WW2 Casualties and Aircraft loses July 1 2012 at 11:38 AM
(Login Piggyboo100) from IP address 188.8.131.52
Does anyone know a website where you can search a database or download a database for ww2 raf casualties etc so i can find out who was one each plane when it crashed etc.
Author Reply Alex (Login gate1) Forum Member 184.108.40.206
Re: WW2 Casualties and Aircraft loses July 2 2012, 11:38 AM
The best resource is the set of books by Bill Chorley and others. They are titled Bomber Command losses, Fighter Command losses etc, but are not available online. If you have any particular crews/aircraft/dates in mind, I or others can look them up.
Alternatively, do a search for the 'RAF Commands forum', and ask on there. Some very knowledgible folk as members... Chr is K (Premier Login AOC553) Forum Owner 220.127.116.11
RAF Commands July 2 2012, 2:14 PM
Link to the site is at the top of the page
(Login mapman1940) Forum Member 18.104.22.168
aircraft loss 15 sqd. July 7 2012, 5:34 PM
I am trying to trace aircraft losses for 15 squadron 24/03/1944. Aircraft possibly a stirling but most likely a Lancaster. The plane I am loking for had a wireless op/gunner James Archibald Sills aboard. aircraft will probably be listed as missing or failed to return. Sills has no known grave.
Tony (Login LV907) Forum Member 22.214.171.124
15 Squadron missing aircraft July 8 2012, 5:59 AM
Lancaster (lll) LM441 LS-T took off from RAF Mildenhall at 1837 0n 24th March 1944 on a raid to Berlin.
It was shot down by flak on it homebound journey and crashed 3 miles north of Bonn.
Four of the crew now rest in Rheinberg War Cemetery and three are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial as no known grave.
The crew were:
Hope this is of help.
(Login gate1) Forum Member 126.96.36.199
Re: 15 Squadron missing aircraft July 8 2012, 9:42 AM
According to Bill Chorley's book, 'Bomber Command Losses, it crashed three KILOMETRES from Bonn, not three MILES, not that it makes a huge difference unless you are searching for the crash site!
tONY (Login LV907) Forum Member 188.8.131.52
15 Squadron Miles v Ks July 11 2012, 1:55 PM
Sorry my mistake, but it was 3K and 35M, how could I get it so wrong!!
Thought he was looking for information about the crew and aircraft and NOT the crash site?
Alex (Login gate1) Forum Member 184.108.40.206
Re: 15 Squadron Miles v Ks July 11 2012, 4:46 PM
Well he might be. But even if just writing up the details, best to be accurate, assuming Bill Chorley is.
Andy (Login mapman1940) Forum Member 220.127.116.11
Lancaster LS-T July 8 2012, 11:57 AM
Thankyou. I have J A Sills old B type flying Helmet and I am slowly but surely putting a face to the equipment. I can move on now with this information.
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