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Crash site of Whitley BD347
1/08/1942

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cest raf squadron
Unit: 24 Squadron
Aircraft: Whitley
Code: BD347
Base: Honeybourne
Mission: Düsseldorf
Crew officer: P/O Silva C
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Hainaut)

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Facts

Whitley Mk V, BD347, FB-X, shot down over Gilly by a hunter II./NJG 1 (Maj. Heinz -Wolfgang Schnaufer) in the night of 31 July to 1 August 1942 during a mission in Dusseldorf.
Crashed into the wood Soleilmont, southwest of Fleurus (Hainaut), Belgium.
Source: http://www.evasioncomete.org/fsilvage.html

https://halifaxjd371kno.com/index.php/fleurus-whitley-v-bd347/ crash

Sources:

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