Gresse, Germany RAF Friendly fire incident

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Davenport7, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. AlanW

    AlanW Senior Member

    The ORB of the squadron which attacked the column does state that after the initial attack on transport in the Bergedf- Boizenberg area, it was thought that the transports were carrying pow's, so no further attacks were made.
     
  2. GerardNZ

    GerardNZ Member

    Thank you for the info Dave - appreciated.
     
  3. GerardNZ

    GerardNZ Member

    Thanks Alan. Are you able to share your source/resource?
     
  4. GerardNZ

    GerardNZ Member

    Aye, thanks for your kind words Kevin. I don’t think there is a memorial at either of those Harnham churches, but I’ll check.
     
  5. DBradford

    DBradford New Member

    Hi all,

    My grandfather Richard Wicker was involved in the 'friendly fire' attack at Gresse in April 1945.

    In 2016, we discovered his novelistic wartime memoir manuscript, logbook and letters home, etc. — including an account of the strafing by RAF Typhoons — which we have just published as a book, We Happy Few, available online:
    We Happy Few - Troubador Book Publishing
     
  6. AlanW

    AlanW Senior Member

    247sqdn Operations Record Book. Let me have your email via a pm and i'll send a couple of files.
     
  7. GerardNZ

    GerardNZ Member

    Hi Alan. I have clicked on your profile page but there is no 'Start a Conversation' option (I think I'd need to click on this to pm you). Cheers, Gerard
     
  8. dp_burke

    dp_burke Junior Member

  9. AlanW

    AlanW Senior Member

    Gerard, check your profile page, i've left a message.
     
  10. GerardNZ

    GerardNZ Member

    Thanks Alan.
     
  11. GerardNZ

    GerardNZ Member

    Thank you for these links.
     
  12. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    AlanW's research into the shootup at Gresse puts to rest the long held thought that it was Canadian in the RAF who led this attack.

    Further information on this aspect of the story can be found in John Nichol and Tony Rennell's "The Last Escape"
     

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