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Crash site of Halifax W7809-EY

cest raf squadron

Unit: 78 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: W7809-EY
Base: Middleton St. George
Mission: Nuremberg
Crew officer: Sgt Marshall J A B
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Vlaams Brabant)



On August 28, 1942 departed from Middleton St.George airbase, the Halifax W7809 with the mission, a raid over the city of Düsseldorf in Germany. The aircraft was shot down over Belgium by the German night-fighter Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer and crashed down near Tombeek.
All crew members died in the crash, they are all buried in the OVERIJSE (TOMBEEK) CHURCHYARD.

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