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Crash site of Lancaster ND908-AA-M
28/05/1944

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Unit: 75 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: ND908-AA-M
Base: Mepal
Mission: Aachen
Crew officer: F/Lt FAUVEL, SPENCER FRANCIS
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

Thirteen aircraft were detailed to attack Aachen and eleven to attack a target at Boulogne. They all were successful in attacking their respective targets and good concentrated bombing was reported. Two aircraft attacking Aachen had combats with enemy aircraft, NZ40750 F/L. R. Berney claiming the destruction of an enemy night fighter and 170664 P/O. T. Buckley claimed strikes on a F.W. 190.
There was no opposition from the Boulogne target.
Lancaster Mk.III ND908 AA-M was brought down at Poelkapelle (West-Vlaanderen) 5miles North East of Ypres and 25 miles West of Courtrai, scene of the FW .410 attacks on ND915 in the same raid.
There were no survivors and all eight crew members were laid to rest at Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.

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