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Crash site of Lancaster ND384-CT-D

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Unit: 156 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: ND384-CT-D
Base: Warboys
Mission: Berlin
Crew officer: P/O G. Bond
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Hainaut)



The Lancaster III ND384 GT-D of 156 Sqn RAF took off at 0023 hrs on 2 January 1944 from Warboys to take part into the Berlin raid. It was shot down on the return journey. British records show this aircraft crashed at Grandrieu, Belgium.
But Luftwaffe reports says this Lancaster was shot down at Estines au Val, Belgium. It was shot down by a German nightfighter flown by Hptm. Ludwing Meister and Uffz. Hannes Forke of 1./NJG 4 at 0515 hrs at Estinnes-au-Val along the road going to Bray. It was the 24th victory of Hptm Meister (and the second of his four this night). The crew were all killed and are all buried at Chievres Communal Cemetery in Belgium, near the place of the crash.


The graves of the crewmen to the cemetery of Chièvres (Picture: In Memories)

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