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Crash site of Lancaster LL882-JO-J
11/05/1944

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Unit: 463 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LL882-JO-J
Base: Waddington
Mission: Lille
Crew officer: Sqd Leader Powell Mervyn
Incident: Shot down by a German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

LL882 took off for a mission of bombing of railways and SNCF installation of Lille. Many aircraft were engaged in this operation.
9 Aircraft were shot down by German fighters or Flak. 83 airmen were killed.
Civilians suffered very much by this attack: 184 people died by bombing, many houses and factories were completely destroyed.



Source: http://francecrashes39-45.net/lille_10_11_mai44.php

http://aircrewremembered.com/powell-mervyn.html Aircraft LL882 JO-J, 463 Squadron and D.P Croston crash

Sources:

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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