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BAS-OHA COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Liege
Identified Casualties:
7
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.18428
Latitude:
50.52341

Location Information

The village of Bas-Oha is located north-west of the town of Huy off the motorway E42. From the motorway E42/A15 which runs between Liege and Mons turn off at junction 8 and travel direction Wanze along chaussee de Wavre. Take the second turning right towards Couthuin along rue d'Envoz, at the crossroads in the village turn left onto rue Basses Trixhes towards Bas-Oha. The cemetery is on the right just after entering the village. The graves are located through the entrance and at the far left hand side.

Historical Information

The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany.

Bas-Oha Communal Cemetery contains the graves of seven airmen of the Second World War. The collective grave is marked by a private memorial, which was erected by a local association.