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in the Environs of Cologne

Crashes > of the R.A.F.
Royal Air Force crashes in the Cologne area.

The majority of the following crashes are those in which the killed crew members were buried in Cologne's South Cemetery.
But other crashes, e.g. in the Bergisches Land or the Voreifel, have also found their way into this list.
The adjacent map gives an approximate overview of the catchment area.

And of course it makes no claim to completeness; new crashes are always being added or new information is being added.
Date
Time
Aircraft
Serial Number
Sqd
Crash Lokation
More Details
13.10.1939
-
Blenheim IV
N6160
114th Sqd
Dreiborn/Nähe Vogelsang
25.05.1940
02:00
Hampden I
L4172
144th Sqd
Sechtem
29.08.1940
23:22
Hampden I
P4372
44th Sqd
Sürth
21.04.1941
-
Hampden I
X2986
106th Sqd
Hürth-Knapsack/Grube Engelbert
01.07.1941
02:00
Hampden I
AD916
83rd Sqd
Süggerath
03.07.1941
01:53
Hampden I
AD873
106th Sqd
Großkönigsdorf
12.08.1941
-
Blenheim IV
V5725
139th Sqd
Hürth-Berrenrath
12.08.1941
12:30
Blenheim IV
Z7448
139th Sqd
Hücheln
29.08.1941
-
Wellington II
W5488
405th Sqd
Glüder bei Solingen
31.08.1941
23:29
Manchester I
L7316
207th Sqd
Oberkrüchten
11.10.1941
-
Wellington
Z8909
75th Sqd
Hürth-Kalscheuren/ Bahnhof
11.10.1941
03:32
Wellington Ic
Z8897
57th Sqd
Glessen
11.10.1941
03:15
Wellington Ic
X9756
57th Sqd
Wesseling, Köln Str.
15.10.1941
23:00
Wellington Ic
X9916
75th Sqd
nordöstl. Weiden
08.11.1941
20:39
Whitley V
Z9212
102nd Sqd
Wildenrath Wegberg
27.12.1941
-
Whitley V
Z9226
77th Sqd
Viersen
27.12.1941
20:15
Wellington Ic
Z1115
101st Sqd
Wegberg
02.04.1942
01:37
Wellington
Z8805
214th Sqd
Wesseling, Rhein-Km 66,7 ( Lülsdorf)
06.04.1942
01:42
Wellington III
X3415
9th Sqd
Sechtem
07.04.1942
00:14
Wellington IV
Z1205
142nd Sqd
Horbell
11.04.1942
00:50
Hampden I
AE291
455th Sqd
Hitdorf
11.04.1942
-
Wellington
W5570
12th Sqd
unbekannt ???
12.04.1942
-
Wellington
X9687
304th Sqd
Hürth-Gleuel
15.04.1942
02:30
Wellington
W5427
405th Sqd
Brühl, Kaiser Str-
15.04.1942
02:35
Hampden I
AT128
420th Sqd
Neuss-Norf
23.04.1942
00:50
Wellington III
X3358
9th Sqd
Hackenbroich bei Dormagen
28.04.1942
01:25
Wellington III
X3288
150th Sqd
Oedstein / Monheim
31.05.194200:50Wellington IcZ1113109th SqdImmerath / TitzX
31.05.1942
01:20
Stirling I
W7502
218th Sqd
Huppenbroich bei Monschau
31.05.1942
01:48
Halifax II
W7707
405th Sqd
Niederaussem, explo on air
31:05:1942
02:10
Lancaster I
R5561
61st Sqd
Niederaussem
31.05.194202:00Wellington IVZ1208142nd SqdNeuss, StephanstraßeX
02.06.1942
00:29
Blenheim IV
R3620
114th Sqd
Buschbell
05.06.1942
-
Halifax II
W7696
10th Sqd
Hürth-Knapsack
09.06.1942
01:23
Halifax
DG224
405th Sqd
Sinnersdorf
01.08.1942
02:48
Lancaster
R5604
106th Sqd
Lövenich
01.08.1942
-
Wellington Ic
DV829
25th OTU
Mechenich
01.08.1942
-
Wellington II
Z8499
12nd Sqd
Hürth
25.08.1942
-
Lancaster I
R5662
61st Sqd
Hürth-Efferen
10.09.1942
-
Wellington IV
Z1477
142nd Sqd
Hürth-Hermülheim/Theresienhöhe
11.09.1942
-
Wellington IV
Z1216
460th Sqd
Hürth Stadion
16.09.1942
-
Wellington Ic
N2782
27th Sqd
Hürth-Knapsack
16.09.1942
-
Wellington III
BJ730
12th Sqd
Bottenbroich
16.09.1942
-
Wellington III
BJ720
23rd OTU
Bottenbroich ?
05.10.194222:50Halifax IIW7824102nd SqdnIngendorfX
15.10.1942
-
Halifax II
W1213
103rd Sqd
Distenich
15.10.1942
-
Lancaster BI
W4170
97th Sqd
Schwadorf bei Brühl
15.10.1942
-
Lancaster BI
W4302
106th Sqd
Menden, explo on air
09.01.1943
-
Lancaster I
ED384
103rd Sqd
Rheidt-Rommerskirchen
26.02.1943
-
Halifax II
HR669
102nd Sqd
Hürth-Knapsack
26.02.1943
-
Halifax II
W7919
102nd Sqd
Hürth-Kalscheuren
26.02.1943
-
Lancaster BI
W4336
103th Sqd
Hürth-Kalscheuren
17.04.1943
-
Lancaster
ED651
467th Sqd
Heppendorf / Elsdorf
14.05.1943
02:00
Halifax II
DT777
78th Sqd
Radevormwald
26.05.1943
01:55
Stirling III
EH887
218th Sqd
Steinstraß
26.05.1943
01:55
Stirling III
BF534
77th Sqd
zwischen Aachen und Jülich
26.05.1943
01:50
Stirling I
EF361
7th sqd
Jülich, an der Bahnstrecke Ri. Aachen
26.05.1943
01:51
Halifax II
JB837
77th Sqd
Jülich, Ausbesserungswerk
29.05.1943
00:54
Stirling III
BF507
149th Sqd
Dormagen
30.05.1943
01:15
Stirling III
BK776
75th Sqd
Odenspiel / Eckenhagen
12.06.1943
-
Halifax II
JD117
158th Sqd
zwischen Frenz und Weisweiler
17.06.1943
-
Lancaster I
W4798
61st Sqd
Pattern bei Jülich
17.06.1943
01:26
Lancaster
ED907
63rd Sqd
Broich bei Jülich
17.06.194300:55Lancaster IIIED737467th SqdOberkrüchtenX
25.06.1943
-
Lancaster
ED858
156th Sqd
Spiel bei Titz
25.06.1943
01:07
Halifax II
JB834
102nd sqd
Broich, bei Jülich
25.06.1943
01:28
Halifax II
JB962
78th Sqd
Zons
29.06.194301:32Wellington XHE443431st SqdInden-LucherbergX
04.07.1943
01:31
Stirling
BK648
15th Sqd
Hangelar, Bahnhof Menden
04.07.194301:18Wellington XLN284431st SqdJackerathX
04.07.1943

Lancaster
W4958
12th Sqd
Niederkassel-Uckendorf
14.07.1943
01:51
Halifax II
JD175
78th Sqd
Weisweiler bei Eschweiler
31.07.194301:29Stirling IIIEF42815th SqdKleinenbroichX
31.07.194301:40Halifax IIJD32978th SqdUedesheimX
31.07.194301:40Stirling IIIEH896620th SqdForsten bei RemscheidX
31.07.1943

Halifax II
JD365
408th Sqd
Gürzenich/Mariaweiler bei Düren
31.07.1943

Halifax V
DK202
76th Sqd
Leverkusen-Wiesdorf
31.07.194301:30Lancaster IR5665106th SqdMönchengladbachX
23.08.1943

Halifax
JD378
102nd Sqd
Kreuzaus, Steinbruch am Lohberg
31.08.194303:30Halifax II JD46077th SqdNiederkrüchtenX
31.10.1943

Mosquito
DZ593
139th Sqd
Erp, Landstraße bei Friesheim
03.11.1943

Lancaster
ED438
49th Sqd
Hasterrath bei Düren
03.11.1943

Halifax V
EB257
434th Sqd
Niederaussem
19.11.1943

Halifax II
HR950
51st Sqd
Niedermebt, Am Bleimann
24.03.1944

Lancaster
LM441
15th Sqd
Bergheim bei Sieglar
21.04.194402:10Lancaster IIIND785100th SqdExplo on air über KölnX
21.04.1944

Lancaster II
DS728
115th Sqd
Jülich, Merscher Höhe
23.05.1944

Lancaster
LM542
110th Sqd
Wesseling Keldenich
X
25.05.194401:30Halifax IIIMZ675640th SqdWeisweiler, JohannisstraßeX
25.05.194401:30Halifax IIILV784640th SqdWeisweiler, Hüchelner StraßeX
09.10.1944

Halifax III
MZ802
424th Sqd
Neurath
28.10.1944

Lancaster BX
KB712
419th Sqd
Hürth-Knapsack
31.10.1944

Lancaster III
PB567
460th Sqd
Hürth/Explo on air
02.11.194419:30Lancaster IIIPB38549th SqdGolzheimX
02.11.1944

Lancaster
PB338
463rd Sqd
Worringen
04.11.194423:00Halifax IIILW71610th SqdDürenX
04.11.194423:30Halifax IIILW17751st SqdVettweißX
04.11.194420:04Halifax IIINR132466th SqdDüren, Merzenicher StraßeX
29.11.1944

Lancaster
PB465
103rd Sqd
Explo on air
12.12.1944

Lancaster I
ME649
103rd Sqd
Jüchen, Bundestrasse 59
23.12.1944
13:03
Mosquito
ML998
109th Sqd
Jüchen, Marktplatz/Kirchstrasse
24.12.1944 19:00Lancaster ING420103rd SqdSindorf bei KerpenX
24.12.1944

Lancaster BI
NF915
622nd Sqd
Grevenbroich Flassheide
21.02.1945

Lancaster
PB722
300th Sqd
Bergisch-Gladbach,
Hebborner Hof
28.01.1945

Lancaster
LM281
218th Sqd
unbekannt
X
28.01.1945
14:00
Lancaster
PD296
218th Sqd
Bergisch-Gladbach, Schloddedich
28.01.1945
-
Lancaster
HK618
15th Sqd
explo on air / Raum Düren
02.02.1945
22:30
Halifax BIII
MZ487
51st Sqd
Bahnlinie Dormagen/Horrem
21.02.1945
00:45
Lancaster I
PA179
166th Sqd
Eckum bei Rommerskirchen
21.02.1945
-
Lancaster
PB722
300th Sqd
Leverkusen Edelrath
X
23.02.1945
22:30
Mosquito
HR342
418th Sqd
Rommerskirchen
02.03.1945
-
Lancaster I
HK769
622nd Sqd
Pulheim
02.03.1945
-
Lancaster
PB158
625th Sqd
Stotzheim bei Euskirchen
22.03.1945
14:30
Lancaster I
PD365
166th Sqd
Odenthal / Kramerhof










































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