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    Default HALIFAX W1050 TL-F Sq 35

    Does anyone have knowledge of a memorial,a monument or a stone, dedicated to the KIA of Halifax W1050 crashed near Libin, Belgium, 10 Km S/W of Saint-Hubert.
    Thanks very much for your help.

    Phil

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    Halifax W1050 TL-F was lost on 6-7 May 1942 on op to Stuttgart.
    P/O G P Gardiner RCAF - pow
    S/L K W Bonnar - killed
    Sgt J N Hindle - killed
    Sgt A H Fuce - pow
    Sgt N H Hood DFM - killed
    Sgt J A G Firth - killed
    Sgt J T Stanworth - killed.

    Those who died buried in Neufchateau Communal Cemetery.

    I don't know if there are any memorials etc for the crew of this Halifax that were lost.

    Can I ask what your particular interest in the loss is?

    Kind Regards
    Linzee

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    Phil,
    A photograph of the graves is available on CWGC website. There are 9 Commonwealth graves grouped together and reading from the left the five airmen concerned are buried as follows,
    Grave 4, S/L Bonnar, 5, Sgt Hindle, 6, Sgt. Firth, 7, Sgt. Hood, 8,Sgt. Stanworth.
    There is no sign or mention of a memorial though.
    Bill.

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    Thanks a lot.
    I know about he graves but I was told there was a stone erected on the crash site but I' m not sure at all.
    Phil

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    Default W1050 Memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by philsave View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    I know about he graves but I was told there was a stone erected on the crash site but I' m not sure at all.
    Phil
    Hi,
    I never heard of W1050 until ten minutes ago!. There is a memorial erected in Belguim, a friend shared it on Facebook. Their father was a crew member. I can try and get more details if interested.

    Regards
    Tony

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    I would be very interested in seeing a photo of the memorial if there is one

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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