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Location of RAF aircraft's crashes in Walloon Brabant
La Hulpe

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* To the 61 Squadron *
* To the crew of R5613-QR *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Lancaster R5613-QR
3/06/1942

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 61 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: R5613-QR
Base:
Mission: Essen
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: La Hulpe (Prov. Walloon Brabant)

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Facts

Takeoff at 00:01 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Feldwebel Fritz Schellwat of the 5./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield - (claim) 4 km east of Waterloo SE of Brussels (6C): 3,200m at 02:30 hrs; crashed at La Hulpe 14 km SE of Brussels.
Five of the crew rest at Brussels Town Cemetery

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