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Crash site of Wellington HE110-SJ-Q
17/09/1942

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 21 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: HE110-SJ-Q
Base: Edgehill
Mission: Essen
Crew officer: P/O DODGE, STANLEY WILBUR
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Limburg)

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Facts

Takeoff at 19:53 hrs local time for an operation against the Krupp works at Essen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Walter Barte of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.
4 of the crew perished on the a/c, 1 airman was found near Kermt and 1 airman was found in a pool on the old farm. The bodies were boxed and loaded onto a truck. This one would seem to have stopped for a day (propaganda?).
A wing lay in a meadow opposite Jans (in the direction of Kuringen). Large parts of the a/c lay in the meadow opposite the old farm. The a/c was cleared by the Germans and loaded onto a train carriage in Kermt. (Pieter Polder - Air Crashes in Belgium)

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