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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Liege:
Soumagne

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Crash site of Spitfire R6805
3/05/1941

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 1 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: R6805
Base:
Mission: Ruhr
Crew officer: Sgt ROSE, PETER GARRATT
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Liege)

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Facts

On Saturday, May 3rd, 1941, at 13.20 pm, Spitfire of the Squadron 1 of RAF crashes to Soumagne in the said place Maireux.
The aircraft is piloted by Peter Garratt Rose, Sergeant , 25 years. It is its second mission in this special squadron. A photo recognition over the Ruhr returns.
For an unknown reason, he has to jump with his parachute but his plane splits and a piece of wing strikes him. His body dug in the ground a deep mark. Source:

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