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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Antwerpen:
River Schelde

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Last update: 31/01/22


Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 126 Squadron *
* To the crew of MH474-5J-X *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Spitfire MH474-5J-X
22/11/1944

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cest raf squadron
Unit: 126 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: MH474-5J-X
Base: Bradwell Bay
Mission: Escort
Crew officer: CIPRIANI, THOMAS MICHAEL
Incident: Crashed in Scheldt returning from escort mission

Location: (Prov. Antwerpen)

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Facts

Spitfire LF.IX serial MH474 coded 5J-X took off 21-11-1944 for a sweep from Bradwell Bay but suffered engine failure and landed at B.79 Woensdrecht, Holland.
Took off from B.79 22-11-1944 and again suffered engine problems, unfortunately crashed near Antwerpen (still looking for the exact location)

Sources:

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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