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Crash site of Halifax MZ562-C8-A

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Unit: 640 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: MZ562-C8-A
Base: Leconfield
Mission: Hasselt
Crew officer: P/O Gilbert Allan Lewis
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: Baelen-Wezel (Prov. Antwerpen)



Take off at 21:56 hrs for an operation against the railway yards at Hasselt.
The aircraft was intercepted by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Schnaufer, Feldwebel Rumpelhardt & Oberfeldwebel Gänzler of the Stab IV./NJG 1, who had taken off from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield at 23:56 hrs, in Bf 110 G-4 G9+HF. This was their 63rd victory.
Those who perished were initially buried in Brusthem (St Trond) Cemetery.
Source: Aviation Safety


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