Crash Sites in Belgium

The photo below, taken in June 2010, at the Brussels Air Museum, shows the crash sites of Allied and German aircraft in Belgium for 1939-1945, giving some idea of the sheer number of planes downed during World War II.  Click once on the map to see more detail.  Then click again on that image for even greater detail.  (For links to websites of Belgian organizations researching WWII crash sites, click here and then scroll down to Belgium.)

Crash Sites in Belgium of Allied and German aircraft, 1939-1945 (Brussels Air Museum)

Legend for Belgian Crash Sites Map


11 responses to “Crash Sites in Belgium

  1. hello can you help i am trying to find a crashed halifax bomber the crew are at rest in Amberly but i would like to find out where the plane went down please can you help tom lewis

    Dear Mr. Lewis,

    In regard to your posting on my website, have you contacted the Belgian Aviation History Association, specifically Cynrik De Decker at That is the best source I can suggest. Also try the Word War II Lost Bombers database at

    Best wishes,
    Bruce Bolinger

  2. Also looking for a specific crash site. 14Mar1945 B24 downed near Ciney, Belgium. My uncle (the only KIA at the site) is at rest in Neupre, Belgium. First website listed above is in French (I only speak English) and the second was not accessible from the states.

  3. I’m still hoping someone has a picture of 42-97307 “Flak Shak” which landed severely damaged in Brux Sept. 12, 1944. Is there anyway to pose that question to the people of that area? SOme may even remember the crew as they were there for 3 days before heading back to the UK.

  4. kevin follong

    I am searching for more information about Whitley Z6479 MH-M 51 sq he crashed in the night of 16 on 17 juni 1941 at houthalen tenhaagdoornse heide Kindly regards Kevin.

    Take a look at the following website: It has a great deal of information about the crash. Best regards, Bruce Bolinger

  5. Can any one tell me about the British four engine bomber that crashed one night near the little village of Rixensart, Belgium. This could have been a Lancaster bomber. Some of the men were able to bail out. Those British heroes who were killed were burried in the Wavre, Belgium cemetery.
    I was only a young American citizen at the time. I can still see this Bomber spinning like a leaf falling from a tree. The bomber was just a ball of fire. It came down in a pine grove on the right of the road going from Rixensart to Bierges, The next morning I went on the site of the crass. I also went to the burial at the cemetery in Wavre. The Belgian people showed up in force at the cemetery to the great displeasure of the Germans
    Best regards. Christian W. de Marcken
    15 Townsend Drive
    West Boylston, MA. 01583-102
    Telephone: 508-835-3680 e-mail:

  6. am still trying to get correct location of crashed whitley z6837dy shot down sept1 1941 at
    schaffen brabrant Belgium all killed and buried schaffen cemeterywondering if this crash has ever been found

  7. I am trying to learn about my uncle Walter Hollis Preston who was the pilot of a B-17 which crashed due to engine failure over Belgium in 1944. He stayed with the plane until everybody bailed out, but it was too late for him, and he was klled when the plane crashed. A young boy named Pierre helped others hide the crew that survived, from the Germans.

    I suggest that you take a look at the FAQ on this website that has suggestions for researching downed airmen at There probably will be some sources listed that will help in your research.

    Bruce Bolinger

  8. I am looking for information as to the Crash Landing site outside of Weize on March 24, 1945 of a C-47 Number 43-30650. My father ( William Trau) and crew all made it back to England the next day.

  9. I am sorry to say but that map is wrong, it is full of errors.
    If you want to know about crash sites in Belgium just contact us

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