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Crash site of Wellington X3469-WS

cest raf squadron
Unit: 9 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: X3469-WS
Base: Honington
Mission: Koln
Crew officer:
Incident: Landing crashed

Location: (Prov. Antwerpen)



As a result of a petrol shortage the port engine failed. The aircraft crash landed at Retie 10km SE of Turnhout Belgium. Sgt Langton and Flt Sgt Welsh were badly injured as they were thrown from the iarcraft as it landed. It was discovered that when help arrived Sgt Pexman had died from the severe head wounds that he had received.


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