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Crash site of Lancaster PD255-BQ-T

cest raf squadron
Unit: 550 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: PD225-BQ-T
Base: North Killingholme
Mission: Düsseldorf
Crew officer: F/L D. J. Foster
Incident:Hit by German nightfighter

Location: Border Belgium/Germany



Took off from RAF North Killingholme at 16:16.

Claim by Fw Artur Jansen Stab I/NJG11 - 10km South of Dusseldorf: 4,500m at 19:31.
Fw Jansen wrote in his Leistungsbuch “Witness: Flak unit South of Dusseldorf, 2 attacks from below and behind, 1 in a dive from behind, aircraft spiralled down to starboard, witnesses crash fire”.
(Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 5 - Theo Boiten)

It is no specified cash location, but it can that the aircraft crashed near the border with Belgium; two Aircrews were buried in Heverlee War Cemetery, in Belgium, the rest of the crew remains in Rheinberg War Cemetery.
Source: Aviation Safety

Aviation Safety
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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