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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Oost-Vlanderen:
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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 626 Squadron *
* To the crew of ND985-UM-W *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Lancaster ND985-UM-W
28/05/1944

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 626 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: ND985-UM-W
Base: Wickenby
Mission: Aachen
Crew officer: P/O AYRES, ROBERT FREDERICK
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

Takeoff at 23:52 hrs for a bombing operation against the Rothe Erde railway station at Aachen in Germany.
Outward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Karl Grosser of the 11./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 G-4 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.
There were no survivors amongst the crew. They rest in the Courtrai {St-Jean} Communal Cemetery & Oudenaarde Communal Cemetery.

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Photograph of an RAF firing party at the burial of what is believed to be the crew of Lancaster ND985. It belonged to No. 626 Squadron and during a mission to Aachen, was shot down by a German night fighter.

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