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Old 19th December 2008, 14:23
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Exclamation 487 Sqdn RNZAF 24/02/1944 ops

Hello ,

During the night of 24/25/02/1944 487 Sqn RNZAF flew intruders operations to the airfield of St-Trond in Belgium at that time the homebase of II./NJG 1.During this operation Mosquito HX949 was lost over Belgium , Mosquito LR343 crashed over Nuthampstead , both crews were killed.Is there someone who can help me with additional information on this ops , the aircraft and crews involved ?
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Old 20th December 2008, 15:45
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Re: 487 Sqdn RNZAF 24/02/1944 ops

Alain,

Crew of HX949 were F/O Eugene H. Barbet and F/O Peter R. Mitchell, both buried at Heverlee. (From: 2nd TAF, Vol. 1 and CWGC).

Crash site reportedly at Moustier-sur-Sambre (near Jemeppe).

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Old 20th December 2008, 15:52
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Re: 487 Sqdn RNZAF 24/02/1944 ops

Alain,

Crew of LR343: P/O Raymond Payne and F/O John McMillan, both RNZAF and buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery.

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Old 20th December 2008, 17:40
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Re: 487 Sqdn RNZAF 24/02/1944 ops

Hi Leendert ,

Thanks for the info, do you have any idea were i could find a picture of those crews ? Thanks for all the help , a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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