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

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* To the 218 Squadron *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Stirling BF501-HA-N
24/06/1943

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Unit: 218 Squadron
Aircraft: Stirling
Code: BF501-HA-N
Base: Downham Market
Mission: Wuppertal
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

Takeoff at 23:43 for an operation to Wuppertal, Germany.
Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Hans Autenrieth of the 6./NJG 4 (detached to II./NJG 1), flying a Bf 110 G-4 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

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The graves of the crews fallen to Kaggevine (Bleinheim 9175-VE, 1940 and Stirling BF501-HA-N, 1943)

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