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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 65 Squadron *
* To the crew of BL647 *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Spitfire BL647
1/06/1942

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Unit: 65 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: BL647
Base:
Mission: Circus
Crew officer: Sgt PARRACK, RALPH EDWARD
Incident: No details

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)

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Facts

The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany.

Sources:
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The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
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