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

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Last update: 25/06/23

Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence

* To the 51 Squadron *
* To the crew of MZ451-MH-F *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax MZ451-MH-F

crest raf squadron
Unit: 51 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: MZ451-MH-F
Base: Snaith
Mission: Koln
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)



Köln. 858 aircraft, 9 lost. 703 aircraft in the first wave and 155 in the second although only 15 aircraft bombed in the second wave because the G-H station in England went off line. There are few details of the raid from local sources, such was the level of disarray. When the American troops arrived in the city just a few days later they found at least 400 bodies lying in the streets.
Reason for Loss: Thought to have crashed in Germany, although F/O Eastwell was buried in Belgium


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