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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of Oost-Vlanderen:
Sint-Laureins

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 40 Squadron *
* To the crew of R1406-BL-C *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *
* Memorial where the crew is commemorated *

Crash site of Wellington R1406-BL-C
27/06/1941

aircraft
crest raf squadron
Unit: 40 Squadron
Aircraft: Wellington
Code: R1406-BL-C
Base: Alconbury
Mission: Koln
Crew officer:
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)

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Facts

Behind a farm in the Eersteestraat 16 in Sint-Laureins is a memorial cross as a reminder of a Wellington crew (R1406) of the 40 Sqn, who had to pay for the storms of the night of June 27, 1941 with death. Due to the massive explosion and subsequent fire, three of the six airmen were not found. They have no known grave. The three others rest in Adegem. Actually, the cross is behind the farm, and one must first ask permission from the residents. The stone cross was paid for in 1950 by the family of the pilot Horrocks.
The crew included: P / O David W. Horrocks (pilot, missing), P / O Kenneth F. Glock (co-pilot), P / O Wallace G. Green (observer), Sgt Leslie C. Page (missing) , Sgt Jack S. Clover (missing), Sgt Tecwyn Morris (air gunner). The three missing are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial in England; the three other crew members are buried in the Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.
The farm is now holiday home De Vakantieschuur. Respect the privacy of the permanent or temporary residents when you visit this location.

Sources:
Hangar Flying
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered
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