Saturday, 11 May 2013

Serbia - Belgrade(2)

As some of you know the main reason for our visit to Belgrade was to locate the grave and pay respects to Lt M.C. Bekker, 25 Squadron South African Air Force, an Uncle of mine, who lost his life as a bomber pilot in WW2.  Their B-26 Martin Marauder, a fast medium bomber, was shot down over Yugoslavia on 4 May 1945, he was Co-Pilot at the time. It was the last mission of the squadron for the war, all seven crew members perished. For more detail click the links below :-

The fulfilment of this quest and the homage thus paid will remain one of the highlights of this Adventure of ours.

Headstone of Lt M.C. Bekker, South African Air Force, Belgrade War Cemetery.

Headstones of the seven crew members

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We Will Remember Them

B-26 Martin Marauder

SAAF Ensign 1940-1951

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