More about the crash

More about the crash…

RCAF No. 443 Squadron

Leo Potten who lives in Ysselsteyn, in the Netherlands  wrote me again and added to this story about the plane crash that killed Arthur Horrell and Paul Émile Piché.

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Hello,

After sending you the pictures of the field graves, I have asked some older people if they knew still something from the airplane at the Deurneseroad(weg) in October 1944.

As the official side tells us, they (Piché and Horrell) had to go from Grave to Antwerp (Belgium). They could have been flying through liberated areas because west of Ysselsteyn there were liberated areas since Operation Market Garden.

It seems to be that their navigation was not good or was it because they were flying in an other plane? However they were flying above occupied areas because the village Ysselsteyn had not been liberated until 17 October, 1944. They were searching for the right destination I think because they…

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