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Crash site of Halifax MZ593-MH-Z
2/05/1944

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Unit: 51 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: MZ593-MH-Z
Base: Snaith
Mission: Mechelen
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

Takeoff at 22:12 hrs for an operation to Mechelen in Antwerpen province.
Homeward-bound, the aircraft was damaged by the night fighter crew of Hauptmann Modrow & Unteroffizier Schneider of the 2./NJG 1, who were flying He 219 A-2 G9+CK from Venlo airfield in the Netherlands.
Three crew members had stayed on board with their pilot and were killed.

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