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Crash site of Mosquito NS523
2/10/1944

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Unit: 140 Squadron
Aircraft: Mosquito
Code: NS523
Base: Melsbroek
Mission: Kreffeld
Crew officer: LONGLEY, CHARLES DOUGLAS NYE
Incident: Shot down by friendly fire

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

In the ORB for 140 Sqn, on 2.October 1944, Mosquito XVI NS523 t/o at 08:15 hrs from Melsbroeck, on a sortie to Krefield - Duisberg. However, I don’t know if it was the outbound or inbound stage of the sortie, the a/c was intercepted according to the ORB by a P-47 of IX USAAF, shooting it down nr Louvain, Belgium.

Sources:
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