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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Oost-Vlanderen:
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* To the crew of HX937 *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Mosquito HX937
9/10/1943

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 487 Squadron
Aircraft: Mosquito
Code: HX937
Base: Sculthorpe, Norfolk
Mission: Combat
Crew officer: Fl/Lt P. Court
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

Mosquito HX937/Y -T/o at 11:10 hrs for operation to the aircraft engine factory Woippy. Missing. 9.10.1943
South of Antwerp, the Mosquito flew on one engine and exploded in mid-air.
An agent writes, probably concerning this occurence:
"At Stekene-Wittingstraat, between the districts of Polken and Berg, on 9-10-43 at 12:32 hrs, an aircraft crashed, probably an American, which has been burnt up. Close to the site, it dropped three bombs, of whom two have exploded. The two pilots are literally charred, and are no longer recognizable."

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