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Old 15th July 2006, 00:15
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LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

Hello gents,

I am looking for information on a LW ground attack on 1 December 1944 on or near Eindhoven. The attack killed at least 8 men of the 633rd QM Laundry Co. I can't find anything in the sources available to me.

Any information on this attack would be most welcome.

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Old 15th July 2006, 00:47
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Re: LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

Day or night, do you know?

All I have right now is that Luftwaffe operations were cancelled on the night 30 November/1 December owing to the weather.
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Old 15th July 2006, 00:58
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Re: LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

Hi Nick,

The attack took place at noon (12.00). I think it was a sole bomber which dropped a bomb square on the mess hall, killing 19 in all. I just (minutes ago!) got an e-mail from the daughter of a man who was wounded in that action and spent 4 months revalidating. He is still alive.

This is all we know however.

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Old 15th July 2006, 02:07
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Re: LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

The probable attacker was a Me 262 fight-bomber of I./KG 51, that flew attacks one aircraft at a time in the area since at least October 1944.

I have other examples of such attack claiming Allied lives in Nijmegen or on Grava airfield.
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Old 15th July 2006, 12:12
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Re: LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

Thanks Laurent. Very much appreciated.

I know that one of the Americans shot at the plane with a heavy MG but did not hit it.

The search continues....

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Old 15th July 2006, 12:15
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Re: LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

There have been no casualties at Eindhoven, city and airfield, at December 1st, 1944.
Just checked CWGC Netherlands 83-84 Eindhoven Woensel General Cemetery and my own records about Eindhoven airfield.

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Old 15th July 2006, 13:44
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Re: LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

Hello Jaap,

Thanks for the reply. The 633rd was a US unit, part of the 80th QM Bn. Seven of the men are today buried at Margraten, I found one buried in the US, all KIA on 1 dec 1944.

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Old 15th July 2006, 14:48
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Re: LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

Stevin,

At that time US troops were located the South-East part of Brabant, 7th US Armored Division, and the south part of Limburg 9th US Army.

See for 80th QM Bn. http://www.bjmjr.com/ww2/uk_63044.htm
See for 7th US Arm. Div. http://hometown.aol.com/dadswar/7ada.htm
If you need a contact for the 7th US Arm. Div. just let me know.

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Old 18th July 2006, 18:28
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Re: LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

Thanks again, Jaap. I was thinking; what was a US Laundry Co doing so far up north. I can't find any references to LW ground attacks on this day, however, so I can't verify, but it is of course not unfeasible that the 633rd was in Eindhoven (Maybe for the 7th AD).
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Old 18th July 2006, 20:18
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Re: LW ground attack on Eindhoven 1 Dec 1944

Stevin,

Maybe inter-allied service?
I will ask around if someone knows the unit.

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