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    Default Halifax Mk V - LK929 - "F-Freddie" - 427 Sqdn RCAF

    Hi all,

    The above Hally crashed near the village of Aartselaar in Belgium on 31.08.1943, its crew were all killed. One of the people of the Aartselaar local history group is researching this crash and already found relatives of the pilot.

    Would any of you know of or have a photograph of this aircraft please?

    Cheers

    Walter

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    I don't have a photograph but you probably mean to say LK629 !

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    Henk, my notes show LK629 coming down in Germany at Munchengladbach, which is North-West of Cologne, near the Dutch border, and about 100 miles east of Aartselaar. However, it was also "ZL*F" at some time.

    Does anybody have definite information on the locations of LK629 and LK929 in August 1943, and their final fates?

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    Air Britain for LK929: 76 sqn/1663 CU - SOC 28-6-1945.
    Chorley BCL 1943 - page 298 for LK629: crashed near Antwerpen; crew initially buried Fort III Borsbeek. What's your info for Mönchengladbach ?
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    Thanks Henk. It looks like we are definitely talking about LK629. Sorry, I can't trace the source for my Munchengladbach note.

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    Oops, typo, thanks for spotting that one Henk, it definitely was LK629!

    Cheers,
    Walter

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    Dug out my original notes on this aircraft, from Tony Wilson in Australia. My mistake, Mönchengladbach was the target, Wilson reports the crash site as "near Antwerp".

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    And Aartselaar is just to the South of Antwerp, Bill, so "near Antwerp" is quite correct!

    Walter

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