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Crash site of Stirling EH907-WP-O

crest raf squadron
Unit: 90 Squadron
Aircraft: Stirling
Code: EH907-WP-O
Base: West Wickham
Mission: Koln
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)



Cologne- region on the east bank of the Rhine where most of the industry was located. 653 aircraft, 30 losses (4.6%). Accurate ground marking by Oboe equipped Mosquitoes leading to another very significant blow to this Ruhr city. 20 industrial and 2200 homes completely destroyed and 588 people killed. A further 72000 people were bombed out. This was the first time the 'Wild Boar' technique had been used, in which the flak height was limited to allow night-fighters to fly over the main force and pick out aircraft in silhouette against the fires below.
Reason for Loss: Crashed at Moorsel, Belgium. The rear gun turret broke away before the crash and the rear gunner was found alive but died later in hospital


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