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RAF aircraft's fallen to Sint-Truiden (Limburg)
Halifax HX326-ZA-N

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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence

* To the 10 Squadron *
* To the crew of HX326-ZA-N *
* To the monument erected in remembrance *
* Cemetery where rest the crew *

Crash site of Halifax HX326-ZA-N

cest raf squadron
Unit: 10 Squadron
Aircraft: Halifax
Code: HX326-ZA-N
Base: Melbourne
Mission: Essen
Crew officer: F/L Clifford Arthur Lawrence ALLEN
Incident: Hit by Flak and/of hit by German fighter




Essen. 493 aircraft, 7 losses (1.4%). Accurate marking and concentrated bombing.
The local report states 313 dead and 1224 injured, but no further detail. Reason for Loss: Brought down by a combination of flak and a night-fighter from 21000'

The KIAs were first buried on 29 April 1944 at the Brustem (Saint-Trond) Cemetery, transferred in 1947 to the Heverlee (Leuven) War Cemetery.

Weare landed in Runkelen, NW of Saint-Trond. He was sheltered in Oplinter, then in Tirlemont/Tienen. From there he was led, dressed as a priest, to the home of schoolteacher Melle Irma Bruyninckx. She sheltered him there from 7 May until Liberation on 16 September – Evasion Report SPG 3350/1392.

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