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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Vlaams Brabant:
Landen

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 434 Squadron *
* To the crew of KB835-WL-J *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *
* Memorial where the crew is commemorated *

Crash site of Lancaster KB835-WL-J
15/03/1943

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Unit: 434 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: KB835-WL-J
Base: Croft
Mission: Hagen
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

crash

Facts

Lancaster X KB835 WL-J 434 sqn. Operation: Hagen. Take off 16.31 Croft.
Shot down by a Ju 88 and crashed just to the South of Landen (Vlaams Brabant) a large village some 12km SE of Tienen. Five of those who died were taken for burial at Hasselt (Kruisveld) Communal Cemetery (Limburg, Belgium).
WO2 Whitehead RCAF is commerated on Panel 281 of the Runnymede Memorial. F/O Ayotte RCAF is reported to have parachuted near Liege ( belgium), som distance from the crashsite. Source BCL Crewmembers
Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/kruisveld/photos/?tab=album&album_id=813060915470145

Sources:

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