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

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Crash site of Wellington BJ831-JN
25/08/1942

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Unit: 150 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: BJ831-JN
Base: Snaith
Mission: Frankfurt
Crew officer: Fl Sgt Thompson H M
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

Hit by Flak over the target, wounding Sgt Matthews. Homebound, shot down by a night-fighter Fw Fritz Shellwat 5./NJG1 and crashed in a field near the hamlets of Kersbeek and Miskom (Brabant), some11 kmNNE of Tienen,Belgium. Those killed in the crash are buried in Kersbeek-Miskom Churchyard. Sgt Magenis is buried in theBerlin1939-45WarCemetery, after collapsing with dysentry while being force-marched 3Mar45. F/S

Sources:
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