Category Archives: RAF Recovery

Unknown Mk. IX or Mk.XVI Spitfire Huijbergen

Unknown Spitfire crash in Huijbergen. We know from the parts that we found that is has to be a Mk. IX or Mk. XVI.  We also know that we have to look in the time frame from 1944 or 1945 … Continue reading

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Halifax HR819

Type : Halifax Mk.II Serial : HR819 Markings: TL-K  35 Sqn. Mission : Aachen Date: 13/14 July 1943 Halifax MkII HR819 (TL-K) was one of eighteen No.35 Squadron aircraft detailed to attack Aachen on the night of the 13th /14th … Continue reading

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Halifax HR719

Shot down by night fighter pilot Major Werner Streib of the Stab I./NJG 1, flying He 219 V9 G9+FB from Venlo airfield. Crashed at Mook Holland close to the “Hotel  Plasmolen” Target: Düsseldorf Call Sign: NP-M Takeoff time: 23:10 Crew: Pilot … Continue reading

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Unknown Spitfire MkIX Boxmeer

Type: Spitfire MkIX Date :Sept/Oct. 1944 unknown-spitfire-mk-ix-crash By Joop

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Lancaster NN775

Lancaster Mk I Serial : NN775 Markings : A2-F Mission : Gelsenkirchen Date : 05/03/1945 Glabbeek crew-lancaster-nn775 Summary: On the 5th March 1945, Lancaster NN775 took off from RAF Waterbeach at 1035 hours, detailed for a G-H attack on the … Continue reading

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Lancaster LL678

Lancaster Mk II Serial : LL678 Markings :A2-L “Lily Mars” Unit: 514 Squadron RAF Mission: Gelsenkirchen 12-13/06/1944 Lancaster LL678 (J1-L2) was airborne 23:12 hrs 12.06.1944 from Waterbeach for an operation against Gelsenkirchen. Shot down by a night-fighter (Oberleutnant Dietrich Schmidt, 11. … Continue reading

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Typhoon MN247

Fl/Lt Peter Edward “Slosher” Raw DFC Typhoon MN247 TP-T “Trixie” 183 Sqn. 21/03/1944 Fighter sweep Nijmegen area. Crash Vortum-Mullem Former 609 and 198 Sqn pilot,his 2 other brothers ,also RAFVR’s ,also KIA. typhoon-mn-247-1 By Joop Hendrix

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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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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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