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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Oost-Vlanderen:
Doornzele

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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Typhoon JP733
5/10/1943

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 3 Squadron
Aircraft: Typhoon
Code: JP733
Base:
Mission: Gent
Crew officer: Sqd Leader R Hawkins
Incident: Hit by Flak

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

crash

Facts

During the afternoon of 5 October, eight Typhoons from No. 3 Squadron, led by Squadron Leader Ron Hawkins, and escorted by eight Typhoons from Squadron No. 198, led by Squadron Leader Brian DFC, were to attack Sinclair's oil refinery near Terdonk. low height.
Squadron Leader Hawkins crashed his Typhoon JP733 'A' through some trees, on the territory of Doornzele. His plane exploded in a fireball.

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