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12th Aug 2004, 02:33
I am hoping someone can provide a point of contact for 625 Squadron Association. I have already looked at the RAF site via Google search. Any other leads would be appreciated.

Mother-in-Law had an uncle (Australian) who was killed (presumed dead wef 16/8/44 whilst on air operations over Germany). She would appreciate any information that might be available like aircraft number, photo's(?) or the like.

Thanks in advance.

12th Aug 2004, 09:59

There is a (very small) bit here, to get you started.

Ed to Add:

625 flew Lancs, squadron code letters CF.
Below is list of Bomber Command ops covering 15/16 August 1944 (Tuesday & Wednesday).

15/16 August 1944
32 Mosquitos to Berlin, 8 to Venlo airfield and 9 to various Ruhr targets, 1 RCM sortie, 7 Mosquito patrols, 6 Halifaxes minelaying off La Pallice. No aircraft lost.

16 August 1944
25 Lancasters and 1 Mosquito of No 5 Group to attack the U-boat pens at La Pallice found the target was cloud-covered and only 3 aircraft bombed. 1 Wellington RCM sortie was flown. No aircraft lost.

16/17 August 1944
461 Lancasters to attack the port and industrial areas at Stettin. 5 Lancasters lost. Bomber Command claimed an accurate attack, with much damage in the port and factory area.

348 aircraft - 195 Lancasters, 144 Halifaxes, 9 Mosquitos - to Kiel. 3 Halifaxes and 2 Lancasters lost. This raid was only partially successful.

Support and 145 aircraft from training units on diversionary sweep over the North Sea, 23 Mosquitos to Berlin, 5 to Deelen airfield and 3 each to Dortmund, Kamen and Sterkrade, 33 RCM sorties, 47 Mosquito patrols, 89 aircraft minelaying in the Baltic and in Kiel Bay and 4 in the River Gironde, 24 OTU sorties. 6 aircraft lost - 3 Halifaxes minelaying in Kiel Bay and 2 Lancasters off Swinemünde, and 1 OTU Wellington.

Total effort for the night: 1,188 sorties, 16 aircraft (1.3 per cent) lost.

17 August 1944

12th Aug 2004, 14:05
From http://www.angelfire.com/ri/georgev/britishveteransorganizations.html:

625 Squadron RAF Memorial Association
R C Turner, 14 The Courtyard, St Botolphs Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4JQ: tel 01903 820662

Lancaster operational losses by date - 1944:

Lancaster losses - 625 Squadron:

12th Aug 2004, 15:53
Looks like LM674 on the Stettin raid then.

13th Aug 2004, 01:26
Thankyou Gainesy and cringe.