Herr Ludwig Meister's letters



Always Prepared


The Avro Lancaster

Lancaster Intercom on Op's


PO. Arthur Marcus Fitzgerald

Sgt. Cyril Herbert Pratt

Sgt. Sydney James Mitchell

Sgt. William Walter George Addison

Sgt. Henry Albert Toomey

Sgt. Stephen Preston

Sgt. John Goodwin

ED627 Crash Site

Lancaster Remains

Hauptmann Ludwig Meister

Crew members photo


Durnbach War Cemetery

Durnbach Cemetery Video's



Bombed from above

The Bomb


Other information

Lancaster LM334

Lancaster LL902

Lancaster DV187

Lancaster ED583

Lancaster LM751

Members of other Crews

Contacts and Links

Guest Book



These letter's have been translated from their original German language into English.

The translation of these letter's and the German Police report also on this website was carried out by St. Julian's High School, Newport City, Gwent. UK.

I would like to thank the school for their help in the translation's and in particular the teacher's Mrs. Hilary Collins, librarian and Mr. Mike Turner, Head of German.

The first letter is a reply to my initial request for any information about the loss of Lancaster ED627. The second letter gives details from his flying log-book about the event and includes an extract from his radio operators (Hannes Forke) diary giving a description of the attack on ED627.

Finally it describes an incident that still  haunts him today of a near-miss air collision with a Lancaster returning from the bombing raid over Nuremberg. This event happened after ED627 was shot down.

Letter 1


Letter 2