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the Heroes of Silence


* To the 625 Squadron *
* To the crew of LM691-CF-O *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Lancaster LM691-CF-O
23/10/1944

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 625 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LM691-CF-O
Base:
Mission: Essen
Crew officer: Sqn Leader Hamilton C W C
Incident: Collided with Halifax LL599-Z5-E

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)

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Facts

Lancaster III LM691 CF-O (Sqn 625)
T/o 1631 Kelstern. While returning to base was involved in a midair collision with the Halifax III LL599 Z5-E (Sqn 462) and crashed some 2 km SE of Aachen.
S/L Hamilton parachuted safely and returned to Kelstern within a few days.
Of his crew, 4 were taken to Henri-Chapelle, since when they have been transferred to Hotton War Cemetery, while F/O Laing and F/S Martin, whose DFM was Gazetted on 12 December 1944, now rest in Rheinberg War Cemetery.
At 38, Sgt Murdoch was above the average age of operational airmen.

Sources:
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