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    Can anyoe help me with information on where the following Belgian aircrew, who served with 205 Group, are either buried, or commemorated, or even both:

    2/Lt M Quenon 24 Sqn SAAF: kia 6 March 1944

    F/O G E Eid 37 Sqn: kia 7 November 1944

    And confirm also whether the following, who served in the RAFVR, are commemorated at Evere?

    P/O G H M Reuter 45 Sqn: kia 19 May 1941, serving as P/O D Carter, and commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

    Sgt R R E Hartog 148 Sqn: kia 14-15 August 1944, serving as Sgt R R G Harwood, and buried in Cracow Military Cemetery.

    F/O I E E Rolin 70 Sqn: kia 20-21 October 1944, serving under his own name in the RAFVR. He had joint US and Belgian nationality, I believe, and was the holder of the Belgian Croix de Guerre and a Chevalier de l'Ordre de Leopold.

    Guidance to an Evere website would be great!

    Thanks,

    David

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    David,
    Try http://www.vieillestiges.be/fr/generalhonours. Ran out of time at the moment; will check names asap.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    David,

    Re - P/O Reuter - see commemorative grave

    http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=2925896

    Mark

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    Hello David ,

    Here some info on the Belgians you are looking for :

    QUENON M V L
    2LT SAAF B-04042
    06.03.44
    24 SAAF
    MISSING NEAR THE ISLAND OFF AKOTIRIAN CRETE
    MARAUDER
    Liége 18.06.21
    BROOKWOOD
    CEMETRY EVERE 20.10.49

    EID A E P/O
    RAF VR 162416
    07.11.44
    37
    PILOT
    NEAR VISAGO 12 KM NE OF SARAJEVO
    SHOT DOWN
    WELLINGTON MK X MF349 CAIRO ( EGYPT )
    27.02.19
    BRITISH MILITARY CEMETRY BELGRADO
    EVERE 26.01.62

    HARTOG R R E
    SGT RAF VR 1814810
    15.08.44
    148
    A/G
    NEAR WARSAW ( P )
    SHOT DOWN HALIFAX MK V
    ANTWERPEN 03.07.23
    BRITISH MILITARY CEMETRY KRAKOW
    EVERE



    REUTER G M H
    F/O RAF VR 60280
    19.05.41
    45
    PILOT
    CRASHED 20 MILES OFF AGEDABIA
    BLENHEIM T2179
    BILZEN 07.02.15
    AGEDABIA
    EVERE


    ROLIN Y E E
    F/O
    RAF VR 153203
    22.01.44
    427 RCAF
    F/E
    LOST OVER GERMANY
    HALIFAX III
    SERAING 21.11.15
    BERLIN WAR CEMETRY
    NATURALISED CANADIAN-NO TRANSFER AUTHORISED BY FAMILY


    Regards
    Alain12
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    Thanks, Alain.

    Very helpful.

    The Y E E Rolin you list is not the I E E Rolin I was asking about. The latter was with 70 Sqn, kia on the night of 20/21 October 1944, and buried in Budapest. I thought he was of joint Belgian and US citizenship, but maybe, like Y E E Rolin (his brother?), he was Canadian and Belgian.

    David

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    Hello David

    I will see if i can find out something more.

    Regards

    Alain12

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    Hello David ,

    This is what i have on F/O Yves Rolin :

    Vickers Wellington MF-594
    70 Sqdn
    F/O Yves Rolin navigator
    His 38th operational mission to the Hungarian town of Szombately
    Lived in Cairo Egypt , left for Congo in 1940.In 1942 he was send to the UK , he did his training as navigator in Canada. In april 1944 he arrived with 70 Sqdn in Foggia Italy.
    After the war he was reburried at Brasschaat ( Belgium ) next to his brother Philippe who died died while serving in the British SAS

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    Hello David ,

    As you probaly will know the CWGC give's the following info on F/O Rolin :

    ROLIN, YVES ERNEST EDWARD
    Initials: Y E E
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer (Nav.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 70 Sqdn.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 21/10/1944
    Service No: 153203
    Additional information: Chevalier de l'Ordre de Leopold; Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Son of Baron Daniel Rolin and of Baroness Rolin (nee Genevieve Thys), of New York, U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave III. E. 1-5.
    Cemetery: BUDAPEST WAR CEMETERY


    In a recent book named Gebroken Vleugels van de Belgische Luchtvaart , Broken Wings of the Belgian Aviation i found the information i already mentioned.So i don' know wich is correct

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    Hello David ,

    F/S Ronald Hartog served in the RAF under the name Harwood because he was a jew and arrived in the arrived in the UK in 140. In 1942 he joined the RAF as a gunner.

    Greetings

    Alain12

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    Thanks, Alain.

    David

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