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Crash site of Lancaster LL887-HW-H

cest raf squadron
Unit: 100 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LL887-HW-H
Base: Grimsby
Mission: Düsseldorf
Crew officer: SHAW, WALTER JAMES, Pilot Officer
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Antwerpen)



Escape report IS9 / WEA / MB / 5418/1494.
The aircraft took off at 10:46 pm from Grimsby for a photography mission and, either hit by a German fighter, or following a mechanical deficiency, its left wing was suddenly in flames. The plane crashes and three men die: P / Off pilot Walter James Shaw, radio-gunner Sgt James Ensor and P / Off gunner Gordon Howard Williams, 19. All three are buried in the Schoonselhof cemetery in Wilrijk near Antwerp.

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