Unit: 102 Squadron
Crew officer: P/O ANDERSON, EDWIN GRAHAM MILTON
Incident: Shot down by German fighter
Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)
Takeoff at 19:50 hrs for an operation to Essen in Germany.
The aircraft was coned by a searchlight for 6 minutes & intercepted and shot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Heinz Pähler of the 2./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands.
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)