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#1 arneken

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:40 PM

The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany. Wevelgem Communal Cemetery contains the graves of 63 Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War. Elsewhere in the cemetery there are three First World War burials.

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Source: CWGC. Foto's: copyright Arneken.
Sixty-four bomber pilots and crew lie in the cemetery at Wevelgem Communal and today many locals still pay their respects to those brave men from high in the skies.

#2 Owen

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 11:35 PM

Nice photos , any chance you could get the RAAF graves for spidge on WW2Talk?
Or did I ask you already for that?

#3 arneken

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 05:37 PM

Nice photos , any chance you could get the RAAF graves for spidge on WW2Talk?
Or did I ask you already for that?


Aussie? 9 gravestones ;) yes I've been contacted some days ago by peter (bennet). I've already send the pictures forward.

WEVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY - Wevelgem West-Vlaanderen 9 Arne Vangheluwe Offered


I could post them here too offcourse:
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Sixty-four bomber pilots and crew lie in the cemetery at Wevelgem Communal and today many locals still pay their respects to those brave men from high in the skies.

#4 Skipper

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:54 PM

Nice pictures. I see there are some kiwi graves too. :poppy:

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