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

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence

* To the 426 Squadron *
* To the crew of NP800-OW-S *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax NP800-OW-S

crest raf squadron
Unit: 426 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: NP800-OW-S
Base: Linton-on-Ouse
Mission: Bochum
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)



Bochum. 749 aircraft, 28 losses (3.7%), mainly due to night-fighters. 346 Free French Squadron lost 5 out of its 16 Halifaxes. A very successful attack with severe damage to the centre of Bochum. More than 4000 buildings were destroyed, including the steel works. 994 people were killed. This was the last major raid on Bochum
Reason for Loss: Set on fire by cannon fire from a night-fighter. Crashed into a field near Zülpich, SE of Düren, Germany

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