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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Limburg
Outside the borders / Roermond (NL)

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Last update: 25/06/23

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Crash site of Lancaster LL639-JI-R

cest raf squadron
Unit: 514 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LL639-JI-R
Base: Waterbeach
Mission: Aachen
Crew officer: P/O Thackray N W F
Incident: Hit by night fighter

Location: (Outside of Prov. Limburg)



Shot down, probably at 2315 hours 10km West of Roermond, by a Bf110 flown by Uffz. Hans Fischer of 12/NJG1. Crew who were killed are buried at Heverlee War Cemetery.
LL639 JI-R crashed in Belgium with the loss of six of the crew, and one Prisoner of War (Sergeant E.L. Hulmes, navigator)

514 Squadron
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