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the Heroes of Silence


* To the 15 Squadron *
* To the crew of R1791-EO-D *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Wellington R1791-EO-D
31/04/1942

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 15 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: R1791-EO-D
Base: Harnwell
Mission: Koln
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Hainaut)

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Facts

Takeoff at 23:14 hrs for participation in the first 1000 bomber raid with target Köln, Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Helmut Niklas & Unteroffizier Heinz Wenning of the 6./NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 E-2 G9+GP from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield - Montigny-le-Tilleul 5km SW Charleroi at 02:46.
Those who did not survive rest at Charleroi Communal cemetery

Sources:
Aviation Safety
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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