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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Hainaut:
Gallaix

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* To the 405 Squadron *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Lancaster ND587-LQ-D
9/05/1944

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 405 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: ND587-LQ-D
Base: Gransden Lodge
Mission: Haine-St-Pierre
Crew officer: P/O SYLVAH, CLAUDE MICHAEL
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Hainaut)

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Facts

Lancaster ND587 was and hit intercepted by a german fighter
The plane exploded in flight, over Gallaix on the verge of Maulde, and fragments fell in a field. Bodies will be taken by the Germans, who will give them a grave to Chièvres.
The place will be cleaned, the crater filled but will be needed about twenty years before a harvest is again possible on this ground burned and polluted by the fuel.
Source: http://lesresistantsdelamemoire.be/forum/topic-806+9-mai-1944-un-avion-s-ecrase-a-gallaix.php

http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/chievres.htm https://www.lavenir.net/cnt/dmf20140512_00475165 http://lesresistantsdelamemoire.be/forum/topic-806+9-mai-1944-un-avion-s-ecrase-a-gallaix.php crash

Sources:

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