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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
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Crash site of Hurricane P3324-DZ-P
18/06/1940

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Unit: 151 Squadron
Aircraft: Hurricane
Code: P3324-DZ-P
Base:
Mission: Patrol
Crew officer: Sgt ASLIN, MAURICE ROBERT
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I P3324 (DZ-P) 151 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) when lost (Failed To Return) from combat operations over Northern France. Pilot killed. According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (File AIR 81/934): "Hurricane P3324 lost in air operations over Cherbourg, France, 18 June 1940. Sergeant M R Aslin: report of death"
German bombers were intercepted over Cherbourg as 151 Squadron attacked shipping. There were three Heinkel 111s operating and in the fight which followed, one of the Heinkels was seen to have its engines on fire, and another disappeared with its undercarriage down and presumably severely damaged. P/O Wright bailed out and a Destroyer steamed to the spot where he was seen to go down. Sgt Aslin was reported missing from the patrol. His body was later washed ashore at Westende, on the Belgian coast

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