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* Ceremony of solemn tribute at Rebecq on May 18th, 2022 *
* 78th anniversary of the crash of Lancaster DV309 at Westerlo, on May 22nd, 2022 *

* The monument dedicated to the 12000 Latvian Waffen SS is removed: We won! *

The Airmen fallen in action in WW2 in Province of Province of Oost-Vlanderen
Crew of Lancaster ED947-DX-G fallen to Evergem on 9/07/1943

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 57 Squadron *
* To the crash of ED947-DX-G *
* To the Memorial erected in remembrance *

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Sgt Dewar replaced wounded Sgt ‘Johnny’ Walker as the Rear Gunner for this operation. Sgt Walker, Flight Engineer Sgt Seeles and Upper Gunner Sgt Stevenson are missing from the photo, and are assumed to have joined the rest of the crew when they arrived on 57 Squadron


crew
Hilary Lewis

Pilot Officer, 57 sqd
Royal Air Force, Volunteer of Reserve, United Kingdom

Prisoner of War
Incident: on Lancaster ED947-DX-G fallen to Evergem on 9/07/1943
More info about him, here
crew
John Seeles

Sergeant, 57 sqd
Royal Air Force, Volunteer of Reserve, United Kingdom

Prisoner of War
Incident: on Lancaster ED947-DX-G fallen to Evergem on 9/07/1943
More info about him, here
crew
John Twigg

Sergeant, 57 sqd
Royal Air Force, Volunteer of Reserve, United Kingdom

Prisoner of War
Incident: on Lancaster ED947-DX-G fallen to Evergem on 9/07/1943
More info about him, here
crew
William Bailey

Sergeant, 57 sqd
Royal Air Force, Volunteer of Reserve, United Kingdom

Prisoner of War
Incident: on Lancaster ED947-DX-G fallen to Evergem on 9/07/1943
More info about him, here
crew
Howard Dewar

Sergeant, 57 sqd
Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian

Prisoner of War
Incident: on Lancaster ED947-DX-G fallen to Evergem on 9/07/1943
More info about him, here
crew
Joseph Hodgson

Sergeant, 57 sqd
Royal Air Force, Volunteer of Reserve, United Kingdom

Prisoner of War
Incident: on Lancaster ED947-DX-G fallen to Evergem on 9/07/1943
More info about him, here
crew
James Stevenson

Sergeant, 57 sqd
Royal Air Force, Volunteer of Reserve, United Kingdom

Prisoner of War
Incident: on Lancaster ED947-DX-G fallen to Evergem on 9/07/1943
More info about him, here
Sources:

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

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