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Memorial Bench Halifax MZ297

This memorial bench can be found in shopping centre Herenhof. It's was erected to commemorate the seven crew members of a Canadian Halifax bomber which was shot down in the night of 16/17 June 1944. The aircraft crashed near the Dijksloot in Alphen after being hit by a German fighter.

Names of the crew killed in action of the monument in Alphen a/d Rijn
F/O Earl S. Dwyer age 22 in grave 13-1-10,
P/O Stanley K. Kaiser age 25 in grave 13-1-5,
F/O James C. Lummis age 23 in grave 13-1-2,
Sgt Thomas D. Turner age 29 in grave 13-9-191
Sgt Norman E. Moore age 31 in grave 13-9-193.
P/O Arthur Robert Moorby, leeftijd 22 jr. in graf 13-1-3

RAF Volunteer Reserve:
The fallen RAF Volunteer Reserve crew member was Sgt John H. Bolton age 28 in grave 13-1-4.

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  • Text: Arjan Vrieze
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze