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Crash site of Lancaster LM633-UM-T

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Unit: 626 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LM633-UM-T
Base: Wickenby
Mission: Kortrijk
Crew officer: F/O Bowen J
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)



Lancaster LM633 took off from Wickenby on the night of 20/21 July 1944, to attack Courtrai, Belgium. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base.
The aircraft crashed with one crew member killed, two taken prisoner and the other four evading capture. In 1949 it was recorded that with the aircraft buried deep in the ground, it was impossible to locate any other remains, and Flight Sergeant Houseman the only missing member of the crew was listed as having no known grave.
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