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RAF aircraft's crash sites in which Belgians were involved:
North Sea (NL)

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the Heroes of Silence

* To the 78 Squadron *
* To the crew of W1237-EY-P *
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Crash site of Halifax W1237-EY-P

cest raf squadron
Unit: 78 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: W1237-EY-P
Base: Middletown-St-George
Mission: Duisburg
Crew officer: F/O. J.M.J.A. d'Ursel
Incident: Crahed into the sea after been hit by. German fighter

North sea, Hoek van Holland (NL)



Takeoff at 00:49 hrs for an operation to Duisburg in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein of the 9./NJG 2, who was flying a Ju 88 C-6 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.
Crashed into North Sea 10 km w of Hoek van Holland. Five of the crew are missing in action

Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945
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