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Memorial Vickers Wellington HE-697

On 15 May 1943 Vickers Wellington HE-697-OW-M crashed here. The five crew members died and were buried at the Rusthof Cemetery in Leusden. This memorial was unveiled by next of kin of the crew on 13 September 2019.

F/Sgt Joseph P. Olivier Ethier age 24 in grave 13 - 6 - 123
F/Sgt James A. Thomson age 20 in grave 13-6-121,
F/Sgt Albert F. Hopley age 20 in grave 13-6-122
F/Sgt Thomas F. How age 25 in grave 13-6-124.

RAF Volunteer Reserve
Sgt Norman Hudspith age 22 in grave 13-6-120.

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  • Text: Arjan Vrieze & Edwin van der Wolf
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze