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Thread: Wellington HF457 lost over Houthalen, Belgium on 22-23/06/1943

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    Default Wellington HF457 lost over Houthalen, Belgium on 22-23/06/1943

    Hello all,

    I am interested in the above aircraft as my Great Uncle, Sgt Theo Hindley, was the WOp/AG on this bombing mission over Mulheim. They were shot down by Oblt Hans Autenrieth of NJG1 on the way home and unfortunately my uncle did not survive.

    One of the two survivors, the Navigator Robert G Clarke, has posted his memories of the mission on another website, and I have been able to find out other pieces of information regarding the mission and the incident, but I would love to know more.

    If anyone can help, I would love to hear from you.

    Many thanks.


    Nacluv

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    Hi
    Some small pieces from Chorley-Bomber Command Losses Vol 4. The a/c crashed in Belgium at Houthalen(Limburg) 12Kms NNE of Hasselt.Those who died were were first buried at St Truiden/St Trond,which was a German Fighter base near which they maintained a cemetery,largely for Allied Aircrew. After the war CWGC moved them to other Cemeteries for better care and this crew were laid to rest at Heverlee just outside Antwerp.Except for Sgt Hindley, the entire crew were RCAF
    Regards
    Dick

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    Default Hf-457

    Hi Nacluv ,

    I have sended you a pm

    Alain12

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