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The Airmen fallen in action in WW2 in Province of Province of West-Vlaanderen
Crew of Wellington R3220-WS fallen to Oostende on 7/12/1940

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence


* To the 9 Squadron *
* To the crash of R3220-WS *
* To the Memorial erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

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NANSON, JOHN JAMES COULSHAM

Sergeant, 759229, 9 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Plot 9. Row 4. Joint grave 8-9., OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington R3220-WS fallen to Oostende on 7/12/1940
More info about him, here
crew
GROCOTT, JOSEPH ALAN

Sergeant, 581509, 9 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Plot 9. Row 4. grave 5., OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington R3220-WS fallen to Oostende on 7/12/1940
More info about him, here
crew
PARKER, ROBERT COATES

Sergeant, 754182, 9 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Plot 9. Row 4. grave 4., OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington R3220-WS fallen to Oostende on 7/12/1940
More info about him, here
crew
PONTIN, WILLIAM HUMPHREY

Sergeant, 967876, 9 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Plot 9. Row 4. grave 6., OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington R3220-WS fallen to Oostende on 7/12/1940
More info about him, here
crew
ROGERS, ANTHONY ARTHUR

Sergeant, 965303, 9 sqd
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, United Kingdom
Buried: Plot 9. Row 4. grave 7., OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington R3220-WS fallen to Oostende on 7/12/1940
More info about him, here
crewCourtesy A. Stanley
STANLEY, DESMOND GEOFFREY

Flight Lieutenant, 33336 9 sqd
Royal Air Force, United Kingdom
Buried: Plot 9. Row 4. Joint grave 8-9., OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Killed in action
Incident: on Wellington R3220-WS fallen to Oostende on 7/12/1940
More info about him, here
Sources:

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

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