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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Limburg:
Brustem

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Crash site of Stirling W7520-MC-S
20/05/1942

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Unit: 7 Squadron
Aircraft: Stirling
Code: W7520-MC-S
Base: Oakington
Mission: Mannheim
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Limburg)

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Facts

Takeoff at 22:58 hrs for an operation to Mannheim in Germany.
Oberleutnant Friedrich 'Fritz' Gutezeit, Staffelkapitän of the 6./NJG 1 and his Funker Unteroffizier Januschewski intercepted homeward-bound 7 Sqn Stirling W7520 over Brustem.
The aircraft exploded plunging burning wreckage into the Bf 110 E-1 coded G9+HP. The two aircraft crashed at Brustem killing both crews.

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First collective grave to St-Trond

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