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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Walloon Brabant:
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax W7854-LQ-T
15/10/1942

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 405 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: W7854-LQ-T
Base: Topcliffe
Mission: Koln
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: Waterloo (Prov. Walloon Brabant)

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Facts

Cologne. 289 aircraft, 18 losses (6.2%). PFF had difficulty in identifying the target and as a result were unable to draw the main force from a decoy fire.
Reason for Loss: Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Waterloo, SSE of Brussels, Belgium.
Belgian civilians got Sgt Longey who was alive, but seriously wounded. He had two crushed legs and broke his spine. Sadly, Longey died in their house. When Germans learned it, they arrested the family and sent them in deportation.

Sources:

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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