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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Wellington BJ876-WS
1/08/1942

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 9 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: BJ876-WS
Base: Honington
Mission: Düsseldorf
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Limburg)

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Facts

Takeoff at 01:16 hrs for an operation to Düsseldorf in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down in three attacks by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Wolf & Feldwebel Kurz of the 6./NJG 1, who were flying a Bf 110 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield. The four fallen were buried in Brustem on the 3rd of August. Today their grave is at Heverlee.
Sergeant Harry Levy initially evaded capture, but was ultimately taken prisoner of war due to betrayal.

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