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* To the 49 Squadron *
* To the crew of AT156-EA-C *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Hamptden AT156-EA-C
6/04/1942

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Unit: 49 Squadron
Aircraft: Hamptden
Code: AT156-EA-C
Base: Scampton
Mission: Koln
Crew officer: P/O KAY D C
Incident: Shot down by a JU 88 night-fighter Oblt Wilhelm Herget, II/NJG1

Location: (Prov. Namur)

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Facts

ATakeoff at 00:15 hrs for an operation to Köln in Germany.
The aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Oberleutnant Wilhelm Herget & Unteroffizier Hans Liebherr of the 4./NJG 1, who had left St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield at 01:17 hrs, in a Bf 110 E-2.
Two of the crew did not survive and rest at Charleroi Communal Cemetery

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Handling of AT156 (Aircrew Remembered)

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