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The cemeteries where rest the fallen: Province of West-Vlaanderen

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


Crew-members buried in this cemetery:

* Crew of Wellington Z1052-BU fallen to Middelkerke on 1/04/1942
* Crew of Spitfire AB529 fallen to Middelkerke on 19/08/1942
* Crew of Boston AL685-MQ-Z fallen to Middelkerke on 22/09/1942
* Crew of Spitfire W3132 fallen to Raversijde on 8/02/1942
* Crew of Hurricane P3105 fallen off the Belgian coast on 11/08/1940
* Crew of Wellington R1030-BL-R fallen off coast on 3/09/1941
* Crew of Wellington R1064-NZ fallen off coast on 16/12/1941
* Crew of Wellington Z1379-GR-J fallen off coast on 15/04/1942
* Crew of Halifax W7676-TL-P fallen off coast on 29/08/1942
* Crew of Halifax W7745-NP-K fallen off coast on 10/09/1942
* Crew of Wellington HE184-SE-M fallen off coast on 12/06/1943
* Crew of Lancaster LM136-UM-D fallen off coast on 21/07/1944
* Crew of Hudson AM701 fallen off coast on 6/09/1942
* Crew of Manchester L7494 fallen off coast on 11/08/1944
* Crew of


Location information

Middelkerke Communal Cemetery is located 9 km south west of Oostende. From Oostende the N34 continues for 9 km to the costal town of Middelkerke. The town is approached via the C de Grootelaan which leads to the left hand turning onto Kerkstraat N325. The next immediate left hand turning leads onto the N318 Oostendelaan. 500 metres along the Oostendelaan lies the right hand turning onto the H.Prootstraat. The cemetery is located at the end of H.Prootstraat. This cemetery is not an open site and access is limited by normal cemetery opening hours. (Rear entrance to this cemetery is permanently open).

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