Lancaster crash site Plochingen

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  1. jupiter

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    Hi guys a new challenge.
    My grandfathers Lancaster LM546 crashed in a wooded area in Plochingen near motorway 10, after being shot down 28/29/7/44 on a raid over Stuttgart.
    All the crew bailed out and survived.
    Despite contacting agencies in Stuttgart i am no nearer any more information.
    The only link i have is a mention in the book Stuttgart im Luftkrieg.
    There must be someone in Germany who can help.
    I have drawn blanks so far, i bet there is someone in Plochingen who knows.
    Pete:p
     
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    so what exactly do you want to find out here? im always up for digging up old information
    from what i know already it was part of the 625 Squadron on the Stuttgart Raid.
    Theres also a link already that should help out if ya havent checked it yet. ima go do some digging though

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/basic/625-squadron-12850.html
     
  3. Njaco

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    Pete, why don't you try a new thread with all the questions you want answered in the "Aviation" section. Some members don't really look in the "Basic" section and you might get a better response from everybody. I would get all the facts you have and a set of questions together and see how it goes.
     
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    Yeah well one thing for sure is that hes been through alot of sites trying to find information. I think this is gonna be my biggest test yet
     
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    How can I help? I know where Plochingen is. It is near where my family lives (aprox. 20 minutes).

    I am not sure when I can get a chance to go down to that area, I do not live near Stuttgart anymore.
     
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    Hi Kris,

    in such cases I always ask Bürgemeister (mayor) of the town for their chronicle...if there´s a crash mentioned in it I´m sure there will be also some eye witnesses in surrounding area...
    I´ve visited close towns of the crash sites here several times and when the people got to know that I have a historical interest more and more eye witnesses appeared at once...
    The local elder people remember a lot but no questions- no answers...8)
     
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    Thanks for your interest people.
    Sorry for posting in wrong place but my previous questions have been so successful here.
    I guess i want to known if the actual location of the crash is known , possible visit in the future.
    Is there any local records or eye wittness accounts?
    Ive tried record departments in Stuttgart but drawn a blank.
    Only lead is the mention in the book.
    Contacting the Burgmister is a good idea , though my lack of German hinders me in this.
    Ill post this in the Aviation section as well
    pete:eek:
     
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