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Crash sites outside of border whose airmen are buried in Province of Luxemburg
Köln (D)

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* To the 300 Squadron *
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Crash site of Lancaster NG501-BH-U

crest raf squadron
Unit: 300 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: NG501-BH-U
Base: Ingham
Mission: Koln
Crew officer: F/Lt. W. Wyganowski
Incident: Shot down by German fire

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)



Cpr. Chętnicki belonged to the crew of the Lancaster I BH-U (NG501), shot down on March 2, 1945 during an air raid on Cologne.
The machine hit by anti-aircraft artillery fell after completing the task, but still over the target. The plane crashed in flames in the area of ​​Zulpicherstraße and Vottfriedstraße. Apart from Chętnicki, the following people died in the wreckage: Lt. pil. Władysław Wyganowski, Cpl. obs. Edmund Kulikowski, 2nd Lt. bombs. Józef Babiarz, Cpl. x-ray. Jan Horobiowski and Cpl. shooter Bolesław Filipiak. The last crew member, a platoon. down. col. Jacek Filek, jumped on a parachute, but was murdered by the Germans on the ground.
The remaining airmen were buried in various cemeteries in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

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