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Lancaster crew to be honoured with plaque on 65th of crash

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BOERDONK – The Brabant village of Boerdonk which lost a significant part of its population in the 1950s when many villagers opted to immigrate, will get a plaque to commemorate the crash of an English Lancaster bomber on the night of June 16, 1943. The entire crew of the plane perished when the aircraft came down, barely missing the centre of Boerdonk. Family of the plane’s pilot Charles Dunnet hopes that the memorial can be unveiled on the 65th anniversary of the crash. The plaque will display the names of all the crew members. Dunnet’s nephew, who lives in Australia, sought contact with local historians to pursue the memorial idea with the area’s municipality of Veghel.