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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax W7676-TL-P
29/08/1942

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Unit: 35 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: W7676-TL-P
Base: Graveley
Mission: Nurenberg
Crew officer: P/O Birley Allan Fay
Incident: Hit by Flak

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

The Halifax W7676 was hit by Flak and crashed at sea. Crew's bodies were washed ashore at Middlekerke and Holland coast
The body of Sgt John was Washed up near Domburg 6 September 1942.
The body of Sgt Booth was Washed up near Katwijk aan Zee 10 September 1942.
The body of Sgt Grounsell was Washed up near Scharrendijke 9 September 1942.
The bodies of Sgt Birley and Sgt Doman were washed ashore near Ostend 16/09/1942
The body of Priestley was washed ashore near Ostend on 15 September 1942.

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The W7676 inflight

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