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Echternach (Grand Duchy of Luxemburg)

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the Heroes of Silence


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Crash site of Lancaster HK664-WP-V
23/12/1944

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 90 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: HK664-WP-V
Base: Tuddenham
Mission: Trier
Crew officer:
Incident: Reasons of lost unknown

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)

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Facts

At 1420 hours on 23 December 1944 Lancaster HK664 took off from Tuddenham to attack Trier, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base.
Post war enquiries established that a captured document of a German Parachute Anti-Aircraft Regiment indicated that HK664 had been shot down by the Regiment on 23 December and the aircraft had crashed at Echternach, 17 miles north east of Luxembourg, Belgium, on the River Sure. All the crew members had been killed but only four bodies were recovered

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