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Crash site of Wellington W5463-SM-E
16/08/1941

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 305 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: W5463-SM-E
Base: Lindholme
Mission: Koln
Crew officer: F/O Miondlikowski Alfons
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

Took off from RAF Lindholme at 21:19 hrs. Presumed lost over the North Sea. Four members of the crew are buried in cemeteries in Belguim and Holland, while Sgt Przeclawski and Sgt Wardenski have no know graves. On 18th August, a pigeon from this bomber returned to RAF Lindholme at 08:30 hrs, but no message was attached that may have indicated the fate of this Wellington and its crew.

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