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Location of RAF aircraft's crashes in the Province of Vlaams-Brabant
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Last update: 31/01/22


Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 166 Squadron *
* To the crew of HF595-AS-Y *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Wellington HF595-AS-Y
4/07/1943

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Unit: 166 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: HF595-AS-Y
Base: Kimington
Mission: Koln
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

Aircraft took off at 2313hrs. Aircraft was shot down at 01.48hrs by a night fighter flown by Hptm. Siegfried Wandam Stab1/ NJG5. Crashed Neerespen 8km W of St. Trond.
I.B.C.C. says:
- Wellington HF569-HD lost over Belgium
- Wellington HF595-AS-Y took off at 2313hrs. Aircraft was shot down at 01.48hrs by a night fighter flown by Hptm. Siegfried Wandam Stab1/ NJG5. Crashed Herkenbosch 8km W of St. Trond.
- No reason of loss specified for Wellington HZ481-QO-W crashed at Louveigné (Liège).

Sources:

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