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Crash site of Lancaster LM454-QR-Z
12/05/1944

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 61 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LM454-QR-Z
Base: Skellingford
Mission: Leopoldsburg
Crew officer: P/O EASTWOOD, JACK HILTON
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

The aircraft took off from RAF Skellingford at 22.39 hrs for Ops on Bourg-Leopold, but was shot down by a German night fighter on the outward leg. The aircraft crashed 4 km SW of Meisele. Eastwood and Kayser were buried at Schoonselhof Cemetery in Belgium; the other crew members who died are named on the Runnymede memorial.
Sgt Willis was taken Prisoner of War and transferred to Camp 357.

Sources:
Ilse of Wight Memorials
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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