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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence

* To the 242 Squadron *
* To the crew of Z4001 *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Hurricane Z4001

cest raf squadron
Unit: 242 Squadron
Aircraft: Hurricane
Code: Z4001
Base: Manston
Mission: Patrol
Crew officer: P/O Quilliam Harold
Incident: Hit by Flak

Location: (Prov. West-Vlanderen)



Pilot Quilliam was on a mission flying Hurricane II Z4001. The 242 R.A.F. Squadron was sweeping the French coast line attacking German E-Boats. Harold was either shot down by FLAK (German Anti Air Craft) or during an aerial combat near Gravelines, France. Most likely his body washed ashore near Zeebrugge Belgium. Here he was temporary buried in the Churchyard.


Type of German E-Boat attacked by Allied Air Forces

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