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

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* To the 156 Squadron *
* To the crew of ED857-GT *
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Crash site of Lancaster ED857-GT

crest raf squadron
Unit: 156 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: ED857-GT
Base: Warboys
Mission: Duisburg
Crew officer: Sqd Leader VERDON-ROE L
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)



156 Sqdn Lancaster III ED857 GT-, Op Duisburg. Took off 0013 Warboys. Crashed in the target area.
All were taken to Dusseldorf and the Nordfriedhof for burial, and six now rest in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. P/O Giles, however, lies in Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium.
His DFM had been Gazetted on 12 March 1943, while the awards to F/S Banks and F/S Pritchard were not published until 20 July 1945.

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