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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
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Memorial where the crew is commemorated

Crash site of Halifax JD213-KN-V
23/06/1943

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Unit: 77 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: JD213-KN-V
Base: Elvington
Mission: Mulheim
Crew officer: Fl/Sgt E A Sims
Incident: shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

Shot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Viktor Sorko of the 4./NJG 3 (detached to 1./NJG 1), flying a Bf 110 from Gilze-Rijen airfield.
3 bodies were washed ashore, one to Wenduine coast, the two others to Holland. Four airmen were missing.

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