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Old 23rd October 2010, 01:29
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Squadron 15 S/Stirling Bomber

Is there any way of finding out please any contacts relevant to squadron 15, my fathers brother named John Benny was shot down 27/09/43 near Hanover. I would dearly love to find any information.
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Old 23rd October 2010, 02:10
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Re: Squadron 15 S/Stirling Bomber

Was it Stirling EE940 of 15 Sqn? If so:

Oblt. Walter Riedelberger of 5./NJG5 may have been the pilot responsible. He made a claim for a Stirling on that night, South West of Hannover at 23:17.

Source: Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol I by Dr Theo Boiten.
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Old 26th October 2010, 15:09
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Re: Squadron 15 S/Stirling Bomber

Yes it was. Thank you very much for your reply.
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Old 27th October 2010, 00:05
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Re: Squadron 15 S/Stirling Bomber

The crash site is listed as Ronnenberg. From Tony Wood's complilation, the following claims were made on Stirlings that night.

Oblt. Robert Plewa 2./JG 300 22.58
Fw. Herbert Herre 1./JG 302 23.06
Oblt. Knigge 2./NJG 6 23.08 ( probably EF118 )
Ltn. Ernst-Erich Hirschfeld 5./JG 300 23.15
Oblt. Riedlberger 5./NJG 2 23.17
Ltn. Willi Reisgies 1./NJG 2 23.19 ( probably EH877 )
Uffz. Ernst Reitmeyer 3./NJG 5 23.25
Ofw. Willi Glitz 5./NJG 2 23.25
Oblt. Robert Plewa 2./JG 300 23.26
Uffz. Emil Heinzelmann 8./NJG 1 23.30 ( probably EF515 )

In addition to Riedelberger, Willi Glitz claimed his at 5-8 km SW of Hannover
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Re: Squadron 15 S/Stirling Bomber

Hi Jill,

Martyn Ford-Jones may be able to help you. He is the XV Sqn Historian and has recently released a book on the Squadron.

He is contactable on the Mildenhall Register site
http://www.mildenhallregister.stirlingpilot.org.uk

Alan
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Old 1st April 2014, 23:31
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Re: Squadron 15 S/Stirling Bomber

Hi,
Hope this attaches
Ronnenberg 1.jpg

Ronnenberg 2.jpg

Ronnenberg 3.jpg

Sgt. S. J. Jordan (1).jpg

Roger
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Old 30th August 2014, 17:06
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Re: Squadron 15 S/Stirling Bomber

Hi Jill,
I'm been researching a XV Squadron Stirling that crashed near to Godmanchester in April 1942, one of the crew (who survived) was Sgt Sydney Jordan. He went on to be a member of the crew of Stirling EE940, which was piloted by John Benny.
If you would like I can ask them if they would like to link up?
Best Wishes
Roger
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