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Crash site of Lancaster DV398-KC-Z

cest raf squadron
Unit: 617 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: DV398-KC-Z
Base: Coningsby
Mission: Liège
Crew officer: Fl/Lt Goeffrey Rice
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Hainaut)



The aircraft was its first operational mission and had only 12 flight hours. It had taken off from Coningsby to 17hr58. It is presumed shot down by flak at 14,000 feet and disintegrated above Merbes-le-Château, southwest of Charleroi.
Pilot G. Rice is projected unscathed (broken wrist) in the air by the explosion of the aircraft. It is collected by the evasion line "Felix"

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