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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 214 Squadron *
* To the crew of Z1052-BU *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Wellington Z1052-BU
1/04/1942

aircraft
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Unit: 214 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: Z1052-BU
Base: Stadishall
Mission: Hanau
Crew officer:
Incident:

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

crash

Facts

Take off 20:19 Hrs on Operation 'Lineshoot' to bomb railway yards in Hanau, Lohr
35 Wellingtons and 14 Hampdens were to carry out attacks on railway targets. 22 aircraft reported that they had carried out this task but 12 Wellingtons and 1 Hampden were lost. Seven of the lost Wellingtons were from 214 Squadron, with a loss of 41 lives, and only 1 survivor.)
Sgt Davidson of this crew was the only survivor of this terrible tragedy

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