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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Our date is always the Take Off date as this is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. (Earlier readers may remember we stated our date was the Briefing Date, but it is in fact the TAKE OFF date). To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date date we change our record if necessary

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You searched for: “"L7489"

#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1 AveryHarold FrederickPilot Officer NavigatorR/1315RCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1942-05-08ManchesterIL7489VN-RAF Skellingthorpe2146WarnemundeCrashed SW of Stege DenmarkPoW No: 1758 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagen and BelariaNone Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2 BroadheadDonaldSergeant W/Op. Air Gunner1311493RAFVRBomber Command50 Sqd
1942-05-08ManchesterIL7489VN-RAF Skellingthorpe2146WarnemundeCrashed SW of Stege DenmarkPoW No: 798 Camp: Stalag KopernikusNone Read Archive Report
3 GarbuttSydneySergeant Flight Engineer1027581RAFVRBomber Command50 Sqd
1942-05-08ManchesterIL7489VN-RAF Skellingthorpe2146WarnemundeCrashed SW of Stege DenmarkPoW No: 47 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagen and BelariaNone Read Archive Report
4 GruberRufus IsaacsSergeant777670South Africa, GermistonWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqd
1942-11-09LancasterIW4180KM-DWaddington1805HamburgHit by 1 & 3/Res Flak Abt 603. Crashed near Ramelsloh at 2045 hoursKilledHamburg Cemetery 10A.J.1.Son of Sigmund and Annie Gruber, of Mashaba, Southern Rhodesia

His brother, Maurice 777669 RAFVR was also killed a few months later. 50 Squadron Manchester I L7489 crashed in Marienborg, Denmark.
5 GruberMauriceSergeant Pilot777669RAFVR - from Southern RhodesiaBomber Command50 Sqd
1942-05-08ManchesterIL7489VN-RAF Skellingthorpe2146WarnemundeCrashed SW of Stege DenmarkKilledSvin?? Churchyard, Denmark. Grave 1. Son of Sismund and Annie Gruber, of Mashaba, Southern Rhodesia. Read Archive Report
6 JohnsonKenneth G.R. Sergeant Air Gunner940043RAFVRBomber Command50 Sqd
1942-05-08ManchesterIL7489VN-RAF Skellingthorpe2146WarnemundeCrashed SW of Stege DenmarkPoW No: 63 Camp: Stalag KopernikusNone Read Archive Report
7 PearceJohnSergeant Air Bomber1251293RAFVRBomber Command50 Sqd
1942-05-08ManchesterIL7489VN-RAF Skellingthorpe2146WarnemundeCrashed SW of Stege DenmarkPoW No: 81 Camp: Stalag KopernikusNone Read Archive Report
8 SolomonRichardSergeant Air Gunner107282RAFVRBomber Command50 Sqd
1942-05-08ManchesterIL7489VN-RAF Skellingthorpe2146WarnemundeCrashed SW of Stege DenmarkPoW No: 92 Camp: Stalag KopernikusNone Read Archive Report

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