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LANKLAAR COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Limburg (Belgium)
Identified Casualties:
9

Location Information

The village of Lanklaar is located north-east of the town of Genk on the N78. From the motorway E314 which runs between Brussels and Aken (Aachen) turn off at junction 32 Genk-Oost. Turn onto the N75 direction As, follow the N75 to the junction with the N78, at the junction turn right onto the N78 direction Lanklaar. At the crossroads with the N742 turn left onto the N742 direction Stokkem, then first left into Kerkhofstraat and the cemetery is on the right. The graves are located through the main entrance in the middle of the cemetery

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.

Lanklaar Communal Cemetery contains the graves of nine airmen of the Second World War.