Date of Enlistment:
Unknown No. of Ops with 101 Squadron,
18 Ops with 156 Squadron.
Date of Birth:
28th December 1907 at Oostende, Belgium.
Flying Cross. (Date and details not known as awards made to non
Commonwealth personnel were not Gazetted)
F/L DeBrock was apparently a
member of the Belgian Air Force as is indicated by his insignia.
DeBrock had previously served with 101 Squadron and the ORB for that
Squadron notes his posting to 156 Squadron on 14/3/1944.
Upwood to attack rail facilities and flying as Deputy Master Bomber.
In the vicinity of the target, hit by cannon fire from a night
fighter and broke into two sections before crashing 0157 near
Ancerville (Meuse), 20 km SW of Bar-le-Duc. Of those who died five
rest in Ancerville Communal Cemetery, while Belgian born F/O Debrock,
whose body lay undiscovered until March 1945, has now been taken
back to his own country.
(details from Chorley's Bomber Command
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