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Location of RAF aircraft's crashes in the Province of Vlaams-Brabant
Bunsbeek

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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Lancaster NN775-JI-F2
5/03/1945

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cest raf squadron
Unit: 514 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: NN775-JI-F2
Base: Waterbeach
Mission: Gelsenkirchen
Crew officer:
Incident: Probabily shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

Operation to Gelsenkirchen- to attack the Consolidation benzol plant using G-H. 170 Lancasters, all from 3 Group, 1 lost. G-H techniques used due to complete cloud-cover. The results are unknown.
Reason for Loss: Crashed at Bunsbeek, probabily shot down by German fighter
Only 3 bodies were found in the wreckage and buried to the War cemetery of Heverlee.
In 2015, excavations were undertaken to dig up the remains of the aircraft. The researchers found the bodies of the 4 other crew members who had remained trapped in the cabin, which had sunk several metres into the ground. They were buried with their fellows to Heverlee.

crew

The lost Airmen are exhumed 70 years after the crash

crew

The remains before to be transfered to the War cemetery of Heverlee

crew

They may rest in peace, we remember Them

Sources:

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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