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Crash site of Lancaster W4317-QR-R
17/04/1943

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 61 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: W4317-QR-R
Base: Syerston
Mission: Pilzen
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Hainaut)

crash

Facts

Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Rudolf Altendorf of the 2./NJG 4, flying a Bf 110 from Florennes airfield. The Lancaster exploded in mid-air, along the Chaussée de Beaumont, near Givry, Hainaut.
Source: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=209494

http://aircrewremembered.com/macfarlane-william.html https://www.historicaltalks.co.uk/lancaster-w4317-qr-r-61-squadron crash

Sources:

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