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Crash site of Stirling W7562-HA-R

cest raf squadron
Unit: 218 Squadron
Aircraft: Stirling
Code: W7562-HA-R
Base: Dowsham Market
Mission: Frankfurt
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Namur)



Takeoff at 21:10 hrs local time for an operation to Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Major Kurt Holler of the Stab III./NJG 4, who was flying a Bf 110 from Juvincourt airfield in France; crashed between Thynes and Sovet. It took a while before the Germans could reach the wreck, due to the extreme heat that the fire brought with it.

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