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

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Crash site of Wellington L7809-HD-R
11/09/1940

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cest raf squadron
Unit: 38 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: L7809-HD-R
Base:
Mission: Oostende
Crew officer: P/O DUFTON, CHARLES THEODORE
Incident: Presumed hit by German Flak

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

In the night of Wednesday 11 to Thursday 12 September, around 4 a.m., a Wellington from 38 Squadron fell on the quay behind the police station at Ernest Feysplein (Hazegras) and exploded - today the Municipal Technical School stands there.
The six crew members were killed

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The wreckage of the Wellington L7809-HD-R (Picture: Rate one)

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