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OPERATION BOURG-LEOPOLD

Halifax 111 HX313

27/28 May 1944

Further Information"Serial Range HX311 - HX357. 47 Halifax Mk.111. Delivered by Handley Page (Crocklewood & Radlett) between 26 Nov 43 and 8Jan 44.

Airborne 2345 27 May 44 from Skipton-on-Swale to bomb the military camp. Shot down by a night-fighter, crashing at Oostham-Langven (Limburg), 6 km WSW of Leopoldsburg, Belgium. Funeral services for the three airmen killed were held 30 May 44 at St-Truiden; their graves are now located in the Heverlee War Cemetery.

F/L B.L.Mallett RCAF Evd

F/O W.J.Elliott ECAF Evd

Sgt M.Muir Evd evaded until captured and held in St.Gilles Prison. Abandoned by the guards 12 Sep 44 he escaped. Not held in a PoW Camp

F/O R.A.Irwin RCAF KIA

WO2 K.C.Sweatman RCAF Evd

Sgt W.G.Wakely RCAF KIA

Sgt G.F.Freeman RCAF KIA

F/S V.Poppa RCAF PoW interned in Camp L7, PoW No.126.