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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
Handzame

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the Heroes of Silence


* To the 40 Squadron *
* To the crew of X9749-BL-J *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Wellington X9749-BL-J
26/08/1941

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Unit: 40 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: X9749-BL-J
Base: Alconbury
Mission: Karlsruhe
Crew officer: Squadron Leader MARTIN, ALAN CRESSWELL
Incident: Hit probabily by German Flak, exploded

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

The aircraft exploded after been hit by ennemy fire behind a farm of the village of Handzame

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Wreckage of the Wellington X9749-BL-J

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