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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Oost-Vlanderen:
Crash arisen outside of borders: Vendeville (F)

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 409 Squadron *
* To the crew of Mosquito HK382 *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Mosquito HK382
16/03/1945

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 409 Squadron
Aircraft: Mosquito
Code: HK382
Base:
Mission: Reconnaissance
Crew officer: Fl/O R. Long
Incident: Lost control

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

Control lost in cloud dived into ground 9m W of B.51 Lille/Vendeville (F) 16.3.1945 During a test flight the Mosquito control was lost and the aircraft dived into the ground.
Local reports state they crashed at 14:15 hrs at Le Bois Miron, nr. Annoeullin, Squadron ORB’s state 14:40 hrs. No details as to what caused the pilot to lose control.

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The Mosquito HK382

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