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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Walloon Brabant:
Tourinnes (Le Culot)

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Crash site of Halifax LW515-EY-A

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 78 Squadron
Aircraft: halifax
Code: LW515-EY-A
Base: Breighton
Mission: Karlsruhe
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: Tourinnes-la-Grosse

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Facts

Takeoff at 21:43 hrs for an operation to Karlsruhe in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was attacked by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Gerhard Graefe of the 11./NJG 1, who was flying Bf 110 G-4 G9+VY from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield. Both aircraft went down in the engagement, the Luftwaffe pilot being the only survivor.
The RAF crew all rest in Heverlee War Cemetery at Leuven in Vlaams-Brabant.

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