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Staphorst

11 mi E of Vollenhove



- 7 USA -


SGLO - T3310

P-47D-5-RE - CV-E - #42-8542 - 2nd Lt. E. J. Hyland - Staphorst - ~13:00
359th FG - 368th FS - 8th AF - Monday 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #1857
1 KIA



Signed squadron photo with Lt. Edward J. Hyland, Lt. Robert E. Burton and others
Signed squadron photo with Lt. Edward J. Hyland, Lt. Robert E. Burton and others
image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 23 Feb 2013

359th Fighter Group

359th FG 368th FS 8th-air-force-patch
359th FG - - - - - - - 368th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

Uncle Ed in front of plane
Uncle Ed in front of plane Uncle Ed in front of plane
Uncle Ed - Lt. Edward J. Hyland in front of plane
images via Eileen Kelly (niece) - 18 May 2014

While on a bomber escort mission out of AAF Sta F-133, East Wretham, UK
on Tuesday 11 Jan 1944 for a withdrawal support mission
Intended destination: Diepholz, Germany
Weather at time of the crash: 10/10 overcast with top at 13000 feet
Hazy patchy clouds 13000 up

They were engaged with a group of Luftwaffe Me109's near the Dutch-Germany border
He was last seen near Lingen-Germany by three of his comrades - see statement -
O-24907 - Capt. Wayne N. Bolefahr - ( KIA - 10 Jun 1944 - buried Cemetery Neupre - A,34,25 )
O-674331 - 1st Lt. James R. Pino - ( POW - 11 Apr 1944 )
and O-677062 - 2nd Lt. Thomas S. Lane
at about 15000 feet with a ME 109 on his tail and heading West
Lt. Hyland plane was shot down while attempting to escape and crashed near Staphorst

Statement - O-24907 - Capt. Wayne N. Bolefahr
Statement - O-24907 - Capt. Wayne N. Bolefahr - other two statements are simular -

The lifeless body of Ed Hyland was removed by the Germans and turned over to the local authorities
Ed Hyland was buried as "unknown" ( X-14 ) in a nearby Churchyard in Staphorst - Row 1, Grave 1
German records give also Grabreihe 1 Grabnr 2 - info PATS
The original churchyard gravesite is now covered by a building extension of the church

Irish Edition - banner
1st Lt. - Edward J. Hyland
Edward J. Hyland - 1920 - 1944
- Clip of Irish Edition - May 2003 -

Lt. Robert E. Burton (r) - Lt. Edward J. Hyland (l) Lt. Robert E. Burton (r) - Lt. Edward J. Hyland (l)
Lt. Robert E. Burton - Lt. Edward J. Hyland
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - April 1943
left photo: image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 23 Feb 2013
right photo: courtesy Lt. Robert E. Burton - via - www.littlefriends.co.uk -

2nd Lt. - Edward Joseph Hyland 2nd Lt. - Edward Joseph Hyland
2nd Lt. - Edward Joseph Hyland
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 23 Feb 2013

2nd Lt. - Edward Joseph Hyland 2nd Lt. - Edward Joseph Hyland
2nd Lt. - Edward Joseph Hyland
images from Hyland family - via Jan de Wilde - 22 May 2014

13046284 - O674371 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Edward Joseph Hyland - KIA - Grave No. 1-1 - Staphorst
X-14 - disinterred 14 Dec 1945 - as X-2127 towards Margraten
Copper plate on casket of X-2127 "Edward J. Hyland O674371" - info IDPF Hyland ( 97 pages )
reinterred 22 Dec 1945 at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL - [ BBB-5-121 ] -
Plot: J Row: 3 Grave 14
born 14 Nov 1920, Philadelphia, PA - died 11 Jan 1944, Staphorst, The Netherlands - Age 23 - Religion: Catholic
Son of John E. and Elizabeth G. (née Fleming) Hyland of 2603 N 23rd St near W Huntingdon St, Philadelphia 32, PA
area of 23rd Street near Huntingdon - a.k.a. the 'Swampoodle' section of Philadelphia in those days

Siblings: Mae (F-11 - abt.1919), Elizabeth (F-7 abt.1923), Marilyn (F-3 4/12 abt.1926) and Teresa (F-1 8/12 b.1928)
Grandmother Bridget Hyland (Head - Wd - 75 abt.1855) - Ward of City: 28 - Block No. 19 - Philadelphia City
Her son John with family lives at the same address - 2603 N 23rd Street - ( Owner: $5000 - Bridget Hyland, Widow )
Bridget Hyland - grandmother - born abt. 1855, Irish Free State - immigrated to USA - 1882 -
John E. Hyland - father - born abt. 1888, Pennsylvania - Trade, Profession: Plasterer - Building Trade
Elizabeth G. Hyland - mother - born abt. 1894, Pennsylvania
additional info - US Census 5 Apr 1930 -

Uncle Ed with his sisters - Eastern 1940
Uncle Ed with his sisters - Eastern 1940
back l-r: Mary V. "Mae" Hyland, Elizabeth "Betty" Hyland and Edward "Ed" Hyland
front l-r: Teresa Hyland and Marilyn Hyland
image via Eileen Kelly (niece) - 18 May 2014

Edward and his dad John - members of Plasterers' Union Local #8, Philadelphia, PA
Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)

Marilyn Hyland Kelly (sister) with daughter Joan (husband/father is the late Joseph Kelly) did visit Holland in October 2002
A Memorial Day tribute by Joe Walker was published in "Irish Edition", May 2003 - page 18

Uncle Ed - Lt. Edward J. Hyland in cockpit
Uncle Ed - Lt. Edward Joseph Hyland in cockpit
image via Eileen Kelly (niece) - 18 May 2014

Lt. Edward J. Hyland Lt. Edward J. Hyland
Lt. Edward J. Hyland
- via Roel Kisteman -

October - 2008 - Engine was recovered during road constuction - 2008 - October

Engine - P-47D-5-RE - CV-E - #42-8542
- Engine - P-47D-5-RE - CV-E - #42-8542 -



SGLO - T3310

P-47D-5-RE - CV-E - #42-8542 - 11 Jan 1944 - STAPHORST - CREW 1

O674371 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Edward Joseph Hyland - KIA

- 1 KIA -

HYLAND(†)


Request '293-files' - IDPF - Hyland - 11 Jan 2008 - PATS
- expecting July 2009 - received 21 Feb 2009

Contact Hyland is pending - 29 May 2011 - 23 Feb 2013 - 17 May 2014 - PATS

Last update - 04 Jun 2014 - PATS


SGLO - T3500

B-17G-15-BO - c/n 6487 - #42-31373 "V" - 2nd Lt. C. F. Wagner - De Leijen - E of Staphorst - 15:13
452nd BG - 731st BS - 8th AF - Monday 6 Mar 1944 - MACR #2916
5 KIA - 1 POW - 4 EVD



Crash time is 15:13 according "Soldbuch" of Oberfähnrich Karl Friedrich Lange - 9./JG 11

Clip - Sofort-Gefechtsmelding for 06 Mar 1944 by Ofhr. Friedrich Lange
clip - Sofort-Gefechtsmelding - 06 Mar 1944 by Ofhr. Friedrich Lange
source: Barry Smith a.k.a. "Stormfighter" - 03 Jun 2014

Took of from Deopham Green airfield - AAF Station 142 - Norfolk, UK
to join a formation of the 388th BG(H) - mission Berlin - and failed to return
It crashed a few miles East of Staphorst
Five were KIA ( two already in the air )
BTG - Freeman - wounded, became POW and was hospitalized in Meppel
while the other four were able to evade

Soldbuch - Karl Friedrich Lange - ID - 1942 - via 'Stormfighter' Oberfähnrich - Karl Friedrich Lange Oberfähnrich - Karl Friedrich Lange
Jul 1942 - Gefreiter - Karl Friedrich Lange - Oberfähnrich - 1943/44
source: Barry Smith a.k.a. "Stormfighter" and Rik van Velzen - 03 Jun 2014

In 2011 there is information found on the internet about a "Soldbuch" (a type of passbook)
belonging to Oberfähnrich ( Officer Candidate, Senior NCO grade) Karl Friedrich Lange
that included his Sofort-Gefechtsmeldung (Immediate After Action Report) from 6 March, 1944.
Major Lange flew the mission with Hugo Frey along with Hauptmann Anton Hackl and Unteroffizier Gluttig.
This record describes the events on March 6th as follows.
The German pilots took off at 14:30 and at 15:00 sighted 60 to 80 B-17's.
They attacked the rearmost formation and immediately were engaged by American P-47 Thunderbolt fighters,
leading to dog fights. Lange's report claims that he was the one that shot down a B-17 during the attack,
which crashed near Staphorst in the Netherlands.
According to this record, there is no doubt that Lange shot down the B-17 Flakstop piloted by 2nd Lt. Charles F. Wagner
with S/Sgt. Frederick V. Richmond on board. This information calls into question whether the downing of "Flakstop" should
be counted toward Frey's total when it more likely should have been counted as Oberfähnrich Lange's victory.
Lange returned to Germany but ran out of fuel, and was forced to land successfully in Rheda, Westfalen, Germany at 16:00.
Lange was wounded in aerial combat two days later on March 8th, 1944, for which he received
the Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber (1939 Wounded Badge in Silver) on February 14th, 1945.
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Transcript from: www.robertstrongwoodward.com/Scrapbook/War.html - 28 May 2014
source original info: "Stormfighter" (Barry) - 27th August 2011, 17:42

Crash location - B-17G-15-BO - c/n 6487 - #42-31373 'V'
Crash location - B-17G-15-BO - c/n 6487 - #42-31373 'V'
info by Jan Mennink - 06 Oct 2015

Alan R. Willes - Co-Pilot Clyde J. Martin - Navigator Henry H. Gladys - Bombardier
Alan Willis - - - - - - - Clyde Martin - - - - - - - Henry Gladys
- snaps taken by underground -
source : "In dienst van hun naaste ..." - page 225 -

Crew Charles F. Wagner - 452BG - 731BS
"FLAKSTOP" - Crew Wagner - 452BG - 731BS - Pyote, Texas, USA
Back - l -r : Lloyd J. Freeman, Francis Shaffer, Fred V. Richmond, George L. James, Paul A. Chaffee, Donald A. Porter
Front - l-r : Charles F. Wagner, Alan R. Willis, Henry H. Gladys, Clyde J. Martin
S/Sgt. Paul A. Chaffee not on crew of 6 Mar 1944 -
12098509 - RWG - S/Sgt. Chaffee became POW with #42-39916 - 16 Mar 1944 - MACR 3194 - info PATS
S/Sgt. Paul A. Chaffee, born 24 May 1922 - died 11 Dec 1993, PA - Age 71
- crew photo - via Roel Kisteman - names via Porter -

Crew Charles F. Wagner - 452BG - 731BS
"FLAKSTOP" - Crew - 452BG - 731BS - 12-12-43 - Pyote, Texas, USA
- crew photo via Navigator 2nd Lt. Clyde J. Martin -

452BG Square L 731st BS 8th-air-force-patch

B-17G #42-31373 over Berlin - 6 Mar 1944 -
B-17G #42-31373 over Berlin - 6 Mar 1944 -
B-17G #42-31373 over Berlin - 6 Mar 1944 -
Last photo - 300 miles further it crashed near Staphorst
Crop of photo 61734 A.C. - USAAF Archives - via Michal Mucha -

452nd BG - 45th CBW - Square 'L' - 731st BS - 7D - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G-15-BO - c/n 6487 - #42-31373 "7D-V" - "Flakstop" - 6 Mar 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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O-684435 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Charles F. Wagner - Mt Angel, Marion County, OR - KIA

12139739 - O-754451 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Alan Richard Willis - Binghamton, Broom County, NY - EVD

16061224 - O-691779 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Clyde J. Martin - Danvers, McLean County, IL - EVD

13060762 - O-682106 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Henry H. Gladys - Crawford County, PA - EVD

16154449 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Donald Arthur Porter - Marinette, Marinette Co., WI - EVD

34403199 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Francis Shaffer - Noma, Holmes County, FL - KIA

20842306 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lloyd J. Freeman - Norman, Cleveland County, OK - POW

11018903 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Frederick V. Richmond - Hampshire County, MA - KIA

12143775 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Joseph E. Tracy Jr. - Brooklyn, Kings County, NY - KIA

6572725 - T/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - George Lou James - Three Forks, Gallatin County, MT - KIA
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O-684435 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Charles F. Wagner - Mt Angel, Marion County, OR - KIA
Son of Mr. Mathias A. Wagner, Box 240, Mount Angel, Oregon
Siblings: Matthew A. Wagner (brother) - also a sister - [ info records Roel Kisteman - see Army portrait photo ]
disinterred 14 Dec 1945, Staphorst - to Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL - [ BBB-5-120 ] -
Plot: J Row: 3 Grave 16

Charles F. Wagner 2nd Lt. Charles F. Wagner 2nd Lt. Charles J Wagner - marker Grave 2 - Staphorst
- - - - - - - - - - - 2nd Lt. Charles F. Wagner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Marker Grave 2 - Staphorst
- Courtesy Ms. Wagner (sister) - via Roel Kisteman -
- wwiimemorial.com - Honored by Mr. Matthew A. Wagner, Brother
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12139739 - O-754451 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Alan "Al" Richard Willis - Binghamton, Broom County, NY - EVD
born 10 Jun 1918, UK - died 30 Jan 1990, Spartanburg, SC - Age 71
Enlistment: 14 Sep 1942, Binghamton, NY - Residence: Broome Co., NY - Nativity: England - Marital Status: Married
Marriage parents: 2nd Qtr. 1917 - district West Derby, Lancashire Co., England
Son of Mr. Alfred Willis (Father) and Mrs. Violet M. Willis (Mother) née Hood
Alfred Willis - born 14 Jul 1876, England - died 05 Sep 1959 - Age 83
Violet M. Willis née Hood - born 24 Sep 1891, England - died 14 Jul 1970 - Age 78
!!! discrepancy - birth Alfred Willis - Census 1940, Conklin Town, NY - Age 62 - abt. 1878/1877 !!! - info PATS
Alan R. Willis - Census 1940, Conklin Town, NY - Age 21 - born 1918
Alan R. Willis - born 2nd Qtr. 1918 - Mother's surname: Hood - district of Ormskirk, Lancashire County, England, UK
Husband of Mrs. Barbara L. Willis (wife), 627 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY
E&E #1676 - 6 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (8 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-1676.pdf

His daughter Alana Willis was born 12 Sep 1944
2nd Marriage: Alan Willis with Ms. Mary Gilreath - 27 Sep 1953, 113 Clemson Street, Spartanburg, SC
Richard Hood Willis (son) - born 1953
Susan Gilreath Willis (daughter) - born 1963

2nd Lt. - Alan R. Willis - Air Cadet photo ID photo - Alan R. Willis - on fake ID papers in Belgium - 1944
left - 2nd Lt. - Alan Richard Willis - Air Cadet photo
right - ID photo on fake ID papers in Belgium - 1944
image via Dick Willis (son) - 27 May 2014

2nd Lt. - Alan R. Willis - Belgium
Clip from photo - Aug 1944 - Camp Daverdisse-Porcheresse, Belgium
Original at the site of Comete Line - www.cometeline.org - Willis
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org

Fake ID - Charles Paul Rasquin - Alan R. Willis while in Belgium
Fake ID - Charles Paul Rasquin - Alan R. Willis while in Belgium
Fake AUSWEIS - Charles Paul Raskin - Alan R. Willis while in Belgium
Fake ID - Charles Paul Rasquin - Alan R. Willis while in Belgium
ID "Rasquin" issued Warremme, Belgium - 14 May 1939
AUSWEIS "Raskin" issued Warremme, Belgium - 07 Jan 1944
courtesy Susan Willis Dunlap (daughter) - source: www.evasioncomete.org - 05 Nov 2012
rescan by Susan Willis Dunlap (daughter) - 11 Jun 2014

BINGHAMTON PRESS - EVENING EDITION - SEPTEMBER 26, 1944
26 Sep 1944 - Newsclip - 2nd Lt. - Alan R. Willis at home
26 Sep 1944 - Newsclip - 2nd Lt. - Alan R. Willis at home - reformat
26 Sep 1944 - Newsclip - 2nd Lt. - Alan R. Willis at home
newsclip via Susan Willis Dunlap (daughter) - 27 May 2014 - reformat
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Belgium family (Underground) Pierre 'Pete', Ghislaine and Anne Marie - 20 Oct 1945, Brussels
Belgium family (Underground) Pierre 'Pete', Ghislaine and Anne Marie - 20 Oct 1945, Brussels
Best wishes from Belgium family
l-r: Anne Marie, Ghislaine and Pierre "Pete" - 20 Oct 1945, Brussels
l-r: Ghislaine, Anne Marie and Pierre "Pete" is also possible - info PATS - 18 Jun 2014
image via Susan Willis Dunlap (daughter) - 27 May 2014
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16061224 - O-691779 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Clyde J. Martin - Danvers, McLean County, IL - EVD
born 21 Feb 1923 - address: Danvers, IL - Occupation: student
Son of Mrs. Mary A. Martin (mother), Danvers, Illinois
Enlistment: 4 Jun 1942, Peoria, IL - Residence: Mc Lean Co., IL - Nativity: IL - Marital Status: Single
Martin was in Kelpen, near Roermond with fam. Mooren
E&E #2276 - 24 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (9 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2276.pdf

Helpers: Peters, Peter van den Hurk, Joke Folmer, Backerra, Dumoulin, Kroeze and Herregot
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13060762 - O-682106 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Henry H. Gladys - Crawford County, PA - EVD
born 24 Sep 1917, PA - died 21 Oct 1989, PA - Age 72
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Gladys (mother), 216 Liberty Avenue, Monessen, PA
Enlistment: 7 Apr 1942, Erie, PA - Residence: Crawford Co., PA - Nativity: PA - Marital Status: Single
E&E #1677 - 7 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (8 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-1677.pdf

2nd Lt. - Henry H. Gladys - Belgium
Clip from photo - Aug 1944 - Camp Daverdisse-Porcheresse, Belgium
Original at the site of Comete Line - www.cometeline.org - Gladys
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org

Alan R. Willis (l) and Henry H. Gladys (r) - middle man is likely Belgium Underground - July 1944
Alan R. Willis (l) and Henry H. Gladys (r) - middle man is likely Belgium Underground - July 1944
Alan R. Willis (left) and Henry H. Gladys (right)
middle man is likely Belgium Underground - July 1944
image via Susan Willis Dunlap (daughter) - 27 May 2014
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16154449 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Donald Arthur Porter - Marinette, Marinette Co., WI - EVD
born 18 Oct 1923, Marinette, WI - died 25 Dec 2012, Milwaukee, WI - Age 89
Son of Mrs. Myrtle E. Porter (mother), 2900½ Hall Ave, Marinette, Wisconsin
Enlistment: 6 Nov 1942, Milwaukee, WI - Residence: Marinette Co., WI - Nativity: WI - Marital Status: Single
Marriage: Mr. Donald A. Porter to Ms. Mary T. Thyregod
Mary T. Porter née Thyregod (wife) - died 18 Jul 2009 - Age 88
Marcia Genthe née Porter (daughter)
E&E #2047 - 11 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (9 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2047.pdf

Clip - Escape and Evasion Report - Porter
Clip - Escape and Evasion Report - Porter
via E&E #2047 - page 7
Helpers: Peter van den Hurk, Joke Folmer, Backerra, Dumoulin, Kroeze and Herregot
Mrs. Fanbergan [?Vanbergen?] - Roermond, Holland - Three weeks
Madame Lobye - 15 Rue Mathieu Vankeer - 4420 Montegnée (Saint-Nicolas), Liège, Belgium - Three months

Porter, Donald A.
Passed away peacefully on December 25, 2012, age 89 years.
Beloved husband of the late Mary T. Porter. Loving father of Marcia (James) Genthe.
Proud grandfather of Lauren Genthe and Katie (Adam) Kufel.
Donald was born October 18, 1923, in Marinette, WI to the late Arthur and Myrtle Porter.
He proudly served in the 8th Air Force during WWII.
For over 25 years, Don was a Draftsman at Vercauteren Bldg, Supply Co. in DePere, WI.
To celebrate Donald's Life, his family will greet friends after 11:30 AM
on Saturday December 29, at Northshore Funeral Services Chapel.
There will be a Memorial Service at 12:30 PM, followed by fellowship and a reception.
Special thanks to Pastor Wieting at Luther Memorial Chapel and the Heritage staff.

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34403199 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Francis Shaffer - Noma, Holmes County, FL - KIA
born 25 Jun 1922, PA - died 6 Mar 1944, Staphorst, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Mrs. Catherine A. Shaffer (mother), 149 Adams Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 23 Sep 1942, Camp Blanding, FL - Residence: Holmes Co., FL - Nativity: PA - Marital Status: Single
buried (3x) - Staphorst and Margraten, The Netherlands; Grandview Cemetery - Johnstown, Cambria, PA, USA
Mrs. Catherine A. Shaffer - born 8 Nov 1890 - died Aug 1987, Ebensburg, Cambria Co., PA - Age 96

Grandview Cemetery - entrance - Johnstown, PA T/Sgt. Francis Shaffer - 1923 - 1944
- Grandview Cemetery - entrance - Johnstown, PA - . . . . . . . . . . . . - Memorial T/Sgt. Francis Shaffer - 1923 - 1944 -
- Cemetery image via Findagrave - Albert Ledoux -
- Memorial image via Findagrave - Barbara Banales - 20 Nov 2010
- Discrepancy - birth year of Francis Shaffer - 1923 instead of 25 Jun 1922 -
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20842306 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lloyd J. Freeman - Norman, Cleveland County, OK - POW
born 24 Jun 1923, Norman, OK - died 09 Aug 2012, Norman, OK - Age 89
Son of Mrs. Mary L. Freeman (mother) née Hames, 620 East Frank Street, Norman, Oklahoma
Roger Lloyd Freeman (father)
Enlistment: 24 Nov 1942 - source wwiimemorial.com: Mrs. Becky Burton née Freeman (daughter)
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
Enlistment: S/Sgt. 21 Jan 1946, Camp Chaffee, Fort Smith, Arkansas - Residence: Cleveland Co., OK - Nativity: OK - Marital Status: Single
2nd Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
National Guard in Federal Service, after 3 months of Discharge
Marriage: 25 Jan 1946, Norman - Mr. Lloyd J. Freeman and Ms. Helen White
- 1st enlistment record not found at AAD-archives -

Wedding photo - Helen and Lloyd - 25 Jan 1946, Norman, OK
20842306 - S/Sgt. Lloyd J. Freeman 20842306 - S/Sgt. Lloyd J. Freeman
20842306 - S/Sgt. Lloyd J. Freeman 20842306 - S/Sgt. Lloyd J. Freeman
S/Sgt. Lloyd J. Freeman
images via Becky Freeman Burton (daughter) - 17 Dec 2012

HONORED by Mrs. Becky Freeman Burton, Daughter
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SERVED FROM NOVEMBER 24, 1942 TO OCTOBER 18, 1945.
452ND BOMB GROUP, 731ST BOMB SQUADRON; WOUNDED IN ACTION
AND B-17 SHOT DOWN ON MARCH 6, 1944 OVER HOLLAND.
POW FROM MARCH 6, 1944 TO MAY 7, 1945.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- info wwiimemorial.com -

S/Sgt. Lloyd J. Freeman was shot in midsection with .50 caliber machine gun fire.
After he bailed out with help of T/Sgt. Richmond he landed in the pasture behind the Bloemert Farmhouse
On the ground he was helped and taken to hospital by Koop Vloedgraven, Dirk Timmerman and unknown man
Hospitalized for 14 days in Diaconessen Hospital Meppel and later in Leeuwarden
He was transferred to a hospital in Schweinfurt, Germany and after bombs were dropped close to the hospital
he was transferred to a hospital in Frankfurt, Gemany. Once his wounds were healed he was
finally transfered to the POW Camp, Stalag Luft IV, Poland, was only 40 kilo when liberated May 1945
Letter to his parents - with help of Dr. Brederode, Meppel - was saved by Mr. Roel ter Heide (resistance)
After 43 years it was personally handed over in the USA by Roel to Lloyd on 12 Sep 1987
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info Mr. Roel ter Heide, Meppel - 24 Sep 2012 - 04 Feb 2013
additional info - Becky Freeman Burton (daughter) - 02 Feb 2013

The Norman Transcript
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NORMAN — Lloyd J. Freeman passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.
Lloyd, better known to many friends and family as “Junior,” was born June 24, 1923,
in Norman to Roger Lloyd and Mary Lessie (Hames) Freeman.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the University Christian Church in Norman,
with interment following at the IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

Lloyd attended Norman schools until he joined the Army National Guard in 1940.
He was discharged in 1941. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp. in 1942 and was a ball turret gunner on a B-17 in WWII.
He flew six completed missions from England prior to March 6, 1944,
when — during the “Raid over Berlin” — his plane was shot down by the Germans.
Lloyd was taken as a prisoner of war (POW). He was held in various POW camps for 14 months until May 1945.

During his time in service, he earned the following awards and decorations:
the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Prisoner of War Medal,
Army Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Medal with One Battle Star
and World War II Victory Medal.
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source: obituary - The Norman Transcript

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11018903 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Frederick V. Richmond - Hampshire County, MA - KIA
born 23 Dec 1915, MA - died 6 Mar 1944, Staphorst, The Netherlands - Age 28
Son of Mr. Clifford A. Richmond (father) and Mrs. Thekla V. Richmond (mother) née Vollrath ( married 1913 )
37 Park Street, Easthampton, Massachusetts - Tel 70
Clifford A. Richmond (44) - Manufaturer - Electric Fabrics
Grandparents - maternal - born in Germany, Mother Thekla (34) was born in South-Dakota - info Census 1930 -
Enlistment: 03 Jan 1942, Springfield, MA - Residence: Happshire Co., MA - Nativity: MA - Marital Status: Single

Likely full name - Frederick Vollrath Richmond - info PATS - 28 May 2014

Newsclip - S/Sgt. Frederick V. Richmond - Missing in Action
Newsclip - S/Sgt. Frederick V. Richmond - Missing in Action
via Larch Purinton - 28 May 2014
reformatted by PATS

Brookside Cemetery - Richmond memorial
Brookside Cemetery - Richmond memorial
- "Brookside Cemetery - Richmond memorial - Easthampton, MA -
- image via Findagrave - Tanya Costigan -

Clifford A. Richmond (father) - born 1875 - died 1958 - Age 83
Thekla V. Richmond (mother) - born 1885 - died 1968 - Age 83
Frederick V. Richmond - born 1915 - died 1944 - Age 28
Barbara A. Richmond (sister) - born 1918 - died 1995 - Age 77
Franklin V. Richmond (brother) - born 1919 - died 1954 - Age 35
- info from Richmond headstone, Brookside Cemetery, MA -

Grablage: 10.3.44 Friedhof Stabhorst (Overijsel) Reihe 1 Grab No. 5
[ Burial: 10 Mar 44 Cemetery Staphorst ( Overijssel ) Row 1 Grave No. 5 ]
as per German case report KU 1099

Reburied 22 Dec 1945, Margraten - BBB-5-122
Disinterment directive sheet dated 15 Feb 1949
9 Mar 1949 by truck to Antwerp Port Pier 140
Repatriated to the United States - 26 Apr 1949 - USAT HAITI VICTORY - arr: 4 May 1949 - NYPE
Arrived Tuesday 14 Jun 1949 (1305) Easthampton, MA - escort 3219160 S/Sgt. Louis Silverman
Service will be private - no publicity - escort did not attend
Final burial - Brookside Cemetery, Easthampton, Hampshire Co. , MA
Flag was presented to Clifford A. Richmond (father)
- info from IDPF Richmond - aka '293' file -

S/Sgt. Frederick V. Richmond - Gravestone
Gravestone of S/Sgt. Frederick Richmond, Easthampton, Massachusetts
image via Larch Purinton - 28 May 2014

IDPF - Richmond - request 11 Mar 2009 - 101 pages - received 01 Jul 2009
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12143775 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Joseph E. Tracy Jr. - Brooklyn, Kings County, NY - KIA
born 19 Aug 1921, NY - died 06 Mar 1944, Staphorst, The Netherlands - Age 22
Son of Mr. Joseph E. Tracy Sr. (Father) and Mrs. Anne R. Tracy (Mother) née Luther, 845 - 52nd Street, Brooklyn 20, NY
42037808 - Private First Class / Cpl - Frederick L. Tracy (brother)
Mr. Robert E. Tracy (brother), Commander Post #1439 Amercan Legion - Fort Hamilton Memorial Post, NY
Other two siblings: A. Virgina (sister) and John Tracy (brother)
Enlistment: 18 Sep 1942, New York City, NY - Residence: Undefined Code - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
Margraten - remains for X-7977 - were reidentified as Joseph E. Tracy and are reburied in BBB-5-119
Found in grave - small wrist bracelet engraved -
"JOSEPH E. TRACY 12143775", on reverse side "LOVE MARGE"
reinterred 29 Jul 1949 - Grave 15483 Section J - Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY
Address next-of-kin - 09 Aug 1949: Mr. Joseph E. Tracy Sr. (Father), 222 Wantagh Ave, Levittown, NY
Joseph E. Tracy Sr. - born 06 Apr 1899, NY - died 12 Sep 1973, NY - Age 74
Anne R. Tracy - born .. ... 1899, NY - died 30 Oct 1985, NY - Age 86

Sgt. Joseph E. Tracy Jr.
Sgt. Joseph E. Tracy Jr.
image by GLENN - Find A Grave Memorial #82677607 - 22 Oct 2012

US Census 30 Apr 1930 - Address: 20307 33rd Ave, Bayside, Queens Co., New York, USA
Joseph Tracy Sr. - Head - 30/21 - abt. 1900, NY - Switchman - Railroad
Anna R. Tracy - Wife - 30/21 - abt. 1900, NY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Joseph E. Tracy - Son - 8 - born 19 Aug 1921, NY - died 06 Mar 1944 - Age 22
Robert E. Tracy - Son - 6 - abt. 1924, NY
Frederick L. Tracy - Son - 5 - born 16 Dec 1924, NY - died 27 Feb 1998 - Age 73
A. Virginia Tracy - Daughter - 3 1/12 - 1927, NY
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info US Census 1930, etc ...


US Census 10 Apr 1940 - Address: 5119 9th Ave, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA
Joseph Tracy - Head - 41 - abt. 1899, NY - Switchman - Railroad
Anna Tracy - Wife - 41 - abt. 1899, NY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Joseph Tracy - Son - 18 - born 19 Aug 1921, NY - Messenger Boy - Postal Telegraph
Robert Tracy - Son - 16 - abt. 1924, NY
Frederick Tracy - Son - 15 - born 16 Dec 1924, NY
Virginia Tracy - Daughter - 13 - 1927, NY
John Tracy - Son - 2 - abt. 1938, NY
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info US Census 1940, etc ...


IDPF - Tracy - request 05 Nov 2008 - 126 pages - received 15 Apr 2009
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6572725 - T/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - George Lou James - Three Forks, Gallatin County, MT - KIA
born 1914/1915, MT - died 6 Mar 1944, Staphorst, The Netherlands - Age 29/30
Husband of Mrs. Doris T. James (wife), Post Office 428, Three Forks, Montana
Mrs. Dorothy T. Kolokotrones / James - remarried to Martin
- enlistment record not found at AAD-archives -
disinterred 14 Dec 1945, Staphorst - to Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL - [ BBB-5-124 ] -
Plot: M Row: 5 Grave 5

T/Sgt. George Lou James - US Air Force
T/Sgt. George Lou James

Son of James and Lula V. Kolokotrones, Three Forks, Gallatin County, Montana
James L. Kolokotrones - born 30 Jan 1883, Greece - died 5 Dec 1970 - Age 87
Lula V. Kolokotrones - born 1893/1894, Greece - died 3 Mar 1965 - Age 72
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Siblings: Fiffi (F-1913), Marion (F-1914), William (M-1916), Ida (F-1917), Dinna (F-1918),
Mable (F-1919), Louie (M-1921), Peter (M-1923) and youngest sister Elisabeth Lulla born after 1930
Father James immigrated in 1907 to the USA, mother Lula in 1910
Occupation: James Kolokotrones - Farmer (Grain farm)
- additional info US Census 10 Apr 1930, School district 29, Broadwater Co., MT -

Louie J. Kolokotrones - born 1921 - died 3 Aug 1964, MT - Age 81
William James Kolokotrones - born 16 Feb 1916, Barron, Broadwater Co., MT - died 23 Oct 1979, Ft. Harrison, Helena, MT - Age 63
Pete J. Kolokotrones - born 31 May 1923 - died 25 Sep 2004, Missoula , MT - Age 81
- info SSDI -

"My uncle enlisted in the Air Force within days of the attack on Pearl Harbor
He is one of four boys and six girls born to Mr. James and Lulla Kolokotrones
Uncle George changed his last name to James with the permission of his father
after he enlisted because the military could never get the spelling of his given last correct
I am unsure of his birth date, but I am working to get that information
He was born in Three Forks, Montana

- info from Tim Crowe (nephew) - 25 May 2010

Two brothers were also in the service
19055188 - William J. Kolokotrones, 1916, Gallatin Co., Montana - Enlistment: 23 Sep 1941, Missoula, MT
39935262 - Louie J. Kolokotrones, 1921, Gallatin Co., Montana - Enlistment: 14 Sep 1944, Ft. Douglas, UT
- info: aad.archives.gov -
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USA - War graves 'Dutch Reformed' Churchyard - Staphorst
USA - War graves "Dutch Reformed" Churchyard - Staphorst
l-r : Marlowe -7-, Unknown -6-, Tracy -5-, James -4-, Richmond -3-, Wagner -2-, Hyland -1-
- image via Roel Kisteman -
Source from another photo tells us "unknown" is Shaffer - info Kisteman
Grave positions are not as given in MACR !!! - 04 Nov 2008 -info PATS

Certificate - 14 March 1946 - Burgomaster Staphorst
Certificate - Burgomaster Staphorst - 14 Maart 1946 - after disinterred on 14 Dec 1945
This certificate gives us the same positions as on the Churchyard photo
but it gives Row 1 No.2 to No. 8 - ( instead No. 1 to No. 7 )
Another typo is for the ASN of Richmond - 110118902 ( instead of 11018902 )
For #5 - Tracy - it gives 12-43779 ( must be 12143775 )
For #7 - Marlowe - it gives 4181101 ( must be 14181101 )
Source - IDPF Shaffer - 14 Jan 2009 - PATS

Those killed were initial buried 10 March 1944 - Cemetery Churchyard - Staphorst

Joseph E. Tracy - Row 1, Grave 2 - Staphorst --> Margraten - [ BBB-5-119 ] --> USA
Francis Shaffer - Row 1, Grave 3 - Staphorst --> Margraten - [ BBB-5-123 ] --> Johnstown, PA, USA
George L. James - Row 1, Grave 4 - Staphorst --> Margraten - [ BBB-5-124 ] - M-5-5
Frederick V. Richmond - Row 1, Grave 5 - Staphorst --> Margraten - [ BBB-5-122 ] --> USA
Charles F. Wagner - Row 1, Grave 6 - Staphorst --> Margraten - [ BBB-5-120 ] - J-3-16
Grave locations Staphorst as in MACR 2916 - KU 1099 - info PATS
between [ ] is initial Grave number in Margraten
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Reinterred - 22 Dec 1945 - Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, NL
Tracy, Shaffer and Richmond were later reinterred in USA

Sketch Churchyard Staphorst - Dec 1945 - IDPF Hyland
Sketch Churchyard Staphorst - Dec 1945 - IDPF - Hyland
- image "sketch" via Roel Kisteman -
This sketch gives us three "unknown" - X-14, X-16 and X-17 and four names
Different positions as given in MACR and as been showing on the Churchyard photo

Grave 1 - X-14 - Unknown X-2127 - Hyland - See IDPF Hyland -
Grave 2 - Wagner - Tracy - See IDPF Tracy -
Grave 3 - X-16 - Unknown X-2126 - Shaffer - See IDPF Shaffer -
Grave 4 - James - James
Grave 5 - X-17 - Unknown X-2128 - ? Wagner ?
Grave 6 - Richmond - Richmond - See IDPF Richmond -
Grave 7 - Marlowe - Marlowe

Request '293-files' - IDPF - Wagner, Shaffer, Tracy - 05 Nov 2008 - PATS
More reliable IDPF info - expecting July 2009 -
Received IDPF of Shaffer (179p) - 8 Jan 2009 -
Received IDPF of Tracy (126p) - 15 Apr 2009 -
IDPF of Wagner could not be located - 8 Jan 2009 -
X-14 - X-2127 - BBB-5-121 is Edward J. Hyland - O674371 - 21 Feb 2009
Request '293-files' - IDPF - Richmond - 11 Mar 2009 - PATS
Received IDPF of Richmond (101p) - 01 Jul 2009 -

X-16 - X-2126 - BBB-5-119 - were originally identified as Joseph E. Tracy - 12143775
These remains have been reidentified as Francis Shaffer and reburied in BBB-5-123
Remains in BBB-5-120 - were originally identified as Charles F. Wagner - O-684435
These remains - X-7977 - were reidentified as Joseph E. Tracy and are reburied in BBB-5-119



SGLO - T3500

B-17G - #42-31373 - 6 Mar 1944 - DE LEIJEN - CREW 10

O-684435 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Charles F. Wagner - Mt Angel, Marion County, OR - KIA 12139739 - O-754451 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Alan Richard Willis - Binghamton, Broom County, NY - EVD 16061224 - O-691779 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Clyde J. Martin - Danvers, McLean County, IL - EVD 13060762 - O-682106 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Henry H. Gladys - Crawford County, PA - EVD 16154449 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Donald Arthur Porter - Marinette, Marinette Co., WI - EVD
34403199 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Francis Shaffer - Noma, Holmes County, FL - KIA 20842306 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lloyd J. Freeman - Norman, Cleveland County, OK - POW - Stalag Luft 4 11018903 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Frederick V. Richmond - Hampshire County, MA - KIA 12143775 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Joseph E. Tracy Jr. - Brooklyn, Kings County, NY - KIA 6572725 - T/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - George Lou James - Three Forks, Gallatin County, MT - KIA

- 5 KIA - 1 POW - 4 EVD -

WAGNER(†) - WILLIS - MARTIN - GLADYS - PORTER
SHAFFER(†) - FREEMAN - RICHMOND(†) - TRACY(†) - JAMES(†)

Spoke with Martin

Contact Porter is pending - 07 Nov 2008 - PATS
Contact Martin is pending - 07 Nov 2008 - PATS
Contact Freeman is pending - 21 Apr 2009 - 24 Sep 2012 - PATS
Contact James (Kolokotrones) is pending - 25 May 2010 - PATS
Contact Willis is pending - 19 Oct 2012 - 27 May 2014 - PATS
Contact Wagner is pending - 01 Oct 2015 - PATS

Last update - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS



SGLO - T4782

B-17G - "Blanco Diablo" - Wednesday 6 Dec. 1944 - 14:34
3 miles ENE of Vollenhove / Ronduite - Belterwiede - MACR #11052 - #11053
1 KIA - 7 POW - 1 EVD


14181101 - Sergeant - Bombardier - Joe Huntley Marlowe of Conway, SC - was killed when he bailed out
Chute was unopened - found near "Heidehoogte" on the road Kerkenveld - Staphorst/Meppel
born 8 September 1924 - died 6 Dec 1944, Staphorst, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Henry Walsh Marlowe Sr. and Alexia McRae Huntley Marlowe, Box 514, 1100 Ditch Bank Road, Conway, SC
Brother of Henry Walsh Marlowe Jr. - Uncle of Alexia Lynn Marlowe
Enlistment: 9 Nov 1942, Camp Croft, SC - Residence: Horry Co., SC - Nativity: South Carolina - Marital Status: Single
buried - Row 1, Grave 7 - 7 Dec 1944, Churchyard Staphorst - disinterred 14 Dec 1945 - towards Margraten, Holland
Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten
Plot: P Row: 21 Grave 14

Sgt. Joe Huntley Marlowe - US Air Force
Sgt. Joe Huntley Marlowe - 1924-1944

Joe Huntley was an assistant in the office of
the dean of the Kingston Presbyterian Church
He was a sophomore at Wolford College, Spartanburg, SC
when he enrolled in the Air Force during World War II

- source: 'Clergymen and Chiefs'- by Alexander McQueen Quattlebaum -

Marlowe Tombstone - Conway, SC Sgt. Joe Huntley Marlowe - Marker - Conway, SC
Sgt. Joe Huntley Marlowe - 1924-1944 - Conway, SC
- via Craig Smith - Compiled Aug 2008 - Lakeside Cemetery, Conway, SC -
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More about "Blanco Diablo" see Ronduite Section

Last update - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS



Rouveen - 7

11 mi ESE of Vollenhove

- 7 Commonwealth graves - 5 UK - 1 NZ - 1 CAN -



Initial Grave markers Rouveen
Initial Grave Markers - Rouveen
- photo via Gareth Meredith -



SGLO - T1807

Stirling Mk.I - BF337 - BU-B - mission Bremen - 03:59
214th Squadron - RAF - Saturday 5 Sep 1942 -
3 KIA - 3 POW - 1 INJ/POW



No. 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron - Royal Air Force
Stirling BF337 - BU-B was airborne - 00:04 - 5th of Sep 42 from RAF Stradishall, Suffolk, UK
Badly shot by a night-fighter near Groningen ( Oblt. Herbert Lütje, III./NJG 1 )
later, blew up and crashed 03:59 at Rouveen (Overijssel), 13 km NNE of Zwolle, Holland
Those killed (3) are buried in Rouveen New General Cemetry
Sgt. G. Davison was confined in Hospital due injuries, no POW No. ......
P/O. D. N. Osborne was interned in Camp L3, POW No. 680
with F/Lt. J. G. Smith, POW No. 681 - Sgt. W. B. Watt in Camp 8B/344, POW

Crew F/Lt. John Gordon Smith
Crew "Smith"
l-r : Davison (Rear Air Gunner), Watt (Front Air Gunner), Osborne (Navigator),
Stewart (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner), Smith (Pilot), "Unknown" , Meredith ( Engineer / Air Gunner)
McCarthy was on the flight of 5 Sep 1942 instead of "Unknown" in this photo
- image via Roel Kisteman -
- move cursor over image for retouch comparison -

Crew F/Lt. John Gordon Smith
Crew "Smith"
- retouch by PATS - 6 Nov 2008

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Crew: Stirling Mk.I - BF337 - BU-B - 5 Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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J/6960 - F/Lt. - Pilot - John Gordon Smith - DFC - RCAF - POW

1016738 - 110609 - P/O. - Navigator - David Nasmyth Osborne - RAFVR - POW

949942 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Iain Menzies Robertson Stewart - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

568070 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer / Air Gunner - Elwyn Meredith - RAF - Age 22 - KIA

1110178 - Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - William Bassington Watt - RAF - POW

411222 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Arthur McCarthy - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA

954272 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - George Davison - RAFVR - INJ/POW
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - BF337 - BU-B - Smith
Loss Card - BF337 - BU-B - Smith - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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!!! Positions need to be verified !!! - 23 Jun 2013 - PATS

J/6960 - F/Lt. - Pilot - John Gordon Smith - DFC - RCAF - POW
RCAF Casualty list 381 from Globe and Mail, 1942/09/29
SMITH, John Gordon, Flight Lieutenant, prisoner of War, G. P. Smith (Father), Guatemala
- info by Dennis Burke, Dublin, Ireland -

F/Lt. John Gordon Smith - DFC - post war - likely taken in Guatemala
F/Lt. John Gordon Smith - DFC - post war
photo likely taken in Guatemala - info by David N. Osborne -
image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013
image via P/O. - Navigator - David Nasmyth Osborne

DFC - London Gazette Citation - 17 Jul 1942 - issue nr. 35638 - page 3195
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Pilot Officer John Gordon Smith (Can/J.6960), Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 214 Squadron
One night in June, 1942, Pilot Officer Smith, was captain of an aircraft detailed to attack a target in the Ruhr
Whilst flying over enemy territory, his aircraft was attacked by an enemy fighter whilst
at a height of 17,000 feet. The fighter made repeated attacks in quick succession but was driven off
by fierce and accurate fire. The fighter is believed to have been destroyed
Another enemy aircraft then took up the attack and opened fire from close range
Pilot Officer Smith's aircraft sustained severe damage
The front gunner and flight engineer were badly injured and the port outer engine caught fire
The flames from the engine assumed dangerous proportions but, after the propeller fell off,
the fire subsided considerably. Despite the damage sustained, Pilot Officer Smith displayed excellent airmanship
and flew the aircraft back to this country where he made a successful forced landing
This officer's skill, coolness and gallantry in the face of trying circumstances were of a high order
He has participated in several sorties and has always shown great determination to press home
his attacks against the enemy
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1016738 - 110609 - P/O. - Navigator - David Nasmyth Osborne - RAFVR - POW
19th of December 1941 - Ldg. Acm. - info via London Gazette - 1941 - Issue number: 35387 - Page number: 7187
P/O. D. N. Osborne was interned in Camp L3 (Stalag Luft III, Sagan), POW No. 680
born Feb 1914, West Derby District, Mother's surname was Speight - died Aug 1998, Huntingdon district - Age 84
- info by Dennis Burke ( Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945 ) -
Ldg. Acm. = Leading Aircraftman

P/O. - Observer - David Nasmyth Osborne - RAFVR
P/O. - Observer - David Nasmyth Osborne - RAFVR
- photo via Gareth Meredith -

P/O. - Navigator - David Nasmyth Osborne - RAFVR P/O. - Navigator - David Nasmyth Osborne - RAFVR David Osborne with John Smith - while in POW Camp
P/O. - Navigator - David Nasmyth Osborne - RAFVR . . . . . . . . . David Osborne with John Smith - while in POW Camp
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013

l-r: Philip Fussey, unknown, David Osborne and John Smith - while in Oflag XXIB 'Schubin/Szubin'
Oflag XXIB "Schubin/Szubin", Poland
l-r: Philip Fussey (Stirling R9166), unknown, David Osborne and John Smith
image via Ben van Drogenbroek - 05 May 2015
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949942 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Iain Menzies Robertson Stewart - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- Aberfeldy, Perthshire, UK - Grave 7 - Rouveen New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820642
Son of Thomas Menzies Stewart and Petrine M. Stewart, of Aberfeldy, Perthshire, UK

Sgt. Iain Menzies Robertson Stewart - RAFVR Sgt. Iain Menzies Robertson Stewart - RAFVR
Sgt. Iain Menzies Robertson Stewart - RAFVR
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013


OUR DARLING;
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE REMEMBER YOU

- Epigraph on Stewart memorial -
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568070 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer / Air Gunner - Elwyn Meredith - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- Newport, Monmouthshire, UK - Grave 6 - Rouveen New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820641

Elwyn Meredith Elwyn Meredith
Elwyn Meredith
- photos via Gareth Meredith -

Elwyn Meredith Sgt. Elwyn Meredith
Sgt. Elwyn Meredith
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013

Elwyn Meredith (left) with gis friend David (right)
Elwyn Meredith (l) with his friend David (r)
image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013

born 7 Nov 1919, Tredegar, Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, UK - died 5 Sep 1942, Rouveen, The Netherlands - Age 22
Son of Jacob Elwyn Meredith and Eleanor Evelyn Meredith, of Newport, Monmouthshire, UK
Kenneth Blewitt Meredith (brother ) was a Royal Marine in June 1945 when he sailed into New York
He gave his last permanent address as Newport, Wales ( info - by Dennis Burke - via Rafcommands Forum)
Elwyn Meredith (568070) enlisted 1935 Halton Apprentice RAF ( info - by Marks via Rafcommands Forum )
Date of Enlistment : 20 Aug 1935 - Services Commences 7 Nov 1937 - Engagement 12 Yrs - Reg. Service Exp. 6 Nov 1949
- Additional info from Service records - via Gareth Meredith -

Grave Marker - 568070 - Sgt. E. Meredith - RAF
Grave Marker - 568070 - Sgt. E. Meredith - RAF
- photo taken by Derek Meredith (brother) - via Gareth Meredith -


GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

- Epigraph on Meredith memorial -
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1110178 - Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - William Bassington Watt - RAF - POW
Sgt. W. B. Watt was interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27005

Short Stirling & RAF Bomber Command Forum
Re: Looking for information on Stirling Aircraft & Crews ?
Post by Bewick1973 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:04 pm

Hello

I am researching my Grandfather and wonder if anyone can help me with any information.
His name was Sergeant William Bassington Watt, service number 1110178.
He was a Wireless Operator in 214 Squadron and part of a crew shot down over the Netherlands
on the night of 5 September 1942. He parachuted to safety and spent the rest of the war as a POW,
surviving the Lamsdorf Death March at the end of the war.

I am interested in any information about his service record,
in particular information about the number of sorties flown and as much detail as possible.

Cheers,
Gavin

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411222 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Arthur McCarthy - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA
- New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand - Grave 5 - Rouveen New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820640
born 10 Sep 1918, Southsea, Hampshire, UK - died 5 Sep 1942, Rouveen, Netherlands - Age 23
died 5 days for his 24th Birthday
Son of Fred Heap McCarthy Sr. and Kate Elizabeth McCarthy née Newns, of Portsmouth, UK
Frederick Heap McCarthy - b. 11 May 1879, Bolton, Lancashire, England - d. 4 Nov 1956, Reporoa, NZ - Age 77
Kate Elizabeth Newns - b. 26 Apr 1880, Blackburn, Lancashire, England - d. 27 Apr 1949, Auckland, NZ - Age 69
marriage Fred and Kate, 3rd Qtr.1899, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Mother Kate became blind in the last years of her life
Frederick Heap McCarthy Sr. - buried 6 Nov 1956 - Purewa Cemetery, Auckland, NZ

Pilot Officer - Arthur McCarthy - RNZAF Pilot Officer - Arthur McCarthy - RNZAF
Pilot Officer - Arthur McCarthy - RNZAF
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 25 Feb 2013
courtesy Diana Margaret McCarthy (daughter)

Husband of Margaret 'Daisy' Robertson McCarthy (née Ryan), of New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Mrs. Margaret 'Daisy' Robertson McCarthy (wife) - remarried - Mrs. M. R. Topp, 180 Great North Rd, New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Address parents - 23 Jan 1944 - Mr. F. H. McCarthy, 'Shangri La', View Road, Campbells Bay, Auckland
Address parents - Sep 1945 - Mr. F. H. McCarthy, Vivian Bay, Kawau Island, Auckland
Address parents - 1946 - Mr. and Mrs. F. H. McCarthy, No. 6 Mount Hobson Transit Camp, Remuera, Auckland
Uncles in England are : J. J. McCarthy, 156 Preston New Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, UK
H. J. McCarthy, Brittania Chambers, Duckworth St, Darwen, Lancashire, UK
Both uncles are dentists

He came in 1921 to New Zealand at an early age as the youngest child of Fred and Kate
Educated at Kowhai Junior High School, Auckland
Later he attended night classes at Seddon Memorial Technical College, Auckland
where he studied mechanical engineering
From 1935 to 1938 he was employed in Auckland as a butcher by Mr. W. W. Bailey and Mr. D. T. Goodwin

Application - 05 Mar 1940 - for aircrew training with the R.N.Z.A.F.
Signature - Arthur McCarthy - March 5th 1940 - Application for Air Gunner
Signature - Arthur McCarthy - March 5th 1940 - Application for Air Gunner

Siblings (7) - 4 sisters and 3 brothers
Edith Lillian McCarthy - b. 12 Mar 1900, Blackburn, Lancashire, England - d.11 Sep 1982, NZ - Age 82
John James McCarthy - b. 17 Apr 1902, Blackburn, Lancashire, England - d. 27 Oct 1974, Mater Hospital, Auckland, NZ - Age 72
Fred Heap McCarthy Jr. - b. 12 Jul 1904, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England - d. 18 Apr 1984, Wellsford, NZ - Age 80
William Ernst McCarthy - b. 26 May 1906, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England - d. 26 May 1984, Auckland, NZ - Age 78
Kate Alice 'Didy' McCarthy - b. 4 Apr 1911, England - d.29 Dec 1989, NZ - Age 78
The twins Grace McCarthy - b. 7 May 1913, England - d. 29 Dec 1990, Whakatane, NZ - Age 77
and Margaret Mary McCarthy - b.7 May 1913, England - d. 6 Sep 2005, Auckland, NZ - Age 93
All four boys did served in the Army
marriage: Fred and Kate, 3rd Qtr., Blackburn, Lancashire, England
- genealogy McCarthy family - via petermoore.co.nz - 30 Jun 2010

Arthur McCarthy, 37 Kensington Ave, Balmoral, Auckland (same address as parents)
Fred Heap McCarthy ( father) - Warrant Engineer R.N. Retired
Enlisted as single man, his parents both being alive - 16 Feb 1941
Marriage - 12 Apr 1941, St Mathews In The City, Auckland, NZ - Religion: Church of England
Embarked for overseas: 29 Apr 1941
31 Jul 1946 - Mrs. M. R. Topp, Valley Road, French Bay, Titirangi
08 Aug 1946 - Mrs. M. R. Topp, Beach Rd., Papakura
Child - Diana Margaret McCarthy (daughter) - born 5 Feb 1942, Auckland - will commence school in 1947
Mrs. M. R. Topp formerly McCarthy (née Ryan) - marriage Mar 1944 to widower Mr. D. G. Topp - Serviceman
- additional info from RNZAF Service Records - 411222 - P/O. Arthur McCarthy -

RNZAF - Service records - McCarthy - request 21 May 2010 - received 28 Jun 2010 - PATS -

P/O. - Air Gunner - Arthur McCarthy
NZ411222 - P/O. Arthur McCarthy - RNZAF
- photo via Gareth Meredith -

P/O. - Air Gunner - Arthur McCarthy
Arthur McCarthy - 1918 - 1942
[photo TWN 16.12.42]
TWN = The Weekly News, a New Zealand paper that featured an illustrated section

From Vol Three of my 'For Your Tomorrow'
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McCARTHY, Pilot Officer Arthur
NZ411222; b Southsea, Hants., England 10 Sep 18; to NZ c.1920; Kowhai JHS, Auckland;
butcher - D T Goodwin, Auckland. NZ Army/TF 2 yrs; RNZAF Levin/ITW as Air Observer u/t 16 Feb 41,
remust as Air Gunner u/t 11 Apr 41, emb for Canada 29 Apr 41, att RCAF 14 May 41, 3WS 16 May 41,
4BGS 29 Sep 41, Air Gunners Badge & remust as Wireless Operator / Air Gunner & Sgt. 24 Oct 41,
Comm 27 Oct 41, 1 Y Depôt 30 Oct 41, att RAF & emb for UK 3 Nov 41, 3PRC 14 Nov 41, 1SS 9 Dec 41,
2SS 21 Jan 42, 11OTU (Wellington - 1 op) 3 Mar 42, 214 Sqn (Stirling - 1 op only?) 8 Jul 42, kao 5 Sep 42.
Staphorst (Rouveen) New General Cemetery - grave 5, Overijssel, Netherlands.
Son of Fred Heap & Kate Elizabeth McCarthy (née Newns), Remuera, Auckland;
h of Margaret Robertson McCarthy (née Ryan, later Topp) & f of 1d, New Lynn, Auckland.
[phot. TWN 16.12.42].

- info via Errol Martyn - 6 Nov 2008 -
- . - . -

954272 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - George Davison - RAFVR - INJ/POW
Sgt. G. Davison was confined in Hospital due injuries, no POW No. ......
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SGLO - T1807

STIRLING MK.I - BF337 - BU-B - 5 Sep 1942 - ROUVEEN - CREW 7

J/6960 - F/Lt. - Pilot - John Gordon Smith - DFC - RCAF - POW 1016738 - 110609 - P/O. - Navigator - David Nasmyth Osborne - RAFVR - POW 949942 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Iain Menzies Robertson Stewart - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 568070 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer / Air Gunner - Elwyn Meredith - RAF - Age 22 - KIA
1110178 - Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - William Bassington Watt - RAF - POW 411222 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Arthur McCarthy - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA 954272 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - George Davison - RAFVR - INJ/POW

- 3 KIA - 3 POW - 1 INJ/POW -

SMITH - OSBORNE - STEWART(†) - MEREDITH(†)
WATT - MCCARTHY(†) - DAVISON


Update names Watt and Davison - 04 Nov 2008 - by Roel Kisteman

Contact Meredith is pending - 06 Nov 2008 - PATS
Contact McCarthy is pending - 13 Jul 2010 - 23 Feb 2013 - PATS
Contact Watt is pending - 23 Aug 2015 - PATS
Contact Osborne is pending - 23 Aug 2015 - PATS

Last update - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS



SGLO - T2095

Halifax Mk.II - HR687 - EY-G - Mission Essen - 21:35
78th Squadron - Friday 5 Mar 1943
3 KIA - 5 POW



Halifax Mk.II - HR687 - EY-G was airborne - 18:38 - 5th of Mar 43 from Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm Herbert Lütje, III./NJG 1) and crashed 21:35
on the Leidijk-Dekkersweg between Rouveen and Staphorst (Overijssel), Holland
Those killed are buried in Rouveen New General Cemetery

Crash location - Halifax Mk.II - HR687 - EY-G
Crash location - Halifax Mk.II - HR687 - EY-G
info by Jan Mennink - 06 Oct 2015

Sgt. Blackwell abandoned the aircraft but his parachute failed to deploy
WO2 D. R. Chiswell was interned in Camp 8B/344. POW No. 27702
with Sgt. K. W. Mercer, POW No. 27727 and Sgt. O. V. Proctor, POW No. 27732
Sgt. A. D. Leyshon in Camps 8B/L3, POW No. 27721 - Commissioned in the rank of F/O. during captivity
Sgt. A. C. Loveland in Camps 8B/344/L3, POW No. 27725

POW's at Stalag VIIIB - Lamsdorf
POW's at Stalag VIIIB - Lamsdorf - with Loveland, Leyshon, Mercer and Proctor
!!! Chiswell not in this photo !!! insets by PATS
courtesy Kenneth W. Mercer - image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - HR687 - EY-G - 5 Mar 1943 - Mission: Essen
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1217238 - 141457 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John Rawson "Tommy" Thompson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

1128120 - Sgt. - Co-pilot - Kenneth William Mercer - RAFVR - POW

1381066 - 143493 - Sgt. - Navigator - Arthur Charles Loveland - RAFVR - POW

1377328 - Fl. Sgt. - W.Operator / Air. Gunner - Arthur Edward Blackwell - RAFVR - KIA

1060706 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Otto Vance "Paddy" Proctor - RAFVR - POW

1128555 - 143574 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Alfred David Leyshon - RAFVR - POW

R/122801 - WO2 - Air Gunner - Douglas Raymond Chiswell - RCAF - Age 21 - POW

1337753 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Charles Bert Williams - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - HR687 - EY-G - Thompson
Loss Card - HR687 - EY-G - Thompson - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1217238 - 141457 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John Rawson "Tommy" Thompson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- Shipley, Yorkshire, UK - Grave 4 - Rouveen New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820643
born 2nd Qtr. 1921 - died 05 Mar 1943 - Age 21
Son of Horace and Edna Annie Thompson, of Shipley, Yorkshire, UK
twin brother of Ronald C. Thompson - born 1921 - died 1991 - Age 70 - info Mrs. R. C. Thompson
??? brother of Pamela M. Thompson (sister) ??? - unverified - info PATS
9th of February 1943 - F/Sgt. - info via London Gazette - 1943 - Issue number: 35966 - Page number: 1575

P/O. - Pilot - John Rawson Thompson Ronald 'Ron'  C. Thompson - RAFVR
P/O. - John Rawson Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . Ronald "Ron" C. Thompson - RAFVR
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013
source Mrs. Ronald C. Thompson (sister-in-law)
based on photo - Ronald is likely Pilot Officer and Pilot too - info PATS -

it's this family
Marriage: Edna A. Rawson to Thompson, 2nd Qtr. 1920 - district Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, UK
birth: John R. Thompson, 2nd Qtr. 1921 - Mother's surname: Rawson - district Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, UK
birth: Ronald C. Thompson, 2nd Qtr. 1921 - Mother's surname: Rawson - district Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, UK
??? birth: Pamela M. Thompson, 3rd Qtr. 1927 - Mother's surname: Rawson - district Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, UK ???
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- info FreeBMD -



IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY
OF A VERY DEARLY LOVED SON
AND BROTHER

- Epigraph on Thompson memorial -
- . - . -

1128120 - Sgt. - Co-pilot - Kenneth William Mercer - RAFVR - POW
He was arrested a few days later in Deventer
Sgt. K. W. Mercer interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27727
- . - . -

1381066 - 143493 - Sgt. - Navigator - Arthur Charles Loveland - RAFVR - POW
4th of March 1943 - Sgt. - info via London Gazette - 1943 - Issue number: 36036 - Page number: 2511
4th of March 1945 - Flg. Off. to Flt. Lt. - info via London Gazette - 1945 - Issue number: 37007 - Page number: 1727
interned in Stalag VIII-B (later renumbered to 344), Lamsdorf - Stalag Luft III, Sagan/Belaria - POW No. 27725
Sergeant Arthur Charles Loveland Collection is in Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, UK

Birth 4th Qtr. 1911 - Arthur C. Loveland - mother's surname: Camage - district: Alton, Hampshire - Vol 2c Page 339
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1954 - Arthur C. Loveland - Ms. Isabel B. Hurley - district: Greenwich - Vol 5c Page 1376

Loveland border crossing - Canada to USA - 17 Feb 1942
Loveland border crossing - Canada to USA - 17 Feb 1942
source Ancestry - Immigration & Travel

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Name: Arthur Charles Loveland
Birth: 14 Oct 1911 - Bordon, Hampshire, England
Arrival: 17 Feb 1942 - Niagara Falls, New York, USA
- . - . -

1377328 - Fl. Sgt. - W.Operator / Air. Gunner - Arthur Edward Blackwell - RAFVR - KIA
- UK - Grave 3 - Rouveen New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820638

LIKELY
@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @
birth: 4th Qtr. 1922 - Arthur E. Blackwell - mother's surname: Payne - district: Pontypridd, Wales, UK
district Pontypridd spans the boundaries of the counties of Glamorgan and Mid Glamorgan
His Service Number indicates he enlisted at Euston (London) in August 1940 (block 1375001 to 1400000)

Birth 4th Qtr. 1915 - Gladys I. Blackwell - mother's surname: Payne - district: Pontypridd - Vol 11a Page 1209
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1917 - William C. Blackwell - mother's surname: Payne - district: Pontypridd - Vol 11a Page 1239
Birth 4th Qtr. 1919 - Olwen E. Blackwell - mother's surname: Payne - district: Pontypridd - Vol 11a Page 1189
Birth 4th Qtr. 1922 - Arthur E. Blackwell - mother's surname: Payne - district: Pontypridd - Vol 11a Page 915
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Death 4th Qtr. 1915 - Gladys I. Blackwell - Age 0 - district: Pontypridd - Vol 11a page 709
Death 4th Qtr. 1918 - William C. Blackwell - Age 1 - district: Pontypridd - Vol 11a Page 93
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1935 - Norman Williams with Olwen E. Blackwell - district: Narberth - Vol 11a Page 2643
@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @
LIKELY

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1060706 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Otto Vance "Paddy" Proctor - RAFVR - POW
born 19.. - died 21 Jul 1989 - Age ..
Sgt. O. V. Proctor interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27732

1060706 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Otto Vance 'Paddy' Proctor - RAFVR
1060706 - Sgt. Otto Vance 'Paddy' Proctor - RAFVR
image via Otto Proctor (son) - 16 Oct 2016

ID-tag Stalag VIIIB - No. 27732 Caterpillar Club - Sgt. O. V. Proctor
ID-tag Stalag VIIIB - No. 27732 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caterpillar Club - Sgt. O. V. Proctor
images via Otto Proctor (son) - 16 Oct 2016

AIR78-130-0-1 - 1060706 - Otto Vance Proctor
AIR78-130-0-1 - page 483
1060706 - Otto Vance Proctor - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 03 Jun 2013

Memorabilia - Decorations - Awards - 1060706 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Otto Vance 'Paddy' Proctor - RAFVR
Memorabilia - Decorations - Awards - 1060706 - Sgt. Otto Vance 'Paddy' Proctor - RAFVR
1939-1945 Star, The Air Crew Europa Star, War Medal 1939 - 1945, RAF Arm WO Badge and Air Engineer Badge
image via Otto Proctor (son) - 16 Oct 2016

METHODIST MAGUIRESBRIDGE CEMETERY, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PROCTOR
In Loving Memory Of
OTTO VANCE PROCTOR
Died 21st July 1989
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1128555 - 143574 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Alfred David Leyshon - RAFVR - POW
3rd of March 1943 - Sgt. - info via London Gazette - 1943 - Issue number: 36036 - Page number: 2511
3rd of Sep 1943 - Plt. Off. (prob.) to Flg. Off. on prob. ( war subs.) - info via London Gazette - 1943 - Issue number: 36183 - Page number: 4250
Sgt. A. D. Leyshon interned in Camps 8B/L3, POW No. 27721

Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Alfred David Leyshon - RAFVR
Sgt. Alfred David Leyshon - RAFVR
image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013

Sgt. Alfred David Leyshon  with unknown buddies
Sgt. Alfred David Leyshon with unknown buddies
Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Alfred David Leyshon - RAFVR Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Alfred David Leyshon - RAFVR
Sgt. Alfred David Leyshon - RAFVR
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013
courtesy son/daughter of Sgt. A. D. Leyshon

it's probably this family
Marriage: Thomas W. Leyshon to Elsie Moss, 4th Qtr. 1913 - district Swansea, Wales, UK
birth: Alfred D. Leyshon, 4th Qtr. 1914 - Mother's surname: Moss - district Swansea, Wales, UK
birth: Iris M. Leyshon, 3rd Qtr. 1916 - Mother's surname: Moss - district Swansea, Wales, UK

- . - . -

R/122801 - WO2 - Air Gunner - Douglas Raymond Chiswell - RCAF - Age 21 - POW
WO2 - D. R. Chiswell interned in Camp 8B/344. POW No. 27702
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sydney Chiswell, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Siblings: Sydney Frederick(M), Earl(M) and Audrey(F)
Enlistment: 14 Aug 1941 (also found: entered service July 1942)
Sent to Lamsdorf, where he was chained for five months, then was transfered to several other camps
freed 25 Apr 1945 from Stalag 13D, a German prison camp just south of Nurenburg, by United States Seventh Army

WO2 Douglas Raymond Chiswell - RCAF
WO2 Douglas Raymond Chiswell - RCAF
image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 25 Feb 2013
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20 Jun 1945 - Mr. and Mrs. John Sydney Chiswell, 350½ First Ave South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA
Petty Officer Sydney Frederick Chiswell (brother), US Navy - Norfolk, VA
Flying Officer Earl Chiswell (brother) - RCAF - Coastal Command, Halifax
The Chiswell's moved early 1944 from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada to Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA
- info Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune -

News clips - Chiswell - Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune - 1945
Douglas with his dad John and brothers Earl and Sydney, 1945
l-r - Douglas with his dad John and brothers Earl and Sydney - 1945
John Sydney Chiswell (father) - General Manager of Fleet Aircraft, Fort Erie, ON, Canada during the war
- via Jim Chiswell (nephew) - 10 Mar 2011

WO2 - Doug R. Chiswell lost a cousin overseas - 14 Nov 1942 :
R/74190 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air. Gunner - Herbert Mitchell Lane - 148 Squadron - CWGC ref. 1810501
Son of Mr. J. A. Lane and Mrs. Mary F. Lane, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL - Column 264
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Update names Mercer, Proctor and Chiswell - 04 Nov 2008 - by Roel Kisteman
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1337753 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Charles Bert Williams - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- Newport, Monmouthshire, UK - Grave 2 - Rouveen New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820644
born 22 Jun 1919
Son of Frederick George and Maud Mary Williams (née Embrey), of Newport, Monmouthshire, UK
Siblings: Frederick (? middle name ?) Williams (b.19??), Winifred M. Williams (b.1911) and Eveline M. Williams (b.1916)

Marriage: Frederick George Williams to Maud Mary Embrey, 2nd Qtr. 1908 - district Newport Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
birth: Frederick (? middle name ?) Williams - (b.19??)
birth: Winifred M. Williams, 4th Qtr. 1911 - Mother's surname: Embrey - district Newport Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
birth: Eveline M. Williams, 4th Qtr. 1916 - Mother's surname: Embrey - district Newport Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
birth: Edward C. B. Williams, 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Mother's surname: Embrey - district Newport Monmouthshire, Wales, UK


Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Charles Bert Williams
Sgt. Edward Charles Bert Williams
courtesy Williams family (niece)
- via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 16 Mar 2011 -

Edward Charles Bert Williams - 1938 Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Charles Bert Williams - 1940-1942
1938 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Charles Bert Williams - 1940-1942
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013


PEACE, PERFECT PEACE,
WITH LOVED ONES FAR AWAY?
WE WILL MEET AGAIN SOME DAY

- Epigraph on Williams memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T2095

HALIFAX Mk.II - HR687 - EY-G - 5 Mar 1943 - ROUVEEN - CREW 8

1217238 - 141457 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John Rawson Thompson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 1128120 - Sgt. - Co-pilot - Kenneth William Mercer - RAFVR - POW 1381066 - 143493 - Sgt. - Navigator - Arthur Charles Loveland - RAFVR - POW 1377328 - Fl. Sgt. - W.Operator / Air. Gunner - Arthur Edward Blackwell - RAFVR - KIA
1060706 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Otto Vance Proctor - RAFVR - POW 1128555 - 143574 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Alfred David Leyshon - RAFVR - POW R/122801 - WO2 - Air Gunner - Douglas Raymond Chiswell - RCAF - Age 21 - POW 1337753 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Edward Charles Bert Williams - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

- 3 KIA - 5 POW -

THOMPSON(†) - MERCER - LOVELAND - BLACKWELL(†)
PROCTOR - LEYSHON - CHISWELL - WILLIAMS(†)


Contact Chiswell is pending - 10 Mar 2011 - PATS
Contact Proctor is pending - 07 May 2015 - 23 Feb 2016 - PATS

Last update - 17 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T4669

Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib - MP124 - F/O. - Francis Joseph Crowley - near Rouveen
440 Fighter Squadron - Saturday 11 Nov 1944 - 16:00
1 KIA




FO - Pilot - Francis Joseph Crowley - RCAF
F/O. - Francis Joseph Crowley
image from archive of Roel Kisteman - 24 Feb 2013

Typhoon IB - MP124 came down 100 m East of the railroad - Zwolle/Meppel - Km-marker 91.1
3.5 km East of Rouveen - area West of Punthorst -
- info by Jan Mennink -

R95588 - J/26914 - Flying Officer - Fighter Pilot - Francis 'Frank' Joseph Crowley - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- Brockville, Ontario, Canada - Grave 1 - Rouveen New General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820639
born 25 Jul 1921 - died 11 Nov 1944, Rouveen, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Joseph James Crowley and Lillian M. Crowley (née Pellow), of Brockville, Ontario, Canada
formely of Gananoque, Ontario. Step-grandson of R. J. Deir, Gananoque, Ontario
- . - . -
Grananoque Reporter of 04 May 1907 does list marriage of Robert J. Deir to Mrs. Julia Crowley
marriage on 29 Apr 1907, with Julia Ann Davis (widow of Francis Crowley)
Grananoque Reporter of 28 Nov 1946 does list death of Mrs Robert Deir née Julie Davis
Grananoque Reporter of 27 Mar 1963 does list death of Robert Deir
Grananoque Reporter of 17 Jan 1968 does list death of Mrs. Joseph Crowley née Lillian Pelow
Grananoque Reporter of 17 Apr 1974 does list death of Mr. Joseph Crowley
Crowley memorial on St. Johns Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada
Joseph Crowley (1897-1974) - Age ~77, Lillian Crowley (1904-1967) - Age ~63
Robert John Deir (20 Feb 1871 - 22 Mar 1963) - Age 92, Julia Ann Davis (3 Oct 1869 - 22 Nov 1946) - Age 77
d/o John Davis & Margaret Murphy; widow of Francis Crowley

Attestation Paper - 05 Feb 1941 - RCAF Recruiting Centre, Ottawa
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
born: 25 Jul 1921, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Address: 77 Wall Street, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Enlistment: 27 Feb 1941, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pilot Flying Badge - 13 Mar 1942
Appointment: 17 Dec 1942, Kodiak, Alaska, USA
Religion: Roman Catholic - Marital Status: Single - Occupation: Clerk

Family info - next of kin - in letter of 27 Apr 1945
.....................................................................................................
R/62570 - F/Sgt. - Joseph James Crowley (father) - Age 47 - born abt. 1898 - 77 Wall St., Brockville, ON
Lilian Marie Crowley (mother) - Age 41 - born abt. 1904 - 77 Wall St., Brockville, ON
J/26914 - F/O. - Francis J. Crowley - Age 23 - born 25 Jul 1921 - deceased 11 Nov 1944, Holland
J/47939 - A.B. - John B. Crowley (brother) - Age 22 - born abt. 1923 - RCNVR - H.Q. Ottawa
R/195945 - F/Sgt. - Paul Anthony Crowley (brother) - Age 20 - born 13 Jun 1924 - deceased 13 Aug 1944, Germany
Edwin J. Crowley (brother) - Age 19 - born abt. 1926 - 77 Wall St., Brockville, ON
Peter P. Crowley (brother) - Age 17 - born abt. 1928 - 77 Wall St., Brockville, ON

RCAF - Service records - Crowley - request 22 Jan 2011 - received 15 Jul 2011 - PATS -

F/O. - Francis 'Frank' Joseph Crowley - RCAF F/Sgt. - Paul Anthony Crowley - RCAF
F/O. - Francis 'Frank' Joseph Crowley - RCAF F/Sgt. - Paul Anthony Crowley - RCAF
F/O. - Francis 'Frank' Joseph Crowley . . . . . F/Sgt. - Paul Anthony Crowley
- images from Crowley's RCAF Service Records - 15 Jul 2011 - 11 Jan 2017

Father - R62570 - Joseph James Crowley - RCAF F/Sgt. Paul Anthony Crowley - F/O. Francis 'Frank' Joseph Crowley - RCAF
Sgt. Joseph J. Crowley . . . . F/Sgt. Paul Anthony Crowley and F/O. Francis 'Frank' Joseph Crowley - RCAF
source - Veterans Affairs Canada -

- Hamilton Spectator - 1944/09/19 - Missing after Air Operation: List 991 - Flt.Sgt. Paul Anthony Crowley
- Globe and Mail - 1944/12/22 - Missing after Air Operation: List 1072 - FO Francis Joseph Crowley


A PRAYER
FOR THIS GALLANT SON.
HE DIED THAT PEACE
AND FREEDOM MIGHT BE WON

- Epigraph on F. J. Crowley memorial -
- . - . -

His brother F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - Paul Anthony Crowley - Age 20 - was killed 13 Aug 1944
by a night-fighter on a raid to Brunswick, Germany - 428 Squadron RCAF
Lancaster Mk.X KB758 - NA-Z - 5 KIA - 2 POW

R/195945 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Paul Anthony Crowley - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- Brockville, Ontario, Canada - Grave 5. B. 13. - Hannover War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2198483
born 13 Jun 1924, Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada - Occupation: Office Clerk - Religion: Roman Catholic
Son of Joseph James Crowley and of Lillian Marie Crowley (née Pelow), of Brockville, Ontario, Canada

Attestation Paper - 26 Oct 1942 - RCAF Recruiting Centre, Ottawa
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Enlistment: 4 Nov 1942
Air Gunners Badge - 3 Sep 1943
Embarkment New York : 8 Oct 1943
Disembarkment UK : 16 Oct 1943

RCAF - Service records - Crowley - request 22 Jan 2011 - received 15 Jul 2011 - PATS -


A GALLANT SON DIED
THAT LOVED ONES MIGHT LIVES.
MAY HIS SOUL
REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on P. A. Crowley memorial -
- . - . -

His father Joseph J. Crowley (R/62570) enlisted May 1918 in Toronto at age 20, and during WWII became a member
of the RCAF, serving as electrician on a base in England.
He returned to Canada shortly after his first son was killed
Stepfather of Joseph J. Crowley is Robert John Deir

Frank's brother John Crowley (J/47939), served on the destroyer H.M.C.S. Gatineau and was taken off the ship
after his second brother perished. He served for the remainder of the war as a member
of the military police, a posting he loathed

J/47939 - John B. Crowley - H.M.C.S. Gatineau
John B. Crowley - H.M.C.S. Gatineau -
- additional info and photos - father and brothers - from Canadian Virtual War Memorial -
- Veterans Affairs Canada -

discrepancy mother's surname Pelow / Pellow - info PATS
- . - . -



SGLO - T4669

HAWKER TYPHOON Mk.Ib - MP124 - 11 Nov 1944 - ROUVEEN - CREW 1

J/26914 - Flying Officer - Fighter Pilot - Francis 'Frank' Joseph Crowley - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- 1 KIA -

CROWLEY(†)


Last update - 11 Jan 2017 - PATS



- † - IN MEMORIAM - † -

ROELOF KISTEMAN




Roel, my source for the IJhorst, Staphorst and Rouveen area
deceased 10 Dec 2008 - Age 76 -
His passion and drive for the WWII crashes was memorable
Received the images just before he passed away suddenly

- PATS - 14 Dec 2008 -







Kampen - 7

9 mi SSW of Vollenhove

- 7 Commonwealth graves - 5 UK - 1 AUS - 1 NZ -



Kampen is a town on the south bank of the river IJssel, the cemetery is 2 km NE of the town
in the commune of IJsselmuiden and adjoins the General cemetery of IJsselmuiden
The cemetery contains the graves of 7 airmen, 2 of whom are in the far north-eastern corner
and the remaining 5 in a more central position in the eastern half
Five came from the United Kingdom, one from New Zealand and one from Australia
Only two are identified


SGLO - T772

HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - P4368 - PL-? - mission Homberg (Duisburg)
144th Squadron - RAF - Saturday 10 Aug 1940 -
1 KIA - 3 MIA



144th Squadron - RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire, UK
144th Squadron - RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire, UK
image via Roger Griffiths (nephew) - 29 May 2013

Serial Range P4335 - P4384. 50 HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I Part of a batch of 120 Hampden B.I.
Some were converted to Hampden TB (Torpedo Bomber)
P4335 was the first Hampden fitted with a balloon cutter
Delivered by The English Electric Co (Preston) between Feb 1940 and Aug 1940
After the 'L' and 'N' serial numbers, which were mainly allocated before the outbreak of hostilities,
serial numbers do not run continuously as small groups of numbers were deliberately omitted
The object of this subterfuge was to confuse the enemy in regard to the actual number of aircraft being built

144th Squadron photo - RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire, UK
144th Squadron photo - RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire, UK
detail 144th Squadron photo - Tudhope, Belton and Griffihs
detail 144th Squadron photo - Tudhope, Belton and Griffihs
144th Squadron photo - RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire, UK
Tudhope, Belton and Griffihs are in this photo - insets by PATS
image via Roger Griffiths (nephew) - 29 May 2013
!!! Discrepancy - MacKay need to be verified - by PATS - 06 Aug 2013
MacKay .... This is not my uncle ! - David MacKay (nephew) - 29 May 2016

AIR27-980 - ORB - Hemswell - three Hampdens for 10 Aug 1940 - 22:00
AIR27-980 - ORB - Hemswell - three Hampdens for 10 Aug 1940 - 22:00
Hampden B.Mk.I P4360, P4365 and P4378
via Hans Hollestelle - 31 May 2013

Note: P4360 was lost 22 Aug 1940 (4 MIA) and P4378 on 09 Sep 1940 (3 KIA - 1 INJ) ... only one survivor



Airborne ~ 23:20 from Hemswell, Lincolnshire, UK for a mission to Factory Homberg (Duisburg, Ruhr)
Crashed in the IJsselmeer, The Netherlands
Body of P/O. Tudhope found on 23 Aug 1940
P/O. Tudhope is buried - 27 Aug 1940 - at Kampen General Cemetery "Zandberg", IJsselmuiden
while his crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

No. 237 - Dagrapport van Zaterdag 24 Augustus 1940
Police report No. 237 - 24 Aug 1940 - by W. van der Drift (Police commander, Kampen)
Police report No. 237 - 24 Aug 1940 - by W. van der Drift (Police commander, Kampen)
Van der Drift was contacted on friday evening - 23 Aug 1940
Body, tied on pole, found on south of Isle of Schokland (west side)
via Hans Hollestelle - 31 May 2013

William 'Bill' Frank Tudhope - DFC - headstone - via Rob Kreukniet William 'Bill' Frank Tudhope - DFC - portrait - via Hans Hollestelle
Headstone - - - William 'Bill' Frank Tudhope - DFC - - - Portrait
images via Rob Kreukniet (l) and Hans Hollestelle (r) - 01 Jun 2013

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Crew: HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - P4368 - PL-? - 10 Aug 1940 - Mission: Homberg (Duisburg)
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41224 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - William "Bill" Frank Tudhope - DFC - RAF - Age 21 - KIA

581261 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - Spencer Lewis Smith Belton - DFM - RAF - Age 21 - MIA

551045 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Duncan MacKay - RAF - Age 20 - MIA

581384 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Arthur James Griffiths - RAF - Age 21 - MIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - P4368 - PL-? - Tudhope
Loss Card - P4368 - PL-? - Tudhope - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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41224 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - William "Bill" Frank Tudhope - DFC - RAF - Age 21 - KIA
- UK - Plot 7 - Grave 11 - Kampen General Cemetery "Zandberg", IJsselmuiden - CWGC ref. 2820535
born 4/5 Mar 1919, Johannesburg, South Africa - died 10 Aug 1940, Schokland, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of S/L. John Henry "Tuddy" Tudhope and Jessie Grahame Tudhope, 8038 Western Avenue, Montreal, Canada
Awards: D F C - London Gazette - 6 Aug 1940
Graded 25 Jul 1939 to Pilot Officer - London Gazette - 8 Sep 1939

S/L. John Henry 'Tuddy' Tudhope - Camp Borden, Ontario, Canada
S/L. John Henry "Tuddy" Tudhope - Camp Borden, Ontario, Canada

William 'Bill' Frank Tudhope - abt. 1938 Bill Tudhope flying Hampden L4163 - 144th Sqd. - near RAF Hemswell
Bill Tudhope, cockpit AVRO ANSON at RAF Hemswell - 7 Mar 1939 Bill Tudhope, Wimbledon May 1939 fiancée Molly Christopher, Aunt, Bill - 1940
Bill Tudhope
images courtesy Tudhope family - Mrs. Anne Smith-Ravenscroft (niece)
collection Mr. M. Koers, Kampen - via Hans Hollestelle - 23 Dec 2008 -

Letter to Bill - 03 Aug 1940 - Headmaster Ryde School, Isle of Wight
Letter to Bill - 03 Aug 1940 - Headmaster Ryde School, Isle of Wight
!!! Note: writing in yellow is from Anne !!!
courtesy Tudhope family - Mrs. Anne Smith-Ravenscroft (niece)

DFC (front) - Bill Tudhope DFC (back) - Bill Tudhope
*** Distinguished Flying Cross ***
courtesy Tudhope family - Mrs. Anne Smith-Ravenscroft (niece)
via Hans Hollestelle - 31 May 2013 -

TUDHOPE, P/O. William Frank (41224) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.144 Squadron -
awarded as per London Gazette dated 6 August 1940
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 March 1919, the son of J.H. Tudhope
Educated in Ottawa and Ryde School (Isle of Wight)
Isle-of-Wight memorials - Ryde School - William Frank Tudhope
Appointed Acting Pilot Officer on Probation, RAF, 17 September 1938
With No.44 Squadron at outbreak of war; with No.76 Squadron, 30 September to 11 October 1939;
with No.144 Squadron, 11 October 1939 to 10 August 1940 (killed in action)
Air Ministry Bulletin 1275 refers
Public Record Office Air 2/9447 has the original recommendation dated 22 July 1940,
drafted by the Officer Commanding, RAF Station Hemswell

P/O. - Pilot - William 'Bill' Frank Tudhope - award - 15 Aug 1940
P/O. - Pilot - William Frank Tudhope - Montreal Star - missing
P/O. - William Frank Tudhope - RAF - DFC -
- Montreal Star - 12 Aug 1940 - Missing Flier -
- image via Hans Hollestelle - 23 Dec 2008

Burial by Germans - P/O. - Pilot - William 'Bill' Frank Tudhope - 27 Aug 1940
Burial by Germans - P/O. - Pilot - William 'Bill' Frank Tudhope - 27 Aug 1940
Burial by Germans - P/O. - Pilot - William 'Bill' Frank Tudhope - 27 Aug 1940
collection Mr. M. Koers, Kampen - via Hans Hollestelle - 23 Dec 2008 -

P/O. - Pilot - William Frank Tudhope - RAF
P/O. - William Frank Tudhope - RAF - DFC
buried 27 Aug 1940
- photo by Rob Kreukniet -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

581261 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - Spencer Lewis Smith Belton - DFM - RAF - Age 21 - MIA
- of Foulness, Essex, UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 12 - CWGC ref. 1083777
born 2nd Qtr. 1919 - Spencer L. S. Belton - mother's surname: Smith - district Maldon, Essex Co., UK
Son of Spencer and Florence Annie Belton née Smith, of Foulness, Essex, UK
Awards: D F M - London Gazette - 6 Aug 1940
War Memorial inscription - St. Mary the Virgin Church, Foulness

Belton - DFM - Congratulations and receive by father
Tudhope - DFC - Belton - DFM with awards
DFM-front ......... Awards - Tudhope - DFC - Belton - DFM - 6 Aug 1940 ......... DFM-back
images via Denise Carr (niece) - 29 May 2013

Sgt. Spencer Lewis Smith Belton - RAF - Navigator / Bomb Aimer
Sgt. Spencer Lewis Smith Belton - May 1940
with his mother Florence and sister Betty
image via Roger Griffiths - 29 May 2013

Sgt. Spencer Lewis Smith Belton - RAF Sgt. Spencer Lewis Smith Belton - RAF - Navigator / Bomb Aimer
Sgt. Spencer Lewis Smith Belton
images via Denise Carr (niece) - 29 May 2013

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1915 - Spencer Belton to Florence A. Smith - district: Rochford, Essex Co., UK
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Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1916 - Annie D. M. Belton - mother's surname: Smith - district: Maldon, Essex Co., UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1919 - Spencer L. S. Belton - mother's surname: Smith - district: Maldon, Essex Co., UK
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1920 - Betty Pretoria Belton - mother's surname: Smith - district: Maldon, Essex Co., UK
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Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1941 - Betty Pretoria Belton to Denis Clive Lilley - district: Rochford, Essex Co., UK
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Birth: ... Qtr. 1943 - Denise P. Lilley - mother's surname: Belton - district: Rochford, Essex Co., UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1947 - Andrew S. Lilley - mother's surname: Belton - district: Rochford, Essex Co., UK
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551045 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Duncan MacKay - RAF - Age 20 - MIA
- of UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 17 - CWGC ref. 1079449
born 05 Jun 1920, Ardesier, Inverness, Scotland, UK
Son of Duncan and Jessie Jane MacKay, UK

Sgt. Duncan MacKay - RAF - Observer - photo via Brian Martin
Sgt. Duncan MacKay - RAF - W.Operator / Air Gunner
image via Brian Martin - 31 May 2013

Duncan MacKay was born 05 Jun 1920 in Ardesier, a small village near Inverness, Scotland
He was the 7th child out of nine from Duncan and Jessie Jane MacKay
Duncan had three brothers and five sisters
As toddler he moved with his family to a farm in Rogart, Sutherland Co., Scotland
He did visit till age 12 the Rhilocan elementary school near Rogart
after that the technical school in Golspie, Sutherland Co., Scotland
On 21 Sep 1936 he enlisted the RAF as a ‘boy entrant’, only 16 years old
After his training he was send in September 1938 to 106 Squadron
and finally joined 144 Squadron in October 1939
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photo and info from Brian Martin - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 31 May 2013

Brian Martin is the husband of Kathleen MacKay (niece) and brother-in-law of David MacKay (nephew)
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581384 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Arthur James Griffiths - RAF - Age 21 - MIA
of Slough, Buckinghamshire, UK - Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 14 - CWGC ref. 1798886
Son of George Edward and Florence Griffiths, of Slough, Buckinghamshire, UK
Sibling: George Arthur Griffiths

Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1908 - George Griffiths with Mrs. Florence Saunders - district: Faringdon, UK
district Faringdon spans the boundaries of the counties of Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire
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Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1909 - George Arthur Griffiths - district: Wandsworth, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1919 - Arthur James Griffiths - district: Eaton, UK

Sgt. Arthur James Griffiths - Jurby, Isle of Man - 1939 (photo is mirrored) Sgt. Arthur James Griffiths - Jurby, Isle of Man - 1939
Sgt. Arthur James Griffiths - Jurby, Isle of Man - 1939
Jurby Airfield was originally used as a Royal Air Force training base in World War II
images via Roger Griffiths (nephew) - 29 May 2013

Sgt. Arthur James Griffiths in Avro Anson Mk I
Sgt. Arthur James Griffiths in Avro Anson Mk I
image via Roger Griffiths (nephew) - 29 May 2013

Letter from Jim to his mother - Hemswell, 29 Jul 1940
Letter from Jim to his mother - Hemswell, 29 Jul 1940
via Roger Griffiths (nephew) - 01 Jun 2013

Letter from Jim to his mother - Hemswell, 10 Aug 1940
Letter from Jim to his mother - Hemswell, 10 Aug 1940
via Roger Griffiths (nephew) - 01 Jun 2013
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1 9 4 0 - 2 0 1 5
75 - HERDENKING - BILL TUDHOPE
Museum church at Schokland - photo by FaceMePLS
Commemoration candles - 11 Aug 2015 -
Commemoration candles - 11 Aug 2015 - Museum church at Schokland
Museum church at Schokland - photo by FaceMePLS
Still image from - Piloot Tudhope 'modern' herdacht op Schokland
click for video

Paal 14 NOP - 29 May 2016 - just before unveilment - 10:35am
Paal 14 NOP - 29 May 2016 - just before unveilment - 10:35am
David MacKay (nephew) and partner Carla near Paal 14 NOP - 29 May 2016 - 10:42am
David MacKay (nephew) and partner Carla near Paal 14 NOP - 29 May 2016 - 10:42am
images by PATS - 29 May 2016
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SGLO - T772

HP52 HAMPDEN B.Mk.I - P4368 - PL-? - 10 Aug 1940 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 4

41224 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - William 'Bill' Frank Tudhope - DFC - RAF - Age 21 - KIA 581261 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - Spencer Lewis Smith Belton - DFM - RAF - Age 21 - MIA 551045 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Duncan MacKay - RAF - Age 20 - MIA 581384 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Arthur James Griffiths - RAF - Age 21 - MIA

- 1 KIA - 3 MIA -

TUDHOPE(†) - BELTON(†) - MACKAY(†) - GRIFFITHS(†)


Contact Belton is pending - 29 May 2013 - PATS
Contact Griffiths is pending - 29 May 2013 - PATS
Contact Tudhope is pending - 11 Aug 2015 - PATS
Contact MacKay is pending - 05 Apr 2016 - PATS

Last update - 30 May 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T4736

Mosquito B Mk.XVI - ML979 - HS-A - F/Lt. M. Williamson - mission Neuss
No. 109 Squadron - RAF - Tuesday 28 Nov 1944 -
1 KIA - 1 POW




Mosquito B Mk.XVI - ML979 - HS-A of No. 109 Squadron. Mission to Neuss
Took off 27 Nov 1944 at 18.38 from Little Staughton (Loss card gives RAF Wyton as base)
Cause of loss not established. Crashed in the IJsselmeer
F/O. Kitchen's body was washed ashore 4th of March 1945
Mutilated body (excl. left leg) was brought to shore - info Gert Talens - 16 Nov 2016
He is now buried in Kampen General Cemetery "Zandberg" at IJsselmuiden

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Crew: Mosquito B Mk.XVI - ML979 - HS-A - 28 Nov 1944 - Mission: Neuss
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1052895 - 106108 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Maurice Williamson - DFC - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

1152104 - 173155 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Alfred Edward Kitchen - DFC - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
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Loss Card - ML979 - HS-A
Loss Card - ML979 - HS-A - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

1052895 - 106108 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Maurice Williamson - DFC - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
F/Lt. M. Williamson was interned in Camp 13B (?? L3 ??), Weiden, no POW No. ......
Camp 13B or L3 need to be verified - info PATS
- info DFC via London Gazette -

London Gazette issue 35326 published on the 28 October 1941 - page 6256
17 Sep 1941 - 1052895 Maurice Williamson (106108)
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1152104 - 173155 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Alfred Edward Kitchen - DFC - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
- Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, UK - Plot 10 - Grave 5 - Kampen General Cemetery "Zandberg", IJsselmuiden - CWGC ref. 2820534
Son of Arthur and Emma Kitchen née Saywell
husband of Mrs. Edna Kitchen née Beal, of Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire, UK
father of Adrian E. Kitchen
brother of Frederick W., Elizabeth, Benjamin S., Phyllis I., Clifford and Benjamin Leonard Kitchen

London Gazette issue 36472 published on the 14 April 1944 - page 1766
15 Mar 1944 - 1152104 Alfred Edward Kitchen (173155)

Mrs. Edna Kitchen remarried in 1949 with the brother of F/O. Alfred Edward Kitchen

173155 - Flying Officer - Alfred Edward Kitchen - DFC - RAFVR
173155 - Flying Officer - Alfred Edward Kitchen - DFC - RAFVR
courtesy Kitchen family - via Gert Talens - 21 Nov 2016

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1943 - Alfred E. Kitchen - Edna Beal - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1945 - Adrian E. Kitchen - mother's surname: Beal - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK

Marriage parents: 4th Qtr. 1906 - Arthur Kitchen - Emma Saywell - district: Hendon, Middlesex Co., UK
Children of Arthur Kitchen and Emma Kitchen née Saywell
Birth 1st Qtr. 1913 - Frederick W. Kitchen - mother's surname: Saywell - district: Hendon, Middlesex Co., UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1915 - Elizabeth Kitchen - mother's surname: Saywell - district: Hendon, Middlesex Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1917 - Benjamin S. Kitchen - mother's surname: Saywell - district: Hendon, Middlesex Co., UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Alfred E. Kitchen - mother's surname: Saywell - district: Hendon, Middlesex Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1923 - Phyllis I. Kitchen - mother's surname: Saywell - district: Hendon, Middlesex Co., UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1924 - Clifford Kitchen - mother's surname: Saywell - district: Hendon, Middlesex Co., UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1926 - Benjamin L. Kitchen - mother's surname: Saywell - district: Hendon, Middlesex Co., UK

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1949 - Mrs. Edna Kitchen with Mr. Leonard Benjamin Kitchen - district: Watford - Vol 4b Page 493
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info via FreeBMD


AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE REMEMBER HIM. R.I.P.

- Epigraph on Kitchen memorial -
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SGLO - T4736

MOSQUITO B Mk.XVI - ML979 - HS-A - 28 Nov 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 2

1052895 - 106108 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Maurice Williamson - DFC - RAFVR - Age .. - POW 1152104 - 173155 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Alfred Edward Kitchen - DFC - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA

- 1 KIA - 1 POW -

WILLIAMSON - KITCHEN(†)


SGLO database does give 27/28 Nov 1944 - info PATS

Contact Kitchen is pending - 16 Nov 2016 - PATS

Last update - 21 Nov 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T1837

Wellington Mk.Ic - HD991 - DD-? - mission Bremen - 02:55
22 OTU Squadron - RAF - 14 Sep 1942 -
3 KIA - 2 POW




Took off from Stratford-upon-Avon late evening of 13 Sep 1942 at 23:44pm
shot down by a night-fighter (Lt. Lothar Linke.,II./NJG 2)
and crashed 02:55am near Ramspol - 4 mi NW of Kampen, just in the Noordoostpolder
Those killed are buried in Oud-Leusden General Cemetery - "Rusthof" -

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - HD991 - DD-? - 14 Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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R/84501 - Sergeant - Pilot - George Stanley Bickerton - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA

J/85168 - P/O. - Observer - William John Shaver - RCAF - Age 25 - POW - Camp 8B/344 POW No. 27135

942637 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner - John Henry Dew - RAF - POW - Camp 8B/344 POW No. 27131

J/10413 - Pilot Officer - Bomb Aimer / Air Obs. - Donald Chesley King - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

R/95318 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Donald Murray - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - HD991 - DD-? - Bickerton
Loss Card - HD991 - DD-? - Bickerton - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

R/84501 - Sergeant - Pilot - George Stanley Bickerton - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA
- Upper Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada - Plot 13 - Row 4 - Grave 62 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620255
Son of Clarence O. Bickerton and Mary Blance Bickerton (née Hicks), of Upper Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
born: 24 Dec 1917, Sackville, Westmorland Co, New Brunswick, Canada

FS George S. Bickerton, Upper Sackville, N.B.
FS George S. Bickerton, Upper Sackville, N.B.
source: Find A Grave - by Operation: PictureMe - 21 Sep 2014

STAN BICKERTON
F/Sgt. George Stanley (Stan) Bickerton, 24, a pilot from a farm family in Upper Sackville, NB
was killed September 14, 1942 during his final operational training course when his Wellington
went missing in action from 22 OTU ( Operational Traning Unit )
Stan is buried in Oud-Leusden (Amersfoort), Holland. He had potential
romantic intentions in the high school years toward the author's cousin, Kathleen
but was chased away by Grandfather in the very early stages.
Author Ron Butcher was born in 1921, Middle Sackville, New Brunswick (NB),
located 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east of its neighbour Sackville
From the book: "Been There, Done That: Through Treacherous Skies" - by Ron Butcher DFC CD (Ret'd)
Stan's mother, Mary Blance Hicks, was from the village of Cookville outside Sackville
- info: Marty Lund -

R/84501 - LAC - George Stanley Bickerton - RCAF - 19 Sep 1941 R/84501 - LAC - George Stanley Bickerton - RCAF - 19 Sep 1941
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE - card serial number 66677
LAC BICKERTON, George Stanley - R 84501
Age: 23 - Height: 5' 10½" - Weight: 146 - Hair: Brown - Eyes: Blue-Grey
Hair on face: Medium - Marks, Scar, etc.: Small scar left thumb
Place: No.11 SFTS Yorkton, Saskatchewan - 19 Sep 1941
info: Service Records Bickerton

R/84501 - George Stanley Bickerton - headstone
R/84501 - George Stanley Bickerton - headstone
Find A Grave Memorial# 12725974 - by PupDawg - 20 Jul 2014


"SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS"

- Epigraph on Bickerton memorial -
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J/85168 - P/O. - Observer - William John Shaver - RCAF - Age 25 - POW - Camp 8B/344 POW No. 27135
born 17 Aug 1916, Ontario, Canada - died 17 Feb 2016 - Age 99
Son of George Ernest Shaver (1881-1982) and Hattie Luella Shaver (1881-1961), Bourlamaque, Quebec, Canada
promoted to F/L. during captivity
SHAVER, William John, Sergeant, prisoner of war
Marriage 16 Apr 1942, Old Chelsea, Ouebec: Miss Gertude Elizabeth Joyce to Sergeant Observer William John Shaver, R.C.A.F.
Husband of Mrs. W. J. Shaver (wife), 34 Perrault Avenue, Bourlamaque, Quebec, Canada
Air Force 390th Casuality list - 08 Oct 1942, Ottawa, ON - Globe and Mail, 09 Oct 1942

It's William John Shaver - via "Canadian War Museum" - by PATS - 03 Jun 2013

J/85168 - P/O. - Observer - William John Shaver - RCAF
J/85168 - P/O. - Observer - William John "Jack" Shaver - RCAF
source image: obituary

Wedding Shaver-Joyce - The Ottawa Journal, Friday, May 1, 1942
Wedding Shaver-Joyce - 16 Apr 1942
The Ottawa Journal, Friday, May 1, 1942
via newspapers.com

SHAVER, John William - JOYCE, Gertrude Elizabeth
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Children (6) and grandchildren (12)
SHAVER, Bill
SHAVER, Michael V. "Mike" - spouse: Nancy ......... - children: Valerie, Dan and Ben SHAVER
SHAVER, Patricia "Trish" - spouse: Steve KAPLAN - children: Benjamin and Michelle KAPLAN
SHAVER, Mary - spouse: Glen GARTSHORE - children: Jason, Joshua, Lianne and Lindsy GARTSHORE
SHAVER, John - spouse: Verna ......... - children: Jonah and Matthew SHAVER
SHAVER, Susan - spouse: ..... - child: Kelsey
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source info: bowergenealogy.ca/9/21931.htm


Hello - I have information regarding my grandfather,
J/85168 - P/O. - Observer - William John Shaver - RCAF.
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source: Guestbook PATS - 12 May 2015, 11:28 PM - Dan Shaver
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942637 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner - J. H. Dew - RAF - POW - Camp 8B/344 POW No. 27131

It's John Henry Dew - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 03 Jun 2013

AIR78-45-0-2 page 396 - 942637 - John Henry Dew
AIR78-45-0-2 - page 396
942637 - John Henry Dew - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 03 Jun 2013

!!! THERE ARE THREE OPTIONS !!!
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - John H. Dew - mother's surname: Merriman - district: S. Shields - Vol 10a Page 2045
Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - John H. Dew - mother's surname: Rolfe - district: Brentford - Vol 3a Page 403
Birth 1st Qtr. 1923 - John H. Dew - mother's surname: Stephenson - district: Sculcoates - Vol 9d Page 450
Need to be verified - info PATS - 23 Feb 2016
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J/10413 - Pilot Officer - Bomb Aimer / Air Obs. - Donald Chesley King - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
of Canada - Plot 13 - Row 4 - Grave 61 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620352
born 14 Aug 1921, Verdun, QC - died 14 Sep 1942, Ramspol, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Frederick Spurgeon King and Mary Ann King née King, 273 Argyle Ave, Verdun, Quebec, Canada
marriage parents: 03 May 1920, Montreal May
Siblings: H. Gordon King (active service R.C.N.V.R), F. Kenneth King and M. Joyce King
Donald Chesley King - com. 1939-1940 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Pilot Officer - Donald Chesley King - RCAF
PO - Donald Chesley King - RCAF -
- source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial -
- Veterans Affairs Canada -

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 09 May 1940
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Donald Chesley KING, 273 Argyle Ave, Verdun, Quebec, Canada
Citizenship: Canadian - Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student - Religion: Protestant - United Church
Frederick Spurgeon King (father) - Birthplace: Bauline, Newfoundland, Canada - Citizenship: Canadian
Occupation father: Chief Clerk, Sun Life Insurance
Mary Ann King (mother) - Birthplace: Bauline, Newfoundland, Canada - Citizenship: Canadian
address: 273 Argyle Ave, Verdun, Quebec, Canada
Enlistment: 28 May 1941, Montreal P.2.
Air Gunners Badge: 31 Jan 1942
Embarkation: 25 Apr 1942, Canada - 09 May 1942, UK
info: Service Records King

J/10413 - Donald Chesley King - headstone
J/10413 - Donald Chesley King - headstone
Find A Grave Memorial# 12726072 - by PupDawg - 20 Jul 2014
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R/95318 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Donald Murray - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- Norwood Grove, Manitoba, Canada - Plot 13 - Row 4 - Grave 63 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620381
born 28 Apr 1922, St. Boniface, Manitoba - died 14 Sep 1942, Ramspol, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Charles and Catherine Murray, of Norwood Grove, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 21 Sep 1940
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Donald MURRAY, 149 Pinedale Ave, Norwood, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Citizenship: Canadian - Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Un-employed - Religion: Protestant - United Church
Charles Murray (father) - Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland - Citizenship: British (Canadian)
Occupation father: Shipper
Katherine Rose Catto (mother) - Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland - Citizenship: British (Canadian)
address: 149 Pinedale Ave, Norwood, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Enlistment: 4 Mar 1941, Winnipeg, MB
Air Gunners Badge: 29 Sep 1941
Embarkation: 23 Oct 1941, Canada - 04 Nov 1941, UK
info: Service Records Murray

R/95318 - Donald Murray - headstone
R/95318 - Donald Murray - headstone
Find A Grave Memorial# 12726101 - by PupDawg - 20 Jul 2014


UNTIL THE DAY BREAK,
AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY

- Epigraph on Murray memorial -
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SGLO - T1837

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - HD991 - DD-? - 14 Sep 1942 - NEAR RAMSPOL - CREW 5

R/84501 - Sergeant - Pilot - George Stanley Bickerton - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA J/85168 - P/O. - Observer - William John 'Jack' Shaver - RCAF - Age 25 - POW - Camp 8B/344 POW No. 27135 942637 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner - John Henry Dew - RAF - POW - Camp 8B/344 POW No. 27131
J/10413 - Pilot Officer - Air Observer - Donald Chesley King - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA R/95318 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Donald Murray - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA

- 3 KIA - 2 POW -

BICKERTON(†) - SHAVER - DEW
KING(†) - MURRAY(†)


Contact Shaver is pending - 21 Sep 2014 - 23 Feb 2016 - PATS

Last update - 29 Feb 2016 - PATS



Elburg - 2

17 mi SSW of Vollenhove

- 2 Commonwealth graves - 1 USA - 1 POL -



P/O. William Kilworthy Murray Love - RCAF Sgt. Mieczyslaw Gustaw Szeliga - RAF
- P/O. W. K. M. Love - - - - - - - - Sgt. M. G. Szeliga -
- photos by Fedor de Vries -

Elburg is a small town on the banks of the IJsselmeer
lying 5 miles north of Nunspeet and 11 miles south-west of Zwolle
The cemetery is about 450 metres south of the town on the eastern side
of the main road to Amersfoort. The war graves are in the south-eastern corner
No. of Identified Casualties: 2


SGLO - T3419

Lancaster Mk.II - DS794 - OW-W - P/O. - B. W. Pattle - 22:35 - IJsselmeer
426 Squadron - RCAF - Tuesday 15 February 1944 - Operation Berlin
4 KIA - 3 MIA



Serial Range DS601 - DS852 This aircraft was one of 200 Lancasters ordered from
Armstrong Whitworth aircraft in 1941 and built as Mk.IIs from Sep 1942 to Oct 1943 with
up to DS627, Hercules V1 engines and the remainder with Hercules XV1 engines
DS794 was delivered to 432 Sqdn Nov 1943, joining 426 Sqdn Feb 1944
DS794 took part in the following Key Operations:
With No. 432 sqdn as QO-W, Berlin 29/30 Dec 1943-aborted
With 426 Sqdn as OW-W, Berlin 15/16 Feb 1944 - Lost
Lancaster Mk.II - DS794 - OW-W was airborne - 17:47 - 15 Feb 44 from Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire, UK
Crashed - 22:35 - in the IJsselmeer
Four bodies were washed ashore; F/Sgt. Hicks, an American from Barrington, Illinois, USA
is buried in the General Cemetery of Harderwijk
alongside F/Sgt. Labach, who held a First Class Teacher's Certificate, and Sgt. Prosser
F/Sgt. Love was also an American from Cos Cob, Connecticut, USA; he is buried in Elburg General Cemetery

The others (3) are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.II - DS794 - OW-W - 15 Feb 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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R/109741 - J/86160 - P/O. - Pilot - B. W. Pattle - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA

R/158169 - J/86448 - P/O. - Navigator - P. Labach - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA

R/118344 - J/86197 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - L. T. Prosser - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

1607353 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - A. B. Chester - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA

R/145342 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - L. W. Hicks - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

R/182021 - J/86496 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - W. K. M. Love - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA

R/161799 - J/88333 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - O. W. Hicks - RCAF - Age 20 - MIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - DS794 - OW-W - Pattle
Loss Card - DS794 - OW-W - Pattle - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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R/182021 - J/86496 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William Kilworthy Murray Love - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA
- of Cos Cob, Connecticut, USA - U.S.A. Row A - Grave 5 - Elburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647950
born 16 Oct 1918 - died 15 Feb 1944, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands
Son of William F. and Elizabeth M. Love, of Cos Cob, Connecticut, USA
Missing After Air Operations - casualties March 1944 - info Globe and Mail, 1944/03/22
LOVE, William Kilworthy Murray, FS. - Cos Cob, Connecticut, USA

R/182021 - J/86496 - P/O. William Kilworthy Murray Love - RCAF R/182021 - J/86496 - P/O. William Kilworthy Murray Love - RCAF
P/O. William Kilworthy Murray Love - RCAF
left image - source - RCAF - Love's Service records
right image - source - page 19 - "Elburger visserij in oorlogstijd"

ID Pass - William Kilworthy Murray Love - RCAF
ID Pass - William Kilworthy Murray Love - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - William Kilworthy Murray Love - 10 Jan 2014


A BELOVED SON
WHO GAVE HIS ALL
THAT HIS BROTHERS
MIGHT LIVE

- Epigraph on Love memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Love - request 01 Oct 2013 - received 10 jan 2014 - PATS -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

R/109741 - J/86160 - P/O. - Pilot - Basil William Pattle - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA
of Canada - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 252 - CWGC ref. 1804002
born 9 Nov 1920 - died 15 Feb 1944, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 23
Missing After Air Operations - casualties March 1944 - info Globe and Mail, 1944/03/22
PATTLE, Basil William, FS. - W. E. Pattle (father), 853 Pelissier St., Windsor, ON

ID-card - P/O. - Pilot - Basil William Pattle - RCAF Photo ID-card - P/O. - Pilot - Basil William Pattle - RCAF
ID-card - P/O. - Pilot - Basil William Pattle - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Pattle - 19 Sep 2013
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RCAF - Service records - Pattle - request 16 Apr 2013 - received 19 Sep 2013 - PATS -

1607353 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Augustus Bryan Chester - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
of UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 227 - CWGC ref. 1084361
born 3rd Qtr. 1918 - died 15 Feb 1944, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age ..
Augusta B. Chester - mother's surname: Jones - district: Neath, Wales
!!! Discrepancy !!! Augustus / Augusta !!!
!!! need to be verified !!! - 31 Jul 2014 - PATS
!!! Mother's surname, birth and age might wrong !!! - 31 Jul 2014 - PATS
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R/161799 - J/88333 - Pilot Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Orville Wesley Hicks - RCAF - Age 20 - MIA
of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 250 - CWGC ref. 1800055
born 12 Dec 1923 - died 15 Feb 1944, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of James Carroll Hicks and Maude Mary Hicks, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Missing After Air Operations - casualties March 1944 - info Globe and Mail, 1944/03/22
HICKS, Orville Wesley, Sgt. - J. C. Hicks (father), Kars, ON

R/161799 - J/88333 - Pilot Officer - Orville Wesley Hicks - RCAF
R/161799 - J/88333 - Pilot Officer - Orville Wesley Hicks - RCAF

ID Pass - Orville Wesley Hicks - RCAF
ID Pass - Orville Wesley Hicks - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Orville Wesley Hicks - 10 Jan 2014
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RCAF - Service records - Hicks - request 01 Oct 2013 - received 10 jan 2014 - PATS -

- HARDERWIJK GENERAL CEMETERY -

R/158169 - J/86448 - P/O. - Navigator - Peter Labach - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
of St. Julien, SK, Canada - British Plot 1. Grave 62 - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648079
born 5 Aug 1921 - died 15 Feb 1944, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 22
Son of Wasyl and Pearl "Polly" Labach née Dutchak, of St. Julien, Saskatchewan, Canada
Teacher's Certificate, First Class
Missing After Air Operations - casualties March 1944 - info Globe and Mail, 1944/03/22
LABACH, Peter, FS. - St. Julien, Saskatchewan

R/158169 - J/86448 - P/O. - Navigator - Peter Labach - RCAF R/158169 - J/86448 - P/O. - Navigator - Peter Labach - RCAF
R/158169 - J/86448 - P/O. - Navigator - Peter Labach - RCAF
images via Zane Labach, nephew - 06 Apr 2013

R/158169 - J/86448 - P/O. - Navigator - Peter Labach - RCAF R/158169 - J/86448 - P/O. - Navigator - Peter Labach - RCAF
Photo ID-card - P/O. - Navigator - Peter Labach - RCAF
R/158169 - J/86448 - P/O. - Navigator - Peter Labach - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Labach - 19 Sep 2013

Parents: Wasyl Labach(†) and Polly Labach née Dutchak(†)
Brothers: Matt (born 1918), John (born 12 Jan 1920 - died 29 Nov 2008 - Age 88),
Paul(†), Bill(†), Andy(†) and Alec(† - in infancy)
Sisters: Mary Kindrachuk (died 20 Jun 2007), Emily Kindrachuk and Gloria Stukl
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- info obituaries - Mary Kindrachuk née Labach (2007) and John Labach (2008) -

Hi Teunis,
Thank you for contacting our family about my Uncle Peter
I don't know if you may have got some information from some other family member or not
I have managed to locate a couple of photos which I have attached

Information that I have found shows that Peter belonged to No. 426 Thunderbird Squadron
There is a Geo-memorial in his honor in Saskatchewan
Lake Labach is located southeast of Wollaston Lake in northern Saskatchewan at 58°08' 102°51'

His father: Wasyl Labach
- born in 1896 in the village of Cherniatyn, Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1899
- farmed in the St Julien district in Saskatchewan
- married in 1917 to Paraska (Polly) Dutchak
- passed away in 1983

His mother: Paraska (Polly) Labach née Dutchak
- born in 1898 in the town of Horodenka, Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1911
- married in 1917 to Wasyl Labach
- received the Silver Cross from the Government of Canada
- passed away in 1987
(Note: as far as I am aware my grandmother was never called Pearl,
in Canada she was commonly referred to as Polly, she was born Paraska)


His siblings:
Brothers (in descending age)
Matt (Saskatoon), John (†), Paul (†), Bill (†), Andy (†), Alec (†- in infancy)
(Note Peter was born between John and Paul)
Sisters (in descending age and all younger than their brothers)
Emily Kindrachuk (Saskatoon), Gloria Stukl (Vancouver), Mary Kindrachuk (†)

Thank you very much for putting together this memorial information
about an Uncle that I never had the chance of knowing
If you would like more detailed information about his siblings or anything else
please fell free to contact me.

Zane Labach, nephew - 06 Apr 2013



IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR SON PETER
BORN ST.JULIEN SASK. CANADA
PARENTS

- Epigraph on Labach memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Labach - request 16 Apr 2013 - received 19 Sep 2013 - PATS -

R/118344 - J/86197 - Pilot Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Leslie Thomas Prosser - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
of Penticton, BC, Canada - British Plot 1. Grave 61 - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648090
born 01 Nov 1922 - died 15 Feb 1944, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Herbert and Catherine J. Prosser, of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Missing After Air Operations - casualties March 1944 - info Globe and Mail, 1944/03/22
PROSSER, Leslie Thomas, PO. - Penticton, British Columbia
Previously Missing. Now Officially Presumed Dead - casualties January 1945 - info Globe and Mail, 1945/01/03
PROSSER, Leslie Thomas, FS. - Penticton, British Columbia

Herbert & Catherine Prosser lived in Penticton until 1964 according to old city directories
A Herbert Prosser died on 16 Dec 1966 in Vernon, BC
A Catherine Prosser died on 03 Feb 1967 in Vernon, BC
- info via Jack Dawson - 22 Feb 2010 -

R/118344 - J/86197 - P/O. Leslie Thomas Prosser - RCAF
R/118344 - J/86197 - P/O. Leslie Thomas Prosser - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Prosser - 10 Jan 2013


A GOOD SON TO HIS PARENTS
AND HIS COUNTRY

- Epigraph on Prosser memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Prosser - request 01 Oct 2013 - received 10 jan 2014 - PATS -

R/145342 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Lyle Wilmot Hicks - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
of Barrington, IL, U.S.A - British Plot 1. Grave 60 - Harderwijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648075
born 25 Mar 1920, Loreburn, Saskatchewan, Canada - died 15 Feb 1944, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of William Henry Hick and Verna Nettie Hick (née West), of Barrington, Illinois, U.S.A
marriage parents: William Henry Hick and Verna Nettie West - 18 Aug 1919, Ontario, Canada
Verna Nettie is given as Laverna N. Hick (30) in US Census 1930
Address: 5128 S Massasoit Ave, Chicago-Garfield Ridge, Cook County, Illinois - US Census 14-16 Apr 1930
Occupation of father Henry W. Hick: Painter
Immigrated in 1925 to USA: father William H. Hick (born 12 Jan 1897, Ontario, Canada )
and Lyle W. Hick (born 25 Mar 1920, Saskatchewan) - mother Laverna was born in Illinois, USA
Siblings of Lyle: Seven
brothers are Theodore Victor (b.1924-d.1999), William Roger (living) and Leon 'Lonnie' Leonard Hick(s) (b.1931-d.1999)
sisters are Carmen Hick(s) (b.1921-d.1927), Noreen Hick(s) (b.1926-d.1927), Noreen D. Hick(s) (b.1930)
one unknown sibling (living )
Note : Discrepancy - Surname of parents is Hick !!! - later changed to Hicks - info PATS

R/145342 - Flight Sergeant - Lyle Wilmot Hicks - RCAF R/145342 - Flight Sergeant - Lyle Wilmot Hicks - RCAF
R/145342 - F/S. - Lyle Wilmot Hicks - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service records - Hicks - 19 Sep 2013
- right image via Joe Hicks (cousin) - 9 Jan 2009

Missing After Air Operations - casualties March 1944 - info Globe and Mail, 1944/03/22
HICKS, Lyle Wilmot, FS. - Barrington, Illinois, USA

Lyle Wilmot Hick, World War II Casualty - Porter County Data on World War II Casualties
Cause of Death: Killed in Action - Hometown: Valparaiso, IN

Service Note: Lyle Wilmot Hick was one of thousands of Americans enlisted
in the Royal Canadian Air Force prior to the United States' entrance into World War II on 08 Dec 1941

Newspaper Notices: One Killed, One Missing On List Today
____________________________________________________________________________

A former Valparaiso taxicab driver, reported missing in Europe, has been reported dead,
and a Porter county marine is reported missing in the South Pacific according
to casualty announcements made today

Flight Sergeant Lyle Wilmot Hick, 24, formerly employed as a taxicab driver
by the Deluxe Cab company, Valparaiso, was killed in action over the Reich on April 25, 1944,
according to word received by Mrs. Wallace Grimm from Mr. and Mrs. William Hick of Barrington, Ill.,
parents of the dead aviator.

In a previous report Sgt. Hick was reported missing, but advice received
by the International Red Cross Society at Geneva,
through German information stated Hick lost his life and his body was recovered on April 25, this year.
He was buried in the Communal cemetery, in Holland.

Sgt. Hick was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and prior to joining
the service was employed at the Deluxe Cab company here. He went overseas in January, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Jones, of Jackson township, Porter county,
have received word that their son, Marine Pvt. 1st Class Thomas Jones, Jr.,
was reported missing in action in the South Pacific area on August 18.
A brother, Arnold, is a member of the U. S. Navy. The father served in the Navy in World War I
____________________________________________________________________________
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana;
October 19, 1944; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 5
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HE LOVED HIS FELLOW MEN

- Epigraph on Hicks memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Hick(s) - request 16 Apr 2013 - received 19 Sep 2013 - PATS -

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SGLO - T3419

LANCASTER Mk.II - DS794 - OW-W - 15 Feb 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

R/109741 - J/86160 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Basil William Pattle - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA R/158169 - J/86448 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Peter Labach - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA R/118344 - J/86197 - Pilot Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Leslie Thomas Prosser - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 1607353 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Augustus Bryan Chester - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
R/145342 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Lyle Wilmot Hicks - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA R/182021 - J/86496 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William Kilworthy Murray Love - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA R/161799 - J/88333 - Pilot Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Orville Wesley Hicks - RCAF - Age 20 - MIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

PATTLE(†) - LABACH(†) - PROSSER(†) - CHESTER(†)
L. W. HICKS(†) - LOVE(†) - O. W. HICKS(†)


Contact Hicks is pending - 23 Nov 2008 - PATS
Contact Labach is pending - 08 Feb 2013 - PATS

Last update - 24 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3777

Avro Lancaster Mk.I - LL807 - BH-K - F/Lt. - J. W. Różański - ..:.. - IJsselmeer
Squadron 300 - PAF - Tuesday 13 June 1944 - Operation Gelsenkirchen
7 KIA



Serial Range LL616 - LM296 This aircraft was one of 450 Lancasters ordered from
Armstrong Whitworth aircraft Apr 1942 and built as 100 Mk.IIs with Hercules XVI engines,
delivered from Oct 1943 to Mar 1944 and 350 Mk.Is with Merlin 24 engines initially installed,
delivered from Nov43 to aug44 LL807 was a Mk.I and was delivered to 300 Sqdn 26 Apr 1944
LL807 is also reported as wearing BH-N LL807 also took part in the Key Raid
against Duisburg 21/22 May 1944. When lost this aircraft had a total of 39 hours
LL807 was one of three 300 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation
Other two Lancaster were DV286 and JA683

Lancaster Mk.I - LL807 - BH-K was airborne - 23:16 - 12 Jun 1944 from Faldingworth, UK
Hit by Flak - AAA - outbound, and crashed into the IJsselmeer
Five were initally buried on the Isle of Urk
Reinterred on 18 Jul 1947 at Amersfoort (Oud-Leusden) General Cemetery "Rusthof"
Sgt. Szeliga washed ashore - 22 Jun 1944 - is buried at Elburg, while Sgt. Pacula has no known grave

All are commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt, London, UK

Crew Różański next to LL807
Crew Rózanski next to LL807
source - zzairwar.nl - Nico Kwakman

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Crew: Avro Lancaster Mk.I - LL807 - BH-K - 13 Jun 1944 - Mission: Gelsenkirchen
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P 1818 - F/Lt. - Pilot - J. W. Różański - PAF - Age 33 - KIA

P 2408 - F/O. - Navigator - M. Hahn - PAF - Age 24 - KIA

704493 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - A. Pacula - PAF - Age 20 - KIA

782001 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - M. G. Szeliga - PAF - Age 32 - KIA

P 2251 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - W. Bakun - PAF - Age 24 - KIA

704824 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - M. Wróblewski - PAF - Age 23 - KIA

704493 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - R. Barzdo - PAF - Age 29 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - LL807 - BH-K - Różański
Loss Card - LL807 - BH-K - Różański - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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782001 - Sgt. - Plutonowy - Flight Engineer - Mieczyslaw Gustaw Szeliga - PAF - Age 32 - KIA
- of Poland - Row A - Grave 5 - Elburg General Cemetery -
born 28 Jul 1912, Poland
commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt, London, UK

Sgt. Mieczyslaw Gustaw Szeliga - RAF 782001 - Sgt. Mieczyslaw Gustaw Szeliga - RAF
782001 - Sgt. Mieczyslaw Gustaw Szeliga - PAF
source - page 20 - "Elburger visserij in oorlogstijd" and polishwargraves.nl
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- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

P 1818 - F/Lt. - Porucznik - Pilot - Jerzy Wladyslaw Różański - PAF - Age 33 - KIA
- of Poland - Plot 13 - Row 12 - Grave 202 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery "Rusthof" -
born 27 Mar 1910, Lódz, Poland
Initially buried on the isle of Urk - Grave 615 Deep 3 - , reinterred Oud-Leusden, the Netherlands
commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt, London, UK

P 1818 - F/Lt. Jerzy Wladyslaw Różański - PAF P 1818 - F/Lt. Jerzy Wladyslaw Różański - PAF
P 1818 - F/Lt. Jerzy Wladyslaw Różański - PAF
source polishwargraves.nl - niebieskaeskadra.pl - 07 Aug 2016
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P 2408 - F/O. - Podporucznik - Navigator - Mieczyslaw Hahn - PAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Poland - Plot 13 - Row 12 - Grave 206 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery "Rusthof" -
born 17 Sep 1919, Warszawa, Poland
Initially buried on the isle of Urk - Grave 615 Deep 1 - , reinterred Oud-Leusden, the Netherlands
commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt, London, UK

P 2408 - F/O. Mieczyslaw Hahn - PAF
P 2408 - F/O. Mieczyslaw Hahn - PAF
source polishwargraves.nl - 07 Aug 2016
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P 2251 - F/O. - Podporucznik - Bomb Aimer - Waclaw Bakun - PAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Poland - Plot 13 - Row 12 - Grave 207 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery "Rusthof" -
born 6 Nov 1919, Grodno, Poland
Initially buried on the isle of Urk - Grave 616 Deep 3 - , reinterred Oud-Leusden, the Netherlands
commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt, London, UK

P 2251 - F/O. Waclaw Bakun - PAF
P 2251 - F/O. Waclaw Bakun - PAF
source polishwargraves.nl - 07 Aug 2016
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704824 - F/Sgt. - Kapral - Air Gunner - Marian Wróblewski - PAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Poland - Plot 13 - Row 12 - Grave 204 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery "Rusthof" -
born 21 Jul 1921, Poland
Initially buried on the isle of Urk - Grave 615 Deep 2 - , reinterred Oud-Leusden, the Netherlands
commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt, London, UK
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704824 - Sgt. - Kapral - Air Gunner - Rajmund Barzdo - PAF - Age 29 - KIA
- of Poland - Plot 13 - Row 12 - Grave 203 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery "Rusthof" -
born 14 Apr 1914, Tomsk, Russia
Initially buried on the isle of Urk - Grave 614 Deep 1 - , reinterred Oud-Leusden, the Netherlands
commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt, London, UK

704824 - Sgt. Rajmund Barzdo - PAF
704824 - Sgt. Rajmund Barzdo - PAF
source polishwargraves.nl - 07 Aug 2016
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Those buried on the Isle of Urk, were Barzdo, Różański, Wróblewski, Hahn, and Bakun
Grave 614 ( 15 Jun 1944 ), Grave 615 ( 22 Jun 1944 and 2x 29 Jun 1944 )
Grave 616 ( 31 Aug 1944 )

Due less space on the cemetery there were multiple coffins (3) stacked on each other in one grave (deep 3, deep 2 and deep 1)
614d3 - 31 May 1944 - (Unknown - RAF) - 614d2 - 13 Jun 1944 (Unknown) - 614d1 - 15 Jun 1944 (Barzdo - PAF)
615d3 - 22 Jun 1944 (Rózanski - PAF) - 615d2 - 29 Jun 1944 (Wróblewski - PAF) - 615d1 - 29 Jun 1944 (Hahn - PAF)
616d3 - 31 Aug 1944 (Bakun - PAF) - 616d2 - 20 Mar 1945 (Rolfe - USA) - 616d1 - 10 Jun 1945 (Doyle - USA)
617d2 or 617d1 - 18 Jun 1945 (Rimmer - USA)
19116700 - O-768682 - 1st Lt. Benjamin G. Rolfe, O-775831 - 2nd Lt. Paul E. Doyle and 36769929 - S/Sgt. Richard W. Rimmer
were killed in action 26 Nov 1944 - 14:00 - B-17G 42-102565 - IJsselmeer - MACR #11147
- Grave info via Pieter Hoekstra - source Jan Hey
- update info - Rózanski 615 Deep 3 - via Evert Weerstand - 16 Aug 2011
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- POLISH AIR FORCE MEMORIAL - NORTHOLT - LONDON - UK -

704493 - Sgt. - Kapral - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Albin Pacula - PAF - Age 20 - MIA
- of Poland - Missing - born 2 Mar 1923, Poland
commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt, London, UK
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Crew Różański
Crew Rozanski - Faldingworth, UK - 13 April 1944
Embarking for a mission to attack Gelsenkirchen
- source www.polishsquadronsremembered.com -

Grave numbers of those five who were initially buried in Urk
Grave 614 Deep 1 ( 15 Jun 1944) - Barzdo
Grave 615 Deep 3 ( 22 Jun 1944) - Różański
Grave 615 Deep 2 ( 29 Jun 1944) - Wróblewski
Grave 615 Deep 1 ( 29 Jun 1944) - Hahn
Grave 616 Deep 3 ( 31 Aug 1944) - Bakun
- need more info about this 'uncomplete' list - PATS 20 Nov 2009 -
- This order is according list of Jan Hey - with update of Evert Weerstand



SGLO - T3777

AVRO LANCASTER Mk.I - LL807 - BH-K - 13 Jun 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

P 1818 - F/Lt. - Porucznik - Pilot - Jerzy Wladyslaw Różański - PAF - Age 33 - KIA P 2408 - F/O. - Podporucznik - Navigator - Mieczyslaw Hahn - PAF - Age 24 - KIA 704493 - Sgt. - Kapral - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Albin Pacula - PAF - Age 20 - MIA 782001 - Sgt. - Plutonowy - Flight Engineer - Mieczyslaw Gustaw Szeliga - PAF - Age 32 - KIA
P 2251 - F/O. - Podporucznik - Bomb Aimer - Waclaw Bakun - PAF - Age 24 - KIA 704824 - F/Sgt. - Kapral - Air Gunner - Marian Wróblewski - PAF - Age 23 - KIA Sgt. - Kapral - Air Gunner - Rajmund Barzdo - PAF - Age 29 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

RÓŻAŃSKI(†) - HAHN(†) - PACULA(†) - SZELIGA(†)
BAKUN(†) - WROBLEWSKI(†) - BARZDO(†)


Last update - 08 Aug 2016 - PATS



Nijemirdum - 9

20 mi NW of Vollenhove

- 9 Commonwealth graves - 6 UK - 2 CAN - 1 USA -



Nijemirdum, a village in the commune of Gaasterland, is on the southern Friesland coast
It is 18 miles south of Sneek and 10 miles west of Lemmer
The cemetery, which surrounds a 16th-century tower, is on the north-eastern outskirts of the village
East of the tower are the graves of nine airmen
Six of whom came from the United Kingdom while three belonged to the Royal Canadian Air Force
Two of the former - RAF - are not identified

Unknown Sgt. - RAF
Unknown Airman - RAF




SGLO - T1339

Whitley Mk.V - Z6948 EY-F - Sgt. J. W. Bell - 06:30 - near Nijemirdum
78 Squadron - RAF - Saturday 8 Nov 1941 - Mission: Berlin
5 KIA



Z6948 was one of two 78 Sqdn Whitleys lost on this operation. See also Z9151
Whitley Mk.V - Z6948 EY-F was airborne - 22:31 - 7 Nov 1941 from Croft, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Ludwig Becker, IV./NJG 1)
and crashed - 06:30 - between Oudemirdum and Nijemirdum (Friesland), 20 km SSW of Sneek, Holland
Four are buried 10th Nov 1941 in Nijemirdum General Cemetery
while Co-Pilot Sgt. Bell is buried 20th Nov 1941 in Lemmer General Cemetery - see also section Lemmer -
Body of Sgt. Bell washed ashore on 19th Nov 1941 near Lemmer

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Crew: Whitley - Z6948 EY-F - 8 Nov 1941 - Mission: Berlin
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754397 - Sgt. - Pilot - J. W. Bell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Lemmer Cemetery - Grave C-10-257

104492 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - G. M. McCombe - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Nijemirdum Cemetery - Grave 1-A-4

924137 - Sgt. - Observer - Gilbert Terence Webb - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Nijemirdum Cemetery - Grave 1-A-1

759315 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. Boucher - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Nijemirdum Cemetery - Grave 1-A-4

985637 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Cameron - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA - Nijemirdum Cemetery - Grave 1-A-1
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - Z6948 - EY-F - Bell
Loss Card - Z6948 - EY-F - Bell - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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104492 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - George Marshall McCombe - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- Castlerock, Co. Londonderry, N-Ireland - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 4 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649257
Son of George and Mary McCombe; husband of Eileen McCombe, of Castlerock, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland


IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY
OF A DEAR SON
THE PATH OF DUTY IS
THE WAY TO GLORY

- Epigraph on McCombe memorial -
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924137 - Sergeant - Observer - Gilbert Terence Webb - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- Wheeler End, Buckinghamshire, UK - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 1 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649259
Son of Frederick Gilbert and Martha Webb, of Wheeler End, Buckinghamshire, UK


HAPPY MEMORIES
OF DEAR TERRY.
LIFE IS INDESTRUCTIBLE,
LOVE CAN NEVER DIE

- Epigraph on Webb memorial -
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759315 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond Boucher - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- Sheffield, UK - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 3 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649254
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Boucher, of Sheffield, UK


DEEP IN OUR HEARTS
YOUR MEMORY IS KEPT.
MISSED BY THOSE
WHO LOVED YOU BEST

- Epigraph on Boucher memorial -
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985637 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Cameron - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
- of Dunoon, Argyllshire, UK - Plot 1 - Row A - Grave 2 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649255
Son of Donald and Annie McBride Cameron; husband of Catherine Margaret Cameron, of Dunoon, Argyllshire, UK


IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER

- Epigraph on Cameron memorial -
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- LEMMER GENERAL CEMETERY -

754397 - Sergeant - Pilot - John William Bell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Carshalton, Surrey, UK - Plot C - Row 10 - Grave 257 - Lemmer General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649320
Son of Reginald and Winifred Bell, of Kessingland, Suffolk; husband of Christine Betty Bell, of Carshalton, Surrey, UK


LOVES GREATEST GIFT
REMEMBRANCE

- Epigraph on Bell memorial -
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SGLO - T1339

WHITLEY Mk.V - Z6948 EY-F - 08 Nov 1941 - NEAR NIJEMIRDUM - CREW 5

754397 - Sergeant - Pilot - John William Bell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 104492 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - George Marshall McCombe - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 924137 - Sergeant - Observer - Gilbert Terence Webb - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
759315 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond Boucher - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 985637 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Cameron - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA

- 5 KIA -

BELL(†) - MCCOMBE(†) - WEBB(†)
(BOUCHER(†) - CAMERON(†)


Last update - 18 Oct 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2148

Wellington III - BJ762 OW-O - "Happy Valley" - F/Sgt. R. E. Todd - 23:46 - Sondeler Leijen
426 Squadron - RCAF - Monday 29 March 1943 - Mission: Bochum
3 KIA - 2 POW



The Wellington was airborne 19:31 - 29 Mar 43 from Dishforth, Yorkshire
Shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm Helmut Lent, IV./NJG 1) and crashed 23:46 at Nijemirdum (Friesland)
20 km SSW of Sneek. Those killed are buried in Gaasterland (Nijemirdum) General Cemetery
Sgt. Todd was an American from Colorado Springs, serving with the RCAF
Sgt. H. Martin - RCAF - and Sgt. J.Taylor - RAF - were taken POW
Sgt. H. Martin (promoted WO2 during captivity) was interned in Camps L3/L6/357, POW No.1029
Sgt. J. Taylor in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No.1039
'Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, spells Sgt. Gubb as Grubb and that his parachute had failed to deploy

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Crew: Wellington III - BJ762 OW-O - 29 Mar 1943 - Mission: Bochum
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R/126792 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Richard Earl Todd - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

R/136325 - Sergeant - Navigator - Harvey Martin - RCAF - Age 25 - POW - Camps L3/L6/357, POW No.1029

1128679 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - James Taylor - RAF - Age 21 - POW - Camps L1/L6/357, POW No.1039

R/145232 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Franklin Gubb - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

R/141776 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - John Arthur Bailey - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - BJ762 - OW-O - Todd
Loss Card - BJ762 - OW-O - Todd - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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R/126792 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Richard Earl Todd - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A. - Plot 2 - Row A - Grave 3 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649258
born 19 May 1919, Colorado Springs, CO, USA - died 29 Mar 1943, Nijemirdum, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Raymond and Veda P. Todd née Sesler, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.
Sibling: Marion W. Todd (F)
Miss Jessie Marie McCulloch (fiancee), Box 332, Huntsville, Texas, USA

US Census Apr 1930 - Precint 73, El Paso County, Colorado
Richard Earl Todd - Age 10 - inmate of "The Myron Stratton Home", Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, USA

R/126792 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Richard Earl Todd - RCAF R/126792 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Richard Earl Todd - RCAF
R/126792 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Richard Earl Todd - RCAF R/126792 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Richard Earl Todd - RCAF
Flight Sergeant - Richard Earl Todd - RCAF
top "xerox" 2013 - bottom "digital" 2017 - source: Personel RCAF Records Todd
!!! Discrepancy - height is not the same - 5' 7" according records - by PATS - 06 Aug 2013

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 01 Sep 1941
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Richard Earl Todd
Present address: Y.M.C.A., Windsor, Ontario
Permanent Address: City Hall, Huntsville, Texas, USA
Religion: Methodist - Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student
Raymond Todd (father), born .... , Oklahoma, OK, USA - deceased - Occupation: Cattleman
Veda Todd (mother) née Sesler, born ...., Illinois, USA
Address: Unknown
Mrs. Marian W. Todd (sister) née Neece, c/o Miss Lucy Lloyd, Box 2000, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Mr. & Mrs. John S. Tennent (step-father, mother remarried), c/o U.S. Veterans Hospital, Legion, Texas, USA
source: Personel RCAF Records Todd
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!!! Discrepancy - Marion / Marian (sister) - by PATS - 05 Aug 2013
!!! Discrepancy - mother born in - Illinois / Missouri - by PATS - 05 Aug 2013


OUR BELOVED SON AND BROTHER,
SO YOUNG AND SO BRAVE.
MAY HE ALWAYS REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on Todd memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Todd - request 27 Nov 2012 - received 17 Jul 2013 - PATS -
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R/136325 - Sergeant - Navigator - H. Martin - RCAF - Age 25 - POW
born 05 Feb 1918
Enlistment: 12 Nov 1942
Civilian Trade or Profession: Sales/Service
Private Address: 324 St. Germaine Ave., Toronto, Canada
Son of Mr. E. G. Martin (father), 324 St. Germain Avenue, Toronto, Canada
Sgt. H. Martin (promoted WO2 during captivity) was interned in Camps L3/L6/357, POW No.1029

Luft 3 - Sagan - 10 Apr 1943 - ?? Jun 1943
Luft 6 - Heydekrug - 15 Jun 1943 - 01 Jul 1944
Stalag 357 - Thorn - 03 Jul 1944 - 02 Aug 1944
Stalag 357 - Fallingbostel - 06 Aug 1944 - 10 Apr 1945
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WO2 Harvey Martin - info POW Questionnaire - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 20 Aug 2013

It's Harvey Martin - via "Canadian War Museum" - by PATS - 07 Jun 2013

Globe and Mail - 17 Apr 1943 - Harvey Martin, POW
Harvey Martin, POW - Globe & Mail - 17 Apr 1943 -
Previously missing now reported prisoner of war
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1128679 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - J. Taylor - RAF - Age 21 - POW
born 22 Apr 1921
Enlistment: 19 Nov 1940
Civilian Trade or Profession: Miner
Private Address: 9 Harrow Place, Spring View, Nr Wigan, Lancashire, England
Sgt. J. Taylor in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No.1039

Luft 3 - Sagan - Apr 1943 - Jun 1943
Luft 6 - Heydekrug - Jun 1943 - Jun 1944
Stalag 357 - Thorn - Jun 1944 - Aug 1944
Stalag 357 - Fallingbostel - Aug 1944 - Apr 1945
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F/Sgt. James Taylor - info POW Questionnaire - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 20 Aug 2013

It's James Taylor - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 07 Jun 2013

AIR78-155-0-1 page 1341 - ID - 1128679 - James Taylor
AIR78-155-0-1 - page 1341
1128679 - James Taylor - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 07 Jun 2013
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R/145232 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Franklin Gubb - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- Canada - Plot 2 - Row A - Grave 2 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649256
born 14 Jun 1921, Walkerville, ON - died 29 Mar 1943, Nijemirdum, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Mr. Lewis Clarence Gubb (father) and Mrs. Emma Harriet Gubb (mother) née McKickan
Sibling: Shirley Beth Gubb (sister) - born 09 May 1923, Windsor, ON - died 18 Mar 1986, Howell, Livingston Co., MI - Age 62

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 06 Dec 1941
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John Franklin Gubb
1781 Windermere Rd., Windsor,Ontario, Canada
Religion: United Church of Canada - Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Office clerk, Chryslers Corp.
Lewis Clarence Gubb (father), born 20 May 1893, Walkerville, ON, Canada - Occupation: Druggist
Emma Harriett Gubb (mother) née Mckickan, born abt.1894, Bad Axe, Michigan, USA
Address: 1781 Windermere Rd., Windsor, Ontario, Canada
source: Personel RCAF Records Gubb

!!! Discrepancy - Mckickan / Mckichan - by PATS - 05 Aug 2013

R/145232 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Franklin Gubb - RCAF R/145232 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Franklin Gubb - RCAF
Sergeant - John Franklin Gubb - RCAF
left "xerox" 2013 - right "digital" 2017 - source: Personel RCAF Records Gubb

RCAF - Service records - Gubb - request 27 Nov 2012 - received 17 Jul 2013 - PATS -
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R/141776 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - John Arthur Bailey - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Dunkin, Quebec, Canada - Plot 2 - Row A - Grave 1 - Nijemirdum General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649253
born 31 Mar 1919, Mansonville, Quebec - died 29 Mar 1943, Nijemirdum, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Jesse James Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey, of Dunkin, Province of Quebec, Canada
Siblings: Lila May Bailey (F), Eva May Bailey (F), Jesse J. Bailey (M) and George L. Bailey (M)

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 10 Nov 1941
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John Arthur Bailey
Dunkin, Quebec, Canada
Religion: United Church - Protestant - Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Chauffeur - Truck driver
Jesse James Bailey (father) (62), born abt. 1879, East Bolton, Quebec, Canada - Occupation: Railroad man
Elizabeth Bailey (mother) (67) née Harrigan, born abt. 1876, Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada
marriage parents: 17 Feb 1904, Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada
Address - 1941: Dunkin, Quebec, Canada
Address - 1943: Mrs. Jesse James Bailey, 102 Lewis St., Waterloo, Quebec, Canada
Lila May Bailey (sister) (..) - born abt. 1906 - died 31 Dec 1906
Eva May Bailey (sister) (35) - born abt. 1908
Mrs. Eva May Sawyer née Bailey - Address: 85 Mount Pleasant, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Jesse J. Bailey (brother) (31) - born abt. 1912 - Address: Waterloo, Quebec
George L. Bailey (brother) (29) - born abt. 1914 - Address: Waterloo, Quebec
source: Personel RCAF Records Bailey
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!!! Discrepancy - Death year of his mother is given as 1930 on family headstone
while she was given alive in 1941 and 1943 in John's records !!! - by PATS - 05 Aug 2013



DEEP IN OUR HEARTS
FOND MEMORIES ARE KEPT
OF YOU

- Epigraph on Bailey memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Bailey - request 27 Nov 2012 - received 17 Jul 2013 - PATS -
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SGLO - T2148

WELLINGTON Mk.III - BJ762 OW-O - 29 Mar 1943 - SONDELER LEIJEN - CREW 5

R/126792 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Richard Earl Todd - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA R/136325 - Sergeant - Navigator - Harvey Martin - RCAF - Age 25 - POW 1128679 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - James Taylor - RAF - Age 21 - POW
R/145232 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Franklin Gubb - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA R/141776 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - John Arthur Bailey - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

- 3 KIA - 2 POW -

TODD(†) - MARTIN - TAYLOR
GUBB(†) - BAILEY(†)


Contact Gubb is pending - 21 Mar 2011 - PATS

Last update - 24 Jan 2017 - PATS



Diever - 7

19 mi NE of Vollenhove

- 7 Commonwealth graves - 1 UK - 6 CAN -



The village of Diever, in the province of Drenthe
lies 14 miles N of Meppel and 1 mile W of the main Meppel Assen road
The cemetery is on a high plateau on the north-western outskirts of Diever
There are a small number of 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site
No. of Identified Casualties: 7

Cemetery Diever - 8 graves - 1943-1945
Cemetery Diever - 8 Graves - 1943-1945
"Opraekelen 95/1" - photo: archive Diever - via Fred Jansen - 29 Sep 2012
When buried on 25 Nov 1943, according German experts the Hallifax crew was with eight men
Two (2) were identified, three (3) bodies were found and from the three (3) remaining only parts
Wooden crosses were placed on each of the eight graves
In Oct 1945 a letter was received of Ministry of Defence of Canada
six (6) Canadian RCAF Airmen and one (1) English RAF Airmen were in Halifax LW231
A third was also identified; other four in a collective grave (4-7)

Cemetery Diever - CWGC graves - Oct 2008 - by Rob Kreukniet
Cemetery Diever - CWGC graves - Oct 2008
l-r: Jones (4-7), Howitson (4-7), McKellar (4-7), Newman (4-7), Hunter (3), May (2), Lesage (1)
image by Rob Kreukniet


SGLO - T3107

Halifax B.Mk.II - LW231 - VR-F ("F" for Freddy ) - P/O. W. L. Hunter - 19:00 - Diever
419th Squadron - RCAF - Monday 22 Nov 1943 - Mission: Berlin
7 KIA



Halifax B.Mk.II - LW231 - VR-F was airborne 16:33 from Middleton St.George, Co. Durham, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed 19:00 near the Ringdennen road in the Staatsbossen
near Diever (Drenthe) - 19 km NW of Hoogeveen, Holland
All are buried - 25 Nov 1943 - in Diever General Cemetery; their average age was 22 at 18
Sgt. Jones was amongst the youngest airmen killed on bomber operations
W/O. II Lesage - Grave 1 - and Sgt. May - Grave 2 - could be identified by their dogtags
P/O. Hunter - Grave 3 - was later identified (appendix scar) - all others could not be identified - Coll. Grave 4-7

Crew - Halifax B.Mk.II - LW231 - VR-F
Crew - Halifax B.Mk.II - LW231 - VR-F
l-r: ?????? , Newman, ?????? , Hunter, ??????, ??????, ???????
image via W. H. de Vries

Crew - Halifax B.Mk.II - LW231 - VR-F
Crew - Halifax B.Mk.II - LW231 - VR-F
l-r: ?????? , Newman, ?????? , Hunter, ??????, ??????, ???????
source: Historische Vereniging Gemeente Diever - via Fred Jansen - 03 May 2015

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Crew: Halifax B.Mk.II - LW231 - VR-F - 22 Nov 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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R/142474 - J/86851 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - William Langenbeck Hunter - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

R/156085 - J/21637 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Richard John Newman - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

L/57619 - R/225109 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Alexander Howitson - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

1814011 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Wilbert Blare Jones - RAF - Age 18 - KIA

R/157077 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Malcolm Archie McKellar - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA

R/197082 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Alexander May - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA

R/65939 - F/Sgt. / Warrant Officer Class II - Rear Air Gunner - Joseph Alexander Lesage - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - LW231 - VR-F - Hunter
Loss Card - LW231 - VR-F - Hunter - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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R/142474 - J/86851 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - William Langenbeck Hunter - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Plot E - Row 5 - Grave 3 - Diever General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820787
born 4 May 1922, Morden, Manitoba - died 22 Nov 1943, Diever, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Matthew and Frieda (Freda) A. Hunter, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Place parents marriage: Battleford, Saskatchewan
He was the only child of banker Matthew and Frieda Adelaide Hunter
born at Morden, Manitoba and attended Regina college before enlisting at Regina 13 Dec 1941

Geo-memorial: Hunter Lake - 59.3833°N / 108.8167°W

R/142474 - J/86851 - PO - Pilot - William Langenbeck Hunter - RCAF R/142474 - J/86851 - PO - Pilot - William Langenbeck Hunter - RCAF
Pilot Officer - William Langenbeck Hunter - RCAF
source: Personel RCAF Records Hunter

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 08 Dec 1941
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William Langenbeck HUNTER, 1838 College Ave, Regina, Saskatchewan
Citizenship: Canadian - Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student - Religion: Anglican English Church
Matthew Hunter (father) - Birthplace: Ireland - Citizenship: Canadian - Racial origin: Irish
Occupation father: Manager, Bank of Montreal, Regina
Frieda Adelaide Langenbeck (mother) - Birthplace: USA - Citizenship: Canadian
address: 1838 College Ave, Regina, Saskatchewan
Enlistment: 13 Dec 1941, Regina, SK
Pilot's Flying Badge: 05 Feb 1943
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AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM

- Epigraph on Hunter memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Hunter - request 03 Feb 2011 - received 15 Mar 2011 - PATS -
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R/156085 - J/21637 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Richard John Newman - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Plot E - Row 5 - Coll. Grave 4-7 - Diever General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820792
born 17 Oct 1922, Toronto, ON - died 22 Nov 1943, Diever, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Harry Allen Newman, and Margaret Ridley Newman née Folensbee, 36 Toronto St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

R/156085 - J/21637 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Richard John Newman - RCAF - xerox R/156085 - J/21637 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Richard John Newman - RCAF - photo
R/156085 - J/21637 - Flying Officer - Richard John Newman - RCAF
source: Personel RCAF Records Newman

Crew with Nav. Newman - on the left standing - likely with crew Hunter - xerox
Crew with Nav. Newman - on the left standing - likely with crew Hunter - crop photo
Nav. Newman - 6'3" - standing left with crew Hunter -
back l-r: Newman, Hunter, Howitson, ?????
front l-r: ??????, ??????, ?????
source: Personel RCAF Records Newman

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 27 Jan 1942
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Richard John NEWMAN, 410 Russell Hill Rd, Roronto, Ontario - Citizenship: Canadian
Enlistment: 19 Feb 1942, Toronto, ON
Occupation: Student - Religion: Church of England - Marital Status: Single
Harry Allen Newman (father) - birthplace: Dunnville, ON - Citizenship: Canadian
Occupation: Harry Allen Newman (father): Lawyer
Margaret Ridley Folensbee (mother) - birthplace: Strathroy, ON - Citizenship: Canadian
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SO MUCH FOR SO LITTLE

- Epigraph on Newman memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Newman - request 03 Feb 2011 - received 15 Mar 2011 - PATS -
RCAF - Service records - Newman - request 28 Sep 2015 - received 26 Oct 2015 - PATS -
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L/57619 - R/225109 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Alexander Howitson - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Plot E - Row 5 - Coll. Grave 4-7 - Diever General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820786
born 7 Feb 1922, Wilkie, Saskatchewan - died 22 Nov 1943, Diever, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of William C. and Mary E. Howitson née Wilkie, 3595 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The extended Howitson family farmed east of the Reford siding

Geo-memorial: Howitson Lake - 55.5333°N / 104.3°W - Northern Saskatchewan

1941- Sgt. George Alexander Howitson (center) with two unknown servicemen
1941 - Sgt. George Alexander Howitson (center) with two unknown servicemen L/57619 - R/225109 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Alexander Howitson - RCAF - 1942
L/57619 - R/225109 - Sergeant - George Alexander Howitson - RCAF - 1942
top and left - Sgt. George Alexander Howitson (center) - other unknown - 1941
images via Darryl Johnston (nephew) - 20 Sep 2012

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R S - 09 Jun 1941 - 25 Feb 1942
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George Alexander HOWITSON, Wilkie, Saskatchewan, Canada
Citizenship: Canadian - Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Jr. Clerk - Imperial Bank of Canada, Wilkie - Religion: Presbyterian
William Clifford Howitson (father) - Birthplace: Greenwich, Michigan, USA - Citizenship: Scotch-Canadian
Occupation father: General Manager - Kirkland Hardware Store, Wilkie, SK
Mary Elizabeth Wilkie (mother) - Birthplace: Carman, Manitoba - Citizenship: Scotch-Canadian
address: Wilkie, Saskatchewan, Canada
Enlistment: 9 Jun 1941 - Canadian Field Force, Rosetown, SK - served in Canada and United Kingdom
7th L.A.A. Regiment - 67th L.A.A. Bty. Royal Canadian Artillery - 09 Jun 1941 to 29 Apr 1942, Rosetown, SK
L.57619 - George Alexander Howitson - Rank: Gunner
re-enlistment RCAF: 30 Apr 1942 - London, England
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Marriage parents: 28 Apr 1913, Scott, Saskatchewan
William Clifford Howitson (50 - abt. 1894) - father - 1538 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC
Mary Elizabeth Howitson (48 - abt. 1896) - mother - 1538 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC
Grace E. Howitson (30 - abt. 1914) - sister - 1250 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Velma J. Howitson (28 - abt. 1916) - sister - Wilkie, SK
William R. Howitson (27 - abt. 1917) - brother - 1538 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC
Annie May Howitson (24 - abt. 1920) - sister - C.W.A.C. Overseas - Canadian Women's Army Corps
George Alexander Howitson (born 7 Feb 1922)
Leone Howitson (21 - abt. 1923) - sister - 1538 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC
Loretta Howitson (20 - abt. 1924) - sister - 1538 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC
Harold J. Howitson (18 - abt. 1926) - brother - 1538 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC
Lola B. Howitson (16 - abt. 1928) - sister - 1538 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC
- family info as on 25 Oct 1944 - source: Personel RCAF Records Howitson -

Lola HOWITSON - born 06 Oct 1928 - died 15 Dec 2003, Victoria, BC - Age 75
married 08 Oct 1955, Vancouver, BC with Mr. Victor Lawrence JOHNSTON
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Philip Wayne JOHNSTON (born 1956)
Brent Eugene JOHNSTON (born 1958)
Darryl Lance JOHNSTON (born 1963)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HARRISON, Annie May "Pat" (HOWITSON); 85; Wilkie, SK - Obituary in Hamilton Spectator (ON) of 17 Jan 2006
JOHNSTON, Victor Lawrence, born 03 May 1927, Wilkie, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully in Port Moody, BC on 21 Mar 2007
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 24 Mar 2007
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IN GOD WE LIVE
AND HAVE LIFE EVERLASTING

- Epigraph on Howitson memorial -

RCAF - Service records - Howitson - request 04 May 2011 - received 15 Jun 2011 - PATS -
- . - . -

1814011 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Wilbert Blare Jones - RAF - Age 18 - KIA
- Crayford, Kent , UK - Plot E - Row 5 - Coll. Grave 4-7 - Diever General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820788
born 1925, UK - died 22 Nov 1943, Diever, The Netherlands - Age 18
Son of Herbert Thomas Jones and Lily Hope Jones, of Crayford, Kent
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Mr. Herbert T. Jones and Ms. Lily R. M. H. Roberts - district: Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK
birth 1st Qtr. 1925 - Wilbert B. Jones - mother's surname: Roberts - district: Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK


HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

- Epigraph on Jones memorial -
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R/157077 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Malcolm Archie McKellar Jr. - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada - Plot E - Row 5 - Coll. Grave 4-7 - Diever General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820790
born 29 Apr 1923, Camper, Manitoba - died 22 Nov 1943, Diever, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of M. A. and Helen M. McKellar, of Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada

R/157077 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Malcolm Archie McKellar Jr. - RCAF - xerox R/157077 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Malcolm Archie McKellar Jr. - RCAF - pdf
Flight Sergeant - Malcolm Archie McKellar Jr. - RCAF
source: Personel RCAF Records McKellar

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 28 Jan 1942
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Malcolm Archie McKellar Sr. (father), born Scotland, UK
Ellen Marshall McKellar (mother) née McPherson, born Scotland, UK
36 Roblin Blvd, Charleswood, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation: Attending Business College
Religion: Presbyterian
Enlistment: 12 Feb 1942, Winnipeg, Manitoba
AC2 - Posted to No. 2 Manning Depot RCAF, Arena Building, Brandon, Manitoba
Bomb Aimer Badge - 19 Feb 1943
- . - . -

Two older brothers, Leslie and John, were also in RCAF

J/23539 - Flying Officer - Fighter Pilot - Leslie Duncan McKellar - RCAF
born 22 Nov 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Nativity: Canadian
Arrived : 14 Jun 1944 - Departed - ca. Aug 1944
Notes : Commissioned Nov 1942; released Sep 1945
Pilot of 41 Squadron RAF (Spitfire)

J/25829 - Flight Lieutenant - John M. McKellar - 435 Squadron, RCAF
deceased: 18 Jun 1987 - Age 65
Period of Service: World War 2
Prince George Legion Branch, Prince George, British Columbia
435 Squadron, RCAF - Flying DC-3 Dakota aircraft throughout the China-Burma-India (CBI) theatre
- . - . -

Marriage parents: Nov 1913, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Malcolm A. McKellar (57 - abt. 1887) - father (Pensioner) - Langford, British Columbia
Helen McKellar (51 - abt. 1893) - mother - 36 Roblin Blvd, Varsity View, Manitoba
Phyllis McKellar (30 - abt. 1914) - sister - 36 Roblin Blvd, Varsity View, Manitoba
Mrs. Ena McKellar - Murdin (28 - abt. 1916) - sister - 597 Ashburn St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
F.O. Leslie Duncan McKellar (24 - b. 22 Nov 1919) - brother - Overseas - J.23539
F.O. John M. McKellar (22 - abt. 1922) - brother - Alliford Bay, British Columbia - J.25829
Malcolm Archie McKellar Jr. (born 29 Apr 1923)
Other addresses in records: Box 1213, P.O. Winnipeg, MB - and - 1513 Lincoln Ave, Winnipeg, MB
- family info as on 25 Oct 1944 - source: Personel RCAF Records McKellar -

Discrepancy - Ellen/Helen McKellar (mother)


A FEARLESS SOUL,
A WELL LOVED SON,
AT JOURNEY'S END
AND VICTORY WON

- Epigraph on Mc Kellar memorial -

RCAF - Service records - McKellar - request 04 May 2011 - received 15 Jun 2011 - PATS -
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R/197082 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Alexander May - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA
- Hyde Park, Ontario, Canada - Plot E - Row 5 - Grave 2 - Diever General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820791
born 06 Nov 1924, London, ON - died 22 Nov 1943, Diever, The Netherlands - Age 19
Son of Alexander and Annis Ann May, of Hyde Park, Ontario, Canada

According German Totenliste No. 195 - confirm death on 22 Nov 1943 - Sgt. May - Grave No. 27 - Cemetery Diever

R/197082 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Alexander May - RCAF - xerox R/197082 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Alexander May - RCAF - xerox
R/197082 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Alexander May - RCAF - pdf R/197082 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Alexander May - RCAF - pdf
R/197082 - Sergeant - George Alexander May - RCAF
source: Personel RCAF Records May
discrepancy ASN on photos - R/197802 instead of R/197082 - info PATS

R/197082 - AC2 - George Alexander May - RCAF - ID Card No. 195040 - 06 Nov 1942
R/197082 - AC2 - George Alexander May - RCAF - ID Card No. 195040 - 06 Nov 1942
source: Personel RCAF Records May

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 08 Oct 1942
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Alexander May (father), born 2 Jun 1894, Glencoe, ON, Canada
Annis Ann May (mother) née Archer, born 1898, Nottingham, England, UK - died: 23 Apr 1939 - Age 41
Marriage parents: Nottingham, England, UK
R.R. 1 Hyde Park, Ontario, Canada
Religion: United Church

Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1923 - Mr. Alexander May with Ms. Annis A. Archer - district: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Co., UK

RCAF - Service records - May - request 04 May 2011 - received 15 Jun 2011 - PATS -
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R/65939 - F/Sgt. / Warrant Officer Class II - Rear Air Gunner - Joseph Alexander Lesage - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
- Canada - Plot E - Row 5 - Grave 1 - Diever General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820789
born 03 Nov 1921, Kingston, ON - died 22 Nov 1943, Diever, The Netherlands - Age 22
Son of Mr. Joseph Albert Lesage and Mrs. Pheobe Lesage née Leonard, 45 Simpson Ave, Toronto, ON
Husband of Mrs. Mary Elena Delphine Lesage née Francis - marriage 30 Jun 1942

According German Totenliste No. 195 - confirm death on 22 Nov 1943 - Sgt. Lesage - Grave No. 26 - Cemetery Diever

R/65939 - F/Sgt. / Warrant Officer Class II - Rear Air Gunner - Joseph Alexander Lesage - RCAF - xerox R/65939 - F/Sgt. / Warrant Officer Class II - Rear Air Gunner - Joseph Alexander Lesage - RCAF - pdf
Warrant Officer Class II - Joseph Alexander Lesage - RCAF
source: Personel RCAF Records Lesage

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 12 Jun 1940
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Joseph Alexander LESAGE, 45 Simpson Ave, Toronto, ON - Citizenship: Canadian
Occupation: Helper at Golf driving school - Religion: Roman Catholic - Marital Status: Single
Enlistment: 15 Jun 1940, Toronto, ON
RCAF - Service records - Lesage - request 03 Feb 2011 - received 15 Mar 2011 - PATS -
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17th Feb 1944 - RCAF - Missing
RCAF - Missing -
- image via flightglobal archive -



SGLO - T3107

HALIFAX B.Mk.II - LW231 - VR-F - 22 Nov 1943 - DIEVER - CREW 7

R/142474 - J/86851 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - William Langenbeck Hunter - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA R/156085 - J/21637 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Richard John Newman - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA L/57619 - R/225109 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Alexander Howitson - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 1814011 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Wilbert Blare Jones - RAF - Age 18 - KIA
R/157077 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Malcolm Archie McKellar Jr. - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA R/197082 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Alexander May - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA R/65939 - F/Sgt. / Warrant Officer Class II - Rear Air Gunner - Joseph Alexander Lesage - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

HUNTER(†) - NEWMAN(†) - HOWITSON(†) - JONES(†)
MCKELLAR Jr.(†) - MAY(†) - LESAGE(†)


Contact Howitson is pending - 27 Aug 2012 - PATS

Last update - 22 May 2017 - PATS



Wolvega - 7

14 mi N of Vollenhove

- 7 Commonwealth graves - 5 UK - 1 CAN - 1 AUS -



The small town of Wolvega is the administrative centre of the commune called Weststellingwerf
and is 25 miles SSE of Leeuwarden on the main road to Meppel
The cemetery is about 1 kilometre south of Wolvega, on the main road to Meppel
There are the graves of 7 airmen, five of whom came from the United Kingdom
one from Canada and one from Australia
No. of Identified Casualties: 7


SGLO - T3219

Lancaster Mk.III - JB545 - EA-O - P/O. G. L. Ratcliffe - 18:32 - Sonnega
49 Squadron - RAF - Thursday 16 Dec 1943 - Mission: Berlin
7 KIA



Lancaster Mk.III - JB545 - Airborne 16:27 - 16 Dec 43 from Fiskerton, Lincolnshire, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG 1) using
the dreaded 'Schrage-Music' device coming down at 18:32 - 16 Dec 1943
near Oldetrijne/Sonnega (Friesland) - 25 mi SSE of Leeuwarden, Holland
Exact location: 'de Pot'- land under Oldetrijne to the Linde
All are buried in Weststellingwerf (Wolvega) General Cemetery - 'Nieuwe Aanleg' -
The aircraft was outbound at the time of the intercept
This crew were lost on their first operation

Crew photo with five members of JB545
Crew photo with five members of JB545
back l-r: King (AG) and Holloway (NAV)
front l-r: Rees (WOP), Ratcliffe (P) and Day (AB)
image courtesy Mrs. Alice L. Holloway (wife) - via Wiebe H. de Vries

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - JB545 - EA-O - 16 Dec 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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1425107 - 158689 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Gordon Lennox Ratcliffe - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

1580024 - Sergeant - Navigator - Edward Holloway - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA

1313451 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Thomas Rees - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

1214303 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Albert Edgar "Arthur" Marsland - RAFVR - KIA

1452920 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Wilfred Robert Day - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

R/154427 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ricardo "Richard" Losa - RCAF - Age 27 - KIA

423760 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Bede James Veitch King - RAAF - Age 19 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - JB545 - EA-O - Ratcliffe
Loss Card - JB545 - EA-O - Ratcliffe - via www.lancasterbombers.net
Source: Royal Air Force Museum - 27 Nov 2013 - via Guy Revell
- - - via PATS to "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1425107 - 158689 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Gordon Lennox Ratcliffe - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Sheffield. A.T.C.L., UK - initial buried 24 Dec 1943
- Plot 16 - Row 1 - Joint Grave 15-16 - Wolvega General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649451
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry Ratcliffe, of Sheffield. A.T.C.L., UK
A.T.C.L., indicate he was an Associate of Trinity College of Music, London


REQUIESCAT IN PACE

- Latin epigraph on Ratcliffe memorial -
"Rest In Peace"
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1580024 - Sergeant - Navigator - Edward Holloway - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- of Handsworth, Birmingham, UK - initial buried 30 Dec 1943
- Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave 17 - Wolvega General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649447
Son of Edward and Caroline Holloway (née Beddoes);
husband of Alice Lavinia Holloway née Clarke, of Handsworth, Birmingham, Warwickshire UK
Edward and Alice did have one daughter

Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Edward Holloway to Caroline Beddoes, district Kings Norton, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth : 3rd Qtr. 1916 - Agnes M. Holloway - mother's surname Beddoes, district Kings Norton, UK
Birth : 2nd Qtr. 1918 - Edward Holloway- mother's surname Beddoes, district Kings Norton, UK
Birth : 3rd Qtr. 1922 - John Holloway - mother's surname Beddoes, district Kings Norton, UK
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1928 - Caroline A. Holloway - mother's surname Beddoes, district Birmingham South, UK
Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1939 - Edward Holloway to Alice L. Clarke, district Birmingham, UK


MORNING HE KNEW
AND SPRING,
AND THE PROMISE OF LIFE,
BUT NEVER FULFULMENT

- Epigraph on Holloway memorial -
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1313451 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Thomas Rees - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Blaengarw, Glamorgan, UK - initial buried 24 Dec 1943
- Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave 13 - Wolvega General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649452
Son of John George and Hannah Elizabeth Rees, of Blaengarw, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
husband of Margaret Alma Rees, of Blaengarw, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1942 - William T. Rees to Margaret A. Vaughan, district Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales, UK


HEDD PERFFAITH HEDD

- Welsh epigraph on Rees memorial -
"Peace, Perfect Peace"
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1214303 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Albert Edgar "Arthur" Marsland - RAFVR - KIA
- UK - initial buried 24 Dec 1943
- Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave 14 - Wolvega General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649450


"ARTHUR"

- Epigraph on Marsland memorial -
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!!! possible family (not verified) !!!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
!!! Likely this is the right Marsland !!! - !!! This data need to be verified !!!
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1918 - Ms. Dorothy A. Ruskin - with Mr. Charles P. Marsland - district: Rochford, Essex Co., UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Rose H. Marsland - mother's surname: Ruskin - district: East Retford, Nottinghamshire Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - Albert E. Marsland - mother's surname: Ruskin - district: East Retford, Nottinghamshire Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - Charles P. H. Marsland - mother's surname: Ruskin - district: East Retford, Nottinghamshire Co., UK
Death 1st Qtr. 1921 - Charles P. H. Marsland - district: East Retford, Nottinghamshire Co., UK
!!! This data need to be verified !!! - info PATS - 04 Dec 2011
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1452920 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Wilfred Robert Day - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Settle, Yorkshire, UK - initial buried 22 Dec 1943
- Plot 16 - Row 1 - Joint Grave 15-16 - Wolvega General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649446
Son of John and Edith Day (née Warburton), Settle, Yorkshire, UK
Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1908 - John Day to Edith Warburton, district Settle, Yorkshire, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth : 3rd Qtr. 1914 - John Day - mother's surname Warburton, district Settle , Yorkshire, UK
Birth : 4th Qtr. 1916 - Joseph Day - mother's surname Warburton, district Settle , Yorkshire, UK
Birth : 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Wilfred R. Day - mother's surname Warburton, district Settle , Yorkshire, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
possible siblings (not verified)
Birth : 3rd Qtr. 1911 - Winifred A Day - mother's surname Warburton, district Nottingham, Yorkshire, UK
Birth : 1st Qtr. 1921 - Kenneth J Day - mother's surname Warburton, district Nottingham, Yorkshire, UK


JESU, THE VERY THOUGHT
OF THEE
WITH SWEETNESS
FILLS MY BREAST

- Epigraph on Day memorial -
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R/154427 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ricardo "Richard" Losa - RCAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Havana, Cuba - initial buried 20 Dec 1943
- Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave 11 - Wolvega General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649449
born 01 Aug 1916, Havana, Cuba - died 16 Dec 1943, Sonnega, The Netherlands - Age 27
Son of Mr. Jose Adelardo Losa and Mrs. Elvira Ventura, of Calle 12 #516, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
Mr. Jose Adelardo Losa (father), occupation Consul (1st class), 32 Rue de la Republique, Lyon, France
Mrs. Elvira Perez née Ventura (mother), Calle 12 #516 APTO 30, Vedado, Havana, Cuba - (remarried to Perez)
Ricardo, father Jose and mother Elvira - All three citizenship: Cuban
Religion : Roman Catholic - Marital Status: Single

1927 - 1933 = Primary 6th grade at Miramar School, Miami, Florida, USA
1933 - 1937 = Graduated 4 years High School at Miami Edison Senior High, Miami, Florida, USA
1937 - 1938 = Unemployed
1938 - 1939 = Office Clerk at Cuban Consulate, Lyon, France - War declared
1939 - 1941 = Unemployed
1937 - 1941 = N.P.A.M. Cuba Naval Reserve (soldier) - (reason for discharge: Time up)
1941 - 1941 = Bus-boy at The Dinner Bell, Miami, Florida, USA
Flying experience: Passenger - 25 hours ; Sports engaged in: Swimming, Sailing, (moderately)
Languages: English and Spanish fluently, French fairly
Attestation paper (request) - 19 Dec 1941 (Age 25), Montreal
Enlistment: #13 Recruiting Centre R.C.A.F., 9 Feb 1942, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posted to #1 M.D. Toronto, Ontario - Standard Tradesman A.C.2
26 Apr 1943 = Air Gunner Badge
26 Oct 1943 = F/Sgt. (Paid) - 49 Sqdn Overseas
16/17 Dec 1943 = Missing / Missing believed killed / Presumed dead 16 Dec 1943
- info from RCAF Service Records - F/Sgt. Ricardo Losa -

RCAF - Service records - Losa - request 25 May 2010 - received 04 Jan 2011 - PATS -

R/154427 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ricardo 'Richard' Losa - RCAF
R/154427 - Flight Sergeant - Ricardo 'Richard' Losa - RCAF
image via RCAF Service Records - 11 Dec 2015

Letter - Sgt. R. Losa - 15 Dec 1943 Envelope Letter - Sgt. R. Losa - 15 Dec 1943 Letter - Sgt. R. Losa - 15 Dec 1943
Detail Letter - Sgt. R. Losa - 15 Dec 1943
15 Dec 1943 - Emergency Letter - R154427 - Flight Sergeant - Ricardo Losa
- source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial -
- Veterans Affairs Canada -
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423760 - Flight Sergeant - Bede James Veitch King - RAAF - Age 19 - KIA
- of Montefiores, New South Wales, Australia - initial buried 22 Dec 1943
- Plot 16 - Row 1 - Grave 12 - Wolvega General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649448
Son of Terence James Veitch King, and Natalie Helen Avis King (née Austin), of Montefiores, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: 1922 - Terence J. V. King (b.1896) to Natalie E. A. Austin, district Wellington, NSW, Australia
Sibling: Beth King

F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - Bede James Veitch King - RAAF
F/Sgt. - Bede James Veitch King - RAAF
- image via awn.gov.au - credit line: lent by L. Everett -


"ASLEEP THROUGH JESUS;
PEACEFUL REST"
EVER REMEMBERED

- Epigraph on King memorial -
- . - . -

04 May 2004 - Memorial stone at Sasweg near crash location - unveiled by Mrs. Beth Connor (née King) - sister -

Infopanel JB545 - unveiled 16 Dec 2010
16 Dec 2010 - Infopanel near memorial unveiled by initiator Lenus van der Broek



SGLO - T3219

LANCASTER MK.III - JB545 - EA-O - 16 Dec 1943 - SONNEGA - CREW 7

1425107 - 158689 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Gordon Lennox Ratcliffe - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA 1580024 - Sergeant - Navigator - Edward Holloway - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 1313451 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Thomas Rees - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA 1214303 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Albert Edgar 'Arthur' Marsland - RAFVR - KIA
1452920 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Wilfred Robert Day - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA R/154427 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ricardo 'Richard' Losa - RCAF - Age 27 - KIA 423760 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Bede James Veitch King - RAAF - Age 19 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

RATCLIFFE(†) - HOLLOWAY(†) - REES(†) - MARSLAND(†)
DAY(†) - LOSA(†) - KING(†)


Last update - 11 Dec 2015 - PATS



Noordwolde - 8

17 mi NNE of Vollenhove

- 8 Commonwealth graves - 3 UK - 2 CAN - 2 USA - 1 AUS -



The village of Noordwolde is about 10 mi SE of Heerenveen and 6 mi E of Wolvega (Friesland)
The churchyard surrounds the church, which is on the northern outskirts of the village
The graves are near the western boundary
No. of Identified Casualties: 8

Noordwolde - Memorial plaque - Commonwealth War Graves
Noordwolde - Memorial plaque - Commonwealth War Graves
Memorial with plaque unveiled in 1966
- source : Hielke Hiemstra -


SGLO - T1657

Halifax Mk.II - W1113 - LQ-G ( "G" for George ) - P/O. H. A. Echin - 01:48 - Noordwolde
405th Squadron - RCAF - Tuesday 30 June 1942 - Mission: Bremen
8 KIA



Halifax W1113 was one of three 405 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation - also W7714 & W7715
It was airborne 23:01 - 29 Jun 1942 from Pocklington ( other sources say Topcliffe )
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Rudolf Sigmund, II./NJG 2)
and crashed 01:48 ( 01:10 ) Noordwolde (Friesland), 10 mi SE of Heerenveen, Holland

Halifax W7715 - LQ-H - T/o Pocklington 23:04 for Bremen. Crashed at ..:.. at Bimolten, Germany
Halifax W7714 - LQ-K - T/o Pocklington 23:06 for Bremen. Crashed at 02:14 at Scharnegoutum/Spears, Holland

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - W1113 - LQ-G - 30 Jun 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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402223 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Henry Adolphus Echin - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA

R/83419 - Flight Sergeant - Co-Pilot - William Jessup Harrell - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

1284966 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Walter Percy Beare - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA

571779 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Alexander Simpson - RAF - Age 21 - KIA

R/64880 - Warrant Officer - Air Observer - James William "Sammy" Bell - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA

R/84563 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Winston James Dickinson - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA

R/56246 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Paul Patrick Augustus Oneson - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA

759300 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Reginald Thomas Adams - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - W1113 - LQ-G - Echin
Loss Card - W1113 - LQ-G - Echin - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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Noordwolde - Tail section Halifax W1113
Noordwolde - Tail section Halifax W1113
- via Bart Dragtsma - eyewitness -

All are buried in Weststellingwerf (Noordwolde) Protestant Churchyard
Sgt. Harrell was an American from Eastman, Georgia, USA, serving in the RCAF
while fellow American, F/Sgt. Dickinson RCAF, came from Houlton, Maine, USA
Additional information: P/O. Henry Adolphus Echin (Served as CHINN)

Noordwolde - War Graves
Noordwolde - War Graves
- via Bart Dragtsma -

402223 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Henry Adolphus Echin - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA
- Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia - Plot G - Row 1 - Grave 6 - Noordwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649441
born 27 Jun 1920, Gunnedah - died 30 Jun 1942, Noordwolde, The Netherlands - Age 22
Son of Henry Arnold and Viola Margaret Echin, of Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
Enlistment: 22 Jul 1940
Occupation: Assistant Engineer [ Fitter and Turner ]
Religion: Church of England
Henry Adolphus Echin's name is located at Panel 133
in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Signature - 13th May 1940 - Enrolment Pilot Officer - Henry Adolphus Echin - RAAF Pilot Officer - Henry Adolphus Echin - RAAF - at Pocklington Airbase Pilot Officer - Henry Adolphus Echin - RAAF - at Pocklington Airbase
- Pilot Officer - Henry Adolphus Echin - RAAF - served as Chinn -
- courtesy Echin family - via : Hielke Hiemsta -

Headstone Echin - Chinn - Noordwolde General Cemetery Correction name Chinn to Echin - by brother Richard Arthur Echin
Headstone - Noordwolde General Cemetery - Correction: Chinn to Echin - by brother Richard Arthur Echin - 3 Aug 1959
- source : RAAF records Aus 402223 - P/O. Henry Adolphus Echin -


"SUPREME SACRIFICE"

- Epigraph on Echin - Chinn memorial -
- . - . -

R/83419 - Flight Sergeant - Co-Pilot - William Jessup Harrell - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Eastman, Georgia, U.S.A. - Plot G - Row 1 - Grave 1 - Noordwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649443
born 26 Jul 1920, Eastman, Georgia, U.S.A. - died 30 Jun 1942, Noordwolde, The Netherlands - Age 21
Son of Mr. Luke C. Harrell and Mrs. Sarah Ann Harrell, of Eastman, Georgia, U.S.A.
Date of Attestation - Enlistment: 20 Feb 1941
Occupation: Student - Religion: Baptist

Sgt. - 24 Dec 1941 - Pilot Flying Badge - Pilot
T/F/Sgt. - 24 Apr 1942

LAC William Jessup Harrell - ID card 69790
LAC - William Jessup Harrell - ID-card 69790
source: RCAF - Service records - 11 Feb 2014

LAC William Jessup Harrell - RCAF - ID photo Flight Sergeant William Jessup Harrell - RCAF Globe and Mail - 23 Dec 1942 - Oneson - Dickinson - Harrell
LAC - William Jessup Harrell . . . . . . . . . . F/Sgt. - William Jessup Harrell - RCAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
middle image via : Bart Dragtsma -
right image - clip - AIR CASUALTIES - Globe and Mail, 1942/12/23
Royal Canadian Air Force, Casualties - Oneson, Dickinson and Harrell
- via WarMuseum.CA - 15 Jul 2009 -


GONE BUT NOT FORGOTEN

- Epigraph on Harrell memorial -
- . - . -

RCAF - Service records - Harrell - request 25 Oct 2013 - received 11 Feb 2014 - PATS -

571779 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Alexander Simpson - RAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, UK - Plot G - Row 1 - Grave 7 - Noordwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649445
Son of Alexander Stewart Simpson and Annie Campbell Macadam Simpson, of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, UK

Sergeant - Alexander Simpson - RAF
- Sergeant - Alexander Simpson - RAF -
- image via : Bart Dragtsma -


GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAY LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

- Epigraph on Simpson memorial -
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1284966 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Walter Percy Beare - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
- of UK - Plot G - Row 1 - Grave 4 - Noordwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649439
born 4th Qtr. 1914 - mother's surname Elliott - district Mutford ( Norfolk/Suffolk ), UK
Likely son of Ernest John Beare and Helen May Beare ( née Elliott )
Likely brother of Douglas C. Beare ( 1911 )

Sergeant - Walter Percy Beare - RAFVR
Sgt. - Walter Percy Beare - RAFVR
- image via Hielke Hiemstra -
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R/64880 - Warrant Officer - Air Observer - James William "Sammy" Bell - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA
- McAdam Junction, New Brunswick, Canada - Plot G - Row 1 - Grave 3 - Noordwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649440
born 03 Aug 1914, Montreal, ON, Canada - died 30 Jun 1942, Noordwolde, The Netherlands - Age 28
Occupation: School Teacher - Religion: Anglican / Church of England
Enlistment: 13 Aug 1940, Moncton, NB, Canada
Son of Mr. James Bell and Mrs. Mary Hannah Bell née Beck, P.O. Box 23, McAdam Junction, York Co., New Brunswick, Canada
Mrs. A. M. Williamson (Aunt), 11 Darwin Street, Castle, Northwich, Cheshire Co., UK
Mr. James Bell (father) - birthplace: Middleton-in-Teesdale, England
Mr. James Bell (father) - General Foreman, C.P.R.
Mrs. Mary Hannah Beck (mother) - birthplace: Jarrow-on-Tyne, England - 4th Qtr. 1881, district: South Shields, UK

C.P.R - Laborer - 1935 - 1936
Board of Trustees - 1936 - 1939
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sgt. (temp) (paid) - Air Observer Badge - 12 May 1941
T/F/Sgt. - 01 Dec 1941
F/Sgt. - Air Observer - 01 Apr 1942
T/WO2 - 01 Jun 1942

Warrant Officer - James William 'Sammy' Bell - RCAF 'In Memory of' - J. Bell WWII - Saunders Rd, McAdam, NB Warrant Officer - James William 'Sammy' Bell - RCAF
- "Sammy" Bell - - "In Memory of" J. Bell WWII - Saunders Rd, McAdam, NB, Canada -
- images via Hielke Hiemstra -
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RCAF - Service records - Bell - request 25 Oct 2013 - received 11 Feb 2014 - PATS -

R/84563 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Winston James Dickinson - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA
- of Debec Junction, New Brunswick, Canada - Plot G - Row 1 - Grave 5 - Noordwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649442
born 1 Aug 1916, Debec Junction, NB - died 30 Jun 1942, Noordwolde, The Netherlands - Age 25
Son of Mr. Leslie Peason Dickenson and Mrs. Florence Inez Dickinson née Grant, of Houlton, Maine, U.S.A

Occupation: School Teacher - Religion: Baptist - Marital Status: Single
Teacher - 1938 - 1940 - Maxwell, NB and Fosterville, NB
Permanebt address: Debec Junction, New Brunswick, Canada
Next of kin address: Mrs. L. P. Dickinson (mother), Debec Junction, New Brunswick, Canada
Enlistment: 02 Jan 1941, Moncton, NB, Canada
AC2 - 02 Jan 1941
LAC - 29 May 1941
T/Sgt. paid - 13 Oct 1941 - Air Gunner Badge
Embarked Canada - 03 Nov 1941
3PRC - UK - 14 Nov 1941 - "PRC" = Personnel Reception Centre
10 OTU - 03 Mar 1942 - "OTU" = Operational Training Unit
405 Sqdn - 19 Jun 1942
Missing - 30 Jun 1942

Flight Sergeant Winston James Dickinson - RCAF Newspaper clip - Flight Sergeant Winston James Dickinson - RCAF Flight Sergeant Winston James Dickinson - RCAF Memorial marker - Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton, Maine - 22 Oct 2006
F/Sgt. - Winston James Dickinson - RCAF
- - - Army Portrait Winston - - - - - - News Clip 1942 - - - - Winston - - - - - Memorial Marker, Houlton, ME -

Memorial - text - Noordwolde Memorial - visit Lynn & Bill - 3 Oct 2006 Noordwolde
LQ-G Memorial on Dwarsvaartweg
- Visit Lynn (niece) & Bill - 3 Oct 2006 -
- images courtesy Dickinson family - via Hielke Hiemsta -


NEVEER FORGOTTEN BY
MUM, DAD, SISTER MURIEL
BROTHER DANA
AND SWEETHEART BARBARA

- Epigraph on Dickinson memorial -
- . - . -

RCAF - Service records - Dickinson - request 7 Nov 2013 - received 30 Apr 2014 - PATS -

R/56246 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Paul Patrick Augustus Oneson - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Dorval, Quebec, Canada - Plot G - Row 1 - Grave 8 - Noordwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649444
born 3 Feb 1916 - died 30 Jun 1942, Noordwolde, The Netherlands - Age 26
Son of Mr. Thomas Olof Oneson and Mrs. Margaret Clara Byrne Oneson, of Dorval, Province of Quebec, Canada
Mr. Thomas Olof Oneson (father) - died .. Aug 1938
Enlistment: 20 Jul 1940, Montreal, Province of Ouebec
Civil Occupation: Mechanic 3yrs, Chauffeur 1y, Asst. Manager 1936-1940
Address next-of-kin (mother, widow): 30 Lilac Avenue, Dorval, Province of Ouebec, Canada
Religion: Roman Catholic
Sgt. - Air Gunner Badge - 17 Mar 1941 - W.O.A.G.
T/F/Sgt. - 01 Dec 1941
F/Sgt. - 10 Feb 1942

Flight Sergeant Paul P. A. Oneson - RCAF
Flight Sergeant Paul P. A. Oneson - RCAF - ID from Service Records Flight Sergeant Paul P. A. Oneson - RCAF - ID from Service Records
F/Sgt. - Paul Patrick Augustus Oneson - RCAF
- top image via : Hielke Hiemsta / Bart Dragtsma -
- images via : RCAF - Service records - xerox 11 Feb 2014 - 12 Jan 2017


BELOVED SON
OF THOMAS ONESON
AND MARGARET BYRNE
OF DORVAL, QUEBEC, CANADA

- Epigraph on P. P. A. Oneson memorial -
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R/211209 - Leading Aircraftman - Martin Joseph Oneson - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Dorval, Quebec, Canada - Plot 11 - Row 1 - Grave 2 - Cemetery: Dorval Presentation de la Sainte Viege - CWGC ref. 2687689
Son of Mr. Thomas Olof Oneson and Mrs. Margaret Clara Byrne Oneson, of Dorval, Province of Quebec, Canada
born 20 Dec 1924, Dorval, Québec, Canada - died: 08 Aug 1945, Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sibilings: John Thomas Anthony Oneson, Flight Sergeant Paul Patrick Augustus Oneson, RCAF, killed in action 30 Jun 1942,
Thomas William Oneson, Lawrence Byrne Oneson, Mary Frances Margaret Oneson and Mary Gertrude Onyett née Oneson
Enlistment: 14 Dec 1942, Montreal, Québec, Canada
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: RCAF Station (Greenwood, Nova Scotia)
Citation: War Medal and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal



Obituary - In Memory of Heather Onyett - 29 Jan 1923 - 01 Jan 2013 - Age 89
Onyett, Heather (née Mary Gertrude Oneson)
On January 01, 2013, beloved wife of the late Neville "Scotty" Onyett.
Loving mother of Ann Beaudoin (Pierre), Beth Beasley (Pat), Tim (Ruth), Kathy McCaw (Steve), and Jamey (Nancy).
Precious grandmother of Mark, Stephen, Erin, Amy, Allison, Courtney, Eliza, Scott (deceased), Sam and Jack.
Proud great-grandmother of Audrey Ann, Emilya Rose, Teagan, and Jaxson.
Dear sister of Frances Oneson and Larry Oneson (Helen).
Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews.
Heather was a devoted caregiver at Saint Patrick's Home and volunteer in the community and in her parish.
Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral Mass on Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. George's Church, Piccadilly Ave. Interment Hope Cemetery.
In Heather's memory a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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RCAF - Service records - Oneson - request 25 Oct 2013 - received 11 Feb 2014 - PATS -

759300 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Reginald Thomas Adams - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Marten, Wiltshire, UK - Plot G - Row 1 - Grave 2 - Noordwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649438
Son of William and Ethel Adams, of Marten, Wiltshire, UK

Flight Sergeant - Reginald Thomas Adams - RAFVR
F/Sgt. - Reginald Thomas Adams - RAFVR
- image via Bart Dragtsma -


UNTIL THE DAY BRAKS,
BELOVED, GOOD NIGHT

- Epigraph on Adams memorial -
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SGLO - T1657

HALIFAX Mk.II - W1113 - LQ-G - 30 Jun 1942 - NOORDWOLDE - CREW 8

402223 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Henry Adolphus Echin - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA R/83419 - Flight Sergeant - Co-Pilot - William Jessup Harrell - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 1284966 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Walter Percy Beare - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA 571779 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Alexander Simpson - RAF - Age 21 - KIA
R/64880 - Warrant Officer - Air Observer - James William 'Sammy' Bell - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA R/84563 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Winston James Dickinson - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA R/56246 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Paul Patrick Augustus Oneson - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA 759300 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Reginald Thomas Adams - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 8 KIA -

ECHIN(†) - HARRELL(†) - BEARE(†) - SIMPSON(†)
BELL(†) - DICKINSON(†) - ONESON(†) - ADAMS(†)


More details at WWII- Halifax W1113 site of local researcher Hielke Hiemstra - aka - PA3FTJ
Mr. Bart Dragtsma ( eyewitness ) lived at the Dwarsvaartweg; the center of the crash

Last update - 12 Jan 2017 - PATS



Oosterwolde - 11

15 mi SSW of Vollenhove

- 11 Commonwealth graves - 4 CZECH - 4 UK - 2 CAN - 1 NZ -



The village of Oosterwolde is situated 9 mi SW of Zwolle
The cemetery is along the Oostendorperstraatweg on the right just past the village
No. of Identified Casualties: 11


SGLO - T876

Wellington Mk.Ic - L7844 - KX-T - P/O. B. Landa - 21:30 - Oosterwolde ( Gld.)
311 (Czech) Squadron - Wednesday 16 Oct 1940 - Mission: Kiel
4 KIA - 2 POW



ORB - 311 Squadron - 16 Oct 1940 - 7844 'T' - Landa - 18:50
ORB - 311 Squadron - 16 Oct 1940 - 7844 'T' - Landa
via The National Archive - AIR27/1686 - 20 Jun 2014

Wellington Mk.Ic - L7844 was airborne 18:50 from East Wretham, UK
Shot down by a Do17Z-10 (Lt. Ludwig Becker, IV./NJG 1) - claimed at 21:25
Crashed in flames at 21:30 - near Oosterwolde (Gelderland) - 18 mi NW of Apeldoorn, Holland
This action was actually the first DuNaja kill. DuNaja = Dunkle Nachtjagd = Dark Night Fighting
Radar directed night-fighting without searchlights - Known GCI - Ground Controlled Interception
All killed are buried in Oosterwolde General Cemetery, Oldebroek
Two were taken POW - Sgt. E. Novotný was interned in Camps L1/L3, POW No. 395
and Sgt. A. Šesták in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 396

Supplement regarding Wellington L7844 - by Michal Havrda - 24 Aug 2010
Mission: Bremen - Shot down shortly after 20:00 - Oblt. Becker was Staffelkapitän of VI./NJG 1
Discrepancy in Mission, time and NJG

Oosterwolde - 4 Graves - crew L7844
Oosterwolde - 4 Graves - crew L7844
- image via Cor Fikse - 23 May 2010 -

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - L7844 - KX-T - 16 Oct 1940 - Mission: Kiel
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82557 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Bohumil Landa - RAFVR - Age 43 - KIA

787250 - Sergeant - Co-Pilot - Emanuel Novotný - RAFVR - Age 36 - POW - Camps L1/L3, POW No. 395

82605 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Hubert Jarošek - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA

787547 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Karel Klimt - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA

787141 - Sergeant - Front Gunner - Otto Jirsák - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA

787153 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Augustýn Karel Šesták - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW - Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 396
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - L7844 - KX-T - Landa
Loss Card - L7844 - KX-T - Land - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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!!! Discrepancy - W/Op. - Sgt. Jarošek is Navigator !!!

82557 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Bohumil Landa - RAFVR - Age 43 - KIA
born 20 Dec 1896, Krocehlavy /Kladno/, Czechoslovakia
Plot 1 - Row 2 - Grave 61 - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647909

82557 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Bohumil Landa 82557 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Bohumil Landa - headstone - 20 Dec 1896 - 16 Oct 1940
Pilot Officer - Bohumil Landa
right image via Rob Kreukniet - pa3ems - 23 Oct 2008
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Discrepancy !!! ... also found as Bohumila Landy ... - info PATS - 14 Aug 2013

787250 - Sergeant - Co-Pilot - Emanuel Novotný - RAFVR - Age 36 - POW - Camps L1/L3, POW No. 395
Emanuelu Novotnému
born 21 Nov 1904 - died 11 Apr 1983 - Age 78

787250 - Sergeant - Co-Pilot - Emanuel Novotný
Sgt. Emanuel Novotný
- source: www.letci.wz.cz - author Jirí Ríha -

Emanuel Novotný (left) prisoner in POW camp
Sgt. Emanuel Novotný (left) prisoner in POW Camp
- source: www.letci.wz.cz - author Jirí Ríha -
Emanuel Novotny (left) with an English friend Ross in captivity. (Custom archive)
Emanuel Novotný (vlevo) s anglickým přítelem Rossem v zajetí. (Vlastní archiv)

Novotný and Šesták - prisoners in Stalag Luft I, Barth - Feb 1942
Novotný and Šesták - prisoners in Stalag Luft I, Barth - Feb 1942
PhDr. Jiří Rajlich collection - source: fcafa.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/czechoslovak-prisoners-of-war
fcafa.wordpress.com - Free Czechoslovak Air Force
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82605 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Hubert Jarošek - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA
born 27 Sep 1910, Vsetin, Czechoslovakia
Plot 2 - Row 2 - Grave 62 - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647905

82605 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Hubert Jarošek 82605 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Hubert Jarošek - retouch by PATS
Pilot Officer - Hubert Jarošek
left image: via Martin Jarošek - right image: retouch by PATS - 10 Dec 2014
- move cursor over left image for retouch comparison -

82605 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Hubert Jarošek at crash scene
Pilot Officer - Hubert Jarošek - at crash scene - 17 Oct 1940
source photos: Archive Municipality of Oldebroek (no. 1.782) - via Dick Breedijk - 21 Jun 2014

82605 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Hubert Jarošek - headstone - 27 Sep 1910 - 16 Oct 1940
Pilot Officer - Hubert Jarošek
image via Rob Kreukniet - pa3ems - 23 Oct 2008
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787547 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Karel Klimt - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA
born 04 Oct 1912, Praha, Czechoslovakia - ??? also found 03/10/13 - 03 Oct 1913 ???
died 16 Oct 1940, Doornspijk, The Netherlands
Plot 1 - Row 2 - Grave 59 - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647908

787547 - Sergeant - Karel Klimt - RAFVR 787547 - Sergeant - Karel Klimt - RAFVR - headstone - 04 Nov 1912 - 16 Oct 1940
ČSA . . . 787547 - Sergeant - Karel Klimt - RAFVR
ČSA photo - source: PhDr. Jiří Rajlich collection - via Jiří Rajlich - 14 Aug 2014
right image via Rob Kreukniet - pa3ems - 23 Oct 2008
- . - . -

Dear Pats,

Many thanks for the three sad photos of unlucky Hubert Jarošek.

And to your questions:
Originaly Karel Klimt served as NCO wireless-operator
with Czechoslovak Air Force before he joined the ČSA at the late 30s.
He wore a cap of the ČSA - Československé Státní Aerolinie (Czechoslovak State Airlines),
where he was employed also as Wireless Operator.

He was born 3. 10. 1912 in Praha.

4. 10. 1912
4. 10. 1912 - info PATS - 15 Aug 2014

Also Emanuel Novotný wore the same cap.
He was flying with ČSA during 30s as Pilot
(and was again engaged in ČSA after WWII before he was expulsed by communists in 1950).

And point of interest:
Bohumil Landa (born 18. 12. 1896, Kročehlavy, district Kladno, Czech)
was a pilot of the Austro-Hungarian Air Force during WWI.
NCO Pilot from 1917 he served on the Russian and Italian Front
with Fliegerkompagnie Nr. 9, Nr. 45 and Nr. 11.
On 10. 11. 1917 he gained one victory on the Russian Front
- as Korporal pilot of Hansa-Brandenburg C.I. he downed a Russian Nieuport fighter near Husiatyn.
After WWI he was a highly experienced flying instructor in Czechoslovak Air Force
and one of his pupils was Emanuel Novotný!

Yours, Jiří Rajlich - 14 Aug 2014
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NCO = non-commissioned officer - info PATS

787141 - Sergeant - Front Gunner - Otto Jirsák - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA
born 03 Oct 1907, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Plot 2 - Row 2 - Grave 60 - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647906

787141 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Otto Jirsák 787141 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Otto Jirsák - headstone - 03 Oct 1907 - 16 Oct 1940
Sgt. Otto Jirsák
- image via Michael Havrda - 24 Aug 2010 -
right image via Rob Kreukniet - pa3ems - 23 Oct 2008
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787153 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Augustýn Karel Šesták - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW - Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 396
Augustinu Šestákovi
born 7 Mar 1918, Malešicích, Czechoslovakia - immigrated to Canada

787153 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Augustýn Karel Šesták - at Stalag Luft
Sgt. Augustýn Karel Šesták
- source image - letci.wz.cz - 16 Nov 2010 -
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LANDA Bohumil, P/O., 82557 , 311 Sqdn, por./R/plk.
* 20/12/96, Krocehlavy /Kladno/, Pilot - † 16/10/40
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JAROŠEK Hubert, P/O., 82605 , 311 Sqdn, por./R/pplk.
* 27/09/10, Vsetín, Navigator - † 16/10/40
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JIRSÁK Otto, Sgt., 787141 , 311 Sqdn, cet./R/pplk.
* 03/10/07, Olomouc, WOP/AG - † 16/10/40
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KLIMT Karel, Sgt., 787547 , 311 Sqdn, cet./R/pplk.
* 03/10/13, Praha, WOP/AG - † 16/10/40
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- see - http://www.acr.army.cz/acr/raf/seznam/k.htm -
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Discrepancy in ranks and birthdays !!!

- got also *18/12/1896 as birthday for P/O. Landa -
- got also *04/10/1912 as birthday for Sgt. Klimt -
- further I have to verify Plot, Row and Grave No. -

For birthdays I used the date as given on gravemarkers !!! - info PATS - 15 Aug 2014




SGLO - T876

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - L7844 - KX-T - 16 Oct 1940 - OOSTERWOLDE - CREW 6

82557 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Bohumil Landa - RAFVR - Age 43 - KIA 787250 - Sergeant - Co-Pilot - Emanuel Novotný - RAFVR - Age 36 - POW - Camps L1/L3, POW No. 395 82605 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Hubert Jarošek - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA
787547 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Karel Klimt - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA 787141 - Sergeant - Front Gunner - Otto Jirsák - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA 787153 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Augustýn Karel Šesták - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW - Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 396

- 4 KIA - 2 POW -

LANDA(†) - NOVOTNÝ - JAROŠEK(†)
KLIMT(†) - JIRSÁK(†) - ŠESTÁK


The Sky is Our Ocean - cover
The Sky is Our Ocean - 1980

Photos of KLIMT and JAROŠEK via Dick Breedijk - need to be verified - 08 Aug 2014 - info PATS
Source page 26 - "The Sky is Our Ocean" - 1980 - by Bart M. Rijnhout and John P. Rennison
Bart M. Rijnhout is not a reliable source (also stated by fellow researchers)
My gut feelings are right ... JAROŠEK is a mirrored image of NOVOTNÝ !!!
It's very doubtful if KLIMT is portraited right - info PATS


Above photo of KLIMT is correct !!! - Collection PhDr. Jiří Rajlich - 14 Aug 2014
Above photo of JAROŠEK is correct !!! - Collection Bc. Martin Jarošek - 10 Dec 2014

Contact Jarošek is pending - 26 Nov 2014 - PATS

Last update - 25 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3840

Lancaster Mk.I - LL955 - ZN-E - P/O. J. Brodie - Oosterwolde - 02:01
106 Squadron - RAF - Thursday 22 June 1944 - Mission: Scholven-Buer
7 KIA



LL955 also took part in the key raid against Duisburg 21/22 May 44
When lost this aircraft had a total of 116 hours
LL955 was one of two 106 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation - other was LM570 -

Lancaster Mk.I - LL955 - ZN-E did airborne 23:10 21 Jun 1944 from Metheringham, UK
Shot down by night-fighter Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow (I./NJG 1) and crashed at Oosterwolde (Gelderland)
some 10 mi SW of Zwolle in the neighbouring province of Overijssel
All are buried in Oosterwolde General Cemetery, Oldebroek
alongside four Czechoslovakian airmen whose Wellington L7844 crashed 16 Oct 1940

!!! Discrepancy !!! Correction !!!
Other sources did give this claim to night-fighter Hauptmann Martin Drewes (Kommandeur III./NJG 1)
Hptm. Drewes did claim that night two crashes in Sector KH (far away from the Oosterwolde area)
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22.06.44 Hptm. Martin Drewes Stab III./NJG 1 Lancaster £ KH-2 at 2.000 m.
[Schouwen] 02.32 Film C. 2027/II Anerk: Nr.51
22.06.44 Hptm. Martin Drewes Stab III./NJG 1 Lancaster £ KH-1-JH-7: 1.500 m.
[Schouwen] 02.35 Film C. 2027/II Anerk: Nr.52
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
22.06.44 Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow I./NJG 1 - 4-mot. Flzg.£ nördl. Deelen at 3.000 m.
02.01 Film C. 2027/II Anerk: Nr.19
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
correction Modrow/Drewes by Dick Breedijk - 30 Jun 2014

Route - map - Gelsenkirchen - 21 Jun 1944
Route - map - Gelsenkirchen - 21 Jun 1944
via Dick Breedijk - 30 Jun 2014

Oosterwolde - Coll. Grave - crew LL955
Oosterwolde - Coll. Grave - crew LL955
- image via Cor Fikse - 23 May 2010 -

Jim's writing on back of the photo 'Roy, Me, Frank, Ron, Bill.'
Crew LL955 - with five RAFVR members - 'Roy, Me, Frank, Ron, Bill.'
Crew LL955 - with five RAFVR members - written on back: "Roy, Me, Frank, Ron, Bill."
l-r: Roy Sleep, Jim Brodie, Frank Aldridge, Ron Horton and Bill Brownlee
- image via Anne Brodie (niece) - 24 Oct 2011 -

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - LL955 - ZN-E - 22 Jun 1944 - Mission: Scholven-Buer
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1344218 - 174302 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - James Brodie - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1560442 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - William Brownlee - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

1533681 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Royston Sleep - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

1853526 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frank Henry Aldridge - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

416005 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - David Robinson Neill Keith - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA

R/195864 - J/88617 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Ronald Elmer Horton - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA

R/203907 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - George Francis Leo O'Connell - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - LL955 - ZN-E - Brodie
Loss Card - LL955 - ZN-E - Brodie - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1344218 - 174302 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - James "Jim" Brodie - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
of Paisley, Renfrewshire Co., Scotland, UK - Plot 2 - Coll. Grave - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647902
born 10 Sep 1921, Raith House, Links Road, Leven, Fife Co., Scotland
Son of James and Isabel Robertson Brodie, of Paisley, Renfrewshire County, Scotland, UK

Pilot Officer - Pilot - James 'Jim' Brodie - RAFVR Pilot Officer - Pilot - James 'Jim' Brodie - RAFVR - at home
Pilot Officer - Pilot - James "Jim" Brodie - RAFVR
images via Wilma Brodie (niece) - 22 Oct 2011

James Brodie (father) - born 27 Sep 1885 - died 23 Feb 1964 - Age 78 - Occupation: Engineer Fitter
Isabella Robertson Brodie (mother) - born 16 Sep 1892 - died 01 Apr 1956 - Age 63
Marriage 31 Mar 1916, Leven - Mr. James Brodie (30) with Ms. Isabella Robertson Mackie (23)
William Brodie (son) - born 20 Feb 1917 - died 16 Dec 1977 - Age 60 - Occupation: Wages Clerk
David Mackie Brodie (son) - born 13 Feb 1920 - died 11 May 1950 - Age 30
James Brodie (son) - born 10 Sep 1921 - died 22 Jun 1944 - Age 22
Alaistair Lumsden Dryburgh Brodie (son) - born 03 Apr 1927 - died 08 Jan 2008, Isle of Wight, England - Age 80
- Register House info via Patricia 'Trish' Irving - 20 Oct 2011 -
- additional info via Wilma Brodie (niece) - 23 Oct 2011 -

The service records of Jim's brothers were:

William : Lance Sergeant in the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards
Wounded in North Africa in January 1944, and permanently disabled
David: Corporal in the R.A.M.C., 2nd Echelon
Alaistair: Too young to serve
- family info via Wilma Brodie (niece) - 22 Oct 2011 -

Brodie's Pilot Logbook - Grand Total 492 Hrs. 10 Mins. on 31 May 1944
Brodie's Logbook - Grand Total 492 Hrs. 10 Mins. on 31 May 1944


GONE TO HIGHER SERVICE

- Epigraph on Brodie memorial -
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Oosterwolde - Coll. Grave - crew LL955
2005 - Oosterwolde - Coll. Grave - crew LL955
l-r: Aldridge, Brodie, Brownlee, Horton, Keith, O'Connell and Sleep
- image via Wilma Brodie (niece) - 24 Oct 2011 -
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1560442 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - William Brownlee - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
of Springburn, Glasgow, UK - Plot 2 - Coll. Grave - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647903
born 01 Jul 1923, 142 Adamswell Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Son of Gavin Brownlee (father) and Margaret Gifford Brownlee (mother) née Forrester, Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Gavin Brownlee (father) - born 1882, Haggs, Stirlingshire - died 19 Dec 1951 - Age 69 - Occupation: Railway Engine Driver
Margaret Gifford Brownlee (mother) - born abt. 1885 - died 24 Nov 1964 - Age 79
Mrs. Margaret Gifford Forrester - 1st marriage with Mr. Mungo McDonald (died 1916)
Marriage 27 Sep 1918 - Mr. Gavin Brownlee with Ms. Margaret Gifford McDonald née Forrester (widow)
William Brownlee (son) - born 01 Jul 1923 - died 22 Jun 1944 - Age 20
- additional info via Patricia 'Trish' Irving - 21 Oct 2011 -

Brownlee memorial - at Cadder Cemetery, Scotland
F/Sgt. - William Brownlee - RAFVR
"THY WILL BE DONE"
Brownlee Memorial stone in Cadder Cemetery, Section E
Cadder is a district of the town of Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Located 7 km north of Glasgow city centre

courtesy scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com - via Cor Fikse - 27 Aug 2011
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1533681 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Royston Sleep - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
of North Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK - Plot 2 - Coll. Grave - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647911
Son of Ernest Gibson Sleep and Isabella Sleep (née Darling), of North Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK
Marriage: 1st Qtr 1923 - Ernest G. Sleep and Isabella Darling - distict: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
birth - 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Royston Sleep - mother's surname: Darling - district: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


WE DO NOT DIE, WE CANNOT DIE,
WE ONLY CHANGE
OUR STATE OF LIFE
LOVE, MAM AND DAD

- Epigraph on Sleep memorial -
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1853526 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frank Henry Aldridge - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
of Coleshill, Buckinghamshire, UK - Plot 2 - Coll. Grave - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647901
born 02 Sep 1923, UK
Son of Leonard Henry and Zillah Aldridge, of Coleshill, Buckinghamshire, UK

Leonard Henry Aldridge (father), born 25 Jan 1902 - died 30 Sep 1956 - Age 54
Zillah Aldridge (mother) - born 30 Aug 1896 - died 28 Feb 1964 - Age 67
Frank Henry Aldridge (son) - born 02 Sep 1923 - died 22 Jun 1944 - Age 20
Beatrice Joan Dryden née Aldridge (sister) - born 03 Dec 1925 - died 18 Feb 1979 - Age 53
- info findagrave.com by Julia & Keld - 25 Nov 2010
Note: 21 June 1944 on gravestone at "All Saints Churchyard", Coleshill, UK


UNFORGOTTEN, UNFORGETTABLE
MUM, DAD AND JOAN

- Epigraph on Aldridge memorial -
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416005 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - David Robinson Neill Keith - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA
of Bedford, UK - Plot 2 - Coll. Grave - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647907
born 04 May 1916, Manchester, UK
Son of Douglas Neill Keith and Mary Isabel Keith née Robinson, of Bedford, England, UK
David Keith came to New Zealand (1928) at the age of 12 years

F/Sgt. - David Robinson Neill Keith - RNZAF
F/Sgt. - David Robinson Neill Keith - RNZAF -
- image by Weekly News; 6 Sep 1944 - via Auckland museum cenotaph records -

Application for enlistment: 08 Jun 1940 ( Ground Staff of RNZAF)
applied again 08 Jul 1940 and the third time for Air Crew training
Attested: 07 Aug 1940 - Entered camp: 02 Sep 1940 - 8th Med Bty. - rank: Gunner
Occupation: Clerk - Marital Status: Single - Religion: Church of England
Next-of-kin: M. I. Keith (mother), 29 Ventnor St. Seatoun Wellington, NZ
Enlistment: 02 Nov 1941, L.A.C. - Initial Training Wing, Levin, New Zealand
Embarked on 28 Dec 1941 for Canada
30 Apr 1943 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Bomb Aimers' badge and promoted to Sergeant
15 May 1943 - posted to No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Jarvis, Ontario, Canada
20 Jun 1943 - No. 1 "Y" Depot, Halifax, New Brunswick, Canada to await embarkation to the UK
16 Jul 1943 - Embarkment Canada to UK
22 Jul 1943 - arrived at No. 12 Personnel Reception Centre, Brighton, UK
14 Aug 1943 - to No. 5 Air Observers School, Jurby, Isle of Man, UK
10 Sep 1943 - to No. 1476 Advanced Ships Recognition Flight
05 Oct 1943 - to No. 16 Operational Training Unit, Barford, Oxfordshire, UK
crewed up and trained on Wellington bomber aircraft
30 Oct 1943, UK - promoted to Flight Sergeant
Early March 1944 - posted to No. 1661 Conversion Unit, Swinderby, Lincolnshire, UK
where he converted to Stirling bomber aircraft
Late April 1944 - posted to No. 5 Lancaster Finishing School, Syerston, Nottinghamshire, UK
27 Apr 1944 - on completion of the course posted to No. 106 Squadron, Methering, Lincolnshire, UK
as bomb aimer on Lancaster bomber aircraft
with this Squadron he took part in 12 operational flights
21/22 Jul 1944 - Missing
22 Jul 1944 - Death presumed
308 hours as aircrew

Mr. Douglas Neill Keith (father), born Colombo, Ceylon - Occupation: Electrical Engineer
Mrs. Mary Isabel Robinson (mother), born Bedford, England
29 Ventnor St, Seatoun, Wellington, NZ
marriage: 4th Qtr. 1910 - Douglas N. Keith and Mary I. Robinson - district: Bedford, Bedfordshire Co., UK
birth - 2nd Qtr. 1916 - David R. Keith - mother's surname: Robinson - district: Chorlton, Lancashire Co., UK

RNZAF - Service records - Keith - request 23 May 2011 - received 23 Jul 2011 - PATS -
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R/195864 - J/88617 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Ronald "Ron" Elmer Horton - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA
of Brockville, Ontario, Canada - Plot 2 - Coll. Grave - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647904
born 31 Oct 1924, Greenbush, ON - died 22 Jun 1944, Oosterwolde, The Netherlands - Age 19
Racial origin: Irish
Son of Mr. John F. Horton and Mrs. Christina Horton, of Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Siblings: Harold Elton Horton - born ~1918 - died 1969 - Age ~51, Cecil Horton ( died before 11 Jun 1945 )
11 Jun 1945 - L/Cpl. Harold E. Horton

ATTESTATION PAPER - 02 Jun 1942 - No. 12 RCAF Recruting Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Posted to Recruting Centre, Ottawa ( Underage to 31 Oct 1942)
Trade: Aircrew Standard
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Ronald Elmer Horton, 68 King St. West, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Wire Inspector - Religion: Church of England / Anglican - Single
John Fisher Horton (father) - birthplace: Greenbush, Ontario - Citizenship: Canadian
Occupation: Hydro Lineman
Christena Horton (mother) - birthplace: Soper, Ontario - Citizenship: Canadian
Address parents: 68 King St. West, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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Certificate of Attesting Officer - 29 Oct 1942, Ottawa, Ontario
Enlistment: 29 Oct 1942, Ottawa, ON
29 Oct 1942 - AC2
12 Jun 1943 - LAC
23 Jul 1943 - F/Sgt. (paid)
23 Jul 1943 - Air Gunner's Badge
23 Apr 1944 - T/F.Sgt
29 Apr 1944 - CVSM + ribbon - Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
20 Jun 1944 - P/O
Embarkation leave: 24 Jul 1943 - 07 Aug 1943
Embarkment Halifax - 26 Aug 1943 - disembarked UK: 01 Sep 1944
- info from Service records P/O. Horton - 06 May 2011 -
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Oakland Cemetery, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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Inscription: HORTON
John F. Norton - 1892 - 1972 - Age ~80
his wife, Christena Horton - 1894 - 1978 - Age ~84
their son, P/O. Ronald E. Horton - born 31 Oct 1924 - died 22 Jun 1944 - Age 19
Inscription: HORTON
Harold Elton Horton - 1918 - 1969 - Age ~51
husband of, Marion Ruth Hewson

R/195864 - J/88617 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Ronald Elmer Horton - RCAF Mr. John F. Horton and Mrs. Christina Horton - with Ronald's dog 'Buddie'
Pilot Officer - Ronald Elmer Horton . . . . Mrs. and Mr. Horton and "Buddie"
photos were sent by Mrs. Christina Horton (mother) to policeman G. van Heerde
via J. A. G. van Heerde (son) and Cor Fikse - 27 Jul 2011


PEACEFULLY SLEEPING,
RESTING AT LAST;
THE WORLD'S WEARY TRIALS
ARE PAST

- Epigraph on Horton memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Horton - request 05 Dec 2011 - received 05 May 2012 - PATS -

Signature - R/195864 - J/88617 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Ronald Elmer Horton - RCAF
R/195864 - AC2 - Ronald Elmer Horton - RCAF R/195864 - J/88617 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Ronald Elmer Horton - RCAF
R/195864 - AC2 - Ronald 'Ron' Elmer Horton - RCAF - ID-card front
R/195864 - AC2 - Ronald 'Ron' Elmer Horton - RCAF - ID-card back
R/195864 - J/88617 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Ronald Elmer Horton - RCAF
images via RCAF Service Records - 05 May 2012
Note: Brown Ronald Horton on his ID-card - info PATS -
Note: Brown is likely mother's surname - info PATS -
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R/203907 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - George Francis Leo O'Connell - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
of Canada - Plot 2 - Coll. Grave - Oosterwolde General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647910
born 8 Dec 1923, Keeler, SK, Canada - died 22 June 1944, Oosterwolde ( Prov. of Gelderland ), The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Leo Neil O'Connell and Edith Graham O'Connell ( née Kemp ), Keeler, Saskatchewan, Canada
Racial origin: Irish - Religion: United Church
Occupation: Hardware Clerk - Marital Status: Single
Attestation paper: 19 Nov 1942
Enlistment: 21 Dec 1942, No. 5 Recruting Centre RCAF, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Unit: #2 "M" (Manning) Depot, Brandon, Manitoba - Rank AC2
Air Gunners Badge: 17 Sep 1943 - Embarkation leave: 18 Sep 1943 - 2 Oct 1943
Embarked New York: 8 Oct 1943 - Disembarked UK: 16 Oct 1943

James O'Connell (grandfather) came with his family in 1914 to Keeler from Minnesota
Leo Neil O'Connell (father), born Minnesota, USA - Address: Keeler, SK - Citizenship: Canadian - Occupation: Carpenter
Edith Graham Kemp (mother), born Winnipeg, Manitoba - Citizenship: Canadian
discrepancy - Neil / Neal - info PATS

Family info as in letter of 01 Sep 1945 - signed: Edith Graham O'Connell (mother), Keeler, Sask.
..........................................................................................................
Leo Neil O'Connell (father) - 43 - abt. 1902, Minnesota, USA - Keeler, Saskatchewan, Canada
Edith Graham O'Connell (mother) - 45 - abt. 1900, Winnipeg - Keeler, Saskatchewan, Canada
marriage 28 Feb 1922, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
George Francis Leo O'Connell - born 8 Dec 1923 - Keeler, Saskatchewan, Canada
Hazelwood Enid O'Connell (sister) - 19 - born 3 Apr 1926 - Keeler, Saskatchewan, Canada
Reta Mae O'Connell (sister) - 15 - abt. 1930 - Keeler, Saskatchewan, Canada
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marriage: Ms. Hazelwood Enid O'Connell with Mr. Wallace Craig Johnston - born 18 Jul 1924 - died 1986 - Age 62

RCAF - Service records - O'Connell - request 22 Jan 1011 - received 15 Jul 1011 - PATS -

F/Sgt. - George Francis Leo O'Connell - RCAF F/Sgt. - George Francis Leo O'Connell - RCAF
F/Sgt. - George Francis Leo O'Connell
- images from O'Connell's RCAF Service Records - 15 Jul 2011

F/Sgt. - George Francis Leo O'Connell F/Sgt. - George Francis Leo O'Connell at 22 May 1944
F/Sgt. - George Francis Leo O'Connell
- left image by niece Lisa Rizo - 08 Oct 2008
- right image taken 22 May 1944 - via J. A. G. van Heerde and Cor Fikse - 27 Jul 2011

Sgt. - Engineer - Frank Henry Aldridge - Age 19 Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Royston Sleep F/Sgt. - George Francis Leo O'Connell - 22 May 1944
Aldridge - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sleep - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - O'Connell
George Francis Leo O'Connell's photo taken 22 May 1944
images via Cor Fikse - source "Oldebroek in Oorlogstijd" - 08 March 2010
an issue of - Oudheidkundige vereniging "de Broeklanden" - Oldebroek

Memorial info plaque - LL955 - photo 22 Jun 2011 17:54pm by Cor Fikse
Memorial info plaque - LL955
Halfway along bicycle path - Wijkerwoldweg - Driemerkenweg - 52°28'41.64"N 5°52'5.33"E
photo taken 22 Jun 2011 17:54pm by Cor Fikse - 23 Oct 2011

Lancasterpad
New memorial info plaque - LL955 - photo by Dick Breedijk - 01 May 2015
NEW memorial info plaque - Lancaster LL955 - 01 May 2015
photos by Dick Breedijk - 04 May 2015
Bicycle path renamed to "Lancasterpad"
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SGLO - T3840

LANCASTER Mk.I - LL955 - ZN-E - 22 Jun 1944 - OOSTERWOLDE - CREW 7

1344218 - 174302 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - James 'Jim' Brodie - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1560442 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - William Brownlee - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 1533681 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Royston Sleep - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 1853526 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frank Henry Aldridge - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
416005 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - David Robinson Neill Keith - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA R/195864 - J/88617 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Ronald 'Ron' Elmer Horton - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA R/203907 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - George Francis Leo O'Connell - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

BRODIE(†) - BROWNLEE(†) - SLEEP(†) - ALDRIDGE(†)
KEITH(†) - HORTON(†) - O'CONNELL(†)


Contact O'Connell is pending - 08 Oct 2008 - PATS
Contact Brodie is pending - 21 Oct 2011 - PATS
Contact Brownlee is pending - 21 Oct 2011 - PATS

Last update - 25 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T5203

SPITFIRE LF Mk.IXe - TA837 - F/Sgt. D. Blair - Oosterwolde - 12:15
Squadron 349 - 6 Feb 1945
1 EVD




Vickers Supermarine SPITFIRE LF. Mk.IXe was hit by light flak on a Rover mission
MI9 report number 3327 3058 (-) P/O. David Blair - 349 Sqn Spitfire TA837 - FTR Rover Feb 1945
sheltered in Holland until liberated Apr 1945

1514313 - 190913 - F/Sgt. David Blair
1514313 - 190913 - F/Sgt. Donald Blair
photo via J. A. G. van Heerde and Cor Fikse - 27 Jul 2011

SGLO - T5203

SPITFIRE LF. Mk.IXe - TA837 - 6 Feb 1945 - OOSTERWOLDE - CREW 1

1514313 - 190913 - F/Sgt. David Blair - EVD

- 1 EVD -

BLAIR


Last update - 17 Jun 2017 - PATS


IJsselmeer/Edam

37 mi WSW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3250

B-17G-10-DL - #42-37773 - 2nd Lt. Webster M. Bull - IJsselmeer - 15:30
388th BG - 563rd BS - 8th AF - 22 Dec 1943 - MACR #3148
8 KIA - 2 POW



Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-10-DL Fortress - c/n 8559 - "Full House" - mission: Münster, Germany

'Full House' #42-37773 - FRE_001505 - collection Roger Freeman
"Full House" #42-37773
A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37773) nicknamed "Full House"
of the 388th Bomb Group. Image via Harry Miller.
Handwritten caption on reverse: '20/12/43 Bremen (A/C lost 22/12/43).'
source: IWM - Roger Freeman Collection - FRE 1505

388th BG Square H 563rd BS 8th-air-force-patch

388th BG - 45th CBW - Square 'H' - 563rd BS - none used - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G - #42-37773 - 22 Dec 1943 - Mission: Münster - MACR #3148
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17064012 - O-745609 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Webster Merrifield Bull - Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska - KIA

O-680636 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Leavitt Patrick Hobbs - San Rafael, Marin County, CA - KIA

32000161 - O-683894 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Albert Hunt Bendix - New York, Kings Co., NY - KIA

16077220 - O-744274 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Loran Arthur Gunderson - Chicago, Cook Co., IL. - FOD-MIA

39165848 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - An(g)elo (nmi) Pasque - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA - FOD

16150364 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard William Riley - Detroit, Wayne Co., MI - KIA

39250775 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Chester Noah Rush - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA - KIA

13126890 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner / Asst. Eng. - Rudolph Ceasar Marsilio - Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA - KIA

32381701 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner / Asst. Radio Op. - John Frank Rogowski - Buffalo, Erie Co., NY. - POW

14182114 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Thomas Glenn Wesson Jr. - Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL - POW
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17064012 - O-745609 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Webster Merrifield Bull - Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska - 22 Dec 1943 - KIA
born: 1914, MN - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age 29 - Found 15 Feb 1944 - buried 15 Feb 1944
Enlistment: 27 Apr 1942, Omaha, Nebraska - Nativity: Minnesota - Marital Status: Married
Mrs. Katherine Price Bull (wife), 124 South 70th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
Initial buried - Plot 1 Row 2 Grave 64 - Oosterwolde General Cemetery
Reinterred 27 Mar 1946 in Ardennes Plot with initial plot number .....
Nowadays - Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot D-19-2, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Honored by: Mr. Daniel F. Bull (Son) - Omaha, NE - wwiimemorial.com -
Honored by: Mrs. Nathaniel Paschall (Wife) - Minneapolis, MN - wwiimemorial.com -
Shot down on his 18th Mission
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O-680636 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Leavitt Patrick Hobbs - San Rafael, Marin Co., CA - KIA
Mr. Irving R. Hobbs (father), 43 Pleasant Lane, San Rafael, California
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32000161 - O-683894 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Albert Hunt Bendix - New York, Kings Co., NY - KIA
born: 1916, NY - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age 27
Enlistment: 28 Nov 1940, New York City, New York - Nativity: New York - Marital Status: Single
Mr. Harry Hunt Bendix (father), 140 Riverside Drive, New York, New York

26 Apr 1930 - US Census - Address: 417 623 Central Avenue, Cedarhurst Village, Hempstead Twp, Nassau Co., NY
Harry H. Bendix (Head) (Salesman) - Age 43-25 - born abt. 1887, PA
Olga J. Bendix (Wife) - Age 36-18 - born 03 Sep 1892, Russia - 08 Jan 1964 - Age 71
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Annette Bendix (daughter) - Age 17 - born abt. 1913, NY
Albert H. Bendix (son) - Age 13 - born 1916, NY - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age 27
Maxine Bendix (daughter) - Age 11 - born abt. 1919, NY
Harry T. Bendix (son) - Age 7 - born 31 Jan 1923, NY - died 18 Jun 1980, Oceanside, Nassau Co.,NY - Age 57
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage: 17 Dec 1911, Brooklyn, NY - Mr. Harry H. Bendix and Ms. Olga J. Coyne
Theodore Bendix (grandfather) - musical director of "The Spring Maid" with Mizzi Hajos

2nd  Lt. - Navigator - Albert Hunt Bendix - headstone
2nd Lt. - Navigator - Albert Hunt Bendix - headstone
Burial 13 May 1949: Riverside Cemetery, Saddle Brook, Bergen County , New Jersey, USA
- info findagrave.com - by dalya d - Memorial# 70883510
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16077220 - O-744274 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Loran Arthur Gunderson - Chicago, Cook Co., IL - FOD-MIA
born: 1920, SD - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age 23
Enlistment: 27 Mar 1942, Chicago, Illinois - Nativity: South Dakota - Marital Status: Single
Mr. Arthur E. Gunderson (father), 1539 North Claremont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
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39165848 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - An(g)elo (nmi) Pasque - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA - FOD
born: 1916, WA - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age 27
Enlistment: 17 Oct 1941, Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California - Nativity: Washington - Marital Status: Single
Mr. Domenic Pasque (father), 1150 East 88th Place, Los Angeles 2, California

!!! discrepancy !!! - Anelo Pasque - Angelo Pasque - 07 Sep 2012 - PATS
!!! discrepancies !!! - Domenic / Domonic / Dominick / Pasque / Pasqua - 07 Sep 2012 - PATS
Need IDPF aka 293-file for exact details if available - 07 Sep 2012 - PATS
??? Domonick Pasque, Washington, Pennsylvania - Census 1920 - abt 1873 ???
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16150364 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard William Riley - Detroit, Wayne Co., MI - KIA
born 1920, MI - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age 23
Enlistment: 12 Nov 1942, Detroit, Michigan - Nativity: Michigan - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Viola Riley (mother), 11708 Whithorn Ave, Detroit, Michigan
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39250775 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Chester Noah Rush - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA - KIA
born 1921, Qulin, Butler Co., MO - died 22 Dec 1943, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 22
Enlistment: 30 Jul 1942, Los Angeles, California - Nativity: Missouri - Marital Status: Single
Mr. Fred H. Rush (father), 2025A Penrose Street, St. Louis, Missouri
Mrs. Norma Rush (mother), 2436 East 58th Street, Los Angeles 11, California
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13126890 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner / Asst. Eng. - Rudolph Ceasar Marsilio - Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA - KIA
born 1922, PA - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age 21
Enlistment: 21 Oct 1942, Philadelphia, PA - Nativity: Pennsylvania - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Grace Marsilio (mother), 6027 Morton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 Jun 1944 - body recovered by Dutch ship "Franeker" at the Isle of Marken in IJsselmeer
Initial grave number - Plot 69 - 80/2 - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery
Reinterred dd-mm-yy in Ardennes Plot with initial plot number .....
Nowadays - Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot B-17-12, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
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32381701 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner / Asst. Radio Op. - John Frank Rogowski - Buffalo, Erie Co., NY - POW
born 27 Jan 1918, NY - died 28 Aug 1996 - Age 78
Enlistment: 31 Jul 1942, Buffalo, New York - Nativity: New York - Marital Status: Single
Mr. Felix Rogowski (father), 265 Katherine Street, Buffalo, New York
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
AAD archives - report: 17 May 1944 - latest report: 27 Mar 1946

John F. Rogowski is buried in the cemetery: Saint Matthew's Cemetery, Buffalo, NY
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14182114 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Thomas Glenn Wesson Jr. - Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL - POW
born 11 Apr 1924, AL - died 15 Dec 1992 - Age 68
Mr. Thomas G. Wesson Sr. (father), RFD #2, Florence, Alabama
Enlistment: 18 Nov 1942, Fort McClellan, Alabama - Nativity: Albama - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
AAD archives - report: 17 May 1944 - latest report: 21 Feb 1946

Mr. Thomas Glenn Wesson Sr. (father) - born 29 Sep 1903 - died 06 Jan 1987 - Age 83
Gertie Wesson née Phillips (mother) - born 29 Sep 1903 - died 06 May 1934 - Age 30
Eugene "Gene" Wesson (brother) - born abt. 1927
John Wesley Wesson (brother) - born abt. 1929
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Virgie Horton Wesson (stepmother) - born 1914 - died 1994 - Age ~80
David William Wesson (stepbrother) - born abt. 1941 - died 30 Dec 2010 - Age 69
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SGLO - T3250

B-17G - #42-37773 - 22 Dec 1943 - IJSSELMEER / EDAM - CREW 10

17064012 - O-745609 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Webster Merrifield Bull - Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska - KIA O-680636 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Leavitt Patrick Hobbs - San Rafael, Marin County, CA - KIA 32000161 - O-683894 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Albert Hunt Bendix - New York, Kings Co., NY - KIA 16077220 - O-744274 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Loran Arthur Gunderson - Chicago, Cook Co., IL. - FOD-MIA 39165848 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - An(g)elo (nmi) Pasque - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA - FOD
16150364 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard William Riley - Detroit, Wayne Co., MI - KIA 39250775 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Chester Noah Rush - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA - KIA 13126890 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner / Asst. Eng. - Rudolph Ceasar Marsilio - Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA - KIA 32381701 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner / Asst. Radio Op. - John Frank Rogowski - Buffalo, Erie Co., NY. - POW 14182114 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Thomas Glenn Wesson Jr. - Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL - POW

- 8 KIA - 2 POW -

BULL(†) - HOBBS(†) - BENDIX(†) - GUNDERSON(†) - PASQUE(†)
RILEY(†) - RUSH (†) - MARSILIO(†) - ROGOWSKI - WESSON Jr.


Contact Rush is pending - 06 Sep 2012 - PATS

Last update - 25 Aug 2015 - PATS



Doornspijk - 7

19 mi SSW of Vollenhove

- 7 Commonwealth graves - 3 UK - 1 NZ - 1 SAF - 1 AUS - 1 CAN -



7 Commonwealth graves - Doornspijk
- Commonwealth graves - General cemetery Doornspijk -
l-r: Steele, Bennett, Grundy, Hence, O'Brien, Ritchie, Gould
- image via Eric van den Reek -

Doornspijk is a small village 16 mi south-west of Zwolle
It is 2.5 miles inland from the IJsselmeer
The cemetery is about 1 km north of the village, on the western side of the road to Zwolle
The British plot is on the eastern side of the cemetery
No. of identified Casualties: 7


SGLO - T2187

Lancaster Mk.III - ED618 - SR-X - WO2 J. D. Steele - 22:45 - Doornspijk
101 Squadron - RAF - Friday 9 April 1943 - Mission: Duisberg
7 KIA



The ED618 was a Mk.III and was delivered to 101 Sqdn ex-32MU 23 Mar 43
This aircraft was lost on its first operation
When lost this aircraft had a total of 19 hours
ED618 was one of two 101 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation - other one ED608 -

Lancaster was airborne from Holme-on-Spalding Moor, UK
Shot down at 22:45 - 9th Apr 43 - by a night-fighter (Lt. Oskar Köstler, 10./NJG 1) and
exploded with such force that debris from the Lancaster hit the night-fighter and killed Lt. Köstler
The bulk of the wreckage fell at Doornspijk (Gelderland), 9 mi NE of Harderwijk, Holland
All were buried 13 Apr 1943 in Doornspijk General Cemetery

Cemetery Doornspijk - graves - crew ED618
Cemetery Doornspijk - graves - crew ED618
- Steele - O'Brien - 'Unknown' - 'Unknown' - 'Unknown' - Gould -
- after identification - Grave 1, Steele - Coll. Grave 2-5 - Grave 6, Gould -
- image via Dick Breedijk -

1980-03- RNLAF-147(132) - Elburg - Lancaster Mk.III ED618 - SR-X - 101 Sqn - 09-04-1943
Only engine recovered

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - ED618 - SR-X - 9 Apr 1943 - Mission: Duisberg
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R/94702 - WO2 - Pilot - John 'Jack' David Steele - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

957663 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - Michael John Bennett - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA

412843 - F/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Norman James Ritchie - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA

632926 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - John Hence - RAF - Age 23 - KIA

1255195 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - D'Arcy Gould - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

626664 - F/Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Stanley Grundy - DFM - RAF - Age 23 - KIA

1312095 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - William David George O'Brien - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - ED618 - SR-X - Steele
Loss Card - ED618 - SR-X-Bar - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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R/94702 - Warrant Officer II - Pilot - John 'Jack' David Steele - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
of Canada - Grave 1 - Doornspijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647900
born 7 Nov 1919, Weyburn, SK - died 9 Apr 1943, Doornspijk, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Mr. Samuel Steele and Mrs. Carrie Steele, Box 94, Arcola, SK, Canada
Siblings: Mabel and Ethel Steele

Samuel Steele - born: 05 Oct 1894, Lanark County, Ontario
He was married to Caroline Mabel Lanor Horne - born 14 May 1897, Middlesex County, Elfrid Township, Ontario
They were married on 08 Aug 1917, Weyburn, Saskatchewan
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ATTESTATION PAPER - 14 Aug 1940 - RCAF Recruting Centre, Regina, SK
Posted to No. 2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Pilot or Observer (Standard)
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John David Steele, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Occupation: Miller - Religion: United Church of Canada - Single
Samuel Steele (father) - birthplace: Toronto, Ontario - Occupation: Miller
Carrie Mabel Lanor Horne (mother) - birthplace: St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Address parents: Arcola, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Certificate of Attesting Officer - 11 Mar 1941, Regina, SK
Enlistment: 11 Mar 1941, Regina, SK
05 Dec 1941 - Pilots Flying Badge
05 Dec 1942 - WO2
- info from Service records WO2 Steele - 06 May 2012 -

Warrant Officer is a rank between Flight Sergeant and Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force

Plaque - R/94702 - WO2 - Pilot - John 'Jack' David Steele - RCAF
WO2 - John 'Jack' David Steele - RCAF
1919 - 1943
- plaque image by Cor Fikse - portrait image via Dick Breedijk -

Visit - May 2008 - Ethel Steele, sister - with here 3 daughters
- Visit of Ethel Steele (sister) - with here three daughters Leah, Arla and Lonnie - May 2008 - Doornspijk -
- via 'de Weekkrant' - Elburg/Oldebroek - photo Wim Speth -
- . - . -

RCAF - Service records - Steele - request 05 Dec 2011 - received 05 May 2012 - PATS -

957663 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Michael John Bennett - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA
of Coventry, UK - Coll. Grave 2-5 - Doornspijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647894
Son of John H. Bennett and Annie Louise Bennett née Nicks

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1915 - John H. Bennett and Annie L. Nicks - district: Pancras, London Co., UK
birth 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Michael Bennett - mother's surname: Nicks - district: Kings Norton, Warwickshire Co., UK
husband of Beatrice Adelaide Bennett née Lines, Coventry, Warwickshire Co., UK
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1939 - Michael J. Bennett and Beatrice A. Lines - district: Coventry, Warwickshire Co., UK

The London Gazette: 29 Sep 1939 - Issue number: 34696 - page 6593
Clerical Assistant, Grade I - Beatrice Adelaide Lines (Coventry)


ALL THAT THET HAD, THEY GAVE.
- THEY GAVE -
IN SURE AND SINGLE FAITH

- Epigraph on Bennett memorial -
- . - . -

412843 - Flying Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Norman James Ritchie - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA
of Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia - Coll. Grave 2-5 - Doornspijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647899
Son of Frank and Clarice Maud Marion Ritchie, of Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia
Date of birth - 28 Jul 1921, Paddington, NSW - Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Norman James Ritchie's name is located at panel 129 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial

Digital Copy 5245361 - Access status: Not yet examined - Location Canberra - info PATS - 28 May 2011
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632926 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - John Hence - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
of Durham, UK - Coll. Grave 2-5 - Doornspijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647897
Son of John and Eleanor Harrison Hence née Carter, Durham, Durham Co., UK

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1915 - John Hence and Eleanor H. Carter - district: Durham, Durham Co., UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1919 - John Hence - district: Durham, Durham Co., UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1927 - Annie E. Hence - district: Durham, Durham Co., UK


ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY
OFTEN A SILENT TEAR.
LOVED BY
MAM, DAD AND SISTER

- Epigraph on Hence memorial -
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1255195 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - D'Arcy Gould - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
of Auckland City, New Zealand - Grave 6 - Doornspijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647895
Son of D'Arcy Jack Wilton Gould and Maud Evelyn Gould, of Auckland City, New Zealand
Mr. D'Arcy Jack Wilton Gould (father) - died 1927 - Age 30 - buried in Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland
Widow Mrs. Maude Evelyn Gould (mother) - remarried in 1932 to Mr. Albert Anderson
Mrs. Maude Evelyn Anderson - died 1957 - buried in Hillsborough Cemetery, Auckland - same plot as her first husband
info Elaine Bell - NZSG Research Services Officer - 10 Aug 2011

1255195 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - D'Arcy Gould - RAFVR
Sgt. - D'Arcy Gould - RAFVR
- The Weekly News - page 18 - 11 Aug 1943 -

Full Name: D'Arcy Jack Wilton Gould (father) - World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 70271 - First Known Rank: Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Bank Clerk
Next of Kin: Mrs. Maude Evelyn Gould (wife), care of A.W. Gould, Solicitor, Ohakune, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 39th Reinforcements E Company
Embarkation Date: 13 Jun 1918 - Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 106 - Vessel: Athenic - Destination: Liverpool, England
Nominal Roll Number: 85 - Page on Nominal Roll: 11
Archives NZ source - Military personnel file
Sources Used : Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV.
Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
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source: http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com
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626664 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Stanley Grundy - DFM - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa - Coll. Grave 2-5 - Doornspijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647896
Son of Fred and Stella Grundy, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

F/Sgt. Grundy came from Johannesburg in South Africa
Details of his Award were not Gazetted until 20 Jul 45
The London Gazette - 17 July 1945 - Issue number: 37187 - Page number: 3783
- D i s t i n g u i s h e d - F l y i n g - M e d a l -
626664 - Stanley Grundy, RAF, 101 Sqn., with effect from 9th April, 1943 (since deceased)


UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, DEAR,
REST IN PEACE
MAM, DAD AND FAMILY

- Epigraph on Grundy memorial -
- . - . -

1312095 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - William David George O'Brien - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
of Moulsecoomb, Brighton, Sussex, UK - Coll. Grave 2-5 - Doornspijk General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2647898
Son of William Charles O'Brien and Nellie Louisa O'Brien née Dewey, of Moulsecoomb, Brighton, Sussex Co., UK

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1914 - William C. O'Brien and Nellie L. Dewey - district: Brighton, Sussex Co. UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1917 - Nellie P. E. O'Brien - mother's surname: Dewey - district: Brighton, Sussex Co. UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1921 - William D. G. O'Brien - mother's surname: Dewey - district: Brighton, Sussex Co. UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1923 - Charles F. B. O'Brien - mother's surname: Dewey - district: Brighton, Sussex Co. UK

1312095 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - William David George O'Brien - RAFVR
Sgt. - William David George O'Brien - RAFVR
1922 - 1943
- image via Dick Breedijk -


WE LOVED HIM WELL
GOD LOVED HOIM BEST
AND TOOK HIM HOME
WITH HIM TO REST

- Epigraph on O'Brien memorial -
- . - . -

- Have to verify Grave no's - Grave 1, 2-5 , 6 - in list - but 7 names !!!



SGLO - T2187

LANCASTER Mk.III - ED618 - SR-X - 09 Apr 1943 - OOSTERWOLDE - CREW 7

R/94702 - Warrant Officer II - Pilot - John 'Jack' David Steele - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA 957663 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Michael John Bennett - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA 12843 - Flying Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Norman James Ritchie - RAAF - Age 21 - KIA 632926 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - John Hence - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
1255195 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - D'Arcy Gould - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 626664 - Flight Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Stanley Grundy - DFM - RAF - Age 23 - KIA 1312095 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - William David George O'Brien - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

STEELE(†) - BENNETT(†) - RITCHIE(†) - HENCE(†)
GOULD(†) - GRUNDY(†) - O'BRIEN(†)


Last update - 25 Aug 2014 - PATS




SGLO - T3681

P-38-J - CY-? - 42-104250 - 1st Lt. H. K. Warwick - 14:15 - Sunday 21 May 1944 - near Oldebroek
55th FG - 343rd FS - 8th AirForce - Strafing mission to Germany - MACR #4980
1 KIA




55th Fighter Group

55th FG 343th FS 8th-air-force-patch
55th FG - - - - - - - - 343th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

1st Lt. Henry Kirkham Warwick
1st Lt. Henry K. Warwick
- image by F. Birtciel -

P-38J CY-? took off from Base Wormingford, Essex, UK
This pilot on deck was seen at a flight around 13:00h after strafing in the area of Celle, Germany
The P-38 was shot down by Vierling-Flak of the SS.Panzer Abteiling 103 with 13 rounds
source: Copy of Tagesbefehl Nr. 35/44 - 03.06.44 -
It did crash on Military Training Field at Oldebroek- 12 mi SW of Zwolle
1st Lt. Henry Kirkham Warwick was killed and buried in Grave 7 at Doornspijk General Cemetery

P-38-J - #42-104250 - crash - Oldebroek - May 44
P-38-J - #42-104250 - crash - Oldebroek - May 44
Crashed P-38J - #42-104250 - Oldebroek, The Netherlands
Crash images by Overijssels Museum, Zwolle - via Dick Breedijk

19085377 - O-746235 - 1st Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Henry Kirkham Warwick - Burlingame, California - KIA
Initial buried - Grave 7 - Doornspijk General Cemetery
Reinterred April 1946 in Ardennes Plot with initial plot number J-11-251
Nowadays - Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot B-36-10, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Awards- Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Headstone - 1st Lt. Henry Kirkham Warwick - Neupre, Belgium
1st Lt. Henry K. Warwick
- image by Paul Patist -

Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross - Awarded for action during World War II
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure
in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Henry K. Warwick (ASN: 0-746235),
United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight
as a Fighter Pilot of the EIGHTH Air Force, in accomplishing fifty fighter combat mission,
or the equivalent thereof, over enemy occupied Continental Europe during World War II.
The skillful and zealous manner in which this officer has sought out the enemy
and engaged him in aerial combat, his devotion to duty and courage under all conditions
serve as an inspiration to his fellow flyers.
His actions on all these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself
and the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: Headquarters, VIII Fighter Command, General Orders No. 34 (April 27, 1944)
Action Date: 2-Apr-44 - Service: Army Air Forces
Rank: First Lieutenant - Regiment: 8th Fighter Command - Division: 8th Air Force



SGLO - T3681

P-38-J - CY-? - 42-104250 - 21 May 1944 - NEAR OLDEBROEK - CREW 1

19085377 - O-746235 - 1st Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Henry Kirkham Warwick - Burlingame, California - KIA

- 1 KIA -

WARWICK(†)


Last update - 29 Jun 2011 - PATS



IJsselmeer/Eemnes

38 mi SW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T4710

B-24H - #42-95180 - 1st Lt. John H. Quinn - IJsselmeer / Eemnes - 14:30
446th BG - 706th BS - 8th AF - 21 Nov 1944 - MACR #10408
7 KIA - 2 EVD



446th BG Circle H 706th BS 8th-air-force-patch

Crew J. H. QUINN
Crew J. H. QUINN
back l-r: Sgt. Bennie Tillotson, Sgt. Lewis Hoyal, Sgt. Patrick Flaherty, Sgt. Frank Pietzsch, Sgt. John Todd, and Sgt. Jack Cahill
front l-r: Lt. John Quinn, Lt. Samuel Agin, Lt. Melburn Simmons and Lt. Robert Brooks
image via Michelle Cahill (niece) - 11 Sep 2012
Lt. Samuel Agin (Navigator) not on mission Hamburg - 21 Nov 1944

Nose Art - 'Satan's Little Sister'
Nose Art - "Satan's Little Sister"
image via Jaap van der Woude - 21 Sep 2012

446th BG - 20th CBW - Circle 'H' - 706th BS - RT - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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B-24H - #42-95180 - RT-"?" - "Satan's Little Sister" - 21 Nov 1944 - MACR #10408
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O-818301 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Henry Quinn - Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY - Age 26 - EVD

16032123 - O-771139 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Melburn Odell Simmons - Chicago, Cook Co., IL - Age 26 - EVD

14132169 - O-717741 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Nose Turret Gunner - Robert F. Brooks - Knoxville, Knox Co., TN - Age 23 - KIA

12090834 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Patrick J. Flaherty - New York Cty, New York Co., NY - Age 22 - KIA

19163408 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John "Jack" W. Cahill - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA - Age 21 - KIA

38456350 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Frank H. Pietzsch Jr. - Hometown: Taylor Co., TX - Age 20 - FOD

38461510 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Lewis R. Hoyal - Victoria, Victoria Co., TX - Age 32 - KIA

17065729 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Bennie F. Tillotson - Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA - Age 23 - FOD

35090214 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John S. Todd - Logansport, Cass Co., IN - Age 21 - FOD
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O-818301 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Henry Quinn - Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY - Age 26 - EVD
born 01 Sep 1918, NY - died 26 Mar 1998, Westport, NY - Age 79
Mrs. Marion L. Quinn (wife) - 153 Oak Street, Plattsburgh, New York
She married John H. Quinn, 17 Jul 1943, Americus, Georgia
Marion L. Quinn née LaPlante - born 12 Oct 1918, West Chazy, NY - died 11 May 2003, Malone, NY - Age 84
E&E #3052 - 10 May 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report (5 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-3052.pdf
19 Missions
Peace time occupation: Prison Guard

Training - John H. Quinn O-818301 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John H. Quinn Graduated Pilot - John H. Quinn
O-818301 - 1st Lt. - John H. Quinn
images by Jaap van der Woude - 21 Sep 2012
courtesy Quinn family

Honored by Mrs. Marion L. Quinn, Wife
Activity during WWII : Served as a B-24 Bomber Pilot
Plane was shot down over Holland on his 19th mission.
He and his co-pilot survived
All other crew members were lost
- info wwiimemorial.com -

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
APPENDIX "C" TO E. & E. REPORT No. IS9WEA/1/408./3052
No.: O-818301 - Rank: 1/Lt. - Name: QUINN John Henry - Pilot
Interview: 10 May 1945 - 19 Missions - Occupation: Prison Guard
Private address: 153 Oak Street, Plattsburg, New York
21 Nov 1944 - departure : 06:00 hrs, Nunjay, UK - crash near Eem river - 14:00 hrs

A. Fam Morren, Kerkstraat 9, ECMNES [EEMNES] ( Prov UTRECHT ) - From 27 Nov 44 - 9 May 45
Food, clothing, tobacco, books and all possible comforts.

B. Fam STAAL, ECMNES [EEMNES] - Food and books

C. Fam Von NISPON [Van NISPEN], Kerkstraat, ECMNES [EEMNES] - Books and comforts

D. Mrs. T. van KRIM PEW [Van KRIMPEN], Schapendrift 8, Blaricum, Holland - Books, food and comforts

E. Mr. and Mrs. T. KRUIZE, Vliegweg 3B, Blaricum, Holland - Comforts

- info 10 May 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #3052 -
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

John H. Ouinn and Marion LaPlante Quinn - gravemarkers
John H. Ouinn and Marion LaPlante Quinn - gravemarkers
Burial: Saint Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery, Westport, Essex County, New York, USA
- info findagrave.com - by Betty Hadley White - Memorial# 18559097

16032123 - O-771139 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Melburn Odell Simmons - Chicago, Cook Co., IL - Age 26 - EVD
born 01 Aug 1918, IL - died 17 May 2011, Fort Collins, CO - Age 92
Mrs. Lois D. Simmons (wife) - 7526 Phillips Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Enlistment: 15 Dec 1942, Chanute Field, Illinois - Nativity: Illinois - Marital Status: Married
E&E #3051 - 10 May 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report (5 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-3051.pdf
18 Missions
Peace time occupation: Salesman

O-771139 - 2nd Lt.  - Co-Pilot   - Melburn O. Simmons
O-771139 - 2nd Lt. - Melburn O. Simmons
image by Jaap van der Woude - via Dick Breedijk - 10 Sep 2012

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
APPENDIX "C" TO E. & E. REPORT No. IS9WEA/1/409./3051
No.: O-771139 - Rank: 2/Lt. - Name: SIMMONS Melburn Odell - Co-Pilot
Interview: 10 May 1945 - 18 Missions - Occupation: Salesman
Private address: 7526 Phillips Ave, Chicago, Illinois
21 Nov 1944 - departure : 06:00 hrs, Nunjay, UK - crash near Eem river - 14:00 hrs

A. Mrs. T. van KRIMPEN, Schapendrift 8, Blaricum, Holland (Gooi) - From 27 Nov 44 - 9 May 45
Food, clothing, cigarettes, books and comforts.

B. Fam STAAL, ECMNES [EEMNES], Holland - Food and comforts

C. Family KRUIZE, Vleigweg [Vliegweg] 3B, Blaricum, Holland - Food, clothing, comforts

Melburn O. Simmons - Ms. Sieke Kruize - John H. Quinn
Melburn O. Simmons - Ms. Sieke Kruize (resistance) - John H. Quinn - 09 May 1945
Mrs. Sieke Broekema née Kruize - born 21 Apr 1921 - Dutch award KV in 1952: "Kruis van Verdienste"
image by Jaap van der Woude - via Dick Breedijk - 10 Sep 2012

D. Richard BUIS, Schapendrift 8, Blaricum, Holland - Food, clothing, comforts

E. Corry Moren [MORREN], ECMNES [EEMNES], Holland - Comforts.

- info 10 May 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #3051 -
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

14132169 - O-717741 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Nose Turret Gunner - Robert F. Brooks - Knoxville, Knox Co., TN - Age 23 - KIA
born 09 Oct 1921, TN - died 21 Nov 1944 - Age 23
Mrs. Minnie D. Brooks (mother) - 1010 Tulip Street, Knoxville, Tennessee
Enlistment: 18 Jul 1942, Knoxville, Tennessee - Nativity: Tennessee - Marital Status: Single

O-717741 - 2nd Lt.  - Bombardier / Nose Turret Gunner - Robert F. Brooks
O-717741 - 2nd Lt. - Robert F. Brooks
image by Jaap van der Woude - via Dick Breedijk - 10 Sep 2012

12090834 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Patrick J. Flaherty - New York Cty, New York Co., NY - Age 22 - KIA
born 1922, NY - died 21 Nov 1944 - Age 22
Mr. Raymond Flaherty (brother), 1391 Nelson Avenue, Bronx, New York
Enlistment: 07 Jul 1942, New York City, New York Co., New York - Nativity: New York - Marital Status: Single
26 Apr 1945 - Washed ashore on the beach near Nijkerk - inital buried General Cemetery Nijkerk - Grave 5
reburied - 15 Mar 1946 - Ardennes American Cemetery - Location: Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium - Plot: B Row: 40 Grave: 15
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

15th US Census 04 April 1930, City of New York, Manhattan Borough, New York Co., New York
Address: 253 East 72, Manhattan, New York
Patrick Flaherty - (Head) - (M) 48/28 - born abt. 1882, Ireland - to USA in 1902 - Pipefitter
Elizabeth Flaherty - (Wife) - (F) 42/22 - born abt. 1888, Ireland - to USA in 1900
Raymond J. Flaherty - (Son) - (M) 16 - born abt. 1914, NY
Catharine Flaherty - (Daughter) - (F) 12 - born abt. 1918, NY
Patrick Flaherty Jr. - (Son) - (M) 8 - born abt. 1922, NY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mary Tracy (Niece) - (F) 24 - born abt. 1906, Ireland - to USA in 1928 - Telephone Switch
Margaret Cunningham (Boarder) - (F) 24 - born abt. 1906, Ireland - to USA in 1926 - Dressmaker

12090834 - T/Sgt.   - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner  - Patrick J. Flaherty
12090834 - T/Sgt. - Patrick J. Flaherty
image by Jaap van der Woude - via Dick Breedijk - 10 Sep 2012

19163408 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John "Jack" W. Cahill - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA - Age 21 - KIA
born 1923, NH - died 21 Nov 1944 - Age 21
Mrs. Mary W. Cahill (mother) - 2949½ Van Duren Place, Los Angeles, California
Enlistment: 28 Sep 1942, Los Angeles, California - Nativity: New Hampshire - Marital Status: Single
Bailed out and landed in the IJsselmeer and drowned. His mortal remains were brought info the harbour of Spakenburg
on 03 Feb 1945 and initial interred three days later at Amersfoort (Oud-Leusden) General Cemetery "Rusthof" - Section 13.202.1
disinterred end of February 1946 to Margraten Cemetery
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: J Row: 1 Grave: 8
Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
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additional info Spakenburg, etc. via Jaap van der Woude - see also "Vrijheidsmonument Eemnes" - page 96

19163408 - T/Sgt.   - Radio Operator - John 'Jack' W. Cahill
19163408 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John "Jack" W. Cahill
image by Jaap van der Woude - via Dick Breedijk - 10 Sep 2012
Discrepancy !!! This is Jack Cahill !!! - info PATS - 14 Sep 2012

19163408 - T/Sgt.   - Radio Operator - John 'Jack' W. Cahill 19163408 - T/Sgt.   - Radio Operator - John 'Jack' W. Cahill 19163408 - T/Sgt.   - Radio Operator - John 'Jack' W. Cahill
19163408 - T/Sgt.   - Radio Operator - John 'Jack' W. Cahill 19163408 - T/Sgt.   - Radio Operator - John 'Jack' W. Cahill
19163408 - T/Sgt. - John "Jack" W. Cahill
images via Michelle Cahill (niece) - 12 Sep 2012
courtesy Cahill family

38456350 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Frank H. Pietzsch Jr. - Hometown: Taylor Co., TX - Age 20 - FOD
born 16 Feb 1924 - died 21 Nov 1944 - Age 20
Mrs. Estelle W. Lancaster (sister) - 812 North 2nd Street, Temple, Texas
washed ashore - buried 17 Mar 1945
Initial buried - Grave 8 - Doornspijk General Cemetery
Reinterred 01 Apr 1946 in Ardennes Plot with initial plot number .....
Nowadays - Burial: Taylor City Cemetery, Taylor, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Plot: Third Addition, Section 27

38456350 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Frank H. Pietzsch Jr. Headstone - S/Sgt. - Frank H. Pietzsch Jr.
. . 38456350 - S/Sgt. - Frank H. Pietzsch Jr. . . . . . . .Headstone - S/Sgt. - Frank H. Pietzsch Jr. . .
left image by Jaap van der Woude - via Dick Breedijk - 10 Sep 2012
right image - via findagrave.com - by John Christeson - Memorial #20314038

38461510 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Lewis R. Hoyal - Victoria, Victoria Co., TX - Age 32 - KIA
born 21 Apr 1912, TX - died 21 Nov 1944 - Age 32
Mrs. Alberta F. Hoyal (wife) - 305 South Glass Street, Victoria, Texas
Enlistment: - Nativity: - Marital Status: Single
Burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot: SECTION Q, SITE 76

38461510 - S/Sgt.     - Right Waist Gunner - Lewis R. Hoyal Headstone - S/Sgt. Lewis R. Hoyal - Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
38461510 - S/Sgt. - Lewis R. Hoyal
left image by Jaap van der Woude - via Dick Breedijk - 10 Sep 2012
right image - Find A Grave Memorial #3031477

17065729 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Bennie F. Tillotson - Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA - Age 23 - FOD
born 13 Feb 1921, Cheraw, CO - died 21 Nov 1944 - Age 23
Son of Mr. Terry "Ted" Isaac Tillotson and Mrs. Amelia Margaret Tillotson née Carlo
Mrs. Barbara J. Tillotson (wife) née Hall - 341 Quincy Avenue, Ottumwa, Iowa
marriage: 03 Mar 1942, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Benjamin (son) stillborn - 27 Dec 1943, Ottumwa, Iowa
Enlistment: 19.. - Nativity: Colorado - Marital Status: Married
He drowned after bailing out and his mortal remains were found on 04 March 1945 by Mr. Jan Bos
along the dike near Kampen
One day later, 05 Mar 1945, he was initial buried at the General Cemetery of Kampen: 2nd Section - Plot 10 - Grave 4
disinterred on 01 Jun 1949 to U.S. Military Cemetery, Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium
Final burial: Arlington National Cemetery - Section 34 - Site 3374
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additional info Kampen, etc. via Jaap van der Woude - see also "Vrijheidsmonument Eemnes" - page 97

17065729 - S/Sgt.     - Left Waist Gunner  - Bennie F. Tillotson 17065729 - S/Sgt.     - Left Waist Gunner  - Bennie F. Tillotson 17065729 - S/Sgt.     - Left Waist Gunner  - Bennie F. Tillotson
17065729 - S/Sgt.     - Left Waist Gunner  - Bennie F. Tillotson Tombstone - S/Sgt. Bennie F. Tillotson
17065729 - S/Sgt. - Benjamin "Bennie" Franklin Tillotson
images by Terry Bozarth née Tillotson (niece) - 13 Sep 2012
tombstone image by John Evans - Find A Grave Memorial #49326251 - 14 Sep 2012
top-right image by Jaap van der Woude - 18 Sep 2012

Census Apr 1930, Ottumwa City, Center Twp, Wapello Co., Iowa
Address: 320 Hamilton Street
Ted Tillotson - (Head) - 47/31 - abt. 1883, IA - Occupation: Truck driver
Amelia Tillotson - (Wife) - 36/19 - abt. 1894, IA
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terry Lester Tillotson - (M) - 13 - born 16 Jul 1916, Hynes, Iowa, died 27 Nov 1993 - Age 77
Mary Catherine Tillotson - (F) – .. - born 14 Feb 1919, Hynes, Iowa, died of pneumonia around 1 year of age
Benjamin F. Tillotson - (M) - 9 - born 13 Feb 1921, Cheraw, CO - died 21 Nov 1944, IJsselmeer (lake), Holland - Age 23
Amelia Margaret Tillotson aka "Tiny M." - (F) - 7 - born 19 Oct 1922, Cheraw, CO - died 02 Apr 2000, Concord, CA - Age 77
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- info Census 1930 and additional info via John W. Carlo and Terry Bozarth née Tillotson (niece) -

Terry Isaac Tillotson (father) - born 30 Oct 1882 - died 24 Jul 1960, Ottumwa, IA - Age 77
1st marriage - 23 Oct 1905 - Ms. Maude May Long - born 16 Apr 1887, Albia, IA
2nd marriage - 28 Nov 1912 - Ms. Amelia Margaret Carlo - born 23 Jan 1894, IA - died 03 Apr 1990 - Age 96
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35090214 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John S. Todd - Logansport, Cass Co., IN - Age 21 - FOD
born 1923, IN - died 21 Nov 1944 - Age 21
Mrs. Flora Todd (mother) - Rural Rt. #3, Logansport, Indiana
Enlistment: 02 Feb 1943, Indianapolis, Indiana - Nativity: Indiana - Marital Status: Single

35090214 - S/Sgt.     - Tail Turret Gunner - John S. Todd
35090214 - S/Sgt. - John S. Todd
image by Jaap van der Woude - via Dick Breedijk - 10 Sep 2012

!!! Note !!! - Book "Vrijheidsmonument Eemnes" - page 96 and 97
- !!! images of Cahill and Tillotson are misidentified when issued in 1987 and are switched !!! -
Author Jaap van der Woude notified about this - info PATS - 14 Sep 2012




SGLO - T4710

B-24H - #42-95180 - 21 Nov 1944 - IJSSELMEER / EEMNES - CREW 9

O-818301 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John H. Quinn - Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY - Age 26 - EVD 16032123 - O-771139 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Melburn O. Simmons - Chicago, Cook Co., IL - Age 26 - EVD 14132169 - O-717741 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Nose Turret Gunner - Robert F. Brooks - Knoxville, Knox Co., TN - Age 23 - KIA 12090834 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Patrick J. Flaherty - New York Cty, New York Co., NY - Age 22 - KIA 19163408 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John 'Jack' W. Cahill - Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA - Age 21 - KIA
38456350 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Frank H. Pietzsch Jr. - Hometown: Taylor Co., TX - Age 20 - FOD 38461510 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Lewis R. Hoyal - Victoria, Victoria Co., TX - Age 32 - KIA 17065729 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Bennie F. Tillotson - Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA - Age 23/24 - FOD 35090214 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - John S. Todd - Logansport, Cass Co., IN - Age 21 - FOD

- 7 KIA - 2 EVD -

QUINN - SIMMONS - BROOKS(†) - FLAHERTY(†) - CAHILL(†)
PIETZSCH(†) - HOYAL(†) - TILLOTSON(†) - TODD(†)


Contact Cahill is pending - 10 Sep 2012 - PATS
Contact Tillotson is pending - 12 Sep 2012 - PATS

Last update 01 Nov 2012 - PATS



Oldebroek - 29

16 mi SSW of Vollenhove

- 29 Commonwealth graves - 21 UK - 4 CAN - 2 NZ - 1 AUS - 1 CZECH -







This book describes crashes in the Oldebroek area

Cover - WIE HERDENKEN WE IN EN RONDOM OLDEBROEK - FEB 2016 - DICK BREEDIJK
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Feb 2016 - Dick Breedijk
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Commonwealth War Graves - Oldebroek General Cemetery 'Ekelenburg'
Commonwealth War Graves - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg"
- image via Eric van den Reek -

Oldebroek is situated 9 miles SW of Zwolle on the main Amersfoort-Zwolle road
The cemetery is 1 kilometre south-east of the village on the by-road to Mullegen
The British plot is laid out in the form of a pelouse d'honneur at the southern end of the cemetery
No. of identified Casualties: 24
No. of unidentified Casualties: 5


SGLO - T4762

Mosquito FB. VI - PZ456 - YP-? - W/C. A. M. Murphy - 23:00 - Wezeperveld
23 Squadron - RAF - Saturday 2 December 1944 - Mission: Bomber Support
2 KIA



Mosquito PZ456 - YP-? was airborne 20:18 from Little Snoring
PZ456 Mk.FBVI - Unit 23 - Missing from night intruder to Gutersloh - 2.12.44
Shot down by Flak, crashing hamlet Wezeperveld, municipality Oldebroek, 6 mi SW of Zwolle
6 Dec 1944 both airmen were buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery

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Crew: Mosquito - PZ456 - YP-? - 2 Dec 1944 - Mission: Bomber Support
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33346 - Wing Commander - Pilot - Alan Michael Murphy - DSO and Bar, DFC - RAF - Age 27 - KIA

1801128 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator / W.Op. - Douglas Darbon - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - PZ456 - YP-? - Murphy
Loss Card - PZ456 - YP-? - Murphy - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- Map - Veldbuurt Wezep - aka - buurtschap Wezeperveld - via Cor Fikse - 3 Oct 2010
Map - Veldbuurt Wezep - aka - buurtschap Wezeperveld - crash location at Wezepsche Heide
clips - Townhall Oldebroek - record Mosquito - Wezeperveld
Record Townhall Oldebroek - Mosquito 2 Dec 1944 - buurtschap Wezeperveld
Area between Zuiderzeestraatweg and Keizersweg is known as Veldbuurt Wezep
According Historical Society Oldebroek - this is buurtschap Wezeperveld
- Record townhall - via Dick Breedijk - 30 Sep 2010

Crash location on map at yellow circle
area locally known as "Kampenerveld" at "Wezepsche Heide" - info Dick Breedijk - 28 Mar 2011

W/C. A. M. Murphy - Awards: D S O and Bar, D F C - Croix de Guerre avec Palme -
W/C. 'Sticky' Murphy was the hughly revered CO of 23 Squadron
For a full appreciation see 'Confounding The Reich', M.W.Bowman & T.Cushing

Squadron Leader - Alan 'Sticky' Michael Murphy - RAF
Squadron Leader - Alan 'Sticky' Michael Murphy - RAF
l-r: Sister of Murphy, Alan 'Sticky' Michael Murphy and his wife Jean
courtesy Gail Hanekom (daughter) - via Dick Breedijk - 27 May 2011

01Jun 2011 - Gail places flowers at her father's grave - photo by Martin Rotman
01 Jun 2011 - Gail places flowers at her father's grave - Oldebroek
photo taken by Martin Rotman, Wezep

33346 - Wing Commander - Pilot - Alan Michael Murphy - DSO and Bar, DFC - RAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Newbury, Berkshire, UK - Grave 14 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648224
born 26 Sep 1917, UK - died 2 Dec 1944, Wezep - Age 27
Son of Mr. Isaac Murphy and Mrs. Ethel Murphy (mother) née Moore;
husband of Mrs. Jean Murphy (wife) née Leggat, of Newbury, Berkshire, UK
Birth - 2nd Qtr. Jun 1914 - Doreen Murphy (sister) - mother's surname: Moore - district Cockermouth
Birth - 4th Qtr. Dec 1917 - Alan M. Murphy - mother's surname: Moore - district Cockermouth
The district Cockermouth spans the boundaries of the counties of Cumbria and Cumberland
Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1906 - Isaac Murphy and Ethel Moore - district Cockermouth
Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1941 - Alan M. Murphy and Jean Leggat - district Newbury, Berkshire, UK
born 26 Sep 1917 and registration of birth 4th Qtr. 1917

Wing Commander - Pilot - Alan Michael 'Sticky' Murphy - RAF
Wing Commander - Alan Michael 'Sticky' Murphy - RAF
"Sticky" at Little Snoring - 1944
- courtesy of Tommy Cushing - via Pete Smith -

Grave - 'Sticky' - A. M. Murphy Portrait - 'Sticky' - A. M. Murphy Note of grave - 'Sticky' - A. M. Murphy
. . . . . . . . . . . Grave . . . . . . . . . . . WC - Alan Michael Murphy - RAF . . . . . . . . . . . Note . . . . . . . . . . .
- images courtesy of Tommy Cushing and Pete Smith -

23 Squadron photo - Oct 1944
23 Squadron photo - Oct 1944
Wing Commander Alan Michael Murphy on the left and inset
- image courtesy of Tommy Cushing - via Pete Smith -


KNOWN AND LOVED
BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM,
AS "STICKY".
WIFE JEAN AND DAUGHTER GAIL

- Epigraph on Murphy memorial -
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1801128 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator / W.Op. - Douglas Darbon - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Charton, London, UK - Grave 15 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648214
Son of Robert Charles and Victoria Augusta Darbon, of Charlton, London, UK

Flight Sergeant - Navigator / W.Op. - Douglas Darbon - RAFVR
Flight Sergeant - Douglas Darbon - RAFVR
- via Pete Smith -


GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

- Epigraph on Darbon memorial -
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SGLO - T4762

MOSQUITO FB. VI - PZ456 - YP-? - 02 Dec 1944 - WEZEPERVELD - CREW 2

33346 - Wing Commander - Pilot - Alan Michael 'Sticky' Murphy - DSO and Bar, DFC - RAF - Age 27 - KIA 1801128 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator / W.Op. - Douglas Darbon - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 2 KIA -

MURPHY(†) - DARBON(†)


Last update - 18 Feb 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1661

Stirling Mk.I - N3706 - MG-S - F/Sgt. M. G. Bailey - 02:33 - near Borkum
7 Squadron - RAF - Tuesday 30 June 1942 - Mission: Bremen
3 KIA - 2 MIA - 3 POW



Short Stirling Mark I, N3706 'MG-S'
of No. 7 Squadron RAF based at Oakington, Cambridgeshire,
in flight above the starboard wing of another aircraft of the Squadron
ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945
ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945. © IWM (CH 4782)
Part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION"
- - - (photograph) Made by: P/O. - W. Bellamy - - -

Stirling Mk.I - N3706 - MG-S airborne - 23:50 - 29 Jun 42 from Oakington, UK
Crashed at 02:33 in the sea off the German Isle of Borkum
Two of the crew are buried in Dutch cemeteries. Sgt. Hamlyn at Oldebroek General Cemetery,
having been recovered from the Dutch Isle of Rottumeroog
and P/O. Richards at Uithuizermeeden General Cemetery - Prov. of Groningen, Holland
Sgt. Morrison is buried in Sage War Cemetery - Germany -
while Sgt. Kelly and Sgt. Watson have no known graves

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Crew: Stirling Mk.I - N3706 - MG-S - 30 Jun 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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R/83874 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - M. G. Bailey - RCAF - POW - interned in Camp 8B/344. POW No. 24941

932486 - 66545 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - B. A. C. Richards - RAFVR - KIA - Uithuizermeeden Cemetery - Row 16 Grave 26

404543 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - H. A. T. Watson - RNZAF - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - panel 117

1153377 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - W.Op./Air Gnr. - A. J. Hamlyn - RAF - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - grave 40

570332 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - R. H. Kelly - RAF - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - panel 87

1310465 - Sgt. - Front Gunner - W.Op./Air Gnr. - S. A. Morison - RAF - KIA - Sage War Cemetery - 7. E. 3.

1380357 - Sgt. - ?? Bomb Aimer ?? - L. J. Keatley - RAF - POW - interned in Camps 8B/344/L3. POW No. 24940

1388110 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - D. A. W. Peachey - RAF - POW - interned in Camp 8B/344. POW No. 24943
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

!!! 5 positions as given in Service Records of 404543 - Navigator - H. A. T. Watson - RNZAF !!!
!!! Discrepancy with CWGC - info PATS - 27 Jul 2012 !!!
Sgt. Les Keatley is likely the Bomb Aimer - info Dave Cheetham and PATS - 31 Jul 2012
Sgt. Les Keatley is Mid Upper Gunner - info Kim Emmerson - see ORB - 18 Apr 2013

Loss Card - N3706 - MG-S - Bailey
Loss Card - N3706 - MG-S - Bailey - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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ORB - 29-30 Jun 1942 - crew Bailey
ORB - 29-30 Jun 194Ȳ - crew Bailey
ORB via Kim Emmerson (nephew) - 18 Apr 2013

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Stirling Mk.I - N3706 - MG-S - 29-30 Jun 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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F/Sgt. - Captain - M. G. Bailey
P/O. - 2nd Pilot - B. A. C. Richards
Sgt. - Navigator - H. A. T. Watson
Sgt. - Wireless Operator - A. J. Hamlyn
Sgt. - Front Gunner - S. A. Moris(s)on
Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - D. A. W. Peachey
Sgt. - Engineer - R. H. Kelly
Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - L. J. Keatley
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Crew positions according ORB (Operations Record Books, No. 7 Squadron)
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R/83874 - F/Sgt. - Captain/Pilot - Merrill George Bailey - RCAF - Age 22 - POW
born 17 Jul 1919, Baptiste Lake, ON - died 12 Sep 2006, Peterborough, ON, Canada - Age 87
Enlistment: December 1940 - Pilot Wings: August 1941
Address 1942: Eagle Lake, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Bailey, Eagle Lake, ON
Occupation: In partnership with my father - Lumber Manufacturers
husband of Mrs. Muriel C. Bailey (wife) née Johnston, Haliburton, ON, Canada
Siblings: Cecil W. M. Bailey (M), Lorne Bailey (M) and Lois Bailey (F)
23 Jul 1943, C. W. M. Bailey of Eagle Lake enlisted in the R.C.A.F. recently
interned in Camp 8B/344 - POW No. 24941

Dulag Luft - Near Frankfurt - 02 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942
Stalag 344 - Lamsdorf - 22 Jul 1942 - 22 Jan 1945
Stalag 8A - Görlitz - 03 Feb 1945 - 10 Feb 1945
Working Camp - Seesen - 29 Mar 1945 - 09 Apr 1945
Escaped from Marching column with D. Willoughby on April 12 1945
and were liberated the same day by the Americans
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W.O. Merrill George Bailey - info POW Questionnaire - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 14 Oct 2013

09 Aug 1941 - Wedding - F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey and Mrs. Muriel Cavelle Johnston
09 Aug 1941 - Wedding - F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey and Mrs. Muriel Cavelle Johnston
image via Mr. Kim Emmerson (nephew) - 11 Nov 2013

F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey - RCAF F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey - RCAF F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey - RCAF - photo via SMAMF - Douwe Drijver - 07 Oct 2013
F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey - RCAF - with his wife Muriel and family
F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey - RCAF
back l-r: Muriel C. Bailey (wife) and Merrill G. Bailey
front l-r: - 1 -, - 2 -, - 3 - and - 4 -
images via Mr. Kim Emmerson (nephew) - 24 Aug 2012
image top right via SMAMF - Douwe Drijver - 07 Oct 2013

Mrs. M. G. Bailey (wife), Haliburton, ON
- Globe and Mail 1942/07/09 - missing - 1942/08/03 - POW -

26 May 1945
George Bailey of Haliburton Reported Safe
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Picked up by a German ship and taken prisoner after his plane had crashed into the North Sea,
killing five of its crew on June 29, 1942, WO Merrill George Bailey, of Haliburton, Ont.,
has now been liberated and returned to England,
according to information received by his wife, Mrs. Muriel Bailey, of that village.
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'Haliburton Airman Is War Prisoner' - F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey - RCAF
"Haliburton Airman Is War Prisoner" - F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey - RCAF
source: vitacollections.ca - City of Kawartha Lakes Library Digital Collections

H A L I B U R T O N - A I R M A N - I S - W A R - P R I S O N E R
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Haliburton, Sept. 2. — A letter received from Merrill G. Bailey by his wife,
Mrs. Merrill G. Bailey of Haliburton, who was reported missing June 29th and
is now a prisoner of war in Germany.
Receiving his wings at Brantford, Pilot Bailey went to England Sept. 1st, 1941,
and on June 1st, 1942 received the rank of Flight Sgt.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Bailey, reside at Eagle Lake and were former residents of Weston.
Flight Sgt. Bailey was well known in Weston, his home town, and also was well
and favorably known in Haliburton where he was married before going to England.

The letter reads as follows:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Well, here I am writing this letter from Germany. I am well-treated and feeling fine.
I am allowed to write two letters and four postcards a month but you can send as many as you like.
You can send four parcels per year of no more than ten pounds.
Please include tooth brush, shaving brush, comb and a few towels, 2 pairs socks
and running shoes which most likely you have received back from England.
I would appreciate chocolate as it is scarce here.
Get in touch with the Red Cross before sending parcels.
We were hit by anti-aircraft fire over target, then attacked by night fighter
and finally fired on by three ships and crashed into the North Sea.
Five of our crew were killed and three of us were safe.
Fortunately, I was able to save one fellow who was trapped.

Give my love to Mother and Dad. May God bless and protect you all, my love.
Merrill G. Bailey.

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source: vitacollections.ca - City of Kawartha Lakes Library Digital Collections
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Stalag VIIIB / 344 - RCAF - POW
Stalag VIIIB / 344 - RCAF - POW
F/Sgt. Merrill George Bailey - 5th from left - 3rd row
image via Mr. Kim Emmerson (nephew) - 21 Jan 2013
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Merrill with his dad and son - 1950's
Merrill with his dad and son Johnston - 1950's
via Mr. Kim Emmerson (nephew) - 12 Nov 2013

1153377 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Albert Joseph Hamlyn - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Streatham, London, UK - Grave 40 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648218
finally interred in 1947, Oldebroek General Cemetery
Son of Albert Stanley and Emma Amelia Hamlyn, of Streatham, London, UK


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DEAR SON "BOB"
SADLY MISSED
BY DEAR MUM, DAD AND MAY

- Epigraph on Hamlyn memorial -
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1380357 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Leslie J. Keatley - RAF - Age 19 - POW
born 22 Sep 1922, UK
Son of Mr. Herbert G. Keatley and Mrs. Elsie M. Keatley née Soper
Address: 49 Norfolk Road, Reading, Berkshire Co., UK
interned in Camps 8B/344/L3 - POW No. 24940

Dulag Luft - Near Frankfurt am Main - 02 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942
Stalag VIII B - Ober Silesia - 22 Jul 1942 - 22 Jul 1943
Stalag Luft III - Sagan - 24 Jul 1943 - 27 Apr 1945
Marlag - Near Bremen (Tarmstedt) - 04 Feb 1945 - 10 Apr 1945
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W.O. Leslie John Keatley - info POW Questionnaire - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 14 Oct 2013

Sgt. Les Keatley is likely the Bomb Aimer - info Dave Cheetham and PATS - 31 Jul 2012
Sgt. Les Keatley is Mid Upper Gunner - info Kim Emmerson - see ORB - 18 Apr 2013

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1913 - Herbert G. Keatley and Ms. Elsie M. Soper - district: Reading, Berkshire Co., UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 26 Oct 1920 - Sidney G. Keatley - mother's surname: Soper - district: Reading, Berkshire Co., UK
Birth 22 Sep 1922 - Leslie J. Keatley - mother's surname: Soper - district: Reading, Berkshire Co., UK

Leslie's brother Sidney was also in No. 7 Squadron, he was shot down one year later and became POW too !!!
Lancaster ED595, MG-Q - 25 Jun 1943 - location: 4 km E of Rilland, Province of Zeeland, The Netherlands
interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 1719
755486 - 142839 - P/O. - Wireless Operator - Sidney G. Keatley - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW
born 26 Oct 1920, UK

This is likely his brother Sidney ..... need to be verified !!! - info PATS - 24 Aug 2013
Sidney George Keatley born 26 Oct 1920 - died 06 Jun 2009 - Age 88
Sidney George Keatley's last known residence is at Naples, Collier County, Florida 34109
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Verified !!! - Sidney George Keatley at Naples, FL is the brother of Leslie
births and wartime address from POW Questionnaires - info via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 01 Oct 2013

It's Leslie John Keatley - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 15 Jun 2013

AIR78-89-0-9 page 9 - 1380357 - Leslie John Keatley
AIR78-89-0-9 - page 9
1380357 - Leslie John Keatley - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 15 Jun 2013
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1388110 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Donald A. W. Peachey - RAF - Age 22 - POW
born 20 Aug 1920 - mother's surname: Howe - district Lambeth, UK - died early 1980 - Age 59
Address 1942: 138a, Montrose Avenue, Burnt Oak, Edgware, Middlesex
Marriage: 1954
interned in Camps 8B/344 - POW No. 24943

Dulag Luft - Near Frankfurt - 02 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1942
Stalag 8B - Lamsdorf - 22 Jul 1942 - 22 Jan 1945
Stalag 8B - Near Lamsdorf - 12 Feb 1943 - 22 Feb 1943 - Working Camp - Brick Manufacturing
Stalag 8A - Görlitz - 03 Mar 1945 - 11 Mar 1945
Stalag 9A - Trutzhain/Ziegenhain - ?? Apr 1945 - ?? Apr 1945
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W.O. Donald A. W. Peachey - info POW Questionnaire - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 14 Oct 2013

It's Donald Alfred William Peachey - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 09 Jun 2013

AIR78-124-0-1 page 1142 - 1388110 - Donald Alfred William Peachey
AIR78-124-0-1 - page 1142
1388110 - Donald Alfred William Peachey - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 09 Jun 2013

Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1954 - Mr. Donald A. W. Peachey and Ms. Marjorie G. Milton - district: Hendon, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1955 - Alison L. Peachey - mother's surname: Milton - district: Westminster
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1958 - Elizabeth Janet Peachey
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1962 - Gordon D. Peachey - mother's surname: Milton - district: Hendon - died 1986 - Age 24
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1962 - Helen M. Peachey - mother's surname: Milton - district: Hendon
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We would like to welcome Mrs. Marjorie G. Peachey (Associate) wife of the late Don Peachey, RAF 7 Squadron
Mrs. Marjorie G. Peachey of London NW7 asks:
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"My late husband was shot down in 1942 while returning from a bombing raid. Only three crew survived;
my husband Don Peachey Air Gunner; Sgt. Merrill Bailey, the Canadian Pilot
and one other whose identity I do not know and would like to
The plane was a Stirling, number N3706 from 7 Squadron
I know nothing of the other crew members who sadly died."

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Winter 2000 Newsletter - The National Ex-Prisoner of War Association - 2000


One other = Sgt. Leslie "Les" J. Keatley

At 22:40 on 18 May 2011, alisonpeachey wrote:
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My father, Don Peachey, was POW in Lamsdorf (he died in 1980) and also escaped a couple of times
and would have agreed that solitary gave you time for yourself
He didn't talk about his experience much except that he was on the death march
and that they had very little to eat or covering to protect them from the bitter cold
He did tell us of a British Jewish prisoner who was singled out for severe punishment and humiliation
- breaking his rations into crumbs and destroying his red cross parcels
My mother has PHOTOGRAPHS of the prison camp life that my father kept hidden -
I don't know how they were able to be taken
He came home at 7 stone and fought for working people and against fascism all his life
I am very proud to be my father's daughter and hope such testimonies as Bryn's
prevent the horror of WW11 from being forgotten
... TOO MANY WARS and TOO MANY DEATHS ...
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- source: BBC - A History Of The World

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- UITHUIZERMEEDEN GENERAL CEMETERY -

932486 - 66545 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - Brian Alfred Carter Richards - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
born 4th Qtr. 1920, Sittingbourne, Kent Co., UK
- of Sittingbourne, Kent, UK - Row 16 - Grave 26 - Uithuizermeeden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649613
Son of Alfred Augustus Richards and Louisa Nellie Richards née Hutchison, Sittingbourne, Kent Co., UK
Attended: Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne, UK

Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1910 - Mr. Alfred A. Richard and Ms. Louisa N. Hutchison - district: Milton, Kent Co., UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1912 - Marion D. Richards - mother's surname: Hutchison - district: Milton, Kent Co., UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1918 - Sheila H. Richards - mother's surname: Hutchison - district: Milton, Kent Co., UK
Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Brian A. C. Richards - mother's surname: Hutchison - district: Milton, Kent Co., UK
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"GOD GRANT GRACE"
OUNDLE SCHOOL

- Epigraph on Richards memorial -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

404543 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator / Air Observer - Hugh Arthur Thomas Watson - RNZAF - Age 32 - MIA
born 30 Oct 1909, Palmerston North, NZ
address (on Attestation Record) : 203 Willis St., Wellington, NZ
Son of Mr. Arthur Watson and Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Watson, 32 Lighthouse Rd, Napier, NZ
address - Mr. Arthur Watson (father - born Scotland), Stephen Street, Upper Hutt, Wellington, NZ
Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Watson née McFaul (mother - born New Zealand ... ? Ireland ?)
Enlistment: 24 Nov 1940
Awarded Air Observer's Badge: 21 Jun 1941
322 Hours as Navigator
- of New Zealand - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 117 - CWGC ref. 1809761
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A brother A. E. Watson, also of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, lost his life off Sicily on 29 Jun 1943
422672 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Arthur Ernest Watson - RNZAF - Age 24 - MIA
- of New Zealand - 70 (R.A.F.) Sqdn - Panel Reference Column 278 - Memorial ALAMEIN MEMORIAL - CWGC ref. 1282963
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RNZAF - Service records - Watson - request 13 Jul 2012 - received 25 Jul 2012 - PATS -

No.70 Sqn suffered a New Zealand related loss on this date, namely
Mon 28/Tue 29 Jun 1943 - MEDITERRANEAN AIR COMMAND
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Raid on ferry terminus and railway yards at Messina, Sicily
70 Squadron, RAF (Kairouan/Temmar, Tunisia - 231 Wing, 205 Group, Northwest African Strategical Air Force)
Wellington III DF680/X - took off at 20:51 captained by Sgt. E. R. Norburn, RAF, and an hour later
reported engine trouble on the outward journey.
Plotted over the coast returning early, but plots then faded with the last signal from DF680
being heard at 23:50, although interference made the message unintelligible.
Lost without trace, the five crew are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
Navigator: NZ42301 F/Sgt. Gordon Phillip McBAIN, RNZAF - Age 34. 245hrs. 3rd op.
Bomb Aimer: NZ422672 F/Sgt. Arthur Ernest WATSON, RNZAF - Age 24. 202hrs. 3rd op.
Watson’s brother, Hugh Arthur Thomas Watson, died a day short of a year earlier while flying with 7 Sqn, RAF.
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Errol Martyn - 25th July 2009 - rafcommands

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570332 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Roland Hugh Kelly - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
- of Colchester, Essex, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 87 - CWGC ref. 1802553
Son of Hugh Kelly and Winifred Florence Kelly née Moore, of Colchester, Essex, UK

Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Mr. Hugh Kelly and Ms. Winifred Florence Moore - district: Colchester, Essex Co., UK
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Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1921 - Roland Hugh Kelly - mother's surname: Moore - district: Colchester, Essex Co., UK
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- SAGE WAR CEMETERY -

1310465 - Sergeant - Front Gunner - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sydney Arthur Morison - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Barking, Essex, UK - Grave 7. E. 3. - Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany - CWGC ref. 2073998
born 2nd Qtr. 1920 - mother's surname: Moore - district Poplar, UK
Son of William and Rose Morison née Moore, of Barking, Essex, UK
William J. Morison (brother) - born 1st Qtr. 1917 - mother's surname: Moore - district Poplar, UK

Sgt. Morison was washed ashore at Borkum on 16 Aug 1942
and was initial buried on 18 Aug 1942 in Grave No. 533 at Lutheran Cemetery Borkum
Cross shows RAF SGT. MORISON buried 18-8-42


YOU ARE TOO DEARLY LOVED
TO EVER BE FORGOTTEN
HIS LOVING MOTHER

- Epigraph on Morison memorial -
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SGLO - T1661

STIRLING Mk.I - N3706 - MG-S - 30 Jun 1942 - NEAR BORKUM - CREW 8

R/83874 - F/Sgt. - Captain/Pilot - Merrill George Bailey - RCAF - POW - interned in Camp 8B/344. POW No. 24941 932486 - 66545 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - Brian Alfred Carter Richards  - RAFVR - Age ~19 - KIA 404543 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator / Air Observer - Hugh Arthur Thomas Watson - RNZAF - Age 32 - MIA 1153377 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Albert Joseph Hamlyn - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
570332 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Roland Hugh Kelly - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA 1310465 - Sergeant - Front Gunner - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sydney Arthur Morison - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1380357 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Leslie John Keatley - RAF - POW - interned in Camps 8B/344/L3. POW No. 24940 1388110 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Donald Alfred William Peachey - RAF - POW - interned in Camp 8B/344. POW No. 24943

- 3 KIA - 2 MIA - 3 POW -

BAILEY - RICHARDS(†) - WATSON(†) - HAMLYN(†)
KELLY(†) - MORISON(†) - KEATLEY - PEACHEY


Contact Peachey is pending - 27 Jul 2012 - PATS
Contact Bailey is pending - 31 Jul 2012 - PATS
Contact Keatley is pending - 24 Aug 2012 - PATS

Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1902

Halifax Mk.II - DT550 - MP-B - F/Sgt. G. G. Sawatzky - 22:42 - near Rottumeroog
76 Squadron - RAF - Sunday 8 Nov 1942 - Operation Gardening
4 KIA - 3 MIA



Halifax Mk.II - DT550 - MP-B was airborne - 18:01 - 8 Nov 42 from Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire, UK
to lay mines off the Friesian Islands (Nectarines Region) - together with
Halifax II DT563 MP-L with Sgt. Clarke, captain - up at 17:56 and down at the base at 23:00
Captain Sgt. Clarke dropped their "Veg" as ordered from 750 ft at 19:58
and all four parachutes were seen to open.
Position was located by D.R. from Western tip of Norderney Island
Nothing was heard of Aircraft "B" - Sgt. Sawatzky, Captain, since it was airborne at 18:01 hrs,
and is therefore reported missing.
The weather on the whole, was good, with slight mist, but good visibility
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DT550 - Hit by Kriegmarine Flak and crashed off the Dutch island of Rottumeroog, coming down on a sandbank
They are buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery, their remains having been recovered from the island
Sgt. Sawatzky, P/O. Barrett and Sgt. Finley are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
Sgt. Keech is buried in Sage War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Oldenburg, Germany
Sage is a village 15 miles south of Oldenburg, a town 27 miiles west of Bremen
and 18 miles north of the main road from Bremen to Holland
The cemetery lies 1.5 miles south of the village on the west side of the road to Osnabruck
Historical Information: Sage was on the line of the Allied advance across northern Germany
in 1945 but most of those buried at Sage War Cemetery were airmen lost in bombing raids
over northern Europe whose graves were brought in from cemeteries in the Frisian Islands
and other parts of north-west Germany
Sage War Cemetery contains 948 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War
158 of them unidentified
There are also 23 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish
No. of Identified Casualties: 815

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - DT550 - MP-B - 8 Nov 1942 - Mission: Gardening
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R/106599 - Fl.Sgt. - Pilot - George G. Sawatzky - RCAF - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - panel 106

1375682 - 120409 - Flying Officer - Observer - William G. Barrett - RAFVR - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - panel 66

R/110336 - Flight Sergeant - W.Op. / Air Gunner - Clarence B. Finley - RCAF - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - panel 103

752001 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Edward H. Seares - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - grave 43-44

1148266 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John McGauchie - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - grave 43-44

1339505 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Gunner - Ronald H. G. Bowkett - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - grave 42

612229 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Terrence A. Keech - RAFVR - KIA - Sage War Cemetery - 7. D. 13.
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - DT550 - MP-B - Sawatzky
Loss Card - DT550 - MP-B - Sawatzky - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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752001 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Edward Henry Seares - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- of Blaisdon, Gloucestershire, UK - Grave 42 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648231
Son of Harry Bailey Seares and Amelia Kate Seares, of Balham, London, UK
husband of Violet Dorothy Seares, of Balham, London, UK


SOME TIME, SOME PLACE,
OUR EYES WILL SEE
THE FACE WE KEEP IN MEMORY

- Epigraph on Seares memorial -
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1148266 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John McGauchie - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Ferryhill, Co. Durham, UK - Grave 43-44 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648222
Son of Robert McGauchie, and the late Ann McGauchie
stepson of Charlottie McGauchie, of Ferryhill, Co. Durham, UK


WORTHY OF REMEMBRANCE

- Epigraph on McGauchie memorial -
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1339505 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Gunner - Ronald Herbert George Bowkett - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Blaisdon, Gloucestershire, UK - Grave 42 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648211
Son of Herbert G. Bowkett and Gertrude Bowkett née Jones, Stanley Cottages, Blaisdon, Longhope, Gloucestershire, UK
born 20 Jan 1920, Newport, Mynydyslyn, Monmouthshire Co., UK
Enlistment: 28 Jul 1941 - Religion: Church of England - Civil Occupation: Shunter (Railway) - Employer RE. 187.

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1916 - Herbert G. Bowkett and Gertrude Jones - district: Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire Co., UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1917 - Ivy K. N. Bowkett - mother's surname: Jones - district: Newport M, Monmouthshire Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Ronald H. G. Bowkett - mother's surname: Jones - district: Newport M, Monmouthshire Co., UK
Birth ... .... 192. - ..... Bowkett (sister) - mother's surname: Jones - district: Newport M, Monmouthshire Co., UK

Header Service card - Ronald H G Bowkett - RAFVR
Sgt. Ronald Herbert George Bowkett - RAFVR Sgt. Ronald Herbert George Bowkett - RAFVR
Ronald Herbert George Bowkett - 1920-1942
image courtesy Bowkett family - cousin Chris Bowkett -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

R/106599 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Gerhard Sawatzky - RCAF - Age 28 - MIA
- Canada - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 106 - CWGC ref. 2940929
born 17 Sep 1914, Pavlovka, Russia - died 8 Nov 1942, near Rottumeroog, The Netherlands - Age 28
Son of Gerhard William Sawatzky and Luise Epp
Gerhard William Sawatzky (father), born Nova Cherkez, Russia
Luise Epp (mother), born Russia
Siblings: Dietrich "Dick" Sawatzky (K-46271) and Heinrich "Henry" Sawatzky (K-42561)
Address prior to enlistment: RR1, Aldergrove, BC
Enlistment: 22 May 1941, Vancouver - Marital status: Single - Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Carpentry, Farming - Farm Manager - 4 yrs
Languages: English, German, Russian and Dutch (likely Low German or Low Saxon a.k.a. Plautdietsch)
Sports: Track, Swimming and Football
Pilots Flying Badge: 2 Jan 1942
Married: 6 Jan 1942, Vancouver, BC to Ms. Dorothy Pfeifer
Embarkment: 24 Jan 1942 - Disembarkment UK: 09 Feb 1942
Mrs. Dorothy Louise Sawatzky (wife) née Pfeifer, Milner Ridge, Manitoba
Mr. Gerhard William Sawatzky (father), Tupper Creek, British Columbia

Father was Colonel in Russian Imperial Army and is inspector for Canadian Colonization Department - 13 Jan 1941, Vancouver,BC
Father was Colonel in Russian Army - 18 Aug 1941, Edmonton, AB
- two phrases are from RCAF Service Records -
The reference to 'Colonel' in the Russian Army is bull, I'm failry sure - Jack Thiessen - 31 Aug 2012

!!! Note !!! - Discrepancies birth !!! - 12, 15, 17 Sep 1914 - info PATS
RCAF - Service records - Sawatzky - request 12 Jan 2012 - received 16 Aug 2012 - PATS -

Gerhard William Sawatzky - born 21 Sep 1886, Eichenfeld, Russia - died 14 Aug 1946, Burnaby, BC - Age 59
Elisabeth (Liese/Luise/Louise) Sawatzky née Epp - born 03 Sep 1890, Russia - died 27 Nov 1979, Vancouver, BC - Age 89
Marriage: 09 (12) Jun 1911, Russia
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Dietrich "Dick" Sawatzky - born 26 Jun 1912, Gruenfeld, Russia - died 25 Mar 1992, Victoria, BC - Age 79
George Gerhard Sawatzky - born 17 Sep 1914, Osterwick, Russia - died 08 Nov 1942, The Netherlands - Age 28
Heinrich "Henry" Sawatzky - born 16 Jan 1918, Osterwick, Russia

George Gerhard Sawatzky resided in:
Pawlowka, Russia - from birth Sep 1914 till Jun 1923
Saskatchewan - Jun 1923 - Dec 1923
Manitoba - Dec 1923 - Apr 1936
British Columbia - Apr 1936 until enlistment 21 May 1941
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R/106599  - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Gerhard Sawatzky - RCAF R/106599  - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Gerhard Sawatzky - RCAF
R/106599 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Gerhard Sawatzky - RCAF
image from Service Record - xerox 28 Aug 2012 - 26 Jan 2017

Memorial - Fort Langley, BC, Canada
G. Sawatzky - Memorial - Fort Langley, BC, Canada
Note: L. McBurney is from Lancaster ED333 - 17 Dec 1942 - 4 km East of Urk
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1375682 - 120409 - Flying Officer - Observer - William Gustave Barrett - RAFVR - MIA
- of Southgate, Middlesex, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 66 - CWGC ref. 1083441
Son of William Gustave Barrett and Eva Elizabeth Barrett, of Southgate, Middlesex, UK

THE LONDON GAZETTE - Issue number: 35580 - page 2378 - 02 Jun 1942
31 Jan 1942 - RAFVR - Sgt. - 1375682 William Gustave Barrett (120409)

??? William Gustavus Barrett ??? - birth 1st Qtr. 1882 - district Uxbridge, Middlesex County
??? William Gustavus Barrett ??? - marriage 4th Qtr. 1899 - district Brentford, Middlesex County
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R/110336 - Flight Sergeant - W.Op. / Air Gunner - Clarence Bruce Finley - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA
- of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 103 - CWGC ref. 1270033
born 3 Dec 1919 - died 8 Nov 1942, near Rottumeroog, The Netherlands - Age 28
Son of Clarence Harvey Finley and Jessie Finley (née Bruce), of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Clarence Harvey Finley (father), birthplace: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jessie Bruce (mother), birthplace: Isle of Skye, Scotland
Enlistment: 4 Jul 1941, Vancouver - Marital status: Single - Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Clerk (furniture + hardware) - 2 yrs
Languages: English - Sports: Football, Sofball, Skating and Hunting
Address: 323 - 8th Ave East, Prince Rupert, BC
Embarkment: 30 Apr 1942 - Disembarkment UK: 12 May 1942
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RCAF - Service records - Finley -request 01 Oct 2013 - received 21 Jan 2014 - PATS -

- SAGE WAR CEMETERY -

612229 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Terence Aloysius Keech - RAFVR - Age ~23 - KIA
- UK - Grave 7. D. 13. - Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany - CWGC ref. 2073882
husband of Mrs. Thelma Keech née Phillips, Bridlington, UK

Birth 4th Qtr. 1919 - Terence A. Keech - mother's surname: Winfield - district: Bridlington, UK
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Terence A. Keech and Ms. Thelma Phillips - district: Hull, UK

Ms. Thelma Phillips, married firstly, a Terence A. Keech who was in the Air Force and died in 1942
Thelma, granddaughter of William Phillips (died 24 Aug 1964 - Age 93 and maternal grandfather of Keith Brown)
Her second husband was an architect (?), by the name of Harold (?), and drove a sports car
According to my brother who met Harold and Thelma in the late 1960s,
they lived around the Bridlington area
info: Keith Brown, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia - 14 Feb 2007
source: bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk/news/letters/
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Route from Halifax II DT550 on 8 Nov 1942
Routes from Halifax II DT550 on 8 Nov 1942 and B-17G #42-39856 on 8 Apr 1944
Highlighted area is my research area Vollenhove



SGLO - T1902

HALIFAX Mk.II - DT550 - MP-B - 8 Nov 1942 - NEAR ROTTUMEROOG - CREW 7

R/106599 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - George Gerhard Sawatzky - RCAF - Age 28 - MIA 1375682 - 120409 - Flying Officer - Observer - William Gustave Barrett - RAFVR - MIA 752001 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Edward Henry Seares - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA R/110336 - Flight Sergeant - W.Op./ Air Gunner - Clarence Bruce Finley - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA
1148266 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John McGauchie - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1339505 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Gunner - Ronald Herbert George Bowkett - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 612229 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Terence Aloysius Keech - RAFVR - Age ~23 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

SAWATZKY(†) - BARRETT(†) - SEARES(†) - FINLEY(†)
McGAUCHIE(†) - BOWKETT(†) - KEECH(†)


Contact Bowkett is pending - 29 Jul 2007 - PATS
Contact Sawatzky is pending - 30 Aug 2012 - PATS

Last update - 14 Feb 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T1758

Halifax Mk.II - W1215 - NP-C - P/O. C. H. Phillips - 01:28 - Oldebroek
No. 158 Squadron - RAF - Thursday 6 August 1942 - Mission: Bochum
2 KIA - 4 POW - 1 EVD



On the 26th of July 1942 this Halifax had bombed Hamburg
it was attacked by a Fw-190 night-fighter and another three aircraft
and sustained damage to the port outer engine, which had to be feathered
The rear turret was also smashed by cannon fire
It made a three engine landing back at East Moor without incident
Cat A(c)/FA damaged was declared - There were no casualties

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - W1215 - NP-C - 26 Jul 1942 - Mission: Hamburg
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402537 - P/O. - Pilot - Clive Henry Phillips - RAAF

400239 - P/O. - Navigator / Observer - Leslie Vincent Harvey - RAAF

954513 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Joseph Albert Byrne - RAF

571405 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Derek Heaton Furness - RAF

R/84592 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Earl George Price - RCAF

1310697 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Warwick Arthur Thompson - RAF

116949 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - John William Parker Curtis - RAFVR
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Halifax Mk.II - W1215 NP-C - airborne 22:13 - 5th of Aug 42 from East Moor, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Lt. August Geiger, III./NJG 1)
and crashed 01:28 at Oldebroek (Gelderland) - 8 mi NNW of Epe, Holland
The two crew men killed are buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg"
It is reported that P/O. Phillips was trying to crash-land in order to save P/O. Marshall
who had been wounded and was unable to bale out
Sadly, structural failure ocurred and the Halifax plunged down, out of control
The aircraft broke up whilst Phillips was trying to make a landing
Both men were killed. Another case of the War's unsung hero's
Sgt. Byrne, Sgt. Furness, Sgt.Thompson and P/O. L.V.Harvey were taken POW
while Canadian Sgt. Price wasn't caught by the Germans and evade

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - W1215 - NP-C - 6 Aug 1942 - Mission: Bochum
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402537 - P/O. - Pilot - C. H. Phillips - RAAF - KIA

400239 - P/O. - Navigator / Observer - L. V. Harvey - RAAF - POW

954513 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. A. Byrne - RAF - POW

571405 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - D. H. Furness - RAF - POW

R/84592 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - E. G. Price - RCAF - EVD

1310697 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - W. A. Thompson - RAF - KIA

117005 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - J. E. Marshall - RAFVR - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - W1215 - NP-C - Phillips
Loss Card - W1215 - NP-C - Phillips - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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402537 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Clive Henry Phillips - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Mosman, New South Wales, Australia - Grave 7 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648227
Son of Herbert William and Catherine Alice Root Phillips, of Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
husband of Dorothy Eileen Phillips, of Hampstead, London, England, UK - married 15 Nov 1941
Date of birth - 23 Aug 1914, Neutral Bay, NSW - Place of enlistment, 16 Sep 1940, Sydney
Date embarked: 22 Feb 1941 - Religion: Church of England - Trade or Calling: Pastoralist
Mrs. D. E. Phillips - remarried : Mrs. D. E. Lay ( c/o Maj. J. W. Lay )
Mrs. C. A. Phillips (mother), Tanga 8a Stanton Road, Mosman, Sydney, Australia
Mrs. D. E. Phillips (wife), 83 Grove Hall Court, Hall Road, St. John's Wood, London, UK

Digital Copy (40 pages) 5255138 - Access status: Open - Location Canberra - info PATS - 09 Nov 2010
Digital Copy (120 pages) 1055393 - Access status: Open - Location Canberra - info PATS - 09 Nov 2010


HIS HEROIC DEEDS
AND GREAT SACRIFICE
EVER REMEMBERED

- Epigraph on Phillips memorial -
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400239 - P/O. - Navigator / Observer - Leslie 'Les' Vincent Harvey - RAAF - POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 619
Date of birth - 2 Aug 1921 - Enlistment 21 Jul 1940 - Embarked 9 Apr 1941 - Religion: C of E
Next of kin: Lt. W. S. Harvey ( father), V 6211, 107 Dendy Street, Middle Brightton S.5., Victoria
Promoted to "Flying Officer" w.e.f. 15 Nov 1942
18 May 1945 - Telegram to Captain Harvey (father)

Statement Harvey:
"A night-fighter attacked after the target was bombed. The aircraft was on fire and the Captain ordered bale out
which was acknowledged by all including the Rear Gunner who said he was wounded and could not move.
The Captain repeated the bale out order. I baled out at 15,000 feet and learned later that four others also survived
The aircraft appeared under control but was badly on fire
I walked from the crashed aircraft as quickly as possible. By daylight my condition led me to ask at a Dutch farm for help
They attended to my wounds, gave me a meal and sent for the Germans. I was released by British troops
and visited the graves of Phillips and Marshall on 9 May 1945"


Safe in UK
- S A F E - I N - U K -

Digital Copy (38 pages) 1069977 - Access status: Open - Location Canberra - info PATS - 09 Nov 2010
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954513 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. A. Byrne - RAF - POW - interned in Camp 8B/344 - POW No. 25697
Likely John A. Byrne or James A. Byrne - info PATS - 01 Jul 2011
It's Joseph Albert Byrne - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 06 Jun 2013

AIR78-27-0-1 page 120 - ID - 954513 - Joseph Albert Byrne
AIR78-27-0-1 - page 120
954513 - Joseph Albert Byrne - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 06 Jun 2013
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571405 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - D. H. Furness - RAF - POW - interned in Camps L7/344 - POW No. 25640
born 1920, UK - died 17 Sep 2010, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds - Age 90
Son of Mr. Harry H. Furness and Mrs. Maggie A. Furness née Barker
Likely Derek H. Furness - info PATS - 01 Jul 2011
It's Derek Heaton Furness - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 06 Jun 2013

Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Mr. Harry H. Furness with Ms. Maggie A. Barker - district: Lancaster, Lancaster Co., UK
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Derek H. Furness - mother's surname: Barker - district: Lancaster, Lancaster Co., UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1946 - Mr. Derek H. Furness with Dorothy Ina Stephenson - district: Wharfedale, West Yorkshire Co., UK
Death: 4th Qtr. 1948 - Mrs. Maggie A. Furness - Age 63 - district: Wharfedale, West Yorkshire Co., UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1949 - Sheila F. Furness - mother's surname: Stephenson - district: Wharfedale, West Yorkshire Co., UK
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1954 - Barbara H. Furness - mother's surname: Stephenson - district: Wharfedale, West Yorkshire Co., UK
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info via FreeBMD


AIR78-59-0-1 page 344 - ID - 571405 - Derek Heaton Furness
AIR78-59-0-1 - page 344
571405 - Derek Heaton Furness - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 06 Jun 2013

DEREK HEATON FURNESS
Peacefully, on 17 Sep 2010, at Leeds General Infirmary, aged 90 years
Much loved husband of the late Ina, a very dear father of Sheila and Barbara,
will be sadly missed by all his family and friends
Funeral service will take place at Rawdon Crematorium, Leeds on Monday, 17 Sep 2010, at 12.20p.m.
Any enquiries to Good's Funeral Service, Otley, West Yorkshire
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source: Bradford Telegraph and Argus - Archive - 23 Sep 2010

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R/84592 - J/37115 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Earl George Price - RCAF - EVD

Sgt. Earl George Price
Sgt. Earl George Price
- courtesy Barry & Maggie Price -
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born 7 Sep 1921, Canterbury, York, NB - died 5 Feb 1979, Pembroke, Renfrew, ON - Age 57
Son of John Hazen Price and Dora S. Price ( née Newland ), Canterbury, York, NB
Address: Canterbury, New Brunswick, Canada - ( 318 Esther Street, Pembroke, Ontario in 1947 )
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Sgt. - Earl George Price
J. H. Price (father), Canterbury, York, NB, Canada
- Globe and Mail 1942/09/15 -

Errol Price on his false papers from Comète in 1942 Logo - La Ligne d’Evasion 'Comète' Million THANKS by Price
Price with Comète-line - 08 Sep 1942
Price was transfered through Belgium and France by the "Comète-line"
passing the Pyrenees Mountains to Spain at the 9th of September 1942
See also here at the site of Comete Line - www.cometeline.org
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org
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1310697 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - W. A. Thompson - RAF - POW - interned in Camp 344 - POW No. 25668
It's Warwick Arthur Thompson - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 06 Jun 2013

AIR78-157-0-1 page 1131 - ID - 1310697 - Warwick Arthur Thompson
AIR78-157-0-1 - page 1131
1310697 - Warwick Arthur Thompson - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 06 Jun 2013
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117005 - Pilot Officer - Rear Air Gunner - John Edwin Marshall - RAFVR - KIA
- UK - Grave 6 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648223
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SGLO - T1758

HALIFAX Mk.II - W1215 - NP-C - 6 Aug 1942 - OLDEBROEK - CREW 7

402537 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Clive Henry Phillips - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA 400239 - P/O. - Navigator / Observer - Leslie 'Les' Vincent Harvey - RAAF - POW - interned in Camp L3 - POW No. 619 954513 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Joseph Albert Byrne - RAF - POW - interned in Camp 8B/344 - POW No. 25697 571405 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Derek Heaton Furness - RAF - POW - interned in Camps L7/344 - POW No. 25640
R/84592 - J/37115 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Earl George Price - RCAF - EVD 1310697 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Warwick Arthur Thompson - RAF - POW - interned in Camp 344 - POW No. 25668 117005 - Pilot Officer - Rear Air Gunner - John Edwin Marshall - RAFVR - KIA

- 2 KIA - 4 POW - 1 EVD -

PHILLIPS(†) - HARVEY - BYRNE - FURNESS
PRICE - THOMPSON - MARSHALL(†)


Contact Price is pending - 15 Nov 2008 - PATS

Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1128

Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic - R1371 - KX-F - ("F" for "Freddie" ) - Sgt. V. Netík - Waddenzee
311 (Czech) Squadron - RAF - Sunday 20 July 1941 - Mission: Hannover
3 KIA - 3 MIA



Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic - R1371 - KX-F - airborne - 22:52 - 19 Jul 41 from East Wretham, UK
Crashed in the Waddenzee - 20 Jul 41 - Cause of loss not established
Sgt. Netík is buried in Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg", Holland
Sgt. Jindra in Uithuizermeeden General Cemetery, Holland ( ??? buried at 17 Sep 1941 ??? )
P/O. Partyk is buried in Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany
while Sgt. Ctvrtlík, Sgt.Valeš and Sgt. Babácek are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, UK

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1371 - KX-F - RAF Honington, Suffolk, UK
Wellington Mk.Ic - R1371 - KX-F - RAF Honington, Suffolk, UK
source: www.asisbiz.com/il2/Wellington/RAF-311Sqn-KX-F-R1371.html - 18 Jul 2013

Crew of R1371 KX-F in Czech language
Crew of R1371 KX-F in Czech

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Crew: Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic - R1371 - KX-F - 20 Jul 1941 - Mission: Hannover
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787211 - Sgt. - Captain / Pilot - V. Netík - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 18

788021 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - M. Jindra - RAFVR - KIA - Uithuizermeeden Cemetery - Row 16 Grave 27

82627 - P/O. - Navigator - J. Partyk - RAFVR - KIA - Sage War Cememetery - Grave 7. F. 4.

787433 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - J. Ctvrtlík - RAFVR - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 42

787417 - Sgt. - Front Gunner - V. Valeš - RAFVR - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 54

787148 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - P. Babácek - RAFVR - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 39
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - R1371 - KX-F - Netik
Loss Card - R1371 - KX-F - Netik - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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787211 - Sergeant - Captain / Pilot - Václav Netík - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA
born 20 Sep 1910, Dvůr - died 20 Jul 1941
- of Czechoslovakia - Grave 18 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648225

Body of Sgt. Netík washed ashore on the Southern part of Rottum Isle, buried there,
later reinterred at Oldenbroek, SW of Zwolle (positively identified as Netík in 1955)

787211 - Sergeant - Captain / Pilot - Václav Netík - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA 787211 - Sergeant - Václav Netík - headstone - 20 Sep 1910 - 20 Jul 1941
787211 - Sergeant - Václav Netík - RAFVR
source: PhDr. Jiří Rajlich collection - via Jiří Rajlich - 17 Aug 2014
right image via Rob Kreukniet - pa3ems - 20 Oct 2008
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- UITHUIZERMEEDEN GENERAL CEMETERY -

788021 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Miroslav Jindra - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
born 05 Mar 1916, Dolní Krupá, Havlíčkův Brod - died 20 Jul 1941
- of Czechoslovakia - Row 16 - Grave 27 - Uithuizermeeden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649611
Body of Sgt. Jindra washed ashore near Uithuizermeeden on 17 Sep 1941

788021 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Miroslav Jindra - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 788021 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Miroslav Jindra - headstone - 05 Mar 1916 - 20 Jul 1941
788021 - Sergeant - Miroslav Jindra - RAFVR
!!! Discrepancy !!! - 19 Jul 1941 on headstone !!! - info PATS
!!! Note !!! - "O" Observer wing does gives doubts about the right person - Sgt. Jindra was NCO!!!
source photo - page 42 - "The Sky Is Our Ocean" - Rijnhout / Rennison
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- SAGE WAR CEMETERY -

82627 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Jaroslav Partyk - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
bor 16 Dec 1916, Rakovník - died 20 Jul 1941
- of Czechoslovakia - Grave 7. F. 4. - Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany - CWGC ref. 2074043

Body of P/O. Partyk washed ashore on the Isle of Borkum, buried at Borkum,
later reinterred at Sage near Oldenburg
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

787433 - Sergeant - Radio Operator - Jan Ctvrtlík - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA
born 18 Apr 1918, Olomouc - died 20 Jul 1941
- of Czechoslovakia - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 42 - CWGC ref. 231610
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787417 - Sergeant - Front Gunner - Vaclav Valeš - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA
born 26 Nov 1914, Mokré, Rychnov n. Knežnou - died 20 Jul 1941
- of Czechoslovakia - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 54 - CWGC ref. 1809243

Sergeant Vaclav Valeš and his girlfried Marie
Sergeant Vaclav Valeš and his girlfriend Marie
source: www.cojeco.cz/index.php?zal=2&id_desc=391828
This might be not the right Vaclav Valeš !!! - info Jiří Rajlich

Dear Pats,
Two portrait photos of the real Vaclav Valeš.
Yours, Jiri - 03 Sep 2014

Sergeant Vaclav Valeš - Bordeaux, 25 Jun 1940 Sergeant Vaclav Valeš - civil photo
Sergeant Vaclav Valeš - Bordeaux, 25 Jun 1940 . . . . . . . . . . Vaclav Valeš - civil . . . . . . . . .
source: PhDr. Jiří Rajlich collection - via Jiří Rajlich - 03 Sep 2014
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787148 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Pavel Babácek - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA
born 30 Aug 1914, Brno - died 20 Jul 1941
- of Czechoslovakia - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 39 - CWGC ref. 1083124

!!! Discrepancies !!! - 19 Jul 1941 on Runnymede Memorial !!! - info PATS
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NETÍK Václav, Sgt, 787211 , 311 Sqdn, rtn./R/plk.
* 20/09/10, Dvůr Králové /Trutnov/, Pilot † 20/07/41
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JINDRA Miroslav, Sgt, 788021 , 311 Sqdn, cet./R/plk.
* 05/03/16, Dolní Krupá /Havlíčkův Brod/ , Pilot † 20/07/41
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PARTYK Jaroslav, P/O, 82627 , 311 Sqdn, ppor./R/pplk.
* 16/12/16, Rakovník , Navigator † 20/07/41
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CTVRTLÍK Jan, Sgt, 787433 , 311 Sqdn, rtn./R/pplk
* 18/04/18, Olomouc, WOP/AG † 20/07/41
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VALEŠ Václav, Sgt, 787417 , 311 Sqdn, rtn./R/pplk.
* 26/11/14, Mokré /Rychnov n. Knežnou/ , Air Gunner † 20/07/41
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BABÁCEK Pavel, Sgt, 787148 , 311 Sqdn, rtm./R/pplk.
* 30/08/14, Brno, Air Gunner † 20/07/41
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see: http://www.army.cz/acr/raf/seznam/
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SGLO - T1128

VICKERS WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1371 - KX-F - 20 Jul 1941 - WADDENZEE - CREW 6

787211 - Sergeant - Captain / Pilot - Václav Netík - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA 788021 - Sergeant - 2nd Pilot - Miroslav Jindra - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA 82627 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Jaroslav Partyk - RAFVR - Age 24 - KIA
787433 - Sergeant - Radio Operator - Jan Ctvrtlík - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA 787417 - Sergeant - Front Gunner - Vaclav Valeš - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA 787148 - Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Pavel Babácek - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA

- 3 KIA - 3 MIA -

NETÍK(†) - JINDRA (†) - PARTYK(†)
CTVRTLÍK(†) - VALEŠ(†) - BABÁCEK(†)


Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1246

Whitley Mk.V - Z6478 - ZA-S - Sgt. A. Poupard - 23:00 - near Oldebroek
10 Squadron - RAF - Saturday 6 Sep 1941 - Mission: Huls
5 KIA



Whitley Mk.V - Z6478 - ZA-S - airborne - 19:49 - 6 Sep 41 from Leeming, UK
was one of the two 10 Sqdn Whitleys lost on this operation. Also Z6942 ZA-?
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Ludwig Becker, IV./NJG 1) and crashed 23:00
on an artillery practice range operated by the Wehrmacht near Oldebroek (Gelderland), Holland
All are buried locally in the Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg"
10 Squadron, RAF ( Leeming, Yorkshire - 4 Group )

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Crew: Whitley Mk.V - Z6478 - ZA-S - 6 Sep 1941 - Mission: Huls
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934286 - Sgt. - Pilot - A. Poupard - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 2

68720 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - J. F. Laurie-Dickson - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 4

R/54053 - F/Sgt. - Navigator / Air Observer - R. H. Wilson - RCAF - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 3

910169 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. J. Garrod - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 1

NZ39586 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - P. T. Takarangi - RNZAF - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 5
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - Z6478 - ZA-S - Poupard
Loss Card - Z6478 - ZA-S - Poupard - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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934286 - Sergeant - Pilot - Aubrey Poupard - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
born 3rd Qtr. 1920 - district Thanet, Kent - mother's surname Clarke
- of UK - Grave 2 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648228
Son of Mr. William E. Poupard and Mrs. Mary Poupard née Clarke, Margate, Kent Co., UK
Siblings: Denis Herbert "Henry" Poupard (brother) and Aileen D. "Sue" Poupard (sister)

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1911 - Mr. William E. Poupard and Ms. Mary Clarke - district: St. George Hanover Square
The district St. George Hanover Square spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1911 - Denis Herbert Poupard - mother's surname: Clarke - district: West Ham
Birth 4th Qtr. 1914 - Aileen D. Poupard - mother's surname: Clarke - district: West Ham
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Aubrey Poupard - mother's surname: Clarke - district: Thanet, Kent Co., UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The district West Ham spans the boundaries of the counties of Essex and Greater London
- info FreeBMD - additional info via Julian Poupard (nephew)

Sgt. Aubrey Poupard - RAFVR Sgt. Aubrey Poupard - RAFVR
Sgt. Aubrey Poupard - RAFVR
images via Julian Poupard (nephew) - 11 Nov 2012

Ditched also in North Sea in 1940 - saved from his dinghy after many hours - became member of "Goldfish club"
was on his 30th mission when failed to return on 06 Sep 1941
Did not wear ID-disk, was identified by inscription on finger-ring
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- info Julian Poupard (nephew) - 20 Jun 2012 -

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68720 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - John Forbes Laurie-Dickson - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
born 25 May 1916, UK - (born as John Forbes Graham)
- of UK - Grave 4 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648221
Adopted son of Mr. William Kennedy Laurie-Dickson and Mrs. Margaret Helen Laurie-Dickson née Gordon
Husband of Pauline Ruth Laurie-Dickson née Monteith, UK
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1936 - Mr. John F. L. Dickson with Ms. Pauline R. C. Monteith - district Brentford, Middlesex Co., UK
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R/54053 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator / Air Observer - Robert Hector Wilson - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Canada - Grave 3 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648234
born 4 Oct 1917, Westmeath, Renfrew County, Ontario - died 6 Sep 1941, near Oldebroek, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Mr. Hugh Wilson and Mrs. Martha Jean Wilson née Eckford

Hugh Wilson (father) - born 1859 - died 1933 - Age ~74
Martha Jean Eckford (mother) - born 20 Oct 1878, Beachburg, ON - died 1958 - Age ~80
Marriage parents - 02 May 1906, Renfrew, ON, Canada - Mr. Hugh Wilson and Miss Martha Jean Eckford
they had six children - two daughters and four sons -
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William Elmer Wilson - born .. ... 1906
Annie Isabel Wilson - born 16 Feb 1907, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
Louis Mitchell Wilson - born 20 Jan 1908, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
Donald Wilson - born 15 Mar 1910 - died 02 Jan 1992 - Age 81
...... Wilson - born .. ... 19..
Robert Hector Wilson - born 04 Oct 1917 - died 06 Sep 1941 - Age 23
.....................................................................................

Mrs. H. Wilson (mother), R.R.#3 , Cobden, Ontario, Canada
Miss Vera Gear (fiancée), 4516 Eight Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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RCAF - Service records - Wilson - request 05 Jun 2012 - received 25 Mar 2013 - PATS -

910169 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Robert John Garrod - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA
born 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Robert J. Garrod - mother's surname: Wright - district Woodbridge, Suffolk Co., UK
- of Tuddenham, Suffolk, UK - Grave 1 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648216
Son of George and Jessie Garrod, of Tuddenham, Suffolk, UK
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1913 - Mr. George Garrod with Ms. Jessie Wright - district Woodbridge, Suffolk Co., UK


AND THEY
SHALL RENEW THEIR LIFE
EVEN AS
THE FLOWERS IN SPRING

- Epigraph on Garrod memorial -
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39586 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Pine Tenga Takarangi - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Putiki, Auckland, New Zealand - Grave 5 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648233
Son of Tenga Hore Takarangi and Rangitaamo Takarangi, 10 PA Road, Putiki, Wanganui, New Zealand
80 hrs - 1st op - as Aircrew

Sgt. Pine Tenga Takarangi, RNZAF - abt. 27 Nov 1940 The Evening Post, Auckland - 16 Feb 1942 TWN 01 Oct 1941 - Missing - Sgt. Pine Tenga Takarangi, RNZAF
Sergeant Pine Tenga Takarangi - RNZAF - Maori -
left image: 'Pine Takarangi who led the haka on the arrival of NZ airmen
in Vancouver for training in the Empire Air Training Scheme
Taken circa 27 November 1940 by an official photographer.'
source: beta.natlib.govt.nz/records/23027518
middle image: The Evening Post, Volume CXXXIII, Issue 39, 16 February 1942, Page 7 - RNZAF Air Casualties
right image: TWN 01 Oct 1941 - 'Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19411001-27-6'

Data from Errol Martyn,
Author of "For Your Tomorrow" - Vols 1 and 2 - ( Vol 3 in production )
A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving
with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915
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From soon to be published Volume Three:
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TAKARANGI, Sergeant Pine Tenga
NZ39586 (prev A39586); b Rata 6 Mar 18; Wanganui TColl; wool classer - Wright Stepehson & Co, Wanganui.
RNZAF Ohakea as Aircrafthand 20 Sep 39, Levin 23 Oct 39, remust as Air Gunner u/t & GTS 1 Sep 40,
emb for Canada 9 Oct 40, att RCAF 25 Oct 40, 2WS 26 Oct 40, 1WS 6 Nov 40, 1 BGS 15 Mar 41,
Air Gunners Badge & remust as Wireless Operator / Air Gunner & Sgt. 12 Apr 41, 1 M Depôt 17 Apr 41,
att RAF & emb for UK 8 May 41, 3PRC 31 May 41, 10 OTU ( Whitley) 7 Jun 41, 10 Sqn Whitley - 1 op) 3 Sep 41,
kao 6 Sep 41. Oldebroek General Cemetery - Section B, Row 4 V grave 5, Gelderland, Netherlands.
Son of Tenga Hore & Rangitaamo Takarangi, Putiki, Wanganui. [phot. TWN 1.10.41].
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TWN = The Weekly News, a New Zealand paper that featured an illustrated section.
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RNZAF - Service records - Takarangi - request 10 Aug 2009 - received 21 Aug 2009 - PATS -



SGLO - T1246

WHITLEY Mk.V - Z6478 - ZA-S - 6 Sep 1941 - NEAR OLDEBROEK - CREW 5

934286 - Sergeant - Pilot - Aubrey Poupard - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 68720 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - John Forbes Laurie-Dickson - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA R/54053 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator / Air Observer - Robert Hector Wilson - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
910169 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Robert John Garrod - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA 39586 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Pine Tenga Takarangi - RNZAF - Age 23 - KIA

- 5 KIA -

POUPARD(†) - LAURIE-DICKSON(†) - WILSON(†)
GARROD(†) - TAKARANGI(†)


Contact Poupard is pending - 17 Jun 2012 - PATS

Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T3319

Halifax Mk.III - LV774 - MH-B - F/O. J. A. Price - near Oldebroek
51 Squadron - RAF - Saturday 22 Jan 1944 - Mission: Magdeburg
6 KIA - 1 POW



Halifax Mk.III - LV774 - MH-B was one of three No.51 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation
Also lost: LV775 MH-G ( 5KIA - 2POW ); LV779 MH-L ( 7 POW )
Halifax Mk.III LV774 MH-B was airborne - 20:04 - 21 Jan 44 from Snaith, UK
Cause of loss not established
Crashed on the Wehrmacht artillery range at Oldebroek (Gelderland), Holland
Funeral service for those killed were held 25 Jan 1944 at Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg"
605495 - Sgt. - M. S. Smith, RAF was interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 870

Memorial - Halifax Mk.III LV774 - MH-B Memorial - Halifax Mk.III LV774 - MH-B - text
Memorial - Halifax Mk.III LV774
images courtesy Dick Breedijk - 21 Aug 2013
M. S. Smith ... is Marcus Sylvanus Smith - info PATS - 06 Jun 2013

Poppies at Memorial - 06 May 2014
Poppies at LV774 Memorial - 06 May 2014
image via Dick Breedijk - 08 May 2014

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Crew: Halifax Mk.III - LV774 - MH-B - 22 Jan 1944 - Mission: Magdeburg
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125472 - F/O. - Pilot - J. A. Price - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 10

1394106 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - D. Entwistle - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 13

1232279 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - G. J. Bucknall - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 12

155909 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - J. Lanaghan - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 8

J/22627 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - G. B. Pronger - RCAF - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 11

605495 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - M. S. Smith - RAFVR - POW - in Camps L6/357, POW No. 870

984533 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. O'Sullivan - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 9
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - LV774 - MH-B - Price
Loss Card - LV774 - MH-B - Price - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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125472 - Flying Officer - Pilot - James Alfred "Freddy" Price - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Woodford Green, Essex, UK - Grave 10 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648229
Son of Alfred John Price, and of Jane Ethel Price née Heron, of Woodford Green, Essex, UK

125472 - Flying Officer - Pilot - James Alfred 'Freddy' Price - RAFVR 125472 - Flying Officer - Pilot - James Alfred 'Freddy' Price - RAFVR
125472 - Flying Officer - Pilot - James Alfred "Freddy" Price - RAFVR
images via Andy Webb (nephew) - 21 Aug 2013

Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1915 - Mr. Alfred J. Price and Ms. Jane E. Heron - district: West Ham, UK
The district West Ham spans the boundaries of the counties of Essex and Greater London
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Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1917 - Muriel L. M. Price - mother's surname: Heron - district: West Ham, UK
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1922 - James A. Price - mother's surname: Heron - district: West Ham, UK
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Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1943 - Mr. Christopher G. Webb and Ms. Muriel L. M. Price - district: Essex S.W., UK
The district Essex South Western is in the county of Essex
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Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1945 - Margaret J. Webb - mother's surname: Price - district: West Ham, Essex Co., UK
Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1949 - Andrew Alfred Webb - mother's surname: Price - district: West Ham, Essex Co., UK
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1951 - Peter C. H. Webb - mother's surname: Price - district: Essex South Western, Essex Co., UK
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- info FreeBMD - Andy Webb (nephew) - 22 Aug 2013

Freddie in flying gear Old grave markers - grave 9-10-11 - O'Sullivan, Price, Pronger - Oldenbroek
. . . Freddie in flying gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old grave markers - Oldenbroek
Freddie with friends
Freddie with friends
l-r: - ?1? -, - ?2? -, Freddie, - ?4? - , - ?5? -
images courtesy Andy Webb (nephew) - via Dick Breedijk - 08 May 2014


YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED
IN THE LAND YOU LOVED

- Epigraph on Price memorial -
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1394106 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Donnel Entwistle - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
- of Upstreet, Kent, UK - Grave 13 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648215
Son of William S. Entwistle, and of Evelyn Entwistle, of Upstreet, Kent, UK

Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1906 - Mr. William Snowley Entwistle and Ms. Evelyn Pascoe Crart - district: Strand, UK
The district Strand spans the boundaries of the counties London and Middlesex
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Birth - 1st Qtr. 1909 - Evelyn Vivienne Entwistle - mother's surname: Crart - district: Croydon, UK
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1911 - William L. Entwistle - mother's surname: Crart - district: Croydon, UK
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1914 - Donnel Entwistle - mother's surname: Crart - district: Croydon, UK
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1915 - Keith Entwistle - mother's surname: Crart - district: Croydon, UK
Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1917 - Sheila Entwistle - mother's surname: Crart - district: Croydon, UK
The district Croydon spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, Kent and Surrey
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Death - 4th Qtr. 1936 - William S. Entwistle - district: Canterbury, Kent Co., UK - Age 62
Death - 1st Qtr 1954 - Evelyn P. Entwistle - district: Bridge, Kent Co., UK - Age 73
- info FreeBMD -

Evelyn Vivienne Entwistle born 15th January, 1909 who died a spinster in September, 1996 aged 87 (registered Canterbury)
William Lewis Entwistle born 5th June, 1911, Croydon - mother's maiden name Crart

William Snowley Entwistle of Grove Court Upstreet near Canterbury died 21st November, 1936
at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Administration granted London 7th April, 1937 to Evelyn Entwistle widow
and William Lewis Entwistle Engineer. Effects £4236 13s 7d

Evelyn Pascoe Entwistle of Grove Court, Upstreet Kent widow died 2nd March 1954
Probate granted London 20th November to Vivienne Evelyn Entwistle spinster
and William Lewis Entwistle Commercial Photographer. Effects £829 5s 5d
- additional info via EFHA - Maureen Fisher - 11 Jun 2012

Supplement to the London Gazette - 03 Dec 1946 - page 5897
PIONEER CORPS
the undermentioned cadets to be 2nd Lts., 26th Oct 1946
14921210 - William Lewis Entwistle (373236)


THE VERY DEARLY LOVED
SECOND SON
OF W. S. AND E. ENTWISTLE.
"PEACE, PERFECT PEACE"

- Epigraph on Entwistle memorial -
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1232279 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Geoffrey James Bucknall - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Sheffield, UK - Grave 12 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648212
Son of George Arthur Bucknall and Brenda Bucknall née Packwood, of Sheffield, UK

1232279 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Geoffrey James Bucknall - RAFVR
1232279 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Geoffrey James Bucknall - RAFVR
source: Joanne Bucknall - via Steve Hoar - 03 Sep 2013

Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1920 - Mr. George A. Bucknall - Ms. Brenda Packwood - district: St.Neots
The district St. Neots spans the boundaries of the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire
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Birth - 1st Qtr. 1922 - Geoffrey J. Bucknall - mother's surname: Packwood - district: Ecclesall Bierlow, UK
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1931 - Peter G. Bucknall - mother's surname: Packwood - district: Ecclesall Bierlow, UK
The district Ecclesall Bierlow spans the boundaries of the counties of Derbyshire and West Riding of Yorkshire
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- info FreeBMD -

He is my half sister's Great Uncle. She is called Joanne Bucknall.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steve Hoar - North Manchester Battlefield Society - 24 Aug 2013



GOD BLESS YOU, DARLING
FOR THOSE LOVELY MEMORIES
"TILL WE MEET AGAIN"

- Epigraph on Bucknall memorial -
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155909 - Pilot Officer - Flight Engineer - John Lanaghan - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
- of Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham, UK - Grave 8 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648220
Son of Mr. Francis J. Lanaghan and Mrs. Agnes Lanaghan
husband of Martha Anne Lanaghan née Daley, of Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham,, UK

Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1916 - Mr. Francis J. Lanaghan and Ms. Agnes Daley - district: Houghton, UK
The district Houghton le Spring is in the county of Co. Durham
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Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1918 - John Lanaghan - mother's surname: Daley - district: Houghton, UK
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1920 - Thomas Lanaghan - mother's surname: Daley - district: Houghton, UK
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1923 - Theresa E. Lanaghan - mother's surname: Daley - district: Houghton, UK
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1924 - Norah Lanaghan - mother's surname: Daley - district: Houghton, UK
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Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1942 - Mr. John Lanaghan and Ms. Martha A. Navin - district: Durham N., UK
The district Durham N. is an alternative name for Durham Northern and it is in the county of Co. Durham
- info FreeBMD -


O LORD, HAVE MERCY
UPON THE SOUL
OF THY SERVANT JOHN.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on Lanaghan memorial -
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J/22627 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Gordon Bentley Pronger - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada - Grave 11 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648230
born 01 Aug 1920 - died 22 Jan 1944, Oldebroek, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of Archie R. Pronger and Mary A. Pronger, of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

J/22627 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Gordon Bentley Pronger - RCAF J/22627 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Gordon Bentley Pronger - RCAF J/22627 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Gordon Bentley Pronger - RCAF
J/22627 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Gordon Bentley Pronger - RCAF
source: Gordon Pronger Deans (nephew) - via Dick Breedijk - 22 Jan 2013

Death Notice - F/O. Gordon Bentley Pronger - Woodstock Sentinel Review
Death Notice - F/O. Gordon Bentley Pronger - Woodstock Sentinel Review
source: Gordon Pronger Deans (nephew) - via Dick Breedijk - 15 Oct 2014

F/O. Gordon Bentley Pronger - 1941, Woodstock F/O. Gordon Bentley Pronger - 1941, Woodstock
F/O. Gordon Bentley Pronger - 1941, Woodstock
source: Gordon Pronger Deans (nephew) - via Dick Breedijk - 15 Oct 2014

PRONGER FAMILY PICTURE - 1939
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Living room at 376 Hunter Street, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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LEFT: Jeanne, 21 Apr 1916, Older Sister
UPPER CENTRE: Gordon, 01 Aug 1920
UPPER RIGHT: Archie, 05 Feb 1878, Father
LOWER RIGHT: Audrey, 24 Mar 1925, Younger Sister
LOWER CENTRE: Mary , 04 Jan 1883, Mother

Gordon Bentley Pronger with family - 1939, Woodstock F/O. Gordon Bentley Pronger - in training camp - 1942
In 1939 with family - F/O. Gordon Bentley Pronger - In training camp - 1942
source: Gordon Pronger Deans (nephew) - via Dick Breedijk - 15 Oct 2014

Gordon Bentley Pronger was my uncle and died before I was born
Any information about his wartime career would be welcome
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
posting by Gordon Pronger Deans (nephew) - 16 Jul 2011


AND WHILE THEY LIE
IN PEACEFUL SLEEP
THEIR MEMORY
WE SHALL ALWYAS KEEP

- Epigraph on Pronger memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Pronger - request 01 Oct 2013 - received 21 Jan 2014 - PATS -

605495 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - M. S. Smith - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
taken POW - in Camps L6/357, POW No. 870

It's - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 06 Jun 2013

AIR78-147-0-1 - ID - 605495 - Marcus Smith AIR78-147-0-1 - ID - 605495 - Marcus Sylvanus Smith
page 717 - AIR78-147-0-1 - page 718
605495 - Marcus Sylvanus Smith - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 06 Jun 2013

The Daily Gleaner, 18 Mar 1944, page 8 - Kingston, Jamaica - Harold Smith / Marcus Sylvanus Smith
The Daily Gleaner, 18 Mar 1944, page 8 - Kingston, Jamaica
Mr. Harold Smith (brother) of Kingston. . . . . Sgt. Marcus Sylvanus Smith is now POW
source: newspaperarchive.com - 10 May 2014

984533 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John O'Sullivan - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Chester, UK - Grave 9 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648226
Son of Thomas Joseph and Beatrice O'Sullivan, of Chester, UK


WE HAVE LOVED HIM IN LIFE
LET US NOT
FORGET HIM IN DEATH

- Epigraph on O'Sullivan memorial -
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The Last Post - Price relatives - 04 May 2014 - Oldebroek
The Last Post - Price relatives - 04 May 2014 - Oldebroek
Andy Webb (nephew) with his four sons
source: Huis aan Huis - Elburg/Oldebroek - issue 06 May 2014
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SGLO - T3319

HALIFAX Mk.III - LV774 - MH-B - 22 Jan 1944 - NEAR OLDEBROEK - CREW 7

125472 - Flying Officer - Pilot - James Alfred 'Freddy' Price - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 1394106 - Flight Sergeant - Navigator - Donnel Entwistle - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA 1232279 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Geoffrey James Bucknall - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 155909 - Pilot Officer - Flight Engineer - John Lanaghan - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
J/22627 - Flying Officer - Bomb Aimer - Gordon Bentley Pronger - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA 605495 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Marcus Sylvanus Smith - RAFVR - POW - in Camps L6/357, POW No. 870 984533 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John O'Sullivan - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

- 6 KIA - 1 POW -

PRICE(†) - ENTWISTLE(†) - BUCKNALL(†) - LANAGHAN(†)
PRONGER(†) - SMITH - O'SULLIVAN(†)


Contact Price is pending - 20 Aug 2013 - PATS
Contact Pronger is pending - 21 Aug 2013 - PATS
Contact Bucknall is pending - 24 Aug 2013 - PATS

Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1487

Hampden B.Mk.I - AT217 - EA-S - Sgt. F. W. Slingo - near Rottumeroog
49 Squadron - RAF - Sunday 19 April 1942 - Mission: Operation Gardening
2 KIA - 2 MIA



Hampden B.Mk.I - AT217 - EA-S airborne - 20:43 - 19 Apr 42 from Scampton, UK
to lay mines off the Frisian Islands (Nectarines Region)
Presumed lost at sea
Sgt. Slingo is buried in the Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany
The body of F/Sgt. Jackson was washed ashore on the island of Rottumeroog and
is buried in the Dutch General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" at Oldebroek
but their two comrades have no known graves and are commemorated on Runnymede Memorial

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Crew: Hampden B.Mk.I - AT217 - EA-S - 19 Apr 1942 - Operation: Gardening
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1311806 - Sgt. - Pilot - F. W. Slingo - RAFVR - KIA - Sage War Cememetery - Grave 7. F. 2.

1001945 - Sgt. - Observer - I. McLaren - RAFVR - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 89

1254246 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - R. J. Webley - RAFVR - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 96

618552 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - E. W. Jackson - RAFVR - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 39
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - AT217 - EA-S - Slingo
Loss Card - AT217 - EA-S - Slingo - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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618552 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Ernest William Jackson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Blackhall Colliery, Co. Durham, UK - Grave 39 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648219
Son of John and Barbara Beckwith Jackson, of Blackhall Colliery, Co. Durham, UK


IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR DEAR SON ERNEST.
GOD'S GREATEST GIFT,
REMEMBRANCE

- Epigraph on Jackson memorial -
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- SAGE WAR CEMETERY -

1311806 - Sergeant - Pilot - Francis William Slingo - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA
- Nantwich, UK - Grave 7. A. 2. - Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Germany - CWGC ref. 2074136
Son of Mr. Cecil William Slingo and Mrs. Hettie Ellen E. Slingo née Horth

Sgt. Francis William Slingo was born in 1916 - Nantwich, England
and married with Mrs. Jean Evelyn Fawcett in 1940
She married again in 1948 with Mr. Francis C. Connolly - ( info: Slingo Family Oxford 2 )

Birth - 4th Qtr. 1887 - Cecil William Slingo - district: Lambeth, UK
The district Lambeth spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1891 - Hettie Ellen E. Horth - district: Norwich, Norfolk Co., UK
Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1913 - Mr. Cecil W. Slingo and Ms. Hettie E. E. Horth - district: Norwich, Norfolk Co., UK
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Birth - 1st Qtr. 1916 - Francis W. Slingo - mother's surname: Horth - district: Nantwich, Cheshire Co., UK
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Marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1940 - Mr. Francis W. Slingo and Ms. Jean E. Fawcett - district: Croydon, UK
The district Croydon spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, Kent and Surrey
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Marriage - 1st Qtr. 1948 - Mr. Francis C. Connolly and Mrs. Jean E. Slingo - district: Surrey Mid.E.
The district Surrey Mid Eastern in the county of Surrey
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Death - 4th Qtr. 1950 - Mrs. Hettie E. E. Slingo - district: Hove - Age 59
The district Hove spans the boundaries of the counties of Sussex and East Sussex
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- info FreeBMD -

The Edinburgh Gazette, November 12, 1926
THE BANKRUPTCY ACTS, 1914 and 1926 from the LONDON GAZETTE
Cecil William Slingo, late of 39 Loveday Road, Ealing, now of Scotts Road, Southhall, in the county of Middlesex
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1001945 - Sergeant - Observer - Ian McLaren - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA
- of Park Langley, Kent, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 89 - CWGC ref. 1079568
Son of John Alexander McLaren and Mary Cassells McLaren
husband of Winifred Ann McLaren, of Park Langley, Kent, UK
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1254246 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond John Webley - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
- of Rusthall, Kent, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 96 - CWGC ref. 1531159
Son of Joseph and Mercy Webley; husband of Winifred Ethel Webley née Gasson, of Rusthall, Kent, UK

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Birth - 1st Qtr. 1916 - Doris M. Webley - mother's surname: Blunt - district: Tonbridge, UK
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Raymond J. Webley - mother's surname: Blunt - district: Tonbridge, UK
The district Tonbridge spans the boundaries of the counties of Kent and Sussex
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Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1940 - Mr. Raymond J. Webley and Ms. Winifred E. Gasson - district: Tonbridge, UK
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1942 - Christine R. Webley - mother's surname: Gasson - district: Chatham, UK
The district Chatham is in the county of Kent
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- info FreeBMD -

Marriage: Ms. Christine R. Webley - 1974 - Tonbridge, Kent, UK
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SGLO - T1487

HAMPDEN B.Mk.I - AT217 - EA-S - 19 Apr 1942 - NEAR ROTTUMEROOG - CREW 4

1311806 - Sergeant - Pilot - Francis William Slingo - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA 1001945 - Sergeant - Observer - Ian McLaren - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA 1254246 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond John Webley - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA 618552 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Ernest William Jackson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

- 2 KIA - 2 MIA -

SLINGO(†) - McLAREN(†) - WEBLEY(†) - JACKSON(†)


Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1325

Lockheed Hudson Mk.V - AE655 - RR-R - P/O. J. F. Codville - Waddenzee
407 Squadron "Demon" - RCAF - Wednesday 5 Nov 1941 - Mission: ? Anti-shipping ?
1 KIA - 3 MIA



407 Squadron was also flying with Lockheed Hudsons Mk.VI in November 1941
They flew anti-shipping operations from September 1941 until January 1943
Attacking enemy convoys at mast-height level and bombing more than 400,000 tons of enemy shipping
Airborne from airfield North Coates, Lincolnshire, UK
P/O. Codville is in the Dutch General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" at Oldebroek
but the other Sgt. James, Sgt. Armsby and Sgt. Bryan are commemorated on Runnymede Memorial

No. 407 Coastal Strike Squadron was formed at Thorney Island, England on the 8 May 1941,
first training on the Bristol Blenheim. It was one of seven Article XV RCAF units to serve
with RAF Coastal Command. The squadron's wartime history can be divided into two periods.
From September 1941 to January 1943, the squadron operated as a "strike" squadron attacking
enemy shipping with the Lockheed Hudson. It was as a strike squadron that it won its reputation
and its nickname "The Demon Squadron".
On 29 January 1943 it was re-designated 407 General Reconnaissance Squadron, and for the remainder
of the war it protected friendly shipping from the U-Boat threat operating the Vickers Wellington
The squadron was disbanded on 4 June 1945 following the end of the Second World War
On 1 July 1952 the squadron was reactivated at RCAF Station Comox
as 407 Maritime Reconnaissance Squadron flying the Avro Lancaster
On 17 July 1956 it was renamed as a Maritime Patrol Squadron
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- info via en.wikipedia.org/wiki/407_Long_Range_Patrol_Squadron -

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Crew: Lockheed Hudson Mk.V - AE655 - RR-R - 5 Nov 1941 - Mission: ? Anti-shipping ?
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R/58089 - J/4543 - P/O. - Pilot - J. F. Codville - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 20

R/73092 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - F. J. James - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 60

755284 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Op. / Air Gunner - R. L. Armsby - RAF - Age 25 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 35

R/58294 - Sgt. - Wireless Op. / Air Gunner - G. N. Bryan - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 61
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - AE655 - RR-R - Codville
Loss Card - AE655 - RR-R - Codville - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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R/58089 - J/4543 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - James Francis Codville - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA
- of Duncan, British Columbia, Canada - Grave 20 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648213
born 9 Jun 1921, Victoria, BC - died 5 Nov 1941, near Rottumeroog, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Lt. Col. F. H. M. Codville, M.C., and Marguerite Codville, of Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Francis Hilary Macdonnell Codville (father) - born 14 Jun 1889, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Attestation: 12 Sep 1914 - Soldier - Francis Hilary Macdonnell Codville
John James Codville (grandfather) - 443 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

R/58089 - J/4543 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - James Francis Codville - RCAF
P/O. - James Francis Codville - in cockpit
via Findagrave - added by: Truman Bratteli - 20 Jun 2014

G'day,
Pilot Officer Jimmy Codville flew 13 sorties (including 4 attacks)
with the 'Demons' between September and November 1941
The crew were carrying out an anti-shipping sortie when shot down. Codville's body later washed ashore
Cheers..."Dakota" Chris - rafcommands forum - 16 Jul 2013


ATTESTATION PAPER - 20 Mar 1940
Enlistment - Declaration / Oath: 18 Jun 1940 - RCAF Recruiting Centre Vancouver, B.C.
James Francis Codville, R.M.D. #1, Duncan, B.C.
Place of birth: Victoria - Date of Birth: 9 Jun 1921 - Single
Occupation: College Student - Religion: Church of England - Anglican
F. H. M. Codville (father) - Retired Army Officer - b. Ottawa, ON
Marquerite Stone Browne (mother) - divorced - American (Canadian by marriage) - b. Virgina, USA

Mariage (parents) - 30 Jun 1916, Sturgeon Creek, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lt. Col. Francis Hilary Macdonell (father), M.C. (52) - R.M.D. I, Duncan, B.C. - 14 Jun 1889 - 14 Jul 1970 - Age 81
Marquerite Codville (mother) (divorced) (47) - father given custody of son
Dissolved: 18 Oct 1926 - Remarried and died as Mrs. Marquerite Tanqueray
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John Carrington Codville (brother) deceased (4 months - Apr 1920)
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2nd marriage - 30 Nov 1926: Ms. Icel Irene South (step-mother) - born 02 Nov 1901, USA - died 06 Oct 1977, Duncan - Age 75
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Donald "Dan" Cleveland Codville (half-brother) (14) - born 27 Sep 1927
Patricia Edith Codville (half-sister) (13) - abt. 1928
Bruce Hilary Codville (half-brother) (11) - abt. 1930
David "Dave" William Codville (half-brother) (10) - born 13 Oct 1931 - died 27 Jun 2006 - Age 74
Grace Leonard Codville (half-sister) (6) - abt. 1935
Anne Icel Codville (half-sister) (4) - abt. 1937

Lt. Col. F. H. M. Codville
2098 Windsor Road, Victoria
British Columbia, Canada

Dave leaves behind his daughter, Kerri (Robin), his grandchildren (Hugo & Hannah),
his brother, Dan (Del) and Bruce (Barb) , his 2 sisters Grace Johnstone and Anne Dobell (Colin)
He leaves many friends, particulary his dear friend Mildred Childs
Dave's ashes will be scattered at a later date
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info obituary - David "Dave" William Codville - North Island Gazette, Port Hardy - 2006
Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11 Jul 2006
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"THE ETERNAL GOD
IS THY REFUGE
AND UNDERNEATH
ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS"

- Epigraph on Codville memorial -
Deuteronomy 33:27
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RCAF - Service records - Codville - request 26 May 20143 - received 11 Jun 2014 - PATS -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

R/73092 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Francis Thomas James - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA
- of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 60 - CWGC ref. 1801064
born 14 May 1919, Saint John, NB - died 5 Nov 1941, near Rottumeroog, The Netherlands - Age 22
Son of Mr. John Denis James and Mrs. Florence "Flora" Agnes James née Gallagher, 65 Clarendon Street, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
Husband of Mrs. Mary Kathleen James née Stanton, 65 Douglas Ave, Saint John, NB, Canada
Educated at St. Vincents's High School - later Provincial Normal School and took summer courses
at the University of New Brunswick. Joining RCAF in July 1940
Missed on his 14th operation, his body was never recovered

ATTESTATION PAPER - 16 Jul 1940 - RCAF Recruiting Centre, Moncton, NB
Enlistment: 29 Sep 1940, Moncton, NB
Occupation: School Teacher (1938-1940) - Religion: Roman Catholic

Marriage: 14 Apr 1941, St. John, NB
Mary Kathleen James (wife) (21 abt. 1921) - 65 Douglas Ave
Patrick Francis James (son) (0) - born 21 Feb 1942 - died 21 Feb 1942
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Marriage (parents): 04 Jun 1917, St. John, NB
John D. James (father) (59 abt. 1883) - 65 Clarendon St.
Flora Gallagher James (mother) (57 abt. 1885) - 65 Clarendon St.
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John W. James (half-brother) (27 abt. 1915) - 17 Harvey St., St. John, NB
William P. James (brother) CSSR (24 abt. 1918) - St. Alphonsus Seminary, Woodstock, ON
Joseph C. James (brother) CSSR (20 abt. 1922) - St. Alphonsus Seminary, Woodstock, ON
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family info from Memorandum - 09 Jun 1942 - RCAF - Service records

R/73092 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Francis Thomas James - RCAF
Francis Thomas James
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RCAF - Service records - James - request 26 May 20143 - received 11 Jun 2014 - PATS -

755284 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Op. / Air Gunner - Richard Leonard Armsby - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA
- of Hornsey, Middlesex, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 35 - CWGC ref. 1082925
Son of Charles Henry and Alice Maud Armsby née Hutt, of Hornsey, Middlesex, UK
husband of Patricia Mary Armsby née Chivers, of Hornsey, Middlesex, UK
born 3rd Qtr. 1916 - Richard L. Armsby - mother's surname: Hutt - district Edmonton, UK
Marriage - 1st Qtr. 1941 - Richard L. Armsby - Patricia M. Chivers - district Wandsworth, UK
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R/58294 - Sergeant - Wireless Op. / Air Gunner - Guy Nelson Bryan Jr. - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA
- of Banff, Alberta, Canada - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 61 - CWGC ref. 1530714
born 2 Sep 1915, McLeod, Alberta - died 5 Nov 1941, near Rottumeroog, The Netherlands - Age 26
Son of Mr. Guy N. Bryan and Mrs. Margauretta "Etta" Bryan née Bell, of Banff, Alberta, Canada
Guy Nelson Bryan Sr. (father) - born 1893, McLeod, AB - died 1956 - Age ~63
Occupation (father): Bank Manager (retired)
Mrs. Margauretta Bryan née Bell (mother) - born: Saskatchewan - Deceased before 29 May 1940
!!! Discrepancy - Margauretta / Margaretta !!!

ATTESTATION PAPER - 29 May 1940 - RCAF Recruiting Centre, Vancouver, BC
Experience and training (incl. military) useful in the RCAF: 3 yrs. with 19th Alberta Dragoons
Enlistment: 17 Jul 1940, Vancouver, BC
Address: Wells, BC
Occupation: Miner (Gold mining) - Religion: Roman Catholic
Civil occupations : Clerk (1y), Bookkeeper + driver (2y), Miner (3y)
Height: 69" (1.75 m) - Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg) - Single
Air Gunners Badge: 17 Apr 1941
Canada to UK - 30 Jun 1941

"Bryan Peak"
Adopted: 24 Apr 1962
Latitude: 53°04'28" Longitude: 120°58'32"
Relative Location: On Needle Point Ridge,
N side of Lanezi Lake in Bowron Lake Prov. Park, Cariboo Land District
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named to remember RCAF Sergeant Guy Nelson Bryan, R58294, from Wells.
Serving with 407 Squadron when he was killed in action during air operations
over Europe 5 Nov 1941, Age 26. With no known grave,
his name is inscribed on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK, panel 61
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- info via archive.ilmb.gov.bc.ca -
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RCAF - Service records - Bryan - request 26 May 20143 - received 11 Jun 2014 - PATS -



SGLO - T1325

LOCKHEED HUDSON Mk.V - AE655 - RR-R - 5 Nov 1941 - WADDENZEE - CREW 4

R/58089 - J/4543 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - James Francis Codville - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA R/73092 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Francis Thomas James - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA 755284 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Op. / Air Gunner - Richard Leonard Armsby - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA R/58294 - Sergeant - Wireless Op. / Air Gunner - Guy Nelson Bryan Jr. - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA

- 1 KIA - 3 MIA -

CODVILLE(†) - JAMES(†) - ARMSBY(†) - BRYAN(†)


Got some ??????'s at this item, details are always welcome - PATS

Contact Codville is pending - 12 Jun 2014 - PATS

Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T1688

Wellington Mk.III - X3557 - AA-? - P/O. T. H. Smith - 01:30 - near Rottumeroog
75 Squadron - RAF - Thursday 9 July 1942 - Mission: Wilhelmshaven
2 KIA - 4 MIA



No 75 (New Zealand) Squadron
Motto: Ake Ake Kia Kaha (For ever and ever be strong)

Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed - 01:30 - 9 Jul 1942 in the Waddenzee off Rottumeroog
where P/O. Smith was initially buried
He has been subsequently reinterred in Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg"
While Sgt. Young is buried in Vredenhof General Cemetery on Schiermonnikoog
The others have no known grave and are commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
The night-fighter was flown by either Hptm. Helmut Lent, II./NJG 2
or Ofw. Paul Gildner, IV./NJG 1 who reported combats at 01:30 and 02:44 respectively

P/O. Trevor Harry Smith, RNZAF - Age 24 - 355hrs - 13th.op.
P/O. Donald Norman Potts, RNZAF - Age 25 - 286hrs - 1st op.
P/O. Alan Stewart Broun, RNZAF - Age 32 - 332hrs - 10th.op.
Sgt. George Anthony Young, RNZAF - Age 21 - 138hrs - 15th.op.
Sgt. Frank Edwin Mckenzie, RNZAF - Age 22 - 225hrs - 15th.op.
P/O. Jack Ralph Gavegan, RNZAF - Age 30 - 320hrs - 68th op.

P/O. Donald Norman Potts, RNZAF P/O. Alan Stewart Broun, RNZAF Sgt. George Anthony Young, RNZAF Sgt. Frank Edwin Mckenzie, RNZAF P/O. Jack Ralph Gavegan, RNZAF
- - - Potts - - - - - - - - Broun - - - - - - - - Young - - - - - - - Mckenzie - - - - - Gavegan - - -

Wilhelmshaven - 08/09 Jul 1942
ORB - Smith - 08/09 Jul 1942 - Missing
ORB - Smith - 08/09 Jul 1942 - Missing
AIR27-646-0-15 - "The National Archives, UK"

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Crew: Wellington Mk.III - X3557 - AA-? - 9 Jul 1942 - Mission: Wilhelmshaven
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41953 - P/O. - Pilot - T. H. Smith - RNZAF - Age 24 - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 41

412267 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - D. N. Potts - RNZAF - Age 25 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 116

405367 - P/O. - Navigator - A. S. Broun - RNZAF - Age 32 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 115

391085 - Sgt. - W.Operator - F. E. McKenzie - RNZAF - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 117

405771 - Sgt. - Front Air Gunner - G. A. Young - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA - Cemetery Schiermonnikoog - Grave 84

391085 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - J. R. Gavegan - RNZAF - Age 30 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 116
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

P/O. Potts and P/O. Gavegan are on same panel 116 at Runnymede Memorial !!
P/O. - Navigator - A. S. Broun - RNZAF - 10th operational flight

Loss Card - X3557 - AA-? - Smith
Loss Card - X3557 - AA-? - Smith - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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41953 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Trevor Harry Smith - RNZAF - Age 24 - KIA
- of Matarawa, Wellington, New Zealand - Grave 41 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648232
born 27 Mar 1918, Carterton, NZ
Occupation: Clerk at Social Security Department
Son of Walter George Thomas Smith and of Hannah Elizabeth Smith (née Price), of Matarawa, Wellington, New Zealand
Mr. W. G. T. Smith (father), Waterson's Road, Matarawa, Carterton, Wellington Region, NZ
Siblings: Mr. C. W. Smith (brother), High Street, Carterton, NZ
Mr. L. M. Smith (brother), High Street, Carterton, NZ
Mr. E. D. Smith (brother), 9 First Street, Lansdowne, Masterton, NZ
Mrs. G. L. Bambry née Smith (sister), Dalefield, Carterton, NZ
Awards five medals: 1939-45 Star, The Aircrew Europe Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45 and NZ War Service Medal

RNZAF - Service records - Smith - request 18 May 2013 - received 16 Aug 2013 - PATS -
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41953 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Trevor Harry Smith - RNZAF 41953 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Trevor Harry Smith - RNZAF 41953 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Trevor Harry Smith - RNZAF
Pilot Officer - Trevor Harry Smith - RNZAF
source - Museum of New Zealand - images by Graeme Young via Willem de Jong - 14 Feb 2013

14 Oct 1943 - Smith / Young correspondence 14 Oct 1943 - Smith / Young correspondence
14 Oct 1943 - Smith / Young correspondence
via Graeme Young (nephew) - 14 Feb 2013
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

412267 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - Donald Norman Potts - RNZAF - Age 25 - MIA
- of Opotiki, Auckland, New Zealand - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 116 - CWGC ref. 1804557
born 27 May 1917, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand - died 09 Jul 1942 - Age 25
Son of Mr. Norman Potts and Mrs. Myra Potts née Dobson, Wellington Street (Box 18), Opotiki, Auckland, New Zealand
Norman Potts (father) - born .. Apr 1886, Christchurch - died 16 Nov 1970 - Age 84
Myra Dobson (mother) was Norman's first cousin and to be his wife

Wedding - Norman Potts and Myra Dobson - 1914
Wedding - Norman Potts and Myra Dobson - 15 Apr 1914
source: The Star Sun, Christchurch - 20 Apr 1914 - Page 7

Occupation: Clerk
Attestation: 29 Oct 1940
13 Apr 1941: Ground Training School, Levin
16 Aug 1941: Awarded Flying Badge
Embarkment NZ: 20 Oct 1941
Disembarkment UK: 22 Nov 1941
No. 3 P.R.C.: 23 Nov 1941

RNZAF - Service records - Potts - request 05 Dec 2015 - received 20 Apr 2016 - PATS -
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405367 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Alan Stewart Broun - RNZAF - Age 32 - MIA
- of New Zealand - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 115 - CWGC ref. 1530548
Born 20 Jun 1910, Kaeo, NZ
Religion: Church of England
Son of Mr. James Scotter Broun and Mrs. Margaret Broun née Day
Mr. James Scotter Broun (father), 34 Rahiri Road, Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Mrs. Margaret Broun née Day (mother) - deceased before 15 Aug 1941 - info RCAF Record Sheet -

Enlistment: 22 Dec 1940 - G.T.S. Levin - (Ground Training School)
Late February 1941 he embarked on the "Awatea" for Canada
No. 6 Air Observers School, Prince Albert, Sasketchewan, Canada
No. 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, McDonald, Manitoba, Canada
No. 1 Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba, Canada
Air Observer badge and promoted to Sgt. on 22 Jul 1941, whilst at No. A.N.S.
29 Aug 1941 proceeded to No. 31 ( General Reconnaissance ) Operational Training Unit, Debert, Nova Scotia, Canada
Commissioned in Canada
Embarked Canada: 15 Sep 1941

Disembarked UK: 01 Oct 1941
No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, Bournemouth: Early October 1941
A fortnight later he commenced training at No. 11 Operational Training Unit, Bassingbourn, Hertfordshire,
as navigator on a Wellington aircraft
On the completion of the course in May, 1942, he was posted to No.75 (NZ) Squadron, Feltwell, Norfolk, UK
During the next two months he was in a number of raids on enemy targets
Including the towns of Osnabrück, Emden and Bremen, and also installations at St, Nazaire in France
On 8-9 Jul 1942 he took off as Naviagtor on a Wellington aircraft for his 10th operational flight
which failed to return to its base - all classified as missing
332 hrs as Navigator

RNZAF - Service records - Broun - request 30 Aug 2013 - received 10 Oct 2013 - PATS -
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391085 - Sergeant - W.Operator - Frank Edwin McKenzie - RNZAF - Age 22 - MIA
- of Bryndwyr, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 117 - CWGC ref. 1079498
Son of Frank Harold and Blanche Louisa McKenzie, of Bryndwyr, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

391085 - Sergeant - W.Operator - Frank Edwin McKenzie - RNZAF
W.Operator - Frank Edwin McKenzie - RNZAF
courtesy Graeme Young - 14 Jul 2013
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402128 - Pilot Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Jack Ralph Gavegan - RNZAF - Age 30 - MIA
born 12 Jan 1912, Auckland
- of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 116 - CWGC ref. 1270692
Son of Cecil Percival Gavegan and Catherine "Kitty" Mary Gavegan, of Adelaide, South Australia
Address 29 Apr 1943: Mrs. Kitty Gavegan (mother), 208 South Terrace, Adelaide, S.A.
Address 10 Oct 1946: Mrs. K. Gavegan, 10 Albany Avenue, Epsom, Auckland, NZ

05 Oct 1939 - Application for Aircrew training
28 Jul 1940 - Enlistment
21 Sep 1940 - Sgt.
06 Oct 1940 - Embarked New Zealand aboard the "Mataroa"
30 Nov 1940 - Disembarked U.K.

402128  - Pilot Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Jack Ralph Gavegan - RNZAF
Rear Air Gunner - Jack Ralph Gavegan - RNZAF
source - service records - Gavegan - 16 Nov 2013

19 Jun 42 - Attack Against Targets at Emden - Wellington Mk.III Z1592?
P/O. Smith, P/O. Broun, P/O. McKenzie, Sgt. Young and P/O. Gavegan*
* replaces Stewart as rear gunner
source: 75nzsquadron.wordpress.com/tag/jack-ralph-gavegan/

RNZAF - Service records - Gavegan - request 05 Oct 2013 - received 16 Nov 2013 - PATS -
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- SCHIERMONNIKOOG (VREDENHOF) CEMETERY -

405771 - Sergeant - Front Air Gunner - George Anthony Young - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand - Grave 84 - Schiermonnikoog Cemetery "Vredenhof" - CWGC ref. 2649139
Son of George Young and of Johan Young née Oman, of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand

405771 - Sergeant - Front Air Gunner - George Anthony Young - RNZAF
Front Air Gunner - George Anthony Young - RNZAF
courtesy Graeme Young (nephew) - 14 Jul 2013

Headstone - Sgt. George Anthony Young - RNZAF -
Cemetery Schiermonnikoog



RNZAF - Service records - Young - request 05 Aug 2014 - received 27 Nov 2014 - PATS -


SGLO - T1688

WELLINGTON Mk.III - X3557 - AA-? - 9 Jul 1942 - NEAR ROTTUMEROOG - CREW 6

41953 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Trevor Harry Smith - RNZAF - Age 24 - KIA 412267 - Pilot Officer - 2nd Pilot - Donald Norman Potts - RNZAF - Age 25 - MIA 405367 - Pilot Officer - Navigator - Alan Stewart Broun - RNZAF - Age 32 - MIA
391085 - Sergeant - W.Operator - Frank Edwin McKenzie - RNZAF - Age 22 - MIA 405771 - Sergeant - Front Air Gunner - George Anthony Young - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA 402128 - Pilot Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Jack Ralph Gavegan - RNZAF - Age 30 - MIA

- 2 KIA - 4 MIA -

SMITH(†) - POTTS(†) - BROUN(†)
McKENZIE(†) - YOUNG(†) - GAVEGAN(†)


Contact Young is pending - 12 May 2008 - 13 Jul 2013 - PATS

Last update - 10 Jun 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T768

Wellington Mk.Ic - R3202 - KO-J - P/O. R. T. Gerry - 02:00 - North Sea near Isle of Rottumeroog
115 Squadron - RAF - Saturday 3 August 1940 - Operation Hamburg
4 KIA - 2 MIA



Wellington Mk.Ic - R3202 - KO-J was airborne 21:24 - 2nd Aug 40 from Marham, UK
Ditched - 02:00 - 3rd Aug 1940 in the North Sea off the Island of Rottumeroog
Four bodies were eventually washed onto Dutch beaches
P/O. Pryor was found at sea on 20 August 1940
He was buried at Uithuizen General Cemetery - After the war Pryor's family
did place a private memorial to honour P/O. Ronald William Pryor
Three days later - 23 August 1940 - P/O. Gerry washed ashore
while Sgt. Dempsey and P/O. Wilde were found at sea the same day
but F/Sgt. Ruffell-Hazel and Sgt. Croft are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - R3202 - KO-J - 3 Aug 1940 - Mission: Hamburg
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41013 - P/O. - Pilot - R. T. Gerry - RAF - Age 23 - KIA - Oldebroek Cemetery - Grave 45

42723 - P/O. - Co-Pilot - R. W. Pryor - RAF - Age 21 - KIA - Uithuizen Cemetery - Private memorial

359517 - F/Sgt. - Observer - R. J. Ruffell-Hazell - DFM - RAF - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 11

640266 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. Dempsey - RAF - Age 21 - KIA
- Delfzijl Cemetery - Plot B. Class 2B. Row 21. Grave 287

635759 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - J. M. Croft - RAF - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 13

76931 - P/O. - Air Gunner - S. J. S. Wilde - RAF - Age 31 - KIA
- Delfzijl Cemetery - Plot B. Class 2B. Row 21. Grave 285
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - R3202 - KO-J-? - Gerry
Loss Card - R3202 - KO-J-? - Gerry - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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41013 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Reginald Torrance Gerry - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Grave 45 - Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg" - CWGC ref. 2648217
Son of Harold Dudley Gerry and Margaret Buchanan Gerry, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Uithuizen is 20 miles north-north-east of the town of Groningen
The cemetery is in the centre of Uithuizen
The Commonwealth war grave, marked by a permanent private memorial


I THANK MY GOD
UPON EVERY REMEMBRANCE
OF YOU

- Epigraph on Gerry memorial -
Philippians I.3
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- UITHUIZERMEEDEN GENERAL CEMETERY -

42723 - Pilot Officer - Co-Pilot - Ronald William Pryor - RAF - Age 21- KIA
- of Wallasey, Cheshire, UK - Private Memorial in soutn-west corner - Uithuizen General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649610
Son of Cecil P. and Dorothy M. Pryor of Wallasey, Cheshire, UK
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

359517 - Flight Sergeant - Observer - Richard James Ruffell-Hazell - D F M - RAF - Age 33 - MIA
- of Winchester, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 11 - CWGC ref. 2940709
Son of James and Flora Eliza Ruffell-Hazel; husband of Winifred Mary Ruffell-Hazel, of Winchester, UK
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635759 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Jack Milen Croft - RAF - Age 20 - MIA
- of Earby, Yorkshirer, UK - Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial - Panel 13 - CWGC ref. 231510
Son of Carey and Harriet Ann Croft, of Earby, Yorkshire, UK

Delfzijl is a small town on the north-eastern coast of Holland
20 Miles north-east of the town of Groningen
The Commonwealth war graves are in Row 21 and 22 to the middle left of the cemetery
Delfzijl General Cemetery contains the graves of seven Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War
two of them unidentified - No. of Identified Casualties: 5
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- DELFZIJL GENERAL CEMETERY -

640266 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - James Dempsey - RAF - Age 21- KIA
- of Kirkcaldy, Fife, UK - Grave: Plot B. Class 2B. Row 21. Grave 287. - Delfzijl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649519
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dempsey, of Kirkcaldy, Fife, UK


REST IN PEACE

- Epigraph on Dempsey memorial -
Philippians I.3
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76931 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Sidney John Scott Wilde - RAF - Age 31- KIA
born 13 Apr 1910, district Staines, county of Middlesex, UK
- of Howwood, Renfrewshire, UK - Grave: Plot B. Class 2B. Row 21. Grave 285. - Delfzijl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2649521
Son of Mr. Sidney Algernon Wilde and Mrs. Iris Scott Wilde née Thomson
husband of Ila Wilde née Hilder, Howwood, Renfrewshire, UK
father of Susan Wilde

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1909 - Mr. Sidney Algernon Wilde and Ms. Iris Scott Thomson - district: Strand, UK
district Strand spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1910 - Sidney John S. Wilde - district: Staines, Middlesex Co., UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1912 - Iris B. S. Wilde - mother's surname: Thomson - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1923 - David S. Wilde - mother's surname: Thomson - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK
Death 1st Qtr. 1925 - Barbara I. S. Wilde - Age 13 - district: Blything, Suffolk Co., UK
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Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1934 - Mrs. Sidney J. S. Wilde and Ms. Ila Hilder - district: Brighton, UK
district Brighton spans the boundaries of the counties of Sussex and East Sussex
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1937 - Susan Wilde - mother's surname: Hilder - district: Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK
- info FreeBMD -

Pilot Officer Sidney John Scott Wilde was from Rottingdean, Sussex
He was born on 13 April 1910 and was the son of Sidney and Iris Scott Wilde
He worked for Farebrother Ellis, Chartered Surveyors in London before the war, as did his father
John was married to Ila Wilde. They had a daughter named Susan
John's sister, Barbara died at an early age (13) of pneumonia
John had a brother, David, who went into the Navy aged 16 and was killed on H.M.S. Coventry off Tobruk in 1942
info : Mrs. Susan Bourchier (daughter) née Wilde - via Stevin Oudshoorn - basher82.nl
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P/JX 294562 - Ordinary Seaman - David Scott Wilde - Royal Navy - Age 19- MIA
born 3rd Qtr. 1923, district Watford, Hertfordshire Co., UK - died: 14 Sep 1942
- of Radlett, Hertfordshire Co., UK - Panel 66, Column 2 - Portsmouth Naval Memorial - 2670414
Son of Mr. Sidney Algernon Wilde and Mrs. Iris Scott Wilde née Thomson, Radlett, Hertfordshire Co., UK

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Headstone - Sgt. James Dempsey - Cemetery Delfzijl Headstone - P/O. Ronald William Pryor - Cemetery Uithuizen Headstone - P/O. Sidney John Scott Wilde - Cemetery Delfzijl
- - - James Dempsey - - - - - - - - - - Ronald Pryor - - - - - - - - - - John Wilde - - -



SGLO - T768

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R3202 - KO-J - 3 Aug 1940 - NEAR ROTTUMEROOG - CREW 6

41013 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Reginald Torrance Gerry - RAF - Age 23 - KIA 42723 - Pilot Officer - Co-Pilot - Ronald William Pryor - RAF - Age 21- KIA 359517 - Flight Sergeant - Observer - Richard James Ruffell-Hazell - D F M - RAF - Age 33 - MIA
640266 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - James Dempsey - RAF - Age 21- KIA 635759 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Jack Milen Croft - RAF - Age 20 - MIA 76931 - Pilot Officer - Air Gunner - Sidney John Scott Wilde - RAF - Age 31- KIA

- 4 KIA - 2 MIA -

GERRY(†) - PRYOR(†) - RUFFELL-HAZELL(†)
DEMPSEY(†) - CROFT(†) - WILDE(†)


Contact Dempsey is pending - 26 Mar 2011 - PATS

Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS




OLDEBROEK GENERAL CEMETERY "EKELENBURG"
5 UNIDENTIFIES GRAVES
5 KIA




Grave 16 - A Soldier of the war 1939 - 1945 -


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
- . - . -

Grave 17 - An Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 -
- Flight Sergeant
- 25th June 1942 -


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
- . - . -

Grave 19 - An Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 -
- Sergeant - RAF -
- 2nd September 1941 -


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
- . - . -

Grave 21 - A Soldier of the war 1939 - 1945 -


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
- . - . -

Grave 22 - A Soldier of the war 1939 - 1945 -


KNOWN UNTO GOD

- Epigraph on Unknown memorial -
- . - . -



UNKNOWN - 5

Grave 16 - A Soldier of the war 1939 - 1945 - Known unto God Grave 17 - An Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 - Flight Sergeant - 25th June 1942 -  Known unto God Grave 19 - An Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 - Sergeant - RAF - 2nd September 1941 -  Known unto God Grave 21 - A Soldier of the war 1939 - 1945 - Known unto God Grave 22 - A Soldier of the war 1939 - 1945 - Known unto God

- 5 KIA -

UNKNOWN(†) - UNKNOWN(†) - UNKNOWN(†) - UNKNOWN(†) - UNKNOWN(†)


Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS




SGLO - T1470

HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - P1203 - UB-T - Sgt. A. H. Wincott - 04:13 - East of Oldebroek
455 Squadron - RAAF - Tuesday 7 April 1942 - Operation Essen
4 KIA



HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - P1203 - UB-T was airborne - 23:55 - 6th Apr 1942 from Wigsley, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. Emil Woltersdorf, III./NJG 1)
and reported crashed - 04:13 - 7th Apr 42 - just to the S of Zwolle (Overijssel) Holland
However, the crew are buried in Oud-Leusden General Cemetery at Amersfoort (Utrecht)
German Totenliste No.75 - buried 13 Apr 1942, Amerfoort

Coffins Hampden crew - German salvage unit
Coffins Hampden crew - German salvage unit
- source homepage Kees Blankenstijn († 2004) -

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Crew: HP52 Hampden B.Mk.I - P1203 - UB-T - 7 Apr 1942 - Mission: Essen
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1283559 - Sgt. - Pilot - A. H. Wincott - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA - Oud-Leusden Cemetery - Grave 13-2-28

400105 - F/O. - Navigator - T. E. Roberts - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA - Oud-Leusden Cemetery - Grave 13-2-27

402829 - Sgt. - W.Op./Air Gunner - C. Gammie - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA - Oud-Leusden Cemetery - Grave 13-2-25

400282 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - K. W. McIlrath - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA - Oud-Leusden Cemetery - Grave 13-2-26
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - P1203 - UB-T - Wincott
Loss Card - P1203 - UB-T - Wincott - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

1283559 - Sergeant - Pilot - Arthur Henry Wincott - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA
- of Rotherhithe, London, UK - Plot 13 - Row 2 - Grave 28
- Oud-Leusden General Cemetery "Rusthof" - CWGC ref. 2620452
born 1st Qtr. 1916, mother's surname: Church - district of St. Olave Bermondsey, London Co.,UK
Son of Arthur and Matilda Rhoda Wincott née Church, of Rotherhithe, London, UK
marriage parents - 4th Qtr. 1910 - district of St. Olave Bermondsey, London Co.,UK

- Wincott / Church family ( only one match in UK ) - likely siblings of Arthur Henry
birth 3rd Qtr. 1912 - Matilda R. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district St.Olave
death 3rd Qtr. 1912 - Matilda R. Wincott - Age 0 - district St.Olave
birth 4th Qtr. 1913 - Ivy A. M. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district St.Olave
death 1st Qtr. 1915 - Ivy A. M. Wincott - Age 1 - district St.Olave
birth 1st Qtr. 1916 - Arthur H. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district St.Olave
birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Leslie G. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district St.Olave
birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - Eileen C. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district St.Olave
birth 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Georgina M. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district St.Olave
birth 1st Qtr. 1925 - Edward K. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district St.Olave
birth 1st Qtr. 1930 - George F. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district St.Olave
birth 1st Qtr. 1930 - Reginald D. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district St.Olave
birth 4th Qtr. 1934 - Philip S. Wincott - Mother's surname: Church - district Bermondsey
- info freebmd.org.uk -


Sergeant (Pilot) ARTHUR HENRY WINCOTT - RAFVR
His name appears in the Brockley County School Book of Remembrance
Prendergast School, Hilly Fields, Brockley SE4 1LE
source: Lewisham War Memorials - info by Andy Pepper


Sergeant - Pilot - Arthur Henry Wincott - RAFVR
Sgt. Arthur Henry Wincott - Pilot - RAFVR
- source homepage Kees Blankenstijn († 2004) -


HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

- Epigraph on Wincott memorial -
- . - . -

400105 - Flying Officer - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - Trevor Emlyn Roberts - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Malvern, Victoria, Australia - Plot 13 - Row 2 - Grave 27
- Oud-Leusden General Cemetery "Rusthof" - CWGC ref. 2620404
born 20 Nov 1915, Preston, Victoria, Australia - Occupation: Dental Student - Religion: Presbyterian
Enlistment No. 1 R.C. - AC2, 27 May 1940
Embarkment: 27 May 1941, Sydney - disembarked: 29 Aug 1941, UK
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 106
Son of the Revd. William Arthur Roberts and Mary Gwendolin Roberts, of Malvern, Victoria, Australia
husband of Ruth Roberts, 8 Drysdale St., Malvern SE 4, Victoria, Australia
married 13 Nov 1940


"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN..."

- Epigraph on Roberts memorial -
- . - . -

402829 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Colin Gammie - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA
- of Matraville, New South Wales, Australia - Plot 13 - Row 2 - Grave 25
- Oud-Leusden General Cemetery "Rusthof" - CWGC ref. 2620318
born 4 Nov 1919, Sydney, NSW, Australia - Usual place of residence: Matraville - Occupation: Clerk
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 106
Son of Peter and Adeline Mary Gammie, "Dalming", Howell Ave., Matraville, New South Wales, Australia


HE DIED
THAT WE MIGHT LIVE.
NO GREATER LOVE

- Epigraph on Gammie memorial -
- . - . -

400282 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Kenneth William McIlrath - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of Nhill, Victoria, Australia - Plot 13 - Row 2 - Grave 26
- Oud-Leusden General Cemetery "Rusthof" - CWGC ref. 2620365
born 17 Jul 1915, Nhill, Victoria, Australia - Occupation: Wool Classer & Commision Agent - Religion: C. of E.
Enlistment No. 1 R.C. - AC2, 18 Aug 1940
Embarkment: 27 May 1941, Sydney - disembarked: 29 Aug 1941, UK
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 106
Son of William Percival and Ethel Phillis McIlrath, "Yetholm", Nelson St., Nhill, Victoria, Australia


"GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS..."

- Epigraph on McIlrath memorial -
- . - . -



SGLO - T1470

HP52 HAMPDEN B.Mk.I - P1203 - UB-T - 7 Apr 1942 - EAST OF OLDEBROEK - CREW 4

1283559 - Sergeant - Pilot - Arthur Henry Wincott - RAFVR - Age 26 - KIA 400105 - Flying Officer - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - Trevor Emlyn Roberts - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA 402829 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Colin Gammie - RAAF - Age 22 - KIA 400282 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Kenneth William McIlrath - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA

- 4 KIA -

WINCOTT(†) - ROBERTS(†) - GAMMIE(†) - McILRATH(†)


Last update - 26 Aug 2015 - PATS



't Harde

19 mi S of Vollenhove


PFC T.H. Bachenheimer - ~21:00 - Sunday 22 Oct 1944 - t' Harde
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment - 82nd Airborne Division -
1 POW/KIA




"The G.I. GENERAL"

Awards - Bachenheimer
Memorial - PFC Theodore Herman Bachenmeier -
t'Harde, Netherlands
PFC Theodore "Ted" H. Bachenheimer
Memorial Bachenheimer - Eperweg - 't Harde

19063269 - Theodore Herman Bachenheimer - born: 23 April 1923 - died: 22 October 1944

Born East of Hannover in Braunschweig. His father was Jewish while his mother was of German ancestry
They left Germany in 1933 and arrived in the US - Hollywood, CA - in 1934
Ted volunteered for the Army Paratroops in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbour
He joined the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment after his training, which was attached
to the 82nd Airborne Division in August 1942
Took part in the invasion of Sicily and later in the battles of Salerno and Anzio - Italy mainland -
He became a legend due his reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines
and received the Silver Cross for these actions

In Operation Market Garden he landed 17 Sep 1944 near Grave, The Netherlands
One day later he was already alone in German occupied Nijmegen and late afternoon he made contact
with the local resistance headquarters. On request of the Dutch he became the new leader
and therefore called "The G.I. GENERAL"

Real Life Comics - #25 - Sept 45 Real Life Comics - #25 - Sept 45 Private First Class Theodore Herman Bachenmeier
REAL LIFE COMICS - SEPT. 1945 - NO 25 - images by his cousin Wes Hale -

In the night of October 16 he was captured by the Germans while on a mission "Windmill" with
the British Captain Peter Baker of IS-9 and send to Tiel
The next day, all captured were brought to a village near 's-Hertogenbosh and questioned for hours
On Oct 18 both were transfered to a POW camp in Culemborg, from here they were marching to the
next POW-camp in Amersfoort. Oct 21st they were transfered by train to Fallingbostel, Germany
Between Harderwijk and Nunspeet he did escape with three British paratroopers
The next day he was captured again by the Germans. That evening, around nine o'clock, two shots
were heard by people living along the Eperweg. Next morning they found a body along the road
It was PFC - Private First Class - Theodore Herman Bachenheimer
- info Frank van Lunteren and James McNamara -

Buried 29 Oct 1944 at Oldebroek General Cemetery "Ekelenburg"
April 1946 reinterred - American Military Cemetery -
Neuville-en-Condroz - Grave J-11-275 - near Liège, Belgium

Headstone - PFC Theodore Herman Bachenmeier
In 1949 he was brought to his final resting place - Beth Olam Jewish Cemetery in Hollywood, CA
and buried next to his parents in Grave No. 81
- info John West - www.findagrave.com -

The memorial in 't Harde was placed after the war at the spot were he was executed by the SS - Oct 22 1944
Mid 80's when they became aware of his Jewish background the "Star of David" was placed at his memorial

Memorial - David Star - t'Harde, Netherlands Award - Dutch Bronze Cross - 'Bronzen Kruis' Memorial - David Star - t'Harde, Netherlands
AWARD - BRONZEN KRUIS - DUTCH

Newsclip - The Legendary Paratrooper




"The G.I. GENERAL" - PFC TED BACHENHEIMER - 't HARDE

19063269 - PFC Theodore 'Ted' H. Bachenheimer - POW/EXE

- 1 POW/EXE -

BACHENHEIMER(†)


Memorial images - 't Harde - by Dick Breedijk

Last update - 26 Mar 2011 - PATS



Wapenveld - 1

19 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 1 Commonwealth grave - 1 UK




WAPENVELD GENERAL CEMETERY
1 UNIDENTIFIED GRAVE
1 KIA



Wapenveld, a village administered by Heerde, lies about 1 mi east of the Apeldoorn-Zwolle road
6 mi kilometers south of the town of Zwolle
The cemetery is on the eastern side of the main road, which runs west of the village
Immediately east of the entrance gate is the grave of an unidentified airman of the Royal Air Force
marked by a memorial erected by the local inhabitants

Letter - burial 13 Apr 1943 - 'Unknown' - Royal Air Force Halifax DT795 - sketch serial plate
Letter - burial 13 Apr 1943 - Unknown - RAF . . . . . . . . . . . . Sketch serial plate . . . . . . . . . .
source archive municipality Heerde - via Dick Breedijk, 11 Aug 2013

Wapenveld - Unidentified English flyer
Wapenveld - Unidentified English flyer
image via Dick Breedijk

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Grave : - Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 -
- Royal Air Force -
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UNKNOWN - 1

Grave : - Airman of the war 1939 - 1945 - Royal Air Force -

- 1 KIA -

UNKNOWN(†)


Those applicable for this "UNKNOWN" are four Airmen of Halifax II - DT795
1316309 - Sgt. - Navigator - William D. Hawkins - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA
1293257 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Philip H. Eldridge - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA
1271369 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Gerard S. Walters - RAFVR - Age 19 - MIA
1386043 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John C. Jones - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA

Last update - 04 Mar 2014 - PATS

A B O V E - I S - U P D A T E D - O N - 28 JUN 2016
!!! instead of one grave, now four official CWGC graves !!!

O L D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N E W
One - plaque old memorial Wapenveld Cemetery Four - plaque new memorial Wapenveld
Plaque on War Memorial - Wapenveld Cemetery
images by Dick Breedijk - 29 Jun 2016

Wapenveld - 4

19 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 4 Commonwealth graves - 4 UK




WAPENVELD GENERAL CEMETERY
4 KIA



Collective grave 221 - 224 - Wapenveld Cemetery
Collective grave 221 - 224 - Wapenveld Cemetery
image by Dick Breedijk - 29 Jun 2016

Collective grave 221 - 224 - Wapenveld Cemetery
Collective grave 221 - 224 - Wapenveld Cemetery
source CWGC

Last update - 01 Jul 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T2165

Halifax Mk.II - DT795 - NP-N - 03 Apr 1943 - 22:46
158 Squadron RAF - Crew F/Sgt. F. H. Blake - Operation: Essen
7 KIA


Halifax Mk.II - DT795 - NP-N did airborne 19:41 from RAF Lisset, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK
it went down on his way to Essen, Germany
It broke up at low altitude before impact, while in a dive
It was on fire, heading in a southerly direction
Small parts and an engine came down on the outskirts of the village Wapenveld
The cockpit section impacted near the local mill and its three occupants were recovered the next day
W/O. Frederick Henry Blake, Sgt. Rodney Webber and W/O II Thomas Victor Trollope
They (3) are buried at Cemetery Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery
Others (4) do have no grave and are commemorated at Runnymede Memorial
!!! Those four are now official given as KIA !!!
HEERDE (WAPENVELD) GENERAL CEMETERY - Coll. grave 221 - 224

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - DT795 - NP-N - 3 Apr 1943 - Mission: Essen
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R/78495 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Frederick H. Blake - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA

1316309 - Sgt. - Navigator - William D. Hawkins - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA-KIA

1293257 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Philip H. Eldridge - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA-KIA

1271369 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Gerard S. Walters - RAFVR - Age 19 - MIA-KIA

1386043 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John C. Jones - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA-KIA

R/106709 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Rodney Webber - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

1352234 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Thomas V. Trollope - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Those MIA are now KIA - remains found Sep 2014 - burial on 28 Jun 2016, Wapenveld

Loss Card - DT795 - NP-N - Blake
Loss Card - DT795 - NP-N - Blake - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
- . - . -

- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

R/78495 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Frederick Henry "Harry" Blake - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA
born 30 Sep 1916, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Grave Reference: Plot 13 - Row 5 - Grave 95 - Cemetery Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620259
Son of Mr. Frederick Herbert Blake and Mrs. Mary Annie Blake, The Dallas, Oregon, U.S.A.
husband of Mrs. Barbara Gaynelle Blake née Wenger (born abt. 1924, TX)
They were married, Aug 1941, two days before he left for overseas duty

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 21 Oct 1940
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Present/Permanent Address: 110 Riverdale Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Student
Enlistment: 24 Oct 1940, Toronto, Ontario - Religion: Episcopalian
Posted to No. 1 Manning Depot, Toroto, Ontario, Canada - Trade: Aircrew ( Pilot or Observer)
Pilot's Flying Badge - 27 Jul 1941
Embarkation Canada - 24 Aug 1941
Disembarked UK (3 P.R.C.) - 02 Sep 1941
Mrs. Barbara Gaynelle Blake (wife) née Wenger, 1215 Kinney Street, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.A.

Corpus Christian in RCAF - 05 Aug 1941
Corpus Christian in RCAF
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, Texas) - Tuesday, August 5, 1941 - Page 9
source: newspapers.com - reformat

R/78495  - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Frederick Henry 'Harry' Blake - RCAF R/78495  - W/O. - Pilot - Frederick Henry 'Harry' Blake - RCAF
R/78495 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Frederick Henry "Harry" Blake - RCAF
left - source: Veluweland.nl - 29 Jan 2014 - page 16 - photo collection Wolter Noordman
right - source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Given as F/Sgt. on Loss Card and as Warrant Officer on CWGC

Sgt. Harry Blake Killed in British Raid on Nazi City - clip - 04 May 1943
Sgt. Harry Blake Killed in British Raid on Nazi City
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, Texas) - Tuesday, May 4, 1943 - Page 7
source: newspapers.com - reformat


"AND HOW CAN MAN DIE BETTER
THAN FACING FEARFULL ODDS,
FOR THE ASHES OF HIS FATHERS."

- Epigraph on Blake memorial -
- . - . -

RCAF - Service records - Blake - request 30 Oct 2014 - received 12 Jun 2015 - PATS -

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

- HEERDE (WAPENVELD) GENERAL CEMETERY -

1316309 - Sgt. - Navigator - William David Hawkins - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA-KIA
born abt. 1920, UK
Panel Reference: Panel 152 - Memorial: Runnymede Memorial - CWGC ref. 1799676
Since 28 Jun 2016 - Coll. grave 221-224 - HEERDE (WAPENVELD) GENERAL CEMETERY
Son of Mr. George and Mrs. Ada Georgina Hawkins née Mathews, Gloucester, UK

1316309  - Sgt.   - Navigator         - William David Hawkins - RAFVR
1316309 - Sgt. - Navigator - William David Hawkins - RAFVR
source: Veluweland.nl - 29 Jan 2014 - page 16
courtesy Hawkins family - photo collection Wolter Noordman

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1902 - Mr. George Hawkins with Ms. Ada Georgina Mathews - district: Tewkesbury - Vol 6a - Page 997
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 1st Qtr. 1908 - Charlotte Hawkins - district: Tewkesbury - Vol 6a - Page 434
Birth 4th Qtr. 1911 - Charles G. Hawkins - mother's surname: Matthews - district: Tewkesbury - Vol 6a - Page 734
Birth 4th Qtr. 1914 - Edith M. Hawkins - mother's surname: Matthews - district: Tewkesbury - Vol 6a - Page 723
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - William D. Hawkins - mother's surname: Matthews - district: Gloucester - Vol 6a - Page 813
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1937 - Charles G. Hawkins - Ms. Lilian E. Hannis - district: Gloucester City - Vol 6a - Page 830
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Siblings are likely correct - need to be verified - info PATS
info via FreeBMD - 16 Sep 2014


BELOVED SON OF GEORGE
AND ADA GEORGINA
OF GLOUCESTER
GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

- Epigraph on Hawkins memorial -
- . - . -

1293257 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Philip Henry Eldridge - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA-KIA
born 1913, UK
Panel Reference: Panel 148 - Memorial: Runnymede Memorial - CWGC ref. 1269513
Since 28 Jun 2016 - Coll. grave 221-224 - HEERDE (WAPENVELD) GENERAL CEMETERY
Son of Mr. Walter Richard Eldridge and Mrs. Emily Harriet Jane Eldridge née Fuller
husband of Mrs. Joyce Monica Eldridge née Green, King's Langley, Hertfordshire, UK

Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1876 - Walter Richard Eldridge - district: Faringdon - vol 2c - Page 262
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1912 - Mr. Walter R. Eldridge and Ms. Emily H. J. Fuller - district: Faringdon - vol 2c - Page 419
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1913 - Philip H. Eldridge - mother's surname: Fuller- district: Faringdon, UK - Vol 2c - Page 590
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Ethel M. Eldridge - mother's surname: Fuller- district: Faringdon, UK - Vol 2c - Page 554
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1918 - Nora E. Eldridge - mother's surname: Fuller- district: Faringdon, UK - Vol 2c - Page 479
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Death - 1st Qtr. 1935 - Walter R. Eldridge - Age 58 - district: Faringdon - vol 2c - Page 392
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Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1939 - Mr. Philip H. Eldridge and Ms. Joyce Monica Green - district: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire Co., UK
Vol 3a - Page 1761


HERE LIES AN AIRMAN
REUNITED WITH HIS CREW
THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR OUR FREEDOM

- Epigraph on Eldridge memorial -
- . - . -

Visit .. ... 1992 - T. Wilmott - - - - - Betty & Jim Willmott - (as in signature)
Mrs. Betty Willmott née Eldridge is the sister of Philip Henry Eldridge
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info Schaapskooi - 21 Jul 1992

Visit 03 Apr 2013 at crash location by Mr. Graham Wilmot and his wife
Mother of Mr. Graham Wilmot is a 'nicht' niece/cousin of Philip Henry Eldridge
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info Schaapskooi - 09 Apr 2013

??? Discrepancies ??? ... Jim / Tim ... Wilmott / Wilmot ... Sister/Niece ... need some verification - info PATS
- . - . -

1271369 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Gerard Stanley Walters - RAFVR - Age 19 - MIA-KIA
born .. Jun 1922, UK
Enlisted in Nov 1940 at the age of 18
Panel Reference: Panel 168 - Memorial: Runnymede Memorial - CWGC ref. 1809567
Since 28 Jun 2016 - Coll. grave 221-224 - HEERDE (WAPENVELD) GENERAL CEMETERY
Son of Mr. Albert Sidney Walters and Mrs. Jane Walters née Phillips, Stratford, Essex, UK
Sibling: Albert Reginald Walters (brother)

Birth 1st Qtr. 1896 - Albert Sidney Walters - district: W. Ham - Vol 4a Page 270
Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1917 - Mr. Albert S. Walters and Ms. Jane Phillips - district: West Ham, Essex, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Albert R. Walters - mother's surname: Phillips - district: West Ham, Essex, UK
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1922 - Gerald S. Walters - mother's surname: Phillips - district: West Ham, Essex, UK
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Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1958 - Mr. Albert R. Walters with Ms. Alice E. Walters - district: West Ham, Essex, UK - Vol 5a Page 1168
Albert Reginald Walters - born 1920, West Ham - died 2006, Thurrock, Essex
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The district West Ham spans the boundaries of the counties of Essex and Greater London

Search for family of Stratford sergeant killed in Second World War - 05 Apr 2015 - Newham Recorder
Louise Dorr, from the MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), said:
“We know from our records that before joining the RAF, Gerard was employed as a dairy hand
and that his last known address was in Stratford, east London.”

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1386043 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John Ceredig "Jack" Jones - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA-KIA
born abt. 1912, UK
Panel Reference: Panel 155 - Memorial: Runnymede Memorial - CWGC ref. 1802318
Since 28 Jun 2016 - Coll. grave 221-224 - HEERDE (WAPENVELD) GENERAL CEMETERY
Son of John and Ellen Jones, of Llanon, Cardiganshire, Wales, UK

1386043  - Sgt.   - Bomb Aimer        - John Ceredig 'Jack' Jones - RAFVR
1386043 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John Ceredig Jones - RAFVR
courtesy Robin Hill - source: Aberaeron Secondary School Memorial


YN COFIO MEWN HIRAETH A
CHYDA DIOLCH AM UN A FU
FARW DROS GYD-DDYN A'I
WLAD

- Epigraph on Jones memorial -
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- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

R/106709 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Rodney Webber - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
born 01 Jun 1921, Missoula, Montana, USA
Grave Reference: Plot 13 - Row 5 - Grave 96 - Cemetery Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620445
Son of Mr. Fred Warren Webber and Mrs. Oma Webber née Hoagland, 1228 State St., Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.
Both parents were deceased before 03 Apr 1943
Burial: Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
Oma Webber née Hoagland (mother) - born 1883, Louisville, KY - died 18 Jan 1925, WA - Age 41
Fred Warren Webber (father) - born 1876, St. Paul, MN - died 29 Nov 1942, WA - Age 66
Paternal grandmother of Rodney was born in Canada
Siblings: Vaden Huckleberry (half-sister) and Ovalda Huckleberry (half-sister)
Address 26 Oct 1943: Mrs. Ovalda Crowley née Huckleberry, 338 West 64th St., Los Angeles, 3, California, USA

Ovalda Crowley - born 16 Feb 1903 - died 06 Apr 1986 - Age 83
Burial: Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 85286161

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 21 Apr 1941
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Present/Permanent Address: 1228 State St, Bellingham, Washingston, U.S.A.
Occupation: Steelworker
Enlistment: 28 May 1941, Vancouver, British Columbia - Religion: Presbyterian
Posted to No. 2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada - Trade: AC.2 Standard Pilot or Observer
Air Gunner's Badge - 22 Dec 1941
Embarkation Leave - 22 Dec 1941 - 31 Dec 1941
Embarkation Canada - 24 Jan 1941
3 P.R.C (UK) - 10 Feb 1942
P.R.C. = Personnel Reception Centre

Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
Oma Webber - headstone Fred W. Webber - headstone
Oma Webber - 1883 - 1925 . . . . . . . . . . . Fred W. Webber - 1876 - 1942
via Find A Grave Memorial# 7972379 and Memorial# 7972376 - by Earl Reid - 12 Feb 2015
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United States Census, 1910
Liberal, Seward, Kansas, United States
John Henry Huckleberry - Head - M-36 - born 1873, Kentucky - died 1958 - Age ~85
Oma Huckleberry - Wife - F-26 - abt. 1884, Kentucky
Vaden Huckleberry - Daughter - F-9 - abt. 1901, Kentucky
Ovalda Huckleberry - Daughter - F-7 - born 16 Feb 1903, Kentucky - died 06 Apr 1986 - Age 83
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info Familysearch - 12 Feb 2015

Father - J. Henry Huckleberry - born 1873 - died 1958 - Age ~85
Burial: Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 157413805

1920 United States Federal Census
Name : Oma Webber
Spouse : Fred W. Webber
Birth : born 1883, Kentucky
City : Missoula, Montana
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info Ancestry - 12 Feb 2015

United States Census, 1920
Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States
Fred W. Webber - Head - M-43 - born 1876, Georgia
Oma Webber - Wife - F-36 - born 1883, Kentucky
Vaden Huckleberry - Step-Daughter - F-19 - abt. 1901, Kentucky
Ovalda Huckleberry - Step-Daughter - F-17 - born 16 Feb 1903, Kentucky - died 06 Apr 1986, CA - Age 83
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info Familysearch - 12 Feb 2015

1930 United States Federal Census
Seattle City, King Co., Washington - 07 Apr 1930
Address: 5814 22nd Avenue N. West, Seattle City
Thomas Nelson (Head) - 34 - born abt. 1896, Kansas
Ovalda Nelson (Wife) - 27 - born abt. 1903, Kentucky
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1930 United States Federal Census
Bellingham City, Whatcom Co., Washington - 11 Apr 1930
Address: 1909 H Street, Bellingham City
Vaden L. Huckleberry (Boarder) - 29 - born abt. 1901, Kentucky
Occupation: Bookkeeper, Real Estate
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info Fold3 - 12 Feb 2015

1940 United States Federal Census
Tract B-3, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States
Address: 6254 First Avenue Northwest, Seattle, King Co., Washington - 22 Apr 1940
Name: Ovalda L. Nelson
Residence: 1935 - Bellingham, Washington
Residence: 1940 - Seattle, King, Washington
Ovalda L. Nelson (Lodger) - F-36 - born 16 Feb 1903, Kentucky
Occupation: Stenographer, Credit Compagny
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info Familysearch - 12 Feb 2015

US Census 09 Apr 1940 - Bellingham - Ward 3
Addres: 1228 N State St - The following people were enummerated at the "Laube Hotel"
Fred W. Webber (widower) - 64 - born 1876, Georgia
Rodney Webber (single) - 18 - born 01 Jun 1921, Montana
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info Familysearch - 12 Feb 2015

Laube Hotel - old Laube Hotel - recent
Old . . . . . . . . . . Laube Hotel . . . . . . . . . . Recent
Built in 1903 at 1226 North State Street, the Hotel Laube is an excellent example
of early twentieth century brick commercial style architecture

via cob.org - City of Bellingham, Washington - 12 Feb 2015
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Given as Sgt. on Loss Card and as Warrant Officer Class II on CWGC

R/106709 - Sgt.   - Mid Upper Gunner  -  Rodney Webber - RCAF
R/106709 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Rodney Webber - RCAF
source: Veluweland.nl - 05 Mar 2014 - page 17
RCAF - Service Records - Webber - photo collection Wolter Noordman

R/106709 - Sgt.   - Mid Upper Gunner  -  Rodney Webber - RCAF R/106709 - Sgt.   - Mid Upper Gunner  -  Rodney Webber - RCAF
R/106709 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Rodney Webber - RCAF
source: RCAF - Service Records - Webber - 09 Jun 2015

Sgt. Rodney Webber - 1 OADU Wellington HX566
Crashed in Spain 28 Aug 1942 - rescued from wreckage - Miranda

W/O. Rodney Webber was rescued from the wreckage by Spanish soldiers
and spent some 6 weeks in hospital and then released.

W/O. Rodney Webber was interned in Spain after being freed from the wreckage of HX566
and then repatriated to England. He then joined 158 Squadron.
On the 03 Apr 1943 he joined the crew of Halifax Mk.II - DT795 - NP-N
piloted by another Canadian F/Sgt. Frederick Henry Blake
The mission: To bomb Essen. Take off time: 19.41 hrs from Lissett, Yorkshire.
225 Lancaster's, 113 Halifax's and 10 Mosquitoes took part.
They were met with a formidable effective Luftwaffe night-fighter force and 14 Halifax's
together with 9 Lancaster's failed to return.
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source: aircrewremembered.com/sutherland-leonard.html

RCAF - Service records - Webber - request 30 Oct 2014 - received 12 Jun 2015 - PATS -
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1352234 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Thomas Victor Trollope - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 1920, UK
Grave Reference: Plot 13 - Row 5 - Grave 94 - Cemetery Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620435
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Thomas V. Trollope - mother's surname: Clarke - district: Hackney, UK - Vol. 1b - Page 1174
Son of Mr. Harry Trollope and Mrs. Eliza Ann Trollope née Clarke, of Walthamstow, Essex

1352234  - Sgt.   - Rear Gunner       - Thomas Victor Trollope - RAFVR
1352234 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Thomas Victor Trollope - RAFVR
source: Veluweland.nl - 05 Mar 2014 - page 17
courtesy Trollope family - photo collection Wolter Noordman

June Simpson is the niece of tail gunner Thomas Trollope
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Berging vliegtuigwrak uit kanaal
Clip - Berging vliegtuigwrak uit kanaal
source: Veluweland - 24 Dec 2014 - page 1

Monday 08 Sep 2014 - Start of salvage of Halfax Mk.II DT795 - NP-N
Monday 09 Sep 2014 - Visit of Mr. Robin Hill, next-of-kin of Sgt. John Ceredig "Jack" Jones
Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 - According Major A. Kappert of RNAF Salvage Team - humain remains were found
Saturday 20 Sep 2014 - 'Open day' for the public
Monday 22 Sep 2014 - Visit of Mrs. June Simpson (77) - niece of Sgt. Thomas Victor Trollope

Halifax Mk.II DT795 - recovered propeller nose/cogg part - photo by Rob Kreukniet - 20 Sep 2014
Halifax Mk.II DT795 - recovered three-blade Rotol propeller - nose/cogg part - wooden blades are gone
photo via Rob Kreukniet - 20 Sep 2014

Human remains were also found during this salvage - Sep 2014
Begrafenis drie bemanningsleden Halifax DT795
On 28 Jun 2016 there will be a military reburial of these remains along the war memorial at the Wapenveld cemetery
Eldridge, Hawkins, Jones and Walters are now reunited after 73 years

Reburial airmen (3) of DT795, Wapenveld - 28 Jun 2016
B-25 - flypast - Wapenveld - 28 Jun 2016
B-25 - flypast - Wapenveld - 28 Jun 2016
The Last post - Wapenveld - 28 Jun 2016
The Last post - Wapenveld - 28 Jun 2016
image by Dick Breedijk



SGLO - T2165

HALIFAX Mk.II - DT795 - NP-N - 03 Apr 1943 - WAPENVELD - CREW 7

R/78495 - Warrant Officer - Pilot - Frederick Henry Blake - RCAF - Age 26 - KIA 1316309 - Sgt. - Navigator - William David Hawkins - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA-KIA 1293257 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Philip Henry Eldridge - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA-KIA 1271369 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Gerard Stanley Walters - RAFVR - Age 19 - MIA-KIA
1386043 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - John Ceredig 'Jack' Jones - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA-KIA R/106709 - Warrant Officer Class II - Mid Upper Gunner - Rodney Webber - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA 1352234 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Thomas Victor Trollope - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

- 7 KIA -

BLAKE(†) - HAWKINS(†) - ELDRIDGE(†) - WALTERS(†)
JONES(†) - WEBBER(†) - TROLLOPE(†)


Contact Eldridge is pending - 17 Sep 2014 - PATS
Contact Blake is pending - 18 Jun 2015 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 08 Jun 2017 - PATS



SGLO - T4408

Tempest Mk.V - EJ611 - JJ-? - F/Sgt. W. L. F. Randall - 18:46 - Kamperveld
274 Squadron - RAF - 27th Sep 1944
1 EVD




Tempest Mk.V - EJ611 - JJ-? - Wezepsche Heide a.k.a. Kamperveld - 18:46 - 27 Sep 1944

Eyewitness Johan Sellies, age 8 in 1944, tells:
"I lived in Hattemerbroek, autumm 1944, at the end of the day we played outside after dinner
when we did hear again the heavy shooting of the Flak near the IJsselbridges (motorway & railway)
Shortly after this a plane went very low over our house heading to Kamperveld
We did run in that direction, later we saw the plane, it lay on top of a hill
and to us it did look undamaged"

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info Johan Sellies (b.1936) - via Dick Breedijk - 08 Aug 2014


1394037 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Walter Leon "Lee" Frank Randall - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD
born 18 Mar 1923, Seaford, Sussex, UK - died 28 Jul 2017, Croydon, UK - Age 94
Son of Mr. Walter L. L. Randall and Mrs. Margaret V. Randall née Maddocks, of Sussex, UK

Marriage 2nd Otr. 1922 - Mr. Walter L. L. Randall with Ms. Margaret V. Maddocks - district: Eastbourne, Sussex Co., Vol 2b - Page 219
Birth 1st Qtr. 1923 - Walter L. F. Randall - mother's surname: Maddocks - district: Eastbourne, Sussex Co., Vol 2b - Page 141
Birth 4th Qtr. 1925 - Desmond H. Randall - mother's surname: Maddocks - district: Eastbourne, Sussex Co., Vol 2b - Page 117
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Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1948 - Mr. Walter L. F. Randall with Ms. Joyce R. Dallaway - district: Battle, Sussex Co. - Vol 5h Page 55
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1951 - Philip J. Randall - mother's surname: Dallaway - district: Brighton, Sussex Co., Vol 5h Page 150
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1953 - Jane M. Randall - mother's surname: Dallaway - district: Brighton, Sussex Co., Vol 5h Page 138
Birth 1st Qtr. 1957 - Paul G. Randall - mother's surname: Dallaway - district: Brighton, Sussex Co., Vol 5h Page 35
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info via FreeBMD

Walter "Wally" Randall joined the RAF in 1941. He was accepted for aircrew training,
and over the next two years was sent to the USA to learn to fly.
After successfully gaining his 'wings" returned to England for operational training,
much to his delight on the Spitfire.

Randall for training in the US - 1942 Randall for training in the US - 1942
. . . F/S. W. L. F. Randall . . . . . Walter Randall, to the left, in the US during his training to fly . . . 1942
F/S. Walter Leon 'Lee' Frank Randall - RAFVR
Walter Randall (centre) having just gained his “wings” and “admired” by his two friends!
images via Philip J. Randall (son) - 12 Aug 2014

In July 1944 he was posted to No. 501 County of Goucester Squadron, at Goodwood, near Chichester.
They were flying low level Spitfire VB's and were being used as escorts to low level bombers
sweeping over northern France. Things were quiet at this time, and although he made several trips,
the German opposition did not appear. In August 1944 the squadron was converted to the Hawker Tempest Mk.
On 27 Sep 1944 F/S. Walter Randall was on a "Rhubarb" mission over Holland.
His Tempest Mk.V - EJ611 was hit by flak and he had to force land south west of Zwolle.
He was hidden by the Dutch resistance for 6 months.

Crash location 'Kamperveld' - - - Farm at Marle - - - Barge at Marienberg
Crash location "Kamperveld" - - - - - Farm at Marle - - - - - Barge at Marienberg
original image via Philip J. Randall (son) - 12 Aug 2014 - modified by PATS

A few months after getting back to UK he did get back into flying,
and after a short refresher course in Lincolnshire, he was posted to India,
to fly on ferry command, delivering combat aircraft to the front in Burma.
However, by then the war in Europe and the far east was over.
So he spent the next few months flying Dakota transport aircraft, ferrying personal
between Madras and Karachi on their way to demobilisation in England.
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info: www.hawkertempest.se/index.php/piloter/summary/92-randall

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Artefact of the Month - September 2007
Lee Randall's artefacts at display - Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
‘GOING DUTCH’
DISPLAYED IN A CABINET IN THE MUSEUM’S MIDDLE HALL ARE
LEE’S FLYING HELMET, GOGGLES, OXYGEN MASK AND ESCAPE BOOTS.
THESE BOOTS WERE WORN BY PILOTS WHO FLEW OVER ENEMY TERRITORY
AND COULD BE CUT DOWN AND WORN AS SHOES.

In September 1944 Lee Randall (known to his RAF colleagues and friends at that time as Wally)
was a Hawker Tempest Sergeant Pilot in No. 274 Squadron based at Coltishall, Norfolk.
One day he volunteered to carry out a ‘Rhubarb’
(a low level sortie looking for ground targets of opportunity)
over Holland with three other pilots in his squadron.
After crossing the Dutch coast and passing Amsterdam
to the north, a freight train was spotted.
Unfortunately, the train was protected by an anti aircraft gun and in the attack
Lee’s aircraft was hit by cannon fire in the radiator which caused his engine to seize.
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source photo and text: http://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/artefact-month/going-dutch-2

SGLO - T4408

TEMPEST Mk.V - EJ611 - JJ-? - 27 Sep 1944 - KAMPERVELD - CREW 1

1394037  - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Walter Leon 'Lee' Frank Randall - RAFVR - Age 21 - EVD

- 1 EVD -

RANDALL


Contact Randall is pending - 12 Aug 2014 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 16 Aug 2017 - PATS



Windesheim - 1

18 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 1 Commonwealth graves - 1 UK -




SGLO - T4858

Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib - MP132 - F/Lt. D. J. S. Turner
263rd Squadron - RAF - Tuesday 26 Dec 1944 -
1 KIA




1320256 - 134115 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Donald James "Jimmy" Stanley Turner - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- Merton Park, Surrey, UK - Plot 35 - Row JJ - Grave 1 - Windesheim General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820767
Son of Andrew Stanley Turner and Edith Violet Turner, Bournemouth Road, Merton Park, London, SW19, Surrey, England

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Andrew S. Turner and Edith V. Appleton - Distict: Canterbury, County of Kent, UK
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Birth: 4th Qtr. 1922 - Patricia A. Turner - Mother's surname: Appleton - District: Wandsworth,UK
Birth: 3rd Qtr. 1924 - Donald J. Turner - Mother's surname: Appleton - District: Wandsworth, UK
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1925 - Laurence G. Turner - Mother's surname: Appleton - District: Wandsworth, UK
Birth: 1st Qtr. 1927 - Joan Turner - Mother's surname: Appleton - District: Wandsworth, UK
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The district Wandsworth spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey
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F/Lt. Donald James Stanley Turner - RAFVR - KIA - Age 20 F/Lt. Donald James Stanley Turner - RAFVR - KIA - Age 20
F/Lt. Donald James Stanley Turner - RAFVR - Age 20
- left image via Flickr - courtesy Chris 'grubb1937' - - Jimmy was my mother's cousin - info Chris -
- right image - courtesy Mrs. Turner (mother) - via Mr. E. W. van Nee - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 10 Feb 2012


Killed in action at 20 yrs of age over occupied Holland 26-12-1944
flying Hawker Typhoon MK.Ib. - MP132 with 263 Squadron, RAF 2nd Tactical Air Force
from forward airfield B70 Antwerp/Deurne, Belgium

"Per Ardua ad Astra"

Here's a bit more information about events of 26-12-1944
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The 263 Squadron OR for 26-12-1944 records the events as follows:
"26th December 1944. Only one operation was carried out today and in this
12 aircraft took part. It was an armed recco & interdiction in the Zwolle area
8 of the aircraft were carrying bombs & the other 4 long range tanks as fighter escort
An attack was made on the Zwolle-Deventer railway line but only near misses could be claimed
but it was thought that the line was probably cut
We lose another pilot on this operation as F/Lt. Turner's aircraft exploded
at about 500 ft and he must have been killed instantly
F/Lt. Turner had only been with the Sqn a short while and he will be sadly missed

The pilots who took part in the operation were:
S/L. Bob Rutter, F/O. A R Proctor, F/O. Gordon Kemp, F/O. Mac Hamilton RCAF , W/O. Denis Todd
W/O. Pat McNinley RCAF, F/Sgt. Jack Quiglley RAAF, F/Sgt. John Irvine, F/Sgt. John Morgan,
P/O. Iain Dunlop and F/Lt. Jimmy Turner KIA

Between 1-1-1944 and 22-08-1945 there were 64 pilots who flew on operations with 263 Squadron,
27 were killed in action, 1 in an accident, 36 surviving.
Of the 36, 5 were shot down and evaded capture and returned to the Squadron,
3 shot down and made POW, 1 badly injured by a landmine and
3 killed subsequent to their tour of duty whilst on "rest"
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This information was supplied by the 263 Squadron 2 I/C John Shelland
- info via Chris 'grubb1937' - 17 Feb 2009 -

London Gazette - 23 Feb 1943 - page 933 - 1320256 Donald James Stanley Turner (134115) - 10 Nov 1942

F/Lt. D. J. S. Turner - gravestone - Windesheim
F/Lt. Donald James "Jimmy" Stanley Turner - Windesheim
- image via Eric van den Reek -



SGLO - T4858

HAWKER TYPHOON Mk.Ib - MP132 - 26 Dec 1944 - WINDESHEIM - CREW 1

1320256 - 134115 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Donald James 'Jimmy' Stanley Turner - RAFVR - KIA

- 1 KIA -

TURNER(†)


Last update - 13 Feb 2012 - PATS



Westenholte - 4

12 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 4 Commonwealth graves - 4 UK -




SGLO - T1388

Hampden B.Mk.I - AE123 - ZN-D - Sgt. A. W. Deere
106th Squadron - RAF - Wednesday 21 Jan 1942 - Mission: Bremen
1 KIA - 3 POW




Hampden Mk.I - AE123 - ZN-D was airborne 17:15 Wednesday 21st of Jan 1942 from Coningsby, UK. Cause of loss unknown
Crashed near Spoolde ( Overijssel), 2 km SE of Zwolle, Holland
Sgt. A. W. Deere is buried in Zwollerkerspel ( Voorst ) General Cemetery
Nowadays called Westenholte General Cemetery
W/O. T. G. W. Berry was interned in Camps 7A/383/L7. POW No. 90121
with W/O. B. J. P. Palmer, POW No. 90126 and W/O. V. V. Cooper, POW No. 90154
Stalag 7A or Stalag VII A = Moosburg (Isar)
Stalag 383 = Hohen Fels
Stalag Luft L7 = Bankan, near Kreulberg, Upper Silesia

H.P. 'HAMPDEN'
Handley-Page HAMPDEN
photo: H. Moyle - via Mr. J. L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

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Crew: Hampden B.Mk.I - AE123 - ZN-D - 21 Jan 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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1166185 - Sergeant - Pilot - Aubrey Wilfred Deere - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

1111806 - W/O. - Observer - V. V. Cooper - RAF - Age 22 - POW - Camp 383 - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90154

1168647 - W/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - T. G. W. Berry - RAF - Age 27 - POW - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90121

1254963 - W/O. - W.Op. / Rear Air Gunner - B. J. P. Palmer - RAF - Age 32 - POW - Camp 383 - POW. No. 129 - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90126
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - AE123 - ZN-D - Deere
Loss Card - AE123 - ZN-D - Deere - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1166185 - Sergeant - Pilot - Aubrey "Johnny" Wilfred Deere - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- UK - Plot A - Row 1 - Grave 1 - Westenholte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820763
born 31 Mar 1920, 21 Granville Road, Islington, London, UK
Registered 17 Apr 1920
Son of Mr. Wilfred Walter Deere (father) and Mrs. Eveline Edith Deere (mother) Mostwinski née Tillett, UK
Siblings: Phyllis E. M. Deere (sister), 4th Qtr. 1918, district Islington, UK
Peter V. G. Deere (brother), 1st Qtr. 1925, mother's surname: Tillett, district Islington, UK
Cyril A. Deere (brother), 2nd Qtr. 1928, mother's surname: Tillett, district Islington, UK
Derek J. Deere (brother), 2nd Qtr. 1928, mother's surname: Tillett, district Islington, UK
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Aubrey's mother Evelyn Edith Tillett married Aleksander Obrapalski Vel Mostwinski early 1917
1st Marriage 12 Feb 1917, Aleksander O. V. Mostwinski and Ms. Eveline Edith Tillett - district: St.Geo.East - Vol 1c Page 336
Death 28 Feb 1917 due cancer - Alexander Mostwinski - Age 29 - district: Whitechapel - Vol 1c Page 348
2nd Marriage 1st Qtr. 1918 - Eveline E. Mostwinski - spouse: Wilfred W. Deere - district: Islington - Vol 1b Page 576
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marriage sister: Ms. Phyllis E. M. Deere to Mr. Dennis E. Robinson, 2nd Qtr. 1941, district Edmonton, UK


ALWAYS THOUGHTFUL AND KIND
WONDERFUL MEMORIES
HE LEFT BEHIND
MUM AND DAD

- Epigraph on Deere memorial -
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Hi, my name is Joe Palmer, my grandfather, B. J. Palmer was one of the crew on this plane.
I have also been searching for information about my grand father when I came across your thread.
I spoke to my dad about Wilfred, who was known as 'Johnny Deere'.
This was his response: 'I don't have much info about Johnny Deere and I don't think
I have ever seen his picture. He was an only child of fairly elderly parents,
I think his father my have died just before or during the war.
His mother I met once or twice when I was very young, Dad always kept in contact with her,
I think she lived in the London area, she used to send Mary and I a box of chocolates
for Christmas every year until she passed away.'
My dad and I have both visited the memorial site in Zwolle, it was very moving for both of us.
My grandfather was captured with both the other 2 surviving crew members
and they spent 3 years in POW together until they were liberated.
My grandfather passed away in 1997 and we are still trying to piece together his memoirs,
which may have more info about Johnny.
Hope this is useful to you and thank you for taking such an interest in something that is
so close to me, after all, was it not for his bravery in keeping the plane flying
so my grandfather could bail out, I probably would not even exist.
Best regards, Joe Palmer - 17 Mar 2013
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info: rafcommands.com


1111806 - W/O. - Observer - Vernon Victor 'Vic' Cooper - RAF - Age 22 - POW
Camp 383 - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90154
born 19 Aug 1919, Great Houghton near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK
long-time resident of Totnes, Devon - died 4 Aug 2006, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK - Age 86
Son of Mr. George Frederick Cooper (father) and Mrs. Elsie Cooper (mother) née Leatham, 98 Barnsley Rd, Yorkshire, UK
marriage parents: 4th Qtr. 1914, district of Gainsborough, UK
Siblings: Tom W. Cooper (1915) and Elsie C. Cooper (1921), district Hemsworth, county of West Riding of Yorkshire, UK
Occupation: Student - Religion: Methodist
Methodist Rev. Vernon Victor Cooper wrote two books about his RAF days

W/O. Vernon Victor 'Vic' Cooper - RAF Vic Cooper
W/O. Vernon Victor 'Vic' Cooper - RAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Vic Cooper . . . . . .
courtesy Vic Cooper - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

Personalkarte W/O. Vernon Victor 'Vic' Cooper - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90154
Personalkarte - W/O. Vernon Victor 'Vic' Cooper - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90154
courtesy Vic Cooper - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

Cover - book - 'One of our parsons is missing' Signed - inside - book - 'One of our parsons is missing'
"One of our parsons is missing" - August 1997 - V. Victor Cooper
and
"A pilot in the pulpit" - ISBN - 9780954596309 - £5.00 - 03 Oct 2003

1168647 - W/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas 'Tom' Gerald W. Berry - RAF - Age 27 - POW
Stalag VII A - POW No. 90121
born 20 Sep 1914, district of Marylebone, UK
Thomas G. W. Berry - born 4th Qtr. 1914, mother's surname Windus - district of Marylebone, UK
dicrepancy - birth and registration
Son of Mr. Thomas E. Berry (father) and Mrs. Dorothy Berry (mother) née Windus, district of Marylebone, UK
marriage parents: 4th Qtr. 1913, district of Marylebone, UK
Sibling: Dorothy B. Berry (sister) - born 1st Qtr. 1917, mother's surname Windus - district of Marylebone, UK
Married - Mrs. T. G. Berry (wife), 38 Drake Rd., Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Printer - Religion: Church of England

Personalkarte W/O. Thomas 'Tom' Gerald W. Berry - Stalag Luft Personalkarte W/O. Thomas 'Tom' Gerald W. Berry - Stalag Luft
Personalkarte - W/O. Thomas Gerald W. Berry - Stalag Luft
courtesy Tom Berry - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

Personalkarte W/O. Thomas 'Tom' Gerald W. Berry - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90121
Personalkarte - W/O. Thomas 'Tom' Gerald W. Berry - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90121
courtesy Tom Berry - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

1254963 - W/O. - W.Op. / Rear Air Gunner - Bertram James "Jim" P. Palmer - RAF - Age 32 - POW
Camp 383 - POW. No. 129 - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90126
born 22 Oct 1909, Melbourn, district Royston, Cambridgeshire, UK - died 10 Sep 1996, Cambridgeshire, UK - Age 86
Son of Mr. Bertram Alfred Palmer (father) and Mrs. Agnes Palmer (mother) née Pryor, Cawdon House, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, UK
Occupation: Fruit farmer - Religion: Congregational

Marriage parents: 2nd Qtr. 1903, district Royston, UK
Birth: 4th Qtr. 1909 - Bertram James P. Palmer - district Royston, UK

W/O. Bertram James 'Jim' P. Palmer - RAF
W/O. Bertram James 'Jim' P. Palmer - RAF
courtesy Jim Palmer - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

Personalkarte W/O. Bertram James 'Jim' P. Palmer - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90126
Personalkarte - W/O. Bertram James 'Jim' P. Palmer - Stalag VII A - POW No. 90126
courtesy Jim Palmer - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

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29 Sep 1988 - Salvage by RNLAF (160) - Zwolle/Spoolde - AE123 - parts only
including starboard propeller which was used in Monument, unveiled 14 Apr 1992 by Jim Palmer (82)



SGLO - T1388

HAMPDEN B.Mk.I - AE123 - ZN-D - 21 Jan 1942 - SPOOLDE - CREW 4

1166185 - Sergeant - Pilot - Aubrey Wilfred Deere - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 1111806 - W/O. - Observer - Vernon Victor 'Vic' Cooper - RAF - Age 22 - POW 1168647 - W/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas 'Tom' Gerald W. Berry - RAF - Age 27 - POW 1254963 - W/O. - W.Op. / Rear Air Gunner - Bertram James 'Jim' P. Palmer - RAF - Age 32 - POW

- 1 KIA - 3 POW -

DEERE(†) - COOPER - BERRY - PALMER


Contact Palmer is pending - 04 Aug 2013 - PATS
Contact Deere is pending - 01 Jul 2016 - PATS

Last update - 04 Jul 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T2218

Mustang P-51 - AP255 - FY-P - WC - G. E. MacDonald - Zwolle/Hasselterdijk
4th Squadron - RAF - Wednesday 28 Apr 1943 - 08:00 ~ 08:15
1 KIA


32159 - Wing Commander - Pilot - Graeme Eaton MacDonald - RAF - Age 32 - KIA
- Southsea, Hampshire, UK - Plot A - Row 1 - Grave 2 - Westenholte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820764
Son of Thomas and Eveline Macdonald, of Wainui, Canterbury, New Zealand
husband of Joan Kathleen Ruby S. Macdonald née Thornburn, of Southsea, Hampshire, UK

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1939 - Mr. Graeme E. MacDonald - Ms. Joan K. R. S. Thorburn - district: Portsmouth - Vol 2b Page 2194

London Gazette - 24 Oct 1933 - page 6843
Promoted from Pilot Offcier to Flying Officer - 11 Sep 1933
London Gazette - 24 Oct 1933 - page 6843

Wing Commander G. E. McDonald; born Wainui, 29 Dec 1910; joined RAF 1932; Armament duties,
No. 4 Bombing and Gunnery School, 1940–41; No. 31 Bombing and Gunnery School, Canada, 1941–42;
HQ Army Co-operation Command, 1942; commanded No. 4 Sqdn, 1942–43; killed on air operations, 28 Apr 1943

On 28 April 1943, the Squadron returned to Rangers over Holland
Unfortunately this was one mission too many for MacDonald, who, apparently pressing
his attack too closely, was caught in the explosion of his target
His aircraft, P-51 Mustang AP255, was blown to pieces

Mac found some barges on a canal between Zwolle and Deventer
He opened fire at one thousand yards. Instead of dropping his opening burst half-way
as most of us would have done, his first rounds were on the target
The barges were full of ammunition and as Mac arrived they exploded
Fg Off Slack, his No.2, stayed in the area, looking for signs of a parachute, but had to give up
He returned to the UK and landed, short of fuel, at Matlask
The Squadron Exec Officer, Sqn Ldr Riggall, was recalled from leave, and HQ 71 Gp informed
The following day, the new CO, Wg Cdr R. Noel-Smith arrived from HQ 35 Wg to take over the Squadron
- source: www.rafjever.org - courtesy of No VI (AC) Squadron Web Site -
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Flt. Lt. C. A. B. 'Brian' Slack, later killed in a Typhoon, NW of Telgte, Germany - 30 March 1945
175 Squadron - Typhoon IB - EK382 'T' HH-T - Time: 16:40
47457 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Charles Alfred Brian Slack - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
- Southsea, Hampshire, UK - Plot 18 - Row E - Grave 15 - Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2041949
Son of William and Sarah Slack; husband of Jean Margaret Slack, of Dronfield, Derbyshire. LL.B., UK


YOUNGER SON
OF WILLIAM AND SARAH SLACK
OF SHEFFIELD
AND HUSBAND OF JEAN

- Epigraph on Slack memorial -
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Two farms along the Hasselterdijk #58 and #56 were totally destroyed by the explosion
Killing three persons and injuring six

Hasselterdijk #58
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Wilhelmus Johannes Haverink (61) - died 29 Apr 1943 (†)
Ms. Cornelia Johanna Haverink (sister) - injured
Mr. F. J. E. Kroes (farm hand) (33) - died 29 Apr 1943 (†)

Hasselterdijk #56
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. Jan Neijmeijer - Head - injured
Mrs. Geertje Neijmeijer née van der Klocht - Wife - injured
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Willem Neijmeijer (son) - injured
Margje Neijmeijer (daughter) - injured
Berendje Neijmeijer (daugther) - injured
Jan Neijmeijer (4) (son) - died 29 Apr 1943 (†)



Farm of Haverink before and after explosion of 28 Apr 1943
Farm of Haverink before and after explosion of 28 Apr 1943
Hasselterdijk 58
source: poldermastenbroek.nl - photos courtesy family Neijmeijer - 15 Apr 2014



SGLO - T2218

MUSTANG P-51 - AP255 - FY-P - 28 Apr 1943 - HASSELTERDIJK - CREW 1

32159 - Wing Commander - Pilot - Graeme Eaton MacDonald - RAF - Age 32 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

MACDONALD(†)


Last update - 27 Aug 2015 - PATS


SGLO - T2896

Havilland DH98 Mosquito - LR405 - Kamperzeedijk
540 Squadron - RAF - Friday 24 Sep 1943 -
2 KIA




1375401 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Ernest Percy Henry Peek - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- Walthamstow, Essex, UK - Plot A - Row 1 - Grave 3 - Westenholte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820765
Son of Percy Thomas Peek and Bertha E. Peek, of Walthamstow, Essex, UK


DEATH DOTH HIDE
BUT NOT DIVIDE,
THOU ART ON GOD'S OTHER SIDE

- Epigraph on Peek memorial -
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148816 - Pilot Officer - Nav. - James Henry Williams - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- Stourbridge, Worcestershire, UK - Plot A - Row 1 - Grave 4 - Westenholte General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820766
Son of James Henry and Irene Amanda Williams;
husband of Constance Ruth Williams, of Stourbridge, Worcestershire, UK


"HE DIED
THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE"

- Epigraph on Williams memorial -
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SGLO - T2896

HAVILLAND DH98 MOSQUITO - LR405 - 24 Sep 1943 - KAMPERZEEDIJK - CREW 2

Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Ernest Percy Henry Peek - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA Pilot Officer - Nav. - James Henry Williams - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

- 2 KIA -

PEEK(†) - WILLIAMS(†)


Last update - 27 Aug 2015 - PATS



Hattem - 1

15 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 1 Commonwealth graves - 1 UK -



Hattem is a small town just a few miles south of Zwolle on the other side of the river IJssel
The cemetery is on the south-eastern side of the town
The one British grave from Sergeant John Patrick Standidge Austin is in the southern half of the cemetery
John, Mentioned in Despatches, was from the Royal Berkshire Regiment and died the 4th of April 45

Regiment/Service : Royal Berkshire Regiment
Secondary Regiment : Special Operations Executive - Jedburgh Team Dudley
Additional Information: Parent unit Royal Berkshire Regiment - resided Yugoslavia
Former 62 Commando (Small Scale Raiding Force) (joined Dec 1942)
arrested about 4 Dec 1944
executed 4 Apr 1945 at 7:00am - Geldersche dijk, near Hattem, Holland
- source - www.specialforcesroh.com -

A U S T I N, John Patrick Standidge, 1924, England. ("Bunny") (B.B.O.) (Irish)
arrested 18 Nov 1944 after locating his radio position in Luttenberg
Jedburgh Team Dudley - codename mission: POACHING - nickname "Bunny"
- source (H.v.B. Zwolle) - via Stiwotforum.nl -
Discrepancy - arrested date - 18 Nov 1944 and about 4 Dec 1944 -

5348971 - Sergeant - John Patrick Standidge Austin - Age 21 - KIA
- Kensington, London, UK - Plot 2 - Grave 153 - Hattem General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2648100
Son of Mr. Joseph Edward Austin and Mrs. Katherine Matilda Austin, Kensington, London, UK

Joseph Edward Austin (father) - born 3 Apr 1881, died 10 Sep 1938 - Age 57
married Katherine Matilda Ryan on 8 Jul 1914
Joseph Edward Austin fought in the WWI - gained the rank of Lieutenant
in the service of the 9th Company, London Battalion, London Regiment (Territorial Army)

Children of Joseph Edward Austin and Katherine Matilda Ryan
Joan Agnes Mary Austin - born 18 Feb 1917
Edward John Byron Austin - born 11 Apr 1918 - died 5 Aug 1928 - Age 10
Charles Anthony Byron Austin - born 19 Nov 1920 - died 22 Nov 1921 - Age 1
John Patrick Standish Austin - born 27 Sep 1922 - died 4 Apr 1945 - Age 22
Richard Joseph Byron Austin - born 16 Mar 1926
- source thepeerage.com by Darrell Lundy -
discrepancy - Standish or Standidge - 14 Mar 2011 - PATS
discrepancy - Age 21 or 22


IN MEMORIA AETERNA
ERIT JUSTUS

- Epigraph on Austin memorial -
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SOE - ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT - 4 Apr 1945 - HATTEM

5348971 - Sergeant - John Patrick Standidge Austin - Age 21 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

AUSTIN(†)


Last update - 27 Aug 2015 - PATS



Zwolle - Bergklooster - 4

12.5 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 4 Commonwealth graves - 4 UK -



Zwolle - Bergklooster Cemetery - photo by Rob Kreukniet - 14 Oct 2008
Zwolle - Bergklooster Cemetery
- photo by Rob Kreukniet - 14 Oct 2008 -


SGLO - T1953

Lancaster Mk.I - W4266 - VN-N - F/O. N. E. Goldsmith - 21:10 - Haerst near Zwolle
50 Squadron - RAF - Thursday 17 Dec 1942 - Operation Soltau
4 KIA - 3 POW



W4266 was delivered to No.50 Squadron Oct42 - W4266 wore the ID's VN-N/S
W4266 took part in the following Key Operations: Wismar 12/13 Oct 42; Kiel 13/14 Oct 42;
Le Creusot 17 Oct 42-Daylight; Genoa 22/23 Oct 42; Milan 24 Oct 42-Daylight
Transferred to No.44 Sqdn, No Key Operations
Returned to No.50 Sqdn. Genoa 6/7 Nov 42; Genoa 7/8 Nov 42; Hamburg 9/10 Nov 42
Genoa 13/14 Nov 42; Turin 20/21 Nov 42-aborted; Stuttgart 22/23 Nov 42; Turin 28/29 Nov 42
Turin 8/9 Dec 42; Turin 9/10 Dec 42; Soltau 17/18 Dec 42-Lost
W4266 was one of two No.50 Squadron Lancasters lost on this operation - Also lost W4382 -
Just after 17:00 - W4266 was airborne from Skellingthorpe, UK
Shot down by a combination of Flak and fighters and crashed - 21:10 - 17 Dec 1942 -
some 600 metres N of Haerst (Overijssel), and 4 km NE of Zwolle, Holland
Oblt. Herbert Lütje, III./NJG 1 claims to have been the night-fighter involved
Lütje's Bf110 'Bordfunker' was Uffz. August Bogumil
Those killed are buried in Zwollerkerspel, (Bergklooster) General Cemetery
GOLDSMITH, Norman Edward was from Rhodesia
Sgt. J. D. Chapman was interned in Camp 8B/344. POW No. 27340 with F/Sgt. J. H. Mitchell, POW No. 27334
P/O. W. J. Farrelly - RAAF - in Camps 21B/L3, POW No. 81

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - W4266 - VN-N - 17 Dec 1942 - Mission: Soltau
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778461 - 80127 - F/O. - Pilot - N. E. "Nick" Goldsmith - DFC - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - Bergklooster Cemetery - Grave K-1-2

404628 - P/O. - Navigator - William James "Jim" Farrelly - RAAF - Age 26 - POW - in Camps 21B/L3, POW No. 81

751344 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. D. "John" Chapman - RAF - Age .. - POW - in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27340

1264796 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - R. W. "Walter" Game - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Bergklooster Cemetery - Grave K-1-1

1062601 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - D. M. "Duncan" Wilson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Bergklooster Cemetery - Grave K-1-4

920369 - F/Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - J. H. "Mitch" Mitchell - RAF - Age ~22 - POW - in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27334

1190140 - 115640 - F/O. - Rear Upper Gunner - H. "Harold" Gilleland - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA - Bergklooster Cemetery - Grave K-1-3
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

!!! NOTE !!! - Crew positions are based on "Lancaster Loss Card" - 09 Jun 2013 - PATS

Loss Card - W4266 - VN-N - Goldsmith
Loss Card - W4266 - VN-N - Goldsmith - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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778461 - 80127 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Norman Edward Goldsmith - DFC - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
- of Rhodesia - Plot K - Row 1 - Grave 2 - Bergklooster General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820761
born 24 Jan 1922, Selukwe (now, Shurugwi), Southern Rhodesia

Air Ministry Bulletin 6672; born 1922 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia; home there;
enlisted in RAF, 1940; commissioned in May 1941

Air Ministry Bulletin 6672 has citation:
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"On 12th February, 1942, this officer participated in an attack on the German warships
in their voyage through the Channel. Following a methodical search, he flew across the convoy
and was met by fierce anti-aircraft fire. Undeterred, he pressed home his attack and released
his bombs across one of the battleships from 800 feet.
After regaining height, his aircraft was hit by shall fire and it became uncontrollable.
Pilot Officer Goldsmith skilfully regained control, however, and was then able to fly
the aircraft safely back to this country. Throughout he showed great courage and superb airmanship."

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info Hugh A. Halliday - via rafcommands forum - 10 Nov 2009

The London Gazette issues:
-----------------------------------------
08 Aug 1941 - issue 35241 - page 4574 - 17 May 1941 - 778461 Norman Edward Goldsmith (80127)
10 Apr 1942 - issue 35524 - page 1645 - DFC - PO - RAFVR - No.50 Sqdn
14 Jul 1942 - issue 35634 - page 3147 - 21 May 1942 - N. E. Goldsmth - DFC
DFC = Distinguished Flying Cross
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1264796 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Ronald Walter Game - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 1920, UK
- of Denham, Buckinghamshire, UK - Plot K - Row 1 - Grave 1 - Bergklooster General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820759
Son of Mr. Albert Victor Game and Mrs. Lilian C. B. Game (née Goodwin), of Denham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Birth 2nd Qtr. 1897 - Albert Victor Game - district Tendring, Essex Co. - Vol 41 - Page 603
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1900 - Lilian Charlotte B. Goodwin - district Bromley - Vol 2a - Page 497
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Mr. Albert V. Game with Ms. Lilian C. B. Goodwin - district Lewisham - Vol 1d - Page 2815
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Ronald W. Game - mother's surname Goodwin - district Lewisham - Vol 1d - Page 2138
Birth 4th Qtr. 1925 - Gloria R. Game - mother's surname Goodwin - district Eton - Vol 3a - Page 1323

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1951 - Ms. Gloria R. Game with Mr. Gustav Warren - district Eton - Vol 6a - Page 641
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1952 - Raymond Warren - mother's surname Game - district Eton - Vol 6a - Page 449
Birth 4th Qtr. 1955 - Corrie Warren - mother's surname Game - district Eton - Vol 6a - Page 464

Reference: HO 334/386/35556 - Description: Naturalisation Certificate: Gustav Warren
From Germany. Resident in Denham, Buckinghamshire
Certificate BNA35556 issued 22 December 1954 - Note(s): Alias: Gustav Jankowski
Date: 1954 Dec 22 - Held by: The National Archives, Kew - Legal status: Public Record - Language: English

1264796 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Ronald Walter Game - courtesy Paul Graham, via Mike Kleinlugtebeld 2010 - Corrie and Phil Rees at the grave of her Uncle Ronald Walter Game - photo by Mike Kleinlugtebeld
1264796 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Ronald Walter Game . . . . . . . . . Corrie and Phil, Zwolle 2010
image courtesy Paul Graham, via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 15 Apr 2016
2010 - Corrie and Phil Rees at the grave of her Uncle Ronald Walter Game - photo by Mike Kleinlugtebeld
- . - . -

Cynthia - 30 Nov 2009 13:31
Hi Gwyn, I have a relative I know almost nothing about who I think was
in the RAF during the WWII and who was killed in action
I haven't looked too much for him yet but when I saw you kind offer I thought I would give it a go
His name was Ronald W. Game born 1920 in Middlesex
I vaguely remember his parents but know nothing more about him
His mother never recovered from her son's death apparently
He was an only child I think
If you can find anything out that would be great. Many thanks

Cynthia - 30 Nov 2009 20:22
Hi Freewheel, thank you for that information. Sorry it's taken so long to reply,
I have only just returned after a delayed hospital appointment
I have to be honest and say that the CWGC site is one I haven't really looked
at although I have seen it mentioned several times
I really must try and get to grips with it soon
This has made the poor lad much more of a person to me
He died a few years before I was born but I can vaguely remember
how much his mother grieved for him, her only child
Many thanks. Cx.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info: www.genesreunited.co.za/boards/board/records_office/thread/1191516


GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

- John 15:13 - Epigraph on Game memorial -
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404628 - P/O. - Navigator - William James "Jim" Farrelly - RAAF - DFM - Age 26 - POW - in Camps 21B/L3, POW No. 81
born 09 Aug 1915 - Place of birth - Brisbane , QLD, Australia - died 13 Sep 2008 - Age 93
Burial: Queensland Garden of Remembrance, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - Plot: Wall 53 Row A
Enlistment, Brisbane - Next of Kin - Mr Francis Farrelly (father) - Religion: Roman Catholic
civil profession: School teacher - 1934 - 1940
Ethel May Farrelly (mother) - born 1882
Ethel Ann Farrelly (sister) - born 1 Feb 1926
Mrs. Jessie Farrelly (wife)
Mr. Francis D. Farrelly (father), 12 Magdala St., Ascott Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Address 17 Oct 1946: William James Farrelly, 50 Earle Terrace, Windsor, Queensland

Camps - Farrelly - 1943 - 1945
POW Camps - Farrelly - Dec 1942 - Apr 1945 - 856 days
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Dulag Luft Frankfurt : 16 days - 20 Dec 1942 to 03 Jan 1943
XXIB - 21B - Schubin, Poland : 80 days - 03 Jan 1943 to March 1943
Luft III - L3 - Sagan, Poland : 640 days - March 1943 - Jan 1945
Marlag O - Bremen : 120 days - Jan 1945 to Apr 1945
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- info Servive Records Farelly - naa.gov.au -

Farrelly - DFM award - 'Promulgated in London Gazette' - 12 Jan 1943
Farrelly - DFM award - 'Promulgated in London Gazette' - 12 Jan 1943
source: Australian War Memorial - RCDIG1068968--428
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751344 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. D. "John" Chapman - RAF - Age .. - POW
interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27340

AIR78-30-0-2 page 150 - 751344 - J. D. Chapman
AIR78-30-0-2 - page 150
751344 - J. D. Chapman - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 05 Jun 2013
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1062601 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Duncan Martin Wilson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- of Dundee, Scotland, UK - Plot K - Row 1 - Grave 4 - Bergklooster General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820762
born 11 Jan 1921, Dundee - died 17 Dec 1942, Zwollerkerspel, Holland
Son of Alfred Wilson and Annie Martin Wilson ( née McPherson ), of Dundee, Scotland, UK
Address 1921: 37 Arbroath Road, St. Andrews District, Dundee, Scotland
Alfred Wilson (father), born ~18.. - died 01 Aug 1954 - Age ..
Annie Martin Wilson (mother), born ~1885 - died 10 Oct 1954 - Age 69
Marriage 29 Dec 1905 - Mr. Alfred Wilson and Ms. Annie McPherson
........................................................................
David Wilson (brother) - born 29 Jun 1906, Dundee - died in 1913, Appendicitis - Age 6
William Wilson (brother) - born 30 Sep 1909 - ............ - Age ..
Alfred Wilson (brother) - born 31 Jul 1914 - died 09 Mar 1993 - Age 78
Robert McPherson Wilson (brother) - born 29 Nov 1918, Dundee - died 06 Jul 2005 - Age 86
Ralph Wilson (brother) - born 19.. - ............ - Age ..
........................................................................
- additional info Wilson - via Patricia 'Trish' Irving - 27 Mar 2010 -

D U N D E E - A I R M A N - K I L L E D
Mr. and Mrs. A. Wilson, 3 Malcolm Street, Dundee
have been notified that their fourth son Sgt. Duncan M. Wilson R.A.F.,
has been killed on operations. He was previously reported missing.
Twenty-one years old of age, Sgt. Wilson was a cinema operator in the Odeon before joining up two years ago
His four brothers are in the services
William Wilson (brother) is a RAF ground staff wireless operator in India
Alfred Wilson (brother) is a regular in the Royal Corps of Signals and has been in Malta for four years
Alfred Wilson - Sgt. 2 L of C Signals Regt
Pte. Robert McPherson Wilson (brother), who is POW, occasionally played inside-left for Dundee F.C.
his youngest brother Ralph also in the RAF is in this country
main info: Newsclip Jan 1943 - "Evening Post" Dundee

Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Duncan Martin Wilson - RAFVR
Sgt. Duncan Martin Wilson (middle) at Blackpool - 11 Nov 1940
- courtesy Anne King McPherson Wilson (niece) -
- via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 06 Nov 2010 -


TOO DEARLY LOVED
TO BE FORGOTTEN

- Epigraph on Wilson memorial -
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920369 - F/Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. H. "Mitch" Mitchell - RAF - Age ~22 - POW
interned in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27334

AIR78-111-0-1 page 1557 - 920369 - James Henry Mitchell
AIR78-111-0-1 - page 1557
920369 - James Henry Mitchell - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 05 Jun 2013

Flyers cap returned after 52 year - Oorlogsvlieger krijgt na 52 jaar cap terug
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In het gemeentehuis van Hasselt kreeg Flight Sergant H. Mitchell 52 jaar nadat hij
bij Hasselt neerstortte, gisteren zijn vliegerspet terug.
Mitchell is één van de zeven bemanningsleden van een Lancaster bommenwerper,
die in de nacht van 17 december 1943 bij Hasselt neerstortte.
Klaas Lub, thans inwoner van de gemeente IJsselmuiden, heeft de vliegenierscap al die jaren in zijn bezit gehad.
Gistermiddag overhandigde hij het hoofddeksel aan marconist Mitchell.

Het was gisteren een emotionele bijeenkomst waarbij veel herinneringen werden opgehaald.
Klaas Lub herinnert zich die bewuste nacht nog goed.
,,We hoorden honderden vliegtuigen overkomen. Eén van hen had het licht aan.
Ik riep mijn vader. Later bleek dat het vliegtuig beschoten was door een Duits vliegtuig.
Drie bemanningsleden van de Lancaster wisten uit het vliegtuig te springen en overleefden de crash.
De overige vier zijn bij het ongeval om het leven gekomen.
De volgende dag zijn we op zoek gegaan naar het vliegtuig. We vonden alleen een parachute,
een vliegerspet waar de naam van Mitchell instond en een zwemvest. Die hebben we verstopt".


De 75-jarige Mitchell en zijn vrouw waren bij de overhandiging van de vliegerspet zeer ontroerd.
,,Ik ben blij dat ik dit stukje uit de oorlog nog kan terugkrijgen", zo zei hij.
,,Het was een koude, natte nacht toen we neerkwamen. We zijn via allerlei omwegen
richting Amsterdam vertrokken. Na vijf maanden rondzwerven heb ik kans gezien om weer
terug te keren naar Engeland".


,,De herinneringen aan de oorlog heb ik weten weg te drukken, maar nu komen ze weer boven",
zegt de oorlogsveteraan terwijl hij een traan wegveegt.

Door bemiddeling van L. Schotman uit Zwolle, schrijver van het boek "Zij vielen rond Zwolle",
kon Mitchell vorig jaar in Engeland worden opgespoord.
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Published: 29 Apr 1995, from our correspondent - source: digibron.nl
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1190140 - 115640 - Flying Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Harold Gilleland - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA
- of St. Pancras, London, UK - Plot K - Row 1 - Grave 3 - Bergklooster General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820760
born 1st Qtr. 1911 - mother's surname Dean - district Lancaster
Son of David George and Emma Gilleland ( née Dean );
husband of Sylvia Mary Zena Gilleland, of St. Pancras, London, UK


THEY WENT WITH SONGS
TO THE BATTLE
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

- Epigraph on Gilleland memorial -
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SGLO - T1953

LANCASTER Mk.I - W4266 - VN-N - 17 Dec 1942 - HAERST NEAR ZWOLLE - CREW 7

778461 - 80127 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Norman Edward Goldsmith - DFC - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 404628 - P/O. - Navigator - William James 'Jim' Farrelly - RAAF - DFM - Age 26 - POW - in Camps 21B/L3, POW No. 81 751344 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. D. 'John' Chapman - RAF - Age .. - POW - in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27340 1264796 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Ronald Walter Game - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
1062601 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Duncan Martin Wilson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 920369 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - James Henry 'Mitch' Mitchell - RAF - Age ~22 - POW - in Camp 8B/344, POW No. 27334 1190140 - 115640 - Flying Officer - Mid Upper Gunner -  Harold Gilleland - RAFVR - Age 31 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 POW -

GOLDSMITH(†) - FARRELLY - CHAPMAN - GAME(†)
WILSON(†) - MITCHELL - GILLELAND(†)


Contact Wilson is pending - 27 Mar 2010 - PATS
Contact Game is pending - 08 Jul 2014 - 15 Apr 2016 - PATS
Contact Goldsmith is pending - 09 Jul 2014 - PATS

Last update - 17 Apr 2016 - PATS


SGLO - T3306

B-17G - #42-37867 - 2nd Lt. George G. Hoehn - Boerendanserdijk, Berkum near Zwolle - 13:00
388th BG(H) - 561st BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #3140
3 KIA - 6 POW - 1 POW/DOW



Base: 388th BG - Knettishall, UK - 22 July 1943
Target for the day was AGO Flugzeugwerke, Oschersleben (Germany) a producer of Fw-190 parts
Plane B-17G # 42-37867, Berlin Ambassador was hit by flak and crashed at Berkum near Zwolle

Crew #43 - the 'BEST' - at Geiger Air Force Base, Spokane, WA - 1943
Crew #43 - the "BEST" - at Geiger Air Force Base, Spokane, WA - 1943
top l-r: Sgt. Newman, Sgt. Zaskiewicz, Sgt. Brinker, Sgt. White, Sgt. Mann, Sgt. Rigdon
botton l-r: Lt. Olmstead, Lt. Modarelli, Lt. Hoehn, Lt. Bauer
courtesy Sharon Brinker (daughter) - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 10 Apr 2011
Note: Sgt. Newman, Sgt. White and Lt. Olmstead NOT on 11 Jan 1944 crew

Map last sighted position #42-37867 - crew Hoehn
Map last sighted position #42-37867 - crew Hoehn - 11 Jan 1944
- source MACR #3140 -
position on map is "Steinhuder Meer" - 135 mi East of Zwolle
"Dümmer See" is 42 mi to the west of the 'marked' location - info PATS 09 Aug 2010

Crew Hoehn
Crew Hoehn
back l-r: Hoehn, Owens, Modarelli, Bauer
front l-r: Wiberg, Rigdon Jr., Zaskiewicz, Mann, Brinker, Hincks Jr.
- source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 06 Apr 2011 -

388th BG - Patch Square H 561st BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

388th BG - 45th CBW - Square 'H' - 561st BS - 'Squadron Code - none used' - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G - #42-37867 - 'Berlin-Ambassador' - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Brunswick - MACR #3140
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16061035 - O-676798 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - George Gustav Hoehn - Marengo, McHenry Co., Illinois - KIA

O-684542 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - George Richard Owens - La Grange, Cook Co., Illinois - POW

15096236 - O-738871 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Donald Sylvester Modarelli - Mahoning Co., Ohio - KIA

15071091 - O-744228 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Lieudell 'Lefty' Ernest Bauer - Shelby Co., Ohio - POW

36227710 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Charles Clayton Rigdon - Grant Co., Wisconsin - POW

14066272 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Byron Aster Wiberg Jr. - Fulton County, Georgia - POW-DOW

36400753 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Peter John Zaskiewicz - Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan - KIA

31167410 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Edward Winslow Hincks Jr. - Hartford Co., Connecticut - POW

39400512 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harlan Shoemaker Mann - Los Angeles Co., California - POW

16122902 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Gerald Fay Brinker - Ogle County, Illinois - POW
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16061035 - O-676798 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - George Gustav Hoehn - Marengo, McHenry Co., Illinois - KIA
born 1921, Chicago, Illinois - died 11 Jan 1944, Berkum - Age 22/23
Address 1945 - Son of John Hoehn and Minnie Hoehn (mother), 100 West Street, Marengo, Illinois
Siblings: Minnie and Betty
Enlistment: 20 Apr 1942, Peoria, Illinois - Nativity: Illinois - Marital status: Single
Initial buried: 14 Jan 1944, Civ. Cemetery "Het Bergklooster", Zwollerkerspel - Row: 1 Grave: 6
reburial: 12 Apr 1946 - as unknown X-3305 - U.S. Military Cemetery Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium - Plot: D Row: 12 Grave: 282
remains delivered to: Edward A. Pinnow Funeral Home, 305 E. Washington St. Marengo, Illinois
arrive Friday 20 May 1949 - Final burial: Concordia Cemetery - Forest Park, IL, USA

Address 20 Apr 1930 - John Hoehn (Head-48) (father) - Minnie Hoehn (Wife-43) (mother) - both born in England
#2335 N. Rockwell Street, Chicago City - Ward 38 / Block 380 - Cook Co., Illinois
two uncles at same address - Leo Hoehn (35) (uncle) - Phillip Hoehn (32) (uncle) - also born in England
They moved around 1938 to Marengo, Illinois
Mrs. Minnie Hoehn (mother) - born 1886 - died 12 Nov 1954, Marengo, IL - Age 68
She is buried in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook, Co., IL
In 1955 Mr. John Hoehn moved back to Chicago with both daughters
Mr. John Hoehn (father) - born 31 Aug 1881 - died Apr 1965 - age 83

2nd Lt. George Gustav Hoehn 2nd Lt. George Gustav Hoehn - plan Memorial Services
2nd Lt. George G. Hoehn . . . . .Plan Memorial Services
left - McHenry County Historical Museum, Union, IL - via Grace Moline -
right - Ida Public Library Local History Room - via Jillian Georgieff -

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- MARENGO REPUBLICAN NEWS - Thursday 20 Apr 1944 -
Lt. George G. Hoehn - Belvidere Newspapers - Boone County, Illinois, Obituary - Saturday 29 Apr 1944

Second Lt. George G. Hoehn who was previouly reported missing in action as of 11 Jan 1944
has been killed in action while participating in a raid over Germany
Information regarding this fact was relayed from the War Department
in a telegram to his parents Friday morning and disclosing the following information:
Report received from the German Government through International Red Cross states your son
2nd Lt. George Hoehn previously reported missing in action was killed in action 11 Jan 1944 in European area
Secretary of War extends his deep sympathy
Letter follows
Dunlop acting for the Adjutant General
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The young man, who was 21, was on his first mission following hospitalization
after having been wounded on 30 Nov 1943. Previously he had successfully completed five missions
Hoehn was a pilot of a Flying Fortess stationed in England and it is known that he participated
in the big raids which took place over Germany
That he was a skilled pilot and displayed much courage while on combat duty,
was evidenced by the fact that he was just recently awarded the Air Medal
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Georg was born in Chicago in 1921, attended the public schools there an graduated
from Lane Technical High School, after which he came to Marengo to be with his parents,
who moved here about six years ago. He was employed for a short time at the Milles Foundry,
but at the time of entering service on 13 Aug 1941, he was an employee of the Graybar Electric Co. in Peoria
He was trained in camps in Topeka, Kansas, Washington and Eagle Pass Army in Field, Eagle Pass, Texas,
where he received his commission and was awarded his wings of gold on 22 Apr 1943
Lt. Hoehn made his last visit home in October of 1943 and in the latter part of that same month
was send overseas to England where he was stationed the entire time
Besides his parents, other survivors include two sisters Mrs. Walter Krebs of Columbus, Georgia,
and Mrs. John Brown of Chicago and his fiancée, Miss Edna Kerpel, of Chicago

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Upon his mother's death in 12 Nov 1954 she was survived by her husband
two daughters - Mrs. Minnie Brown of Chicago and Mrs. Betty Schaefer of Marengo
She lost 2 sons and small children and George in the War
She was buried in Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois
One year after her death her husband moved back to Chicago with both daughters
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- obit info via Mrs. Alice J. Wagner, Marengo Union District Library - 11 Aug 2010
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O-684542 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - George Richard Owens - La Grange, Cook Co., Illinois - POW
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
State of Residence: Illinois
Mr. Robert L. Owens (brother) , 523 North Catherine, La Grange, Illinois
La Grange, a suburb of Chicago, is a village in Cook County, IL
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15096236 - O-738871 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Donald Sylvester Modarelli - Mahoning Co., Ohio - KIA
born 11 May 1919, Youngstown, Ohio - died 11 Jan 1944, Berkum - Age 24
Son of Sylvester Modarelli and Minnie Modarelli (née Schettine), 145 Wesley Ave, Youngstown City, Mahoning Co., OH
Enlistment: 16 Mar 1942, Cleveland, Ohio - Nativity: Ohio - Marital status: Single
Siblings: Marie (16), Twila (15), Mildred (7) - US Census 8 Apr 1930 - Eugene Michael Modarelli (b.1935)
Initial buried: 14 Jan 1944, Civ. Cemetery "Het Bergklooster", Zwollerkerspel - Row: 1 Grave: 5
likely ( according Hoehn and Zaskiewicz) - reburial: U.S. Military Cemetery Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium
Final burial place: Arlington National Cemetery, VA, USA
Husband of Mrs. Shirley O. Modarelli (née Megown), 145 Wesley Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio
Married in 1943 with his fiancée Shirley. Son David C. Modarelli was born to them

2nd Lt. Donald Sylvester Modarelli 2nd Lt. Donald Sylvester Modarelli
2nd Donald Sylvester Modarelli
- courtesy of Marlene Fekete (née Modarelli) - via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 30 Sep 2010 -
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15071091 - O-744228 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Lieudell 'Lefty' Ernest Bauer - Shelby Co., Ohio - POW
born 18 Jan 1920, Ohio - died 24 Dec 1980, Sidney, Shelby, OH - Age 60
Enlistment: 06 Nov 1941, Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio - Nativity: Ohio - Marital status: Single
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Son of Mrs. Jeannette A. Bauer (mother), 211½ S. Ohio Street, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio
Mrs. Christine R. Bauer née Hodges (wife) - born 04 Dec 1922, TX - died 31 Oct 2013, OH - Age 90
The Honorable Lieudell E. Bauer, previous Judge of Shelby County Probate/Juvenile Court

Did escaped from the Germans and was with the Underground
Caught while heading to Brussels, Belgium

2nd Lt. Lieudell E Bauer
2nd Lt. Lieudell E. Bauer
- left photo via Sydney Daily News - Veterans Salute 2008 -
- right photo taken by Underground Zwolle -
- clip from collage made by Paul Harmens [ HCO, Zwolle ] - via Minie Buit -

Mrs. Christine R. Bauer, 90 - Sidney, OH
of 2500 Russell Road, Sidney, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at 10:27 a.m. at her residence
She was born on Dec. 4, 1922, in Hamlin, Texas, the daughter of the late W. E. and Daphene (Renfro) Hodges
On Feb. 2, 1946, she married Lieudell Bauer, who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1980
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Cindy) Colvin, of Gahanna,
and Mrs. Chuck (Terri) Hughes, of Sidney; one son, Steve Bauer, of Columbus, OH, etc .......
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info obituary - CHRISTINE BAUER

Date: 11/11/2016, 3:04 AM
Name: Shawn Colvin
My grandfather was Lieudell Ernest Bauer. He was the bombardier on B-17G - #42-37867.
I have been researching my grandfather's service record for my family.
Thank you for what you've done. The information I have found is great.
If there is any more you can share please contact me.
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36227710 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Charles Clayton Rigdon - Grant Co., Wisconsin - POW
born 27 Sep 1919, Wisconsin - died: 18 Apr 2002, Beloit, Rock Co., WI - Age 82
Son of Mrs. Florence N. Horsfall (mother), Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin
Enlistment: 12 Nov 1941, Fort Sheridan, Illinois- Nativity: Wisconsin - Marital status: Single
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
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14066272 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Byron Aster Wiberg Jr. - Fulton County, Georgia - POW-DOW
Born 1920, Georgia - died 11 Jan 1944, Apeldoorn - Age 23/24
Son of Mrs. Gertrude L. Mate (mother), 1053 Ada Avenue N.W., Atlanta, Georgia
Enlistment: 01 Jan 1942, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia - Nativity: Georgia - Marital status: Single
Kriegs Lazaret Apeldoorn Holland 52-06 - Died as Prisoner of War
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: B Row: 17 Grave: 21
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36400753 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Peter John Zaskiewicz - Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan - KIA
born 1920, Michigan - died 11 Jan 1944, Berkum - Age 23/24
Son of Peter Zaskiewicz (Head - 42 abt. 1888, Poland ) and Lottie H. Zaskiewicz (Wife - 38 abt. 1892, Poland)
668 3rd Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Siblings: Celia (F-16), Mary ( F-13), Emiley/Emilie (F-11), Walter (M-6) and Eleanor (F-4 2/12) - info US Census 7 Apr 1930 -
Son of Mrs. Gladys Zaskiewicz (mother), 668 3rd Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, Michigan - as in MACR #3140
Enlistment: 19 Sep 1942, Kalamazoo, Michigan - Nativity: Michigan - Marital status: Single
Initial buried: 14 Jan 1944, Civ. Cemetery "Het Bergklooster", Zwollerkerspel - Row: 1 Grave: 7
reburial: 12 Apr 1946 - as unknown X-3306 - U.S. Military Cemetery Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium - Plot: D Row: 12 Grave: 283
Final burial: 12 Apr 1949 - Ardennes American Cemetery - Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium - Plot: D Row: 6 Grave: 42

Peter Zaskiewicz - High School S/Sgt. Peter John Zaskiewicz
Peter Zaskiewicz - High School . . . . . . . . . S/Sgt. Peter John Zaskiewicz - Memorial D-6-42
High School image from Grand Rapids, MI Library - images via Mike Kleinlugtebeld - 14 Aug 2010

Peter Zaskiewicz (father) - born 08 Dec 1885 - died Nov 1967, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI - Age 81 - info SSDI -
Walter A. Zaskiewicz (brother) - born 01 Jul 1923 - died 19 Mar 2001, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI - Age 77 - info SSDI -
Discrepancy - Lottie H. / Gladys ...... and birth year Peter Zaskiewicz
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31167410 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Edward Winslow Hincks Jr. - Hartford Co., Connecticut - POW
born 4 Nov 1918, New York - died 26 Apr 2003, Stuart/West Palm Beach, FL - Age 84
Son of Edward W. Hincks (father), Mars Hill, Maine
Enlistment: 06 Aug 1942, Hartford, Connecticut - Nativity: New York - Marital status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Honored by Kenneth I. Hincks (cousin), hometown Stuart, FL - see wwiimemorial.com
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39400512 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harlan Shoemaker Mann - Los Angeles Co., California - POW
born 6 Sep 1921, California - died 13 Feb 2002, Ramona/San Diego, CA - Age 80
Husband of Mrs. Theda J. Mann (wife), 547 Workman Avenue, Arcadia, California
Theda J. Mann - born 12 Jan 1923 - died 16 Oct 2004, Ramona, CA - age 81
Enlistment: 20 Oct 1942, Sacramento, California - Nativity: California - Marital status: Married
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

S/Sgt. Harlan Shoemaker Mann
S/Sgt. Harlan Shoemaker Mann
- photo via daughter Patt Mann Berry - 21 Dec 2014
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16122902 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Gerald Fay Brinker - Ogle County, Illinois - POW
born 7 Jul 1922, Illinois - died 1 Apr 1997, Mount Morris, Ogle Co., IL - Age 74
Son of Harvey T. Brinker (abt.1897) and Pauline A. Brinker (abt.1904), 6 East Main Street, Mount Morris Village, Ogle Co. IL
Siblings: Harold C. Brinker (abt.1925) and Margaret L. Brinker (abt.1928)
Enlistment: 11 Sep 1942, Camp Grant, Illinois - Nativity: Illinois - Marital status: Single
Marriage: 18 Jul 1943, Western, IL - Gerald F. Brinker and Doris G. Satterfield
209 East Front Street, Mount Morris, Illinois
Six children to Gerald F. and Doris G. Brinker (née Satterfield)
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15 - POW No. 105852 -
Parachuted from damaged bomber after being wounded by shrapnel
- additional info - US Census, 11 Apr 1930 - and POW No. via Nancy Falzone

Doris G. Satterfield - b. January 19, 1924, Jefferson Co., TN
married Gerald F. Brinker - July 18, 1943, Western, IL
Source: : Jefferson County, TN Families & History 1792-1996

S/Sgt. Gerald F. Brinker - 1943
S/Sgt. Gerald F. Brinker - 1943
- photo via his oldest daughter Sharon - 03 Aug 2010

"War Record of Mount Morris", edited by Harry G. Kable, 1947 - Publisher: Kable Brothers Co.
On page 63 it lists Sgt. Gerald Brinker and includes a photo

Sgt. Gerald Brinker Cover book - S/Sgt. Gerald Brinker - POW 105852 - YMCA 1944
. . . . . . . . . . .Sgt. Gerald Brinker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cover book - S/Sgt. Gerald Brinker - YMCA 1944 . . . .
- via Nancy Falzone - 07 Aug 2010
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Gerald Brinker enlisted in the Army Air Corps in August, 1942,
and was trained at Kelly Field, Texas, in aerial gunnery, also at various other air fields.
He received his final training as a Flying Fortress gunner at Geiger, Field, Wash.
He was sent overseas in September, 1942, and was shot down while flying over Germany and taken prisoner.
He was awarded the Air Medal for "exceptional meritorious achievement while participating
in five separate bomber combat missions over enemy occupied Continental Europe."
He was liberated at the end of the war and returned home in June, 1945.
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Gerald is the son of the late Harvey Brinker and was graduated at Mount Morris High School
with the class of 1940. In July, 1943, he was married to Miss Doris Satterfield.
They have a daughter, Sharon Lynn
He was employed in the Kable plant before and after his military service.
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- info via Laura Balluff, St. Louis, Missouri, USA - 17 Jul 2010 -
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Memorial - Berkum - crew Hoehn
Memorial - Berkum - crew Hoehn
Memorial - Berkum - crew Hoehn
images via Cor Fikse - 30 Oct 2011



SGLO - T3306

B-17G - #42-37867 - 11 Jan 1944 - BERKUM - CREW 10

16061035 - O-676798 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot -  George Gustav Hoehn  - Marengo, McHenry Co., Illinois - KIA O-684542 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot -  George Richard Owens - La Grange, Cook Co., Illinois - POW - Stalag Luft 1 15096236 - O-738871 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Donald Sylvester Modarelli  - Mahoning Co., Ohio - KIA 15071091 - O-744228 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier -  Lieudell 'Lefty' Ernest Bauer  - Shelby Co., Ohio - POW 36227710 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner -  Charles Clayton Rigdon - Grant Co., Wisconsin - POW
14066272 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator -  Byron Aster Wiberg Jr.  - Fulton County, Georgia - POW-DOW 36400753 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner -  Peter John Zaskiewicz  - Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan - KIA 31167410 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner -  Edward Winslow Hincks Jr.  - Hartford Co., Connecticut - POW 39400512 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner -  Harlan Shoemaker Mann  - Los Angeles Co., California - POW 16122902 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner -  Gerald Fay Brinker  - Ogle County, Illinois - POW

- 3 KIA - 6 POW - 1 POW/DOW -

HOEHN(†) - OWENS - MODARELLI(†) - BAUER - RIGDON
WIBERG Jr.(†) - ZASKIEWICZ(†) - HINCKS Jr. - MANN - BRINKER


Contact Rigdon is pending - 06 Jun 2010 - PATS
Contact Brinker is pending - 19 Jul 2010 - PATS
Contact Zaskiewicz is pending - 22 Aug 2010 - PATS
Contact Mann is pending - 12 Nov 2014 - PATS
Contact Bauer is pending - 11 Nov 2016 - PATS

Last update - 12 Nov 2016 - PATS



Zwolle - De Kranenburg - 9

14 mi SSE of Vollenhove

- 9 Commonwealth graves - 5 UK - 3 CAN - 1 AUS -




SGLO - T2275

Wellington Mk.X - HE864 - NA-D - Sgt. D. W. Johnson - 02:16 - near Zwolle
428 Squadron - RCAF - Wednesday 5 May 1943 - Operation Dortmund
2 KIA - 3 POW



HE864 was one of two No.428 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this operation. see: HE727
Airborne - 22:35 - 4th of May 1943 from Dalton, York, UK
Route via Isle of Texel (~00:40 @ 15.000 ft) - Over target approx. 01:30 @ 15.000 ft
Route and times are based on other aircraft - see ORB May 1943 - info PATS
Shot down on homebound by a night-fighter (Uffz. Emil Heinzelmann, IV./NJG 1)
and crashed 02:16 near Zwolle (Overijssel), Holland
where those killed are buried in Zwolle (De Kranenburg) General Cemetery
Sgt. J. L. Boyd - RCAF - was confined in Hospital due tuberculosis - Camp 4A - POW No. 78
Sgt. J. J. Levasseur (promoted to WO2 during captivity) in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1145
Sgt. D. E. Thompson in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1273
'Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records Sgt. D. E. Thomson as Sgt. D. E. Thompson
All on her 1st mission, except captain Johnson he was on his 2nd
Sgt. Levasseur was on this flight for his sick colleague Gardiner

ORB - 4/5 May 1943 - HE864 - NA-D - Johnson
ORB - 4/5 May 1943 - HE864 - NA-D - Johnson
source: The National Archives - AIR 27/1849/10 - 17 Jul 2015

"They Shall Grow Not Old" - page 363 - JOHNSON, DENNIS WILBERT FS(P) R120884
does give - Sgt. T. A. Thomson - RCAF
!!! This is not correct !!!
Halifax JN901 - 22/23 Sep 1943 - Sgt. T. A. Thomson - RCAF - POW No. 500
R/177512 - Sgt. Thomas Allen Thomson - Camp L3 - POW No. 500
Thomas Thomson (father), Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Crew: Wellington Mk.X - HE864 - NA-D - 5 May 1943 - Mission: Dortmund
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R/120884 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - D. W. "Dennis" Johnson - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA - De Kranenburg Cemetery - Grave 2

R/61778 - Sgt. - Navigator - J. L. "Jim" Boyd - RCAF - Age 26 - POW - in Camp 4A, POW No. 78

R/79019 - J/96300 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D. E. "Tommy" Thomson - RCAF - Age 20 - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1273

R/110932 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. "John" Prosnyck - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA - De Kranenburg Cemetery - Grave 1

R/113949 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. J. "Frenchie" Levasseur - RCAF - Age 20 - POW - in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1145
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - HE864 - NA-D - Johnson
Loss Card - HE864 - NA-D - Johnson - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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R/120884 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Dennis Wilbert Johnson - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
of Saskatchewan, Canada - Grave 2 - De Kranenburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820752
born 22 Oct 1921, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada - died 5 May 1943, Zwolle, The Netherlands - Age 21
Siblings: 3 sisters and 4 brothers
Mrs. C. R. Armstrong and Mrs. A. Robertson of Moose Jaw and one sister at home
Lorne Johnson (Royal Canadian Naval Reserve), Oliver Johnson (Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps),
Roy Johnson, Arvida, Quebec and Chester Johnson, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

ATTESTATION PAPER - 18 Aug 1941 - RCAF Recruting Centre, Regina, SK
Posted to No. 2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Pilot or Observer (Standard)
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Dennis Wilbert Johnson, 1330 2nd Ave West, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Occupation: Timekeeper - Religion: Lutheran
Axel William Johnson (father) - birthplace: USA - Occupation: Construction Foreman
Rose Amelia Ul(e)ness (mother) - birthplace: USA
Address parents: 1330 2nd Ave West, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Certificate of Attesting Officer - 28 Aug 1941, Regina, SK
Enlistment: 28 Aug 1941, Regina
25 Sep 1942 - Pilots Flying Badge
- info from Service records F/Sgt. Johnson - 29 Nov 2011 -

R/120884 - Flight Sergeant - Dennis Wilbert Johnson - RCAF R/120884 - Flight Sergeant - Dennis Wilbert Johnson - RCAF
R/120884 - Flight Sergeant - Dennis Wilbert Johnson - RCAF
- image from Service records F/Sgt. Johnson - xerox 29 Nov 2011 - 13 Jan 2017

JOHNSON, Dennis Wilbert, Sgt., missing after air operations overseas.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Johnson (father), 1330 Second Avenue N.W., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
- info: RCAF 598th casualty list - Ottawa - 10 Jun 1943 -

JOHNSON, Dennis Wilbert, Sgt., previously reported missing on active air operations overseas.
now for official purposes presumed dead.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Johnson (father), 1330 Second Avenue N.W., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
- info: RCAF 700th casualty list - Ottawa - 07 Oct 1943 -

RCAF - Service records - Johnson - request 19 Jul 2011 - received 29 Nov 2011 - PATS -
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R/61778 - J/53439 - Sgt. - Navigator - James Lennox Boyd - RCAF - Age 26 - POW
born 07 May 1916, Regina, Saskatchewan - died 05 Feb 1989, Calgary, Alberta - Age 72
Son of Mr. Peter Boyd and Mrs. Jessie Gillies Boyd née Lennox
NOT injured and taken POW - in Camp 4A, POW No. 78
Peter Boyd (father), 1013 Robinson St., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Mr. Peter Boyd (father) - Birthplace: Dalry, Scotland
Mrs. Jessie Gillies Boyd née Lennox (mother) - Birthplace: Dalry, Scotland

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 26 Jun 1940 - 22 Jul 1941
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Present Address - 1013 Robinson St., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Permanent Address - 1013 Robinson St., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Occupation: Salesman - Religion: Protestant, United Church - Martial Status: Single
09 Jul 1940 - Age 24 - Height: 5' 9" - Weight: 135 - Single
Enlistment - 15 Jul 1940, Regina, Saskachewan
Posted to: No. 1 Manning Depot, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario - Trade: Aircrew (Pilot) Standard
Discharged - 17 Dec 1940 - due high blood pressure
Reason: Medically unfit for any form of Airforce Service
Re-Enlistment - 26 Aug 1941, Regina, Saskachewan
Posted to: No. 2 Manning Depot, RCAF, Brandon, Manitoba - Trade: Pilot or Observer (Standard)
26 Aug 1941 - Age 25 - Height: 5' 10" - Weight: 145 - Single
Air Navigator's Badge - 14 Aug 1942
R.A.F.T.P. (Royal Air Force Trainee Pool) - 26 Oct 1942
Embarkation Canada - 27 Oct 1942
Disembarked U.K. - 05 Nov 1942
3 P. R. C. - 06 Nov 1942
Missing - 05 May 1943
Later reported P.O.W. - Captured - 06 May 1943, Holland

Returned to United Kingdom - 16 Sep 1944 - in exchange of Prisoner of War
Suffering from tuberculosis
Repatriated to Canada: 07 Oct 1944
Entered Fort San, Fort Qu'Appelle Sanatorium, Saskatchewan
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James Lennox Boyd - 04 Mar 1940, Regina - RCAF James Lennox Boyd - 04 Mar 1940, Regina - RCAF
James Lennox Boyd - 04 Mar 1940, Regina - RCAF
- images from Service records Sgt. Boyd - 06 Jul 2015 -

AC2 - James Lennox Boyd - 26 Aug 1941, Regina Recruiting Centre, Regina - RCAF
AC2 - James Lennox Boyd - 26 Aug 1941, Regina Recruiting Centre, Regina - RCAF
ID Card - AC2 - James Lennox Boyd - RCAF
Regina Recruiting Centre, Regina - 26 Aug 1941
- images from Service records Sgt. Boyd - 06 Jul 2015 -

R/61778 - Sgt. James Lennox Boyd - RCAF
R/61778 - Sgt. James Lennox Boyd - RCAF
- image from Service records Sgt. Boyd - 06 Jul 2015 -

BOYD, James Lennox, Sgt., missing after air operations overseas.
Mr. Peter Boyd (father), Regina, Saskatchewan
- info: RCAF 598th casualty list - Ottawa - 10 Jun 1943 -

R/61778 - Sergeant - James Lennox Boyd - POW - RCAF
- info: RCAF 624th casualty list - Ottawa - 11 Jul 1943 -
R/61778 - Sergeant - James Lennox Boyd - POW - RCAF
source newsclip "Air Force Casualties" - Globe and Mail, 12 Jul 1943

BOYD, James Lennox, WO., previously Reported Prisoners (Germany)
Now Exchanged and in United Kingdom
- info: RCAF 1000th casualty list - Ottawa - 28 Sep 1944 -

!!! Possible connection !!! .... Positive !!!
Obituary of Mrs. Mary Edra Boyd née Pendergast
born 24 Nov 1915, ??? Lipton, SK ??? - died 23 May 2013, Calgary, AB - Age 97
husband is the late Mr. James Lennox Boyd, Calgary, AB
Brother of Edra is John "Jack" Pendergast (Veteran World War 2) - born 22 Feb 1921, Lipton, SK - died 16 Oct 2006, ON - Age 85
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Corresponding initials - addresses with simular phone numbers - info: locatefamily.com
M. E. Boyd, 110-6700 Hunterview Dr NW, Calgary, AB, T2K 6K4 - ph. (403) 283-2624
M. E. Boyd, 509 18 A St. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2H3 - ph. (403) 283-2646
J. L. Boyd, 509 18 A St. NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2H3 - ph. (403) 283-2624

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Need some workaround to verify this with next-of-kin - info PATS - 02 Aug 2014
Email to Pendergast relative - info PATS - 05 Aug 2014
Email is forwarded to Boyd family - info PATS - 05 Aug 2014
Email is forwarded to James Boyd (son of James Lennox Boyd) - info PATS - 07 Aug 2014
Emails received from James Boyd (son) - info PATS - 08 Aug 2014 - 10 Aug 2014

Born, May 7 1916 - February 5, 1989
Yes, he was on that mission and was a POW
email - James Boyd (son) - 10 Aug 2014

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James Lennox Boyd - 19xx James Lennox Boyd - 19xx
James Lennox Boyd - 1916 - 1989
images via James Boyd (son) - 10 Aug 2014

Occupation: Sales Organization
Enlistment: 13 Jul 1940 - discharged 17 Dec 1940
Re-Enlistment: 13 Aug 1941 - discharged 20 Feb 1945
Address: 1013 Robinson St., Regina, Sask.
Place of capture: 20 mi North of Zwolle - 07 May 1943
Where you wounded ?: "NO"

Army Police - Zwolle - 07 May 1943 - 08 May 1943
Oranje Nassau Kazerne - Amsterdam - 08 May 1943 - 28 May 1943
Dulag Luft - Frankfurt - 28 May 1943 - 01(03) Jun 1943
Stalag Luft VI - Heydekrug - 01(07) Jun 1943 - 09(14) May 1944
Stalag Luft VI - Heydekrug - Hospital - 14 Apr 1944 - Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB)
Stalag IV-A - Hohenstein or Elsterhorst - 12(15) May 1944 - 05 Sep 1944
05 Sep 1944 - Repatriated
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Signature 17 Sep 1944 - J. L. Boyd
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Italic and between ( ) are from 14 Sep 1944 Form - Questions to be answered by repatriated personnel
Sgt. James L. Boyd - info POW Questionnaire 17 Sep 1944 - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 27 Oct 2014

RCAF - Service records - Boyd - request 22 Jun 2015 - received 11 Jul 2015 - PATS -
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R/79019 - J/96300 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Edward Thomson - RCAF - Age 20 - POW
born 08 Jun 1922, Montreal, Quebec - died 29 Dec 1987 - Age 65
Enlistment: 03 Jan 1941 - Occupation: Student
taken POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1273
William Thomson (father), 127 Wolseley Ave, Montreal-West, Ouebec, Canada
RCAF Service - 03 Jan 1941 - 27 Nov 1945

R/79019 - J/96300 - Sergeant - Donald Edward Thomson - RCAF
R/79019 - J/96300 - Sergeant - Donald Edward Thomson - RCAF
- image from Service records Sgt. Thomson - 28 Jul 2014 - 25 Nov 2014
Service records via Henri Achterberg - 28 Jul 2014 - John Russo - 25 Nov 2014

Montreal, Quebec - Mr. Donald Edward Thomson married Ms. Joan Thompson
Their children are:
Peter David Oscar Thomson (Oct 1950 - Apr 2003), Maria Thomson, Ian Thomson, Michael Thomson and Paul Thomson
info obituary: Peter David Oscar Thomson (son) - died 05 Apr 2003 - Age 52

RCAF - Service records - Thomson - request 14 Dec 2013 - received 10 Oct 2014 - PATS -

Evaded in Holland for ten days
Place of capture: Poppel, Belgium - 18 May 1943
Where you interrogated ?: "Yes, Antwerp - 18/19 May 1943 (Threat) also Dulag Luft - 23 May 1943"

Luft 1 - Barth - 01 Jun 1943 - 05 Nov 1943
Luft 6 - Heydekrug - 09 Nov 1943 - 15 Aug 1944
Luft 4 - Gross Tychow - 19 Aug 1944 - 06 Feb 1945
Stalag 357 - Fallingbostel - 21 Mar 1945 - 16 May 1945 (released)
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Yellow jauntice - 3 weeks
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Sgt. Donald E. Thomson - info POW Questionnaire - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 27 Oct 2014
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R/110932 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Prosnyck - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA
of Canada - Grave 1 - De Kranenburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820757
born 25 Sep 1918 - died 5 May 1943, Zwolle, The Netherlands - Age 24
Son of Peter Prosnyck (father) and Mary Prosnyck née Hewko (mother)
Marriage: 03 Oct 1940, Portage La Praire - John Prosnyck and Elsie Lillian Munrosyck
Enlistment: 27 Jun 1941, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Iris Dale Prosnyck (daughter) - born 29 Nov 1941
1959 Scholarship Win - 515 - Iris Dale Prosnyck, 291 Huntleigh Street, Winnipeg 10

Peter Prosnyck (father) - born 1883, Tarnopol (Ternopil), Galicia - died 1932, Portage La Praire - Age 49
Citizenship: Naturalized Canadian ( 02 Apr 1925 )
Mrs. Peter Rybak (mother) - (remarried before 25 Sep 1943), born 1887, Tarnopol, Galicia - Citizenship: Austrian
256 4th Ave N., Portage La Praire, Manitoba - died 1976 - Age 89
Burial: Portage Hill Side Memorial Cemetery, Portage la Prairie City

ATTESTATION PAPER - 26 Feb 1941 - RCAF Recruting Centre, Lindsay Bldg, Winnipeg, MB
Posted to No. 2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Trade: AC2 - Pilot or Observer (Standard Aircrew)
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John Prosnyck, 533 Royal Road N, Portage la Praire, Manitoba, Canada - P.O. Box 838
Occupation: Grocer Clerk and Attendant - Religion: Church of England / Anglican - Married
Peter Prosnyck (father) - birthplace: Tarnopol, Galicia - deceased -
Mary Hewko (mother) - birthplace: Tarnopol, Galicia
Address parents: 256 4th Avenue N.E., Portage la Praire, Manitoba, Canada
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Certificate of Attesting Officer - 27 Jun 1941, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Enlistment: 27 Jun 1941, Winnipeg
27 Jun 1941 - AC2
08 Nov 1941 - LAC
21 Aug 1942 - Air Observer Badge
21 Feb 1943 - T/F.Sgt
Embarkment: 26 Oct 1942 - disembarked UK - 04 Nov 1942
- info from Service records F/Sgt. Prosnyck - 06 May 2011 -

PROSNYCK, John, Sgt., previously reported missing on active service overseas
now for official purposes presumed dead.
Mrs. John Prosnyck (wife), Portage la Praire, Manitoba
info: RCAF 697th casualty list - Ottawa - 04 Oct 1943

R/110932 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Prosnyck - RCAF R/110932 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Prosnyck - RCAF - with wife and child R/110932 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Prosnyck - RCAF
. . . F/Sgt. John Prosnyck . . . . . . . . . . . . John with wife Elsie and daughter Iris Dale
right image - courtesy Prosnyck family - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 10 Feb 2012
left image - via RCAF Service Records - xerox 06 May 2012 - 13 Jan 2017

Memorial Bar card - R/110932 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Prosnyck - RCAF
Memorial Bar card - R/110932 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Prosnyck - RCAF
image - via RCAF Service Records - 13 Jan 2017

Elsie Lillian Prosnyck née Munrosyck (wife), 2277 Hamilton St., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
May 1944 - Mrs. Elsie L. Prosnyck (widow), P.O.Box 573, 537 First St., Portage La Praire, Manitoba
Apr 1950 - Mrs. Elsie Lillian Prosnyck née Munrosyck (widow), 527 Tremblay Ave, St, Boniface, Manitoba

Elizabeth (Elsie) Prosnyck - 1942 - photo as in obituary
Elizabeth (Elsie) Prosnyck
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PROSNYCK, Elizabeth (Elsie) - 13 Oct 1920, MB - 15 Jan 2011, BC - Age 90
Elizabeth passed away peacefully in her sleep at Dogwood Lodge care home in Vancouver.
Born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, she was predeceased by her parents, five older sisters, and one niece.
In 1940 she married John Prosnyck, who joined the RCAF the following year,
and was killed in 1943 during active service to his country.
Surviving family members are daughter Iris (Ron), two grandsons Jon and Chris (Krista),
3 great- grandsons, 3 great-granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews in BC and Manitoba.
During her 90 years, Elizabeth lived in Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg, Toronto (her favourite), and Vancouver.
She loved playing music on the organ, and over the years created many intricate and charming sketches.
She also had a lifelong love of learning, and read fiction, history, and encyclopedias with equal pleasure.
Thank you to caring staff at Dogwood Lodge and at Oliveira Funeral Home in Port Coquitlam,
as well as Reverend Dennis Morgan, for their kindness to her.
Gently she went, to rise and soar, as was her intent.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 28 Jan 2011

RCAF - Service records - Prosnyck - request 05 Dec 2011 - received 05 May 2012 - PATS -
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R/113949 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Jean Joseph Levasseur - RCAF - Age 20 - POW
born 24 Apr 1923, Edmundston, NB - died 24 Jun 1986, Lachine, Montreal, QC - Age 63
Son of Mr. Patrick Levasseur and Mrs. Annie Levasseur née Quellet
taken POW - in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1145
Married 26 Jan 1946, Lachine, Saints-Anges, QC - Ms. Aline Gargano - born 13 Jan 1921 - died 23 Aug 2010 - Age 89
Patrick Levasseur (son) - born 01 May 1952
Richard Levasseur (son) - born 14 Sep 1956
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additional family info via Joceline Levasseur - Genealogist for the Association des Levasseur d’Amérique - 29 Jul 2014

R/113949 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Jean Joseph Levasseur - RCAF R/113949 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Jean Joseph Levasseur - RCAF
R/113949 - Sgt. Jean Joseph Levasseur - RCAF
right image via Patrick Levasseur (son) - 31 Jul 2014
left image via RCAF Records of Levasseur - 09 Oct 2014 - via John Russo - 25 Nov 2014

LAVASSEUR, Jean Joseph, Sgt., previously reported missing on active service overseas
now reported prisoner of war (Germany).
Mr. Patrick Lavasseur (father). Edmundston, N.B.
- info: RCAF 619th casualty list - Ottawa - 05 Jul 1943 -
recorded as Lavasseur instead of Levasseur - info PATS

Warrant Officer Jean J. LEVASSEUR - deceased - Age 63
Service Number: R/113949 - Units: Royal Canadian Air Force
Period of Service: World War 2
Legion Branch: Beaver TVS Branch, Quebec
- info Last Post - legionmagazine.com -

Occupation: Student
Enlistment: 12 Aug 1941, Moncton
Address: 181 Canada Road, Edmundston, N.B.
Place of capture: near Leiden, Holland - 05 May 1943
Where you wounded ?: "NO"

Stalag Luft 1 - Barth - 20 May 1943 - 06 Nov 1943
Stalag Luft 6 - Heydekrug - 09 Nov 1943 - 06 Jun 1944
Stalag 357 - Thorn - 02 Jul 1943 - 19 Jul 1944
Stalag 357 - Fallingbostel - 19 Jul 1944 - 06 Apr 1945
06 Apr 1945: Escape during march with three others, McKinly (RCAF), Brown (RAF) and RAF type
Three days in the woods, captured by Germans, but immediately
set free by 2nd Army Troops, 4 mi E of Lünenburg on 19 Apr 1945
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Signature 27 Apr 1945 - Levasseur
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Sgt. Jean J. Levasseur - info POW Questionnaire - via SMAMF by Douwe Drijver - 27 Oct 2014
!!! Discrepancies - Birth (23 Apr 1924), Enlistment, dates and years are not accurate !!! - info PATS - 02 Nov 2014

RCAF - Service records - Levasseur - request 29 Jul 2014 - received 09 Oct 2014 - PATS -
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SGLO - T2275

WELLINGTON Mk.X - HE864 - NA-D - 5 May 1943 - NEAR ZWOLLE - CREW 5

R/120884 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Dennis Wilbert Johnson - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA R/61778 - Sgt. - Navigator - James Lennox 'Jim' Boyd - RCAF - Age 26 - POW - in Camp 4A, POW No. 78 R/79019 - J/96300 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Edward 'Tommie' Thomson - RCAF - Age 20 - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1273
R/110932 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - John Prosnyck - RCAF - Age 24 - KIA R/113949 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Jean Joseph 'Frenchie' Levasseur - RCAF - Age 20 - POW - in Camps L1/L6/357, POW No. 1145

- 2 KIA - 3 POW -

JOHNSON(†) - BOYD - THOMSON
PROSNYK(†) - LEVASSEUR


Contact Boyd is pending - 19 Jul 2013 - 05 Aug 2014 - PATS
Contact Levasseur is pending - 30 Jul 2014 - PATS
Contact Thomson is pending - 03 Aug 2014 - PATS

Last update - 14 Jan 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T2263

Halifax Mk.II - W7817 - VR-A - F/O. C. J. L. Vaillancourt - Kampernieuwstad (West of Zwolle)
419 Squadron - RCAF - Wednesday 5 May 1943 - Operation Dortmund
1 KIA - 6 POW




419 Squadron - RCAF - Motto: MOOSA ASWAYITA (Beware of the moose)
W7817 was one of two 419 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation. DT794 was lost too

Halifax Mk.II - DT794 - VR-Y was airborne - 22:51 - 4th May 1943 from Middleton St.George, UK
Cause of loss not established
Crashed almost in the centre of Dortmund in the Mitte district
All were buried 8th May 1943 in Mitte Kirche
Their graves are now located in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany

- REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY -

J/14866 - F/O. - Pilot - William Gerald Elliott - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA - Grave 20.E.17
of Canada - CWGC ref. 2031171
born 25 Jun 1914, Canada - died 05 May 1943, Dortmund, Germany - Age 28
Son of W. D. Elliott (father), Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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J/14521 - F/O. - Navigator - Elmer Earl Kennedy - RCAF - Age 25 - KIA - Joint Grave 20.E.14-15
of Canada - CWGC ref. 2056061
born 23 Apr 1918, Canada - died 05 May 1943, Dortmund, Germany - Age 25
Husband of Mrs. E. E. Kennedy (Wife), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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1062023 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Gordon Sandfield - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA - Grave 20.E.11
of UK - CWGC ref. 2041702
Son of Charles and Agnes Alice Congdon ( née Wynd ), UK
marriage - 1st Qtr. 1885 - Charles Congdon and Agnes Alice Wynd - district Chester


GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
HIS DUTY NOBLY DONE

- Epigraph on Sandfield memorial -
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R/89099 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - George Douglas Menzies - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA - Grave 20.E.16
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - CWGC ref. 2040339
born 13 Feb 1920, Canada - died 05 May 1943, Dortmund, Germany - Age 23
Son of Robert and Ethel E. Menzies, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
address - 1943 - Robert W. Menzies and Ethel E. Menzies, 935 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH US

- Epigraph on Menzies memorial -
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J/21737 - F/O. - Navigator - Hugh Morland Metcalfe - RCAF - Age 20 - KIA - Joint Grave 20.E.14-15
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - CWGC ref. 2040353
Son of Lawrence and Estelle Metcalfe, 453 Woburn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
born 10 Feb 1923, Canada - died 05 May 1943, Dortmund, Germany - Age 20
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R/127620 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - John William McIntosh - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA - Grave 20.E.12
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - CWGC ref. 2040016
Son of George Robert and Gladys McIntosh, 771 Manning Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
born 11 Mar 1922, Canada - died 05 May 1943, Dortmund, Germany - Age 21


TREASURED MEMORIES

- Epigraph on McIntosh memorial -
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R/152210- F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - John Alexander Farrel - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA - Grave 20.E.13
of Brantford, Ontario, Canada - CWGC ref. 2031280
Son of Steve and Kathleen Farrel, 128 Colborne Street West, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
born 20 Sep 1920, Canada - died 05 May 1943, Dortmund, Germany - Age 22
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Halifax Mk.II - W7817 - VR-A was airborne - 23:01 - 4th May 1943 from Middleton St.George, UK
Shot down by a ME-110 Bf night-fighter - Staffelkapitan Lt. Geigner - 8./NJG 1 of base Twente
and crashed near Kampen (Overijssel) - Kampernieuwstad - , Holland
where Sgt. Stanley, who was killed during combat, is buried in Zwolle (De Kranenburg) General Cemetery

Sgt. N. M. Douglas was interned in Camp L1, POW No. 1126
P/O. D. Grimshaw in Camp L3, POW No. 1265 with F/O. C. J. L. Vaillancourt, POW No. 1284
Sgt. A. E. Jaynes in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1141 with Sgt. A. S. Morrison, POW No. 1151
(promoted to WO2 during captivity)
Sgt. J. L. Peck in Camps L1/4B, POW No. 1155, (also promoted to WO2 during captivity)
'Air Battle of the Ruhr', A. Cooper, records Sgt. A. Jaynes as Sgt. A. James
and Sgt. F. T. Stanley as Sgt. F. T. Stanlis

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - W7817 - VR-A - 5 May 1943 - Mission: Dortmund
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J/12563 - F/O. - Pilot - Charles Joseph Leonard Vaillancourt - RCAF - Age 21 - POW - in Camp L3, POW No. 1284

1434577 - 131904 - P/O. - Navigator - Donald Grimshaw - RAF - Age 28/29 - POW - in Camp L3, POW No. 1265

R/91314 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Angus Stewart "Gus" Morrison - RCAF - Age 22 - POW - in Camp L6, POW No. 1151

R/18054 - C/96087 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Angus "Bus" Jaynes - RCAF - Age 23 - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1141

1501737 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Norman Main Douglas - RAF - Age 19 - POW - in Camp L1, POW No. 1126

R/120248 - J/96665 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James Lonnie "Tex" Peck Jr. - RCAF - Age 28 - POW - in Camps L1/4B/7A, POW No. 1155

R/134212 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Frederick Thomas Stanley - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA - De Kranenburg Cemetery - Grave 3
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - W7817 - VR-A - Vaillancourt
Loss Card - W7817 - VR-A - Vaillancourt - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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J/12563 - F/O. - Pilot - Charles Joseph Leonard Vaillancourt - RCAF - Age 21 - POW
born 13 May 1921 - died 10 Nov 2010 - Age 89
Son of Ferdinand Vaillancourt (father), 602 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
His mother and father Rose and Frank Vaillancourt - info obituary

taken POW - interned in Camp L3, POW No. 1284

Charles Joseph Leonard Vaillancourt F/O. - Charles Joseph Leonard Vaillancourt - RCAF Charles Joseph Leonard Vaillancourt - obituary photo
F/O. - Charles Joseph Leonard Vaillancourt - RCAF
courtesy Heather White (daughter) - 24 May 2011 -

Harvard at S.F.T.S - likely with Charles Vaillancourt
No. 13. S.F.T.S. 20 Mar 1942 - Course No. 51 with - Charles Vaillancourt - first row left
Group photo details - 20 Mar 1942 - Course No. 51 - No. 13. S.F.T.S. - St. Hubert, P.Q.
Group photo - SH 192 - 20 Mar 1942 - Course No. 51 - No. 13. S.F.T.S. - St. Hubert, P.Q.
Charles Vaillancourt - first row - left - and inset on the left
No. 13. Service Flying Training School, Saint Hubert, Quebec
courtesy Heather White (daughter) - 24 May 2011 -

Cousin of Charles Vaillancourt was Harry Metivier

B/605078 - R/119329 - J/24761 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Harry Alfred Metivier - RCAF - MIA
Flight Lieutenant - Harry Alfred Metivier - RCAF
courtesy Vaillancourt family - 24 May 2011 -
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419 Sqdn. - Lancaster Mk.X - KB761 - VR-H - daylight operation: Hamburg - 31 Mar 1945
Airborne 06:01 from Middleton St.George to bomb the shipyards controlled by Blohm & Voss
shot down by a jet-propelled Me-262 fighter

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.X - KB761 - VR-H - 31 Mar 1945 - Mission: Hamburg
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B/605078 - R/119329 - J/24761 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Harry Alfred Metivier - RCAF - Age 25 - MIA
- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 278 - CWGC ref. 1076769
born 05 Dec 1919, Webbwood, Ontario
Son of Mr. Joseph Ralph Metivier and Mrs. Eva Metivier née Dupuis, 173 Church St., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Siblings: Harold Metivier (M - abt. 1915), Joseph Metivier (M - abt. 1917),
Dolores J. Metivier (F - abt. 1923) and Lloyd Gerald Metivier (M - b.1930)

Joseph Ralph Metivier (Father) - born abt. 1891, Webbwood, ON - Occupation: C.P.R. Trainman
Eva Metivier née Dupuis (Mother) - born abt. ...., Webbwood, ON
Marriage parents: .. Jun 1915, Sturgeon Falls, ON
Lloyd G. Metivier - born 08 Sep 1930, Canada - died 25 Dec 1979, Los Angeles, California, United States - Age 49

E N R O L M E N T - C A N A D I A N - A R M Y - 20 Mar 1941
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N.R.M.A. Serial Number of Notice of Call : B.26182 - Regimental Number: B/605078 - Pte
Full Name - Address: METIVIER, Harry Alfred - 173 Church St., S. S. Marie, Ont.
Place of Birth: Webbwood, Ont - Date of Birth: 05 Dec 1919 - Religious Denomination: R.C.
Height: 6 feet ½ inches - Weight: 155 pounds - Eyes: Blue - Hair: Dark Brown
Hobbies: Working on Motors

Base Training Centre "A"
Attached to Basic T.C. No. 22, North Bay, Ontario
No. 22 (Basic) Training Centre, North Bay, Ont.
Completed 2 months Basic Training
20 May 1941, Noth Bay - Transfered to A-10 T.C. Camp Borden
A 10 Infantry (Advance) Training Centre (AF)
25 Jul 1941, Camp Borden - SOS to RCAF

A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 15 Jul 1941
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Present address: Camp Borden - No. 1 "Coy" - A-10 I(A).T.C.
Permanent Address 15 Jul 1941: 173 Church St., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: C.P.R. Trainman - Religion: Roman Catholic - Marital Status: Single
Joseph Ralph Metivier (father): born Webbwood, Ontario - C.P.R. Trainman
Eva Dupuis (mother): born Webbwood, Ontario
Enlistment - 28 Jul 1941, Toronto, Ontario, ON
Height: 6 feet 0 inches - Weight: 155 pounds - Eyes: Blue - Hair: Brown
Posted to: No. 4A Manning Depot, St. Hubert, Quebec - Trade: Std. Pilot or Observer
Pilot's Flying Badge - 24 Apr 1942
T/F/Sgt.(paid) - 24 Oct 1942
T/F/O - 22 May 1943
Embarked Halifax, Canada - 16 Nov 1943
Disembarked U.K. - 3 P.R.C. - 24/25 Nov 1943
F/FL - 22 Nov 1944
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info: RCAF Service records - Metivier

F/O. Harry Alfred Metivier F/O. Harry Alfred Metivier F/O. Harry Alfred Metivier
J/24761 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Harry Alfred Metivier - RCAF J/24761 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Harry Alfred Metivier - RCAF J/24761 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Harry Alfred Metivier - RCAF
B/605078 - R/119329 - J/24761 - Flight Lieutenant - Harry Alfred Metivier - RCAF
source - RCAF - Service records - Metivier - 26 Oct 2015 -
RCAF - Service records - Metivier - request 28 Sep 2015 - received 26 Oct 2015 - PATS -
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R/219078 - J/42181 - F/O. - Navigator - James Todd - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA
- Montreal, Quebec, Runnymede Memorial - Panel 280 - CWGC ref. 1808879
born 25 Mar 1924, Wishaw, Scotland
Attestation Paper - 14 Jan 1943 - Enlistment: 16 Feb 1943, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Religion: Presbyterian - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mr. Samuel Todd and Mrs. Mary Todd née McKenzie
Sibling: Frank Todd (brother) - born abt. 1926, Wishaw, Scotland
Samuel Todd (father) - clerk - born abt. 1890, Wishaw, Scotland - died 11 Sep 1944
Mary Todd née McKenzie (mother) - born Wishaw, Scotland - died 11 Oct 1926
Next of kin: Mrs. Barbara Halliday (Aunt), 2362 Rozel Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
James Haliday (Uncle)

R/219078 - J/42181 - F/O. - Navigator - James Todd - RCAF - ID-Card Ser. No. 207678
R/219078 - J/42181 - F/O. - Navigator - James Todd - RCAF
R/219078 - J/42181 - F/O. - Navigator - James Todd - RCAF R/219078 - J/42181 - F/O. - Navigator - James Todd - RCAF
R/219078 - J/42181 - F/O. - Navigator - James Todd - RCAF
source - RCAF - Service records - Todd - 27 Jan 2017 -
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R/201447 - J/95402 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Matuszewski - RCAF - Age 19 - MIA
- Windsor, Ontario - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 280 - CWGC ref. 1076593
born 04 Aug 1925, Lubola, Poland
Attestation Paper: 11 Jan 1943 - Enlistment: 09 Feb 1943, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Religion: Roman Catholic - Marital Status: Single
Embarkment Canada: 29 Apr 1944, Halifax - Disembarkment U.K.: 07 May 1944
Son of Julian and Pauline Matuszewski (mother), 2326 Tecumsah Road East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Address 1946 - 1282 Monmouth Rd, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Julian Matuszewski (father) - born ...., Lubola, Poland - died 1942 Age ..
Pauline Matuszewski née Jaruga (mother) - Age 39 abt. ~1906, Lubola, Poland
Siblings: Henry Matuszewski ( M-15 abt. ~1930) en Mary Matuszewski (F-12 - abt. ~1933) - Age as on 15 Dec 1945

??? AUSCHWITZ: Matuszewski, Leon (1894-04-09 1942-03-26) Birthplace: Lubola, Residence: Lubola, Religion: Catholic ???

R/201447 - J/95402 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Matuszewski - RCAF
R/201447 - J/95402 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Matuszewski - RCAF
source - RCAF - Service records - Matuszewski - 27 Jan 2017 -
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R/209575 - J/94593 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - William Muir Sommerville - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA
- London, Ontario - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 281 - CWGC ref. 1807667
born 20 May 1918, Hamilton, Lanark, Scotland
Attestation Paper: 24 Dec 1942, London, ON - Enlistment: 04 Jan 1943, London, Ontario, Canada
Religion: Presbyterian - Marital Status: Married
Embarkment Canada: 16 Jun 1944, Halifax - Disembarkment U.K.: 24 Jun 1944
Marriage parents: 1908, Hamilton, Scotland
Son of James Stevenson Sommerville, and of Elizabeth Sommerville née Dingwall (59 - abt. ~1887, Scotland), of London, Ontario, Canada
Siblings: Jack Sommerville (M-35 abt. ~1911, Scotland), 1019 Pine St., London, ON
Mrs. Nellie Stone née Sommervile (F-32 abt. ~1914, Scotland) - Age as on 04 Jan 1946
Husband of Mrs. Rachel Ann(e) Sommerville (Wife), Ealing P.O., London, Ontario, Canada
Father of William James Sommerville (son) - born 20 Sep 1940
James Stevenson Sommerville (father) - born, Scotland - died in 1918
Mrs. Rachel A. Sommerville (wife), 13 McDougall Ave., Waterloo, ON - 13 Nov 1945
Mrs. J. S. Sommervile (mother), 21 Garfield Ave, London - 27 Nov 1945

R/209575 - J/94593 - P/O.  - Flight Engineer - William Muir Sommerville - RCAF R/209575 - J/94593 - P/O.  - Flight Engineer - William Muir Sommerville - RCAF
R/209575 - J/94593 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - William Muir Sommerville - RCAF
source - RCAF - Service records - Sommerville - 27 Jan 2017 -
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R/171904 - J/40077 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Robert Oliver Johnson - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA
- Red Deer, Alberta - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 279 - CWGC ref. 1802164
born 06 Dec 1921, Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
Attestation Paper: 29 May 1942, Edmonton, AB - Enlistment: 03 Jul 1942, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occupation: Student and farmers son
Religion: United Church - Marital Status: Married 23 Dec 1943
Embarkment Canada: 10 Apr 1944, Halifax - Disembarkment U.K.: 18 Apr 1944
Son of Mr. John Oliver Johnson and Mrs. Katie Ann Johnson née Wilson, R.R. No. 4, Red Deer, Alberta
Siblings: P/O. Ralph Aubrey Johnson (M-21 abt. ~1925) and Vivian Katherine Scott née Johnson (F-30 abt. ~1916)
Husband of Mrs. Lois Dumont Johnson née Harper (wife), c/o Mr. C. L. Harper, Defence Industries Ltd., Nobel, Ontario, Canada
Mr. John Oliver Johnson (father) - 65 born abt. ~1881, Iceland, Red Deer, AB RR4
Mrs. Katie Ann Johnson (mother) - 59 born abt. ~1887, United States, Red Deer, AB RR4
P/O. Ralph Aubrey Johnson (brother), 419 - 18 Ave N.W., Calgary (RCAF Air Gunner, 20 flights over enemy country)
Mrs. Vivian Katherine Scott née Johnson (sister), 419 - 18 Ave N.W., Calgary
Mrs. Lois D. McKillop (re-married) - 22 abt ~1924, 1507 4th Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Age as on 06 Feb 1946
Medals returned undelivered. Returned to stock

R/171904 - J/40077 - F/O.  - Bomb Aimer - Robert Oliver Johnson - RCAF R/171904 - J/40077 - F/O.  - Bomb Aimer - Robert Oliver Johnson - RCAF
R/171904 - J/40077 - F/O. Robert Oliver Johnson - RCAF - Service Book
R/171904 - J/40077 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Robert Oliver Johnson - RCAF
He did like "OLD TOM" - as on last page of his Service Book
source - RCAF - Service records - Johnson - 27 Jan 2017 -
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R/252198 - J/95511 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Hayward Selby Tulk - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA
- Corner Brook, Newfoundland - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 281 - CWGC ref. 1809078
Son of Mr. Ralph Wellon Tulk and Mrs. Winifred Tulk (Mother), 79 Easy Valley Road, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

R/252198 - J/95511 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Hayward Selby Tulk - RCAF R/252198 - J/95511 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Hayward Selby Tulk - RCAF
R/252198 - J/95511 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Hayward Selby Tulk - RCAF
source - RCAF - Service records - Tulk - 27 Jan 2017 -
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R/203025 - J/95458 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Earl Edward Morphy - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA
- Oshawa, Ontario - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 280 - CWGC ref. 1077181
Son of Mr. Albert L. Morphy and Mrs. Frances Alice Morphy (Mother), 164 Alice Street, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

R/203025 - J/95458 - P/O.  - Rear Air Gunner - Earl Edward Morphy - RCAF R/203025 - J/95458 - P/O.  - Rear Air Gunner - Earl Edward Morphy - RCAF
R/203025 - J/95458 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Earl Edward Morphy - RCAF
source - RCAF - Service records - Morphy - 27 Jan 2017 -
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - KB761 - VR-H - Metivier
Loss Card - KB761 - VR-H - Metivier - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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!!! Discrepancy J/42171 or J/42181 - F/O. James Todd - info PATS - - 12 Feb 2017

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All seven - RCAF - are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
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!!! Discrepancies - info PATS - 28 Sep 2015 !!! - need to be verified !!!



SGLO - Txxxx

LANCASTER Mk.X - KB761 - VR-H - 31 Mar 1945 - CREW 7

B/605078 - R/119329 - J/24761 - F/Lt. - Pilot - Harry Alfred Metivier - RCAF - Age 25 - MIA R/219078 - J/42181 - F/O. - Navigator - James Todd - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA R/201447 - J/95402 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Matuszewski - RCAF - Age 19 - MIA R/209575 - J/94593 - P/O. - Flight Engineer - William Muir Sommerville - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA
R/171904 - J/40077 - F/O. - Bomb Aimer - Robert Oliver Johnson - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA R/252198 - J/95511 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Hayward Selby Tulk - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA R/203025 - J/95458 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Earl Edward Morphy - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA

- 7 MIA -

METIVIER(†) - TODD(†) - MATUSZEWSKI(†) - SOMMERVILLE(†)
JOHNSON(†) - TULK(†) - MORPHY(†)


Last update - 13 Feb 2017 - PATS
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Halifax VR-L - 419 Squadron - England 1943
Halifax VR-L - 419 Squadron - England 1943
Halifax VR-L - 419 Squadron - England 1943
collection Charles Vaillancourt - via Heather White (daughter) - 24 May 2011 -

“I was posted to 419 Squadron (Moose Squadron) at Middleton St. George, Durham County
in February 1943. From that time until May 4 or 5th, the day we were shot down,
I embarked on eleven missions or raids, two of them as second pilot for familiarization
with bombing operations. Nine of the raids were completed and targets
included Hamburg, Munich, Essen, Frankfurt, Pilzen, Stettin, Duisburg, one mine lying
and of course Dortmund. Our final mission was within minutes of being successful
when we were attacked. We had delivered our bomb load to the target markers at Dortmund
and were approaching the Dutch coast on our return trip to the base when we sustained
two separate attacks from a German night fighter air craft.
Sgt. Stanley, because of his position in the tail gun turret,
was killed in the attacks and Sgt. Jaynes was wounded in the leg.
The aircraft because of major damage to at least two of the engines
and because of fire in the wings and fuselage which could not be extinguished
by the crew was rendered unserviceable for return to the base.
All crew members except Sgt. Stanley were able to abandon the aircraft by parachute"
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written and told by Charles Vaillancourt - 10 Aug 1986

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1434577 - 131904 - P/O. - Navigator - Donald Grimshaw - RAF - Age 28/29 - POW
taken POW - interned in Camp L3, POW No. 1265
Mrs. M. M. Grimshaw (wife), The Woodlands, Londonderry, Northallerton, Yorkshire, UK

Leading Acm. - 1434577 - Donald Grimshaw (131904) - 13th Oct 1942
Gazette Issue 35813 published on the 4 December 1942 - page 5340 - Supplement, 8 Dec 1942

birth - 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Donald Grimshaw - mother's surname: Riley - district: Dewsbury, UK
Marriage - 1st Qtr. 1934 - Mr. Donald Grimshaw with Ms. Mavis M. P. Baines - district: Dewsbury, UK
district Dewsbury spans the boundaries of the counties of West Riding of Yorkshire and West Yorkshire
Death - 2nd Qtr. 1959 - Mrs. Mavis M. Grimshaw - Age 44 - district: Worth Valley - Vol 2c - Page 59
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1950 - Yolande B. Grimshaw - mother's surname: Baines - district: Spen Valley - Vol 2d Page 482
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1970 - Ms. Yolande B. Grimshaw and Mr. Michael R. Whalley - district: Leeds - Vol 2c Page 529
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Yolande Baines Mckinley - Class of 1968, Ripon Grammar School, Ripon, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Grimshaw, Donald and Geoffery
Posted: by chriscarstairs on 28 Jul 2000 9:02AM GMT - Edited: 24 Jun 2003 3:06AM GMT
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Can anyone help me to trace the family of Donald Grimshaw, died abt. 1998, Leeds, UK.
I would very much like to know something of his parents, and his wife, Mavis, who died quite young.
I believe that his Father was an Auctioneer in the wool/cloth trade, in Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
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http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/surnames.grimshaw/22/mb.ashx
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Hello there,

My name is Yolande McKinley, née Grimshaw, and I am trying to obtain information
about my father, Donald Grimshaw. Although in the RAF he was a navigator in the RCAF
and shot down over Holland, I believe, on May 5th., 1943.
He became a POW in Stalag Luft III.
I would be interested to know if you have any further information about him,
and his crew and whether anyone of them is still living.
My father died in 1999 at the age of 83.
He said very little about his war time experiences, just the odd snippet.

Thank you for your time,
Sincerely, Yolande McKinley (daughter) - 29 Sep 2014


!!! Discrepancies birth year and age - info PATS - 30 Sep 2014 !!! - need to be verified !!!

R/91314 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Angus Stewart Morrison - RCAF - Age 22 - POW
born 01 May 1921, Toronto, Ontario - died 01 Aug 1987 - Age 65
taken POW - interned in Camp L6, POW No. 1151
Son of S. R. Morrison (father), 1849 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Samuel Richard Morrison (father) and Mary Scobie Stewart (mother)

Samuel Richard Morrison (father) - born 12 Jul 1892, Toronto - died 1953, Toronto, ON, Canada - Age ~61
Mary Scobie Morrison née Stewart (mother) - born 01 May 1895, Glasgow, Scotland
died 03 May 1983, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - Age 88
Mary Margaret Catherine Morrison (sister)
Samuel Richard Morrison Jr. (brother)
Shirley Joan Smith (wife) - born 10 Jul 1925, Montreal, Quebec - died 21 May 2001, Barrie, ON, Canada - Age 75
Angus and Shirley had 3 daughters
- info Ancestry.com by Carol Meddings - via Toni Geren - 06 Dec 2011

R/91314 - Sgt. - Angus Stewart Morrison - RCAF 49750 - LAC - Angus Stewart Morrison - RCAF - North Bay - 1952
R/91314 - Sgt. - Angus S. Morrison - RCAF - 49750 - LAC - Angus S. Morrison - 1952
- left image from Carol Meddings via Toni Geren - 06 Dec 2011 -
- right image from RCAF Service Records - 25 Mar 2013 -

Wireless Air Gunner: Angus S. Morrison
Date Deceased: 01 Aug 1987 - Age: 65
Service Number: R/91314
Units: Royal Canadian Air Force - Period of Service: World War 2
Legion Branch: Britannia Branch - Location: Victoria, British Columbia
- info Last Post: www.legionmagazine.com -

RCAF - Service records - Morrison - request 05 Jun 2012 - received 25 Mar 2013 - PATS -

R/18054 - C/96087 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Angus Jaynes - RCAF - Age 23 - POW
Angus "Bus" Jaynes - born 26 Apr 1920, London, ON - died 27 Oct 2012, London, ON - Age 92
info: Obituary - Oct 2012, London, Ontario, Canada
taken POW - interned in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1141
wounded in his leg
Son of G. A. Jaynes (father) and I. Jaynes (mother), 852 Princess Avenue, London, Ontario, Canada
He went overseas in January, 1942

Sgt. Angus Jaynes - RCAF - photo in newsclip 1944 Sgt. Angus Jaynes - RCAF Angus 'Bus' Jaynes - 2012
1942 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sgt. Angus Jaynes - RCAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012
photos via Linda Rickards née Jaynes (daughter) - 06 Oct 2014

Leap From Burning Bomber Earns Flier Famed Insignia
Leap From Burning Bomber Earns Flier Famed Insignia
Sgt. Angus Jaynes - Engineer - RCAF
clip via Linda Rickards née Jaynes (daughter) - 06 Oct 2014

Angus 'Bus' Jaynes - photo 0002 Angus 'Bus' Jaynes - photo 0003
Angus 'Bus' Jaynes - photo 0004 Angus 'Bus' Jaynes - photo 0005
1942 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sgt. Angus Jaynes - RCAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012
photos via Linda Rickards née Jaynes (daughter) - 07 Oct 2014

1501737 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Norman Main Douglas - RAF - Age 19 - POW
born 24 May 1923, UK - died 30 Jun 2014 - Age 91
taken POW - interned in Camp L1, POW No. 1126
Mr. R. M. Douglas (father), The Grove, Lartington, Barnard Castle, Durham Co., UK

!!! Discrepancy !!! - M. W. Douglas and N. M. Douglas - info PATS -

It's Norman Main Douglas - via "The National Archives" - info PATS - 07 Jun 2013

AIR78-47-0-1 page 1216 - ID - 1501737 - Norman Main Douglas
AIR78-47-0-1 - page 1216
1501737 - Norman Main Douglas - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 07 Jun 2013

Two options for 'N. M. Douglas' if UK/Wales resident - info PATS
birth - 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Norman M. Douglas - mother's surname: Patterson - district: Sunderland, UK
birth - 4th Qtr. 1924 - Norman M. Douglas - mother's surname: Salter - district: Exeter, UK
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1501737 - Sgt. Norman Main Douglas - RAF
1501737 - Sgt. - Norman Main Douglas - RAF
image courtesy Norman Main Douglas - via Barry Garnett (friend) - 22 Jun 2013

R/120248 - J/96665 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James Lonnie "Tex" Peck Jr. - RCAF - Age 28 - POW
born 01 Sep 1914, NC - birth info from his WWII draft registration card
died 1960, Houston, Harris Co., Texas - Age ~46
taken POW - interned in Camps L1/4B/7A, POW No. 1155
Mrs. A. G. Smith (aunt), 804 Dock Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Son of Mr. James Lonnie Peck Sr. and Mrs. Lena G. Peck née McKenzie (b.1891, NC - d.1921, NC) - Age ~30
brother of Milton McKenzie Peck (b. 09 Feb 1914, NC - d. 03 Apr 1947, NC) - Age 33
Marriage - 06 Jun 1911: Mr. James Lonnie Peck and Ms. Lena Gertrude McKenzie, 804 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC
Mr. James Lonnie Peck Sr. - died Tuesday 12 Feb 1922, NC

James Lonnie Peck Sr. is given as father on Find A Grave - need to be verified !!! - 17 Aug 2013 - PATS
Discrepancy !!! birth date and year of James Lonnie Peck need to be verified !!! - 19 Aug 2013 - PATS

.. Jan 1920 - US Census 1920
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Eugene McKenzie (Head) - 61, born abt. 1859, NC
Virginia McKenzie (Wife) - 53, born abt. 1867, NC
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T. Robert McKenzie (Son) - 20, born abt. 1900, NC
Lonnie Peck (Grandson) - 7, born abt. 1913, NC
Milton Peck (Grandson) - 5, born abt. 1915, NC
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04 Apr 1930 - US Census 1930
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address: 804 Dock Street, Wilmington City, New Hanover Co., NC, USA
Eugene V. McKenzie - 72/28 - (b.1858, NC - d.1942, NC - Age ~84) - Head
Virginia Gertrude Penny McKenzie - 63/19 - (b.1867, NC - d.1934, NC - Age ~67) - Wife
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lonnie Peck (Grandson) - 17 - abt. 1913, NC
Milton Peck (Grandson) - 16 - abt. 1914, NC
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Uncle Albert Gregory Smith and aunt Edna McKenzie Smith do live next-door on 802 Dock Street
they move to 804 Dock Street between 04 Apr 1930 and 14 May 1943
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WWII draft registration card - James Lonnie Peck - 16 Oct 1940, Wilmington, NC WWII draft registration card - James Lonnie Peck - 16 Oct 1940, Wilmington, NC
WWII draft registration card - James Lonnie Peck - 16 Oct 1940, Wilmington, NC
source: Fold3.com - 19 Aug 2013

James Lonnie Peck - 1941 - on the beach of NC - courtesy CFM James Lonnie Peck - 1941 - on the beach of NC - courtesy CFM
James Lonnie Peck - 1941 - on the beach of NC
Courtesy CFM - Cap Fear Museum of History and Science, Wilmington, NC
via Joseph "Skipper" Funderburg

R/120248 - J/96665 - Sgt. James Lonnie Peck
R/120248 - J/96665 - Sgt. James Lonnie Peck
image from RCAF Service Record - 16 Jul 2014

Stalag Luft I - No. 1155 - R/120248 - Sgt. James Lonny Peck
R/120248 - Sgt. James Lonnie Peck
image from RCAF Service Record - 16 Jul 2014

May 14, 1943: Pilot Sgt. James Lonnie Peck, a former Wilmingtonian, was reported missing in action,
according to his aunt, Mrs. A. G. Smith of Dock Street
Peck was a 1941 graduate of New Hanover High School and had served as a lifeguard at Carolina Beach

May 26, 1943: Sgt. Pilot James Lonnie Peck, Royal Canadian Air Force, missing in England
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info: StarNews archives - Wilmington, NC
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04 Apr 1930 : Mrs. A. G. Smith (aunt), 802 Dock Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
14 May 1943 : Mrs. A. G. Smith (aunt), 804 Dock Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Albert Gregory Smith - (b. 03 Oct 1882, NC - d. 04 Mar 1945, NC - Age 62) - Husband of Edna McKenzie Smith
Edna McKenzie Smith - (b. .. ... 1886, NC - d. 01 Dec 1947, VA - Age ~61) - Wife of Albert Gregory Smith
Discrepancy !!! 1886/1887/1888 - Edna is given as Age 42 in Census of Apr 1930 - info PATS
On Edna's headstone - 1886 - 1947 - info Find A Grave
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RCAF - Service records - Peck - request 7 Nov 2013 - received 16 Jul 2014 - PATS -

R/134212 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Frederick Thomas Stanley - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA
- of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Grave 3 - De Kranenburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820758
born 18 Aug 1923, Kenton, Manitoba, Canada - died 5 May 1943, Zwolle, The Netherlands - Age 19
Son of Charles G. Stanley and Gladys Stanley née Collier, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
was killed while attacked by ME-110 Bf night-fighter

ATTESTATION PAPER - 25 Sep 1941 - RCAF Recruting Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Posted to No. 2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
AC2 Aircrew - (Wireless Operator AG)
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Frederick Thomas Stanley, Kenton, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation: Truck Driver - Religion: Protestant United
Charles George Stanley (father) - M-45 - birthplace: abt. 1898, Birmingham, England
Gladys Collier (mother) - F-44 - birthplace: abt. 1899, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Address parents (1942): Kenton, Manitoba, Canada
Address parents (1943): 60 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Address parents (1943): 870 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Certificate of Attesting Officer - 26 Sep 1941, Winnipeg, SK
Enlistment: 26 Sep 1941, Winnipeg
31 Jul 1942 - Air Gunner's Badge

Marriage parents: 30 Jun 1919, Birmingham, England - district: Kings Norton, UK
Siblings: Gladys Mary Stanley (sister) - F-23 abt. 1920
George Charles Stanley (brother) - M - abt. 1921 - died 29 Jan 1926 - Age 5
Frederick Thomas Stanley - M - born 18 Aug 1923 - died 5 May 1943 - Age 19
Ella Doreen Stanley (sister) - F-18 abt. 1925
Arnold Stanley (brother) - M-12 abt. 1931
- info from Service records F/Sgt. Johnson - 29 Nov 2011 -

Birth - 4th Qtr. 1898 - Charles George Stanley (father) - district: Kings Norton, UK
The district Kings Norton spans the boundaries of the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire
Birth - 1st Qtr. 1899 - Gladys Collier (mother) - district: Stoke-on-Trent, UK
The district Stoke upon Trent is in the county of Staffordshire
- additional info from FreeBMD -

R/134212 - AC2 - Frederick Thomas Stanley - RCAF Memorial - Sgt. - Frederick Thomas Stanley - RCAF R/134212 - Sgt. - Frederick Thomas Stanley - RCAF
R/134212 - AC2 - Frederick Thomas Stanley - RCAF Memorial - Sgt. - Frederick Thomas Stanley - RCAF R/134212 - Sgt. - Frederick Thomas Stanley - RCAF
R/134212 - AC2 - Frederick Thomas Stanley - - - - - - - - Memorial - - - - - - - - - R/134212 - Sgt. - Frederick Thomas Stanley
- images from Service records F/Sgt. Stanley - "xerox" 29 Nov 2011 - 12 Jan 2017

RCAF - Service records - Stanley - request 19 Jul 2011 - received 29 Nov 2011 - PATS -


DEARLY LOVED
BY MOTHER, DAD,
GLADYS, DOREEN AND ARNOLD

- Epigraph on Stanley memorial -
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Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem
Post Oldebroek - Post Wezep
Onderwerp: Arrestatie van 2 leden van de bemanning van een Engelsch vliegtuig

R A P P O R T
----------------------------------------
Ondergetekende, Berend Bol, gemeente-tevens onbezoldigd rijksveldwachter te Oldebroek,
thans behorende tot de opgemelde groep en post der Marechaussee, heeft de eer U het navolgende te rapporteren
"Op Woensdag, 5 Mei 1943, te omstreeks 7.30 uur werd mij rapporteur, medegedeeld,
dat zich in de boerderij van L. Boeve, wonende te Oldebroek, Wijk F-2, een Engelsche vliegenier bevond,
vermoedelijk afkomstig van een hedennacht onder de gemeente Doornspijk neergestort Engelsch vliegtuig
Ik heb mij terstond naar bedoelde boerderij begeven, alwaar ik inderdaad een mij onbekende persoon aantrof,
die was gekleed in een uniform van Engelsche vliegenier.
Ik heb hierna de man gearresteerd en naar het gemeentehuis te Oldebroek overgebracht,
waarna die persoon door mij aan H. J. Gossink, chef-veldwachter te Oldebroek, thans behoorende tot
opgemelde groep en post der Mareschaussee, ter bewapening werd overgegeven.
Op dienzelfden dag, te omstreeks 8.30 uur, werd mij, rapporteur, medegedeeld, dat een andere vliegenier,
eveneens vermoedelijk afkomstig van opgemeld vliegtuig, zich bevond in de woning van D. J. van de Belt,
wonende te Oldebroek, Wijk N-40. Ik begaf mij daarop naar die woning, trof aldaar eveneens een mij
onbekende persoon aan, die gekleed was in een uniform van Engelsche vliegenier en heb daarna
dezen persoon ook gearresteerd en naar het gemeentehuis te Oldebroek gebracht.
Namens den Heer Burgermeester de gemeente Oldebroek is daarop onverwijld de daarvoor in aanmerking
komende autoriteiten telefonisch met een ander in kennis gesteld waarna dezelfden dag,
te omstreeks 10.00 uur, beide Engelsche vliegeniers zijn overgegeven aan een officier
van de Duitsche Feldgendarmerie te Zwolle"

Aldus op afgelegden ambsteed is opgemaakt, geteekend en gesloten dit rapport, te Oldebroek, den 5-den Mei 1943
(get.) B O L
Gezien te Oldebroek, den 5-den Mei 1943
De Burgermeester, (get.) A. BAKKER

source: Records Townhall Oldebroek - via Dick Breedijk - 13 Dec 2011



SGLO - T2263

HALIFAX Mk.II - W7817 - VR-A - 5 May 1943 - KAMPERNIEUWSTAD - CREW 7

J/12563 - F/O. - Pilot - Charles Joseph Leonard Vaillancourt - RCAF - Age 21 - POW - in Camp L3, POW No. 1284 131904 - P/O. - Navigator - Donald Grimshaw - RAF - Age 28/29 - POW - in Camp L3, POW No. 1265 R/91314 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Angus Stewart 'Gus' Morrison - RCAF - Age 22 - POW - in Camp L6, POW No. 115 R/18054 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Angus 'Bus' Jaynes - RCAF - Age 23 - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1141
1501737 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Norman Main Douglas - RAF - Age 19 - POW - in Camp L1, POW No. 1126 R/120248 - J/96665 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James Lonnie 'Tex' Peck Jr. - RCAF - Age 28 - POW - in Camps L1/4B/7A, POW No. 1155 R/134212 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Frederick Thomas Stanley - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA

- 1 KIA - 6 POW -

VAILLANCOURT - GRIMSHAW - MORRISON - JAYNES
DOUGLAS - PECK - STANLEY(†)

Spoke with Douglas

Contact Vaillancourt is pending - 24 May 2011 - PATS
Contact Morrison is pending - 06 Dec 2011 - PATS
Contact Douglas is pending - 22 Jun 2013 - PATS
Contact Peck is pending - 19 Aug 2013 - PATS
Contact Jaynes is pending - 19 Aug 2013 - PATS
Contact Grimshaw is pending - 29 Sep 2014 - PATS

Last update - 12 Jan 2017 - PATS

*** Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib - PD506 - HE-? ***



SGLO - T4659

Typhoon Mk.Ib - PD506 - HE-? - F/O. A. G. Davies - 15:50 - Voskuil
263 Squadron - RAF - 7th Nov 1944
1 EVD



Forced landing due hit by flak and crash landed - 7 km WSW of Zwolle - Voskuil area
He called over the R/T and said he was alright.
Got through the German cordon and made that evening contact with Mr. Harm Hendrik Boeve, Zalk
Davies was hiding in a haystack on Boeve's land
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
According "Vragenlijst" of Harm Hendrik Boeve, Zalk A-148 - 25 Feb 1946
Children: 2 - Age: 2 (Albertus Boeve abt. 1944) and son of one week (Hendrik Jan Boeve - 02 Mar 1946)
Blood relative: Jannetje Schoonhoven (wife) - Age 23 - born abt. 1923
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info and "Vragenlijst" - via Dick Breedijk - 09 Dec 2014

Harm Hendrik Boeve - born 18 May 1905 - died 31 Jan 1965 - Age 59
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MI9 report: 1/283/2375 - F/O. Adrian G. Davies - 263 Sqn Typhoon PD506
sheltered in Holland (Zalk, Kamperveen, Oldebroek, Elburg, Doornspijk, Barneveld) and returned to the UK
Managed to get through the Biesbosch and reached the Canadians at Moerdijk in early February 1945

Waistcoat worn by Davies - (EPH 4564) - Imperial War Museum
Woolen vest worn by F/Lt. Adrian Godfrey Davies
Courtesy of Imperial War Museum © IWM (EPH 4564)

Scarf worn by Davies - (EPH 4565) - Imperial War Museum
Scarf worn by F/Lt. Adrian Godfrey Davies
Courtesy of Imperial War Museum © IWM (EPH 4565)

136839 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Adrian Godfrey Davies - RAFVR - Age 22 - EVD
born 01 Jan 1922 - died 18 Jan 2009 - Age 87
address 1944: F/O. Adrian Godfrey Davies, 8 Mulroy Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, UK

Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Adrian G. Davies - Mother's surname: Ratcliffe - district: Tamworth - Volume 6b Page 832

F/Lt. Adrian Godfrey Davies - civil - around 1942
F/Lt. Adrian Godfrey Davies - civil - around 1942
image via Philippa (daughter) - 14 Apr 2015

Adrian Godfrey Davies - 1st January 1922 - 18th January 2009
Husband of Rosemary, father of Philippa, Nicola and Charles
Passed away on the 18th January 2009
Former partner in Johnson & Co, later Martineaux Johnson Solicitors of Birmingham
The funeral to take place at the North Chapel, Oakley Wood Crematorium at 1.45pm on Friday 6th February
Enquiries to W. G. Rathbone (Funeral Directors), 6 High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AP
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Published in the Leamington Courier Series on 29th January 2009
Published in the Birmingham Mail on 4th February 2009

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Spoke with Philippa - 11 Dec 2014 - PATS

SGLO - T4659

TYPHOON Mk.Ib - PD506 - 07 Nov 1944 - VOSKUIL - CREW 1

136839 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Adrian Godfrey Davies - RAFVR - Age 22 - EVD

- 1 EVD -

DAVIES


Contact Davies is pending - 11 Dec 2014 - PATS
Contact Boeve is pending - 11 Dec 2014 - PATS

Last update - 13 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T3787

P-38J-10-LO - LC-K - #42-68066 - Capt. T. M. Williams - 08:30 - South of Zwolle
20th FG - 77th FS - 8th AF - Wednesday 14 Jun 1944 - Strafing trains - MACR #5731
1 POW




77th Fighter Squadron. P-38J 42-68066 LC-K "Kates Crate"/"The Better Half"
"Lightning" hit by flak while strafing trains - South of Zwolle

17063566 - O-730694 - Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams - 2nd right
l-r: Capt. George S. Wemyss, ????????, Capt. Terrence M. Williams, ???????
courtesy of Bonnie Wemyss Lechman - source: 20th FG - members.fortunecity.com/ww2airmen/20thfg.html
- link via Peggy Williams - 05 Mar 2012 -


17063566 - O-730694 - Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams - on wing of 'Kates Crate'
Capt. Williams’s airplane: P-38J 42-68066 LC-K with "Kates Crate"/"The Better Half"
Standing on the right: Capt. Terrence M Williams from Gettysburg, SD
Name of crew chief on the left is not known - 77th Fighter Squadron
- source www.littlefriends.co.uk - Photo: David Knight

inset: Capt. Williams - l-r: 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn, Capt. Morris, Lt. Col. Johnson and Capt. Williams
77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group
l-r: 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn, Capt. Morris, Lt. Col. Johnson and Capt. Williams
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19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn - KIA on 13 Jun 1944 - MACR 5728
O-730573 - Capt. James M. Morris - POW on 07 Jul 1944 - MACR 6701
Maj. (later Lt. Col.) Herbert E. Johnson Jr. - Commanding Officer of the 77th FS from Nov 1943 - Mar 1944
17063566 - O-730694 - Capt. Terrence M. Williams - POW on 14 Jun 1944 - MACR 5731 - South of Zwolle
photo - NARA Reference Number: 342-FH-3A12280-B66815AC

17063566 - O-730694 - Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams - Potter Co., SD - POW
born 18 Apr 1921, Long Beach, CA - died 25 Feb 1998, Gettysburg, SD - Age 76
He was employed at the Northwest Security National Bank, Gettyburg before entering service
Enlistment: 10 Feb 1942, Omaha, NE - Residence: Potter Co., SD - Nativity: CA - Marital Status: Single
Son (2nd child) of Mr. Jay H. Williams and Mrs. Bonnie (Beebe) Williams, 310 North Duluth Ave, Gettysburg, SD
He attended his early grade school years in Gettysburg and graduated from St. Alban's School in Washington D.C in 1939
He attended Carleton College in Northfield, MN and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion
Marriage: 05 Feb 1942, Minneapolis - Mr. Terrence MacFarlane Williams and Ms. Mary K. Barnett
Mrs. Mary K. Williams (née Barnett) (wife), 715 Graham Ave, Elsinore, CA
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

17063566 - O-730694 - Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams 17063566 - O-730694 - Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams
Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams
left image - courtesy Peg Williams (daughter-in-law) - 05 Mar 2012
right image - courtesy Mrs. Mary K. Williams (wife) - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 10 Feb 2012

17063566 - O-730694 - Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams - info
17063566 - O-730694 - Terrence MacFarlane Williams - info
courtesy Mrs. Peggy Williams (daughter-in-law) - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 10 Feb 2012

17063566 - O-730694 - Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams - in flying clothes 17063566 - O-730694 - Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams - in flying clothes
17063566 - O-730694 - Terrence MacFarlane Williams - in flying clothes
courtesy Mrs. Peggy Williams (daughter-in-law) - 19 Mar 2012

Gettysburg Cemetery - headstone - Major Terrence MacFarlane Williams
Gettysburg Cemetery - headstone - Major Terrence MacFarlane Williams

Terrence MacFarlane Williams was born 18 April 1921, in Long Beach, CA, and died peacefully
and gently on a rainy day, in his favorite room, his library on his farm in Gettysburg, SD, on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
images courtesy Jim Childers - findagrave.com - 10 Oct 2011
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078791 - U.S. Navy Lieutenant - Richard Beebe Williams
078791 - U.S. Navy Lieutenant - Richard Beebe Williams

Richard Beebe Williams, nicknamed Bill, was born to Jay H. and Vera Bonnie Beebe Williams
Bill was the oldest of three children
Terrence MacFarlane Williams (brother) and Florence Elizabeth Williams Bogue (sister)

078791 - U.S. Navy Lieutenant Richard Beebe Williams - Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota
born 12 Nov 1914, SD - died 15 Dec 1944 - Age 30 - POW-KIA
07 May 1942 taken POW - Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands
PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121
Executed, Died in Ship's Sinking or Result of Ship Sinking, Shot While Attempting Escape
Killed in Action aboard a Japanese Prisoner of War Ship "Oryoku Maru"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
full entry details for Bill Williams at:
source: http://mva.sd.gov/sdwwiimemorial/SubPages/profiles/Display.asp?P=2078
submitted 15 Apr 2002 by Michael Kendall 9th grade, Stanley County High School, Fort Pierre, SD
info was provided by Bruce Williams, Gettysburg, SD, nephew of Lt. Richard Beebe Williams


078791 - U.S. Navy Lieutenant - Richard Beebe Williams
078791 - U.S. Navy Lieutenant - Richard Beebe Williams
courtesy Mrs. Peggy Williams - 11 Mar 2012
Mrs. Peggy Williams is married with Bruce Barnett Williams (nephew - son of Terrence)
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SGLO - T3787

P-38J-10-LO - LC-K - #42-68066 - 14 Jun 1944 - S OF ZWOLLE - CREW 1

Captain Terrence MacFarlane Williams - Fighter Pilot - POW

- 1 POW -

WILLIAMS


Contact Williams is pending - 11 Feb 2012 - PATS

Last update - 23 May 2012 - PATS


SGLO - T4738

DH-98 Mosquito FB Mk.VI - HR353 - SB-? - F/O. W. A. Greenshields - 21:35 - Hattemerbroek
464 Squadron - RAAF - Monday 27 Nov 1944 - Night Intruder Mission
2 KIA




464 Squadron - RAAF - Motto: "Aequo animo" ("Equanimity")
De Havilland-98 Mosquito HR353 - SB-? was airborne 19:27 from Thorney Island, UK
to carry out night intruder operations on towns in the Ruhr area
and bomb and strafe road and rail junctions
HR353 FB.6 Served with 464 Sqn, under RAF control 9/43 to 4/44. Lost near Zwolle
Pilot F/O. Greenshields (RAAF) and Navigator F/O. Norman ( RAF )
Hit by Flak - 27th Nov 1944 - crashed at 21:35 at the Middeldijk - Hattemerbroek
HR353 - Type FBVI - 464 Squadron - Missing from night intruder mission - 28.11.44

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Crew: DH-98 Mosquito FB Mk.VI - HR353 - SB-? - 27 Nov 1944 - Night Intruder Mission
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409692 - Flying Officer - Pilot - William 'Bill' Alexander Greenshields - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA

55626 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Edward 'Ted' Harry Norman - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - HR353 - SB-? - Greenshields
Loss Card - HR353 - SB-?  - Greenshields - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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409692 - Flying Officer - Pilot - William 'Bill' Alexander Greenshields - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA
- of Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Grave 6 - De Kranenburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820751
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 109
Son of Robert Eadie and Clara Greenshields ( née Michie ), 31 Nott St., Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

F/O. - William 'Bill' Alexander Greenshields - RAAF - via Schotman
F/O. - William 'Bill' Alexander Greenshields - RAAF
courtesy Greenshields family - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 10 Feb 2012


HIS DUTY FEARLESSLY
AND NOBLY DONE.
EVER REMEMBERED

- Epigraph on Greenshields memorial -
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William Alexander Greenshields
.......................................................
born 12 Oct 1917 - Nationality: British - Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: Salesman - Fox Film Corp. - 4 years - , Gymnastic Instructor - Y.M.C.A., Salesman - Myers, Melbourne
Enlistment at No. 1 Rec. Centre - Age 23 - 10 Oct 1941, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
AC2 ( Air Crew 2 ) - 10 Oct 1941, LAC ( Leading Air Crew ) - 31 Jan 1942
No.3 EFTS - 14 Feb 1942 - 21 Feb 1942 - Essendon, Victoria, Australia
EFTS = Elementary Flying Training School
No.7 EFTS - 9 Mar 1942 - 28 May 1942 - Western Junction, Tasmania, Australia
Attached to RCAF - 23 Jun 1942, Sgt. Airman Pilot - 4 Dec 1942 - RCAF -
Flying badge - Pilot Officer - 4 Dec 1942, Trenton, Ontario, Canada
18 Feb 1943 - Uplands, Ontario, Canada, Flying Officer - 4 June 1943, Uplands, Ontario, Canada
Embarkment, 28 April 1944, Halifax, NS, Canada - Disembarkment, 7 May 1944, UK
3 OTU ( Operational Training Unit ) - 20 Jun 1944
464 Sqdn - 28 Nov 1944 - Missing Air Operations
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- info Service Record 409692 - via National Archives of Australia -

55626 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Edward 'Ted' Harry Norman - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
- of Folkestone, UK - Grave 7 - De Kranenburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820755
Son of Edward Richard and Margaret Ellen Norman, of Folkestone, UK

F/O. - William 'Bill' Alexander Greenshields - RAAF F/O. - Edward 'Ted' Harry Norman - RAF
F/O. - Bill Greenshields - RAAF . . . F/O. - Ted Norman - RAF
- from Archive Hattem - via Jan van Dalen - 05 May 2009 -

Plaque - Monument HR 353 - image via Jan van Dalen
Plaque - Monument HR 353 - Hattemerbroek
Monument unveiled - 19 April 1995 - by Mr. Jurek Juszczyk, counsellor Australian Embassy



SGLO - T4738

DH-98 MOSQUITO FB Mk.VI - HR353 - SB-? - 27 Nov 1944 - HATTEMERBROEK - CREW 2

409692 - Flying Officer - Pilot - William 'Bill' Alexander Greenshields - RAAF - Age 27 - KIA 55626 - Flying Officer - Navigator - Edward 'Ted' Harry Norman - RAF - Age 23 - KIA

- 2 KIA -

GREENSHIELDS(†) - NORMAN(†)


Last update - 28 Jun 2013 - PATS

On the same intruder mission HP934 was also lost
HP934 - Type FB.6 - Served with 464 Sqn, under RAF control 9/43 to 27/11/44 Coded SB-X
Failed to return from Operations - F/O. - Pilot - L.J. Colgan - and F/O. - Navigator - R.A. Stoner
HP934 - Type FBVI - 107/464 Squadron - Missing from night intruder mission - 27.11.44

Mosquito Mk.VI - HP934 - SB-X was airborne from RAF Thorney Island at 19:59 - 27 Nov 1944 -
Crossing Egmond, NL at 2000 ft 20mm Flak was opening fire, 6 minutes later above the IJsselmeer
two explosions occured and there was fire in the after hatch
At the same time the controls went out. Pilot Colgan ordered to bale out
While the plane was losing height rapidly, the pilot managed it to get at 1500 ft
F/O. Stoner bailed out at 1500 ft. He got help from the Dutch Underground
and returned safe to London on 23 March 1945
The Mosquito HP934 - SB-X crashed near Achterveld ( province of Utrecht )
F/O. Colgan lost his life and is buried in the Oud-Leusden General Cemetery - "Rusthof"
On 02 Sep 2002 there was some research at the crashplace of HP934 - SB-O? - Location Achterveld -

- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

413075 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Lionel James Colgan - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA
- of North Sydney, NSW, Australia - Plot 13 Row 12 Grave 100 - Oud-Leusden General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2620288
Commemorated on the Australian War Memorial at panel 109
born 03 May 1918, Glebe, NSW - Enlistment: Sydney
Son of Percy Claude (father) and Essie Noel Colgan (mother), of North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Aircraft - Mosquito HP 934; Place - Barnweld [Barneveld], Holland; Date - 27 Nov 1944 - info naa.gov.au



HX921 did return safe to base Thorney Island
HX921 - Type FBVI - 464/BAFO Comm Wg - SS 19.11.53

Last update - 03 Nov 2010 - PATS


SGLO - T3685

Lancaster Mk.I - ME722 - PM-E 'EASY' - P/O. T. I. Jones - 00:50 - Hasselterdijk near Zwolle
103 Squadron - RAF - Monday 22 May 1944 - Operation Duisburg
3 KIA - 1 POW - 3 EVD



ME722 was delivered to No.103 Sqdn 26th Mar 1944
ME722 took part in the following key Operations; Nuremberg 30/31 Mar 44; Schweinfurt 26/27 Apr 44
Mailly-le-Camp 3/4 May 44; Duisburg 21/22 May 44-Lost
When lost this aircraft had a total of 111 hours
Lancaster Mk.I - ME722 - PM-E was airborne 22:45 - 21 May 44 - from Elsham Wolds, UK
Intercepted and shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm Martin Drewes, III./NJG 1)
and crashed - 0:50 - 22 May 1944 - near Zwolle ( Hasselterdijk ), Holland
The three who were killed are buried in De Kranenberg General Cemetery

Evaders W/O. Davis and W/O II Moran
Evaders W/O. Davis (l) and W/O II Moran (r)
middle - daughter of Mr. Anconee
courtesy Mr. Busscher - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

W/O. Davis and W/O II Moran were evading for a while but were both caught by Gestapo
Arrested by SD Maastricht in cival clothes - [German record] - info via Ronald Vernes - 26 Aug 2010
W/O. Davis was exchanged - Feb 1945 - by Red Cross - against injured German prisoners -
W/O II E. S. Moran was interned in Camp L7, POW No. 275 ( also 75 ) - Stalag Luft 7a -
Sgt. Sharpe - RAF - caught in Belgium but Sgt. Joe Francis - RAF - made it to England,
went flying with "Tiger Force" in Far East
he was killed in a plane crash in Burma - 14 March 1945 -

Crew ME722
- Crew Lancaster ME722 -
back l-r : Sgt. Charles Raymond Francis, Sgt. Maurice Pickles, Sgt. William Ernest Jones and W/O II Edward S. Moran
front l-r : Sgt. Dennis Sharpe, P/O. Thomas Ivor Jones and W/O. Bruce Hamilton Davis
courtesy Mrs. B. Farrell - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman (author: "Zij vielen rondom Zwolle") - 07 Jun 2011

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - ME722 - PM-E 'EASY' - 22 May 1944 - Mission: Duisburg
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171649 - P/O. - Pilot - Thomas Ivor Jones - RAF - Age 21 - KIA - De Kranenburg Cemetery - Coll. Grave 4-5

R/74523 - W/O II - Navigator - Edward Stewart Moran - RCAF - Age .. - POW - Camp L7, POW No. 275 ( also 75 ? )

1321173 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Charles Raymond Francis - RAF - Age 22 - EVD

1894700 (1894750 in list Mooren) - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Dennis Sharpe - RAF - Age .. - EVD - caught in Belgium - POW

416563 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Bruce Hamilton Davis - RAAF - Age 26 - POW - Feb 1945 - Red Cross - exchange -

1590407 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Maurice Pickles - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - De Kranenburg Cemetery - Coll. Grave 4-5 -

1061382 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - William Ernest Jones - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA - De Kranenburg Cemetery - Coll. Grave 4-5
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

!!! NOTE !!! - Crew positions are based on "Lancaster Loss Card" - 09 Jun 2013 - PATS
!!! NOTE !!! 1894700 - Sgt. Dennis Sharpe - on "Lancaster Loss Card" - 09 Jun 2013 - PATS

Loss Card - ME722 - PM-E - Jones
Loss Card - ME722 - PM-E - Jones - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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171649 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Thomas Ivor Jones - RAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Morriston, Glamorgan, UK - Coll. Grave 4-5 - De Kranenburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820753
born 2nd Qtr. 1923, mother's surname Thomas - district Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Son of William D. and Agnes Jones ( née Thomas ), Penrice Street, Morriston, Swansea, Glamorgan, UK
marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1919 - William D. Jones and Agnes Thomas - district Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

X-mas greetings of Ivor
X-mas greetings of Ivor
Christmas greetings of Ivor to his parents - "Your loving son, Ivor."
courtesy Mrs. B. Farrell - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011


AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER

- Epigraph on Jones memorial -
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R/74523 - W/O II - Navigator - Edward Stewart "Ted" Moran - RCAF - Age .. - POW - Camp L7, POW No. 275 ( also 75 ? )

MORAN, Edward Stewart, WO., previously reported missing on active service overseas
now reported prisoner of war (Germany).
Vancouver, BC
info: RCAF 965 casualty list - Ottawa - 18 Aug 1944

R/74523 - W/O. - Edward Stewart Moran - RCAF - transfer Amsterdam to Oberursel/Taurus - 02 Jul 1944
R/74523 - W/O. - Edward Stewart Moran - RCAF
02 Jul 1944 - Transferred from Collection Point Holland - Amsterdam to Evaluation Centre West, Oberursel/Ts.
source MACR 7091 ( KU 2395 ) - via Douwe Drijver - 21 Aug 2012
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1321173 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Charles Raymond "Joe" Francis - RAF - Age 22 - EVD
born 11 Oct 1921 - died 14 March 1945, Burma - Age 23
Occupation: Clerk - address: 22 Capstone Rd, Bromley, Kent, England
Francis was in Kelpen, near Roermond, with fam. Mooren
Before he was with Dennis Sharpe at the "houseboat" in Genne and with fam. Otten in Erp
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1894700 (1894750 in list Mooren) - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Dennis Sharpe - RAF - Age .. - EVD - caught in Belgium - POW
born: 13 Jul 1924 - 4 Haddon Road 'Mayorswalk', Peterborough, England
Occupation: Linesman Telephonists
Sharpe was in Kelpen, near Roermond, with fam. Mooren
Before he was with Raymond Francis at the "houseboat" in Genne and with fam. Otten in Erp
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416563 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Bruce Hamilton Davis - RAAF - Age 26 - POW - Feb 1945 - Red Cross - exchange -
birth 22 Feb 1918 - Hamilton, SA, Australia - died 6 Feb 1987 - Age 68
Place of enlistment: Adelaide - Next of Kin: - Dorothy Davis
Date of Discharge 28 Jun 1946 - Posting at Discharge: 7 RAAF Hospital

416563 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Bruce Hamilton Davis - RAAF
W/O. - Bomb-aimer - Bruce Hamilton Davis - RAAF
courtesy Mrs. D. Davis - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011
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1590407 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Maurice Pickles - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Coll. Grave 4-5 - De Kranenburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820756

1590407 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Maurice Pickles - RAFVR 1590407 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Maurice Pickles - RAFVR 1590407 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Maurice Pickles - RAFVR
Sgt. - Air Gunner - Maurice Pickles - RAFVR
via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011
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1061382 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - William Ernest "Jonah" Jones - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
- of Bolton, Lancashire, UK - Coll. Grave 4-5 - De Kranenburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820754
born 2nd Qtr. 1921, Bolton, UK
Son of Francis Harold and Fanny Seddon Jones née Hart, of Bolton, Lancashire, UK

marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Francis Harold Jones and Fanny Seddon Hart - district Bolton
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1921 - William E. Jones - mother's surname Hart - district Bolton, Lancashire, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1924 - John J. Jones - mother's surname Hart - district Bolton, Lancashire, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1927 - Bernice M. Jones - mother's surname Hart - district Bolton, Lancashire, UK

Fanny Seddon Hart (mother) - Daughter of John Hart & Mary Elizabeth
Baptism: 27 Feb 1898 St Peter, Halliwell, Lancashire, England
Abode: Halliwell - Occupation: Spinner - Baptised by: A. H. Bartram. Curate
Register: Baptisms 1884 - 1901, Page 81, Entry 648
Source: Original Parish Register

Escape ID - 1061382 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - William Ernest Jones - RAFVR Escape ID - 1061382 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - William Ernest Jones - RAFVR
Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - William Ernest Jones - RAFVR
via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

Bolton News - clip - Remembering brave William - 07 Feb 2004
Remembering brave William - Bolton News - 07 Feb 2004
via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011


O JESUS,
OPEN WIDE THINE HEART
AND LET HIM REST THERIN
R.I.P.

- Epigraph on Jones memorial -
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- additional Service numbers - via Col Bruggy - via Rafcommands forum

Damage near crash location of Lancaster ME722 - Hasselterdijk - photo taken 23 May 1944 - Mr. Buisman Damage near crash location of Lancaster ME722 - Hasselterdijk - photo taken 23 May 1944 - Mr. Buisman
Damage near crash location of Lancaster ME722 - Hasselterdijk - photo taken 23 May 1944 - Mr. Buisman Damage near crash location of Lancaster ME722 - Hasselterdijk - photo taken 23 May 1944 - Mr. Buisman
Crater and damage at crash location of Lancaster ME722
photos - collection Mr. Buisman - via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 07 Jun 2011

Francis and Sharpe were hiding in a 'houseboat' in the Genneger Streng on the Zwarte Water
Several Airmen were here for a while before set on the 'Escape-line' towards Belgium
Period: 1943 - 1945

Woonboot - Genne - 1944
'Woonboot'/ 'Houseboat' - Genne - used as hiding place
- courtesy Herm Jan Snel - via Minie Buit - 14 Jun 2009 -

Evaders with fam. Mooren, Kelpen
Evaders with fam. Mooren at 'Jeurissenhof', Kelpen, The Netherlands
l-r : Frank Peichoto, Dennis Sharpe, Raymond Francis, John Fullerton
Frank Garofalo, Richard Tracy and Mr. Andries Mooren
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Sharpe and Francis are from Lancaster ME722 - 22 May 1944 - crew Jones - near Zwolle
Peichoto and Fullerton are from B-24H - 29 June 1944 - crew Armour - Noordoostpolder
Garofalo and Tracy are from B-17G - 7 Jun 1944 - crew Harrah - Noordoostpolder
- photo/note and info from fam. Geraets - 19 May 2009 -



SGLO - T3685

LANCASTER Mk.I - ME722 - PM-E 'EASY' - 22 May 1944 - HASSELTERDIJK - CREW 7

171649 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Thomas Ivor Jones - RAF - Age 21 - KIA R/74523 - W/O II - Navigator - Edward Stewart 'Ted' Moran - RCAF - Age .. - POW - Camp L7, POW No. 275 1321173 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Charles Raymond 'Joe' Francis - RAF - Age 22 - EVD 1894700 ( 1894750 in list Mooren ) - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Dennis Sharpe - RAF - Age .. - EVD - caught in Belgium - POW
416563 - W/O. - Bomb Aimer - Bruce Hamilton Davis - RAAF - Age 26 - POW - Feb 1945 - Red Cross - exchange 1590407 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Maurice Pickles - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 1061382 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - William Ernest 'Jonah' Jones - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

- 3 KIA - 1 POW - 3 EVD -

JONES(†) - MORAN - FRANCIS - SHARPE
DAVIS - PICKLES(†) - JONES(†)


Last update - 07 Oct 2015 - PATS

While Zwolle was liberated on April 14 1945 and Holland on the 5th of May
Driver Donald Bristow from 503 Field Company - Royal Engineers -
lost his life on the 10th of May just in the final days of the war

2161696 - Driver - Edgar Ronald Bristow - Royal Engineers - Age .. - KIA
- of UK - Grave 9 - De Kranenburg General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820750
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503 FIELD COMPANY - ROYAL ENGINEERS - 05 May 1945 - ZWOLLE -

2161696 - Driver - Edgar Ronald Bristow - Royal Engineers - Age .. - KIA

- 1 KIA -

BRISTOW(†)


Last update - 02 Jul 2011 - PATS


SGLO - T4742

Spitfire Mk.XVI - RR227 - 9N-B - S/L. O. Smik
127th Squadron - 2nd Tactical Air Force - RAF - 28 Nov 1944 -
1 KIA




Spitfire crashed in a pasture at the Bloksteeg, Ittersum (near Zwolle)

130678 - Squadron Leader - Otto Smik - RAF - Age 22 - KIA
born 20 Jan 1922, Borzoma
repatriated to Bratislava, Slovakia

Spitfire Mk.XVI - RR227 - 9N-B is also given as Spitfire Mk.XVI - RR227 - 9N-R

Squadron Leader - Otto Smik Squadron Leader - Otto Smik - source praha14.cz
Squadron Leader - Otto Smik
left image via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 11 Nov 2011
right image - source praha14.cz - via Cor Fikse - 13 Aug 2013

General - Otto Smik - Memorial General - Otto Smik - Memorial - Bratislava, Slovakia
General - Otto Smik - Memorial - Bratislava, Slovakia
via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 11 Nov 2011



SGLO - T4742

SPITFIRE Mk.XVI - RR227 - 9N-B - 28 Nov 1944 - ITTERSUM - CREW 1

130678 - Squadron Leader - Otto Smik - RAF - Age 22 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

SMIK(†)


Last update - 14 Aug 2013 - PATS


SGLO - T4743

Spitfire Mk.XVI - RR229 - 9N-Z - F/O. H. L. J. M. Taymans
127th Squadron - 2nd Tactical Air Force - RAF - 28 Nov 1944 -
1 KIA




151925 - Flying Officer - Henri Leon Jean Marie Taymans - RAF - Age 23 - KIA
born 23 Jun 1921, Ixelles, Belgium
address: Avenue Voltaire 59, Schaerbeek-Bruxelles, Belgium

Flying Officer - Henri Leon Jean Marie Taymans Flying Officer - Henri Taymans (middle)
Flying Officer - Henri Leon Jean Marie Taymans
via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 11 Nov 2011

Marriage Aug 1944, Bristol, UK - Henri L. J. M. Taymans with Eileen Marjorie Jones
Remarriage 3rd Qtr. 1947 - Mrs. Eileen M. Taymans with Mr. David E. G. Pughe - district: Weston, UK

Flying Officer - Henri Leon Jean Marie Taymans - In Loving Memory
In Loving Memory of Henri Taymans
husband of Eileen Marjorie
via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 11 Nov 2011

Tayman's Spitfire parts found - May 1965, Rieteweg, Zwolle
Tayman's Spitfire parts found - May 1965, Rieteweg, Zwolle
via Mr. Julius L. Schotman - 11 Nov 2011



SGLO - T4743

SPITFIRE Mk.XVI - RR229 - 9N-Z - 28 Nov 1944 - ZWOLLE - CREW 1

151925 - Flying Officer - Henri Leon Jean Marie Taymans - RAF - Age 23 - KIA

- 1 KIA -

TAYMANS(†)


Last update - 13 Nov 2011 - PATS



SGLO - T3440

P-51B-5-NA - #43-6723 - 1st Lt. Alfred R. Boyle - 10 mi NE of Zwolle - 15:20
357th FG - 363rd FS - 8th AF - 21 Feb 1944 - MACR #2418
1 POW




19066788 - O-740355 - 1st Lt. Alfred Robert Boyle - Los Angeles, CA - Age 21 - POW
born 21 Mar 1922, WY - died 19 Dec 1951 - Age 29
Enlistment: 19 Dec 1941, Los Angeles, CA - Residence: Los Angeles Co. - Marital Status: Single
Last seen [?crash?] 10 mi NE of Zwolle
Injured - confined at Hospital in Meppel
Oflag 9A/H Spangenberg-Kassel Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 51-09

Alfred Robert Boyle - Hospital-Meppel-1944 Jan Albert Poortman - Meppel
Alfred Robert Boyle - Hospital Meppel - 1944 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jan Albert Poortman
- photo taken by Jan Albert Poortman - ( see right image ) -
images via Roel ter Heide

Map - crash location - area Meppel
Map - crash location area Meppel
Statement - 2nd Lt. Lawrence D. Wood
Statement O-745559 - 2nd Lt. Lawrence D. Wood
- info via MACR #2418 -

Alfred 'Bud' Boyle
- image via Findagrave by Kathy Salazar -

Birth: 21 Mar 1922 - Death: 19 Dec 1951 - Age 29
Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California, USA
Plot: Graceland, Lot 1185, Space 1
- info Findagrave by Chris Mills -

SGLO - T3440

P-51B-5-NA - #43-6723 - 21 Feb 1944 - 10 MI NE OF ZWOLLE - CREW 1

19066788 - O-740355 - 1st Lt. Alfred Robert Boyle - Los Angeles, CA - POW

- 1 POW -

BOYLE


Last update - 16 Jul 2012 - PATS



Lageveen

20 mi E of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3249

B-17G-10-DL - 'BG-F' - #42-37766 - 2nd Lt. Maurice W. Mangis - Lageveen - 14:30
95th BG - 334th BS - 8th AF - 22 Dec 1943 - MACR #1702
4 KIA - 4 POW - 2 EVD/POW



AAF Station 119, Horham, Suffolk, UK - Cloudy - bombing mission - Target Münster, Germany
14:04 - Near target Münster, Germany
crashed near Lageveen, community Zuidwolde, Province of Drenthe, The Netherlands
between the Willem Moesbrug and the Traandijk road along the Hoogeveensche Vaart
Four were KIA, 4 taken POW and 2 were EVD ( later taken POW in Belgium - 21 Jun 1944 )
Both waistgunners were killed by enemy fighter, tailgunner was injured
Those killed (4) were buried 27 Dec 1943 at General Cemetery of Zuidwolde
Disinterred 10 Jan 1946, reinterred American Cemetery Margraten, NL

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23 Dec 1942 - Investigation: Fl. Ing. Jentzch, Airbase Command A 207/VI, Technical Group P.L.
24 Dec 1943 - Released by Airbase Area 2/III Amsterdam-Schiphol
Salvaging 23766 'BG' Star 'F' USA, started 5 Jan 1944 - finished 13 Jan 1944 - Wreckage: 99%
Engines: Salvage done by Firma Gruter, Copier & Co., Utrecht under supervision of A 207/VI
Dispatched to dismantling point Utrecht - Z.B.U - Zerlege Betrieb Utrecht
. . . . . . . . . .

Crew Mangis
- Crew Mangis -
back l-r : 2nd Lt. M. W. Mangis, 2nd Lt. D. F. Lembcke, Lt. F. Faragasso, Lt. L. J. Celusnak
front l-r : S/Sgt. W. R. Tracy, S/Sgt. R. C. Dabney, Sgt. W. H. McMaster, Sgt. J. B. Short, Sgt. D. W. Aldrich, Sgt. A. Svoboda
2nd Lt. F. Faragasso - replaced later by Lt. E. J. Bennett, not pictured
- image courtesy Dale Aldrich - via Mark Anway -
.................
O-676035 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. Frank (nmi) Faragasso was in a crash landing near Duurswoude, Province of Friesland, The Netherlands
26 Nov 1943 - B-17F #42-29987 - 384th BG - 547th BS - MACR #1662
taken POW - Stalag Luft I - Officers - South - Barrack 4 - Room 5
Crash location #42-29987 is also in my 50x50 mi area - PATS - 21 Jul 2009

95th BG Square B 334th BS 8th-air-force-patch

95th BG - 13rd CBW - Square 'B' - 334th BS - BG - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G - #42-37766 - BG-"F" - 22 Dec 1943 - Mission: Münster - MACR #1702
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19077185 - O-741933 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Maurice W. Mangis - Jefferson, Marion County, OR - KIA

12074308 - O-679898 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Donald Frank Lembcke - Monroe County, NY - KIA

19109908 - O-755165 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest James Bennett - Deschute County, OR - EVD-POW

O-681522 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Leonard Joseph Celusnak - MN - POW

32491515 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - William Ronald Tracy - Schoharie County, NY - POW

35447983 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Richard Clark Dabney - Bidwell, Gallia County, OH - EVD-POW

39184867 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dale Wilfred Aldrich - Coulee City, Grant County, WA - POW

34477207 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner / Asst. Eng. - William H. McMaster - Humphreys County, MS - KIA

16148558 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner / Asst. Radio Op. - Jack B. Short - Bay County, MI - KIA

16128300 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Anton (nmi) Svoboda - Cook County, IL - POW
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19077185 - 2nd Lt. - O-741933 - Pilot - Maurice W. Mangis - Jefferson, Marion County, OR - KIA
born: 1916 - died 22 Dec 1943, Zuidwolde, The Netherlands - Age 27
Enlistment: 16 Mar 1942, Portland, OR - Nativity: Oregon
Initial buried 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery community of Zuidwolde - Grave 4
reinterred American Cemetery Margraten-NL - Plot: M Row 13 Grave: 12 -
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12074308 - O-679898 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Donald Frank Lembcke - Monroe County, NY - KIA
born: 1923 - died 22 Dec 1943, Zuidwolde, The Netherlands - Age 20
Son of Frank and Henrietta 'Hattie' Lembcke
Donald had a couple of half sisters
Enlistment: 30 Mar 1942, Rochester, NY - Nativity: New York
Initial buried 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery community of Zuidwolde - Grave 3
reinterred American Cemetery Margraten-NL - Plot: M Row 13 Grave: 11 -
Cousin of Nancy Templeman - PATS - 29 Mar 2010

Donald Lembcke with his parents
Donald Lembcke with his parents
image via Nancy Templeman (cousin) - 10 Jun 2010
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19109908 - O-755165 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest James Bennett - Deschute County, OR - EVD-POW
born: 6 Sep 1915, Waterloo, Iowa - died: 16 Feb 2008, Gretna, Nebraska - Age 92
Enlistment: 4 Aug 1942, Portland, OR - Nativity: Iowa
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
North 2 - Barrack 2 Room 10 (Might be Barracks 6) - info www.merkki.com -
AAD-archives list: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

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Phrases of letter to Mrs. Lembcke from Ernest J. Bennett, 2nd Lt. A.C., Portland, Oregon
18 Jul 1945

Dear Mrs. Lembcke:
I wish with all my heart that I might have different news for you, but I haven't.
Don was killed as our plane crashed on December 22, 1943. He died, as many of his friends have,
doing his job to the end, then going beyound that point. Don was ready to bail out of the plane
at the time I left, but went back to the pilot's seat to try and help Lt. Mangis who was having trouble
getting into chute. It was my opinion and that of the crew taht Don gave his life trying to help a friend
The plane was on fire and spinning at this time and crashed and exploded within a minute after I left them.

We, who flew with Don, admired his ability and courage. He was liked by all the crew
and by our comrades in th barracks where we lived.

We were on our fouth mission to Münster, Germany.
We were hit on the way in and lost an engine. We went on in and dropped our bombs,
but at the target had to leave the formation as we could no longer keep up with them.
We had to go down and try to fight our way back alone.
We had terrific weather that day and a head wind of 120 miles per hour, so our task was extremly difficult
We were immediately attacked by from 15 to 18 German planes and were able to fight them off for 24 minutes
when we were hit by a rocket which shot out two more engines and set fire to the plane.
The Germans kept coming in and one of them closed in on the back
and instantly killed Sgts. Short and McMaster. Sgt. Aldrich was standing next to them and saw them hit.
Meanwhile we had been ordered out of the plane.
The last words I heard from Don were "Tally Ho, Gang".
Sgt. Tracy and Sgt. Dabney each shot a German plane during this time.
Sgt. Dabney got the one that killed Short and McMaster.

Sgt. Dabney and I landed close together and after hiding in the woods
for about two days contacted the underground. We were in Holland and Belgium for six months
and finally captured in a house by the Gestapo on June 21, 1944. We had quite a few experiences with them
and finally ended in a POW Camp till the war in Europa was over.

Don and the others are buried at Hoogeveen, Holland ( is Zuidwolde - info PATS)
On the back of this sheet is the name of a family whom you can write in English,
and who will give you any adi they can. They are a minister and his family who helped me and Dick
Mijnheer Johannes van Nie and Family, Hoogeveen, Drenthe Province, Holland


Sincerely yours, A friend of Dons'
Ernest J. Bennett, 2nd Lt. A.C.
4513 N.E. 13th Ave., Portland, Oregon
Letter via Nancy Templeman (cousin of Donald Lembcke) - 10 Jun 2010

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Five German crashes on Wednesday 22 Dec 1943 in the same area
T3263 - 16:00 - Bf-109G-6 - 19809 - 6/JG11 - Hptm Egon Falkensammer - crash location: Eext (east of Assen)
T3264 - ..:.. - Bf-109G-6 - 19661 - 6/JG26 - Uffz. Günter Broda - crash location: Heemse/Enschede
T3265 - 14:00 - Bf-109G-6 - 20712 - 9/JG26 - Uffz. Karl Seebeck - crash location: Egede/Hellendoorn
T3266 - ..:.. - Bf-109G-6 - 20710 - 6/JG26 - Uffz. Karl Trapp - crash location: Brucht/Hardenberg
T3267 - 15:00 - Bf-109G-6 - 15660 - 9/JG54 - ..... .... ....... - crash location: Nieuw-Amsterdam
T3263-T3267 = code number in SGLO crash list for The Netherlands
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O-681522 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Leonard Joseph Celusnak - MN - POW
born: 18 Sep 1919 - died: 11 Jan 1998, Columbia Heights, Anoka, Minnesota - Age 78
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

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Phrases of letter to Mrs. Lembcke from Lt. Leonard J. Celusnak
4 July 1945

My dear Mrs. Lembcke:
This is Lt. Leonard J. Celusnak. I returned from France a couple of days ago.
I was liberated by the Russians on May 1st but it has taken two months to get home.
I'd like to tell you a bit about Donald, your son, and my good friend - things that you may not know.

You should be just proud of your son as I know you are because he did a good job.
You may not believe it but I scarcely see right now because my eyes are full of tears.
You see, we had a great deal of trouble that day and all the members of our crew that are alive today
owe their lives directly to your son, Donald, and the pilot

On December 22, 1943 we were on mission to Münster, Germany. We almost got to the target - about 45 miles -
when #2 engine failed. We could not hold our altitude or speed so we dropped out of or below formation
and flew over the target by ourselves a bit off to the side, and hit it. A few seconds after the bombs were released,
#3 engine went out also. We feathered that and had to drop still further. We had to fly home alone because gradually
we lost speed and the formation was pulling away from us.
After a few minutes we were alone - one ship over Germany and crippled too, with two engines out.
But we were not alone long. Six enemy fighters jumped us over Holland, four Ju 88's and two 190's.
The 88's fired rockets from our front and rear. The ones in front hit #4 engine setting it afire and another hit
our empty Tokio gastank, inside the right wing. The fumes inside the tank exploded causing the right wing
to break in half and dangle. The entire wing began melting from the heat

We were hit several times by the other fighters and the two waist gunners were killed
by 20 mm shells from the 190's.

The controls were badly shot up and it was quite a feat keeping the ship up so that we could shoot
at the enemy fighters. Our radio operator got one of the enemy fighters. It went down in flames.

We were given the order to bail out when it became apparent that we could not fly the North Sea.
We had quite a way to go before we reached England and the danger of explosion was great.

Your friend, Leonard

Letter via Nancy Templeman (cousin of Donald Lembcke) - 10 Jun 2010

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32491515 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - William Ronald Tracy - Schoharie County, NY - POW
born: 1922 - Enlistment: 7 Sep 1942, Albany, NY - Nativity: New York
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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35447983 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Richard Clark Dabney - Bidwell, Gallia County, OH - EVD-POW
born: 31 Aug 1917, Champaign, IL - died: 25 Mar 1981, Gallipolis, Ohio - Age 63
Son of Robert C. Dabney and Oshel H. Dabney, Dabney family Farm, Bidwell, OH
Mr. Robert Clark Dabney (father) - born 24 Aug 1886, WV - died May 1968 - Age 81 - Pvt. Co C 30 Regt Infantry
Mrs. Oshel Henrietta Dabney (mother) ( née Woods ) - born 14 Jan 1895 - died Feb 1986 - Age 91
Siblings: Thelma F. Dabney (born 14 May 1915 - died 02 Jul 2003 - Age 88),
Irene Ruth Dabney (born 11 May 1919 - died 13 Mar 2003 - Age 83)
and Earl C. Dabney (born 03 May 1921 - died Nov 1985 - Age 64)
Enlistment: 5 Oct 1942, Huntington County, WA - Nativity: Illinois
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Dabney - 30 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 5 page 88/89
Dabney - 30 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 5 page 88/89
via catalog.archives.gov - College Park, MD - 26 May 2016

Richard C. Dabney graduated from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in 1940
with majors in agriculture and education and was a county agriculture extension agent
and taught vocational agriculture in high school in Waverly, Ohio
before enlisting in the Air Force in October, 1942
- info via Lynda Rees Heaton, niece - 15 Jul 2010 -

News clip - 13 Dec 1943 - S/Sgt. - Richard Clark Dabney
Lynda with here uncles - 1945 - Earl and Rich Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - Richard Clark Dabney
S/Sgt. Richard Clark Dabney
left image: 1945 - First grandchild Lynda with here uncles - Earl and Rich
- images via Lynda Rees Heaton, niece - 22 Oct 2010 -

From: Gallia Genealogical - 07 Jul 2010 -
Subject: Richard C. Dabney - Gallia County, Ohio
Richard C. Dabney, 63, of 10 Grape St., Gallipolis, died at his residence at 8 p.m. Wednesday
Born Aug. 31, 1917, in Champaign, Ill., to the late Robert C. Dabney and Oshel Woods Dabney, who survives,
he was a former Greene County auditor and World War II veteran.
Surviving are his Barbara of St. Paul, Minn.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Dave (Susan) Calhoun
and Mrs. Jim (Peggy) Shaffer, both of Racine, Wis.; a brother, Earl of Greenfield;
two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Thelma) Rees of Gallipolis and Mrs. Irene Son of Columbus; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Heart Fund will be accepted.
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Gallipolis Daily Tribune , March 26, 1981
Transcribed by Henny Evans - Gallia Genealogical


Uncle Richard did have a daughter, Carol Lee, deceased after 2003, and he has three grandsons, Ryan Clark, Aaron and Sean
The obituary seriously erred in omitting the name of his natural born daughter, Carol Lee,
daughter of his second marriage to Barbara Rader Null
Carol Lee married Jeffrey D. Rogers, and they had three sons, Ryan C., Aaron, and Sean,
all born after Uncle Richard died
- info via Lynda Rees Heaton, niece - 16 Jul 2010 -

Memorial - Richard Clark Dabney Memorial - Richard Clark Dabney
Memorial - Richard Clark Dabney
- images via Virginia Campbell - 11 Jul 2010 -
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39184867 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dale Wilfred Aldrich - Coulee City, Grant County, WA - POW
born: 23 Feb 1921 - died: 7 Aug 2001, Ephrata, Grant, Washington - Age 80
Son of Mr. Clifford Heath Aldrich Sr. and Mrs. Beatrice Pearl Aldrich (née Plunkett), Coulee City, WA
Clifford Heath Aldrich Sr. - born 06 Feb 1891, Fairmont, Martin Co., Minnesota - [German]
Beatrice Pearl Plunkett - born 22 Aug 1891, Vollmer-Troy, Latah Co. Idaho - [English]
Marriage: 30 Nov 1912, Grant Co., Washington - also seen as 12 Dec 1912 - info PATS
Enlistment: 4 Aug 1942 - Nativity: Washington
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Siblings: brothers Neil and Clifford Heath Jr.; sisters Donna, Polly and Patsy Joy
Clifford Heath Aldrich Sr. - born 6 Feb 1891, MN - died 26 Sep 1969, Clarkton, Asotin Co., WA - Age 88
Beatrice Pearl Plunkett - born 22 Aug 1891, ID - died 30 Jul 1974, Missoula, Missoula Co. , Montana - Age 82

Father was owner of "Aldrich Motors", Main Street, Coulee City, WA
Starting with old Model Ts, sold Fords from 1927 until he retired and sold the business to Perry Brown in 1957
remodeled and re-signed as "Perry's Buicks", the building to the left of Aldrich Motors was "Billy O'Dair Restaurant"
There were rooms for rent on the top floor of the restaurant
When it burned down, some time after this photo was taken, probably in the early 40s,
the new brick "Thompson Hotel" was built in that spot
Nell, her daughter, and I are grateful to you for finding and sending us a glimpse of our hometown
as it looked so many years ago. Best wishes, Carol
- additional info via Mrs. Nell Vaugn - via her daughter and Carol Edgemon Hipperson -

ALDRICH MOTORS - Coulee City, WA
ALDRICH MOTORS - Coulee City, WA
- source: digitalarchives.wa.gov -

Sgt. Dale Wilfred Aldrich - Jan 1944 -  Stalag XVII B - POW No. 100067 Sgt. Dale Wilfred Aldrich - Jan 1944 -  Stalag XVII B - POW No. 100067 Sgt. Dale Wilfred Aldrich - 19 Nov 1945 -  Fort George Wright, Spokane, WA
Sgt. Dale Wilfred Aldrich
Jan 1944 - POW No. 100067 - Stalag XVII B . . . . . 19 Nov 1945 - Fort George Wright, Spokane, WA
- source - "The Belly Gunner" -

The Belly Gunner - cover
The Belly Gunner - Format: Hardcover - ISBN: 9780761318736 - by Carol Edgemon Hipperson
"Basing her text on interviews with Dale Aldrich, a GI in World War II who flew many missions
over Nazi-occupied Europe and who was shot down and imprisoned in a German POW camp"

www.carolhipperson.com
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34477207 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner / Asst. Eng. - William H. McMaster - Humphreys County, MS - KIA
born: 21 Jun 1915 - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age 28
Enlistment: 4 Nov 1942, CP Shelby, MS - Nativity: Mississippi
Marital status: Married - Civil Occupation: Sales clerk, dry cleaning and laundry
Initial buried 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery community of Zuidwolde - Grave 1
reinterred American Cemetery Margraten-NL
Final resting place: Belzoni Cemetery, Mound Street, Belzoni, Humphreys County, MS, USA

Sgt. William H. McMaster - Belzoni cemetery, MS
headstone - Sgt. William H. McMaster - Belzoni cemetery, MS
- via findagrave.com by Reaper -
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16148558 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner / Asst. Radio Op. - Jack B. Short - Bay County, MI - KIA
Enlistment: 26 Oct 1942, Detroit, MI
Initial buried 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery community of Zuidwolde - Grave 2
reinterred American Cemetery Margraten-NL - finally reinterred USA
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16128300 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Anton (nmi) Svoboda - Cook County, IL - POW
born : 1 Feb 1920 - died: Nov 1979, Highwood, Lake, Illinois - Age 59
Enlistment: 7 Oct 1942 - Nativity: Wisconsin
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
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- info: AAD Archives, familysearch, wwiimemorial and MACR #1702 -

Genne / houseboat / 20 photos
#1 - 2nd Lt. Ernest James Bennett, USA - 
B-17G - #42-37766 - BG-'F' - Mission: Münster - MACR #1702 #2 - S/Sgt. Richard Clark Dabney, USA -
B-17G - #42-37766 - BG-'F' - Mission: Münster - MACR #1702 #3 - 2nd Lt. - Lieudell 'Lefty' Ernest Bauer, Sidney, Ohio, USA -
B-17G - #42-37867 - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #3140 #4 - S/Sgt. Cecil William Brown - B-17F #42-29987 - 26 Nov 1943 - MACR #1662 #5 - S/Sgt. Charles Emil Zesch - B-17F #42-29987 - 26 Nov 1943 - MACR #1662 #6 - Sgt. Charles Raymond Francis, 22 Capstone Rd, Bromley, Kent, England -
Lancaster ME722 - 22 May 1944 #7 - Flying Officer (ppor.) P-2224 - Czesław Oberdak, 306Sqn Poland - 8 March 1945 - executed near 'Woeste Hoeve' #8, 9, 10 - Family Henk Beernink, wife and daughter Rineke 'Rene' - 'de Groene' #11 - Unknown 1 #12 - Unknown 2 #13 - Sgt. Dennis Sharpe, Peterborough, England -
Lancaster ME722 - 22 May 1944 #14 - F/S. - Navigator - Leslie Burton, Leeds, UK -
Lancaster DV267 - 20 Feb 1944 - 01:50 - Tolbert #15 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William Alexander George Kibble, London, UK -
Lancaster DV267 - 20 Feb 1944 - 01:50 - Tolbert #16 - Unknown 3 #17 - Unknown 4 #18 - R/136975 - J/96294 - Sgt. Jean Louis Nazaire 'Johnny' Warren, Canada - BEM - Halifax Mk.V EB254 #19 - Jimmy - England - ??? Sgt. James Branford - England - Stirling Mk.III BK765 ??? #20 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Franklin Dent Coslett - EVD -
 B-24H #42-52506 - 29 Apr 1944, crash Uddel - MACR #4944
#1 - USAAF - 2nd Lt. Ernest James Bennett, USA - B-17G - #42-37766 - BG-'F' - Mission: Münster - MACR #1702
#2 - USAAF - S/Sgt. Richard Clark Dabney, USA - B-17G - #42-37766 - BG-'F' - Mission: Münster - MACR #1702
#3 - USAAF - 2nd Lt. - Lieudell 'Lefty' Ernest Bauer, Sidney, Ohio, USA - B-17G - #42-37867 - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #3140
#4 - USAAF - S/Sgt. Cecil William Brown - B-17F #42-29987 - 26 Nov 1943 - MACR #1662
#5 - USAAF - S/Sgt. Charles Emil Zesch - B-17F #42-29987 - 26 Nov 1943 - MACR #1662
#6 - RAF - Sgt. Charles Raymond Francis, 22 Capstone Rd, Bromley, Kent, England - Lancaster ME722 - 22 May 1944
#7 - RAF/PAF - Flying Officer (ppor.) P-2224 - Czesław Oberdak, 306Sqn Poland - 8 March 1945 - executed near 'Woeste Hoeve'
#8 - Mrs. Beernink
#9 - daughter Rineke 'Rene' Beernink
#10 - Mr. Hendrikus 'Henk' Dirk Jan Beernink - aka - 'de Groene'
#11 - Unknown 1 - ??? 13014321 - S/Sgt. Walter T. Kilgore - 467BG 788 BS - ???
#12 - Unknown 2 - ??? ...... ???
#13 - RAF - Sgt. Dennis Sharpe, Peterborough, England - Lancaster ME722 - 22 May 1944
#14 - RAF - F/S. - Navigator - Leslie Burton, Leeds, England - Lancaster DV267 - 20 Feb 1944 - 01:50 - Tolbert
#15 - RAF - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - William Alexander George Kibble, London, England - Lancaster DV267 - 20 Feb 1944 - 01:50 - Tolbert
#16 - Unknown 3 - ??? 35410763 -S/Sgt. Werner G. Braun - 467BG 788 BS ???
#17 - Unknown 4 - ??? ...... ???
#18 - RCAF - R/136975 - J/96294 - Sgt. Jean Louis Nazaire "Johnny" Warren, Canada - BEM - Halifax Mk.V EB254
#19 - Jimmy - England - ??? Sgt. James Branford - England - Stirling Mk.III BK765 ???
#20 - USAAF - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Franklin Dent Coslett - EVD - B-24H #42-52506 - 29 Apr 1944, crash Uddel - MACR #4944

Collage - Genne / houseboat 2lt. Ernest J. Bennett - Genne / houseboat Richard C. Dabney - Genne / houseboat
- photos taken by Underground -
- clips from collage made by Paul Harmens [ HCO, Zwolle ] - via Minie Buit -
- Source collection van der Noordaa/Zwolle 40-45/HCO -
- move cursor over top image for more information -

- - - HENK BEERNINK - aka - "de Groene" - - -
Hendrikus Dirk Jan Beernink - born 03 Feb 1910, Lichtenvoorde - died 08 Feb 1945, Zwolle - Age 35
Dutch resitance member/commander known as "de Groene", what was also the name of his resistance group
Killed during a German raid on a hospital to dismantle a radio location
He was buried on General Cemetery 'De Kranenburg', Zwolle - Plot A - Row 14
Awarded posthumously - 'Verzetskruis', 'Verzetsherdenkingskruis' and 'Medal of Freedom with Bronze Palm'

Navigator Ernest J. Bennett and Radio Operator Richard C. Dabney were at the "houseboat" at Genne
Contact Underground - Jos van Aalderen, Hoogeveen, they arrived 6 Jan 44 via Genne and Dordrecht in Erp - family Otten
They made it via Rotterdam to Belgium ( Cometeline ) but were captured by the Sicherheitspolizei 21 Jun 1944
while at the house of Mr. and Mrs Franckx, Malines, Belgium
Cometeline-Bennett-Dabney-Zesch
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org



SGLO - T3249

B-17G - #42-37766 - 22 Dec 1943 - LAGEVEEN - CREW 10

19077185 - O-741933 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Maurice W. Mangis - Jefferson, Marion County, OR - KIA 12074308 - O-679898 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Donald Frank Lembcke - Monroe County, NY - KIA 19109908 - O-755165 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Ernest James Bennett - Deschute County, OR - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 1 O-681522 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Leonard Joseph Celusnak - MN - POW - Stalag Luft 1 32491515 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - William Ronald Tracy - Schoharie County, NY - POW - Stalag 17B
35447983 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Richard Clark Dabney - Bidwell, Gallia County, OH - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 4 39184867 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dale Wilfred Aldrich - Coulee City, Grant County, WA - POW - Stalag 17B 34477207 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner / Asst. Eng. - William H. McMaster - Humphreys County, MS - KIA 16148558 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner / Asst. Radio Op. - Jack B. Short - Bay County, MI - KIA 16128300 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Anton (nmi) Svoboda - Cook County, IL - POW - Stalag Luft 3

- 4 KIA - 4 POW - 2 EVD/POW -

MANGIS(†) - LEMBCKE(†) - BENNETT - CELUSNAK - TRACY
DABNEY - ALDRICH - MCMASTER(†) - SHORT(†)- SVOBODA


Contact Celusnak - 29 Jun 2009 - PATS
Contact Mangis - 24 Jul 2009 - PATS
Contact Lembcke - 29 Mar 2010 - PATS
Contact Dabney - 08 Jul 2010 - PATS

Last update - 09 Jan 2017 - PATS



Den Oosterhuis

20 mi ESE of Vollenhove

road sign - hamlet Den Oosterhuis - 20 Oct 2010
road sign - hamlet "Den Oosterhuis"


SGLO - T3519

B-24H-10-FO - #42-52175 'P' - 1st Lt. Everett G. Ehrman - Den Oosterhuis - 16:00
453rd BG(H) - 732nd BS - 8th AF - 8 Mar 1944 - MACR #2928
10 POW



Location AAF Sta 144 - Base: Old Buckenham, UK
Liberator B-24 - #42-52175 'P' - "Portland Ann"

8 March 1944 - US 8th Air Force raid against Berlin by 623 bombers
37 US bombers were lost and 18 fighters were also lost
The Luftwaffe lost 42 fighters, with 3 killed, 26 missing and 9 wounded
(incl. the Me-410 and Bf-110 multiple manned aircraft)
- info - Caldwell & Muller 2007, p. 173-174 -

KU 1175 - MACR 3028 - page 3 - crop
A blue 'J" in a white circle, underneath 252175, 'P' painted yellow
hit by flak over Berlin; crashed at Den Oosterhuis, community Balkbrug, The Netherlands
the plane was 85% damaged
Weather conditions during crash: No clouds, sunny and slightly hazy
Eight did evade, two were captured immediately, eventually all taken POW

Collage by PATS - photo 1 and 2 - Crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis - collection Mensink, archive HCO Zwolle
collage by PATS - 'Portland Ann' - #42-52175 'P' - Circle 'J' - at crash location Den Oosterhuis
Photo - 1 - Crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis - collection Mensink, archive HCO Zwolle Photo - 2 - Crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis - collection Mensink, archive HCO Zwolle Photo - 3 - Crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis - collection Mensink, archive HCO Zwolle
Photo - 4 - Crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis - collection Mensink, archive HCO Zwolle Photo - 5 - Crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis - collection Mensink, archive HCO Zwolle Photo - 6 - Crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis - via Huub van Sabben
6 photos - crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis
source collection Mensink, archive HCO Zwolle - via Paul Harmens - 15 Sep 2010
source photo #6 - album of parents-in-law of Huub van Sabben - 27 Nov 2010

Crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis
'Portland Ann' - #42-52175 'P' - Circle 'J' - at crash location Den Oosterhuis
photo via Odell Hooper - 25 Sep 2009

Crash location #42-52175 'P' - Den Oosterhuis - photo via HVA number 09418
'Portland Ann' - #42-52175 'P' - Circle 'J' - at crash location Den Oosterhuis
source Beeldbank Historische Vereniging Avereest - HVA - photo number 09418 - 05 Jan 2017

Crew #456 - Ehrman
Crew 'Portland Ann' - 7 men were on 8 Mar 1944 -
Navigator Marlowe Olson - 3rd from left - info son-in-law Glenn Okner
photo courtesy of Mark Forlow

1st Lt. Everett George Ehrman 2nd Lt. William Henry Hammond  2nd Lt. Marlowe Bayne Olson Lt. Bennett Sgt. Alex Earl Clay Jahnke
Cpl. Ralph L. Mourer S/Sgt. Michael Kopcza S/Sgt. Morgan Eagle Hartman S/Sgt. Odell Hooper S/Sgt. Paul Henry Moseley
Crew #456 - Ehrman
Crew #456 - 'Ehrman'
in front of Ford B-24E-10-FO Liberator - c/n 133 - #42-7109, March Field, Riverside, CA
1 - Lt. Ehrman, 2 - Lt. Hammond, 3 - Lt. Olson, 4 - Lt. Bennett, 5 - Sgt. Jahnke
6 - Cpl. Mourer,
7 - Sgt. Kopcza, 8 - Sgt. Hartman, 9 - Sgt. Hooper, 10 - Sgt. Moseley
photo courtesy of Odell Hooper - 25 Sep 2009
Bennett, Jahnke and Mourer were not on 8 Mar 1944 mission of crew Ehrman
replaced by Kendall, Anderson and Boswell Jr.

........ - Lt. Bennett - Bombardier ( best man on wedding of Engineer Alex E. Jahnke )
15377349 - Sgt. Alex Earl Clay Jahnke - Engineer / Gunner
37341296 - S/Sgt. Ralph L. Mourer - Radio Operator, Stanislaus Co., CA - memorialized at Margraten, Netherlands
KIA - 8 Apr 1944 - B-24H - #42-52185 'Little Joe', Salzwedel, Germany - MACR #3926
Commemorated at Modesto War Memorial Marker, Modesto, Stanislaus County, CA
info via Odell Hooper, Alex Jahnke and AAD archives - 28 Sep 2009



453rd BG Circle J 732nd BS 8th-air-force-patch

453rd BG - 2nd CBW - Circle 'J' - 732nd BS - E3 - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-24H-10-FO - #42-52175 - "Portland Anne" - 8 Mar 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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17073990 - O-681972 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Everett George Ehrman - Ferguson, MO - EVD-POW

39602960 - O-750380 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William Henry Hammond - Salem, OR - EVD-POW

17063853 - O-687897 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Marlowe Bayne Olson - Bristow, Boyd County, NE - EVD-POW

13069307 - O-688360 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter Houston Kendall - McConnellsburg, Fulton Co., PA - EVD-POW

18216914 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Odell Hooper - Hastings, OK - EVD-POW

17068642 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Donald E. Anderson - Ottumwa, Wapello County, IA - POW

19066441 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Morgan Eagle Hartman - Los Angeles, CA - POW

37232260 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Paul Henry Moseley - Brookfield, Linn County, MO - EVD-POW

35166020 - T/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Bon Elam Boswell Jr. - Marion, Grant County, IN - EVD-POW

32741374 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Michael Kopcza - Cohoes, Albany County, NY - EVD-POW
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17073990 - O-681972 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Everett George Ehrman - Ferguson, MO - EVD-POW -
born 24 Apr 1921, MO - died 5 Nov 1982 - Age 61 - [ Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis ]
Enlistment: 20 Aug 1942, St Louis, MO - Residence: St Louis City Co., MO - Nativity, MO - Marital Status: Single
captured 27 May 1944, Liège, Belgium [ Military Police 811 Liège ]
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
1st Lt. Everett G. Ehrman was on his third mission
Mrs. Maud S. Ehrman (mother), 23 Harvey Avenue, Ferguson, Missouri

Peter van den Hurk (Meppel) provided food, clothing and passport
was transfered on 12 Mar 1944 by Peter from Meppel to Roermond
Widow woman in Roermond (5 children), owner of 5 movie houses provided food & shelter for 2 months
Two weeks in Liège - name unknown - Professor of Language at local University, his home was near "Citadel"
Provided food & shelter for two weeks, until arrested by Gestapo
Address believe to 52 Compton. Saw him last in "Citadel" July 1944

Ehrman - 16 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 5 page 48/51
Ehrman - 16 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 5 page 48/51
via catalog.archives.gov - College Park, MD - 26 May 2016
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39602960 - O-750380 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William Henry Hammond - Salem, OR - EVD-POW
born 9 Feb 1920, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana - died 6 Oct 1953, Oregon - Age 33
ASN: 39602960 - William H. Hammond - Enlistment: 30 Sep 1941, Missoula, Montana
Residence: Silver Bow Co., Montana - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. George H. Hammond (mother), Route 1, Box 369 B, Salem, Oregon

was transfered via Vollenhove - #30 on list(37) Kingma - to the Underground in the Province of Friesland
While in Oostermeer, Friesland - Hammond was with tailgunner Michael Kopcza
Paddy Coyne, an Irishmen, and Bill Cottam from Lancaster JA702 ( 30 Jan 1944) were next door [van Leeuwen MD, Torenlaan 17]
was with the Underground in the province of North-Brabant - #27 on list(36) 'Cor van der Hooft' and #77 on list(94) 'Groep André'
When captured in Antwerp, Belgium - he was with Kopcza
Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

15th US Census 29 Apr 1930 - School District No.1, Carbon County, MT
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George H. Hammond - Head - 49 - Farmer - born 1880, Montana - died 1958, Oregon - Age ~78
Katherine A. Hammond - Wife - 48 - born 1882, Canada - died 1970, Oregon - Age ~88
Katherine immigrated from Canada to USA in 1886 - Age 4 -
George L. Hammond - Son - 21 - born 26 Apr 1909, Montana - 4 Dec 1989 - Age 79
McLeod W. Hammond - Son - 19 - born 20 Aug 1910, Montana - 6 Mar 1993 - Age 82
Walter M. Hammond on grave stone
Elizabeth Hammond - Daughter - 13 - born abt. 1917, Montana
William Hammond - Son - 10 - born abt. 1920, Montana
William Henry Hammond - Oregon - 1st Lt. 3705 Base Unit AF - World War II - 9 Feb 1923 - 6 Oct 1953
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additional info via findagrave.com - 12 Jul 2011

Zena Cemetery, Spring Valley, Polk County, Oregon, USA
dicrepancy 9 Feb 1923 (on grave) should be 9 Feb 1920 (US Census and AAD archive) - info PATS

39602960 - William H. Hammond - Enlistment: 30 Sep 1941, Missoula, MT - Residence: Silver Bow Co., MT - born 1920
1st Lt. - US Air Force
39604793 - Walter M. Hammond - Enlistment: 24 Mar 1942, Missoula, MT - Residence: Powell Co., MT - born 1910
PVT - US Army
39611545 - George L. Hammond - Enlistment: 9 Sep 1942, Butte, MT - Residence: Powell Co., MT - born 1909
Sgt. US Army
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17063853 - O-687897 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Marlowe Bayne Olson - Bristow, Boyd County, NE - EVD-POW
born 14 Apr 1920, NE - died 19 Jul 2008, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska - Age 88
Son of Mr. Ernest Olson (father) - born 09 Mar 1887, Sweden - died Apr 1970, NE - Age 83 - immigrated to USA in 1904
and Mrs. Hildred Olson (mother) née Bayne - born 05 Sep 1896, NE - died Dec 1982, NE - Age 86
Sibling: Shirley (Sister) (F-6 abt 1924) - info US Census 18 Apr 1930, Morton Twp, Boyd Co., Nebraska
Enlistment: 9 Apr 1942, Omaha, NE - Residence: Boyd Co., NE - Nativity, NE - Marital Status: Single
Mr. Ernest John Olson (father), Rural Free Delivery #1, Bristow, Nebraska

was transfered via Vollenhove - #28 on list(37) Kingma - to the Underground in the Province of Friesland
was with the Underground in the province of North-Brabant - #26 on list(36) 'Cor van der Hooft' and #76 on list(94) 'Groep André'
captured 3 Aug 1944 in Antwerp, Belgium
Transported to Stalag Luft 3 Sagan - POW #7434 - End of war forced to march to Spremberg
where they were loaded on cattle cars and transported to Stalag 7A - info Glenn Okner - 4 Aug 2009
Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

17063853 - O-687897 -  2nd  Lt. - Navigator - Marlowe Bayne Olson - 1942-1943 17063853 - O-687897 -  2nd  Lt. - Navigator - Marlowe Bayne Olson - 2007
1942-1943 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Marlowe Bayne Olson - 2007
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 05 May 2012

2nd  Lt. - Navigator - Marlowe Bayne Olson - with Mrs. de Groot in Surhuisterveen - 1944
2nd Lt. - Navigator - Marlowe Bayne Olson with Mrs. de Groot in Surhuisterveen - 1944
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 29 Jan 2015

He was helped in Surhuisterveen by Rev. Lambertus Abraham de Groot (b.1908, Enschede, Overijssel - d.1989, Zeegse, Drenthe) - Age ~81
and his wife Grietje Catharina de Groot née Britzel (b.1913, Usquert, Groningen - d.2004, Wolvega, Friesland - Age 91)

Letter from Rev. de Groot to Mr. and Mrs. Olson - 01 Oct 1945
Letter from Rev. de Groot to Marlowe - 06 Jan 1946
Letter from Rev. de Groot to Marlowe - 08 Apr 1946
- clips from three letters to Olson family from Mrs. G. C. de Groot and Rev. L. A. Groot -
1st letter - Surhuisterveen, 01 Oct 1945, 2nd letter - 06 Jan 1946 and 3rd letter - Jorwerd, 08 Apr 1946
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 18 Oct 2010

Marten Olieslager aka Marlowe Olson - 23 Jun 1944
"Marten Olieslager aka Marlowe Olson - 23 Jun 1944"
Letter to parents of Marlowe that he was in safe hands - Leeuwarden, 23 Jun 1944 -
"Buster" was his dog at home in Nebraska
via Marla Olson - 11 Oct 2010

Other names known in relation to Marlowe Olson are:

HARRY HOUWING, F. 239, Stadskanaal, Holland - Province of Groningen
- Harry knew Marlowe from a hiding cottage near Dalfsen, just after the crash -
Hiding cottage named "De Wildzang" - located 3 km S of Dalfsen in the so-called "Sterrebos"
info cottage location by Mrs. Sievers - 15 Oct 2010

Harry Houwing, F. 239, Stadskanaal, Holland
Harry Houwing, F. 239, Stadskanaal, Holland - 10 Sep 1948
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 13 Oct 2010

Cottage 'de Wildzang' - 20 Oct 2010, Dalfsen
Hiding Cottage 'de Wildzang' - South of Dalfsen - 20 Oct 2010 - image by PATS -
Visit Navigator's daughter Marla Olson Okner and husband Glenn Okner - 20 Oct 2010
Dutch newspaper article "Vraagbaak voor familieleden"

Signed Fl. 2.50 'Zilverbon' banknote of Harry Houwing - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
Signed Fl. 2.50 "Zilverbon" banknote - of Harry Houwing - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
- source: Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 11 Oct 2010 -
Names on note: Max Palenica, Cleo White, Michael Kopzca, Marlowe B. Olson, Paul H. Moseley and William H. Hammond

H. Houwing, Marechausseekazerne E-20, Nieuwe Pekela
H. Houwing, Marechausseekazerne E-20, Nieuwe Pekela
Written in pencil by Marlowe Olson on envelope of 'Group André'
while practicing last name in several spellings: Honwing, Houwing, Howning and Houwning
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 11 Oct 2010

Marechaussee Kazerne, Nieuwe Pekela - Postcard
Marechaussee Kazerne, Nieuwe Pekela - Postcard
source image legerplaats.nl

Harry Houwing aka "Zwarte Harry"
info via Henk Makkinga - Werkgroep Documentatie ’39-’45, Historische Kring Dalfsen - 20 Apr 2012

Signed Fl. 2.50 'Zilverbon' banknote of Theodore John de Jongh - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
Signed Fl. 2.50 'Zilverbon' banknote of Theodore John de Jongh - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
Signed Fl. 2.50 "Zilverbon" banknote - of Theodore John de Jongh - 10 March 1944, Dalfsen
Snapshot photo on top is of T/Sgt. Max Palenica
- source: Wally U. de Jongh (son) - 27 Mar 2013 -
Names on note: Michael Kopzca, Max Palenica, Cleo C. White, Paul H. Moseley, Marlowe B. Olson and William H. Hammond
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Theodore John de Jongh - born 02 Dec 1920, Bandung, Indonesia - died 20 Aug 2014, Amsterdam - Age 93
info via Marla Olson - 15 Sep 2014

Jacob "Jaap" van Hout, Parallelweg A 22 m, Vollenhove - Province of Overijssel - working with group Marten Kingma / Harmen Visser
born 6 Feb 1917, Oudkarspel - died 26 Apr 2005, Broek op Langedijk - Age 88
- 1 Dec 1945 - header of letter - Houthandel - Zagerij en Schaverij NOORD-OOST POLDER, Parallelweg A 22 m -
- Jaap van Hout was the CEO of this "Timber-Company" as a sub-contractor for 'KINGMA' building contractor -
Jaap van Hout was under contract of "Houthandel EECEN", Oudkarspel, Province of North-Holland

L 3I No. 000401 - Jacob van Hout - Persoonsbewijs - clips
Clips - Persoonsbewijs - Jacob van Hout
Award - Jacob van Hout - Eisenhower - USA
Award - Jacob van Hout - Eisenhower - USA
courtesy Mrs. M. van Hout née ten Bruggencate (wife)
via her niece Mrs. Joke ten Bruggencate - 22 Dec 2011

Parallelweg, Vollenhove - facing South
Parallelweg, Vollenhove - facing North
Envelope - J. van Hout, Parallelweg A 22 m, Vollenhove - 01 Dec 1945
Header - J. van Hout, Parallelweg A 22 m, Vollenhove - 01 Dec 1945
Signature - J. van Hout, Parallelweg A 22 m, Vollenhove - 01 Dec 1945
Envelope - Header - Signature - letter from Jaap van Hout, Vollenhove - 01 Dec 1945
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 13 Oct 2010

Known names living abt. 1943-1945 at Buitenvoorpoort and Parallelweg, Vollenhove
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dr. Rijken - Buitenvoorpoort A 20 e - nowadays Voorpoort 19 - info PATS - 24 Dec 2011
Dr. Zwarteveen - Buitenvoorpoort A 20 f - nowadays Voorpoort 21 - info PATS - 24 Dec 2011
Marten Kingma - Buitenvoorpoort A 20 g - nowadays Clarenberglaan 1 - info PATS - 14 Dec 2011
Jaap van Hout - Parallelweg A 22 m - nowadays Clarenberglaan 13 - info PATS - 14 Dec 2011
Arnold Esseveld - Parallelweg A 22 n - nowadays Clarenberglaan 15 - info PATS - 14 Dec 2011
Gerrit Olie - Parallelweg A 22 o - nowadays Clarenberglaan 17 - info PATS - 14 Dec 2011
Jacob Muller - Parallelweg A 22 u - nowadays Clarenberglaan 29 - info PATS - 14 Dec 2011
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacob Muller is brother-in-law of Marten Kingma - info PATS - 24 Dec 2011

Six fliers transported from N.O. Polder to Dr. Compagnie
Six fliers transported from N.O. Polder to Dr. Compagnie (Drachtstercompagnie)
report: Rev. E. G. Buitenbos, Opeinde and J. Zijlstra, Dr. Compagnie - later Merelstraat 9, Drachten
source: Copy from National Archives - Record Group No. 498 - Dutch "Helper Files"
- via Marla Olson (daughter) - 21 Feb 2011

Jilles Zylstra - active in Dutch Underground - Nickname "baldy" by the pilots
Jilles Zijlstra - born 26 Jun 1903
J. Zijlsta, Drachtstercompagnie and Rev. E. G. Buitenbos, Opeinde mostly did work together
their nicknames were Jonkman (J.Z) and Dijkema (E.G.B)
- Marlowe stayed a while at their home - a small dry good store in Drachtstercompagnie -
House of the family Zylstra was burned down by the Germans in Jan 1945
Luckily he was tipped and they escaped a few hours before the Germans arrived
Received the 'Medal of Honor' in Utrecht - 12 Mar 1947 - for his Underground activities

J. Zylstra, Merelstraat 9, Drachten - 15 Nov 1945
J. Zylstra, Merelstraat 9, Drachten - 15 Nov 1945
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 11 Oct 2010

Tine Salverda (Trijntje Lindeboom) who married Dr. Jo Siebinga after the war - 9 Nov 1946

Mr. Hansma - likely underground Friesland
Mr. G. Hansma, hamlet Boelenslaan - S/Sgt. Paul Henry Moseley stayed here for a while
Geert and Gaatske Hansma née Wouda were married 10 Mar 1944 - did run grocery store
On 12 Mar 1944 S/Sgt. Paul Moseley was brought to them late Sunday night - info Feike Wouda (brother) - 14 Apr 2012

According questionnaire of Geert Hansma, Boelenslaan, Surhuisterveen (born 11 Aug 1917, Surhuizum)
Paul Moseley was given shelter for 113 days - 14 Mar 1944 - 07 Jul 1944
info "Vragenlijst" Hansma - 12 Oct 1945
Contact with Geert Hansma (almost 98) - 29 Jul 2015

Letter - 12 Aug 2015 - Geert Hansma - age 98 Letter - 12 Aug 2015 - Geert Hansma - age 98
Clip - Letter (6 pages) - 12 Aug 2015 - Geert Hansma - Age 98
First and last part of letter - photo added by PATS - 17 Aug 2015


12-8-2015

Geachte heer Schuurman
Ik wil mij allereerst even voorstellen
Ik ben Geert Hansma 98 jaar .................
......... Allereerst hartelijk dank voor die
8 foto's. Het doet mijn leven veraangenamen
na zoveel jaren die foto's te ontvangen.
Wat die 2 piloten naar Surhuisterveen betreft,
dat is een misvatting. Het was er één en
bij de Ned. Hervormde dominee. De naam weet
ik niet meer. Ik dacht dat de piloot van Zweedse
kom af
was; en ben erg blij met alle foto's,
in't bijzonder die van Paul. Paul is na de
oorlog nog 2x bij ons geweest en we hebben
veel plezier met hem beleefd, het was een
aangenaam persoon. .....................
........................................
Met vr gr en dat U tot in lengte
van jaren voor Uw familie en dierbaren
gespaard mag blijven in gezondheid en
geluk.

Geert Hansma

Transcription of 1st and last page - Dutch - letter (6 pages) from Geert to PATS - 12 Aug 2015
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ned. Hervormde dominee = Dutch Reformed reverend >>> This is Rev. Lambertus Abraham DE GROOT
Zweedse kom af = Swedish roots >>> This is 2nd Lt. Marlowe Bayne OLSON
Paul = S/Sgt. Paul Henry MOSELEY
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Geert HANSMA - born 11 Aug 1917, Surhuizum - died 13 Dec 2015, Wijchen - Age 98

Mr. and Mrs. ten Have
- She is school teacher and living in Amsterdam in Jan 1946 -

Sijtze Veenstra - young man hiding at 'de Groot' till Nov 1944
- Addres 1946 - Goudenregenstraat 27, Leeuwarden - worked in post office

Sijtze Veenstra, Goudenregenstraat 27, Leeuwarden, Holland
Sijtze Veenstra, Goudenregenstraat 27, Leeuwarden, Holland
Letter - Leeuwarden, 10 Apr 1947 -
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 14 Oct 2010

Captain André (Groep André) from Sprang-Capelle / 's Grevelduin-Cappelle - Province of Noord-Brabant
- André = Jos van Wijlen was the 'final man" of the Underground (North-Brabant - mid region) to pass before heading to Belgium -
- leader op the the Underground (North-Brabant - western region) was Cor van der Hooft -

Groep André - Feb 1946
Groep André - Feb 1946 -
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 13 Oct 2010

P. A. 'Piet' de Groot, Grootestraat C 116 A, 's-Grevelduin-Capelle - Province of Noord-Brabant

Piet de Groot, Heistraat D 99, 's-Grevelduin-Capelle (NBR) - Province of Noord-Brabant
's Grev - Capelle 01 Oct 1945
Piet de Groot, Heistraat D99, Sprang-Capelle (NBR), Holland - 01 Oct 1945
Piet de Groot, Heistraat D 99, Sprang-Capelle (NBR), Holland - 01 Oct 1945
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 11 Oct 2010
. . . . . . . . . .
names retrieved by his daughter Marla from eleven (11) post-war letters in Marlowe's foot lockers
- via Olson family - 16 Aug 2010 -

Trijntje Lindeboom - born 22 Mar 1911, Drachten (Smallingerland) - died 6 Feb 1984, San Jacinto, CA, USA - Age 72
Married (1) 24 Sep 1936, Menaldum (Menaldumadeel), divorced 5 Jan 1946, Menaldum (Menaldumadeel)
to Age Willem Salverda, born 27 Aug 1912, Veen, Germany - died 7 Nov 1989, Sydney, Australia - Age 77
Married (2) 9 Nov 1946, Smallingerland to Johannes Siebenga, born 9 May 1898, Marum (Gr), died 25 Feb 1969, Groningen - Age 70
- info familytree Lindeboom - by Sipke Veenstra

2nd Lt. Marlowe B. Olson - photo by Underground S/Sgt. Paul H. Moseley - photo by Underground
photos by Frisian Underground
Left: Navigator 2nd Lt. Marlowe B. Olson - Right: RWG - S/Sgt. Paul H. Moseley
- source: 'Sporen aan de hemel' part III - page 159 -

One of the brave helpers in the Drachten area was Ms. Tiny Mulder (born 2 Apr 1921)
she is mentioned in connection to many airmen for arranging shelter, food and forged papers
For the "Portland Ann" this is known for Hammond, Olson and Kopcza

Clip 2nd Lt. Marlowe B. Olson - Personalkarte - Stalag Luft 3 - #7434
clip - Stalag Luft 3 - Kriegsgefangenen Personalkarte No. 7434
- via Olson family - 4 Aug 2009 -

O-687897 - 2nd Lt. Marlowe B. Olson - Identification card - 05 Jun 1945
O-687897 - 2nd Lt. Marlowe B. Olson - Identification card - 05 Jun 1945
via Marla Olson (daughter) - 29 Jan 2015
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13069307 - O-688360 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter Houston Kendall - McConnellsburg, Fulton Co., PA - EVD-POW
born 15 Feb 1916 - died 15 Apr 1954 - Age 38 - burial: Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 10 Feb 1942, Baltimore, MD
Mr. James H. Kendall (father), McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
Helped by the "Comete Line" - underground in Belgium
captured about 22:00 - 22 Apr 1944 in Montbeliard, 15 km south of Belfort, France
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

2nd  Lt. Walter Houston Kendall
- 2nd Lt. - Walter Houston Kendall -
- via Patricia Kendall (sister-in-law) - 21 Oct 2010 -

Son of Mr. James Houston Kendall (father) and
Mrs. Myra Irene Kendall (mother) née Nelson - born 9 Apr 1886, PA - died 10 Dec 1961 - Age 75
Siblings (6): James Nelson Kendall - born 18 Sep 1906, Ayr Twp, Fulton Co., PA - died 18 Aug 1990 - Age 83
Richard Wallace Kendall - born abt. 1910 - died 24 Nov 1942 in U. S. Navy - Age ~32
Richard was married and had two sons
Sea 1c Richard W. Kendall USN - "S.S. Caddo" - 23 Nov 1942 - 8 survivors of the 59 men aboard
The Tanker "S.S. Caddo" was torpedoed by U-518 in the North Atlantic while en route to Iceland
Katherine Kendall - born 14 Jan 1912 - died 6 Jul 1954 - Age 42
Harold H. Kendall - born 1 May 1914 - died 14 Jan 1915 - Age 8 months
Charles Howard Kendall - born 6 Feb 1920, Ayr Township, Pa, - died 4 Jun 1998, Big Cove Tannery, PA - Age 78
William Logan Kendall - born 29 Aug 1926, on Springfield Farm, Ayr Township - died 12 Apr 2006, Fulton County Medical Center, PA - Age 79

Walter Houston Kendall - husband of Elsie Kendall (wife) - Margaret Ellen Kendall (daughter) - born 30 Sep 1949 - died 6 Apr 1954 - Age 4
- info Kendall family via Ron Rose - wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com -

When Walter Houston Kendall passed away (heart-stroke) he left behind his wife Elsie (d.2010), son Christopher and daughter Valerie
his little daughter Margaret was killed 9 days earlier in a traffic accident while crossing the road
- info Mrs. Patricia A. Kendall (sister-in-law, married to William Logan Kendall) - 16 Sep 2010

Discrepancy - Walter Houston Kendall (according sister-in-law Patricia A. Kendall)
also shows up as Walter Harry Kendall (MACR) and Walter Harvey Kendall ("Comete Line") - info PATS - 13 Oct 2010

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18216914 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Odell Hooper - Hastings, OK - EVD-POW
18 Mar 1923, Hastings, OK - Occupation: Farmer - Religion: Protestant
Son of Mr. Arch L. Hooper and Mrs. Maggie E. Hooper ( née Sudduth ), Route Number 2, Hastings, OK
Mrs. Maggie E. Hooper (mother), Route Number Two, Hastings, Oklahoma

was with the Underground in the Province of North-Brabant ( with fam. Otten, Erp ) and #31 on list(94) 'Groep André'
13 Jul 1944 - captured in Antwerp, Belgium
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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While in Erp with the fam. Otten - S/Sgt. Odell Hooper was together with 13137217 - T/Sgt. Clement 'Clem' F. Leone
Leone was from B-24H - #42-7567 - crash 24 Feb 1944 - at Baalder, 1 km NE of Hardenberg ( What is 10 mi ESE of Hooper's crash )

T/Sgt. Clement 'Clem' F. Leone
T/Sgt. Clement 'Clem' F. Leone
ID - Underground
Hooper was together with Leone while captured - 13 Jul 1944 - in Antwerp, Belgium
- info Odell Hooper - 25 Jun 2009 -

S/Sgt. Odell Hooper - Underground ID - POW #6549 - S/Sgt. Odell Hooper S/Sgt. Odell Hooper - Dec 1945
- - - - Underground 'ID' - - - - - - - POW #6549 - 18216914 - - - - S/Sgt. Odell Hooper ( Dec 1945 )
- via Odell Hooper - 25 Sep 2009 -
- Underground 'ID' via Ronald Vernes - 23 Nov 2010 -
- Source 'ID': StrolZaand, De Ketsheuvel van Vroeger, Jaargang 10, Sep 1995, nr. 4, page 19 -

"Hit over Berlin by FLAK, there were some 109's around .... I didn't see that they hit us.
With two engines out of order and unable to transfer gasoline we did end up as a "sitting duck"
Heading west we also run out of gasoline with our shot-up wing tanks
My intercom was failing ..... so I didn't hear the bail-out signal
When I came down from my Top/Turret position were it became colder the bomb-bay doors were open.
The Co-Pilot was ready to jump ...... we shake hands for success .... the CP jumped as #8
I went back to get my chute ...... and bundled all my courage to jump as #9
The pilot was the last men who bailed out as #10"
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info by phone via Odell Hooper - 29 Jan 2013


Last contacts Odell Hooper - 04 Dec 2010 - 29 Jan 2013 - PATS
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17068642 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Donald E. Anderson - Ottumwa, Wapello County, IA - POW
born 7 Apr 1923 , Ottumwa, IA - died 24 Apr 1992 - Age 69
Enlistment: 17 Sep 1942, Cp Dodge Herold, IA
Son of Mr. Carl A. Anderson (father) and Mrs. Nellie L. Anderson (mother) née Saylor, 1010 Grant Street, Ottumwa, Iowa
Siblings: John M. Anderson (M-15 abt. 1915) and Harold M. Anderson (M-12 abt. 1918)
Mrs. Nellie L. Anderson (mother), 1010 Grant, Ottumwa, Iowa

wounded - fracture of the left foot [ distal fibula ] - immediately captured in Ommen by Dutch police
Send to Military Police in Zwolle by Reserve War Hospital Apeldoorn
received first aid by local physician from here to Air Force Hospital Station
later due lack of place to Oranje Nassau barracks, Amsterdam
Got several times (3) a cast of "Plaster of Paris" - last was 2 May 44 - had to be left on till 26 May 1944
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Husband of Barbara E. Anderson (wife) née Lambirth - marriage 10 Sep 1949
Mrs. Barbara E. Anderson née Lambirth - born 14 Feb 1926, Chariton, Lucas Co., IA - died 30 Apr 2010, Ottumwa - Age 84
Served in United States Air Force for 29 years, retiring in 1973 as an administrative supervisor
Discrepancy in MACR - born 7 Mar 1923, Ottumwa, IA - info PATS 16 Oct 2010
- additional info - US Census 11 Apr 1930 -

S/Sgt. Donald E. Anderson
S/Sgt. Donald E. Anderson
left: High School yearbook (class of 1942) . . . . . . . . . right: Obituary - Donald Anderson
- via Patricia Essick - Librarian - Ottumwa Public Library - 15 Oct 2010 -
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19066441 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Morgan Eagle Hartman - Los Angeles, CA - POW
born 25 Feb 1916, Minnesota - died 22 Aug 1997, Spokane, WA - Age 81
Son of Mr. Clyde Hartman (father) (Head-43 abt.1887, NE) and Mrs. Gertrude Hartman (mother) (wife-42 abt.1888, KS)
607 Third Ave West, Crosby, Crow Wing Co., MN - info 04 Apr 1930 US Census
Siblings: Zane (brother) (M-9 abt.1921, MN) and Beverly (sister) (F-3 abt.1927,MN)
Mr. Clyde C. Hartman (father), 328 East 55th Street, Los Angeles, California

captured immediately, Ommen, The Netherlands
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Enlistment: 27 Nov 1945 - S/SGT, Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, FL - Residence: Los Angeles, CA - Nativity, MN - Marital Status: Single
Height: 66 in. (1.68m) - Weight: 129 lbs. (59.5kg)
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37232260 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Paul Henry Moseley - Brookfield, Linn County, MO - EVD-POW
born 10 May 1921, Brookfield, MO - died 15 Jul 1994, Brookfield, Linn Co., MO - Age 73
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri, USA
Mr. Gordon C. C. Moseley (father), Route Two, Brookfield, Missouri
Mrs. Besse Diehl, 116 E. Robard, Brookfield, Missouri

15th Census of the United States - 16 Apr 1930, Brookfield Twp, Linn Co., Missouri
Address: Gravel Road
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gordon Moseley - Head - 54 - born 28 Nov 1875, TN - Farmer
Birch Moseley - Wife - 51 - abt. 1879, KY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Earnest Moseley - Son - 21 - abt. 1909, MO - Farmer
Allene Moseley - Daughter - 15 - abt. 1915, MO
Ruth Moseley - Daughter - 13 - abt. 1917, MO
Carl Moseley - Son - 12 - abt. 1918, MO
Paul Henry Moseley - Son - 8 - born 10 May 1921, MO
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Gordon Columbus Moseley (father) - Farmer - born 28 Nov 1875, Cumberland Gap, Claiborne Co., Tennessee, USA
Death: 03 Feb 1951, Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri, USA
Missouri Death Certificate #1775. Male, white, Widowed of Lelia Moseley - Age: 75 yrs 2 mos 5 days
Father: Isaac Moseley, Mother: Sarah u/k. Burial: 6 Feb 1951
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri, USA
Informant: Paul Moseley, Brookfield, Linn, Missouri
Spouse: Lelia Birch Carter Moseley (mother) - born 1879 - died 1949 - Age ~70
- via findagrave - DK O'Neill Ward Neff - Record added: 18 Dec 2011 - Memorial# 82105156 -

was transfered via Vollenhove - #29 on list(37) Kingma - to the Underground in the Province of Friesland
Stayed first with Geert Hansma in Boelenslaan, then with the head of the school in Eernewoude
Boelenslaan en Eernewoude (Province of Friesland) - Principal Mr. Boersma of Public Elementary school
(other source - Jannes Boerstra instead of Boersma)
was with the Underground in the province of North-Brabant - #28 on list(36) 'Cor van der Hooft' and #74 on list(94) 'Groep André'
captured in Antwerp, Belgium
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Paul Henry Moseley Paul Henry Moseley Paul Henry Moseley
- S/Sgt. Paul Henry Moseley -
- courtesy Moseley family - via Brenda Ponting - 18 Jul 2009 -

T/Sgt. Paul Henry Moseley - grave marker T/Sgt. Paul Henry Moseley - grave marker
S/Sgt. Paul Henry Moseley - grave markers Rose Hill Cemetery
- images via findagrave by Terri Spencer - 17 Jul 2012 -

Crew Ehrman - 732BS - with Paul Henry Moseley
Crew Ehrman - 453rd BG - 732nd BS - with Paul Henry Moseley
1st Lt. Ehrman, 2nd Lt. Hammond, 2nd Lt. Olson, Lt. Bennett
Sgt. Janhke, Cpl. Mourer, S/Sgt. Hartman, S/Sgt. Kopcza, S/Sgt. Hooper, S/Sgt. Moseley
- courtesy Moseley family - via Brenda Ponting - 07 Feb 2010 -
- info names - via Odell Hooper - 01 Dec 2010 -
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35166020 - T/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Bon Elam Boswell Jr. - Marion, Grant County, IN - EVD-POW
born 20 Jan 1920, Cape Girardeaue, Missouri - died 8 Nov 1966 - Age 46
burial: Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA - Plot: G L143 G11
Enlistment: 1 Oct 1941, Ft Benjamin Harrison, IN
Address: 102 South Boots, Marion, Indiana
Mrs. Grace V. Boswell (mother), 108 North Boots Street, Marion, Indiana

Boswell - 09 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 6 page 48
Boswell - 09 May 1945 - clip from RAMP files - box601 - folder 6 page 48
via catalog.archives.gov - College Park, MD - 26 May 2016
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Hidden 2 to 3 mi SW of Ommen for three days - names unknown
Ommen RR Station to Zwolle - guided by young girl (age ~17) on 11 Mar 1944
Zwolle - for about one week - with Case/Kase [Cees/Kees], had a little boy named Robert - age 5
Had worked for an American Petroleum Compagny before the war, spoke fairly good English
Took me to underground at Amersfoort
Was with family G. Ottens, Amersfoort and moved
to Deventer for about 3 days at home of a paint store operator
then small town E of Eindhoven, stayed at various places
Zwarte Plak", America - farm of fam. Poels -
Over the border - 01 May 1944
04 Jun 1944 - Taken to Antwerp
05 Jun 1944 - captured in Antwerp, Belgium
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Married Ms. Betty Jean Hulce - 25 Oct 1945
Mrs. Betty Jean Boswell née Hulce - born 19 Nov 1923, Marion, IN - died 30 Aug 2007, Duluth, GA - Age 83
Burial: Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA

T/Sgt. Bon Elam Boswell Jr. - Underground ID - Ottens album T/Sgt. Bon Elam Boswell Jr. Memorial Bon Elam Boswell Jr.
Underground ID . . . . . . . . . T/Sgt. Bon Elam Boswell Jr. - Memorial - Bon Elam Boswell Jr. - 'Estates of Serenity', Marion
Underground ID from Ottens' album - via Leendert Smit - 27 Oct 2011 -
Memorial - via findagrave.com by Mr. & Mrs. Tombstoner -
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32741374 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Michael Kopcza - Cohoes, Albany County, NY - EVD-POW
born 15 Nov 1923, Cohoes, NY - died 06 Jul 2011, St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY - Age 87
Son of Mr. Wasyl "William" Kopcza (Head-50 abt.1880, Poland) and Mrs. Antoinette (Wife-45 abt.1885, Poland)
19 Beacon Avenue, Cohoes, Albany Co., NY
Siblings: John (M-23), Mary (F-19, NY), Rose (F-16, NY), Pauline (F-16, NY), Anna (F-13, NY),
Olga (F-11, NY), Andrew (M-8, NY) and Tekla "Tessie" (F-4, NY)
- corrected info US Census 11 Apr 1930 - Michael (M-6, NY) -
Enlistment: 9 Jan 1943, Albany, NY - Residence: Albany Co., NY - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
Height: 65 in. (1.65m) - Weight: 150 lbs. (68kg)
Discrepancy - German records states: born 17 Nov 1923, Cohoes, NY
Age given for Andrew (7) and Michael (5) in Census is wrong !!!! - Andrew (b.1921) - Michael (b.1923)
Mrs. Antoinette Kopcza (mother) née Guresz, 171 Beacon Avenue, Cohoes, New York


Michael Kopcza, 87, of Ballston Spa and formerly of Cohoes,
died on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany
He was the husband of the late Marie LaBombard Kopcza. Born in Cohoes,
son of the late Wasyl and Antoinette Guresz Kopcza
He resided in Cohoes for many years before moving to Ballston Spa 40 years ago
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a prisoner of war
Mike was a physical education teacher at Waterford-Halfmoon for many years
and was inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame in 1992
He was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church in Cohoes
and he enjoyed golfing, bowling and dancing
Funeral from the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Ave., Green Island,
on Tuesday, July 12 at 9:15am and at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Church in Cohoes at 10:00am
Interment in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterford, NY
obituary - timesunion.com - via daughter-in-law Sharon McCarthy Kopcza - 10 Jul 2011

The Troy Record - header

Brother Andrew Kopcza was missing too at the same period, he was sadly KIA at 11 Jul 1944, Saipan, Japan
20201382 - T/Sgt. - Andrew J. Kopsa - Albany County, NY - Enlistment: 15 Oct 1940
Cohoes Company B. 105th Infantry
Discrepancy - Kopsa/Kopcza



Cohoes Airman Corps missing T/Sgt. Andrew J. Kopcza - Army portrait Memorial Andrew Kopcza
Cohoes Air Corps Man Missing . . . T/Sgt. Andrew J. Kopcza - 1921 - 1944 . . . . . . . . Memorial Andrew Kopcza
- images via Judy Cox (niece) - 15 Nov 2010 -

Michael was transfered via Vollenhove - #27 on list(37) Kingma - to the Underground in the Province of Friesland
While in Oostermeer, Friesland - Kopcza was together with Co-Pilot Bill Hammond
They were sheltered by Mr. Willem Spaander, Oostermeer - who did have a large orchard
Paddy Coyne, an Irishmen, and Bill Cottam from Lancaster JA702 ( 30 Jan 1944) were next door [van Leeuwen MD, Torenlaan 17]
was with the Underground in the province of North-Brabant - #29 on list(36) 'Cor van der Hooft' and #75 on list(94) 'Groep André'
When captured in Antwerp, Belgium - he was with Hammond

Kopcza and Moseley with helpers Toon Wagemakers and Mina Beerens
ID's Underground - Hooper - Moseley - Kopcza
Underground ID's - Hooper, Moseley and Kopcza - in North-Brabant
Top image - Kopcza and Moseley with helpers Toon Wagemakers and housemaid Mina Beerens
- via Ronald Vernes - 23 Nov 2010 -
- Source 'ID': StrolZaand, De Ketsheuvel van Vroeger, Jaargang 10, Sep 1995, nr. 4, page 19 -

Via Dulag West Oberursel-Frankfurt transferred to St. Wendel ( which was Stalag Luft VI from 8/44 to 11/44 )
later send to Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
"I was first taken to St. Wendel and was held there for about 2 months
in a set of garages that were connected up on a hill. After about one week on a train,
I was held in Stalag Luft 4 in North Western Poland"

- info by Michael Kopcza - 7 Jul 2009


Michael Kopcza was on his 2nd mission he had already volunteered for his 1st mission
It was the 1st mission for the other members
- info by Michael Kopcza - 13 Nov 2010
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- Info MACR #2928 - KU 1175 -

Last contact Michael Kopcza - 15 Nov 2010 - PATS
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Collage Underground Friesland William H. Hammond Marlowe B. Olson Michael Kopcza
- - - - - Collage - - - - - - - - - William H. Hammond - - - - Marlowe B. Olson - - - - Michael Kopcza - - -
- images taken by underground for their "fake" papers - helpers: Tiny Mulder and Hoogerwerf
- left image - collage Underground Friesland -

All four(4) made it to the province of North-Brabant
Their names are on the list(36) of 'Cor van der Hooft' and list(94) "Groep André"
captured in Antwerp, Belgium
Mr. Cor van der Hooft was the Underground leader for the western region of N-Brabant
Mr. Jos van Wijlen - aka - André was the 'final man' before heading to Belgium
Jos van Wijlen, Capelle (N.B.) - Medal of Freedom with Gold Palm - 4 Sep 1946, Den Haag
Mr. Piet Felix - helper - giving shelter and brought several men to the Belgium border
Piet Felix, De Meern - Medal of Freedom - 12 Mar 1947, Utrecht

Additional info for the Drachten area is provided by Mr. Jan van der Wal - 28 Aug 2010
Additional info for the province of North-Brabant by Mr. Ronald Vernes - 24 Aug 2010

First Aid Kit - Portland Ann First Aid Kit - Portland Ann
First Aid Kit - Portland Ann First Aid Kit - Portland Ann
First Aid Kit - Portland Ann First Aid Kit - Portland Ann
First Aid Kit - Portland Ann
First Aid Medical Kit was taken by Mr. Harm Mulder (26y - b. 9 Apr 1918) from the plane before the Germans did arrive
images by PATS - Medical Kit via Jan Nijensikkens - 22 Apr 2011

First Aid Kit - Portland Ann - handed over by Mr. Harm Mulder to Mrs. Marla Okner née Olson
First Aid Medical Kit - Portland Ann - 14 Mar 2012
First Aid Medical Kit was official handed over by Mr. Harm Mulder to Mrs. Marla Okner née Olson on 14 Mar 2012, Dedemsvaart
She will show it first to her Aunt Shirley (89y) in Wisconsin - sibling of Navigator Marlowe B. Olson - and close relatives
eventually it will be donated to "Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum" in Savannah, GA
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Mr. Harm Mulder - born 09 Apr 1918 - died 26 Sep 2013 - Age 95 - info Mrs. Marla Okner née Olson - 30 Sep 2013

Monumental structure MDCCXXXII - 1732 - Kerkstraat 14 - photo Nov 1968 - by Ton van de Wal - RCE Marla and Glenn at doorstep of Kerkstraat 14 on May 3rd 2015
Monumental structure MDCCXXXII - 1732 - Kerkstraat 14, Vollenhove -
photo Nov 1968 - by Ton van de Wal - RCE
03 May 2015: Navigator Olson's daughter Marla and husband Glenn were back at this doorstep and inside
Her dad was hiding here some days, by Notary J. J. J. van Kluyve, while en-route from Dalfsen to Drachten, Friesland
Family Van Kluyve did reside in de left section of Kerkstraat 139 (nowadays 14)

Notary Van Kluyve was taken in custody by the SD on 10 Dec 1944 till 14 Apr 1945 (Steenwijk, Heerenveen)
The German SD did confiscate the house and office of the notary on 21 Dec 1944 till 15 Apr 1945
Family Noback was residing in the right section till 04 Oct 1941 - info Mrs. Martha Krijger-Noback - 04 May 2015
After 04 Oct 1941 the right section became the office of Notary Van Kluyve

21 Dec 1944 - Their house - Kerkstraat 139, Vollenhove - was confiscated by the Germans (SD)
Till liberation the family, mother and four daughters, was sheltering under a false name in Oldeberkoop
info via Joke van Kluyve (daughter) - 20 Mar 2014
Kerstraat 139 - nowadays Kerkstraat 14
12 Apr 1945 - Liberation Olderberkoop
15 Apr 1945 - Liberation Vollenhove

Hoe een verzetsstrijder tientallen gecrashte piloten redde

. . . . . . . . Minnesota 2016: leven dankzij de Kingma-doctrine
Marla Okner (62) is de groep Kingma nog altijd dankbaar.
Ongeveer twee weken voordat Garrett crasht, overkomt haar vader Marlowe Olson hetzelfde . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . Ook Marla’s moeder weet maar weinig van het oorlogsverleden van haar man. Tot ze op een dag een
telefoontje uit Nederland krijgt. Het is dan 2009, net een jaar na de dood van Marlowe.
Aan de andere kant van de lijn zit Teunis Schuurman, een amateurarchivaris die zijn dagen inmiddels al meer dan tien jaar fulltime vult
met het vervolmaken van zijn missie: het achterhalen van alle vliegtuigen en inzittenden
die in de Tweede Wereldoorlog zijn gecrasht in en rondom Vollenhove. En vooral: foto’s van de betrokken soldaten
verzamelen. Hoe completer het beeld, des te groter de voldoening.
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Source: De Volkskrant - May 2017 - www.volkskrant.nl/kijkverder/2017/verzet/ - by Geart van der Pol, etc ....
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SGLO - T3519

B-24H - #42-52175 - 08 Mar 1944 - DEN OOSTERHUIS - CREW 10

17073990 - O-681972 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Everett George Ehrman - Ferguson, MO - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 1 O-750380 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William Henry Hammond - Salem, OR - EVD-POW - Stalag 7A 17063853 - O-687897 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Marlowe Bayne Olson - Bristow, Boyd County, NE - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 3 13069307 - O-688360 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Walter Houston Kendall - McConnellsburg, Fulton Co., PA - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 3 18216914 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Odell Hooper - Hastings, OK - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 4
17068642 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Donald E. Anderson - Ottumwa, Wapello County, IA - POW - Stalag Luft 4 19066441 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Morgan Eagle Hartman - Los Angeles, CA - POW - Stalag Luft 4 37232260 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Paul Henry Moseley - Brookfield, Linn County, MO - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 4 35166020 - T/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Bon Elam Boswell Jr. - Marion, Grant County, IN - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 4 32741374 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Michael Kopcza - Cohoes, Albany County, NY - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 4

- 10 POW -

EHRMAN - HAMMOND - OLSON - KENDALL - HOOPER
ANDERSON - HARTMAN - MOSELEY - BOSWELL Jr. - KOPCZA

Spoke with Hooper and Kopcza

Contact Hooper is pending - 24 Jun 2009 - PATS
Contact Olson is pending - 25 Jun 2009 - PATS
Contact Ehrman is pending - 25 Jun 2009 - PATS
Contact Leone is pending - 25 Jun 2009 - PATS
Contact Boswell is pending - 27 Jun 2009 - PATS
Contact Kopcza is pending - 27 Jun 2009 - PATS
Contact Moseley is pending - 27 Jun 2009 - PATS
Contact Jahnke is pending - 28 Sep 2009 - PATS
Contact Kendall is pending - 16 Sep 2010 - PATS
Contact Esseveld is pending - 10 Nov 2011 - PATS
Contact van Hout is pending - 28 Nov 2011 - PATS
Contact Hansma is pending - 29 Jul 2015 - PATS

Last update - 22 May 2017 - PATS



Oud-Avereest - 3

18 mi SE of Vollenhove

- 3 Commonwealth graves - 2 CAN - 1 UK -



Cemetery Oud-Avereest - 20 Oct 2010
Cemetery Oud-Avereest - 20 Oct 2010
- image by PATS -


SGLO - T2309

Halifax Mk.II - JB966 - LQ-D - F/O. H. D. Beattie - 02:16 - near Oud-Avereest
405 Squadron - RCAF - 14th May 1943 - Operation Bochum
3 KIA - 4 POW



Oud-Avereest is a village 15 kilometers south-east of Meppel on the Meppel - Ommen road
The cemetery is 1 kilometre north of the village on the road to Meppel
On the north-eastern side of the cemetery are the graves of 3 airmen
one from the United Kingdom and two from Canada
No. of Identified Casualties: 3

#405 'City of Vancouver' Squadron (Ducimus), Pathfinder Force
Halifax Mk.II - JB966 - LQ-D was airborne - 23:52 - 13 May 1943 from Gransden Lodge, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Hauptmann Herbert Lütje, 8./NJG 1) and crashed - 02:16 - near Oud-Avereest (Overijssel)
- hamlet Den Kaat - 2 km N of Balkbrug, Holland
Sgt. Hart was killed during the action
Those killed are buried in Avereest (Oud-Avereest) General cemetery
Sgt. K. W. Clarke was interned in Camps L1/L6/L4. POW No. 1172, with Sgt. R. Ferguson, POW No. 1177
and Sgt. J. D. Gibson, POW No. 1180. (Promoted to WO2 during captivity)
P/O. J. S. Hawtin in Camp L3, POW No. 1329
Discrepancy middle name - it's J. A. Hawtin - info PATS

Claim Lütje #27 victory - 14.5.1943 - 2:25 - Halifax - 8./NJG 1 - 5 km W Dedemswaart
Herbert Lütje was born on 30 Jan 1918 at Abbesbüttel in the Gifhorn region of Niedersachsen
On 17 April 1945, Major Lütje was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 836) for 50 victories
Herbert Lütje was credited with 50 victories in 247 missions
Lütje survived the war but died on 18 Jan 1967 at Köln-Wahn - Age 49
source: luftwaffe.cz/lutje.html

Detail - layout - Den Kaat area
Description - layout - Den Kaat area - with local historian Jan Nijensikkens
Description - layout - Den Kaat area - with local historian Jan Nijensikkens
located in front of cemetery
- images by PATS - 20 Oct 2010

Crew Beattie - standing on wing of Halifax - RCAF
Crew Beattie - standing on wing of Halifax
l-r: Ferguson, Clarke, Hawley, Beattie, Gibson, Hart and Hawtin
- image and names via Shirley Hawtin (daughter) - via Hillie Westerbaan - 27 Sep 2013 -

Crew Beattie - standing in front of Halifax - RCAF
Crew Beattie - 405 Squadron - RCAF
l-r: Air Gunner - Reginald Ferguson, Engineer - John 'Jack' Donald Gibson, Navigator - John Arthur 'Art' Hawtin, Bomb Aimer - K. W. Clarke,
Air Gunner - Ralph Eric Hart, Pilot - Hugh Donald Beattie, Wireless Operator - Sydney Buchanan Hawley
image and names (2) - Hart and Beattie - via Carl Jensen (Hart's cousin) - 22 Apr 2011
missing names (5) via Art Hawtin - 18 May 2011

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - JB966 - LQ-D - 14 May 1943 - Mission: Bochum
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R/95477 - J/10119 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Hugh Donald Beattie - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA

J/11941 - P/O. - Navigator - John Arthur "Art" Hawtin - RCAF - Age ~21 - POW - in Camps L3, POW No. 1329

1269142 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sydney Buchanan Hawley - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

R/75127 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - John 'Jack' Donald Gibson - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1180

1376493 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - K. W. Clarke - RAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1172

R/141618 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Reginald Ferguson - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1177

R/95244 - Flight Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Ralph Eric Hart - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - JB966 - LQ-D - Beattie
Loss Card - JB966 - LQ-D - Beattie - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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R/95477 - J/10119 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Hugh Donald Beattie - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA
- of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Grave 1 - Oud Avereest General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820376
Son of Hugh Duncan Beattie and Margaret Johnstone Beattie née Donald, 346 Martin Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
born 28 Apr 1922, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - died 14 May 1943, Oud-Avereest, The Netherlands - Age 21
Mr. Hugh Duncan Beattie (father) - Scottish emigrant -
Mr. Hugh Duncan Beattie (father), born: Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Mrs. Margaret Johnstone Donald (mother), born: Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Certificate of Birth - Hugh Donald Beattie
Certificate of Birth - Hugh Donald Beattie
source: Service Records - 12 Jan 2017

Marriage for Hugh Duncan BEATTIE and Margaret Johnston DONALD on June 8, 1921 in Winnipeg
Henderson's Directories does give this Beattie info from 1948 to 1978
1948 - Hugh D. Beattie, cashier CPR, residing at 346 Martin
1954 - Hugh D. (Margt J) Beattie, accoutant CPR, 346 Martin
1963 - Margaret (widow of Hugh) Beattie, cashier, 151 Hazeldell Ave
1966 - Margaret J. Beattie (widow of Hugh), 151 Hazeldell Ave
1978 - Margaret J. (widow Hugh D.) Beattie, 151 Hazeldell Ave
- additional Beattie info via rootsweb by Karen and William, AB, Canada - 27/28 Jan 2009

BEATTIE, Hugh Duncan (R/95477 - J/10119) - Born 28 Apr 1922
He enlisted in Winnipeg, 12 Mar 1941 and was posted to No.2 Manning Depot, Brandon on that date
To No.7 Bombing and Gunnery School, 20 Jun 1941, apparently for guard duty
To No.4 Initial Training School, Edmonton, 10 Jul 1941
Graduated and promoted LAC, 30 Sept 1941 when posted to No.9 Elementary Flying Training School;
to No.12 Service Flying Training School, 25 Oct 1941
Graduated and commissioned, 15 Jan 1942. To Embarkation Depot, 19 Feb 1942
To RAF overseas, 4 Mar 1942. Missing, presumed dead, 14 May 1943
- info via Hugh Halliday - 04 Nov 2010 -

O V E R S E A S
Pilot Officer - Donald Beattie - RCAF
Pilot Officer - Donald Beattie - RCAF - Age 19

A recent arrival overseas was Pilot Officer Donald Beattie, 19-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Beattie, of 346 Martin Ave.
Pilot Officer Beattie received his training at the British Commonwealth
air training schools at Edmonton, Virden and Brandon
The Winnipeg Evening Tribune - 15 Apr 1942 - page 3

Pilot Officer - Donald Beattie - RCAF - Epigraph
Epigraph - Hugh Donald Beattie - Oud-Avereest Cemetery


"WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM
SHOULD NOT PERISH
BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE"

- Epigraph on Beattie memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Beattie - request 17 Feb 2011 - received 15 Jun 2011 - PATS -

J/11941 - P/O. - Navigator - John Arthur "Art" Hawtin - RCAF - Age ~21 - POW - in Camps L3, POW No. 1329
J/11941 - Flying Officer - John Arthur "Art" Hawtin, RCAF
served at No.2 Air Navigation School (ANS), Pennfield Ridge
Taken POW and spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft 3, Sagan
as the fighting neared its end, Art and thousands of other prisoners were forced
to march west as the Russians were advancing, and then east to avoid the British
This was in harsh weather from January to May 1945

Flying Officer Arthur Hawtin, a Beaverton boy shot down over Germany and a prisoner there
since last summer, has again authorized his mother to send a cheque for $25
to aid the Canadian Red Cross campaign for funds
Like his first cheque for similar amount, this one is earmarked "Prisoners of War Food Parcel Fund"
Flying Officer Hawtin says: "The parcels are arriving regularly and keep the boys going"
Arthur Hawtin is a grandson of Mrs. M. F. Starr, Pleasantville, ON, Canada
Son of John Albert Hawtin (father) and Mrs. Emily Starr (mother) (b.1887)
John Arthur Hawtin, born 1922 - married to Noreen in 1948
Siblings: George Francis Hawtin, Clara Gertrude Hawtin, Dorothy Elizabeth Hawtin
Edith Alberta Hawtin and Margaret Evelyn Hawtin

Marriage 29 May 1948: Arthur Hawtin and Noreen
Children of Art and Noreen: two girls and one boy

Art and Noreen Hawtin by Halifax NA 337 being restored at Trenton Museum
Art and Noreen Hawtin
by Halifax NA 337 being restored at Trenton Museum
RCAF Memorial Museum, adjacent to the grounds of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, Ontario
- source airmuseum.ca -

Art and his wife Noreen did visit the area around Balkbrug in Aug 2004
and spoke with Jan Nijensikkens a 10-y old boy in 1943 and eyewitness of the crash scene at Den Kaat
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Last contact Hawtin - 19 May 2011 - PATS

Crew Beattie - standing on wing of Halifax - RCAF
Crew Beattie - standing on wing of Halifax
l-r: Ferguson, Clarke, Hawley, Beattie, Gibson, Hart and Hawtin
- image and names via Art Hawtin - 18 May 2011 -

Crew Beattie - standing on wing of Halifax - RCAF
Crew Beattie - standing on wing of Halifax
l-r: Ferguson, Clarke, Hawley, Beattie, Gibson, Hart and Hawtin
- image and names via Shirley Hawtin (daughter) - via Hillie Westerbaan - 27 Sep 2013 -

Crew Beattie - standing in front of Halifax - RCAF
Crew Beattie - standing in front of Halifax
l-r: Ferguson, Beattie, Clarke, Hart, Hawley, Hawtin and Gibson
- image and names via Shirley Hawtin (daughter) - via Hillie Westerbaan - 27 Sep 2013 -
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1269142 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sydney Buchanan Hawley - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
- of Beckenham, Kent Co., UK - Grave 3 - Oud Avereest General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820378
Son of Robert Arthur and Violet Florence Hawley née Devereux, Beckenham, Kent Co., UK

Marriage parents: 3rd Qtr. 1905 - Mr. Robert Arthur Hawley and Ms. Violet Florence Devereux, district Lewisham, UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Eileen R. Hawley - mother's surname: Devereux - district: Bromley, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - Sydney B. Hawley - mother's surname: Devereux - district: Bromley, UK
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Birth 3rd Qtr. 1883 - Robert Arthur Hawley (father) - district: Lambeth, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1887 - Violet Florence Devereux (mother) - district: Lewisham, UK
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Marriage sister: 3rd Qtr. 1938 - Ms. Eileen R. Hawley and Mr. Ronald G. McDonald - district: Bromley, UK
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C96221 - R/75127 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - John 'Jack' Donald Gibson - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1180
Sgt. John D. Gibson, Saskatoon, SK, Canada - info via Art Hawtin - 23 Oct 2010

For Gibson, he appears in Canada Gazette Nov 3, 1945 - Flight Engineer Officer Branch
The undermentioned airmen Ex-PoW to be pilot officers and are allocated the personel numbers
as shown after their names: O CAN R/75127 WO2 John Donald Gibson, CAN(C96221)

Sergeant - John 'Jack' Donald Gibson - RCAF
Canada Gazette Nov 3, 1945 - WO2 - John Donald Gibson - RCAF
- info via Dennis Burke, Dublin, Ireland - source: collectionscanada.gc.ca - 26 Oct 2010

GIBSON, John Donald (R75127 and C96221) – Born Aug 1922
Enlisted in Saskatoon 11 Oct 1940 as Airframe Mechanic
To Technical Training School, St,Thomas, Ontario, 27 Nov 1940. Promoted AC1, 5 Apr 1941
To No.6 Repair Depot, 24 Apr 1941. Promoted LAC, 1 Oct 1941. To Embarkation Depot, 27 Oct 1941
To RAF overseas, 2 Nov 1941. Promoted Corporal, 1 Oct 1942. Promoted Sergeant, 22 Nov 1942
Remustered to Flight Engineer, 1 Jan 1944. Commissioned 23 Apr 1944. Repatriated to Canada, 7 Jul 1945
To No.8 Repair Depot, 20 Jul 1945. Released 5 Oct 1945. Living in Vancouver as of 1950
- info via Hugh Halliday - 30 Oct 2010 -

Crew Beattie - standing in front of Halifax - RCAF
Crew Beattie - 405 Squadron - RCAF
l-r: Air Gunner - Reginald Ferguson, Engineer - John 'Jack' Donald Gibson, Navigator - John Arthur 'Art' Hawtin, Bomb Aimer - K. W. Clarke,
Air Gunner - Ralph Eric Hart, Pilot - Hugh Donald Beattie, Wireless Operator - Sydney Buchanan Hawley
image via Jacqueline Hatch née Gibson (daughter) - 17 Sep 2013

John 'Jack' Donald Gibson- RCAF John 'Jack' Donald Gibson- RCAF
John "Jack" Donald Gibson- RCAF
images via Jacqueline Hatch née Gibson (daughter) - 17 Sep 2013

The Evening Citizen, Ottawa, Canada - Tuesday, May 29, 1945 - page 9
       'Soggy' Norton Arrives At Center Wearing Curious Dress and Beard
"Soggy" Norton Arrives At Center Wearing Curious Dress and Beard
W/O. C. (Soggy) Norton of 95 Lees Avenue, Ottawa, Observer
with Norton was W/O. J. D. Gibson of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a Flight Engineer who shared
Red Cross parcels with the Ottawa footballer during their two years in prison camp together"
The Evening Citizen, Ottawa, Canada - Tuesday, May 29, 1945 - page 9
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1376493 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - K. W. Clarke - RAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1172
Likely by elimination - Sgt. Kenneth W. Clarke - 02 Nov 2010 - PATS

It's Kenneth William Clarke - via "The National Archives" - by PATS - 05 Jul 2013

AIR78-32-0-5 - ID - 1376493 - Kenneth William Clarke
AIR78-32-0-5 - page 227
1376493 - Kenneth William Clarke - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 05 Jul 2013
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R/141618 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Reginald Ferguson - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1177
born 13 Aug 1920 - died 11 Jul 1980, Horseheads, Chemung, NY - Age 59 - SSN:078-18-4053
Sgt. Ferguson did sprain his ankle when he landed by chute
Sgt. R. Ferguson, Long Island, NY, USA - American citizenship - info via Art Hawtin - 23 Oct 2010
WO1 Reginald Ferguson (R/141618) promoted to Pilot Officer (J/96085) 24 April 1945
Married 8 Dec 1946 - Patricia S. Ferguson née O'Leary (wife) - born 26 Dec 1923 - died 19 Jun 1999 - Age 75
Burials: Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, Chemung County , New York, USA - Plot: Section O

WO1 Reginald Ferguson - RCAF
Canada Gazette Oct 20, 1945 - WO1 - Reginald Gibson - RCAF
info via Christian Larsen, New Brunswick, Canada - source: The Canada Gazette - 20 October 1945

FERGUSON, Reginald (R141618 and J96085) – Born Aug 1920
Enlisted in Montreal, 19 Nov 1941 and posted to No.2 Manning\Depot
To No.10 SFTS (guard), 30 Jan 1942. To No.7 ITS, 28 Mar 1942
To Composite Training School, 7 Jun 1942. To No.6 BGS, 4 Jul 1942
Promoted Sergeant, 14 Aug 1942. To “Y” Depot, Halifax, 15 Aug 1942
To RAF overseas, 26 Oct 1942. Commissioned 14 Feb 1945
Promoted Flying Officer, 14 Aug 1945
The microfilm I consulted is very blurred; his repatriation date may be May 1945 or May 1946
while the date of release may be 18 Aug 1945 or 18 Aug 1946
- info via Hugh Halliday - 30 Oct 2010 -

Thank you for your work.
My beloved Father, Reginald Ferguson is mentioned on your website.
Gunner, POW, RCAF with American citizenship. I am one of 4 sons named after him.
He also had 2 daughters. His wife's name was Patricia O'Leary, from Howard Beach, NY 11414.
I am in the process of finding information to place on a bronze military plaque,
on the rear of his tombstone. Thanks again
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reginald S. Ferguson, Jr. (son) - 18 Jan 2015


Thanks so much for your prompt reply....
I will gather some photo's of my Dad's grave, and some pictures
prior to his death for your records.
I appreciate the work you have done, more than you will ever know.
Thank you so much.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reginald S. Ferguson, Jr. - 20 Jan 2015

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R/95244 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Ralph Eric Hart - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
- of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada - Grave 2 - Oud Avereest General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820377
Son of James Waddy Hart and Gertrude Alice Hart née Dingwall, Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada
born 8 Nov 1920, Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada - died 14 May 1943, Oud-Avereest, The Netherlands - Age 22
Enlistment 26 Feb 1941, Winnipeg, Canada

F/Sgt.  Ralph Eric Hart - RCAF Headstone - F/Sgt.  Ralph Eric Hart - RCAF - 22 Apr 2011 by PATS
F/Sgt. Ralph Eric Hart - RCAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Headstone - F/Sgt. Ralph Eric Hart
left image via Carl Jensen (cousin) - 22 April 2011
License plate: Saskatchewan 79-447 - Car: ?Austin? - info: PATS

Sgt. Hart trained at Brandon and graduated at Paulson Bombing and Gunnery school in May 1942
He arrives overseas in Jul 1942

HART, Ralph Eric (R/95244) - Hart was born 8 Nov 1920
Enlisted in Winnipeg, 26 Feb 1941. To No.2 Manning Depot, 6 Mar 1941
To No.3 Bombing and Gunnery School (guard), 29 Mar 1941. To No.4 Initial Training School, Edmonton, 20 Jun 1941
Graduated and promoted Leading Aircraftman, 26 Jul 1941 when posted to No.18 Elementary Flying Training School
Ceased training and posted elsewhere, 13 Aug 1941. To No.1 Wireless School, 13 Sep 1941
Ceased training and posted elsewhere, 19 Mar 1942. To No.7 Bombing and Gunnery School, 23 Apr 1942
Qualified as Air gunner and promoted Sergeant, 25 May 1942. To “Y” Depot, Halifax for embarkation, 26 May 1942
To RAF overseas, 13 Jun 1942. Missing, presumed dead, 14 May 1943
- info via Hugh Halliday - 04 Nov 2010 -

6 - M A N I T O B A - A I R M E N - A R E - C A S U L A T I E S
6 Manitoba casulaties - 23 Jun 1943
Sgt. R. E. Hart - Sgt. A. D. Monoghan - FO. H. D. Beattie
Sgt. T. J. Hughes - Sgt. W. A. Wakeman - Sgt. I. N. Yudell

The Winnipeg Evening Tribune - 23 Jun 1943 - page 5

Flight Sergeant - Ralph Eric Hart - RCAF - Epigraph
Epigraph - Ralph Eric Hart - Oud-Avereest Cemetery


LOVED IN LIFE
AND LIVING YET
IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE
WHO WILL NEVER FORGET

- Epigraph on Hart memorial -
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RCAF - Service records - Hart - request 17 Feb 2011 - received 15 Jun 2011 - PATS -

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Flying Officer - Pilot - Hugh Donald Beattie - RCAF - Cemetery Oud-Avereest - 20 Oct 2010 Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Ralph Eric Hart - RCAF - Cemetery Oud-Avereest - 20 Oct 2010 Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sydney Buchanan Hawley - RAFVR - Cemetery Oud-Avereest - 20 Oct 2010
Memorials - Beattie - Hart - Hawley - Cemetery Oud-Avereest
- images by PATS - 20 Oct 2010

Cemetery Oud-Avereest - 22 Apr 2011
Cemetery Oud-Avereest - 22 Apr 2011
Cemetery Oud-Avereest - 22 Apr 2011
- images by PATS - 22 Apr 2011

Visit airgunner Eric Hart's cousin Carl Jensen with his wife Carol Jensen - 22 Apr 2011
Den Kaat - 22 Apr 2011 - at crash location
Visit airgunner Eric Hart's cousin Carl Jensen with his wife Carol Jensen - 22 Apr 2011
Dutch newspaper article "Familieleden bezoeken plek crash bommenwerper"
image from Wilco van Driessen, Mariënberg - fotowvd.nl - 22 Apr 2011

Dutch newspaper article "Beeld bij oorlogsverhalen door plaats crash te zien"
images in this article are from Hans Berkenbos, Balkbrug - 22 Apr 2011



SGLO - T2309

HALIFAX Mk.II - JB966 - LQ-D - 14 May 1943 - DEN KAAT - CREW 7

R/95477 - J/10119 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Hugh Donald Beattie - RCAF - Age 21 - KIA - Cemetery Oud-Avereest J/11941 - P/O. - Navigator - John Arthur 'Art' Hawtin - RCAF - Age ~21 - POW - in Camps L3, POW No. 1329 1269142 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Sydney Buchanan Hawley - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Cemetery Oud-Avereest R/75127 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - John 'Jack' Donald Gibson - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1180
1376493 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Kenneth William Clarke - RAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1172 R/141618 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Reginald Ferguson - RCAF - POW - in Camps L1/L6/L4, POW No. 1177 R/95244 - Flight Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Ralph Eric Hart - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA - Cemetery Oud-Avereest

- 3 KIA - 4 POW -

BEATTIE(†) - HAWTIN - HAWLEY(†) - GIBSON
CLARKE - FERGUSON - HART(†)

Spoke with Hawtin
Contact Hawtin, Gibson, Hart and Ferguson for photos

Contact Hawtin is pending - 23 Oct 2010 - PATS
Contact Gibson is pending - 25 Oct 2010 - PATS
Contact Hart is pending - 06 Apr 2011 - PATS
Contact Ferguson is pending - 18 Jan 2015 - PATS

Last update - 12 Jan 2017 - PATS


SGLO - T1112A

Wellington Mk.II - W5534 - LQ-N - Sgt. D. B. Thrower - 02:10 - Avereest/Staphorst
405 "Vancouver" Squadron - RCAF - 15th July 1941 - Operation Hanover
6 POW




Logbook 405 Squadron: W5534 - 14/15 Jul 1941
Bombing attack on rubber factory Hanover
Pocklington. Order no. 9
Eight aircraft were detailed
Bomb load: 3 x 500, 2 x 250 (.025), 1 x 250 (MLD) bombs and 6 SBC’s
Take off 22.30 hours. Missing from this operation
source 405 Squadron - via Douwe Drijver - 12 May 2014

According Pilot Derek Thrower the target was Bremen
info: "The Lonely Path To Freedom" - page 9

In recognition of his succesful escape from Nazi Germany,
Derek Thrower was awarded the M.B.E. in 1946

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Crew: Wellington Mk.II - W5534 - LQ-N - 15 Jul 1941 - Mission: Hanover
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904944 - Sgt. - Pilot - Derek Bert Thrower - RAFVR, MBE - Age 21 - POW/EVD - in Camp L6, POW No. 39303

60561 - P/O. - 2nd Pilot - Ronald George Moy Morgan - RAFVR - Age 25 - POW - in Camp L3, POW No. 3653

958689 - Sgt. - Navigator - Victor Rodney Jacob Slaughter - RAFVR, MBE - Age 24 - POW/EVD - in Camp 357, POW No. 39253

643332 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Eric Jones<