THE BOMBER COMMAND MEMORIAL
in Green Park, London was inaugurated by
Her Majesty The Queen
on Thursday 28 June 2012
10 Sqn Association Founder Member Douglas Evans meets HRH Prince Charles
" The Crew "
In memory of the 55,573 who gave their lives
The Memorial Bomber Command Crest
The 10 Squadron crew of Halifax MZ-532, whose photo is shown in our image slider at the top of this website Home Page, are remembered each year in Laval, between Rennes and Le Mans, France on 8 May (VE Day) by relatives of the Free French forces. Crashing nearby, after being hit by flak on 10 June 1944, they are buried in Laval Cemetery together with another 10 Squadron crew of Halifax ZA-684, which was also hit and crashed nearby on the same night.
14 of 55,573 ........... on just one night
A total of 156 aircraft from 10 Squadron were lost on WW2 operations
comprising 47 Whitleys and 109 Halifaxes.
839 aircrew men from 10 Squadron were killed on active flying service between
September 1939 and December 1945.
This figure includes the deaths of POWs and casualties from flying training accidents, but it does not include victims of non-flying accidents or deaths from natural causes.
839 ......... out of 55,573
Between September 1939 and May 1945, the Squadron earned 523 awards, including ,
9 DSOs, 333 DFCs and 173 DFMs.