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Crash site of Stirling EF348-LS-N

cest raf squadron
Unit: 15 Squadron
Aircraft: Stirling
Code: EF348-LS-N
Base: Mildenhall
Mission: Mulheim
Crew officer: Fl/Sgt NEWPORT, JACK WILLIAM
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Limburg)



The Stirling off from Mildenhall to 23 hours and a half on June 22 and can not reach the target by lack of fuel. He is attacked by a German fighter that damages one of the left engines to 1:00 or 01: 30Hr during the return flight.
A second hunter ended touching the neighboring motor driving a fire on the left wing. Two German pilots 7 / NJG 4, Oblt Hans Adam Uffz Autenreith and Rolf are credited with the win. The aircraft crashed in a field near Kessenich at 1:35 on June 23 The pilot, Sgt Jack William Newport, 20, and the rear gunner Sgt Wilfred Chalmers Macauley, 21, will find death. They are both based in Heverlee War Cemetery near Leuven / Louvain in Belgium.

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