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*** Hardenberg / Rheezerveen ***



SGLO - T5263

16th Feb 1945 - B-17G - #42-97869 - "Maid to Order" - IY-A - Hardenberg/Rheezerveen - 14:30
401st BG - Triangle 'S' - 94th CBW - 615th BS - 1st Lt. E. A. Hansen - MACR #12444
3 KIA - 1 EVD - 5 POW



crash in the Colenbrandersbos at Rheezerveen - just inside my 50x50 mi search area -

401st BG 615 BS patch Triangle S 8th-air-force-patch
401st BG - Triangle 'S'- 615th BS - IY - 1st Div - 8th Air Force

Crew 15- 401st BG - 615th BS - 13 Dec 1944
Photo A-66264A.C - Crew 15 - 401st BG - 615th BS - 13 Dec 1944 at an Air Force base in England
Standing: (left to right) - Sgt. Wade T. Brunson, Sgt. Leroy M. McKnight
Kneeling: Sgt. Raymond A. Miller, Sgt. James L. Morrison, Lt. Coates,
Lt. Morton Greenberg, Sgt. Ferguson and 1st Lt. Ernest A. Hansen
This was not the same crew that flew to Gelsenkirchen - 16 Feb 1945
The Co-Pilot was Joseph S. Chuderewicz, not Coates, the Radio Operator was Joseph V. Del Torto
and the Waist Gunner was Alonzo Karcher
All returned except for Del Torto, Brunson, and Hansen
- photo via Footnote - National Archives - crew info by Jinny -
- NARA Reference Number: 342-FH-3A11061-A66264AC -

The aircraft B-17G-35-VE - #42-97869 - "Maid to Order" aka "Hula Girl" - piloted by Lt. Ernest A. Hansen,
was hit in the right wing, which caught on fire
The crew bailed out over Holland, but three members of the crew, were killed
One crew member, Sgt. R. A. Miller, the Engineer, evaded capture,
but the remaining crew members were POW's

19162208 - O-772360 - Pilot - 
1st Lt. - Ernest Arden 'Ernie' Hansen - KIA 32940850 - Radio Operator - 
S/Sgt. - Joseph Vincent Del Torto - KIA 17155093 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner 
T/Sgt. - Raymond Anthony Miller - EVD 38555031 - Ball Turret Gunner - 
S/Sgt. - Wade Travis Brunson - KIA 36751903 - Waist Gunner - 
S/Sgt. - Alonzo Albert Karcher - POW
Hansen - Del Torto - Miller - Brunson - Karcher
- - KIA - - - KIA - - - EVD - - - KIA - - - POW - -
- images via Andy Swinnen -

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Crew: B-17G-35-VE - #42-97869 - 16 Feb 1945 - Mission: Gelsenkirchen
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19162208 - O-772360 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Ernest Arden "Ernie" Hansen - DFC - Fortuna, Humboldt County, CA - KIA

T-4671 - F/O. - Co-Pilot - Joseph Stephen "Fats" Chuderewicz - Pittsburg, PA - POW - Stalag Luft 3

O-1997849 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Morton "Morty" (nmi) Greenberg - New York, NY - POW

17181731 - S/Sgt. - Togglier - James Lowry Morrison - Grinnell, Powshiek County, IA - POW - Stalag VII A

17155093 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Raymond Anthony Miller - West Union, Todd County, MN - EVD

32940850 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Joseph Vincent Del Torto - Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY - KIA

38555031 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Wade Travis Brunson - Travis County, TX - KIA

36751903 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Alonzo "Lonnie" Albert Karcher - Dahlgren, Harrison County, IL - POW

34795493 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Leroy Miles Mc Knight - Marion County, AL - POW
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19162208 - O-772360 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Ernest Arden "Ernie" Hansen - DFC - Fortuna, Humboldt County, CA - KIA
born 18 Jun 1922 - died 16 Feb 1945, Hardenberg, NL - Age 22
Son of Mr. Ernest H. Hansen (father) and Mrs. Verna Ruth Hansen (mother), P.O. Box 34, 562 Main Street, Fortuna, California
Enlistment: 15 Oct 1942, Los Angeles, CA - Residence: Humboldt Co., CA - Nativity: CA - Marital Status: Single
Religion: Protestant - initial buried 18 Feb 1945 - Grave No. 1 - Achterveld Civillian Cemetery, Dedemsvaart, Holland
reinterred: Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: BBB Row: 3 Grave: 61
final burial, Ocean View Cemetery, Eureka, California, USA
DFC - 30 Nov 1944
Address parents in 1949: 76 Spruce Road, Fairfax, Marin County, California

1946 - Statement burgomaster of Avereest - via Alderman J. Wolthuis
"Parachute did not open after he left the plane"

1st Lt. Ernest Arden 'Ernie' Hansen 1st Lt. Ernest Arden 'Ernie' Hansen
1st Lt. Ernest Arden "Ernie" Hansen
- images via Herman Redder - 10 Dec 2010

Newsclip - Hero Home - Lt. Ernest A. Hansen
Newsclip - Hero Home - Lt. Ernest A. Hansen
- via Herman Redder - 10 Dec 2010

headstone - 1st Lt. Ernest A. Hansen
Ernest A. Hansen - 1922 † 1945 -
1st Lt. U.S. Air Force W.W. II
In loving memory of Audrey Hansen Bell, only sister
reinterred USA - Ocean View Cemetery, Eureka, CA
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T-4671 - F/O. - Co-Pilot - Joseph Stephen "Fats" Chuderewicz - Pittsburg, PA - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 7 Mar 1922 - died 29 Sep 1999, Gibsonia, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania - Age 77
buried at St Stanislaus Cemetery, Pittsburg, PA
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Chuderewicz (mother) née Wisniewski, 3017 Brereton Avenue, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Peter Paul Chuderewicz (father) - born 24 Apr 1892 - died Jun 1964 - Age 72
Elizabeth (Elzbieta) Chuderewicz (mother) - born 31 Jul 1893, Pittsburgh (Polish Hill) - died Oct 1978 - Age 85
Siblings: Harry (M-15), Lucy (F-13), Esther (F-10), Leonard (M-5), Norman (M-2) and Sylvia (F-10/12)
Married: 26 Jul 1947 in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Pittsburgh (Polish Hill), Allegheny, PA
Children (4): Stephen "Steve" J. Chuderewicz - born 8 Jan 1954 - died in accident
Joseph "Joe" Chuderewicz - born 6 May 1956 - died Nov 1978 - Age 22
Russell P. Chuderewicz - born 2 May 1958 and daughter - born 19..
Stephen and Joseph both killed in an accident
- info US Census 10 April 1930 - and post by David Wolf on 28 Dec 2003 at ancestry.com -

Co-Pilot - F/O. - Joseph Stephen 'Fats' Chuderewicz Co-Pilot - F/O. - Joseph Stephen 'Fats' Chuderewicz
Co-Pilot - F/O. - Joseph Stephen 'Fats' Chuderewicz
- images via Russell P. Chuderewicz - 17 Nov 2010

Memorial -  F/O. - Joseph S. Chuderewicz
Memorial - F/O. - Joseph Stephen 'Fats' Chuderewicz
- image via Richard Frollini, Saint Stanislaus Cemetery - 24 Nov 2010
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O-1997849 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Morton "Morty" (nmi) Greenberg - New York, NY - POW
born 2 Nov 1922 - died 17 Feb 2003, Manhattan, New York, New York - Age 80
Son of Mr. Sol Greenberg (father), 911 Walton Avenue, Bronx 52, New York, New York

1st Lt. Morton Greenberg in flight
1st Lt. Morton Greenberg in flight
- image via Herman Redder - 10 Dec 2010
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17181731 - S/Sgt. - Togglier - James Lowry Morrison - Grinnell, Powshiek County, IA - POW - Stalag VII A
born 1925, MO
Son of Mr. Lloyd F. Morrison (father) and Edna B. Morrison, 1109 Main Street, Grinnell, Iowa
Enlistment: 15 Jan 1944, Camp Dodge, Herrold, IA - Residence: Poweshiek Co., IA - Nativity: MO - Marital Status: Single
They moved to Washington, IA where his father was manager of the local telephone company in 1930
Morrison graduated from high school

S/Sgt. - James Lowry Morrison
S/Sgt. - James Lowry Morrison
- image via Herman Redder - 10 Dec 2010
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17155093 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Raymond Anthony Miller - West Union, Todd County, MN - EVD
born 13 Nov 1922, MN - died Jan 1983, Orlando, Orange, FL - Age 60
Son of Mrs. Mary A. Miller (mother), Box 15, West Union, Minnesotta

He was hidden in the woods for the night and the next day received help
E&E #2954 - Escape and Evasion report (17 pages)
Enlistment: T/Sgt. 20 Oct 1945, Laredo AAF, TX - Residence: Todd Co., MN - Nativity: MN - Marital Status: Single
2nd Enlistment for Hawaiian Department

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
H E L P E R S
HEINDRICK BOS [HENDRIK BOS], Kerkenveld, C 197, Hoogenveen [HOOGEVEEN], Holland (V-1558)
Food and shelter (fed in barn) , best of treatment 17 Feb - 8 Apr 1945
Wife and 5 children - ANNIE 20; RULOF [ROELOF] 14; GERICHTE [GRIETJE] 11; HANK [HENK] 9; and BERTHA 7
cycled to Allies at night, rejoined allied forces
Canadian 18th Armored Car Division [Regiment], 8 Apr 1945, near Dedemsvaart, Holland
- info 13 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2954 -
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2954.pdf
Not 'Division' but 'Regiment' - info Herman Redder - 21 Nov 2010
Canadian 18th Armoured Car Regiment - aka - 12th Manitoba Dragoons
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

T/Sgt. - Raymond Anthony Miller - around 1960
T/Sgt. - Raymond Anthony Miller - 1960
- image via Herman Redder - 10 Dec 2010
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32940850 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Joseph Vincent Del Torto - Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY - KIA
born 1925 - died 16 Feb 1945, Hardenberg, NL - Age 20
Son of Mrs. Anna Del Torto (mother), 30 Lent Street, Poughkeepsie, New York
Enlistment: 25 Jun 1943, Utica, NY - Residence: Dutchess Co., NY - Nativity: NY - Marital Status: Single
Initial buried isolated grave - 20 Feb 1945 - Public Cemetery Hardenberg - Plot: 2 Grave: 7
buried as Unknown X-2026 (Margraten) - Plot: VV Row: 11 Grave: 266
Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: K Row: 16 Grave: 8

Joseph Vincent Del Torto - in yearbook Class of 1943 S/Sgt. - Joseph Vincent Del Torto S/Sgt. - Joseph Vincent Del Torto
S/Sgt. - Joseph Vincent Del Torto
- images via Herman Redder - 11 Dec 2010

Grave of S/Sgt. Joseph Vincent Del Torto at Margraten, NL
S/Sgt. Joseph Vincent Del Torto
Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: K Row: 16 Grave: 8
- image via Andy Swinnen - 20 May 2013
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38555031 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Wade Travis Brunson - Travis County, TX - KIA
born 17 Feb 1925, TX - died 16 Feb 1945, Hardenberg, NL - one day before Age 20
Son of Mrs. Annie E. Cheek (mother), 517 South Third Street, Waco, Texas
William Isaac Brunson (father), General Delivery, Conroe, Texas
Donald R. Brunson (brother), General Delivery, Conroe, Texas
Enlistment: 30 Jul 1943, Fort Sam, Houston, TX - Residence: Travis Co., TX - Nativity: TX - Marital Status: Single
Initial buried isolated grave - 20 Feb 1945 - Public Cemetery Hardenberg - Plot: 2 Grave: 6
buried as Unknown X-2025 (Margraten) - Plot: VV Row: 11 Grave: 265
Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: B Row: 10 Grave: 1
Air Medal with ribbon, 2 citations

S/Sgt. Wade Travis Brunson
S/Sgt. Wade Travis Brunson
- image via Andy Swinnen - 20 May 2013

Here is a picture of Wade during his training, front row, 2nd from left
S/Sgt. Wade Travis Brunson - front row, 2nd left
S/Sgt. Wade Travis Brunson - front row, 2nd left
- image via Andy Swinnen - 20 May 2013

Grave of S/Sgt. Wade Travis Brunson at Margraten, NL
S/Sgt. Wade Travis Brunson
Netherlands American Cemetery - Margraten, NL - Plot: B Row: 10 Grave: 1
- image via Andy Swinnen - 20 May 2013
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36751903 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Alonzo "Lonnie" Albert Karcher - Dahlgren, Harrison County, IL - POW
born 20 Mar 1924 - died 18 Sept 1988, Decatur, Macon, Illinois - Age 64
Son of Mr. Anton Karcher (father), Route Number Three, Dahlgreen, Illinois
He was married to Rita M. Karcher who was born in 1928. They lived in Decatur, IL

S/Sgt. - Alonzo 'Lonnie' Albert Karcher
S/Sgt. - Alonzo 'Lonnie' Albert Karcher
- image via Andy Swinnen -

Alonzo 'Lonnie' Albert Karcher S/Sgt. Alonzo 'Lonnie' Albert Karcher S/Sgt. Alonzo 'Lonnie' Albert Karcher
S/Sgt. - Alonzo 'Lonnie' Albert Karcher
- images via Herman Redder - 11 Dec 2010
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34795493 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Leroy Miles Mc Knight - Marion County, AL - POW
born 7 Oct 1919, AL - died 3 Feb 1974, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia - Age 54
Husband of Mrs. Tommie K. McKnight (wife), Linden, Alabama
Enlistment: 02 Nov 1943, Camp Blanding,FL - Residence: Marion Co., AL - Nativity: AL - Marital Status: Married
Graduated from high school
Married on 6 August 1949 in Jefferson County, AL. He lived in Millport, AL
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see also: www.remember-our-heroes.nl/us_mission209.htm
- details at site of Andy Swinnen -


17181731 - Togglier - S/Sgt. - James Lowry Morrison 34795493 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Leroy Miles Mc Knight 36751903 - Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Alonzo Albert Karcher
17181731 - Togglier - S/Sgt. - James Lowry Morrison - Grinnell, IA - POW
34795493 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Leroy Miles Mc Knight - Linden, AL - POW
36751903 - Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Alonzo Albert Karcher - Dahlgren, IL - POW
17181731 - S/Sgt. - James Lowry Morrison 34795493 - S/Sgt. - Leroy Miles Mc Knight 36751903 - S/Sgt. - Alonzo Albert Karcher
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Crash site - memorial placed by Herman Redder Crash site - memorial placed by Herman Redder
This is the crash site and a little monument was made by Herman Redder



SGLO - T5263

B-17G - #42-97869 - 16 Feb 1945 - HARDENBERG/RHEEZERVEEN - CREW 9

19162208 - O-772360 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Ernest Arden 'Ernie' Hansen - Fortuna, Humboldt County, CA - KIA T-4671 - F/O. - Co-Pilot - Joseph Stephen Chuderewicz - Pittsburg, PA - POW - Stalag Luft 3 O-1997849 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Morton (nmi) Greenberg - New York, NY - POW 17181731 - S/Sgt. - Togglier - James Lowry Morrison - Grinnell, Powshiek County, IA - POW - Stalag VII A 17155093 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Raymond Anthony Miller - West Union, Todd County, MN - EVD
32940850 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Joseph Vincent Del Torto - Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY - KIA 38555031 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Wade Travis Brunson - Travis County, TX - KIA 36751903 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Alonzo Albert 'Lonnie' Karcher - Dahlgren, Harrison County, IL - POW 34795493 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Leroy Miles Mc Knight - Marion County, AL - POW

3 KIA - 1 EVD - 5 POW -

HANSEN(†) - CHUDEREWICZ - GREENBERG - MORRISON - MILLER
DEL TORTO(†) - BRUNSON(†) - KARCHER - MC KNIGHT


Name: Herman Redder - 17-18 Nov 2010
Hello Teunis,
Many thanks for your photos of Co-Pilot Chuderewicz, this was always my greatest wish
Last month I met Togglier James Morrisson in Germany, he is the last living crew member
of the "Maid to Order" - B-17G-35-VE - #42-97869. James will be 85 in December
Made a small booklet over this crash - "De fatale missie van de Maid to Order"
I admire your effort and persistence, oh boy ..... what a huge historical material on your pages
Thanks for the E&E #2954 - Escape and Evasion report - of Top Turret Gunner / Engineer Raymond Miller
I never saw these reports
Kind regards
Herman Redder, Dedemsvaart

* * * CREW HANSEN * * * COMPREHENSIVE STORY ABOUT "MAID TO ORDER" * * *
Order - 'De fatale missie van de Maid to Order'
book orders - English/Dutch - 4th print Aug 2010 - € 17 - author: H. A. Redder +31(0)523-613574
- . - . - 72 pages - . - . -

Last update - 21 May 2013 - PATS



*** Haulerwijk ***

30 mi NNE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T4724

26th Nov 1944 - B-17G-75-BO - c/n 8891 - #43-37913 - "Seattle Sleeper" - Haulerwijk - 11:50
91st BG - Triangle 'A' - 1st CBW - 323rd BS - 1st Lt. J. R. Stevens - MACR #10837
3 POW - 6 EVD



crashed near Haulerwijk - just 2 km outside my 50x50 mi search area -

91st BG 323 BS patch Triangle A 8th-air-force-patch
91st BG - 1st CBW - Triangle 'A'- 323rd BS - OR - 1st Div - 8th Air Force

MACR 10837 - B-17G-75-BO - c/n 8891 #43-37913 - "Seattle Sleeper" - 26 Nov 1944
Departure: AAF Station No. 121, Bassingbourne, Cambridgeshire - Eighth Air Force - 91st BG - 323 BS
Airfield is 3 mi North of Royston
Target: Altenbeken - Railroad viaduct - , district of Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
9/10 Cumulus and Strato-Cumulus - Tops at 15.000 feet - Visibility: unlimited - 5220 N - 0830 E

Hit near target on 27.000 ft, plane dropped 10.000 ft before is was under control
It flew for another hour (still burning)
All did bail at 17.000 ft just before it exploded near Haulerwijk
- info: Navigator John C. Weisgarber - 30 Apr 2011 -

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Crew: B-17G-75-BO - #43-37913 - 26 Nov 1944 - Mission: Altenbeken
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O-757319 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John R. Stevens - EVD

19102669 - O-759017 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Stanley E. Johnston - EVD

13084098 - O-717544 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - John C. Weisgarber - POW - Stalag Luft 1

39705634 - T/Sgt. - Togglier - Mabry D. Barker - EVD

14107991 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Quilla D. Reed - EVD

31296553 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Gunner - Rene P. Pratt - POW - Stalag Luft 4

37623990 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Robert T. Anderson - POW

11056622 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Richard A. Trombley - EVD

32845187 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Henry M. St.George - EVD
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O-757319 - Pilot - John Rodney Stevens - EVD
born 2 Dec 1922, Seattle, WA - died 6 Sep 1972, Edmonds, WA - Age 49
Son of Mr. Harold M. Stevens (father), 707 North 83rd Street, Seattle, Washington
Peacetime occupation: Aircraft worker - Address: 707 North 83rd St. Seattle, WA
Air Medal & 3 Oak Clusters & Presidential Citation
E&E #2919 - 01 Apr 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report (5 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2919.pdf

Census 1940: 707 North 83rd St. Seattle, WA
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Harold M. Stevens - 57 - Head
Cora E. Stevens - 54 - Wife
John Rodney Stevens - 17 - Son
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1st Lt. John Rodney Stevens - civil ID-photo for fake passport - 1944
1st Lt. - John Rodney Stevens - 1944
ID-photo taken at Bassingbourne for fake passport
- via workgroup "Seattle Sleeper", Haulerwijk - 29 Apr 2011 -

Signature - 1st Lt. John R. Stevens - 1945
Signature - 1st Lt. John R. Stevens - 1945

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E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T - Interview: 01 Apr 1945
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Maps used - NWE 1:250,00 Sheets 2A & 3A and 3B
Germany 1:250,00 Sheet K.52.

1. In FRIESLAND there are very few German troops.
They are mostly green police and Gestapo personel in the area.
Some troops were seen in STEENWIJK (9267) and at MEPPEL (9616)
23 Mar 45. Personal observation.

2. The Dutch morale is high and the food situation is not too bad in this farming area.
Personal observation.

3. There is a German hospital with British, Canadian, USA and German casualties 3 km SE of STEENWIJK
The hospital is said to contain about 1200 - mostly German
It is well marked wid red crosses.
28 Mar 45. Personal observation.

4. No movement was seen on ZIJ CANAL between DEVENTER (9307) and RAALTE (0123)
No defences were seen here but occasional engineers were working on damages bridges near RAALTE
28 Mar 45. Personal observation.

5. In DEVENTER area a few trenches were seen but no troops or other preparations
26 Mar 45. Personal observation.

6. German troops seen at and near WINTERWIJK (3076) and AALTEN (0872) were nearly all old or very young.
there was only a sprinkling of real soldiers
These troops appeared to be waiting and static
27 - 31 Mar 45. Personal observation.

7. North of line THE HAGUE to UTRECHT and in province of UTRECHT
- no German troops seen - only green police and GESTAPO.
26 - 28 Mar 45. Reliable hearsay from Dutch Underground.
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E&E #2919 - 01 Apr 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report - page 5
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2919.pdf
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Observation dates do not always fit in order along route - info PATS

19102669 - O-759017 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Stanley Eugene Johnston - EVD
born 13 Oct 1923, CA - died 04 Feb 2004, Forest Grove, Oregon - Age 80
Enlistment: 10 Jun 1942, Portland, OR - Residence: Multnomah Co., OR - Nativity: CA - Marital Status: Single
husband of Mrs. Julia M. Johnston, Rural Free Delivery One, Box 217, Hillsboro, Oregon
Last known address: Banks, Washington Co., Oregon
Peacetime occupation: Student - Address: Route 11, Box 1387, Portland, OR
2 Missions
E&E #2918 - 01 Apr 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report (4 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2918.pdf

MAJOR USAF KOREA - Stanley Eugene Johnston
Stanley Eugene Johnston - MAJ USAF KOREA
Stanley Eugene Johnston - birth: 13 Oct 1923 - death: 04 Feb 2004 - Age 80
Julia M. Johnston - birth: 10 Mar 1924 - death: 04 Feb 1983 - Age 58
TOGETHER FOREVER
Willamette National Cemetery, Happy Valley, Clackamas Co., Oregon, USA
Plot: Section COL-1 ROW A Site 513
info: findagrave.com - by GCO
image: findagrave.com - by Valerie - VDR - 11 May 2011

13084098 - O-717544 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - John Calvin "Cal" Weisgarber - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 25 May 1922, Curwensville, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 16 Sep 1942, Altoona, PA - Residence: Clearfield Co., PA - Nativity: PA - Marital Status: Single
Son of Harry M. Weisgarber (father) and Mrs. Eliza Blanche Weisgarber (mother) née Derrek, 604 Anderson St., Curwensville, PA
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

US Census 23 May 1930 - Curwensville, Clearfield Co. PA
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Address 1930: 616 Center Street, Curwensville, Clearfield Co. PA
Harry M. Weisgarber (Head - 33 abt. 1897, PA) and Eliza Blanche Weisgarber (wife - 30 abt. 1900, PA)
John C. Weisgarber (M-8 abt. 1922) and Margaret R. Weisgarber (F-3 abt. 1927)

Navigator 1st Lt. John C. Weisgarber, his own pilot Lt. William L. Eblen was sick, in order to get home before X-mas
he volunteered for this mission that day with crew Stevens
He was not familiar with the other crew names of "Seattle Sleeper"
info John C. Weisgarber Sr. - 11 May 2011

Navigator Weisgarber with his original crew Eblen - England, 1944
Navigator Weisgarber with his original crew Eblen - England, 1944
in front of B-17G "Shirley Jean" #42-107040
back l-r: Lt. William L. Eblen (P), Lt. Eugene F. Cunningham (B), Lt. William R. Marler Jr. (CP), Lt. John C. Weisgarber(N)
front l-r: Sgt. Horace W. Boone (GNR), Sgt. William J. Zauner Jr. (GNR), T/Sgt. James B. Anderson (E), Sgt. Charles D. Forcum (TG), Sgt. Donald C. Chamberlin (RO)
- found image on footnote.com -
after I received small crew photo in letter of John C. Weisgarber Sr. - 31 May 2011

Navigator Weisgarber with his original crew Eblen - England, 1944 - with written names on picture
Original crew Eblen - England, 1944 - with written names on picture

Names (on jackets) on crew photo "deciphered" with help of this source:
P, 2/Lt. William L. Eblen; CP, 2/Lt. William R. Marler, Jr.; N, 2/Lt. John C. Weisgarber; B, 2/Lt. Eugene F. Cunningham, Jr.;
E, S/Sgt. James B. Anderson; RO, Sgt. Donald C. Chamberlin; GNR, Sgt. Horace W. Boone;
GNR, Sgt. William J. Zauner Jr.; GNR, Cpl. Morton Klein, and GNR, Cpl. Charles D. Forcum

Is it possible that Sgt. Anderson is mis- identified?
Thank you. Very Best Regards, William F. Anderson - 08 Jan 2012


Cadet J. C. Weisgarber - El Reno, OK - 1943 - soloed in Fairchild PT-19 after 8hrs instruction 1st Lt. John C. Weisgarber - mid 1945
Cadet J. C. Weisgarber - El Reno, OK - 1943 . . . . . 1st Lt. John C. Weisgarber - mid 1945
- images via John C. Weisgarber Sr. - 31 May 2011

39705634 - T/Sgt. - Togglier - Mabry Dunn "Don" Barker - EVD
born 11 Sep 1920, Mangum, Greer Co., Oklahoma - died 05 Oct 1993, Aurora, Marion Co., OR - Age 73 - info: SSDI
born 1919, Oklahoma - info AAD-archives
born 11 Sep 1921 - info E&E #2967 report
Age 24 - Medical examination in the field - 17 Apr 1945 - info E&E #2967 report
discrepancy birth year - 1919 / 1920 / 1921 - info PATS
Son of Mr. Ezra E. Barker and Bessie Alice Barker née Walsh
Enlistment: 22 Jul 1943, Los Angeles, California - Residence: Clear Creek Co., CO - Nativity: OK - Marital Status: Married
husband of Mrs. Evelyn J. Barker (wife), 1099 Saint Louis Street, Long Beach, California
Peacetime occupation: Aircraft worker - Address: 1099 St Louis, Long Beach, California
returned to Allied control: 14 Apr 1945, Oldeberkoop, Holland (Z-9284)
E&E #2967 - 18 Apr 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report (18 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2967.pdf
post-war remarried to Ms. Barbara "Bobbye" F. Pierce - info: her mother's obituary - 04 Aug 1994, Aurora, OR


T/Sgt. Mabry Don Barker - memorial
1920 - T/Sgt. Mabry Don Barker - 1993
Burial: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot: V, 0, 2078
via findagrave by Lisa - 20 Nov 2011

Ezra E. Barker (Head) - born 09 Oct 1892, De Leon, Comanche Co., TX - died 24 Jan 1929, Martha, OK - Age 36
Bessie Alice Barker (Wife) née Walsh - born 24 Mar 1894 - died 09 Mar 1926, Norman, OK - Age 31
Malcolm Thrulow Barker (Son) - born 19 May 1913, Blair, OK - died 05 Nov 1980 - Age 67
Ella Morgan Barker (Daughter) - born 20 Dec 1914, Blair, OK
Mabry Barker (Son) - born 11 Sep 1920, Mangum, OK - died 05 Oct 1993, Aurora, OR - Age 73
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No middlename "D" mentioned on birth certificate of Mabry Barker - info Jaap de Boer - 23 Oct 2011

Malcolm, Ella and Mabry lost their parents at young age
In 15th Census Apr 1930 they were at three different family locations
Malcolm Thrulow Barker (17) as cousin of Mr. Felton Overton Barker (20/18) and Mrs. Marjorie Mae Barker (18/16) née McWatters
Ella Morgan Barker (15) as niece of Mr. Elmer S. Evans (37/25) and Mrs. Ruby Esther Evans (31/19) née Barker
Mabry Barker (9) as nephew of Mr. Dunn Walsh (35/22) (brother of his mother) and Mrs. Judy Walsh (29/17)
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info via familytreemaker.com by Chester Ferrell, US Census 1930 and SSDI
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14107991 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Quilla Dee Reed - EVD
born 8 Jul 1922, Mount Hope, AL - died 7 Dec 2006, Decatur, Morgan Co., Alabama - Age 84
Enlistment: 02 Jul 1942, Fort McClellan, Alabam - Residence: Lawrence Co., AL - Marital Status: Single
husband of Mrs. Esther Jane Reed (wife), 410 Grove Street, East Lansing, Michigan
Son of Jimmie D. Reed (father) and Cora L. Reed (mother)
Peacetime occupation: Clerk - Address: Mount Hope, Alabama
returned to Allied control: 14 Apr 1945, Oldeberkoop, Holland (Z-9284)
Air Medal and Clusters - 26 Missions
E&E #2966 - 18 Apr 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report (17 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2966.pdf
Evading for 139 days

US Census 22 Apr 1930 - Precinct 6, Mount Hope, Lawrence Co., Alabama
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Jimmie D. Reed (Head) - 29/20 abt. 1901, AL
Cora L. Reed (wife) - 28/19 - abt. 1902, AL
Quilla D. Reed (son) - 7 born 1922, AL
Frank O. Reed (son) - 6 abt. 1924, AL

T/Sgt. Quilla Dee Reed - memorial
1922 - Quilla Dee Reed - 2006
Saint Johns Episcopal Church Columbarium, Decatur, Morgan Co., Alabama, USA
info: findagrave.com - SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
image: findagrave.com - Charles Ferris - 17 May 2011

31296553 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Gunner - Rene Paul Pratt - POW No. 5055 - Stalag Luft 4
born 1923, Massachusetts
Enlistment: 10 Feb 1943, Boston, Massachusetts - Residence: Bristol Co., MA - Marital Status: Single
Mr. Henry Pratt (father) - Mrs. Adriane Pratt (mother), 275 Shore Street, Fall River City, Bristol Co., MA
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

US Census 3 Apr 1930 - Fall River City, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
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Address 1930: Broad Street, Fall River City, MA
Henry Pratt (Head-62/19 - abt.1868, Canada-French) (father)
and Adriane Pratt (Wife-38/25 - abt.1891, MA ) (mother) - marriage abt. 1917 -
Philip (Son-28 abt.1902, MA), George (Son-26 abt.1904, MA), Alvina (F-25 abt.1905, MA)
and Alice (F-24- abt.1906, MA) - half brothers and half sisters of Rene -
Bertram / Bertrand (Son-10 abt. 1920) - brother of Rene - , Rene Pratt (Son-7 abt.1923, MA)
Henry / Henri Pratt (father) was first married to Antoinette (Roy) Pratt
Language spoken in home before coming (1872) to USA: French
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FALL RIVER - Alvina (Pratt) Ouellette, 93, formerly of King Street, Fall River, died 12 May 1997, Centerville, MA
Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Henri Pratt and the late Antoinette (Roy) Pratt,
she lived in Fall River until moving to Centerville four years ago and was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church
FALL RIVER - Alice Pratt, 95, formerly of South Main Street died 29 Jun 2000 at Cape Regency Nursing Home in Barnstable, MA
She was also the sister of the late Alvina Ouellette, and Philip, Rene, Bertrand and George Pratt
BRISTOL — Rita I. (Brodeur) Pratt, 91, of Bristol, RI died 6 Jun 2009 - She was the wife of the late Bertrand E. Pratt
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37623990 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Robert "Bob" Theodore Anderson - POW
born 19 Jul 1920, Missouri - died 26 Sep 1977 - Age 57 - last address in record: Ballwin, Saint Louis Co., MO
Enlistment: 08 Aug 1943, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri - Residence: St Louis City, MO - Nativity: MO - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Lillian P. Anderson (mother), 1021 Charlesville Street, Rock Hill Village, Saint Louis Co., Missouri

US Census 7 Apr 1930 - Rock Hill Town, Central Twp, St. Louis Co., Missouri
Address 1930 : Charleyville, Rock Hill, St. Louis Co., MO
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Theodore Cornelius Anderson - (Head) - 38/23 - born 18 Jun 1891, East St. Louis, IL - died 07 Mar 1967 - Age 75
Occupation: Salesman Insurance
Lillian Pansy Anderson née Vansickle - (Wife) - 31/20 - born 31 Aug 1895, ND - died 04 Nov 1976 - Age 81
Robert "Bob" Theodore Anderson - Son - 9 - born 19 Jul 1920, MO - died 26 Sep 1977 - Age 57
Joyce Lorraine Niere née Anderson - Daughter - 4 - born 14 Aug 1925, MO - died 17 Jul 2008, Creve Coeur, MO - Age 82
William "Bill" Richard Anderson - Son - 1 3/12 - born 30 Dec 1928, MO - died 09 Jul 1990 - Age 67
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additional info via SSDI and Kathleen Brockman (daughter of Bill Anderson) - 21 Oct 2011

Sgt. Robert T. Anderson S/Sgt. Robert T. Anderson - 1945
Sgt. Robert 'Bob' T. Anderson with his Unit
Sgt. and S/Sgt. Robert T. Anderson
Honored by Joyce (sister) - wwiimemorial.com
images via Kathleen Brockman (niece) - 21 Oct 2011

St. Louis Soldiers Prisoners-of-War From World War II
Anderson, (Sgt., AAC) Robert T. [not MIA-POW] # 1/23/45 p6A, [not POW-liberated] # 5/17/45 p10A
info: slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/ob2apow.htm

Anderson - POW - Rock Hill Anderson - LIBERATED - Rock Hill
Newsclips - POW - Sgt. Robert T. Anderson, 24 - LIBERATED
source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - from Public Library St. Louis - via Jaap de Boer - 09 Nov 2011

S/Sgt. Robert T. Anderson - born 19 Jul 1920, Missouri - died 26 Sep 1977 - Age 57
Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay Township, Saint Louis Co., Missouri
Buried at: Section J Site 417
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11056622 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Richard A. Trombley - EVD
born 15 Feb 1919, Burlington, VT - died 28 Jan 2006, Colchester, VT - Age 86
Enlistment: 28 Aug 1942, Rutland, VT - Residence: Rutland Co., VT - Nativity: VT - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Lilian F. Trombley (mother), 396 Riverside Avenue, Burlington, Vermont

Richard A. Trombley, 86 of Colchester, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 28, 2006 at his residence
He was born in Burlington on Feb. 15, 1919, the son of the late Peter J. and Lillian (Fowler) Trombley

E&E #2965 - FTR Nov 44 - Escape and Evasion Report (16 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2965.pdf

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
date of interview: 15-18 Apr 1945
Air Medal - 25 Missions
Peace time occupation: Machine Operator
Private address: 21 Loomis Street, Burlington, Vermont
Wounded: Flak wound in calf muscle right leg
came down near Veenhuizen, Holland (V-1195); hid in woods
evaded capture by enemy and returned to Allied control: 14 Apr 1945, Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
Evading for 4 month + 19 days (139 days)

The following is a list of his helpers:

WOERING [KOOP WOERING], first name not known
Managed a state prison farm a mile from VEENHUIZEN, HOLLAND (V-1195)
Furnished food, shelter, clothing - 26 Nov 1944 to 13 Dec 1944, and arranged for medical services
55 yrs. old, 5'9", 140-150 lbs, gray hair, reddish complexion, straight features
Has wife [JANTINA] and 30 yrs. old daughter [AALTJE]
On 13 Dec 1944 the house was raided by the Gestapo,
the wife was beaten, and WOERING and his daughter taken to jail

Koop Woering - family portrait l-r: Koop, Kobus, Aaltje, Sientje, Jantje, Jantina, Henny
Koop Woering - family portrait l-r: Koop, Kobus, Aaltje, Sientje, Jantje, Jantina, Henny
courtesy Sientje Woering (daughter) - via Jaap de Boer - 23 Sep 2011

Member of Undergrond - captured by Germans 13 Dec 1944
16 Jan 1945 - brought to Camp Neuengamme near Hamburg, Germany
Koop Woering, born 10 Oct 1890, Rolde - died 10 Mar 1945, Camp Neuengamme, Hamburg, Germany - Age 54
Son of Hendrik Woering en Aaltje Hilberts
occupation: Manager R.W.I. - Rijks Werk Inrichtingen
Marriage: 25 May 1914, Borger to Ms. Jantina Klingenberg
Mrs. Jantina Woering née Klingenberg - born 05 May 1892, Gasselternijveen - died 24 Apr 1998, Assen - Age 105
Aaltje "Alice" Woering - Daughter - born 20 Dec 1914, Borger - died 26 Nov 2007, Royersford, Montgomery Co., PA - Age 92
Aaltje Woering married to Roelof Moes
Aaltje and Roelof Moes immigrated to the USA
Roelof Moes - born 19 Feb 1916 - died 25 Nov 2010, Royersford, Montgomery Co., PA - Age 94
Jantien Woering - Daughter - born 2 May 1916, Gasselte - died 29 Dec 1988, Amsterdam - Age 72
Hendrik 'Bill' Woering - Son - born 21 Sep 1918, Veenhuizen - died 25 Feb 2002 - Age 83
Hendrik married to Ms. Everdina "Dien" Meijering - born 18 May 1921, Veenhuizen
Sientje Woering - Daughter - born 02 Nov 1921, Veenhuizen
Sientje Woering married to Simon Jan Kruims (Occupation: Marechaussee)
Kobus Jantinus Woering - Son - born 12 Jul 1924, Veenhuizen - died 11 Feb 2000, Chicopee, Hampden Co., MA
Marriage 31 May 1951 - Kobus Woering to Anna Wijntje van Diemen
28 Sep 1956 - Kobus en Anna immigrated to the USA
Anna Wijntje van Diemen - born 23 Apr 1929, Amsterdam - died 5 Mar 1997, Chicopee, Hampden Co., MA

Doctor [DR. BIJL], name not known
Lives in VEENHUIZEN, HOLLAND (V-1195)
On four or five occasions this doctor took care of S/Sgt. TROMBLEY's injuries
26 Nov 1944 to 13 Dec 1944. He was 5'8", 125-130 lbs, 40 years old, light brown hair
had very sharp features, spoke a little English. He was picked up by the Gestapo before 13 Dec 1944

G. M. PEEREBOOM [GOOITZEN "GO" MARTEN PEEREBOOM], Gedempte Molenwijk 86, Heerenveen, Holland (Z-7886)
Provided shelter and food 13 Dec 1944 [likely 15 or 16 Dec 1944] to 14 Apr 1945
Family consisted of Mother/widow and three sons, one of whom did not stay at home
the other two were 19 yrs. and 15 yrs. old, both over 6' tall
Family could speak English

GOOITZEN 'GO' MARTEN PEEREBOOM - 1949
Gooitzen "Go" Marten Peereboom - 1949
via Jan Peereboom (brother) - 07 Oct 2011

between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

32845187 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Henry Merit St.George - EVD
born 1923, Canada
Enlistment: 17 Apr 1943, Rochester, NY - Residence: Monroe Co., NY - Marital Status: Single
Nativity: British North America or Canada or Labrador or Newfoundland
Mr. Fred St.George (father) and Mrs. Lula St.George (mother), 316 Parma Center Road, Hilton, New York

US Census 10 Apr 1930 - Parma Township, Monroe Co., New York
Address: Parma Center Road, Parma Township, Monroe Co., NY
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Fred St. George - (Head) - 33/21 - abt. 1897, Canada - Laborer, Machine Shop
Lula H. - (Wife) - 30/18 - abt. 1900, England
Mathew St. George - Son - 8 - abt. 1922, Canada
Henry St. George - Son - 7 - abt. 1923, Canada
Margarite St. George - Daughter - 3 11/12 - abt. 1926, NY
Family did immigrate to the USA in 1925
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- info MACR, E&E reports, US Census and SSDI -
- crew images(7) via Jaap de Boer - 29 Apr 2011
source images(7) see: www.haulerwijk.com/~seattlesleeper/Crew.html

SGLO - T4724

B-17G-75-BO - #42-97869 - 26 Nov 1944 - HAULERWIJK - CREW 9

O-757319 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Rodney Stevens - EVD 19102669 - O-759017 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Stanley Eugene Johnston - EVD 13084098 - O-717544 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - John Calvin Weisgarber - POW - Stalag Luft 1 39705634 - T/Sgt. - Togglier - Mabry Dunn 'Don' Barker - EVD 14107991 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Quilla Dee Reed - EVD
31296553 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Gunner - Rene Paul Pratt - POW - Stalag Luft 4 37623990 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Robert Theodore Anderson - POW 11056622 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Richard A. Trombley - EVD 32845187 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Henry Merit St.George - EVD

3 POW - 6 EVD -

STEVENS - JOHNSTON - WEISGARBER - BARKER - REED
PRATT - ANDERSON - TROMBLEY - ST.GEORGE

Spoke with Weisgarber

Contact Weisgarber is pending - 30 Apr 2011 - PATS
Contact Pratt is pending - 02 May 2011 - PATS
Contact Woering is pending - 19 Sep 2011 - PATS
Contact Anderson is pending - 21 Oct 2011 - PATS

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83 - Name: Stewart Wagstaff - 13 Aug 2014
Hello Teunis,

What a surprise having someone asking about my father, Robert Walker Wagstaff !
I can confirm that I am his son and that I will be happy to help you with your research.
I have some interesting records of his joining one of the "Death Marches".

I look forward to your contact.

Best wishes, Stewart
see V9993 section
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82 - Name: Neil & Annie MacSorley - 22 Jul 2014
I've been researching my family history & looking for
info on Hiram Edwin Davies (b. 5th December 1923) and came upon your site
Hiram was mid upper gunner on W4376 lost on night of 25/26th June 1943
I did have a photocopy of his log book (sadly lost now!)
I've included a picture oh Hiram in uniform if you'd like to use it on your site
Thanks for a fantastic website, it must be hard work!!!
Yours
Neil & Annie MacSorley
see W4367 section
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81 - Name: Rhys Roberts - 17 Oct 2013
Dear Teunis,

Greetings from Wales!

It was a real surprise to receive your letter this week from Holland.
I read the details of my cousin: Sgt. Ronald Lloyd Jones with great pride and of course much sadness.
I have been researching my genealogy for several years, which was fortunate as you must have made
the connection on line. I am also a keen historian (especially WW2) although software development
is my occupation. It was amazing to see just how much detail you have found on this airman (and my family)
and many others on your website. This is the first time I have heard the story
about the Stirling crashing in Holland (on it's way to Berlin) and was totally fascinated
to find out more information.
As you know, the link is on my father's side (my grandmother = Lloyd) and the Lloyd name
is preserved with my eldest son Rhys Lloyd Roberts.
My father died when I was only a few months old and so I only grew up with my mother's side of the family.
I do have contact names and addresses for the Lloyd cousins and will do my best
to find out more for you - especially a photo (ideally in uniform).

Thank you so much for making contact.

Best Regards,
Rhys Roberts (cousin)
see Stirling Mk.III - EH937 section
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80 - Name: Janice Sohns Anthony - 11 Oct 2013
Hello,
Perhaps you can be of some assistance to me.
I am Janice Sohns Anthony, only child of Clara Sohns, maiden name Rech,
married during WWII to Bogan Radich of Duluth, MN.
I found the information on your site about S/Sgt. Bogan Radich and the tragic crash
that killed him as well as others in March 1944.
I remember Mom saying that she kept in touch with a lady in the Netherlands who tended his grave,
but lost contact with the lady when Mom had to care for my Grandma and Grandpa Rech
who were ill and passed away in 1958.
I also remember seeing the purple heart when I was young, and my Mom telling
me about her marriage to S/Sgt. Radich with its sad end.
I believe my Mom may have sent the purple heart to the Radich family in Minnesota
where I now also live; we did not find the purple heart after her passing in March of 2004.
Thank you for any help you can give me.
It is much appreciated.
......
Janice, Rosemount, Minnesota
see Boschwijde section
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79 - Name: William J. O'Brien - 19 Sep 2013
F.O. John J. O'Brien T-190891
My brother listed above was a member of that crew who went down on Jan. 11, 1944
Can his picture be added to the one of the crew shown on the data of that flight?
My name is William J. O'Brien of Oakland, N.J.
......
Hi Teunis !!
Your message is like one out of the past !!
Bless you for doing this for all of us who lost someone who fell on your home soil.
I visited my brothers grave in Neuville and from a picture I took of the headstone was able
to trace his squadron through the Internet.
I have a picture (5X7) inches) of JOHN THAT I COULD SEND TO YOU.
I was wondering if it was possible to insert this along with his crew members
in the photo of this group I see on the Internet.
I send the love and greetings of all my family and to you and yours as well.
Bill - 20 Sep 2013
......
Hi Teunis............ Enclosed picture of my brother John
and if the resolution isn't up to par, I can send the original
Regards, Bill - 21 Sep 2013
......
Bill O'Brien (brother)
see B-17G(SH) - #42-3486 section
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78 - Name: Janet Myers - 06 Feb 2013
What a fascinating document.
What an immense amount of work for you.
It does make one so aware of the thousands of young men who were lost forever in that war.
This is a wonderful thing you are doing for all the descendants.
I will be very happy to dig up what we have about Hilyard and send it to you.
There was a family from Kuinre assigned to look after Hilyard's grave
their name was Poels and they were in touch with Bill's parents, they visited Holland
and stayed with them when they visited Hilyard's grave and one of their children visited us
in our home in Maple back in the 50s or early 60s. they corresponded for years,
but I have no recent news of them.
Thank you for all the trouble you have taken over this.
I will be sending any material I have next week....
......
Janet Myers (sister-in-law)
see Wellington R1757 section
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77 - Name: Penny Gow - 27 Jan 2013
Hello,
I wanted to thank you for your site, I was able to find information on my uncle Ken.
I knew he had been a pilot and was told he had been shot down.
But you have been able to provide more information.
If you have anymore information that would be wonderful,
I do not have any photos and wondered from the group shot of the squadron if you might know if he was one?

Thank you. Penny
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Hi Teunis,
Delighted to see your email.

My father was Langsford John Longmore.
He was the eldest in the family to John & Harriet.
I know my father told me that he was one of the group they called the "Flying shovels".
They went in to build the air strips for the planes to land.
He was in New Guinea and the strip was used to bring in the men who travelled the Kokada trail.
You may have heard of it.

Siblings:
2nd child was Ken his brother.
3rd child was Ross Longmore he died in 1979 ( I don't believe he was in the forces)
4th child was Vincent Longmore - still living
5th child was Evaline Longmore - still living

I am not sure if my Aunty Eve has any photos of her brother Ken, will try to find out.
I will follow your website incase you are able to capture a photo first.
Many thanks for returning my email.
It is after midnight at the moment, so maybe one night but a little earlier. :)

Penny
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Couldn't go to sleep you have made my day. Thank you.
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Yesterday I had lunch with my cousin Jenny and her mum Leith (Ross's wife)
and we had been looking and discussing the family tree. So great timing.
I do keep in touch with one of Eve's daughters so will check with her about a photo.
I think if anyone would have one it would be her.

Thanks again for making my day.
Penny Gow née Longmore (niece)
see Stirling Mk.III - EH937 section
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76 - Name: Tony Dunlop, Churwell - 18 Jan 2013
Hello Teunis - what a nice surprise to receive your Email.
I had come across you Blokzijl website and intended sending information about Leslie North
once I had completed the entry for the Churwell Book of Remembrance.
Your prompt means I will give you what I have now and I think resolve a few things for you.
I will also include bits from your website in about the crew and I really would like a copy
of the photograph from November 2012 showing the crew and the poppys.
I have attached the information I have - I didn't find the newspaper articles until just before Christmas.
The newspaper was the Morley Observer. You will see from the newspaper copy that we have the right man.
I believe Leslie was born in the last quarter of 1921 in Churwell.
He was a catholic and he attended St Bridget's Church - which is about 300 metres from where I am now sitting.
His parents were Anthony and Sophia (née Guthrie) who were married late in 1920.
The newspapers usually said if there were brothers and sisters or if he was the only son.
As it isn't specific I wonder if there were siblings and I know an Anthony North was born Q3-1924
and an Olive North Q4 1928, in Churwell to a mother maiden name Guthrie.
If you need any further information let me know.
Also let me know when your website for the flight is complete and I will refer to it in the Book of Remembrance.
Best Regards ...... Tony
see Lancaster JB420 section
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75 - Name: Timothy John Good - 05 Nov 2012
It was great hearing from you!
I came across your website and was amazed at your dedication and info on these great men of WWII.
I too am trying to find out more about my uncle.
I have been told alot about him, but sadly never got to meet him.
My dad John Edwin Good died in Dec. 2009 loved him and talked about him often.
I have some pictures of him Orville but not many. I have his purple heart and 48 star flag.
I have some letters from a lady who found my uncle laying face down by the lake waters,
when he washed up days after the crash. I have a letter from a minister
who presided over my uncle's and Sgt. Melvin Thompsons funeral.
I wish I could find a picture of my uncles crew and plane?
I did a painting of what I thought it might look like with a picture of my uncle
and his purple heart in honor of him.
I just recently inducted him into the National American Purple Heart Society.
I hope I may be able to correspond with you about my uncle and anyone who may have known him.
Kindest regards Timothy John Good (nephew)
see Boschwijde section
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74 - Name: Barry Horn, Myrtle Wooldridge - 12 Oct 2012
Hi Pats,
Thank you for keeping us informed, you've done a wonderful job on all your research.
It's been a pleasure being part of it; verry interesting and intriquing.
I was glad to send along the info I had, as well as the pictures my brother (Richard) had here in Red Deer.
My son, David, has also taken quite an interest in your work.
I've also forwarded it to our younger son in New York, USA (he's a history teacher).
Take care......Barry (nephew)
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Congratulations, wonderful work that you do. Myrtle (niece)
see JB898 section
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73 - Name: Darryl Johnston - 20 Sep 2012
Hi Teunis,
Thank you so much for this.
This is wonderful information and I have sent it to a few dozen living relatives.
Attached are a few of pictures of Uncle George in his uniform.
My brother also has pictures of his grave site that I can send you.
He also has a lake in Northern Sask. named after him.
Please contact me if you need anything else.
Thanks, Darryl Johnston (nephew)
see LW231 section
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72 - Name: Diana Dubrawsky - 19 Sep 2012
Hello Mr. Schuurman
Thank you so much for contacting me; we did hear your voice mail.
I am so glad you emailed as well.
Don Winn was indeed my father, he died of Parkinson's Disease (PD) a few years ago.
I have a few photographs from his service, including his POW photo, a very yellowed, brittle,
and faded postcard from the German camp; and other documents, including discharge papers;
the letter from the War Department notifying my grandmother that he was missing in action;
a letter from my father to his parents after another plane blew up on the runway, killing his best friend
from childhood; a letter from one of his friends (Howie Menard?) to my grandparents,
describing the mission on which his plane was lost; the V-mail my father wrote to his parents
after liberation (dated May 4, 1945).
I'd be very interested to know anything you're willing to share with me about your research.
My husband has an amateur interest in military history, and we are both very interested
in anything to do with WWII, or my father's service.
My father never spoke much about the war.
A friend of his, Kenneth W. Simmons, published a book called Kriegie in 1960
a memoir of his experiences as a POW that paralleled his own.
In 2001, after his PD was fairly advanced, Daddy was interviewed
for the University of North Texas Oral History Program.
Let me know which of these documents might be helpful to you.
Diana Dubrawsky (daughter)
see Crew Maddocks - B-24J #42-51495 section
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71 - Name: Phil Attewell - 16 Jul 2012
Dear Pats,
Thank you for your interesting email - and congratulations on all your detective work!
You are indeed successful, in that you have found a contact (me) aware of the airman
you're searching for, Sgt. Peter Doye
Peter Doye was the brother-in-law of my Uncle Dennis Attewell (my father's brother), who was married,
as you discovered, to my Aunt Bertha F. Doye (always known to us as "Freda")
The death of Peter Doye had obviously been a very sad event for his family,
and on the wall of the front room of Freda and Dennis there always hung a framed picture of him,
with the caption "To Peter", and a small verse underneath starting and finishing with the line,
"If you had known this boy of ours, you would have loved him too..."
My father, Dennis's younger brother James, (known as "Norman") told me how shocked they all
had been at the time. Of course, in wartime, such events were sadly all too common.
Dennis and Freda, and all that generation of the family, are now themselves passed away,
but some years ago, just a few years before their deaths, they visited the graves of Peter,
and the others of the Lancaster crew, in your country, the Netherlands.
It was the first time they had done so, as Freda had been too upset to do so earlier,
but they realised there may not be another chance.to do so.
I hope this has been of some help to you, and congratulations once again on all your hard work
at keeping the memory of these brave men alive.
Best wishes, Phil Attewell
see Crew Briggs - Lancaster JB420 section
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70 - Name: Sally Theresa Helvey - 27 Jun 2012
Hello !
Please add John Noel Waddington's photo to this space above.
Thank You.
Sally Helvey (his Great Niece from England)
see AE 248 section
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69 - Name: Philip K. Whitman - 19 Jun 2012
My name is Philip K. Whitman,
and I am puzzled as to why there seems to be some sort of puzzle
according to statement under 'Drake' and my picture on page 11
I could probably shed some light on some uncertainty indicated in your work
I am impressed as to the amount of information you have been able to obtain,
but I would like to mention a few thing that could stand correcting
You can call me collect. I am home most of the time
I am 93 years old so time is of the essence!
Thank you,
Philip K. Whitman
( see macr-12109.htm page )
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68 - Name: Pam Vander Meulen - 12 Jun 2012
Mr. Schuurman,
Thank you so much for your emails.
My father passed away in 1977 when I was 18.
He never spoke of the war much so my siblings and I did not know many details.
Our daughter, Leslie, did research for a college project and created a website.
Eventually, that led us to Leon Drake. We flew to Florida to meet him and his family.
He flew all the missions with my dad and was able to give much insight as to their experience.
It has been a great gift to our family to learn so much 30 years after dad's death.
And now, as a result of your contact, we can learn even more.
In regard to photos, I do have this picture and more.
I will try to locate them as soon as possible and will check with my siblings to see what they may have.
Would you prefer the pictures be scanned and emailed or copied and sent via mail?
I know we have documents as well.
Finally, I am sorry I missed your calls but thank goodness for email!
Thank you again.
Pam Vander Meulen
( see macr-12109.htm page )
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67 - Name: Peg Williams - 24 May 2012
Hi Teunis,
I’ve never seen it before.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Peg Williams

From: PATS - 23 May 2012 - Subject: Photo - 20thFG - 77thFS - fighter pilots -
Hi Peg,
Attached is a photo which I discovered by accident while searching for QUINN ... a "lucky shot"
Guess ...... you were not aware of this one ;)
Sincerely PATS :)

see Capt. T. M. Williams section
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66 - Name: Elspeth and Seona Wooley - 10 Apr 2012
Hi Teunis,
My sister and I have been looking for informaton on our grandfather on Genforum today.
His name was Ernest Edward Wooley, first married to Jessie Ewing and then to Rae/Ray not sure of her maiden name.
They lived in Bradfield near Reading, Surrey, UK. He died in the 60s/70s.
Our father was Henry George Wilfred Wooley, his older brother was Ernest Edward Wooley, (both now deceased)
were to Jessie. Ernest and Rae had a son, Eric who emigrated to Canada.
This is the frist time we have ever found any information relating to our grandfather
and would be interested to pursue it with your help.
You have references to our father on the messages on the forum that we looked at,
and also the other members of his aircraft that was shot down over Holland during the war.
We are both now in New Zealand - we would be very interested in any information you have on our family -
and we have a fair bit of information about our Dad if you're interested!
Kind regards
Elspeth Lewis and Seona Craig née Wooley
see Rondebroek HR878 section
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65 - Name: Paul Skelly - 30 Mar 2012
Hi Pats,
Just looked at you website and you should be so proud of yourself
for such a fantastic achievement in such a short while, Well done.
Many thanks for putting Stanley Webb picture on, it looks complete now with the last face there.
At the moment my sister and with the help of Laurie (Stanley Webbs brother) and myself
are in the process of trying to persuade the MOD to put two names on the unknown airmens graves in Ruinerwold.
We are trying to locate Walter Halls relatives in Wimbledon
in the hope we can do a three pronged attack from all families to do so.
Will send you addition information as and when it comes.
Regards Paul
see Ruinerwold JD314 section
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64 - Name: Nathan G. Boyer (grandson) - 15 Nov 2011
Dear Pats,
My grandfather was 2nd Lt. Billy Boyer, who was rescued near Vollenhove on 23 March 1944
after his B-24 Liberator (42-52587) collided with another plane
I'm planning a trip next year to visit some of the locations associated
with grandfather's experience after the crash
I would like to visit the Vollenhove area to see the Boschwijde and any other places
that might relate to my grandfather
I'm also planning to visit the cemetery in Margraten where most of the crew members (from both planes)
are buried, as well as the grave site of 2LT Robert Garrett in Queue-du-Bois, Belgium
If you know of other sites to visit I would be happy to hear about those
Thank you for any help you could provide and thanks for all the information on your web site
Nathan Boyer
see Boschwijde section
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63 - Name: Janice Miller (daughter-in-law) - 14 Nov 2011
Hello PATS,
Thank you for being patient. I am a little slow when it comes to technology
I will be getting the pictures scanned by a friend of mine and then I will email them to you
This way you will not have to rescan them will have a digital copy on record
She will be working on this over the next couple of weeks
Will get them to you as soon as possible
With Great Respect,
Janice Miller
see Boschwijde section
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62 - Name: Anne Brodie (niece) - 26 Oct 2011
PATS,
Thank you so much, both for the work you've done
concerning my uncle and his crew and for all the RAF crews buried in the Netherlands
Anne :)
see Oosterwolde LL955 section
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61 - Name: Wilma Brodie (niece) - 22 Oct 2011
Hi Teunis,
Congratulations on your detective skills
though it nearly all went horribly wrong when my husband deleted your email by mistake,
but he managed to retrieve it
I will forward your email to my cousin Anne, who has Jim's training log,
and will be able to tell you which medals he was awarded
I think that she also has a photograph of the whole crew together
Anne and I visited the grave in Oosterwolde together some years ago (2005),
and were very touched by the fact that there had been no burials around the grave until quite recently
- it was a lovely mark of respect -
I would be most interested to see your story
If there is anything else I can help you with, don't hesitate to get in touch
Thank you for your interest
Regards Wilma Brodie
see Oosterwolde LL955 section
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60 - Name: Tina Moggridge - 09 Oct 2011
Dear Teunis,
My name is Tina Moggridge and I was given your web page details today - 09 Oct 2011
after meeting someone and talking about the war graves in Vollenhove and Blokzijl
I read an item from the family of Jack Gibbs
If you are still in contact with them I was wondering if you could let them know
that every 11th of November my husband and I take poppies to each of the graves
and I do a bible reading to let them know that they are never forgotten
My husband lost his father when he was 6 years old on the 19th June 1944
and this is a time for us to celebrate his father too
We now live in Sint Jansklooster so it is easy for us to visit the graves
Kind regards Tina Moggridge (mrs)
see Moggridge section
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59 - Name: Michael Moores LeBlanc (nephew) - 26 Sep 2011
78 Sqdn - Halifax LV905 - 25 May 1944
R/174719 - F/S. Joseph Thomas Lloyd LeBlanc - Airgunner - RCAF - Age 29 - KIA - CWGC ref. 2645810
Coll. grave 24. J. 2-4 - JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY

Hello 'Pats',
I was just redirected from the Comete Reseau website to yours
and don't know if I show cry or leap with pleasure !
I am saddened to think I was not aware of your own incredible efforts
till now but thrilled to find at your site so much of great interest

In a way we have had similar life experiences and seem to share the
same values. I have been deeply involved in a study of the air war
since the mid-1980's beginning when I first determined to discover the
circumstance of the loss of an uncle shot down over Hank, Holland
The climax of this came with the recovery of his 78 Sqdn bomber
Halifax LV905 and the remains of five of the crew still with it in 2005,
thanks to the kindness and persistence of many good Netherlanders in
seeing this through
See: home.kpn.nl/pdw34/OHHalifax.htm

I was amazed at the collection of images you have assembled, many of
which are of individuals that have eluded me after years of research
about evaders. I can well imagine how dedicated you have been and how
much work you have put into it
It is truly astonishing

Hope to hear from you, regards
Michael Moores LeBlanc, Canada
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58 - Name: Susan Brewer (daughter) - 16/18 Sep 2011
Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - William Harold Snider

18 Sep 2011 - Hi Pats,
From what mom tells me he broke his ankle. He received a Purple Heart
She said he talked very little of his war experience
She said she realizes now he suffered postwar trama
Said he was in a hospital but doesn't know where or when
She still has the letters that were sent to my grandfather
Also, has letters that were of his crew, for some reason they were sent to him also
I will look for them and see what I can find
. As far as Lewis Rule's family, they lived in Warsaw, IN
Regards, Susan

16 Sep 2011 - Hi Pats,
I forgot to tell you, dad parachuted out of the plane
He broke his leg (ankle)
He said that women came out from the fields with huge butcher knives
Not knowing what they were after....... they wanted the nylon in the parachutes
Mom said that she received a card from Lewis Rule's daughter a year or so ago
Regards, Susan
see "SARA JANE" section
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57 - Name: Stephen Schacherer (son) - 28/29 Jul 2011
Phillip M. Schacherer - 1943, SD - 19 Apr 1944, Kimbolton, England

Teunis,
Wow!
Thank you for the second picture. My father is in the first row, far right
The first photo is the one I have, I would be happy to send you a copy of my photo
it's in much better condition than the one you have displayed
My mom will enjoy seeing the second picture
Steve
see Harrah section
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56 - Name: Carl Jensen (cousin) - 06 Apr 2011
R/95244 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - Ralph Eric Hart - RCAF - 14 May 1943

Dear Sir,
My name is Carl Jensen. I am from Canada.
My wife and I are planning a trip to Oud Avereest cemetery to pay our respects at the grave of Ralph Eric Hart.
He and two other crew members were shot down near there on May 14 1943.
I was referred to your website by William Ramp and he suggested I contact you prior to our trip.
My wife and I are planning to catch a bus from Amsterdam to Meppel on either Thursday, April 21
or Friday, April 22 for a day trip. We would then take a taxi to Oud Avereest to visit the gravesite
Any information that you could provide that would help us plan this day would be greatly appreciated,
if it's not too much trouble.
I am aware that there is a local researcher in the area who witnessed Ralph's crash.
Would you be able to provide me with any contact information?
On a personal note, I would like to extend my warmest gratitude for the work that you and others
have done to honour the memory of Canada's war dead.
Your website is very informative and impressive.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks so much,
Carl Jensen, Saskatoon, SK
see Oud-Avereest section
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55 - Name: Jim Chiswell (nephew) - 10 Mar 2011
R/122801 - WO2 - Douglas Raymond Chiswell - RCAF - 5 Mar 1943

Dear Teunis:
Your message this morning is
One of the most interesting that I have received in many years.
I have no information on my Uncle Doug. My Dad, his brother, passed away about a year ago,
and his other brother, my Uncle Earl, (also a pilot) passed many years ago.
I do remember stories about Doug knitting himself a scarf using string from Red Cross packages.
My two aunts are still living and I will pass along your email to them in hopes
that they may have some additional information that they could pass along to help you.
I will also inquire with my daughter, who is the informal family historian,
to see if she has any data that she can pass along.
Will your research be made public ?
I would love to read the accounts that you have accumulated over the years.
Not sure how you came up with my contact information,
but please know that I appreciate you reaching out to me.
All my best,
Jim Chiswell
see HR687 section
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54 - Name: Sharon (granddaughter) - 23 Jan 2011
39854977 - T/Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - Radio Operator - 8 Apr 1944

Yes, that is my grandfather
I would love you to share any info with me regarding that
He has showed me the information you sent him (11 Sep 2009 - PATS)
He is alive and well and just celebrated his 90th birthday
When he received your letter in the mail, he was relieved to finally know what happened
to his crew members. He did not know until your letter
Thank you so much for your research, time and effort
Sharon
see NOP-Buland section
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53 - Name: Herman Redder - 17-18 Nov 2010
Hello Teunis,
Many thanks for your photos of Co-Pilot Chuderewicz, this was always my greatest wish
Last month I met Togglier James Morrisson in Germany, he is the last living crew member
of the "Maid to Order" - B-17G-35-VE - #42-97869. James will be 85 in December
Made a small booklet over this crash - "De fatale missie van de Maid to Order"
I admire your effort and persistence, oh boy ..... what a huge historical material on your pages
Thanks for the E&E #2954 - Escape and Evasion report - of Top Turret Gunner / Engineer Raymond Miller
I never saw these reports
Kind regards
Herman Redder, Dedemsvaart
book orders - English/Dutch - 4th print Aug 2010 - € 17 - author: H. A. Redder +31(0)523-613574
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see Hardenberg section
( see also macr-12109.htm page )
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52 - Name: Shirley Shackleton (cousin) - 29 Sep 2010
Dear PATS,
If you see Bep will you tell her I will write from Australia after I am able to tell
her my Auntie's reaction to the account I will give of the kindnesses I received from you all
I have photographs which I will send to you
After we left you Endie took me to the place where Colin's airforce plane crashed
It brought up a lot more questions. e.g.
I am most impressed by the fact that the point of impact has been marked with the names of the crew
I will be returning to Australia soon after 9th October and I will write again then
Thank you so much for all your work on behalf of people you don't know
I would give you a medal if such a thing would be worthy of you
Shirley
see JA902 section
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51 - Name: Everette E. Mays (son) - 02 Sep 2010
Thank you for contacting me. The photo is not of my dad
I have been trying to gather some photos from wartime to send to you
I will forward those to you as soon as I receive them
My mother and I cried together when reading your accounts of his war activities
after you first contacted me [ Oct 2007 - PATS ]
Thanks for your diligence and hard work
THANKS A MILLION
Everette Mays
see NOP-Harrah section
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50 - Name: Horst Jeckel - 28 Jun 2010
PATS, many thanks
I must have found you a few years earlier... GREAT
I'm wondering how you do find this all. Thanks
Horst Jeckel, Giessen, Germany - 28 Jun 2010

Hello again, have you an idea to find out more about John Dunn ?
He died here in my near area. - 28 March 1945 - Wissmar, Germany
Company A - 31st Tank Battalion - 7th Armored Division
35275027 - 01019119 - Captain John J. Dunn , Marion, OH
Buried at: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium USMC WOM
Greetings Horst - 25 Jun 2010 - Freetime WW 2 researcher - area Giessen, Germany
viperbj30 [ AT ] aol . com
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49 - Name: JoAnne Shiveley - 08 May 2010
I received a message from Howard Snyder concerning Lloyd Martin Stormer
I am not sure from that message what you are looking for but I have a photo of Lloyd;
his Death Registration Certificate and info on his family.
Let me know what you need and where to send the information.
M. JoAnne Shively - 08 May 2010
see Stormer section
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48 - Name: Becky Hausken - 29 Apr 2010
Guess what PATS. You got your wish. Becky

Hi PATS,

It's like the story of Stone Soup.
You are the hungry soldiers asking villagers to contribute to their pot for making "Stone Soup".
We are the villagers who say "No, I have nothing for you". And you can't make soup from a stone".
But later, some of us have a thought, "Well, maybe I could contribute a potato or a carrot."
And then, when the other villagers see the wonderful soup being made,
they want to join in with their onions and turnips and whatever they can give.
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Why wouldn't anyone want to assist you?
The Head of Reference Library Services at Los Angeles County, California saw your work,
found it worthy and meaningful, and he put his people to work for you right away.
You had your photo of S/Sgt. John Laurich in nine days.

You are the right one for this job!
The things you are able to do with your talent and resources - you are exceptional.

Anyway, I'm delighted that Laurich's photo was found and that one piece of your work is complete.
I am glad to help if I can. Besides, your thank-yous are BIG and look happy!
Back to work now, for me!
Becky Hausken - 30 Apr 2010
see Laurich section
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47 - Name: Christopher Boles - 30 Mar 2010
PATS,
I am absolutely speechless after looking at your web site.
The man hours that have gone into documenting all of these mens lives, crews
and final resting place is one testament to your love for those who fought and died
I couldn't help but not think of those men who were at one time living on earth,
who fought valiantly and died bravely in the face of war against an enemy
who was out to conquer the world
I know that Sarah will be ecstatic to know about her grandfather
Marci will be so pleased to know more about our family tree as I am
The picture of Gerald so looks like a Boles resemblance
I did get a feeling of sadness when I saw his picture that carried with me for a part of my day
My words will never be as strong as I would like them to be to "thank" you personally
for doing all that you have to help our family tree, finding about Gerald and the family
God Bless you for all you do
Christopher Boles - 30 Mar 2010
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This is a surprise. How did you get my email?
I have a cousin that is researching Gerald
Gerald was from the side of our family Romulus "Rome" Boles
Thank you so very much for this information!
Christopher Boles - 28 Mar 2010
see Nijetrijne section
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46 - Name: Terry Harnish (cousin) - 07 Feb 2010
Today I had the chance to meet one of the members of Uncle Jim's flight crew
when they were shot down over Holland.
I met with he and his wife this afternoon and talked for a couple hours.
He is 92 years old, and except for vision issues, is in great health.
...............
He had some very interesting information from that time, and I showed him some pictures of our families, too.
They are a great couple and it was wonderful being able to spend time with them.
Thanks to our friend PATS in Holland for all the work he has done to make this day possible!!
Terry Harnish
see Baarlo section
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45 - Name: Peter T. Williams, Winnipeg, MB - 02 Feb 2010
Dear PATS,
I was thrilled to find on your website the information about Thomas Edward Crothers
Since I was just 2 years old when Uncle Ed was lost,
your piece about him has allowed me to learn much about my uncle
My brother Ross received all the memorabilia about Ed when our mother died
I alerted Ross of your website and after he had explored it,
he e-mailed me that he has several good photo’s of Ed, plus his log book
Please contact me if you would like further information
Thanks very much for keeping the memory of these fine men alive
Peter T. Williams, nephew - Winnipeg, MB
see Zwarte Meer section
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44 - Name: Ray Coles - 20 Jan 2010
I saw your note in this evenings local paper - Plymouth Evening Herald
Page 159 of The Royal Air Force Bomber Command War Losses by WR Chorley confirms what you already know
and says that Pilot Officer L Rickard was a member of The Royal Canadian Air Force. ( must be RAF - info PATS )
Thank you PATS. Your Webpage is superb and it is really heartwarming to see the great interest
you are showing in marking these events.
Regards Ray
see R1757 section
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43 - Name: Carol Knapman - 20 Jan 2010
Good Afternoon
I just have read your letter in our local newspaper asking for information of Airman L. Rickard.
I am Leonard Rickard's eldest grand-daughter.
Unfortunately he died on 7th December 1987.
He is survived by his younger daughter, Barbara and six grandchildren.
Regards Carol Knapman
see R1757 section
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42 - Name: Joe Laura - 14 Jan 2010
Pats,
My name is Joe Laura brother of Anthony and I can't find enough words to thank you
for the research that you did on that plane.
It brought back many fond memories and also many unanswered questions.
By the way, the letter J, in my brothers name is for John.
I will be in contact with you by mail soon, and I do have a picture that I will forward to you.
At the time that the plane was shot down, I was serving in the US NAVY, on a destroyer,
in the Pacific, and my ship was also hit by suicide planes.
Will keep in touch.
Warm regards, Joe Laura
see Havelte section
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41 - Name: Terry Harnish - 21 Nov 2009
I am Jim and Jack's younger brother and just wanted to thank you for all the work you have done
and the information you have provided about Uncle Jim.
I was in Holland in 1977 and just wish I had been able to know more about the circumstances when I was traveling in the area.
I wasn't born until 1955 so obviously never knew Jim, but this info has really been great to receive and pass on to my son.
I would appreciate it if you could add my email address when you send info so I can keep up to date, too
My brothers have been good about forwarding the info to our extended family,
but I would like to make sure I am getting everything.
Thanks again for all your efforts.
Terry Harnish
see Baarlo section
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40 - Name: Jim Harnish - 21 Nov 2009
Thanks! This is the best picture I’ve seen
When I gave a copy to our Mom, she said that’s exactly the way she remembers Jim the last time they saw him
They were at the airport, and Jim told Dad, “Be sure you get back because I intend to.”
Thanks for bringing him back for all of us
James A. Harnish
see Baarlo section
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39 - Name: Jack Harnish - 21 Nov 2009
These are wonderful
Thanks for the close-up of Uncle Jim
That’s the best photo I have seen of him
Jack
see Baarlo section
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38 - Name: Jack Livingston
What a pleasant surprise to receive your email
Thank you for your interest in the American airmen who sacrificed their lives in WWII
Yes, I am indeed the namesake of my only Uncle, 1st Lt. Jack Archer
Your info appears to be completely correct
see Steenwijk - Zuidveen
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37 - Name: Don Griffin
YOU ARE FANTASTIC!!
see Boschwijde section
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36 - Name: Paul Lloyd
Hello Pats,
Many thanks for your prompt response. You are a Star.
Best regards - Paul Lloyd
see Vollenhove section
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35 - Name: Vic Heasman
My Father is 1607798 - Sgt. Flight Engineer G. E. Heasman - RAFVR
I have for a number of years been compiling my family tree
It is my intention to enter as much detail as possible about the war service of my father
and his brothers both of whom were in the Royal Navy
I can supply photographs of my father and a group photograph, but can only at the moment identify two individuals
My father and R/164036 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - J. S. Baldwin - RCAF
I would be pleased to arrange this if you would be interested
Regards Vic Heasman - 3 Jul 2009 -
see Bakhuizen section
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34 - Name: Neil Macfarlane
Hello, I saw your site and mention of my Dad's Lancaster ME700 and its being shot down on 23rd Sept 1944
Just to mention Dad is still alive and living safely in the South of England
I suspect he is the last surviving member of the aircraft since Korpela died in 2006
He mentioned seeing Charlie Lucas in passing one evening in London in the early 50's but has had no contact since
Best wishes, Neil Macfarlane - 2 Jul 2009 -
see Dalfsen ME700 section
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33 - Name: Bart Dragtsma
I made a short look at your website and saw a very detailed review of many crashes in WW II
I do my best to fill up your report with details I have gathered in my territory
see Noordwolde section
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32 - Name: Ken G. Dunderdale
Have photo of K. R. Ball - Vollenhove and will forward, if you let me have contact details
I must congratulate you on the fantastic work you are doing in running your website
It brings tremendous satisfaction to know family members sacrifices are being honoured in this way
Thank you
see NOP-Rule section
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31 - Name: Michael Moloney
Greetings from Australia, thouraly enjoyed your web page, research.
Any information on Francis Noel Looney (my uncle) would be much appreciated. MM.
see NOP-Weatherill section
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30 - Name: Chele Wickramasinghe ( née Ford )
Hi, I see my Dad’s name on your website
He was Donald James Ford who was shot down over Germany
I have a photo of the crew in front of their plane
( see macr-12109.htm )
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29 - Name: Velda Logemann ( née Estle )
It was a good and exciting call from you this morning !
I enjoyed visiting with you so much. And the timing could not have been better
Now I will look at the material that I have and forward what I can to you
You are a GOOD DETECTIVE !!!
see Nijetrijne section
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28 - Name: Ted & Maggie Yeend ( née Lewis )
Maggie is my wife. Her brother Michael and stepbrother David
Would love to hear from you. Went to Blokzijl last year. Have some photos etc...
see Blokzijl section
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27 - Name: Ted M. Anderson
I thank you so much for the info provided on my Father, Tailgunner on B-17G - #43-38405
I had no info on his POW status nor a photo of his early years
( see macr-12109.htm )
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26- Name: Joseph Lyle Hicks
I am named after Lyle Wilmot Hick(s) who was on DS794 shot down 15 Feb 1944
Thank you for posting all of this information, some of this I never knew!
see Elburg section
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25 - Name: Tonya David
Your site is amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing more info
great niece-in-law of Lum Tomaski!
( see macr-12109.htm )
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24 - Name: Lisa Rizo - 08 Oct 2008
Is it possible to add something to my uncles name? or is it too late? I love this website!
- Sgt. - George Francis Leo O'Connell -
see Oosterwolde-LL955 section
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23 - Name: René Fleischbein
Hello, I found your page looking up my family name. Gus Fleischbein was my uncle. Thank you.
see Dinah Might section
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22 - Name: Charise
Thank you! The info on John S. Hascall is wonderful
Do you have contact for sister Nancy still?
see Beukers section
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21 - Name: Joost Kam
I saw that you did use some photos of mine, very good
Do have more if you wish, also on Google Earth there are some placemarks of the location
where the aircraft of Latham is crashed, probably something to mention
see De Wijk section
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20 - Name: Roy Heim
Thank you for posting the information on MACR #4556
It gave me hope to continue searching!
see Havelte section
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19 - Name: Mike James
Is there any more info on Francis Latham or his flight.
My father Len James who is still alive was the pilot.
see De Wijk section
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18 - Name: Doug Robinson - 13 Feb 2008
Great Job you are doing!
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17 - Name: Keith Meadows
Thank you for all your dedication to this work.
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16 - Name: Haslam
Hi, Came across your site whilst doing a random search.
I'm the Grandson on F/Sgt. Edward Henry Finch - RAAF of Stirling Mk.I - EF343 - OJ-B,
shot down on 5th May 1943. Coincidentally also my birthday.
My family visited his grave near Ypecolsga.
see Ypecolsga section
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15 - Name: Jim Haseman
B-24 - #42-95157 - 466th BG - 15 Aug 1944. I'll send you a crew photo if you would like.
see Nijetrijne section
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14 - Name: George Walter - "Pilgrim George"
Dear Pats, The grace and peace of Jesus our Lord and the love of Mary our Mother be with you.
How nice to see your October 19, 2007 e-mail to my friend Rachel.
She does a good job on her web site keeping people up to date on my travels.
I do remember meeting you on July 4th, 2002, in Michigan,
just before I crossed over into Canada. We met on a part of the highway that was
under construction: you were walking your bike over some rough area
( see 042-2002.htm page )
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13 - Name: Jaap Vermeer
What a GREAT site you have. Every time it's becoming larger ... and larger
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12 - Name: Donald G. Griffin
Wow! Found my dads B-24 mission on your website. KIA 23-Mar-44, 466th BG, 785 Sq.
I have some correspondence from the locals to my mother.
Would you be interested if I scanned it and emailed to you?
see Boschwijde section
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11 - Name: Gary Fisher
My Father: Freeman W Fisher - 452nd BG - 731st BS - deceased - 6 Oct 2007 - Age 87
"Dinah Might" - 10 Feb 1944 -
see Dinah Might section
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10 - Name: Gerrie Carriere
I am the daughter of K.E. Mays who was POW during WWII.
You contacted my brother. Thank you for info on this site.
see NOP-Harrah section
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9 - Name: Darren Swinn
GREAT site looking for info on any RAF Binbrook a/c if poss pls keep up good work
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8 - Name: Rob Fera
HI .. I have info on my father in law F/O. Oliver Korpela .. s/d over Dalfsen 1944
see Dalfsen section
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7 - Name: Everette E. Mays
Kenneth Eugene Mays was born 19 Jan 1925 and died 5 Sep 1979 - Age 54
see NOP-Harrah section
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6 - Name: Joop
Hello Teunis, What a splendid site. Spoke a witness of Grambo's burial. See you, Joop
see Giethoorn section
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5 - Name: Thomas J. Raimondi
Hi, My father Thomas B. Raimondi used to tell me stories when
he was Sergeant / Radio Operator on the "Blanco Diablo".
see Ronduite section
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4 - Name: Chris Bowkett
Thank you for your email, I will look at my notes in order to give you what I can
about the loss of this plane and its crew
see Oldebroek section
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3 - Name: Mary Brady
James M. Garvin - born 4 Jul 1915, Marcus, Iowa was my uncle, youngest brother
of my Father Vincent L. Garvin
see Zwartewaterklooster section
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2 - Name: Paul Lloyd
Hello I believe you are researching Albert Eric Lloyd I may be able to assist you
as I am his great nephew - Best regards Paul Lloyd
see Vollenhove section
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1 - Name: Bram Hugenholtz
Dear Mr. Schuurman, The site of the "crashed" pilots is yours according to me
Maybe I do have some additional info about Lt. Col. Grambo
My father did salvage his aircraft wreck
If you do want more info, pls email me. Kind regards Bram
see Giethoorn section
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Last update - 14 Sep 2014 - PATS

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On my list are also the remaining crashes in the SW corner of my 50x50 mi area
Mainly Southern and Eastern Flevoland - formerly IJsselmeer

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SGLO - T3386

Junker 88A-4 - Werke Nr. 550283 - Uffz. H. Weihs - ..:.. - IJsselmeer
2/KG-54 - 4 Feb 1944 - Operation Düsseldorf
?? KIA ??



Bomber Operational Clasp
Junker 88A-4 - Werke Nr. 550283 crashed in IJsselmeer
cause and pilot/crew disposition are unknown

SGLO - T3386

JUNKER 88A-4 - Werke Nr. 550283 - 04 Feb 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW ?4?

Uffz. H. Weihs unknown unknown unknown

- ?? KIA ?? -

WEIHS(?) - ?????(?) - ?????(?) - ?????(?)


Under construction - 24 Aug 2011 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T2424

Lancaster Mk.I - ED357 - PH-S - F/Sgt. D. Thomson - 02:03 - IJsselmeer
12 Squadron - RAF - 12th Jun 1943 - Operation Düsseldorf
4 KIA - 1 MIA - 2 POW



Lancaster Mk.I - ED357 - PH-S took off from RAF Wickenby at 22:40 hours on the night of 11 Jun 1943 to bomb Düsseldorf, Germany
Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base
Five of the crew were killed and Sgts. Pingle and Sparling were captured and became POW
Those who died, four are buried in the New Eastern Cemetery at Amsterdam
but Sgt. Bowes, who was killed during the combat, has no known grave - commemorated at Runnymede Memorial
Sgt. W. T. Pingle was interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 227. Promoted to WO2 during captivity
Sgt. C. W. A. Sparling in Camps L6/L4, POW No. 254

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - ED357 - PH-S - 12 Jun 1943 - Operation Düsseldorf
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409256 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - D. M. Thomson - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA

1098656 - Sgt. - Navigator - K. Bowes - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA

1345600 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D. N. Campbell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

1172557 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - J. L. Osborne - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

1553630 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - W. M. Ward - RAVFR - Age 20 - KIA

R/146605 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - W. T. Pingle - RCAF - Age 22 - POW

R/51866 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - C. W. A. Sparling - RCAF - Age .. - 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 - ED357 - PH-S - Thomson
Loss Card - ED357 - PH-S - Thomson - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

409256 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Daniel McNicol Thomson - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA
born: 21 Aug 1916, Glasgow, Scotland
Son of John James Thomson and Kate Thomson, of Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia
Enlistment: Melbourne, Australia - Next of Kin: Isabella Thomson
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 69. Row C. Coll. grave 20. Cemetery: Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619722


ALWAYS REMEMBERED

- Epigraph on Thomson memorial -
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1172557 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - James Leslie Osborne - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
Son of Harry Leslie and Maud Osborne, of Daventry, Northamptonshire Co., UK
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 69. Row C. Coll. grave 20. Cemetery: Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619659


AT THE END
OF THE LANE OF SHADOWS
HE WILL MEET US WITH A SMILE

- Epigraph on Osborne memorial -
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1553630 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - William Middleton Ward - RAVFR - Age 20 - KIA
Son of William and Louisa Ward, of Corstorphine, Edinburgh, UK
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 69. Row C. Coll. grave 20. Cemetery: Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619736


NEVER UNPREPARED

- Epigraph on Ward memorial -
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1345600 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Douglas Noel Campbell - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 69. Row C. Coll. grave 19. Cemetery: Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619537
Son of Dugald and Agnes Campbell, of West Drumoyne, Glasgow, Scotland, UK


LOVED IN LIVE
AND LIVING YET
IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE
WHO CAN'T FORGET

- Epigraph on Campbell memorial -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1098656 - Sgt. - Navigator - Kenneth Bowes - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA
born: 1920, Billingham, Teesside, UK
Son of John and Gertrude Bowes; husband of Joyce Bowes née Barton, of Darlington, Durham Co., UK
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 143 - CWGC ref. 1530192

On Saturday 7 Jun 1943, Ken Bowes married his sweetheart Joyce Barton at Darlington register office
The following Friday, he was dead

source: The Northern Echo - 04 May 2005 - Marjorie Little (cousin)
Note: Saturday 5 Jun 1943 and the crash was Saturday 12 Jun 1943 - info PATS
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R/146605 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William "Bill" Thomas Pingle - RCAF - Age 22 - POW
captured and as POW interned in Camps L6/357, POW No. 227
Stalag Kopernikus - promoted to WO2 during captivity
born abt. 1920 - Warrant Officer 1st Class William T. PINGLE - died June 1995 - Age 74
Son of H. B. Pingle (father), 204 Glebmount Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Newsclip - 22 Jul 1943 - Born in Oshawa, Toronto Airman Is Now Prisoner
Newsclip - 22 Jul 1943 - Born in Oshawa, Toronto Airman Is Now Prisoner
source - Oshawa Library

R/51866 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Clarence Wesley Albert "Sparky" Sparling - RCAF - Age .. - POW
captured and as POW interned in Camps L6/L4, POW No. 254
Stalag Luft IV Sagan
Son of Mrs. G. H. Sparling (mother), 22 Grierson Street, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Clarence Sparling died of cancer in 1973/1974 at North Bay, Ontario, Canada
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Wreck recovered - July 1962 by RNLAF - One of the propellers is now a memorial in Dronten



SGLO - T2424

LANCASTER Mk.I - ED357 - PH-S - 12 Jun 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

409256 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Daniel McNicol Thomson - RAAF - Age 26 - KIA 1098656 - Sergeant - Navigator - Kenneth Bowes  - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA 1345600 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Douglas Noel Campbell  - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 1172557 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - James Leslie Osborne  - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
1553630 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - William Middleton Ward  - RAVFR - Age 20 - KIA R/146605 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William 'Bill' Thomas Pingle  - RCAF - Age 22 - POW R/51866 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Clarence Wesley Albert 'Sparky' Sparling - RCAF - Age .. - POW

- 4 KIA - 1 MIA - 2 POW -

THOMSON(†) - BOWES(†) - CAMPBELL(†) - OSBORNE(†)
WARD(†) - PINGLE - SPARLING


last update - 31 Aug 2015 - PATS

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SGLO - T3307

B-17G(SH) - #42-3486 MI-D - 1st Lt. J. J. Maginnis - 13:30 - IJsselmeer
482nd BG(H) - 812th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #2522
7 KIA - 1 MIA - 3 POW



B-17G(SH) 42-3486, a "Mickey" aircraft from the 482nd Group, based at Alconbury, UK
Built as Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-70-DL Fortress - c/n 8422

7 Jul 1943 - Aircraft 423486 History Card - redesignation from B-17F to B-17G - 11 Jan 1944
Aircraft 423486 History Card - redesignation from B-17F to B-17G
Order No. : AC-20291 - costs: $330,297.00 - date received: 7 Jul 1943
via Rob van den Brink - 10 Aug 2011
see Rob's page for 42-3486

Crew Maginnis - in front of Lucifer Jr. RQ-U 42-29812 on duty in England
via Rob van den Brink - 10 Aug 2011
Update names: Sgt. Joseph Keane must be S/Sgt. Euian C. Mills - based on army portraits - info PATS

Royal Air Force Alconbury - USAAF Station 102
Left AAF Station 102, VIII Air Force, 482nd BG 812th BS - course 52.30N Lat 01.45E Lon
Intended destination: Halberstadt - Type of mission: High Altitude Bombing
Weather conditions - Last sighted : Good - 11 Jan 1944 - Time 11:58 - Hallendorf, Germany

Crew Maginnis - in front of Lucifer Jr. RQ-U 42-29812 on duty in England
Newsclip - names Crew Maginnis
Crew Maginnis in front of Lucifer Jr. RQ-U 42-29812 on duty in England
standing l-r: Sgt. Riccardi, Lt. Maginnis, Lt. Wylie, Lt. Peterson, Lt. Hornick, Sgt. Reeder
kneeling l-r: Sgt. Glenn, Sgt. Mills and Sgt. Rajala
photo courtesy nephew of Maginnes - via Bill Keane - 12 Aug 2011
newsclip (with names) from Joyce Stapleton - via Bert Wijs - 15 Aug 2011
? Discrepancy ? - Names and position need 2nd verification - 15 Aug 2011 - PATS
Update names: Sgt. Joseph Keane must be S/Sgt. Euian C. Mills - based on army portraits - info PATS

Crew Lt. James J. Maginnis - 351st BG - 509th BS
Crew Lt. James J. Maginnis - 351st BG - 509th BS
standing l-r: T/Sgt. William A. Glenn (E), Lt. Roy H. Peterson (CP), Lt. James J. Maginnis (P), Lt. George C. Wylie (B),
Lt. George Hornick Jr. (N), S/Sgt. Daniel J. Reeder (TG), S/Sgt. Raymond H. Rajala (RO)
kneeling l-r: S/Sgt. Angelo J. Riccardi (RWG), Sgt. Hershel Evans, Sgt. George Bradic,
T/Sgt. Morris Beiler, S/Sgt. Joseph DeBruce, S/Sgt. John J. Yarush (LWG)
image from "The 351st Bomb Group in WWII" (p116) - joint author Ken Harbour - 351st.org site
Reeder (TG) also written as Reader
A better resolution of this photo is always welcome - info PATS

Number of missions flown while with 351st BG
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Maginnis (21), Peterson (19), Wylie (20, Glenn (20), Rajala (11), Riccardi (21), Mills (15) and Keane (21)
Last mission with 351st BG 509th BS was Mission #50 - 20 Oct 1943, Duren, Germany - Railroad Marshalling Yard
Transfered to 482nd BG(H) - 812th BS
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482nd BG - Patch Triangle 'blank' 812th BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

482nd BG - Pathfinder Group - Triangle 'blank' - 812th BS - 'Squadron Code - MI' - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G(SH) - #42-3486 - 'Invictus' - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Halberstadt - MACR #2522
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12037110 - O-793803 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - James John Maginnis - Queens Co., NY - Age 26 - KIA

19094233 - O-735443 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Roy H. Peterson - King Co., WA - Age 23 - MIA

14102764 - O-800267 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Clarence Edwin Blevins - Wilkes Co., NC - Age 22 - KIA

T-190891 - F/O. - 2nd Navigator - John Joseph O'Brien - Bronx Co., NY - Age 26 - KIA

18097320 - O-734410 - Lt. - Bombardier - George C. Wylie - Cochise Co., AZ - Age 21 - KIA

38099500 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top-Turret Gunner - William A. Glenn - Dallas Co., TX - Age 30 - POW

11040263 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Raymond H. Rajala - Cheshire Co. NH - Age 25 - POW

35442731 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Euian C. Mills - Floyd Co., KY - Age 22 - POW

17076910 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Angelo J. Riccardi - St. Louis, MO - Age 21 - KIA

12188173 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Joseph P. Keane - Kings Co., NY - Age 20 - KIA

18225931 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Harry C. Sutton - Harris Co., TX - Age 19 - KIA
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O-793803 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - James John Maginnis - Queens Co., NY - KIA
born 2 Sep 1917, NY - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 26
Mr. James E. Maginnis (father), 124-34 135th Place, South Ozone Park, New York, Queens Co., NY
Enlistment: 16 Dec 1941, New York, NY - Residence: Queens County, NY - Marital Status: Single
Initial buried - Harderwijk General Cemetery
Reinterred - Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Final resting place - New York, New York, USA
Burial: Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA - Plot: J, 14541
Husband of Mrs. Edna D. Maginnis MacDougall (wife) - Ferry pilot - WASP - Class: 44-W-8

Memorial - O-793803  - 1st Lt. - James John Maginnis - Long Island National Cemetery
1st Lt. - James John Maginnis
Memorial Long Island National Cemetery - Plot: J, 14541
via findagrave.com - by Glenn - 10 Aug 2011

US Census 11 Apr 1930 - South Ozone Park, Oueens Co., NY
address: 12434 - 135 Place
James E. Maginnis - Head - 37/24 - born abt. 1893, NY - Occupation: Salesman - Instr. Mfg.
Anna Maginnis - Wife - 34/21 - born abt. 1896, NY
James J. Maginnis - Son - 12 - born 1917, NY
Harry R. Maginnis - Son - 6 - born 25 Jun 1923, NY - died 06 Feb 1978 - Age 54 - Plot: 3F, 1156
Maternal grandparents of James J. Maginnis are born in Germany

His brother was O-784201 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. Harry R. Magginis
15th AF - 2nd BG 96th BS - B-17G - #44-6443 - 15 Mar 1945 - Crew John W. Collens III - MACR 2409
depature base: Amemdola, Italy - FTR - did land at Lodz Airport, Poland (under Soviet command)
all (10) did return to USA
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19094233 - O-735443 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Roy H. Peterson - King Co., WA - MIA
born 4 Jan 1921, WA - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 23
Mrs. Elizabeth Peterson (mother), 3915 Greenwood Avenue, Seattle, King Co., WA
Enlistment: 7 Mar 1942, Seattle, WA - Residence: King County, WA - Marital Status: Single

Body of 1st Lt. Roy H. Peterson was found September 1969 after salvage of the wreck
Final resting place - Portland, Oregon, USA
Burial: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA - Plot: K, 863

tombstone - 1st Lt. Roy H. Peterson - Willamette National Cemetery, Plot: K, 863
1st Lt. Roy H. Peterson - Willamette National Cemetery, Plot: K, 863
via findagrave by James Burke - 13 Aug 2011
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14102764 - O-800267 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Clarence Edwin Blevins - Wilkes Co., NC - KIA
born 3 Apr 1921, NC - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 22
Mr. Clarence C. Blevins (father), Hays, Wilkes Co., NC
Enlistment: 31 Mar 1942, Winston-Salem, NC - Residence: Wilkes Co., NC - Marital Status: Single
Initial buried - Harderwijk General Cemetery
Reinterred - Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Final resting place - Mountlawn Memorial Park, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA

KIA Jan 44 - Newsclip - 1st Lt. Clarence Edwin Blevins
KIA Newsclip - 1st Lt. Clarence Edwin Blevins
Newsclip - Wilkes Journal-Patriot - North Wilkesboro, NC - 06 Jul 1944 -
via Bert Wijs - 09 Aug 2011

Headstone - 1st Lt. Clarence Edwin Blevins
Headstone - 1st Lt. Clarence Edwin Blevins
via findagrave.com - by Carol J. Kennedy - 13 Sep 2011

US Census 24 Apr 1930 - Rock Creek Twp., Wilkes Co., NC
Address: Roaring River Road
Clarence C. Blevins - Head 34/24 - born 25 Apr 1895, Alleghany Co., NC - Occupation: Teacher, Public School
Della Mae Blevins née Hendren - Wife 30/19 - born 23 Sep 1899, NC
Clarence E. Blevins - Son 8 - born 1921, NC
Raymond A. Blevins - Son 5 - born abt. 1925, NC

Clarence C. Blevins - born 25 Apr 1895 - Male - Alleghany Co. - John Andrew Blevins (father) - Rhoda Blevins (mother)
US Census 24 Apr 1930 - Rock Creek Twp., Wilkes Co., NC
Address: Roaring River Road
John A. Blevins - Head - 58/18 - born 1 Oct 1871, NC - died 1952, NC - Farmer, General Farming - Age 81
Rhoda C. Blevins - wife - 58/18 abt 1872, NC
Marriage: John to Rhoda C. Blevins - 14 Sep 1890

C. Clarence Blevins - born 25 Apr 1895, Alleghany Co. - died 12 Nov 1985 - Age 90
Della Mae Hendren Blevins - born 23 Sep 1899, Wilkes Co., NC - died 15 Jul 1957, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co., NC - Age 57
Burial: Mountlawn Memorial Park, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
- info findagrave.com - by Carol J. Kennedy - 13 Sep 2011 -
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T-190891 - F/O. - 2nd Navigator - John Joseph O'Brien - Bronx Co., NY - KIA
born 24 Aug 1917, New York City - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 26
Mrs. Agnes Mary O'Brien (mother), 2690 Valentine Avenue, New York, Bronx Co., NY
Initial buried - Harderwijk General Cemetery
Reinterred - Nowadays - Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot B-23-14, Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium

William J. O'Brien (father) - born ... 1888, NYC, New York - Bookkeeper, Brockerage (Census 1940)
Agnes Mary O'Brien (mother) - born ... 1891, New York - died ... 1979 - Age ~88
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Catherine O'Brien - born ... 1916, NYC, New York - died Dec 1979 - Clerk (Census 1940)
John Joseph O'Brien - born Aug 1917, NYC, New York - died 11 Jan 1944 - Age 26 - Fly Boy (Census 1940)
Grace O'Brien - born Feb 1923, NYC, New York - still living
Mary O'Brien - born Mar 1925, NYC, New York - died 09 Sep 2013 - Age 88
William (Jr.) O'Brien - born ... 1927, Hackensack, New Jersey - still living
Patricia O'Brien - born Mar 1930, NYC, New York - still living
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Regards, Bill (brother) - 23 Sep 2013
- additional info of US Census 16 Apr 1940 -


!!! Discrepancies in US Census 1930 and 1940 and Bill's info - 24 Sep 2013 - PATS !!!

FO John Joseph O'Brien - army portrait via his brother Bill Headstone - FO John Joseph O'Brien
- - - T-190891 - F/O. John Joseph O'Brien - - - - - - - - - Headstone - FO John Joseph O'Brien - - -
portrait image via Bill O'Brien (brother) - 21 Sep 2013
headstone photo via Rob van den Brink - 26 May 2013
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18097320 - O-734410 - Lt. - Bombardier - George Clifford Wylie - Cochise Co., AZ - KIA
born 12 Jan 1922, AZ - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 21
Mrs. Edith Isabell Wylie (mother) née Bartch, 55 Wood Canyon, Bisbee, Cochise Co., AZ
Enlistment: 9 Apr 1942, AZ - Residence: Undefined Code - Marital Status: Undefined Code
Initial buried - Kampen General Cemetery
Reinterred - Nowadays - Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot D-20-2, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium

Bombardier - 18097320 - O-734410  - Lt. George Clifford  Wylie - Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot D-20-2, Neupre, Belgium
Initial Graves - Ardennes American Cemetery
O-734410 - Lt. George Clifford Wylie - Plot D-20-2, Neupre, Belgium
38456350 - S/Sgt. Frank H. Pietzsch Jr. - B-24 #42-95180 - crash 21 Nov 44, Eemnes, Holland
via Edie Walker (niece) - 15 Aug 2011

Class RS 42-17 - Bombardier School - George C. Wylie - BS509 BG351 and BS812 BG482

George Clifford  Wylie Bombardier - 18097320 - O-734410  - Lt. George Clifford  Wylie
Lt. George Clifford Wylie
via Edie Walker (niece) - 15 Aug 2011

Headstone - Lt. George Clifford  Wylie
Headstone - Lt. George Clifford Wylie
via Rob van den Brink - 26 May 2013
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Mr. Clifford Wylie, born 04 Apr 1891, Alvarado, TX - died Friday, 27 Jul 1979, Tyrone, NM - Age 88
Mr. Wylie was born in Alvarado, Texas and had been a resident of Bisbee, Arizona
Marriage: 7 Sep 1920, Cochise County, Arizona - Mr. Clifford Wylie and Ms. Edith Isabell Bartch
birth: George Clifford Wylie - born 12 Jan 1922, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
birth: Elizabeth Anne Wylie - born 8 May 1927, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

US Census 2 Apr 1930 - Warren townsite, Cochise Co., AZ
Address: 311 Hovland Street
Clifford Wylie - Head 39/29 - born 04 Apr 1891, Alvarado, TX - Occupation: Foreman, Copper Mine
Edith Isabell Wylie née Bartch - Wife 37/27 - born abt. 1893, CO
George Clifford Wylie - Son 8 - born 12 Jan 1922, AZ - died 11 Jan 1944 - Age 21
John William Wylie - Son 6 - born 12 Dec 1923, AZ - died 22 Jun 2008 - Age 84
Elizabeth Anne Wylie - Daughter 2 - born 8 May 1927, AZ
James Robert Wylie - Son - 12 Apr 1938, Douglas, Arizona - died 01 Apr 1996, Las Cruces, NM - Age 57

George, Elizabeth and John Wylie - mid 30's
George, Elizabeth and John Wylie - mid 30's
via Edie Walker (niece) - 15 Aug 2011

2nd Lt. US Army Air Force WWII - B-17 Pilot - John William Wylie - born 12 Dec 1923, AZ - died 22 Jun 2008 - Age 84
spouse: Maude Ivanovich Wylie - 3 Jun 1926 - 14 Jan 2006 - Age 79
Burial: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
- info findagrave by jtnjan -
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38099500 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top-Turret Gunner - William Alvis Glenn - Dallas Co., TX - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 1913, TX - died 1995 - Age 82
Mrs. Essie D. Glenn (wife), 4917 East Side, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
Enlistment: 16 Mar 1942, Camp Wolters, TX - Residence: Lubbock Co., TX - Marital Status: Married
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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11040263 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Raymond H. Rajala - Cheshire Co. NH - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 21 Nov 1918, NH - died Apr 1976 - Age 57
Mr. Reuben R. Rajala (brother), South Street, Troy, Cheshire Co., NH
Enlistment: 21 Jul 1942, Manchester, NH - Residence: Cheshire Co., NH - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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35442731 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Euian Clyde Mills - Floyd Co., KY - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 3 Jun 1921, KY - died 07 Jan 1996, KY - last record address: Neon, Letcher Co., KY - Age 74
Mrs. Delta Rose Mills (mother) née Hoff, Wayland, Floyd Co., KY
Enlistment: 25 Aug 1942, Huntinton, WV - Residence: Floyd Co., KY - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

US Census 1930 - 7 Apr 1930 - Magistrial District No. 8 - Pulanski Co., KY
Henry Ervin Mills - Head 43/25 - born 25 Mar 1888, KY - Occupation: Miner, Coal mine
Delta Rose Mills née Hoff - Wife 33/16 - born 2 May 1888, KY
Lee O. Mills - Son 15 - born 1 Mar 1915, KY
??? William Robert Mills - born 1917, KY - died 1918, KY ???
Nora B. Mills - Daughter 10 - born abt. 1920, KY
Euian Clyde Mills - Son 8 - born 3 Jun 1921, KY
Kenneth W. Mills - Son 6 - born abt. 1924, KY
Helen Mills - Daughter - born 18 Jan 1933, KY

Henry Ervin Mills (father) - born 25 Mar 1888, KY - died 1 Jun 1947 - Age 59
Delta Rose Mills née Hoff (mother) - born 2 May 1888, KY - died 29 Mar 1991 - Age 93
Lee O. Mills (brother) - born 1 Mar 1915, KY - died 1 Jun 1988 - Age 73
Burials: Neelys Cemetery, Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Helen Koontz née Mills (sister) - born 18 Jan 1933, KY - died 21 Mar 2010 - Age 77
Helen is preceded in death by her siblings, Lee, Euian, Wayne and William Mills and Bonnie Stewart
Burial: Elk Spring Cemetery, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky, USA
- info US Census and Findagrave -

S/Sgt. Euian Clyde Mills
S/Sgt. Euian Clyde Mills
via Gary Bullock (son-in-law) - 23 Aug 2011
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17076910 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Angelo J. Riccardi - St. Louis, MO - KIA
born 1922, MO - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 21
Mr. Ceasare A. Riccardi (father), 5949 Theodosia, Saint Louis, MO
Enlistment: 27 Aug 1942, Jefferson Barracks, MO - Residence: St. Louis City, MO - Marital Status: Single
Initial buried - Harderwijk General Cemetery
Reinterred - Nowadays - Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot A-41-10, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium

Missing Newsclip - 12 Feb 1944 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sgt. Angelo J. Riccardi
Missing - Sgt. Angelo J. Riccardi
Newsclip - 12 Feb 1944 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
via Bert Wijs - 09 Aug 2011

Headstone - S/Sgt. Angelo J. Riccardi
Headstone - S/Sgt. Angelo J. Riccardi
via Rob van den Brink - 26 May 2013
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12188173 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Joseph P. Keane - Kings Co., NY - KIA
born 19 Jul 1923, Manhattan, NYC - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 20
Mr. Daniel Keane (father), 5609 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
Enlistment: 23 Nov 1942, New York City, NY - Residence: Kings Co., NY - Marital Status: Single
Initial buried - Harderwijk General Cemetery
Reinterred - Nowadays - Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot A-41-8, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium

15th US Census 14/15 Apr 1930, Borough of Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
Address: 5811 3rd Avenue
Daniel Keane - Head - 45/27 born 24 Apr 1885 (?1888?), Irish Free State - Immigrated 1902, PA - Occupation: Labourer - Metal Co.
Kathryn Keane - Wife - 40/22 abt. 1890 (?1892?), Irish Free State - Immigrated 1907, AL
Daniel Keane - Son - 16 - born 17 Sep 1913 - died Jan 1981 - Age 67
Mary Keane - Daughter - 15 - born 21 Apr 1915
Rita Keane - Daughter - 13 - born 05 Jun 1916
Anna Keane - Daughter - 12 - born abt. 1918
William Keane - Son - 11 - born 19 Feb 1919
Kathryn "Cathleen" - Daughter - 8 - born 06 Jan 1922
Joseph P. Keane - Son - 6 - born 19 Jul 1923
Martin Keane - Son - 2 - born 07 Feb 1928
Naturalization - abbrev. PA = First Papers - abbrev. AL = Alien

Joe's siblings in Army
Daniel Keane was in the infantry in Europe
William Keane serve in the Army Air Corp in Alaska
and Martin Keane was in the Merchant Marines, all survive the war

12188173 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner  - Joseph P. Keane Grave marker - 12188173 - S/Sgt. Joseph P. Keane 12188173 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner  - Joseph P. Keane
S/Sgt. Joseph P. Keane . . . . . . . . . . . . Plot A-41-8, Neupre . . . . . . . . S/Sgt. Joseph P. Keane
family info and images via Bill Keane (nephew) - 08 Aug 2011

Headstone - S/Sgt. Joseph P. Keane
Headstone - S/Sgt. Joseph P. Keane
via Rob van den Brink - 26 May 2013
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18225931 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Harry C. Sutton - Harris Co., TX - KIA
born 1924, TX - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 19
Mr. Rueben P. Sutton (uncle), 1421 Knox, Houston, Harris Co., TX
Enlistment: 7 Nov 1942, Houston, TX - Residence: Harris Co., TX - Marital Status: Single
Initial buried - Harderwijk General Cemetery
Reinterred - Nowadays - Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot D-20-4, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium

US Census 12 Apr 1930 - Dallas City, Dallas Co., TX
Address: 4000 Elm Street, Dalals
Arthur G. Sutton - Head - 33/22 - born 6 Oct 1896, TX - died: 30 Aug 1943 - Age 46 - Occupation: Sheet Metal worker, Paint. Co.
Bessie Sutton - Wife - 28/16 - born abt. 1902, TX
Hilton B. Sutton - Son - 10 - born abt. 1920, TX
Johnie S. Sutton - Son - 7 - born abt. 1923, TX
Harry C. Sutton - Son - 5 - born 1924, TX - died 11 Jan 1944, Holland - Age 19

US Census 19 Apr 1930 - Houston City, Harris Co., TX
Address: 4209 Koehler St., Houston
George W. Sutton - Head - 75/33 - born 7 Mar 1855, Little Rock, AR - died 26 Mar 1942 - Age 87 - Grandfather
Julia Maria Sutton née Alexander - Wife - 59/17 - born 5 Nov 1870, TX - died 15 Nov 1947 - Age 77 - Grandmother
George F. Sutton - Son - 30 - born abt. 1900, TX - Uncle
Reuben Pate Sutton - Son - 23 - born 13 Dec 1906, TX - died 17 Aug 1992 - Age 85 - Uncle
Ruth Mae Hughes née Sutton - Daughter - 20/16 - born 21 Jan 1910, TX - died 14 Mar 1932 - Age 22 - Aunt
Rufus R. Sutton - Son - 18 - born abt. 1912, TX - Uncle
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- info: MACR, AAD-archives, US Census 1930, SSDI, Footnote and Findagrave -

Headstone - Sgt. Harry C. Sutton
Headstone - Sgt. Harry C. Sutton
via Rob van den Brink - 26 May 2013

B-17G - 42-3486 - Exhaust serial plate
B-17G - 42-3486 - Exhaust serial plate
Found by farmer at Kavel E-61, given to Bert Wijs
Note: Aircraft 423486 History Card - redesignation from B-17F to B-17G
via Bert Wijs - 21 Aug 2013

Salvage of the B-17 was done by RNLAF - May 1968 (parts) and Oct 1969 (ship) - location: Section/Kavel E-61
- info "In de schaduw van de Glorie" - S. L. Veenstra -



SGLO - T3307

B-17G(SH) #42-3486 MI-D - 11 Jan 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 11

12037110 - O-793803 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - James John Maginnis  - Queens Co., NY - Age 26 - KIA 19094233 - O-735443 - 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot - Roy H. Peterson  - King Co., WA - Age 23 - MIA 14102764 - O-800267 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Clarence Edwin Blevins  - Wilkes Co., NC - Age 22 - KIA T-190891 - F/O. - 2nd Navigator - John Joseph O'Brien  - Bronx Co., NY - Age 26 - KIA 18097320 - O-734410 - Lt. - Bombardier - George Clifford Wylie  - Cochise Co., AZ - Age 21 - KIA 38099500 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top-Turret Gunner - William Alvis Glenn  - Dallas Co., TX - Age 30 - POW
11040263 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Raymond H. Rajala  - Cheshire Co. NH - Age 25 - POW 35442731 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Euian Clyde Mills  - Floyd Co., KY - Age 22 - POW 17076910 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Angelo J. Riccardi  - St. Louis, MO - Age 21 - KIA 12188173 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Joseph P. Keane  - Kings Co., NY - Age 20 - KIA 18225931 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Harry C. Sutton  - Harris Co., TX - Age 19 - KIA

- 7 KIA - 1 MIA - 3 POW -

MAGINNIS(†) - PETERSON(†) - BLEVINS(†) - O'BRIEN(†) - WYLIE(†) - GLENN
RAJALA - MILLS - RICCARDI(†) - KEANE(†) - SUTTON(†)


Contact Mills is pending - 06 Aug 2011 - PATS
Contact Keane is pending - 07 Aug 2011 - PATS
Contact Glenn is pending - 07 Aug 2011 - PATS
Contact Riccardi is pending - 07 Aug 2011 - PATS
Contact Wylie is pending - 07 Aug 2011 - PATS
Contact Sutton is pending - 17 Aug 2011 - PATS
Contact O'Brien is pending - 19 Sep 2013 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 10 Mar 2016 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - T943

Wellington Mk.Ic - T2702 - LS-H - F/O. W. R. Garrioch - 23:35 - 15 km W of Kampen
15 Squadron - RAF - 10th February 1941 - Mission: Hannover
1 KIA - 5 POW



No. 15 Squadron - RAF
No. 15 Squadron - RAF - aka - No. XV Squadron
Motto: Aime Sure
Base: RAF Station, UK

Serial Range T2701 - T2750. Part of a batch of 300 Wellington Mk.Ic T2458-T2477;
T2501-T2520; T2541-T2589; T2606-T2625; T2701- T2750;T2801-T2850; T2873-T2922; T2951-T3000
Delivered by Vickers (Weybridge) between Jun 1940 and Feb 1941. T2850; T2920;
T2969 converted to Mk.XVI. T1545 converted to Mk.II and later used as an engine test bed
No operational history
Wellington Mk.Ic - T2702 - LS-H was airborne 19:38 - 10 Feb 1941 from Wyton, UK
Last heard on W/T at 21:35hrs. Sent "task completed" 6 x SBC. 2 x 500, 1 x 250
Subsequently shot down by a night-fighter (Hauptmann Walter Ehle, II./NJG 1)
crashing 23:35 in IJsselmeer, some 15 km W of Kampen (Overijssel), Holland
The remains of Sgt. Reardon were recovered in 1967 by the RNLAF and taken for burial at Nijmegen

Sgt. R. F. Beioley was interned in Camps L1/L6/357. POW No. 480,
with Sgt. W. R. Garrioch, POW No. 497 who took part in an abortive tunnel escape at L6 29 Aug 1943
and Sgt. H. G. Hedge, POW No. 503
Sgt. J. Hall in Camp 9C, no POW No. Repatriated (no date)
Sgt. W. H. Jordan in Camps L1/L3/L6/357, POW No. 506

LS-H - Wellington sketch - War Logbook of Sgt. Jordan
Sketch - LS-H - Wellington - War Logbook of Sgt. Jordan
courtesy Sarah (daughter) - 26 Mar 2014

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - T2702 - LS-H - 10 Feb 1941 - Mission: Hannover
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742039 - Sgt. - Pilot - W. R. Garrioch - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

742138 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - W. H. Jordan - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW

751981 - Sgt. - Navigator - R. F. Beioley - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

40791 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - H. G. Hedge - RNZAF - Age .. - POW

967118 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - G. Reardon - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA

528364 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. Hall - RAFVR - Age .. - 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 - T2702 - LS-H - Garrioch
Loss Card - T2702 LS-H - Garrioch - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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742039 - Sgt. - Pilot - William Robert Garrioch - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
who took part in an abortive tunnel escape at L6 on 29 Aug 1943
Bill Garrioch - died in October 2001
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742138 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - William Hansford Jordan - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW
born 29 Aug 1918 - died 4th Qtr. 1975 - Age 57
Sgt. W. H. Jordan in Camps L1/L3/L6/357, POW No. 506

1st Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1939 - William H. Jordan - Phyllis M. Hathaway - district Eton, Buckinghamshire, UK
2nd Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1975 - William H. Jordan - Jessie Clifford née Buckley - district: Towcester, Northamptonshire Co., UK
Death: 4th Qtr. 1975 - William Hansford Jordan - district: Towcester, Northamptonshire Co., UK

27 Dec 1942 at M-Stammlager Luft 3 - writing done by Sgt. D. B. Donaldson
27 Dec 1942 at M-Stammlager Luft 3 - l-r: Sgt. Donaldson, Sgt. Jordan and Sgt. Barnett
27 Dec 1942 at M-Stammlager Luft 3
l-r: my father, Sgt. Douglas Brown Donaldson; Sgt. W. H. Jordan, Taplow, Bucks.; and Sgt. F. E. Barnett, Market Drayton, Shrops.
courtesy Doug Donaldson (son) - 06 Aug 2013
Camp L6 - POW No.316 - 1304324 - Sgt. D. B. Donaldson - RAF - 78 Squadron - W1067 - 26 Jun 1942
Camp 357 - POW No.506 - 742138 - Sgt. W. H. Jordan - RAF - 15 Squadron - T2702 - 10 Feb 1941
Camp 357 - POW No.302 - 1180201 - Sgt. F. E. Barnett - RAF - 103 Squadron - DV818 - 22 Jun 1942

Don and myself, Sagan 1942
Don and myself, Sagan 1942
Don and myself, Sagan 1942
l-r: Sgt. Don ?.......? and Sgt. William H. Jordan, Taplow, Bucks.
courtesy Sarah (daughter) - 26 Mar 2014

I also do find a marriage on FreeBMD - 4th Qtr. 1939, district Eton, Buckinghamshire, UK
Mr. William H. Jordan and Ms. Phyllis M. Hathaway
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
birth 2nd Qtr. 1941 - Shirley H. JORDAN - district Eton, Buckinghamshire, UK
birth 1st Qtr. 1946 - Ann M. JORDAN - district Eton, Buckinghamshire, UK
birth 1st Qtr. 1948 - Derek W. H. JORDAN - district Eton, Buckinghamshire, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Likely the same person - need to be verified - info PATS - 17 Aug 2013 - confirmed !!!
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Hi PATS,
Thank you for you reply. I really was not sure how much information, if any, was on the internet.
So it has been a surprise to find my fathers name and even a photo of him!
I will have a look at his War Log book and try and find out some more information or photos for you.
The marriage registry would have been my fathers marriage to his first wife (not my mother)
They had 3 children whom I have no contact with.
I would love to hear about anything Hilary Kirk knows about her father Sgt. Hall.
Regards Sarah - 25 Mar 2014
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Hi, I have found this forum by chance while looking up anything I could find out about my father in WW2.
He was Sgt. William Hansford Jordan. He would have been 22 in 1942.
He was the 2nd pilot on that occasion.
I don't have much information although I do have his wartime log book.
Which does have photos in it while he was in the POW camps.
He sadly passed away in 1975 aged 57 from Cancer.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sarah - 24 Mar 2014 - RAFCommands Forum
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751981 - Sgt. - Navigator - Robert Fletcher Beioley - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
was interned in Camps L1/L6/357. POW No. 480
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1919 - Robert F. Beioley - mother's surname: Fletcher - district: Aston, Warwickshire Co, UK
discrepancy surname !!! - ?Bewley? - ?Beisley? - ?Beislay? - ?Bob Beioley? - 16 Aug 2011 - PATS

It's Robert F. Beioley - via "FreeBMD" - by PATS - 11 Jun 2013

AIR78-13-0-1 page 80 - 751981 - R. F. Beioley
AIR78-13-0-1 - page 80
751981 - R. F. Beioley - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 11 Jun 2013
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40791 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Hardie George Hedge - RNZAF - Age .. - POW
born at Wellington and was educated at the Hutt Valley High School
were he took a prominent part in sporting activities
Prior to his enlistment he was employed by the New Zealand Railways
Son of Mr. C. G. Hedge (father), 2 Elder Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
- info full name - Errol Martyn - 13 Aug 2011

Newsclip - The Evening Post - 01 Mar 1941 - Prisoner of War - Sgt. Hardie George Hedge
Sgt. Hardie George Hedge
Newsclip - The Evening Post - 01 Mar 1941 - POW
source: natlib.govt.nz
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- JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY -

967118 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Glyndwr "Taffy" Reardon - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 8. Row C. Coll. grave 3. Cemetery: Jonkerbos War Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2646763

birth: 2nd Qtr. 1921 - Glyndwr Reardon - mother's surname: Jones - district: Newport Monmouthshire, UK - Vol 11a Page 744
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528364 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. Hall - RAFVR - Age .. - POW - wounded
born abt. 1916, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland - died abt. 2009, Scotland - Age 93
Sgt. J. Hall in Camp 9C, no POW No. Repatriated (no date)
Also under the administration of Stalag IX C (9C) was a large hospital, Reserve-Lazaret Obermaßfeld
Father of Mrs. Hilary Kirk née Hall (daughter)

It's John Hall - via "Rafcommands" - by Marks - 13 Aug 2011

AIR78-68-0-1 page 1098 - 528364 - John Hall
AIR78-68-0-1 - page 1098
528364 - John Hall - info verified from "The National Archives, UK" - 11 Jun 2013

I believe Sgt. John HALL was the rear gunner
I was looking at a video
'Some of Our Airmen Are No Longer Missing'
which shows him returning to the crash sight now reclaimed farm land
info from rafcommands forum - by Marks - 13 Aug 2011
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Salvage of the Wellington was done by RNLAF - Oct 1967 (human remains and parts of the ship) - location: Section/Kavel S-20
- info "In de schaduw van de Glorie" - S. L. Veenstra -



SGLO - T943

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - T2702 - LS-H - 10 Feb 1941 - 15 KM W OF KAMPEN - CREW 6

742039 - Sgt. - Pilot - William 'Bill' Robert Garrioch - RAFVR - Age .. - POW 742138 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - William Hansford Jordan  - RAFVR - Age 22 - POW 751981 - Sgt. - Navigator - Robert Fletcher Beioley - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
40791 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Hardie George Hedge - RNZAF - Age .. - POW 967118 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Glyndwr 'Taffy' Reardon - RAFVR - Age 19 - KIA 528364 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - John Hall  - RAFVR - Age .. - POW - wounded

- 1 KIA - 5 POW -

GARRIOCH - JORDAN - BEIOLEY
HEDGE - REARDON(†) - HALL


Contact Hall is pending - 30 Jun 2013 - PATS
Contact Jordan is pending - 24 Mar 2014 - PATS

Last update - 30 Aug 2015 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T3438

B-17G(SH) - #42-30280 - 1st Lt. Ralph W. Holcombe - 15:45 - IJsselmeer
482ndBG(H) - 812th BS - 8th AF - 21 Feb 1944 - MACR #2470 and #2471
1 KIA - 3 EVD - 9 POW



B-17G(SH) is original built as Boeing B-17F-95-BO Fortress - #42-30280 c/n 5394
Modified for Pathfinder operations it was equipped with H2X 'Mickey' radar
The crew constisted of 11 from 482BG and 2 extra from 385BG (Binks & Punches)

Chief 'CRAZY HORSE' - nose-art B-17 - serial unknown
Chief 'CRAZY HORSE' - nose-art B-17 - serial unknown
sources: gallery.mighty8thaf.preller.us . . . . . vetaffairs.sd.gov
Nose-art painted by Capt. Homer Wilson Claymore - 17 Nov 1918, SD - 18 Jun 1944, Hamburg, Germany - KIA - Age 25
Note !!! - Homer Claymore painted two B-17's with 'Crazy Horse' design !!!
so it's not sure above image belongs to #42-30280 - info PATS
Colourizing is an artist impression by PATS and not original

Crew Holcombe with Henry Raemer Jr.
Crew Holcombe with Henry Raemer Jr.
l-r back: Tom Kennedy (E), Harold "Buck" Booth (LWG), Steve Martin (RO), Henry Raemer (BTG), Bryce Long (RWG), William Blake(TTG)
l-r front: Ralph W. Holcombe (P), John Baber (CP), John Sperling (N), William Barrett (B)
image via Kathy Wagner née Raemer - 07 Sep 2016
John Sperling not on misson of 21 Feb 1944, replaced by Edward H. Horner Jr. (N) - info PATS

Crew 32 Barthelmess Group - with Henry Raemer Jr.
Crew 32 Barthelmess Group - with Henry Raemer Jr.
l-r back: Tom Kennedy (E), Harold "Buck" Booth (LWG), Steve Martin (RO), Henry Raemer (BTG), Bryce Long (RWG), William Blake(TTG)
l-r front: Ralph W. Holcombe (P), John Baber (CP), John Sperling (N), William Barrett (B)
Original crew - image via Kathy Wagner née Raemer - 07 Sep 2016
John Sperling not on misson of 21 Feb 1944, replaced by Edward H. Horner Jr. (N) - info PATS

482nd BG - Patch Triangle 'blank' 812th BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

482nd BG - Pathfinder Group - Triangle 'blank' - 812th BS - 'Squadron Code - MI' - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G(SH) - #42-30280 - 'Crazy Horse' - 21 Feb 1944 - Mission: Diepholz - MACR #2470 and MACR #2471
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14105080 - O-677742 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Ralph W. Holcombe - Buncombe Co., NC - Age 26 - KIA

18058176 - O-662727 - Capt. - Command pilot - Gerald D. Binks - 385BG - Bexar Co., TX - Age 22 - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1

36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. - Co-pilot - John W. Baber - Cook Co., IL - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

32057144 - O-432504 - 1st Lt. - Navigator / Radar Operator - Charles A. Haupt - Queens Co., NY - Age 28 - EVD

17087182 - O-682366 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joel D. Punches - 385BG - Gage County, NE - Age 28 - EVD

39011091 - O-724647 - 1st Lt. - Observer - Edward H. Horner Jr. - San Luis Obispo Co.,CA - Age 29 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

13032520 - O-683105 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - William H. Barrett - Isle of Wight Co., VA - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

39108878 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Top Turret Gunner - Steven F. Martin - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - POW - Stalag Luft 4

18189754 - T/Sgt. - Engineer - Thomas D. Kennedy - Galveston Co., TX - Age 21 - POW - Stalag Luft 3

13137183 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Henry Raemer Jr. - Baltimore Co., - Age 19 - POW - Stalag Luft 4

39854150 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Bryce W. Long - Maricopa Co., AZ - Age 27 - POW - Stalag Luft 4

6578178 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harold M. Booth - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - EVD

32284616 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William M. Blake - Oswego Co., NY - Age 26 - POW - Stalag Luft 4
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MACR #2470 - page 2 - clip
MACR #2470 - page 2 - clip
This looks the original crew order, besides the extra Navigator, etc ... - info PATS

MACR #2470 - page 5 - clip
MACR #2470 - page 5 - clip
This seems the crew order for 21 Feb 1944 with three extra men - info PATS

Remark: Position of crew, especially 7 officers, is not consistent in a variety of papers
This need a 2nd review - 12 Sep 2016 - info PATS


14105080 - O-677742 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Ralph W. Holcombe - Buncombe Co., NC - Age 26 - KIA
born 21 Apr 1917, Burnsville Twp, Yancey Co., NC - died 21 Feb 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 26
Son of Mr. Lycurgus Fairchilds Holcombe and Mrs. Lora Ethel Holcombe née Moody
Siblings: Robert H. Holcombe (M-21), Ruth L. Holcombe (F-19), David Lycurgus Holcombe (M-16)
and Georgia E. Holcombe (F-10) - as in census 1920 and 1930
Enlistment: 07 Apr 1942, Camp Croft, SC - Residence: Buncombe Co., NC - Marital Status: Married
Body washed ashore on ?3 May 1944? (other source gives 28 Apr 1944) - initial buried in ? Amersfoort Cemetery ?
According Cees Steijger he was not washed ashore, but found in the lake - info PATS - 10 May 2017
reburied at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: H Row: 16 Grave: 4
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

United States Census 23 May 1930 - Lower Hominy, Buncombe Co., North Carolina, United States
Address: George Owenby Road
Lycurgus F. Holcombe - Head - M-47 born 28 Jul 1882, NC - died 25 Feb 1934, Asheville, NC - Age 51
Lora E. Holcombe - Wife - F-43 born 24 Jan 1886, NC - died 03 Sep 1985, Asheville, NC - Age 99
Robert H. Holcombe - Son - M-21 abt. 1909, North Carolina - based on Census 26 Jan 1920
Ruth Louise Holcombe - Daughter - F-19 abt. 1911, North Carolina
David Lycurgus Holcombe - Son - M-16 born 26 Jun 1914, NC - died 24 Jan 2001, Powell, Knox Co., TN, USA - Age 86
Ralph W. Holcombe - Son - M-13 born 21 Apr 1917, NC - died 21 Feb 1944, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 26
Georgia E. Holcombe - Daughter - F-10 abt. 1920, North Carolina
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additional info via findagrave and US Census

United States Census 17 Apr 1940 - Lower Hominy Twp
"Josie" Holcombe - Head - F-54, widow, NC
Ralph Holcombe - Son - M-21, NC - occupation/trade/profession: Textile, Rayon Plant
Georgia Holcombe - Daughter - F-19, NC - occupation/trade/profession: Bookkeeper
He lives together with his mom and sister in the same house (owned)
His dad, a carpenter in 1920 and farmer in 1930, died on 25 Feb 1934 at the age of 51
!!! Discrepancy ... name of his mother and his own age do not fit with census of 1920 and 1930 !!!
Ralph did give the info at that time to the enumerator


14105080 - O-677742 - 1st Lt. Ralph W. Holcombe 14105080 - O-677742 - 1st Lt. Ralph W. Holcombe
14105080 - O-677742 - 1st Lt. Ralph W. Holcombe
images via Kathy Wagner née Raemer - 07 Sep 2016

O-677742 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Ralph W. Holcombe - Memorial Margraten
1st Lt. - Ralph W. Holcombe - Memorial Margraten
via findagrave.com - 19 Aug 2011
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18058176 - O-662727 - Capt. - Command pilot - Gerald "Jerry" Deutscher Binks - from 385BG - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 23 May 1921, Walkerville Twp, Hillview, Greene Co., IL - died 27 Nov 2008, Big Piney, WY - Age 87
Son of Mr. Albert William Deutscher and Mrs. Jessie Ardene Deutscher née Binks
Siblings: Wilbur, Richard and Merle
At the age of nine after the death of his father he was adopted by his Uncle Benjamin and Aunt Anita Binks
Enlistment: 26 Dec 1941, San Antonio, TX - Residence: Bexar Co., TX - Marital Status: Single
last address of record: Big Piney, Sublette Co., WY

US Census 08 Jan 1920 - Walkerville Twp, Greene Co. IL
A. W. Deutscher - Head - M-34 abt. 1886, IL - Occupation: Electrician
Jessie Deutscher - Wife - F-28 abt. 1892, IL
Wilbur Deutscher - Son - M-6 born 1913, IL

US Census .. Apr 1930 - Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL
Address: 409 West Beecher Ave
Albert W. Deutscher - Head - M-43/26 abt. 1887, IL - Occupation: Utilityman - School
Jessie Deutscher - Wife - F-38/20 abt. 1892, IL
Wilbur W. Deutscher - Son - M-16 born 1913, IL - died 23 Aug 1944, Italy - Age ~31
Gerald Deutscher - Son - M-8 born 23 May 1921 IL
Richard Deutscher - Son - M-4 abt. 1926, IL
Merle Deutscher - Son - M-1 abt. 1929, IL - <<< based on info from Census 1940

After the death of Albert W. Deutscher, Jessie remarried with William Meyers and stayed on same address

US Census 13 Apr 1940 - Jacksonville, Morgan Co. IL
Address: 409 West Beecher Ave
William Meyers - Head - M-52 abt. 1888, IL - Occupation: Barber - Private
Jessie Meyers - Wife - F-48 abt. 1892, IL
Richard Deutscher - Step-son - M-14 abt. 1926, IL
Merle Deutscher - Step-son - M-11 abt. 1929, IL

US Census 13 May 1940 - Alamo Heights City, Bexar Co., TX
Address: 1210 Townsend Ave
Benjamin Binks - Head - M-60 abt. 1880, IL
J. Anita Binks - Wife - F-53 abt. 1887, IL
Gerald Binks - Son - M-18 abt. 1922, IL - Occupation: Cutter - Bookbindery

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18058176 - O-662727 - Capt. Gerald 'Jerry' Deutscher Binks 18058176 - O-662727 - Capt. Gerald 'Jerry' Deutscher Binks
18058176 - O-662727 - Capt. Gerald "Jerry" Deutscher Binks
courtesy Mrs. Mary Lynn Binks née Yose (wife) - via Lyndon A. Yose (step-son) - 29 Oct 2016
collection * PATS * 2017

27 May 1944 - Captured in civillian clothes near Liège (Lüttich/Luik) by Fieldpolice d 841, Liege, Belgium
Stayed till 21 Jul 1944 in SD Prison, Liege, Belgium
23 Jul 1944, Brussels, Belgium - transported to Dulag Luft
03 Aug 1944, Dulag Luft, Germany

At the age of eight after the death of his father he was adopted
by his Uncle Benjamin and Aunt Anita Binks
He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1945 and attained the rank of Captain
He flew 18 missions over France and Germany in a B-17 named "Round Trip Jack"
He was the pilot and had a crew of 10
During a mission in a different plane he was shot down over Germany but managed to guide
the plane to Holland where he bailed out and was picked up by the underground
and stayed with them until he was captured by the Gestapo and taken to Liège, Belgium
where he was held as a prisoner of war before being shipped to Stalag Luft 1
He remained there until the end of the war and was liberated by the Russians in 1945

He made his way to Wyoming after the war and worked in the oil industry until he was 82
He was married to Marilyn Miller who preceded him in death. He later married Mary Lynn Yose,
whom he met in 1979
He is survived by his wife Mary Lynn, his brothers Richard and Merle Binks
(a third brother, Wilbur, was shot down over Italy in WWII);
his children from his first marriage, Jeralyn, Clifford and James Binks and four grandchildren;
step children Lyndon Yose and Kimberly Cope and four grandchildren and two great-grand children
- info obituary - Gerald D. Binks -

19127217 - S/Sgt. - Wilbur W. Deutscher - Morgan Co., Illinois - Age ~31
Rank: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit: 416th Bomber Squadron, 99th Bomber Group, Heavy
Enlistment: 05 Sep 1942, San Francisco, California
Year of Birth: 1913
Date of Death: 23 Aug 1944
Buried: Plot F Row 13 Grave 21, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy


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36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. - Co-pilot - John William Baber - Cook Co., IL - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 28 Oct 1919, Maywood, IL - died 08 Sep 2012, Westchester, IL - Age 92
Son of Mr. William Baber and Mrs. Mary Baber, Maywood née Flanagan, IL
Siblings: Bernice (F-18), Beatrice (F-15) and John (M-10) - as in census 1940
Enlistment: 28 Jul 1941, Chicago, IL - Residence: Undefined Code - Marital Status: Single

36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. John William Baber 36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. John William Baber
36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. John William Baber
image via Susan Farruggio née Baber (daughter) - 29 Oct 2016
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Baber flew 10 missions on a B-17 Bomber

Compound North 1 - Barrack 6 - Room 6
John W. Baber - Maywood, Illinois
William H. Barrett - Carrsville, Virginia

*** The Wilcox Photos of Stalag Luft I ***
Lt. John Baber and S/Sgt. Ken Wilcox - Stalag Luft 1, Barth Lt. John Baber and T/Sgt. Len Putnam - Stalag Luft 1, Barth
Lt. John Baber and S/Sgt. Ken Wilcox . . . . . . . . . . . Lt. John Baber and T/Sgt. Len Putnam
Lt. John W. Baber, Illinois - North 1 - .......
S/Sgt. Kenneth L. Wilcox, Wisconsin - North 1 - From Luft IV
T/Sgt. Leonard A. Putnam, Wisconsin - ....... - From Luft IV
courtesy Ken Wilcox - via merkki.com - 26 Nov 2016

Pilot Ralph Holcombe and Co-pilot John Baber
Pilot Ralph Holcombe and Co-pilot John Baber
36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. John W. Baber with wife (Rosemary)
36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. John W. Baber with wife (Rosemary)
images via Kathy Wagner née Raemer - 07 Sep 2016

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Interview with John William Baber [19 Apr 2005]
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Martin W. Thomas:
This interview is being conducted on April 19, 2005 at the Indian Prairie Public Library.
My name is Martin W. Thomas. I am speaking with Mr. John William Baber.
Mr. Baber was born on October 28th, 1919 in Maywood, Illinois and now lives in Westchester, Illinois.
Mr. Baber learned of the Veterans History Project through Dorothy Ogden.
Miss Ogden is the sister of Edna Madigan whom Mr. Baber is dating currently.
He has kindly consented to be interview for the project.
Here is his story.
Mr. Baber, how would you prefer to be addressed during this interview?
John William Baber: It's up to you. It doesn't make any difference to me.
Martin W. Thomas: Would you rather have me call you John or Mr. Baber?
John William Baber: Whatever you feel comfortable with.
Martin W. Thomas: If you don't mind, I'll refer to you as John.
John William Baber: Sure.
Martin W. Thomas: O.K. and you refer to me as Marty. John, when did you enter the military?
JOHN: I enlisted in July of '41.
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MARTY: John, how many crew members were there on the plane?
JOHN: When we were flying that one, we had actually, we had nine crew members,
but we had the one extra person, which made ten.
MARTY: What was the extra person?
JOHN: That was the Commander.
MARTY: Oh, I misunderstood. When you said you picked him up,
you physically picked him up; had him in your plane.
JOHN: We landed at their base; he then took over as the First Pilot.
MARTY: What rank was he?
JOHN: I don't recall. I would imagine he was probably Lieutenant Colonel, Major, one rank like that.
MARTY: So, there were ten of you on board, did anybody go down with the plane?
JOHN: One did not show up.
MARTY: You don't know if he bailed out or not?
JOHN: We don't know what happened in that particular case.
We think that he probably got out and might have gone into the Zuyder Sea.

....... rest of this interview ....... Text Transcript
memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.50101/transcript?ID=sr0001
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John William Baber (CP) was not aware, that 13 men were in the plane that day !!! (see interview)
Also Henry Raemer Jr. (BTG) told me several times: "No, No, ... not more as 11 on that plane"
Both are wrong on that point, based on the official records - info PATS - 25 Nov 2016

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32057144 - O-432504 - 1st Lt. - Navigator / Radar Operator - Charles Andrew Haupt - Queens Co., NY - Age 28 - EVD
born 12 Jun 1915, NY - died 19 Oct 2007, AZ - Age 92
Son of Mr. John Haupt and Mrs. Catherine Haupt, New York
Sibling: John
Enlistment: 3 Jun 1941, Camp Forrest, TN - Residence: Queens Co., NY - Marital Status: Single
address: 62-98 Saunders St., Rego Park, New York, NY - (62 stands for 62nd Ave)
last address of record: Peoria, Maricopa Co., AZ
E&E #2109 - 13 Sep 1944 - Escape & Evasion report (9 pages)
https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/5556739/content/arcmedia/nw/305270/EE-2109.pdf

1st Lt. Charles A. Haupt and Elsie Mary Haupt
1st Lt. Charles A. Haupt and Elsie Mary Haupt
image via Janet Kathryn Collier née Haupt (daughter) - 23 Nov 2016
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Mrs. Elsie Mary Haupt (wife) - born 28 Apr 1926, Philadelphia, PA - died 28 Feb 1993, Desert Harbor, AZ - Age 66
She moved in 1960 from Pennsylvania to Arizona
Elsie Mary Haupt, 66, of Sun City, a quality-control manager for Motorola, died 28 Feb 1993
She was born in Philadelphia. Survivors include her husband, Charles A.; daughter, Janet Collier, Phoenix;
one sister, Betty Dempster, Oxnard, CA; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild
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Charles Andrew Haupt, Sun City, AZ
Janet Kathryn Collier, Sun City, AZ
info obituary - 03 Mar 1993 - Daily News and Arizona Republic from Phoenix

Charles 'Chuck' A. Haupt Charles A. Haupt and Elsie Mary Haupt
"Chuck" Haupt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles A. Haupt and Elsie Mary Haupt
CAPT US ARMY WWII KOREA - BELOVED FATHER AND MOTHER
Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA - Plot: 18D, 1307
Find A Grave Memorial# 26685745 and # 3994010 by: D. & J. Altman - 08 May 2008
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17087182 - O-682366 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joel Dean Punches - 385BG - Gage County, NE - Age 28 - EVD
born 22 Jun 1915, Wymore, NE - died 27 Apr 2004, CA - Age 88
Enlistment: 17 Jun 1942, Denver, CO - Residence: Gage Co., NE - Marital Status: Married
married to Ms. Margaret Locke in 1940
last address of record: Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, CA
E&E #2271 - 24 Sep 1944 - Escape & Evasion report (10 pages)
https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/5556901/content/arcmedia/nw/305270/EE-2271.pdf

Xerox - Crew 2nd Lt. R. M. Taylor - 28 Oct 1943 - 549th SQN
xerox - source: B-17 Flight Log by Joel Punches - page 4
Crew 2nd Lt. R. M. Taylor - 28 Oct 1943 - 549th SQN
Crew 2nd Lt. R. M. Taylor - 28 Oct 1943 - 549th SQN
l-r back row: Clarence E. Soucek (B), Robert M. Taylor (P), John Lapczynsky (CP), Joel D. Punches (N)
l-r front row: - 5 -, - 6 -, - 7 -, - 8 -, - 9 - and - 10 -
image via 385BG Association - 13 Oct 2016
Soucek confirmed in this crew photo by his son Donald - info PATS - 19 Apr 2017

16077930 - Pvt - Air Corps - Clarence E. Soucek - Enlistment: 15 Apr 1942, Chicago, IL

Lt. Clarence E. Soucek - 43-04 - page 33
16077930 - Lt. Clarence E. Soucek - Class 43-04 - page 33
61st & Sherman Ave, Downers Grove, Illinois
source: Big_Spring_Army_Airfield_-_43-05_Classbook.pdf

Clarence E. "Tubby" Soucek, born 1917, IL - died 18 Apr 2001, TX - Age 84
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12076257 - John Lapczynsky - Enlistment: 03 Apr 1942 - Residence: Carteret, Middlesex Co, New Jersey - born 1919, NJ
O-680659 - 2nd Lt. John Lapczynsky - 24 Feb 1944, Baltic Sea (near Rostock, Germany) - MIA
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fannie Lapczynsky, 56 Hudson Street, Carteret, NJ
Was an employe of the General Aniline Works in Linden, New Jersey, before his enlistment, April 9, 1942

2nd Lt. John Lapczynsky
2nd Lt. John Lapczynsky
Walls of Missing: American War Cemetery Margraten
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BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 1942        17087182 - O-682366 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joel Dean Punches - 385BG - 549BS
BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 1942 . . . . O-682366 - 2nd Lt. Joel Dean Punches - 385BG
clips via Newspapers.com . . . . image via 385BG Association - 13 Oct 2016

Punches in UNIFORM - 06 Apr 1943
BEATRICE DAILY SUN - I N   U N I F O R M - Beatrice, NE - 06 Apr 1943
newspapers.com - 25 Nov 2016

US Census 12 Apr 1930, Wymore City, Gage Co., NE
Address: North 11 Street
Joseph L. Punches - Head - 41/23 - born 6 Nov 1888, SD - died 4 Sep 1960 - Age 71 - occupation: Engineer, Railroad
Alela Punches - Wife - 39/21 - born 31 Mar 1891, NE - died 21 Apr 1965 - Age 74
Robert J. Punches - Son - 17 - born 06 Mar 1913, NE - died 30 Nov 1999 - Age 86
Joel Dean Punches - Son - 14 - born 22 Jun 1915, NE - died 27 Apr 2004 - Age 88
Max G. Punches - Son - 11 - born 23 Apr 1918, NE - died 26 Sep 1994 - Age 76
Harold D. Punches - Son - 10 - born 07 Feb 1920, NE - died 09 Jun 2009 - Age 89
Richard Gene Punches - Son - 1 7/12 - born abt. 1928, NE

Margaret Locke Punches, Santa Maria, CA - birth 19 Jun 1918 - died 14 Dec 2002 - Age 84

Log from Punches to 'Tex'
Signature Joel Dean Punches in letter to Robert 'Tex' Taylor
Clip and signature Joel Dean Punches in letter to Pilot Robert 'Tex' Taylor
source: B-17 Flight Log by Joel Punches - page 3

2nd Lt. - Pilot - Robert M. Taylor - 28 Oct 1943 - 385BG - 549BS Pilot - Robert 'Tex' Taylor in cockpit
Pilot R. M. Taylor as in crew photo - 28 Oct 1943 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilot - Robert 'Tex' Taylor in cockpit . . . . . . .
source: 385BG Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-17 Flight Log by Joel Punches - page 5

Joel Dean Punches - 1915 - 2004
Joel Dean Punches - 1915 - 2004
Burial: Santa Maria Cemetery District, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 102287334 by: Gordon Smith - 17 Dec 2012
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39011091 - O-724647 - 1st Lt. - Observer - Edward Henry Horner Jr. - San Luis Obispo Co., CA - Age 29 - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 17 Dec 1914, CA - died 28 Dec 1989 - Age 75
Enlistment: 16 Nov 1941, Oklahoma City, OK - Residence: San Luis Obispo Co., CA - Marital Status: Single

39011091 - O-724647 - 1st Lt. Edward Henry Horner Jr. 39011091 - O-724647 - 1st Lt. Edward Henry Horner Jr. 39011091 - O-724647 - 1st Lt. Edward Henry Horner Jr.
39011091 - O-724647 - 1st Lt. Edward Henry Horner Jr.
images courtesy Nora McNeill née Horner (daughter) - via Eleanor Homewood - 23 Oct 2016
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Edward Henry Horner Jr.
Edward Henry Horner Jr.
1LT U.S. ARMY
Burial: Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, Ventura County, California, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 74300309 by: Valerie Vine - 02 Aug 2011
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13032520 - O-683105 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - William Henry Barrett - Isle of Wight Co., VA - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 2 Aug 1918, VA - died 13 Dec 1999, VA - Age 81
Son of Mr. John Edward Barrett and Mrs. Addye Perkins Barrett née Buck
Siblings: Lillian Lee Barrett (F-21) and John Edward Barrett Jr. (M-17) - as in Census 1930
Enlistment: 29 Jul 1941, Richmond, VA - Residence: Isle of Wight Co., VA - Marital Status: Single
last address of records: Carrsville, Isle Of Wight Co., VA
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Compound North 1 - Barrack 6 - Room 6
John W. Baber - Maywood, Illinois
William H. Barrett - Carrsville, Virginia

CARRSVILLE — William "Bill" Henry Barrett, 81, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999
Arrangements by Wright Funeral Home, Franklin

William Henry Barrett - 1918 - 1999
William Henry Barrett - 1918 - 1999
Burial: Poplar Spring Cemetery, Franklin City, Virginia, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 110795940 by: Tammy - 13 May 2013
image by Natalie Padgett
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39108878 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Top Turret Gunner - Steven F. Martin - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 31 Aug 1919, CA - died 09 Nov 2006, CA - Age 87
Enlistment: 07 Oct 1941, San Francisco, CA - Residence: Santa Clara Co., CA - Marital Status: Married
last address of records: Atwater, Merced, CA
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18189754 - T/Sgt. - Engineer - Thomas D. Kennedy - Galveston Co., TX - Age 21 - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 14 Dec 1922, TX - died 02 May 2005, TX - Age 82
Enlistment: 28 Oct 1942, Houston, TX - Residence: Galveston Co., TX - Marital Status: Single
last address of records: Wimberley, Hays, TX
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
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13137183 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Henry Raemer Jr. - Baltimore Co., MD - Age 19 - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 14 Jul 1924, Rosedale, MD
Son of Mr. Henry Raemer Sr. and Mrs. A. Lillian Raemer née Bures, Rosedale, Baltimore Co., MD
Siblings: Brother (born abt. 1923 - died at infancy), Anna Mae Raemer (F-3 born 8 Jan 1927, MD) and A. Lillian Raemer (F-1 born 1929, MD)
Anna Mae Denk née Raemer (sister) - born 8 Jan 1927, Rosedale, MD - died 14 Jan 2012, Lansing, MI - Age 85
Lilian Berk née Raemer (sister) - born .. ... 1929, Rosedale, MD
Paternal grandparents born in Germany, maternal grandparents born in Bohemia
Enlistment: 30 Nov 1942, Baltimore, MD - Residence: Baltimore City, MD - Marital Status: Single

US Census 24 Apr 1930, Rosedale, Baltimore Co., MD
Address: Rosedale Ave
Henry Raemer - Head - 33/25 - born 10 Apr 1897, MD - died 01 Dec 1964 - Age 67 - occupation: Labourer, Enamel Co.
A. Lillian Raemers - Wife - 28/20 - born abt. 1902, MD - died .... - Age ..
Henry Raemer Jr. - Son - 5 - born 14 Jul 1924, MD
Anna Mae Raemer - Daughter - 3 2/12 - born 8 Jan 1927, Rosedale, MD - died 14 Jan 2012, Lansing, MI - Age 85
A. Lillian Raemer - Daughter - 1 2/12 - born 1929, Rosedale, MD

19 Apr 1940 - address: Chesaco Ave, Rosedale, MD - info census 1940 - Election district 15
Henry Raemer Sr. - Occupation: Labourer, Aeroplane factory
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13137183 - S/Sgt. Henry Raemer Jr. 13137183 - S/Sgt. Henry Raemer Jr.
13137183 - S/Sgt. Henry Raemer Jr.
Henry Raemer Jr. with buddies
Henry Raemer Jr. with buddies
l-r: "Buck" Booth, Henry Raemer, Hobbs, Steve Martin, Bryce Long and Tom Kennedy
Hobbs (from another crew but hung out with this crew)
images via Kathy Wagner née Raemer (daughter) - 07 Sep 2016

Henry Raemer Jr. - 22 Apr 2016 - photo by Arend Dubbelboer
Henry Raemer Jr. - 22 Apr 2016, Towson, MD
Source: Omroep Flevoland - via Arend Dubbelboer - 15 Aug 2016

U N B E L I E V A B L E . . . . . . . T H A N K   Y O U
Henry Raemer Jr. surprised with this relic
Henry Raemer Jr. surprised with this relic - 22 Apr 2016, MD
See Henry's interview "Oorlog boven Zeewolde" - opens in new window
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39854150 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Bryce William Long - Maricopa Co., AZ - Age 27 - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 22 Apr 1916, CO - died 28 Aug 1957, Tulare, California, United States - Age 41
Son of Mr. William R. Long and Mrs. Hazel Long née Zondervan, Phoenix, AZ
Siblings: Lola Long F-12 and Jean Long M-8 - as in census 1930
Husband of Mrs. Sally Long, 1475 E Pierce, Phoenix
Enlistment: 19 Dec 1942, Phoenix, AZ - Residence: Maricopa Co., AZ - Marital Status: Married
Burial: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA - Plot: O 0 3301

US Census 12 Jan 1920 - Boulder Ward 1, Boulder, Colorado, United States
Address: 2420 Mapleton Steet
William Long - Head - M-27 abt. 1893, Colorado
Hazel Long - Wife - F-22 abt. 1898, Iowa
Bryce Long - Son - M-3 abt. 1917, Colorado
Lola Long - Daughter - F-2 abt. 1918, Colorado

US Census 10 Apr 1930 - Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona, United States
Address: 622 South 7th Ave
William R. Long - Head - M-36 abt. 1894, Nebraska
Hazel Long - Wife - F-33 abt. 1897, Iowa
Bryce Long - Son - M-13 abt. 1917, Colorado
Lola Long - Daughter - F-12 abt. 1918, Colorado
Jean Long - Son - M-8 abt. 1922, Colorado

US Census 11 Apr 1940 - Phoenix, Supervisorial District 2, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Address: 1475 E Pierce
Bryce Long - Head - M-24 abt. 1916, Colorado - Occupation: Bartender, Buffet
Sally Long - Wife - F-27 abt. 1913, Illinois

39854150 - S/Sgt. Bryce W. Long - AM & OLC - PH
39854150 - S/Sgt. Bryce W. Long - AM & OLC - PH
Find A Grave Memorial# 74338951 - images by Linda Claxton - 13 Sep 2016
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6578178 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harold 'Buck' M. Booth - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - EVD
born 10 Mar 1919, CA - died 8 Jan 2004, CA - Age 84
address: Box 411, Campbell, Santa Clara County, CA
last address of record: Pleasant Grove, Sutter Co., CA
EE #2195 - 16 Sep 1944 - Escape & Evasion report (8 pages)
https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/5556825/content/arcmedia/nw/305270/EE-2195.pdf

6578178 - S/Sgt. Harold 'Buck' M. Booth
6578178 - S/Sgt. Harold 'Buck' M. Booth
image via Kathy Wagner née Raemer - 07 Sep 2016

6578178 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner  - Harold 'Buck' M. Booth
S/Sgt. - Harold 'Buck' M. Booth
via findagrave.com - 19 Aug 2011
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32284616 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William M. Blake - Oswego Co., NY - Age 26 - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 03 Nov 1917, NY - died 02 Mar 1998, NY - Age 80
Son of Mr. Robert M. Blake and Mrs. Mary Anne Blake, Emery Rd, Volney, Oswego Co., NY
Enlistment: .........., NY - Residence: ......... Co., NY - Marital Status: ......
last address of record: Fulton, Oswego Co., NY
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

US Census 19 Apr 1930, Volney Town, Oswego Co., NY
Address: Emery Road
Robert M. Blake - Head - 50/33 - born abt. 1880, NY - occupation: Farmer, Dairy Farm
Mary Anne Blake - Wife - 48/32 - born abt. 1882, NY
Robert D. Blake - Son - 14 - born abt. 1916, NY
William M. Blake - Son - 12 - born 03 Nov 1917, NY - died 02 Mar 1998, NY - Age 80
Anna M. Blake - Daughter - 11 - born abt. 1919, NY
Mary J. Blake - Daughter - 9 - born 23 Oct 1920, NY - died 24 Apr 2008, NY - Age 87
James E. Blake - Son - 8 - born abt. 1922, NY
Joseph J. Blake - Son - 6 - born abt. 1924, NY
John Francis Blake - Son - 4 11/12 - born abt. 1925, NY - died .. ... 1935, NY - Age ~10 (drowned)
Elizabeth R. Blake - Daughter - 2 9/12 - born abt. 1927, NY - died .. Jan 1999, NY - Age 71

US Census 17 Apr 1940- Wiliam M. Blake - Occupation: Labor, Choc. Factory (Nestle factory, Fulton)

F U L T O N I A N S - I N - C R E W
S/Sgt. William M. Blake in crew - published 26 Oct 1943
S/Sgt. William M. Blake in crew - published 26 Oct 1943
source fultonhistory.com - 15 Sep 2016
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- info: AAD Archives, SSDI, MACR, US Census 1930, Findagrave -
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Binks, Haupt, Punches, and Booth managed to escape with the help of the Underground
Capt. Binks was later captured and taken to Liège, Belgium, where he was held as a POW
before being shipped to a prison camp in North Berlin, Germany
There he survived using cardboard for blankets, eating rotting sausage
and drinking wine made from prunes and raisins, fermented in sauerkraut barrels
He was liberated by the Russians in 1945

E&E #2109 - 1st Lt. Charles A. Haupt - 482BG/812BS (B-17) 42-30280 - FTR Feb 44 - sheltered in Belgium until liberated
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556739

E&E #2195 - S/Sgt. Harold M. Booth - 482BG/812BS (B-17) 42-30280 - FTR Feb 44 - sheltered in Holland until liberated
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556825

Crew order given by S/Sgt. Harold M. Booth in his Escape & Evasion report
Crew order given by S/Sgt. Harold M. Booth in his Escape & Evasion report

E&E #2271 - 2nd Lt. Joel D. Punches - 385BG/319BS (B-17) 42-30280 - FTR Feb 44 - sheltered in Holland and Belgium
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556901

G E V A A R L I J K - E X P L O S I E V E N - D A N G E R O U S - E X P L O S I V E S
Crash location - 1968 - photo by J. U. Potuyt
Remains 'Crazy Horse' - 1968 - photo by J. U. Potuyt
Location and remains "Crazy Horse" - 1968
Source: Nieuw Land Erfgoedcentrum, Lelystad. Photo collection RIJP, photographer J. U. Potuyt
see also "Geborgen in de Polderklei" written by Bert Wijs - 2014

Wreckage recovered in 1970, Zuid-Flevoland (formely lake IJsselmeer)
Zuid-Flevoland was reclaimed in 1968

A.F. 42-30280 ID

Wreckage of 'Crazy Horse' - abt. 1969
Wreckage of "Crazy Horse" - abt. 1969
image: steijger.blogspot.nl



SGLO - T3438

B-17G(SH) - #42-30280 - 21 Feb 1944 - 15:45 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 13

14105080 - O-677742 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Ralph W. Holcombe - Buncombe Co., NC - Age 26 - KIA 18058176 - O-662727 - Capt. - Command pilot - Gerald Deutscher Binks - 385BG - Bexar Co., TX - Age 22 - EVD/POW - Stalag Luft 1 36043613 - O-682761 - 2nd Lt. - Co-pilot - John William Baber - Cook Co., IL - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 32057144 - O-432504 - 1st Lt. - Navigator / Radar Operator - Charles Andrew Haupt - Queens Co., NY - Age 28 - EVD 17087182 - O-682366 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Joel Dean Punches - 385BG - Gage County, NE - Age 28 - EVD
39011091 - O-724647 - 1st Lt. - Observer - Edward Henry Horner Jr. - San Luis Obispo Co.,CA - Age 29 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 13032520 - O-683105 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - William Henry Barrett - Isle of Wight Co., VA - Age 25 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 39108878 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Top Turret Gunner - Steven F. Martin - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - POW - Stalag Luft 4 18189754 - T/Sgt. - Engineer - Thomas D. Kennedy  - Galveston Co., TX - Age 21 - POW - Stalag Luft 3
13137183 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Henry Raemer Jr.  - Baltimore Co., - Age 19 - POW - Stalag Luft 4 39854150 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Bryce William Long  - Maricopa Co., AZ - Age 27 - POW - Stalag Luft 4 6578178 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Harold 'Buck' M. Booth  - Santa Clara Co., CA - Age 24 - EVD 32284616 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William M. Blake  - Oswego Co., NY - Age 26 - POW - Stalag Luft 4

- 1 KIA - 3 EVD - 9 POW -

HOLCOMBE(†) - BINKS - BABER - HAUPT - PUNCHES
HORNER JR. - BARRETT - MARTIN - KENNEDY
RAEMER JR. - LONG - BOOTH - BLAKE


contact Raemer is pending - 22 Dec 2013 - PATS
contact Haupt is pending - 03 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 - PATS
contact Binks is pending - 08 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016 - PATS
contact Baber is pending - 11 Sep 2016 - PATS
contact Blake is pending - 15 Sep 2016 - PATS
contact Horner is pending - 15 Sep 2016 - 15 Oct 2016 - PATS
contact Punches is pending - 25 Nov 2016 - PATS
contact Soucek is pending - 18 Apr 2017 - PATS

Under construction - 13 May 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T4697

Mustang P-51D-5-NA - #44-13411 - QP-Q - 1st. Lt. Leonard R. Werner - 12:15 - IJsselmeer
4th FG - 334th FS - 20th Nov 1944 - MACR #10535
1 MIA




4th Fighter Group - Logo
4th FG
4th Fighter Group

MUSTANG P-51D-5-NA - #44-13411 - Littlefriends.co.uk
P-51D-5-NA - #44-13411 with Major Shelton 'Shel' W. Monroe
P-51D-5-NA - #44-13411 with Major Shelton 'Shel' W. Monroe" - Debden, England
Photo: Julie Haynes
Major Shelton W. Monroe was later killed in Korea after his plane was shot down
born 12 Dec 1915, Waycross, Ware Co., Georgia, USA - died 17 Apr 1951, Korea - Age 35
- o - o - o -

MUSTANG P-51D-5-NA - #44-13411 was flown on 20 Nov 1944 by 1st Lt. Leonard R. Werner

Eyewitnes Statement - 1st Lt. William B. Hoelscher
Eyewitnes Statement - 1st Lt. William B. Hoelscher
source: MACR #10535 - page 3

12052786 - O-796249 - Pilot - 1st Lt. Leonard "Lenny" R. Werner - Bronx Co., NY - Age 29 - MIA
born 1915, NY - died 20 Nov 1944, IJsselmeer - Age 29
Enlistment: 22 Jan 1942, New York City, NY - Residence: Bronx Co., NY - Marital Status: Married
Husband of Mrs. Agatha Werner, 737 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY

US Census 03 Apr 1930, Bronx, New York
Address: Brooke Ave
Lucilla F. Werner - Head - 40 - abt. 1890, NYC - Widow - Occupation: Operator Telephone Co.
Russell H. Werner - Son - 16 - born 01 Jun 1914, NYC - died 01 Oct 2007, Port Saint Lucie, FL - Age 93
Leonard R. Werner - Son - 14 - born 1915, NYC
Margareth L. Werner - Daughter - 7 - abt. 1923, NYC

US Census 03 Apr 1940, Assembly District 6, Bronx, New York City, Bronx, New York
Address: 4225 Carperter Ave
Lenard R. Werner - Head - 24 - abt. 1916, NYC - Occupation: Beef Scaler - Food Market
Agatha Werner - Wife - 21 - abt. 1919, NYC - Occupation: Stenographer - Law Office
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12052786 - O-796249 -  Pilot - 1st Lt. Leonard 'Lenny' R. Werner
12052786 - O-796249 - Pilot - 1st Lt. Leonard 'Lenny' R. Werner
source: www.4thfightergroupassociation.org

PATS,
Will send 14 Jun 2014. Pease let me know when you receive.
My very sincerest apologies for the long delay.
I owe this to my Dad and to would have been Uncle Lenny.
I so appreciate that you are doing this.
My Dad would have been thrilled and Uncle Lenny honored.
Gratefully,
Elaine Werner (niece) - 07 Jun 2014

Lenny Werner with friends - Flushing, Long Island, 27 Jun 1937
Lenny Werner with friends - Flushing, Long Island, 27 Jun 1937
l-r: Bill, Dotty, Agatha and Lenny
photo via Ms. Elaine C. Werner (niece) - 20 Jun 2014
Agatha is mentioned 13 July 1944 as his wife Mrs. Agatha Werner - info PATS

Lenny Werner - Flushing, Long Island, 27 Jun 1937 Lenny Werner - Flushing, Long Island, 27 Jun 1937
Lenny Werner - Flushing, Long Island, 27 Jun 1937
12052786 - O-796249 -  Pilot - 1st Lt. Leonard 'Lenny' R. Werner 12052786 - O-796249 -  Pilot - 1st Lt. Leonard 'Lenny' R. Werner
12052786 - O-796249 - Pilot - 1st Lt. Leonard 'Lenny' R. Werner
photos via Ms. Elaine C. Werner (niece) - 20 Jun 2014

Our Men In Uniform - 13 Jul 1944 - L. R. Werner Our Men In Uniform - 06 Jan 1945 - L. R. Werner
13 Jul 1944 - - - - - Our Men In Uniform - - - - - 06 Jan 1945
L. R. Werner In Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Werner Awarded Cluster

source clips: The Daily Argus, Mount Vernon, N.Y., 1944 - 1945

Leonard R. Werner - First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group
Entered the Service From: New York - Service #: O-796249
Date of Death: November 21, 1945 (Official) - Wars or Conflicts: World War II
Memorialized: Tablets of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
Awards: Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters
info: www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWII_59067
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Salvage done by RNLAF on 30 Jun 1970 - Kavel PZ-50
it's also described on pages 111-112 - "In de schaduw van de glorie" by S. L. Veenstra (A4-188 pages)
Note !!! - Mr. Veenstra did mix up this story to assume it was pilot S. Monroe
Another discrepancy with numbers on plane ID-tag and corresponding MACR #10535

This needs a 2nd review - info PATS - 23 Jun 2014

!!! D E F I N I T E L Y !!!
!!! MUSTANG P-51D-5-NA - #44-13411 !!!
Mustang P-51D-5-NA - ID plate - Serial No. 27044
Mustang P-51D-5-NA - ID plate - Serial No. 27044
image via - AVOG's Crash Museum - www.crashmuseum.nl/fotos.html - 23 Jun 2014
photo by S. L. Veenstra - see also page 112 - "In de schaduw van de glorie"

North American Aviation [NAA] had their own construction number, which is what you are seeing
on the data plate but referred to as serial number 44-13411’s
full NAA number was 109-27044 and part of Special Project number 92701-R
info from Peter Randall (Littlefriends.co.uk)
via Tim McCann (4thfightergroupassociation.org) - 23 Jun 2014




SGLO - T4697

MUSTANG P-51D-5-NA - #44-13411 - QP-Q - 20 Nov 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 1

12052786 - O-796249 -  Pilot - 1st Lt. Leonard R. Werner - Bronx Co., NY - Age 29 - MIA

- 1 MIA -

WERNER(†)


Contact Werner is pending - 27 Aug 2011 - 18 Nov 2013 - PATS

Under construction - 24 Jun 2014 - PATS


SGLO - T4698

Mustang P-51D-5-NA - #44-13615 - QP-R - 1st. Lt. Donald L. Bennett - 12:15 - IJsselmeer
4th FG - 334th FS - 20th Nov 1944 - MACR #10536
1 POW




4th Fighter Group - Logo
4th FG
4th Fighter Group

Lt. Bennett last seen - Map - IJsselmeer 'Zuiderzee' / IJmuiden area
Lt. Bennett last seen - Map - IJsselmeer "Zuiderzee" / IJmuiden area
source: MACR #10536 - page 4

39157308 - O-725243 - Pilot - 1st Lt. Donald L. Bennett - Los Angeles Co., CA - Age 26 - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 1918, IA
Son of Mr. Frank J. Bennett and Mrs. Augusta Bennett
Siblings: Ralph, Margaret, Janice and Reginald
Donald L. Bennett, Bellflower, Los Angeles Co., CA
Enlistment: 22 Oct 1941, Fort Baker, CA - Residence: Los Angeles Co., CA - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
North 3 - Barracks 7 (Block 307) - Room 5

39157308 - O-725243 -  Pilot - 1st Lt. <b>Donald L. Bennett
39157308 - O-725243 - Pilot - 1st Lt. Donald L. Bennett
source: www.4thfightergroupassociation.org

U S - C E N S U S - 25 Apr 1930
Green Township, Fremont Co., Iowa
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frank J. Bennett - Head - 48/27 - abt. 1882, Iowa - Occupation: Farmer
Augusta Bennett - Wife - 42/23 - abt. 1888, Iowa
Ralph Bennett - Son - 16 - abt. 1914, Iowa
Margaret E. Bennett - Daughter - 14 - abt. 1916, Iowa
Donald L. Bennett - Son - 11 - born 1918, Iowa
Janice I. Bennett - Daughter - 9 - abt. 1921, Iowa

U S - C E N S U S - 22 Apr 1940
Bellflower, Downey Township, Los Angeles Co., California
Address: Artesia 630 (area Ardmore Ave and Ramona St.)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frank J. Bennett - Head - 57 - abt. 1883, Iowa - Occupation: Chicken Rancher (60hrs), Egg Production
Augusta Bennett - Wife - 52 - abt. 1888, Iowa - Occupation: Chicken Rancher (38hrs), Egg Production
Margaret E. Bennett - Daughter - 24 - abt. 1916, Iowa - Occupation: Teacher (40hrs), Public School
Reginald E. Bennett - Son - 9 - abt. 1931, Iowa
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Residence 01 April 1935 - Fremont County, Iowa

SGLO - T4698

MUSTANG P-51D-5-NA - #44-13615 - QP-R - 20 Nov 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 1

39157308 - O-725243 -  Pilot - 1st Lt. Donald L. Bennett - Los Angeles Co., CA - Age 26 - POW

- 1 POW -

BENNETT


Under construction - 23 Jun 2014 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T3251

B-24H - #42-7533 - 1st Lt. Warren W. Oakley - 14:30 - Den Ham
44th BG 66th BS - 22nd Dec 1943 - MACR #1713
7 KIA - 3 POW




Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator #42-7533 c/n 577
At 14:00, the B-24 bombers of the 44th dropped bombs on Munster, Germany
Target was a 'M factory' (a machine factory)
After the bombs were dropped, A/C 533 began lagging behind and was losing altitude
Shot down by Fw. Bernard Kunze in Fw-190A-6 of JG.1/1 near Den Ham

Those found killed are initial buried on 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of community Den Ham
Grave No. 4 - Sgt. Arthur C. Timme
Grave No. 5 - 1st Lt. Warren W. Oakley
Grave No. 6 - T/Sgt. James W. Christian Jr.
Grave No. 7 - S/Sgt. Willis Sondag
Grave No. 8 - S/Sgt. Lewis R. Weaver - Laundry marks "Weaver" found on underwear
Grave No. 9 - "Unknown"

"Bergung begonnen": 13 Jan 1944 - "Bergung beendet": 15 Jan 1944
Parts recovered 1995, Hammerflier, Den Ham
Large parts recovered 02 Jun 2003

44th BG Circle A 66th BS 8th-air-force-patch

44th BG - 14th CBW - Circle 'A' - 66th BS - WQ - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-24H - #42-7533 - 22 Dec 1943 - Mission: Münster - MACR #1713
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19094241 - O-740893 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Warren W. Oakley - King Co., WA - Age 23 - KIA

O-393514 - Co-pilot - 1st Lt. - Richard K. Collins - Tompkins Co., NY - Age .. - FOD

14076719 - O-673624 - Navigator - 1st Lt. - Frank D. Powers - Duval Co., FL - Age 23 - POW

14266875 - Bombardier - T/Sgt. - James W. Christian Jr. - ..... Co., .. - Age .. - KIA

32509819 - Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - Abel (nmi) Fleischman - Kings Co., NY - Age 22 - POW

37152819 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - John F. Byers - Custer Co., SD - Age 29 - EVD/POW

17026292 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Robert F. Smith - Hennepin Co., MN - Age .. - FOD

12092338 - Right Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Arthur C. Timme - Kings Co., NY - Age 21 - KIA

35401274 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Lewis R. Weaver - Franklin Co., OH - Age .. - FOD

17068404 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Willis (nmi) Sondag - Keokuk Co., IA - Age 22 - KIA
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19094241 - O-740893 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Warren W. Oakley - King Co., WA - Age 23 - KIA
born 11 Jun 1920, WA
Son of Mr. H. G. Oakley (father), 3458 Florence Court, Seattle 2, Washington
Husband of Mrs. Eva C. Oakley (wife), 2048 Boyer Avenue, Seattle, Washington
Enlistment: 07 Mar 1942, Seattle, Washington - Residence: King Co., Washington - Marital Status: Single
initial buried on 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of community Den Ham - Grave No. 5
re-interred: Margraten, NL
Final burial: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA - Plot: Section O Site 733
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC) - Purple Heart (PH)

19094241 - O-740893 - Pilot - 1st Lt. Warren W. Oakley - Tombstone USA
Tombstone - 1st Lt. Warren W. Oakley
via findagrave.com - by Winmar
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O-393514 - Co-pilot - 1st Lt. - Richard K. Collins - Tompkins Co., NY - Age .. - FOD
Son of Professor Jacob R. Collins (father), 105 Valley Road, Ithaca, New York
Husband of Mrs. Helen E. D. Collins (wife), 202 Delaware Avenue, Ithaca, New York
Note: Interment date 11 Apr 1951
Burial: New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA - Plot: Section G Site 162

Collective Tombstone - 1st Lt. Collins - S/Sgt. Smith - S/Sgt. Weaver
Collective Tombstone - 1st Lt. Collins - S/Sgt. Smith - S/Sgt. Weaver
New Albany National Cemetery - Plot: Section G Site 162
via findagrave.com - by Janet Mackey-Bodine
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14076719 - O-673624 - Navigator - 1st Lt. - Frank Douglas Powers - Duval Co., FL - Age 23 - POW
born 01 Sep 1920, FL - died Jun 1985 - Age 64
Son of Mrs. Charles B. Powers (father), 1821 Euclid Street, Jacksonville, Florida
Enlistment: 25 Feb 1942, Jacksonville, Florida - Residence: Duval Co., Florida - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
- . - . -

14266875 - Bombardier - T/Sgt. - James W. Christian Jr. - ..... Co., .. - Age .. - KIA
Husband of Mrs. Evelyn Christan (wife), Box 17, Sebring, Florida
initial buried on 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of community Den Ham - Grave No. 6
- . - . -

32509819 - Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - Abel (nmi) Fleischman - Kings Co., NY - Age 22 - POW
born 1921, NY
Son of Mr. William Fleischman (father), 1634 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, New York
Enlistment: 23 Sep 1942, Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York - Residence: Kings Co., New York - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
- . - . -

37152819 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - John F. Byers - Custer Co., SD - Age 29 - EVD/POW
born 20 Aug 1914, Bozeman, MT - died Feb 1985 - Age 70 - last address: Bend, Deschutes Co., OR
Son of Mrs. S. P. Byers (mother), Box 846, Custer, South Dakota
Evading for three months - Captured 24 Mar 1944 by Secret Police - Belgium
Occupation: Station Manager
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

ID snapshot - 37152819 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - John F. Byers
T/Sgt. - John F. Byers
ID snapshot while with the Underground in Belgium
via cometeline.org
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17026292 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Robert F. Smith - Hennepin Co., MN - Age .. - FOD
Husband of Mrs. Robert F. Smith (wife), 4921 Third Avenue, South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Note: Interment date 11 Apr 1951
Burial: New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA - Plot: Section G Site 162
Honored by Mrs. Gay Bendix (wife) on wwiimemorial.com
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12092338 - Right Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Arthur C. Timme - Kings Co., NY - Age 21 - KIA
born 18 Oct 1922, NY Son of Mrs. Anna Johnson (mother), 171 43rd Street, Brooklyn, New York
Enlistment: 16 Jul 1942, New York city, NY - Residence: Kings Co., New York - Marital Status: Single
initial buried on 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of community Den Ham - Grave No. 4
re-interred: Margraten, NL
Final burial: Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk Co., NY, USA
Plot: Section J Site 15804
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35401274 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Lewis R. Weaver - Franklin Co., OH - Age .. - FOD
Husband of Mrs. Doris Weaver (wife), 680 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
initial buried on 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of community Den Ham - Grave No. 8
Note: Interment date 11 Apr 1951
Burial: New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA - Plot: Section G Site 162
- . - . -

17068404 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Willis (nmi) Sondag - Keokuk Co., IA - Age 22 - KIA
born 1921, IA
Son of Mr. Frank Sondag, Harper, Keokuk County, Iowa
Enlistment: 03 Sep 1942, Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa - Residence: Keokuk Co., Iowa - Marital Status: Single
initial buried on 27 Dec 1943 - Cemetery of community Den Ham - Grave No. 7
reburied at: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands - Plot O Row 22 Grave 2

His brother enlisted three months earlier
37418800 - PVT - Wilford (nmi) Sondag - Keokuk Co., IA
born 06 Feb 1912, IA
Enlistment: 13 Jun 1942, Fort Des Moines, Iowa - Residence: Keokuk Co., Iowa - Marital Status: Single

US Census 5 Apr 1930 - Clear Creek Township, Keokuk County, Iowa
Frank Sondag Sr. - Head - 51/28 - born 16 Jan 1879, IA - died 03 Jun 1957 - Age 78 - Occupation: Farmer, General Farm
Elizabeth Sondag née Klett - Wife - 42/20 - born 18 Sep 1886, IA - died 17 Mar 1976 - Age 89
Marriage: 04 Jul 1907
Eulalia Maude Agnes Sondag - Daugther - 21 - born 03 Aug 1908, Harper, IA
Victoria Sondag - Daughter - 20 - born 23 Mar 1910, IA
Wilford Sondag - Son - 18 - born 06 Feb 1912, IA - died 04 Dec 1992, Iowa City, IA - Age 80
Bernice Marie Sondag - Daughter - 15 - born abt. 1915, IA
Willard Sondag - Son - 11 - born abt. 1919, IA
Willis Sondag - Son - 9 - born abt. 1921, IA - died 22 Dec 1943 - Age 22
Jeanette Sondag - Daughter - 5 - born abt. 1925, IA
Frank Jr. Sondag - Son - 2 6/12 - born abt. 1927, IA
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Victoria Sondag married Mr. Norwood Derby - 16 Aug 1930
Eulalia "Maudie" Sondag married Mr. Orville James Fair - 23 Dec 1931
Willard Sondag married Ms. Myrle Knox - 20 Dec 1947
Bernice Marie Sondag married Mr. Donald "Bud" Sylvester Adams - 19..
Jeanette Sondag married Mr. Oliver David Good - 29 Dec 1949
Wilford "Buster" Sondag married Mrs. Grace Lucille Lee - 21 Jan 1954
Frank Jr. "Buddy" Sondag married Mrs. Evelyn Williams - 11 Jun 1955
.............................
Wilford Sondag - he was a Catholic Priest
additional family info via Mrs. Jennie L. Redlinger Antolic
Mrs. Valerie Sondag and Mrs. Sandra M. McNamar (niece); daughter of Wilford "Buster" Sondag
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- info: AAD Archives, SSDI, MACR, KU539, US Census 1930, Findagrave -
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SGLO - T3251

B-24H - #42-7533 - 22 Dec 1943 - DEN HAM - CREW 10

9094241 - O-740893 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Warren W. Oakley - King Co., WA - Age 23 - KIA O-393514 - Co-pilot - 1st Lt. - Richard K. Collins - Tompkins Co., NY - Age .. - FOD 14076719 - O-673624 - Navigator - 1st Lt. - Frank D. Powers - Duval Co., FL - Age 23 - POW 14266875 - Bombardier - T/Sgt. - James W. Christian Jr. - ..... Co., .. - Age .. - KIA 32509819 - Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - Abel (nmi) Fleischman - Kings Co., NY - Age 22 - POW
37152819 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - John F. Byers - Custer Co., SD - Age 29 - EVD/POW 17026292 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Robert F. Smith - Hennepin Co., MN - Age .. - FOD 12092338 - Right Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Arthur C. Timme - Kings Co., NY - Age 21 - KIA 35401274 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Lewis R. Weaver - Franklin Co., OH - Age .. - FOD 17068404 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Willis (nmi) Sondag - Keokuk Co., IA - Age 22 - KIA

- 7 KIA - 3 POW -

OAKLEY(†) - COLLINS(†) - POWERS - CHRISTIAN Jr.(†) - FLEISCHMAN
BYERS - SMITH(†) - TIMME(†) - WEAVER(†) - SONDAG(†)


Contact Sondag is pending - 21 Sep 2011 - PATS

Under construction - 30 Aug 2015 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T3252

B-24H - #42-7638 "Big Banner" - F/O. Kent F. Miller - 15:00 - IJsselmeer
44th BG 66th BS - 22nd Dec 1943 - MACR #1714
5 KIA - 4 MIA - 1 POW




Crew F/O. K. F. Miller - 26 Oct 1943
Crew F/O. K. F. Miller - 26 Oct 1943
standing l-r: Pilch (BTG), Larson (RWG), Sheehan (TG), Birge (ENG/TT), Childers (RO)
kneeling l-r: Taylor (CP), Johnson (N), Miller (P), Shaffer (B)
collection Zwanenburg - via "Urk in Oorlogstijd" - Robert Hofman - 07 Sep 2011
Johnson(N) replaced by Passavant (N), Passavant (N) and McCord (LWG) not in this photo
Crew in front of B-24 "QUEEN MARLENE" #42-72813

B-24 'Queen Marlene' #42-72813
B-24 'Queen Marlene' #42-72813
courtesy 8thairforce.com/44thbg

44th BG Circle A 66th BS 8th-air-force-patch

44th BG - 14th CBW - Circle 'A' - 66th BS - WQ - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-24H - #42-7638 "Big Banner" - 22 Dec 1943 - Mission: Münster - MACR #1714
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15016312 - T-60679 - Pilot - F/O. - Kent F. Miller - Wetzel Co., WV - Age 21 - MIA

O-680761 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - Charles E. Taylor - Union Co., NJ - Age 21/22 - POW - Stalag Luft 1

15017574 - O-678758 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Frank A. Passavant - Tyler Co., WV - Age 24/25 - MIA

17065026 - O-678477 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Donald E. Shaffer - Sedgwick Co., KS - Age 20/21 - MIA

19087860 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - James C. Childers - Alameda Co., CA - Age 19/20 - MIA

14080954 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Edward E. Birge - Polk Co., FL - Age 21 - KIA

35316138 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Stanley (nmi) Pilch Jr. - Cuyahoga Co., OH - Age 23 - KIA

19108009 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - John H. Larson - Undefined Code - Age 19/20 - KIA

39084175 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Gerald D. McCord - Fresno Co., CA - Age 25/26 - KIA

12124435 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - William J. Sheehan - Nassau Co., NY - Age 20/21 - KIA
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15016312 - T-60679 - Pilot - Flying Officer - Kent Francis Miller - Wetzel Co., WV - Age 21 - MIA
born 27 Oct 1922, WV - died 22 Dec 1943, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 21
Son of Mr. Elmer E. Miller (father) and Mrs. Louise Elmer (mother), 773 Second Street, New Martinsville, West Virginia, USA
Enlistment: 06 Jan 1941, Fort Hayes, Columbus Co, OH - Residence: Wetzel Co., WV - Marital Status: Single

15016312 - T-60679  - Pilot  - Flying Officer - Kent Francis Miller
Flying Officer - Kent Francis Miller - memorial
via findagrave.com by Dana Persinger Jr. - 15 Jun 2014

parents marriage: Mr. Elmer Miller married to Ms. Louise Bartrug - 24 Sep 1921, Wellsburg, Brooke Co., West Virginia

US Census 10 Apr 1930
Address: 773 Second Street, New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV
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Elmer Miller - Head - 30/20 - born abt. 1900, WV - Occupation: Mould Maker, Viking Glass Company
Louise Miller - Wife - 28/19 - born abt. 1902, WV
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Kent Miller - Son - 7 5/12 - born 1922, WV
Eugene Miller - Son - 5 2/12 - born 1925, WV
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US Census .. Apr 1940
Address: New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV
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Elmer E. Miller - Head - M-40 - born abt. 1900, West Virginia
Frances Miller - Wife - F-26 - born abt. 1914, West Virginia
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Kent Miller - Son - M-17 - born 27 Oct 1922, West Virginia
Gene Miller - Son - M-15 - born abt. 1925, West Virginia
Janet Miller - Daughter - F-8 - born abt. 1932, West Virginia
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O-680761 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - Charles E. Taylor - Union Co., NJ - Age 21/22 - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 1921/1922, NJ
Son of Mr. Frank M. Taylor (father) and Mrs. Emma W. Taylor (mother), 90 Elm Street, Westfield, New Jersey, USA
Enlistment: .......... - Residence: Union Co., NJ - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

US Census 02 Apr 1930
Address: 141 Brightwood Ave, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey
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Frank M. Taylor - Head - 42/21 - born abt. 1888, MD - Occupation: Cashier, Commission House
Emma W. Taylor - Wife - 41/20 - born abt. 1889, NJ
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Virginia Taylor - Daughter - 15 - born abt. 1915, NJ
Robert Taylor - Son - 12 - born abt. 1918, NJ
Charles Taylor - Son - 8 - born abt. 1922, NJ
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15017574 - O-678758 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Frank A. Passavant - Tyler Co., WV - Age 24/25 - MIA
born 1918, PA - died 22 Dec 1943, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 24/25
Son of Mrs. Margaret Passavant née Strebel
Husband of Mrs. Helen E. Passavant (wife), Second Street, New Matamaros, Ohio, USA
Enlistment: 13 Feb 1941, Fort Hayes, Columbus Co, OH - Residence: Tyler Co., WV - Marital Status: Single

US Census 18 Apr 1930
Address: 246 Winston Street, Pittsburgh, Alleghenny County, Pennsylvania
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August Strebel - Head - 66/25 - born abt. 1864, PA - Occupation: Stenographer, Steel Company
Mary Strebel - Wife - 66/25 - born abt. 1864, PA - Occupation: Moulder , Steel Foundry
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Margaret Passavant - Daughter - 35 - born abt. 1895, PA - Occupation: Inside Sales Lady, Retail Grocery
Frank Passavant - Grandson - 11 - born abt. 1919, PA
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17065026 - O-678477 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Donald E. Shaffer - Sedgwick Co., KS - Age 20/21 - MIA
born 1922, KS
Son of Mr. Clyde W. Shaffer (father), Los Angeles 16, California, USA
Enlistment: 13 Apr 1942, Fort Riley, KS - Residence: Sedgwick Co., KS - Marital Status: Single
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19087860 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - James C. Childers - Alameda Co., CA - Age 19/20 - MIA
born 1923, WY - died 22 Dec 1943, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 19/20
Son of Mrs. Vivian Christenson (mother), Berkeley, California, USA
Enlistment: 31 Aug 1942, San Francisco, CA - Residence: Alameda Co., CA - Marital Status: Single
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14080954 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Edward E. Birge - Polk Co., FL - Age 21 - KIA
born 12 Oct 1922, GA - died 22 Dec 1943, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 21
Husband of Mrs. Margaret A. Birge (wife), Jacksonville 16, Florida, USA
Enlistment: 11 Feb 1942, Camp Blanding, FL - Residence: Polk Co., FL - Marital Status: Single
26 Jun 1944 - body washed ashore near Bunschoten
inital buried 03 Jul 1944 - "Rusthof" Cemetery Amersfoort - Row #13 Grave #12
Final burial: Homeland Cemetery, Homeland, Polk County, Florida, USA

14080954 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt.  - Edward E. Birge
T/Sgt. - Edward E. Birge
via findagrave.com by Donna McPherson - 24 Aug 2011
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35316138 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Stanley (nmi) Pilch Jr. - Cuyahoga Co., OH - Age 23 - KIA
born 26 Nov 1920, OH - died 22 Dec 1943, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 23
Son of Mrs. Teofila Pilch (mother), 3659 East 116th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Enlistment: 25 Jul 1942, Cleveland, OH - Residence: Cuyahoga Co., OH - Marital Status: Single
S/Sgt. Stanley Pilch Jr. - Arlington National Cemetery - Section 23 Site 22918

US Census 04 Apr 1930
Address: 3659 East 116th Street, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
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Stanley Pilch - Head - 36/21 - born abt. 1894, Poland - Immigration: 1910 - Occupation: Foreman, Factory
Teofila Pilch - Wife - 36/18 - born abt. 1884, Poland - Immigration: 1914 - died 27 Feb 1963 - Age 79
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John Ronozka - Stepson - 14 - born abt. 1916, OH
Marion Pilch - Son - 12 - born abt. 1918, OH
Edward Pilch - Son - 11 - born abt. 1919, OH
Stanley Pilch - Son - 9 - born 26 Nov 1920, OH - died 22 Dec 1943, Holland - Age 23
Theodore Pilch - Son - 8 - born 25 Jan 1922, OH - died 01 Nov 1987 - Age 65
Irena Pilch - Daughter - 4 - born abt. 1926, OH
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35316138 - Ball Turret Gunner  - S/Sgt. - Stanley (nmi) Pilch Jr.
S/Sgt. - Stanley (nmi) Pilch Jr.
via findagrave.com by A. Horan - 23 Aug 2011
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19108009 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - John H. Larson - Undefined Code - Age 19/20 - KIA
born 1923, NM - died 22 Dec 1943, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 19/20
Son of Mr. John R. Larson (father), Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Enlistment: 13 Oct 1942, Phoenix, AR - Residence: Undefined Code - Marital Status: Single
initial buried 26 Dec 1943, Kampen General Cemetery "Zandberg", IJsselmuiden - Plot 7, Row A, Grave 14
reinterred - Netherlands American Cemetery, Margaten, Netherlands
Final burial - USA
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39084175 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Gerald D. McCord - Fresno Co., CA - Age 25/26 - KIA
born 1917, Canada - died 22 Dec 1943, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 25/26
Son of Mr. David J. McCord and Mrs. Ellen McCord, Fresno, California, USA
Siblings: David A. McCord (brother) and Sarah Ailene McCord (sister)
Enlistment: 01 Nov 1941, Presido of San Francisco, CA - Residence: Fresno Co., CA - Marital Status: Single
Summer 1944 body found, via Volendam
initial buried 3 Aug 1944, Oosterbegraafplaats, Amsterdam - Grave 81/4, Field 69
reburied at: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands - Plot H Row 16 Grave 11
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

United States Census, 24 Apr 1940
Address: 1208 Andrews Avenue, Judicial Township 3, Fresno, California, United States
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David J. McCord - Head - M-50 born abt. 1890, Northern Ireland - Truck driver Express
Ellen McCord - Wife - F-49 born abt. 1891, Northern Ireland
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David A. McCord - Son - M-24 born 28 Feb 1916, Canada - Salesman Furniture - died .. Mar 1957 - Age 59
Gerald D. McCord - Son - M-22 born 1917, Canada - Apprentice News Paper (likely Fresno Bee)
Sarah Ailene McCord - Daughter - F-20 born abt. 1920, Canada - Bookkeeper Slaughter House
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Immigration Year: 1924
info: familysearch

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12124435 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - William J. Sheehan - Nassau Co., NY - Age 20/21 - KIA
born 1922, NY - died 22 Dec 1943, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 20/21
Husband of Mrs. Sheehan (wife), Franklin Square, Nassau Co., New York, USA
Enlistment: 03 Aug 1942, New York P of E Brooklyn, NY - Residence: Nassau Co., NY - Marital Status: Single
17 Feb 1944 - body found by fisherman
initial buried - General Cemetery Urk ( Z 5553 ) Grave 613 Deep 1, 2 or 3
Buried at: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Plot: C Row: 10 Grave: 42 - Awards: Purple Heart
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- info: AAD Archives, SSDI, MACR, US Census 1930, Findagrave -

Paperback 143 pages ISBN: 9789060098646 - "VLUCHT ZONDER TERUGKEER" - 1988 - HANS VAN LITH



SGLO - T3252

B-24H - #42-7638 - 22 Dec 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 10

15016312 - T-60679 - Pilot - Flying Officer - Kent Francis Miller - Wetzel County, WV - Age 21 - MIA O-680761 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - Charles E. Taylor - Union Co., NJ - Age 21/22 - POW - Stalag Luft 1 15017574 - O-678758 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Frank A. Passavant - Tyler Co., WV - Age 24/25 - MIA 17065026 - O-678477 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Donald E. Shaffer - Sedgwick Co., KS - Age 20/21 - MIA 19087860 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - James C. Childers - Alameda Co., CA - Age 19/20 - MIA
14080954 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Edward E. Birge - Polk Co., FL - Age 21 - KIA 35316138 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Stanley (nmi) Pilch Jr. - Cuyahoga Co., OH - Age 23 - KIA 19108009 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - John H. Larson - Undefined Code - Age 19/20 - KIA 39084175 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Gerald D. McCord - Fresno Co., CA - Age 25/26 - KIA 12124435 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - William J. Sheehan - Nassau Co., NY - Age 20/21 - KIA

- 5 KIA - 4 MIA - 1 POW -

MILLER(†) - TAYLOR - PASSAVANT(†) - SHAFFER(†) - CHILDERS(†)
BIRGE(†) - PILCH Jr.(†) - LARSON(†) - MCCORD(†) - SHEEHAN(†)


Contact Pilch is pending - 22 Aug 2011 - PATS
Contact Miller is pending - 24 Jun 2015 - PATS
Contact Passavant is pending - 01 Jul 2015 - PATS

Under construction - 01 Jul 2015 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T2912

Bf-110G-4 - Werke Nr. 5477 - Hptm. August Geiger - 20:35 - IJsselmeer
7./NJG 1 - 29 Sep 1943
2 KIA




Pilot - Hauptman - August Geiger - KIA - Age 23
born 5 Jun 1920, Überlingen am Bodensee
Drowned in IJsselmeer - (former Zuiderzee before 1932)
Initial burial place ??? - not known yet - info PATS, 13 Jan 2014
.. ... 19.. - Reburied - Ysselsteyn Section M, Row 4, Grave nr. 83
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Radio / Operator - Feldwebel - Dietrich Koch - KIA - Age 22
born 17 Oct 1920, Berlin - died: 29 Sep 1943, Lake IJsselmeer (likely drowned)
Found on 17 Oct 1943 - It's birthday
Initial burial place ??? - not known yet - info PATS, 13 Jan 2014
03 Apr 1957 - Reburied - Ysselsteyn Section CL, Row 3, Grave nr. 69
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Shot down by a RAF Beaufighter Night Fighter - W/C. J. R. D. "Bob" Braham - 141 Squadron
40667 - Flying Officer - John Randall Daniel BRAHAM - The London Gazette - 17 Jan 1941
25 Jun 1944 - taken POW - Stalag Luft 3

Marriage - 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Mr. Ernest Goodall Braham to Ms. Ethel May Randall - district: Bristol, UK
birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 John R. D. Braham - mother's surname: Randall - district: Shepton Mallet, Somerset Co., UK
birth 3rd Qtr. 1921 Josephine I. Braham - mother's surname: Randall - district: Shepton Mallet, Somerset Co., UK

John Randall Daniel "Bob" Braham - born 06 Apr 1920, Holcombe, Somerset Co. - died 07 Feb 1974, Halifax, NS, Canada - Age 53



SGLO - T2912

Bf-110G-4 - Werke Nr. 5477 - 7./NJG 1 - 29 Sep 1943 - 20:35 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 2


Pilot - Hauptman - August Geiger Radio / Operator - Feldwebel - Dietrich Koch

- 2 KIA -

GEIGER(†) - KOCH(†)


Under construction - 20 Nov 2016 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T3304

B-17G - #42-37719 "Hellcat" - 2nd Lt. Donald E. Nason - 11:03 - IJsselmeer/Enkhuizerzand
381st BG - 533rd BS - 11th Jan 1944 - MACR #1881
5 KIA - 4 MIA - 1 POW




Crew Nason - while with 398BG - 600BS - 21 Oct 1943
Crew Nason - while with 398BG - 600BS - 21 Oct 1943
rear l-r: Lt. Donald E. Nason (P), Lt. Joseph J. Byser (CP), Lt. Anthony A. Anagnos (N), Lt. Charles D. Fiery (B)
front l-r: Sgt. George A. Whitney (TG), Sgt. Paul W. Stonich (BTG), Sgt. Luster T. Harrah (RO)
Sgt. John (Jack) R. Lantz (LWG), Sgt. Ralph L. Lab (ENG) and Sgt. Raymond C. Beus (RWG)
courtesy Roberta Burge 'mammaberta' - via forum.armyairforces.com - 29 Sep 2009

27 Nov 1943 - Crew assigned to 381st BG 533rd BS

B-17G - 'HELLCAT' - 05 Dec 1943, Ridgewell, Essex Co., England
"B-17G - "HELLCAT" - 05 Dec 1943, Ridgewell, Essex Co., England"
source 342-FH-3A46342-C65833AC at Fold3.com

#42-37719 build as a "F" version - Douglas-Long Beach B-17F-85-DL Fortress - c/n 8505
ditched in IJsselmeer, Holland after damaged by AAA (Anti-Aircraft Artillery)
Parts recovered in 1966

381st BG Triangle L 533rd BS 8th-air-force-patch

381st BG - 1st CBW - Triangle 'L' - 533rd BS - VP - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G - #42-37719 "Hellcat" - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Oschersleben - MACR #1881
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11043980 - O-804383 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Donald E. Nason - Bristol Co., MA - Age 24 - KIA - Margraten I-19-20

15069777 - O-751258 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - Joseph J. Byser - Marshall Co., WV - Age 27 - KIA - USA

11065681 - O-809475 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Athan (nmi) Anagnos - Fairfield Co., CT - Age 22 - KIA - USA

13075756 - O-746948 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Charles D. Fiery - Washington Co., MD - Age 21 - KIA - Ardennes B-17-14

35636245 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Luster T. Harrah - Fayette Co., WV - Age 21 - KIA - USA

15069793 - Radio Operator - Sgt. - Ralph L. Lab - Tuscarawas Co., OH - Age 25 - MIA

36319418 - Ball Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Paul W. Stonich - Cook County, IL - Age 23 - MIA

19171966 - Right Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Raymond C. Beus - Weber Co., UT - Age 21 - MIA

17127681 - Left Waist Gunner - Sgt. - John R. Lantz - Jackson Co., MO - Age 19 - POW - Stalag Luft 4

31184147 - Tail Turrer Gunner - Sgt. - George A. Whitney - Middlesex Co., MA - Age 22 - MIA
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11043980 - O-804383 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Donald Elwin Nason - Bristol Co., MA - Age 24 - KIA
born 1919, MA - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer

Mr. Dura Wadsworth Nason (father), Taunton Avenue, Norton, Massachusetts
Mrs. Edith Nason née Ratcliffe (mother)
Dorothy Elizabeth 'Betty' Nason (sister)
Enlistment: 15 Jan 1942, Providence, Rhode Island - Residence: Bristol Co., MA - Marital Status: Single
Initial buried on 20 Mar 1944, Cemetery Hilversum
reburied at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: I Row: 19 Grave: 20
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

O-804383 - Pilot  - 2nd Lt. - Donald Elwin Nason
O-804383 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Donald Elwin Nason
via Roberta Burge 'mammaberta' - forum.armyairforces.com - 29 Sep 2009

Donald Elwin Nason, Norton, MA - honored by Donna Porcaro
- info wwiimemorial.com -

US Census 7 Apr 1930 - Norton Twp, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
Address: Washington Street
D. Wadsworth Nason - Head - 41/28 - born 16 Dec 1888, Everett, Middlesex Co., MA - died 1953, Wareham, MA - Age ~65
Occupation: Farmer - Dairy Farm
Edith R. Nason - Wife - 34/21 - born abt. 1896, MA - Occupation: Reporter - Daily Papers
Charles O. Nason - Son - 12 - born 18 Dec 1917, MA - died 24 Jul 1979 - Age 61
Donald E. Nason - Son - 10 - born 1919, MA - died 11 Jan 1944, Holland - Age 24
Dorothy Elizabeth Nason - Daughter - 9 - born 05 Jan 1921, Norton, MA
Ethel K. Nason - Daughter - 7 - born abt. 1923, MA
Alfred R. Nason - Son - 2 3/12 - born 19 Dec 1927, MA - died 20 Mar 2009 - Age 81
Malcolm Wadsworth Nason - Son - .. - born abt. 1931, MA
- info US Census 1930 -
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15069777 - O-751258 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - Joseph J. Byser - Marshall Co., WV - Age 27 - KIA - USA
born 31 Jan 1916, WV - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer

Mr. Louis Byser (father), 426 Western Avenue, Moundsville, West Virginia
Enlistment: 19 Aug 1941, Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohia - Residence: Marchall Co., WV - Marital Status: Single
Initial buried: Amersfoort / Oud Leusden "Rusthof"
reburied at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands
Final burial - Riverview Cemetery on Round Bottom Hill, Moundsville, Marshall Co., WV, USA

O-751258 - Co-pilot  - 2nd Lt. - Joseph J. Byser Joe with his parents Louis and Theresa
Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - Joseph "Joe" J. Byser . . . . . Joe with his parents Louis and Theresa
left image - courtesy Roberta Burge (niece) 'mammaberta' - forum.armyairforces.com - 29 Sep 2009
right image - via Mrs. Colleen Elizabeth Burge Stephens (grandniece)

US Census 10 Apr 1930 - Moundsville City, Clay district, Marshall Co., West Virgina
Address: 1505 Thompson Avenue
Luis 'Louis' Byser - Head - 46/28 - born 1883, Yugoslavia (Croatia) - Immigr. 1910 USA - died 1955 - Age ~67
Occupation: Builder - Smelter Co.
Tressa 'Theresa' Byser - Wife - 37/20 - born 1893, Yugoslavia (Croatia) - Immigr. 1913 USA - died 24 Mar 1953, WV - Age ~60
Anthony 'Tony' Byser - Son - 15 - born 1914, WV - died 1991 - Age ~77
Joseph 'Joe' Byser - Son - 14 - born 31 Jan 1916, WV - died 11 Jan 1944 - Age 27
Anne Byser - Daughter - 12 - born abt. 1918, OH
John W. Byser - Son - 10 - born 23 Aug 1919, OH - died 05 Nov 2008, WV - Age 89
Helen Byser - Daughter - 9 - born abt. 1921, OH
Kathryn Byser - Daughter - 7 - born abt. 1923, OH
Mary Byser - Daughter - 6 - born abt. 1924, OH
Alice Byser - Daughter - 5 - born abt. 1925, OH
Margaret Byser - Daughter - 4 11/12 - born abt. 1926, OH
James Byser - Son - 2 2/12 - born 1928, OH
Margaret Byser - Daughter - 9/12 - born abt. 1929, WV
Alberta V. Byser - Daughter - .. - born abt. 1930, WV
- info US Census 1930 -
Surname written as Bayser in US Census - also seen as Beyser in obituary - info PATS - 05 Sep 2011
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11065681 - O-809475 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Athan (nmi) Anagnos - Fairfield Co., CT - Age 22 - KIA - USA
born 11 Feb 1921, CT - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer

Mrs. Helen Anagnos (mother), 388 Main Street, Building #3, Apartment 308, Marina Village, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Enlistment: 23 Mar 1942, Hartford, Connecticut - Residence: Fairfield Co., CT - Marital Status: Single
Washed ashore near Elburg
Initial buried on 10 Jul 1944, General Cemetery of Elburg
reburied at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands
Final burial - USA
Long Island Nat'l Cemetery Farmingdale, Suffolk Co., NY

US Census 14 Apr 1930 - Stamford City, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
Address: 24 Garden Street
George Anagnos - Head - 55/44 - born abt. 1875, Greece - Immigr. 1905 USA
Occupation: Teacher - Church School
Helen Anagnos - Wife - 42/31 - born 06 Aug 1888, Greece - Immigr. 1916 USA - died Sep 1968, CA - Age 80
Athan Anagnos - Son - 10 - born 1921, CT - died 11 Jan 1944 - Age 22
Angelo Anagnos - Son - 7 - born abt. 1923, CT
Anna Anagnos - Daughter - 5 - born abt. 1925, CT
Helen Anagnos - Daughter - 5/12 - born 1929, CT
- info US Census 1930 -

Search for Family of Athan Anagnos Bridgeport, Connecticut
I was classmate of Athan Anagnos Navigation School Class 43-17, Selman Field, LA - WWII 1943
Learned of his death after WWII - KIA
Wanted write his family and send photo of us as Avn Cadets
Larry Botele - Posted: 26 Oct 2000
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13075756 - O-746948 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Charles Donald Fiery - Washington Co., MD - Age 21 - KIA
born 27 Feb 1922, Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer

Enlistment: 26 Mar 1942, Baltimore, Maryland - Residence: Washington Co., MD - Marital Status: Single
Son of John Ralph Fiery (father) and Mrs. Grace J. Fiery née Somers (mother)
Mr. John R. Fiery (father), 151 King Street, Hagerstown, Maryland
Mary Fiery (sister)
Mr. Charles Donald Fiery and Ms. Anna Virginia Stonebraker were married on 01 Jun 1943
Ms. Anna Stonebraker and Mr. Charles Fiery were wed by Reverend Scott R. Wagner in the Zion Reformed Church
Initial buried as "unknown" 25 Apr 1944, Amsterdam
reburied: Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Liège, Belgium - Plot: B Row: 17 Grave: 14

US Census 23 Apr 1930 - Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland
Address: 151 King Street
J. Ralph Fiery - Head - 40/26 - born 11 Mar 1890, MD - died Mar 1972, MD - Age ~82
Occupation: Manager - Stationery Store
Grace S. Fiery - Wife - 37/23 - born 15 Sep 1892, MD - died Nov 1970, MD - Age 78
J. Elizabeth Fiery - Daughter - 11 - born abt. 1919, MD
Charles D. Fiery - Son - 8 - born 27 Feb 1922, MD - died 11 Jan 1944 - Age 21
Anna M. Fiery - Daughter - 5 - born abt. 1925, MD
- info US Census 1930 -

Charles Donald Fiery, Hagerstown, MD - honored by Marie Fiery Ransone (sister)
Graduating from the bombadier school at Russell Field, NM on 29 May 1943 as a Lieutenant
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35636245 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Luster Tillman Harrah - Fayette Co., WV - Age 21 - KIA - USA
born 15 Apr 1922, Victor, Fayette Co., WV - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer

Enlistment: 21 Oct 1942, Huntington, West Virginia - Residence: Fayette Co., WV - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Nannie Dews Harrah (mother), Victor, West Virginia
Washed ashore - Initial buried at Harderwijk - Exhumed by a US team on 21 March 1946 - info Nico Kwakman
Reburied - Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre ( Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
Final place reburial: Dews Cemetery, Fayette Co., WV, USA

US Census 8 Apr 1930 - Vandalia, Kanawha Co., West Virginia
Address: Old Country Road
Orby W. Harrah - Head - 37/26 - born abt. 1893, WV - Occupation: Carpenter - Building
Nannie Dews Harrah - Wife - 32/21 - born abt. 1898, WV
Walton H. Harrah - Son - 9 - born 18 Dec 1920, WV - died Nov 1979, Oak Hill, WV - Age 58
Luster T. Harrah - Son - 7 - born 15 Apr 1922, WV - died 11 Jan 1944, Holland - Age 21
- info US Census 1930 -

His brother Walton H. Harrah - 35636265 - did enlist into the Army at the same day
Enlistment: 21 Oct 1942, Huntington, West Virginia - Residence: Fayette Co., WV - Marital Status: Single

Mother: Nannie Dews Harrah
Fayette State Sentinel - reburial notice - 15 Sep 1948; Fairmont Times 1944/02/10
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15069793 - Radio Operator - Sgt. - Ralph L. Lab - Tuscarawas Co., OH - Age 25 - MIA
born 3 Jan 1919, Dover, Tuscarawas Co., OH - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer

Son of Henry Adam Lab (father) and Mary Ann Lab née Rieger (mother)
219 West 8th Street, Dover, Ohio
Enlistment: 20 Aug 1941, Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio - Residence: Tuscarawas Co., OH - Marital Status: Single

US Census 8 Apr 1930 - Dover Twp, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
Address: 219 Eight Street
Regina Lab - Head - 66/18 - born abt. 1864, OH
Henry A. Lab - Son - 46/32 - born abt. 1884, OH - Occupation: Labourer - Concrete Co
Mary Lab - Daughter-in-law - 35/21 - born abt. 1895, OH - Occupation: Housework - Homes
Bernard Lab - Grandson - 13 - born abt. 1917, OH
Morris Lab - Grandson - 12 - born abt. 1918, OH
Ralph L. Lab - Grandson - 11 - born 03 Jan 1919, OH - died 11 Jan 1944 - Age 25
Bruce G. Lab - Grandson - 9 - born 1920, OH - died 19 Nov 1944 - Age 24
Carl P. Lab - Grandson - 7 - born abt. 1923, OH
- info US Census 1930 -


Newsclip - Sgt. Ralph L. Lab - declared dead
courtesy Ron Reiger - reigerfamily.com - via Stevin Oudshoorn - basher82.nl

Ralph and three of his brothers; Maurice Lab, Bruce G. Lab and Carl P. Lab all in the military
Brother Pvt. Bruce G. Lab was killed on 19 Nov 1944 and is buried in the Henri-Chappelle American Cemetery




Newsclip - LAB brothers in the SERVICE
courtesy Ron Reiger - reigerfamily.com - via Stevin Oudshoorn - basher82.nl
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35272508 - Private - Bruce G. Lab - Tuscarawas Co., OH - Age 24 - KIA
born 1920, Dover, Tuscarawas Co., OH
Enlistment: 10 Jan 1942, Fort Hayes, columbus, Ohio - Residence: Tuscarawas Co., OH - Marital Status: Single
U.S. Army, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
Died: Sunday 19 Nov 1944 - Buried at: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Location: Henri-Chapelle, Belgium - Plot: F Row: 3 Grave: 7
Awards: Purple Heart


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36319418 - Ball Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Paul W. Stonich - Cook County, IL - Age 23 - MIA
born 10 Feb 1920, Cook County, IL
Enlistment: 19 Feb 1942, Camp Grant, Illinois - Residence: Cook County, IL - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Bertha Myrtle Stonich (mother), 908 Gardner Street, Joliet, Illinois
Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Stonich (wife), 5443 South Halstead Street, Chicago 9, Illinois
additional family info of Stonich's IDPF - via Peter Schouteten - 07 Sep 2011
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19171966 - Right Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Raymond "Raymon" C. Beus - Weber Co., UT - Age 21 - MIA
born 06 Oct 1922, Hooper, UT - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer
Mrs. Sindia C. Beus (mother), 148-38th Street, Ogden, Utah
Enlistment: 18 Nov 1942, Salt Lake City, Utah - Residence: Weber County, UT - Marital Status: Single
Memorial Location: 5_B-7_66 - Hooper City Cemetery, Hooper, Weber Co., Utah, USA

Memorial - 19171966 - Right Waist Gunner   - Sgt. - Raymond 'Raymon' C. Beus
Memorial - Sgt. Raymond 'Raymon' C. Beus
via findagrave.com - by Grave Hunters
Note: 11 Jan 1943 on memorial - info PATS

US Census 9 Apr 1930 - Ogden City, Weber Co., Utah
Address: 1014 Washington Ave
Heber H. Beus - Head - 41/22 - born abt. 1889, UT - Occupation: Dairyman, Dairy
Sindia Beus - Wife - 39/20 - born abt. 1891, UT
Lloyd H. Beus - Son - 18 - born abt. 1912, UT
Nellie C. Beus - Daughter - 16 - born abt. 1914, UT
Ruby C. Beus - Daughter - 14 - born abt. 1916, UT
Margeret Beus - Daughter - 13 - born abt. 1917, UT
Virginia C. Beus - Daughter - 11 - born abt. 1919, UT
Warren G. Beus - Son - 9 - born abt. 1921, UT
Raymond C. Beus - Son - 7 - born 06 Oct 1922,UT
- info US Census 1930 -

James Beus (grandfather) - born abt. 1840, Italy
Utah Census 1900 - James Beus(59) is listed as a farmer in Hooper Precinct, Weber Co., Utah
living with his wife Clarinda (51), daughters Chloe M. (14) and Iva M. (9), and son Heber H. (12)
It states he immigrated to the U.S. from Italy in 1856 and has lived there 43 years
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17127681 - Left Waist Gunner - Sgt. - John "Jack" R. Lantz - Jackson Co., MO - Age 19 - POW
born 24 Mar 1924, Kansas City, MO - died 18 Dec 2016, Tulsa, OK - Age 92
Son of Mr. Clarence Lantz (father) and Mrs. Cora A. Lantz (mother), 4438 Michigan Ave, Kansas City, Missouri
Enlistment: 30 Nov 1942, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - Residence: Jackson County, MO - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Address 1945: Mrs. Cora A. Lantz (mother), 1929 East 71st Terrace, Kansas City, MO
- info MACR 1881 -

Children of Cora Lovette Axtell and Clarence Lantz are:
John Robert Lantz, b. March 24, 1924 - died 18 Dec 2016, Tulsa, OK - Age 92
Shirley Ann Lantz, b. December 20, 1926

US Census 14 Apr 1930 - Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri
Address: 3207 East 59th Street, Kansas City, MO
Clarence A. Lantz - Head - 36/28 - born 01 Jan 1894, IA - died Jan 1966, MO - Age 66 - Occupation: Electrician, General Electric
Cora A. Lantz - Wife - 28/20 - born 19 Oct 1901, WI - died Dec 1979, MO - Age 78
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John Robert Lantz - Son - 6 - born 24 Mar 1924, MO
Shirley Ann Lantz - Daughter - 3 3/12 - born 20 Dec 1926, MO
Lantz (Grandfather) - born in Sweden
- info US Census 1930 -

Lantz was picked up by BU57 - fisherman Johannes "Hannes" de Graaf and his brother Elbert de Graaf
and their mates Bot, Bart Zwaan and Lammert van Diermen
According de Graaf there where about 10 chutes, probably the whole crew bailed out
Only Lantz could be rescued

Lt. Nason was recovered from the IJsselmeer on 20 Mar 1944 and buried in Hilversum
Lt. Fiery was recovered from the IJsselmeer on 25 Apr 1944 and buried as unknown in Amsterdam
Lt. Anagos was recovered and buried on 10 Jul 1944 in Elburg

Aircraft was hit by German Fighters and with damaged engines 2, 4 and 3 the bail-out order was given
It did crash at 11:03 near Enkhuizerzand, a shallow sandbank in the lake
Wreckage was found June 1966 and inspected; some parts were found. No human remains - info: NFLA recovery list
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info Ron - heroesoffreedom.nl

Nov 1966 - A/C parts are recovered from the lake - Source: RNAF
17 Aug 1973 - 06 Sep 1943 - John Lantz and his wife Frankie do visit his rescuers in Holland

Hannes rewarded with Honorary citizenship of Tulsa, OK
Johannes "Hannes" de Graaf rewarded with Honorary citizenship of Tulsa, OK
info: Delpher - Telegraaf 20 Aug 1973 - Page 3

World War II Remembered: WWII flier recalls ordeal - Jack Lantz - 20 Mar 2005
World War II Remembered: WWII flier recalls ordeal - Jack Lantz - 20 Mar 2005
info: www.tulsaworld.com - 20 Mar 2005
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31184147 - Tail Turret Gunner - Sgt. - George A. Whitney - Middlesex Co., MA - Age 22 - MIA
born 1921, MA - died 11 Jan 1944, IJsselmeer
Mr. Deane Whitney (father), 53 Acton Street, Maynard, Massachusetts
Mrs. Inga Whitney (mother)
Enlistment: 01 Nov 1942, Fort Devens, Massachusetts - Residence: Middlesex County, MA - Marital Status: Single

US Census 10 Apr 1930 - Maynard, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Address: 51 Acton Street
Deane Whitney - Head - 32/23 - born abt. 1898, MA - Occupation: Labourer, Greenhouse
Inga Whitney - Wife - 31/22 - born abt. 1899, MA
George A. Whitney - Son - 9 - born 1921, MA
- info US Census 1930 -
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!!! reburials have to be checked !!! - It's either Margraten (Netherlands) or Liège (Belgium) !!!
reburied: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands
reburied: Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Liège, Belgium
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!!! Need IDPF's for verification - info PATS - 10 Mar 2016 !!!



SGLO - T3304

B-17G - #42-37719 - 11 Jan 1944 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 10

11043980 - O-804383 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Donald E. Nason - Bristol Co., MA - Age 24 - KIA - Margraten I-19-20 15069777 - O-751258 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - Joseph J. Byser - Marshall Co., WV - Age 27 - KIA - USA 11065681 - O-809475 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Athan (nmi) Anagnos - Fairfield Co., CT - Age 22 - KIA - USA 13075756 - O-746948 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Charles D. Fiery  - Washington Co., MD - Age 21 - KIA - Ardennes B-17-14 35636245 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Luster T. Harrah - Fayette Co., WV - Age 21 - KIA - USA
15069793 - Radio Operator - Sgt. - Ralph L. Lab - Tuscarawas Co., OH - Age 25 - MIA 36319418 - Ball Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Paul W. Stonich - Cook County, IL - Age 23 - MIA 19171966 - Right Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Raymond 'Raymon' C. Beus - Weber Co., UT - Age 21 - MIA 17127681 - Left Waist Gunner - Sgt. - John 'Jack' R. Lantz - Jackson Co., MO - Age 19 - POW - Stalag Luft 4 31184147 - Tail Turret Gunner - Sgt. - George A. Whitney - Middlesex Co., MA - Age 22 - MIA

- 5 KIA - 4 MIA - 1 POW -

NASON(†) - BYSER(†) - ANAGNOS(†) - FIERY(†) - HARRAH(†)
LAB(†) - STONICH(†) - BEUS(†) - LANTZ - WHITNEY(†)


Contact Nason is pending - 01 Sep 2011 - PATS
Contact Byser is pending - 01 Sep 2011 - PATS
Contact Lab is pending - 01 Sep 2011 - PATS
Contact Harrah is pending - 07 Mar 2016 - PATS
Contact Lantz is pending - 07 Mar 2016 - PATS

Under construction - 20 Feb 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T3084

B-24H - #42-7650 - NB-J - 1st Lt. LeRoy M. Hansen - 12:30 - Schoterzijl
44th BG 67th BS - 13th Nov 1943 - MACR #1376
10 POW




Belly landing in "Lemster Hop" near Schoterzijl - close to "Flugwache Kooisloot"
All 10 are captured immediately and taken POW
German report - KU 413

DE DAG VAN DE LIBERATOR - by JAN J. VAN DER VEER - page 246 - 247
Lemster Hop - sketch of crash area
source: DE DAG VAN DE LIBERATOR - by JAN J. VAN DER VEER - page 246 - 247

Lemster Hop as in 2014 - with locations
Lemster Hop as in 2014 - with locations
The three farms (highlighted) were build after 13 Nov 1943
info via Hans van der Veen (local resident) - 14 Oct 2014

KU 413 report - names
KU 413 report - names
source - page 5 of MACR #1376
!!! Discrepancy birthdates Pecka and Hansen !!!
!!! 06 Jul 1918 ... 06-07-1917 should be 07 Jun 1918 !!!
!!! 02 Apr 1917 ... 02-04-1917 should be 04 Feb 1917 !!!
No error for Henderson - 04 Mar 1919 is correct - verified by SSDI - 26 Jul 2013 - PATS


Crew in front of B-24 '005'- Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexico, spring 1943
Crew in front of B-24 '005' - Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexico, spring 1943
back l-r: - 1 -, - 2 -, Charles L. Rouser, - 4 -
front l-r: Joseph J. Suzdak, - 6 -, James W. Norton, Wilbert C. Schatte, - 9 -, Charles G. Spearman
image via Nadine Freeman née Schatte - 24 Jul 2013
Writing is hard to determine on this photo .... will check others - 25 Jul 2013 - PATS

Hi,
I have Daddy's copy of the photo, but it is framed with other memorabilia, and I am unable
to see if there's a date and location on the back
Everyone signed the photo, and I am able to see the signatures on my copy
Standing l - r: LeRoy M. Hansen, John D. Hanson, Charles L. Rouser, and Wilbur J. Pecka
Kneeling l - r: Joseph J. Suzdak, Dan S. Henderson, James W. Norton, Wilbert C. Schatte, Boyd B. Baker, and Charles G. Spearman
Rise Spearman - 26 Jul 2013

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O-734981 - 2nd Lt. Charles L. Rouser
O-734981 - 2nd Lt. Charles Lawrence Rouser
Hometown: Slippery Rock, PA
source Mrs. Evelyn C. Rouser (wife) - via wwiimemorial.com
also found as Mrs. Evelyn Z. Rouser

O-734981 - 2nd Lt. Charles L. Rouser was the original bombardier of crew Leroy Hansen
17 Jul 1943 - Lt. Rouser was selected to fill the bombardier slot on Griffin's crew
he never flew a combat mission with his original crew
Became POW on 17 Jul 1943 - mission Naples, Italy - Lt. C. S. Griffin - #42-63763 - MACR #149
Charles L. Rouser - born 25 May 1917, PA - died 21 Dec 2003, Naples, FL - Age 86 - husband of Evelyn C. Rouser

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Crew in front of 'Bad Penny', 20 Sep 1943, Iceland
Crew in front of "Bad Penny" - 20 Sep 1943, Iceland
l-r back: Hansen, Pecka, Hanson and Kempker
l-r front: Spearman, Baker, Norton, Suzdak, Henderson and Schatte
image via Mrs. Mary Hansen Judson (niece) - 01 Sep 2013

B-24H - #42-7650 after belly landing at Lemster Hop
B-24H - #42-7650 - NB-J after belly landing at Lemster Hop
Nose is slightly crippled due impact - all were safe after landing
image via Mrs. Nadine Freeman née Schatte (daughter) - 26 Jul 2013

44th BG Circle A 67th BS 8th-air-force-patch

44th BG - 14th CBW - Circle 'A' - 67th BS - NB - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-24H - #42-7650 - NB-J - 13 Nov 1943 - Mission: Bremen - MACR #1376
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39161581 - O-733647 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - LeRoy Meredith Hansen - Kittitas Co., WA - Age 26 - POW

O-740800 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - John Donald Hanson - Clearwater County, MN - Age 27 - POW

16066716 - O-795296 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Wilbur John Pecka - Cook Co., IL - Age 25 - POW

13036006 - O-668836 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - William Haydn Topping - Allegheny Co., VA - Age 22 - POW

14104095 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Charles Galvin Spearman - Polk Co., GA - Age 22 - POW

36074941 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Wilbert Charles Schatte - Perry Co., IL - Age 29 - POW

34125526 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Dan St. Henderson - Beaufort Co., SC - Age 24 - POW

13048793 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - James Walter Norton - Armstrong Co., PA - Age 22 - POW

32490243 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Joseph John Suzdak - St Lawrence Co., NY - Age 21/22 - POW

38136365 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Boyd Bolton Baker - Crockett Co., TX - Age 22 - POW
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39161581 - O-733647 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - LeRoy Meredith Hansen - Kittitas Co., WA - POW
born 4 Feb 1917, Exira, Iowa - died 29 Sep 1982, San Bernardino, CA - Age 65
buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Audubon County, Iowa
Son of Hans Peter Hansen and Mary Estelle Hansen née Herick, Exira Town, Anderson Co., IA
Siblings: Georgia, Ava, Charles, Helen and Lillian
Enlistment: 14 Jul 1941, Los Angeles, California - Residence: Kittitas County, WA - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Marriage: 16 Jul 1949, Santa Monica, CA - Mr. LeRoy Meredith Hansen and Ms. Dorothy Arnold of Audubon, IA

39161581 - LeRoy Meredith Hansen 39161581 - LeRoy Meredith Hansen
39161581 - LeRoy Meredith Hansen
left image via Mrs. Phyllis (Ann) Gannon (niece) - 06 Aug 2013
right image via Mrs. Mary Hansen Judson (niece) - 01 Sep 2013

LeRoy Meredith Hansen near biplane LeRoy Meredith Hansen near biplane
39161581 - LeRoy Meredith Hansen - near biplane
images via Mrs. Mary Hansen Judson (niece) - 01 Sep 2013

Exira 150 year history - page 205 - LeRoy Hansen - 1943
Exira 150 year history - page 205 - LeRoy Hansen - 1943
Exira celebrated its 150th year in 2007
image from Ken Akers - via Cheryl Siebrass, Audubon Co. Coordinator, IAGenWeb - 27 Jul 2013

US Census 17 Apr 1930 - Exira Town, Exira Twp, Anderson Co, Iowa
Address: Jefferson Street
Hans Peter Hansen (Head) - 58/25 - born 03 Aug 1871, Denmark - died 1947, Long Beach, CA - Age ~76
Exira - 1930 : Repair Shop, Automobile - Immigrated in 1891 to USA
Mary Estelle Hansen (Wife) - 55/22 - born 20 May 1874, Iowa - died 1967, Santa Paula, CA - Age ~93
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Georgia, Ava and Charles not at this address in 1930
Georgia Lea Hansen (daughter) - 32 - born 13 Feb 1898
Ava Katherine Hansen (daughter) - 29 - born 30 Apr 1900, Exira, Iowa - info Census 1920
Charles Herrick Hansen (son) - 25 - born 20 Oct 1904, Exira, Iowa - died 13 Apr 1979, Escondido, CA - info Census 1920
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Mary Helen Hansen (daughter) - 18 - born 06 Apr 1912, Exira, Iowa - died 02 Feb 2004, Ojai, CA - Age 91
Lilian Ruth Hansen (daughter) - 16 - born 21 Dec 1913, Exira, Iowa - died 19 Aug 2012, Ojai, CA - Age 96
LeRoy Meredith Hansen (son) - 13 - born 04 Feb 1917, Exira, Iowa - died 29 Sep 1982, San Bernardino, CA - Age 65

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additional info via Cheryl Siebrass, Audubon County Coordinator, IAGenWeb - 23 Jul 2013
additional info from Ancestry.com - 24 Jul 2013
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Obituary - LeRoy Meredith Hansen
Obituary - LeRoy Meredith Hansen
via Julie Rasmussen - 25 Jul 2013
Headstones - LeRoy Meredith Hansen - and - Dorothy Arnold Hansen (wife)
Headstones - LeRoy Meredith Hansen - and - Dorothy Arnold Hansen (wife)
Maple Grove Cemetery, Audubon County, Iowa
source: Find A Grave Memorial #100480566 - by: Julie Rasmussen

Mrs. Leonard Ryan (Ava Catherine Hansen) - Leonard Lawrence Ryan and Ava Katherine Hansen
Mrs. Mary Helen Jorgensen Hansen Corbin - 1st husband: Pete Jorgensen - d.1961 - 2nd husband : Herschel Corbin - d.2002
LONG, Lillian R. (HANSEN); 96; Exira IA>Ojai CA; Ventura C-S; 2010-8-24; lehca - info rootsweb -
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O-740800 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - John Donald "Don" Hanson - Clearwater Co., MN - POW
born 15 Oct 1916, Moranville Township near Warroad, MN - died 12 Mar 1915, Warroad, MN - Age 98
Son of Mr. John D. Hanson and Mrs. Ruth Hazel Hanson née Hawley
Sibings: Dorothy Arola (F), Jeanne Batchelder (F), Carroll Hanson (M), Thelma Jensen (F), Lucille Swaine (F) and Gordon Hanson

Enlistment: 12 Mar 1941, Fort Snelling, Minnesota - Residence: Clearwater Co., MN - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Marriage: 06 Aug 1947 - Mr. John Donald Hanson and Ms. Fernanda Bernardine
Children: Jan Hanson (F), Jon Hanson (M) and Michael Hanson (M)

US CENSUS 1920 - Moranville, Roseau, Minnesota, United States
John Hanson - Head - M-44 - abt. 1876, Norway
Ruth Hazel Hanson - Wife - F-29 - abt. 1891, Minnesota
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Dorothy R. Hanson - Daughter - F-4 - born 25 Jul 1915, Warroad, Minnesota
John D. Hanson - Son - M-3 - born 15 Oct 1916, Minnesota
Jeanne M. Hanson - Daughter - F-1 - abt. 1919, Minnesota

US CENSUS 21 Apr 1930 - Moranville, Roseau, Minnesota, United States
John Hanson - Head - M-55 - abt. 1875, Norway
Ruth Hazel Hanson - Wife - F-39 - abt. 1891, Minnesota
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Dorothy Ruth Hanson - Daughter - F-14 - born 25 Jul 1915, Minnesota
John Donald Hanson - Son - M-13 - born 15 Oct 1916, Minnesota
Jeanne Marie Hanson - Daughter - F-11 - abt. 1919, Minnesota
Carroll Rolland Hanson - Son - M-9 - abt. 1921, Minnesota
Thelma Loraine Hanson - Daughter - F-6 - abt. 1924, Minnesota
Lucile Gertrude Hanson - Daughter - F-3 - abt. 1927, Minnesota

US CENSUS 4/5 Apr 1940 - Moranville, Roseau, Minnesota, United States
John Hanson - Head - M-65 - abt. 1875, Norway
Ruth H. Hanson - Wife - F-49 - abt. 1891, Minnesota
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J. Donald Hanson - Son - M-23 - born 15 Oct 1916, Minnesota
Jeanne M. Hanson - Daughter - F-21 - abt. 1919, Minnesota
Carroll R. Hanson - Son - M-19 - abt. 1921, Minnesota
Thelma L. Hanson - Daughter - F-16 - abt. 1924, Minnesota
Lucile Gertrude Hanson - Daughter - F-13 - abt. 1927, Minnesota
Gordon Morris Hanson - Son - M-7 - born 02 Sep 1932, Minnesota

Mrs. Dorothy Ruth Arola - July 25, 1915, Warroad, MN - July 24, 2012, Capitola, CA - Age 96
On the Eve of her 97th birthday
Gordon M Hanson (1932 - 2011) was born on September 2, 1932 - He died on May 11, 2011 at age 78
Gordon M. Hanson's last known residence is at Warroad, Roseau County, Minnesota

John Donald Hanson
Hometown - Warroad, MN
Honored by Jan, John & Michael Hanson, Daughter & Sons - wwiimemorial.com
ACTIVITY DURING WWII - B-24 PILOT, 8TH AIR FORCE, POW 1 1/2 YEARS
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Fernanda (Fern) Hanson, 90 years old of Warroad, MN, died January 20, 2013, in St. Paul, Minnesota
Fernanda Bernardine was born on December 3, 1922, in International Falls, MN,
to Ginevra and Emilio Bernardini. She was welcomed by sisters, Margaret and Angeline
She attended school in International Falls and graduated from Falls High School
She then worked in her family’s store until she was introduced
to her future husband, Don, through mutual friends
Don had just returned from World War II and POW camp and they were married on August 6, 1947
Don and Fern celebrated 65 wonderful years together this past August
They began their marriage by flying to Alaska where Don was planning to start a flying service
After six months, they headed back to Warroad to be closer to family
There they began their business, Hanson Flying Service, and raised a family of three children
Fern valued her family and friends above all else
She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for over 65 years
She was active in her church and in the activities of her children
She loved to visit with her friends, play cards, can tomatoes, watch Warroad hockey,
go fishing and ice fishing, speak Italian and, above all, visit with her five grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren
Fern will be greatly missed by her husband of 65 years, John Donald (Don) Hanson of Warroad;
daughter, Jan Hanson of Woodbury, MN; and sons, Jon (Cathy) Hanson of Louisville, CO,
and Michael (Sharon) Hanson of Woodbury, MN;

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info from obituary - Fernanda (Fern) Hanson (wife)

J. Donald Hanson - 'Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame'
J. Donald Hanson - 1916 - 2015
source: "Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame"

J. Donald Hanson 1916 - 2015
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Donald Hanson of Clearwater, Minnesota served as a B-24 command pilot with the 44th Bomb Group
in England during World War II. His aircraft was shot down over Bremen, Germany, in 1943
and he spent the next 18 months as a prisoner of war
After the war he worked as an agricultural pilot and aerial postal carrier in Warroad
Hanson’s Flying Service of Warroad became legendary
Hanson continues to serve as a life link between Warroad and the Angle Inlet on Lake of the Woods
In 2001 the U.S. Postal Service honored him for 50 years of public service
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2nd Lt. John Donald Hanson 2nd Lt. - John Donald 'Don' Hanson
2nd Lt. - John Donald 'Don' Hanson
26 Oct 2014 - images via Mike Hanson (son) - 21 Oct 2014

Crew in front of B-24 '005'- Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexico, spring 1943
Crew in front of B-24 '005' - Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexico, spring 1943
back l - r: LeRoy M. Hansen (P), John D. Hanson (CP), Charles L. Rouser (B), and Wilbur J. Pecka (N)
front l - r: Joseph J. Suzdak, Dan S. Henderson, James W. Norton, Wilbert C. Schatte, Boyd B. Baker, and Charles G. Spearman
Bombardier on 13 Nov 1943, 2nd Lt. William H. Topping, not in this photo !!!
image via Mike Hanson (son) - 21 Oct 2014
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1st Lt. - LeRoy Meredith Hansen 2nd Lt. - John Donald 'Don' Hanson 2nd Lt. - Charles Lawrence Rouser 2nd Lt. - Wilbur John Pecka
S/Sgt. - Joseph John Suzdak S/Sgt. - Dan St. Henderson S/Sgt. - James Walter Norton
T/Sgt. - Wilbert Charles Schatte S/Sgt. - Boyd Bolton Baker T/Sgt. - Charles Galvin Spearman
Crop ID-photos of crew Hansen - Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexico, spring 1943
Original Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Charles L. Rouser was replaced by 2nd Lt. William H. Topping on 13 Nov 1943
image via Mike Hanson (son) - 21 Oct 2014
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16066716 - O-795296 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Wilbur "Bill" John Pecka - Cook Co., IL - POW
born 7 Jun 1918, Cicero, Illinois - died 5 May 2006 - Age 87
Enlistment: 26 Jan 1942, Chicago, Illinois - Residence: Cook County, IL - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Marriage: 2nd Lt. Wilbur John Pecka and Ms. Karoline Kathlein Schreiber, 21 Jul 1945, Fort Dix, NJ
Jeffrey Lynn Pecka (son) - born 1947

PECKA, WILBUR J. - born 07 Jun 1918, IL - died 5 May 2006 - Age 87
KU413 report gives: born July 6, 1918 - info PATS
!!! 06 Jul 1918 ... 06-07-1917 should be 07 Jun 1918 !!! - 26 Jul 2013 - PATS
SSDI - last address in record: Los Gatos, Santa Clara, CA
His son followed the family military tradition and served as a Green Beret in the Vietnam War
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12 Jan 2010 - Laura (Jeffrey) Pecka, of Castle Rock, Colorado
01 Aug 2010 - Jeffrey and his spouse Laura Lea Zimmerly of Pandora, Ohio

Karrie Pecka (Karoline Kathlein Schreiber) - Age 94 - Resident of Los Gatos, CA
A longtime resident of Los Gatos - Saratoga passed away of natural causes on 25 Jul 2010
born 16 Aug 1918 in Quinn, South Dakota she was a daughter
of Henry (Heinrich) F. Schreiber and Anna M. Pippert of rural Pennington County, South Dakota
Karrie grew up on a dryland farm in 'God's Country' out east of Wall, South Dakota
The nearest town by dirt road was Quinn; Cottonwood was further to the southeast
Local farmers tended to relate to Pierre (downstream) as much as to Rapid City (west)
for their seat of culture. One of six Schreiber siblings (all who survived to adulthood and marriage) Karrie graduated
from Quinn High School and pursued nursing as an early career to widen her horizons
from her rural American upbringing. Both of the Schreiber and Pippert families worked
the land during both blizzard and drought, and their hardscrabble existence
was punctuated by twisters, prairie fires, the dust bowl and
the great depression - on top of everyday travails with poor crops, low commodity prices,
shortages of country doctors and 'store-bought' items
Karrie and several siblings entered military service during World War 2, signing up for 'the duration'
Educated and trained in nursing at Pierre, South Dakota, Karrie's skills were in demand
and she served as an Army Air Corps on-flight Nurse until marriage and
discharge after the end of the war
She served proudly as an Officer in the Air Evacuation Nursing Service in the United States Army Air Corps
She maintained her Registered Nurse credentials throughout her adult life
as a matter of pride in, and support for, her chosen profession, although she did not
actively practice nursing once becoming a wife, mother and homemaker full-time
She had married Wilbur John Pecka, an Army aviator from Cicero, Illinois
(born 07 Jun 1918) on 21 July, 1945 in the Base Chapel, at Fort Dix (previously Camp Kilmer), New Jersey
The small ceremony was in full military dress
The marriage produced one son, Jeffrey in 1947, who survives his mother and laments her loss
Until the end of her days. Karrie was attended until her passing by her son, Jeffrey and his spouse Laura Lea Zimmerly
buried with military honors next to her husband at Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga, California
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Source: San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times - 01 Aug 2010

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13036006 - O-668836 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - William "Bill" Haydn Topping - Allegheny Co., VA - POW
born 16 Nov 1920, VA - died 04 Jul 2011 - Age 90 - last address in record: Fenton, Saint Louis, MO
Son of Mr. Harry Robert Topping and Mrs. Daphne Bossinger Topping
Sibling: Harry E. Topping
Enlistment: 24 Jan 1942, Richmond, Virginia - Residence: Allegheny Co., VA - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Burial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 1JJ-B Site 3

Other U.S. Liberator crew members who participated included
copilot/bombardier 2nd Lieut. W. H. Topping, Clifton Forge, VA

Later in 1943, the 19th Antisubmarine Sq. was relieved of this duty,
with Bill Topping being assigned to the 44th BG, 67th Squadron.
There he was assigned to the 1st Lt. L. M. Hansen crew who had lost their bombardier
when flying for another crew during the detached service from North Africa.
This Hansen crew was an experienced crew so were utilized to help train
the many new replacement crew flooding into the 44th in September, 1943.

On November 13, Bill and the Hansen crew were assigned their first bombing mission
to Bremen, Germany. While on the route in to the target, the formation was attacked
by nearly every type of fighter the Germans had. But finally, on one more pass,
the #4 engine on Lt. Hansen 5 aircraft was hit and started smoking, so the prop was feathered.
But they maintained formation on three engines, bombed, and were turning for home
when a flak burst knocked #4 engine completely out and #2 was damaged.

The pilots managed to nurse their plane back to the Dutch coast, but just
after getting out over the sea, one more engine gave out so Lt. Hansen turned back.
He knew they could not reach England in that condition and ditching probably would be fatal to all.
When attempting to lower their landing gear for a crash landing on the level ground,
it was found to be damaged, with only one main gear coming down. Then it could not be retracted.
Too low now for the men to parachute, Lt. Hansen saw a canal and headed for it,
dipped low enough into it, and successfully tore off this gear on the far bank,
with nose just high enough to permit a miraculous, safe belly landing.

The only unfortunate circumstances then was that they came down very close to
a German flak battery, so almost immediately were made prisoners of War.
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scource: www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/legacy.asp?perIdentification=22332
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14104095 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Charles Galvin Spearman - Polk Co., GA - POW
born 29 Mar 1921, Buchanan, Georgia - died 05 Sep 2001, Redmond Hospital, Rome, GA - Age 80
Son of Mr. Grover Towns Spearman and Mrs. Mattie Lou Munroe Spearman
Siblings: Edward Spearman (brother) and Frances Spearman (sister)
Last address in record: Buchanan, Haralson Co., GA
Enlistment: 25 Mar 1942, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia - Residence: Polk Co., GA - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

I am very impressed with your extensive research
His older brother, Edward, also served in the military during World War II
He was in the Navy and survived the war as well
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info by Rise Anne Spearman (daughter) - 22 Jul 2013


Mrs. Dorothy Knighten Spearman (wife) - born 21 Aug 1920 - 26 May 2011 - Age 90
Mrs. Rise Anne Spearman (daughter) - born 16 Mar 1951
Mrs. Victoria Evans (daughter) née Spearman - born 10 Mar 1952 - 27 May 2011 - Age 59
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family info from obituary - Mr. Charles G. Spearman - "The Cedartown Standard" - 13 Sep 2001
additional info from obituaries - Mrs. Dorothy K. Spearman - Mrs. Victoria S. Evans
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36074941 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Wilbert "Wib" Charles Schatte - Perry Co., IL - POW
26 Sep 1914, IL - died May 1977 - Age 62 - last address in record: Highland, Madison Co., IL
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Mrs. Flora Schatte (wife)
Mrs. Marlene Kay Grady (daughter) née Schatte
Mrs. Nadine Freeman (daughter) née Schatte

Mrs. Flora Schatte and her daughters Marlene and Nadine did visit the crash location on 15 Apr 1980
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34125526 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Dan St. Henderson - Beaufort Co., SC - POW
born 4 Mar 1919, Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC, USA - died 21 Jan 1990, Uvalde, TX - Age 70
Son of Mr. William C. Henderson and Mrs. Rellie Mae Williams Henderson

Mr. William Clifford Henderson (father) - born 06 Oct 1894 - died 25 Dec 1937 - Age 43
Mrs. Rellie Mae Williams Henderson (mother) - born 02 Feb 1897 - died 05 Dec 1959 - Age 62
Sibling: William Clifford Henderson Jr. - born 23 Dec 1923 - died 21 Dec 1960 - Age 36
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!!! Family need to be verified !!! - 28 Jul 2013 - PATS

Enlistment: 16 Jun 1942, Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina - Residence: Beaufort Co., SC - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

34125526 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Dan St. Henderson
34125526 - S/Sgt. Dan St. Henderson
source: WWII "Young American Patriots" - volume SC - page 146
via Robin Moore - 22 Sep 2011

HENDERSON, DAN S.
Sgt., U. S. Army. Born Mar. 4, 1919 Entered service Ft. Jackson, S. C.; overseas duty.
Missing in action
Awarded G. Cond. M., VM, Amer., EAME.
Attended Beaufort H. S.
Baptist.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Henderson, Beaufort, S. C.
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source: WWII "Young American Patriots" - volume SC - page 146
via Robin Moore - 22 Jul 2013
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13048793 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - James Walter Norton - Armstrong Co., PA - POW
24 Apr 1921, PA - died Jun 1981 - Age 60 - last address in record: Kittanning, Armstrong Co., PA
Enlistment: 05 Feb 1942, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Residence: Armstrong Co., PA - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17

Hometown - Kittanning, PA
Honored by James W. Norton, Jr., Son - wwiimemorial.com
WAIST GUNNER ON B-24 - 8TH AIR FORCE. SHOT DOWN ON 3RD MISSION AND POW FOR 1.5 YEARS
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32490243 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Joseph John Suzdak - St Lawrence Co., NY - POW
born 1922
Enlistment: 27 Aug 1942, Utica, New York - Residence: St Lawrence Co., NY - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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38136365 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Boyd Bolton Baker - Crockett Co., TX - POW
born 13 Jan 1921, TX - died 16 Apr 1994 - Age 73 - last address in record: Ozona, Crockett, TX
Enlistment: 03 Sep 1942, Abilene, Texas - Residence: Crockett Co., TX - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Headstone - Boyd Bolton Baker
Headstone - Boyd Bolton Baker
burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ozona - Block K Lot 34
source: Crockett County Historical Commission

Mary Frances Baker née Bean - born 27 Jan 1925, San Angelo - died 13 May 2007, Clifton - Age 82
married Boyd Baker on 10 Sep 1946, Ozona
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- info: AAD Archives, SSDI, MACR, US Census 1930, Findagrave -
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B-24H - #42-7650 at crash location - 
copyright: Verzetsmuseum Friesland - beeldnr. 120671
B-24H - #42-7650 at crash location - 
copyright: Verzetsmuseum Friesland - beeldnr. 120673
B-24H - #42-7650 at crash location
copyright images source: Verzetsmuseum Friesland - 05 Sep 2013

SGLO - T3084

B-24H - #42-7650 - NB-J - 13 Nov 1943 - SCHOTERZIJL - CREW 10

39161581 - O-733647 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - LeRoy Meredith Hansen - Kittitas Co., WA - POW O-740800 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - John Donald Hanson - Clearwater Co., MN - POW 16066716 - O-795296 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Wilbur 'Bill' John Pecka - Cook Co., IL - POW 13036006 - O-668836 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - William 'Bill' Haydn Topping - Allegheny Co., VA - POW 14104095 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Charles Galvin Spearman - Polk Co., GA - POW
36074941 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Wilbert 'Wib' Charles Schatte - Perry Co., IL - POW 34125526 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Dan St. Henderson - Beaufort Co., SC - POW 13048793 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - James Walter Norton - Armstrong Co., PA - POW 32490243 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Joseph John Suzdak - St Lawrence Co., NY - POW 38136365 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Boyd Bolton Baker - Crockett Co., TX - POW

- 10 POW -

HANSEN - HANSON - PECKA - TOPPING - SPEARMAN
SCHATTE - HENDERSON - NORTON - SUZDAK - BAKER


Contact Suzdak is pending - 21 Jul 2013 - PATS
Contact Schatte is pending - 22 Jul 2013 - PATS
Contact Norton is pending - 22 Jul 2013 - PATS
Contact Spearman is pending - 22 Jul 2013 - PATS
Contact Pecka is pending - 22 Jul 2013 - PATS
Contact Hansen is pending - 25 Jul 2013 - PATS
Contact Topping is pending - 26 Jul 2013 - 22 Oct 2014 - PATS
Contact Baker is pending - 27 Jul 2013 - PATS
Contact Hanson is pending - 11 Aug 2013 - 21 Oct 2014 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 09 Sep 2016 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T1733

Wellington Mk.III - Z1624 - KO-D - P/O. - L. M. Mason - 03:21 - in the IJsselmeer
115 Squadron - 29th July 1942 - Operation Hamburg
2 MIA - 3 POW



Wellington Mk.III - Z1624 - KO-D was airborne - 23:08 - 28 Jul 1942 from RAF Marham, UK
After dropping their bombs on the harbours of Hamburg, they were attacked a few times by German nightfighters
Succeeded twice to extinguish the fire, but the third fire was fatal
Shot down by night-fighter Obtl. Erich Gollasch of II./NJG 2
and crashed - 03:21 - 29 Jul 1942 into the IJsselmeer 10 km SW of Lemmer
Shortly before impact, the crew had managed to leave the doomed aircraft,
however two parachutes were seen to be on fire
They were P/O. C. F. Thorpe (RAFVR), P/O. C. B. F. Pilgrim (RCAF) and P/O. J. A. A. Rondeau (RCAF).
P/O. Mason (RNZAF) is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial (Panel 116)
as is Sgt. James Anthony Brogan (RAFVR) (Panel 79).

Three crewmembers came safely down west of Rutten but were captured in Lemmer.
Stalag Luft 3 - POW No. 608 - Thorpe C. F. - 115 Sqdn - Z1624 - 117137 - RAFVR - 28/07/42
Stalag Luft 3 - POW No. 604 - Pilgrim C. B. F. - 115 Sqdn - Z1624 - J/7496 - RCAF - 28/07/42
Stalag Luft 3 - POW No. 605 - Rondeau J. A. A - 115 Sqdn - Z1624 - J/9064 - RCAF - 28/07/42

Discrepancy !!! - It's C. B. F. Pilgrim instead of G. B. F. Pilgrim
Discrepancy !!! - It's J. A. A. Rondeau instead of J. A. O. Rondeau

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Crew: Wellington Mk.III - Z1624 - KO-D - 29 Jul 1942 - Operation Hamburg
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411429 - P/O. - Pilot - L. M. Mason - RNZAF - Age 25 - MIA

1375373 - 117137 - P/O. - Observer - C. F. Thorpe - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

J/7496 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - C. B. F. Pilgrim - RCAF - Age .. - POW

1072884 - Sgt. - Air Bomber / Observer - J. A. Brogan - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA

J/9064 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - J. A. A. Rondeau - RCAF - Age ~25 - 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 - Z1624 - KO-D - Mason
Loss Card - Z1624 - KO-D - Mason - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

411429 - P/O. - Pilot - Leonard Martin Mason - RNZAF - Age 25 - MIA
born 17 Jul 1917, Palmerston North, Wellington Co., N.Z. - died 29 Jul 1942, IJsselmeer, Holland - Age 25
Son of Mr. Richard Vallance Mason and Mrs. Ettie Mason née Persson, 89 Renall St., Masterton, N.Z.
Siblings: Warren Vallance Mason - born 15 Mar 1919 - died 14 Sep 1994 - Age 75
Brenda Henrietta Telford née Mason - born 27 Aug 1920, Manawatu-Wanganui, NZ - died 28 Nov 2005, Manawatu-Wanganui, NZ - Age 85
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Richard Vallance Mason (father) - born 14 Nov 1893, Featherston, Wairarapa, NZ - died 05 Apr 1979, Masterton, NZ - Age 85
Ettie Mason née Persson (mother) - born 07 Nov 1894, Rongotea, Manawatu, NZ - died 08 Jun 1979, Masterron, NZ - Age 84
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- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 116 - CWGC ref. 1076516

Civil Occupation: Carpenter
Address: 42 New Street, Auckland, W.1. - 14 Oct 1940
Religion: C of E - Methodist
Married: No
No. 289012 - Cancelled Enlistment - 16 Oct 1940
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Enlistment - G.T.S. Levin - 02 Mar 1941
R.N.Z.A.F. - L.A.C. - 02 Mar 1941
R.N.Z.A.F. - Sgt.
Embarked for Canada - 18 Jun 1941
No. 10 S.F.T.S - 06 Jul 1941, Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada
No. 10 S.F.T.S - course No. 33 - from 15 Jul 1941 to 25 Sep 1941
R.N.Z.A.F. - P/O. - 25 Sep 1941
Embarked Canada - 07 Oct 1941
Disembarked U.K. - 19 Oct 1941
No. 3 P.R.C. - 06 Nov 1941
A.F.U. College - 22 Nov 1941
No. 2. S.F.T.S. - 01 Dec 1941
1513 B.A.T.F - 29 Dec 1941
No. 3 P.R.C. - 05 Jan 1942
No. 20 O.T.U. - 13 Jan 1942
No. 115 Squadron - 13 Jul 1942

RNZAF - Service records - Mason - request 04 Dec 2015 - received 20 Apr 2015 - PATS -
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1375373 - 117137 - P/O. - Observer - Charles Frederick Thorpe - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
Stalag Luft 3 - POW No. 608 - Thorpe C. F. - 115 Sqdn - Z1624 - 117137 - RAFVR - 28/07/42
Post-war address: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, UK

P/O. - Observer - Charles Frederick Thorpe - via 'Marknesse in Woord en Beeld'
P/O. - Observer - Charles Frederick Thorpe
courtesy Thorpe - via Adrie Lindenbergh - via "Marknesse in Woord en Beeld" - 16 Nov 2014
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2007 - Email to "Marknesse in Woord en Beeld" - 2007

Geachte Mevr. Nijdam,
C. F. Thorpe was navigator van een Engelse bommenwerper die een bombardement
had uitgevoerd op de havens van Hamburg, op 29 juli 1942.
Op de terugweg waren ze al enkele keren aangevallen door Duitse nachtjagers.
Twee keer hadden ze de hierbij ontstane brand weten te blussen, maar bij de derde brand
ging het mis en stortte het toestel naar beneden en kwam in het IJsselmeer terecht.
Thorpe en nog twee bemanningsleden wisten zich met hun parachute te redden.
Ze werden in Lemmer gevangen genomen.
Thorpe landde in de Noordoostpolder, ongeveer aan het Ruttensepad.
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mvg Adrie Lindenbergh, Nieuwe Niedorp, 2007

Adriaan Jan Lindenbergh - birth 06 Jul 1918 - died 12 Nov 2009, Nieuwe Niedorp - Age 91

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J/7496 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Charles Bernard Frere Pilgrim - RCAF - Age .. - POW
Stalag Luft 3 - POW No. 604 - Pilgrim C. B. F. - 115 Sqdn - Z1624 - J/7496 - RCAF - 28/07/42
J. F. Pilgrim (father), St. Johns, Antigua, B.W.I. (British West Indies, Caribbean)
J. F. Pilgrim (father). Girls High School, St Johns; Antigua, B.W.I.
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1072884 - Sgt. - Air Bomber / Observer - James Anthony Brogan - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA
born 1913, St Helens, Prescot Co., Lancashire, UK - died 29 Jul 1942 - Age 29
Son of Mr. James Brogan and Mrs. Jane Brogran née Ryder
Husband of Mrs. Margaret M. Brogan née Whittle, of 57 King Edward road, St. Helens
Sibling: Kathleen Brogan (sister)
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 79 - CWGC ref. 1530488

Sgt. James Anthony Brogan - courtesy Jeff Keenan
Sgt. James Anthony Brogan
image courtesy Jeff Keenan
source: sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk - 21 Sep 2015


His brother-in-law Bernard Friar also died in WW2
13026163 - Corporal - Bernard Friar - Pioneer Corps - Age ~25 - KIA
born 1916, UK - died 07 May 1941 - Age ~25
Grave Reference: Sec. 2. Grave 470 - St. Helens Cemetery - 2700144



Marriage 4th Qtr. 1912 - James Brogan - Jane Ryder - district: Prescot Co., Lancashire, UK - Vol 8b Page 1178
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1913 - James A. Brogan - mother's surname: Ryder - district: Prescot Co., UK - Vol 8b Page 1639
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Kathleen Brogan - mother's surname: Ryder - district: Prescot Co., UK - Vol 8b Page 1474
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Bernard Friar - mothers's surname: Beech - district: Prescot - Vol 8b - Page 1390
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1935 - Kathleen Brogran - spouse: Bernard Friar - district: St.Helens - Vol 8b - Page 1787
Birth 4th Qtr. 1935 - Barbara J. Friar - mother's surname: Brogan - district: St.Helens - Vol 8b - Page 1112
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1941 - Linda L. Friar - mother's surname: Brogan - district: St.Helens - Vol 8b - Page 1091
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Marriage 1st Qtr. 1942 - Mr. James A. Brogan and Ms. Margaret M. Whittle - district: St. Helens - Vol 8b Page 1571
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Marriage 1st Qtr. 1959 - Barbara J. Friar - spouse: Wilfred J. Aldridge - district: St.Helens - Vol 10f - Page 955
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1972 - Linda L. Friar - spouse: Richard A. Cropper - district: St.Helens - Vol 10f - Page 1200
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J/9064 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Joseph Armand Arthur Rondeau - RCAF - Age ~25 - POW
born abt. 1917
Stalag Luft 3 - POW No. 605 - Rondeau J. A. A - 115 Sqdn - Z1624 - J/9064 - RCAF - 28/07/42
Mrs. Emilienne Rondeau (mother), 104½ Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

November 22, 1941 - The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Page 2
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J. Armand Rondeau, 24, son of Mrs. W. Rondeau. 104 Rideau street,
graduated from No. 6 Bombing and Gunnery School. He has been in the Royal Canadian Air Force
for the past two years, and formerly was stationed Montreal and Toronto.

August 20, 1942 - The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Page 23
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Joseph Armand Arthur Rondeau, of Ottawa, was listed also as a prisoner of war.
Pilot Officer Rondeau is a son of Mrs. Emilienne Rondeau, of 104 Rideau street
He is an air gunner and graduated from No. 6 Bombing and Gunnery School at Mountain View, Ontario.
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source www.newspapers.com/newspage/43904739/

Flt. Lt. Rondeau - Safe in England
Flt. Lt. Rondeau - Safe in England
Flt. Lt. Joseph A. A. Rondeau, son of Mrs. William Rondeau, 104 1-2 Rideau street, has been liberated,
from a German prison camp and arrived safely in England on May 16, according to official word received
from the R.C.A.F. by his mother. Flt. Lt. Rondeau was reported missing in August, 1942, when his aircraft
was shot down over enemy territory, and he was reported a prisoner of war shortly after
He graduated from No. 6 Bombing and Gunnery School, Mountain View, in November, 1941,
and was granted a commission a month later.
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June 1, 1945 - The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Page 12

Addresses of Joe Hunt and Armand Rondeau
Addresses of Joe Hunt and Armand Rondeau - as in Logbook (p.57) of Sgt. Arthur E. Adams of No.106 Sqn. RAF
Logbook (page 57) of Sgt. Arthur E. Adams of No.106 Sqn. RAF
bluelightdesign.co.uk/awartimelog/02.pdf

Armand Rondeau, c/o Quebec Liquor Commission, Place des Pointeliers, Montreal, Canada
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SGLO - T1733

WELLINGTON Mk.III - Z1624 - KO-D - 29 Jul 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 5

411429 - P/O. - Pilot - Leonard Martin Mason - RNZAF - Age 25 - MIA 1375373 - 117137 - P/O. - Observer - Charles Frederick Thorpe - RAFVR - Age .. - POW J/7496 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Charles Bernard Frere Pilgrim - RCAF - Age .. - POW
1072884 - Sgt. - Air Bomber / Observer - James Anthony Brogan - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA J/9064 - P/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Joseph Armand Arthur Rondeau - RCAF - Age ~25 - POW

- 2 MIA - 3 POW -

MASON(†) - THORPE - PILGRIM
BROGAN(†) - RONDEAU


Contact Lindenbergh is pending - 17 Nov 2014 - PATS
Contact Rondeau is pending - 28 Nov 2016 - PATS
Contact Brogan is pending - 29 Nov 2016 - PATS

Last update - 29 Nov 2016 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T1023

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1322 - SM-F - F/Sgt. - J. P. Dorman - 00:43 - in the IJsselmeer
305 (Polish) Squadron - 9th May 1941 - Operation Bremen
3 KIA - 3 MIA



Wellington Mk.Ic - R1322 - SM-F was airborne - 22:56 - 08 May 41 from Syerston, UK
Shot down by a night-fighter (Ofw. Hans Rasper, IV./NJG 1)
Bomb Load for R1322: 4 x 500 lb. G.P., 3 x 250 lb. G.P. and 3 Canisters of Incendiaries
and crashed - 00:43 - 09 May 1941 into the IJsselmeer 15 km SW of Lemmer

A P R I L - 2 0 1 4
Bombs and parts of a Wellington are located on location X-162280 Y-533592 (N52.78956, E5.49513)
unknown of these belongs to R1322 !!!
It will be more clear after the salvage by Maj. Kappert and his team - starting 22 Aug 2016 -
Total cost .... 1 million Euro

07 Sep 2016 - It's 100 % confirmed that this Wellington is R1322 - info Majoor Arie Kappert
Serial of R1322 was on parts, while also a headphone of Polish crew member Sikorski was found
Four 500 lb. G.P. bombs (Pistol No. 28) will be defused on Thursday 08 Sep 2016 by the EOD
Those human remains found (incl. personal effects) are handed to BIDKL, Soesterberg, for further identification

Setup salvage-location 23 x 34m by Leemans according presentation sketch
Final dimension: 25.24 x 36.58m
Setup salvage-location 23 x 34m by Leemans
Wellington-location 23 x 34m - photo Niels de Vries - LC 22 Jul 2016
Wellington-location - 23 x 34m - photo Niels de Vries - July 2016
source LC - Leeuwarder Courant - 22 Jul 2016
22.66 x 33.66m is the exact inside dimension (see Leemans presentation lay-out)
in several follow-up articles it varies 25x36, 25x38 and even 30x40 is given in official papers !!!

Best fit from an aerial view looks like 25x38
20 "damwand" elements of 1.26 = 25.20 . . . 29 "damwand" elements of 1.26 = 36.54
Hopeful they are more accurate with there final conclusions ;) - info PATS
Final dimension is 25.24 x 36.58m - 04 Sep 2016 - info Majoor Arie Kappert

Wellington location - Four 500 lb bombs found
Wellington location - Four 500 lb bombs found
source Twitter - Ronnie Porte - 31 Aug 2016
The standard bomb load was nine 500-lb (227-kg) - info PATS

Above salvage is with reservation regarding R1322
it might be another Vickers Wellington - info PATS - 27 Jul 2016

07 Sep 2016 - Confirmation ... It's R1322 !!!

Syerston, UK - 08 May 1941 - Take-off 22:56 - Bomb Load for R1322:
4 x 500 lb. G.P., 3 x 250 lb. G.P. and 3 Canisters of Incendiaries
G.P. = General Purpose

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - R1322 - SM-F - 09 May 1941 - Mission: Bremen
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780672 - Pilot - sierż. / F/Sgt. - Jan Piotr Dorman - PAF - Age 30 - KIA

780156 - 2nd Pilot - plut. / Sgt. - Zdzisław Gwóźdź - PAF - Age 26 - KIA

P 1440 - Navigator - por. / P/O. - Maciej Wojciech Socharski - PAF - Age 33 - MIA

780349 - Wireless Operator - plut. strz. / Sgt. - Henryk Franciszek Sikorski - PAF - Age 24 - MIA

781036 - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - plut. strz.- Sgt. - Stanisław Pisarski - PAF - Age 26 - MIA

780732 - Air Gunner - st. serz. / Sgt. - Ludwik Karcz - PAF - Age 25 - KIA
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For the order I did not 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.
order info from ORB 305 Polish Squadron - May 1941

Loss Card - R1322 - SM-F - Dorman
Loss Card - R1322 - SM-F - Dorman - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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780672 - Pilot - sierz. / F/Sgt. - Jan Piotr Dorman - PAF - KIA
born: 12 Jan 1911, Skala p. Olkusz, Poland - died 09 May 1941, IJsselmeer - Age 30
Son of Jan and Maria Dorman - Marital Status: Married
Father of infant girl
Sibling: Piotr Dorman (brother)
found by seamen - buried 20 May 1941 - New Easter Cemetery, Amsterdam - Grave 69.B.5.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION.
PIOTR DORMAN, HIS BROTHER AND MY GRANDFATHER WAS ALWAYS VERY PROUD OF HIS SIBLING.
REST IN PEACE.
JERZY DORMAN - 08 Mar 2017 - source: niebieskaeskadra.pl


780672 - Pilot - sierz. / F/Sgt. Jan Piotr Dorman - source niebieskaeskadra.pl 780672 - Pilot - sierz. / F/Sgt. Jan Piotr Dorman - source niebieskaeskadra.pl
780672 - Pilot - sierz. / F/Sgt. Jan Piotr Dorman - source polishwargraves.nl 780672 - Pilot - sierz. / F/Sgt. Jan Piotr Dorman - source polishwargraves.nl
780672 - F/Sgt. Jan Piotr Dorman
source niebieskaeskadra.pl and polishwargraves.nl - 19 Jun 2013
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780156 - 2nd Pilot - plut. / Sgt. - Zdzisław Gwózdz - PAF - KIA
born: 19 Jun 1914, Sambor, Poland - died 09 May 1941, IJsselmeer - Age 26
Son of Jan and Maria Gwózdz - Marital Status: Single
washed ashore on 20 May 1941 - found by seamen
buried 20 May 1941 - New Easter Cemetery, Amsterdam - Grave 69.C.21.

780156 - 2nd Pilot - plut. / Sgt. Zdzisław Gwózdz - source polishwargraves.nl 780156 - 2nd Pilot - plut. / Sgt. Zdzisław Gwózdz - source niebieskaeskadra.pl
780156 - Sgt. Zdzislaw Gwózdz
source polishwargraves.nl - 19 Jun 2013 - niebieskaeskadra.pl - 27 Jul 2016
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P 1440 - Navigator - por. / P/O. - Maciej Wojciech Socharski - PAF - MIA
born: 1 May 1908, Warszawa, Poland - died 09 May 1941, IJsselmeer - Age 33
Son of Mieczysław and Stefania Socharski - Marital Status: Married
Father of infant boy
His name is mentioned on the Polish Air Force memorial at Northolt, U.K.

P 1440 - Navigator - por. / P/O. Maciej Wojciech Socharski - source polishwargraves.nl
P 1440 - P/O. Maciej Wojciech Socharski
source polishwargraves.nl - 19 Jun 2013
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780349 - Wireless Operator - plut. strz. / Sgt. - Henryk Franciszek Sikorski - PAF - MIA
born: 10 Sep 1916, Jastrzebice p. Lódz, Poland - died 09 May 1941, IJsselmeer - Age 24
Marital Status: Single
His name is mentioned on the Polish Air Force memorial at Northolt, U.K.
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source info via polishwargraves.nl and polishairforce.pl

780349 - Wireless Operator  - plut. strz. / Sgt. Henryk Franciszek Sikorski - source niebieskaeskadra.pl 780349 - Wireless Operator  - plut. strz. / Sgt. Henryk Franciszek Sikorski - source media KLu
780349 - Sgt. Henryk Franciszek Sikorski
source niebieskaeskadra.pl - 27 Jul 2016 - still image from KLu media - 16 Oct 2016

Headset element - Sgt. Henryk Franciszek Sikorski - still source media KLu
Headset element - SIKORSKI
Headset element with name of Sgt. Henryk Franciszek Sikorski is recovered Aug/Sep 2016 on crash location
info - https://lnkd.in/bfWKy6t - Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu) - (c) Mediacentrum Defensie 2016 - 05 Oct 2016
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781036 - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - plut. strz.- Sgt. - Stanisław Pisarski - PAF - MIA
born: 8 Mar 1915, Suchowola p. Bialystok, Poland - died 09 May 1941, IJsselmeer - Age 26
Son of Władyław and Anna Pisarski - Marital Status: Single
His name is mentioned on the Polish Air Force memorial at Northolt, U.K.

Sibling: Romuald Pisarki (brother) - born 02 Feb 1909 - died 09 Jul 1977 - Age 66
Władyław Pisarski (father) - born 05 May 1885 - died 24 Jul 1967 - Age 82
Eemilia Pisarski (Władyław had more wifes) - born 27 Oct 1888 - died 02 Oct 1972 - Age 83
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Romuald Pisarki (brother) is the grandfather of Jakub Białowąs
additional info from Jakub Białowąs (nephew) - via Robert - via Nico Kwakman - 11 May 2017

781036 - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner   - plut. strz.- Sgt. Stanisław Pisarski - source niebieskaeskadra.pl
781036 - Sgt. Stanisław Pisarski
source niebieskaeskadra.pl - 27 Jul 2016

Sgt. Ludwik Karcz - Sgt. Stanisław Pisarski - Sgt. Henryk Franciszek Sikorski
No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School - RAF - West Freugh, Scotland
Class with Sgt. Karz, Sgt. Pisarski and Sgt. Sikorski in one snapshot
Source: Jakub Białowąs (nephew) via Nico Kwakman - 11 May 2017
Additional info via Piotr Hodyra - 16 May 2017
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780732 - Air Gunner - st. serz. / Sgt. - Ludwik Karcz - PAF - KIA
born: 22 Aug 1915, Kraków, Poland - died 09 May 1941, IJsselmeer - Age 25
Son of Albina and Adeli Karcz - Marital Status: Single
Washed ashore 01 Jul 1941 - dyke Urk-Lemmer
buried 02 Jul 1941 - Cemetery, Urk - Grave 158 - deep 2
disinterred - 18 Jul 1947 - reburied General Cemetery "Rusthof", Oud-Leusden - Plot 13. Row 12. Grave 205
info burials at Cemetery Urk - via Nico Kwakman (Bol), Volendam - 24 Sep 2011

780732 - Air Gunner - st. serz. /  Sgt. Ludwik Karcz - source polishwargraves.nl 780732 - Air Gunner - st. serz. /  Sgt. Ludwik Karcz - source niebieskaeskadra.pl
780732 - Sgt. Ludwik Karcz
source polishwargraves.nl - 19 Jun 2013 - niebieskaeskadra.pl - 27 Jul 2016
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Sgt. Ludwik Karcz - Sgt. Stanisław Pisarski - Sgt. Henryk Franciszek Sikorski
Sgt. Ludwik Karcz - Sgt. Stanisław Pisarski - Sgt. Henryk Franciszek Sikorski
No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School - RAF - West Freugh, Scotland
Class with Sgt. Karz, Sgt. Pisarski and Sgt. Sikorski in one snapshot
source Piotr Hodyra - via Nico Kwakman - 11 May 2017

Tim Dunlop @Twigs95 - 19 Sep 2016
Lancaster RAF BBMF Flypast - 19 Sep 2016 - by Tim Dunlop
Lancaster RAF BBMF Flypast - 19 Sep 2016 - by Tim Dunlop
To honour R1322 - Memorial Flypast by Lancaster RAF BBMF - Oudemirdum 19 Sep 2016
To honour R1322 - Memorial Flypast by Lancaster RAF BBMF - Oudemirdum 19 Sep 2016
source: Avro Lancaster RAF BBMF Oudemirdum (Holland) 19-09-2016 - Kreidler HD

LEST WE FORGET
LEST WE FORGET - ISBN 978-94-91536-441 - April 2017
. . . . . BIG error, minor issues and too much PR . . . . .
the crew of R1322 should be #1 - PATS - 08 May 2017


Unveilment of Memorial for Wellington Mk.Ic - R1322 - photo by 'De Fryske Marren' - 02 May 2017
Unveilment of Memorial for Wellington Mk.Ic - R1322
photo courtesy "De Fryske Marren" - 02 May 2017

All family names, parents, etc. . . . need to be verified - info PATS - 13 May 2017



SGLO - T1023

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1322 - SM-F - 09 May 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 6

780672 - Pilot - sierz. / F/Sgt. - Jan Piotr Dorman - PAF - Age 30 - KIA 780156 - 2nd Pilot - plut. / Sgt. - Zdzisław Gwózdz - PAF - Age 26 - KIA P 1440 - Navigator - por. / P/O. - Maciej Wojciech Socharski - PAF - Age 33 - MIA
780349 - Wireless Operator - plut. strz. / Sgt. - Henryk Franciszek Sikorski - PAF - Age 24 - MIA 781036 - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - plut. strz.- Sgt. - Stanisław Pisarski - PAF - Age 26 - MIA 780732 - Air Gunner - st. serz. / Sgt. - Ludwik Karcz - PAF - Age 25 - KIA

- 3 KIA - 3 MIA -

DORMAN(†) - GWOZDZ(†) - SOCHARSKI(†)
SIKORSKI(†) - PISARSKI(†) - KARCZ(†)


Contact Pisarski is pending - 12 May 2017 - PATS
Contact Dorman is pending - 13 May 2017 - PATS

Last update - 17 May 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T3223

B-17F-115-BO - #42-30677 "K" - 1st Lt. E. C. Walsh - ~14:00 - presumed IJsselmeer
92nd BG(H) - 326th BS - 8th AF - 16 Dec 1943 - MACR #1556
6 MIA - 2 POW - 2 EVD



!!! Althrough IJsselmeer near Urk is given in SGLO list !!!
NO PROOF seen of source, etc ... - info PATS - 10 Nov 2014
Changed to presumed in IJsselmeer - info PATS - 11 Nov 2014


The B-17F-115-BO - #42-30677 "K" of the 326th Sqn lost 16 Dec 1943 - Mission: Bremen
Mysteriously missing, all the engines running
No technical problems were reported
Ground stations have not received any information about the movement

"..... 15 minutes before target (Bremen) our #3 engine went out, gradually behind formation.
Dropped our bombs in spite of the cloud cover. About 15 minutes after the target
we saw our first fighters ..... two Ju 88's .... the fighters hit us. I saw that
the radio room and the waist were shot up ........
I saw the RWG getting ready to leave and assummed that the pilot had given the order to bail.
I could see no one in the tail. I followed the radio operator out the waist escape hatch.
Four of us landed near each other in a meadow ........ etc, .....
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info E&E #634 - Sgt. Loral Martin (3rd mission) - 11 May 1944, Bristol, UK

http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-634.pdf
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92nd BG Triangle B 326th BS 8th-air-force-patch

92nd BG - 40th CBW - Triangle 'B' - 326th BS - JW - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17F - #42-30677 - 16 Dec 1943 - Mission: Bremen - MACR #1556
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O-353948 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Edward C. Walsh - Norfolk Co., MA - Age 27 - MIA

11062434 - O-808834 - Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Herbert S. Haycock - Hampden Co., MA - Age 28 - MIA

16079569 - O-809596 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Jerome K. Hanson - Cook Co., IL - Age 19 - MIA

O-749788 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - David (nmi) Pinnelas - Kings Co., NY - Age 24/25 - MIA

38329015 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Joseph L. Cole - Jackson Parish, LA - Age 23 - MIA

7010261 - Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - Lee (nmi) Folsom - Marshall Co., OK - Age 20 - POW

37494373 - Ball Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Herman D. Morgan - Sullivan Co., MO - Age 21 - EVD

14125972 - Right Waist Gunner - Sgt. - William W. Higbe Jr. - Richland Co., SC - Age 19 - POW

16041057 - Left Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Loral (nmi) Martin - Saline Co., IL - Age 26 - EVD

15354272 - Tail Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Ralph F. Conley - Lucas Co., OH - Age 19 - MIA
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O-353948 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Edward Clark Walsh - Norfolk Co., MA - Age 27 - MIA
born .. Apr 1916, Boston, MA
Son of Mr. Frank G. Walsh and Mrs. Henrietta/Harrietta Walsh, Brookline, Norfolk, MA
Brother of Franklyn J. Walsh - born 10 Nov 1920, MA - died 22 Oct 1996, DC - Age 75
Residence: 196 Mason Terrace, Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA
Commissioned: Feb 1943, Turner Field - Active duty began: Feb. 1943
Husband of Mrs. LaNelle Y. Walsh (wife), 703 Sunset View Drive, Akron, Ohio
Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, Cambridgeshire Co., UK
Address - next of kin: Wife - LaNellie Otto, 416 E. 58th St, NY, NY

LaNelle Burnham Otto - born 01 Nov 1914, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN - died 08 Jan 2000, Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC - Age 85
Her survivors include her son, Dr. Gregory Burnham Camp, her step-son Carl Otto, of Stamford, Connecticut,
and here nephew, the Rev. David Burnham of Boca Raton, Florida.

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source: Find A Grave Memorial #128997799

Edward Clark Walsh - 1933 - Yearbook
Edward Clark Walsh - 1933 - Yearbook
source Ancestry - via Mark R. Terry - 02 Jun 2017

O-353948 - Pilot - 1st Lt.  - Edward Clark Walsh - FOD - MIA
O-353948 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Edward Clark Walsh - FOD - MIA
image via Mark R. Terry - 12 Oct 2015
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11062434 - O-808834 - Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Herbert S. Haycock - Hampden Co., MA - Age 28 - MIA
born 1915, MA
Hometown: Holyoke, MA
Son of Mr. Percy B. Haycock (father), 270 Pine Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Enlistment: 20 May 1942, Springfield, Massachusetts - Residence: Hampden Co., MA - Marital Status: Single
Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, Cambridgeshire Co., UK

2nd Lt. Herbert S. Haycock
2nd Lt. Herbert S. Haycock
via Mrs. Ethel Crossland née Haycock (sister)

CO-PILOT ON A B-17 BOMBER
HIS PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN DECEMBER 16, 1943, OVER BREMEN, GERMANY
HE WAS DECLARED MISSING IN ACTION. TWO YEARS LATER, DECLARED OFFICIALLY DEAD;
HIS BODY WAS NEVER FOUND.
Mrs. Herbert S. Crossland née Haycock (sister) - on wwiimemorial.com
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16079569 - O-809596 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Jerome Keith Hanson - Cook Co., IL - Age 19 - MIA
born 29 Jan 1924, Cook County, IL
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Address - 03 Apr 1940: 4710 North Talman Avenue, Ward 47, Chicago, Chicago City, Cook, Illinois, United States
Son of Mr. Oscar Cornelius "O'Cal" Hanson (father) and Mrs. Marion Hanson née Healey (mother)
Siblings: Rita M. Hanson (sister) and Colette V. Hanson (sister)
Enlistment: 02 Jul 1942, Chicago, Illinois - Residence: Cook Co., IL - Marital Status: Single
Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, Cambridgeshire Co., UK

03 Apr 1940 - US Census
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Household - Role - Gender - Age - Birthplace
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oscar Cornelius "O'Cal" Hanson - Head - M-48 - born abt. 1892, Minnesota - Art Director, Advertising Co.
Marion Frances Hanson née Healey - Wife - F-43 - born abt. 1897, Minnesota - died 1954 - Age ~57
Rita M. Hanson - Daughter - F-19 - born 19 Aug 1920, Illinois - 17 Jun 2007, CA - Age 86
Jerome Keith Hanson - Son - M-16 - born 29 Jan 1924, Cook Co., Illinois - 16 Dec 1943, Holland - Age 19
Colette V. Hanson - Daughter - F-11 - born abt. 1929, Illinois
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source familysearch.org and additional info via Mark R. Terry (cousin) - 10 Nov 2014

Obituary: Rita M. Gagnon née Hanson - 19 Aug 1920, Chicago - 17 Jun 2007, San Mateo, CA - Age 86
12 Oct 2007 - NAPPANEE - Graveside services for Rita M. (Hanson) Meyers Gagnon, 86, who died June 17,
will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Union Center Cemetery.
She was a radio script and newspaper fiction writer and served in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS in World War II.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Meyers Jr., with whom she published
the Nappanee Advance-News, and married Maurice J. Gagnon in 1969.
Survivors include a sister, Colette V. Scott; nieces and a nephew, Leslie Chase, Lynn Markwell and Dr. Richard D. Scott Jr.
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2nd Lt. Jerome Keith Hanson
2nd Lt. Jerome Keith Hanson
courtesy Mark R. Terry (cousin) - via Fred Vogels - 08 Nov 2014

Dear Fred,
I stumbled across your website in relation to finding the notice that the wreckage
of B-17F 42-30677 was found in the IJsselmeer near Urk. On your website I filled in the information
you asked, but also decided to send this email.
You see, the navigator was Lt. Jerome K. Hanson, my mother's cousin. I met Jerome's father when I was little
and didn't have any clue about his son who was killed in the war. Sadly, because Hanson was
listed as MIA, his mother for years after the war still kept up the search, though it was futile.
She finally passed away in 1955. Another relative took up the search, even getting a "FOIA" from
the Federal government to find out what they had on file. Turns out they didn't know much.
For some reason I couldn't get to the link with the information about this.
Could you help me with that? I'm very curious to know what happened and how the wreckage was found and when.
What was done with the wreckage? I would love to finally get some closure on this for the family.
Thanks so much!
Sincerely,
Mark R. Terry . . . Jerome is my first cousin, once removed
Mill Creek, WA USA - 07 Nov 2014


WITH THE ARMY AIR CORPS. DOWNED IN DECEMBER 1943
NAVIGATOR ON A B-17 OUT OF ENGLAND. BOMBED BREMEN, GERMANY, THEN SHOT DOWN
PLANE NEVER FOUND. HE IS STILL MISSING IN ACTION.
Ms. Colette V. Scott née Hanson (sister) - on wwiimemorial.com
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O-749788 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - David (nmi) Pinnelas - Kings Co., NY - Age 24/25 - MIA
born 1918/1919, NY
Son of Mr. Isadore Pinnelas (father) and Mrs. Hannah Pinnelas née Psachie (mother), 4232 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, Cambridgeshire Co., UK

08 Apr 1940 - US Census
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Isadore Pinnelas (Head) - M-55 - born abt. 1885, Russia
Hannah Pinnelas (Wife) - F-45 - born abt. 1895, NY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
David Pinnelas (Son) - M-21 - born abt. 1919, NY
Morton Pinnelas (Son) - M-18 - born abt. 1922, NY
Harold Pinnelas (Son) - M-5 - born 04 Sep 1934, NY - died 16 Jun 1993, FL - Age 58
Religion: Jewish

David Pinnelas - Promoted to 2nd Lt. - 1943
David Pinnelas - Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant - 1943
source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Wed 28 Jul 1943 - via Mark R. Terry, 02 Jun 2017
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12122365 - Private First Class - Morton Pinnelas (brother) - born 1921
Hometown: Kings County, NY - Age 22/23 - Status: DOW
Enlistment: 24 Sep 1942, New York City, Kings Co., NY - Residence: Kings Co., NY
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group
Died: Thursday, June 15, 1944
Buried at: Manila American Cemetery - Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
Plot: A Row: 9 Grave: 21 - Awards: Purple Heart



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38329015 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Joseph L. Cole - Jackson Parish, LA - Age 23 - MIA
born 1920, LA
NOK: Leonard S. Cole (brother), 607 North 7th Street, Monroe, Louisiana
Enlistment: 16 Oct 1942, Shreveport, Louisiana - Residence: Jackson Co., LA - Marital Status: Single
Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, Cambridgeshire Co., UK
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7010261 - Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - Lee (nmi) Folsom - Marshall Co., OK - Age 20 - POW
born 21 Jan 1923, OK - died 05 Jun 2006 - Age 83 - last address in record: Bossier City, Bossier Co., LA
!!! Albert Lee Folsom is his official name !!!
info from Census 1940 and confirmed by his niece Kathy

Son of Mr. Lonnie E. Folsom (father), General Delivery, Madill, Marshall Co., OK
Leonidas E. Folsom (father) and Mae Buchanan Folsom (mother) - Leonidas was an original Choctaw enrollee
Siblings: 5 younger sisters - Mildred Folsom (abt. 1926, OK), Bonnie Mae Folsom (b. 30 Apr 1928, Cement, OK),
Fay Folsom (abt. 1930, OK), Joyce Ann Folsom (b. 17 Mar 1933, Madill, OK), and Evelyn Folsom (b. .. Aug 1935, OK)
Barrack 35B - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

The Radio Operator (FOLSOM) was injured in the back and leg, 16 Dec 1943
info BTG Morgan - E&E #640

http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-640.pdf
FOLSOM (Radio Operator) Injured (could hardly walk). Turned in at farmhouse, 17 Dec 1943
info LWG Martin - E&E #634

http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-634.pdf

2nd Enlistment: 25 Jun 1946, Perrin Field, Sherman, Texas - Residence: Marschall Co., OK - Marital Status: Single
discrepancy !!! - born 1922, OK - via AAD archives (07010261)

M/SGT - WWII - KOREA - POW
M/Sgt. Lee Folsom
M/Sgt. Lee Folsom
Find A Grave Memorial# 48714692 - by Vickie Kleinsasser, 24 Feb 2010
Obituary via Kathy Henderson (niece) - 14 Nov 2014

Spoke with his youngest sister Evelyn (79) - 13 Nov 2014 - info PATS
No photos around in her albums "Dad's appartment went on fire"
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37494373 - Ball Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Herman D. Morgan - Sullivan Co., MO - Age 21 - EVD
born 22 Jul 1922, MO - died 02 Apr 1998 - Age 75 - last address in record: Denver, Denver Co., CO
address: Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri - Occupation: Farmer
NOK: Mr. Joe D. Morgan, Route 3, Green City, Missouri

E&E #640 - 13 May 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (33 pages)
19 Mar 1944 - Spain
08 May 1944 - Gibraltar
13 May 1944 - Bristol - Arrived in UK
Address on page 15 of MACR-1556: Mr. Herman D. Morgan, 1709 Williams St. Denver, 6, Colo.
name #22 in "evaders list" of Peter Jan van den Hurk - Meppel
Helpers: Peter van den Hurk, Joke Folmer, Jacques Vrij
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-640.pdf
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14125972 - Right Waist Gunner - Sgt. - William Wellington Higbe Jr. - Richland Co., SC - Age 19 - POW
born 30 Apr 1924 - died 15 Jun 1997 - Age 73 - last address in record: Summerton, Clarendon, SC
Son of Mrs. William W. Higbe Sr. (mother), General Delivery, Myers, South Carolina
Enlistment: 06 Nov 1942, Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina - Residence: Richland Co., SC - Marital Status: Single
Barrack 35B - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Sgt. William Wellington Higbe Jr.
Sgt. William Wellington Higbe Jr.
photo via Jama Gillespie - 20 Nov 2014

Sgt. William Wellington Higbe Jr.
Sgt. William Wellington Higbe Jr.
Find A Grave Memorial# 26398080 - by Tonya Sapp Hames, 25 Apr 2008
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16041057 - Left Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Loral (nmi) Martin - Saline Co., IL - Age 26 - EVD
born 11 Jul 1917, Wasson, IL - died 09 Feb 2010, Eldorado, IL - Age 92
Son of Mr. Claud Martin (father) and Mrs. Bertha Martin née Read (mother)
NOK: Mrs. Bertha A. Clark, 2807 Highland St, Eldorado, Illinois
Sibling: Opal Peterson née Martin (sister)
Enlistment: 17 Jan 1941, East St Louis, Illinois - Residence: Saline Co., IL - Marital Status: Single

E&E #634 - 11 May 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (22 pages)
19 Mar 1944 - Spain
08 May 1944 - Gibraltar
11 May 1944 - Bristol - Arrived in UK
name #23 in "evaders list" of Peter Jan van den Hurk - Meppel
Helpers: Hendriks, Peter van den Hurk, Joke Folmer, Jacques Vrij
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-634.pdf

Loral Martin, 92, Highland Street, Eldorado, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at Fountain View Nursing Home, Eldorado.
Born July 11, 1917 in Wasson to Claude and Bertha (Read) Martin
World War II Air Force veteran and retired from American Motors
Life member of the American Legion and VFW of Eldorado
Survived by his caregiver, Pete Reed of Benton and was preceded in death by a sister, Opal Peterson
Burial 12 Feb 2010: Wolf Creek Cemetery

S/Sgt. Loral Martin - gravemarkers
S/Sgt. Loral Martin - grave markers - Wolf Creek Cemetery
Find A Grave Memorial# 73354176 - images by Harry Boyd - 29 Oct 2016
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15354272 - Tail Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Ralph F. Conley - Lucas Co., OH - Age 19 - MIA
born 1924, OH
Son of Mr. William Conley Sr. (father) and Mrs. Nannette Conley (mother), 1122 Newbury, Toledo, OH
Sibling: William Conley Jr. (brother)
Enlistment: 03 Dec 1942, Camp Perry, Lacarne, OH - Residence: Lucas Co., OH - Marital Status: Single
Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, Cambridgeshire Co., UK

02 Apr 1930 - US Census - Toledo city, Ward 15, Lucas Co., OH
address - 02 Apr 1930: 335 Eldred Ave, Toledo
address - 23 Apr 1940: 336 Eldred Ave, Toledo
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William Conley - Head - M-42 - born abt. 1888, Kentucky
Nannette Conley - Wife - F-31 - born abt. 1889, New York
William Conley Jr. - Son - M-8 - born abt. 1922, Ohio
Ralph F. Conley - Son - M-5 - born 1924, Ohio
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info via familysearch.org

Ralph F. Conley - 1942 - Yearbook
Ralph F. Conley - 1942 - Yearbook
source Ancestry - via Mark R. Terry - 02 Jun 2017
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*** 28 EVADERS *** MEPPEL - VAN DEN HURK ***

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Donald Schumann, USA
Lheebroek - 11 Jan 1944
B-24H - 41-28593
EVD/POW
Norman Elkin, USA
Zweeloo - 11 Jan 1944
B-17G - 42-39761
EVD
Art Cullum, RCAF
Nieuw-Heeten - 30 Mar 1943
Lancaster Mk.III - ED435
EVD/POW
Clyde L. Mellen, USA
Zweeloo - 11 Jan 1944
B-17G - 42-39761
EVD/POW
Walter Snyder, USA
Zweeloo - 11 Jan 1944
B-17G - 42-39761
EVD
Harry D. Kratz, USA
Zweeloo - 11 Jan 1944
B-17G - 42-39761
EVD
William Evans Elsberry, USA
Zuidbarge - 06 Mar 1944
B-17G - 42-31919
EVD
Harry Penny , RAF
Kuinre - 31 Aug 1943
Halifax Mk.II - HR878
EVD
Leslie Woollard, RAF
Den Ham - 16 Sep 1943
Lancaster Mk.III - JB144
EVD
Max Fiedler
Royce Fidler, RAF - 1549502
23 Aug 1943
Lancaster Mk.III - LM333
EVD/POW
Richard Fuller , USA
Ronduite - 06 Dec 1944
B-17G - 42-102658
EVD
Howard R. De Mallie , USA
Ronduite - 06 Dec 1944
B-17G - 42-102658
EVD/POW
Loel Bishop, USA
Ronduite - 06 Dec 1944
B-17G - 42-102658
EVD/POW
Angelo Gambino, USA
Baarlo - 10 Feb 1944
B-17G - 42-31218
EVD/POW
Victor Ferrari, USA
Zwartsluis - 13 Nov 1943
B-24H - 42-7483
EVD
Eddy Roberts, USA
Zwartsluis - 13 Nov 1943
B-24H - 42-7483
EVD/POW
Phil Brown, RAFVR - 1451938
Mantinge - 20/21 Oct 1943
Mosquito B Mk.IV - DZ519
EVD/POW
John F. Graney, USA
Baarlo - 10 Feb 1944
B-17G - 42-31218
EVD/POW
Earl Stanley Lambert, USA
Baarlo - 10 Feb 1944
B-17G - 42-31218
EVD
Woodrow Wilson Tarleton , USA
Baarlo - 10 Feb 1944
B-17G - 42-31218
EVD
John Lyons, USA
Kavel J-107 - 10 Feb 1944
B-17G - 42-37950
EVD/POW
Herman D. Morgan, USA
? IJsselmeer ? - 16 Dec 1943
B-17F - 42-30677
EVD
Loral Martin, USA
? IJsselmeer ? - 16 Dec 1943
B-17F - 42-30677
EVD
Henry Herman Gladys, USA
De Leijen - 06 Mar 1944
B-17G - 42-31373
EVD
Allan R. Willis, USA
De Leijen - 06 Mar 1944
B-17G - 42-31373
EVD
Bill Boyer, USA
Boschwijde - 23 Mar 1944
B-24H - 42-52587
EVD/POW
Donald Arthur Porter, USA
De Leijen - 06 Mar 1944
B-17G - 42-31373
EVD/POW
David G. Alford, USA
Meddo - 04 Feb 1944
B-17F(SH) 42-3500
EVD
"Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel" - - - Green text - - - Spoke with these four airmen - - -
20 Jul 1945 - Names from "VRAGENLIJST voor helpers van Geallieerd personeel" - P. J. van den Hurk - Meppel
"I don't remember the rest of the names anymore, as all the photographic material
and the addresses were destroyed with my arrest"




SGLO - T3223

B-17F-115-BO - #42-30677 "K" - 16 Dec 1943 - PRESUMED IJSSELMEER - CREW 10

O-353948 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Edward Clark Walsh - Norfolk Co., MA - Age 27 - MIA 11062434 - O-808834 - Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Herbert S. Haycock - Hampden Co., MA - Age 28 - MIA 16079569 - O-809596 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Jerome Keith Hanson - Cook Co., IL - Age 19 - MIA O-749788 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - David (nmi) Pinnelas - Kings Co., NY - Age 24/25 - MIA 38329015 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Joseph L. Cole - Jackson Parish, LA - Age 23 - MIA
7010261 - Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - Lee (nmi) Folsom - Marshall Co., OK - Age 20 - POW - photo from obituary 37494373 - Ball Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Herman D. Morgan - Sullivan Co., MO - Age 21 - EVD 14125972 - Right Waist Gunner - Sgt. - William Wellington Higbe Jr. - Richland Co., SC - Age 19 - POW 16041057 - Left Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Loral (nmi) Martin - Saline Co., IL - Age 26 - EVD 5354272 - Tail Turret Gunner - Sgt. - Ralph F. Conley - Lucas Co., OH - Age 19 - MIA

- 6 MIA - 2 POW - 2 EVD -

WALSH(†) - HAYCOCK(†) - HANSON(†) - PINNELAS(†) - COLE(†)
FOLSOM - MORGAN - HIGBE Jr. - MARTIN - CONLEY(†)

!!! Althrough IJsselmeer near Urk is given in SGLO list !!!
NO PROOF seen of source, etc ... - info PATS - 10 Nov 2014
Changed to presumed in IJsselmeer - info PATS - 11 Nov 2014


Contact Haycock is pending - 01 Oct 2011 - PATS
Contact Hanson is pending - 01 Oct 2011 - 07 Nov 2014 - PATS
Contact Higbe is pending - 09 Nov 2014 - PATS
Contact Folsom is pending - 13 Nov 2014 - PATS
Contact Walsh is pending - 13 Oct 2015 - PATS
Contact Martin is pending - 01 Nov 2016 - PATS

Last update - 03 Jun 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T3308

B-24H-1-DT - #41-28593 "The Prodigal Son" - 2nd Lt. D. C. G. Schumann - 12:15 - Lheebroek
448th BG(H) - 712th BS - 8th AF - 11 Jan 1944 - MACR #2519
1 KIA - 4 FOD - 5 POW



#41-28593 - Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-1-DT Liberator - c/n 185 - Douglas c/n 15708
5 men bailed out - others (5) found in and near the crashed plane
Only co-pilot White could be identified - final burial at Margraten, The Netherlands
Four are buried nowadays in a collective grave at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Missouri, USA

B-24 Memorial - at crash location near Lheebroek
B-24 Memorial - at crash location near Lheebroek
B-24 Memorial - at crash location near Lheebroek
source images: Rien Boot - aka "Norrel" - 05 Dec 2011

448th BG - Patch Circle I 712th BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

Crew 12 - 448th BG - Schumann
Crew 12 - 448th BG - Schumann
l-r back : Isaac H. O'Dell, James V. Newton, Harvey E. Smith, Willard R. Malwitz and John M. Hilton
l-r front: Donald C. G. Schumann, Harold E. White, Jim Biggerstaff and Raymond L. Thurber
S/Sgt. Conrad Holzgraf not on photo
image via Patricia Everson (448th Bomber Group Historian) - 29 May 2014

448th BG - 20th CBW - Circle 'I' - 712th BS - 'CT' - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-24H-1-DT - #41-28593 "The Prodigal Son" - 11 Jan 1944 - Mission: Brunswick - MACR #2519
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16060516 - O-672220 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Donald C. G. Schumann - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age 25 - EVD-POW

11021092 - O-747535 - Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Harold E. White - Bristol Co., MA - Age 23 - KIA

16083125 - O-689693 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Raymond L. Thurber - Washtenaw Co., MI - Age 21 - FOD

14133975 - O-676535 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Jim (nmi) Biggerstaff - Sullivan County, TN - Age 23 - FOD

34516429 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Harvey E. Smith - Sumter Co., SC - Age 21 - FOD

36281759 - Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - John M. Hilton - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age 26 - POW

19175397 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Willard R. Malwitz - Red Lake Co., MN - Age 22 - FOD

18015585 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Conrad (nmi) Holzgraf - Midland Co., TX - Age 24 - POW

16034264 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - James V. Newton - Lake Co., IL - Age 25 - POW

39278598 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Isaac H. O'Dell - San Diego Co., CA - Age 20 - POW
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16060516 - O-672220 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Donald C. G. Schumann - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age 25 - EVD-POW
born 1918, MN
Son of Mrs. Selma D. Schumann (mother), 1414 Madison Avenue, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Enlistment: 24 Mar 1942, Milwaukee, WI - Residence: Milwaukee Co., WI - Marital Status: Single
name #01 in "evaders list" of Peter Jan van den Hurk - Meppel
Helpers: Doctor J. L. Dinkla, Peter van den Hurk, Joke Folmer, Jacques Vrij
after evading for a while he was taken POW along the escape-line
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Lt. SCHUMANN is mentioned in questionairy of 121394 - Observer - F/Lt. Sydney SMITH (78 Squadron RAF)
F/Lt. SMITH (born 05 May 1907) - enlistment: 29 Sep 1940
crashed: 20 Dec 1943 - Halifax - baled out near Eindhoven, Holland
captured: LIMOGES, France 28 Feb 1944
liberated: LÜBECK, Germany, 02 May 1945
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
According SMITH, in Maastricht I met 1st Lt. Donald SCHUMANN, Liberator pilot, 8th Army Air Force
severly burnt in one eye and both hands
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Source M.I.9/S/P.G/LIB/1522. record SMITH - via Michael LeBlanc - 13 Sep 2013

US Census 23 Apr 1930 - South Milwaukee City
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Address: 1414 Madison Ave
Selma Schumann (Head) - 32/16 - born abt. 1898, MN - Fore Lady - Store Dept.
Evangeline Schumann (daughter) - 16 - born abt. 1914, MN
Leona Schumann (daughter) - 14 - born abt. 1916, MN
Donald Schumann (son) - 11 - born 1918, MN
Floyd M. Schumann (son) - 10 - born 11 Nov 1919, MN - died 09 Oct 1988, WI - Age 68
Walter Webb (lodger) - 36 - born abt. 1894, MN - Laborer - Machinery Man. Co.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Evangeline Herman née Schumann
Leona Schultz née Schumann
Donald C. Schumann
Floyd M. Schumann
- as Former Owners - county document - 11 Oct 2005 - Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, FL -
- Two-year time limitations of excess money - to be recognized as revenue - $ 738.68 -
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younger brother Floyd did enlist 10 months earlier as Donald
20646035 - PVT - Floyd M. Schumann - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age 21 - Air Corps / source: National Guard
born 11 Nov 1919, MN
Son of Mrs. Selma D. Schumann (mother), 1414 Madison Avenue, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Enlistment: 02 Jun 1941, Milwaukee, WI - Residence: Milwaukee Co., WI - Marital Status: Single
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11021092 - O-747535 - Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Harold E. White - Bristol Co., MA - Age 23 - KIA
born 1920, MA
Son Mr. Eugene D. White (father), 57 Dunham Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts
Enlistment: 26 Nov 1940, Attleboro, MA - Residence: Bristol Co., MA - Marital Status: Single
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: I Row: 10 Grave: 1
Awards: Purple Heart

11021092 - O-747535 - Co-Pilot   - 2nd Lt.  - Harold E. White
Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. Harold E. White
source: adoptiegraven-database.nl - via Peter Schouteten - 06 Oct 2011
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16083125 - O-689693 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Raymond Leroy Thurber - Washtenaw Co., MI - Age 21 - FOD
born 27 Oct 1921, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI
Son of Mr. Leroy N. Thurber (father), 1102 West Washington, Ann Arbor, Michigan
and Mrs. Ida Sophia Hetchler Thurber (mother) - b. 1902 - d. 17 Oct 1927 - Age ~25
Nathan Leroy Thurber (father) - born 12 Jun 1893, Webster, MI - died 01 Jul 1971, Ann Arbor, MI - Age 78
Sibling: Lawrence Kenneth Thurber (brother) - born 03 May 1925 - died 24 Sep 2011 - Age 86
Headstone - Nathan Leroy Thurber - Inscription: SGT 126 INF 32 DIV WW 1
Enlistment: 04 Jul 1942, Detroit, MI - Residence: Washtenaw Co., MI - Marital Status: Single

Raymond's remains were returned from overseas, buried 16 Nov 1949 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri
(Find A Grave memorial 29588953). Group burial with Jim Biggerstaff, Willard R. Malwitz, Harvey E. Smith

Collective headstone - 2nd Lt. Biggerstaff, 2nd Lt. Thurber, S/Sgt. Smith and S/Sgt. Malwitz
Collective headstone
2nd Lt. Biggerstaff, 2nd Lt. Thurber, S/Sgt. Smith and S/Sgt. Malwitz
Memorial: JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY, MO - Section 82 Site 93
Find A Grave Memorial# 29588953 - by: Eric Kreft - 05 Sep 2008
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14133975 - O-676535 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Jim (nmi) Biggerstaff - Sullivan County, TN - Age 23 - FOD
born 1920, Morristown, TN
Husband of Mrs. Janice Biggerstaff (wife), c/o Mrs. Alfred McMurthy, Clarendon, Texas
Enlistment: 25 Jul 1942, Camp Forrest, TN - Residence: Davidson Co., TN - Marital Status: Single
Memorial: JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY, MO - Section 82 Site 93

Lt. Jim Biggerstaff - newsclip - page 8 -  Big Spring Daily Herald - Wednesday, August 30, 1944
Newsclip - Lt. Jim Biggerstaff
source: page 8 - Big Spring Daily Herald - 30 Aug 1944
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34516429 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Harvey E. Smith - Sumter Co., SC - Age 21 - FOD
born 1922, SC
Son of Mrs. Maggie Smith (mother), Rural Delivery #1, Cowpens, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina
Enlistment: 01 Dec 1942, Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC - Residence: Sumter Co., SC - Marital Status: Single
Memorial: JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY, MO - Section 82 Site 93
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36281759 - Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - John M. Hilton - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age 26 - POW
born 23 Mar 1917, WI - died 23 Apr 1003 - Age 86 - Last address of record: Marinette, WI
Husband of Mrs. Lorena M. Hilton (wife), 838 Cleveland Avenue, Marinette, Wisconsin
Enlistment: 09 Nov 1942, Milwaukee, WI - Residence: Milwaukee Co., WI - Marital Status: Married
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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19175397 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Willard Russell Malwitz - Red Lake Co., MN - Age 22 - FOD
born 14 Oct 1921, Red Lake, Beltrami, MN
Son of Mr. Emil Gustof Malwitz and Mrs. Myrtle Johanna Malwitz (mother) née Greenwald, Red Lake Falls, Minnesota
Enlistment: 30 Oct 1942, Los Angeles, CA - Residence: Red Lake Co., MN - Marital Status: Single
Memorial: JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY, MO - Section 82 Site 93
Mr. Emil Gustof Malwitz (father) - born 09 Aug 1897, Winthrop, Sibley, MN - died 29 Aug 1977, Winthrop, Sibley, MN - Age 80
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My wife's family has been doing some research about her uncle, 2nd Lt. James Biggerstaff.
He was the bombardier of a Liberator that got shot down over Dwingeloo, Holland on January 11, 1944.
The pilot, radio operator, right waist gunner, left waist gunner, and tail gunner were taken prisoner;
the copilot, navigator, flight engineer, and ball turret gunner were killed, as was Lt. Biggerstaff,
the bombardier. He was initially buried near the crash site by the Dutch;
his body was later exhumed and re-interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis ......
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Posted by jtilley on Sun, Dec 5 2004 2:20 PM


John Andrew Tilley and Anne Tilley née Biggerstaff - info PATS - 04 Jun 2014

Reply: Posted by Arleen Slick on Thu, Jan 27 2005 6:25 AM
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I am just shaking having just accidently come across your article.
You see, my uncle died with your wife's uncle and they are buried together.
My uncle, Willard R. Malwitz, was the ball turret gunner in the "Prodigal Son".
I have done extensive research trying to find a photo of his plane, but found none.

I spent many hours at the 8th Air Force Museum in Savannah, GA last year,
where I read many articles about the mission that day etc.
I have copies of some of the letters my grand parents had received after the plane went down on 1/11/44.

I was able to pay my respect to Uncle Willard and his crew along with
my Daughter, Granddaughter and son-in-law.
A few year later my daughter was able to take my husband to Uncle Willards final resting place.
It was very emotional for me as my father had always wanted to go and was never able to.
Dad and Uncle Willard were only a year apart in age and when dad died,
I was with him, one of the last things he said was "I can see him, there is Willard"
and he went to join him. I could feel both of their presence as I stood at the gravesite.

My grandparents tried to meet and visit with the Pilot but he would have nothing to do with them nor see them.
I do have a photo of the crew, have been working on putting together a story of Uncle Willard's life
and would like to know about those last months and missions through 1/11/44.

I have other information if you are at all interested.
I would be very interested in obtaining any information and storys you have and if you have made contact
with any of the surviving members of the "Prodigal Son" or their families or know where I could contact anyone.

I live in northern Minnesota, I hope to hear from you soon.
Arleen Slick née Malwitz - 27 Jan 2005, Baudette, MN

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18015585 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Conrad (nmi) Holzgraf - Midland Co., TX - Age 24 - POW
born 20 Dec 1919, TX - died Jul 1970 - Age 50
Son of Mrs. Ora Holzgraf (mother), Midland, Texas
Bertha 'Ora' Holzgraf née Heatley - b. Hurst Spring, Coryell Co., Texas - d. 1969 (Midland, Texas)
Enlistment: 28 Jul 1941, Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX - Residence: Midland Co., TX - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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16034264 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - James V. Newton - Lake Co., IL - Age 25 - POW
born 1918, IL
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Worth (mother), 514 East Ryan Place, Lake Forrest, Illinois
Enlistment: 06 Aug 1941, Chicago, IL - Residence: LAke Co., IL - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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39278598 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Isaac H. O'Dell - San Diego Co., CA - Age 20 - POW
born 15 Mar 1923, CA - died 25 Apr 1994 - Age 71 - Last address of record: El Cajon, CA
Enlistment: ............. - Residence: California - Marital Status: ..........
Son of Mrs. Bell O'Dell (mother), Post Office Box Six, El Cajon, San Diego Co., California
Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia
(moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
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SGLO - T3308

B-24H-1-DT - #41-28593 "THE PRODIGAL SON" - 11 Jan 1944 - LHEEBROEK - CREW 10

16060516 - O-672220 - Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Donald C. G. Schumann - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age 25 - EVD-POW 11021092 - O-747535 - Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. - Harold E. White - Bristol Co., MA - Age 23 - KIA 16083125 - O-689693 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Raymond L. Thurber - Washtenaw Co., MI - Age 21 - FOD 14133975 - O-676535 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Jim (nmi) Biggerstaff - Sullivan County, TN - Age 23 - FOD 34516429 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Harvey E. Smith - Sumter Co., SC - Age 21 - FOD
36281759 - Radio Operator - S/Sgt. - John M. Hilton - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age 26 - POW 19175397 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Willard R. Malwitz - Red Lake Co., MN - Age 22 - FOD 18015585 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Conrad (nmi) Holzgraf - Midland Co., TX - Age 24 - POW 16034264 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - James V. Newton - Lake Co., IL - Age 25 - POW 39278598 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Isaac H. O'Dell - San Diego Co., CA - Age 20 - POW

- 1 KIA - 4 FOD - 5 POW -

SCHUMANN - WHITE(†) - THURBER(†) - BIGGERSTAFF(†) - SMITH(†)
HILTON - MALWITZ(†) - HOLZGRAF - NEWTON - O'DELL


Contact Malwitz is pending - 01 Jun 2014
Contact Biggerstaff is pending - 04 Jun 2014
Contact Holzgraf is pending - 04 Jun 2014
Contact Thurber is pending - 05 Jun 2014
Contact Newton is pending - 06 Mar 2016

Last update - 07 Mar 2016 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T2934

B-17F - #42-30818 "Salvo Sal" - 1st Lt. W. H. McDonald - 15:00 - Hemrik-Wijnjeterp
100th BG(H) - 350th BS - 8th AF - 08 Oct 1943 - MACR #952
1 KIA - 8 POW - 1 EVD



Crew - 1st Lt. William H. McDonald
Crew - 1st Lt. William H. McDonald
Kneeling l-r: William H. McDonald (P), John L. James Jr. (CP), Carl L. Spicer (N), Frank P. McGlinchey (B)
Standing l-r: Charles S. Ashbaugh - (ENG/TT), Victor P. Intoccia (RWG), Fred Pribish (RO)
Douglas H. Agee (LWG), Ross W. Detillion (BTG), Paul G. Sears(TG)
source : 100th BG - Photo Archives - 06 Oct 2011

Unapproved - 100th BG - Patch Square D 350th BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

100th BG - 13rd CBW - Square 'D' - 350th BS - 'LN' - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17F - #42-30818 "Salvo Sal" - 08 Oct 1943 - Mission: Bremen - MACR #952
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O-672373 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - William H. McDonald - Union County, AR - Age .. - EVD-POW

33052762 - O-802401 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - John L. James Jr. - Delaware Co., PA - Age 24 - POW

35030264 - O-671130 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Carl L. Spicer - Mercer Co., OH - Age 25 - EVD

12090385 - O-676329 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Frank P. McGlinchey - Kings Co., NY - Age 23 - EVD-POW

33292542 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Charles S. Ashbaugh - Westmoreland Co., PA - Age 23 - POW

16101002 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Fred Pribish - Will Co., IL - Age 22 - POW

39455581 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Ross W. Detillion - Spokane Co., WA - Age 25 - POW

32435988 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Victor P. Intoccia - Kings Co., NY - Age 21 - POW

18124795 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Douglas H. Agee - Hopkins Co., TX - Age 23 - KIA

15337608 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Paul G. Sears - Pulaski Co., KY - Age ~19 POW
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O-672373 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - William H. McDonald - Union County, Arkansas - Age .. - EVD-POW
Son of Henry G. McDonald (father), Box 244, Smackover, Union County, Arkansas
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
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33052762 - O-802401 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - John Langley James Jr. - Delaware Co., PA - Age 24 - POW
born 24 Nov 1918, Mathews, VA - died 20 Mar 2001, Hampstead, N.C - Age 82 - Last address in record: Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC
Enlistment: 12 May 1941, Philadelphia, PA - Residence: Delaware Co., Pennsylvania - Marital Status: Single
Oflag 9A/H Spangenberg-Kassel Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 51-09
!!! KU 209 record gives born 24 Nov 1912 !!!
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35030264 - O-671130 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Carl L. Spicer - Mercer Co., OH - Age 25 - EVD
born 28 Nov 1917, Mendon, OH - died 22 May 2001 - Age 83 - Last address in record: Spencerville, Allen Co., OH
Enlistment: 17 Mar 1941, Fort Hayes, Columbus, OH - Residence: Marcer Co., Ohio - Marital Status: Single
E&E #285 - 24-26 Dec 1943 - Escape and Evasion Report (35 pages)
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-285.pdf
15 Dec 1943 - Spain
24 Dec 1943 - Gibraltar
25 Dec 1943 - Bristol - Arrived in UK
Helpers: Tiny Mulder, v/d Velden, Otten, Vermeeren

Carl Spicer - 1942 Carl Spicer on his false papers from Comète in 1943 Logo - La Ligne d’Evasion 'Comète' Thanks note of Carl Spicer in book of helper Pierre Elhorga Helper Pierre Elhorga
Spicer was transfered through Belgium and France by the "Comète-line"
passing the Pyrenees Mountains to Spain at the 15th of December 1943
www.cometeline.org
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org
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12090385 - O-676329 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Frank P. McGlinchey - Kings Co., NY - Age 23 - EVD-POW
born 15 Mar 1920, NY - died 08 Jan 2008 - Age 87 - Last address in record: Hudson, Pasco Co., FL
NOK: Mrs. F. P. McGlinchey, 1645 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Enlistment: 03 Jul 1942, New York City, NY - Residence: Kings Co., NY - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
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33292542 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Charles Samuel Ashbaugh - Westmoreland Co., PA - Age 23 - POW
born 17 Aug 1920, PA - died 13 Feb 2004 - Age 83 - Last address in record: Cabot, Butler Co., PA
Enlistment: 27 Aug 1942, Greensburg, PA - Residence: Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
!!! KU 209 record gives born 17 Apr 1920 !!!
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16101002 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Fred Pribish - Will Co., IL - Age 22 - POW
born 08 Dec 1920, IL - died 10 May 1994 - Age 73
Enlistment: 21 Aug 1942, Chicago, IL - Residence: Will Co., Illinois - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11
Hometown: Rockdale Joliet, Will Co., IL - Honored by Mr. Fred Pribish, 2nd Cousin - on wwiimemorial.com
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39455581 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Ross William Detillion - Spokane Co., WA - Age 25 - POW
born 25 Jun 1917, WA - died 25 Sep 2009, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA - Age 92
Enlistment: 21 Sep 1942, Spokane, WA - Residence: Idaho - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

S/Sgt. Ross William Detillion
S/Sgt. Ross William Detillion
source: The Spokesman-Review - obituary -
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32435988 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Victor Peter Intoccia - Kings Co., NY - Age 21 - POW
born 26 Oct 1921, NY
Enlistment: 24 Aug 1942, Fort Jay, Governors Island, NY - Residence: Kings Co., NY - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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18124795 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Douglas Howard Agee - Hopkins Co., TX - Age 23 - KIA
27 Aug 1920, Saltillo, Hopkins County, Texas
10 Oct 1943 - Initial buried at Reformed Church Cemetery, Beetsterzwaag - Row ?21? Grave ?26?
Interred at the American Cemetery at Margraten, The Netherlands
Final burial: Old Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo, Texas
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15337608 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Paul G. Sears - Pulaski Co., KY - Age ~19 - POW
born 1924, KY
Enlistment: 25 Oct 1942, Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky - Residence: Pulaski Co., KY - Marital Status: Single
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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info: MACR #952, KU 209, Census 1930, SSDI and AAD-archives



SGLO - T2934

B-17F - #42-30818 "SALVO SAL" - 08 Oct 1943 - HEMRIK-WIJNJETERP - CREW 10

O-672373 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - William H. McDonald - Union Co., AR - Age .. - EVD-POW 33052762 - O-802401 - Co-pilot - 2nd Lt. - John Langley James Jr. - Delaware Co., PA - Age 24 - POW 35030264 - O-671130 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Carl L. Spicer - Mercer Co., OH - Age 25 - EVD 12090385 - O-676329 - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. - Frank P. McGlinchey - Kings Co., NY - Age 23 - EVD-POW 33292542 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Charles Samuel Ashbaugh - Westmoreland Co., PA - Age 23 - POW
16101002 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Fred Pribish - Will Co., IL - Age 22 - POW 39455581 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Ross William Detillion - Spokane Co., WA - Age 25 - POW 32435988 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Victor Peter Intoccia - Kings Co., NY - Age 21 - POW 18124795 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Douglas Howard Agee - Hopkins Co., TX - Age 23 - KIA 15337608 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Paul G. Sears - Pulaski Co., KY - Age ~19 - POW

- 1 KIA - 8 POW - 1 EVD -

McDONALD - JAMES - SPICER - McGLINCHEY - ASHBAUGH
PRIBISH - DETILLION - INTOCCIA - AGEE(†) - SEARS


Under construction - Last update - 21 Oct 2015 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T3122

B-17F - #42-30603 "Las Vegas Avenger" - 1st Lt. V. H. Jeffries - 13:00 - Doniaga
306th BG(H) - 423rd BS - 8th AF - 26 Nov 1943 - MACR #1329
4 KIA - 6 POW





Under construction !!!! - info PATS - 23 Mar 2015

The B-17F did crash in the pasture of farmer Huite Zonderland near the hamlet of Doniaga
Doniaga is a small hamlet just SSE of Sint Nicolaasga, province of Friesland
Those killed (4) were initial buried at the Dutch Reformed Churchyard in St. Nicolaasga

Dutch Reformed Churchyard, St. Nicolaasga, Friesland
Dutch Reformed Churchyard, St. Nicolaasga, Friesland
White crosses on the graves of Adrian, Mowrer, Owen and Steelsmith
image via Jaap Halma - 23 Mar 2015

'Las Vegas Avenger' at crash location - Doniaga, Friesland
'Las Vegas Avenger' at crash location - Doniaga, Friesland
"Las Vegas Avenger" at crash location - Doniaga, Friesland
images via Jaap Halma - 23 Mar 2015

306th BG Triangle H 423rd BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

Crew Virgil Jeffries - 423rd
Crew Virgil Jeffries - 423rd
back - standing l-r: Richard Mowrer (RO), Thomas McGalliard (CP), John Moon (B), Jasper Stutt (E), Willard Clarida (N)
front - kneeling l-r: Harold Owen (WG), Robert Taylor (WG), Carl Shelley (BT), Virgil Jeffries (P), Henry Cordery (TG)
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In bold those in this crew on 26 Nov 1943 - info PATS
source: 306th Bomb Group Historical Association - www.306bg.us
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Crew Kackstetter - 423rd
Crew Kackstetter - 423rd - incl. S/Sgt. Arthur Adrian and S/Sgt. Henry Steelsmith
source: 306th Bomb Group Historical Association - www.306bg.us - via Jaap Halma - 23 Mar 2015
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306th BG - 40 CBW - Triangle "H" - 423rd BS - 'RD' - 1st Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17F - #42-30603 "Las Vegas Avenger" - 26 Nov 1943 - Mission: Bremen - MACR #1329
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17001419 - O-204461 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Virgil Henry Jeffries - Fillmore Co., MN - Age 24 - EVD-POW

18083311 - O-680667 - Co-pilot - 1st Lt. - Thomas Robert McGalliard - Denton Co., TX - Age 21 - POW

18164310 - O-685724 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Francis "Frank" Lovic Ramsey - Wharton Co., TX - Age 27 - POW

16059329 - O-666062 - Bombardier - 1st Lt - John Henry Moon - Leelanau Co., MI - Age 24 - EVD-POW

33279509 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - James Samuel Porter Jr. - Armstrong Co., PA - Age 22 - POW

33326113 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Richard G. Mowrer - Delaware Co., PA - Age ~22 - KIA

36241799 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Arthur R. Adrian - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age ~31 - KIA

32144044 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Harold M. Owen - Monroe Co., NY - Age ~31 - KIA

14072211 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - William L. Threatt Jr. - Mecklemburg Co., NC - Age 22 - POW

33274084 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Henry A. Steelsmith - Mercer County, PA - Age 23 - KIA
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17001419 - O-204461 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Virgil Henry Jeffries - Fillmore Co., MN - Age 24 - EVD-POW
born 03 May 1919, MN - died 07 Dec 2000 - Age 81
Enlistment: 14 Aug 1940, Ft. Snelling, MN - Residence: Fillmore Co., MN - Marital Status: Single
Did evade for a while but was taken POW
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Virgil H. Jeffries - CAPT US ARMY; WORLD WAR II
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 68, Site: 2343
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info by John C. Anderson - 06 Mar 2010 - Find A Grave Memorial# 49236943

Crew - Virgil H. Jeffries - 423rd - 1943
Crew - Virgil H. Jeffries - 423rd - 1943
image via Jaap Halma - 23 Mar 2015

Statement - Virgil H. Jeffries - MACR #1329 - Page 5
Statement - Virgil H. Jeffries - MACR #1329 - Page 5
source MACR #1329
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18083311 - O-680667 - Co-pilot - 1st Lt. - Thomas Robert McGalliard - Denton Co., TX - Age 21 - POW
born 10 Jul 1922, TX - died 26 Sep 2008, Sacramento, CA - Age 86
Enlistment: 19 Apr 1942, Dallas, TX - Residence: Denton Co., Tx - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12 - Lewisville, Texas
North 1 - Barrack 11 - Room 15 (January 1945)

My father, Thomas Robert McGalliard, was born in the Denton area July 10, 1922
His parents were Raymond "Ray" and Caroline "Carrie" McGalliard née Maston
He had 2 sisters, Ella and Lois McGalliard
They are all deceased now
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My name is Vicki Lynn (McGalliard) Morin (daughter), Denton, TX - 02 Apr 2015
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18164310 - O-685724 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Francis "Frank" Lovic Ramsey - Wharton Co., TX - Age 27 - POW
born 15 Aug 1916, Drew, Sunflower Co., MS - died 21 May 2003, El Campo, Wharton Co., TX, USA - Age 86
Enlistment: 07 Apr 1942, San Antonia, TX - Residence: Wharton Co., TX - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

2nd Lt. Frank L. Ramsey 2nd Lt. Frank L. Ramsey 2nd Lt. Frank L. Ramsey
2nd Lt. Frank L. Ramsey
images via Phyllis Lawhon (daughter) - 13-15 Apr 2016

The Victoria Advocate - obituary - Frank L. Ramsey
The Victoria Advocate - obituary - Frank L. Ramsey
source: The Victoria Advocate - 23 May 2013
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16059329 - O-666062 - Bombardier - 1st Lt - John Henry Moon - Leelanau Co., MI - Age 24 - EVD-POW
born 07 Aug 1919, Kansas City, MO - died 30 Dec 1998, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA - Age 79
He is buried at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, Dallas Co., Iowa
Son of Mr. Bertrand F. Moon and Mrs. Ethel B. Moon née Rogers
Siblings: Leon A. Moon (half-brother) - born abt. 1889, MI
and 19090849 - Roger Bertrand Moon (brother) - born 14 Jan 1912, MO - died 17 May 2003, FL - Age 91
Enlistment: 15 Jan 1942, Detroit, MI - Residence: Leelanau Co., MI - Marital Status: Single
Did evade for a while but was taken POW
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Mr. Bertrand F. Moon (father) - born 26 Jan 1869 - died 17 Nov 1940, Kansas City - Age 71
Mrs. Ethel B. Moon née Rogers (mother) - born 18 Aug 1876 - died 9 Dec 1960 - Age 84

US Census 1900
Precinct 26 Hyde Park Town Chicago city Ward 32, Cook, Illinois, United States
Bertrand F. Moon - born 1870 in Michigan
His dad lives in Chicago - info PATS

His dad 1st marriage with Leon's mother abt. 1889 - info PATS
1st marriage of Ms. Ethel Rogers was abt. 1896 - info PATS

US Census 1920
Kansas City Ward 4, Jackson, Missouri, United States
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Bertrand F. Moon - Head - M-50 - born abt. 1870, Michigan
Ethel B. Moon - Wife - F-40 - born abt. 1880, Canada
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Roger B. Moon - Son - M-8 - born 14 Jan 1912, Missouri
John Henry Moon - Son - M-0 - born 07 Aug 1919, Missouri

US Census 1920
Chicago Ward 6, Cook (Chicago), Illinois, United States
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Leon Moon - Head - M-32 - born abt. 1888, Michigan
Amanda Moon - Wife - F-34 - born abt. 1886, Iowa
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Georgia Moon - Daughter - F-14 - born abt. 1906, Iowa
Eldrige Moon - Son - M-13 - born abt. 1907, Iowa
His step-brother Leon lives in Chicago - info PATS

US Census 14 Apr 1930
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
Address: 505 East 54th Street, Kansas City
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Bertrand F. Moon - Head - M-61 (19) - born abt. 1869, Michigan - Occupation: Merchant Clothing
Ethel B. Moon - Wife - F-52 (20) - born abt. 1878, Canada
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Roger B. Moon - Son - M-18 - born 14 Jan 1912, Missouri
John H. Moon - Son - M-10 - born 07 Aug 1919, Missouri

US Census 14 Apr 1930
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
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Leon Moon - Head - M-41 - born abt. 1889, Michigan
Amanda Moon - Wife - F-42 - born abt. 1888, Iowa
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His step-brother Leon lives also in Kansas City - info PATS
info familysearch

1940
The obituary for Bertrand F. Moon, "nationally known tailor" of Kansas City
gives his date of death as "Saturday, 17 Nov 1940 in his home, 505 E.54th St., Kansas City, MO"
He had 3 sons, Leon of Kansas City, Roger B. of Glen Arbor, MI and John in Grinell, IA
I am interested in contacting any of the descendants to add to the information
I already have about this family
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info by BARBARA1925 - Barbara Weiler née Moon (1925-2013)
boards.ancestry.com/surnames.moon/1482/mb.ashx?pnt=1
Barbara is deceased - info PATS

1st Lt John Henry Moon - Headstone Memorial
1st Lt. 1st Lt John Henry Moon - Headstone memorial -
Burial: Burial: Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, Dallas County, Iowa, USA
Plot: SECTION MW SITE 22
Find A Grave Memorial# 116487764 by Deb S. - 03 Sep 2013 -
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33279509 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - James Samuel Porter Jr. - Armstrong Co., PA - Age 22 - POW
born 18 Oct 1921, PA - died 20 Jun 1976 - Age 55
Son of Mr. James Samuel Porter Sr. and Mrs. Clara Porter, 122 Holmes Street, Vandergrift, Westmoreland, PA
Siblings: Clarence Boyer (step-brother abt. 1919, PA) and Harriet Porter (sister abt. 1933, PA)
Mr. James Samuel Porter Sr. (father) - born 7 Dec 1895, Markle, PA - Occupation: "Pair Heater" at Steel Mill
James Samuel Porter Jr. married in 1942 with Mrs. Nellie Christine Porter née Walker (wife)
Enlistment: 22 Jul 1942, Greensburg, PA - Residence: Armstrong Co., PA - Marital Status: Married
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Nellie Christine Walker Porter, 79, of Apollo, died Saturday (May 11, 2002) in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh
Born July 15, 1922, in Apollo, she lived in this area all of her life
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Apollo
Survivors include three brothers, Robert C. (Doris) Walker of Oklahoma Borough,
Jim (Renee) Walker of North Apollo and Gary (Elaine) Walker of Vandergrift;
three sisters, Mrs. Betty Ross and Mrs. Judy (Jim) Ferguson, both of Oklahoma Borough
and Mrs. Diane Kestner of Apollo; and a number of nieces and nephews,
one with whom she lived, Brian Ferguson of Apollo
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Porter;
her parents, Willis A. and Thelma Bowser Walker;
five brothers, Carl, William, Daniel, Richard and Dale Walker;
and three sisters, Mona Williamson, Mary L. Smith and Sally Kennedy

T/Sgt. James Samuel Porter Jr. - Headstone Memorial
T/Sgt. James Samuel Porter Jr. - Headstone memorial -
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Apollo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
- via submitter John - findagrave - 27 Jan 2015 -
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33326113 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Richard G. Mowrer - Delaware Co., PA - Age ~22 - KIA
born 1921, PA
Enlistment: 04 Aug 1942, Philadelphia, PA - Residence: Delaware Co., PA - Marital Status: Single
Next-of-kin: Mr. Philip A. Mohrer Sr., 210 North Manoa Road, Manoa (Havertown), PA

Initial buried - 01 Dec 1943: Row 8 - Grave No. 12 - Dutch Reformed Churchyard St. Nicolaasga
Temporary Cemetery 4650: Margraten, Aachen - Block VV - Row 12 - Grave 299
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: 4601 Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: A Row: 1 Grave: 25
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
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36241799 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Arthur R. Adrian - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age ~31 - KIA
born 1912, IL
Son of Mr. Edward Simon Adrian (father) - born 19 Feb 1884, Belleville, Illinois, USA
Given age for his son Arthur R. Adrian in US Census 04 Apr 1930 is 16 (abt. 1914, IL)
While the state Missouri is given as birth for his deceased mother - born ....., MO - died before 1920, IL
Paternal grandfather was born in France
In US Census 1920, Chicago Ward 23, Cook (Chicago), Illinois, United States, his age is 7 (abt. 1913, IL)
His mother's name is not in the Census 1920 and 1930, his step-mother Esther E. Adrian is given in US Census 1940
Enlistment: 21 May 1942 - Residence: Milwaukee Co., WI - Marital Status: Single

Initial buried - 01 Dec 1943: Row 8 - Grave No. 15 - Dutch Reformed Churchyard St. Nicolaasga
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: B Row: 4 Grave: 30
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

US CENSUS 11 Apr 1940
Ward 17, Milwaukee, Milwaukee City, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Adress: 2466 South Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee
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Edward Simon Adrian - Head - M-56 - born 19 Feb 1884, Belleville, Illinois, USA
Esther E. Adrian - Wife - F-33 - abt. 1907, Wisconsin
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Arthur R. Adrian - Son - M-27 - born .. ... 1912, Illinois - died 26 Nov 1943, Doniaga, NL
Vivian L. Adrian - Daughter - F-9 - abt. 1931, Wisconsin
Theodore E. Adrian - Son - M-8 - abt. 1932, Wisconsin
Marlene J. Adrian - Daughter - F-6 - abt. 1934, Wisconsin
Fay M. Adrian - Daughter - F-3 - abt. 1937, Wisconsin
Gerald H. Adrian - Son - M-2 - abt. 1938, Wisconsin
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Vivian, Theodore, Marlene, Fay and Gerald are half-sisters and half-brothers of Arthur
info ancestry and familysearch
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32144044 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Harold M. Owen - Monroe Co., NY - Age ~31 - KIA
born 1912, York, Livingston Co., NY - died 26 Nov 1943 - Age ~31
He resided at 145 South Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war
Enlistment: 22 Aug 1942, Rochester, NY - Residence: Monroe Co., NY - Marital Status: Married
Employed as a Stock Clerk
Husband of Elva P. Owen, Binghamton, New York

Initial buried - 01 Dec 1943: Row 8 - Grave No. 14 - Dutch Reformed Churchyard St. Nicolaasga
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: B Row: 2 Grave: 30
Awards: Purple Heart
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14072211 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - William L. Threatt Jr. - Mecklemburg Co., NC - Age 22 - POW
born 22 Sep 1921, Athens, GA - died 30 Nov 1975 - Age 54
Son of Mr. William Luther Threatt Sr. and Mrs. Henrietta Threatt née Moon
Siblings: Willie Mae Threatt (F), Odell Vasco Threatt (M), Vivian Threatt (F), Roberta Threatt (F) and Sara Dell Threatt (F)
Enlistment: 26 Dec 1941, Charlotte, NC - Residence: Mecklemburg, NC - Marital Status: Single
At enlistment: Height: 71" (1.80m) - Weight: 165 lbs (74.84kg)
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Address 10 Oct 1945: 1118 Buchanan Ave., Charlotte, NC
Married: Mrs. Marjorie Threatt née Hinson (wife)

US Census 02 Apr 1930
Address: 1807 S. Blvd., Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
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Luther Threatt Sr. - Head - M-47 born .. Oct 1882, Georgia - Occupation: Carpenter
Henrietta Threatt - Wife - F-42 born abt. 1888, Georgia
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Vivian Threatt - Daughter - F-18 born abt. 1912, Georgia
Roberta Threatt - Daughter - F-16 born abt. 1914, Georgia
Sara Threatt - Daughter - F-11 born abt. 1919, Georgia
Luther Threatt Jr. - Son - M-8 born 1921, Georgia
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Thomas Boozer - Roomer - M-30 born abt. 1900, South Carolina
Fred Norman - Roomer - M-20 born abt. 1910, Germany
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info via familysearch

William Luther Threatt Jr. - Georgia, WWII Draft Registration Card - 10 Oct 1945
William Luther Threatt Jr. - Georgia, WWII Draft Registration Card - 10 Oct 1945
via fold3.com

S/Sgt. William Luther Threatt Jr. - Headstone Memorial
S/Sgt. William Luther Threatt Jr. - Headstone memorial -
- via submitter DSM - findagrave - 16 Oct 2010 -
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33274084 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Henry A. Steelsmith - Mercer County, PA - Age 23 - KIA
born 1920, PA
Enlistment: 25 Jul 1942, Erie, PA - Residence: Mercer County, PA - Marital Status: Single

Initial buried - 01 Dec 1943: Row 8 - Grave No. 13 - Dutch Reformed Churchyard St. Nicolaasga
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery - Location: Margraten, Netherlands - Plot: A Row: 1 Grave: 20
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
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SGLO - T3122

B-17F - #42-30603 "LAS VEGAS AVENGER" - 26 Nov 1943 - DONIAGA - CREW 10

17001419 - O-204461 - Pilot - 1st Lt. - Virgil Henry Jeffries - Fillmore Co., MN - Age 24 - EVD-POW 18083311 - O-680667 - Co-pilot - 1st Lt. - Thomas Robert McGalliard - Denton Co., TX - Age 21 - POW 18164310 - O-685724 - Navigator - 2nd Lt. - Francis 'Frank' Lovic Ramsey - Wharton Co., TX - Age 27 - POW 16059329 - O-666062 - Bombardier - 1st Lt - John Henry Moon - Leelanau Co., MI - Age 24 - EVD-POW 33279509 - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - James Samuel Porter Jr. - Armstrong Co., PA - Age 22 - POW
33326113 - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - Richard G. Mowrer - Delaware Co., PA - Age ~22 - KIA 36241799 - Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Arthur R. Adrian - Milwaukee Co., WI - Age ~31 - KIA 32144044 - Right Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - Harold M. Owen - Monroe Co., NY - Age ~31 - KIA 14072211 - Left Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. - William L. Threatt Jr. - Mecklemburg Co., NC - Age 22 - POW 33274084 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Henry A. Steelsmith - Mercer County, PA - Age 23 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 6 POW

JEFFRIES - McGALLIARD - RAMSEY - MOON - PORTER JR.
MOWRER(†) - ADRIAN (†) - OWEN (†) - THREAT JR. - STEELSMITH(†)


Contact Ramsey is pending - 22 Mar 2015 - 13 Apr 2016 - PATS
Contact Moon is pending - 22 Mar 2015 - PATS
Contact Jeffries is pending - 23 Mar 2015 - PATS
Contact Adrian is pending - 24 Mar 2015 - PATS
Contact Threatt is pending - 28 Apr 2015 - 28 Nov 2016 - PATS
Contact McGalliard is pending - 28 Apr 2015 - PATS
Contact Porter is pending - 29 Apr 2015 - 29 Nov 2016 - PATS
Contact Owen is pending - 04 Dec 2016 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 05 Dec 2016 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



SGLO - T2610

Wellington Mk.X - HF544 - HD-Q - F/Sgt. - A. B. R. Airy - 01:11 - IJsselmeer/Urk
Squadron 466 - 26th Jun 1943 - Operation Gelsenkirchen
1 KIA - 4 MIA



25 Jun 1943 - Take-off: 23:49, RAF Leconfield - Base RAF Driffield, UK
Shot down at 01:11 by a night-fighter - Major Helmut Lent of NJG 1
F/O. Riley washed ashore 05 Jul 1943 near Urk - buried 07 Jul 1943 in Amsterdam
All other are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

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Crew: Wellington Mk.X - HF544 - HD-Q - 26 Jun 1943 - Operation Gelsenkirchen
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406634 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - A. B. R. Airy - RAAF - Age 26 - MIA

414960 - F/O. - Navigator - W. E. Riley - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA

1266030 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - T. M. Atkinson - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA

1255176 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - G. C. Green - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA

1435337 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - G. R. Johnson - RAFVR - 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 - HF544 - HD-Q - Airy
Loss Card - HF544 - HD-Q  - Airy - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

406634 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Andrew Basil Reginald "Reg" Airy - RAAF - Age 26 - MIA
born 23 Feb 1917, Perth, WA, Australia - died 26 Jun 1943 - Age 26
Residence: 76 Farnley Street, Mount Lawley, WA, Australia
Civil occupation: Invoice Clerk / Commercial Traveller-Clerk
Enlistment: 03 Mar 1941 - Religion: Church of England - Marital Status: Single
Embarked at Newcastle on 17 Nov 1941 for UK
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 191 - CWGC ref. 1082601
Son of Mr. William John Airy (father) and Mrs. Ettie Muriel Airy (mother), 642 Toorak Road, Toorak S.E.2., Victoria, Australia
Note !!! - Toorak is not the address of his parents. It's from his brother William !!! - info: Stephanie (niece)
Siblings: William John Redvers Airy (M), Muriel Elizabeth May Airy (F) and Dorothy Edith Mabel Airy (F)
ROH - Andrew Basil Reginald Airy's name is located at panel 110 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial

F/Sgt. Andrew Basil Reginald 'Reg' Airy - Army portrait
F/Sgt. Andrew Basil Reginald 'Reg' Airy
image via Stephanie Jenkin (niece) - 05 Nov 2013 -

Group photo - with F/Sgt. Andrew Basil Reginald 'Reg' Airy
Group photo - with F/Sgt. Andrew Basil Reginald 'Reg' Airy
Front row: 2nd from right - Reg Airy
image via Stephanie Jenkin (niece) - 05 Nov 2013 -

F/Sgt. Andrew Basil Reginald 'Reg' Airy with crew
F/Sgt. Andrew Basil Reginald 'Reg' Airy - with crew
l:r: - 1 - , - 2 - , - 3 - , Reg Airy, - 5 - , - 6 -
image via Stephanie Jenkin (niece) - 05 Nov 2013 -

F/Sgt. Andrew Basil Reginald 'Reg' Airy with mother Ettie
F/Sgt. Andrew Basil Reginald Airy in the UK
F/Sgt. Andrew Basil Reginald "Reg" Airy with mother Ettie and a snapshot while in the UK
images via Stephanie Jenkin (niece) - 22 Sep 2013 -

William "Bill" John Airy - 1881 - 1960 - Age ~79
Ettie Muriel Airy née Young - 1884 - 1979 - Age ~95
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
William John Redvers Airy - 1908, Perth, WA - 07 Oct 1961, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Age ~53
Muriel Elizabeth May Airy - 1910 - 2003 - Age ~93 X Alexander Wilson Mark - 1911 - 1994 >>> 1 daughter
Dorothy Edith Mabel Airy - 1911 - 1979 - Age ~68 X Eric Taylor >>> 2 sons
Andrew Basil Reginald Airy - 1917 - 1943 - Age 26

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Dr. William John Redvers Airy (Dentist) - engaged to Ms. Joyce Stewart Parsons
Engagements - The Argus ( Melbourne, VIC) - page 7 - 24 Dec 1937
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414960 - F/O. - Navigator - William Eric Riley - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA
born 07 Sep 1917, Sherwood, Brisbane, QLD, Australia - died 26 Jun 1943 - Age 25
Residence: "Kooemba" Henzell Terrace, Greenslopes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Civil occupation: Jackeroo (Australian agricultural trainee)
Enlistment: 06 Dec 1941 - Religion: Methodist - Marital Status: Single
Embarked at Melbourne on 22 May 1942 for UK via Canada
- Plot 69. Row B. Coll. grave 16. - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2619686
Son of Mr. Charles William Riley (father) and Mrs. Grace Muriel Riley (mother), of Greenslopes, Queensland, Australia
ROH - William Eric Riley's name is located at panel 110 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial

ID photo - 414960 - F/O. - Navigator - William Eric Riley ID photo - 414960 - F/O. - Navigator - William Eric Riley
ID photo - 414960 - F/O. - Navigator - William Eric Riley
source - page 10 - RAAF Army Records 414960 - F/O. Riley

l-r: Vic Watts, Geoff Abbott and Eric Riley - November 1942
l-r: Vic Watts, Geoff Abbott and Eric Riley - November 1942
Portrait of 425083 - Flight Sergeant (Flt. Sgt.) (later Flight Lieutenant (Flt. Lt.) Thomas Victor "Vic" Watts, of Brisbane, Qld,
414978 - Flt. Sgt. (later Flt. Lt.) Geoffrey Grainor "Geoff" Abbott, of Brisbane, Qld and
414960 - Flt. Sgt. (later Flying Officer (F/O.)) William Eric "Eric" Riley, of Brisbane, Qld,
standing in front of an aircraft.
F/O. Riley, 466 Squadron, RAAF, enlisted in Brisbane, Qld on 6 December 1941
and was killed whilst on operations over Holland on 26 June 1943.
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source: Australian War Memorial - P04310.012

Airman's gifts to religious bodies - 414960 - F/O. - Navigator - William Eric Riley - RAAF
Airman's gifts to religious bodies
Airman's will - 414960 - F/O. - Navigator - William Eric Riley - RAAF
source - Page 4 - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, QLD, November 25, 1944

F/O. Riley washed ashore 05 Jul 1943 near Urk - buried 07 Jul 1943 in Amsterdam
Initial grave nr. 69 66 1
Plot 69. Row B. Coll. grave 16 (1 deep)
Cemetery records Amsterdam - 07 Jul 1943 - Riley, etc ... 4 unknown from Urk
Cemetery records Amsterdam - 07 Jul 1943 - Riley, etc ... 4 unknown from Urk
Those 4 MIA of HF544 are likely near Riley's final resting place
sheet compiled by Nico Kwakman - 13 May 2014
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

1266030 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas Martin Atkinson - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
- of UK
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 141 - CWGC ref. 1083075
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1255176 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - George Charles Green - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
- of Greenhithe, Kent Co., UK
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 151 - CWGC ref. 1798758
Son of Mr. George Albert Green (father) and Mrs. Minnie Green (mother), of Greenhithe, Kent Co., UK
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1435337 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - George Ronald Johnson - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
- of Ashton-under-Lyme, Lancashire Co., UK
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 155 - CWGC ref. 1802130
Son of Mr. George Johnson (father) and Mrs. Hannah Johnson (mother)
husband of Mrs. Margaret Mary Johnson (wife), of Ashton-under-Lyme, Lancashire Co., UK

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Mr. George R. Johnson - Ms. Margaret M. Dawson - district: Hyde, Cheshire Co., UK - Vol 8a - Page 228
!!! marriage need to be verified !!! - info PATS - 15 May 2014
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SGLO - T2610

WELLINGTON Mk.X HF544 - HD-Q - 26 Jun 1943 - IJSSELMEER/URK - CREW 5

406634 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Andrew Basil Reginald Airy - RAAF - Age 26 - MIA 414960 - Flying Officer - Navigator - William Eric Riley - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA 1266030 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas Martin Atkinson - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
1255176 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - George Charles Green - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA 1435337 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - George Ronald Johnson - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA

- 1 KIA - 4 MIA -

AIRY(†) - RILEY(†) - ATKINSON(†)
GREEN(†) - JOHNSON(†)


2011 - Ketelmeer [lake] - Some wreckage has been found by RWS during dredge maintenance
!!! This crash location was already in 1966 on the crash map !!!
!!! SGLO crash log register also gives for years Wellington Mk.X HF544 - Airy !!!
!!! So this will be at least the third salvage !!! - info Nico Kwakman
05 Sep 2013 - Approval for salvage permit is in discussion by municipality of Dronten
26 Sep 2013 - Approval for salvage - start May 2014 - by municipality of Dronten for Eur 130.000 - (total Eur. 430.000)

Start - 22 Apr 2014 - salvage - 50x50m area - 16 May 2014 - End
!!! WELLINGTON MK.X !!!
several small parts, incendiaries, ammunition box plate with 5/43 print
!!! NO engines or human remains found !!!

Contact Airy is pending - 11 Sep 2013

Under construction - Last update - 30 Aug 2015 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N


qwqw - marker - crew order on this page is checked till here - info PATS

Noordoostpolder - Marknesse - Kavel O-67

5 mi WNW of Vollenhove



SGLO - T785

Whitley Mk.V - P4968 - MH-? - Sgt. P. G. Brodie - 02:37 - IJsselmeer - Kavel O-67
51 Squadron - RAF - Tuesday 20 Aug 1940 - Mission: Schornewitz
5 POW



No. 51 Squadron - RAF
No. 51 Squadron - RAF
Nickname: "York's 'own' Squadron" - Motto: Swift and Sure
Base: RAF Dishforth, UK

Whitley - winter 1941/1942 - locatie Kleiweg - Section O-67
Whitley - winter 1941/1942 - location Kleiweg - Section O-67
image by C. Buitenhuis

In het archief van de gemeente Noordoostpolder werd door Historisch Marknesse in Woord en Beeld
een document gevonden waaruit bleek dat op een kavel aan de Kleiweg een vliegtuigwrak heeft gelegen.
Uit verder onderzoek bleek dat de heer C. Buitenhuis in de winter van 1941 op 1942 een foto van het wrak
had gemaakt, Roel Winter heeft die foto jarenlang zorgvuldig bewaard.
De tekst die de heer Buitenhuis bij de foto had geleverd luidt:
"Op een kavel aan de Kleiweg heeft in 1941 ook nog een 2 motorig gevechts vliegtuig gelegen,
die heeft een noodlanding gemaakt. Op dat moment zaten de mitrailleur en de ronde patronen-dozen er nog in,
toen we er bij kwamen. Op de achtergrond de baggermolen die het kanaal Marknesse-Emmeloord
op diepte aan het maken is ter hoogte van de Luttelgeesterweg".
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source image and text: http://www.historischmarknesse.nl/kleiweg/


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Crew: Whitley Mk.V - P4968 - MH-? - 20 Aug 1940 - Mission: Schornewitz
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41662 - P/O. - Pilot - P. G. Brodie - RAF - Age 23 - POW

43643 - P/O. - Co-Pilot - T. F. S. Johnson - RAF - Age ~21 - POW

551800 - Sgt. - Observer - R. Entwistle - RAF - Age 20 - POW

746987 - 202551 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - G. P. White - RAF - Age 24 - POW

626132 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - W. A. Kelham - RAF - Age 19 - 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 - P4968 MH-? - Brodie
Loss Card - P4968 MH-? - Brodie - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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41662 - P/O. - Pilot - Peter Gascoyne Brodie - RAF - Age 23 - POW
of Wanganui, New Zealand
born 28 Dec 1916, Wanganui, NZ - died 12 Oct 1991, Auckland, New Zealand - Age 74
Son of Archibald Douglas Brodie and Marjorie Gascoyne Greenwood, Wanganui, NZ
1st Marriage - 1st Qtr. 1940 - Mr. Peter G. Brodie and Ms. Violet R. Harnett - district Willesden, Middlesex Co., England
Camp L3 (Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan and Belaria) - POW No. 1242 - Brodie P. G. - 41662 - RAF

Attended WANGANUI COLLEGIATE SCHOOL - 1932 - 1934

TWN - 28 Aug 1940 - P/O. Brodie and P/O. Johnson reported missing
"The Weekly News" - P/O. Brodie and P/O. Johnson - 28 Aug 1940 - reported missing
source: TWN - via Carol Spragg - 24 Sep 2013

AIR CASUALTIES Evening Post, Volume CXXX, Issue 55, 02 Sep 1940, Page 9
OFFICIAL LIST
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The following is the latest official list of Air Force casualties:
Pilot Officer Peter Gascoyne Brodie, previously reported missing, now reported prisoner of war
Wife: Mrs. V. R. Brodie, 15 Anson Road, Cricklewood, England
Father: Mr. A. D. Brodie, solicitor, of Wanganui
Pilot Officer Theo Faire Storrier Johnson, now reported prisoner of war
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Source: Evening Post - via Christine Clement - 25 Sep 2013

23 Sep 1939 - Pilot Officers on probation
Peter Gascoyne BRODIE (41662)
London-Gazette - 27 Oct 1939 - issue 34718 - page 7180

28 Dec 1939 - Pilot Officers on probation are confirmed in their appointments on the dates stated
Peter Gascoyne BRODIE (41662)
London-Gazette - 19 Jan 1940 - issue 34776 - page 377

23 Sep 1940 - Pilot Officer - promoted to the war rank of Flying Officer
Peter Gascoyne BRODIE (41662)
London-Gazette - 14 Feb 1941 - issue 35076 - page 902

21 Jun 1949 - Squadron Leader (permanent)
Peter Gascoyne BRODIE (41662)
London-Gazette - 17 Jun 1949 - issue 38643 - page 3037
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43643 - P/O. - Co-Pilot - Theo Faire Storrier Johnson - RAF - Age ~21 - POW
born 1919 - died 6 Mar 1972, NZ - Age ~53
of Hamilton, New Zealand
Son of Mr. N. S. Johnson, 8 Hardley Street, Hamilton, NZ
RAF 43643 (later NZ2473 in 1945) - Flt. Lt. Theodore Faire Storrier Johnson (P)
Mrs. Vivien Johnson (née Symonds) Pen-pal, later wife, of Theodore "Theo" Faire Storrier Johnson
Camp L3 (Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan and Belaria) - POW No. 1247 - Johnson T. F. S. - 43643 - RAF

09 May 1940 - Granted short service as Pilot Officer for five years on the active list
Theo Faire Storrier JOHNSON (43643)
London-Gazette - 18 Jun 1940 - issue 34856 - page 3703

Marriage - 1st Qtr. 1947 - Mr. Theo F. S. Johnson with Ms. Vivien S. Symonds - district: Wirral, Cheshire Co., UK - Vol 10a - Page 1307
THEO F. S. JOHNSON - born 1919 - Embarked SS "RIMUTAKA" on 13 Oct 1948 from London, UK to Wellington, New Zealand
VIVIAN S. JOHNSON - born 1922 - Embarked SS "RIMUTAKA" on 13 Oct 1948 from London, UK to Wellington, New Zealand
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551800 - Sgt. - Observer - Ronald Entwistle - RAF - Age 20 - POW
born 01 Aug 1920, UK - died 1967 - Age ~47
Enlistment: 22 Sep 1939 - Occupation: Student
Address in 1945: 66 Rosedale Road, Higher Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Camp L6 (Stalag Luft 6 - Heydekrug) - POW No. 212 - Entwistle R. - 551800 - RAF

Ronald married Irene McDowall in 1946 (Birkenhead)
and they had one son David James Entwistle (born 1947).
I think Ronald and Irene both died in the last few years
and their son David James Entwistle died in 2002
Contact with grandson David Paul Entwistle
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info via Henk Huisman - 29 Jun 2014


Birth 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Ronald Entwistle - Mother' s surname: Clarke - district: Birkenhead - Vol 8a - Page 1050
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1946 - Ronald Entwistle - Ms. Irene McDowall - district: Birkenhead - Vol 8a - Page 1664
Birth 4th Qtr. 1947 - David J. Entwistle - Mother's surname: McDowall - district: Birkenhead - Vol 10a - Page 90
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1967 - David J. Entwistle - Ms. Jacqueline Pates - district: Liverpool South - Vol 10d - Page 491
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1969 - David Paul Entwistle - Mother's surname: Pates - district: Liverpool South - Vol 10d - Page 2148
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746987 - 202551 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Peter White - RAF - Age 24 - POW
Born 12 Aug 1916, UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1916 - George P. White - mother's surname: Winnett - district: Kingston - Vol 2a Page 876
The district Kingston spans the boundaries of the counties of Middlesex and Surrey
Camp L3 (Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan and Belaria) - POW No. 235 - White G. P. - 746987 - RAF

11 Apr 1946 - As Acting Pilot Officer on probation (emergency)
746987 - Wt. Off. George Peter WHITE (202551)
London-Gazette - 04 Jun 1946 - issue 37590 - page 2676

24 Nov 1950 - As Flying Officer (permanent)
George Peter WHITE (202551)
For subsequent transfer to the Aircraft Control Branch - since promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant
London-Gazette - 11 Sep 1951 - issue 39330 - page 4764

24 Nov 1950 - As Flight Lietenant (permanent) - substituted for notification of 11 Sep 1951 (p.4764, col.1)
George Peter WHITE (202551)
London-Gazette - 22 Apr 1952 - issue 39520 - page 2170
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626132 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Walter Arthur Kelham - RAF - Age 19 - POW
born 3rd Qtr. 1921, district: Camberwell, Greater London, UK - died 1975, Wandsworth - Age ~54
Son of Mr. John C. Kelham and Mrs. Florence Kelkam née Carroll, Surrey, UK
Sibling: John L. Kelham
John L. Kelham - born 2nd Qtr. 1916 - district: Guildford, Surrey, UK - Vol 2a Page 199
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1941 - John L. Kelham - spouse: Louise S. Floate - district: Edmonton - Vol 3a Page 3004
Birth 4th Qtr. 1945 - Francis J. Kelham - mother's surname: Floate - district: Holsworthy, Devon, UK - Vol 5b Page 644


Camp L3 (Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan and Belaria) - POW No. 221 - Kelham W. A. - 626132 - RAF

Newsclip - Feb 1975 - search by W. A. Kelham
Newsclip - Feb 1975 - search by W. A. Kelham
source clip - Koop van Benthem (†) (postmaster Vollenhove - 1975) - via son in law - 06 Feb 2016
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SGLO - T785

WHITLEY Mk.V - P4968 - MH-? - 20 Aug 1940 - NOORDOOSTPOLDER -
KAVEL O-67 - CREW 5

41662   - P/O.    - Pilot - Peter Gascoyne Brodie - RAF - Age 23 - POW 43643 - P/O. - Co-Pilot - Theo Faire Storrier Johnson - RAF - Age ~21 - POW 551800 - Sgt. - Observer - Ronald Entwistle - RAF - Age 20 - POW
746987 - 202551 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - George Peter White - RAF - Age 24 - POW 626132 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Walter Arthur Kelham - RAF - Age 19 - POW

- 5 POW -

BRODIE - JOHNSON - ENTWISTLE
WHITE - KELHAM


Contact Johnson is pending - 18 Oct 2012
Contact Brodie is pending - 22 Oct 2012
Contact Entwistle is pending - 12 Feb 2013

Under construction - Last update - 28 Feb 2016 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - T2944

Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 - Werke Nr. 15768 - Ofw. E. Stark - 15:15 - Ruinerwold
08 Oct 1943
1 KIA



ID - 'Dog-tag' - Erwin Stark
ID - 'Dog-tag' - Erwin Stark
source image: Rint Massier - via Patric van Aalderen - 01 Nov 2013

18/23/49 - Oberfeldwebel - Erwin Stark - Age 25 - KIA

Soldbuch - Erwin Stark Bezitsurkunde Ehrenzeichen - Erwin Stark
Soldbuch - Erwin Stark
Soldbuch - Erwin Stark
source images: Rint Massier - via Patric van Aalderen - 01 Nov 2013

Grave marker - Oberfeldwebel Erwin Stark
Grave marker - Oberfeldwebel Erwin Stark
Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Ysselsteyn, Netherlands - Plot: C-3-60
Find A Grave Memorial #51811911 - by Fred Munckhof - 30 Apr 2010

Crash time 15:15 - Ruinerwold (Hesselterweg) - source crash register of SGLO
[ SGLO = 'Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945' / 'Study Group Air War 1939-1945' ]

December 1978 - Salvage by RNLAF - Bf-109G-6 - 15768 - Gelbe 6 - 3./JG3 - wreck and MIA recovered

SGLO - T2944

MESSERSCHMITT Bf-109G-6 - Werke Nr. 15768 - 08 Oct 1943 - RUINERWOLD - CREW 1

18/23/49 - Oberfeldwebel Erwin Stark - Age 25 - KIA

STARK(†)


Under construction - Last update - 08 Jun 2014 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - T3136

P-38H-5-LO - #42-67069 - 2nd Lt. F. W. Suiter - 14:00 - Near Meppel
55th FG - 338th FS - 29 Nov 1943 - MACR #1273
1 POW



55th Fighter Group - Logo
55th FG
55th Fighter Group

38th Fighter Squadron 338th Fighter Squadron 343rd Fighter Squadron 8th-air-force-patch
38th FS - - - - - - - 338th FS - - - - - - 343rd FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

15170275 - O-743383 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Fleming W. Suiter - USAAF - Age 21 - POW
born 26 Aug 1922, Lawrence Co., OH - died 12 Aug 1946, New York, NY - Age 23
Son of Mr. Roscoe William Suiter and Mrs. Blance Suiter née Bruner
Siblings: Genevieve Suiter (F), Kenneth Suiter (M) and Roland Darby Suiter (M)
Enlistment: 09 Jun 1942, Charleston, Virgina - Residence: Lawrence Co., Ohio - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

U S - C E N S U S - 28 Apr 1940
Address: Thacker Lane, Union Township, Lawrence County, Ohio
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roscoe William Suiter - Head - M-52 - born 12 Mar 1888, Ohio - died 17 Aug 1972 - Age 84 - Occupation: Farmer
Blanche Suiter née Bruner - Wife - F-43 abt. 1987, Colorado - Occupation: Teacher, Public School
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genevieve Ruth Wood née Suiter - Daughter - F-20 abt. 1920, Ohio
Fleming William Suiter - Son - M-17 born 26 Aug 1922, Ohio - died 22 Aug 1946, NY - Age 23
Kenneth B. Suiter - Son - M-15 born 28 Mar 1925, Ohio - died 25 Apr 2008 - Age 83
Roland Darby Suiter - Son - M-13 born 31 Mar 1927, Ohio - died 20 May 2012 - Age 85
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
info familysearch.org - additional info via findagrave

2nd Lt. Fleming W. Suiter - commissioned 2nd Lt. Fleming W. Suiter - held by Germans
Commissioned - 2nd Lt. Fleming W. Suiter - held by Germans
clips via Carlton W. Suiter (cousin) - 21 Dec 2015

Map - border Holland/Germany - Suiter last seen by Capt. Patterson
Map - border Holland/Germany - Suiter last seen by Capt. Patterson
source original image: MACR #1273 - page 4 - color reformat by PATS

SGLO - T3136

P-38H-5-LO - #42-67069 - 29 Nov 1943 - NEAR MEPPEL - CREW 1

15170275 - O-743383 - 2nd Lt. Fleming William Suiter - Fighter Pilot - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth

- 1 POW -

SUITER


Contact Suiter is pending - 14 Dec 2015 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 22 Dec 2015 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - T3137

P-38H-5-LO - #42-67097 - 2nd Lt. J. W. Gilbride - 14:00 - Koekange
55th FG - 343rd FS - 29 Nov 1943 - MACR #1272
1 KIA



55th Fighter Group - Logo
55th FG
55th Fighter Group

38th Fighter Squadron 338th Fighter Squadron 343rd Fighter Squadron 8th-air-force-patch
38th FS - - - - - - - 338th FS - - - - - - 343rd FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

2nd Lt. James William Gilbride was killed when flying a P-38 Lightning
to escort bombers to Bremen, Germany
Shot down over Holland, by (probably) a German fighter
and although he managed to bail out of his aircraft,
he unfortunately had a parachute failure and was killed
He was found in Koekange near the Emsweg (former Municipality De Wijk)
The aircraft did crash in the Oosterboer - location Binnenweg - (nowadays new housing)

19092638 - O-740168 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - James William Gilbride - USAAF - Age 26 - KIA
born: 02 Feb 1917, IL - died 29 Nov 1943, Koekange, Holland - Age 26
Husband of Mrs. Vera Gilbride née Olson, Camarillo, CA
Father of daughter (born Jan 1944)
Enlistment: 23 Mar 1942, Oxnard, CA - Residence: Camarillo, Ventura, Co., California - Marital Status: Married
15 Mar 1943 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
Received the Silver Star for gallantry, when alone, he had attacked and driven off
a group of enemy fighters who were attacking a crippled American bomber

'Vivacious Vera' - P-38H 42-67053 - First assigned to 2nd Lt. James William Gilbride - photo via F. Birtciel
'Vivacious Vera' - P-38H 42-67053 - First assigned to 2nd Lt. James William Gilbride
"Vivacious Vera" - P-38H 42-67053
Assigned to Lt. Gilbride on 10 Oct 1943 and named after his wife

19092638 - O-740168 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - James William Gilbride - photo via F. Birtciel 19092638 - O-740168 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - James William Gilbride - Grave marker
 Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL - Plot: C - No. 128
19092638 - O-740168 - 2nd Lt. James William Gilbride - 1917 - 1943 - Age 26
source images: station131.co.uk/55th

Lt. Gilbride was initial buried at Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Koekange
later in 1945 disinterred and reinterred at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Final burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, USA
Plot: C - No. 128

James William Gilbride
BRANCH OF SERVICE - U.S. Army Air Forces

HOMETOWN: Camarillo, CA
HONORED BY: Vera Gilbride Olson, Wife

ACTIVITY DURING WWII
THE 8TH AIR FORCE, STATIONED IN LONDON. FLEW A P-38 FIGHTER,
ESCORTING BOMBERS OVER GERMANY. SHOT DOWN AND KILLED OVER HOLLAND ON NOVEMBER 29, 1943.
WAS AWARDED FOUR MEDALS. HONORED WITH A FLY-OVER AT A MILITARY BASE IN CAMARILLO.

James W. Gilbride

HOMETOWN: Camarillo, CA
HONORED BY : Ms. Vera Olson

PILOT OF A P-38. WAS SHOT DOWN AND KILLED ON NOVEMBER 29, 1943 WHILE ESCORTING U.S.
BOMBERS OVER BERLIN, SIX WEEKS BEFORE OUR DAUGHTER WAS BORN.
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wwiimemorial.com

SGLO - T3136

P-38H-5-LO - #42-67097 - 29 Nov 1943 - KOEKANGE - CREW 1

19092638 - O-740168 - 2nd Lt. James William Gilbride - Fighter Pilot - KIA

- 1 KIA -

GILBRIDE(†)


Under construction - Last update - 17 Nov 2013 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - T5505

SPITFIRE LF Mk.XVI - TB593 - F/Sgt. R. F. Racy - 08:45 - Weerwille
74 Squadron - RAF - "Tiger Squadron" - 05 Apr 1945
1 POW



No. 74 Squadron - RAF
No. 74 Squadron - RAF

Raymond "Ray" Racy joined the RAF in August 1941 and served with No. 154 Squadron
before being posted to No. 74 Squadron aka "Tiger Squadron" in March 1945
On 05 Apr 1945 his Spitfire LF Mk.XVI - TB593 ran off of fuel over Holland
He crash landed near Weerwille in the Netherlands, broke his nose, got concussion,
and was taken POW after a brief attempt to evade

1456535 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Raymond 'Ray' F. Racy - RAF - Age 25 - POW

Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Raymond F. Racy - Mother's surname: Sayeg - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1463a

SGLO - T5505

SPITFIRE LF Mk.XVI - TB593 - 05 Apr 1945 - WEERWILLE - CREW 1

1456535 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Raymond 'Ray' Frederick Racy - RAF - Age 25 - POW

- 1 POW -

RACY


Under construction - Last update - 14 Dec 2015 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - T2937

THUNDERBOLT P-47D #42-7915 QP-U - F/O. Clyde D. Smith - ~14:45 - Ruinerwold
4th FG - 334th FS - 08 Oct 1943 - MACR #857
1 POW



4th Fighter Group - Logo
4th FG
4th Fighter Group

T-190572 - Fighter Pilot - F/O. - Clyde Dale Smith - USAAF - Age 23 - POW
born 10 Apr 1920, Garland, Utah - died 29 Nov 2014, Sacramento, CA - Age 94
Son of Mr. Clyde Clarence Smith and Mrs. Viola Smith née Pickering
Sibling: Wallace Burt Smith - born abt. 1924

Clyde Clarence Smith - born 22 Dec 1893, UT - died 24 Jan 1985 - Age 91
Viola Smith née Pickering - born 12 Feb 1896, UT - died 21 Jan 1987 - Age 90
marriage - 17 Mar 1915

State of Residence: Utah, USA
Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17

T-190572 - Fighter Pilot - F/O. - Clyde Dale Smith - USAAF
T-190572 - Fighter Pilot - F/O. - Clyde Dale Smith - USAAF
image source obituary - 2014

SGLO - T2937

THUNDERBOLT P-47D #42-7915 QP-U - 08 Oct 1943 - RUINERWOLD - CREW 1

T-190572 - F/O. - Clyde Dale Smith - Fighter Pilot - Age 23 - POW

- 1 POW -

SMITH


Contact Smith is pending - 25 Dec 2015

Under construction - Last update - 25 Dec 2015 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - T2212

Stirling Mk.I - BF383 - WP-T - P/O. I. F. Mackenzie - 01:06 - IJsselmeer
90 Squadron - RAF - 27th Apr 1943
4 KIA - 3 MIA







Under construction !!!! - info PATS - 23 May 2015

Stirling Mk.I - BF383 - WP-T of No. 90 Sqdn RAF took off at 00:37 on 27 Apr 1943 from RAF Ridgewell, UK
Flightplan: Southwold (UK), Egmond (NL), 5200N 0640E, Duisburg (GER), Noordwijk (NL), Southwold (UK)
Bombload: 630 x 4 I.B, 88 x 30 I.B and 6 x 500 M.C.
On his homebound it was shot down, at 03:37, by Oblt. Werner Husemann of Stab/NJG 1
27 Apr 1943 - Oblt. Werner Husemann - Stab/NJG 1 - Stirling - 5339: 2800m [17km W. Hilversum] - 03:37 - Western Front

ORB - BF383 - WP-T - Mackenzie - The National Archives - AIR 27/731/14
ORB - BF383 - WP-T - Mackenzie
source: The National Archives - AIR 27/731/14
F/O. Mackenzie was on his 6th mission for the month of April 1943
This also applies for most of his crew on 27 Apr 1943
Missions prior to April 1943 are unknown yet - ORB's need to be verified - info PATS - 08 Jun 2015

Squadron photo - Course No.5 - with seven signatures on back
Back of Squadron photo - Course No.5 - with seven signatures
Back of Squadron photo - Course No.5 - with seven signatures
Mackenzie (P), Walker(N), Leak (WOP), Franklin (ENG), Cockling (BA), Boyes (MUG) and Hardingham (RG)
Engineer R. Franklin not in crew on 27 Apr 1943
source: Boyes family collection - via Jim Boyes - 14 jun 2015
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Crew: Stirling Mk.I - BF383 - WP-T - 27 Apr 1943 - Mission: Duisburg
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123952 - F/O. - Pilot - I. F. Mackenzie - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 126

1476592 - 127545 - P/O. - Navigator - P. A. Walker - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Grave 69 C 6

1194348 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - V. G. Leak - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 156

1372169 - Sgt. - Flt. Engineer - J. Wilson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Grave 69 C 6

1312110 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - R. F. Cocking - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Grave 69 C 7

1101061 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. R. Boyes - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 143

927795 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - R. E. Hardingham - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Amersfoort General Cemetery - Grave 13 6 106
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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 - BF383 - WP-T - Mackenzie
Loss Card - BF383 - WP-T - Mackenzie - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

123952 - F/O. - Pilot - Ian Fraser Mackenzie - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA
born abt. 1912, of Uddingston, Lanarkshire, UK
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 126 - CWGC ref. 1079503
Son of Mr. James Purves Mackenzie and Mrs. Catherine Mackenzie;
husband of Mrs. Christina Graham Mackenzie, of Uddingston, Lanarkshire, UK
University of Edinburgh - M.A. 1932, LL.B. 1935
M.A. = Master of Arts
LL.B. = Legum Baccalaureus (Bachelor of Law)

123952 - F/O. Ian Fraser Mackenzie - RAFVR - MIA
123952 - F/O. Ian Fraser Mackenzie - RAFVR
source: Watson's War Records - George Watson's Boys' College

123952 - F/O. - Pilot - Ian Fraser Mackenzie  - RAFVR - Signature
F/O. - Pilot - Ian Fraser Mackenzie - RAFVR - Signature
source: Boyes family collection - via Jim Boyes - 14 jun 2015
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1194348 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Victor George Leak - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA
born 1920, of Parkstone, Dorsetshire, UK
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 156 - CWGC ref. 1803204
Son of Mr. George Alfred and Mrs. Mary Henrietta Leak née Daykin, of Parkstone, Dorsetshire, UK

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1917 - George A. Leak - Ms. Mary H. Daykin - district: Thornbury - Vol 6a Page 551
district Thornbury spans the boundaries of the counties of Avon and Gloucestershire
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Victor G. Leak - mother's surname: Daykin - district: Bath - Vol 5c Page 908
district Bath spans the boundaries of the counties of Avon and Somerset


1194348 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Victor George Leak - RAFVR - Signature
Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Victor George Leak - RAFVR - Signature
source: Boyes family collection - via Jim Boyes - 14 jun 2015
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1101061 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James "Jim" Riby Boyes - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA
born 18 Dec 1917, of Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 143 - CWGC ref. 1530246
Son of Mr. Robert Riby Boyes and Mrs. Sarah Boyes née Carr, of Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK
Siblings: Peter Boyes, Robert R. Boyes, George W. Boyes and Paul Boyes

Three unknown airmen with Sgt. James Riby Boyes on the right - collection: Boyes family
Three unknown airmen with Sgt. James Riby Boyes on the right
image: Collection Boyes family - via Marcel van Heijkop
My father, who has seen many photos of Bob Hardingham, is sure that the man on the left in the photo is Bob.
Vicky - 11 Jun 2015


Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1916 - Mr. Robert R. Boyes - Ms. Sarah Carr - district: Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK - Vol 9d Page 717
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Birth 18 Dec 1917 - James R. Boyes - mother's surname: Carr - district: Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK - Vol 9d Page 537
Birth 4th Qtr. 1919 - Peter Boyes - mother's surname: Carr - district: Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK - Vol 9d Page 697
Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Robert R. Boyes - mother's surname: Carr - district: Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK - Vol 9d Page 696
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1922 - George W. Boyes - mother's surname: Carr - district: Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK - Vol 9d Page 740
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1927 - Paul Boyes - mother's surname: Carr - district: Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK - Vol 9d Page 592


1101061 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James 'Jim' Riby Boyes - RAFVR - Signature
Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James 'Jim' Riby Boyes - RAFVR - Signature
source: Boyes family collection - via Jim Boyes - 14 jun 2015

Paul Boyes (brother) pictured in the centre of a family photograph
Paul Boyes (brother) pictured in the centre of a family photograph
back l-r: son, son, James R. Boyes, son
front l-r: Mrs. Sarah Boyes née Carr (mother), Paul Boyes, Mr. Robert R. Boyes (father)
image: Boyes family - via obituary Paul Boyes (1927-2011 Age 84)
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- AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY -

1476592 - 127545 - P/O. - Navigator - Philip Alsop Walker - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
born 1922, of UK
- Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Plot 69. Row C. Coll. Grave 6 - CWGC ref. 2619732

The London Gazette - Publication date: 23 October 1942 - Supplement: 35759 - Page: 4648
The London Gazette - Publication date: 16 February 1943 - Supplement: 35911 - Page: 886
1476592 Philip Alsop Walker - info: AIR78-163-2 - page 113

L I K E L Y
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1915 - Mr. Arnold H. Walker - Ms. Maggie Allsop - district: Glossop, Derbyshire Co. - Vol 7b Page 2236
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Marjorie H. Walker - mother's surname: Allsop - district: Glossop, Derbyshire Co. - Vol 7b Page 1626
Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Philip A. Walker - mother's surname: Allsop - district: Glossop, Derbyshire Co. - Vol 7b Page 1648


1476592 - 127545 - P/O. - Navigator - Philip Alsop Walker - RAFVR - Signature
P/O. - Navigator - Philip Alsop Walker - RAFVR - Signature
source: Boyes family collection - via Jim Boyes - 14 jun 2015
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1372169 - Sgt. - Flt. Engineer - Joseph Wilson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
born abt. 19.., of UK
- Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Plot 69. Row C. Coll. Grave 6 - CWGC ref. 2619753
Son of Mr. George and Mrs. Catherine Wilson
Father of Vivienne and David
Mrs. Vivienne Tucker née Wilson (daughter)

Remarks - Loss Card - BF383 - WP-T - Mackenzie
Remarks - Loss Card - BF383 - WP-T - Mackenzie - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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156/16 - Wilson 1372169 - body washed up 21 May 1943 near Warder
156/59 - Walker P. A. 127545 - washed up 12 May 1943 near Enkhuizen
156/60 - Cocking R. F. - washed up 15 May 1943 near Volendam
151/2 - Hardingham R. - washed up 11 May 1943
W. Knar IJsselmeer - b. 13 May 1943, Amersfoort
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1312110 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - Ronald Francis Cocking - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA
born 1914, of Keyham, Plymouth, UK
- Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Plot 69. Row C. Coll. Grave 7 - CWGC ref. 2619544
Son of Mr. William Terrell Cocking and Mrs. Florence Kate Cocking née Lyne, of Plymouth, UK
Husband of Mrs. Lilian Winifred Cocking née Pengelly, of Keyham, Plymouth, UK

1312110 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer  - Ronald Francis Cocking - RAFVR - Signature
Sgt. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - Ronald Francis Cocking - RAFVR - Signature
source: Boyes family collection - via Jim Boyes - 14 jun 2015

Birth 4th Qtr. 1914 - Ronald F. Cocking - mother's surname: Lyne - district: Devonport - Vol 5b Page 528
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Ronald F. Cocking - Ms. Lilian W. Pengelly - district: Plymouth - Vol 5b Page 784



SLEEP ON, BELOVED,
UNTIL THE KING OF GLORY
SHALL COME AND CLAIM HIS OWN

- Epigraph on Cocking memorial -
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- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

927795 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Robert Edward Hardingham - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 1920, of Downham Market, Norfolk, UK
- Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery - Plot 13. Row 6. Grave 106 - CWGC ref. 2620332
Son of Mr. Jonah A. Hardingham and Mrs. Hettie Hardingham née Ethel
Husband of Mrs. Dorothy May Hardingham, of Downham Market, Norfolk

Washed up near Bunschoten on 11 May 1943 - found by BU31, Pieter Koelewijn - info: Nico Kwakman / Arie ter Beek

927795  - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner  - Robert Edward Hardingham - RAFVR - MIA
927795 - Sgt. Robert Edward Hardingham - RAFVR
source: MyHeritage - Victoria Web Site, managed by Vicky Waterfield - 02 Jun 2015

927795  - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner  - Robert Edward Hardingham - RAFVR - Signature
Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Robert Edward Hardingham - RAFVR - Signature
source: Boyes family collection - via Jim Boyes - 14 jun 2015

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1905 - Mr. Jonah A. Hardingham - Ms. Hettie Ethel - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 145
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1906 - Gladys May Hardingham - district: Smallburgh, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 63
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1908 - Henrietta Ethel Hardingham - district: Smallburgh, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 56
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1909 - Arthur Hardingham - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 62
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1910 - Thomas Jonah Hardingham - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 59
Birth 12 Oct 1911 - Herbert Edward Hardingham - mother's surname: Amies - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 122
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1913 - Florence M. Hardingham - mother's surname: Amies - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 112
Birth 4th Qtr. 1914 - Edith M. Hardingham - mother's surname: Amies - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 125
Birth 1st Qtr. 1915 - George Albert M. Hardingham - mother's surname: Amies - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 125
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1917 - Jonas Arthur Hardingham - mother's surname: Amies - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 88
Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Robert E. Hardingham - mother's surname: Amies - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 107
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Alice Emily Hardingham - mother's surname: Amies - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 115
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1926 - Daphne B. M. Hardingham - mother's surname: Amies - district: Erpingham, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 97
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1940 - Robert E. Hardingham - Ms. Doris M. Hatton - district: King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK - Vol 4b Page 1207


960651 - Private - Jonas Arthur Hardingham (brother) - born 3rd Qtr. 1917 - died 07 Aug 1940, At Sea - Age 23
Dugort Church of Ireland Churchyard - Grave 2 - CWGC ref. 2701678



Herbert Edward Hardingham (brother) - born 12 Oct 1911 - died .. Aug 1984, Babingley, Norfolk, Age 72
Alice Emily Sandle née Hardingham (sister) - born 1923 - died 2003, Castle Acre, Norfolk, Age ~80


IN MEMORY
OF MY DEAR HUSBAND ROBERT.
LOVED AND LONGED FOR ALWAYS.
WIFE & CHILDREN

- Epigraph on Hardingham memorial -
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Stirling BF383 - Rear-fuselage section recovered on 06 Nov 1965 - FLIGHT International, page 684
Stirling Mk.I BF383 - Rear-fuselage section recovered on 06 Nov 1965
source image: Flightglobal Archive - FLIGHT International magazine, 02 May 1968 - page 684

The wreckage of Stirling BF383 in Enkhuizen - Rear-fuselage section recovered on 06 Nov 1965
The wreckage of Stirling Mk.I BF383 in Enkhuizen
image: via Marcel van Heijkop - 02 Jun 2015

The wreckage of Stirling BF383 in Enkhuizen - Rear-fuselage section recovered on 06 Nov 1965
The wreckage of Stirling Mk.I BF383 in Enkhuizen
Rear-fuselage section recovered on 06 Nov 1965
source image: "War hero saluted by the family he didn't live to see" - Yorkshire Post - 14 May 2013



SGLO - T2212

STIRLING Mk.I - BF383 - WP-T - 27 Apr 1943 - 3.5 KM NW OF LELYSTAD - CREW 7

123952 - F/O. - Pilot - Ian Fraser Mackenzie - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 126 1476592 - 127545 - P/O. - Navigator - Philip Alsop Walker - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Grave 69 C 6 1194348 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Victor George Leak - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 156 1372169 - Sgt. - Flt. Engineer - Joseph Wilson - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Grave 69 C 6
1312110 - Sgt. - Navigator / Bomb Aimer - Ronald Francis Cocking - RAFVR - Age 28 - KIA - Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Grave 69 C 7 1101061 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - James Riby Boyes - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 143 927795 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Robert Edward Hardingham - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Amersfoort General Cemetery - Grave 13 6 106

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

MACKENZIE(†) - WALKER(†) - LEAK(†) - WILSON(†)
COCKING(†) - BOYES(†) - HARDINGHAM(†)


Contact Hardingham is pending - 25 May 2015
Contact Boyes is pending - 29 May 2015
Contact Wilson is pending - 20 May 2016

Under construction - Last update - 20 May 2016 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N





SGLO - T5581

Typhoon Mk.Ib - MN706 - HE-? - F/Lt. N. P. C. Woodward - 10:45 - IJsselmeer
263 Squadron - RAF - 17th Apr 1945
1 MIA




Under construction

10:45 - Shot down by ships Flak - Crashed in IJsselmeer near Harderwijk

- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

R/131658 - J/20138 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA
born 20 Oct 1921, Vancouver, Canada
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 278 - CWGC ref. 1532069

Enlistment: 1941
Overseas and posted to North Africa: 1942
Later he was posted back to England shortly after D-Day

Son of Capt. Norman Paulle Woodward, R.C.A.P.C., died at age 53 on active service, 12th March, 1944,
and of Ann Mary Woodward née Macphail, 3181 W. 29th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Siblings: Shirley Annette Woodward (sister) - born 20 Jul 1926, Vancouver - died 27 Jun 2010 - Age 83
George John Courtney Woodward (brother) - born 11 Mar 1930, Calgary - died 06 Aug 2003, Vancouver - Age 73
Marriage parents: 27 Dec 1920, Vancouver, B.C.
Address 07 Dec 1945: 3181 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
Norman Paulle Woodward (father) - birthplace: Southsea, England
Address: 23rd Bat Lethbridge Tanks, England
Occupation: Captain Paymaster
Annie Mary Woodward née Macphail (mother) - birthplace: Ripley, Ontario, Canada
Address: 1208-Frontenac Ave, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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A T T E S T A T I O N - P A P E R - 28 Aug 1941 - 05 Sep 1941
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Present Address - 1208-Frontenac Ave, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Permanent Address - 1208-Frontenac Ave, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Place of birth - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of birth - 20 Oct 1921 - Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Audit Clerk - Religion: Anglican - Racial Origin: English
Enlistment - 05 Sep 1941, Toronto, Ontario
Posted to: R.C.A.F. Manning Depot ?........? - Trade: Aircrew Std. Flt. or Obs.
Commissioned - 23 Oct 1942
Pilot Flying Badge - 23 Oct 1942
"Y" Depot Halifax - 21 Nov 1942
"Y" Depot to R.A.F. Trainees Pool - 11 Dec 1942
Embarked - 12 Dec 1042
Disembarked U.K. - 18 Dec 1942
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R/131658 - AC2 - ID card - Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward - RCAF - 05 Dec 1941
R/131658 - AC2 - ID card - Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward - RCAF - 05 Dec 1941
- image from Service records F/Lt. Woodward - 06 Jul 2015 -
!!! Discrepancy - Paul Courtenay - Paulle Courtney - info PATS

J/20138 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward - RCAF
J/20138 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward - RCAF
via Paula Bradner (niece) - 24 Jun 2015

J/20138 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward - RCAF J/20138 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward - RCAF
J/20138 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward - RCAF
- image from Service records F/Lt. Woodward - 06 Jul 2015 - 05 Feb 2017

...... - Captain - Norman Paulle Woodward - R.C.A.P.C. - Age 53 - KIA
- born abt. 1891, Southsea, England of Canada
- Cemetery: Portsdown (Christ Church) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom - CWGC ref. 2349549

R.C.A.P.C. = Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps
The Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps (RCAPC) was an administrative corps
of the Canadian Army with its own cap badge, and other insignia and traditions

Son of Mr. George John Woodward and Mrs. Alice M. Woodward
husband of Ann Mary Woodward née Macphail, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
His son, Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward, also died on service

Ann Mary "Annie" Woodward née Macphail, Born October 29, 1894 in Ripley, Ontario, Canada
Daughter of John Macphail and Henrietta (Murray) Macphail
Sister of Angus M. (Macphail) MacPhail, Catharine A. (Macphail) Durrell,
John Macphail, Donald M. Macphail, Margaret (Macphail) Tatchell and Normanda J. (Macphail) Jarvis
Died July 1, 1952 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Before her marriage to Norman Woodward, Annie was a teacher

Wrakstukken Typhoon MN706
22 Jan 2015 - 17:20 - LEZERSNIEUWS - door: Ab de Haan
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Ik heb de zuster van piloot Courtney Woodward enkele jaren geleden gesproken aan het buro van politie.
Ik heb voor haar en haar man een korte schriftelijke rapportage gemaakt omdat
er verder niets van het vliegtuig en de stoffelijke resten terug gevonden was.
De zus, gehuwd met Bradner, is inmiddels overleden.
Vorig jaar leefde haar man nog. Zij woonden in Vancouver, Canada.
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info: http://www.hetkontaktveluwsnieuwsblad.nl/
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Shirley Annette BRADNER née Woodward (sister)
Passed away peacefully on June 27, 2010 in her 83rd year
Shirley was the wife, life-long love, and best friend of Gilbert
She was predeceased by her parents Norman and Anne Woodward
and her brothers Courtenay and John Woodward
Shirley was born in Vancouver and lived many years in Calgary before returning to Vancouver
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info obituary of Shirley Annette BRADNER - Vancouver Sun - 03 Jul 2010



Flier Killed Over Holland - F/Lt. N. P. C. Woodward - Age 23
Flier Killed Over Holland - F/Lt. N. P. C. Woodward - Age 23
News clip from the Calgary Herald - reformat
source Find A Grave Memorial# 15266831 - by Operation:PictureMe - 26 Mar 2014

RCAF - Service records - Woodward - request 22 Jun 2015 - received 11 Jul 2015 - PATS -
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SGLO - T5581

TYPHOON Mk.Ib - MN706 - 17 April 1945 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 1

J/20138 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Norman Paulle Courtney Woodward - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA

- 1 MIA -

WOODWARD(†)


At plan "Waterfront" - Noordereiland - several parts (48) detected of Typhoon - December 2014
Salvage by RNLAF at crash location will be done at the end of January 2015 - info PATS

Contact Woodward is pending - 10 Feb 2015

Under construction - Last update - 07 Feb 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N





SGLO - Txxxx

Unknown Fighter crash - ..:.. - 194x - area Camp Zwartemeer (Noordoostpolder)



M Y S T E R Y . . . M Y S T E R Y . . . M Y S T E R Y

Cover DVD - Liberators Over Europe - incl. fighter crash in the Noordoostpolder
Cover DVD - Liberators Over Europe - incl. fighter crash in de Noordoostpolder
source: National Archives and Records Administration - 18 Oct 2007

25 Jan 2014 - Hans Hollestelle ("Vrienden van Schokland") found this clip (13:19 to 13:35) on - "Youtube 1" - 21:15
- upload by ZenosWarbirdvideos - digital image & sound restoration by Military Arts Pictures (c)2013
Unique material ... sitting first row when this jet fighter is out of control
The pilot baled out, while his burning jet is heading for impact seconds later
Unfortunately the "last" frame doesn't unveil the exact crash location.

30 Jan 2014 - With a Google search I found more - (incl. original DVD - see Amazon )
"Youtube 2 - 20:43" - upload by The Film Archive - (12:55 to 13:11)

"Youtube 3 - 20:43" - upload by PublicResourceOrg - (12:55 to 13:11)

"Youtube 4 - 1:01:26" - upload by c4nucksens8tion - (35:09 to 35:25)
B-17 Flying Fortess - Warbirds of WWII

Liberators over Europe, 1942 - 1945 - National Archives and Records Administration
- ARC Identifier 65702 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-18733 - Department of Defense.
Department of the Air Force. (26 Sep 1947)
"Amazon"

194x - area Zwartemeerweg/Neushoornweg
194x - area Zwartemeerweg/Neushoornweg

Google Earth - area Zwartemeerweg/Neushoornweg
Google Earth - area Zwartemeerweg/Neushoornweg
see yellow and red reference points

Hopeful we can determine the right day, plane and person at the National Archives.
One thing is for sure ... we do have the right area !!!
"Time will tell" and "Cross your fingers"

M Y S T E R Y . . . M Y S T E R Y . . . M Y S T E R Y

SGLO - Txxxx

UNKNOWN FIGHTER - ..:.. - 194x - area Camp Zwartemeer (Noordoostpolder) - CREW 1

nn - Fighter Pilot

- 1 ??? -

NN


Under construction - Last update - 28 Jan 2015 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N





SGLO - Txxxx

Unknown crash - ..:.. - 194x - Kavel H-112 (Urkerweg, Noordoostpolder)



M Y S T E R Y . . . M Y S T E R Y . . . M Y S T E R Y

This crash is only reported in two Newspaper clips from early September 1952
Althrough I had seen the 1st clip several times over the years, the 2nd clip with Kavel H-112 was more accurate
It was send to me by Harrie Veldhuis on 04/05 Feb 2017
Both clips also do give discrepancy ..... English .... American ..... bombs ..... corpses
A final report was never published in both papers or confirmed by official channels
What makes it a MYSTERY so far

01 Sep 1952 - NVHN - Salvage English bomber - Urkerweg
01 Sep 1952 - NVHN - Salvage English bomber - Urkerweg
Source Delpher: Nieuwsblad van het Noorden - Monday 01 Sep 1952 - via Harrie Veldhuis - 04 Feb 2017

05 Sep 1952 - Friese Koerier - Salvage American bomber - H-112
05 Sep 1952 - Friese Koerier - Salvage American bomber - H-112
Source Delpher: Friese Koerier - Friday 05 Sep 1952 - via Harrie Veldhuis - 05 Feb 2017

M Y S T E R Y . . . M Y S T E R Y . . . M Y S T E R Y

??? Wellington Mk.IV - Z1470 ??? - info PATS

SGLO - Txxxx

UNKNOWN PLANE - ..:.. - 194x - Kavel H-112 (Urkerweg, Noordoostpolder) - CREW ?

nn - ???'s

- ? ??? -

NN


Under construction - Last update - 23 May 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N



@ @ @ @ @ - 2ND REVIEW FOR REMAINING CRASHES, ETC - @ @ @ @ @
October - 2016

Next are additional crashes, I found for my 50x50mi area after a day by day check
of the SGLO - Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939 - 1945 database
http://www.verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/zoek.php
All credits to the SGLO members who did supply the initial info to make this register possible
In my case I will try to add more info and photos for each individual T & R - number
Using Service Records, IDPF's, MACR's, Evasion & POW reports, ORB's, Google search, etc .....
Since 31 Mar 2006 several corrections were send back to optimize the 'original' database
Nowadays with the digital register it's more handy to compare, as in the years before in printed format
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Info by PATS - 26 Oct 2016



SGLO - T845

He-111 - W.nr. ???? - ????? - ??:?? - IJsselmeer
KG 26 - LUFTW - 15th Sep 1940
4 ???




Under construction

He-111 - W.nr. ???? from KG 26 did crash in the IJsselmeer near Hindeloopen
Crew and other circumstances are unknown - likely default -
Source: "Luchtoorlog boven Zuidwest-Friesland" - page 39

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Crew: He-111 - W.nr. ???? - 15 Sep 1940 - Mission: .......
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....... - ... - Flugzeugführer - ????? - Luftwaffe - ???

....... - ... - Beobachter - ????? - Luftwaffe - ???

....... - ... - Bordfunker - ????? - Luftwaffe - ???

....... - ... - Bordmechaniker - ????? - Luftwaffe - ???
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SGLO - T845

He-111 - W.nr. ???? - 15 Sep 1940 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 4

....... - ... - Flugzeugführer - ????? - Luftwaffe - ??? ....... - ... - Beobachter - ????? - Luftwaffe - ??? ....... - ... - Bordfunker - ????? - Luftwaffe - ??? ....... - ... - Bordmechaniker - ????? - Luftwaffe - ???

- 4 ??? -

UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN


Under construction - Last update - 26 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T957A

He-111H-2 - A1+*N - W.nr. 5493 - Lt. P. Ficker - ??:?? - Strand Horst / IJsselmeer
5./KG 53 - LUFTW - 23 Feb 1941
4 KIA




Under construction

He-111H-2 - A1+*N - W.nr. 5493 from 5./KG 53 did crash at Strand Horst near Harderwijk
All KIA and buried in Ysselstein
Source: Gen Qua Luf 25 Feb 41 p.1/7

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Crew: He-111H-2 - A1+*N - W.nr. 5493 - 23 Feb 1941 - Mission: .......
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....... - Lt. - Flugzeugführer - P. Ficker - Luftwaffe - Age 22 - KIA

....... - Gefr. - Beobachter - E. Kowalewski - Luftwaffe - Age 22 - KIA

....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - O. Müller - Luftwaffe - Age 22 - KIA

....... - Gefr. - Bordmechaniker - K. Himmel - Luftwaffe - Age 23 - KIA
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....... - Lt. - Flugzeugführer - Peter Ficker - Luftwaffe - KIA
Born 19 Jan 1919 - died 23 Feb 1941 - Age 22
Final burial - Ysselstein - Grave AF-2-27
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....... - Gefr. - Beobachter - Erich Kowalewski - Luftwaffe - KIA
Born 30 Mar 1918 - died 23 Feb 1941 - Age 22
Final burial - Ysselstein - Grave AF-2-25
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....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Otto Müller - Luftwaffe - KIA
Born 30 Mar 1918 - died 23 Feb 1941 - Age 22
Final burial - Ysselstein - Grave AF-2-26
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....... - Gefr. - Bordmechaniker - Kurt Himmel - Luftwaffe - KIA
Born 24 Sep 1917 - died 23 Feb 1941 - Age 23
Final burial - Ysselstein - Grave AF-1-24
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SGLO - T957A

He-111H-2 - A1+*N - W.nr. 5493 - 23 Feb 1941 - STRAND HORST - CREW 4

....... - Lt. - Flugzeugführer - Peter Ficker - Luftwaffe - Age 22 - KIA ....... - Gefr. - Beobachter - Erich Kowalewski - Luftwaffe - Age 22 - KIA ....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Otto Müller - Luftwaffe - Age 22 - KIA ....... - Gefr. - Bordmechaniker - Kurt Himmel - Luftwaffe - Age 23 - KIA

- 4 KIA -

FICKER(†) - KOWALEWSKI(†) - MÜLLER(†) - HIMMEL(†)


Under construction - Last update - 28 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1007

Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 3692 - Uffz. F. Rzadki - ??:?? - Opsterland
4./NJG 1 - LUFTW - 26/27 Apr 1941
2 KIA




Under construction

Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 3692 from 4./NJG 1 did crash in meadows along Koningsdiep municipality Opsterland
Both KIA and buried in Ysselstein
Source: Gen Qua Luf 28 Apr 41 p.2/13; "Gevleugeld Verleden" p.45 by Ab Jansen for location

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Crew: Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 3692 - 26/27 Apr 1941 - Mission: Feindflug
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - F. Rzadki - Luftwaffe - Age 24 - KIA

....... - Ogefr. - Bordfunker - G. Neubert - Luftwaffe - Age 20 - KIA
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - Franz Rzadki - Luftwaffe - Age 24 - KIA
Unteroffizier Franz Rzadki ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Ysselsteyn
Endgrablage: Block AR Reihe 9 Grab 201
Geburtsdatum: 13.09.1916 - Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 29.04.1941
!!! Discrepancy !!! Todes-/Vermisstendatum !!!
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....... - Obergefreiter - Bordfunker - Günter Neubert - Luftwaffe - Age 20 - KIA
Obergefreiter Günter Neubert ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Ysselsteyn
Endgrablage: Block AR Reihe 8 Grab 200
Geburtsdatum: 25.08.1920 - Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 27.04.1941

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SGLO - T1007

Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 3692 - 26/27 Apr 1941 - OPSTERLAND - CREW 2

....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - Franz Rzadki - Luftwaffe - Age 24 - KIA ....... - Ogefr. - Bordfunker - Günter Neubert - Luftwaffe - Age 20 - KIA

- 2 KIA -

RZADKI(†) - NEUBERT(†)


Under construction - Last update - 30 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - R103C

He-59D - DS+KA - W.nr. 1522 - Ofw. M. Herrnbrodt - ??:?? - IJsselmeer / Urk
4./SNSt - LUFTW - 05 May 1941
5 Survived




Under construction

He-59D - DS+KA - W.nr. 1522 from 4./SNSt did crash in the IJsselmeer near Urk
All survived

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Crew: He-59D - DS+KA - W.nr. 1522 - 05 May 1941 - Mission: .......
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....... - Ofw. - Flugzeugführer - M. Herrnbrodt - Luftwaffe - Survived

....... - Lt. - Beobachter - H. Glinkemann - Luftwaffe - Survived

....... - Ogefr. - Bordfunker - A. Strähle - Luftwaffe - Survived

....... - Uffz. - Bordmechaniker - W. Oppermann - Luftwaffe - Survived

....... - Uffz. - Bordschütze - M. Müller - Luftwaffe - Survived
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SGLO - R103C

He-59D - DS+KA - W.nr. 1522 - 05 May 1941 - IJSSELMEER (URK) - CREW 5

....... - Ofw. - Flugzeugführer - M. Herrnbrodt - Luftwaffe - Survived ....... - Lt. - Beobachter - H. Glinkemann - Luftwaffe - Survived ....... - Ogefr. - Bordfunker - A. Strähle - Luftwaffe - Survived
....... - Uffz. - Bordmechaniker - W. Oppermann - Luftwaffe - Survived ....... - Uffz. - Bordschütze - M. Müller - Luftwaffe - Survived

- 5 SURVIVED -

HERRNBRODT - GLINKEMANN - STRÄHLE
OPPERMANN - MÜLLER


Under construction - Last update - 26 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - R105AA

Ju-88A-5 - W.nr. 0609 - ????? - ??:?? - Workum
2e Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L - LUFTW - 10 May 1941
4 Survived




Under construction

Ju-88A-5 - W.nr. 0609 of 2e Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L made a emergency landing near Workum
Damage 30% - Crew and other circumstances are unknown - likely default 4

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Crew: Ju-88A-5 - W.nr. 0609 - 10 May 1941 - Mission: .......
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....... - ... - Flugzeugführer - ????? - Luftwaffe - Survived

....... - ... - Beobachter - ????? - Luftwaffe - Survived

....... - ... - Bordfunker - ????? - Luftwaffe - Survived

....... - ... - Bordschütze - ????? - Luftwaffe - Survived
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SGLO - R105AA

Ju-88A-5 - W.nr. 0609 - 10 May 1941 - WORKUM - CREW 4

....... - ... - Flugzeugführer - ????? - Luftwaffe - Survived ....... - ... - Beobachter - ????? - Luftwaffe - Survived ....... - ... - Bordfunker - ????? - Luftwaffe - Survived ....... - ... - Bordschütze - ????? - Luftwaffe - Survived

- 4 Survived -

UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN


Under construction - Last update - 26 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - R119

Bf-110D-3 W.nr. 3387 - Uffz. L. Röll - ??:?? - Harderwijk
4./NJG 1 - LUFTW - 25 Jun 1941
2 Survived




Under construction

Bf-110D-3 W.nr. 3387 from 4./NJG 1 made an emergency landing near Harderwijk
Damage 45% - Both survived - Uffz. L. Röll was wounded
Source: Gen Qua Luf 27 Jun 41 p.1/1; "Gevleugeld Verleden" p.47 by Ab Jansen

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Crew: Bf-110D-3 W.nr. 3387 - 25 Jun 1941 - Mission: Feindflug
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - L. Röll - Luftwaffe - Survived - wounded

....... - Uffz. - Beobachter - J. Bühler - Luftwaffe - Survived
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SGLO - R119

Bf-110D-3 W.nr. 3387 - 25 Jun 1941 - HARDERWIJK - CREW 2

....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - L. Röll - Luftwaffe - Survived - wounded ....... - Uffz. - Beobachter - J. Bühler - Luftwaffe - Survived

- 2 Survived -

RÖLL - BÜHLER


Under construction - Last update - 26 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1073

Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 2273 - Oblt. E. Prinz zur Lippe Weissenfeld - 18:55 - IJsselmeer
4./NJG 1 - LUFTW - 30 Jun 1941
2 Survived




Under construction

Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 2273 from 4./NJG 1 had a mid-air collision while praticing
It crashed on 18:55 in IJsselmeer, 5 km SSE of Lemmer. Both survived
Source: Gen Qua Luf 3-7-41 p.6; "Gevleugeld Verleden" p.47 by Ab Jansen

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Crew: Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 2273 - 30 Jun 1941 - Mission: Luftkampfübung
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....... - Oblt. - Flugzeugführer - E. Prinz zur Lippe Weissenfeld - Luftwaffe - Survived

....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - J. Rennette - Luftwaffe - Survived
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....... - Oblt. - Flugzeugführer - Egmont Prinz zur Lippe Weissenfeld - Luftwaffe - Survived
born 14 Jul 1918, Salzburg, Austria - died 12 Mar 1944, St. Hubert, Ardennes, Belgium - Age: 25

He and his crew, Oberfeldwebel Josef Renette and Unteroffizier Kurt Röber, were killed
in a flying accident on 12 March 1944 on a routine flight from Parchim, Germany to Athies-sous-Laon, France
Major Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld (Block TH Reihe 1 Grab 1) and Prinz Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
are buried side by side at Ysselsteyn in the Netherlands
Major und Kommandeur
Einheiten: Luftwaffe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 5, 2. Gruppe, Me-110G-4
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info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egmont_Prinz_zur_Lippe-Weißenfeld
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....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Josef Rennette - Luftwaffe - Survived
born 13 Dec 1919 - died 12 Mar 1944 - Age: 24

Feldwebel Josef Rennette ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Ysselsteyn
Endgrablage: Block BL Reihe 6 Grab 133
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SGLO - T1073

Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 2273 - 30 Jun 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 2

....... - Oblt. - Flugzeugführer - Egmont Prinz zur Lippe Weissenfeld - Luftwaffe - Survived ....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Josef Rennette - Luftwaffe - Survived

- 2 Survived -

PRINZ ZUR LIPPE WEISSENFELD - RENNETTE


Under construction - Last update - 08 Nov 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1078

Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 1305 - ????? - 01:22 - Langweer
4./NJG 1 - LUFTW - 03 Jul 1941
2 ???




Under construction

Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 1305 from 4./NJG 1 crashed on 01:22 near Langweer
Crew and circumstances unknown

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Crew: Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 1305 - 03 Jul 1941 - Mission: .......
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....... - ???? - Flugzeugführer - ????? - Luftwaffe - ???

....... - ???? - Beobachter - ????? - Luftwaffe - ???
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SGLO - T1078

Bf-110C-4 W.nr. 1305 - 03 Jun 1941 - LANGWEER - CREW 2

....... - ???? - Flugzeugführer - ????? - Luftwaffe ....... - ???? - Beobachter - ????? - Luftwaffe

- 2 ??? -

UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN


Under construction - Last update - 26 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1188

Whitley Mk.V - Z6842 - F/Lt. D. N. Sampson - 01:06 - Terwispel
No. 102 Squadron - RAF - 15 Aug 1941
5 POW




Under construction

Base: Topcliffe RAF, UK (Nov 1940 - Nov 1941)
Whitley Mk.V Z6842 - 14 Aug 1941 - take-off 22:02 - Missing
P/O. D. N. Sampson
Sgt. J. D. Hamilton
Sgt. E. Alderton
Sgt. N. W. J. Scott
Sgt. K. G. Lewis

Whitley Mk.V - Z6842 - DY-   of No. 102 Squadron RAF was shot by Nightfighter Oblt. Becker 4./NJG 1
Crashed on 01:06 at Terwispel (Municipality Opsterland) 10 km SSW of Drachten
All were eventually taken POW

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Crew: Whitley Mk.V - Z6842 - DY-   - 15 Aug 1941 - Mission: Hannover
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949491 - 62278 - F/Lt. - Pilot - D. N. Sampson - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

1177079 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - J. D. Hamilton - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

939492 - Sgt. - Navigator - E. Alderton - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

NZ44770 - W/O. - Wireless Operator - N. W. J. Scott - RNZAF - Age .. - POW

1378671 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - K. G. Lewis - RAFVR - Age .. - 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 - Z6842 - DY-   - Sampson
Loss Card - Z6842 - DY-    - Sampson - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

949491 - 62278 - F/Lt. - Pilot - David Noel Sampson - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
born ....
Camp L3 - POW No. 3733 - D. N. Sampson
AIR78-139-2-200 - David Noel Sampson - 949491
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1177079 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - John Douglas Hamilton - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
born ....
Camp 357 - POW No. 100 - J. D. Hamilton
AIR78-69-2-358 - John Douglas Hamilton - 1177079
- . - . -

939492 - Sgt. - Navigator - Edward Alderton - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
born ....
Camp 357 - POW No. 101 - E. Alderton
AIR78-2-1-820 - Edward Alderton - 939492
- . - . -

NZ44770 - W/O. - Wireless Operator - Norman W. J. Scott - RNZAF - Age .. - POW
born ....
Camp 357 - POW No. 105 - 975781 - W. J. Scott - !!! Discrepany !!!
W/O. Norman W. J. Scott - RNZAF - 102 Sqn - Whitley Z6842 - captured in Leeuwarden Aug 41
www.conscript-heroes.com/escapelines/LIB-3329-101-300.htm
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1378671 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Kenneth George Lewis - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
born ....
Camp 357 - POW No. 102 - K. G. Lewis
AIR78-97-1-16 - Kenneth George Lewis - 1378671
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SGLO - T1188

WHITLEY Mk.V - Z6842 - DY- - 15 Aug 1941 - TERWISPEL - CREW 5

949491 - 62278  - F/Lt. - Pilot - David Noel Sampson - RAFVR - Age .. - POW 1177079 - Sgt. - 2nd Pilot - John Douglas Hamilton - RAFVR - Age .. - POW 939492 - Sgt. - Air Observer - Edward Alderton - RAFVR - Age .. - POW
NZ44770 - W/O. - Wireless Operator - Norman W. J. Scott - RNZAF - Age .. - POW 1378671 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Kenneth George Lewis - RAFVR - Age .. - POW

- 5 POW -

SAMPSON - HAMILTON - ALDERTON
SCOTT - LEWIS


Under construction - Last update - 28 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1193

Ju-52 W.nr. ???? - ????? - ..:.. - IJsselmeer / Hindeloopen
??????? - LUFTW - 15 Aug 1941
1 KIA




Under construction

Ju-52 W.nr. ???? did in he crash in the IJsselmeer near Hindeloopen
Crew and other circumstances are unknown - likely default -
source: "Luchtoorlog boven Zuidwest-Friesland" p.70 by J. J. v/d Veer

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Crew: Ju-52 W.nr. ???? - 15 Aug 1941 - Mission: .......
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....... - ... - Flugzeugführer - ????? - Luftwaffe - KIA
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SGLO - T1193

Ju-52 W.nr. ???? - 10 May 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 1

....... - ... - Flugzeugführer - ????? - Luftwaffe - KIA

- 1 KIA -

UNKNOWN(†)


Under construction - Last update - 26 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1297

Bf-109E-7 W.nr. 1636 - Fw. G. Stock - ..:.. - Oldeberkoop
2.Erg/JG 52 - LUFTW - 14 Oct 1941
ȍ 1 Survived




Under construction

Bf-109E-7 W.nr. 1636 from 2.Erg/JG 52 (Eelde) crashed near Bovenweg 281, Oldeberkoop
Pilot Stock survived
Lagebericht 13-19/10 '41; Gen Qua Luf 16-10-41 p.4

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Crew: Bf-109E-7 W.nr. 1636 - 14 Oct 1941 - Mission: .......
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....... - Fw. - Flugzeugführer - G. Stock - Luftwaffe - Survived
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SGLO - T1297

Bf-109E-7 W.nr. 1636 - 14 Oct 1941 - OLDEBERKOOP - CREW 1

....... - Fw. - Flugzeugführer - G. Stock - Luftwaffe

- 1 Survived -

STOCK


Under construction - Last update - 26 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1320

Blenheim Mk.IV - V5537 - MK-M - S/L. F. C. Phipps - 23:50 - IJsselmeer
No. 500 Squadron - RAF - 31 Oct 1941
5 POW




Under construction

Base: RAF Bircham Newton, UK
Take-off: 22:00
Blenheim Mk.IV - V5537 - MK-M of No. 500 Squadron RAF was on a anti-shipping mission
crashed 31 Oct 1941 on 23:50 into the IJsselmeer, 6 km W of Lemmer
source: Boiten T., Blenheim Strike

Those MIA are commemorated at Runnymede Memorial
S/L. Phipps on Panel 28, Sgt. Mowan on Panel 49 and Sgt. Miles on Panel 48

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Crew: Blenheim Mk.IV - V5537 - MK-M - 31 Oct 1941 - Mission: Anti-shipping
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36093 - S/L. - Pilot - F. C. Phipps - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA

921870 - Sgt. - Observer - T. P. Mowan - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA

912232 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - A. A. Miles - RAFVR - 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 - V5537 MK-M - Phipps
Loss Card - V5537 MK-M - Phipps - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

36093 - S/L. - Pilot - Francis Constatine Phipps - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA
born 10 Oct 1914, UK - died 31 Oct 1941 - Age 27
- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - commemorated on Panel 28 - CWGC ref. 1804331
Son of Lt.-Col. Henry Ramsey Phipps, D.S.O., R.A., and Mrs. Lorna Phipps, of Bratton Lodge, Wincanton, Somerset;
husband of Mrs. Eleanor Mary Howard Phipps, of Sutton, Surrey. B.A. (Cantab.)

S/L. Francis Constatine Phipps - at Sherborne School (School House)
S/L. Francis Constatine Phipps - at Sherborne School (School House)
Details: Francis Constantine Phipps (1914-1941), born 10 October 1914,
Attended The Wick preparatory school, Hove, Sussex.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1929-July 1933; 6th form;
Class Leader; Lance-Corporal in OTC. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, B.A.
Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force, 1937. WW2, Squadron-Leader in the Royal Air Force.
Killed in action off the Dutch coast on 31 October 1941.
Commemorated at: Runnymede Memorial, Panel 28.
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP
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921870 - Sgt. - Observer - Terence Patrick Mowan - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
born abt. 1920
- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - commemorated on Panel 49 - CWGC ref. 1077336
Son of Mr. Patrick Mowan and Mrs. Gwendoline Mowan, of Peverell, Plymouth,UK

His brother 1324290 - Navigator - F/Sgt. Bernard Vincent Mowan - No. 297 Sqdn.
also died on service - 27 Aug 1944 - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
- PLYMOUTH (FORD PARK) CEMETERY - Grave: Gen. Sec. L. Row 25. Grave 23 - CWGC ref. 2811231


- . - . -

912232 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Allan Arthur Miles - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
born abt. 1920
- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - commemorated on Panel 24 - CWGC ref. 1076806
Only son of Mr. Arthur Miles and Mrs. Christina Miles, of Penang, Malaya
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SGLO - T1320

BLENHEIM Mk.IV - V5537 - MK-M - 31 Oct 1941 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 3

36093 - S/L. - Pilot - Francis Constantine Phipps - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA 921870 - Sgt. - Observer - Terence Patrick Mowan - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 912232 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Allan Arthur Miles - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA

- 3 MIA -

PHIPPS(†) - MOWAN(†) - MILES(†)


Under construction - Last update - 28 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1333

Wellington Mk.Ic - X9976 - AA-? - F/Sgt. J. W. Black - 01:21 - Sorremorre
No. 75 Squadron - RAF - 08 Nov 1941
6 KIA




Under construction

Base: Feltwell
Take-off: ..:..
Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic - X9976 - AA- of No. 75 Sqdn RAF
was shot down at 01:21 by Nightfighter Oblt. Lent 4./NJG 1
Crashed at Sorremorre - NE of Akkrum
source: "Wespennest I" p.186 for NF, location and time, crashed at swamp area "Sorremorre"

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - X9976 - AA-? - 8 Nov 1941 - Mission: Berlin
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402843 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - J. W. Black - RNZAF - Age 27 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7

404356 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - T. H. Gray - RNZAF - Age 27 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Grave 8 H 2

402197 - P/O. - Observer - E. Lloyd - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7

755095 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - L. C. Green - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7

1152206 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - J. D. Thompson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7

1377719 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - C. T. Black - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7
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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 - X9976 AA-? - Black
Loss Card - X9976 AA-? - Black - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

402843 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - John William Black - RNZAF - Age 27 - KIA
born abt.1914
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7 - CWGC ref. 2641486
Son of Allan and Elizabeth Welsh Black, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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404356 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Trevor Hedley Gray - RNZAF - Age 27 - KIA
born abt. 1914
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY - Grave 8 H 2 - CWGC ref. 2641763
Son of Royden Arthur and Daisy Lennox Gray, of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand;
husband of Doreen Gray, of New Plymouth
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402197 - P/O. - Observer - Eric Lloyd - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA
born abt. 1913
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7 - CWGC ref. 2641980
Son of Samuel Edgar Lloyd and of Lilian May Lloyd (nee Toms), of Fordell, Wellington, New Zealand
- . - . -

755095 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Leslie Cyril Green - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
born abt. 1920
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7 - CWGC ref. 2641764
Son of William and Rose Green, of Winchester, England
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1152206 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Jack Dennis Thompson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
born abt. 1920
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7 - CWGC ref. 2642371
Son of Ernest Alfred Thompson, and of Edith Ellen Beatrice Thompson, of Ipswich, Suffolk, England
- . - . -

1377719 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Charles Thomas Black - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA
born abt. 1911
BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7 - CWGC ref. 2641484
Son of Thomas and Bridget Black; husband of Alice Josephine Black, of Islington, London, England
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SGLO - T1333

WELLINGTON X9976 Mk.Ic - 8 Nov 1941 - SORREMORRE - CREW 6

402843 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - John William Black - RNZAF - Age 27 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7 404356 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Trevor Hedley Gray - RNZAF - Age 27 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Grave 8 H 2 402197 - P/O. - Observer - Eric Lloyd - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7
755095 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Leslie Cyril Green - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7 1152206 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Jack Dennis Thompson - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7 1377719 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Charles Thomas Black - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA - Bergen op Zoom Cemetery - Coll. Grave 8 H 3-7

- 6 KIA -

BLACK(†) - GRAY(†) - LLOYD(†)
GREEN(†) - THOMPSON(†) - BLACK(†)


Under construction - Last update - 28 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1427

Do-215B-5 W.nr. 0086 - R4+LP - Uffz. E. Holsten - ..:.. - Steggerda
6./NJG 2 - LUFTW - 02 Mar 1942
3 KIA




Under construction

Dornier Do-215B-5 W.nr. 0086 - R4+LP from 6./NJG 2 crashed at the Leemweg, Steggerda
source: Gen.Q. Luftwaffe 4-3-1942 p.8; KTB Schiphol

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Crew: Do-215B-5 W.nr. 0086 - R4+LP - 2 Mar 1942 - Mission: Training
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - E. Holsten - Luftwaffe - Age 25 - KIA - Ysselsteyn AR-7-164

....... - Gefr. - Beobachter - F. Blessing - Luftwaffe - Age 24 - KIA - Ysselsteyn AR-7-165

....... - Ogefr. - Bordfunker - L. Burghardt - Luftwaffe - Age 25 - KIA - Ysselsteyn AR-7-163
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....... - Unteroffizier - Flugzeugführer - Ewald Holsten - Luftwaffe - Age 25 - KIA
born 02 Dec 1916 - died - 02 Mar 1942, Steggerda - Age 25
- Ysselsteyn AR-7-164
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....... - Gefreiter - Beobachter - Fritz Blessing - Luftwaffe - Age 24 - KIA
born 16 Dec 1917 - died - 02 Mar 1942, Steggerda - Age 24
- Ysselsteyn AR-7-165
- . - . -

....... - Obergefreiter - Bordfunker - Ludwig Burghardt - Luftwaffe - Age 25 - KIA
born 14 Mar 1916 - died - 02 Mar 1942, Steggerda - Age 25
- Ysselsteyn AR-7-163
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SGLO - T1427

Do-215B-5 W.Nr. 0086 - 2 Mar 1942 - STEGGERDA - CREW 3

....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - Ewald Holsten - Luftwaffe - Age 25 - KIA - Ysselsteyn AR-7-164 ....... - Gefr. - Beobachter - Fritz Blessing - Luftwaffe - Age 24 - KIA - Ysselsteyn AR-7-165 ....... - Ogefr. - Bordfunker - Ludwig Burghardt - Luftwaffe - Age 25 - KIA - Ysselsteyn AR-7-163

- 3 KIA -

HOLSTEN(†) - BLESSING(†) - BURGHARDT(†)


Under construction - Last update - 30 Oct 2016 - PATS



SGLO - T1430

Avro Manchester Mk.I - L7426 - OL-D - P/O. C. R. Frost - 03:24 - IJsselmeer
No. 83 Squadron - RAF - 09 Mar 1942
3 KIA - 4 MIA




Under construction

Avro Manchester Mk.I - L7426 - OL-D from No. 83 Squadron RAF left 8 Mar 1942 at 22:50 RAF Scampton, UK
03:24 - Shot down by Nightfighter Oblt. Becker 6./NJG 2
Crashed into the IJsselmeer 3 km ENE of Enkhuizen
source: "Wespennest I" p.207-211 for location and details

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Crew: Avro Manchester Mk.I - L7426 - OL-D - 9 Mar 1942 - Mission: Essen
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114266 - P/O. - Pilot - C. R. Frost - DFM - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Bergen (NH) Cemetery - Grave 1-D-27

61282 - F/O. - Co-Pilot - I. F. Livingstone - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Bergen (NH) Cemetery - Grave 1-D-6

901690 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - W. D. Biltcliffe - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 73

1326330 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - S. Grunwell - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 84

1376053 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - H. R. Ray - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 92

J/5082 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - W. A. Harris - RCAF - Age 24 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 100

931488 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. H. Stone - RAF - Age .. - KIA - Bergen (NH) Cemetery - Grave 1-D-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 - L7426 OL-D - Frost
Loss Card - L7426 OL-D - Frost - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

114266 - P/O. - Pilot - Christopher Ronald Frost - DFM - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
born abt. 1917
BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY - Grave 1-D-27 - CWGC ref. 2619835
Son of Christopher H. A. and Lily Frost, of Beverley, Yorkshire
- . - . -

61282 - F/O. - Co-Pilot - Ian Frederick Livingstone - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
born abt. 1917
BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY - Grave 1-D-6 - CWGC ref. 2619876
Son of Alexander and Kate Livingstone, of Stirling
- . - . -

901690 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - William Durham Biltcliffe - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
born abt. 1920
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - Panel 73 - CWGC ref. 1529802
Son of Thomas and May Elsie Biltcliffe, of Honicknowle, Devon
- . - . -

1326330 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Stanley Grunwell - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA
born abt. 1915
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - Panel 74 - CWGC ref. 1798974
Son of Leonard and Edith Grunwell; husband of Elizabeth Ann Grunwell, of Crossflats, Yorkshire
- . - . -

1376053 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Harold Reginald Ray - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
born abt. 19..
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - Panel 92 - CWGC ref. 2939919
- . - . -

J/5082 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William Arthur Harris - RCAF - Age 24 - MIA
born abt. 1918
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - Panel 100 - CWGC ref. 1799495
Son of the Revd. John Russell Harris, D.D., and Alicia Delaporte Harris. B.A.Sc., 12 Hewitt Avenue, Toronto
- . - . -

931488 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Joseph Howard Stone - RAF - Age .. - KIA
born abt. 19..
BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY - Grave 1-D-5 - CWGC ref. 2619876
- . - . -



SGLO - T1430

AVRO MANCHESTER Mk.I - L7426 - OL-D - 09 Mar 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

114266 - P/O. - Pilot - Christopher Ronald Frost - DFM - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Bergen (NH) Cemetery - Grave 1-D-27 61282 - F/O. - Co-Pilot - Ian Frederick Livingstone - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA - Bergen (NH) Cemetery - Grave 1-D-6 901690 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - William Durham Biltcliffe - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 73 1326330 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Stanley Grunwell - RAFVR - Age 27 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 84
1376053 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Harold Reginald Ray - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 92 J/5082 - P/O. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - William Arthur Harris - RCAF - Age 24 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 100 931488 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Joseph Howard Stone - RAF - Age .. - KIA - Bergen (NH) Cemetery - Grave 1-D-5

- 3 KIA - 4 MIA -

FROST(†) - LIVINGSTONE(†) - BILTCLIFFE(†) - GRUNWELL(†)
RAY(†) - HARRIS(†) - STONE(†)


Under construction - Last update - 04 Feb 2017 - PATS



SGLO - T1471

Do-217E-2 W.nr. 1161 - F8+GC - Hptm. W. G. Freiherr von Schlippenbach - ..:.. - IJsselmeer
II./KG 40 - LUFTW - 08 Apr 1942
4 KIA




Under construction

Dornier Do-217 E-2 W.nr. 1161 - F8+GC - from II./KG 40 (Soesterberg) crashed in the IJsselmeer

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Crew: Do-217E-2 - W.Nr. 1161 - 8 Apr 1942 - Mission: Training
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....... - Hptm. - Flugzeugführer - W. G. Freiherr von Schlippenbach - Luftwaffe - Age 29 - KIA - Ysselsteyn KAM-29

....... - Ofw. - Beobachter - H. Thiele - Luftwaffe - Age 28 - KIA - Ysselsteyn KAM-29

....... - Ofw. - Bordfunker - P. Schulz - Luftwaffe - Age 29 - KIA - Ysselsteyn KAM-29

....... - Ofw. - Bordmechaniker - K. Schmidt - Luftwaffe - Age 28 - KIA - Ysselsteyn KAM-29
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....... - Hptm. - Flugzeugführer - Wendt Gustav Baron Freiherr von Schlippenbach - Luftwaffe - Age 29 - KIA
born 7 Sep 1912, Dortmund - died 08 Apr 1942, IJsselmeer - Age 29
Final burial - Ysselsteyn KAM-29 (Kameradengrab 29)
- . - . -

....... - Ofw. - Beobachter - Helmut Thiele - Luftwaffe - Age 28 - KIA
born 18 Sep 1913 - died 08 Apr 1942, IJsselmeer - Age 28
Final burial - Ysselsteyn KAM-29 (Kameradengrab 29)
- . - . -

....... - Ofw. - Bordfunker - Paul Schulz - Luftwaffe - Age 29 - KIA
born 4 Jan 1913 - died 08 Apr 1942, IJsselmeer - Age 29
Final burial - Ysselsteyn KAM-29 (Kameradengrab 29)
- . - . -

....... - Ofw. - Bordmechaniker - Konrad Schmidt - Luftwaffe - Age 28 - KIA
born 24 Mar 1914 - died 08 Apr 1942, IJsselmeer - Age 28
Final burial - Ysselsteyn KAM-29 (Kameradengrab 29)
- . - . -



SGLO - T1471

Do-217E-2 - W.Nr. 1161 - 8 Apr 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 4

....... - Hptm. - Flugzeugführer - Wendt Gustav Baron Freiherr von Schlippenbach - Luftwaffe - Age 29 - KIA - Ysselsteyn KAM-29 ....... - Ofw. - Beobachter - Helmut Thiele - Luftwaffe - Age 28 - KIA - Ysselsteyn KAM-29 ....... - Ofw. - Bordfunker - Paul Schulz - Luftwaffe - Age 29 - KIA - Ysselsteyn KAM-29 ....... - Ofw. - Bordmechaniker - Konrad Schmidt - Luftwaffe - Age 28 - KIA - Ysselsteyn KAM-29

- 4 KIA -

FREIHERR VON SCHLIPPENBACH(†) - THIELE(†) - SCHULZ(†) - SCHMIDT(†)


Under construction - Last update - 28 Oct 2016 - PATS




SGLO - T1478

Wellington Mk.III - X3596 - KO-B - Sgt. A. E. Holder - ?03:15? - 3.5 km W of Urk
No. 115 Squadron - RAF - 13th April 1942 - Mission: Essen
7 KIA




Under construction

Vickers Wellington Mk.III X3596 - KO-B from No. 115 Squadron RAF - Take-off 22:57 - RAF Marham
?03:15? - Shot down by Nightfighter Oblt. Woltersdorf from III./NJG 1
??? Claim 01:00 ???
Crashed into lake IJsselmeer 3.5 km W of Urk
All buried in AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY

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Crew: Wellington Mk.III - X3596 - KO-B - 13 Apr 1942 - Mission: Essen
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1376202 - Sgt. - Pilot - A. E. Holder - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA

404994 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - N. H. Blair - RNZAF - Age 24 - KIA

106537 - P/O. - Observer - R. W. Barlow - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA

977631 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - T. J. Phillips - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA

1151893 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - K. J. Raiswell - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

621697 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - T. Ryan - 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.

Loss Card - X3596 - KO-B - Holder
Loss Card - X3596 - KO-B - Holder - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -
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1376202 - Sgt. - Pilot - Albert Ernest "Jim" Holder - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
born abt. 1915
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave 85-D-12 - CWGC ref. 2619600
Son of Mr. Albert Holder and Mrs. Thirza Louisa Holder née Enfield;
husband of Winifred May Holder née Gibbs, 2 Alexander Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Address - Mrs. W. M. Holder
Address - Mrs. W. M. Holder
image via Caryl McMillan née Raiswell - 19 Dec 2016

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1908 - Albert Holder with Ms. Thirza Louisa Enfield - district: St. Ives - Vol 3b Page 647
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Albert E. Holder - mother's surname: Enfield - district: Camberwell - Vol 1d Page 1478
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1940 - Albert E. Holder with Ms. Winifred May Gibbs - district: Fulham - Vol 1a Page 916
Birth 1st Qtr. 1942 - Anthony J. Holder - mother's surname: Gibbs - district: Aylesbury - Vol 3a Page 2746
- . - . -

404994 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Noel Hensley Blair - RNZAF - Age 24 - KIA
born abt. 1918
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave 85-D-13 - CWGC ref. 2619523
Son of Charles and Clara Blair, of Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand
- . - . -

106537 - P/O. - Observer - Ronald William Barlow - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
born abt. 1917
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave 85-D-15 - CWGC ref. 2619512
Son of Edmund and Ada Miller Barlow, of Stockport, Cheshire. B.A. Hons. (Oxon.);
Scholar of Brasenose College; Diplomas in Economics and General Science
President and Captain, Oxford University Lacrosse team, 1937
- . - . -

977631 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas James Phillips - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA
born abt. 19..
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave 85-D-11 - CWGC ref. 2619675
- . - . -

1151893 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Kenneth John Raiswell - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
born 21 Jan 1922, Gowerton - died 13 Apr 1942, IJsselmeer - Age 20
Day of Attestaton / Enlisted: 14 May 1940 - Occupation: Railway Labourer - Religion: Church of England
Marital Status: Single
AC2 - 14 May 1940
T/Sgt. - 30 Aug 1944
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave 85-C-13 - CWGC ref. 2619684
!!! Discrepancy - At CWGC age is given as 19 - info PATS
Son of Mr. John Raiswell and Mrs. Mabel Raiswell née Smith, 6 Sterry Road, Gowerton, Glamorgan
Siblings: Donald C. Raiswell (brother) - RAF WWII and Dennis G. Raiswell (brother) - Welsh Guards WWII
both born in Gowerton, Wales

Birth 21 Jan 1922 - Kenneth J. Raiswell - mother's surname: Smith - district: Llanelly - Vol 11a Page 2455
Birth 04 Apr 1925 - Donald C. Raiswell - mother's surname: Smith - district: Llanelly - Vol 11a Page 2111
Birth 16 Mar 1927 - Dennis G. Raiswell - mother's surname: Smith - district: Llanelly - Vol 11a Page 1778
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1954 - Dennis G. Raiswell with Ms. Marian L. McKee - district: West Glamorgan - Vol 8b Page 1742
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1959 - Julia D. Raiswell - mothers's surname: McKee - district: Swansea - Vol 8b Page 1044
Birth 1st Qtr. 1962 - Caryl A. Raiswell - mothers's surname: McKee - district: West Glamorgan - Vol 8b Page 1204
Marriage: Aug 1990 - Ms. Caryl A. Raiswell with Mr. Glyn Mcmillan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Death 17 Jun 1990 - Donald Charles Raiswell - born 4 Apr 1925 - died Age 65, district: Swansea - Vol 27 Page 2335
Marian L. Raiswell née McKee - born 1st Qtr. 1929 - died 22 Dec 2011, Morriston Hospital in Cwmrhydyceirw - Age 82


A I R M E N 'S   S E R V I C E   A N D   P A Y   B O O K
Royal Air Force - Airman's Service Book - Kenneth John Raiswell - cover
Royal Air Force - Airman's Service Book - Kenneth John Raiswell - page 1 and 2
Royal Air Force - Airman's Service Book - Kenneth John Raiswell - page 1 and 2
Royal Air Force - Airman's Service Book - Kenneth John Raiswell - RAFVR
images via Caryl McMillan née Raiswell (niece) - 17 Dec 2016

Sgt. Kenneth John Raiswell - RAFVR Plaque Memorial - Kenneth J. Raiswell
Sgt. Kenneth John Raiswell - RAFVR . . . . . . Memorial Plaque: World War II (1939-1945)
Photo via Caryl McMillan née Raiswell (niece) - 17 Dec 2016 . . . . . at the Gowerton Comprehensive School
Plague source: The Gowertonian Society

Telegram 13 Apr 1942 - Sgt. Kenneth John Raiswell - Missing
Telegram 13 Apr 1942 - Sgt. Kenneth John Raiswell - Missing

Red Cross - Sgt. Kenneth John Raiswell - Burial New East Cemetery, Amsterdam Buckingham Palace - Sympathy
Red Cross - Burial New East Cemetery, Amsterdam . . . . . Buckingham Palace - Sympathy
images via Caryl McMillan née Raiswell (niece) - 19 Dec 2016
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621697 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Thomas Ryan - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born abt. 1920
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave 85-D-14 - CWGC ref. 2619689
Son of Johana Ryan
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SGLO - T1478

WELLINGTON Mk.III - X3596 - KO-B - 13 Apr 1942 - 3.5 KM W OF URK - CREW 6

1376202 - Sgt. - Pilot - Albert Ernest 'Jim' Holder - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA 404994 - Sgt. - Co-Pilot - Noel Hensley Blair  - RNZAF - Age 24 - KIA 106537 - P/O. - Observer - Ronald William Barlow - RAFVR - Age 25 - KIA
977631 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas James Phillips - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA 1151893 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Kenneth John Raiswell - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA 621697 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Thomas Ryan - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

- 6 KIA -

HOLDER(†) - BLAIR(†) - BARLOW(†)
PHILLIPS(†) - RAISWELL(†) - RYAN(†)


Contact Ryan is pending - 09 Dec 2016 - PATS
Contact Raiswell is pending - 09 Dec 2016 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 20 Dec 2016 - PATS




SGLO - T1532

Hampden Mk.I - P2116 - GL-L2 - P/O. T. E. P. Ramsay - 02:10 - near Diepenveen
No. 14 OTU - RAF - 30th May 1942 - Mission: Cologne
3 KIA - 1 POW




Under construction

Handley Page Hampden Mk.I - P2116 - GL-L2 from No. 14 OTU (Operational Training Unit), RAF
left 30 May 1942 at 22:57 RAF Cottesmore, UK
02:10 - Shot down by Nightfighter Lt. Meurer III./NJG 1
Crashed near Diepenveen
Three were KIA and all buried at Diepenveen General Cemetery,
while pilot Ramsay survived the crash and became POW - Stalag Luft 3 - POW No. 382
Additional source: "Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst" p.401 for location and time

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Crew: Handley Page Hampden Mk.I - P2116 - GL-L2 - 31 May 1942 - Mission: Cologne
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1028013 - 116080 - P/O. - Pilot - T. E. P. Ramsay - RAFVR - Age ~32 - POW

1016958 - 115163 - P/O. - Observer - W. H. Gorton - RAFVR - Age 29- KIA - DIEPENVEEN CEMETERY - Coll. 1 2-3

48586 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - V. E. Woolnough - DFM - RAF - Age 24 - KIA - DIEPENVEEN CEMETERY - Coll. 1 2-3

798559 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - F. H. Falk - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA - DIEPENVEEN CEMETERY - 1 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 - P2116 GL-L2 - Ramsay
Loss Card - P2116 GL-L2 - Ramsay - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

1028013 - 116080 - P/O. - Pilot - Thomas Edward Philip Ramsay - RAFVR - Age ~32 - POW
born abt. 1910, UK - died .. ... .... - Age ..
Taken POW and was sent to Stalag Luft 3 - POW No. 382

P/O. Tom Ramsay
P/O. Thomas "Tom" Edward Philip Ramsay - RAFVR
image via Frits Loggen - 06 Nov 2016

Birth 1st Qtr. 1910 - Thomas Edward P. RAMSAY - district: Edmonton - Vol 3a Page 491
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1937 - Thomas E. P. Ramsay with Ms. Muriel E. Bond - district: Edmonton Vol 3a Page 198
district Edmonton spans the boundaries of the counties of Hertfordshire, Essex and Middlesex
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1016958 - 115163 - P/O. - Observer - William Howarth Gorton - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
born abt. 1913, UK
- DIEPENVEEN GENERAL CEMETERY Grave Reference: Row 1, Joint grave 2-3 - CWGC ref. 2820443
Son of Mr. Harry Gorton and Mrs. Ann Gorton, and stepson of Minnie Gorton, of Manchester;
husband of Mrs. Barbara Gorton

Barbara Turcotte of Fredericton, NB - 1917 - 2014
Born November 10, 1917, in Manchester, England,
she was the elder daughter of the late Ernest E. and Elsie (Moffat) Ward,
and sister of the late Joyce Ward De Witt(late Harry).
The loss of her cherished husbands, Flying Officer William Howarth Gorton, RAF, in 1942,
and Romeo Turcotte, in 2000, and her beloved younger daughter, Wanda, in 2002, devastated her
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48586 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Victor Ernest Woolnough - DFM - RAF - Age 24 - KIA
born abt. 1918, UK
- DIEPENVEEN GENERAL CEMETERY Grave Reference: Row 1, Joint grave 2-3 - CWGC ref. 2820446
Son of Mr. Ernest Robert Woolnough and Mrs. Ellen Kate Woolnough née Stallwood, 88 Sheldon Road, Chippenham, UK
Siblings: Robert Edward Woolnough, Florence Amy Woolnough and Gwendoline May Woolnough
Chippenham is an historic market town in Wiltshire, England, 13 miles east of Bath and 96 miles west of London

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1907 - Robert Edward Woolnough with Ellen Kate Stallwood - district: Bath - Vol 5c Page 910
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1907 - Robert Edward Woolnough - district: Chippenham - Vol 5a Page 79
Birth 4th Qtr. 1909 - Florence Amy Woolnough - district: Chippenham - Vol 5a Page 75
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Gwendoline May Woolnough - mother's surname: Stallwood - district: Chippenham - Vol 5a Page 125
Birth 4th Qtr. 1918 - Victor E. Woolnough - mother's surname: Stallwood - district: Chippenham - Vol 5a Page 102

P/O. Victor Ernest Woolnough - DFM
P/O. Victor Ernest Woolnough - DFM - RAF
image via Frits Loggen - 06 Nov 2016

Woolnough had joined the RAF in February 1939 as a Wireless Operator / Air Gunner.
He was awarded the DFM for operations over Germany whilst serving with No. 144 Squadron.
This award was announced on 21 Nov 1941. He was commissioned to Pilot Officer in April 1942

From Tavender's DFM Register:
As Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, Sergeant Woolnough's work has been of a very high standard.
At times, Sergeant Woolnough has been called upon to work his set under the most severe icing and electrical
conditions and on many occassions it has been due to his skill that the safe navigation of his aircraft
has been accomplished. This NCO carried out a daylight attack on Brest as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
during July, 1941. The operation had to be undertaken in the face of large fighter and AA opposition.
Although the aircraft was repeatedly hit by AA and the formation almost continuously engaged by fighter
aircraft, this NCO continued to operate his guns with skill and determination
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798559 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frederick Harold Falk - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA
born 02 Oct 1918, Newfoundland, Canada
- DIEPENVEEN GENERAL CEMETERY Grave Reference: Row 1, grave 1 - CWGC ref. 2820442
Son of Capt. Enoch Falk and Mrs. Fanny E. Falk (née Axford), of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Siblings: John Falk and Reginald Falk

Baptism Certificate - Frederick Harold Falk - 17 Nov 1918
Baptism Certificate - Frederick Harold Falk - 17 Nov 1918
798559  - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frederick Harold Falk - RAFVR 798559  - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frederick Harold Falk - RAFVR
798559  - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frederick Harold Falk - RAFVR 798559  - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frederick Harold Falk - RAFVR
798559 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frederick Harold Falk - RAFVR
courtesy Charles Falk (nephew) via David Tuma - 12 Jan 2017 - 09 Apr 2017
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SGLO - T1532

HANDLEY PAGE HAMPDEN Mk.I - P2116 - GL-L2 - 09 Mar 1942 - DIEPENVEEN - CREW 4

1028013 - 116080 - P/O. - Pilot - Thomas Edward P. Ramsay - RAFVR - Age ~32 - POW 1016958 - 115163 - P/O. - Observer - William Howarth Gorton - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA 48586 - P/O. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Victor Ernest Woolnough - DFM - RAF - Age 24 - KIA 98559 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Frederick Harold Falk - RAFVR - Age 23 - KIA

- 3 KIA - 1 POW -

RAMSAY - GORTON(†) - WOOLNOUGH(†) - FALK(†)


Contact Gorton is pending - 03 Nov 2016 - PATS
Contact Falk is pending - 03 Nov 2016 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 14 Apr 2017 - PATS




SGLO - T1655

Wellington Mk.III - X3309 - JN-N - F/O. D. O. Osborne - 00:54 - IJsselmeer
No. 150 RAF - 28 Jun 1942 - Mission: Bremen
7 MIA




Under construction

Vickers Wellington Mk.III - X3309 - JN-N from No. 150 Squadron, RAF
left 27 Jun 1942 at 23:15 RAF Snaith, UK
00:54 - Shot down by Nightfighter Uffz. H. Vinke II./NJG 2
Crashed into the IJsselmeer, East of Enkhuizen
All five are MIA and commemorated at Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK
Additional source: "Wespennest I" p.268 for time; Archive H. Welting for cause and crew data

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Crew: Vickers Wellington Mk.III - X3309 - JN-N - 28 Jun 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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932840 - 64303 - F/O. - Pilot - D. O. Osborne - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 67

984803 - F/Sgt. - Observer - G. Cobden - RAFVR - Age ~24 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 73

1381676 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - I. James - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 86

1283349 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - L. R. Dye - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 82

1377699 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D. E. C. Adams - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 73
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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 - X3309 JN-N - Osborne
Loss Card - X3309 JN-N - Osborne - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

932840 - 64303 - F/O. - Pilot - Derek Oscar Osborne - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 67 - CWGC ref. 1803663
Son of Mr. Harold Aubrey Osborne and Mrs. Beatrix Naomi Osborne;
husband of Mrs. Yvonne Elizabeth Osborne née Vincent, of Cringleford, Norfolk
Father of Christopher "Chris" Derek Ian Osborne
Mrs. Osborne remarried - Yvonne Elizabeth Kendrick, of Felmingham, Norfolk, England

932840 - 64303 - F/O. - Pilot - Derek Oscar Osborne - RAFVR
932840 - 64303 - F/O. - Pilot - Derek Oscar Osborne - RAFVR
image courtesy Chris Osborne (son) - 06 Nov 2016

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1941 - Mr. Derek O. Osborne with Ms. Yvonne E. Vincent - district: Norwich, Norfolk Co. Vol 4b Page 448
Birth 04 May 1942 - Christopher D. I. Osborne - Mother's surname: Vincent - district: Lothingland - Vol 4a Page 2220
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1946 - Mr. John S. Kendrick with Mrs. Yvonne E. Osborne - district: Acle, Norfolk Co. - Vol 4b Page 89
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984803 - F/Sgt. - Observer - Gerald Cobden - RAFVR - Age ~24 - MIA
born 2nd Qtr. 1918, Leeds, UK
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 73 - CWGC ref. 1084640
Son of Mr. Israel Cobden and Mrs. Edith Cobden née Hyman, Hull, UK
Siblings: Isaac H. Cobden, Maurice Cobden and Stanley Cobden
Religion: Hebrew
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1381676 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Iestyn James - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 86 - CWGC ref. 1801071
Son of Mr. David James and Mrs. Harriet Ann James, of Cefneithin, Carmarthenshire
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1283349 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Leslie Richard Dye - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 82 - CWGC ref. 232672
Son of Mr. Albert Edward Dye and Mrs. Elizabeth Dye, of Fulham, London
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1377699 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Desire Ernest Charles Adams - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 73 - CWGC ref. 1082544
Son of Mr. Louis Adams and Mrs. Minnie Eveline Adams, of Battersea, London
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SGLO - T1655

Vickers Wellington Mk.III - X3309 - JN-N - 28 Jun 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 5

932840 - 64303 - F/O. - Pilot - Derek Oscar Osborne - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA 984803 - F/Sgt. - Observer - Gerald Cobden - RAFVR - Age ~24 - MIA 1381676 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Iestyn James - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
1283349 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Leslie Richard Dye - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 1377699 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Desire Ernest Charles Adams - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA

- 5 MIA -

OSBORNE(†) - COBDEN(†) - JAMES(†)
DYE(†) - ADAMS(†)


Contact Osborne is pending - 06 Nov 2016 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 06 Nov 2016 - PATS




SGLO - T1658

Halifax Mk.II - W7714 - LQ-K - W/O II L. Sydney - 02:14 - Sybrandaburen
No. 405 Squadron - RCAF - 30 Jun 1942 - Mission: Bremen
1 KIA - 6 MIA




Under construction

Handley Page Halifax Mk.II - W7714 - LQ-K from No. 405 Squadron, RCAF
left 29 Jun 1942 at 23:06 RAF Pocklington, UK
02:14 - Shot down by Nightfighter Maj. Helm of II./NJG 2
Crashed near Deersum and Sybrandaburen, 13 km SSW of Leeuwarden
Six members are MIA and commemorated at Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK
While F/Sgt. C. P. Philp is buried in Rauwerderhem (Deersum) Protestant Churchyard
Additional source: Archive H. Welting for cause and crew data

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - W7714 - LQ-K - 30 Jun 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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R/58531 - Warrant Officer II - Pilot - L. Sidney - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial 102

R/74994 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - E. K. Brennan - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial 102

R/62217 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - R. A. A. Gorieu - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial 104

R/54847 - F/Sgt. - Flight Engineer - C. S. Walsh - RCAF - Age 27 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial 107

1063335 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - G. A. White - RAFVR - Age 40 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial 96

972384 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - C. P. Philp - RAFVR- Age 23 - KIA - Deersum Cemetery - Grave 17-1

912780 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - T. G. Gunn - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial 84
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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 - W7714 - LQ-K - Sidney
Loss Card - W7714 - LQ-K - Sidney - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

R/58531 - Warrant Officer II - Pilot - Lawrence Sidney - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA
born 01 Mar 1919, Armstrong, BC
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 102 - CWGC ref. 1807133
Son of Mr. William Sidney and Mrs. Mary Sidney, of Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada

Born 1 March 1919 in Armstrong, British Columbia
Son of William and Mary Blanche Sidney, of Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada
Brother of Gordon, Tommy, Marjorie and Mrs. N. Collins
Enlisted in Kamloops, British Columbia 6 December 1939
He stated he was single and a farmer
He had former service with the Rocky Mountain Rangers
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional information: Canadian Virtual War Memorial - 06 Nov 2016
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R/74994 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - Edmund Keith Brennan - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA
born 22 Apr 1916, Hastings Coulee, AB
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 102 - CWGC ref. 1530378
Son of Mr. William J. Brennan and Mrs. Julia E. Brennan, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Born: April 22, 1916 Hastings Coulee, Alberta
Son of William Julian and Julia E. (née Brace) Brennan, of Vancouver, British Columbia
Brother of Patrick Julian, Geoffrey and Marlyn, who also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional information: Canadian Virtual War Memorial - 06 Nov 2016
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R/62217 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond Albert Aime Gorieu - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA
born 24 Mar 1916, Duck Lake, SK
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 104 - CWGC ref. 1798582
Son of Mr. Paul Gorieu and Mrs. Alphonsine Gorieu, of Domremy, Saskatchewan, Canada

R/62217 - F/Sgt. Raymond Albert Aime Gorieu - RCAF R/62217 - F/Sgt. Raymond Albert Aime Gorieu - RCAF
R/62217 - F/Sgt. Raymond Albert Aime Gorieu - RCAF
left image via Thérèse Dubord née Gorieu (sister) - 10 Nov 2016
right image via svwm.ca - 22 Apr 2017

Thérèse, Raymond, Mom Raymond in UK, awaiting flight
Thérèse, Raymond, Mom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raymond in UK, awaiting flight
images via Thérèse Dubord née Gorieu (sister) - 10 Nov 2016

Born March 24, 1916 at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan
Son of Paul and Alphonsine Gorieu, of Domremy, Saskatchewan
Brother of Andrew, Paul, Marcel, Yvonne and Thérèse
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional information: Canadian Virtual War Memorial - 06 Nov 2016
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R/54847 - F/Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Cecil Stephen Walsh - RCAF - Age 27 - MIA
born 06 May 1915, Beaurepaire, Montreal, QC
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 107 - CWGC ref. 1809550

Born: May 6, 1915
Enlistment: April 2, 1940
Born in Montreal, Quebec. Son of Stephen and Christina (née Burke) Walsh of Beaupaire, Quebec
Husband of remarried widow, Clara Mae (née Miles) Amatuzio
Father of Lynne Clara Christina and Bruce Stephen Albert
Brother of George Raymond, Edward William and Emma Mae, Winnifred, Christina,
Kathleen May, Meta Pauline and Rita
He enlisted in Montreal, Quebec on 2 April 1940 and was a fireman
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional information: Canadian Virtual War Memorial - 06 Nov 2016
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1063335 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - George Arthur White - RAFVR - Age 40 - MIA
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 96 - CWGC ref. 1531397
Son of Mrs. Minnie White; husband of Mrs. Elsie White, of Marylebone, London
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972384 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - Charles Pearn Philp - RAFVR- Age 23 - KIA
born 4th Qtr. 1918, UK
Rauwerderhem (Deersum) Protestant Churchyard Grave Reference: Row 17. Grave 1. - CWGC ref. 2649359
Son of Mr. William George Philp and Mrs. Elizabeth Bywater Philp née Jones, of Birkenhead

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Mr. Willie G. Philp with Ms. Elizabeth B. Jones - district: Birkenhead - Vol 8a Page 1143
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Francis W. Philp - mother's surname: Jones - district: Birkenhead - Vol 8a Page 980
Birth 4th Qtr. 1918 - Charles P. Philp - mother's surname: Jones - district: Birkenhead - Vol 8a Page 775
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912780 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Thomas Gower Gunn - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA
- Runnymede Memorial - Panel 84 - CWGC ref. 1799001
Son of Mr. Thomas William Gunn and Mrs. Flora Gunn, of Liverpool
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SGLO - T1658

Halifax Mk.II - W7714 - LQ-K - 30 Jun 1942 - SYBRANDABUREN - CREW 7

R/58531 - Warrant Officer II - Pilot - Lawrence Sidney - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA R/74994 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - Edmund Keith Brennan - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA R/62217 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Raymond Albert Aime Gorieu - RCAF - Age 26 - MIA R/54847 - F/Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Cecil Stephen Walsh - RCAF - Age 27 - MIA
063335 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - George Arthur White - RAFVR - Age 40 - MIA 972384 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - Charles Pearn Philp - RAFVR- Age 23 - KIA 912780 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - Thomas Gower Gunn - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA

- 1 KIA - 6 MIA -

SIDNEY(†) - BRENNAN(†) - GORIEU(†) - WALSH(†)
WHITE(†) - PHILP(†) - GUNN(†)


Contact Gorieu is pending - 06 Nov 2016 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 22 Apr 2017 - PATS



SGLO - T1810

Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 4275 - U5+LT - Uffz. A. Stendel - ..:.. - near Strand Horst
9./KG 2 - LUFTW - 08 Apr 1942
4 KIA




Under construction

Dornier Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 4275 - U5+LT - from 9./KG 2 (Deelen)
crashed in Nuldernauw - Wolderwijd near Strand Horst
Crashsite excavated in May 1978

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Crew: Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 4275 - 6 Sep 1942 - Mission: .......
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - A. Stendel - Luftwaffe - Age 23 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-33

....... - Oblt. - Beobachter - F. Koppenburg - Luftwaffe - Age 28 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-34

....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - R. Rossdeutscher - Luftwaffe - Age 22 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-35

....... - Ofw. - Bordschütze - R. Dudek - Luftwaffe - Age 30 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-36
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - Alfred Stendel - Luftwaffe - Age 23 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-33
born 14 Apr 1919 - died 06 Sep 1942, IJsselmeer - Age 23

Uffz. Alfred Stendel - headstone M-2-33 - by Fred Munckhof
Uffz. Alfred Stendel - headstone M-2-33 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 15 May 2012 - Find A Grave Memorial# 58835328
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....... - Oblt. - Beobachter - Fritz Koppenburg - Luftwaffe - Age 28 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-34
born 16 Jul 1914 - died 06 Sep 1942, IJsselmeer - Age 28

Oblt. Fritz Koppenburg - headstone M-2-34 - by Fred Munckhof
Oblt. Fritz Koppenburg - headstone M-2-34 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 15 May 2012 - Find A Grave Memorial# 58835321
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....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Richard Rossdeutscher - Luftwaffe - Age 22 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-35
born 02 Feb 1920 - died 06 Sep 1942, IJsselmeer - Age 22

Uffz. Richard Rossdeutscher - headstone M-2-35 - by Fred Munckhof
Uffz. Richard Rossdeutscher - headstone M-2-35 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 15 May 2012 - Find A Grave Memorial# 58835301
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....... - Ofw. - Bordschütze - Roman Dudek - Luftwaffe - Age 30 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-36
born 28 Feb 1912 - died 06 Sep 1942, IJsselmeer - Age 30

Ofw. Roman Dudek - headstone M-2-36 - by Fred Munckhof
Ofw. Roman Dudek - headstone M-2-36 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 15 May 2012 - Find A Grave Memorial# 58835278
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SGLO - T1810

Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 4275 - 6 Sep 1942 - near STRAND HORST - CREW 4

....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - Alfred Stendel - Luftwaffe - Age 23 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-33 ....... - Oblt. - Beobachter - Fritz Koppenburg - Luftwaffe - Age 28 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-34 ....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Richard Rossdeutscher - Luftwaffe - Age 22 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-35 ....... - Ofw. - Bordschütze - Roman Dudek - Luftwaffe - Age 30 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-36

- 4 KIA -

STENDEL(†) - KOPPENBURG(†) - ROSSDEUTSCHER(†) - DUDEK(†)


Under construction - Last update - 18 Apr 2017 - PATS




SGLO - T1839

Wellington Mk.III - X9786 - WG-F - P/O. R. L. Hage - 05:52 - IJsselmeer
No. 26 OTU - RAF - 14 Jun 1942 - Mission: Bremen
4 KIA - 1 POW




Under construction

Vickers Wellington Mk.III - X9786 - WG-F from No. 26 OTU - RAF (Operational Training Unit)
left 13 Sep 1942 at 23:53 RAF Wing, UK
05:52 - Shot down by Nightfighter Hauptmann W. Dormann of III./NJG 1
Crashed into the IJsselmeer, 2 km West of Elburg
Four were KIA and buried in Amsterdam; Sgt. Gartlan survived the crash and was taken POW
Stalag 344 (Lamsdorf) - POW No. 27143

No.26 Operational Training Unit - Aircraft & Markings
EU - Jan 1942 - xxx 1944
PB - Dec 1941 - Mar 1946
WG - Jan 1942 - Mar 1946

"Van Grasmat tot Fliegerhorst" p.402, "Wespennest I" p.305/306; Archive H. Welting for crew data

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Crew: Vickers Wellington Mk.III - X9786 - WG-F - 14 Sep 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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119024 - P/O. - Pilot - R. L. Hage - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - Amsterdam - Grave: 85-A-9

1128890 - Sgt. - Observer - K. D. Jones - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - Amsterdam - Grave: 85-C-7

656553 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Bomb Aimer - A. K. Smith - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA - Amsterdam - Grave: 85-B-8

1265865 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - D. Fisher - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA - Amsterdam - Grave: 85-B-7

R/79372 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. A. Gartlan - RCAF - Age 21 - 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 - X9796 - WG-F - Hage
Loss Card - X9796 - WG-F - Hage - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

119024 - P/O. - Pilot - Robert Leo Hage - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
born 24 Jul 1920, MT, USA
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave Reference: Plot 85 Row A Grave 9 - CWGC ref. 2619589
Son of Mr. Leonerd Hage and Mrs. Blanche Betts Hage, of Missoula, Montana, U.S.A.

WINGS over WING - cover - Oct 2001 P/O. - Pilot - Robert Leo Hage - 24 Jul 1942
WINGS over WING - Oct 2001 . . . . . P/O. Robert Leo Hage
Photograph of P/O. Robert Leo Hage is in "Wings over Wing" on page 25
by Michael Warth (Oct 2001)

info Jan Halvorson (2nd cousin)

No.6 Course Pilots - No.26 O.T.U. - 14 Jul 1942, RAF WING
No.6 Course Pilots - No.26 O.T.U. - 14 Jul 1942, RAF WING
l-r: Knowles, Flack, Welford, Easter, Southall, Lowe, Hage, Astrosky and Rogers
image via Ian Coleman - 26 Nov 2016

. . . . . . . . 1939-45 STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WAR MEDAL . . . . . . . . . . . BOMBER COMMAND CLASP . .
1939-45 STAR - 119024  - P/O. Robert Leo Hage - RAFVR WAR MEDAL - 119024  - P/O. Robert Leo Hage - RAFVR BOMBER COMMAND CLASP - 119024  - P/O. Robert Leo Hage - RAFVR
Awards - 119024 - P/O. Robert Leo Hage - RAFVR - issued Feb 2017
images via Jan Halvorson (2nd cousin) - 16 Feb 2017

Old headstone - P/O. Robert Leo Hage - RAFVR New headstone - P/O. Robert Leo Hage - RAFVR
Old Headstone - - - - 119024 - P/O. Robert Leo Hage - RAFVR - New headstone
old image via Nico Kwakman - zzairwar.nl - 08 Apr 2017
new image via Jan Halvorson (2nd cousin) - 07 Apr 2017
Plus Credits for issued awards and headstone change to Jan Halvorson, Nico Kwakman, Volendam - zzairwar.nl Plus
and U.S. Consul General of the Netherlands Mr. David McCawley

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1128890 - Sgt. - Observer - Kenneth David Jones - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
born abt. 1921, UK
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave Reference: Plot 85 Row C Grave 7 - CWGC ref. 2619620
Son of Mr. Tom Jones and Mrs. Mary Irving Jones, of Crosby, Liverpool

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1915 - Mr. Tom Jones with Mrs. Mary I. Howarth - district: Chorlton Vol 8c Page 2234
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Marjorie Jones - mother's surname: Howarth - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1246
Birth 1st Qtr. 1921 - Kenneth D. Jones - mother's surname: Howarth - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1262
Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Thomas Jones - mother's surname: Howarth - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1480
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Edwin Jones - mother's surname: Howarth - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1378
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1923 - Norman K. Jones - mother's surname: Howarth - district: Chorlton - Vol 8c Page 1136
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656553 - Sgt. - Obs. /W.Operator / Bomb Aimer - Alexander Knox Smith - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
born abt. 1915, UK
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave Reference: Plot 85 Row B Grave 8 - CWGC ref. 2619707
Son of Mr. Alexander Hastie Smith and Mrs. Sarah Caroline Smith née Knox, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Siblings: Margaret A. Smith (sister) and Jeanie H. Smith (sister)

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Mr. Alexander H. Smith with Ms. Sarah C. Knox - district Romford - Vol 4a Page 941
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 1st Qtr. 1915 - Alexander K. Smith- mother's surname: Knox - district: Romford - Vol 4a Page 1126
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Margaret A. Smith - mother's surname: Knox - district: Romford - Vol 4a Page 1225
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Jeanie H. Smith - mother's surname: Knox - district: Romford - Vol 4a Page 914
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1265865 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Fisher - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA
born abt. 1909, UK
AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY - Grave Reference: Plot 85 Row B Grave 7 - CWGC ref. 2619571
Son of Mr. John Fisher and Mrs. Catherine Fisher;
husband of Mrs. Alice Florence Fisher, of Ilford, Essex
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R/79372 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - John Alexander Gartlan - RCAF - Age 21 - POW
born 06 Sep 1920 - alive 27 Nov 2016
Stalag 344 (Lamsdorf) - POW No. 27143

Sgt. Gartlan - beaten by 3 guards
Sgt. John Alexander Gartlan - beaten by 3 guards at Dulag Luft West
info: Dulag Luft / Auswertestelle West - by Stefan Geck - page 308

Gartlan, John Alexander, Sgt, R79372, Mrs. J. A. Gartlan (wife). Box 678, Norfolk. VA, U.S.A.
08 Oct 1942- The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Page 4
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SGLO - T1839

Vickers Wellington Mk.III - X9786 - WG-F - 14 Sep 1942 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 5

119024 - P/O. - Pilot - Robert Leo Hage - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA 1128890 - Sgt. - Observer - Kenneth David Jones - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 656553 - Sgt. - Obs. / W.Operator / Bomb Aimer - Alexander Knox Smith - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
1265865 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Donald Fisher - RAFVR - Age 33 - KIA R/79372 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - John Alexander Gartlan - RCAF - Age 21 - POW

- 4 KIA - 1 POW -

HAGE(†) - JONES(†) - SMITH(†)
FISHER(†) - GARTLAN


Contact Hage is pending - 07 Nov 2016 - PATS
Contact Gartlan is pending - 10 Nov 2016 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 09 Apr 2017 - PATS



SGLO - T1917

Fi-156 - ..... - .......... - 14:50 - near Harderwijk
..... - LUFTW - 26 Nov 1942
1 KIA




Under construction

Fieseler - Fi-156 - crashed at Achterste Stadsweide Harderwijk
Source: Verliesregister 1939-1945 SGLO 63

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Crew: Fi-156 - 26 Nov 1942 - Mission: .......
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - ....... - Luftwaffe - Age .. - KIA
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....... - .... - Flugzeugführer - ....... - Luftwaffe - Age .. - KIA
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SGLO - T1917

Fi-156 - ..... - 26 Nov 1942 - near HARDERWIJK - CREW 1

....... - KIA

- 1 KIA -

UNKNOWN(†)


Under construction - Last update 26 Mar 2017 - PATS



SGLO - T1919

Kl-35 - Werknr. 3264 - Ogefr. R. Schimmerer - 14:54 - Oldebroek
Unit: Ld.Kdo.Holl - LUFTW - 26 Nov 1942
2 KIA




Under construction

Klemm - Kl-35 - Werknr. 3264 - Unit: Ld.Kdo.Holl. - Luftwaffe
14:54 - Shot down by P/O. R.A. Bethel of 268 Sqdn, Oldebroek
Verliesregister 1939-1945 SGLO 63
RL 2 III/774 for unit; Archive D. Breedijk for location

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Crew: Kl-35 - W.Nr. 3264 - 26 Nov 1942 - Mission: .......
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LB./N.48 - Ogefr. - Flugzeugführer - Rudolf Schimmerer - Luftwaffe - Age 26 - KIA

LB./N.117 - Ogefr. - Bordfunker - A. Kropf - Luftwaffe - Age 21 - KIA
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LB./N.48 - Ogefr. - Flugzeugführer - Rudolf Schimmerer - Luftwaffe - Age 26 - KIA
born: 27 Jul 1916 - died: 26 Nov 1942 - Age 26
Endgrablage: Block CW Reihe 4 Grab 99, Ysselsteyn
Remark: VdK Schimera; A'dam 74-218

Ogefr. Rudolf Schimmerer - headstone CW-4-99 - by Fred Munckhof
Ogefr. Rudolf Schimmerer - headstone CW-4-99 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 10 Jul 2012 - Find A Grave Memorial# 68259817
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LB./N.117 - Ogefr. - Bordfunker - Alfred Kropf - Luftwaffe - Age 21 - KIA
born: 28 Dec 1920 - died: 26 Nov 1942 - Age 21
Endgrablage: Block CW Reihe 4 Grab 100, Ysselsteyn
Remark: VdK Schimera; A'dam 74-219

Ogefr. Alfred Kropf - headstone CW-4-100 - by Fred Munckhof
Ogefr. Alfred Kropf - headstone CW-4-100 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 10 Jul 2012 - Find A Grave Memorial# 68259829
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SGLO - T1919

Kl-35 - Werknr. 3264 - 26 Nov 1942 - OLDEBROEK - CREW 2

LB./N.48 - Obergefreiter - Flugzeugführer - Rudolf Schimmerer - Luftwaffe - Age 26 - KIA LB./N.117 - Obergefreiter - Bordfunker - Alfred Kropf - Luftwaffe - Age 21 - KIA

- 2 KIA -

SCHIMMERER(†) - KROPF(†)


Under construction - Last update 15 Apr 2017 - PATS



SGLO - T1972

Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 5498 - U5+MS - Lt. H. Guul - ..:.. - IJsselmeer near Harderwijk
8./KG 2 - LUFTW - 03 Jan 1943
4 KIA




Under construction

Dornier Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 5498 - U5+MS - from 8./KG 2
Crashed IJsselmeer near Harderwijk
Source: Verliesregister 1939-1945 SGLO - page 68 - QMG 130

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Crew: Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 5498 - 3 Jan 1943 - Mission: .......
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....... - Lt. - Flugzeugführer - Hans Guul - Luftwaffe - Age 23 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-48

....... - Ogefr. - Beobachter - Werner Bendfeld - Luftwaffe - Age 20 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-50

....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Hans Lehmann - Luftwaffe - Age 25 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-49

....... - Gefr. - Bordschütze - Herbert Baacke - Luftwaffe - Age 19 - KIA - Ysselsteyn BL-3-51
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....... - Leutnant - Flugzeugführer - Hans Guul - Luftwaffe - Age 23 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-48
born 02 Jul 1919 - died 03 Jan 1943, IJsselmeer - Age 23

Lt. Hans Guul - headstone M-2-48 - by Fred Munckhof
Lt. Hans Guul - headstone M-2-48 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 18 Sep 2010 - Find A Grave Memorial# 58835112
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....... - Obergefreiter - Beobachter - Werner Bendfeld - Luftwaffe - Age 20 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-50
born 28 Mar 1922 - died 03 Jan 1943, IJsselmeer - Age 20

Ogefr. Werner Bendfeld - headstone M-2-50 - by Fred Munckhof
Ogefr. Werner Bendfeld - headstone M-2-50 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 18 Sep 2010 - Find A Grave Memorial# 58835093
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....... - Unteroffizier - Bordfunker - Hans Lehmann - Luftwaffe - Age 25 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-49
born 01 Nov 1917 - died 03 Jan 1943, IJsselmeer - Age 25

Uffz. Hans Lehmann - headstone M-2-49 - by Fred Munckhof
Uffz. Hans Lehmann - headstone M-2-49 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 18 Sep 2010 - Find A Grave Memorial# 58835101
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....... - Gefreiter - Bordschütze - Herbert Baacke - Luftwaffe - Age 19 - KIA - Ysselsteyn BL-3-51
born 20 Apr 1923 - died 03 Jan 1943, IJsselmeer - Age 19

Gefr. Herbert Baacke - headstone BL-3-51 - by Fred Munckhof
Gefr. Herbert Baacke - headstone BL-3-5 - Ysselsteyn
image by: Fred Munckhof - 21 Jun 2011 - Find A Grave Memorial# 71721820
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SGLO - T1972

Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 5498 - 3 Jan 1943 - IJsselmeer near HARDERWIJK - CREW 4

....... - Lt. - Flugzeugführer - Hans Guul - Luftwaffe - Age 23 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-48 ....... - Ogefr. - Beobachter - Werner Bendfeld - Luftwaffe - Age 20 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-50 ....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Hans Lehmann - Luftwaffe - Age 25 - KIA - Ysselsteyn M-2-49 ....... - Gefr. - Bordschütze - Herbert Baacke - Luftwaffe - Age 19 - KIA - Ysselsteyn BL-3-51

- 4 KIA -

GUUL(†) - BENDFELD(†) - LEHMANN(†) - BAACKE(†)


Under construction - Last update - 15 Apr 2017 - PATS



SGLO - T2012

Focke Wulf Fw-190A-4 W.nr. 0629 - Uffz. G. Brunke - 11:49 - Fluessen
27 Jan 1943
1 WIA




Under construction

Focke Wulf Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0629 - Weisse 10 - 4./JG 1 - Luftwaffe - Base: Woensdrecht, N-Brabant, NL
11:49 - Air battle with Liberator - crashed between Het Heidenschap and Elahuizen
on the NW bank of lake Fluessen, Province of Friesland
Pilot / Flugzeugführer Uffz. G. Brunke, Luftwaffe - Survived / Wounded
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: Verliesregister 1939-1945 - SGLO 69; Gen Qua Luf 30 Jan 43 p.4/52

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Crew: Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0629 - 27 Jan 1943 - Mission: Feindflug
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - G. Brunke - Luftwaffe - Survived/Wounded
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SGLO - T2012

FOCKE WULF Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0629 - 27 Jan 1943 - NW-bank FLUESSEN - CREW 1

....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - G. Brunke - Luftwaffe - WIA

- 1 WIA -

BRUNKE


Under construction - Last update - 18 Apr 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - R422

Focke Wulf Fw-190A-4 W.nr. 0614 - ?????? - ??:?? - Oldebroek
27 Jan 1943
1 SUR




Under construction

Focke Wulf Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0614 - 12./JG 1
Bruchlandung infolge Brennstoffmangel - Feindflug - Damage: 20%
Pilot / Flugzeugführer - Survived
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: General Quartiermeister Luftwaffe (Verluste bei den Verbänden) - 30 Jan 43 p. 4/54

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Crew: Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0614 - 27 Jan 1943 - Mission: Feindflug
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - ?????? - Luftwaffe - Survived
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SGLO - R422

FOCKE WULF Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0614 - 27 Jan 1943 - OLDEBROEK - CREW 1

....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - ?????? - Luftwaffe - SUR

- 1 SUR -

?????


Under construction - Last update - 18 May 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - R427

Focke Wulf Fw-190A-4 W.nr. 0607 - ?????? - ??:?? - N of Lemmer
03 Feb 1943
1 SUR




Under construction

Focke Wulf Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0607 - II./JG 1
Damage: 30%
Pilot / Flugzeugführer - Survived

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Crew: Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0607 - 03 Feb 1943 - Mission: .......
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - ?????? - Luftwaffe - Survived
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SGLO - R427

FOCKE WULF Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0607 - 03 Feb 1943 - N of LEMMER - CREW 1

....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - ?????? - Luftwaffe - SUR

- 1 SUR -

?????


Under construction - Last update - 18 May 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - T2046

Messerschmitt Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 4632 - G9+DX - ?????? - ??:?? - MEPPEL
04 Feb 1943
2 SUR




Under construction

Messerschmitt Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 4632 - G9+DX - 12./NJG 1 - Luftwaffe - Base: Leeuwarden
Shot down by B-17 gunners. Crew FSA - near Meppel, Drenthe
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: Verliesregister 1939-1945 SGLO 69
Luftwaffe verliezen dagjacht 4 feb 43 - Archive Ab. A. Jansen

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Crew: Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 4632 - G9+DX - 04 Feb 1943 - Mission: .......
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....... - ... - Flugzeugführer - ?????? - Luftwaffe - Survived

....... - ... - Bordfunker - ?????? - Luftwaffe - Survived
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SGLO - T2046

MESSERSCHMITT Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 4632 - G9+DX - 04 Feb 1943 - MEPPEL - CREW 2

....... - ... - Flugzeugführer - ?????? - Luftwaffe - SUR ....... - ... - Bordfunker - ?????? - Luftwaffe - SUR

- 2 SUR -

????? - ??????


Under construction - Last update - 18 May 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N




SGLO - T2090

Messerschmitt Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 2710 - G9+BR - Heintsch - 11:35 - IJSSELMEER
04 Mar 1943
1 MIA - 1 KIA




Under construction

Messerschmitt Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 2710 - G9+BR - 8./NJG 1 - Luftwaffe - Base: Twente
11:35 Crashed IJsselmeer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Quartiermeister Luftwaffe (Verluste bei den Verbänden) 7 Mar 43 p.11
Additional source 'Huzaren van de Nacht' p.249 by C. Cornelissen
Uffz. Günther Hendel is buried among the unknown - Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Ysselsteyn

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Crew: Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 2710 - G9+BR - 04 Mar 1943 - Mission: Feindflug
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - S. Heintsch - Luftwaffe - MIA

....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Günther Hendel - Luftwaffe - KIA
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....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - S. Heintsch - Luftwaffe - MIA - Age ..

....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Günther Hendel - Luftwaffe - KIA - Age 21
born 25 Jan 1922 - died 04 Mar 1943 - Age 21
Buried among the unknown - Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Ysselsteyn



SGLO - T2090

MESSERSCHMITT Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 2710 - G9+BR - 04 Mar 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 2

....... - Uffz. - Flugzeugführer - S. Heintsch - Luftwaffe - MIA - Age .. ....... - Uffz. - Bordfunker - Günther Hendel - Luftwaffe - KIA - Age 21

- 1 MIA - 1 KIA -

HEINTSCH(†) - HENDEL(†)


Under construction - Last update - 19 May 2017 - PATS

U N D E R - C O N S T R U C T I O N





SGLO - T2115

Wellington Mk.III - BJ756 - KO-Q - Sgt. L. P. Fallon - 21:32 - IJsselmeer
No. 115 Squadron - RAF - 12 Mar 1943 - Mission: Essen
4 MIA - 1 KIA




Under construction

Vickers Wellington Mk.III - BJ756 - KO-Q from No. 115 Squadron RAF
left 12 Mar 1943 at 20:07 RAF East Wretham, UK
21:32 - Shot down by Nightfighter Lt. Oskar Köstler of IV./NJG 1
Crashed into the IJsselmeer 20 km SW of former Isle of Urk
Four are MIA and commemorated at Runnymede Memorial;

F/Sgt. Moffatt washed up near Bunschoten (12 Aug 1943) and is buried on 17 Aug 1943 at Amersfoort - 13-7-137
based on Loss Card - BJ756 - info PATS
!!! Discrepancy - Washed up Bunschoten 12 Jun 1943 (07:00) and buried 16 Jun 1943 !!!
Was brought on 12 Jun 1943 to harbour of Spakenburg by BU44 - info Nico Kwakman - 20 May 2017

Source: Chorley W.R., Bomber Command Losses 1943 76
"Wespennest II" p.112 for location and time; Archive H. Welting for cause and crew data


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Crew: Vickers Wellington Mk.III - BJ756 - KO-Q - 12 Mar 1943 - Mission: Essen
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552269 - Sgt. - Pilot - L. P. Fallon - RAF - Age 21 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 149

1436220 - Sgt. - Navigator - W. E. Akrill - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 140

655677 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Bomb Aimer - L. G. Collings - RAF - Age 27 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 145

1295572 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - C. J. J. W. Lamb - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 156

R/105883 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - C. M. Moffatt - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA - Amersfoort - Plot 13 Row 7 Grave 137
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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 - BJ756 - KO-Q - Fallon
Loss Card - BJ756 - KO-Q - Fallon - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

552269 - Sgt. - Pilot - Leo Patrick Fallon - RAF - Age 21 - MIA
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - Panel 149 - CWGC ref. 1269804
Son of Mr. Stephen Fallon and Mrs. Anne Fallon, of Cardonald, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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1436220 - Sgt. - Navigator - William Eric Akrill - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
born 11 Mar 1922, UK
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - Panel 140 - CWGC ref. 1082616
Son of Mr. John William Akrill and Mrs. Kate Ethel Akrill née Foston, of Collingham, Nottinghamshire, UK
Sibling: Mary Akrill (F), Harry Akrill (M) and Jack Akrill (M)

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1911 - Mr. John W. Akrill with Ms. Kate Ethel Foston - distrit: Lincoln - Vol 7a Page 745
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 4th Qtr. 1911 - Mary Akrill - Foston - Gainsborough - 7a 1335
Birth 1st Qtr. 1916 - Harry Akrill - Foston - Gainsborough - 7a 1230
Birth 4th Qtr. 1917 - Jack Akrill - Foston - Gainsborough - 7a 1033
Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - William E. Akrill - mother's surname: Foston - district: Gainsborough, Nottinghamshire - Vol 7a Page 1329


Sgt. William Eric Akrill - photo 001 Sgt. William Eric Akrill - photo 002
Sgt. William Eric Akrill

HUT 20 - 2230 HOURS - cartoon by Bill Akrill - 06 Aug 1942
HUT 20 - 2230 HOURS - cartoon by Bill Akrill - 06 Aug 1942
images via Ann Akrill (niece) - 27 May 2017

Artwork Exhibition - William Eric Akrill
Artwork Exhibition - William Eric Akrill
Forgotten artwork goes on show | Newark Advertiser - 07 Jul 2012
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Work by an art student killed in the second world war has gone on show at Newark Town Hall's Spotlight Gallery.
Miss Ann Akrill preparing the exhibition at Newark Town Hall’s Spotlight Gallery featuring artwork
by her uncle, William Eric Akrill, who was killed in the second world war.
The exhibition by William Eric Akrill, of Collingham, was put together by his niece, Miss Ann Akrill, of South Clifton.
The work was found in a suitcase in an attic of a house in Collingham belonging to Miss Mary Akrill, William’s sister.

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655677 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Bomb Aimer - Leonard George Collings - RAF - Age 27 - MIA
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - Panel 145 - CWGC ref. 1084738
Son of Mr. Sydney Hansford Collings and Mrs. Florence Mabel Collings née Matson, of Southfields, London, UK
Siblings: Leslie E. Collings (M) and Frederick A. Collings (M)

Leonard George Collings, attended Emanuel School between 1926 and 1933 - info Emanuel1940, 07 Jan 2013

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1908 - Sydney Handsford Collings with Ms. Florence Mabel Matson - district: Hampstead - Vol 1a Page 987
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1911 - Leslie E. Collings - mother's surname: Matson - district: Wandsworth - Vol 1d Page 1314
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Leonard G. Collings - mother's surname: Matson - district: Wandsworth - Vol 1d Page 1366
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1917 - Frederick A. Collings - mother's surname: Matson - district: Wandsworth - Vol 1d Page 988
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1295572 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Charles James Joseph Whitton Lamb - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL - Panel 156 - CWGC ref. 1802981

??? Likely - Birth 3rd Qtr. 1923 - Charles J. J. Lamb - mother's surname: Smith - district: Croydon - Vol 2a Page 637 ???
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R/105883 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Curtis Mackinnon Moffatt - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
born 03 Oct 1920, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Son of Mr. Willard Bruce Moffatt and Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth (Sayde) Mackinnon
AMERSFOORT (OUD LEUSDEN) GENERAL CEMETERY - Plot 13. Row 7. Grave 137 - CWGC ref. 2620376
F/Sgt. Moffatt washed up near Bunschoten (12 Aug 1943) and is buried on 17 Aug 1943
!!! Discrepancy - Washed up Bunschoten 12 Jun 1943 (07:00) and buried 16 Jun 1943 !!!

Enlistment: 11 Jun 1941, Edmonton, Alberta
24 May 1942 - 23 Jun 1942 - No. 4 Bombing & Gunnery School, Fingal, Ontario, Canada

Willard Bruce Moffatt, b. 1885, Ontario - d. 1979/1980 - Age 95
Sarah Elizabeth (Sayde) Mackinnon, b. North Sydney, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia, Canada - d. 1972, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Siblings: Elizabeth (Betty) Moffatt (F), Frances Moffatt (F) and Patricia Sarah Moffatt (F)
source: Clan Moffat Genealogy
Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947
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SGLO - T2115

Vickers Wellington Mk.III - BJ756 - KO-Q - 12 Mar 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 5

552269 - Sgt. - Pilot - Leo Patrick Fallon - RAF - Age 21 - MIA 1436220 - Sgt. - Navigator - William Eric Akrill - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 655677 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Bomb Aimer - Leonard George Collings - RAF - Age 27 - MIA
1295572 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Charles James Joseph Whitton Lamb - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA R/105883 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Curtis Mackinnon Moffatt - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA

- 4 MIA - 1 KIA -

FALLON(†) - AKRILL(†) - COLLINGS(†)
LAMB(†) - MOFFATT(†)


Contact Akrill is pending - 19 May 2017 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 27 May 2017 - PATS

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SGLO - T2141

Halifax Mk.II - HR665 - NF-L - F/O. E. Clow - 01:26 - IJsselmeer
138th Squadron - Thursday 25 Mar 1943 - Mission: Special Duty / SOE
1 KIA - 7 POW - 1 EVD



Halifax Mk.II - HR665 - NF-L was airborne - 22:20 - 24th of Mar 43 from Tempsford, UK
01:26 Shot down by a night-fighter (Oblt. D. Schmidt, III./NJG 1) and made an emergengy ditch in the IJsselmeer (lake)
near Enkhuizen - Stavoren
Secret Dutch Agent - Aernout "Nout" Bergman was not able to leave the plane (he might be injured during the fighter attack)

Additional info: Chorley W.R., Bomber Command Losses 1943 80
"En nooit was het stil I" p.538 for location and time 00:36;
"Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst" p.403 for NF and time; Archive H. Welting for cause and crew data

RAF - Full first names from AIR78 Archive, Kew, UK

Eight members of HR665 were rescued from their dinghy by Skipper Gerben Bootsma of Lemmer
In the harbour of Enkhuizen he did give Agent Gerbrands the opportunity to escape
The other seven were taken POW
On 03 Apr 1943 however, Gerben was arrested in Lemmer
After been in prisons in The Hague, Utrecht, Kleve and house of corrections in Diez an der Lahn and Butzbach
he died on 02 Apr 1945
Butzbach was liberated by the Americans on 28 Mar 1945

Gerben Bootsma - born 21 Feb 1894, Lemmer - died 02 Apr 1945, Butzbach, Germany - Age 51
info F. Bootsma (son), Zwolle

Gerben Bootsma
1894 - Gerben Bootsma - 1945
courtesy F. Bootsma (son), Zwolle



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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - HR665 - NF-L - 25 Mar 1943 - Mission: SD/SOE
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402540 - F/O. - Pilot - Ernest Clow - RNZAF - Age 22 - POW

1330315 - Sgt. - Co-pilot - Francis Boyd - RAF - POW

1239573 - Sgt. - Navigator - Frank Ross - RAF - POW

1333627 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air. Gunner - Robert Dennis Alexander - RAF - POW

578011 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Thomas William Robert Holmes - RAF - Age 19 - POW

R/127528 - J/96442 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Arthur Abernethy Floyd - RCAF - POW

1304128 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Stanley Walter Reynolds - RAF - POW

Secret Dutch Agent - Aernout "Nout" Bergman - Age 24 - KIA - Codename "St. Andrew"

Secret Dutch Agent - Pieter Roelof Gerbrands - Age 23 - EVD - Codename "St. John"
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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 - HR665 - NF-L - Clow
Loss Card - HR665 - NF-L - Clow - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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402540 - F/O. - Pilot - Ernest Clow - RNZAF - Age 22 - POW
born 27 Feb 1921, New Plymouth, New Zealand - died 1973 - Age ~52
Stalag Luft 3 - POW No. 1077

Ernest Clow was born on 27th February 1921 and enlisted in July 1940 in New Zealand.
After a Tour with 51 Squadron he was posted to 138 Squadron and on 24th March 1943 flying Halifax HR665.
The aircraft was damaged and he was made a PoW after he was forced to ditch it in the IJsselmeer.
His crew were all made PoW's but one of his agents was sadly killed in the incident.
Ernest Clow sustained injuries in the incident and spent some time in hospital in occupied Europe.
Having survived the War he was presented with the Netherlands Flying Cross
which was Gazetted on 9th Oct 1945 probably for his actions with 138 Squadron for his SOE work
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Rank: Flight Lieutenant - Awarded on: 03 Jul 1945 - Royal Degree no 27
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info: www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk - en.ww2awards.com
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1330315 - Sgt. - Co-pilot - Francis Boyd - RAF - POW
Stalag Luft 1, Stalag Luft 6 and Camp 357 - POW No. 981
Full name see: AIR78-19-2 - page 194
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1239573 - Sgt. - Navigator - Frank Ross - RAF - POW
Stalag Luft 3, Stalag Luft 6 and Camp 357 - POW No. 917
Full name see: AIR78-137-2 - page 260
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1333627 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air. Gunner - Robert Dennis Alexander - RAF - POW
Stalag Luft 3, Stalag Luft 6 and Camp 357 - POW No. 885
Full name see: AIR78-2-1 - page 1191

Royal Red Cross
1333627 - Squadron Leader - Robert Dennis Alexander, Royal Air Force - London Gazette 10 Jul 1967 - Page 6301
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - O.B.E.
1333627 - Wing Commander - Robert Dennis Alexander, Royal Air Force - London Gazette 01 Jan 1974 - Page 7
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578011 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Thomas William Robert Holmes - RAF - Age 19 - POW
born 1923, UK
Stalag Luft 3, Stalag Luft 6 and Camp 357 - POW No. 902
Full name see: AIR78-78-3 - page 114

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1923 - Mr. Thomas Holmes with Ms. Emily Leonard - district: Southwark - Vol 1d Page 103
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1924 - Thomas W. R. Holmes - district: Southwark - Vol 1d Page 25
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R/127528 - J/96442 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Arthur Abernethy Floyd - RCAF - POW
Stalag Luft 1, Stalag Luft 6 and Camp 357 - POW No. 992
Sgt. Floyd promoted to WO2 in captivity

Good Morning Sir,
We can only see the first four letters of their given names.
I have the following: J-96442 WILL ARTH ABER Floyd.
I hope this helps.
Sincerely, Brady Hodge - 06 Jun 2017
William Arthur Abernethy Floyd - Sincerely, Brady Hodge - 07 Jun 2017
Library and Archives Canada / Government of Canada
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1304128 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Stanley Walter Reynolds - RAF - POW
Stalag Luft 1, Stalag Luft 6 and Camp 357 - POW No. 1021
Full name see: AIR78-133-1 - page 752
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Secret Dutch Agent - Aernout "Nout" Bergman - Age 24 - KIA - Codename "St. Andrew"
born Nieuwer-Amstel, Amstelveen, 7 Mar 1919 – died IJsselmeer, 24 Mar 1943 - Age 24

Aernout 'Nout' Bergman
Aernout "Nout" Bergman
source pinterest.com
Awards: Het Bronzen Kruis, KB nr.8 of 30 Aug 1948 (Posthumous)
Het Kruis van Verdienste, KB nr.11 of 25 Feb 1943
source wikipedia
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Secret Dutch Agent - Pieter Roelof Gerbrands - Age 23 - EVD - Codename "St. John"
born Menado, Celebes, Dutch-East-Indies, 7 Jul 1919 – died Voorburg, 11 Sep 1999 - Age 80

Awards: De Bronzen Leeuw, KB nr.8 of 30 Aug 1948
Het Kruis van Verdienste, KB nr.11 of 25 Feb 1943
The Military Cross (GB), KB nr.48 of 29 Mar 1945
De Bronze Star Medal (US), General Orders nr.9 of 09 Jan 1946
source wikipedia
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SGLO - T2141

HALIFAX Mk.II - HR665 - NF-L - 25 Mar 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 9

402540 - F/O. - Pilot - Ernest Clow - RNZAF - Age 22 - POW 1330315 - Sgt. - Co-pilot - Francis Boyd - RAF - POW 1239573 - Sgt. - Navigator - Frank Ross - RAF - POW 1333627 - F/Sgt. - W.Operator / Air. Gunner - Robert Dennis Alexander - RAF - POW 578011 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Thomas William Robert Holmes - RAF - Age 19 - POW
R/127528 - J/96442 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Arthur Abernethy Floyd - RCAF - POW 1304128 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Stanley Walter Reynolds - RAF - POW Secret Dutch Agent - Aernout 'Nout' Bergman  - Age 24 - KIA - Codename 'St. Andrew' Secret Dutch Agent - Pieter Roelof Gerbrands - Age 23 - EVD - Codename 'St. John'

- 1 KIA - 7 POW - 1 EVD

CLOW - BOYD - ROSS - ALEXANDER - HOLMES
FLOYD - REYNOLDS - BERGMAN(†) - GERBRANDS


Under construction - Last update - 07 Jun 2017 - PATS

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SGLO - T2143

Lancaster Mk.I - ED354 - UV-O - F/Sgt. R. E. Wilson - 21:52 - IJsselmeer
460th Squadron - Friday 26 Mar 1943 - Mission: Duisburg
7 MIA




AVRO Lancaster Mk.I - ED354 - UV-O from No. 460 Squadron RAF
left 26 Mar 1943 at 19:54 RAF Breighton, UK
21:52 - Shot down by Nightfighter, exploded mid-air
Crashed into the IJsselmeer W of Workum
All seven are MIA and commemorated at Runnymede Memorial

Source: Chorley W.R., Bomber Command Losses 1943 81
Lageberichten 22/29-3 '43


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Crew: Lancaster Mk.I - ED354 - UV-O - 26 Mar 1943 - Mission: Duisburg
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413468 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - R. E. Wilson - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 194

1384132 - Sgt. - Navigator - D. J. Cooper - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 146

1382346 - 130450 - P/O. - Wireless Operator - C. O. Bramham - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 130

1158748 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - F. V. Harrison - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 152

1388573 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - P. J. Haseman - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 152

1382768 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - H. D. Brown - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 144

1601778 - Sgt. - Air Gunner - N. A. Lever - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 156
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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 - ED354 - UV-O - Wilson
Loss Card - ED354 - UV-O - Wilson - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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413468 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Robinson Edward Wilson - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA
born: 08 Jun 1920, Ariah Park, NSW, Australia
Son of Mr. Edward Albert Wilson and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, of Mirrool, New South Wales, Australia
Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 194 - CWGC ref. 1531870
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1384132 - Sergeant - Navigator - Douglas John Cooper - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA
born ~1914, UK
Son of Mr. Charles Cooper and Mrs. Edith Maud Cooper;
husband of Mrs. Kathleen May Cooper, of Hitcham, Suffolk
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 146 - CWGC ref. 1084925
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1382346 - 130450 - Pilot Officer - Wireless Operator - Charles Orfeur Bramham - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA
born 1920, UK
Son of Mr. Herbert Bramham and Mrs. Francis Ann Bramham;
husband of Mrs. Eva Mary Bramham née Walker, of Stanley, Yorkshire
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 130 - CWGC ref. 1530321

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1911 - Mr. Herbert Bramham and Frances A. Robinson - disrtict: Pontefract - Vol 9c Page 175
The district Pontefract is in the county of West Riding of Yorkshire
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1912 - John H. P. Bramham - mother's surname: Robinson - district: Pontefract - Vol 9c Page 185
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Frances M. Bramham - mother's surname: Robinson - district: Pontefract - Vol 9c Page 211
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1916 - Irene Bramham - mother's surname: Robinson - district: Pontefract - Vol 9c Page 174
Birth 4th Qtr. 1918 - James E. Bramham - mother's surname: Robinson - district: Pontefract - Vol 9c Page 147
Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Charles O. Bramham - mother's surname: Robinson - district: Pontefract - Vol 9c Page 186
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Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Charles O. Bramham and Ms. Eva Mary Walker - district: Pontefract - Vol 9c Page 295
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info FreeBMD

1382346 - Charles Orfeur Bramham (130450) - 03 Oct 1942 - London Gazette - page 4870
SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 10 NOVEMBER, 1942
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1158748 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frederick Vaughan Harrison - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA
born ~1920, UK
Son of Mr. Frederick Jesse Harrison and Mrs. Fanny Florence Harrison, of Caversham, Berkshire, UK
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 152 - CWGC ref. 1799508
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1388573 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Patrick James Haseman - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA
born 1922, UK
Son of Mr. Thomas G. Haseman and Mrs. Mary E. V. Haseman née Gumbrell
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 152 - CWGC ref. 1799616

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Mr. Thomas G. Haseman with Ms. Mary E. V. Gumbrell - district: Epsom - Vol 2a Page 57
The district Epsom is in the county of Surrey
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1922 - Patrick J. Haseman - mother's surname: Gumbrell - district: Reigate - Vol 2a Page 359
The district Reigate is in the county of Surrey
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info FreeBMD
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1382768 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Henry David Brown - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 144 - CWGC ref. 1530604
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1601778 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Neville Alfred Lever - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
born 1922, UK
Son of Mr. Alfred Lever and Mrs. Marjorie Lever née Scammell
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 156 - CWGC ref. 1803351

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Mr. Alfred Lever and Ms. Marjorie Scammell - district: Hackney - Vol 1b Page 957
The district Hackney spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1922 - Neville A. Lever - mother's surname: Scammell - district: Hackney - Vol 1b Page 723
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info FreeBMD

Commemorated on War Memorial, Yateley, Hampshire
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SGLO - T2143

LANCASTER Mk.I - ED354 - UV-O - 26 Mar 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

413468 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Robinson Edward Wilson - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA 1384132 - Sergeant - Navigator - Douglas John Cooper - RAFVR - Age 29 - MIA 1382346 - 130450 - Pilot Officer - Wireless Operator - Charles Orfeur Bramham - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA 1158748 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frederick Vaughan Harrison - RAFVR - Age 23 - MIA
1388573 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Patrick James Haseman - RAFVR - Age 21 - MIA 1382768 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Henry David Brown - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA 1601778 - Sergeant - Air Gunner - Neville Alfred Lever - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA

- 7 MIA -

WILSON(†) - COOPER(†) - BRAMHAM(†) - HARRISON(†)
HASEMAN(†) - BROWN(†) - LEVER(†)


Under construction - Last update - 31 May 2017 - PATS

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SGLO - T2156

AVRO Lancaster Mk.II - DS625 - KO-W - F/Sgt. H. J. Ross - ??? 04:49 ??? - ??? IJsselmeer ???
115th Squadron - Tuesday 30 Mar 1943 - Mission: Berlin
7 MIA



!!! Location and time is very doubtful !!!

No.115 - eight aircraft - 29/30 Mar 1943 - Berlin
No.115 - eight aircraft - 29/30 Mar 1943 - Berlin
"Y" and "J" did return to base early due "icing-Y" and "unstable-J" conditions
source: ORB - AIR 27-890-6

AVRO Lancaster Mk.II - DS625 - KO-W from No. 115 Squadron RAF
left 29 Mar 1943 at 21:58 RAF East Wretham, UK
All seven are MIA and commemorated at Runnymede Memorial

??? 04:49 - Shot down by Nightfighter Lt. Werner Rapp, of 7./NJG 1 on a height of 4300 metres 5 km east of Isle of Marken
Likely crashed into the IJsselmeer 5 km E of Isle of Marken ???

AIR 27-890-6 - Other 7 A/C's of No. 115 Squadron had returned safely to base by 05:00 - info PATS

Source: Verliesregister 1939-1945 SGLO 71 - Archive H. Welting for crew data;
Info T. Boiten for cause; Bomber Command Losses 1943 p.85 by W. R. Chorley

Nightfighter Lt. Werner Rapp did claim at 04:49 a Stirling - 4300 m - 3 km SSE of Marken
(source: Luftwaffe Night Fighter Combat Claims, 1939 - 1945)

So the location based on shot down location is very doubtful, see also record for Sgt. Shaw - info PATS
Based on KE.4694 - shot down near Kienwerder, North of Nauen (Germany)

S H A W - I D E N T I F I E D - N O - K N O W N - B U R I A L - O R - G R A V E
Shaw identified - but no known burial or grave - March 1947
Sgt. Shaw identified - but no known burial or grave - March 1947
source RCAF Servive Records Ross - 19 Feb 2017
Based on KE.4694 - shot down near Kienwerder, North of Nauen (Germany)

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.II - DS625 - KO-W - 30 Mar 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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R/103052 - J/16873 - P/O. - Pilot - H. J. Ross - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 177

1331022 - Sgt. - Navigator - S. P. Shaw - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 164

413769 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - F. W. Marshall - RNZAF - Age 24 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 199

1088307 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - F. L. Godden - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 150

1312186 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - D. B. Dray - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 136

1166981 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - J. McKenny - RAFVR - Age 33 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 158

R/125961 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - J. McKinnon Bradford - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 179
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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 - DS625 - KW-O - Ross
Loss Card - DS625 - KW-O - Ross - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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R/103052 - J/16873 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Herbert John Ross - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA
born: 30 Aug 1921, St. Catherines, ON, Canada
Son of Mr. William Thomas Ross and Mrs. Lillian May Ross née Wagstaff, of St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Occupation : Clerk - Religion : Anglican
Attestation Paper : 10 Feb 1941, Hamilton, ON
Enlistment : 05 May 1941, Hamilton, ON
P/O - effect : 13 Dec 1942
Embarked Canada : 09 Feb 1942
Disembarked UK : 19 Feb 1942
3 P.R.C., UK : 20 Feb 1942
115 Squadron : 21 Sep 1942
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 177 - CWGC ref. 2940604

William Thomas Ross (father), 127 Highland Ave, St. Catherines, ON, Canada - born Apr 1893, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Lillian May Ross née Wagstaff (mother) - born, England - deceased - 04 Nov 1930
Marriage (parents), 20 Nov 1915, Toronto
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Siblings: June Dorothy Ross (F-23 abt. 1920)
William Alex Ross (M-21 abt. 1922) - Merchant Marines
Donald Ross (M-19 abt. 1924) - HMCS Cornwallis, Nova Scotia
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Age of siblings as given on 06 Dec 1943 - info Service Records
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1331022 - Sergeant - Navigator - Stuart Patrick Shaw - RAFVR - Age 31 - MIA
born 1912, UK
Son of Mr. Harold Bertram Shaw and Ms. Ada Elizabeth H. Shaw née Woolle
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 164 - CWGC ref. 1806987

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1906 - Mr. Harold Bertram Shaw and Ms. Ada Elizabeth H. Woolle - district Lewisham - Vol 1d Page 2132
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1912 - Stuart P. Shaw - mother's surname: Woolle - district: Lewisham - Vol 1d Page 2053
The district Lewisham spans the boundaries of the counties of Kent and London
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info FreeBMD
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413769 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Frank Wilfred Marshall - RNZAF - Age 24 - MIA
born 14 Feb 1919
Son of Mr. Wilfred Samuel Marshall and Ms. Emily Grayson Marshall, of Touranga, Auckland, New Zealand
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 199 - CWGC ref. 1079987

Tauranga's Memorial Grove 413769 - Sergeant - Frank Wilfred Marshall - RNZAF Tauranga's Memorial Grove
413769 - Sergeant - Frank Wilfred Marshall - RNZAF
source: Tauranga Memories

Frank Wilfred Marshall (1919-1943)
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Tauranga wireless operator, gunner and bomber Frank Wilfred Marshall was shot down over Berlin on 30 March 1943
Frank Wilfred Marshall was born on 14 February 1919. He attended Tauranga District High School
He trained as a wireless operator, gunner and bomber and was promoted to Sergeant on 16 March 1942
Frank was posted to the UK and served on Wellington bombers and as a wireless operator on board a Lancaster
On 30 March 1943, whilst on a mission over Berlin, his plane was shot down and he and the rest of the crew
were reported as missing and then later officially presumed dead
Frank is remembered in Tauranga's Memorial Grove, two rows of totara trees located on Fifteenth Avenue which stand as
a memorial to 41 former Tauranga District High School students killed during World War II (1939-1945)
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tauranga.kete.net.nz/remembering_war/topics/show/2432 - Tauranga Memories
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1088307 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frank Leslie Godden - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
born 1920, UK
Son of Mr. Joseph Godden and Mrs. Winifred Godden née Blakey, of Sheffield, UK
Siblings: Katherine Godden, Jean P. Godden and Alan D. Godden
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 150 - CWGC ref. 1798465

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1919 - Mr. Joseph Godden and Mrs. Winifred Blakey - district: Ecclesall B. - Vol 9c Page 1039
The district Ecclesall B. is an alternative name for Ecclesall Bierlow
and it spans the boundaries of the counties of Derbyshire and West Riding of Yorkshire
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1920 - Frank L. Godden - mother's surname: Blakey - district: Sheffield - Vol 9c Page 1273
Birth 4th Qtr. 1922 - Katherine Godden - mother's surname: Blakey - district: Sheffield - Vol 9c Page 1149
Birth 1st Qtr. 1929 - Jean P. Godden - mother's surname: Blakey - district: Sheffield - Vol 9c Page 794
Birth 1st Qtr. 1936 - Alan D. Godden - mother's surname: Blakey - district: Sheffield - Vol 9c Page 616
The district Sheffield is in the county of West Riding of Yorkshire
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Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1947 - Mr. Henryk Audrzej Majewski and Ms. Katherine Godden - district: Sheffield - Vol 2d Page 526
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1949 - John Joseph Majewski - mother's surname: Godden - district: Sheffield - Vol 2d Page 414
Birth 1st Qtr. 1952 - Christina Helen Majewski - mother's surname: Godden - district: Barton - Vol 10b Page 266
Birth Nov 1958 - Richard Andrew Majewski
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Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1946 - Mr. Andreas T. Photiades and Ms. Jean P. Godden - district: Sheffield - Vol 2d Page 518
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1947 - Yola M. Photiades - mother's surname: Godden - district: Sheffield - Vol 2d Page 256
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1948 - Mark Photiades - mother's surname: Godden - district: Sheffield - Vol 2d Page 175
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Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1956 - Mr. Alan D. Godden and Ms. Jean C. Howell - district: Plymouth - Vol 7a Page 1435
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1957 - Mark D. Godden - mother's surname: Howell - district: Plymouth - Vol 7a Page 606a
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1958 - Joanne R. Godden - mother's surname: Howell - district: Plymouth - Vol 7a Page 561
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1963 - Paula J. Godden - mother's surname: Howell - district: Plymouth - Vol 7a Page 879
Birth 1st Qtr. 1966 - Allison Jayne Godden - mother's surname: Howell - district: Plymouth - Vol 7a Page 732
The district Plymouth is in the county of Devon
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Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1977 - Mr. Mark D. Godden and Ms. Janet Reardon - district: Plymouth - Vol 21 Page 1565
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info FreeBMD
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1312186 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Dennis Bernard Dray - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA
born 1922, UK
Son of Mr. Harry F. Dray and Mrs. Charlotte Dray née Dray, of Cove, Hampshire
Siblings: Violet B. Dray, Desmond H. Dray and Donald G. Dray
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 136 - CWGC ref. 232467

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Mr. Harry F. Dray and Ms. Charlotte Button - district: Farnham - Vol 2a Page 405
The district Farnham spans the boundaries of the counties of Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex
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Birth 1st Qtr. 1916 - Violet B. Dray - mother's surname: Button - district: Worcester, Worcestershire Co. - Vol 6c Page 231
Birth 4th Qtr. 1922 - Dennis B. Dray - mother's surname: Button - district: Farnham - Vol 2a Page 185
Birth 1st Qtr. 1926 - Desmond H. Dray - mother's surname: Button - district: Hartley W. - Vol 2c Page 320
Birth 4th Qtr. 1927 - Donald G. Dray - mother's surname: Button - district: Hartley W. - Vol 2c Page 313
The district Hartley W. is an alternative name for Hartley Wintney and it is in the county of Hampshire
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Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1953 - Mr. Donald G. Dray and Ms. Marie Cambridge - district: Aldershot, Hampshire Co. - Vol 6b Page 16
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1955 - Dennis R. Dray - mother's surname: Cambridge - district: Aldershot, Hampshire Co. - Vol 6b Page 48
Birth 4th Qtr. 1958 - Jane E. Dray - mother's surname: Cambridge - district: Aldershot, Hampshire Co. - Vol 6b Page 59
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info FreeBMD
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1166981 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John McKenny - RAFVR - Age 33 - MIA
born abt. 1910
Son of Mr. David McKenny and Mrs. Janet McKenny
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 158 - CWGC ref. 1079484
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R/125961 - Warrant Officer Class II - Rear Air Gunner - John McKinnon Bradford - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA
born 13 Feb 1922, Kemptville, Ontario
Son of Mr. Harold Ransom Bradford, and Mrs. Janet Stevenson Bradford née McKinnon, of Braeside, Ontario, Canada
Siblings: Janet Isabel Scott (33 - abt. 1911) and Margaret Sinclair Bradford (20 - abt. 1924) - Age given in letter of 21 Mar 1944
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 179 - CWGC ref. 1530279

Attestation Paper : 20 Apr 1940, Ottawa, ON
Civil Occupation : Lumberman - Religion : United Church
Enlistment : 22 Sep 1941, Ottawa
Embarked Canada : 13 Mar 1942
3 PRC, UK : 24 Mar 1942
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SGLO - T2156

LANCASTER Mk.II - DS625 - KO-W - 30 Mar 1943 - KIENWERDER/NAUEN - CREW 7

R/103052 - J/16873 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Herbert John Ross - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA 1331022 - Sergeant - Navigator - Stuart Patrick Shaw - RAFVR - Age .. - MIA 413769 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Frank Wilfred Marshall - RNZAF - Age 24 - MIA 1088307 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Frank Leslie Godden - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
1312186 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Dennis Bernard Dray - RAFVR - Age 20 - MIA 1166981 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - John McKenny - RAFVR - Age 33 - MIA R/125961 - Warrant Officer Class II - Rear Air Gunner - John McKinnon Bradford  - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA
- 7 MIA -

ROSS(†) - SHAW(†) - MARSHALL(†) - GODDEN(†)
DRAY(†) - MCKENNY(†) - BRADFORD(†)


Contact Godden is pending - 01 Jun 2017 - PATS
Contact Dray is pending - 01 Jun 2017 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 04 Jun 2017 - PATS

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SGLO - T2168

Handley Page Halifax Mk.II - HR713 - EQ-F - F/Lt. R. H. P. Gamble - ??? 23:46 - ??? IJsselmeer ???
408th Squadron - Sunday 03 Apr 1943 - Mission: Essen
7 MIA



Handley Page Halifax Mk.II - HR713 - EQ-F from No. 408 Squadron RAF
left 03 Apr 1943 at 19:45 RAF Leeming, UK
All seven are MIA and commemorated at Runnymede Memorial

!!! Location and time is very doubtful !!! need to be verified !!!

23:46 - Shot down by Nightfighter Oberleutnant Eberhard Gardiewski, of IV./NJG 1 - 13 km west of Harderwijk
Source: Chorley W.R., Bomber Command Losses 1943 92 - Archive H. Welting for cause and crew data
Claim time 22.45 hrs

Crew HR713 - left 19:45 - due to return 00:57
Crew HR713 - left 19:45 - due to return 00:57
image RAAF records P/O. Charles Noola Black
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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - HR713 - EQ-F - 03 Apr 1943 - Mission: Essen
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J/9337 - F/Lt. - Pilot - R. H. P. Gamble - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 172

R/90781 - F/Sgt. - Navigator - D. L. Jarrett - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 180

405437 - P/O. - Wireless Operator - C. N. Black - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 190

989712 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - R. W. Barker - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 141

919537 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - A. J. Hawkins - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 152

401712 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - K. S. McColl - RAAF - Age 29 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 191

R/132607 - J/11851 - F/O. - Rear Air Gunner - E. R. Ray - RCAF - Age 25 - MIA - Runnymede Memorial - Panel 174
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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 - HR713 - EQ-F - Gamble
Loss Card - HR713 - EQ-F - Gamble - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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J/9337 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Robert Hodgson Perry Gamble - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA
born 13 May 1920, Gowanda, Ontario
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 172 - CWGC ref. 1270584
Son of Mr. Robert Clifford Gamble and Mrs. Edith Belle Gamble née Hodgson, 37 Old Forest Hill Road, Toronto, Canada

J/9337   - Flight Lieutenant   - Pilot - Robert Hodgson Perry Gamble - RCAF
J/9337 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Robert Hodgson Perry Gamble - RCAF
source - Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Operation: Picture Me

No. 408 'Goose' Squadron being awarded their Crest
No. 408 "Goose" Squadron being awarded their Crest
Pilot F/O. (Acting F/Lt.) Robert Hodgson Perry Gamble seen on extreme right
image courtesy Peter Bilbrough
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R/90781 - Warrant Officer Class II (F/Sgt.) - Navigator - Donald Leslie Jarrett - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA
born 04 May 1920, Weyburn, Sasketchewan, Canada
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 180 - CWGC ref. 1801117
Son of Mr. Albert Francis Jarrett and Mrs. Helen Matilda Jarrett née Groome

Albert Francis Jarrett (father) - born 16 May 1875, Orillia, Simcoe Co. - died 23 Feb 1946, St. Michel's Hosp., Toronto, Ontario - Age 70
Helen Matilda GROOME (mother) - born 11 Sep 1886 - died 08 Jun 1943, Sudbury, Ontario - Age 56

R/90781 Donald Leslie Jarrett with Conrad Temple Jarrett R/90781 - Warrant Officer Class II (F/Sgt.)  - Navigator  - Donald Leslie Jarrett - RCAF
Donald Leslie Jarrett with family prior to going overseas
R/90781 - Warrant Officer Class II (F/Sgt.)  - Navigator  - Donald Leslie Jarrett - RCAF R/90781 - Warrant Officer Class II (F/Sgt.)  - Navigator  - Donald Leslie Jarrett - RCAF
R/90781 - Warrant Officer Class II (F/Sgt.) - Navigator - Donald Leslie Jarrett - RCAF
images from the photo album of Albert Francis Jarrett - see familysearch.org/photos/people/49647
courtesy Jarrett family - Chris Jarrett - and via Peter Bilbrough - 15 Jun 2017

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405437 - Pilot Officer - Wireless Operator - Charles Noola Black - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA
born 27 Jun 1920, Chinchilla, Qld., Australia
Occupation: Woolclasser
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 190 - CWGC ref. 1529880
Son of Mr. William Browning Black and Mrs. Mary Black, "Mia Mia", Brigalow, Queensland, Australia

Operational Trips and Hours of Crew HR713
Operational Trips and Hours of Crew HR713
image RAAF records P/O. Charles Noola Black

CAN - GAMBLE - 16 trips - 91.38 hours
CAN - JARRETT - 14 trips - 80.54 hours
AUS - BLACK - 22 trips - 137.33 hours
AUS - McCOLL - 13 trips - 71.42 hours
HAWKINS - 12 trips - 69.08 hours
USA - RAY - 14 trips - 81.50 hours
BARKER - 13 trips - 75.48 hours
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989712 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Robert Walton Barker - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 141 - CWGC ref. 1083358
Son of Mr. Robert Barker and Mrs. Lily Barker, of Tanfield Lea, Co. Durham, UK
Siblings: Thomas W. Barker, Ada P. Barker and Sylvia Barker

Marriage 4th Qtr. 1919 - Robert Barker with Lily Walton - district: Lanchester, Durham Co. - Vol 10a Page 806
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Birth 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Robert W. Barker - mother's surname: Walton - district: Lanchester - Vol 10a Page 777
Birth 1st Qtr. 1925 - Thomas W. Barker - mother's surname: Walton - district: Lanchester - Vol 10a Page 662
Birth 4th Qtr. 1926 - Ada P. Barker - mother's surname: Walton - district: Lanchester - Vol 10a Page 568
Birth 1st Qtr. 1929 - Sylvia Barker - mother's surname: Walton - district: Lanchester - Vol 10a Page 526
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Marriage 4th Qtr. 1949 - Ms. Sylvia Barker with Mr. Sydney J. Gardiner - district: Durham N.W. - Vol 1a Page 1299

989712  - Sgt. Robert Walton Barker - RAFVR
989712 - Sgt. Robert Walton Barker - RAFVR
image courtesy Victoria Southgate and Sylvia Gardiner (sister) - via Linda Ibrom
bombercrew.com/408/barker.htm
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919537 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Albert James "Jimmie" Hawkins - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 152 - CWGC ref. 1799662
Son of Mrs. Florence Jane Hawkins, of Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

919537	 - Sgt. - Albert James 'Jimmie' Hawkins - RAFVR
919537 - Sgt. - Albert James "Jimmie" Hawkins - RAFVR
image via Peter Bilbrough - 13 Jun 2017
Peter’s late mother was Sgt. Hawkins fiancee when he went missing
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401712 - Pilot Officer (Sgt.) - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Kenneth Septimus McColl - RAAF - Age 29 - MIA
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 191 - CWGC ref. 1079191
Son of Mr. Bernard Francis Whitegreave McColl and Mrs. Elsie Mabel McColl, of Northcote, Victoria, Australia

401712  - Pilot Officer (Sgt.) - Kenneth Septimus McColl - RAAF - AWN - P08703.006
401712 - Pilot Officer (Sgt.) - Kenneth Septimus McColl - RAAF
source - AWN - P08703.006 - Studio portrait
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R/132607 - J/11851 - Flying Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Edmond Rothell Ray - RCAF - Age 25 - MIA
born 18 Nov 1917, Hinesville, Georgia, USA
Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial - Panel 174 - CWGC ref. 2939918
Son of Mr. William Butler Ray and Mrs. Lelia Victory Ray née Mobley, of Georgia, U.S.A.
Husband of Mrs. Helen Barbara Ray née Jeznis (wife - 21 - born 1922 - died 1955 - Age ~33)
Siblings: Mary Ollie Ray Floyd (F-41), Alma Elizabeth Ray Ziglar (F-38), James Oswell Ray (M-36), Willie Joe Ray (M-34)
Lena Mae Ray Roberts (F-31) and Carl Woodrow Ray (M-28)
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Age of family as given in letter of 03 Jan 1944

Mary Ollie Ray Floyd - born 10 Oct 1902 - died 10 Jan 1995 - Age 92
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Alma Elizabeth Ray - born abt. 1905 - died .. ... .... - Age ..
Alma Elizabeth Ray - mariage 1 - 06 Dec 1925 with William Walter Ziglar Sr.
Alma Elizabeth Ray - mariage 2 - 24 Jul 1970 with Col. Harley Alvin Clouse
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James Oswell Ray - born 07 Feb 1907 - died 18 Dec 1958 - Age 51
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Willie Joe Ray Sr. - born 08 Sep 1909 - died 02 May 1966 - Age 56
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Lena Mae Ray Roberts - born abt. 1913 - has lived in Clearwater, Fla.
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Carl Woodrow Ray - born 23 Sep 1915 - died 22 Sep 1970 - Age 54
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Edmond Rothell Ray - born 18 Nov 1917 - died 03 Apr 1943 - Age 25
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Edmond Rothell Ray
Edmond Rothell Ray - signature
clip attestation paper - 16 Sep 1941

Mrs. W. B. Ray (mother), 6690 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburg, PA, USA
Religion: Episcopalian
Enlistment: 16 Sep 1941, Montreal, Canada
Marriage: Ms. Helen Barbara Jeznis - 16 Apr 1942, Pittsburg, PA, USA
Air Gunner's Badge, 25 May 1942

!!! Discrepancy at CWGC - Edmund - Age 21 - info PATS - 14 Jun 2017
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SGLO - T2168

HALIFAX Mk.II - HR713 - EQ-F - 03 Apr 1943 - ? IJSSELMEER ? - CREW 7

J/9337 - Flight Lieutenant - Pilot - Robert Hodgson Perry Gamble - RCAF - Age 21 - MIA R/90781 - Warrant Officer Class II (F/Sgt.) - Navigator - Donald Leslie Jarrett - RCAF - Age 22 - MIA 405437 - Pilot Officer - Wireless Operator - Charles Noola Black - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA 989712 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Robert Walton Barker - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA
919537 - Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Albert James Hawkins - RAFVR - Age 25 - MIA 401712 - Pilot Officer (Sgt.) - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Kenneth Septimus McColl - RAAF - Age 29 - MIA R/132607 - J/11851 - Flying Officer - Rear Air Gunner - Edmond Rothell Ray - RCAF - Age 25 - MIA
- 7 MIA -

GAMBLE(†) - JARRETT(†) - BLACK(†) - BARKER(†)
HAWKINS(†) - McCOLL(†) - RAY(†)


Contact Hawkins is pending - 13 Jun 2017 - PATS
Contact Jarrett is pending - 13 Jun 2017 - PATS
Contact Ray is pending - 15 Jun 2017 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 18 Jun 2017 - PATS

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Free Netherlands - Liberation issue - 17 May 1945



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

VOLUNTEER WWII RESEARCHER - AREA VOLLENHOVE - THE NETHERLANDS
Member of Dutch Air War Study Group 1939-1945 - SGLO
MEMBER - APRIL 2007 - DUTCH AIR WAR STUDY GROUP 1939-1945

PATS - WWII researcher since 2006 - SGLO Member since Apr 2007

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WWW.SGLO.NL - CRASH LOG DATABASE - NL
WWW.CWGC.ORG - COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVE COMMISSION - UK
WWW.LOSTBOMBERS.CO.UK - LOST BOMBERS DATABASE WWII - UK
WWW.ARCHIVES.GOV - AAD ARCHIVES - USA
WWW.FREEBMD.ORG.UK - BMD RECORDS - UK
WWW.ACCIDENT-REPORT.COM - MILITARY AVIATION INCIDENT REPORTS- USA
WWW.WWIIMEMORIAL.COM - NATIONAL WWII MEMORIAL - USA
WWW.ABMC.GOV - WORLD WAR WII - CEMETERIES - MEMORIALS - USA
WWW.AWM.GOV.AU - AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORAL - AUSTRALIA
WWW.RAFCOMMANDS.COM - RAF SQUADRON - POW INFO - UK
WW2.TEXLAWEB.NL - CRASH PROGRAM - JAN NIEUWENHUIS - NL
WWW.FOOTNOTE.COM - MISSING AIR CREW REPORT - MACR, CENSUS - USA
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WWW.VOLKSBUND.DE - SEARCH BURIAL PLACE - DE
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ZIJ VIELEN RONDOM ZWOLLE - J. L. SCHOTMAN
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A TASTE OF MEMORIES - VOLUME II - C. T. MURRAY
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VLEDDER IN DE TWEEDE WERELDOORLOG - L. LAMBREGTS
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NOT HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - 2009 - JOHN MEURS
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VLUCHT ZONDER TERUGKEER - 1988 - HANS VAN LITH
A LEAP IN THE DARK - 1997 - JAMES A. DAVIES
EEN BRITS LITTEKEN IN DE FRIESE BODEM - 1992 - DE BOER, BOONSTRA, DE JONG
IN THE SHELTER OF HIS WINGS - 2011 - SHIRLEY EVANS
AT THE FOOT OF OUR STAIRS - 2011 - PAUL SKELLY
ZIG-ZAG - HAMPDENS OF 420 SQUADRON - 2008 - PETER J. SAINTY
TARGET LEIPZIG - 2009 - ALAN COOPER
ELBURGER VISSERIJ IN OORLOGSTIJD - JUN 1995 - "Arent thoe Boecop #58"
ATTLEBRIDGE DIARIES - 1979 - JOHN H. WOOLNOUGH
NEDERLANDS ONDERDUIKERS PARADIJS - 1984 - JAN WILLEM STOLK
DE LAATSTE VLUCHT VAN "T" FOR TOMMY - 2nd PRINT 2013 - HARRY BOUWMAN
LUCHTOORLOG RONDOM DEN HAM - 1995 - PIETER C. MEIJER
ZIJ VIELEN IN WYMBRITSERADIEL - 2000 - WILLEM O. SANTEMA, WIM J. STIENSTRA
MIJN VADER - 1943-1945 - APR 2014 - HENRI ACHTERBERG
OMMEN ONDER KROON EN KRUIS 1937-1942 - PART I - 1995 - WILLEM STAPPENBELT
OMMEN ONDER KROON EN KRUIS 1943-1945 - PART II - 1995 - WILLEM STAPPENBELT
THE LONELY PATH TO FREEDOM - 1980 - DEREK THROWER
HET VERZET IN SCHIJNDEL TIJDENS DE DUITSE BEZETTING - 2004 - S. E. VAN BERKUM
GEBORGEN IN DE POLDERKLEI - 2014 - BERT WIJS
THE SKY IS OUR OCEAN - 1980 - BART M. RIJNHOUT and JOHN P. RENNISON
HEERDE 1940-1945 - 1988 - W. NOORDMAN, H. TABAK and W. VAN VELZEN
SPOOR NAAR WOESTE HOEVE - 2012 - RICHARD SCHUURMAN
BOY O BOY - 2015 - AB ROETMAN
DE DUIKHOEK - 1947 - PIET GRILK, WIM VAN LEENING
VERZETSSTRIJDER JAN TUUT - 2015 - GEERT GROEN
FRIESLAND 1940 - 1945 - 2nd print 1981 - L. VAN KAMPEN e.a.
WIE HERDENKEN WE IN EN OM OLDEBROEK - 2016 - DICK BREEDIJK
MISSING IN ACTION - 2016 - LIEUWE BOONSTRA
VAN GRASMAT TOT FLIEGERHORST - 1998 - COEN CORNELISSEN
SQUADRON CODES 1937-56 - 1979 - MICHAEL J. F. BOWYER, JOHN D. R. RAWLINGS
WINGS OVER WING - OCT. 2001 - MICHAEL WARTH
VAN BLOKZIJL NAAR SOBIBOR - DEC 2016 - ANNEMARIE SCHOEMAKERS
RAALTE IN OORLOGSTIJD '40-'45 - 2nd print 2003 - RICHARD WOOLDERINK
DE PILOOT IN DE KERSENBOOM - APR 2011 - FRITS LOGGEN
GEBORGEN IN DE POLDERKLEI - 2nd print APR 2017 - BERT WIJS
LEST WE FORGET - APR 2017 - PETER BOOMSMA, RUURD KOK
LUFTWAFFE NIGHT FIGHTER COMBAT CLAIMS, 1939 - 1945 - 2004 - J. FOREMAN, J. MATTHEWS, S. W. PARRY
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J. H. VERMEER, W. H. DE VRIES , J. VAN ITTERSUM
G. TE VAARWERK, J. A. HEY † , R. MASSIER,
A. SWINNEN, D. BREEDIJK, R. KISTEMAN †
H. WELTING † , R. KREUKNIET, R. TER HEIDE,
P. HOEKSTRA, P. IRVING, B. HAUSKEN,
M. BUIT, T. GEREN, C. FIKSE,
M. KLEINLUGTEBELD, S. HENDRIKS, J. L. SCHOTMAN,
J. DE BOER, P. HARMSEN, L. SMIT,
M. M. LeBLANC, T. GEREN, D. PARKER,
R. HOFMAN

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*** SGLO CRASH LIST *** 50x50mi ***



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T-numbers - as given in "Verliesregister" / "Crash log" - www.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/verliesregister

!!! Total of 329 T & R-numbers (1765 airmen)

Some crashes (31) are outside my 50x50 mi area
Four (4) - No Crash - returned to the UK

date - SGLO code - Location - Plane - Pilot (Crew)
- 1917 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1917 - 001 - (3)
29 Sep 1917 - Txxxx - IJsselmeer - Gotha G.IV 1065/16 - Haas (3) - LUFTW
- 1940 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1940 - 007 - (31)
23 Jun 1940 - T728 - Willemsoord - Blenheim - R3688 - Esson (3) - RAF
03 Aug 1940 - T768 - Rottumeroog - Wellington - R3202 - Gerry (6) - RAF
10 Aug 1940 - T772 - IJsselmeer - Hampden - P4368 - Tudhope (4) - RAF
20 Aug 1940 - T785 - Noordoostpolder - Whitley - P4968 - Brodie (5) - RAF
15 Sep 1940 - T845 - IJsselmeer/Hindeloopen - He-111 - W.nr. ???? - ????? (4) - LUFTW
16 Oct 1940 - T876 - Oosterwolde - Wellington - L7844 - Landa (6) - RAF
04 Dec 1940 - T915 - Hulsen - Blenheim - N3594 - Butcher (3) - RAF
- 1941 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1941 - 032 - (149)
10 Feb 1941 - T943 - Kampen - Wellington - T2702 - Garrioch (6) - RAF
23 Feb 1941 - T957A - Strand Horst - He-111 - W.nr. 5493 - Ficker (4) - LUFTW
10 Apr 1941 - T990 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - R1440 - Fairhurst (6) - RAF
10 Apr 1941 - T991 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - W5375 - Blackden (6) - RAF
26/27 Apr 1941 - T1007 - Opsterland - Bf-110C-4 - W.Nr. 3692 - Rzadki (2) - LUFTW
27 Apr 1941 - T1008 - Arriën/Ommen - Wellington - R1281 - Damman (6) - RAF
05 May 1941 - R103C - IJsselmeer - He-59 - W.nr. 1522 - Herrnbrodt (5) - LUFTW
09 May 1941 - T1023 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - R1322 - Dorman (6) - RAF
09 May 1941 - T1024 - IJsselmeer - Whitley - R4946 - Guest (5) - RAF - Under contruction
10 May 1941 - R105AA - Workum - Ju-88A-5 - W.nr. 0609 - ????? (4) - LUFTW
25 Jun 1941 - R119 - Harderwijk - Bf-110D-3 - W.Nr. 3387 - Röll (2) - LUFTW
30 Jun 1941 - T1073 - 5 km SSE Lemmer - Bf-110C-4 - W.Nr. 2273 - zur Lippe-Weißenfeld (2) - GER - Under contruction
03 Jul 1941 - T1078 - Langweer - Bf-110C-4 - W.Nr. 1305 - ????? (2) - LUFTW
07 Jul 1941 - T1089 - Epe - Whitley - Z6642 - Bizley (5) - RAF
15 Jul 1941 - T1112A - Avereest - Wellington - W5534 - Thrower (6) - RAF
17 Jul 1941 - T1123 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - R1718 - Nýc (6) - RAF
20 Jul 1941 - T1128 - Waddenzee - Wellington - R1371 - Netík (6) - RAF
03 Aug 1941 - T1158A - IJsselmeer - Wellington - R1800 - Davey (6) - RAF
15 Aug 1941 - T1187 - IJsselmeer / Workum - Wellington - R1016 - Elder (6) - RAF
15 Aug 1941 - T1188 - Terwispel - Whitley - Z6842 - Sampson (5) - RAF
15 Aug 1941 - T1193 - IJsselmeer / Hindeloopen - Ju-52 - W.nr. .... - ????? (1) - LUFTW
19 Aug 1941 - T1207 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - N2844 - Shearing (6) - RAF
06 Sep 1941 - T1246 - Oldebroek - Whitley - Z6478 - Poupard (5) - RAF
08 Sep 1941 - T1259 - near Terwispel - Wellington - Z8845 - Saich (6) - RAF
12 Oct 1941 - T1293 - Noordoostpolder - Wellington - R1757 - Jeffries (6) - RAF
14 Oct 1941 - T1297 - Oldeberkoop - Bf-109E-7 - W.Nr. 1636 - Stock (1) - LUFTW
31 Oct 1941 - T1320 - IJsselmeer - Blenheim - V5537 - Phipps (3) - RAF
05 Nov 1941 - T1325 - Waddenzee - Hudson - AE655 - Codville (4) - RAF @
07 Nov 1941 - T1325B - IJsselmeer - Hampden - AD972 - Dadson (4) - RAF @ - No Crash !!!
07 Nov 1941 - T1326 - Assen - Wellington - T2516 - Gilmore (6) - RAF
08 Nov 1941 - T1333 - Sorremorre - Wellington - X9976 - Black (6) - RAF
08 Nov 1941 - T1339 - Nijemirdum - Whitley - Z6948 - Bell (5) - RAF
- 1942 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1942 - 052 - (292)
21 Jan 1942 - T1388 - Spoolde - Hampden - AE123 - Deere (4) - RAF
02 Mar 1942 - T1427 - Steggerda - Do-215B-5 - W.Nr. 0086 - Holsten (3) - LUFTW
09 Mar 1942 - T1430 - IJsselmeer - Manchester - L7426 - Frost (7) - RAF
09 Mar 1942 - T1431 - Assen - Manchester - R5779 - Cooper (7) - RAF
07 Apr 1942 - T1470 - Oldebroek - Hampden - P1203 - Wincott (4) - RAF
08 Apr 1942 - T1471 - IJsselmeer - Do-217E-2 - W.Nr. 1161 - Freiherr von Schlippenbach (4) - LUFTW
10 Apr 1942 - T1472 - IJsselmeer - Hampden - AE421 - Worthy (4) - RAF
13 Apr 1942 - T1478 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - X3596 - Holder (6) - RAF
19 Apr 1942 - T1487 - Rottumeroog - Hampden - AT217 - Slingo (4) - RAF
31 May 1942 - T1532 - Diepenveen - Hampden - P2116 - Ramsay (4) - RAF
02 Jun 1942 - T1553 - IJsselmeer - Hampden - AT191 - Charlton (4) - RAF
03 Jun 1942 - T1565 - IJsselmeer - Hampden - AT154 - Taylor (4) - RAF
20 Jun 1942 - T1606 - Ommen - Stirling - N3762 - Nixey (8) - RAF
20 Jun 1942 - T1609 - Rhaan - Wellington - Z1611 - Ashworth (5) - RAF
20 Jun 1942 - T1610 - Schoonheten - Wellington - Z8339 - Gusowski (5) - RAF
26 Jun 1942 - T1631 - Luttenberg - Halifax - V9993 - Whisken (7) - RAF
26 Jun 1942 - T1632 - IJsselmeer - Halifax - W1067 - Whittingham (6) - RAF
28 Jun 1942 - T1655 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - X3309 - Osborne (5) - RAF
30 Jun 1942 - T1657 - Noordwolde - Halifax - W1113 - Echin (8) - RAF
30 Jun 1942 - T1658 - Sybrandaburen - Halifax - W7714 - Sydney (7) - RAF
30 Jun 1942 - T1661 - Isle of Borkum - Stirling - N3706 - Bailey (8) - RAF
03 Jul 1942 - T1668 - Koudum - Hampden - AE248 - Brown (4) - RAF
03 Jul 1942 - T1669 - Zwarte Meer - Hampden - P5332 - Wilde (4) - RAF
03 Jul 1942 - T1671 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - Z1204 - Kubiak (6) - RAF
03 Jul 1942 - T1674 - ? IJsselmeer ? - Wellington - Z1470 - Whittick (5) - RAF
09 Jul 1942 - T1688 - Rottumeroog - Wellington - X3557 - Smith (6) - RAF
29 Jul 1942 - T1732 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - BJ661 - Gilbertson (5) - RAF
29 Jul 1942 - T1733 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - Z1624 - Mason (5) - RAF
06 Aug 1942 - T1758 - Oldebroek - Halifax - W1215 - Phillips (7) - RAF
10 Aug 1942 - T1769 - Hengelo (Gld) - Wellington - Z1463 - Finlay (5) - RAF
27 Aug 1942 - T1786 - Dalmsholte - Wellington - Z1212 - Viney (5) - RAF
05 Sep 1942 - T1806 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - R5755 - Rowlands (7) - RAF
05 Sep 1942 - T1807 - Rouveen - Stirling - BF337 - Smith (7) - RAF
06 Apr 1942 - T1810 - near Strand Horst - Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 4275 - Stendel (4) - LUFTW
14 Sep 1942 - T1832 - Ter Idzard - Halifax - BB205 - Caldwell (7) - RAF
14 Sep 1942 - T1834 - Oudehorne - Lancaster - W4108 - Dowdell (7) - RAF
14 Sep 1942 - T1835 - Emst - Lancaster - W4169 - Holland (7) - RAF
14 Sep 1942 - T1837 - Ramspol - Wellington - HD991 - Bickerton (5) - RAF
14 Sep 1942 - T1839 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - X9786 - Hage (5) - RAF
16 Sep 1942 - T1842 - IJsselmeer - Stirling - BF353 - O'Hara (7) - RAF
16 Sep 1942 - T1846 - IJsselmeer - Stirling - W7569 - Dallenger (7) - RAF
28 Sep 1942 - T1857 - 8km S of Urk - Wellington - Z1663 - Parsons (5) - RAF - Under contruction
15 Oct 1942 - T1878 - Rhaan - Halifax - W1108 - Ensor (7) - RAF
31 Oct 1942 - T1895 - De Pol - Wellington - BK360 - Makay (5) - RAF
08 Nov 1942 - T1902 - Rottumeroog - Halifax - DT550 - Sawatzky (7) - RAF
26 Nov 1942 - T1917 - near Harderwijk - Fi-156 - ????? (1) - LUFTW
26 Nov 1942 - T1919 - Oldebroek - Ke-35 - Schimmerer (2) - LUFTW
16 Dec 1942 - T1948 - Gortel - Stirling - R9168 - Millen (7) - RAF
17 Dec 1942 - T1950 - Urk - Lancaster - ED333 - McBurney (7) - RAF
17 Dec 1942 - T1951 - Harich - Lancaster - ED355 - Dening (7) - RAF
17 Dec 1942 - T1953 - Haerst - Lancaster - W4266 - Goldsmith (7) - RAF
23 Dec 1942 - T1966 - IJhorst - Halifax - W7775 - Newport-Tinley (8) - RAF
- 1943 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1943 - 101 - (578)
03 Jan 1943 - T1972 - IJsselmeer near Harderwijk - Do-217E-4 - W.Nr. 5498 - Guul (4) - LUFTW
23 Jan 1943 - T1999 - Warns - Lancaster - W4308 - Osborn (7) - RAF
27 Jan 1943 - T2012 - Fluessen - Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0629 - Brunke (1) - LUFTW
27 Jan 1943 - R422 - Oldebroek - Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0614 - ????? (1) - LUFTW
03 Feb 1943 - R427 - N of Lemmer - Fw-190A-4 - W.nr. 0607 - ????? (1) - LUFTW
04 Feb 1943 - T2046 - Meppel - Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 4632 - ????? (2) - LUFTW
04 Mar 1943 - T2090 - IJsselmeer - Bf-110F-4 - W.nr. 2710 - Henintsch (2) - LUFTW
05 Mar 1943 - T2095 - Rouveen - Halifax - HR687 - Thompson (8) - RAF
05 Mar 1943 - T2097 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - W4847 - Partridge (7) - RAF
12 Mar 1943 - T2115 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - BJ756 - Fallon (5) - RAF
25 Mar 1943 - T2141 - IJsselmeer - Halifax - HR665 - Clow (9) - RAF
26 Mar 1943 - T2143 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - ED354 - Wilson (7) - RAF
29 Mar 1943 - T2148 - Sonderler Leijen - Wellington - BJ762 - Todd (5) - RAF
30 Mar 1943 - T2153 - Nieuw Heeten - Lancaster - ED435 - Fyffe (7) - RAF
30 Mar 1943 - T2156 - Kienwerder/Nauen (Germany) - Lancaster - DS625 - Ross (7) - RAF
01 Apr 1943 - T2161 - Hulshorst - Lancaster - ED626 - O'Donoghue (7) - RAF
03 Apr 1943 - T2165 - Wapenveld - Halifax - DT795 - Blake (7) - RAF
03 Apr 1943 - T2168 - ?IJsselmeer? - Halifax - HR713 - Gamble (7) - RAF

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@ @ @ CHECKED FOR ALL CRASHES IN 50x50mi AREA @ @ @ - info PATS

Under contruction !!! - 136 crashes do need a 2nd review - !!! Under contruction

03 Apr 1943 - T2170 - Duur - Halifax - DT617 - Boyd (7) - RAF
09 Apr 1943 - T2187 - Oosterwolde (Gld) - Lancaster - ED618 - Steele (7) - RAF
10 Apr 1943 - T2191 - IJlst - Mosquito - DZ743 - Leach (2) - RAF @
27 Apr 1943 - T2212 - IJsselmeer - Stirling - BF383 - Mackenzie (7) - RAF - Under contruction
28 Apr 1943 - T2218 - Hasselterdijk - P-51 - AP255 - MacDonald (1) - RAF
01 May 1943 - T2227 - Hessum - Lancaster - ED783 - Ellis (7) - RAF
01 May 1943 - T2229 - Harderwijk - Lancaster - ED771 - Craigie (7) - RAF
05 May 1943 - T2262 - Akkrum - Halifax - JB898 - Blackhall (8) - RAF
05 May 1943 - T2263 - Kampernieuwstad - Halifax - W7817 - Vaillancourt (7) - RAF
05 May 1943 - T2265 - Workum - Lancaster - W4888 - Stanford (7) - RAF
05 May 1943 - T2270 - Hommerts - Stirling - EF343 - Davey (8) - RAF
05 May 1943 - T2275 - Zwolle - Wellington - HE864 - Johnson (5) - RAF
05 May 1943 - T2276 - De Wijk - Wellington - HE530 - James (5) - RAF
13 May 1943 - T2286 - Parrega - Lancaster - ED589 - Saxton (7) - RAF
13 May 1943 - T2293 - Eesterga - Lancaster - W4981 - Renshaw (7) - RAF
13 May 1943 - T2296 - IJsselmeer - Stirling - BF523 - Morey (7) - RAF
13 May 1943 - T2298 - Doornspijk - Wellington - HE702 - Waldorf (5) - RAF
14 May 1943 - T2305 - IJsselmeer - Halifax - DT732 - Mills (7) - RAF
14 May 1943 - T2309 - Den Kaat - Halifax - JB966 - Beattie (7) - RAF
14 May 1943 - T2316 - IJsselmeer - Wellington - HZ280 - Wahl (5) - RAF
14 May 1943 - T2324 - Tacozijl - Bf-110G-4 - W.Nr. 4857 - Linke (2) - LUFTW - Under contruction
24 May 1943 - T2353 - Broekland - Halifax - DK169 - Cousins (7) - RAF
28 May 1943 - T2389 - Nieuw Heeten - Halifax - HR775 - Wyatt (7) - RAF
12 Jun 1943 - T2424 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - ED357 - McNicol Thomson (7) - RAF
12 Jun 1943 - T2428 - Heeten - Lancaster - ED914 - Scholes (7) - RAF
12 Jun 1943 - T2430 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - ED935 - Lay (8) - RAF
13 Jun 1943 - T2449 - Marienheem - Lancaster - ED584 - Hutchison (7) - RAF
13 Jun 1943 - T2451 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - ED603 - Tilbury (7) - RAF
13 Jun 1943 - T2455 - Grafhorst - Lancaster - W4316 - Vaughan (7) - RAF
23 Jun 1943 - T2548 - IJsselmeer - Halifax - DG405 - Higgins (8) - RAF
23 Jun 1943 - T2558 - IJsselmeer - Stirling - EH889 - McCrorie (7) - RAF
26 Jun 1943 - T2588 - IJsselmeer - Halifax - HR731 - Osmond (7) - RAF
26 Jun 1943 - T2594 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - ED831 - Hobbs (8) - RAF
26 Jun 1943 - T2601 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - W4367 - Page (7) - RAF
26 Jun 1943 - T2603 - IJsselmeer - Stirling - BK768 - Perrott (7) - RAF
26 Jun 1943 - T2610 - IJsselmeer / Urk - Wellington - HF544 - Airy (5) - RAF
26 Jun 1943 - T2612 - Vollenhove - Bf-110G-4 - W.Nr. 5319 - Denzel (2) - LUFTW
23 Aug 1943 - T2843 - Bergen (NH) - Lancaster - LM333 - Preston (7) - RAF - Under contruction
23 Aug 1943 - T2849 - IJsselmeer - Stirling - EH937 - Longmore (7) - RAF
31 Aug 1943 - T2854 - Kuinre - Halifax - HR878 - Surtees (7) - RAF
16 Sep 1943 - T2886 - Den Ham - Lancaster - JB144 - Knight (8) - RAF
24 Sep 1943 - T2896 - Kamperzeedijk - Mosquito - LR405 - Peek (2) - RAF @
29 Sep 1943 - T2912 - IJsselmeer - Bf-110G - W.Nr. 5477 - Geiger (2) - LUFTW
08 Oct 1943 - T2934 - Hemrik-Wijnjeterp - B-17F - #42-30818 - McDonald (10) - USAAF
08 Oct 1943 - T2935 - Urk - B-17G - #42-37751 - Emmert (10) - USAAF
08 Oct 1943 - T2937 - Ruinerwold - P-47D - #42-7915 - Smith (1) - USAAF
08 Oct 1943 - T2944 - Ruinerwold - Bf-109G-6 W.Nr. 15768 - Stark (1) - LUFTW
18 Oct 1943 - T2990 - Urk - Bf-109-5 - W.Nr. 26101 - Thyben (1) - LUFTW
20 Oct 1943 - T2994 - Oudleusen - Lancaster - JA907 - Leitch (7) - RAF
20 Oct 1943 - T2995 - Gieten - Lancaster - JB175 - Watson (7) - RAF
20 Oct 1943 - T2999 - Sneekermeer - Mosquito - DZ689 - Mathews (2) - RAF @
13 Nov 1943 - T3083 - Ommen - B-17G - #42-37830 - Marks (10) - USAAF
13 Nov 1943 - T3084 - Schoterzijl - B-24H - #42-7650 - Hansen (10) - USAAF
13 Nov 1943 - T3086 - Zwartsluis - B-24H - #42-7483 - Marx (10) - USAAF
13 Nov 1943 - T3091 - Lemelerveld - P-47D - #42-8626 - Lanphier (1) - USAAF
22 Nov 1943 - T3106 - IJsselmeer - Halifax - LW286 - Farley (7) - RAF
22 Nov 1943 - T3107 - Diever - Halifax - LW231 - Hunter (7) - RAF
26 Nov 1943 - T3122 - Doniaga - B-17F - #42-30603 - Jeffries (10) - USAAF - Under contruction
29 Nov 1943 - T3132 - Beltschutsloot - P-38H - #42-67016 - Hascall (1) - USAAF
29 Nov 1943 - T3133 - xxxxx - P-38H - #42-67020 - Joel (1) - USAAF
29 Nov 1943 - T3134 - Hoogeveen - P-38H - #42-67051 - Albino (1) - USAAF
29 Nov 1943 - T3135 - Zwartewaterklooster - P-38H - #42-67090 - Carroll (1) - USAAF
29 Nov 1943 - T3136 - near Meppel - P-38H - #42-67069 - Suiter (1) - USAAF
29 Nov 1943 - T3137 - Koekange (De Wijk) - P-38H - #42-67097 - Gilbride (1) - USAAF
29 Nov 1943 - T3144 - Oldenhof / Vollenhove - Bf-109G - W.Nr. 410106 - Klöpper (1) - LUFTW
29 Nov 1943 - T3145 - SW of Meppel - Bf-109G - W.Nr. 510285 - Brackhagen (1) - LUFTW
29 Nov 1943 - T3146 - Bergkampen / Kadoelen - Bf-109G - W.Nr. 510930 - Spörk (1) - LUFTW
29 Nov 1943 - T3148 - South East of Groningen - Bf-109G - W.Nr. 26111 - Lintermann (1) - LUFTW
29 Nov 1943 - T3149 - Oostelijk Flevoland - Bf-109G - W.Nr. 27100 - Kostenbader (1) - LUFTW
10 Dec 1943 - T3188 - Den Ham - Mosquito - HX975 - Mair (2) - RAF @
11 Dec 1943 - T3194 - Offingawier - B-17F - #42-3488 - Pollock (10) - USAAF
16 Dec 1943 - T3217 - Follega - Lancaster - JA853 - Watson (7) - RAF
16 Dec 1943 - T3219 - Sonnega - Lancaster - JB545 - Ratcliffe (7) - RAF
16 Dec 1943 - T3220 - Banco Polder - Lancaster - DV300 - MacFarlane (8) - RAF
16 Dec 1943 - T3223 - IJsselmeer - B-17F - #42-30677 - Walsh (10) - USAAF
22 Dec 1943 - T3249 - Lageveen - B-17G - #42-37766 - Mangis (10) - USAAF
22 Dec 1943 - T3250 - IJsselmeer / Edam - B-17G - #42-37773 - Bull (10) - USAAF
22 Dec 1943 - T3251 - Den Ham - B-24H - #42-7533 - Oakley (10) - USAAF
22 Dec 1943 - T3252 - IJsselmeer - B-24H - #42-7638 - Miller (10) - USAAF
22 Dec 1943 - T3256 - Mirns - B-24H - #42-7554 - Allen (10) - USAAF
22 Dec 1943 - T3257 - Bolsward - B-24H - #42-7520 - Nelson (10) - USAAF
22 Dec 1943 - T3269 - Gaastmeer - Bf-110G-2 - W.Nr. 6405 - Müller (2) - LUFTW
29 Dec 1943 - T3272 - Ruinerwold - Halifax - JD314 - Green (7) - RAF
- 1944 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1944 - 105 - (602)
03 Jan 1944 - T3279 - Mirns - Lancaster - DV401 - Tull (7) - RAF
03 Jan 1944 - T3280 - Noordoostpolder - Lancaster - JA902 - Weatherill (7) - RAF
03 Jan 1944 - Txxxx - Riesdorf, Germany - Lancaster - ND380 - Cairns (7) - RAF - Germany
11 Jan 1944 - T3296 - Markluiden - B-17G - #42-31175 - Lock (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3298 - Schalkhaar - B-17G - #42-29993 - Tattershall (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3299 - Nijverdalseberg - B-17F - #42-30782 - Reed (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3300 - Nieuw Heeten - B-17G - #42-31236 - Campert (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3301 - Epe - B-17G - #42-31451 - McCollum (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3302 - Nieuw Heeten - B-17G - #42-31538 - Cavos (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3303 - Zweeloo - B-17G - #42-39761 - White (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3304 - IJsselmeer - B-17G - #42-37719 - Nason (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3306 - Berkum - B-17G - #42-37867 - Hoehn (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3307 - IJsselmeer - B-17G - #42-3486 - Maginnis (11) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3308 - Lheebroek - B-24H - #41-28593 - Schumann (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3309 - Exloo / Sleen - B-24H - #42-52123 - Urban (10) - USAAF
11 Jan 1944 - T3310 - Staphorst - P-47D - #42-8542 - Hyland (1) - USAAF
22 Jan 1944 - T3319 - Oldebroek - Halifax - LV774 - Price (7) - RAF
22 Jan 1944 - T3323 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - DS824 - Williams (7) - RAF
30 Jan 1944 - T3342 - Marknesse - Lancaster - JA702 - Rule (7) - RAF
04 Feb 1944 - T3386 - IJsselmeer - Junker 88A-4 - W. Nr. 550283 - Weihs (4) - LUFTW
10 Feb 1944 - T3392 - Baarlo - B-17G - #42-31218 - Burke (10) - USAAF
10 Feb 1944 - T3393 - Noordoostpolder - B-17G - #42-37950 - Sharpless (10) - USAAF
10 Feb 1944 - T3395 - Tongeren - P-47D - #42-7883 - Jones (1) - USAAF
10 Feb 1944 - T3396 - Vaassen - P-47D - #42-75442 - Hall (1) - USAAF
15 Feb 1944 - T3414 - Blokzijl / Roomsloot - Lancaster - JB420 - Briggs (7) - RAF
15 Feb 1944 - T3419 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - DS794 - Pattle (7) - RAF
20 Feb 1944 - T3422 - Kallenkote - Halifax - LW367 - Smith (7) - RAF
20 Feb 1944 - T3425 - Elspeet - Lancaster - JB609 - Bowker (7) - RAF
21 Feb 1944 - T3438 - IJsselmeer - B-17G - #42-30280 - Holcombe (13) - USAAF
21 Feb 1944 - T3438A - near Ommen - B-24H - #42-7764 - Broxton (10) - USAAF - No Crash !!!
21 Feb 1944 - T3440 - Zwolle - P-51B - #43-6723 - Boyle (1) - USAAF
29 Feb 1944 - T3483 - Giethoorn / Walengracht - P-38J - #42-67404 - Grambo (1) - USAAF
03 Mar 1944 - T3490 - Blokzijl - P-51B - #43-12264 - White (1) - USAAF
06 Mar 1944 - T3496 - Hijken - B-17G - #42-31299 - Lloyd (10) - USAAF
06 Mar 1944 - T3500 - Staphorst / De Leijen - B-17G - #42-31373 - Wagner (10) - USAAF
06 Mar 1944 - T3500B - near Ommen / Dalfsen - B-17G - #42-31025 - Adams (10) - USAAF - No Crash !!!
08 Mar 1944 - T3519 - Den Oosterhuis - B-24H - #42-52175 - Ehrman (10) - USAAF
08 Mar 1944 - T3522 - Nunspeet - P-47D - #42-75084 - Coldren (1) - USAAF
15 Mar 1944 - T3525 - Den Hulst - B-24H - #42-52332 - Talbott (10) - USAAF
23 Mar 1944 - T3544 - Boschwijde / St. Jansklooster - B-24H - #41-29466 - Griffin (9) - USAAF
23 Mar 1944 - T3545 - Boschwijde / St. Jansklooster - B-24H - #42-52587 - Garrett (10) - USAAF
08 Apr 1944 - T3568 - Noordoostpolder - B-17G - #42-39856 - Gecks (10) - USAAF
08 Apr 1944 - T3569 - near Isle of Schokland - B-24J - #42-73495 - Buland (9) - USAAF
09 Apr 1944 - T3576 - IJsselmeer - P-38J - #42-67192 - Dettre (1) - USAAF
23 Apr 1944 - T3618 - SW of Vollenhove - P-51B - #43-7006 - Barlow (1) - USAAF
20 Apr 1944 - T3644 - Daarle/Hellendoorn - B-24H - #41-29399 - Cotner (10) - USAAF
07 May 1944 - T3651 - Nijelamer - B-17G - #42-38161 - Darnell (9) - USAAF
08 May 1944 - T3655 - Havelte - B-17G - #42-97259 - Smith (10) - USAAF
21 May 1944 - T3681 - Oldebroek - P-38-J - 42-104250 - Warwick (1) - USAAF
22 May 1944 - T3685 - Hasselterdijk - Lancaster - ME722 - Jones (7) - RAF
29 May 1944 - T3741 - Noordoostpolder / Schokland - P-47D - #42-76372 - O'Barr (1) - USAAF
30 May 1944 - T3743 - Dalmsholte - P-51B - FX979 - Oberdak (1) - RAF - Under contruction
13 Jun 1944 - T3770 - Mastenbroek - Lancaster - PA986 - Williams (7) - RAF
13 Jun 1944 - T3773 - Tongeren - Lancaster - LM581 - Boyce (7) - RAF
13 Jun 1944 - T3777 - IJsselmeer - Lancaster - LL807 - Rózanski (7) - RAF
13 Jun 1944 - T3778 - Wesepe - Lancaster - ME785 - Roche (7) - RAF
13 Jun 1944 - T3779 - Nunspeet - Lancaster - DS818 - Duncliffe (7) - RAF
14 Jun 1944 - T3787 - Zwolle - P-38J - #42-68066 - Williams (1) - USAAF
22 Jun 1944 - T3835 - Oenerbroek - Lancaster - LL840 - Cole (8) - RAF
22 Jun 1944 - T3840 - Oosterwolde (Gld) - Lancaster - LL955 - Brodie (7) - RAF
29 Jun 1944 - T3853 - Nieuw Namen - B-24H - #42-51095 - Armour (10) - USAAF
07 Jul 1944 - T3856 - Noordoostpolder - C-40 / Creil - B-17G - #42-31189 - Harrah (9) - USAAF
07 Jul 1944 - T3856A - Giethoorn - B-17G - #42-97273 - Pranger (9) - USAAF - No Crash !!!
21 Jul 1944 - T3877 - Heerde - Halifax - MZ511 - Hope-Robertson (7) - RAF
26 Jul 1944 - T3907 - Hessum - Bf-110G - W.Nr. 140024 - Wagner (2) - LUFTW
15 Aug 1944 - T3929 - Zuidveen - B-24H - #41-29449 - Archer (10) - USAAF
15 Aug 1944 - T3930 - Nijetrijne - B-24H - #42-95157 - Munroe (10) - USAAF
15 Aug 1944 - T3931 - Gelderingen - B-24H - #41-28932 - Harrington (10) - USAAF
15 Aug 1944 - T3932 - Wapserveen - B-24H - #42-52597 - Suchiu (10) - USAAF
15 Aug 1944 - T3933 - Veeningen - P-38J - #43-28376 - Turner (1) - USAAF
15 Aug 1944 - T3934 - Uffelte - P-38J - #44-23169 - Wallace (1) - USAAF
15 Aug 1944 - T3935 - Benderse (Ruinen ) - Bf-109G-6 - W. Nr. 440051 - Thomas (1) - LUFTW
15 Aug 1944 - T3936 - Steenwijk (Nijensleek) - Bf-109G-6 - W. Nr. 441988 - Schierghofer (1) - LUFTW
15 Aug 1944 - T3937 - Ruinerwold (Madeweg) - Bf-109 - W. Nr. ...... - Weitzberg (1) - LUFTW
15 Aug 1944 - T3938 - Diever - Bf-109G-6 - W. Nr. 165544 - Lampen (1) - LUFTW
15 Aug 1944 - T3939 - Diever - Bf-109G-6 - W. Nr. 166043 - Starzinski (1) - LUFTW
15 Aug 1944 - T3939A - Appelscha - Bf-109G-6 - W. Nr. ...... - Kölsch (1) - LUFTW
26 Aug 1944 - T3948 - Wezep - B-17G - #42-97204 - Rainey (10) - USAAF
29 Aug 1944 - T3959 - Noordoostpolder - A-8 / Rutten - Spitfire Mk.IX - MH907 - Cook (1) - RAF
11 Sep 1944 - T4008 - Hessum - B-24H - #42-95138 - Vogel (10) - USAAF
11 Sep 1944 - T4011 - Eerde - P-51-C - #42-103749 - Lougheed (1) - USAAF
23 Sep 1944 - T4288 - Welsum - Lancaster - ME700 - Korpela (7) - RAF
27 Sep 1944 - T4408 - Kamperveld - Tempest - EJ611 - Randall (1) - RAF
13 Oct 1944 - T4532 - Noordoostpolder - 2 mi W of Schokland - Spitfire - BS534 - Stankiewicz (1) - RAF
15 Oct 1944 - T4544 - Staveren - Halifax - LL293 - Taylor (6) - RAF @ - Under contruction
20 Oct 1944 - T4561 - Nijverdal - Typhoon - PD469 - Doidge (1) - RAF
06 Nov 1944 - T4646 - Heerde - Lancaster - LM628 - Rennie (7) - RAF
06 Nov 1944 - T4650 - Hulshorst - Spitfire - PT649 - Shillitoe (1) - RAF
07 Nov 1944 - T4659 - Voskuil - Typhoon - PD506 - Davies (1) - RAF - Under contruction
11 Nov 1944 - T4668 - Follega - Typhoon - MN547 - Fraser (1) - RAF
11 Nov 1944 - T4669 - Rouveen - Typhoon - MP124 - Crowley (1) - RAF
19 Nov 1944 - T4689 - Wijhe - Typhoon - PD526 - Broad (1) - RAF
20 Nov 1944 - T4697 - IJsselmeer - P-51D - #44-13411 - Werner (1) - USAAF
20 Nov 1944 - T4698 - IJsselmeer - P-51D - #44-13615 - Bennett (1) - USAAF
21 Nov 1944 - T4710 - IJsselmeer / Eem - B-24H - #42-95180 - Quinn (9) - USAAF
26 Nov 1944 - T4724 - Haulerwijk - B-17G - #43-37913 - Stevens (9) - USAAF
27/28 Nov 1944 - T4736 - IJsselmeer - Mosquito - ML979 - Williamson (2) - RAF
27 Nov 1944 - T4738 - Hattemerbroek - Mosquito - HR353 - Greenshields (2) - RAF @
28 Nov 1944 - T4742 - Ittersum - Spitfire - RR227 - Smik (1) - RAF
28 Nov 1944 - T4743 - Zwolle - Spitfire - RR229 - Taymans (1) - RAF
02 Dec 1944 - T4762 - Wezeperveld - Mosquito - PZ456 - Murphy (2) - RAF
02 Dec 1944 - T4763 - IJsselmeer - Mosquito - MM519 - Kinnery (2) - RAF @
06 Dec 1944 - T4780 - Wijhe - Mosquito - KB235 - Weir (2) - RAF
06 Dec 1944 - T4782 - Ronduite - B-17G - #42-102658 - DeMallie (9) - USAAF
26 Dec 1944 - T4858 - Windesheim - Typhoon - MP132 - Turner (1) - RAF
- 1945 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1945 - 031 - (110)
01 Jan 1945 - T5001 - Dalfsen - Fw-190D-9 - W. Nr. ...... - Risky (1) - LUFTW
05 Jan 1945 - T5082 - Haarle - Halifax - NR251 - Elliott (7) - RAF
14 Jan 1945 - T5098 - Dalmsholte - Typhoon - RB204 - Côté (1) - RAF
16 Jan 1945 - T5120 - 8 km E of Schokland - P-51B - #42-106693 - Lupton (1) - USAAF
23 Jan 1945 - T5158 - Haarle - Typhoon - RB333 - Wallace (1) - RAF
28 Jan 1945 - T5173 - Ossenzijl - B-17G - #44-6105 - Jackson Jr. (9) - USAAF
03 Feb 1945 - T5192 - Hessum - Spitfire - PT549 - van de Werve de Vosselaer (1) - RAF
06 Feb 1945 - T5203 - Oosterwolde (Gld) - Spitfire - TA837 - Blair (1) - RAF
14 Feb 1945 - T5254 - Wormerveer - B-17G - #43-38405 - Ash - (9) - USAAF - at macr-12109.htm page !!!
14 Feb 1945 - T5256 - Haringvliet - B-24J - #44-40109 - Weiss - (9) - USAAF - at macr-12109.htm page !!!
16 Feb 1945 - T5262 - IJmuiden / North Sea - B-17G - #43-38187 - Donalson - (9) - USAAF - at macr-12109.htm page !!!
16 Feb 1945 - T5263 - Hardenberg - B-17G - #42-97869 - Hansen - (9) - USAAF
16 Feb 1945 - T5263 - Hardenberg - B-17G - #42-97869 - Hansen - (9) - USAAF - also at macr-12109.htm page !!!
16 Feb 1945 - T5264 - Valthe - B-24H - #42-95080 - Mullican - (10) - USAAF - at macr-12109.htm page !!!
21 Feb 1945 - T5267 - Aijen - Lancaster - NN744 - Smith (7) - RAF
24 Feb 1945 - T5306 - Noordoostpolder / Bant - B-24J - #42-51495 - Maddocks (12) - USAAF
25 Feb 1945 - T5320 - Nunspeet - P-51D - #44-63808 - Smith (1) - USAAF
26 Feb 1945 - T5323 - Lochem - P-51D - #44-13846 - Whitley (1) - USAAF - at macr-12109.htm page !!!
26 Feb 1945 - T5324 - Oldebroek - P-51K - #44-11627 - O'Brien Jr. (1) - USAAF - Under contruction
26 Feb 1945 - T5325 - Oldebroek - P-51K - #44-11655 - Olson (1) - USAAF - Under contruction
28 Feb 1945 - T5332 - Nunspeet - Tempest - NV680 - McIntyre (1) - RAF
07 Mar 1945 - T5356 - IJsselmeer - Mosquito - NT418 - Oswald (2) - RAF @
09 Mar 1945 - T5364 - Raalte - Typhoon IB - RB381 - Erasmus (1) - RAF
17 Mar 1945 - T5389 - Egede - Tempest - NV710 - McAuliffe (1) - RAF
31 Mar 1945 - Txxxx - Germany - Lancaster - KB761 - Metivier (7) - RAF
31 Mar 1945 - T5472 - Ommen - P-51D - #44-11336 - Foster (1) - USAAF - Under contruction
01 Apr 1945 - T5481 - Warnsveld - Spitfire XVI - TB907 - van Roosendaal (1) - RAF - Under contruction
01 Apr 1945 - T5485 - Diepenveen - Spitfire - TB343 - Wolloshin (1) - RAF
02 Apr 1945 - T5494F - Zwolle - Spitfire IX - PT723 - Rohde (1) - RAF - Under contruction
05 Apr 1945 - T5505 - Weerwille - Spitfire XVI - TB593 - Racy (1) - RAF
07 Apr 1945 - T5520 - Havelte - Spitfire - MK369 - Moras d'Aligny (1) - RAF
17 Apr 1945 - T5581 - IJsselmeer - Typhoon IB - MN706 - Woodward (1) - RAF - Under contruction
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329 - 136 -
!!! Total of 329 T & R-numbers (1765 airmen)

RAF @ = No Loss card available !!! - info PATS

195 - UK - Royal Air Force - RAF - out of 219
92 - USA - US Army Air Force - USAAF - out of 113
42 - GER - Luftwaffe - LUFTW - out of 133

!!! Note: Only mentioned if available on my pages - info PATS !!!
!!! I'm aware that not all crashes for my 50x50mi are indexed yet !!!
Under construction - Last update - 14 Jun 2017 - PATS



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499 Commonwealth War Graves

within approx. 25 mi radius ( 40 km ) of Vollenhove
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Vollenhove - Center radius 12 Graves
Blokzijl - 5 km N of Vollenhove 7 Graves
Kuinre - 15 km NW of Vollenhove 5 Graves
Emmeloord - 15 km W of Vollenhove 4 Graves
Willemsoord - 17 km NNE of Vollenhove 8 Graves
Kallenkote - 19 km NE of Vollenhove 11 Graves
Ruinerwold - 20 km ENE of Vollenhove 6 Graves
Grafhorst - 11 km S of Vollenhove 6 Graves
IJsselmuiden - 13 km S of Vollenhove 7 Graves
De Wijk - 22 km E of Vollenhove 1 Grave
IJhorst - 23 km E of Vollenhove 6 Graves
Rouveen - 17 km ESE of Vollenhove 7 Graves
Kampen - 14 km SSW of Vollenhove 7 Graves
Windesheim - 28 km SSE of Vollenhove 1 Grave
Zwolle-Voorst - 19 km SSE of Vollenhove 4 Graves
Hattem - 24 km SSE of Vollenhove 1 Grave
Elburg - 27 km SSW of Vollenhove 2 Graves
Nijemirdum - 32 km NW of Vollenhove 9 Graves
Diever - 30 km NE of Vollenhove 7 Graves
Wolvega - 22 km N of Vollenhove 7 Graves
Noordwolde - 27 km NNE of Vollenhove 8 Graves
Oosterwolde - 24 km SSW of Vollenhove 11 Graves
Doornspijk - 30 km SSW of Vollenhove 7 Graves
Oldebroek - 26 km SSW of Vollenhove 29 Graves
Wapenveld - 30 km SSE of Vollenhove 4 Graves
Zwolle-Bergklooster - 20 km SSE of Vollenhove 4 Graves
Zwolle-Kranenburg - 21 km SSE of Vollenhove 9 Graves
Dalfsen - 27 km SE of Vollenhove 22 Graves
Lemmer - 25 km NW of Vollenhove 44 Graves
Oud-Avereest - 28 km SE of Vollenhove 3 Graves
Akkrum - 42 km NNW of Vollenhove 3 Graves
Gorredijk - 37 km NNE of Vollenhove 6 Graves
Scharl - 44 km WNW of Vollenhove 5 Graves
Nieuwehorne - 31 km NE of Vollenhove 7 Graves
Molkwerum - 45 km NW of Vollenhove 1 Grave
Hieslum - 48 km NW of Vollenhove 2 Graves
Bakhuizen - 40 km WNW of Vollenhove 9 Graves
Ypecolsga - 37 km NW of Vollenhove 10 Graves
IJlst - 43 km NNW of Vollenhove 2 Graves
Staveren - 44 km NNW of Vollenhove 7 Graves
Sneek - 46 km WNW of Vollenhove 1 Grave
Koudum - 43 km NW of Vollenhove 4 Graves
Hindeloopen - 48 km NW of Vollenhove 11 Graves
Workum - 48 km NW of Vollenhove 9 Graves
Hoogersmilde - 38 km NE of Vollenhove 5 Graves
Beilen - 41 km NE of Vollenhove 7 Graves
Ommen - 36 km ESE of Vollenhove 4 Graves
Den Ham - 42 km ESE of Vollenhove 4 Graves
Nunspeet - 38 km SSW of Vollenhove 6 Graves
Wijhe - 35 km SSE of Vollenhove 3 Graves
Heerde - 35 km S of Vollenhove 12 Graves
Duur-Olst - 38 km SSE of Vollenhove 15 Graves
Hellendoorn - 46 km SE of Vollenhove 15 Graves
Raalte - 39 km SSE of Vollenhove 27 Graves
Epe - 37 km S of Vollenhove 21 Graves
Harderwijk - 45 km SSW of Vollenhove 45 Graves
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Boschwijde (lake) - 5 km E of Vollenhove - - - - -
Ronduite - 6 km E of Vollenhove - - - - -
Giethoorn - 10 km NE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Ossenzijl - 14 km NNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
De Oldenhof - 2 km SSE of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Buland - 11.5 km W of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Dinah Might - 14 km W of Vollenhove - - - - -
Beukers - 10 km E of Vollenhove - - - - -
Zwartsluis - 9 km SSE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Bikkersweide - 2 km NNE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Zwartewaterklooster - 12 km SE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Gelderingen - 15 km NNE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Steenwijk - Zuidveen - 15 km NE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Nijetrijne - 18 km N of Vollenhove - - - - -
Wapserveen - 25 km NE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Uffelte - 25 km NE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Veeningen - 28 km E of Vollenhove - - - - -
Nijelamer - 23 km N of Vollenhove - - - - -
Havelte - 21 km NE of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Maddocks - 18 km NW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Harrah - 23 km WNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Emmert - 21 km W of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Gecks - 13 km WNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-O'Barr - 15 km W of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-McBurney - 22 km W of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Weatherill - 10 Km WNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Rule - 7 km WNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Jeffries - 7 km NW of Vollenhove - - - - -
Rondebroek - 14 km NNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
Baarlo - 6 km N of Vollenhove - - - - -
Roomsloot - 7 km N of Vollenhove - - - - -
Zwarte Meer (lake) - 6 km S of Vollenhove - - - - -
Staphorst - 17 km E of Vollenhove - - - - -
't Harde - 30 km SSW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Armour - W of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Barlow - 5 km SSW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Brodie - 8 km WNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Cook - 25 km NW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-Stankiewicz - 17 WSW of Vollenhove - - - - -
NOP-White - 8 km NNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
Lageveen - 32 km E of Vollenhove - - - - -
Den Oosterhuis - 32 km ESE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Ronduite-Lark - 6 km E of Vollenhove - - - - -
Nieuw Heeten - 47 km SSE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Offingawier - 45 km NNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
Den Hulst - 24 km ESE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Hardenberg - 41 km ESE of Vollenhove - - - - -
Bolsward - 50 km NNW of Vollenhove - - - - -
Haulerwijk - 48 km NNE of Vollenhove - - - - -
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Area - 50 x 50 mile - Location Vollenhove as center
50x50mi map

56 CWGC Cemeteries - area Vollenhove -
This area is 2500 Square miles - 15% of the Netherlands -
Netherlands = 41526 sq km - 16485 sq mi
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NORTH - Akkrum on North boundary - Lat: 53°03'00 N, Long: 5°50'00 E
EAST - Beilen on East boundary - Lat: 52°52'00 N, Long: 6°31'00 E
SOUTH - Harderwijk on South boundary - Lat: 52°20'00 N, Long: 5°38'00 E
WEST - Stavoren on West boundary - Lat: 52°53'00 N, Long: 5°21'00 E
Vollenhove - Center - Lat: 52°41'00 N, Long: 5°57'00 E

Exact coordinates of 50x50 mi grid - 80.467x80.467 km grid
Upper Left - 53.0452282707 N - 5.3543189779 E - 53°02'42.82177 N - 5°21'15.54832 E
Upper Right - 53.0395420735 N - 6.5540424194 E - 53°02'22.35146 N - 6°33'14.55271 E
Lower Right - 52.3165090388 N - 6.5349952610 E - 52°18'59.43254 N - 6°32'05.98294 E
Lower Left - 52.3220761812 N - 5.3548531582 E - 52°19'19.47425 N - 5°21'17.47137 E
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Center Vollenhove - 52.6833333333 N - 5.9500 E - 52°41'00.00000 N - 5°57'00.00000 E

Exact coordinates in RD Grid
Upper Left - 152794.37050 - 562037.90750
Upper Right - 233261.73150 - 562037.90750
Lower Right - 233261.73150 - 481570.54650
Lower Left - 152794.37050 - 481570.54650
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Center Vollenhove - 193028.0510 - 521804.22700
50 mi = 80.46736094 km

Download 50x50 mi grid as kmz file for Google Earth display


Layout Holland - 1040-1945 - Location Vollenhove
Made a small map - 20 mi range - so you got an idea were it's all located
A second map with all local crash locations will follow later
Globally NWH is area 1 - "old" land, NOP is area 2 - "new" land
The town of Vollenhove is only 33 mi - in a straight line - from the German border
Nicknames for NOP - Noordoostpolder/Northeastpolder - during the war:
'Nederlandsch Onderduikers Protectoraat'
'Nederlands Onderduikers Paradijs'
'Niet Over Praten'
- free translated as 'Dutch Shelter Paradise' and 'Don't Talk About It' -

NWH = "Noordwesthoek" or "Kop van Overijssel"
This area is a mixture of meadows, lakes and marshland
The name of Fulnaho ( Vollenhove ) is first mentioned in 936 AD
In 1354 it became their city-rights from the Bishop of Utrecht
Nowadays the municipality of Steenwijkerland

In many MACR's the name Zuider Zee, Zuydersea, Zuiderzee is showing up
Historical the Zuiderzee was named IJsselmeer when it became a lake when
the barrier dam - "Afsluitdijk" - was closed - 28 May 1932 - 13:02pm
This closure did have an impact on all fishing related incomes around the Zuiderzee
On top of it, a new polder - NOP - just West of Vollenhove
In 1936 they did start building the dikes of the Northeast Polder - abbrev. NOP -
13th of Dec 1940 it was completed and pumping out the water was next - reclaimed land 48.000 ha -
NOP = Noordoostpolder - offical dry 9th of Sep 1942 - Lowest point - 15 feet - below sea level
More info about the Zuiderzeewerken is on Wikipedia

Present innerlake graphics of Holland - if it's not covered by rain ;)
Precipitation radar - Netherlands
Precipitation radar - Netherlands - local time !!
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EXPLANATION OF COLOR ON BORDER
Red border means ... No contact ... NO PHOTO Cyan border means ... contact with next-of-kin, friends or others Gray border means ... I do have a photo Lightgreen border means ... I spoke with this person by phone Gold border means ... I met this person
RED = Red border means ... No contact ... NO PHOTO
CYAN = Cyan border means ... contact with next-of-kin, friends or others
GRAY = Gray border means ... I do have a photo
LIGHTGREEN = Lightgreen border means ... I spoke with this person by phone
GOLD = Gold border means ... I met this person
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