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I am looking for any information about F/L Alec Elliott of the 158 Squadron.  Alec is my paternal grandfather and I have just been to visit his grave in Hellendoorn, The Netherlands.

I have always known he was shot down over Holland, but did not know anything else about him until April this year.  Thanks to this website, I now know a little bit.  But I am searching for any other information, particularly trying to locate any relatives.

Please if you have any information to share I would be very greatful.  I am hoping to go to the United Kingdom in a couple of years and would love to meet any relative that may be out there.

Thank you aww

 



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Hi Karen,

you might be interested in the links below regarding your grandfather and the crew of Halifax NR251.

 

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=elliott&GSiman=1&GScid=2211345&GRid=18625288&

 

https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/halifax/Halifax13048.html

 

Additional information:

Halifax NR251 fell to the guns of Ofw. Hans-Eugen von Gienanth, from Stab IV./NJG1. The bomber crashed at 20.15 hrs, between Haarle and Nijverdal in the Eastern Netherlands (ref: Nachtjagd War Diaries vol 2, by Theo Boiten).

 

Regards,

MikeH



-- Edited by MikeH on Wednesday 7th of June 2017 07:28:00 AM

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Hi Karen,

Alex was posted to 158 Sqn from 1652 HCU on 3 November 1944. To add to Mike information this was von Gienanth 9th and lsat victory of the war. He did survive the war.

Regards,

John.



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Karen,

If you contact me off board on harleyDOT158ATbigpondDOTcom replace the DOT & AT with the usual and I'll scan the page from  'In brave company' the history of 158 Sqn in which Alex Elliott was shot down.

Regards

John.



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Thank you John but I'm looking for ALEC not ALEX Elliott, does your book have any reference to him ?



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Sorry Karen,

My mistake it is Alec Please feel free to contact me, I am in Sydney NSW. Where are you?

Cheers,

John.



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Thank you John,

Alec, Alex it's an easy mistake. smile I'll email you in the morning once I can access my emails. I'm in SE Qld. 



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Hi Mike, 

Thank you for the links, I'll certainly check them out tomorrow.

Would you know of any other websites or data bases I could research for further information?

Regards

Karen 



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Hi Karen,

It might be worth contacting the 158 Squadron Association for information and check out the other links.

http://www.158squadron.co.uk/

 

http://www.teunispats.nl/t5082.htm

 

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=https://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx%3Fguid%3Dc424094e-dc5f-42a7-802d-099b7a7c983c&prev=search

 

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?3323-Halifax-III-NR251-NP-B-F-L-A-Elliott-20-15-Haarle

 

Regards,

Mike.

 



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