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Crash site of Hallifax NA687-6Y-A
6/01/1945

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Unit: 171 Squadron
Aircraft: Hallifax
Code: NA687-6Y-A
Base: Creake
Mission: B5
Crew officer: P/O MISON, CHARLES DONALD
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)

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Facts

On the evening of January 6, 1945, one of the bombers of the 171 Squadron on a "RCM" mission (Radio-Counter-Measures), the Halifax NA687 (6Y-N), fell 2 km north of Ambly, on the heights, near the place “Bois de la Mouchonnière”. The bomber dragged its eight crew members to their deaths.

According to the RAF (Royal Air Force), the real cause of the accident was never established. In addition to the theory that he was shot down by a German fighter, one of the hypotheses advanced would be that he collided with another Halifax bomber (MZ469 (Z5-N) of the 462 Squadron), which crashed at the so-called "Epine", near the place called "Moustaviet" (1.5 km south of Hargimont, a dirt road on the left leads into the fields, 400 m further).

DIELS-DE BUSSER L., Souvenirs de Nassogne, Lichtaart (Kasterlee), 2001. & témoignage de Rik Verhelle du 21 juillet 2011

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The graves of the airmen of NA687-6Y-A to the cemetery of Ambly

Sources:
www.luxembourg belge.be
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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