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

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Crash site of Stirling BK815-LS-V
22/06/1943

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crest raf squadron
Unit: 15 Squadron
Aircraft: Stirling
Code: BK815-LS-V
Base: Midenhall
Mission: Kerfeld
Crew officer: P/O Curtis Eric Frederic
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

Krefeld. 705 aircraft, 44 losses (6.2%) with night-fighters counting for most of the losses (the night was moonlit). PFF marking was near-perfect (using Oboe). A large fire in the centre of Krefeld raged unchecked for many hours. Over 5500 houses destroyed, 1056 people killed and 72000 bombed out of their homes.
Reason for Loss: Believed to have been shot down by flak and crashed near Melsele, Belgium

Sources:

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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