Sint Niklaas Commemorations

550 Squadron Commemorations in Sint Niklaas, Belgium

LL851 / BQ-V

Photographs from the commemoration services in Sint Niklaas for P/O Dukelow and the crew of LL851 who lost their lives when their plane was shot down by a Messerschmitt over Belgium on 21/21 May 1944 on the operation to Duisburg. LL851 was one of three 550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. The aircraft crashed into a field owned by Albert Van Hoornick at Heimolen (Oost-Vlaanderen) between the Wever and Heimolenstraat some 3 km S of Sint Niklass, where all were buried in the town's communal cemetery.

The following crew members were killed and are buried in the cemetery at Sint Niklaas:

Their entries on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour can be viewed here.

For more information about the crew see also the P/O Dukelow crew web-page.

Click on the pictures below to see photographs of recent commemoration events.

Commemoration 2018

Sint Niklaas, May 2018
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Photographs taken at the May 2018 commemoration service when a new Memorial Plaque was unveiled

Commemoration 2017

Sint Niklaas, November 2017
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Photographs taken at the November 2017 (All Saint's Day) Remembrance service

Commemoration 2016

Sint Niklaas, May 2016
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Photographs taken at the May and November 2016 commemoration services

Commemoration 2015

Sint Niklaas, November 2015
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Photographs taken at the November 2015 commemoration service

Commemoration 2014

Sint Niklaas, May 2014
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Photographs taken at the May and November 2014 commemoration services