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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Walloon Brabant:
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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 405 Squadron *
* To the crew of HR813-LH-Q *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax HR813-LH-Q
4/07/1943

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Unit: 405 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: HR813-LH-Q
Base: Gransden Lodge
Mission: Koln
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: Bierges (Wavre - Prov. Walloon Brabant)

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Facts

ologne- region on the east bank of the Rhine where most of the industry was located. 653 aircraft, 30 losses (4.6%). Accurate ground marking by Oboe equipped Mosquitoes leading to another very significant blow to this Ruhr city. 20 industrial and 2200 homes completely destroyed and 588 people killed. A further 72000 people were bombed out. This was the first time the 'Wild Boar' technique had been used, in which the flak height was limited to allow night-fighters to fly over the main force and pick out aircraft in silhouette against the fires below.
Reason for Loss: Crashed near Wavre, Belgium

Sources:

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