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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
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Crash site of Spitfire R6962
11/08/1940

aircraft
cest raf squadron
Unit: 75 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: R6962
Base:
Mission: Patrol
Crew officer: P/O SMITH, DENIS NORMAN EVELYN
Incident: shot down during combat

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

Smith was killed in combat with Me110's over Convoy 'Booty' thirty miles east of Harwich on 11th August. His Spitfire R6962 came down in the sea and his body was washed up on the Belgian coast.
He is buried in Ostende New Communal Cemetery.

Sources:
Battle of Brotain
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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