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Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm

Greetings all, just checking to see if someone might be able to clear up what actually happened on January 5/6, 1945, RCAF 425 Squadron's With Halifax's MZ-680, NR-178 and NP-999, there is a bit of misinformation on what happened, but it is know that all 3 where lost on a mission to Hannover, Germany. I have currently that MZ-680 was shot down by flak, NR-178 and NP-999 was shot down by night fighters, but when I look into where the aircraft crashed, all three have the same location.

"Aircraft shot down and crashed some 2 km east of Schneeren, a village North of the Steinhuder Meer and 9 km west/northwest from Neustadt am Rubenberge."

There is also a story floating about that Halifax NR-178 was involved in a mid-air collision.


Any help or addition to what actually happened to these three aircraft would truly be appreciated.


Thank you in advance, George !

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Re: Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by Temujin » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:50 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Greetings all, just checking to see if someone might be able to clear up what actually happened on January 5/6, 1945, RCAF 425 Squadron's With Halifax's MZ-680, NR-178 and NP-999, there is a bit of misinformation on what happened, but it is know that all 3 where lost on a mission to Hannover, Germany. I have currently that MZ-680 was shot down by flak, NR-178 and NP-999 was shot down by night fighters, but when I look into where the aircraft crashed, all three have the same location.

"Aircraft shot down and crashed some 2 km east of Schneeren, a village North of the Steinhuder Meer and 9 km west/northwest from Neustadt am Rubenberge."

There is also a story floating about that Halifax NR-178 was involved in a mid-air collision.


Any help or addition to what actually happened to these three aircraft would truly be appreciated.


Thank you in advance, George !
Searching George. So far found these records.....but they do not explain their “missing status”.....will continue the search
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Re: Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:07 am

Awesome Temujin, Thank You very much !

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Re: Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by Temujin » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:56 pm

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Re: Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:01 pm

Well, win some, lose some, at least I got the crews and aircraft, maybe some time in the future, some thing will arise to say what actually happened to the aircraft that brought them down ! Appreciate the help !


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Re: Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by Temujin » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:06 pm

All the info I could find on Halifax III MZ-860, coded KW-E
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Re: Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by Temujin » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:08 pm

Still looking for more info on the other aircraft George

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Re: Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by Temujin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:37 am

Everything I could find on NR-178
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Re: Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:39 pm

Wow, awesome info, and sad at the same time, I had read that P/O J. Lamarre from Halifax MZ860 had been murdered by the S.S., but did not know that P/O J. Piche was also murdered, beat to death during an interrogation., just terrible, do you happen to have the home town info on P/O J. Piche, J/92868, RCAF. I can't seem to find it. and as always, Thank You so much, I appreciate all the help you give.

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Re: Rsearching RCAF 425 Squadron Halifax's

Post by Temujin » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:03 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Wow, awesome info, and sad at the same time, I had read that P/O J. Lamarre from Halifax MZ860 had been murdered by the S.S., but did not know that P/O J. Piche was also murdered, beat to death during an interrogation., just terrible, do you happen to have the home town info on P/O J. Piche, J/92868, RCAF. I can't seem to find it. and as always, Thank You so much, I appreciate all the help you give.
Name: Jean Adolphe Fernand Piche
Birth Place: Pointe Que Lac Que

Place of residence on enlistment, on Attestation Papers below, Louiseville, Quebec
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