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* 78th anniversary of the crash of Lancaster DV309 at Westerlo, on May 22nd, 2022 *

The Airmen fallen in action in WW2 in Province of Province of Oost-Vlanderen
Crew of Stirling EE880-OJ-O fallen to Tielt on 29/06/1943

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 149 Squadron *
* To the crash of EE880-OJ-O *
* To the Memorial erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *
* Memorial where the crew is honored *

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DERBYSHIRE, ARTHUR

Sergeant, 1086924, 149 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Coll. grave 4-6., HOUWAART CHURCHYARD

Killed in action
Incident: on Stirling EE880-OJ-O fallen to Tielt on 29/06/1943
More info about him, here
crew
BUTTERWORTH, PETER

Sergeant, 656801, 149 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Coll. grave 4-6., HOUWAART CHURCHYARD

Killed in action
Incident: on Stirling EE880-OJ-O fallen to Tielt on 29/06/1943
More info about him, here
crew
SWAINSTON, BERNARD SHADE

Sergeant, 1699589, 149 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Coll. grave 4-6., HOUWAART CHURCHYARD

Killed in action
Incident: on Stirling EE880-OJ-O fallen to Tielt on 29/06/1943
More info about him, here
crew
MCCALLUM L B

Flight Sergeant, 422663, 149 sqd
Royal New Zealand Air Force, New Zealand
Honored: Memorial of Runnymede

Missing in action
Incident: on Stirling EE880-OJ-O fallen to Tielt on 29/06/1943
More info about him, here
crew
PORTER A R

Flying Officer, 124823, 149 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Honored: Memorial of Runnymede

Missing in action
Incident: on Stirling EE880-OJ-O fallen to Tielt on 29/06/1943
More info about him, here
crew
MEARS I A

Warrant Officer, NZ412392, 149 sqd
Royal New Zealand Air Force, New Zealand

Prisoner of War
Incident: on Stirling EE880-OJ-O fallen to Tielt on 29/06/1943
More info about him, here
crew
FOSTER D G

Sergeant, 1490330, 149 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom

Evader
Incident: on Stirling EE880-OJ-O fallen to Tielt on 29/06/1943
More info about him, here
Sources:

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Aircrew Remembered

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