Accident Handley Page Halifax Mk III LW365, 28 May 1944
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Time:02:04 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax Mk III
Owner/operator:427 (Lion) Sqn RCAF
Registration: LW365
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lovenjoel, Bierbeek, Flemish Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Takeoff at 23:27 hrs for a bombing operation against the military camp at Leopoldsburg in Limburg.

The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Kurt Matzak of the 12./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 G-4 from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield.

All seven crew members rest in the Heverlee War Cemetery at Leuven.


Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1944 part three
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Revision history:

02-Oct-2020 09:47 TigerTimon Added
02-Oct-2020 09:47 TigerTimon Updated [Time]
07-Nov-2022 01:39 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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