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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
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Crash site of Lancaster LL810-BQ-K
28/05/1944

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cest raf squadron
Unit: 550 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LL810-BQ-K
Base: North Killingholme
Mission: Aachen
Crew officer: P/O McCrae Donald
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

Lancaster LL 810-BQ-K took off from North Killingholme the 27th of May 1944, at 12 pm with 14 other airplanes of the 550th to bombard the Marshalling yard ROTHE-ERDE of AACHEN, east of the city. The target has been touched, in spite of the light mist covering the railways, during this night, following the mission's reports. Two aircraft didn't return: LL 810-BQ-K fallen to Lichtervelde and JA 712-BQ-H fallen to Rebecq.
Source: http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/lichtervelde.php

http://www.luchtvaarterfgoed.be/content/monument-bemanning-van-lancaster-iii-ll810-bq-k https://www.hln.be/regio/lichtervelde/onthulling-nieuw-oorlogsmonument~adaa0731/ https://lichtervelde.n-va.be/nieuws/memoriaal-ter-ere-van-gesneuvelde-vliegeniers http://www.550squadronassociation.org.uk/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODMcCrae/index.php crash

Sources:

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