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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 462 Squadron *
* To the crew of MZ401-Z5-D *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax MZ401-Z5-D
2/11/1944

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 462 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: MZ401-Z5-D
Base:
Mission: Düsseldorf
Crew officer: P/O MITCHELL, ROBERT RICHARD
Incident: Reasons of lost not known. Probably crashed in Germany, near border of Belgium.

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)

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Facts

Mitchell and Thornton were killed on a night Op to Düsseldorf on 2 November 1944, in Halifax III MZ401 Z5-D.
The other 5 in the crew were taken as Prisoners of War, however Scott escaped half an hour after capture and successfully evaded until 26 November when he met with American troops.
Smith was the substitute Bomb Aimer for that Op, replacing Latimer.
More information and pictures here: 462 Squadron Website

Sources:
462 Squadron
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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