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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 83 Squadron *
* To the crew of R5610-OL-C *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Lancaster R5610-OL-C

cest raf squadron
Unit: 83 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: R5610-OL-C
Base: Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Mission: Frankfurt
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Antwerpen)



Takeoff at 20:51 hrs local time for an operation to Frankfurt am Main in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was attacked by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Walter Barte of the 4./NJG 1, who was flying Bf 110 D-3 G9+FM from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.
Four graves of the Pathfinder-Lancaster crew can be found in the cemetery of Morkhoven: F/Lt Robert M. Buchan, a 22 year old observer who, just like his pilot, already wore the DFC ribbon, the 20-year old flight engineer Sgt Peter Squires and the two air gunners, Sgt Edward Norman and Sgt Harold D. Quintrell (20 yrs).


The graves of the Airmen (extr. from Aircrew Remembered)

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