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Crashsite Stirling R9250 AA-W

At this location, on February rd, 1943, Short Stirling R9250 'AA-W' of No. 75 Squadron crashed on its way to Hamburg. All crew members were KIA. The plane was shot down by Hauptmann Reinhold Knacke and his navigator Feldwebel Kurt Bundrock with their Messerschmitt Bf 110F-4 'G9+DK', flying from Gilze-Rijen.

On board the Short Stirling were:
Pilot Pilot Officer Kenneth Howard Blincoe (KIA)
Co-Pilot Pilot Officer Andrew James Newell Scott (KIA)
Wireless Operator/Gunner Flying Officer Harold Lowe (KIA)
Navigator Sergeant Frank Arthur Boese (KIA)
Navigator Sergeant George Wood Cook (KIA)
Flight Engineer Sergeant Desmond David Hayward (KIA)
Gunner Sergeant Desmond Clearwater (KIA)
Gunner Sergeant Edward McDermott (KIA)

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  • Text: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photos: Wilco Vermeer

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