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Old 13th April 2015, 11:05
Theo Boiten Theo Boiten is offline
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Five Wellington losses 30-31 May 1942, 1,000 Bomber Raid on Köln

Dear all,

For the NJWD 2nd edition, I'm currently re-writing the narrative plus Nachtjagd & Flak claims listings for the 30-31 May 1942 1,000 Bomber Raid on Köln (Cologne), and have five Wellington losses for which I have not yet been able to find a crash location, probably all in Germany:

12 Sqn Wellington Z8376
12 Sqn Wellington Z8643
22 OTU Wellington R1714
103 Sqn Wellington DV452
142 Sqn Wellington Z1208

Who can help?

Cheers and thanks for any info, Theo
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Old 14th April 2015, 07:10
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Re: Five Wellington losses 30-31 May 1942, 1,000 Bomber Raid on Köln

Z8376 is often noted as crashing near Düsseldorf, for example in Air Britain serials of RAF aircraft

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Old 14th April 2015, 08:29
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Re: Five Wellington losses 30-31 May 1942, 1,000 Bomber Raid on Köln

Hello Martin,

Thanks for your reply -I have five unmatched confirmed Flak claims of the 4. Flak Division (covering the Ruhr) for 30-31 May 1942, which most probably fit to these five bomber losses, and would therefore like to have precise info re. the crash locations of these 'heavies'.

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Old 15th April 2015, 01:10
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Re: Five Wellington losses 30-31 May 1942, 1,000 Bomber Raid on Köln

There is a older book on this operation called "The Thousand Plane Raid" by Ralph Barker which may have some information on the downing of these 5 aircraft.
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Old 15th April 2015, 09:50
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Re: Five Wellington losses 30-31 May 1942, 1,000 Bomber Raid on Köln

Thanks for your reply James, but no specific info on the crash locations of the five Wimpeys in this source I'm afraid ..

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Old 15th April 2015, 22:42
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Re: Five Wellington losses 30-31 May 1942, 1,000 Bomber Raid on Köln

Didn't John Foreman do a FlyPest article on the 1,000 bomber raid on cologne back in the 80s which dealt with some of the individual losses?

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