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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 576 Squadron *
* To the crew of LM122-UL-X2 *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Lancaster LM122-UL-X2
2/11/1944

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 576 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LM122-UL-X2
Base: Fickerston
Mission: Düsseldorf
Crew officer: P/O HEPBURN, WILLIAM HENDRY
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)

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Facts

Took off 16:12 hrs, RAF Fiskerton. It is believed that a bomb hit the Lancaster while over the target, though it is likely the crash occurred W of Rhine.
Those who perished are buried in Belgium at Hotton War Cemetery.

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