Unit: 427 Squadron
Base: Leeming (Yorkshire)
Crew officer: P/O SCOBIE, BENJAMIN CYRUS
Incident: Shot down by German fighter
Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)
Takeoff at 23:27 hrs for a bombing operation against the military camp at Leopoldsburg in Limburg.
The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Kurt Matzak of the 12./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 G-4 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.
All seven crew members rest in the Heverlee War Cemetery at Leuven.
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)