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Family of WWII bomber aircrew sought


Post by Sniper1946 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:56 pm

Although he couldn’t be positively identified, Airman Reginald Bertram Smith, a Sydney native killed when his Halifax bomber crashed in Germany near the end of the Second World War, is believed to be in this photo of the airplane’s crew. - Contributed
A German historical research group is hoping someone in Nova Scotia can help them track down descendants of Royal Canadian Air Force members who died when their plane went down in Germany 73 years ago, during the Second World War.

One of the crew members was Flying Officer Reginald Bertram Smith of Sydney. He was one of seven crew members of a 408 Squadron Halifax bomber that crashed on the night of Feb. 21, 1945, near Leistadt, about 100 kilometres southwest of Frankfurt.

Erik Wieman says his group, Historical Research Community Rhineland-Palatinate, has found the crash site of the plane on a hillside near the village and plans to install a memorial.
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