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Crash site of Lancaster LL652-JI-C

crest raf squadron
Unit: 514 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LL652-JI-C
Base: Waterbeach
Mission: Aachen
Crew officer: P/O Newman Stanley William
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)



Takeoff at 00:31 hrs for a bombing operation against the Rothe Erde railway station at Aachen in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hptm. Hans-Karl Kamp, Fw. Franz Stein & Uffz. Willem Rürup of the Stab III./NJG 4, who were flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Juvincourt airfield in France.
The wreckage was found in the Moenebroek, a marshy area - now a nature reserve. The whole crew perished and was buried at Geraardsbergen Communal Cemetery.


The graves of the crew, to the cemetery of Geraardsbergen (Picture: Hangar Flying)

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