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Crash site of Lancaster LM136-UM-D
21/07/1944

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Unit: 626 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: LM136-UM-D
Base: Wickenby
Mission: Kortrijk
Crew officer: F/L William David Wilson
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

Lancaster LM 136 of 626 Sqn RAF took off from RAF Station Wickenby, Lincolnshire, UK, at 2355 hours on 20 July 1944 to bomb Courtrai, West Belgium. LM136 was one of two 626 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation.
The aircraft crashed in the North Sea, and all the crew were killed.
Flt Sgt Robertson body was washed ashore and he is buried in the Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France. St Omer is a large town 45kms south east of Calais. Sgt Clarke is buried in the Middlekerke Communal Cemetery, Belgium. The cemetery is 9kms south west of Ostend.

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The crew of Lancaster LM136 (Picture: Aircrews Remembered)

Sources:
626 Squadron
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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