Memorial

Belgian Air Force War Memorial Belgian Air Force War Memorial

Monument: Belgian Air Force War Memorial

{There is a curved marble wall of names arranged in columns. At the top of the central 3 columns are the arms (wings) of the Belgian Air Force and the following text:}
Monument to the memory of the Belgian military who died on official aerial assignments.
{There are 29 columns of names split into 4 sections by date. Within each section there is no apparent sequence:}
1911 - 1918
{63 names}
1918 - 1940
{162 names}
1940 - 1945
{219 names}
1945-
{461 names}
{See Subjects Commemorated for the names}

{In front of the curved wall is a sculpture of an airman reaching for the sky. On this is inscribed:}
Gift of Fonavibel

Original inscription:

{There is a curved marble wall of names arranged in columns. At the top of the central 3 columns are the arms (wings) of the Belgian Air Force and the following text:}
Monument
à la mémoire
des militaires belges
décèdes en service
aérien commandé
{There are 29 columns of names split into 4 sections by date. Within each section there is no apparent sequence:}
1911 - 1918
{63 names}
1918 - 1940
{162 names}
1940 - 1945
{219 names}
1945-
{461 names}
{See Subjects Commemorated for the names}

{In front of the curved wall is a sculpture of an airman reaching for the sky. On this is inscribed:}
DON DE
FONAVIBEL

We have allocated the category "World War 1 Memorial" to all 63 men who died 1911 - 1918, presuming that most of them died in that war. Collecting the names of the dead can be a sobering experience. Between visiting this monument to take the photographs and revisiting to check some queries, a name had been added to the list. A living list of the dead.

Site: Belgian Air Force War Memorial (1 memorial)

1030, Park Cinquantenaire, the garden between ave de la Chevalerie and ave de l'Yser

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