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Old 17th January 2010, 11:49
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Halifax LV990 433 Squadron

Hello,

Can anyone help me with more info about Halifax LV990, 433 Squadron.
This plane crashed on April 22/23 1944 after a raid to Dusseldorf
Germany.
6 crewmembers were KIA and buried at Reichswald War Cemetery ,one POW.

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

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Re: Halifax LV990 433 Squadron

Could it be that LV990 coded BM-J was hit by flak near Arnhem like LV840 BM-E of the same Squadron that was lost the same night and crashed just over the border in Reichswald Forest?
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Re: Halifax LV990 433 Squadron

Hi Larry,

Its possible, i do not know..........

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Re: Halifax LV990 433 Squadron

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Hello,

Can anyone help me with more info about Halifax LV990, 433 Squadron.
This plane crashed on April 22/23 1944 after a raid to Dusseldorf
Germany.
6 crewmembers were KIA and buried at Reichswald War Cemetery ,one POW.

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

Michel
Hello,
According to my information there is one crewmember still MIA.
P/O Joseph Paul Lucien Wilfrid Leon DESROCHES
R-171843 Age 29 Rear Gunner
From Montreal Quebec.
His name is on the Runnymede Memorial.
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Re: Halifax LV990 433 Squadron

There is an interesting PDG document on the Internet about the 433 Squadron.

http://www.manitobamilitaryaviationm...33squadron.pdf

In this document, there is a statement from T.N. Morris (only crew member to survive) on what happened where (see page 5).
Seems the aircraft was hit by Flak near German city of Aachen.

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Re: Halifax LV990 433 Squadron

Hi guys,

Thank you for this info,

That's what i needed.........

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Re: Halifax LV990 433 Squadron

I did some research on this event since I was living next village to the crash site.
  1. Crash site is MERZENICH, 4 km east of Dueren, at the Watertower
  2. Shot down by Flak Battery 5./SW 270
  3. Casualty: Pilot OfficerJOSEPH PAUL LUCIEN WILFRED DESROCHES, J/88390Served With: Royal Canadian Air ForceDied: 23rd April 1944Commemorated: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Surrey, United KingdomMemorial Reference: Panel 250.Additional Information: Age 26 Son of Leon Jules A. and Celia Desroches.
  4. Picture of the downed airplane was existing at a local
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Re: Halifax LV990 433 Squadron

Joerg, you are the best.................

Thank you for your info, that was the last piece of a puzzle......




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