Lancaster Shot Down during Kassel Raid

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  1. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    I am aware of a Flight Sergeant James F. Johnston who was shot down on the night of 22 / 23 October 1943 during a Raid on Kassel.

    His RAF Number was 1483501 and he survived the attack becoming a Prisoner of War.

    I am trying to identify the particular aircraft he was in to see if I can learn more about how it was downed and what happened to the rest of the crew.

    He MAY have been in 103 Squadron however this is not certain.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    For Info - not found Sqdn yet

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    Name: J F Johnston
    Rank: Flight Sergeant
    Army Number: 1483501
    Regiment: Royal Air Force : Officers & Other Ranks
    POW Number: 261213
    Camp Type: Stalag
    Camp Number: 4B
    Camp Location: Muhlberg (Elbe), Germany
    Section: Royal Air Force : Officers & Other Ranks

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  3. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    No. 429 Squadron. Halifax JD332.
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  4. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    The Captain, Navigator and both RCAF air gunners were killed.

    JD332 a.jpg JD332 b.jpg
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  5. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    Possibly shot down by Unteroffizier Heinz Misch of 9./NJG-2 who claimed a Halifax at 4,000m 20km SW Holzminden at 2115. However this claim could also relate to Halifax JD121 of 77 Squadron.
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  6. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    Folks this is absolutely fabulous.
    I have been contacted by a relative of his and will be able to show a POW Photograph of him here soon.

    Thanks very much!!

  7. ww2ni

    ww2ni Senior Member

    As promised the POW Photograph of Flight Sergeant James F. Johnston.

    Attached Files:

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  8. Glenn Jones

    Glenn Jones New Member

    Hi Andy, I have just forwarded this to my half sister Dana in Canada, R.225377 F/Sgt McCart was her mothers brother, and my sister has all her uncle's medals, I know she will be very interested in reading all this. Regards Glenn.
  9. dmakey

    dmakey New Member

    Hi. My Uncle, Robin McCart was one of the air gunners that was killed and not identified. Is there a website where I can find more information, ie., the exhumation reports or the crash site, etc? Thank you so much, Dana
  10. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    I'm sorry but what I posted in April was all I could find. This was in A/G Christenson's service file. As it seems three a/c came down the same night the other documents pertain only to JD121.


  11. dmakey

    dmakey New Member

    Thank you Dave. The document that you posted has much more information than I was aware of before and I certainly appreciate it.
    Regards, Dana

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