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HOUFFALIZE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Luxembourg
Identified Casualties:
10
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.7886
Latitude:
50.13763

Location Information

The small town of Houffalize is 69 kilometres south-south-east of Liege, and 17 kilometres north-north-east of Bastogne. The cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the town on the rue de Liege, opposite a Ford garage. The Commonwealth war graves of the airmen are close to the entrance.

GPS Co-ordinates: Longitude 05°47'17", Latitude 50°08'14"

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.

Houffalize Communal Cemetery contains the graves of ten airmen of the Second World War.