Westerbeek Memorial

550 Squadron Lancaster PD221


F/O R G Nye and Crew

F/O Nye and the crew of PD221 were killed on 3/4 February 1945 during a raid on the Prosper benzol Plant. PD221 was shot down by a night-figher and crashed near Westerbeek (Noord-Brabant), 9 km SW from the small Dutch town of Boxmeer. The crew were all buried in Oploo (Westerbeek) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Other information about the flight and the target available here.

The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.

For more information see also the F/O Nye crew page.

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Commemoration 2005

Westerbeek, May 2005
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Photographs taken at the May 2005 inauguration