Westerlo Commemorations

550 Squadron Commemorations in Westerlo, Belgium

DV309 / BQ-S

Photographs from the commemoration services held in Westerlo over the years for the crew of DV309 / BQ-S who lost their lives when their plane was shot down on the outskirts of Westerlo, Belgium. DV309 was one of three 550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on the Duisburg operation on 21/22 May 1944.

The crew commemorated on the memorial in Westerlo are:

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

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

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

Commemoration 2016

Westerlo, May 2016
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Photographs taken at the May 2016 commemoration events.

Commemoration 2014

Westerlo, May 2014
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Photographs taken at the May 2014 commemoration events.

Commemoration 2012

Westerlo, May 2012
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Photographs taken at the May 2012 commemoration events.

Commemoration 2010

Westerlo, May 2010
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Photographs taken at the May 2010 commemoration events.

Commemoration 2008

Westerlo, May 2008
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Photographs taken at the May 2008 commemoration events.

Commemoration 2007

Westerlo, May 2007
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Photographs taken at the May 2007 commemoration service.

Commemoration 2006

To follow shortly.

Commemoration 2004

To follow shortly.

Memorial Unveiling 1998

Westerlo, 1998
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Photographs taken at the May 1998 commemoration service in which the new memorial was unveiled.