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CrashID 655
Date 20-Feb-1944
Time 5:40
Location Paal
Airplane Avro
Type / model Lancster III
Serial number LL720
Registration number EQ-R
Group RCAF Bomber Command
Squadron 408 RCAF
Base Linton-on-Ouse (UK)
Mission Bombardementsvlucht op Leipzig
Target Stad Leipzig
Crew Piloot F/Lt Elmer Stanley WINN RCAF J8840 KIA
Navigator F/O James Richard LEAMAN RCAF J24215 KIA
Bommenr. John Raymond BONNEVILLE RCAF J25732 KIA
Radio/schutter f/Sgt Reginald
Herbert WADE RCAF J86403 KIA
Boordschutter Sgt Eldore DRAMNITZKI RCAF R181982 KIA
BWTK Sgt. Ellis William BOLT RAF 642443 KIA
Boordschutter T/Sgt. Norman Henry Hanbridge BROWN USAAF 10601604 KIA
Cemeteries E.S. WINN 23jr Schoonselhof 4A-3-77
J.R. LEAMAN Schoonselhof 4A-3-79
J.R. BONNEVILLE 23jr. Schoonselhof 4A-3-89
R.H.WADE 26jr. Schoonselhof 4A-3-71
E.DRAMNITZKI 22jr. Schoonselhof 4A-3-84
E.W.BOLT 24jr. Schoonselhof 4A-3-76
N.H.H.BROWN 21jr.Schoonselhof 4A-3-78. Later naar Neuville en Condroz (Belgie)
Brief description of the crash Intercepted and shot down on returnflight from Leipzig. At 5:40 by Oberst Lt. E-W. von Bonin.
Crashed in flames killing whole crew. Location: wetlands Saeftinghe off the village of Paal. Initially buried near Deurne airbase (Antwerp) In 1946 relocated to Schoonselhof -Antwerp.