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Monument "The Hive" at Zedelgem: A need for every citizen to examine their conscience

* Ceremony of solemn tribute at Rebecq on September 29th 2021 *

Second phase of data archiving - Update status
Province of Walloon Brabant

The RAF's intervention in Belgium during WW2 in few figures

For a total of 977 incidents, we identified 700 crashes of aircraft, 233 RAF men killed on LST at sea and 44 RAF ground personals killed in Belgium after landing (Luftwaffe’s attacks, V1, etc.).

Among this number, we listed 111 cases in Province of Antwerp, 5 in Region of Brussels-Capitale, 42 in Province of Flemish Brabant, 27 in Province of Walloon Brabant, 47 in Province of Hainaut, 64 in Province of Liege, 105 in Province of Limburg, 63 in Province of Luxembourg, 60 in Namur, 54 in Province of East Flanders, 104 in Province of West Flanders, 57 off Belgian Coast, 233 Unaccounted personal of RAF killed aboard of LST420 having exploded after touching a floating mine off of Oostende’s haven, on 7/11/1944. For 4 cases, we don’t have enough information about the location of the crash.

They were 4071 men who fell on Belgian soil under the command of Royal Air Force during WW2.
Among them, 268 Australians, 2 Belgians, 763 Canadians, 1 Czech, 14 Frenches, 9 Netherlands, 4 Norwegians, 104 New Zealanders, 55 Polishes, 1 Rhodesian, 4 South Afrikaners, 2839 British and 10 Americans flying with RAF.

3031 of them were Killed (KIA), 294 Missing (MIA), 490 became Prisoners of War (POW), 177 escaped (EVD) and 80 survived (SVD).


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