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Crash Site Wellington QO-R HE353

On Saturday September 23, 2006 this memorial was unveiled for the crew of a Wellington Mk X (432 Sqn RCAF, QO-R, HE 353).
Five crew members were killed when the bomber fell on July 14, 1943 at the place known as `` Campagne d'Inzeniaux. '' The plane is said to have been shot down by night fighter Wilhem Herget (Kommandeur of I./NJG 4) who left with his Me 110 was from Florennes.
Later investigation revealed that the Wellington had not actually crashed but had previously carried out a belly landing, after which the plane was burned out.
Virtually nothing of the aircraft has been found during subsequent excavation work.

Wellington crew members:
Campbell William (Pilot Offr, W. On / Air Gnr,)
Dawson Archibalt (Air Gunner, Sgt,)
Dyson Carson (Air Gunner, Flt. Sgt. Pilot,)
Lee Howard (Bomb Aimer, Flt.Sgt,)
McKendry John (Air Gunner, Flt.Sgt).
Morts pour notre liberté
Dead for our freedom "

The crew are buried in British and Canadian cemeteries.

Source: Hangarflying

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  • Text: Marie-Christine Vinck
  • Photos: Marie-Christine Vinck