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Crash site of Halifax III NA-240 Z5-V at Zaasch

 

Crash site of Halifax NA240 Z5-V at Zaasch, showing wall damage (462 Squadron)

 

 

The aircraft was flying from the NNW, in a SSE direction towards Leipzig.

The aircraft crashed on the northern side of the village of Zaasch, damaging a stone wall (to the left of the photo).

Note the older undamaged stones in the wall on the lower section, and the replacement stones on the repaired section above.

One of the engines fell to the right of the property entrance – see next photo.

The main part of the village of Zaasch is beyond the trees.

All Photos on this page Copyright 2005 L.Freiberg.

 

 

Crash site of Halifax NA240 Z5-V at Zaasch, showing site where engine was located (462 Squadron)

 

 

 

 

Crash site of Halifax III NA-240 Z5-V on the northern side of the village of Zaasch, showing location to the right of the property entrance, where one of the engines fell.

 

Crash site of Halifax NA240 Z5-V at Zaasch, view south along street where 3 bodies of Crew were found (462 Squadron)

 

 

 

 

Zaasch street looking south.

According to Zaasch Historians, the bodies of 2 Airman were found in the grassed area behind the fence (to the left of the photo).

The body of a third Airman was found in front of the entrance gate between the 2 buildings on the left.

The identities of those three Airman, and the locations of the other casualties were not known by the Historians.

 

Crash site of Halifax NA240 Z5-V at Zaasch, view north along street where 3 bodies of Crew were found (462 Squadron)

 

 

 

 

Zaasch street looking north.

Location of 3 casualties as described for the photo above – one in front of the entrance gate between the 2 buildings (middle right), and two in the grassed area behind the fence (far right).

The location of the crash site is beyond the trees and the large building in the distance.

 

 

 

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