Whitley Z6569


Whitley Z6569

51 Squadron RAF



T/o  21.51h  Dishforth.  Mission Colonge Shot down by a night fighter (Oblt Hermann Reese 2./NJG1) ,which fatally wounded Sgt Evetts,and crashed near Vliermaalroot 9 Km  SE of Hasselt,Belgium. Sgt Evetts is buried in the Canadian War Cemetery , Adegem.


Sgt. L.A. Evetts  kia 18/19 August 1941


crew Z6569

P/O H. B. Robertshaw  RAFVR        POW

P/O A. G. Trites            RCAF           POW

Sgt. L. A. Evetts            RAFVR         KIA

Sgt. J. L. Ives                RCAF            EVD (MIA 28/04/45)

Sgt.  R. A. C. Hooper    RAFVR         POW

This investigation is still going , the crashsite is empty,we found lots of parts (most wing parts) Some of these parts are going to the Whitley restoration Project in England

Special thanks to 51 sqn History Society,the local Heemkring and the families of the crew, Elliot Smock from the Whitley project ,a plaque for this crew will be unveild on 11th November


Planehunters with 51 Sqn members and J. Punie

Here a PDF file with the RR Merlin parts that we found on the crash site.

RR Merlin parts Z6569

Here a PDF file of the Whitley parts that we found on the crashsite.



More photo’s


Regards Benny

Category(s): RAF Recovery

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