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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Limburg:
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the Heroes of Silence


* To the 10 Squadron *
* To the crew of T4231-ZA-A *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Whitley T4231-ZA-A
20/07/1941

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Unit: 10 Squadron
Aircraft: Whitley
Code: T4231-ZA-A
Base: Leeming, Yorkshire
Mission: Hanover
Crew officer: P/O SPIERS, WILLIAM MCNAUGHTON
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Limburg)

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Facts

Takeoff at 22:28 hrs for an operation to Hannover, Germany.
On return, coned by searchlights and shot down by night fighter pilot Feldwebel Reinhard Kollak of the 1./NJG 1, who was flying Bf 110 C-4 G9+LH from Venlo airfield, the Netherlands

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The wreckage of Witley T4231

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The burial of the airmen

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The graves today, to the cemetery of Koersel (Pictures from Air Crew Remembered)

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