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Location of RAF aircraft's crashes in Walloon Brabant
Grez-Doiceau

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 76 Squadron *
* To the crew of W1064-MP-J *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax W1064-MP-J
2/06/1942

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Unit: 76 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: W1064-MP-J
Base: Middleton St George (UK)
Mission: Essen
Crew officer: P/O Mulligan
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: Gottechain (Grez-Doiceau - Prov. Walloon Brabant)

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Facts

Takeoff at 23:06 hrs for participation in the second 1000 bomber raid; this time the target being Essen, Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer & Unteroffizier Friedrich Rumpelhardt of the Stab II./NJG 1, who had left St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield in Bf 110 E-2 G9+DC.
Those who did not survive rest at Heverlee War Cemetery in Vlaams-Brabant

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The remains of Halifax W1064 (Pictures: Uploads-SSL-Web Flow.com

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