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Location of RAF aircraft's crashes in Walloon Brabant
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Crash site of Lancaster W4360-DX
22/11/1942

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cest raf squadron
Unit: 57 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: W4360-DX
Base: Scampton
Mission: Stuttgart
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: Malève (Prov. Walloon Brabant)

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Facts

A relatively small force (for the day) of 222 aircraft targeted the city of Stuttgart on 22/23 November 1942. Lancaster I W4360 of 57 Squadron took off from RAF Scampton at 1839 hours. However, it was intercepted and shot down on its way home by a German nighfighter flown by Oberltnt Ludwig Meister of I/NJG4.
The aircraft crashed at 2348 between Maleves and Tourinnes-St-Lambert, Brabant, Belgium. All crew members died and are buried at the cemetery of Heverlee.

Sources:
57 & 630 Sqd Association
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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