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Crash site of Halifax JB873-EY-J

cest raf squadron
Unit: 78 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: JB873-EY-J
Base: Linton on Ouse
Mission: Bochum
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)



Took off from its base at Linton-on-Ouse at 23.29 hours. Was attacked and shot down by a night fighter of Lt Wolfgang Schnaufer II./NJG1 and crashed between Oud-Heverlee and Haasrode (Brabant). Both pilots who were killed were laid to rest in the Haasrode Churchyard. The only evader, Sgt Goddard returned to the UK and was decorated with the DFM, details being gazetted 17th August 1943.

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