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* To the 115 Squadron *
* To the crew of Z8788-KO-H *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Wellington Z8788-KO-H

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Unit: 115 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: Z8788-KO-H
Base: Marham
Mission: Manheim
Crew officer: Sgt Johnston Norman Lachlan
Incident: Hit by German Flak

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)



On this night 37 Wellingtons and 34 Hampdens visited Frankfurt and 36 Wellingtons and eight Halifaxes attacked Mannheim.
Wellington Z8788-KO-H was hit by Flak battery positionned to the village of Mariakerke. It crashed to the village of Snaaskerke; one civilian was killed in the accident. All cres members perished in the crash.




The wreckage of the aircraft which fell on a house of village of Snaaskerke (Pictures: Rate One)

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