HF569 Wellington X HD-S
3rd July 1943
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Air Gunner  
  P/O J W Edmonds DFC Sgt P V Cook P/O C Halliday P/O/ F H Levi P/O P P G O'Brien  
  Take Off :- 22:54   Base :- RAF Leconfield Mission :- Koln
  Details :- HF569 was shot down by a night-fighter at 01:09, 2km East of Neerhespen.
  653 aircraft detailed to attack, 8 out of the 89 Wellington's involved were lost.  
  All of the crew were buried in Sint Truiden before being re-buried in Haverlee War Cemetery after the war.  
  Had they completed this mission safely then P/O Edmonds would have completed his 30th and last sortie of his tour of duty.

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