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


* To the 102 Squadron *
* To the crew of MZ798-DY-M *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax MZ798-DY-M
2/11/1944

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Unit: 102 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: MZ798-DY-M
Base: Pocklington, Yorkshire
Mission: Düsseldorf
Crew officer:Lt Begbie James Errol
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

Dusseldorf. 992 aircraft, 19 losses- 4 of which crashed behind Allied lines (0.4%). Most of the bombing fell on the northern suburbs with more than 5000 houses being destroyed . 7 industrial premises were destroyed and 18 seriously damaged, including some important steel works. At least 678 people were killed. This was the last significant raid on Düsseldorf.
Reason for Loss: Hit by machine gun fire from another bomber and then attacked by a night-fighter (Ju 88). Crashed south of Leuven, Belgium

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Picture: Aircrew Remembered

Sources:
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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