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Old 10th March 2018, 12:17
Theo Boiten Theo Boiten is offline
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Crash location 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen', 20-21.12.1943 Frankfurt raid?

Dear all,

I am looking for additional info on the crash location of 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen' during the 20-21 December 1943 Frankfurt raid. Is this location correct, and what is the nearest town?

Thanks for any details, Theo
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Old 10th March 2018, 13:35
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Re: Crash location 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen', 20-21.12.1943 Frankfurt raid?

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Dear all,

I am looking for additional info on the crash location of 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen' during the 20-21 December 1943 Frankfurt raid. Is this location correct, and what is the nearest town?

Thanks for any details, Theo
Good morning Theo !

There is a town Babenhausen in the area, about 15 km Southeast of Frankfurt.

Hope this helps

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Old 10th March 2018, 22:01
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Re: Crash location 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen', 20-21.12.1943 Frankfurt raid?

Hallo Theo!
I have for LK970, IP-N, of No. 434th Squadron the following villages where the aircraft crashed: Karbach, Holzfeld and Utzenhain. That is west from St. Goar.
Best wishes, sincerely yours, Dirk.
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Old 11th March 2018, 12:15
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Re: Crash location 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen', 20-21.12.1943 Frankfurt raid?

Hello Horst,

Thanks for your suggestion -the a/c was attacked five times by a Nachtjäger some 20 minutes after bombing and exploded some 15 miles south of Koblenz. So Babenhausen does not seem to fit.

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Old 11th March 2018, 12:32
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Re: Crash location 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen', 20-21.12.1943 Frankfurt raid?

Hello Theo,
Can I ask where the name 'Habenhausen' appears?

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Old 13th March 2018, 23:20
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Re: Crash location 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen', 20-21.12.1943 Frankfurt raid?

One of my German contacts supplied me with the correct crash location of LK970 this evening: Niedermeilingen, E. of St. Goarshausen.

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Old 17th March 2018, 06:33
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Re: Crash location 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen', 20-21.12.1943 Frankfurt raid?

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Hallo Theo!
I have for LK970, IP-N, of No. 434th Squadron the following villages where the aircraft crashed: Karbach, Holzfeld and Utzenhain. That is west from St. Goar.
Best wishes, sincerely yours, Dirk.
Hi, I have squadron letter for this plane WLoN? Which one is right - your IPoN or WLoN?

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Old 17th March 2018, 12:04
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Re: Crash location 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen', 20-21.12.1943 Frankfurt raid?

Faenor

IP code sounds very unlikely. That code was used by a non operational Bomber Command School.

WL was the assigned code for 434Sq

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Old 19th March 2018, 12:26
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Re: Crash location 434 Squadron Halifax LK970 at 'Habenhausen', 20-21.12.1943 Frankfurt raid?

Hello,
was the Halifax armed with an single .50BMG in midunder position as the crew have eight men?
h.

PS Niedermeilingen is more close to Nastätten.
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