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.

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

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

See the Westerbeek online site for an account, written by Hans Ooms a friend of the Association, of the Bottrop raid, information about the crew and the monument.