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Crash site of Lysander N1298
21/05/1940

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Unit: 4 Squadron
Aircraft: Lysander
Code: N1298
Base: Lille-Ronchin
Mission: Recce
Crew officer: P/O PEACE, PETER MCLEOD
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Hainaut)

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Facts

Weatland Lysander Mk.II N1298 (TV-L) 4 Squadron RAF: Written off (presumed destroyed) when lost (failed to return) from a Reconnaissance operation over Belgium 21 May 1940. Both crew killed. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (File AIR 81/635): "Lysander N1298 shot down over Rumes, Belgium, 21 May 1940. Pilot Officer P McL Peace and Corporal R A Tamblin: report of deaths".
Belonged to B Flight, 4 Squadron, RAF. Based at Lille-Ronchin. Believed shot down and the aircraft was that claimed by Lt Lohoff of 3./JG 77. Crashed at Bruyelle, south of Tournai (Doornik), Hainaut, at 08.00 hrs. As stated above, both crew killed.
Both crew fatalities were buried at Bruyelle War Cemetery, Hainault, Belgium. The official crash location for Lysander N1298 is Rumes, a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut, at approximate Coordinates: 50°33′N 03°18′E. The unofficial crash location for this aircraft is Bruyelle, south of Tournai (Doornik) a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Hainaut at approximate Coordinates: 50°34′N 03°27′E. The two locations are some 15 km apart, along route N508.





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Pictures of the wreckage taken the day of the crash

Sources:
Pictures: "Il était une fois Rumes"
Aviation Safety
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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