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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Limburg:
Munsterbilzen

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Last update: 31/01/22


Elegy to
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* To the 15 Squadron *
* To the crew of PE6911-LS *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Blenheim P6911-LS
12/05/1940

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Unit: 15 Squadron
Aircraft: Blenheim
Code: P6911-LS
Base: Alconbury
Mission: Maastricht
Crew officer: Fl/O OAKLEY, ALBERT EDWARD
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Limburg)

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Facts

Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV P6911 (LS-N) 15 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 12 May 1940 on combat operations.
Airborne from Alconbury briefed to destroy the strategic bridges over the Albert Kanaal, Maastricht. Crashed at 09:25 near Munsterbilzen, (Limburg), 8 km SSE of Genk, Belgium. Cause not established. 15 Squadron lost 7 of 12 aircraft sent on this raid, the returning 5 aircraft were all badly damaged. All three occupants died in the crash of the plane.
All three crew members were buried at Munsterbilzen Communal Cemetery, Limburg, Belgium

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Pictures showing wreckage of P6911, after the crash (Pictures: Lost Planes)

Sources:
Lost Planes.net
Aviation Safety
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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