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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Limburg:
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Crash site of Blenheim 8849-LS
12/05/1940

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Unit: 15 Squadron
Aircraft: Blenheim
Code: 8849-LS
Base: Alconbury
Mission: Maastricht
Crew officer: P/O Douglass P N
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Limburg)

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Facts

L8849 was one of seven No.15 Sqdn Blenheims lost on this operation. Airborne from Alconbury briefed to destroy the strategic bridges on the Albert Kanaal at Maastricht. Sergeant W.E.M. Davies was taken prisoner of war. He was interned in Camps L1/L3. Served as an interpreter.
Source: http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/15_squadron.html#maastricht

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Sources:

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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