On 17 june 1994 at 1:57 Halifax LK 792 crashed at the Driesprong near Ede. The aircraft of the Canadian ‘Blue Nose’ 434 Squadron based at Croft, had been shot down by a German night fighter. It was on the return flight from a bomb raid on Sterkrade. The seven crew members all perished:
F/O William M. McQueen, pilot RCAF, 24 yrs
P/O Mike Habiluk, pilot RCAF
F/O Douglas F. McAllister, navigator RCAF, 21 yrs
P/O William G. Pearcey, flight engineer RAF, 19 yrs
P/O Arthur Warrington, wireless operator RAF
P/O Philip A. Kingston, bomb aimer RCAF, 20 yrs
P/O Charles T. beech, airgunner RCAF
Initially they were all buried at General Cemetery in Ede. Postwar the Canadian crew members were reburied at the Canadian War Cemetery in Groesbeek.
There’s no memorial at the crash site.
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- Text: Arjan Vrieze
- Photos: Arjan Vrieze