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RAF aircraft's crash sites in Province of West-Vlaanderen:
Houthulst

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Last update: 31/01/22


Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 83 Squadron *
* To the crew of X3119-OL-R *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Hampden X3119-OL-R
21/04/1941

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cest raf squadron
Unit: 83 Squadron
Aircraft: Hampden
Code: X3119-OL-R
Base: Scampton
Mission: Koln
Crew officer: F/Sgt Hanmer Robert Beaumont
Incident: Raisons of crash unknown

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

In the night of 20/21 April Bomber Command organizes a raid to Mannheim. A plane would be lost in our country. The Hampden X3119 'OL-R' of the 83 Sqdn crashes near the West Flemish Houthulst near "'t Vijvertje". Four charred bodies are buried at the municipal cemetery.

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The graves of the Airmen of X3119, resting into the cemetery of Houthulst

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