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51e Squadron RAF Canada (Engels)

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R.K. Begraafplaats in Rossum

51e  Squadron – Royal (Canadian) Air Force

Part of a seven men crew of one aircraft, crashed on June 13, 1943 in Volthe.

  • Halifax Mk II – DT568 MH-F
  • Target Bochum.
  • Left at 23.34 h. from RAF Basis Snaith, Yorkshire.
  • Shot at 02.03 h. by Lt. Hans-Heinz Augenstein (7/NJG 1).
  • Crashed on June 13 at Volthe – Loosteresweg.

Buried on June 15, 1943 at the R.K. Begraafplaats in Rossum.

There were two more crewmembers: Arthur Trott and Charles Chambers.

Charles Chambers   Sergeant (pilot) RNZAF –  Service nr. NZ/416312

Born 11-07-1918 in Camerons, Greymouth. New-Zealand.

He survived the parachutejump. Afterwards he was captured and been held as a warprisoner (PoW nr. 42771) till the end of war. He was located at the German Stalag Luft 6 in Heydekrug, now Litouwen.

On the occasion of 75 years of Freedom, a memorial sign was unveiled at the crash place in March 2020.

Midgley Ellis   Hutchins Melvin   Roberts Arnold   Stevens Arthur   Wood Samuel   Trott Arthur