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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence

* To the 164 Squadron *
* To the crew of MN862 *
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* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Typhoon MN862

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Unit: 164 Squadron
Aircraft: Typhoon
Code: MN862
Crew officer: F/Sgt TEATHER, JAMES BRIAN
Incident: Hit by German Flak

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)



In 1944 Brian served with 164 Squadron near Bayeux, under Belgian Squadron Leader Remi (Mony) Van Lierde, flying a Typhoon MN-862. On Saturday October 7, 1944, he was on a sortie over Belgium supporting the 3rd Canadian Infantry in ‘Operation Switchback’ — dislodging remaining pockets of German Resistance in the area. Following engine failure and probably being hit by German anti-aircraft fire he crashed near Damme and the plane exploded.
His body was found a month later as the Allies advanced, and buried in Bruges.

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