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Crash site of Lancaster ND964-UM-K

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Unit: 626 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: ND964-UM-K
Base: Wickenby
Mission: Duisburg
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Antwerpen)



ND964 was delivered to 626 Sqdn Apr44. No other operational history. No record of total hours. Airborne 2237 21May44 from Wickenby . Crashed at Tongerlo (Antwerpen), 8 km SW of Geel. Those killed were buried 23May44 at Antwerpen-Deurne. They have been subsequently re-interred in the Schoonselhof Cemetery. Sgt McCoy made a successful evasion and returned to flying duties only to lose his life at the very end of the war. (See LM750) P/O R.R. Brant KIA, Sgt R.W. Kemp KIA, P/O F.L. Peck KIA, Sgt K.L.D. McCoy RCAF Evd, Sgt G.A. McEwan KIA, Sgt A.A. Short KIA, Sgt E.R. Read KIA "
WO2 McCoy, the sole survivor, had resumed operational flying, and was on a 'gardening' (mine-laying) mission in the Baltic, out of RAF Scampton, and part of the crew of Lancaster LM750 with 153 Squadron, when he and the rest of his crewmates were lost without trace on the 3rd of March 1945.
Saturday, May 24, 1998 a plaque was unveiled to-Blauberg Herselt. It commemorated the crews of three aircraft in the town during World War II on the territory Blouberg (borough of Herselt) crashed. It is about Spitfire MJ534 of 331 (N) Sqn, the Halifax III MZ529 of 431 Sqn and the Canadian Lancaster ND964 of 626 Sqn. Nearly 50 family members and survivors took part in the celebrations. It was a four-day commemoration activity, which took place on May 20 to 24, 1998.

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