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Crash sites outside of border whose airmen are buried in Province of Luxemburg
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the Heroes of Silence


* To the 23 Squadron *
* To the crew of HR236-YP *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Mosquito HR236-YP
24/07/1944

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 23 Squadron
Aircraft: Mosquito
Code: HR236-YP
Base:
Mission: Hanover
Crew officer: Sqd Leader Rabone
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)

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Facts

Mosquito HR236 took off to attack a target in north-west Germany on 24th July 1944 but his Mosquito FB.V1 HR236 failed to return.
The body of Sqd Leader Rabone was washed ashore at Heligoland Island three months later and buried there. After the war Rabone's remains were re-interred at Hotten British Military Cemetery, Belgium.
The body of his navigator, F/O FCH Johns DFC, was also recovered and lies in Hanover War Cemetery.

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