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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Antwerpen:

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence

* To the 141 Squadron *
* To the crew of V8402-TW-F *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Beaufighter V8402-TW-F

cest raf squadron
Unit: 141 Squadron
Aircraft: Beaufighter
Code: V8402-TW-F
Base: West Raynham
Mission: Patrol
Crew officer: GUNNILL, BERNARD
Incident: Unknwon reason of crash

Location: (Prov. Antwerpen)



On December 23, 1944 at 11:30 am, Bernard Gunnill, 21, and his navigator F/ Sgt Henry Hanson (22) took off with their Beaufighter V8402-TW-F from the West Raynham base for a patrol.
During their flight over northern Belgium, they will not meet a German night fighters, and yet their plane crashed at Kalmthout for an unknown reason. The two airmen died and are now at the Schoonselhof.
The Beaufighter V8402 is the first loss of the new group 100.

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