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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Namur:

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the Heroes of Silence

* To the 50 Squadron *
* To the crew of ED800-VN-U *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Memorial where crew members missing are honored *

Crash site of Lancaster ED800-VN-U

cest raf squadron
Unit: 50 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: ED800-VN-U
Base: Topcliffe
Mission: Plzen
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Namur)



Shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm Wilhelm Herget, Stab I./NJG4) Crashing 0400 into marshy ground and sinking into old mine galleries near Yves-Gomezee (Namur), 6Km NNW of Philippeville, Belgium. All attempts by the authorities to recover the crew failed and their names are perpetuated by the Runnymede memorial.


The crater formed by the impact of the aircraft remains yet today.


The pictures of crew members

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered

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