Crash Site Of RAF Halifax Discovered In Rheinland-Palatinate

Posted on November 29, 2018

The discovery was made as investigators searched for the remains of downed Second World War aircraft in the state.

Memorial stones have already been placed at three crash sites and three others are now being excavated by a research team of mainly ex-military licensed volunteers and archaeologists. Forces News was given exclusive access to one of the remote and undisclosed locations where a Halifax bomber with six Canadians and a Royal Air Force crew member aboard crashed in February 1945. The crash took place on 21 February 1945, when NP 711 of 408 Goose Squadron was sent on a raid over the city of Worms. But the plane and its payload of powerful blockbuster bombs crashed and triggered huge explosions. Now an officially sanctioned research team is excavating the impact area armed with metal detectors.

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