Dedicated on 17th June 2016 this memorial to the crew of Lancaster ED810 which crashed on 15th June 1943 was erected in their honour.
The service was attended by the Mayor of Antwerp and the British Ambassador to Belgium, in the presence of members of the family of the crew among them the brother of pilot officer A. Crawford.
Lancaster III, ED810, VN-Z, took off from Royal Air Force Skellingthorpe on the night of 14/15th June 1943 on a raid to Oberhausen. It was shot down by a night fighter (Uffz Rudolph Frank, 2./NJG3). The aircarft crashed 01.24 at Ekeren (Antwerp), 8km N from the centre of Antwerp, all were buried on 17 June in Schoonselhof Cemetery.
(Courtesy Chorley's Bomber Command Losses)