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Old 14th September 2017, 15:42
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431 (Iroquois) Sqn. loss 25./26.7.1944

Hello,
I' looking for crew photos from Halifax III MZ 858. Plane lost by Flak near Stuttgart, alle officers crew incl. W/C Dow, the commanding officer of 431 Sqn. Five PoW, the two Gunners KIA. There are here rumors that same personal items from the crew (Uniform Jackets, Escape maps etc.) found at an farmhouse near the crashplace.
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Old 14th September 2017, 17:52
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Re: 431 (Iroquois) Sqn. loss 25./26.7.1944

Where the items found recently or during the war?
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Old 15th September 2017, 15:02
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Re: 431 (Iroquois) Sqn. loss 25./26.7.1944

This year. Two Uniform Jackets, Silkmaps, escapekit etc.
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Old 15th September 2017, 18:12
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Re: 431 (Iroquois) Sqn. loss 25./26.7.1944

From https://www.bombercrew.com/WGSorel/431%20COs.htm


W/Cdr Dow (left) Accepts Command of the Squadron from W/Cdr Newson (right)

Only related image I've found so far.
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Old 18th September 2017, 09:37
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Re: 431 (Iroquois) Sqn. loss 25./26.7.1944

Dear all,

Are there any detailed crew reports available (from the five surviving crew members) about the circumstances of the loss of MZ858? I have the Flak claims details but also have a German night fighter claim that could be tied to this loss.

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