Adegem Canadian War Cemetery Belgium

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    JULY 18, 1940: EXTON, GEORGE EDWARD (age 20). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (640689). Royal Air Force, 53 Sqdn. Plot 4, Row AB, Grave 8.
    Blenheim IV R3661 PZ-A was shot down and claimed by Georg Kiening, Me109 6/JG54 in the Scheldt area, South West of Vlissingen, Netherlands. Temporary burial: Klemskerke Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*

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    JULY 21, 1944:
    BOYLE, ERNEST ELROY (age 26). Markdale, Ontario, Canada. Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) (J/91059). Royal Canadian Air Force, 101 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Signed up with the Queen's Own Rifles in 1941, later transferred to RCAF. Plot 11, Row G, Grave 4.
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    DOUGLAS, GLENN THOMAS (age 19). London, Ontario, Canada. Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) (J/94225). Royal Canadian Air Force, 107 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 11, Row G, Grave 1.
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    IANUZIELLO, DOMINIC (age 31). Pisticci, Italy. Pilot Officer (Navigator) (J/91057). Royal Canadian Air Force, 101 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 11, Row G, Grave 3.
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    MORRISS, JOHN HOWARD (age 26). Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) (J/90381). Royal Canadian Air Force, 9 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Plot 10, Row D, Grave 7.
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    SIMPSON, ROBERT ALEXANDER (age 28). Lachine, Quebec, Canada. Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) (J/91097). Royal Canadian Air Force, 101 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 10, Row D, Grave 8.
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    On July 20th/21st, 1944, Lancaster Mk1 (LL862) took part in a raid on Moers/Homberg, Germany. The aircraft was according to German documents shot down by FLAK near Bisseghem, Belgium. There were only two survivors: the pilot P/O D.L.W. Meier, and the bomb aimer, F/S L.K. Gwilliam, both of the RCAF.
     
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    JULY 30, 1942:
    BEDFORD, RONALD ERNEST EDWARD (age 20). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Observer) (1331222). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 142 Sqdn. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 2.
    BEDFORD, RONALD ERNEST EDWARD | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
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    FOSTER, RICHARD HENRY (age 21). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Observer) (1332676). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 142 Sqdn. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 3.
    FOSTER, RICHARD HENRY | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
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    HOOPER, GEORGE CAMPS (age 22). Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Pilot Officer (Pilot) (J/16717). Royal Canadian Air Force, 142 Sqdn. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 4.
    HOOPER, GEORGE CAMPS | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
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    MCLENNAN, KENNETH (age 18). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Pilot) (1368804). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 142 Sqdn. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 5.
    McLENNAN, KENNETH | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
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    OATES, HAROLD ALFRED (age 19). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Air Gunner) (1315757). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 142 Sqdn. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 6.
    OATES, HAROLD ALFRED | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
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    STAINFORTH, RICHARD FRANCES (age 21). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (1266055). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 142 Sqdn. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 7.
    STAINFORTH, RICHARD FRANCES | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
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    In the early morning of 30 July 1942 the inhabitants of the Belgian villages of Olmen and Balen were woken by a fierce air battle over the town. A German night fighter targeted a Wellington bomber of No.142 Squadron returning from a raid on Saarbrucken. The fight was finally resolved in a victory for German fighter ace Oberleutnant Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin. The bomber crashed in a meadow near Olmen and immediately caught fire. All six crew members were killed in the crash.


    JULY 30, 1945: EGAN, WILLIAM ALLAN O'DOWD (age 40). Meadowview, Alberta, Canada. Private (M/66333). Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, att. 1st Canadian Army Leave Centre. Awarded One Good Conduct Badge. Died, Myocarditis. Plot 10, Row D, Grave 12.
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    JULY 31, 1941:
    BEVAN, GEORGE NORMAN (age 30). United Kingdom. Pilot Officer (Pilot) (89373). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 99 Sqdn. Mentioned in Despatches. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 6.
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    CURTIS, BERNARD CASTLE (age 24). United Kingdom. Pilot Officer (Observer) (63085). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 99 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 7.
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    HERROD, WILLIAM GRENVILLE (age 25). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (1154057). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 99 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 8.
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    HICKS, THOMAS IVOR (age 26). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Pilot) (742738). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 99 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 9.
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    MOLTENI, FREDERICK LEONARD (age 23). Sergeant (Air Gunner) (938085). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 99 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 10.
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    WYATT, WALLACE HENRY (age 20). Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (905992). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 99 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 11.
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    Wellington T2957 LN-A of 99th Squadron left the runway at 0018 for a raid on Köln.
    It exploded over Kemzeke (East Flanders), Belgium.
     
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    AUGUST 1, 1942:
    BLOOMER, GEORGE TAYLOR (age 20). Belfast, Northern Ireland. Flight Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (R/81457). Royal Canadian Air Force, (14 OTU RAF - 14 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force). Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 12, Row H, Grave 6.
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    MCLEAN, DAVID GERALD (age 31). Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada. Pilot Officer (Air Observer) (J/9506). Royal Canadian Air Force, (14 OTU RAF - 14 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force). Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 12, Row H, Grave 7.
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    SHAILER, SIDNEY ALAN (age 20). Campsie, New South Wales, Australia. Sergeant (411406). Royal Australian Air Force, (14 OTU RAF - 14 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force). Plot 12, Row H, Grave 8.
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    Hampden Mk.I P1185 (GL-B) of 14 OTU RAF. Lost on combat operations on 1/8/1942. Missing on raid to Dusseldorf. Took off from RAF Cottesmore, Rutland on the evening on 31/74/1942.

    Three crew members were killed: two Canadians - the observer, Pilot Officer David G. McLean and the radio operator/air gunner, Flight Sgt George T. Bloomer - as well as Australian, Sgt Sydney Shailer. The third Canadian on board, the pilot Sgt N.E. McGowan, was taken prisoner of war.

    It seems the aircraft lost power to one of their engines above Dusseldorf, Germany and came under attack by German night fighter, killing Shailer. The battered aircraft later came under fire by German Anti Aircraft (FLAK) near the cost of Oostende, Belgium and crashed. Some say the Hampden crashed into the Northern Sea, but a statement from a local farmer explains that the aircraft crashed very close to his farm. This is most likely because badly burned bodies were recovered by the Germans and temporary buried in Leffinge Churchyard, Belgium. There are no reports that the bodies washed ashore. The farmer was able to hand over a serial-tag from the aircraft.
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    AUGUST 16, 1941:

    STANKIEWICZ, STANISLAW (age 26). lwow (Lviv), Ukraine. Corporal (Starszy Szeregowiec) (P/793182). Polish Air Force, 305 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Body washed ashore. Plot 5, Row AB, Grave 9. Temporary burial: Klemskerke churchyard, Belgium.
    Wellington W5463 'SM-E' was shot down by FLAK. They were on a mission to Koln, Germany. It crashed into the Northern Sea. Entire crew was killed.

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    WILLIAMS, PETER (age 38). United Kingdom. Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) (536363). Royal Air Force, 97 Sqdn. Plot 6, Row AB, Grave 12. Temporary burial: Kinrooi, Belgium.
    Manchester L7384 was on a mission to Dusseldorf, Germany. They came under attack by night fighter Oberleutnant Herman Reese 2/NJG1. The aircraft was seriously damaged and started to fall from the sky. Although Williams baled out he did not survived the jump. Most likely the parachute failed to open.

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