loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

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loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by Karacho » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:01 pm

Hello gentlemen,

in the last weeks i located the crashsite from Stirling W7629 / MG-Z, No 7 Sqdn, lost in the night 6. / 7.9. 1942, in the area north of Moers / germany.
The Mission on 6.9.1942: Bombing Duisburg. Stirling W7629 don´t return to the base on this night.....
All crew-members died :

N.A. Bennitt 100634 / pilot
R. Sawyer 563012 / engineer
L.G. John 400505 / ?
N. Spalding 1264305 / front gunner
J.M. Smith 403040 / top gunner
H.W. Aldridge 128049 / gunner
C.J. Dupreez 777663 / rear gunner


In the crashsite-area found a lot of wrekparts : Duralparts, some parts from cockpit, etc....
The first detected area is ca. 350 x 60 mtrs, so i think in a bigger area i can find more wreckparts...., next weeks searching again.
The mostly found wreckparts are extremly damaged with a lot of "burning holes", from bullets and "Schrapnells"... looks like a sieve... A direct hit by Flak or detonation in the air...?? ( explosion inside the aircraft ?)

Anyone more informations to this Stirling, crew and loss....?

More pics and information coming in the next weeks

greets
Karacho
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Re: loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by Karacho » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:05 pm

part two of pics / Stirling W 7629:

greets
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Re: loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by Karacho » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:12 pm

part three from W 7629...
the crashsite-area....

greets
Karacho
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Re: loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by Ludford101 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:24 pm

Thanks for posting .. looks like some pretty large pieces still left in the ground ...

Regards

Gary
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Re: loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by Karacho » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:14 am

hello,

searching again in the crasharea from this Stirling last week.

We found a lot of wreckparts extremly perforated with small an middle holes shot through the outside of Dural ( outside = black / brown colour ), hit by Flak in the air ?
Some parts riddled with holes from the inside of the aircraft ( Dural = grey ), with molten dural around the holes...., explosion inside the aircraft ?
...kind of loss from this Stirling is not sure...

regards
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Re: loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by Karacho » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:15 am

part two of pics

regads
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Re: loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by Davenport7 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:38 am

Karacho,

Great Effort on this, its great to see this work being done and even more so it was my grandfathers Squadron!

Thanks

Ian

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Re: loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by ssg keay » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:33 pm

Karacho, are you sure it is W7629? There is a K raport stating she went down at Baaler Bruch, bei Goch. I have been to the site and we found Stirling parts back then (1980s). Danny

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Re: loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by Karacho » Mon May 11, 2015 8:16 am

hello ssg Keay,

im shure this is Sterling W7629, crashed at " Baerler Busch, near Moers/ germany. ...location Goch is not W7629 !
Two weeks ago i search again in this area and found several more wreckparts in an area of 300 x 100 mtr.
...see the pics...
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Re: loss of Stirling W7629, crashsite located...

Post by K4KittyCrew » Wed May 13, 2015 9:28 am

Would it be fair to say that the 'feathered bird' would have to be a clear indication as to whether this aircraft is or is not W7629.
I certainly welcome further comments and details on this.
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