Lancaster JB353 OL-F 2/3 Jan 1944 Berlin

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by Helen Theron, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Jonny F

    Jonny F New Member

    I am a good friend of the nephew of P/O Ernest Blair Stiles and have spent the last 3 weeks researching his history including obtaining copies of the documents in his RAF File. It would appear that JB-453 was seen crashing into the ground already on fire and it burned for several hours in the early morning of January 3rd 1944 at Timmenrode, Germany.

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  2. James Wright

    James Wright New Member

    Crashed during final bomb run Berlin 2/3 Jan 1944 i am researching as my Son in Law's Uncle was a crew member. I have info. Please contact
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Hello James and welcome is this a general help in case any one passes by the forum.
    thank you

    another thread here JB453 OL-F

    Date: 03-JAN-1944
    Time: nigh
    Owner/operator: 83 Squadron Royal Air Force (83 Sqn RAF)
    Registration: JB453
    MSN: OL-F
    Fatalities: Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
    Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
    Location: Blankenburg, Sachsen-Anhalt - [​IMG] Germany
    Phase: Combat
    Nature: Military
    Departure airport: RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire
    Destination airport:
    Takeoff at 00:05 hrs for an operation to Berlin.

    Possibly, the aircraft was damaged by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Berthold Ney of the Stab III./NJG 2 (based at Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands), who was flying a Ju 88 C-6.

    Accident Avro Lancaster Mk III JB453, 03 Jan 1944
  4. James Wright

    James Wright New Member

    HI Helen for info Sgt Dunlop Scottish born Glasgow 1st of 10 siblings. my son inlaw related Sgt Dunlop was his Uncle. am researching for him

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