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* To the 427 Squadron *
* To the crew of LW365-ZL-W *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax LW365-ZL-W
28/05/1944

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Unit: 427 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: LW365-ZL-W
Base: Leeming (Yorkshire)
Mission: Leopoldsburg
Crew officer: P/O SCOBIE, BENJAMIN CYRUS
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

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.

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