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RAF aircraft's crash sites in which Belgians were involved:
Altenkirchen, Hessen (D)

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Last update: 25/06/23

Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence

* To the 227 Squadron *
* To the crew of PB646-9J-P *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *

Crash site of

cest raf squadron
Unit: 227 Squadron
Aircraft: Lancaster
Code: PB646-9J-P
Base: Balderton
Mission: Giesen (D)
Crew officer: F/O London R
Incident: Crashed 800 metres north of Altenkirchen, Braunfels, Hessen




The Bomberer was Pilot Second Lieutenant Edmond André (10 November 1919 Wanfercée-Baulet), who is buried with the rest of his crew at the Hanover military cemetery. André was a student pilot in 1940 and left for France with his unit. After his return, he fled to England via Spain and Portugal. He joined the RAF and went to Canada for his training. After his return, he went through the various conversion units and in October 1944, he was assigned as gunner to Squadron 227. There he carried out various war missions until he lost his life.

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