Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Allied and Soviet Air Forces

Allied and Soviet Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the Air Forces of the Western Allies and the Soviet Union.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 4th February 2018, 00:03
Rothensee Rothensee is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3
Rothensee is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up RAF-Bomber crash Photo

Hello,

i´m looking for Informations about this picture - see below.
I got a picture from a crashed bomber (maybe RAF Halifax) - see inline-engine in foreground.
This picture came from a hobby-historian around Magdeburg, Germany without an indication of date and place.
I can't identify the 3 Letter code on the fuselage - can anybody help?

IC-K? Maybe 623Sqn? But they flown Stirlings only (Hercules radial engine),
or mirrored an this is NJ-I (NI-L?).

Please have a look to your database, i would be very happy about your positive news. Thank´s.

Greetings Andreas


-> no known losses for the region Magdeburg matches with this code.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Flugzeugabsturz.jpg (167.4 KB, 118 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4th February 2018, 05:04
Col Bruggy Col Bruggy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 937
Col Bruggy is on a distinguished road
Re: RAF-Bomber crash Photo

Hedllo,

Possibly a No.78 Squadron Armstrong Whitworth Whitley, coded EY-?, maybe "L" or "J". If so, loss has to be pre-March/April 1942 (No.78 re-equipped with Halifaxes).

Col.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4th February 2018, 05:44
Alex Smart Alex Smart is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Great Britain
Posts: 3,103
Alex Smart is on a distinguished road
Re: RAF-Bomber crash Photo

Hello ,
One number of the serial is either a 5 or6 ?
Alex

Last edited by Alex Smart; 5th February 2018 at 01:11.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 4th February 2018, 22:18
Theo Boiten Theo Boiten is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 716
Theo Boiten is on a distinguished road
Re: RAF-Bomber crash Photo

Hello Andreas,

I also believe the a/c code is EY, which makes it a 78 Squadron aircraft. Please contact me off board for further details; I believe this is an early-wartime crash at Domersleben near Magdeburg.

Best regards, Theo
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5th February 2018, 01:39
Col Bruggy Col Bruggy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 937
Col Bruggy is on a distinguished road
Re: RAF-Bomber crash Photo

Hello,

Tuesday-Wednesday 19-20 November 1940
78 Squadron
Whitley V T4156 EY-L
Op:Ruhland Oil Refinery

T/o 1730 Dishforth and set course for an oil refinery at Ruhland (Brandenburg). Hit by flak and crashed 2353 at Domersleben (Sachsen-Anhalt), WSW from the centre of Magdeburg. The two officers had trained pre-war with the RAF(VR) and were commissioned on 29 June and 28 July 1940 respectively. Subsequently, Cawkwell received a mid (Gazetted 31 January 1947).

P/O R E H George - PoW
Sgt J W Knight - PoW
P/O R C Mordaunt - PoW
Sgt S Cawkwell - PoW
Sgt J Wilkinson - PoW

See:
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Vol.1 1939-40.
Chorley,W R.
Hersham:Classic Publications,2013 (2nd.Rev.ed.)
p.242

NB. Whitley V T4156 is identified as, EY-L in BCL1(1st.ed.)/112. In A-B's The Whitley File/Roberts(Comp.),1986.p.69, T4156 is identified as, EY-O!

Col.

Last edited by Col Bruggy; 6th February 2018 at 00:13.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5th February 2018, 17:43
Kaczmarek's Avatar
Kaczmarek Kaczmarek is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 339
Kaczmarek is on a distinguished road
Re: RAF-Bomber crash Photo

Hi,

perhaps also of interest.

http://aircrewremembered.com/george-reh.html

Kaczmarek
__________________
Keep calm and have a Islay dram.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5th February 2018, 21:36
Alex Smart Alex Smart is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Great Britain
Posts: 3,103
Alex Smart is on a distinguished road
Re: RAF-Bomber crash Photo

Hello,
Is it known if they abandoned the a/c or stayed with it till the "landing" ?
Alex
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 6th February 2018, 09:39
Col Bruggy Col Bruggy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 937
Col Bruggy is on a distinguished road
Re: RAF-Bomber crash Photo

Hello,

Pilot of No.78 Sqn Whitley V T4156:

741098 P/O (Pilot) Robert Ernest Hinton GEORGE (81058) RAFVR.

Born: 31 March, 1910 - Died: 14 August, 2009.

Robert (Bob) George was born in Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk. He attended Great Yarmouth Grammar School and later All Saints School at Bloxham where he excelled at rugby and cricket.

In 1928 he travelled to New Zealand for work, eventually returning to the UK where he went into real estate with his father. Having learnt to fly, he joined the RAF on the outbreak of war. On his 19th bombing mission over Germany, he was shot down and captured. He subsequently spent the remainder of the war as a POW.

In 1949 Bob and his wife, Daphne, migrated to Australia, settling in Brisbane. Here he again worked in real estate (Meldrum & George Real Estate). In 1955 he joined Brisbane Legacy, became a long serving member of the Moorlands Hostel Committee and was heavily involved in the care of orphans. Bob was an active supporter of Red Cross and meals on Wheels.

Bob was transferred to the Retired List in 1986 but continued to be a keen supporter of Legacy. Bob eventually moved into residential care in 2007 and died peacefully on 14 August 2008, aged 99 years.

Brisbane Legacy BULLETIN. August, 2009. p.8.

Col.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RAF Bomber shot down at Suggerath, 1 July 1941 Laurent Rizzotti Allied and Soviet Air Forces 8 2nd November 2014 23:10
Looking for photo of insignia of Aufklärungsgruppe 122 on wall in an RAF SQ Day Room in France during 1939 Larry Hickey Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 6 30th March 2012 21:00
RAF Halifax crash, 6 Nov 44 Eagle0025 Allied and Soviet Air Forces 13 20th January 2007 10:49


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:51.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net