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

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* To the 57 Squadron *
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Crash site of Lancaster ED947-DX-G
9/07/1943

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 57 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: ED947-DX-G
Base: Scampton
Mission: Köln
Crew officer: P/O Hilary Lewis
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)
Evergem

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Facts

Targeting Köln, as part of a 653 aircraft raid, DX-G of 57 Squadron took off from RAF Scampton at 2216 on 8 July 1943. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the aircraft was shot down by a pilot of the Luftwaffe’s 12/NJG4 and it crashed at Evergem.
Moments before the crash, the crew baled out having managed to jettison the bomb load which fell on the village of Oosteeklo at around 0038 hours. All of the crew were taken POW by the Germans.
It could be the only crew fallen in Belgium whose all the members survived of the accident

Sources:
57 & 630 Sqd
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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