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Crash site of Mosquito MM678-RS-A
6/10/1944

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Unit: 157 Squadron
Aircraft: Mosquito
Code: MM678-RS-A
Base: Swannington
Mission: intruder support
Crew officer: PO Vale
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

Mosquito MM678 took off from RAF Swannington at 1807 hours on 6th October 1944, detailed to carry out an intruder support sortie of targets being Bremen and Dortmund. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.
The aircraft crashed 5 miles north east of Tirlemont which is east of Brussels. Both the crew were killed and they are buried in the Brussels Town Cemetery, Belgium.

Sources:
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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