfeld, Germany.

    The Loss Card records the aircraft was attacked by a N/F at 16000ft, but managed to bomb the target. Additional information via a priviate source indicates that the Stirling was brought down by a rear gunner of a Halifax.

    Does anyone have any details on this loss, or can establish the exact crash location.

    TIA

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
    No.623 squadron Research

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    Default Re: No.623 Squadron Stirling Loss

    Accidentally reported to moderators

    “This is the reason that the user gave:
    Hi, I am researching a bomber crash in Germany.

    According to Nachjäger report it was shot down on 28.08.1943 at 0:53.

    It is said to have been a Stirling.

    No serial number or model designation was included with the report. But the crash site is far away from Birkenfeld (about 50 km). I haven't found any exact information yet, but there is a possibility that this is the EE909.

    Does anyone know if more than one Stirling was lost over Germany during the night of August 27 to 28, 1943 ?

    Thanks
    Stephan”

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    Default Re: No.623 Squadron Stirling Loss

    Paul,

    I think Stephan's user name should be included.

    SDS-2001

    Regards,

    Dave

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