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Old 17th February 2010, 19:53
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lancaster PB-137 15 Squadron

Hello,

I,m looking for information of Lancaster PB-137 15 Squadron.
This plane crashed on November 16th 1944 after a mission to Heinsberg-Germany.
I know that 7 crewmwmbers were KIA and 1 POW.

Were crashed this plane?
What was the cause of crash?


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Old 18th February 2010, 17:37
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Re: lancaster PB-137 15 Squadron

Michel,
Hit by flak and crashed near Unterbruch, 3 km NE of Heinsberg, 15.30h. Pilot PoW, rest of crew buried Rheinberg, initially buried at Unterbruch.
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Old 18th February 2010, 17:43
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Re: lancaster PB-137 15 Squadron

Wing Commander Watkins was the PoW and may have completed a Report once released in 1945 which could provide the details you seek.
If not a night fighter claim, then flak or more rarely weather or collision, either drom bombs dropped from above or another bomber.
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Re: lancaster PB-137 15 Squadron

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your answer, this plane crashed in my area

Knows one of you the firstname of W/c Watkins?
in which POW Camp was Watkins?

Were can i find this report , Icare9


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Old 19th February 2010, 12:43
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Re: lancaster PB-137 15 Squadron

I think that this website will answer some of your questions, Michel
http://www.merkki.com/watkinswdg.htm
W/Cdr. William David Gordon-Watkins, DSO, DFC, DFM (RAF)
Stalag Luft I POW; South Compound, Barracks 10, Senior British Officer.
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Old 19th February 2010, 14:49
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Re: lancaster PB-137 15 Squadron

Icare9,

Yes, thats the answer of my quistion..............

Well done, mate........


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Re: lancaster PB-137 15 Squadron

This was the Master Bomber for the raid on Heinsberg.
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