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Crash site of Lancaster DS690-KO-C
14/07/1943

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Unit: 115 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: DS690-KO-C
Base: East Wretham, Norfolk
Mission: Aachen
Crew officer: Sqn/Ldr R.A.G. Baird
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Luxembourg)

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Facts

At the end of 1942, at the beginning of 1943, in response to the German air raids on London and many other major English cities, the Allied air force undertook to bomb, in turn, large German settlements but especially industrial sites.
On 13 July 1943, at 23:59, the brand-new Avro Lancaster Mk.II bomber, serial number DS-690, registration KO-C, left the West-Wretham (UK) military airfield with 371 other aircraft of all types to bomb Aachen (Aachen).
The flight was to be carried out along a «horlogical» route around Belgium; the formation leaving England more or less skirted the Dutch border, bombed its objective and returned to its base by following, always approximately, the Luxembourg and French borders. This at an altitude between 4500 and 5600 meters and at a speed of 300 kilometers per hour.

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Graves of the crew of Lancaster DS690

Sources:
Les Hayons: histoire de le guerre
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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