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Belgian military casualties at sea

On November 11 we commemorate all Belgian military casualties, of course also those who lost their lives at sea. Two commandos fell during the battle of Walcheren or Operation Infatuate on November 6, 1944. The story of Corporal François Dive and Lieutenant Adolphe Meny is to be found in the War Heritage Institute’s War Dead Register.

During the battle of the Scheldt Operation Infatuate was designed to open up the Antwerp harbour to allied ships. Once the lockdown will be lifted, be sure to visit the exhibition “Operation North Sea 1944-‘45” to learn more about Operation Infatuate.

www.seafront.be/nl/operatie-noordzee - www.wardeadregister.be