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Old 31st October 2006, 13:55
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Nightfighter victory over RAF bomber- help needed

I was recently approached by a local person whose father was killed in action while serving on bombers during WW2. He asked if I could find out any more information about his father's loss, so here are the details he gave to me:
9 Squadron, Lancaster III WS-Z Serial: ED834
His father was Sgt. Leslie John Daker, Flight Engineer
Took off from Bardney, Lincolnshire for Dusseldorf on the night of 25th/26th May 1943.
Shot down by Nightfighter 2Kms. from Vlissingen (Flushing). Bodies of the crew were washed ashore and buried in Vlissingen.

Can anyone identify the Nightfighter unit, or even the German pilot concerned, for him? Any help would be appreciated, as Nightfighter units are not my forte.

I have posted the same information in the Luftwaffe Forum in the hope of giving comprehensive coverage to his query.
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Old 31st October 2006, 17:15
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Re: Nightfighter victory over RAF bomber- help needed

According Tony Woods´Web-Site, pilots of NJG 1 claimed 7 Lancasters, 5 Wellingtons, 2 Halifaxes and 7 Stirlings during this night.

See www.lesbutler.ip3.co.uk/tony/tonywood.htm

Reich & Western Front 1943. Vol IV
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Re: Nightfighter victory over RAF bomber- help needed

http://math.fce.vutbr.cz/safarik/ACE...-lancaster.pdf

According to this source it could be Hpt. Werner Hopf or Oblt. Hermann Greiner.
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Re: Nightfighter victory over RAF bomber- help needed

than it is werner hop
egmond aan zee is in the noord of holland
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Re: Nightfighter victory over RAF bomber- help needed

ron_Ra:
I think it was Hopf, too, but there is about 20 min gap beetwen time when ED834 gone down (1. lostbombers.co.uk - 3.22 hrs., 2. http://www.hoebeke.com/en/detail-NV.php3?recordID=200 - 3.25) and Hopf's victory (3.42 - according to reichwest_vol4_1943 by Tony Wood).
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Re: Nightfighter victory over RAF bomber- help needed

John

could you contact me directly?
(greetings from "the American steamroller")

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Re: Nightfighter victory over RAF bomber- help needed

Wim,

Private message sent.

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