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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
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Crash site of Lancaster ND686-LE-M
18/03/1944

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Unit: 630 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: ND686-LE-M
Base: East Kirby
Mission: Frankfurt
Crew officer: P/O ORCHISTON, KENNETH WATSON
Incident: Hit by Flak

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

An as-yet unidentified Kriegsmarine Flak Abteiling (Naval anti-aircraft unit) on the Belgian coastline shot ND686 down into the sea at 23:50 hours crashing 2 km west of Adinkerke. The bodies of both air gunners were recovered quickly after the crash, the remainder of the crew two days later, they were buried together on 22nd March at Coxyde Military Cemetery.

Sources:
630 Squadron
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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