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Crash site of Wellington Z1209-QT-Z
31/05/1942

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 142 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: Z1209-QT-Z
Base: Grimsby
Mission: Koln
Crew officer: P/O MCALEAVEY J M
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West Vlanderen)

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Facts

Probable by Oblt Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein III./NJG 2 - North Sea West of Zealand. It is very likely that it is this machine went on burning at 1:16 in Richtung 4-5 (compared to Vlissingen) was observed. Flt Sgt Smyth - His mortal remains washed up after a few months on the beach between Ostend and Bredene after which he was buried there. After the war his remains were transferred to the Canadian military cemetery in Adegem. Flt Sgt Watson - His remains were washed ashore near Zeebrugge and was buried in the municipal cemetery. After the war his remains also became transferred to the Canadian military cemetery in Adegem

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