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the Heroes of Silence

* To the 460 Squadron *
* To the crew of PB471-AR-F *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Lancaster PB471-AR-F

cest raf squadron
Unit: 460 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: PB471-AR-F
Base: Binbrook
Mission: Dortmund
Crew officer: Flt Lt Alex Jenkins
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Limburg)



Lancaster III PB471 AR-F2 460 Sqn. Operation: Dortmund. Take off 21.37 Binbrook. Crashed at Linkhout (Limburg, Belgium), 6 km E of Diest. The aircraft falling into a wooded area known locally as Mierenberg. Those who died lie in Hasselt (Kruisveld) Communal Cemetery. Badly injured after landing in a tree, F/L Jenkins RAAF was taken to a hospital at Diest (Belgium).
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The PB471-AR-F, to her base


The crater made by the crash

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