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The Airmen fallen in action in WW2 in Province of Province of West-Vlaanderen
Crew of Wellington X9749-BL-J fallen to Handzame on 26/08/1941

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 40 Squadron *
* To the crash of X9749-BL-J *
* To the Memorial erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

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KNIGHT, GORDON

Sergeant, 1161364, 40 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Grave 517., HANDZAME COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington X9749-BL-J fallen to Handzame on 26/08/1941
More info about him, here
crew
FYLES, THOMAS RAYMOND

Pilot Officer, 61994, 40 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Grave 517., HANDZAME COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington X9749-BL-J fallen to Handzame on 26/08/1941
More info about him, here
crew
MARTIN, ALAN CRESSWELL

Squadron Leader, 32051, 40 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Grave 517., HANDZAME COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington X9749-BL-J fallen to Handzame on 26/08/1941
More info about him, here
crew
PERRAS, ROLAND JOSEPH FIDELE

Sergeant R/54987, 40 sqd
Royal CCanadian Air Force, Canadian
Buried: Grave 517., HANDZAME COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington X9749-BL-J fallen to Handzame on 26/08/1941
More info about him, here
crew
REYNOLDS, REGINALD ROBERT

Pilot Officer, 67080, 40 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Grave 517., HANDZAME COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington X9749-BL-J fallen to Handzame on 26/08/1941
More info about him, here
crew
WRIGHT, WILLIAM

Flying Officer, 77373, 40 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Grave 517., HANDZAME COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington X9749-BL-J fallen to Handzame on 26/08/1941
More info about him, here
Sources:

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

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