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

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 218 Squadron *
* To the crew of N3714-HA-Q *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Stirling N3714-HA-Q
2/09/1942

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Unit: 218 Squadron
Aircraft: Stirling
Code: N3714-HA-Q
Base: Downham Market
Mission: Saarbrucken
Crew officer: P/O Ruegg E G
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)

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Facts

Takeoff at 23:46 hrs local time for an operation to Saarbrücken in Germany.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Ehle & Oberfeldwebel Leidenbach of the Stab II./NJG 1, who were flying Lichtenstein-equipped Bf 110 F-4 G9+BC from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

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Graves of the crew fallen to Sterrebeek (Picture: Hangar Flying)

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