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GENK COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Limburg (Belgium)
Identified Casualties:
8

Location Information

The location of this cemetery is in the centre of the town of Genk. From the motorway E314 which runs between Brussels and Aken (Aachen) turn off at junction 31 Genk-Noord, then onto the N76 direction Genk. Follow this road to the junction with the N75, past this junction to the next crossroads. Turn right here onto the N77 Grotestraat and follow to the fork. Keep right on the N77 and the cemetery is along this road (Hoogstraat) on the right. The graves are located in plot T, through the entrance and straight on to the mortuary, turn right here and follow the path to the second plot on the left; this is plot T.

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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.

Genk Communal Cemetery contains the graves of eight airmen of the Second World War.