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The damage was done, however, and after managing to transmit a message to his base, Lou Greenburgh achieved his greatest feat of the night, and possibly of his life, by successfully ditching his Lancaster in pitch darkness in the North Sea. KG King, Flight Engineer KIA02-Dec-43 DS738 JI-J Berlin F/L Hinde DS738, JI-J was lost over Potsdam as F/L GHD Hinde and his crew approached the target. Sgt Curle's body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Karl-Heinz Scherfling of 12./NJG1 in another Ju88 found and attacked the aircraft. Scherfling pressed home an attack but eventually F/O Greenburgh managed to make good his escape.gozen ni ji no sasou kaze ni sukoshi tooku koko ma de kita kirai na machi akari sae akaku awaku ni jin deita a no toki kimi ga itta kotoba wa mada mune de sou refrain kurikaeshite wa nemurenai yoru wo mekuru kimo wo omou ho do ni itsumo no koru no tada fuan ga watashi wa mada koko ni iru soba ni ita itea iezuni nemure zuni kimi wo omou hodo ni doushite nigeta kunaru no watashi wo mite kitto kimi nara sou warau yo ne warau yo ne You don't know really how I feel You don't know really what I feel. gozen ni ji no sasou kaze ni sokoshi tooku koko made kita furitsu guya sashii ame aoku amaku tsutsun deita aenai yoru no konna kimochi wo nura shiteiku sou Let it rain kasa mo sasa zu ni nemu re nai yoru wo mekuru kimi wo omou hodo ni itsumo nokoru tada fuan ga watashi wa mada negatteiru konna yoru no koto i e zu ni nemu re zu ni kimi wo omou koto ga dou shi te kanashi ku na ru no ma ta ashita kitto itsumo no youni aeru yo ne aeru yo ne kimi wo omou hodo ni itsumo no koru tada fuan ga watashi wa mada kokoni iru soba ni ita itte iezu ni gozen ni ji kimi wo omou hodoni doushite nigetakunaru no watashi wa mite kitto kimi nara sou warau yo ne warau yo ne You don't know really how I feel. This location has been difficult to verify; however it is likely that LL671 was attacked by Ofw. Hans-Heinz Augenstein of 7./NJG1 at 0300 hours, both of these unidentified claims being in the Frankfurt area. Moloney JE POW Camp 4B POW N°269792 - F/O KG Whitting RAAF - Pilot, KIAF/S D Edwards - Navigator, KIAF/S RW Basey - Air Bomber, KIASgt WA Casey - WOP/AG, KIAF/S JE Moloney - MU Gunner, POWSgt PAT Nelson - Rear Gunner, KIASgt LF Rostock - Flight Engineer, KIA29-Dec-43 DS821 JI-S Berlin F/O Greenburgh DS821, JI-S had come under attack from a Ju88 near Meppen on the outbound leg. The aircraft crashed at Catheim, approx 10 miles North of Frankfurt.
The aircraft itself was observed still afloat, after nearly twelve hours in the sea.
According to the Bomb Aimer, F/S JD Alford RAAF, the port fin and rudder were shot away, port wing tank set on fire, undercarriage hydraulics damaged and there was possibly damage to the rear turret. Curle, was killed as he did not respond to the order to bale out. Three twin-engine night fighters were lost on the evening and it is possible that Sgt Carey and his rear turret colleague F/S Drake had accounted for one of these.
The gunners saw a red glow in the centre of the Ju88's fuselage as it broke away, seemingly out of control.
The location of the loss suggests that LL679 would have been shot down between 1930hrs and 1935hrs. Erhard Peters of 9./NJG3 claimed a Lancaster shot down at an unstated location at 1933hrs and this claim is the most likely match for the loss of LL679.
There were no survivors from the crew, on their first operational sortie, who are buried in Hannover War Cemetery.