550 Squadron Commemorations in Lichtervelde, Belgium
Photographs from the commemoration services in Lichtervelde for P/O McCrae and the crew of LL810 who lost their lives when their plane was came down over Belgium on 27/28 May 1944 on operations to Aachen. The aircraft is believed to have been shot down by a night-fighter. The aircraft crashed 2 km SE of Lichtervelde (West-Vlaanderen) and 8 km NNE of Roeselare, Belgium. There were no survivors and the crew are all buried in Wevelgem Communal Cemetery.
The crew lost on this operation were:
- P/O D McCrae (P)
- Sgt R A Drury (F/Eng)
- F/O M Shapiro (Nav)
- F/Sgt F G Lebano (A/B)
- Sgt A G Hall (W/Op)
- Sgt C A Bonner (MU/AG)
- Sgt A H Brown (R/AG)
Their entries on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour can be viewed here.
For more information about the crew see also the P/O McCrae crew web-page.
Click on the pictures below to see photographs of recent commemoration events.
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|Photographs taken at the May 2017 unveiling ceremony for the new Memorial Stone|