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