426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Discussions related to researching soldiers of the second world war.
georgetanksherman
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 489
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
Commendations: 9
Contact:

426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:24 pm

Aircraft LW206 took off from Linton-on-Ouse on bombing mission to Volkel, Germany. Aircraft crashed in England en route to target, inexplicably went into a flat spin during a routine turn. Only some of the crew could bail out safely. They crashed near a USAAF base at Duxford, personnel from which raced to the crash scene where five were killed when the bomb load went up, along with a civilian. The crew members that were killed are buried in England. I have found 3 of the Americans that were killed trying to help with the rescue, does anyone know the other two individuals and the civilian ???

Crew.
Pilot: P/O. R.A. Lamb RCAF, Killed
Flt Eng: Sgt. N.K. Robinson, RAFVR, Killed
Nav: P/O. R.E.B. Mallalue RCAF, Survived
Bmb Aim: P/O. E.T. Longley RCAF, Survived
Wop/Gnr: Sgt. R.M. Kipfer RCAF, Survived
Gnr: Sgt. A.A.J. Willis RCAF, Killed
Gnr: Flt Sgt W.B. Wright RCAF, Killed


689th Military Police:

1st Lt. Louis F. Strab, 0-1796881, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Sgt. William T. Marsh, Unknown Number, Veedersburg, Indiana, U.S.A.


2027th EAFFP (Fire Fighter Commander)
1st Lt. William M. Shoemaker, 0-734012, Home town not found, U.S.A.

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2068
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 104

Re: 426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:16 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:24 pm

2027th EAFFP (Fire Fighter Commander)
1st Lt. William M. Shoemaker, 0-734012, Home town not found, U.S.A.
C7F2BFD4-0D9A-4566-9FCA-A4CD7561784B.jpeg
C7F2BFD4-0D9A-4566-9FCA-A4CD7561784B.jpeg (907.18 KiB) Viewed 3538 times
35FF1FA1-4623-446C-B72F-0ED210072BE0.jpeg
35FF1FA1-4623-446C-B72F-0ED210072BE0.jpeg (145.95 KiB) Viewed 3532 times
0E8CD617-C8B0-424A-91E6-12A061DA2F47.jpeg
0E8CD617-C8B0-424A-91E6-12A061DA2F47.jpeg (119.3 KiB) Viewed 3528 times
62DFFD41-3A61-484E-AD67-6891BE236850.jpeg
62DFFD41-3A61-484E-AD67-6891BE236850.jpeg (146.15 KiB) Viewed 3528 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2068
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 104

Re: 426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:24 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:24 pm
Aircraft LW206 took off from Linton-on-Ouse on bombing mission to Volkel, Germany. Aircraft crashed in England en route to target, inexplicably went into a flat spin during a routine turn. Only some of the crew could bail out safely. They crashed near a USAAF base at Duxford, personnel from which raced to the crash scene where five were killed when the bomb load went up, along with a civilian. The crew members that were killed are buried in England. I have found 3 of the Americans that were killed trying to help with the rescue, does anyone know the other two individuals and the civilian ???

Crew.
Pilot: P/O. R.A. Lamb RCAF, Killed
Flt Eng: Sgt. N.K. Robinson, RAFVR, Killed
Nav: P/O. R.E.B. Mallalue RCAF, Survived
Bmb Aim: P/O. E.T. Longley RCAF, Survived
Wop/Gnr: Sgt. R.M. Kipfer RCAF, Survived
Gnr: Sgt. A.A.J. Willis RCAF, Killed
Gnr: Flt Sgt W.B. Wright RCAF, Killed


689th Military Police:

1st Lt. Louis F. Strab, 0-1796881, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Sgt. William T. Marsh, Unknown Number, Veedersburg, Indiana, U.S.A.


2027th EAFFP (Fire Fighter Commander)
1st Lt. William M. Shoemaker, 0-734012, Home town not found, U.S.A.
6D47DAC6-D0CB-4513-BF5E-F5F52CF6BE49.jpeg
6D47DAC6-D0CB-4513-BF5E-F5F52CF6BE49.jpeg (127.95 KiB) Viewed 3537 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2068
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 104

Re: 426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:02 am

94C0973D-E075-45B4-A6E5-59D1DD2ED67F.jpeg
94C0973D-E075-45B4-A6E5-59D1DD2ED67F.jpeg (188.09 KiB) Viewed 3536 times
289FF459-31EF-485D-8D4B-BB647CF8FDB9.jpeg
289FF459-31EF-485D-8D4B-BB647CF8FDB9.jpeg (193.36 KiB) Viewed 3536 times
46583F57-C471-460F-982D-D7622E4B5CED.jpeg
46583F57-C471-460F-982D-D7622E4B5CED.jpeg (187.97 KiB) Viewed 3536 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2068
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 104

Re: 426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:13 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:24 pm

689th Military Police:

1st Lt. Louis F. Strab, 0-1796881, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Sgt. William T. Marsh, Unknown Number, Veedersburg, Indiana, U.S.A.
Note: Name spelling
966A3A71-7E89-4F7F-BD7C-8DB5A2AA5FDD.jpeg
966A3A71-7E89-4F7F-BD7C-8DB5A2AA5FDD.jpeg (619.33 KiB) Viewed 3536 times
1E970F31-EF5A-4812-BB5A-E38C1A66522F.jpeg
1E970F31-EF5A-4812-BB5A-E38C1A66522F.jpeg (130.23 KiB) Viewed 3535 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2068
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 104

Re: 426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:54 am

F5C761AE-704A-45C0-BF85-769602B653D1.jpeg
F5C761AE-704A-45C0-BF85-769602B653D1.jpeg (1.02 MiB) Viewed 3534 times
4543CFEF-F66C-452D-A654-1D9FDC28BCCE.jpeg
4543CFEF-F66C-452D-A654-1D9FDC28BCCE.jpeg (829.38 KiB) Viewed 3534 times
2D9FC7AB-E892-45F5-BFA7-829F43729E9D.jpeg
2D9FC7AB-E892-45F5-BFA7-829F43729E9D.jpeg (680.78 KiB) Viewed 3534 times
2F8CF899-724D-405D-B317-7A161FC2BA08.jpeg
2F8CF899-724D-405D-B317-7A161FC2BA08.jpeg (672.83 KiB) Viewed 3534 times
DCEFA132-CA55-44ED-94C7-63EFA773D572.jpeg
DCEFA132-CA55-44ED-94C7-63EFA773D572.jpeg (852.82 KiB) Viewed 3534 times
97436412-B535-4B4D-8E34-55DD08C38FF6.jpeg
97436412-B535-4B4D-8E34-55DD08C38FF6.jpeg (498.38 KiB) Viewed 3534 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2068
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 104

Re: 426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:25 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:24 pm

Sgt. William T. Marsh, Unknown Number, Veedersburg, Indiana, U.S.A.
Note Name difference
9BBA1FBA-CEA4-4D7C-8A85-AA0F0C758C34.jpeg
9BBA1FBA-CEA4-4D7C-8A85-AA0F0C758C34.jpeg (78.42 KiB) Viewed 3534 times
63B10CFB-26FA-4753-8D29-92279DE86D19.jpeg
63B10CFB-26FA-4753-8D29-92279DE86D19.jpeg (80.97 KiB) Viewed 3534 times
Wayne Marsh was killed on duty when a RCAF Halifax crashed near Duxford airfield on 3 September 1944. He and Louis Streb had rushed to crash scene to help rescue the crew when the aircraft exploded, killing them both. He is buried at Rockfield Cemetery, Veedersburg, Indiana.
19185E00-34AD-4A5A-B47D-2ED92D001D35.jpeg
19185E00-34AD-4A5A-B47D-2ED92D001D35.jpeg (434.26 KiB) Viewed 3533 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2068
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 104

Re: 426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:42 am

I think I found the civilian
C8194FF7-37B5-4860-8063-65F6FC347970.jpeg
http://www.sawstonhistory.org.uk/apr-2009-meeting-report.htm
C8194FF7-37B5-4860-8063-65F6FC347970.jpeg (900.96 KiB) Viewed 3531 times
3F5BAD71-ED76-4B92-A4B2-7F9D976D56D3.jpeg
3F5BAD71-ED76-4B92-A4B2-7F9D976D56D3.jpeg (159.11 KiB) Viewed 3531 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2068
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 104

Re: 426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:12 pm

I believe, this is the location of the crash. Point marked on the map, and I’ve marked the location of Duxford USAAF. The crash was near “Home Farm” cottages
0D15E99A-8835-4F0E-9DDB-3371E1780761.jpeg
0D15E99A-8835-4F0E-9DDB-3371E1780761.jpeg (624.94 KiB) Viewed 3528 times
7AC17041-D9E2-4C79-96E8-7A347321F064.jpeg
7AC17041-D9E2-4C79-96E8-7A347321F064.jpeg (596.6 KiB) Viewed 3528 times

georgetanksherman
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 489
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
Commendations: 9
Contact:

Re: 426 Sqdn, Halifax LW206

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:27 pm

I am going with the assumption that because 1st Lt. Streb and 1st Lt. Shoemaker were Commanders of their group that they are the ones that were killed in the jeep along with Sgt. Marsh as there driver.

On the "Preceedings" Report form, at the top it said that there were 5 Americans killed, 1 Civilian, and then down on the bottom of the report it said that 3 Americans were killed in the jeep when a tree fell on it along with one other American was killed, and 1 Civilian, but yet there is no mention of the other 1 or 2 Americans that were killed ??? Maybe the info is not available !

But, as always, Thank You so much for the info that you were able to share ! Hope all is well, And a Very Merry Christmas to One and All, with wishes of a Safe, but Happy New Year !

Cheers
George

Post Reply