Category Archives: Recovery

Lancaster PB569

Lancaster III PB569 100 Sqn. HW-Y Operation :Bottrop 03-04/02/1945 Pdf from the research project  Lancaster PB569 Investigated by Joop ,Sjaak and Thijs   Lancaster PB569 shook to the full roar of the Merlin engines, Robin Ordell released the brakes and … Continue reading

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P-51 K “Bloody but Unbowed”

P-51 K-10 44-12093 402nd FS  370 FG 9th Air Force 13/04/1945 Capt. Clark C. “Cush”  Fitts  onderzoeksverslag NR 29 Mustang Gierle See also this link Special thanks to our friend and colleague Luc Cox     Some of … Continue reading

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Lancaster HK663

Serial Range HK553 – HK806 This aircraft was one of 200Lancastersordered from Vickers Armstrongs (Castle Bromwich) as Mk.11 Sep41 and changed to Mk.111 Feb43, but built as Mk.1s from Oct43 to Feb45. Up to HK773 had Merlin 22 engines initially … Continue reading

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Halifax MZ575

Halifax Mk.III MZ575 76 Squadron MP-W Operation Hasselt  12/12 May 1944 Airborne 2225 12May44 from Holme-on-Spalding Moor to attack the railway yards. Shot down by a night-fighter ,Oblt Tober, 111./NJG2,( . With the combat taking place at 3,800 mtrs. time: … Continue reading

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Mosquito MM705

      Mosquito MM705 219 Sqn. 26/27 -12 -1944 Holsbeek Crash report from “Nachtjagd War Diaries”: A Junkers 88 of 6./NJG2, flown by Hauptman Kamsties, had successfully completed a series of ground-strafing runs in the Leuven area, central Belgium, … Continue reading

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Lancaster ME846

 Lancaster ME846 619 Squadron PG-C 21/22 June 1944 Mission Wesseling “Serial Range ME554 – ME868 This aircraft was one of 250 Lancasters ordered from Metro-Vick May42 and delivered from Nov43 to Jun44 with Merlin 22 engines initially installed up to … Continue reading

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Messerschmitt 109G-14

Bf 109G-14  Werk nr. 464162 10./JG3 01/01/1945 ” Bodenplatte” (Eindhoven airfield) Lt. Hans Ulrich Jung K.I.A. See the pdf file for more information and photo’s Pdf report by Joop Hendrix messerschmitt-109g     Photo’s Investigation by Joop Hendrix,Marcel Hermes,Thijs … Continue reading

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Halifax JD261

  Halifax JD261 51 Squadron MH-J 25/26 May 1943 Mission Gelsenkirchen “Serial Range JD244 – JD278. 35 Halifax Mk.11. Part of a batch of 350 HP59 Halifax Mk.11. JB781-JB806; JB834- JB875; JB892-JB931; JB956-JB974; JD105-JD128; JD143-JD180; JD198- JD218; JD244-JD278; JD296-JD333; JD361-JD386; … Continue reading

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Halifax MZ623

Halifax MZ623 76 Squadron MP-P 24/25 May 1944 Mission Aachen “Serial range MZ617 – MZ660. 44 Halifax Mk.111. Part of a batch of 360 HP61 Halifax Mk.B111. MZ500-MZ544; MZ556- MZ604; MZ617-MZ660; MZ672-MZ717; MZ730-MZ775; MZ787-MZ831; MZ844- MZ883; MZ895-MZ939. Delivered by English … Continue reading

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Stirling BK810

     STIRLING  BK810  75(NZ) SQN.  AA-G  22/23 JUNE 1943  Stirling BK810 took off from Newmarket at 23.47 h. on operation to Mulheim.Four aircraft of 75(NZ) Sqn. would not return that night. Records tell us that the plane came down … Continue reading

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