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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Namur:
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Crash site of Stirling R9259-MG-J
6/12/1942

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cest raf squadron
Unit: 7 Squadron
Aircraft: Stirling
Code: R9259-MG-J
Base: Oakington
Mission: Manheim
Crew officer: P/O BOYES, ROLAND LESLIE
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Namur)

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Facts

The Stirling off December 6 at 5:41 p.m. Oakington and is shot to 9:40 p.m. at an altitude of 2700m in height Sauvenière.
William McLean will be the only survivor of the crash. Y were killed: the pilot, F / L Hugh Arnotte, Sgt Ernest Albert Brookes, the navigator P / O Ronald Leslie Boyes, the observer F / A Herbert Frederick Perrot - RCAF and the radio operator / gunner F / Sgt Alan John Wilson - RCAF.
Originally buried in the Base (Beauvechain), all based in Heverlee War Cemetery near Leuven
Source:

Sources:
Comète Line
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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