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Crash sites outside of border whose airmen are buried in Province of Luxemburg
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Last update: 31/01/22


Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 416 Squadron *
* To the crew of RR256 *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Spitfire RR256
19/04/1945

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 416 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: RR256
Base:
Mission: Armed reconnaissance
Crew officer: Fl/Lt HARTEN, JOHN WILBERT EDMUND
Incident: Shot down by German Flak

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)

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Facts

Captain John Wilbert Edmund "Webb" Harten, 26, Canadian WW2 "Ace", 5 air wins, including 2 in collaboration with the 421 and 416 Sqns of the RAF, is shot and killed while on armed reconnaissance in the Hamburg area and he attacks a train aboard his Supermarine "Spitfire" LFXVI RR256, hit by the Flak.

Sources:
Crash Aeriens News
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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