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Crash site of Typhoon JP911
5/10/1943

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 3 Squadron
Aircraft: Typhoon
Code: JP911
Base:
Mission: Gent
Crew officer: W/O Larocque Joseph Albert
Incident: Shot down by German Flak

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

During the afternoon of 5 October, eight Typhoons from No. 3 Squadron, led by Squadron Leader Ron Hawkins, and escorted by eight Typhoons from Squadron No. 198, led by Squadron Leader Brian DFC, were to attack Sinclair's oil refinery near Terdonk. low height.
The refinery along the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal was also conceived with a few shots and bomb bursts. But the Typhoons flew too low, and most of the bombs didn't explode. The result was there. The four bombs that did explode killed a foreman and an officer. Three more bombs injured three civilians at the Langerbrugge shipyard.
Warrant Officer Joseph Larocque, a French-speaking Canadian, got into a slow toll flight from 3000 feet. He crashed with his JP911 on the other side of the canal, near the hamlet of Mendonk.

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