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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Oost-Vlanderen:
Destelbergen

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 139 Squadron *
* To the crew of DZ470-XD-N *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Mosquito DZ470-XD-N
11/04/1943

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crest raf squadron
Unit: 139 Squadron
Aircraft: Mosquito
Code: DZ470-XD-N
Base: Marsham
Mission: Mechelen
Crew officer: Flying Officer John H. Brown
Incident: Shot down by German Flak

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

Mosquito DZ470 to attack engine sheds. Believed hit and damaged by light Flak which caused the Mosquito to break away from the formation. Shortly aftwards it was shot down by two Fw190s from 3./JG26, crashing at Destelbergen (Oost Vlaanderen), 5 km E of Gent. 11.4.1943.

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The graves of the Air crews (Picture: Hangar Flying)

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