Halifax LK968 - looking for further infoSeptember 12 2014 at 3:27 AM
|Stephen (Login SE-P43)|
from IP address 220.127.116.11
Would anyone out there have any information of the downing of Halifax LK968 (coded SE-P) from the 431 Squadron during the Leipzig raid of 03/04 December 1943.
ID Rank Name Position Destiny Date of birth Age POW # Personal ID Burial Place / POW Camp
1 Flying Officer Alexander William Edgar RCAF Pilot killed 0000-00-00 23 J/24430 HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, 6. A. 17.
2 Sergeant Norman Thomas Anderson RCAF Flight Engineer killed 1921-00-00 22 R/111471 HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, 6. A. 16.
3 Flight Sergeant R J Henry RCAF Navigator prisoner of war 0000-00-00 43188 R/70957 9C
4 Pilot Officer Arthur E Freeman RCAF Bomb Aimer prisoner of war 0000-00-00 1675 J/23992 STALAG LUFT I
5 Warrant Officer M O Dechambeau RCAF WOp AG prisoner of war 0000-00-00 263667 R/122662 4B
6 Sergeant J C Arsenault RCAF Mid Upper Gunnerprisoner of war 0000-00-00 263643 R/194280 4B
7 Sergeant Mansel Vernal Phillips RAFVR Rear Gunner killed 0000-00-00 1836048 HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, 6. A. 18.
I have found a couple of places on the web indicating LK968 was shot down by a night fighter but have not seen any sources cited to confirm this. I am also interested in any crew or aircraft photos which may exist...or advice on places where I could search for such. Finally, any further info on the crew members would be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance for any information, advice or expertise that you can share.
|September 12 2014, 12:41 PM |
according to Chorley's 1943 BOMBER COMMAND LOSSES LK968 crashed near Hannover at CELLE-HUFTSTEDT
Re: Halifax LK968 - looking for further info
|September 21 2014, 10:57 AM |
|September 21 2014, 12:30 PM |
the following Luftwaffe claim for LK968 of 431 Squadron (ref: Theo Boitens Nachtjagd War Diaries vol 1).
3/4 December 1943
Fw. Hans Meissner 6./NJG3 Bahnhof Hustedt, N. Celle: 5200 m. 03.15
Hope this helps,
|September 21 2014, 8:24 PM |
Thanks for the info. This sounds like the right guy.
|December 1 2017, 6:06 AM |
Good Morning Stephen,
just reading your request about the Edgar Crew. I investigate this Loss since Spring 2017 and find out the exactly crash site of the Halifax LK968 in Hustedt.
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