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Friday, March 31, 2006 2:44 PM

Hi Pats,

I came across your website while searching out Vollenhove on the internet.
Being a Vollenhove resident, I was wondering if you could help me?
I am planning to visit Vollenhove on April 25th
to visit my uncle's war grave on behalf of my family.
I will be traveling from Canada.
My Uncle (Jack Gibbs) is buried in De Voorst cemetery, shot down at age 19.
.................
I only speak English; will that be a problem getting around the town in general?
Many thanks for your assistance and reply.

Brenda Gibbs


E-mail Brenda Gibbs - 31 March 2006



"In Memoriam"

Headstone - Flight Sergeant Jack Edward Gibbs - 2006 - Vollenhove

R.91205 Flight Sergeant Jack Edward Gibbs
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Royal Canadian Air Force
3rd of July 1942 - Age 19

see also site by KEES BLANKENSTIJN († 2004) 420 Squadron
!!! Note !!! for the above link: Hampden B.Mk.I AT248 PT-A .... this is wrong !!! ... it's P5332 PT-T - info PATS

In the weeks after March 31st I was collecting all kinds of information
about here uncle's crash in the lake called "Zwarte Meer" just South of Vollenhove
April 25th-26th I was a helpful guide in Vollenhove

Additional page will follow - 25 Aug 2006 - PATS
Starting this page - Jack Edward Gibbs - 10 Feb 2007 - PATS



Headstone - Flight Sergeant Jack Edward Gibbs - 2006 - Vollenhove
Flight Sergeant Jack Edward Gibbs - RCAF

R.91205 - Jack Edwards Gibbs

Son of Mrs. and Mr. William (Bill) J. Gibbs of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
husband of Mrs. Doreen Margaret Gibbs née Betts, Oxford, UK
Killed in action South of Vollenhove - Friday 3rd of July 1942 - Age 19

Attestation paper - RCAF - 25 Nov 1940
Jack Edward Gibbs was born 19 November 1922, East York TWP, York Co., ON
Son of William James Gibbs ( born Norwich, UK ) and Gladys Mathilda Williams ( born London, UK )
248 Albany Ave, Toronto, ON - [ 25 Nov 1940 ]
1929-1935 - Jesse Ketchum @ Palmerston Ave - Public School, Toronto, ON
1935-1939 - Central Tech - Public Highschool - Motor Mechanics, Toronto, ON
Civil occupations: Stock Clerk - Jun 1940 - Copp Clark Co. - Wellington St., Toronto, ON
Religion: Church of England
Hobbies: Photography - Sports: Softball occasionally
Signature - Attestation paper - Jack Edward Gibbs
Enlistment: Toronto, 24 Jan 1941
Posted to #2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba - Trade W.O. / A.G.
TOS: AC2 - Aircraftman 2nd Class, #2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba - 26 Jan 1941
SOS: AC2 - #2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba - 21 Feb 1941
TOS: AC2 - No. 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Mossbank, Saskatchewan - 22 Feb 1941
SOS: AC2 - No. 2 Bombing & Gunnery School, Mossbank, Saskatchewan - 29 Mar 1941
TOS: AC2 - No. 2 Wireless School, Calgary, Alberta - 30 Mar 1941
LAC - Leading Aircraftman - 01 May 1941
SOS: LAC - Leading Aircraftman, No.2 Wireless School, Calgary, Alberta - 15 Aug 1941
TOS: 3 B. G. S. MacDonald - 16 Aug 1941
F/Sgt. (pd) - Spec Group - 15 Sep 1941
SOS: 3 B. G. S. MacDonald - 16 Sep 1941
TOS: # "Y" Depot Halifax - 17 Sep 1941
SOS: # "Y" Depot to RAF Trainees Pool - 06 Oct 1941
TOS: 3PRC ( No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, Bournemouth, UK) - 19 Oct 1941
SOS: 3.P.R.C. to 1 S.S. (No.1 Signal School, Cranwell North, UK) - 11 Nov 1941
SOS: to 16 OTU 'Operational Training Unit' from 1 S/S. - 27 Jan 1942
WO/AG - 06 Mar 1942
F/Sgt. - 15 Mar 1942
from 16 OTU 'Operational Training Unit' to 420 Squadron - 10 Jun 1942
Missing after operation - 03 Jul 1942
Presumed dead - 03 Jul 1942
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- info 'Record of Service Airman' - received 16 Mar 2009 -

TOS = Taken On Strength
SOS = Struck Off Strength
The SOS transaction is used to report the termination of employment of an employee/plan member

3 B. G. S. MacDonald = No. 3 Bombing & Gunnery School, MacDonald, Manitoba
"Y" Depot = Overseas Transit Depot
No. 1 Signal School, Cranwell North, Lincolnshire and trained Wireless operators
In early '43 it was re-designated No.1 Wireless School

Hampden Mk.I
Jack with his original crew
Jack with original crew member Jack with original crew member
Jack with original crew members
Jack - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Age 19 - with his "own" RCAF crew, March 1942
probably taken at Waddington

Contact Gibbs is pending - 31 Mar 2006 - PATS

On his last mission on 2nd-3rd July 1942 towards target Bremen
he was joining another crew of Sqdn.420 - Hampden B.Mk.I - P5332 - PT-T
due he overstayed his leave on his honeymoon - 17th of June 1942 -
When he returned, his crew had left so he was reassigned to another
which became his last flight with the following crew members

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hi Pats,
It was so nice to chat with you recently!
Didn’t seem like that much time had passed since we’d sat across from each other in Vollenhove over a pint!
I came across a document that I must have typed out in a genealogy program when my dad was alive.
May have some clues for you …… . Just in case.
It’s the name I couldn’t remember, that I thought my aunt had taken to her grave:
Jack was married on June 17, 1942 to Doreen.
In doing so he went AWOL 24 hours for extended honeymoon at boarding house in Maumadene Yorkshire.
Put into new crew on return, which we know was his final flight.
Jack’s friend, Dougie Henderson of Toronto was on leave with Jack.
They were stationed in Cranwell, Lincolnshire, England.
I now remember my dad’s cousin (my ‘aunt’ Hazel) of Suffolk, England tell me
that Dougie and my uncle Jack were very close friends.
If you ever find out what happened to Dougie (or ‘Doug’), that would be most interesting!
Dad thought Jack was a Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
but the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has him registered as a Flight Sergeant.
Maybe he was all of these combined?
Thanks Pats. Take care!
Brenda - 08 Feb 2013
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??? Maumadene Yorkshire ??? ... not found !!! ... typo ?
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Trade: Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
AWOL = Absent Without Official Leave - info PATS - 10 Feb 2013


The ORB's rarely provide first name information.
And if this person was not flight crew then he would likely never be mentioned.
There appears to be a Sgt. D. A. Henderson gunner with 420 at this time.
This may be/likely the Henderson in question.
Henderson flew as gunner on 23 June 1942, 26 June 1942, but it seems he does not appear again,
unless I missed his name, so he could have been posted out.
At that time the records were often sketchy at best.
There is no mention of a Henderson be lost on ops and Peter Sainty does not mention anything either.
I also note that Gibbs name is often recorded as Sgt. J. E. Gibb.
Gibbs also flew as a gunner.
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info by Dale Parker - 10 Feb 2013

Dear Pats,
I noticed a reference on your website (re. J. E. Gibbs) to Sgt. D. A. Henderson who qualified with him.
Sadly he didn’t survive the war
No. J/95278 - Pilot Officer - Douglas Anderson Henderson - WOP/Air Gnr., 427 Sqn, - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA
born 12 Sep 1922 - died 21 Feb 1945 - Age 22
- Grave Reference 9. H. 25. - Cemetery RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2047485
Best regards
Peter
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info by Peter Sainty - 15 Apr 2013

Postings - R.91205 - Jack Edward Gibbs Ontario Air Gunners Given Wings - 15 Sep 1941
. . . . . . . Postings - R.91205 Jack Edward Gibbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ontario Air Gunners Given Wings - 15 Sep 1941
source newsclip "Air Gunners Given Wings" - Globe and Mail, 16 Sep 1941
.......... E. Gibbs and Douglas A. Henderson, both of Toronto ...........
E. Gibbs ??? .... likely J. E. Gibbs - info PATS - 12 Feb 2013
Jack's Service record - 16 Aug 1941 - 16 Sep 1941 - No. 3 Bombing & Gunnery School, MacDonald, Manitoba
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TOO DEARLY LOVED
EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN

- Epigraph on Gibbs memorial -

R.85433 - Charles Garnett Wilde

Royal Canadian Air Force - Flight Sergeant ( Pilot ) - Age 22
Son of Harry Milton Wilde and Mabel Lillian Wilde (née Breault),
of Richmound, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Attestation Paper - 13 July 1940 - 'Desire to join RCAF'
Name: Charles Garnett Wilde - Born: 11 Mar 1920, Medicine Hat, Alberta - Residence: Richmound, Saskatchewan
Occupation: Municipal Clerk - Religion: United Church - Sports: Softball, Baseball - Height 5-11 - Weight: 160 - Single
Education: Oasis School 1926-1932 ( General ) - Oasis High School: 1932-1939 ( General - passed Gr. XI )
Civil Occupations ( 1938 - 1941 ): L.J. Freeman, Municipal Sec-Treas Assistant, Richmound, Saskatchewan
Signature - Attestation paper - Charles Garnett Wilde
Recruiting Centre: Calgary, Alberta - Recommended for Pilot or Observer - Enlistment: 12 Feb 1941
Special Reserve - Posted No. 2 Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba - Trade: Pilot or Observer (standard)
Rank: Sgt. - Pilots Flying Badge - 7 Oct 1941 - Trade: Pilot
TOS: # 'Y' Depot Halifax - 9 Oct 1941
Embarked: 3 Nov 1941
T/F/Sgt. - 7 April 1942
from 16 OTU 'Operational Training Unit' to 420 Squadron - 3 May 1942
Missing after operation - 3 Jul 1942
Presumed dead - 3 Jul 1942
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- info 'Record of Service Airman' - received 4 Jun 2009 -

Pilot - Charles Garnett Wilde - RCAF Duke of Windsor pins up Charlie's pilot badge
 - Claresholm, AB - 5th of Oct 1941
F/Sgt. Charles G. Wilde - - - - - - - Claresholm, AB - Pilot badge, Duke of Windsor
- images via Wilde family - - - - - - - - - 5 Nov 1941 - ( 7 Nov 1941 in Army record ) -

"Charles Garnett Wilde, born March 11, 1920 at Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
He was the second of 9 children born to Harry Milton Wilde and Mabel Lillian Wilde (née Breault)
Charles or Charlie grew up on the family farm at Richmound, Saskatchewan and
attended school there. For 2 years after High School he was employed as a
clerk in the local Municipal office. Early in his life he developed a love
for flying and for aircraft and spent many hours building model planes out
of balsa wood and tissue paper
And so when he joined the armed services in Feb of 1941 it was only natural
that he would enlist in the Air Force
He graduated from RCAF Service Flying School at Claresholm, Alberta on Oct 5th of the same year
At his "Wings" ceremony the Duke of Windsor pinned on Pilot badge
On Nov 20 1941 he landed at Northampton, England
During his training period in Canada our brother R/94568 - AC1 - Richard Nelson Wilde was drowned
in a boating accident at the Uplands Air Force Training Station near Ottawa, ON
Nelson was also in the Air Force
It is a great comfort to us that his grave is attended by such care by your people
and that his supreme sacrifice made so early in his life has not been forgotten.


resume by Doug Wilde – Charlie's brother - Regina, SK, Canada - 28 June 2007 -

Memorials at Maple Creek Community Cemetery, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
Harry Milton Wilde, born: 13 Feb 1893 - died: 4 Feb 1956 - Age 62
Mabel Lillian Wilde (née Breault), born 12 Oct 1893 - died: 7 Mar 1979 - Age 86
Richard Nelson Wilde, born: 25 Jan 1922 - died: 8 Jul 1941 - Age 19 - son of Harry & Mabel
Stanley R. Wilde, born 1919 - died: 25 Jul 1967 - Age 46 - son of Harry & Mabel

Airforce Mechanic Dies By Drowning In Mooney's Bay - 08 Jul 1941
Airforce Mechanic Dies By Drowning In Mooney's Bay
source - The Evening Citizen - Ottawa - 09 Jul 1941
Aircraftman 1. - Richard Nelson Wilde - believed drowned - 08 Jul 1941
AC. RICHARD WILDE BELIEVED DROWNED
source - The Gazette Montreal - 09 Jul 1941
The Medicine Hat News - clips - Richard Nelson Wilde - Charles Garnett Wilde
"WE SALUTE THOSE WHO SERVED - 10 Nov 2007"
R/94568 - AC1 - Richard Nelson Wilde . . . . . R/85433 - F/S. (Pilot) - Charles Garnett Wilde
source - The Medicine Hat News -

Contact Wilde is pending - 21 Jul 2007 - PATS

Last update - 01 Nov 2013 - PATS

R.69734 - Thomas Edward Crothers

Royal Canadian Air Force - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Age 32
born 20 Mar 1910, Rouge Hill, ON - died 3 Jul 1942, Zwarte Meer (lake), The Netherlands
Son of Thomas B. Crothers, and of Isabella Irene Crothers, Dundas St., of Cooksville, Ontario, Canada.
School: Oshawa Collegiate - Enlistment: Toronto 3 July 1940
Church: Anglican - attended: St. John's, Dixie
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- Serviceman info from Service card - Peel War Records Board - received 5 Dec 2008 -
Isabella Irene Crothers - info - 19 Nov 2008 - PATS

Attestation paper - RCAF - 12 June 1940
Thomas Edward Crothers was born 20 March 1910 on a farm, Pickering, ON
Son of Thomas B. Crothers ( born Toronto ) and Isabella Irene Morrish ( born Port Perry, ON )
brother of Donald James Crothers, 227 King St. West, Oshawa, ON - [ 12 Jun 1940 ]
1914-1922 - Centre Street Public School, Oshawa, ON
1922-1927 - Oshawa Collegiate , Oshawa, ON - pass Matriculation
1927-1929 - Clerk - G. & W. Syberry - 27 King St. East, Oshawa, ON
1930-1940 - Clerk - Thomas Crothers - 227 King St. West, Oshawa, ON
Civil occupations: Clerk 13 yrs, CNR Construction, Merchant
Summer vacations at C.N.R. - Construction
Religion: Anglican
Hobbies: Sports - Sports: Golf, Baseball, Tennis, Football, Swimming, Basketball
Signature - Attestation paper - Thomas Edward Crothers
Enlistment: Toronto, 3 Jul 1940
Posted to #1 Manning Depot, Toronto, Ontario, Manitoba - Air Crew "Std"
AC2 - Aircrew "Std" - 3 Jul 1940
LAC- Leading Aircraftman - 6 Nov 1940
T/Sgt. - 14 Apr 1941 - Award: Air Gunners Badge - 14 Apr 1941 -
from 16 OTU 'Operational Training Unit' to 420 Squadron - 28 Mar 1942
Missing after operation - 3 Jul 1942
Presumed dead - 3 Jul 1942
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- info 'Record of Service Airman' - received 16 Mar 2009 -
Exactly two year in service - info - 17 Mar 2009 - PATS

Thomas B. CROTHERS, 27, painter, Toronto, ON - s/o James CROTHERS & Mary Hannah RENTON, Toronto
married 29 Nov 1906 at Port Perry, Ontario Co
Isabella Irene MORRISH, 25, Port Perry, ON - d/o George James MORRISH & Sarah HAYWARD
witn: Henry KIRBYSON of Toronto & Nicholas INGRAM of Port Perry, ON
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- info: Ontario - marriages - 1906 -

Sgt. Thomas Edward Crothers
Sgt. Thomas Edward Crothers
Cooksville, Missing


18 CANADIANS MISSING AS AIR TEMPO INCREASES
Globe and Mail 1942/07/10
- via WarMuseum.CA - 9 Nov 2008 -
!!! Image Crothers found after 2 Year, 7 Month, and 9 Days in this research !!!

PX5863 14 Dec 42 from AMK states German 'Totenliste 86' confirms death of Sgt. Crothers
PCX217 16 Feb 44 from AMK states German information states Sgt. Crothers and Sgt. Wilde
buried in Amersfoort Cemetery Province of Utrecht -- Section XIII graves 48 and 49 respectively --
Grave location : Amersfoort ( Oud Leusden ) General Cemetery, Holland, Grave No. 49 Section 13.
- info 'Record of Service Airman' - received 16 Mar 2009 -

Oshawa 1928 directory - page 69
Vernon's - City of Oshawa directory - 1928
Crothers Donald, Student
Crothers Thomas B ( Isabel ), Grocer, house
227 King St. West, Oshawa, ON
In the directory of 1924 - Crothers T B, trav, h ( traveling, house )
- info Oshawa library -

Edward is remembered on the Oshawa Collegiate Memorial - unveiled 21st Dec 1949
Sister Dorothy and brother Carson did attend Oshawa Collegiate & Vocational Institute too
Carson is playing rugby - 1931 - Junior Rugby Team - see Yearbook 1931
I assume that his older brother Donald James ( student-1928 ) was also on the same school
.........................................
Donald James Crothers - b. 14 Mar 1908 - d. 12 Dec 1986, Oshawa, ON - Age 78
he married Beatrice Elva Olive Suddard - b. Sep 1912, Toronto - d. 1998, Oshawa, ON - Age 86
children of Donald James and Beatrice Elva O. Crothers are R. T. Crothers (son) and J. B. Crothers (daughter)
Thomas Edward Crothers - b. 20 Mar 1910, Pickering, ON - d. 3 Jul 1942, Netherlands - Age 32
Dorothy Jean Crothers - b. 18 Jan 1912 - d. 5 Mar 1995, Toronto, ON - Age 83
Dorothy Jean Crothers married on 9 Jan 1936, Oshawa - Alan R. Williams - b. 5 Jan 1906 - d. 7 May 1999 - Age 93
their children are Ross 1937, Peter 1940, Susan 1944 and Christopher 1952
Carson Crothers - b. 01 Oct 1913 - d. Oct 1997 - Age 84 - Junior rugby player in 1931 team -
Carson Crothers married, Sep 1941, Nancy Blatchford - b. 13 Jan 1916 - d. Sep 2007 - Age 91
their children are Margo 1944 and Thomas ?1947?
.........................................
- info Ancestry, Oshawa Library -
Additional info via Peter T. Williams, nephew - 02 Feb 2010 - PATS

Contact Crothers is pending - 02 Feb 2010 - PATS
!!! after 3 Year, 9 Month, and 2 Days in this research !!!

Dorothy, Ross, Ed - 1942 Ross Williams and Ed Crothers - 1942
Edward "Ed" with his sister Dorothy and nephew Ross - 1942
images via Bob Crothers (nephew) - 04 Feb 2010

Ed Crothers (left), with unknown Airmates
Ed Crothers (left), with unknown Airmates and children
Ed Crothers (left), with unknown Airmates (middle, right) and children (front)
images via Ross Williams (nephew) - 03 Jun 2010
Children likely of 'middle' Airman - 03 Jun 2010 - PATS

Last update - 03 Jun 2010 - PATS

1198862 - Alan Denis Bond

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - Sergeant (Obs.) - Age 30
Son of James Flaxman Bond (b.1883, Aylsham) and Kate Bond (née Butcher),
of Aylsham; husband of Joyce Ethel Bond (née Staddon), of Aylsham, Norfolk, UK
marriage Alan (b.1912, Aylsham) and Ethel (b.1913, Hendon) was late 1935

Pilot - Charles Garnett Wilde - RCAF -
Observer - Alan Denis Bond - RAFVR - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Observer Alan Bond (right) with his pilot Charles Wilde for a break

"Alan Denis Bond was born and bred in Aylsham, Norfolk
and was educated at the Paston Grammar School, North Walsham.
He had an elder brother, Ray, who was a Quarter Master Sergeant in the Army during the War
and upon his return worked for Barclays Bank. Sadly, Ray died in 1956.
Alan was married to Joyce, they had no children, she remarried and died about 20 years ago.
Alan was a keen player of both golf and tennis.
Before the War Alan Bond worked with his Father, who had a thriving Gentlemen's
and Ladies Outfitters (clothing) business in Aylsham.
Alan then purchased shops in North Walsham and Swaffham, both market towns in Norfolk
Here he carried on the same business as his Father
His wife, Joyce, looked after both shops during the war and continued to do so after Alan was killed
The North Walsham shop continued trading for about 30 years
and the Swaffham shop for about 15 years after the war
I was only 10 years old when the war started therefore my memories of Alan are limited
Alan Denis Bond was my cousin."


With best wishes, Molly Postle - Aylsham - 18 July 2007

Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1907, district Aylsham - James Flaxman Bond to Kate Butcher
Raymond James Bond - born 4th Qtr. 1909 - mother's surname Butcher - district Aylsham, Norfolk, UK
Alan Denis Bond - born 4th Qtr. 1912 - mother's surname Butcher - district Aylsham, Norfolk, UK
...............................................................
Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1935, district Aylsham - Alan D. Bond to Joyce E. Staddon
Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1938, district Norwich - Raymond J. Bond to Jean M. Bell

Memorial at Aylsham churchyard Church of St Michael and all Angels, Aylsham, Norfolk, UK
Churchyard - Church of St Michael and all Angels -
War Memorial Aylsham, Norfolk, UK - ( click on church image )

Stone War Memorial in churchyard - 1939-1945 - side
Memorial at Aylsham churchyard
Memorial inside church - Aylsham
Wooden Memorial inside church of St Michael and all Angels, Aylsham -
- images courtesy Amanda Postle -


ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS

- Epigraph on Bond memorial -

Contact Bond is pending - 18 Aug 2007 - PATS

The Hampden B.Mk.I was shot down by night-fighter - Fw Heinz Grimm, II./NJG 2 - from Leeuwarden, NL
and crashed 01:40 on 03 Jul 1942 into the IJsselmeer - area Ramspol/Ganzendiep. On raid to Bremen at the time.
Leutnant Heinz Grimm , born 18 Apr 1920, Homburg, Kreis Eisleben, Sachsen
was hit by own flak over Bremen on 09 Oct 1943, parachuted, DOW 13 Oct 1943 due severe burns

Leutnant Heinz Grimm Leutnant Heinz Grimm
Leutnant Heinz Grimm - 1920-1943
source left image: Gerhard Bracke
source right image: "Wespennest Leeuwarden" II - Ab A. Jansen
Base: Leeuwarden - unit: II./NJG 2 - period: 01 Nov 1941 - 01 Oct 1942 - A/C: Ju-88C
Base: Leeuwarden - unit: IV./NJG 1 - period: 01 Oct 1942 - .. Mar 1944 - A/C: Bf-110
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No.420 (Snowy Owl) Squadron

Arrived in Waddington - County Lincolnshire at 19 Dec 1941
Group 5 at Waddington - Formed with Hampden Mk.I, Jan 1942

420-Squadron-badge-RCAF

PUGNAMUS FINITUM

No. 420 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force (and subsequently Canadian Forces)
existed from late December 1941 forwards.
The Squadron's nickname was "City of London" and "Snowy Owl".
Their motto was Pugnamus Finitum Latin for "We Fight To The Finish".
No. 420 Squadron is no longer active.
Squadron, No. 420, flying its first raid on the night of 21/22 Jan 1942,
continued to operate Hampdens, one of the last units in Bomber Command to do so.
In August the same year it was transferred to No. 4 Group at Skipton-on Swale - Yorkshire

RAF Bomber Command Groups - 1942

For SQUADRON information - at Bomber Command

Did find here other serial numbers - 14 Feb 2007 - !!!

Hampden Mk.I - AE248 - PT-A - Squadron 420 - RCAF
went also down near Koudum - 3rd of July 1942 at 00:54
on the same mission to Bremen
420-losses-Hampden - at Bomber-Command of Bob Baxter
Do find here P5332 and AT248 - have to do more research on the numbers !!
Don't see the AE248 of Koudum with is for 100% of the 420 Sqdn. "Snowy Owl",
so it seems something is mixed-up PATS - 16 Feb 2007


!!! Note !!! It's P5332 - PT-T - info PATS - 10 Oct 2013

02/03 Jul 1942 - 420 Squadron - thirteen (13) Hampdens
Five (5) returned early - Six (6) over target - Two (2) missing
- - - - - - Crew - - - - - - - Serial - Code - - Take off - - Land - - Time - - - - - - - Remarks - - - - - - - Time - - - - - - - - Position - - - - - -
R. N. Rayne AE390 - PT-Z 22:52 04:35 05:42 Secondary Target 01:42 Town of Bremen
E. F. W. Pinney AW378 - PT-R 22:56 02:00 03:04 Engine overheating ..:.. reached 55-12N 4-32E
B. M. Adilman AT228 - PT-P 22:58 01:06 02:08 Rear Gunner sick ..:.. reached 53-10N 2-40E
L. S. Anderson AE422 - PT-J 22:59 04:42 05:43 Secondary Target 01:42 Town of Bremen
R. G. Cook P1314 - PT-S 23:01 04:13 05:12 Primary Target 01:16 Bremen Docks
A. P. Dart AT132 - PT-U 23:03 04:45 05:42 Secondary Target 01:30 Town of Bremen
W. W. Kennedy AE202 - PT-K 23:05 23:54 00:49 Rear turret door open ..:.. English coast
W. B. Croft AE225 - PT-N 23:06 04:48 05:42 Secondary Target 01:40 Town of Bremen
A. T. Johnstone L4086 - PT-H 23:07 00:34 01:27 Port engine overheating ..:.. 65 miles east of Skagness?
P. E. T. Townsend AE385 - PT-L 23:08 04:53 05:45 Secondary Target 01:59 Town of Bremen
J. D. C. Craton X3122 - PT-F 23:09 02:07 02:58 Engine overheating ..:.. reached Dutch coast
K. E. Brown AE248 - PT-A ~23:00 --:-- --:-- Crash Koudum 00:54 Koudum
C. G. Wilde P5332 - PT-T ~23:00 --:-- --:-- Zwarte Meer/Ganzendiep 01:40 Zwarte Meer/Ganzendiep
Take off times for Brown and Wilde not in 420 ORB (Operational Records Book)
It looks like there are take off spaces: about 22:54, 22:57, 23:00 and 23:04
- info via Dale Parker - 20 Jul 2012 - 09 Aug 2012

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July 1: No ops. F/Lt. K. E. Brown arrived at squadron to become Deputy Flight Commander of A-Flight.
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July 2: Thirteen aircraft were readied and took off on ops.
Five aircraft returned early due to mechanical issues. Six reported attacking the primary target,
but at a cost of two aircraft reported as missing. Bomb loads were 2x500 plus 360x4 incendiaries.
Take off time was ~23:00. "K", "R", "P", "H" and "F" were early returned due to engine problems
or other mechanical issues.
One crew believed they attacked the primary target, Bremen "D", and the rest area bombed the town.
Crews dropped their bomb loads ~01:40 from 10000 to 13000 feet.
Visibility was good over the target but details were obscured by flares and bomb flashes.
Defences included flak, searchlights and night fighters. Crews reported seeing many fires in the target area.
P/O. Rayne in AE390 "Z" made a glide bombing run beginning at 17000 feet bombing and 13000
and restoring power at 11000.
AE248 "A" flown by pilot F/Lt. K. E. Brown and crew, nav Sgt. R. O. Williams, wop/ag Sgt. J. N. Waddington,
and wop/ag Sgt. R. W. Whytock were reported missing.
As well, P5332 "T", piloted by F/Sgt. C. G. Wilde with crew of nav Sgt. A. D. Bond, wop/ag F/Sgt. T. E. Crothers
and wop/ag F/Sgt. J. E. Gibbs did not return.
The pilot of "A", F/Lt. K. E. Brown was later reported as a POW.
The other members of Brown's crew and all the crew of "T" were killed.
Bomber Command sent a force of 325 aircraft to Bremen this night.
Although it appears much of the attack occurred south of the city limits those bombs falling
on target appeared to be effective.
1000 homes, four small factories, dock facilities and seven ships were damaged including the Marieborg, which was sunk.
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July 3: No ops. Three aircraft were involved in morning sea search.
Two aircraft practiced infra-red bombing. Air gunnery practice was carried out.
Sgt. Forster arrived at the squadron.
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source: http://www.aquatax.ca/Hampden.html - maintained by Dale Parker

Link to CWGC - Commonwealth War Graves Commission
CWGC - Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Handley Page Hampden
Handley Page Hampden- at Canadianwings.com



jack-edward-gibbs-civilian
Jack Edward Gibbs - civilian -
- image courtesy Gibbs family -


"this damn-fool-game"


Last letter of Jack Edward Gibbs
Collage made of images and last letter from Jack
On wedding day 17 June 1942 - Jack Edward Gibbs and Doreen Margaret Betts
Jack Edward Gibbs and Doreen Margaret Betts on her wedding day 17th of June 1942
with here sisters baby - address: 55 Charles St / Iffly Rd, Oxford, UK
Place of marriage: Registry Office Oxford - date 17 June 1942

The last letter - 27/5/1942 - from Jack reads:

Dear All,

Thanks for the nice letters and for sending the cable from Dad on to me.
I have only a minute or two to write now but I hope to see you all
before long, thought I can't say exactly when you can expect us.
If I should take a last fling at this damn-fool-game, before then though,
and it turns out to be that last short flight into the sunset, will you
ask Doreen home for a little while anyway? She needs a holiday and a
change and a few days at the Tuns will do her good. And make sure she goes!
Enough of that, though. You'll never know how much I am looking forward to
getting home, this time, so you can be on the look out for us before many days.
For now, though,

Love from Doreen + myself

Jack


Flowers by Gibbs family - grave 'Uncle' Jack - April 2006

Crew of Hampden B.Mk.I - P5332 - PT-T - Squadron 420 - RCAF

Headstone - Wilde - Oud Leusden Headstone - Crothers - Oud Leusden Headstone - Gibbs - Vollenhove Headstone - Bond - Vollenhove
Charles Garnett Wilde Thomas Edward Crothers Jack Edward Gibbs Alan Denis Bond

- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

C. G. Wilde - CWGC ref. 2620449 and T. E. Crothers - CWGC ref. 2620295
- buried in Amersfoort - Oud-Leusden - General Cemetery
On CWGC - Crothers - Age 33 - he was born 20 Mar 1910 !!! Must be Age 32 - PATS - 05 Dec 2008
RCAF - Service records - Crothers - request 11 Nov 2008 - received 16 Mar 2009 - PATS -
RCAF - Service records - Wilde - request 18 Mar 2009 - received 4 Jun 2009 - PATS -

Letter - 30 Mar 1943 - burial Gibbs and Bond
Letter - 30 Mar 1943 - burial Gibbs and Bond
archive - Wiebe H. de Vries - 17 Dec 2011

- VOLLENHOVE (STAD-VOLLENHOVE) GENERAL CEMETERY -

1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave markers on No.631 and No.630
1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave markers on No.631 - Gibbs and No.630 - Bond
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

J. E. Gibbs - CWGC ref. 2820692 and A. D. Bond - CWGC ref. 2820690
- buried in Vollenhove - General Cemetery - Location: 52°40'49.60"N - 5°56'42.60"E -
RCAF - Service records - Gibbs - request 11 Nov 2008 - received - 16 Mar 2009 - PATS -

Air Gunner - Joe Pass  - RAF or RCAF !!!
Pilot - Charles Garnett Wilde - RCAF
Observer - Alan Denis Bond - RAFVR - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
left to right : Air Gunner - Joe Pass, Pilot - Charles Wilde - RCAF - and Observer - Alan Bond - RAFVR
All images incl. Charles G. Wilde, courtesy of his brother Doug and youngest sister Joyce - 21 Jul 2007

?? There is a Flight Sergeant Joseph Pass - 990571 - W.Op./Air Gnr - DFM - RAFVR - at Harderwijk General Cemetery ??
106 Sqdn - Lancaster W4367 - date of death 26/06/1943 - age 27 -
CWGC ref. 2820692 - Plot 2. Grave 8. Harderwijk
Have to verify the background of Joe Pass - 22 Jul 2007 - PATS


Last update - 01 Nov 2013 - PATS




'Uncle Jack' - Sgt. Jack Edward Gibbs - RCAF

Vollenhove - 12


Vollenhove - General Cemetery - 'De Voorst' - May 5th 2006
631 = Gibbs, Jack Edward - Canada
630 = Bond, Alan Denis - UK
629 = Lloyd, Albert Eric - UK
628 = Looney, Francis Noel - Australia
627 = Weatherill, Jack - Australia
626 = Cowell, Albert Edward - UK
625 = Hemingway, Colin - Australia
624 = Ball, Kenneth Richard - UK
623 = Shorter, Edward Arthur - UK
622 = Rule, John Edward - New Zealand
621 = Sloan, John Johnstone - UK
620 = Race, George Albert - UK
Vollenhove - General Cemetery - "De Voorst" - 5th of May 2006 - by PATS
- 12 Commonwealth graves - 1 NZ - 1 CAN - 3 AUS - 7 UK -

- move cursor over flags for name and 'correct' grave number -

631 = Gibbs, Jack Edward - Canada 630 = Bond, Alan Denis - UK 629 = Lloyd, Albert Eric - UK 628 = Looney, Francis Noel - Australia 627 = Weatherill, Jack - Australia 626 = Cowell, Albert Edward - UK 625 = Hemingway, Colin - Australia 624 = Ball, Kenneth Richard - UK 623 = Shorter, Edward Arthur - UK 622 = Rule, John Edward - New Zealand 621 = Sloan, John Johnstone - UK 620 = Race, George Albert - UK
631 = Gibbs, Jack Edward - Canada 630 = Bond, Alan Denis - UK 629 = Lloyd, Albert Eric - UK 628 = Looney, Francis Noel - Australia 627 = Weatherill, Jack - Australia 626 = Cowell, Albert Edward - UK 625 = Hemingway, Colin - Australia 624 = Ball, Kenneth Richard - UK 623 = Shorter, Edward Arthur - UK 622 = Rule, John Edward - New Zealand 621 = Sloan, John Johnstone - UK 620 = Race, George Albert - UK
631 = Gibbs, Jack Edward - Canada 630 = Bond, Alan Denis - UK 629 = Lloyd, Albert Eric - UK 628 = Looney, Francis Noel - Australia 627 = Weatherill, Jack - Australia 626 = Cowell, Albert Edward - UK 625 = Hemingway, Colin - Australia 624 = Ball, Kenneth Richard - UK 623 = Shorter, Edward Arthur - UK 622 = Rule, John Edward - New Zealand 621 = Sloan, John Johnstone - UK 620 = Race, George Albert - UK
631 - . - 630 - . - 629 - . - 628 - . - 627 - . - 626 - . - 625 - . - 624 - . - 623 - . - 622 - . - 621 - . - 620
12 poppies - Vollenhove - 11-11-11

11-11-11 - Poppy Day - Vollenhove - 11-11-11

Poppies are placed in Vollenhove since 11 Nov 2005 by Colin and Tina Moggridge from the UK
05 May 2006 - Noticed "mystery" poppy on gravestone #622 of Pilot Officer J. E. Rule
solved by email from Tina - 09 Oct 2011 - info PATS


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) - 09 Oct 2011
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14249644 - Gunner - Jack Simon Godfrey Moggridge - Age 32
born 01 Jun 1912, UK - died 19 Jun 1944, UK
Royal Artillery - 96 Field Regiment
Son of John and Emily Moggridge née Brice, High Barnet, UK
husband of Mrs. Constance Vera Moggridge née Day, Barnet, UK
Grave: Row G.4 Grave 104 - Cemetery: Bells Hill Burial Ground, Hertfordshire, UK - CWGC ref. 2932632
Mrs. Constance Vera Brown Moggridge - born 05 Dec 1913 - died 05 Jan 1962 - Age 48

Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1935 - Jack S. G. Moggridge and Ms. Constance Vera Day - District: Barnet - Vol 3a - Page 1670
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Birth Sep 1935 - Gwendoline Constance Moggridge - Mother's surname: Day - District: Barnet - Vol 3a - Page 812
Birth Jun 1937 - Roy Jack Moggridge - Mother's surname: Day - District: Barnet - Vol 3a - Page 1025
Birth Aug 1938 - Colin Richard Moggridge - Mother's surname: Day - District: Barnet - Vol 3a - Page 856
Birth Mar 1940 - Ronald Alan Moggridge - Mother's surname: Day - District: Barnet - Vol 3a - Page 1963
Birth May 1941 - Derek Gerald Moggridge - Mother's surname: Day - District: Barnet - Vol 3a - Page 1596
Birth Aug 1943 - Stuart Gordon Moggridge - Mother's surname: Day - District: Barnet - Vol 3a - Page 1511
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2nd Marriage 1st Qtr. 1951 - Mr. Joseph R. G. Brown - Mrs. Constance V. Moggridge - district: Barnet - Vol 5a - Page 1957
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14249644 - Gunner - Jack Simon Godfrey Moggridge - portrait Poppy 2011 Moggridge 14249644 - Gunner - Jack Simon Godfrey Moggridge - memorial
Jack Simon Godfrey Moggridge . . . . . . . Poppy 2011 Moggridge . . . . . . . . . . Bells Hill Burial Ground . . .
images via findagrave.com - Roy & Heather Moggridge and Julia & Keld



"We do find it our responsibility to visit the graves of these boys"
Ieder oorlogsgraf een klaproos / Every war grave a poppy
'We do find it our responsibility to visit the graves of these boys'
Ieder oorlogsgraf een klaproos / Every war grave a poppy
Poppy Day - 11 Nov 2011 - Vollenhove - medal of Moggridge
. . . . . . . . . Poppy Day - 11 Nov 2011 - Vollenhove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moggridge - Medal - Poppy - 2012
images by PATS

more details with news and photos - opens in new tab/window -

Last update - 19 Jun 2014 - PATS



Zwarte Meer ( Lake ) - near Ganzendiep entrance

Approx. 3.5 mi S of Vollenhove


SGLO - T1669

Hampden B.Mk.I - P5332 - PT-T - Fri 03 Jul 1942 - 01:40
Zwarte Meer / Ganzendiep - 3.5 mi S of Vollenhove
4 KIA



RCAF 420 Sqdn. - Hampden B.Mk.I - P5332 - PT-T - Operation: Bremen - 03/07/1942

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Crew: Hampden B.Mk.I - P5332 - PT-T - 03 Jul 1942 - Mission: Bremen
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R/85433 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Charles Garnett Wilde - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA

1198862 - Sergeant - Observer - Alan Denis Bond - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA

R/69734 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas Edward Crothers - RCAF - Age 32 - KIA

R/91205 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Jack Edward Gibbs - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA
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For the order I did follow the original "printed" version of the "Loss card" - not the written index !!!
PILOT, NAV., W.OP., F.E., B.A., A.G., A.G.

Loss Card - P5332 - PT-T - Wilde
Loss Card - P5332 - PT-T - Wilde - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

R.91205 - Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner)

GIBBS, JACK EDWARD

Age 19 - 03/07/1942 - RCAF - CANADA

Jack Edward Gibbs Headstone - Jack Edward Gibbs - Vollenhove Jack Edward Gibbs
Text headstone - Gibbs - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820692 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 631. Vollenhove

Burial - Sgt. J. E. Gibbs - Grave 631, Vollenhove - 13 Jul 1942 - 16:00pm

You will see 'Age 24' and 'Jack Gibbs' at the CWGC site
!!! both are incorrect !!!
Age 24 was also on his headstone, changed afterwards into 19
Age at CWGC site - corrected to Age 19 - 19 Jan 2009 - info PATS
His dad was William ( Bill ) J. Gibbs - info Brenda Gibbs - 2006

Age 19 is 'correct' at his headstone nowadays - info PATS - 2008
Jack Edward Gibbs, son of Mr. William James Gibbs and Mrs. Gladys Matilda Gibbs - née Williams
- info Mrs. Libby Gibbs - via Gary Gibbs - 4 Feb 2009
Busy to correct his parents names at CWGC site - PATS - 4 Feb 2009
Correct names are now at CWGC site - PATS - 24 Feb 2009

Globe and Mail - 1942-07-10- Gibbs Globe and Mail - 1942-07-10- Crothers
- Clip - Globe and Mail - 1942/07/10 -
- Airmen casualty list - missing-

Globe and Mail - 1942-12-21- Gibbs Globe and Mail - 1942-12-21- Crothers
- Clip - Globe and Mail - 1942/12/21 -
- Airmen casualty list - presumed dead-

1198862 - Sergeant (Observer)

BOND, ALAN DENIS

Age 30 - 03/07/1942 - RAFVR - UNITED KINGDOM

Alan Denis Bond Headstone - Alan Denis Bond - Vollenhove Alan Denis Bond
Text headstone - Bond - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820690 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 630. Vollenhove

Burial - Sgt. A. D. Bond - Grave 630, Vollenhove - 18 Jul 1942 - 16:00pm

SGLO - T1669

HAMPDEN B.Mk.I - P5332 - PT-T - 03 Jul 1942 - ZWARTE MEER - CREW 4

R/85433 - Flight Sergeant - Pilot - Charles Garnett Wilde - RCAF - Age 22 - KIA 1198862 - Sergeant - Observer - Alan Denis Bond - RAFVR - Age 30 - KIA R/69734 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Thomas Edward Crothers - RCAF - Age 32 - KIA R/91205 - Flight Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Jack Edward Gibbs - RCAF - Age 19 - KIA

- 4 KIA -

WILDE(†) - BOND(†) - CROTHERS(†) - GIBBS(†)


Contact Gibbs is pending - 31 Mar 2006 - PATS
Contact Wilde is pending - 21 Jul 2007 - PATS
Contact Bond is pending - 18 Aug 2007 - PATS
Contact Crothers is pending - 02 Feb 2010 - PATS

Last update - 12 Jan 2014 - PATS

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
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
- o - o - o -

IJsselmeer - 10 mi E of Marken

Approx. 30 mi WSW of Vollenhove - 10 mi E of Marken


SGLO - T2849

Stirling Mk.III - EH937 - WP-S - Mon 23 Aug 1943 - 23:40
IJsselmeer - 10 mi E of Marken
3 KIA - 4 MIA



RAF 90 Sqdn. - Stirling Mk.III - EH937 - WP-S - Operation: Berlin - Monday 23/08/1943

Crew EH937 - 23 Aug 1943
Crew EH937 - 23 Aug 1943
- source Service Records R. 112684 - Warrant Officer II (WO2) - Lloyd Martin Stormer - RCAF -

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Crew: Stirling Mk.III - EH937 - WP-S - 23 Aug 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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413622 - F/Sgt. - Pilot - Kenneth William Longmore - RAAF - Age 25 - MIA

591849 - Sgt. - Navigator - Cecil Joseph Purcell - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

960685 - F/Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Victor Alfred Weaver - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA

971236 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Ronald Lloyd Jones - RAFVR - Age 22 - MIA

R/112684 - WO2 - Bomb Aimer - Lloyd Martin Stormer - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA

1304616 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Albert Eric Lloyd - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1440434 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Gordon Clarence Jeffreys - 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 - EH937 - WP-S - Longmore
Loss Card - EH937 - WP-S - Longmore - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

1304616 Sergeant (Mid Upper Gunner)

LLOYD, ALBERT ERIC

Age 22 - 23/08/1943 - RAFVR - UNITED KINGDOM

Headstone - Albert Eric Lloyd - Vollenhove Albert Eric Lloyd
Text headstone - Lloyd - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820694 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 629. Vollenhove

Burial - Sgt. A. E. Lloyd - Grave 629, Vollenhove - 8 Sep 1943

Plane crashed Mon 23rd of Aug 1943 - 23:40 - 15 km E of the Isle of Marken ( 30 miles SW of Vollenhove )
Sgt. A. E. Lloyd is the only one of this crew who is buried - 8 Sept 1943 - in Vollenhove
He was found - 3rd of Sept 1943 - by fishermen from Vollenhove
- VN60 - Jan Ouderling aka "Jan Otter" and his help Louwe de Boer

Jan Ouderling VN60 - harbour Vollenhove
- Jan Ouderling - 1890 - 1974 ----------------- VN60 - harbour Vollenhove -----------------

Fred & Eric Lloyd
His younger brother Fred with Eric in Army dress
- photo courtesy Lloyd family -
Fred - born 2nd Qtr. 1923, district Runcorn, Cheshire County, UK


For fifty years we have been here,
nowhere near a funeral bier
Our plight is sad our story true
we are the remains of a Stirling bomber crew.
We crashed into the Zuider Zee in August nineteen forty three
The moon was full the night was clear
Only the flak and nightfighters to fear.
We had done our job and bombed Berlin.
On our homeward flight they all honed in.
The searchlights held us in their gaze
for what seemed to us like days.
The skipper said "We have been hit I'll try to run for it"
He did his best it must be said
but now we lie in our watery bed
no piece of marble at our head.
All these years we have been here
tormented souls unable to rest
because we have not been blessed
The night was clear the moon was full.


Poem by Melissa Lloyd on 28/02/1997

Jim, Fred and Paul Lloyd - at cemetery Vollenhove - 1994
Lloyd's visiting Vollenhove - 1994

RAF No. 90 Sqdn. - Stirling Mk.III - EH937 - WP-S - Operation: Berlin - Monday 23/08/1943
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Serial Range EH921 - EH961. 41 Stirling Mk.III
Part of a batch of 120 Short S.29 Stirling Mk.III/IV. EH875-EH909; EH921-EH961
EH977-EH996; EJ104-EJ127 Mk.III, of which EH897, EH950 and EJ106 were converted to Mk.IV
Delivered by Austin Motors Ltd between Jun 1943 and Sep 1943
Contract No.B982939/39. Delivered to No.90 Sqdn 10 Jul 1943
EH937 was one of two 90 Sqdn Stirlings lost on this operation. Other was BK779
Stirling Mk.III - EH937 - WP-S was airborne - 20:37 - 23 Aug 1943 from Wratting Common, UK
Cause of loss not established. Crashed - 23:40 - in the IJsselmeer, some 15 km E of Marken
Four are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial
Two are buried in Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery,
and Sgt. Lloyd is in Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery
Wratting Common had been adopted in lieu of West Wickham during Aug 1943

Map 23-24 Aug 1943
Map 23-24 Aug 1943
map via Norman Beech / Michael Tench - 12 Aug 2009
It's from "The Berlin Raids: RAF Bomber Command Winter 1943/44" by Martin Middlebrooke
source map info by Andy Canning - 18 March 2010
According route - Stirling EH937 did crash 23 Aug 1943 going outward
Crash time is set on 23:40 - 23 Aug 1943 in SGLO list - info PATS

1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave 629 - Lloyd
1946 - Lloyd - RAF - No.1304616 - grave 629 - Vollenhove
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013
Note !!! - First initial is A. instead of C. - info PATS - 12 Mar 2013

1304616 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Gunner - Albert Eric Lloyd - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
of Helsby, Cheshire, UK - Plot 3 - Row 4 - Grave 629
- Vollenhove ( Z 7955 ) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820694
born 2nd Qtr. 1921, district Runcorn, Cheshire County, UK
Son of Thomas Daniel and Florence Lloyd ( née Worrall ), of Helsby, Cheshire, UK


LOVING MEMORIES
OF OUR DEAR ERIC.
MUM, DAD,
DAVE, LES, CLIFF, BERT AND FRED.

- Epigraph on Lloyd memorial -

Fishermen from the Isle of Urk found Sgt. Jeffreys and Sgt. Purcell near Elburg
buried in Urk, but 18-07-1947 reburied in Oud-Leusden

- AMERSFOORT - OUD LEUSDEN - GENERAL CEMETERY - "RUSTHOF" -

Headstone - Sgt. Cecil Joseph Purcell Headstone - Sgt. Gordon Clarence Jeffreys
Sgt. C. J. Purcell - - - - - - - - - - Sgt. G. C. Jeffreys
source images - site Kees Blankenstijn † - 90 Squadron

591849 - Sgt. - Navigator - Cecil Joseph Purcell - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
of North Town, Aldershot, Hampshire, UK - Plot 13. Row 9. Grave 185
initial buried - General Cemetery Urk ( Z 5553 ) Grave 611 Deep 2
- reburied 18 Jul 1947 - Amersfoort (Oud-Leusden) General Cemetery "Rusthof" - CWGC ref. 2620397
born 2nd Qtr. 1923 - mother's surname O'Connell - district Farnham
Son of Thomas and Margaret Purcell ( née O'Connell ), of North Town, Aldershot, Hampshire, UK

Sgt. Cecil Joseph Purcell Group with Sgt. Cecil Joseph Purcell - front row - 5th from left
Group with Sgt. Cecil Joseph Purcell - front row - 4th from right Sgt. Cecil Joseph Purcell
Sgt. Cecil Joseph Purcell - photos taken while in training
- images courtesy Mary M. Purcell, sister - via John Purcell, nephew - 24 Jul 2009

His brother 843261 - Sgt. - Philip Stephen Purcell - ( Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C. ) - Age 23 -
died 6 weeks earlier on 10 Jul 1943 near Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Syracuse War Cemeter, Sicily - Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 9. - CWGC ref. 2066663
Both were educated at Aldershot Grammar School ( later Farnborough Grammar School )
and lived during WWII in Bell Vue Road, Aldershot
Cecil trained as a pilot in Canada but was transferred to Navigator later on
- info via John Purcell ( nephew ) - 16 Jul 2009 -

1440434 - Sgt. - Rear Gunner - Gordon Clarence Jeffreys - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
of Buildwas, Shropshire, UK - Plot 13. Row 9. Grave 186
initial buried - General Cemetery Urk ( Z 5553 ) Grave 612 Deep 1
- reburied 18 Jul 1947 - Amersfoort (Oud-Leusden) General Cemetery "Rusthof" - CWGC ref. 2620345
Gordon was born on 19 Nov 1920 at the Lady Forester Hospital Broseley in the registration district of Madeley, County Shropshire, UK
Son of Mr. Richard Thomas Jeffreys and Mrs. Rose Clarice Jeffreys ( née Cumpstone ),
26 Buildwas Road Ironbridge, district Madeley, County Shropshire, UK
His father Richard Thomas Jeffreys was a domestic groom and gardener
His mother ( b. 1892 ) died late 1922. Gordon stayed at the family home in the charge of his aunt Edith May [Mabel] Cumpstone
They lived in Maypole Cottage Buildwas. His father remarried in 1928
- info via Norman Beech - 07 Aug 2009
paternal grandmother of Norman Beech, Beatrice Ellen Cumpstone, sister of 'great aunt' Rose and Edith 'Edie'
- additional info via Jill and Bernard Davies ( distant cousin of Gordon ) - 10 Nov 2009
Edith May [Mabel] Cumpstone - www.cumpston.org.uk/#/edith-may-cumpstone-buildwas/4536591002
Miss Edith May Cumpstone - born 1889, Madeley - died 01 Apr 1975 (hospital) - Age ~86

Gordon Clarence Jeffreys - at Elementary school Buildwas - School photo - 1933 - via Mrs. Hill Gordon Clarence Jeffreys - Age 12
. . . . Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buildwas - School photo - 1933 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gordon Jeffreys . . . .
school photo via Mrs. Hill ( on the extreme right ) - 31 Oct 2009
photo ( left ) via Mr. Heath - 10 Nov 2009

Letter from Ernest Heath, Much Wenlock - 06 Nov 2009
Letter + photo (1937) from Mr. Ernest Heath (friend of Gordon)
l-r : Percy Gilmore, Ernest Heath, Gordon Jeffreys, Eric Gilmore
via Mr. Ernest G. Heath and Mrs. Priscilla Heath née Gilmore - 06 Nov 2009

- transcript - letter of Mr. Ernest Heath - 06 Nov 2009 - written by his wife -
Gordon & me went to school together when we left we both went as Game Keepers
in the next village of Leighton but when war broke out that all finished
so we were sent to work at an estate yard.
We were both called up me to the Army & Gordon the Air Force
we were on leave together but we never saw Gordon again
We knew Gordon aunt very well
Ern Heath

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Gordon arrived from Australia in Liverpool aboard the 'Dominion Monarch' on 02 Sept 1941 - info by Janet Doody

The others are missing and commemorated on the "Runnymede Memorial"
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- RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL -

413622 - Fl.Sgt. - Pilot - Kenneth William Longmore - RAAF - Age 25 - MIA
- of Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 193 - CWGC ref. 1078905

Fl.Sgt. Kenneth William Longmore - RAAF
Fl.Sgt. Kenneth William Longmore - RAAF
image via Penny Gow (niece) - 25 Feb 2013

Son of John Charles Longmore and Harriet Ann Longmore (née Langford), Green Street, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Birthplace: 28 Jan 1918, Claremont, WA - Occupation: Hairdresser - Enlistment: 12 Sep 1941, Sidney, NSW
Claremont is a western suburb of Perth, Western Australia on the north bank of the Swan River
Kenneth William Longmore's name is located at Panel 125
in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Marriage John C. Longmore and Harriett A. Langford, Perth, WA - 1915 -
Siblings (4): Langsford John Longmore, born 21 Mar 1916, Claremont, WA - died 15 Mar 1971 - Age 54
Ross James Longmore, born 14 Jan 1920, third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Longmore, of Cobar, N.S.W.
Vincent Findlay Longmore, born 10 Mar 1921, Claremont, WA - alive Jan 2013
March 2008 - Newsletter 2/2nd PIONEER BATTALION ASSOCIATION - Donation $30 - Vince Longmore -
One sister - Ms. .......... Longmore - need verification - 30 Jun 2010 - PATS
Ms. Evaline Minnie Longmore - verified by Penny Gow (niece) - 27 Jan 2013 - PATS
Last contact Longmore - 07 May 2011 - 27 Jan 2013 - PATS

Penny Gow (nee Longmore) - April 3, 2011 at 10:27 am - says
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John Charles Longmore family
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Langsford John Longmore - born 21 Mar 1916 - died 15 Mar 1971 - Age 54 - (my father)
Ross James Longmore - born 14 Jan 1920 - died 17 May 1979 – Age 59
Kenneth William Longmore - died during the war - 28 Jan 1918 - 23 Aug 1943 - Age 25
Vincent Findlay Longmore - born 10 Mar 1921, Claremont, WA - alive Jan 2013
Evaline Minnie Longmore - born 24 May 1927, Claremont, WA - alive Jan 2013
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info: Penelope "Penny" Anne Gow née Longmore (niece) - born 1949 - 27 Jan 2013

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John C. Longmore (born 1885), Father: James Longmore, Mother: Minnie Longmore, District: Hill End
John Charles Longmore (death 1959 - Age ~74), Father: James Longmore, Mother: Minn(i)e Longmore, District: Cobar
Langsford John Longmore (death 1971), Father: John Charles Longmore, Mother: Harriet(t) Ann(e) Longmore, District: Parramatta
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64516 - Cpl - Langsford John Longmore, 21 Mar 1916, Claremont, WA
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Enlistment: 11 May 1942, Sidney, NSW - locality on enlistment: Ashley, Sydney, NSW
Next of Kin: J. Longmore
Date of Discharge: 18 Mar 1946 - Rank: Corporal - Posting at Discharge: 1 Transport & Movements Office
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NX88796 - Pvt - Vincent Findlay Longmore, 10 Mar 1921, Claremont, WA
Service: Australian Army
Enlistment: 11 Feb 1942, Paddington, NSW - locality on enlistment: Cobar, NSW
Next of Kin: Harriet Longmore
Date of Discharge: 26 Apr 1946 - Rank: Private - Posting at Discharge: 2/2 Pioneer Battalion
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info via - NSW - BMD records and National Archives of Australia - Personal service records

The Sydney Morning Herald
Saturday 27 August 1949, page 34 - Family Notices
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LONGMORE - MURPHY - The Engagement is announced of Iris Leith Murphy youngest daughter
of the late Mr. W. Murphy, and Mrs. M. H. Murphy, of Aratula, Qld., to
Ross James Longmore, third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Longmore, of Cobar, N.S.W.
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info - The Sydney Morning Herald

Ross James LONGMORE - born 14 Jan 1920 - died 17 May 1979 – Age 59
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In the RCAF Service Records of Warrant Off. II - Lloyd M. Stormer there is mentioned for Urk
a burial of an Australian Airmen - 01 Dec 1943 - Grave 611 - Deep 1 - X803 - Coffin no.2
found in same area as Purcell and Jeffreys
reburied - 18 Jul 1947 at Oud-Leusden as 'UNKNOWN' Australian Airmen - Plot 13. Row 9. Grave 187
- Check of Urk cemetery listing is necessary -
- Urk - all war graves disinterred and reinterred in Amsterdam and Oud-Leusden -

Cobar Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945
Cobar Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945
Place: Cobar, New South Wales, 2835 - District: Upper Western

COBAR - 1939 - ROLL OF HONOUR - 1945
† S/SGT. K. LONGMORE, SIG. V.F. LONGMORE, CPL. L.J. LONGMORE
Middle name 'William' of Flight Sergeant K. W. Longmore not shown on Cobar webpage

Location: Foyer of Cobar Memorial Services Club, Marshall Street and Lewis Street
The club itself was built as a war memorial. There wooden honour roll is one of two in the foyer
It lists, in six columns, local men and women who served in World War II
- info and source - Michael Southwell-Keely ( died 2006 ) -

Cobar Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945
Cobar Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945
images via Penny Gow (niece) - 25 Feb 2013
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971236 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Ronald Lloyd Jones - RAF(VR) - Age 22 - MIA
- of Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 155 - CWGC ref. 1802365
born 14 Feb 1921, mother's surname is Lloyd, subdistrict: Margam, district Neath, Glamorgan - Volume 11a Page 2003 - GRO index
Son of Edgar Jones and Maggie L. Jones (née Lloyd), of Port Talbot, Glamorgan, UK
Address on birth certificate - registered 25 Feb 1921 - 39 Tymaen Street, Michaelstone Lower R.D., Cwmavon (Cwmafan)
Edgar Jones (father), 39 Tymaen Street - Occupation: Switchboard attendant (Steel Works), Cwmavon (Cwmafan)
Maggie Lloyd married late 1918 with Edgar Jones, district Neath, Glamorgan - Volume 11a Page 1575 - GRO index
- additional info : Wales Genealogy Forum - by William Hartley -

Cwmafan (English: Cwmavon) is nowadays a large village and community in the Afan valley in Wales,
lying within Neath, Port Talbot, County Borough
The literal translation of Cwmafan from Welsh to English is 'Valley of the River Afan',
Cwm meaning valley and Afan being the name of the river
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info wikipedia

1858
Birth - 2nd Qtr. 1858 - David Lloyd Jones - district: Cardigan, Cardiganshire - Vol 11b - Pag 7

1887
Marriage 1st Qtr. 1887 - David Lloyd Jones and Ms. Mary Ann Hughes - district: Bridgend, Glamorgan - Vol 11a Pag 699

1897
Tymaen Street, Cwmavon: counterpart underleases from Wright, Butler & Co. Ltd.
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D/D BF 2123 No. 39, to David Lloyd Jones, tin worker, for 41 years
from 1 July 1897 for £1 annual rent 30 Oct 1897
[1 paper]
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source: Archives held at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Civic Centre, Swansea

1911
Census of England and Wales, 1911 - Household David Lloyd JONES
clips - Census of England and Wales, 1911
source The National Archives - provided by Findmypast.co.uk - 07 Oct 2013

Registration District: Neath; Sub District: Margam; Enumeration District: 20
Parish: Michaelston Lower; Address: 39 Tymaen St Cwmavon; County: Glamorganshire
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JONES, David Lloyd - Head - Married 24yrs - M - 52 - Furnace Stoker - born: 1858, Cardigan, Cardigan Town
JONES, Mary Ann - Wife - Married 24yrs - F - 53 - .............. - born: abt. 1858, Glamorgan, Dowlais
JONES, Edgar - Son - Single - M - 16 - Tin Plate Riser - born: 1894, Glamorgan, Cwmavon
Only one child born in this marriage - info Census 1911 - No siblings for Edgar Jones

1911
Census of England and Wales, 1911 - Household William Arthur LLOYD
clips - Census of England and Wales, 1911
source The National Archives - provided by Findmypast.co.uk - 07 Oct 2013

1918
25 Dec 1918 - Edgar Jones and Maggie Lloyd - copy marriage certificate
Edgar Jones and Maggie Lloyd - copy marriage certificate
source General Register Office, Southport Merseyside, UK - 29 Sep 2013

1918 - Marriage solemnized at Carmel Chapel, Alma Place, Aberavon (Aberafan)
in the District of Neath in the County of Glamorgan
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No. 38 - 25 Dec 1918
Edgar Jones (24) abt. 1894, Bachelor - Occupation: Electrician, Journeyman, 39 Tymaen Street, Cwmavon (Cwmafan)
Son of David Lloyd Jones - Occupation: Foreman Tinworks
Maggie Lloyd (22) abt. 1896, Spinster, - , 6 Arthur Street, Aberavon (Aberafan)
Daughter of William Arthur Lloyd - Occupation: Miner
Married in the Carmel Chapel according to the rites of the Calvinistic Methodist

1918
25 Dec 1918 - Edgar Jones and Maggie Lloyd - copy marriage certificate
Marriage - Edgar Jones and Maggie Lloyd - witnesses
source General Register Office, Southport Merseyside, UK - 29 Sep 2013

William Arthur Lloyd - (maternal grandfather of Sgt. Ronald Lloyd Jones)
David Lloyd Jones - (paternal grandfather of Sgt. Ronald Lloyd Jones)
Rhys Lloyd - (uncle of Sgt. Ronald Lloyd Jones)
Brother of Maggie; uncle of Sgt. Ronald Lloyd Jones - info PATS
Daisy Isabel Hughes - ??? maternal side ??? Mary Ann Hughes (mother of Edgar)
??? Daisy Isabel Hunt Hughes and Oliver Carlill - marriage 4th Qtr. 1919, Neath ??? - Vol 11a Page 2259 - FreeBMD

!!! The main info below of Brinley Rhys Roberts is correct !!!
verified from UK Census 1901 and 1911 - 07 Oct 2013 - info PATS
Martha Lloyd née Thomas (maternal grandmother of Sgt. Ronald Lloyd Jones)

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Children of WILLIAM ARTHUR LLOYD and MARTHA THOMAS are:
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i. SUSANNAH J. LLOYD, b. abt. 1887; m. HARRY ADAMS
ii. TALIESIN LLOYD, b. 21 December 1889, Aberdare; d. 08 August 1953
iii. RHYS (REES) LLOYD, b. abt. 1893
iv. MAGGIE LLOYD, b. abt. 1896, m. EDGAR JONES
v. WINNIE (WINNIFRED M.) LLOYD, b. abt. 1901
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info Brinley Rhys Roberts (b.1967), Porthcawl, Glamorgan - 01 Mar 2000 -

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additional info from Census 1901 and 1911 - 08 Oct 2013
Taliesin Lloyd is the great-grandfather of Brinley Rhys Roberts - info PATS

1921
14 Feb 1921 - Ronald Lloyd Jones - copy birth certificate
Ronald Lloyd Jones - copy birth certificate
source General Register Office, Southport Merseyside, UK - 22 Sep 2013

Ordered marriage and birth records - £18.50 - General Register Office - 30 Aug 2013
Birth certificate posted on 22 Sep 2013 - info GRO - 29 Sep 2013
Birth certificate - received on 04 Oct 2013 - info PATS - 05 Oct 2013
Marriage certificate - received on 05 Oct 2013 - info PATS - 06 Oct 2013
6 month Foundation subscription - Findmypast - £49.95 - 07 Oct 2013
6 Credits - Basic - 192 - £11.94 - 12 Oct 2013
Letter was sent to Mr. Brinley Rhys Roberts, Porthcawl - 12 Oct 2013
Positive email received from Rhys Roberts, Porthcawl - 17 Oct 2013

194x
971236 - Ronald Lloyd Jones
971236 - Ronald Lloyd Jones - RAF(VR)
clip from AIR-78-88-0-6 - page 87 - "The National Archives", UK - 03 Jun 2013

960685 - Fl.Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Victor Alfred Weaver - RAFVR - Age 26 - MIA
- of Bushbury, Wolverhampton, UK
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 139 - CWGC ref. 1531113
Son of Bernard James Weaver and Ada Grace Weaver née Wall, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, UK

Marriage 1st Qtr. 1902 - Bernard James Weaver and Ada Grace Wall - district: Wolverhampton, UK - Vol 6b Page 752

Address 1911: 88 Lowe St., Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, UK
Birth 1st Qt. 1881 - Bernard James Weaver - district: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, UK - Occupation: Cabinet Locksmith
Birth 4th Qtr. 1880 - Ada Grace Weaver née Wall - district: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, UK
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Birth 4th Qtr. 1903 - Frederick George Weaver - district: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1907 - Bernard Daniel Weaver - district: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1909 - Harry Josiah Weaver - district: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, UK
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Birth 3rd Qtr. 1917 - Harold A. Weaver - Mother's surname: Wall - district: Wolverhampton, UK - Vol 6b Page 852
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Victor A. Weaver - Mother's surname: Wall - district: Wolverhampton, UK - Vol 6b Page 1266
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info FreeBMD and Findmypast - UK Census 1911

Husband of Enid Phyllis Annie Weaver ( née Chester ) of Bushbury, Wolverhampton, UK
Victor was a pupil on "Wolverhampton Municipal Secondary School"
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Enid Phyllis Annie Chester - b. 1923 - d. 2009 - daughter of William P. Chester and Martha E. Bird
Siblings of Enid are : William Dennis Chester - b.1916 - died,
Eileen L. Chester - b. 1919 - d. 2009 and Jeanne E. Chester - b. 11 Dec 1928

Fl.Sgt. Victor Albert Weaver
Fl.Sgt. Victor Alfred Weaver
- image courtesy Dave Perry - 10 Dec 2008 -

Hi PATS,
My aunt's maiden name was Enid Chester, and both she and Vic lived in Bushbury, Wolverhampton
At the time of his death, they had a baby son, Brian
I will see if I can get some more photographs from my aunt for your website
Thank you so much for commemorating the crew in this way
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Dave - 10 December 2008 - 22:23


Hi PATS,
Enid died last year - 2009 - , as did Eileen
Jeanne’s date of birth is 11/12/1928. Their brother Dennis died many years ago
Enid’s son Brian died a couple of years ago now I think
I am waiting for the family to finish sorting Enid’s possessions before enquiring
about any further photographs
I will certainly let you know if any come to light – as I expect they will
I recall Enid showing me a picture of Vic with his crew, so I know some do exist
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Best wishes, Dave - 05 Feb 2010 - 15:43



R/112684 - Warrant Officer II - Bomb Aimer - Lloyd Martin Stormer - RCAF - Age 23 - MIA
born 14 Nov 1919, USA
- of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 180 - CWGC ref. 1808119

Lloyd Martin Stormer - RCAF
Lloyd Martin Stormer - RCAF
- photo via JoAnne Shively - 08 May 2010 -

Citizenship : American - born 14 Nov 1919, Wilmingtown; Ward 5, Delaware, USA
died 23 Aug 1943, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 23 -
Son of Lloyd Irvin Stormer and Twila Irene Stormer ( née Perry ), 36 Four Oaks Gate, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lloyd Irvin Stormer was vice president at Nabisco Co. in Toronto, Canada
father (23 Jan 1890 - Nov 1966) and mother (~1890) do have American citizenship ( born in Pennsylvania, USA )
Civilian Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 New Castle Co., DE
Stormer, Lloyd Irvin, born 23 Jan 1890, Worthville - a borough in Jefferson County, PA -
location of registration: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
Lloyd Irvin Stormer and Ms. Twila Irene Perry married in Ringgold, PA, USA
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US Census 21 Apr 1910 - Ringgold Township, Jefferson County, PA
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Charles Munroe Stormer - Head - 42 - Farmer - born August 20, 1867 - died 15 Mar 1963
Maggie - (Margaret Elizabeth Reed) - Wife - 42 - born 28 Feb 1868 - died 18 Jul 1924
Loid - (Lloyd Irvin Stormer) - Son - 20 - Teacher - born 23 Jan 1890 - died Nov 1966
Reed - (Reed S. Stormer) - Son - 18 - born 27 Apr 1891 - died Aug 1975, Sprankle Mills, PA
Alda - (Alda Irene Stormer) - Daughter - 6 - born 19 Nov 1903 - died 9 Nov 1995, Leechburg, PA
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Alda Irene Stormer married Carl Edward Kordes on February 06, 1924 in Brookville, PA
son Darl Eugene Kordes (born 22 Sep 1924 - died 08 Jul 2009, Leechburg, PA - Age 84
Additional info by the late Darl Eugene Kordes - familytreemaker.genealogy.com -

Children of Martin and Clarissa Perry Obituary - Martin Homer Perry
back l-r: ?????, ?????, ?????, ?????
front l-r: Mrs. Gertrude Perry Reed (abt 1880), Elizabeth Landola Perry Reed (1877-1945), Twila Perry Stormer (abt 1890)
In back row ????? positions unknown: Robert Perry, Harry C. Perry (abt 1894), Clarence Perry and Charles P. (abt 1899)
- Perry photo and obit via Toni Geren - source: Ancestry.com - 6 May 2010 -

Mr. Martin Homer Perry (Blacksmith, shop) (b.1857, Ringgold Twp, PA - died Monday 29 Sept 1930, Ringgold Twp, PA - Age 73)
and Clarissa Jane Perry (née Martz) (abt 1860, PA ) - married 4 May 1878, they had three daughters and four sons
Mrs. Daniel Reed (Gertrude) of Ringgold, PA; Mrs. Calvin Reed (Elizabeth) of Ringgold, PA; Mrs. Lloyd Stormer (Twila) of Toronto, Canada;
Robert and Harry of Warren, PA; Clarence of Plumville, PA and Charles of Brookville, PA
Siblings of Twila as in Census Apr 1910: Harry C. Perry (16) (Barber, shop) (abt 1894, PA)
Charles P. Perry (11) (born 17 Sep 1898, PA - died Jan 1967 - Age 68)
Ms. Twila I. Perry - occupation: Dressmaker at home
Perry family info from 13th US Federal Census 1910, 18 April 1910, Ringgold Township, Jefferson Co., PA, USA
- additional info from familysearch.org and obituary Martin Homer Perry -
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Attestation Paper - 12 May 1941 - enlistment : 27 Jul 1941, RCAF Recruting Centre, Toronto, ON
Education : John Ross Robertson School .... to 1934 , Northern Vocational Institute, Toronto ( 1934-1938)
Technical School: 4 year Auto Mechanics ( 1934-1938) - Junior Matric - Age 21 - Height 5.5 - Weight 132 - Single
12 May 1941 - Occupation: Lead Burner, ass. foreman ( Canada Metal Co. ) - recommended for : Pilot or Observer
Hobbies: woodwork - Sports: baseball, hockey, skating, tennis - Religion: St. Georges United Church of Canada
Signature Lloyd Martin Stormer - 12 May 1941
Lloyd Martin Stormer ( resided ) : 3 year Delaware, 2 year New Jersey, 4 year Pennsylvania and 14 year Ontario
AC2 - 26 Jun 1941, T/Sgt. - 9 May 1942 ( Air Observer badge ), T/F/Sgt. - 9 Nov 1942, T/WO2 - 9 May 1943
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Lloyd Irvin Stormer family
back l-r - Twila Irene Perry Stormer, Charles P. Stormer
front l-r - Lloyd Irvin Stormer, Doris Alene Stormer, Lloyd Martin Stormer
- photo via JoAnne Shively - 08 May 2010 -

06 Sep 1944 - Sister: Doris Alene Stormer (b.1916) - Age 28, 362 Broadway, Toronto, ON

Charles P. Stormer - RCAF
Charles P. Stormer - RCAF
- photo via JoAnne Shively - 08 May 2010 -

His brother was 10601559 - O-887064 - Lt. Charles 'Chas' P. Stormer (b.1917) - Age 27 - 381 BG 535 BS, US Army Air Force
enlistment Charles: 02 Dec 1943 as Master Sergeant / Air Corps
16 Jul 1944 - M/Sgt. Charles P. Stormer, navigator assigned from the RCAF last December (1943),
today was discharged and sworn in as a 2nd Lt. This is none too soon.
info : 535th Bomb Sq.- 381st Bomb Group (H) - War diary - Submitted by Cpl. Ray Ingham
27 Aug 1944 - Combat officer - 2nd Lt. Charles P. Stormer promoted to 1st Lt.
22 Nov 1944 - 1st Lt. Charles P. Stormer, Navigator,
who joined us last winter as a M/Sgt, left for home, having completed a duty tour - info : 381BG diaries

RCAF scarf
RCAF scarf in possession of Sgt. Gordon Clarence Jeffreys
was donated to Museum at RAF Cosford - 11 Dec 1982
likely RCAF scarf of Warrant Officer Class II Lloyd Martin Stormer - info PATS

Globe and Mail - Air Force Casualties
Air Force Casualties - RCAF - List No. 694 and 972
Globe and Mail, 1943/10/01 - missing - Globe and Mail, 1944/08/28 - missing -

RCAF - Service records - Stormer - request 28 Aug 2009 - received 31 Oct 2009 - PATS -

SGLO - T2849

STIRLING Mk.III - EH937 - WP-S - 23 Aug 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

Fl.Sgt. Kenneth William Longmore Sgt. Cecil Joseph Purcell Fl.Sgt. Victor Alfred Weaver 971236 - Sgt. Ronald Lloyd Jones - RAF(VR)
Warrant Off. II - Lloyd Martin Stormer Albert Eric Lloyd - 629 Sgt. Gordon Clarence Jeffreys - School photo - Age 12

- 3 KIA - 4 MIA -

LONGMORE(†) - PURCELL(†) - WEAVER(†) - JONES(†)
STORMER(†) - LLOYD(†) - JEFFREYS(†)

- contact Jones - 17 Oct 2013

Contact Lloyd is pending - 10 Dec 2008 - PATS
Contact Weaver is pending - 10 Dec 2008 - PATS
Contact Purcell is pending - 16 Jul 2009 - PATS
Contact Jeffreys is pending - 07 Aug 2009 - PATS
Contact Stormer is pending - 08 May 2010 - PATS
Contact Longmore is pending - 11 May 2010 - 27 Jan 2013 - PATS
Contact Jones is pending - 17 Oct 2013 - PATS

Last update - 05 Feb 2014 - PATS

Noordoostpolder - Lindeweg - Kavel M-92

6 mi WNW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3280

Lancaster Mk.III - JA902 - JO-D - Mon 03 Jan 1944 - ~01:00
Lindeweg - Kavel M-92 - 2 mi WNW of Marknesse
4 KIA - 3 MIA



RAAF 463 Sqdn. - Lancaster - JA902 - JO-D - Operation: Berlin - Mon 03/01/1944

Crew JA902- JO-'D' for 'DOG'
Collage - source : AWN Collection P03621.001 - donor A. Jacobs

2/3 Jan 1944 - ORB - Lancaster Mk.III - JA902- JO-'D'
Operations Record Book - No. 463 ( R.A.A.F.) Squadron
1944 2/3.1 - Aircraft Lancaster Mk.III - JA902 - Crew F/S. Weatherill
Bombing-Berlin - Up 23:13 - Down ....... - Aircraft missing - No signals or messages received
Load: 1 x 4000.HC (4000lb High Capacity "Cookie" bomb), 900 x 4 lb, 48x30 lb Incends

Lancaster Mk.III - JA902 - JO-D information :
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Serial Range JA672 - JB748 This aircraft was one of 550 Lancasters ordered from A.V.Roe (Chadderton)
late in 1941 and delivered as Mk.IIIs from Jun 1943 to Dec 1943 with Merlin 28 engines initially installed
in early production, Merlin 28 or 38 engines at mid-production, and Merlin 38 englines only on late production
JA902 was delivered to RAAF 467 Sqdn 18 Jul 1943, joining RAAF 463 Sqdn 25 Nov 1943

Took part in the following Key Operations - 15 times total
with RAAF No.467 Sqdn - 7 times :
Hamburg - 24/25 Jul 1943; Hamburg - 27/28 Jul 1943; Peenemünde - 17/18 Aug 1943;
Berlin - 03/04 Sep 1943; Hannover - 18/19 Oct 1943; Berlin - 22/23 Nov 1943;
Berlin - 23/24 Nov 1943

with RAAF No.463 Sqdn as JO-D - 8 times ( All Berlin ):
Berlin - 26/27 Nov 1943 - 463 Sqdns first Lancaster operation;
Berlin - 02/03 Dec 1943; Berlin - 16/17 Dec 1943; Berlin - 20/21 Dec 1943;
Berlin - 23/24 Dec 1943; Berlin - 29/30 Dec 1943; Berlin - 01/02 Jan 1944;
Berlin - 02/03 Jan 1944-Lost

When lost this aircraft had a total of 172 hours
Lancaster Mk.III - JA902 did airborne 23:13 - Sunday 02 Jan 1944 from Waddington, Lincolnshire, UK
Crashed into area which was reclaimed to form the Noordoostpolder
Four were buried on various dates in Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery (Overijssel), Holland
The others have no know grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - JA902 - JO-D - 03 Jan 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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410021 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Jack Weatherill - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA

151085 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Watson Gage - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA

426401 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - William Donald Toohey - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA

1860362 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Albert Edward Cowell - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

423290 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Francis Noel Looney - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA

408054 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Peter Louis Symonds - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA

417839 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Colin Hemingway - RAAF - Age 25 - 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 - JA902 - JO-D - Weatherill
Loss Card - JA902 - JO-D - Weatherill - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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410021 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - Jack Weatherill - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA
Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 627 - Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820700
Birthplace: 16 Jan 1923 - Coburg, Victoria - Occupation: Blacksmith
Enlistment: 07 Nov 1941, No.1 Recruiting Centre RAAF, - Melbourne - Occupation at time of enlistment: Grocer
Address at time of enlistment : 19 Baxter St., Coburg N13, Victoria, Australia
Embarked: 15 Jan 1943 - Religion: Baptist
Son of Frederick Wallis Weatherill and Annie Louise Weatherill, of Coburg, Victoria, Australia
Jack Weatherill's name is located at Panel 109
in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Frederick Wallis Weatherill (father) was born on 10 Sep 1891 in Hawthorne, Victoria, Australia
He died on 6 Dec 1959 in Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia - Age 68
He married Annie Louise Lockwood (mother) on 17 Jun 1914/1915 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Annie Louise Lockwood - born 1 Jun 1888, Smethwick, Birmingham, Staffordshire, England - district Kings Norton
She died on 22 Aug 1957, Coburg, Victoria, Australia - Age 69
Service affair of Jack with Miss Joyce Davies, Maidstone, Kent, England
Sister of Jack (only brother) is Mrs. N. Guildford (sister), 127 Corunna Rd, Petersham, N.S.W
Additional info from his RAAF Service record
Coburg is a suburb in Melbourne, Petersham is a suburb in Sydney - info by PATS

Cousin to Desmond Lockwood, American, awarded the 'Purple Heart for Bravery' - Badly wounded

F/S. Jack Weatherill and crew posted to RAAF 463 Sqdn. early December 1943 on formation
1st Operation - 2/3 Jan 1944 - to Berlin they were missing
F/S. Jack Weatherill was as 2nd Pilot on missions to Berlin on 29/30 Dec 1943 and 1/2 Jan 1944
- info ORB records 463 Sqdn -

1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave 627 - Weatherill - grave 626 - Cowell
1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave 627 - Weatherill - grave 626 - Cowell
1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave 627 - Weatherill
1946 - Weatherill - RAAF - No.410021 - grave 627 - Vollenhove
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013
Note !!! - First initial is J. instead of G. - info PATS - 12 Mar 2013


HAPPY, SMILING.
ALWAYS CONTENT,
LOVED, RESPECTED
WHEREVER HE WENT

- Epigraph on Weatherill memorial -

1323773 - 151085 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Watson Gage - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 206 - CWGC ref. 1270545
Son of Harry Gage and Minnie Louise Gage, 169 Fletton Avenue, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, UK
brother of Philip Gage ( born 1922 ) - mother's surname is found in three ways:
Wootten - marriage with Harry - 4th Qtr. 1914
Wooton - birth of John Watson - 1st Qtr. 1920 - 17 Jan 1920
Wootton - birth of Philip - 2nd Qtr. 1922
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage - 2nd Qtr. 1946 - Mr. Phil Gage with Mrs. Winifred M. Church - district: Huntingdonshire North, Huntingdonshire Co., UK
Phil Gage and Winifred M. Gage are given in 2002-2003 Electoral Roll, Eye, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK

Wootten is likely right - Minnie Louisa Wootten - born 1887 - district Peterborough - info PATS

At the end of the first week of the New Year (1944) it was reported that
Flying Officer (Navigator) John Watson Gage, 463 Squadron, (RAAF) RAFVR, was missing from air operations
F.O. Gage, 23 years old, was the elder son of Mr. Harry Gage, chief clerk and cashier with the London Brick Company
and Mrs. Minnie Gage, 169, Fletton Avenue, Peterborough
Educated at Fletton Secondary School, he matriculated at 15 and was training as a designer-draughtsman
at Baker Perkins when he volunteered for the Air Force
He trained in Canada and when he was awarded his commission he was top of his class
and received the Starratt Memorial Watch, given to the man receiving
the highest percentage by a Mr. Starratt in memory of his own son
F.O. Gage returned to England in February 1943
He was nephew of Miss B. Chapman, head teacher of Woodston Junior School,
and of Lt. C. E. Martin, RNVR, and Mrs. Martin, 3, St. Margaret's Road, Peterborough

F.O. Gage died aged 24, on the 3rd January 1944
He was a Navigator in Avro Lancaster Mk III, Serial No. JA902, code letters JO-D
that took off from RAF Waddington to bomb Berlin
The aircraft crashed "into water" which has since been reclaimed to form the Noor-Oost-Polder in Holland
All seven crew died, four were buried on various dates in Holland
The others, including F.O. Gage, have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Regards, David Gray - 28 Apr 2012


Note: "into water" ..... area was already reclaimed land, known as Noordoostpolder - info PATS

426401 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - William Donald Toohey - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 262 - CWGC ref. 1808922
Birthplace: 15 Nov 1921 - Blackall, Qld - Occupation: Railway Employee
enlistment: 20 Jun 1942, No.3 Recruiting Centre RAAF, Brisbane, Qld. - religion : Roman Catholic - Marital status: Single
Mustering: W.O.A.G. - date embarked: 20 Jun 1942
Son of John Joseph Toohey and Gertrude Grace Toohey (née McDonell), of Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Brother of John William Toohey (b.1912) - Nicholas St., Windsor N.3, Brisbane, Q'ld
Former address Mrs. Grace Gertrude Toohey, Main Avenue, Windsor, QLD
William Donald Toohey's name is located at Panel 109
in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Additional info from his RAAF Service record
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage: 1909 - John Toohey to Gertrude Grace McDonell
birth : 1912 - John William Toohey - Father's name: John - Mother's name: Gertrude Grace McDonell
death : 1945 ( is 1944) - William Donald Toohey - Age 22 - Father's name: John Joseph Toohey - Mother's name: Gertrude Grace McDonell
BMD info Toohey from bdm.qld.gov.au

1860362 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Albert Edward Cowell - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 626 - Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820691
born 18 Jan 1923, district Lambeth ( Greater London, London and Surrey )
Son of Eric Stephen Cowell and Mary Clarissa Cowell ( née Jones ), of Tooting, London, UK
Albert had no siblings - he was the only child of Eric and Mary

Address Mr. E. S. Cowell - in letter Mr. J. J. Toohey - 22 Jan 1947
Address Mr. E. S. Cowell in letter of Mr. J. J. Toohey - 22 Jan 1947
Mr. E. S. Cowell, 61 Kenlor Road, Tooting, SW 17, London, England
- source: service records Toohey ( page 5 ) -

From the electoral registers - Mr. and Mrs. Cowell's names were Eric Stephen Cowell and Mary Clarissa Cowell
They are both registered at 61 Kenlor Road from 1939 to 1953, after which Eric's name disappears
Mary is there until 1973
The fact that Albert is not registered to vote in 1939 suggests he was under 21 at that time,
but I cannot narrow down his age any further
info from Wandsworth Heritage - Battersea Library - via Felix Lancashire, assistant - 16 Sep 2008

Letter regarding graves - correction names by Mr. Cowell - 17 Jun 1946
Letter - 17 Jun 1946 - correction graves names
archive - Wiebe H. de Vries - 17 Dec 2011

Letter from Mr. Cowell to Rev. J. P. Honnef - 03 Aug 1947
Letter from Mr. E. S. Cowell to Rev. J. P. Honnef - 03 Aug 1947
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 02 Mar 2013
Note !!! - Hemmingway instead of Hemingway - info PATS - 28 May 2013
Note !!! - Tooney instead of Toohey - info PATS - 28 May 2013


Telephone, Balham 1641. (near London).
61 Kenlor Road, Tooting. S.W.17, London, England
3rd August 1947.

Dear Ds. Honnef,

This is Mr. Cowell writing to you and your good lady.

Firstly, let me thank you for the splendid time that we
spent at your house. It made a complete change for us. We are full
of gratitude to you both

I have pleasure in sending to you a photograph of my son's
crew. It comes to you with the compliments and tahnks, for pats
services rendered from the relatives of the boys whos likeness you
see on the front

Herewith the addresses you asked for: -
Mrs. Shorter, 78, Lancaster Avenue, Slough, Bucks, England.
Mr. & Mrs. Race, 16, Shepley Street, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.
Mr. Sloan, 171, Main Street, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, England.
Mr. E. R. Ball, 55, Darnley Road, Gravesend, Kent, England.
Mr. Looney, 6, Mulgray Avenue, Maroubra, Sydney, Australia.
x Mrs. Tooney, Nicholas Street, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Mrs. Weatherill, 19, Baxter Street, Coburg, Victoria, Australia.
x Mr. Gage, 169, Fleeton Avenue, Peterborough, Northants., England.
Mrs. Hemmingway, 8, Liley Street, Hilton, South Australia.
x Mr. Symonds, 12 Avondale Street, Melbourne 8.7. Victoria, Australia.
Mrs. George, 494 Parnell Road, Auckland, New Zealand.
........................................................................................
Those marked with "x" are the men still buried in the polder.
All the rest are at peace in Vollenhove cemetery.

In closing I send the very best wishes for the health
and prosperity of yourself and your family from us both,

Yours respectfully, E. S. Cowell. - signature -
P.S. Mrs. George is the sister of flier Rule who is buried at Vollenhove.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- transcript - letter from Mr. E. S. Cowell to Rev. J. P. Honnef - 03 Aug 1947
- . - . -
Note !!! - Hemmingway instead of Hemingway - info PATS - 28 May 2013
Note !!! - Tooney instead of Toohey - info PATS - 28 May 2013


1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave 626 - Cowell
1946 - Cowell - RAF - No.1860362 - grave 626 - Vollenhove
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013
Note !!! - RAF instead of RAAF - info PATS - 12 Mar 2013

423290 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Francis Noel Looney - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA
Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 628 - Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820695
Birthplace: 21 Mar 1923 - Kensington, NSW - Occupation: Costing Clerk
enlistment: 20 Jun 1942, No.2 Recruiting Centre RAAF, Sydney, N.S.W. - religion : Roman Catholic - Marital status: Single
Mustering: A/Bomber - date embarked: 2 Nov 1942
Son of John Francis Looney and Viola Doris Looney, of Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia
Address: John Francis Looney Esq., "Lourdes", 6 Mulgray Avenue, Maroubra, Sydney, N.S.W.
Francis Noel Looney's name is located at Panel 109
in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Marriage parents: 1922 - John F. Looney and Viola Doris Wilson - district Chatswood, N.S.W.
Mrs. Viola Doris Looney (d.1969) - Father's name George - Mother's name Sarah - district Sydney, N.S.W.
- bmd info www.bdm.nsw.gov.au -

Great pal of F/S. Francis Noel Looney, while on training in Canada, was RAAF 423251 - F/S. Patrick James McCosker
born 11 Mar 1923, Inverell, NSW - next of kin: Evelyn McCosker
likely : P/O. Patrick James McCosker - 466 Sqn RAAF -
discharge 8 Apr 1946 as F/O. (Flying Officer) - Posting at Discharge: 27 Operational Training Unit
Address: Mr. P. K. McCosker (father), No.49, Walter Street, Enfield, Sydney, N.S.W.
Additional info from his RAAF Service record
Contact with Michael Moloney ( nephew ) - 15 Apr 2009


SEMPER FIDELIS
HE LOVED PARENTS,
FAITH AND COUNTRY
R.I.P.

- Epigraph on Looney memorial -

408054 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Peter Louis Symonds - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Panel 259 - CWGC ref. 1808336
Birthplace: 06 Sep 1921 - Devonport, TAS - Occupation: Sheep Farmer
Enlistment: 15 Aug 1940, No.6 Recruiting Centre RAAF, Hobart, Tasmania - Roll of Honour Launceston, TAS
Son of Stanley Le-Plastrier Symonds and Lillian Alice Symonds, 12 Avondale Street, Hampton-Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mustering: G.D. - Embarked: 13 Jun 1941 - Religion: Methodist - Marital status: Single
Friend is F/L. Woods
Additional info from his RAAF Service record

ROLL OF HONOUR - University Veterinary School - The University of Melborne
Stanley LePlastrier Symonds (Father), GMVC 1900, BVSc 1913
Major Stanley LePlastrier Symonds, Army Veterinary Hospital (18 December, 1918 - 19 April, 1919)
Listed as a member of the Australian Veterinary Association, 1925 in Bondi, NSW,
in 1926 as Government Veterinary Surgeon in Kuala Lumpur,
in 1928-1929, Launceston, Tasmania from 1932-1940 and Victoria in 1942-1944
- info: vet.unimelb.edu.au/honour/symonds.html -


Brother was 409611 - Pilot - F/O. David Stanley Symonds - DFC, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
RAAF 467 Squadron - 9-7-43 - Tour ex. 20-3-44 - David was born 20 Mar 1923, Kuala Lumpur, Malay States
Enlistment 12 Sep 1941, Melbourne - Next of kin: Esme Symonds - date of discharge 22 Mar 1946, 36 Squadron
Peter Louis Symonds's name is located at Panel 109
in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Newspaper - The Canberra Times - 15 Dec 1943
D.F.C. FOR FIVE AUSTRALIANS
'The Canberra Times' - 15 Dec 1943 - F/O. David Stanley Symonds
- Hampton instead Hampdon -

417839 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Colin Hemingway - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA
Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 625 - Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820693
Birthplace: 16 Oct 1918 - Henley Beach, SA - Occupation: Clerk
Enlistment: 18 Jul 1942, No.5 Recruiting Centre RAAF, Adelaide, SA - religion : Church of England - Marital status: Single
Mustering: A/Gunner - date embarked: 25 May 1943
Son of Percy Walter Hemingway and Lillian Ethel Hemingway, 8 Liley Street, Hilton, South Australia
Brother of Neva Hemingway (sister)
Colin Hemingway's name is located at Panel 109
in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Additional info from his RAAF Service record

1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave 626 - Cowell - grave 625 - Hemingway
1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave 626 - Cowell - grave 625 - Hemingway
1946 - Vollenhove General Cemetery - grave 625 - Hemingway
1946 - Hemingway - RAAF - No.417839 - grave 625 - Vollenhove
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013
Note !!! - Hemingway instead of Henningway - info PATS - 12 Mar 2013

HEROES OF THE EMPIRE - IN MEMORIAM - 03 Jan 1946 HEROES OF THE EMPIRE - IN MEMORIAM - 02 Jan 1948
HEROES OF THE EMPIRE - IN MEMORIAM
Newsclips - The Advertiser, Adelaide, SA - 3 Jan 1946 and 2 Jan 1948


"BENEATH THE SHADOW
OF THY WINGS,
PEACE, PERFECT PEACE"

- Epigraph on Hemingway memorial -

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Crashed at 1:30am - Monday 03 Jan 1944 in the Noordoostpolder on "Kavel M-92"
- Nowadays - near Lindeweg 13 - see memorial -
Location-M92-Camp-Memorial-Marknesse-1947
Crash-memorial location - 1.5 km NNE of labour camp "Zwolsevaart" also written as "Zwolschevaart"
Section M-92 - aka - "Kavel M-92" is 800 x 300 m - "24 bunder = 24 hectare = 24 ha = 240.000 m2"
1 acre = 4047 m2 = 0.4047 ha = 0.4047 bunder ------ 24 bunder = 59.3 acres
Marknesse is 7 km WNW of Vollenhove

Weatherill and Looney were found outside the aircraft wreck. Cowell in the crash crater
Hemingway was found weeks later, entirely under water, in a ditch in the neighbourhood of the a/c
These four (4) were buried on various dates in Vollenhove
The others (3) have no known grave and are commemorated on the "Runnymede Memorial"

All RAAF members (5) are commemorated on Panel 109 of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra

John Watson Gage Peter Louis Symonds William Donald Toohey
1323773 - 151085 - Flying Officer (Navigator)

GAGE, JOHN WATSON

Age 23 - 17/01/1920 - 03/01/1944 - RAFVR - PETERBOROUGH - UK
CWGC ref. 1270545 Runnymede Memorial - panel 206


408054 - Pilot Officer

SYMONDS, PETER LOUIS

Age 22 - 06/09/1921 - 03/01/1944 - RAAF - DEVENPORT,TAS - AUSTRALIA
CWGC ref. 1808336 Runnymede Memorial - panel 259


Peter Louis Symonds - from his RAAF service record
426401 - Flight Sergeant - ( Air Gunner )

TOOHEY, WILLIAM DONALD

Age 22 - 15/11/1921 - 03/01/1944 - RAAF - BLACKALL,QLD - AUSTRALIA
CWGC ref. 1808922 Runnymede Memorial - panel 262


William Donald Toohey - from his RAAF service record
Lindeweg Memorial

Lindeweg memorial


423290 - Flight Sergeant (Bomb Aimer)

LOONEY, FRANCIS NOEL

Age 20 - 21/03/1923 - 03/01/1944 - RAAF - AUSTRALIA

Francis Noel Looney - from his RAAF service record
Headstone - Francis Noel Looney - Vollenhove Francis Noel Looney
Text headstone - Looney - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820695 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 628. Vollenhove

Vollenhove - Cemetery - 02 Nov 1945 - beeldbank #901-0093 - ANEFO by Theo van Haren Noman
         Overall view Vollenhove - Cemetery - 02 Nov 1945 - beeldbank #901-0096 - ANEFO by Theo van Haren Noman
         - Graves 629-Lloyd, 628-Looney and 627-Weatherill
Vollenhove - Cemetery - 02 Nov 1945 - beeldbank #901-0095 - ANEFO by Theo van Haren Noman
         - Graves 628-Looney, 627-Weatherill and 626-Cowell Vollenhove - Cemetery - 02 Nov 1945 - beeldbank #901-0094 - ANEFO by Theo van Haren Noman
         - Graves 627-Weatherill, 626-Cowell and 625-Hemingway
02 Nov 1945 - four images of ANEFO collection - photographer Mr. Theo van Haren Noman
ANEFO = Algemeen NEderlandsch FOtobureau
!!! Note: same head-marker (631 or 630) was used in reverse mode for this photo set-up !!!
There were only two 'head-markers' at that time !!! - grave 631 - Gibbs and 630 - Bond
- see letter and image below - info PATS - 07 Jan 2011


clips - Letter 17 Sep 1945 of burgomaster Crommelin - only two head-markers
Only two head-markers
17 Sep 1945 - Letter of burgomaster Crommelin to Department of War, The Hague

Vollenhove - Cemetery - graves #631 - Gibbs, #630 - Bond, #629 - Lloyd and #628 - Looney
Graves #631 - Gibbs, #630 - Bond, #629 - Lloyd and #628 - Looney - photo taken in 1945
image of Mr. R. G. Buimer collection - photographer unknown

Contact Looney is pending - 12 Apr 2009 - PATS

Cypher message - 7 Jun 44 - 14 Feb German Totenliste 197
 Confirmation death and burial Weatherill and Looney
 Cemetery Vollenhove
Cypher message - 7 June 44 - 14 Feb German Totenliste 197 - confirms
death and burial P/O. Weatherill - 627 and F/Sgt. Looney - 628, cemetery Vollenhove

410021 - Pilot Officer (Pilot)

WEATHERILL, JACK

Age 20 - 16/01/1923 - 03/01/1944 - RAAF - AUSTRALIA

Jack Weatherill - from his RAAF service record
Headstone - Jack Weatherill - Vollenhove Jack Weatherill
Text headstone - Weatherill - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820700 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 627. Vollenhove

Contact Weatherill is pending - 08 Mar 2007 - PATS

1860362 - Sergeant (Flight Engineer)

COWELL, ALBERT EDWARD

Age 20 - 18/01/1923 - 03/01/1944 - RAFVR - UNITED KINGDOM

Albert Edward Cowell - aged 20y 11m Headstone - Albert Edward Cowell - Vollenhove Albert Edward Cowell
Text headstone - Cowell - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820691 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 626. Vollenhove

Sgt. Flight Engineer Albert Edward Cowell - RAFVR - 1860362
DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY - ALBERT COWELL - R.A.A.F. nr. 1860362 - BUR. 1011944
- it's RAFVR instead of RAAF - 1011944 = Buried 10 Jan 1944 - info PATS
- image detail via Ken G. Dunderdale - 17 May 2009 -

Sgt. Flight Engineer Albert Edward Cowell - RAFVR - 1860362 Sgt. Flight Engineer Albert Edward Cowell - RAFVR - 1860362 - back of photo
Sgt. Flight Engineer - Albert Edward Cowell - RAFVR - 1860362
Albert was the only child of Mr. & Mrs. Cowell - Aged 20 yrs 11 mths
- image/info via Mrs. Martha Krijger ( née Noback ) - 5 Sep 2008 -

Mr. and Mrs. Cowell at the grave of their son - Vollenhove - 1947
Mr. and Mrs. Cowell at the grave of their son - Vollenhove - 1947
Mr. and Mrs. Cowell at the grave of their son - Vollenhove - 1947
l-r : Weatherill - Cowell - Hemingway
- images via Mrs. Bep Jongman ( née Greveling ) - 04 Sep 2008 -

Ms. Martha Noback behind Albert E. Cowell's grave - Vollenhove - 1947
"Ms. Martha Noback behind Albert E. Cowell's grave - Vollenhove - 1947"
l-r : Weatherill - Cowell - Hemingway
- image via Mrs. Bep Jongman ( née Greveling ) - 04 Sep 2008 -

Mr. Eric Stephen Cowell (father) - Ms. Martha Noback - Mr. Andries Noback at graves - Vollenhove - 1947
Mr. Eric Stephen Cowell (father) with Martha and Andries Noback at graves - Vollenhove - 1947
Mrs. Mary Clarissa Cowell (mother) - at graves - Vollenhove - 1947
Mrs. Mary Clarissa Cowell (mother) - at graves - Vollenhove - 1947
- images via Mrs. Bep Jongman ( née Greveling ) - 04 Sep 2008 -

417839 - Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner)

HEMINGWAY, COLIN

Age 25 - 16/10/1918 - 03/01/1944 - RAAF - AUSTRALIA

Colin Hemingway - from his RAAF service record
Headstone - Colin Hemingway - Vollenhove Colin Hemingway
Text headstone - Hemingway - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820693 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 625. Vollenhove

Next - Messages about Flight Sergeant Colin Hemingway situation
Cypher Message - Colin Hemingway - Zwolsche Vaart
Cypher Message - 22 April 1944 - RAAF
On 28 Jan 1944 it was stated, that Sgt. Hemingway washed ashore at Zwolsche Vaart
Also the note about Zwolsche Diep as a harbour in Zuider Zee was a question mark
Zwolsche Vaart, a canal, 1.5 km from the crash location
In other files, 29 Jan 1944 is given instead of 28 Jan 1944

Grave 1 Row 1 - Zwolle
In this message he was buried at Grave 225, Row 1
"Inrhe Cemetery in Cremlenhover, Zwolle, Holland"

Grave 1 Row 1 - Vollenhove
Message - 10 Jul 1944
German Totenliste No. 207 - Grave 225 - Row 1 - Vollenhove
Buried 2nd February 1944

Defence-RAAF-message
Message - 27 Nov 1946
Correction - Grave 625 - General Cemetery Vollenhove
( North East ..... Must be WNW - West North West of Vollenhove )

!!!! S E A R C H !!!! email 24 Aug 2008 - 10:12am !!!! S E A R C H !!!!
Request for search of Ms. Bep Greveling, Vollenhove
by Mrs. Shirley Shackleton via Mrs. Endie van Binsbergen
!!! right in the ball park !!!
Mrs. Bep Jongman-Greveling is the mother-in-law of my biking buddy
and lives one block from me away
..............................
Ms. Shirley Doreen Venn (cousin of Colin Hemingway) was exchanging letters and photos with Bep in 1947
after eight years the correspondence stopped ... last contact 1955

Ms. Bep Greveling near Colin Hemingway's grave - 1947 - Cemetery 'De Voorst', Vollenhove
"Ms. Bep Greveling near Colin Hemingway's grave"
Cemetery 'De Voorst', Vollenhove - 1947
- image via Mrs. Bep Jongman (née Greveling) - 10 Jun 2011 -

Shirley - Bep - 19 Sep 2010, Vollenhove
Shirley did met pen-pal Bep personally after 63 years

Shirley - 19 Sep 2010 - Cemetery 'De Voorst', Vollenhove
Cemetery "de Voorst", Vollenhove - Sunday 19 Sep 2010
Mrs. Shirley Shackleton (cousin of Sgt. Colin Hemingway - RAAF)
Colin's mother was my maternal grandfather's sister
They came to Australia from England with their brother Gabriel William
- info Shirley Shackleton (cousin) - 10 Sep 2008 -
"The Circle Of Silence" - by Shirley Shackleton - "Balibo Five"

"Balibo Five widow Shirley Shackleton visits husband's grave for first time"
source: AFP, The Australian July 09, 2010 5:30PM


Last contact Mrs. Shirley Shackleton - 24 May 2013

Propellor - JA902 - photo by Hans Hollestelle - 03 May 2013
Propellor - JA902 - Lindeweg
photo by Hans Hollestelle - 03 May 2013

plaque-1944-in-church-vollenhove
Plaque in Church of Vollenhove - Crew - Jan 3rd 1944
- unveiled 1947 -
remark: F/Sgt. F. N. Looney - RAAF - is not mentioned on plaque
remark: phrase "VRIJHEID GAVEN ZIJ ZIJ-GEHEEL" supposed to be "VRIJHEID GAVEN ZIJ ZICH GEHEEL"
- plaque was made in the UK - initiative Mr. and Mrs. Cowell -

Note !!! - Hemingway instead of Hemmingway - info PATS - 28 May 2013
It's also given wrong on Memorial along Lindeweg (see below)


Memorial JA902 - Lindeweg - 05 May 2011
Memorial JA902 - Lindeweg - 05 May 2011
Memorial JA902 - Lindeweg - 05 May 2011
images by PATS
Note !!! - Hemingway instead of Hemmingway - info PATS - 28 May 2013
Note !!! - Toohey instead of Tooney - info PATS - 28 May 2013


SGLO - T3280

LANCASTER MK.III - JA902 - JO-D - 03 Jan 1944 - LINDEWEG - CREW 7

410021  - Pilot Officer  - Pilot - Jack Weatherill - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA 151085 - Flying Officer - Navigator - John Watson Gage - RAFVR - Age 24 - MIA 426401 - Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - William Donald Toohey - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA 1860362 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Albert Edward Cowell - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
423290 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Francis Noel Looney - RAAF - Age 20 - KIA 408054 - Pilot Officer - Mid Upper Gunner - Peter Louis Symonds - RAAF - Age 22 - MIA 417839 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Gunner - Colin Hemingway - RAAF - Age 25 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

WEATHERILL(†) - GAGE(†) - TOOHEY(†) - COWELL(†)
LOONEY(†) - SYMONDS(†) - HEMINGWAY(†)


Contact Weatherill is pending - 08 Mar 2007 - PATS
Contact Hemingway is pending - 24 Aug 2008 - PATS
Contact Looney is pending - 12 Apr 2009 - PATS
Contact Symonds is pending - 02 Jul 2012 - PATS

Last updated - 04 Apr 2014 - PATS

Noordoostpolder - Oosterringweg - Kavel N-33 - Marknessse

4.5 mi WNW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3342

Lancaster Mk.III - JA702 - GT-Z - Sun 30 Jan 1944 - ~22:00
Oosterringweg 3 - 1 km N of Marknesse
5 KIA - 2 POW



RAF 156 Sqdn. - Lancaster Mk.III - JA702-GT-Z - Operation: Berlin - Sun 30/01/1944
crashed ~22:00pm - while heading to RAF Warboys, UK
was over target - info W. W. Cottam - Dec 2000

Operational Record Book - display JA702
clip - Operational Record Book (ORB) of 156 (Pathfinder) Squadron RAF
source: www.156squadron.com - by Robin Riley
remark: Sgt. Race A. G. A. in this clip - It's Sgt. Race G. A. - info 9 Apr 2009 - PATS

Sixteen 156th Squadron Lancasters went on this mission to Berlin
Departing from 17:05 to 17:33 from RAF Airfield Warboys, UK. Lancaster JA702 was number four in line
2 returned ( JA673 and ND358 ) early due mechanic problems at 20:18 and 20:34
while the rest went over the target around 20:20 ( 20:13 - 20:33 )
JA702 and JB302 were missing, while the other 12 returned around 23:30 ( 23:06 - 23:52 )
Lancaster - JB302 - GT-W was shot down by a night fighter while operating over the target area - 3 KIA - 4 POW

When JA702 was lost it had a total of 95 hours
Airborne: 17:08 - 30th of January 1944 from RAF Warboys, UK - Bomb Load: 5 x 2000 KG
Lancaster Mk.III - JA702 attacked by a NJG 1 night fighter near Vollenhove became out of control into a dive
Together with Flight Engineer and Bomb Aimer the Pilot was able to get the nose up
while gaining height the skipper ordered: "Bale out" ...... at the same moment the aircraft broke up
Cottam and Coyne were simply fallen earthwards. The rest was trapped in the remaining pieces
Crashed - ~22:00 - Noordoostpolder, just north where the village of Marknesse now stands - Oosterringweg 3
Those killed were buried 9th of February 1944 in Stad-Vollenhove General Cemetery
Sgt. W. W. Cottam and Sgt. P. Coyne did evade for six months, but were captured on 7 Aug 1944 in Antwerp - Belgium

Debris JA702 found - March 1973 Debris JA702 found - March 1973
Debris from the crash site was found during March 1973
via Henk Huisman - 20 May 2013

Mr. Gerrie Zwanenburg - EOD - with debris of JA702 - March 1973
Mr. Gerrie Zwanenburg - EOD - with debris of JA702 - March 1973
source archive Mr. G. J. Zwanenburg - via Henk Huisman - 03 Nov 2013

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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - JA702 - GT-Z 'ZEBRA' - 30 Jan 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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NZ416543 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John "Jack" Edward Rule - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA

1510799 - Sergeant - Navigator - William Winston Cottam - RAF - Age 22 - EVD - POW

972772 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Patrick "Paddy" Coyne - RAF - Age 29 - EVD - POW

1726836 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Edward Arthur Shorter - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

658450 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer / 2nd Navigator - Kenneth Richard "Dick" Ball - RAF - Age 30 - KIA

998929 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Albert Race - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1552498 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Johnstone Sloan - 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 - JA702 - GT-Z - Rule
Loss Card - JA702 - GT-Z - Rule - via www.lancasterbombers.net
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NZ416543 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John "Jack" Edward Rule - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA
Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 622 - Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820697
marriage parents - 1900 - Mr. Edward Rule and Ms. Elizabeth Annie Allan
born 28 Apr 1916, Masterton - occupation: hairdresser - religion: Methodist
Son of Mr. Edward and Mrs. Elizabeth Annie Rule (née Allen/Allan), 269 Ponsonby Road, Auckland City, New Zealand
Primary school - Ponsonby School - 1921 - 1929
Received his secondary education - 1930 - 1931 - at Seddon Memorial Technical College, Auckland,
and later continued his studies by night classes - 1932 - at the same institution
He played tennis and was also interested in swimming and yachting. After leaving school
he was employed in the hairdressing trade and was employed by his father at the time
of making application for enlistment - 30 Nov 1941 - in aircrew on 28 Apr 1941

discrepancy !!! surname mother: Allen / Allan - info PATS

Signature - Attestation paper - John Edward Rule - 28 Apr 1941
Signature - Attestation paper - John Edward Rule - 28 Apr 1941

Embarked for the United Kingdom on 16 Sep 1942
Arrived at No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, Bournemouth, Dorset Co., UK on 19 Nov 1942
On 6 Aug 1943 he was posted to No. 103 Squadron, Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire, UK
Early in October 1943 Pilot Officer Rule was posted to the Pathfinder Force
P/O. Rule was on his 14th operation for RAF 156 Squadron
#1 mission - 18 Oct 1943 - Lancaster ED859 - Crew Rule - Hannover, Germany
Prior he had 11 operations with RAF 103 Squadron
Promoted from W/O. to P/O. - 14 Jan 1944 - info via RNZAF - Service records - Rule -

Pilot Officer - John Edward Rule - RNZAF P/O. J. E. Rule, of Auckland, missing on operations - TWN - 12 Apr 1944
Pilot Officer - John "Jack" Edward Rule - RNZAF
right image: P/O. J. E. Rule, of Auckland, missing on operations - TWN - 12 Apr 1944
source: Auckland War Memorial Museum - (kindly provided by family) - 02 Mar 2013

Jack with his parents Jack posing with saxophone - child unknown
Jack with his parents and posing with saxophone - child unknown
photos via Ian Fraser (nephew) - 03 Aug 2013

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Mrs. George, 494 Parnell Road, Auckland, New Zealand.
P.S. Mrs. George is the sister of flier Rule who is buried at Vollenhove.
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source: Letter from Mr. E. S. Cowell to Rev. J. P. Honnef - 03 Aug 1947


Uncle "Jack" - John Edward Rule - had five siblings
one brother, Edwin Arthur Rule, died in 1908 at the age of 13 months
remaining three sisters and one brother
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info via Ian Fraser (nephew) - 04 Mar 2013

Jack was born in Masterton, New Zealand on 28 April 1916
His parents were Edward Rule and Elizabeth Annie Rule (née Allen)
Jack had two brothers and three sisters:
Allen Rule - born 08 Oct 1901 - died 25 Oct 1975 - Age 74
Phyllis Alva Rule - born 07 Dec 1903 - died 01 Apr 1991 - Age 87
Edwin Arthur Rule - born 22 Oct 1907 - died 03 Dec 1908 - Age 1
Janet Elizabeth Rule - born 04 May 1912 - died 15 May 2003 - Age 91 - (my Mother)
Mavis Annie Rule - born 07 Jun 1914 - died 26 Apr 2005 - Age 90
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As well as tennis, swimming and yachting Jack also learnt to play cornet
with the Ponsonby Brass Band (Ponsonby is a suburb of Auckland)
He also played saxophone in dance bands in Auckland

After flying training in New Zealand Jack traveled to England arriving on 19 November 1942
After undergoing further training he was posted to 103 Squadron of Bomber Command
He was with this group from 06 August 1943 until early October 1943 flying Lancaster aircraft
During this time Jack flew 11 operations which included:
Nuremberg, Peenemünde, Berlin(3), Munich, Hannover(2) and Mannheim in Germany, and Milan (2), in Italy
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info via Ian Fraser (nephew) - 30 Mar 2013


- Nr - - - Crew - - - Serial - - - - Date - - - - Up - - - - - - - - Target - - - - - - - - Down - - Time - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Remarks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
01 Gage (P) DV220 10 Aug 1943 21:45 01:05 - Nurnburg 05:03 7:18 F/S. J.E. Rule as a 2nd Pilot on orientation
02 Rule (P) W4337 12 Aug 1943 21:33 01:46 - Milan (Italy) 06:45 9:12 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
03 Rule (P) JA957 14 Aug 1943 21:09 01:21 - Milan (Italy) 06:43 9:34 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
04 Rule (P) W4337 17 Aug 1943 21:27 00:40 - Peenemünde 04:30 7:03 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
05 Rule (P) W4337 23 Aug 1943 20:52 00:21 - Berlin 04:14 7:24 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
06 Rule (P) W4337 31 Aug 1943 20:25 00:15 - Berlin 04:50 7:25 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
07 Rule (P) ED713 03 Sep 1943 19:57 ~23:15 - Berlin 03:12 7:15 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
08 Rule (P) ED913 06 Sep 1943 19:56 ~23:35 - Munich 04:50 8:54 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
09 Rule (P) W4337 22 Sep 1943 18:53 21:33 - Hannover 00:49 5:56 Lydon, Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
10 Rule (P) W4337 23 Sep 1943 18:59 21:54 - Mannheim 01:46 3:52 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
11 Rule (P) JB349 27 Sep 1943 19:43 22:06 - Hannover 01:06 5:23 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
11 operations with Lancasters I & III for RAF 103 Squadron, RAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire
~23:15 - target time based on others
10 Aug 1943 - Orientation run for F/S. J. E. Rule with crew W/O. S. F. Gage - DFC - RAFVR
Coyne, Shorter, Race and Sloan in 10 operations from 12 Aug 1943 with their "skipper" Jack Rule
22 Sep 1943 - Orientation run for Sgt. Brian Bradfield Lydon - DFC - with crew Sgt. J. E. Rule
source 103 Squadron ORB: The National Archives - Kew - 30 Mar 2013

- Nr - - - Crew - - - Serial - - - - Date - - - - Up - - - - - - - - Target - - - - - - - - Down - - Time - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Remarks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Rule (P) ED859 18 Oct 1943 17:39 ~20:15 - Hannover 19:57 2:18 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Phelan
12 Rule (P) JB304 20 Oct 1943 17:44 21:06 - Leipzig 00:41 6:57 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Phelan
13 Rule (P) JB304 22 Oct 1943 18:27 20:53 - Kassel 23:19 4:52 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Neal
14 Rule (P) JB282 03 Nov 1943 17:26 19:36 - Köln 21:13 3:47 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Phelan
15 Rule (P) JA909 10 Nov 1943 20:52 00:50 - Modane (France) 04:26 7:34 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
16 Rule (P) JA673 22 Nov 1943 16:59 20:06 - Berlin 22:59 6:00 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Lumsden
17 Rule (P) JB317 23 Nov 1943 17:24 20:00 - Berlin 23:41 6:17 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Lumsden
18 Rule (P) JB472 26 Nov 1943 17:41 21:17 - Berlin 00:25 6:44 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
19 Rule (P) JA708 20 Dec 1943 17:27 19:29 - Frankfurt 22:06 4:37 Reeves, Manley, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race
20 Rule (P) JA702 29 Dec 1943 17:23 20:18 - Berlin 23:42 6:19 Reeves, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race, Ball
21 Rule (P) JA702 06 Jan 1944 00:03 03:45 - Stettin 08:23 8:20 Reeves, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race, Ball
22 Rule (P) JB302 27 Jan 1944 17:55 20:45 - Berlin 01:21 7:26 Anderson, Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race, Ball
23 Rule (P) JA702 29 Jan 1944 00:05 03:20 - Berlin 07:39 7:34 Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race, Ball, Cottam
24 Rule (P) JA702 30 Jan 1944 17:08 ~20:15 - Berlin FTR ..:.. Coyne, Shorter, Sloan, Race, Ball, Cottam
14 operations with Lancasters I & III for RAF 156 Squadron, RAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire
~20:15 - target time based on others
18 Oct 1943 - ED859 - Aircraft returned early owing to the Navigator being unable to plot course
as DR Compass gave unreliable readings. Turning point 53.32 N 03.37 E at 18.48 hrs height 18000 ft.
Early return due wrong compass readings

Gage, Coyne, Lydon, Anderson and Cottam - These five did survive, all other (10) payed the highest price
source: www.156squadron.com - by Robin Riley

I believe you have a typo, JA708 was shot down 23/24 September 1943.
Regards, David Layne - 26 Feb 2014

JA708 need to be verified with source - PATS -

Clip of ORB - 20 Dec 1943
Clip of ORB - 20 Dec 1943
source: ORB - No. 156 RAF - Summary of Records - 09 Mar 2014
Typo 'JA708' is likely JA702 - info PATS - 11 Mar 2014

RNZAF - Service records - Rule - request 28 Aug 2009 - received 05 Oct 2009 - PATS -

1510799 - Sergeant - Navigator - William Winston Cottam - RAF - Age 22 - EVD - POW
born 13 May 1921, Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire, UK - died 15 Jan 2008, St. Annes, Lancashire, UK - Age 86
Baptism: 4 Jun 1921 - St Michael Church, Kirkham, Lancashire, England
Baptised by: Vicar Welbury T. Mitton
William Winston Cottam - [Child] of John Edward Cottam & Jane Butler - Occupation Father: Railway
Marriage 4th Qtr. 1920 - John E. Cottam and Jane Butler - district: Fylde, Lancaster Co., UK
POW No. 564 - Stalag Luft 7 and Stalag III-A
First en Middle name - info 24 February 2009 - Jan van der Wal
Note: 3 errors on FreeBMD records - Williamm J. Cottom instead of William W. Cottam - info 04 May 2012 - PATS
19 January 1945 - evacuation from Stalag Luft 7 - begins in blizzard conditions
1,500 prisoners were forced to march and then loaded onto cattle trucks and taken to Stalag III-A
This central route started from Stalag Luft 7 at Bankau, near Kreuzburg in Silesia (now Poland)
via Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, to Stalag VIII-A Görlitz, ended at Stalag III-A at Luckenwalde, 30 km south of Berlin
- info via wikipedia -

Sergeant William Winston Cottam
Sergeant William Winston Cottam
- courtesy Cottam family -

William W. Cottam - Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire, UK Bill Cottam - photo by resistance - 1944 W. W. Cottam and P. Coyne at collage
- Sgt. William Winston Cottam - RAF -
- left image courtesy Cottam family - middle image taken by resistance - 1944
- right image - collage with 44 evaders -
- helped by Underground Friesland - Cottam and Coyne 'highlighted' - was on display at Verzetsmuseum Friesland -

The 1st assigned Pilot - so called 'driver' - was killed while on his 1st sortie as 2nd Pilot
their missing friend was replaced after a week by 'Jock' Cairns a Scot, unassuming and quiet
F/O. Cairns was with 150 Squadron and won his DFM after 35 sorties - 23 Oct 1942
Sgt. Cottam flew a total of 11 operations - 9 times (#1 - #9) with crew Cairns
Bill Cottam - Mision #1 - 20 Oct 1943 - Leipzig - crew posted from 21 OTU

Charles Gordon Cairns with crew Ken Law
Charles Gordon Cairns with crew Ken Law - 29 Apr 1942
27 Apr 1942 Operation Cologne - attacked by ME110 - A/C on fire for a while - belly landed 28 Apr 1942
Photo taken the next morning with the crew lined up by Wellington X3450 'Y'
l-r: Jack Fox (Nav), Gordon Cairns (2nd Pilot), Ken Law (Captain), Sam Weller (Rear Gunner),
Jock Briggs (W.Op. /Air Gunner) and Bertie 'Bing' Cosby (Front Gunner)
source image: Ken Law's collection, via Pam O'Connor (daughter)
more photos of this event at page 4 of cambridgeairforce.org.nz/Ken Law.htm

*** Lancaster Mk.III - JB216 - GT-W ***

-------------------------- Crew flying Lancaster Mk.III JB216 - GT-W - 20 Oct 1943 - Mission: Leipzig --------------------------
JB216 - Lancaster Mk.III - F/O. CAIRNS - Take-off: 17:45 - Over target: 21.13 - Height: 16000 - Returned: 00:52 - Flight time: 7:07
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Lancaster Mk.III - JB216 - GT-W - crew F/Lt. AUBERT - RAAF - 16/17 Dec 1943
Take off 16:28 Warboys, UK - Lost without trace (likely 16 Dec 1943) - Mission: Berlin
- 8 MIA -



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1024003 - 135871 - F/O. - Pilot - Charles Gordon Cairns - RAFVR - 46 ops - DFM - Age 23
Son of Alfred Charles and Adeline Sarah Cairns, of Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Age 23 - † - 03 Jan 1944 - Panel 204 - CWGC ref. 1531043 - MIA

1510799 - Sgt. - Navigator - William 'Bill' Winston Cottam - 11 ops - Age 22

1321632 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Charles 'Charlie' Thomas Richard Morris - RAFVR - 11 ops - Age 30
Son of Mr. Thomas Richard Morris and Mrs. Florence Morris, of Margate, district Thanet, Kent, UK
husband of Mrs. Kathleen Morris (née Phillpott), of Margate, district Thanet, Kent, UK
Marriage of Charles Thomas Richard Morris and Kathleen Phillpott, 1st Qtr. 1942, district Thanet, Kent
Birth: 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Kathleen Phillpott - mother's surname: Bower - district: Thanet, Kent - Vol 2a - Page 1869
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Age 30 - † - 03 Jan 1944 - Panel 234 - CWGC ref. 1077195 - MIA

!!! Discrepancies !!! Age 30/22 !!! Thomas R. MORRIS / Thomas E. MORRIS !!! Discrepancies !!!
- need verification - info PATS - 22 Oct 2013


Marriage - Name: Thomas E. MORRIS and Florence M. A. THORNE
Registration district: Thanet, Kent Co.
Year of registration: 1st Qtr. 1920 - Volume no: 2A - Page no: 1966

Birth - Name: Charles T. R. Morris
Registration district: Thanet, Kent Co.
Year of registration: 4th Qtr. 1921
Mother's maiden name: Thorne - Volume no: 2A - Page no: 1773
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1685635 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Henry 'Harry' Martin - RAFVR - 11 ops - Age 21
born 1st Qtr. 1922 - mother's surname Quinney - district Liverpool
Son of Mr. Joseph Francis A. Martin and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Martin (née Quinney), of Huyton, Lancashire
Marriage of Joseph Francis A. Martin and Elizabeth Ann Quinney, 3rd Qtr. 1908, district West Derby, county of Lancashire
Siblings are George - b.1913, Peter - b.1919, William J. - b.1924, Winifred - b.1926, Veronica - b.1928 and b. Elizabeth A. Martin - b.1930
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Age 21 - † - 03 Jan 1944 - Panel 234 - CWGC ref. 1080045 - MIA

R/139110 - 10601403 - T/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Jack Ferris Haywood - RCAF - USAAF - 11 ops - Age 27
born 06 Oct 1916, Follensbee, West Virginia, USA
Son of Mr. Edward Haywood and Mrs. Pearl Jean Haywood née Ferris, 217 W. Cunnningham, Butler City, Butler Co., PA - Apr 1930 -
Sibling: 33288149 - Lt. Edward Vernard Haywood - enlistment 12 Aug 1942, born 1915, WV - Marital Status: Married
Note !!! : Jack F. Haywood is given as Jack V. Haywood in US Census Apr 1930
Address 1944 - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Haywood, 130 Morewood Ave, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, USA
Age 27 - † - 03 Jan 1944 - A-7-18 - Neupre cemetery, Belgium
Also memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery - Cambridge, England - WWII Memorial - USA - KIA

R/139110 - T/Sgt. Jack Ferris Haywood - RCAF R/139110 - T/Sgt. Jack Ferris Haywood - RCAF R/139110 - T/Sgt. Jack Ferris Haywood - RCAF
R/139110 - 10601403 - T/Sgt. Jack Ferris Haywood - RCAF
source: RCAF - Haywood's service records - 10 Oct 2013

T/Sgt. Jack Ferris Haywood, Oakland, Allegheny Co., PA, USA - originally joined RCAF
Enlistment: 31 Oct 1941, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Discharged - RCAF - 06 Sep - 1943 (after 1 year and 311 days)
and subsequently transfered 07 Sep 1943 to the American 8th Airforce but continued to fly with the RAF

Clip Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 3 Feb 1944
T/Sgt. Jack F. Haywood - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 3 Feb 1944

RCAF - Service records - Haywood - request 12 May 2013 - received 10 Oct 2013 - PATS -

1236027 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Edward 'Ted' John Sutton - RAFVR - 9 ops - Age 21
born 1st Qtr. 1923 - mother's surname Cartwright - district Shoreditch
Son of Mr. Albert Edward and Mrs. May Caroline Sutton ( née Cartwright ), of Hornsey, London, UK
Siblings: Albert William Sutton, Doris M. Sutton, May G. Sutton and Lillian K. Sutton
Marriage of Albert Edward Sutton and May Caroline Cartwright, 3rd Qtr. 1908, district Shoreditch
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Age 21 - † - 03 Jan 1944 - Panel 238 - CWGC ref. 1808265 - MIA

Census 1911 - England and Wales
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Address: 3 Kensington Avenue, Manor Park, Essex
Married 2 years
Albert Edward Sutton - Head - M-28 abt. 1883, Poplar - Occupation: Stationers Traveler
May Caroline Sutton - Wife - F-25 abt. 1886, St Lukes
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Albert William Sutton - Son - M-1 abt. 1910, Hoxton
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1912 - Doris M. Sutton - mother's surname: Cartwright - district: West Ham - vol 4a Page 135
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1916 - May G. Sutton - mother's surname: Cartwright - district: West Ham - vol 4a Page 138
Birth 4th Qtr. 1919 - Lillian K. Sutton - mother's surname: Cartwright - district: Shoreditch - vol 1c Page 87
Birth 1st Mar. 1923 - Edward J. Sutton - mother's surname: Cartwright - district: Shoreditch - vol 1c Page 51
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info via Findmypast and FreeBMD - 21 Oct 2013

771053 - 104901 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Charles Norman 'Bill' Basker - RAFVR - 41 ops - Age 28
Son of Mr. John William Basker and Mrs. Ellen Basker née Perkins
Charles N. Basker - born 1st Qtr. 1915 - mother's surname Perkins - district Spalding, Lincolnshire
brother of Edna B. Basker - born 4 Qtr. 1912 - mother's surname Perkins - district Spalding, Lincolnshire
marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1934 - Edna B. Basker to Neville G. Drewery - district Spalding, Lincolnshire
Service numbers and family info might be wrong !!! - need to be verified - info PATS
Sure is C. N. Basker - ORB RAF 156 Squadron - 'Bill' Basker is from Cottam records
Likely - Death: Charles N. Basker - district: North Walsham, Norfolk - 1st Qtr. 1948 - Age 33
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Sgt. Henry 'Harry' Martin - 1943 Bill Cottam, Harry Martin and others - 1943
Sgt. Harry Martin . . . . . . . . . l-r : Bill Cottam, Jack Haywood, ???, Harry Martin, nnn - 1943 . . . . .
- photos courtesy Joan Smythe, niece of Harry Martin - 26 Apr 2009

Harry Martin and others of Crew Cairns- 1943 Bill Cottam and others of Crew Cairns - 1943
l-r : nnn, ???, Harry Martin, xxx - . . . . . . . . . . . l-r : ???, ???, Bill Cottam, ???, xxx, ??? . . . . . . . 1943
Harry Martin and Bill Cottam while with crew Cairns
- left - courtesy Joan Smythe - right courtesy Cottam family -
xxx = T/Sgt. Jack Ferris Haywood - RCAF / US Army Air Force ( since 7 Sep 1943 ) - info PATS
as Jack V. Haywood in US Census 1930 - info PATS - 11 Oct 2013

What should be his #10 and #11 operation with crew Cairns he was replaced of being ill with tonsillitis
unfortunately all (7) killed on that #11 mission - 03 Jan 1944 - to Berlin with Lancaster Mk.III ND380 - GT-T of 'TOMMY'
Like Bill Cottam also Bill Basker was not on the fatal flight and survived the war with 41 ops

*** Lancaster Mk.III - ND380 - GT-T ***

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Crew: Lancaster - ND380 - GT-T 'TOMMY' - 03 Jan 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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1024003 - 135871 - F/O. - Pilot - Charles Gordon Cairns - RAFVR - 46 ops - DFM - Age 23 - MIA

81376 - Flight Lieutenant - Navigator - Robert Charles Blockey - RAFVR - 2 ops - Age 34 - MIA

1321632 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator - Charles 'Charlie' Thomas Richard Morris - RAFVR - 11 ops - Age 30 - MIA

1685635 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Henry 'Harry' Martin - RAFVR - 11 ops - Age 21 - MIA

R/139110 - 10601403 - T/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Jack Ferris Haywood - RCAF - USAAF - 11 ops - Age 27 - KIA

1236027 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Edward 'Ted' John Sutton - RAFVR - 9 ops - Age 21 - MIA

1391128 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Jesse Presley Robert Mount - RAFVR - 3 ops - MID - 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 - ND380 - GT-T - Cairns
Loss Card - ND380 - GT-T - Cairns - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

03 Jan 1944 - Lancaster Mk.III - ND380 - GT-T - Crew Cairns
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Take-off 00:04 from Warboys, UK. Crashed at Riesdorf, Germany
Though it is thought T/Sgt. Jack F. Haywood (USAAF) was buried in Elsgrund-Doberitz Friedhof,
which had been used for Allied Air Force burials since October 1943
His body was exhumed late 1946 and interred on 29 Jan 1947 in the US Military Cemetery at Neuville-en-Condrez, Belgium
All six RAF members of the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, UK
F/O. Cairns, with 46 sorties credited, had flown previously with 150 Squadron, his DFM being gazetted on 27 Oct 1942

*** Did replace Bill Cottam ***
81376 - Flight Lieutenant - Navigator - Robert Charles Blockey - RAFVR - 2 ops - Age 34
born 1st. Qtr. 1910 - mother's surname Knight - district Camberwell, UK
Son of Mr. Albert Joseph and Mrs. Eveline Mabel Blockey (née Knight)
Marriage Albert Joseph Blockey and Eveline Mabel Knight - 2nd Qtr. 1901 - district Sevenoaks, Kent, UK
husband of Irene Mary Blockey (née Riley) - born 19.. - died 01 Jun 2013, Oueensland, Australia
Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1942 - Mr. Robert C. Blockey - Ms. Irene M. Riley - district: Surrey South Western, Surrey, UK - Vol 2a - Pag 1252
Siblings: Josephine Mabel Blockey, Paul Sandland Blockey and Eveline K. Blockey
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Age 34 - † - 03 Jan 1944 - Panel 201 - CWGC ref. 1529974 - MIA

His daughter: PAMELA KNIGHT (NEE BLOCKEY) O'BRIEN, 65
of Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA,
passed away peacefully on February 8, 2009, surrounded by her family after
a courageous battle with lung disease.
born 21 Sep 1943, Dumfries, Scotland - died 08 Feb 2009 - Age 65
info via obituary and Findagrave - 20 Oct 2013

Census 1911 - England and Wales
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Registration District: Bromley, Sub District: Orpington, Parish: Orpington
Address: Raby Cottage Lucerne Road, Orpington, Kent County, UK
Married 9 years - Marriage 1901
Albert Joseph Blockey - Head - M-36 abt. 1875 - Drapery Buyer - Baghdad Jurk Arabia Resident
Eveline Mabel Blockey - Wife - F-35 abt. 1876 - Sevenoaks, Kent
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Josephine Mabel Blockey - Daughter - F-8 3rd Qtr. 1902 - East Sheer, district: Richmond, Surrey
Paul Sandland Blockey - Son - M-6 1st Qtr. 1905 - Sevenoaks, district: Sevenoaks, Kent
Robert Charles Blockey - Son - M-1 1st Qtr. 1910 - Dulwich, Surrey
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Eveline K. Blockey - born 2nd Qtr. 1914 - mother's surname Knight - district Bromley, UK
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info via Findmypast and FreeBMD - 20 Oct 2013


*** Did replace C. N. 'Bill' Basker ***
1391128 - F/Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Jesse Presley Robert Mount - RAFVR - 3 ops - MID - Age 21
born 23 Dec 1921 - registered 1st Qtr. 1922 - ? Jesse G. H. Mount ? - mother's surname Dewberry - district Bromley, UK
Son of Mr. Jesse Robert and Mrs. Daisy Jane Mount (née Dewberry), of Herne Bay, Kent - Vol 2a Pag 1012
Marriage of Jesse Robert Mount and Daisy Jane Dewberry - 1st Qtr. 1912 - district Bromley, UK
Enlistment: 29 May 1941 - (info via Peter Clark)
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial - Age 21 - † - 03 Jan 1944 - Panel 220 - CWGC ref. 1077329 - MIA
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XXXX - XXXX

Lancaster Mk.III - ND380 - GT-T - 03 Jan 1944 - RIESDORF, GERMANY - CREW 7

1024003 - 135871 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Charles Gordon Cairns  - RAFVR - 46 ops - DFM - Age 23 - MIA 81376 - Flight Lieutenant - Navigator - Robert Charles Blockey - RAFVR - 2 ops - Age 34 - MIA 1321632 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator - Charles 'Charlie' Thomas Richard Morris - RAFVR - 11 ops - Age 30 - MIA 1685635 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Henry 'Harry' Martin  - RAFVR - 11 ops - Age 21 - MIA
R/139110 - 10601403 - Technical Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Jack Ferris Haywood - RCAF - USAAF - 11 ops - Age 27 - KIA 1236027 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Edward 'Ted' John Sutton - RAFVR - 9 ops - Age 21 - MIA 1391128 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - Jesse Presley Robert Mount - RAFVR - 3 ops - MID - Age 21 - MIA

- 1 KIA - 6 MIA -

CAIRNS(†) - BLOCKEY(†) - MORRIS(†) - MARTIN(†)
HAYWOOD(†) - SUTTON(†) - MOUNT(†)


Contact Martin is pending - 26 Apr 2009 - PATS
Contact Blockey is pending - 20 Oct 2013 - PATS

Last update - 10 Mar 2014 - PATS
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Bill Cottam - Mission #10 - 28 Jan 1944 - Berlin and #11 - 30 Jan 1944 - Berlin with crew Rule

Navigators 156 Squadron - 1943 Navigator Sgt. William Winston Cottam
Navigators 156 Squadron - with Sgt. William Winston Cottam - 4th of right - back row
- courtesy Cottam family -

van Leeuwen's safehouse - Torenlaan, Oostermeer
van Leeuwen's safehouse - Torenlaan, Oostermeer
with the van Leeuwen's at Oostermeer
Mrs. van Leeuwen - Dr. van Leeuwen - Paddy Coyne - Bill Cottam - Oostermeer - 1944
- images courtesy Cottam family -

Brought from the Noordoostpolder to Dr. Compagnie - Jilles Zijlstra
Cottam, Coyne - crash 30 Apr 44 - - - Hadfield and Richardson - crash 10 Feb 1944
Foppe Pier van der Woud and Jacob van Hout brought airmen to the Province of Frisian
info "Dutch Helper List" - records of J. Zijlstra, F. P. van der Woud and J. van Hout

Clip - F. P. van der Woud - 12. BEMERKINGEN
Clip - F. P. van der Woud - 12. BEMERKINGEN
Clip - F. P. van der Woud - 12. BEMERKINGEN
info "Dutch Helper List" - records F. P. van der Woud
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Cottam and Coyne were transfered in an ambulance from Vollenhove
to Oostermeer [Eastermar in Frisian] near Bergum [Burgum in Frisian]
Late July they left Oostermeer at 08:00am and took the train at the nearest station
via Leeuwarden, Zwolle to 's-Hertogenbosch
Both could practice their bicycle skills while following the last guide on the final leg
for that day, reaching their destination just before curfew time
Both taken POW - 7 Aug 1944, Antwerp. Brought to the prison at Brussels and had their POW intake
one week later at interrogation centre Dulag Luft West, Oberursel near Frankfurt, Germany

clip - Airwar Tietjerksteradeel
clip - Luchtoorlog/Air war in Tietjerksteradeel
- via Jan van der Wal - 01 Sep 2010
Persons involved are Oerselman, Rev. P. P. Miedema in Rottevalle, Dr. A. C. van Leeuwen in Oostermeer
fam. Spaander in Oostermeer (neighbours of van Leeuwen's), Teacher Stoffelsma, Tije van der Laan
and daughter of Stoffelsma who arranged English lecture in Leeuwarden
Americans with family Spaander are from B-24H "Portland Anne" - 8 Mar 1944, Den Oosterhuis
Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. - William Henry Hammond - EVD-POW
Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Michael Kopcza - EVD-POW
According memoirs (Dec 2000) of W. W. Cottam they were transfered by ambulance in the evening of 01 Feb 1944
Early morning of 02 Feb 1944 they were in Oostermeer with Doctor van Leeuwen and his wife

original text from - "From Kirkham to Krakov" - W. W. Cottam - Dec 2000
............... We were now taken out of the police station and to our surprise put into an ambulance.
Our friends, including the policeman and the doctor shook hands with us, wished us good luck,
closed the ambulance doors and off we went into the night. The journey, I estimated, took about two hours
until the ambulance stopped in a small town, which I later discovered was Bergum.
Hustled into a house by the man who accompanied the driver of the ambulance,
we were asked to take off our uniforms and put on any of the civilian clothes laid out which would
be a reasonable fit. Thus within ten minutes of arriving in the house we were transformed into civilians.
By now it was the early hours of the morning but our travels were not yet over.
Back into the ambulance and a short drive and once again taken out and walked up a driveway
to a detached house. Here we were greeted by the occupant and his wife.
The ambulance and its crew departed and we were left, strangers in a strange house,
and without the least idea where we were.
Our new residence was the house of the local doctor and we were to remain under his roof for the next six months.
Fortunately the doctor had a reasonable command of English and taking us into the living room
introduced us to a young Dutchman who was also living with the Van Leeuwen family. ............

original text from - "From Kirkham to Krakov" - W. W. Cottam - Dec 2000

Cottam ID - while with the Underground in Friesland - 1944 Coyne ID - while with the Underground in Friesland - 1944
Cottam and Coyne while with the Underground in Friesland - 1944
Cottam and Coyne while with the Underground in Friesland - 1944
images from private collection - source known - 23 Aug 2013

Cottam and Coyne while with the Underground in Friesland - 1944
Cottam and Coyne while with the Underground in Friesland - 1944
image courtesy van der Woud family - 12 Apr 2014

Cottam and Coyne - with van Leeuwen, Oostermeer, Friesland - 1944 Cottam and Coyne - with van Leeuwen, Oostermeer, Friesland - 1944
Cottam and Coyne - with van Leeuwen, Oostermeer, Friesland - 1944 Cottam and Coyne - with van Leeuwen, Oostermeer, Friesland - 1944 Cottam and Coyne - with van Leeuwen, Oostermeer, Friesland - 1944
Cottam and Coyne - with van Leeuwen, Oostermeer, Friesland - 1944 Cottam and Coyne - with van Leeuwen, Oostermeer, Friesland - 1944
Cottam and Coyne - with Family van Leeuwen, Oostermeer, Friesland - 1944
images from Coyne's album - via Pat Antonik (daughter) - 05 May 2014

Cottam - Dulag Luft - 14 Aug 1944
Clips - Dulag-Luft. Kriegsgefangenenkartel. - Cottam - 14 Aug 1944
- courtesy Cottam family -

Transfered to Stalag Luft 7 - Bankau
Liberation of Stalag III-A - Luckenwalde - Sunday 22 April 1945

Cottam, W. W. - Stalag Luft 7 - Bankau - POW No. 564
Clip ID card - Cottam, W. W. - Stalag Luft 7 - Bankau - POW No. 564 -
- courtesy Cottam family -

Irvin Air Chute - ad - Caterpillar Club - Membership Card - 16 Apr 1945 Irvin Air Chute - ad -
Caterpillar Club - Membership Card - Sgt. W. W. Cottam
16 Apr 1945 - Card from 'Irvin Air Chute Ltd.' to Mrs. Cottam, mother
- courtesy Cottam family -

After Leslie Irvin’s 1919 successful first parachute jump, any person from that time on
who jumped from a disabled aircraft with a parachute became a member of the Caterpillar Club
The Club was named after the caterpillar for several reasons
The parachute main sail and lines were woven from the finest silk
The worm spins a cocoon, crawls out and flies away from certain death, if it remains in sight of the cocoon

- source Irvin Aerospace -

972772 - Sergeant - W. Op./Air Gunner - Patrick "Paddy" Coyne - RAF - Age 29 - EVD - POW
POW No. 566 - Stalag Luft 7 and Stalag III-A
born 12 Dec 1914 - died 14 Feb 2001 'Valentine's Day', Penticton, BC, Canada - Age 86
It seems that Coyne and Cottam were hidden by the underground near Drachten
- First en Nickname - info 24 February 2009 - Jan van der Wal -


Paddy Coyne - photo by resistance - 1944 Paddy Coyne - mid 80's - BC, Canada -
- Sgt. Patrick "Paddy" Coyne - - - - | - - - - Paddy Coyne - mid 80's -
- Bermondsey-London, Surrey, UK - - | - - - - - - Penticton, BC, Canada -
- image taken by resistance - 1944 - - | - - - - via 'van Leeuwen' family -

Sgt. Coyne (Irish) flew a total of 24 operations - all with 'Kiwi' skipper F/O. Rule
#1 mission - 12 Aug 1943 - Lancaster W4337 - crew Rule - Milan, Italy
Flew all 24 missions together with Sgt. Ted Shorter and Sgt. Jock Sloan (Scottish)
Eighteen (18) times with Sgt. Albert Race, last five (5) with F/Sgt. Dick Ball and last two (2) missions with Sgt. Bill Cottam

Paddy Coyne's Evasion and POW story is simular to Bill Cottam's story

Paddy Coyne and Bill Cottam peeling potatoes at Simon de Cock's house
Paddy Coyne and Bill Cottam - late July - early August 1944
at Mr. de Cock's house in Kaatsheuvel - Hoofdstraat 209, Province of North-Brabant
Preparing their meal on the sundeck
Patrick Coyne and William Cottam arrived 31 Jul 1944 and left 3 Aug 1944 the house of Simon de Cock
Mr. Simon de Cock moved to New Zealand [ as he lived there in 1984 ]
- courtesy Cottam family -

Mr. Simon de Cock - member of "Groep André" - Underground mid-region Brabant
Cottam #72 and Coyne #73 on list(94) of "Groep André"

Transfered to Stalag Luft 7 - Bankau
Liberation of Stalag III-A - Luckenwalde - Sunday 22 April 1945

After the war Patrick and Molly Coyne were emigrating to Canada
Paddy Coyne was an Irishman, while Molly was from Scotland
Mrs. Mary "Molly" Coyne - born 1914 - died 30 Jul 2009 - Age 94

658450 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer / 2nd Navigator - Kenneth Richard "Dick" Ball - RAF - Age 30 - KIA
Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 624 - Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820689
Son of Ernest R. and Araue Ball, of Gravesend, Kent, UK
brother of Irene Ball and Muriel Ball

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Mr. E. R. Ball, 55, Darnley Road, Gravesend, Kent, England.
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source: Letter from Mr. E. S. Cowell to Rev. J. P. Honnef - 03 Aug 1947


!!! be aware !!! First name 'Araue' on CWGC is wrong (misread) .... should be 'Annie'
!!! be aware !!! In birth registrations of Kenneth and his two sisters .... the surname is Balls
The 's' was dropped somewhere on the line
- info by PATS - 22 May 2010 -

Kenneth with his sisters Irene and Muriel - Sept 1943 - In the garden at 55 Muriel Ball - sister of Dick
Dick with his sisters Muriel and Irene
Writing backside photo - Sept 1943 - In the garden at 55 -
right image: Sister Muriel Ball at the pier
- images from Muriel Ball's album - via Ken Dunderdale - 17 May 2009 -

Dick Ball(m) with unknown Navigators/Observers(l and r)
Dick Ball (middle) with other unknown RAF Navigators/Observers
- image from Muriel Ball's album - via Ken Dunderdale - 18 Jun 2009 -

Dick Ball(r) with unknown(l)
RAF Officer Cadet Dick Ball (right) with unknown RAF Airman (left)
Royal Air Force Officer Cadets wear a one inch wide white band on all non-ceremonial uniforms
- image from Muriel Ball's album - via Ken Dunderdale - 26 May 2009 -

F/Sgt. Ball flew a total of 13 operations - the last 5 ( #9 - #13 ) with crew Rule
#1 mission - 12 Aug 1943 - Lancaster EE118 - crew Peters - Milan, Italy
Out of the 13 operations, Berlin was 8 times the target

Initial grave marker - RAF 658450 - F/Sgt. A. Ball - Vollenhove
RAF 658450 - F/Sgt. K. R. Ball - 30 Jan 1944
Iron grave marker at General Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove
1st = Wooden grave marker, 2nd = Iron grave marker, 3rd = Stone grave marker ( as it is nowadays )
- image from Muriel Ball's album - via Ken Dunderdale - 18 Jun 2009 -
- all scans are done by Chris Sandall - friend of Ken Dunderdale -
first name 'A' is incorrrect - it's 'K.R' - A. Ball ( mother is Mrs. Araue / Annie Ball )
This photo is quite unique for me, first time seen this kind of memorial for Vollenhove - info 18 Jun 2009 - PATS

!!! Mystery mother's first name Araue solved !!! . . . . . it's Annie
after Kenneth Dunderdale did point me to Balls instead Ball - 22 May 2010
Araue was called 'Nancy' by the family
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birth: 2nd Qtr. 1881 - Ernest Rockhill Balls - district Blything, Suffolk, UK
Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1909 - Ernest Rockhill Balls to Annie Raggett - district Strood, Kent
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birth: 2nd Qtr. 1911 - Irene M. Balls - mother's name Raggett - district Gravesend, Kent, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1914 - Kenneth R. Balls - mother's name Raggett - district Gravesend, Kent, UK
birth: 2nd Qtr. 1916 - Muriel E. Balls - mother's name Raggett - district Gravesend, Kent, UK
- info freebmd.org.uk -
Irene wasn't married, Muriel married twice - info Ken Dunderdale - 22 May 2010


EVER IN OUR THOUGHTS.
MUM, DAD,
IRENE AND MURIEL

- Epigraph on Ball memorial -

1726836 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Edward Arthur Shorter - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 623 - Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820698
born 4th Qtr. 1922 - mother's surname : Norcutt - district West Ashford, Kent, UK
Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Shorter ( née Norcutt ), of Slough, Buckinghamshire, UK
sister Margaret E. Shorter born 2nd Qtr. 1925 - mother's surname : Norcutt - district West Ashford, Kent, UK
marriage Edward H. Shorter - Ada A. Norcutt - East Ashford [Kent] - 3rd Qtr. 1920 - info by Sandra
likely Mr. Edward Hutchinson Shorter - born 2nd Qtr. 1896 - district West Ashford, Kent
likely Mrs. Ada Agnes Norcutt - born 2nd Qtr. 1895 - district Cookham, Berkshire

Sgt. Ted Shorter flew a total of 24 operations - all with crew Rule
#1 mission - 12 Aug 1943 - Lancaster W4337 - crew Rule - Milan, Italy

There is photo with Shorter, Race, Sloan, Rule, Ball, Evans and Coyne - info 04 Oct 2009
Photo received via Coyne family - 4 Oct 2009

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Mrs. Shorter, 78, Lancaster Avenue, Slough, Bucks, England.
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source: Letter from Mr. E. S. Cowell to Rev. J. P. Honnef - 03 Aug 1947



HE GAVE HIS TODAY
FOR OUR TOMORROW

- Epigraph on Shorter memorial -

1552498 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Johnstone Sloan - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 621 - Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820699
born 07 Dec 1921, Cambuslang, Lanark, Scotland
Son of Robert and and Margaret May Arbuckle Sloan ( née Smith ), of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, UK

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Mr. Sloan, 171 Main Street, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, England.
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source: Letter from Mr. E. S. Cowell to Rev. J. P. Honnef - 03 Aug 1947


Sgt. Sloan flew a total of 26 operations (24 ops with crew Rule)
#1 mission - 12 Aug 1943 - Lancaster W4337 - crew Rule - Milan, Italy
Two operations with crew Redfern - Lancaster LM344 - 07 Oct 1943, Stuttgart and 08 Oct 1943, Hannover
Crew Redfern - all killed with Lancaster JB179 GT-F - 02 Dec 1943 - mission Berlin

Sgt. John Johnstone Sloan - Rear Air Gunner Sgt. John Johnstone Sloan - Rear Air Gunner - retouch by PATS
Sergeant - John Johnstone Sloan - RAFVR - Rear Air Gunner
- courtesy Sloan family - 15 Sep 2009 -
right image - retouch by PATS - 17 Oct 2009

Collage Sloan - as on UK Ebay auction - 09 May 2012
Collage - Sergeant J. J. Sloan - as seen on UK Ebay auction - 09 May 2012
This set was likely sold - source and buyer unknown
info via Michel Beckers - 20 Sep 2013
Unfortunately this set slipped through my fingers - info PATS - 23 Sep 2013


RESTING,
WHERE NO SHADOWS FALL

- Epigraph on Sloan memorial -

998929 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Albert Race - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 620 - Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820696
born 3rd Qtr. 1921 - mother's surname Womack - district Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK
Son of Albert and Laura Race ( née Womack ), of East Moor, district Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK
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Mr. & Mrs. Race, 16, Shepley Street, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.
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source: Letter from Mr. E. S. Cowell to Rev. J. P. Honnef - 03 Aug 1947



ALL YOU HAD HOPED FOR,
ALL YOU HAD, YOU GAVE
SO TILL WE SEE YOU AGAIN,
GOD BLESS

- Epigraph on Race memorial -

Sgt. Race flew a total of 18 operations - all with crew Rule
#1 mission - 12 Aug 1943 - Lancaster W4337 - crew Rule - Milan, Italy
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Operation and target info: www.156squadron.com - by Robin Riley
source 103 Squadron ORB: The National Archives - Kew - 30 Mar 2013

Sgt. George 'Albert' Race - 2nd Right - on wing - likely 1943
Lancaster crew - Albert Race - 2nd Right - on wing - likely 1943
Lancaster with code K2
- image via John, cousin of Albert Race - 31 Dec 2008 -

Sgt. John Johnstone Sloan - 3rd Right - on wing - likely 1943
Lancaster crew - John Sloan - 3rd Right - on wing - likely 1943
- image via Gordon, nephew of John Sloan - 16 Sep 2009 -

man #5 - photo 2 man #6 - photo 2 man #7 - photo 2 man #8 - photo 2 Sloan #9 - photo 2 Race #10 - photo 2 man #11 - photo 2
- - - Rule - - - - Coyne - - - - - Evans - - - - ?????? - - - - - Sloan - - - - Race - - - - - Shorter - -
man #7 - photo 1 man #6 - photo 1 man #xx - photo 1 man #10 - photo 1 Sloan #8 - photo 1 Race #5 - photo 1 man #xx - photo 1

Sgt. John Johnstone Sloan - 3rd Right - in front Lancaster K2 - likely 1943
Lancaster crew - John Sloan - 3rd Right - in front Lancaster K2 - likely 1943
4th Right is wearing 'wing' - Pilot - ( same person as in cockpit at other image )
- image via Gordon, nephew of John Sloan - 16 Sep 2009 -

Here the 3rd photo I found of this photo session
Gladly, Patrick 'Paddy' Coyne did wrote the names on the back

Shorter, Race, Sloan, Rule, ???????, Evans and Coyne in front of Lancaster K2 - likely 1943
Crew Rule in front in front of Lancaster K2 on a 4000lb High Capacity "Cookie" bomb - likely 1943
Ted Shorter, Alan Race, Jock Sloan, Jack Rule, ??Ken Ball?? , Charlie Evans and Pat Coyne
back 3rd photo - names by Pat Coyne
- names as given on photo W#73469 by Pat Coyne ( incl. misspellings ) -
According writing on back of photo 3rd of right is given as Ken Ball ( added later with black pen ), but it's not Ball !!!!
Charlie Evans not on Berlin mission of 30 Jan 1944 - replaced by Cottam
- courtesy Coyne family - 4 Oct 2009 -

??? Charlie Evans ???
It might be 1416957 - 172236 - Flt. Lt. Charles William Reeves - DFC - Age 21 - CWGC ref. 2041373 - KIA - 11 Sep 1944
Son of Frederick Reeves and Winifred Lilian Reeves née Snow, of Bulwark, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, UK
husband of Lilian Reeves, of Manchester, UK
Siblings: Hilda Reeves (b.1924), Frederick J. Reeves (b.1927) and David E. Reeves (b.1931)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
who was 21 times Coyne's Navigator
10 times while with No. 103 Squadron, RAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire
11 times while with No. 156 Squadron, RAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire
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05 Jan 1944 - Stettin - last flight with crew Rule (replaced by 83847 - W/C. E. W. Anderson - 28 Jan 1944 - Berlin)
(replaced by Sgt. W. W. Cottam - 29 Jan 1944 - Berlin)


Second person who was also 19 times with crew Rule, Coyne, etc.... as a 2nd Navigator
1410557 - Sgt. Frederick John Manley - Age 20 - CWGC ref. 1079874 - KIA - 24 Dec 1943
Son of Albert Henry Manley and Kate Manley, of Bristol, UK
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10 times while with No. 103 Squadron, RAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire
9 times while with No. 156 Squadron, RAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire
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20 Dec 1943 - Frankfurt - last flight with crew Rule (replaced by F/S. K. R. Ball - 29 Dec 1943 - Berlin)



Letter - 28 Feb 1944 - burial of five Airmen from JA702
Letter - 28 Feb 1944 - burial of five Airmen from JA702
archive - Wiebe H. de Vries - 17 Dec 2011

658450 - Flight Sergeant (Navigator)

BALL, KENNETH RICHARD

Age 30 - 30/01/1944 - RAF - UNITED KINGDOM

Kenneth Richard 'Dick' Ball
Headstone - Kenneth Richard Ball - Vollenhove Kenneth Richard 'Dick' Ball
Text headstone - Ball - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820689 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 624. Vollenhove

Ms. Martha Noback and Mr. Andries Noback behind the graves - Vollenhove - 1947
Ms. Martha Noback and her brother Andries Noback behind the graves - Vollenhove - 1947
Graves - l-r : Weatherill - Cowell - Hemingway - Ball - Shorter
- image from Muriel's Ball album - via Ken Dunderdale - 17 May 2009 -

1726836 Sergeant (Flight Engineer)

SHORTER, EDWARD ARTHUR

Age 21 - 30/01/1944 - RAFVR - UNITED KINGDOM

Edward 'Ted' Arthur Shorter - at crew photo - 1943 Headstone - Edward 'Ted' Arthur Shorter - Vollenhove Edward 'Ted' Arthur Shorter
Text headstone - Shorter - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820698 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 623. Vollenhove

416543 - Pilot Officer (Pilot)

RULE, JOHN EDWARD

Age 28 - 28/04/16 - 30/01/1944 - RNZAF - New Zealand

Johan Edward Rule - at crew photo - 1943 Headstone - John Edward Rule - Vollenhove Johan Edward Rule
Text headstone - Rule - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820697 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 622. Vollenhove

Got this bio from Errol Martyn,
Author of "For Your Tomorrow" - Vols 1 and 2 - ( Vol 3 in production )
A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving
with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915
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From my soon to be published Volume Three:
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RULE, Pilot Officer John Edward
NZ416543; b Masterton 28 Apr 16; Seddon Mem TColl, Auckland; hairdresser - with father at Auckland.
RNZAF Levin/ITW as Airman Pilot u/t 30 Nov 41, 4EFTS 11 Jan 42, 1SFTS 8 Mar 42 [hosp 19-22 Mar],
Pilots Badge [wef 15.6.42] & Sgt. 5 Sep 42, att RAF & emb for UK 16 Sep 42,
3PRC [redesignated 11PD&RC c.28 Dec] 19 Nov 42 [att 9EFTS in Jan 43],
3(P)AFU 8 Feb 43 [att 1531BATF for c.1 wk in Mar], 30OTU (Wellington) 13 Apr 43,
1667HCU (Halifax, Lancaster) 1 Jul 43, 103 Sqn (Lancaster - 11 ops) 6 Aug 43,
156 Sqn (Lancaster - 14 ops) 5 Oct 43 [att PFFNTU (Lancaster) c.5-? Oct], Comm 14 Jan 44,
kao 30 Jan 44. Vollenhove (Stad-Vollenhove) General Cemetery - 3.4.622, Overijssel, Netherlands.
Son of Edward & Elizabeth Annie Rule (née Allen), Auckland. [phot. TWN 12.4.44].

TWN = The Weekly News, a New Zealand paper that featured an illustrated section.

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Errol Martyn - 14 May 2008

1552498 - Sergeant (Air Gunner)

SLOAN, JOHN JOHNSTONE

Age 22 - 07/12/1921 - 30/01/1944 - RAFVR - UNITED KINGDOM

Johan Johnstone Sloan - at crew photo - 1943 Headstone - John Johnstone Sloan - Vollenhove Sgt. John Johnstone Sloan
Text headstone - Sloan - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820699 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 621. Vollenhove

Sergeant - John Johnstone Sloan was born 7 Dec 1921, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland

His parents, Robert Sloan and Margaret May Arbuckle Smith,
married 31 Aug 1921, 171 Main Street, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Robert Sloan was born 21 Sep 1899, Glasgow Road, Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland
He died 13 Sep 1976, 36 St Steven's Ave, Cathkin-Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Margaret was born 28 Nov 1899, 81 Meadow Park Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
She died 5 Oct 1970, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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Children of Robert Sloan [ Steelwork Labourer ] and Margaret May Arbuckle Smith
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John Johnstone Sloan - Male - Age 22
Birth: 07 Dec 1921, Cambuslang, Lanark, Scotland
Death: 30 Jan 1944, Vollenhove, Overijssel, Netherlands
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William Arbuckle Sloan - Male - Age 68
Birth: 09 Dec 1923, Cambuslang, Lanark, Scotland
Death: 31 Jan 1992, Maidstone, Kent, England
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Thomas Sloan - Male - Age 75
Birth: 03 Mar 1925, Cambuslang, Lanark, Scotland
Death: 20 Mar 2000, Cambuslang, Lanark, Scotland
Married : Anne Marie Schoning in Germany in 1947
Father of Gordon Werner Sloan
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Robert Sloan - Male - Age ..
Birth: 24 Sep 1928, 171 Main Street, Cambuslang, Lanark, Scotland
Married, moved to Canada - early 60's -
Deceased, Toronto, Canada
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Margaret May Sloan - Female - Age 68
Birth: 02 May 1930, Cambuslang, Lanark, Scotland
Death: 11 Oct 1999, Lesmahagow, Lanark, Scotland
Married Donald MacMillan in 1950, Cambuslang
Mother of John Robert MacMillan
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- info www.familysearch.org -
- additional info [ Thomas, Robert and Margaret ] via Patricia 'Trish' Irving - 19 Aug 2009 -

made contact with next of kin - Gordon Werner Sloan, nephew - 20 Aug 2009 - PATS

Hi Teunis,
Thanks for your information regarding my uncle, John Sloan,
I have found your information facinating as it is all new to me,
I knew he had been killed while serving in action during WWII and was buried in Holland but not much more.
I have spoken to my sisters who I believe have a photograph of John in Military uniform,
I will scan and send as soon as I get the photo.
Many thanks for your e-mail
Gordon Sloan - 20 Aug 2009


998929 - Sergeant (Air Gunner)

RACE, GEORGE ALBERT

Age 22 - 30/01/1944 - RAFVR - UNITED KINGDOM

George Albert Race - at crew photo - 1943 Headstone - George Albert Race - Vollenhove George Albert Race
Text headstone - Race - Vollenhove Cemetery
CWGC ref. 2820696 - Plot 3. Row 4. Grave 620. Vollenhove

Memorial Marknesse - 20 Sep 2007 Eileen D. and Donald A. Race - cemetery Vollenhove - May 2007
Sister Eileen D. (72) and brother Donald A. Race (82) at grave of Sgt. George Albert Race
- cemetery Vollenhove - May 2007 -
Memorial Marknesse - 20 Sep 2007
detail - Memorial Marknesse - unveiled 20 Sept 2007
Note: Error on memorial - F/Sgt. S K. R. Ball
Photo modified to F/Sgt. K. R. Ball - info PATS

'In Loving Memory Of A Dear Brother'
         Donald, Raymond, Malcolm, Eileen + Moira
         Flowers bouquet - Race - Cemetery Vollenhove - 05 May 2011
"In Loving Memory Of A Dear Brother"
Donald, Raymond, Malcolm, Eileen + Moira
Flowers bouquet - Race - Cemetery Vollenhove - 05 May 2011

SGLO - T3342

LANCASTER Mk.III - JA702 - GT-Z - 30 Jan 1944 - MARKNESSE - CREW 7

NZ416543 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John 'Jack' Edward Rule - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA - 622 1510799 - Sergeant - Navigator - William 'Bill' Winston Cottam - RAF - Age 22 - EVD - POW 972772 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Patrick 'Paddy' Coyne - RAF - Age 29 - EVD - POW 1726836 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Edward 'Ted' Arthur Shorter - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - 623
658450 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer / 2nd Navigator - Kenneth Richard 'Dick' Ball - RAF - Age 30 - KIA - 624 998929 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Albert Race  - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - 620 1552498 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Johnstone Sloan  - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - 621

- 5 KIA - 2 POW -

RULE(†) - COTTAM - COYNE - SHORTER(†)
BALL(†) - RACE(†) - SLOAN(†)


Contact Race is pending - 18 May 2007 - PATS
Contact Cottam is pending - 30 Mar 2009 - PATS
Contact Ball is pending - 21 Apr 2009 - PATS
Contact Coyne is pending - 20 May 2009 - PATS
Contact Sloan is pending - 20 Aug 2009 - PATS
Contact Rule is pending - 04 Mar 2013 - PATS

Last update - 06 Jun 2014 - PATS -



Visit Vollenhove, Netherlands - Brenda Gibbs (niece) - Tuesday 25 April 2006
Reply visit Netherlands - Brenda Gibbs (niece) at Veterans Affairs Canada
Share Your Thoughts - Veterans Affairs Canada - Brenda

Now, later, after I got the email from Brenda Gibbs
to help here when she was visiting her uncle Jack's war grave in Vollenhove,
I did a lot of research to find the most of Jack Edward Gibbs and his crew
Not only Jack's crew, but also the details of other crashes near Vollenhove
during World War II came in the picture.

In some books of Vollenhove they will say in a few lines and dates
what was going around in the 1940-1945 period

! ! ! My goal is to extend those lines and dates with more detail ! ! !

At first I tried to find more info about the 12 Commonwealth War Graves in Vollenhove
Those 12 men are from 4 planes - see also above -

Hampden B.Mk.I - 420th Sqdn. RCAF - P5332-PT-T - Friday 3 July 1942 - 2 men - out of 4

Stirling Mk.III - 90th Sqdn. RAF - EH937-WP-S - Monday 23 Aug 1943 - 1 man - out of 7

Lancaster Mk.III - 463rd Sqdn. RAAF - JA902 - JO-D - Monday 03 Jan 1944 - 4 men - out of 7

Lancaster Mk.III - 156th Sqdn. RAF - JA702-GT-Z - Sunday 30 Jan 1944 - 5 men - out of 7

Summary - Vollenhove :

25 airmen were involved with these 4 planes
12 KIA - buried at Vollenhove - 4 KIA - buried at Oud-Leusden - 7 MIA - 2 POW
About the two POW's - Cottam & Coyne of JA702 I don't have
any further info yet, if they made it to liberation !! Hopefully they did
According to the POW list on "Rafcommands" and not be mentioned in the "CWGC" database
they must have been liberated and repatriated to the UK
Any info about Cottam and Coyne is welcome - 20 November 2008 - PATS -
W. W. Cottam and P. Coyne were first in hands of the resistance
ID-photo's are in a "resistance" collage at Verzetsmuseum, Leeuwarden - on display till 01 Jun 2009
Contact Cottam is pending - 30 Mar 2009 - PATS -




Last update - 23 Sep 2010 - PATS -

- - - - 14 USA Airmen were also buried in Vollenhove - - - -
- move cursor over flags for name and 'correct' grave number -

603 = 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy. D. Beukelman. 604 = S/Sgt. - Flight Engineer - John J. Laurich. 606 = Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James R. Eaton Jr.. 607 = Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dennis J. McCoy. 608 = Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Milton E. Thompson. 609 = S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Trenton T. Tucker Jr.. 610 = Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - George Ellis Sloan . 611 = T/Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - Morris La Verne. 614 = Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Orville S. Good. 615 = 1st Lt. - Pilot - Donald G. Griffin. 616 = 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Fred P. Hazen. 617 = 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Philip M. Rose . 618 = 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Gordon R. Russell Jr.. 619 = S/Sgt. - Engineer - Joseph R. Burke
603 = 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy. D. Beukelman. 604 = S/Sgt. - Flight Engineer - John J. Laurich. 606 = Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James R. Eaton Jr.. 607 = Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dennis J. McCoy. 608 = Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Milton E. Thompson. 609 = S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Trenton T. Tucker Jr.. 610 = Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - George Ellis Sloan . 611 = T/Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - Morris La Verne. 614 = Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Orville S. Good. 615 = 1st Lt. - Pilot - Donald G. Griffin. 616 = 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Fred P. Hazen. 617 = 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Philip M. Rose . 618 = 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Gordon R. Russell Jr.. 619 = S/Sgt. - Engineer - Joseph R. Burke
603 = 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy. D. Beukelman. 604 = S/Sgt. - Flight Engineer - John J. Laurich. 606 = Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James R. Eaton Jr.. 607 = Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dennis J. McCoy. 608 = Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Milton E. Thompson. 609 = S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Trenton T. Tucker Jr.. 610 = Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - George Ellis Sloan . 611 = T/Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - Morris La Verne. 614 = Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Orville S. Good. 615 = 1st Lt. - Pilot - Donald G. Griffin. 616 = 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Fred P. Hazen. 617 = 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Philip M. Rose . 618 = 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Gordon R. Russell Jr.. 619 = S/Sgt. - Engineer - Joseph R. Burke
603 = 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy. D. Beukelman. 604 = S/Sgt. - Flight Engineer - John J. Laurich. 606 = Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James R. Eaton Jr.. 607 = Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dennis J. McCoy. 608 = Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Milton E. Thompson. 609 = S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Trenton T. Tucker Jr.. 610 = Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - George Ellis Sloan . 611 = T/Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner - Morris La Verne. 614 = Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Orville S. Good. 615 = 1st Lt. - Pilot - Donald G. Griffin. 616 = 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Fred P. Hazen. 617 = 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Philip M. Rose . 618 = 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Gordon R. Russell Jr.. 619 = S/Sgt. - Engineer - Joseph R. Burke
603 - . - 604 - . - 606 - . - 607 - . - 608 - . - 609 - . - 610 - . - 611 - . - 614 - . - 615 - . - 616 - . - 617 - . - 618 - . - 619

Those 14 men are from 3 planes -

B-24H - 466th BG / 785th BS - 8th Air Force - #41-29466 - Thursday 23 March 1944 - 5 men out of 10

B-24H - 466th BG / 785th BS - 8th Air Force - #42-52587 - Thursday 23 March 1944 - 6 men out of 9

B-24J - 93rd BG / 330th BS - 8th Air Force - #42-73495 - Saturday 8 April 1944 - 3 men out of 9

After the war fourteen (14) reinterred at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Later, four (4) were brought back to the United States

Letter 17-sep-1945 - Beukelman - Grave 603 - Grave 604 -
Clip of letter - 17 Sep 1945 - Mayor of Vollenhove to Department of War in The Hague
Roy D. Beukelman in Grave No. 603, while "Unknown" from same plane in Grave No. 604
So S/Sgt. Laurich or Sgt. Eaton from "Crew" Garrett is buried in Grave No. 604
Below - list of the other 24 graves - General Cemetery Vollenhove

"Unknown" in Grave No. 604 is Flight Engineer - S/Sgt. - John J. Laurich - 04 Mar 2008 - PATS -
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Gotha G.IV 1065/16 - 'Englandflieger' - Kavel S-55

Letter 17-sep-1945 - Emil Haes - WWI Grave No. 570 Vollenhove
In the same letter - 17 Sept 1945 - There is also mentioned a German Airmen - WW I -
buried ? 29 Sept 1917 ? , Emil Haes - born 29 Sept 1890 - in Grave No. 570 - Vollenhove Cemetery
Reinterred in Ysselsteyn, Limburg, The Netherlands - German "Soldatenfriedhof " - Section 1914-1918 - Block A Grab 23
one of the 85 Germans of WW I buried at the largest War cemetery - 28 ha - 31598 Graves
- info - 12 Dec 2008 - PATS -
- burial date is questionable - see below 'NRC' paper clippings -

Vzfw. Emil Haes - Grab A 23 - 1914-1918 Ysselsteyn Heinz Schreiber - Grab A 22 - Emil Haes - Grab A 23 - 1914-1918 Ysselsteyn
German "Soldatenfriedhof " - Ysselsteyn - Section 1914-1918 - Heinz Schreiber - Emil Haes
- images via Mariëtte Hendriks - Volksbund.de - 17 Sep 2009 -

Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant - 17 Oct 1917
Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant - 17 Oct 1917 -
16 Oct 1917 - Vollenhove - German Airmen brought to Vollenhove by fishermen
- burial date of 29 Sept 1917 is wrong - info PATS -
- according newsclip - found 16 Oct 1917 - but it's 15 Oct 1917 ( Archive Stad-Vollenhove )
- info 'newsclip' from 'Koninklijke Bibliotheek' - via Frits Gerdessen - 6 Feb 2009 -

Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant - 19 Oct 1917
Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant - 19 Oct 1917 -
18 Oct 1917 - Vollenhove - Burial unknown German Airmen with Military Funeral Honor
- Name still unknown - but it's Emil Haes - info PATS -
- info 'newsclip' from 'Koninklijke Bibliotheek' - via Frits Gerdessen - 6 Feb 2009 -

German Flyer, Emil Haes ( Haas ), was found 15 Oct 1917 by fishermen of Vollenhove
VN 90 - Johannes Tukker aka "Kwart" and his help Jurrien Jongman aka "Höttien"
He was brought to Vollenhove - Prov. of Overijssel
Johannes Tukker b.~1883 - fisherman - marriage - 02 Dec 1905 - Age 22 - Geertje van der Linde - Stad-Vollenhove
Jurrien Jongman b.~1882 - fisherman's help - marriage - 11 Apr 1908 - Age 26 - Lena Jongman - Stad-Vollenhove
roots info via www.genlias.nl
- info fishermen 'VN 90' - via Jan Schuurman, Anton J. Vis 'Dibbes' and Jacob Jongman ( Son of Jurrien ) - 07 Nov 2009

VN90 - Johannes Tukker 'Kwart' - Schokker / Schuit
Schokker / Schuit VN90 - Johannes Tukker aka "Kwart" - photo taken in the 40's
courtesy Hans "Hannes" Tukker ( grandson ) - Oct 2002 -
"Kwart", "Höttien" - those are "nicknames" - very common for that time
Most first and surnames were equal, the "nickname" was more accurate - info PATS - 08 Nov 2009

Clip - reward of finding and cost of burial - total Fl. 170.79
Clip - payslip 30 Jan 1918 - reward of finding and cost of burial "Duitschen Vliegenier in 1917"
Total amount was Fl. 179.79 (179 Guilders / 79 cent)
- info archive no.775 - Stad-Vollenhove - 30 Jan 1918 - via Klaas Boes, Alb.Zn

Letter 7 Februar 1918 - to Bürgermeister of Vollenhove
Name is according letter of "Kaiserlich Deutsche Gesandtschaft" - Haag, den 7 Februar 1918 - Emil Haas
Flieger der Vizefeldwebel Emil Haas, Kampfstaffel 16 beim Kampgeschwader 3, geboren am 29 Sep 1890 in Kehl am Rhein
Emil Haas ( Haes ) lost his life on his 27th Birthday
- info archive no.775 - Stad-Vollenhove - 8 Feb 1918 - via Klaas Boes, Alb.Zn
Surname discrepancy - Haas / Haes - info PATS

Stone memorial - Sketch provided by Germans - 5 May 1925
Stone memorial - Sketch provided by Germans - 5 May 1925
Maintenance grave German flier - Fl. 2.50 (2 Guilder / 50 cent) - 15 Jul 1936
Maintenance grave German flier - Fl. 2.50 (2 Guilder / 50 cent) - 15 Jul 1936
H. J. van Smirren ..... Harm Jan van Smirren (undertaker)
1938 - Request of H. J. van Smirren to quit as undertaker
Harm Jan van Smirren - born abt. 1881 - died 24 Dec 1939, Stad-Vollenhove - Age 58

Maintenance grave German flier - Fl. 2.50 (2 Guilder / 50 cent) - 16 May 1940
Maintenance grave German flier - Fl. 2.50 (2 Guilder / 50 cent) - 16 May 1940
- info archive Stad-Vollenhove - via Klaas Boes, Alb.Zn
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With this 'new' info - Mr. Frits Gerdessen did also supply more info of this bomber-plane
- GOTHA G.IV "Riesen Flugzeug" - "Englandflieger" - Bestellnummer 1065/16
Most parts of this Gotha G.IV bomber were salvaged in 1917
like engines and numbers - Mercedes 260 HP - Nr.28498 and Nr.30325
A section of the waist is also found with number (Bestellnummer) 1065
After reclamation of 'Oostelijk-Flevoland', some small parts, axle and wheels, were found 6 Aug 1963
This Gotha G.IV - Bestellnummer 1065/16 - belongs to batch 1055-1094/16
build by Siemens-Schuckert Werke G.m.b.H. in Berlin. 16 is standing for ordered in 1916
It belongs to Bombengeschwader 3 (BG 3)
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Gotha G IV 406/16 in Belgium 1917
Gotha G.IV 406/16 - Genth/Radke - Belgium 1917
- image courtesy Thomas Genth -
www.angelfire.com/hi5/tgenth/gotha/GothaGIVe.htm

Specifications (Gotha G.V) - General characteristics - 232 G.IV bombers were built
Fuselage: Plywood construction - Wings: Plywood , fabric covered
Role: Bomber - Manufacturer Gothaer Waggonfabrik AG - Designed by Hans Burkhard
First flight 1917 - Primary user Luftstreitkräfte - Produced 1917 to 1918
Crew: 3 - Length: 12.42 m (40 ft 8 in) - Wingspan: 23.70 m (77 ft 9 in)
Height: 4.5 m (14 ft) - Wing area: 89.5 m² (963.6 ft²)
Empty weight: 2,739 kg (6,039 lb) - Max takeoff weight: 3,967 kg (8,745 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Mercedes D.IVa inline engine, 260 hp (191 kW) each
Performance: Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph) - Range: 840 km (522 miles) - Service ceiling: 6,500 m (21,325 ft)
Armament: 2 or 3 × 7.92 mm (.312 in) Parabellum MG14 machine guns
- Specifications via wikipedia -
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G.IV 602/16 - Sas van Gent - photo collection A. de Koster, Terneuzen G.IV 602/16 - Sas van Gent - photo collection A. de Koster, Terneuzen
G.IV 602/16 - Sas van Gent - photo collection A. de Koster, Terneuzen G.IV 602/16 - Sas van Gent - photo collection A. de Koster, Terneuzen
G.IV 602/16 - crash location - Sas van Gent
source: photo collection - Adrie de Koster, Terneuzen

In the night of 28/29 Sep 1917, three Gothas were lost by "Fliegertruppe III"
G.IV 602/16 came down near Sas van Gent - Prov. of Zeeland
Crew: Oblt. Bäuerle, Lt. Metzger and Lt. Baumann
A HP 0/100 of No. 7 Sq. was on mission and saw three (3) Gothas and attacked 2
One (602/16) did crash
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Crew of G.IV 1065/16 - Lt. Martin Emmler, Uffz. Heinrich Schreiber and Vzfw. Emil Haes
did crash into Zuiderzee
In the night of 3/4 Oct 1917, the nets of fishing boat EB61 did caught
a part of a wing, which was brought on land in Elburg - Prov. of Gelderland
On Oct 10, the body of Lt. Martin Emmler (schot wounds) was found by UK125 of J. Wakker
He was buried, Saturday 13 Oct 1917 with Military Funeral Honor in Kampen [ source: Elburgsche Courant ]
10 October is given in the records as his death
Reinterred in Ysselsteyn, Limburg, The Netherlands - German "Soldatenfriedhof " - Section 1914-1918 - Block B Grab 30
Ltn.d.R. Martin Emmler, Ober-Düsseldorf, born 4 Apr 1886, Breslau (Breslau after 1945: Wroclaw,Poland)
source birth date and place: "Casualties of the German Air Service 1914-1920"
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Utrechts Nieuwsblad - Monday 15 Oct 1917 - Blad 2 - Funeral of Emmler in Kampen
clip - Utrechts Nieuwsblad - Monday 15 Oct 1917 - Blad 2
Funeral of Martin Emmler in Kampen
- source hetutrechtsarchief.nl -

25 Oct 1917 - Blankenham - death record No. 4
Death record No.4 - Blankenham - 25 Oct 1917 - 08:00 am - death finding of Vicefeldwebel Heinz Schreiber
- info archive Blankenham - via Klaas Boes, Alb.Zn

"Heden vijf en twintig October negentienhonderd zeventien,
verscheen voor mij Ambtenaar van den burgelijken stand der gemeente Blankenham:
Gerrit Berendsen, oud vijf en vijftig jaren, Veldwachter, wonende te Kuinre
en Wouter Fledderus, oud zes en dertig jaren, Klerk, wonende te Kuinre
die mij verklaarden, dat op vijf en twintig October dezes jaars, des voormiddags ten acht ure, in deze gemeente
aan het Zeestrand op het Zuideinde is aangebracht een lijk van een manspersoon gekleed
in Duitsch vliegeniersuniform, wegens den staat van ontbinding waarin het lijk verkeerde, is de ouderdom
van den man niet kunnen vastgesteld worden; volgens op het lijk gevonden brief is de omgekomene vermoedelijk
vicefeldwebel Heinz Schreiber, waarschijnlijk afkomstig uit Paderborn, Duitschland"

Uffz. Heinrich Schreiber, born 11 Jan 1886, Paderborn
source birth date: "Casualties of the German Air Service 1914-1920"

Gerrit Berendsen b.30 Jun 1862, Zwollerkerspel - agent van politie - marriage - 25 Apr 1889 - Age 26 - Gerridina Horsman (30) - Zwolle
Wouter Fledderus b.~1881 - postbode - marriage - 04 Jun 1910 - Age 29 - Klaasje de Boer (28) - Kuinre
roots info via www.genlias.nl

Vicefeldwebel Heinz Schreiber is found 25 Oct 1917 - 08:00am by Gerrit Berendsen (55 - policeman) and
Wouter Fledderus (36 - clerk), both living in Kuinre, on the beach 'Zeestand' at Blankenham (Zuideinde)
a letter found on the corpse indicates him pressumably as Heinz Schreider from Paderborn, Germany
He is buried - 25 Oct 1917 - at General Cemetery in Blankenham, Netherlands
Reinterred in Ysselsteyn, Limburg, The Netherlands - German "Soldatenfriedhof " - Section 1914-1918 - Block A Grab 22
- info - Frits Gerdessen and Mariëtte Hendriks - 20 Mar 2009 -
- info archive Blankenham - via Klaas Boes, Alb.Zn - 12 Nov 2009
Discrepancy - Firstname and Rank are different - 20 Mar 2009 - PATS -

Utrechts Nieuwsblad - Monday 29 Oct 1917 - Blad 2 - Finding of Schreiber near Blankenham
clip - Utrechts Nieuwsblad - Monday 29 Oct 1917 - Blad 2
Finding of Schreiber near Blankenham
- source hetutrechtsarchief.nl -

undercarriage Gotha G.IV 1065/16 found Aug 1963 - at location
Undercarriage Gotha G.IV 1065/16 at location - Kavel S-55 - Aug 1963
Salvage landing gear and bombload of G.IV 1065/16 is done by RNLAF on 7 Aug 1963
it's also described on pages 45-47 - "In de schaduw van de glorie" by S. L. Veenstra (A4-188 pages)

Lt. Martin Emmler - Grab B 30 1914-1918 - Ysselsteyn Vfz. Heinz Schreiber - Grab A 22 1914-1918 - Ysselsteyn Vzfw. Emil Haes - Grab A 23 1914-1918 - Ysselsteyn

G.V 668/16 did crash near Sneek - Prov. of Friesland / Frisian
Crew: Lt. Hans Starck, Flugzeugführer, Fw. Wolfgang Dietz und apprentice-pilot Herbert Fliege.
was set on fire by crew: Lt. Starck, Fw. Dietz and Flugschüler Fliege. All three (3) unhurt
- info - Frits Gerdessen - 6 Feb 2009 -
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Gotha G.V 668/16 - Sneek Gotha G.V 668/16 - Sneek
Gotha G.V 668/16 - Sneek
Gotha G.V 668/16 - Sneek
sources: Wim Boomgaard and Johan G. Visser
via Frits Gerdessen - 28 Jan 2013 -

Leeuarder Courant - clips - 29 Sep / 01 Nov 1917
Sat 29 Sep 1917 - - - Gotha G.V 668/16 - Sneek - - - Mon 01 Oct 1917
News clips / Leeuwarder Courant archive - via Douwe Drijver - 28 Jan 2013 -
discrepancy - Storck - Starck
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Note: Numbers / code fishing boats
Around the Zuiderzee / Zuider Sea all towns did have an abbreviation as "code"
EB = Town of Elburg, UK = Isle of Urk
VN = Town of Vollenhove, LE = Town of Lemmer
VD = Town of Volendam, etc ......
- info by PATS - 7 Feb 2009 -
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Vzfw. = VZF. = Vizefeldwebel (acting Sergeant) - info PATS -
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Last WWI update - 25 Mar 2013 - PATS -

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Known list by Municipality of Stad-Vollenhove - 17 Sep 1945
Known list (24) - 17 September 1945 - General Cemetery Vollenhove
by Municipality of Vollenhove - Subject: Maintenance military graves
"Onbekend Amerik(aanse) Vliegen(ier)" = "Unknown American Airman"
"Datum begraving" = "Burial date"

Post war burial list - after 17 Sep 1945 - Gibbs, Bond and Lloyd
General Cemetery Vollenhove - Gibbs, Bond and Lloyd - burial list - after 17 Sep 1945

Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove 1945 - Gibbs - Bond - markers Cemetery Stad-vollenhove 1945 - Grave 608 - Thompson
Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove 1945 - images(l-r) via Mrs. R. G. Buimer and Don Griffin Jr.
In the same letter (17 Sep 1945) burgomaster Crommelin is also complaining that there are only
two graves with a "head-marker" - Gibbs and Bond - see images above -
and likes to receive the missing "head-markers" as soon as possible

Vollenhove Rang Position Name Date of death Force Cemetery IDPF
Grave 615 1st Lt. Pilot Donald G. Griffin 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 618 2nd Lt. Bombardier Gordon R. Russell Jr. 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 616 2nd Lt. Navigator Fred P. Hazen 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 617 2nd Lt. Bombardier Philip M. Rose 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 619 S/Sgt. Engineer Joseph R. Burke 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 607 Sgt. Ball Turret Gunner Dennis J. McCoy 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 603 2nd Lt. Navigator Roy. D. Beukelman 23 March 1944 USAAF USA, SD Yes
Grave 604 S/Sgt. Flight Engineer John J. Laurich 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 606 Sgt. Ball Turret Gunner James R. Eaton Jr. 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 608 Sgt. Right Waist Gunner Milton E. Thompson 23 March 1944 USAAF USA, TN Yes
Grave 614 Sgt. Left Waist Gunner Orville S. Good 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave 610 Sgt. Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier George Ellis Sloan 08 April 1944 USAAF USA, CO - not located -
Grave 611 T/Sgt. Top Turret Gunner Morris La Verne 08 April 1944 USAAF USA, NJ Yes
Grave 609 S/Sgt. Right Waist Gunner Trenton T. Tucker Jr. 08 April 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Zwartsluis Rang Position Name Date of death Force Cemetery IDPF
Grave C 11 Sgt. Right Waist Gunner George Melvin McCord 23 March 1944 USAAF USA, IA Yes - PDF
Grave C 12 2nd Lt. Co-Pilot Robert A. Gum 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes
Grave C 13 S/Sgt. Radio Operator Bogan (nmi) Radich 23 March 1944 USAAF Margraten Yes - PDF
Meppel Rang Position Name Date of death Force Cemetery IDPF
Grave L 714 S/Sgt. Tail Turret Gunner Aleck A. Amich 27 March 1944 USAAF USA, WI Yes

Three planes, Crews Griffin (9), Garrett (10), and Buland (9), 28 men involved - 19 KIA - 8 POW - 1 EVD
From the B-24 mid-air collision on 23-3-1944, also three (3) - Radich, McCord and *Russell*- buried in Zwartsluis
Later reinterred - Margaten-NL, while George M. McCord was reinterred finally in Dunlap, Iowa, USA
Tail Gunner Aleck A. Amich who was in the hospital in Meppel - died 27 March 1944 - buried in Meppel
He was first reinterred in Margraten and later reinterred - Saint Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, Wisconsin, USA
Pilot Robert Lee Garrett was killed 7th of Sept.'44 in Queue-du-Bois (Belgium)
by a stray German bullet, just a few days for liberation - he is still buried in Queue-du-Bois-BE
Old cemetery - Queue-du-Bois, Rue des Papillards - 50°38'12.24"N 5°40'5.45"E
*Russell* = was Gum !!!!! ( source IDPF - received 11 Jun 2008 )
- - - more details at each crash description below - - -

Research for Grave nrs. Gum, Laurich and Eaton is pending
Request - Sep 2007 - for IDPF's is running - expecting May 2008 - ( received 11 Jun 2008 )
They were buried in one of these 3 graves - 604-606-618 -


MACR-3455 - page 18 - Gum indexed with Grave 618 - Vollenhove
O-808989 - 2nd Lt. Robert A. Gum was buried in Vollenhove Grave Nr. 618
MACR 3455 - detail of page 18 - info see SD case 7251 - added 22 Feb 2008 - PATS

Vollenhove - Grave No. 618 - Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. Robert A. Gum - 22 Feb 2008 - PATS -
This is what I first thought ( and many with me ), but after receiving the IDPF
it became clear that it was - Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Gordon R. Russell Jr.
IDPF - Individual Deceased Personnel File - aka "293" file

MACR-3455 - page 20 - Eaton indexed with Grave 606 - Vollenhove
14147637 - Sgt. James R. Eaton buried in Vollenhove Grave Nr. 606
MACR 3455 - detail of page 20 - added 04 Mar 2008 - PATS

Vollenhove - Grave No. 606 - Ball Turret Gunner - Sgt. James R. Eaton - 04 Mar 2008 - PATS -
Confirmed by IDPF - EATON file - 12 Jun 2008

34724732 - Sergeant Milton Ewell Thompson was killed in action 23 March 1944
buried in Stad-Vollenhove - Grave No. 608
'Oakwood Cemetery' Dyer, Tennessee -
Memorial - Staff Sergeant Milton E. Thompson
'Oakwood Cemetery' Dyer, Tennessee -
Memorial - Staff Sergeant Milton E. Thompson
After the war reburied at Oakwood Cemetery, Dyer, Tennessee, USA
- images courtesy Pansy Ewell - 07 May 2008 -
www.findagrave.com

All digging through the additional "extra" digital pages found on FOOTNOTE.COM
I found the gravenumbers of Gum (618) and Eaton (606) - see images above -
Have no papers yet of Flight Engineer Laurich's burial, but he is the only remaining in my search
so he was buried in Grave 604 at the same time as Navigator Beukelman (603) - see clip above -
- - - more details at crash "Dark Rhapsody" & "Shoo Shoo Baby" description below - - -

Vollenhove - Grave No. 604 - Flt. Eng. - S/Sgt. John J. Laurich - 04 Mar 2008 - PATS -
Confirmed by IDPF - LAURICH file - 12 Jun 2008

Contact Laurich is pending - 9 Mar 2008 - PATS -

Received 11 Jun 2008 the "293" - IDPF files of Eaton (89 pages), Gum (87 pages) and Laurich (99 pages)
The most valuable thing I found after two years research in these 275 IDPF pages:
2nd Lt. Gordon R. Russell reidentified as 2nd Lt. Robert A. Gum !!!!
So Bombardier Russell was not buried in Zwartsluis, but in Vollenhove - Grave 618
While Co-Pilot Gum was buried in Zwartsluis - Grave C 12 (G 12)
Also confirmation of the gravenumbers for Laurich and Eaton - 604 and 606
- 12 Jun 2008 - PATS -

Layout USA graves - General Cemetery of Vollenhove - 1945
Layout-Legend American graves - General Cemetery Vollenhove - 1945
- source IDPF - LAURICH file -
605 = Dutch Soldier, 620 - 631 = 12 Commonwealth War Graves

NOTE !!! - Hazen was buried as Rose - Grave 616, Vollenhove
NOTE !!! - Rose was buried as Hazen - Grave 617, Vollenhove
NOTE !!! - Russell was buried as unknown X-5 - Grave 618, Vollenhove - NOT in Zwartsluis
NOTE !!! - Gum was NOT buried in Grave 618, Vollenhove - but in Zwartsluis - Grave C 12 (G 12)
- source IDPF's - ROSE and LAURICH - 09 Jun 2011 - PATS

Aerial 1954 - General Cemetery of Vollenhove - yellow = 12 Commonwealth War Graves
Aerial 1954 - General Cemetery of Vollenhove
Entrance - General Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove - 1945
Entrance General Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove - 1945
Burial - Harmen Visser - General Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove
Harmen Visser - burial 21 April 1945 at General Cemetery Vollenhove - Grave 605
On the left: Graves 631 - 614 - on the right : 611 to 605
Photo was sent by Rev. Johann Peter Honnef ( aka 'Karel' ) to Griffin family in 1945
Pilot 1st Lt. Donald G. Griffin - Grave 615 ( top left )
images via Don Griffin Jr. (Son) - 26 Nov 2009

Johann Peter Honnef was reverend in Vollenhove from 1940 to 1946 - came from Engwierum (Friesland) - went to Leiderdorp (Zuid-Holland)
Marriage: 26 Nov 1936, Gorssel (Prov. of Gelderland)
with Ms. Anna Bender - born 27 Jun 1911, Nieuweschans - died 30 Apr 2013, Leiderdorp - Age 101
Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - born 31 Jul 1910, Rotterdam - died 08 Dec 1985, Leiderdorp - Age 75

Contact Honnef is pending - 10 Jan 2013 - PATS

Schoterzijl/Slijkenburg - ceremony 'Old' Memorial Statendijk (Zeedijk) - 16 Apr 1946 Schoterzijl/Slijkenburg - ceremony 'Old' Memorial Statendijk (Zeedijk) - 16 Apr 1946
Harmen Visser - ceremony 'Old' Memorial Statendijk (Zeedijk) - 16 Apr 1946
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013
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The names of the two ladies in right photo are l-r:
Susanne Postma, de Gracht, Munnekeburen and Aaltje Boezerooy (with glasses), de Gracht, Scherpenzeel
names of three toddlers unknown yet - two little girls seems to be twins (same dress)
Greetings, Gert van der Veen - 26 Apr 2013

FOIA - IDPF - La Verne - request 29 May 2008 - expecting Feb 2009
IDPF - La Verne - not received - IDPF could not be located - 30 Dec 2008 - PATS -
Advice: Request - via NPRC - St. Louis, MO .... or a 2nd attempt mid 2009 via Alexandria, VA
FOIA - IDPF - La Verne - request via NPRC - St. Louis, MO - 11 Mar 2009
FOIA - VA Claim 'XC' file - La Verne - request via VA - Washington, DC - 3 Jun 2009
FOIA - VA Claim 'XC' file - La Verne - forwarded to VA - Philadelphia, PA - 12 Jun 2009
FOIA - VA Claim 'XC' file - La Verne - received - 89 pages - 16 Jul 2009
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FOIA - IDPF - Amich - request 14 Jul 2009 - expecting Nov 2009 - received - 73 pages - 25 Aug 2009
FOIA - IDPF - Thompson - request 14 Jul 2009 - expecting Nov 2009 - received - 68 pages - 25 Aug 2009
FOIA - IDPF - Good - request 14 Jul 2009 - expecting Nov 2009 - received - 63 pages - 25 Aug 2009
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FOIA - IDPF - Radich - request 28 Aug 2009 - expecting Dec 2009
IDPF - Radich - not received - IDPF could not be located - 10 Dec 2009 - PATS -
Advice: Request - via NPRC - St. Louis, MO .... or a 2nd attempt mid 2010 via Alexandria, VA
FOIA - IDPF - Radich - 2nd request 10 Jul 2011 - expecting Nov 2011 - PDF received - 107 pages - 18 Nov 2011
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FOIA - IDPF - McCord - request 28 Aug 2009 - expecting Dec 2009
IDPF - McCord - not received - IDPF could not be located - 10 Dec 2009 - PATS -
Advice: Request - via NPRC - St. Louis, MO .... or a 2nd attempt mid 2010 via Alexandria, VA
FOIA - IDPF - McCord - 2nd request 10 Jul 2011 - expecting Nov 2011 - PDF received - 96 pages - 18 Nov 2011
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FOIA - IDPF - Tucker - request 05 Sep 2009 - expecting Jul 2010 - received - 78 pages - 09 Jul 2010
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FOIA - IDPF - Sloan - request 02 Oct 2009 - expecting Aug 2010
IDPF - Sloan - not received - IDPF could not be located - 10 Mar 2010 - PATS -
Advice: Request - via NPRC - St. Louis, MO .... or a 2nd attempt Sep 2010 via Alexandria, VA
FOIA - IDPF - Sloan - 2nd request 10 Jul 2011 - expecting Nov 2011 - IDPF could not be located - 18 Nov 2011 - PATS -
Advice: Request - via NPRC - St. Louis, MO .... or a 3rd attempt Feb 2012 via Alexandria, VA
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FOIA - IDPF - Griffin - request 12 Dec 2009 - expecting Apr 2010 - received - 100 pages - 09 Aug 2010
FOIA - IDPF - Russell - request 12 Dec 2009 - expecting Apr 2010 - received - 133 pages - 11 Aug 2010
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FOIA - IDPF - Suchiu - request 12 Aug 2010 - received - 115 pages - 26 Jan 2011
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FOIA - IDPF - Hazen - request 22 Aug 2010 - expecting Feb 2011 - received - 144 pages - 01 Feb 2011
FOIA - IDPF - Burke - request 22 Aug 2010 - expecting Feb 2011 - received - 80 pages - 01 Feb 2011
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FOIA - IDPF - Rose - request 03 Feb 2011 - expecting Jul 2011 - received - 145 pages - 07 Jun 2011
FOIA - IDPF - McCoy - request 03 Feb 2011 - expecting Jul 2011 - received - 88 pages - 07 Jun 2011
FOIA - IDPF - Beukelman - request 03 Feb 2011 - expecting Jul 2011 - received - 145 pages - 07 Jun 2011
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FOIA - IDPF - Peck - request 29 Nov 2011 - in progress - expecting Apr 2012 - received - PDF - 139 pages - 18 Jun 2012
FOIA - IDPF - Philo - request 29 Nov 2011 - in progress - expecting Apr 2012 - received - PDF - 135 pages - 18 Jun 2012
FOIA - IDPF - Lehman - request 29 Nov 2011 - in progress - expecting Apr 2012 - received - PDF - 54 pages - 06 Jul 2012
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FOIA - IDPF - McPadden - request 02 Jul 2012 - expecting Dec 2012 - received - PDF - 141 pages - 03 Jan 2013
FOIA - IDPF - Stricker - request 02 Jul 2012 - expecting Dec 2012 - received - PDF - 144 pages - 03 Jan 2013
FOIA - IDPF - Thiel - request 02 Jul 2012 - expecting Dec 2012 - received - PDF - 161 pages - 03 Jan 2013
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FOIA - IDPF - Sanders - request 15 Jan 2013 - expecting Jun 2013 - received - PDF - 181 pages - 06 Dec 2013
FOIA - IDPF - Smith - request 15 Jan 2013 - expecting Jun 2013 - received - PDF - 150 pages - 06 Dec 2013
FOIA - IDPF - McDonald - request 15 Jan 2013 - expecting Jun 2013 - received - PDF - 150 pages - 06 Dec 2013
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IDPF - Individual Deceased Personnel File - aka - "293" File
FOIA - Freedom Of Information Act

Last update - 15 Jan 2014 - PATS -

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Rev. Frederik Wubbo Tjadens


Ds. Frederik Wubbo TJADENS - Rev. of Reformed Church - Kerkstraat 83, Vollenhove
Awarded posthumous - Award Grade 5 - Medal of Freedom certificate - 15180

Ds. Frederik Wubbo TJADENS - ID - via maria-kerk.nl Ds. Frederik Wubbo TJADENS
Ds. Frederik Wubbo TJADENS
born 11 May 1912, Schiedam - died 21 Nov 1944, Vollenhove - Age 32 -
image via Henk van Heerde - retouch by PATS - 12 Jul 2014

Hulppredikant - F.W. Tjadens - 02 Nov 1941 - kandidaat - 30 May 1942 - predikant Vollenhove
Ds. F.W. Tjadens (Frederik Wubbo) - 31 May 1942 - hulppredikant - Vollenhove - 21 Nov 1944 - overleden
info: dominees.nl

Ds. Frederik Wubbo TJADENS was a member of the Underground in and near Vollenhove for three years
he died of diphtheria at the age of 32
As reverend he was boarding with the family Dragt, Kerkstraat 83, Vollenhove
He was buried in Stad-Vollenhove

Info from Tjadens' MOF award records

11. Persons known who helped Allied personel: T. G. de(n) Besten, IJsselmuiden

12. Remarks: Helped in transporting of pilots. Roughly helped 14
Received these from T. de(n) Besten and (Dirk) Kuiper who was at that time in Ramspol, N.O.P.
Tjadens mostly made these trips to Ramspol by car (a distance of about 10km)
No further information can be supplied by his mother Widow A. Tjadens
as she had not much contact with her son, owing to the war conditions
Ds. F. W. Tjadens died suddenly on 21st of November 1944.


Info from Tjadens' MOF award records Info from Tjadens' MOF award records
Info from Tjadens' MOF award records
Three letters by his mother - Widow Mrs. A. Tjadens - Seljee
info from MoF award records - via National Archives, College Park, MD, USA - 09 Jul 2014

Son of Mrs. Tjado Tjadens (father) and Mrs. Aafien Tjadens (mother) née Seljee
Marriage (parents): 06 Aug 1903, Oude Pekela
Mr. Tjado Tjadens, born 08 Nov 1872, Beerta - died 02 Jun 1941 - Age 68
Mrs. Aafien Tjadens née Seljee - born 29 Dec 1872 - died 22 Mar 1959, Amsterdam - Age 86
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
born 23 May 1904 - Frederik Hendrik Tjadens (M), Hillegersberg - died 18 Sep 1904 - Age 4 months
born .. ... 19.., Schiedam - Aafien "Fien" Buining née Tjadens (F) - died .. ... .... - Age ..
born 18 May 1910, Schiedam - Ans van Namen née Tjadens (F) - died 09 Oct 1997, Haarlem - Age 87
born 11 May 1912, Schiedam - Frederik Wubbo Tjadens (M) - died 11 Nov 1944, Vollenhove - Age 32
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info via "Genlias" and "Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie" - 14 Jul 2014

Cemetery "Nieuwe Oosterbegraafplaats", Amsterdam
Grave id-number: 250885 - Cemetery number: 335 - location: 83-4-0157
Tjado TJADENS - 08-11-1872 - 02-06-1941 - Age 68 - Occupation: Rijks Commies (Clerk)
F. W. TJADENS - 11-05-1912 - 21-11-1944 - Age 32
Aafien SELJEE - 29-12-1872 - 22-03-1959 - Age 86

Tjadens - Obituaries
Tjadens - Obituaries
via "Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie" - 11 Jul 2014

Contact Tjadens is pending - 15 Jul 2014

Last update - 16 Jul 2014 - PATS -



Evert Spit


Evert Spit - Vollenhove
Evert Spit
- 14 Sep 1915 - 13 May 1940 - Age 24 -
image courtesy family Spit

Soldaat (Private, Soldier) Evert Spit is also buried on the cemetery in Vollenhove
Evert, born 14 Sep 1915 in Vollenhove, son of Geert Spit and Margaretha Spit née Voerman
was living at Heilige Geeststeeg (Holy Ghost Alley)
Geert Spit, son of Evert Spit and Marregrieta ten Napel married 30 May 1914
Margaretha Voerman, daughter of Jannes Voerman and Elizabeth Lassche (2nd wife)
Margaretha Voerman (mother), half sister of Hendrika Voerman and Grietje Voerman
Evert's grandfather Jannes Voerman was my mother's paternal and maternal great-grandfather - info PATS

He was killed 13 May 1940, Pentecost Monday, near the Vriesebrug (Vriesebridge) in Dordrecht, Holland
This was on the third day after Germany invaded Holland in the early morning of May 10
Evert was buried in Dordrecht, but later reburied in Vollenhove
were the residents did raise a fund for his memorial
The Dutch Army did surrender after the bombing of Rotterdam,
some 800 dead and 78,000 homeless within 15 minutes
The capitulation treaty was signed in Rijsoord, near Ridderkerk, on May 15th 1940
- treaty Rijsoord - see www.planetariumrotterdam.nl - link via Marcel Claessen
In the province of Zeeland, however, the battle was continued
Many French and English were in this province at the time
and this gave them time to withdraw. On May 17 Hitler’s patience ran out
On this ‘Frightful Friday’ he ordered bombings on the town of Middelburg
and Zeeland also surrendered

Obituary - Evert Spit - Vollenhove
Obituary - Evert Spit - Vollenhove
Obituaries - May 1940 -
From fiancée Trijntje Boers, Family Boers and colleagues at Hazemeyer - Hengelo (O)
Evert was an employee of the Hazemeyer factory

Memorial at Vollenhove Cemetery - Evert Spit - (Dutch Private, Soldier) - 15 Apr 1945
Vollenhove General Cemetery - memorial - 15 Apr 1945
Members of B-17G "Sleepy Lagoon" with members of N.B.S. Vollenhove
Keight R. Haight (3rd from left) saluting at grave of Evert Spit (Dutch Private, Soldier)
Tool shed in the background - info PATS - 24 Mar 2013
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

In memoriam - Evert Spit - Hazemeyer magazine 'Schakelingen'
In Memoriam - 1945 -
1st issue after the war of "Schakelingen" - Hazemeyer magazine
- clips and obituaries - via family Spit -

Memorial - Evert Spit - Cemetery Vollenhove - 5 May 2008
Soldaat EVERT SPIT Memorial
Age 24 - resident of Stad-Vollenhove
GEVALLEN VOOR HET VADERLAND
Vriesebrug, Dordrecht - 13 May 1940
DE BURGERS VAN STAD-VOLLENHOVE

Evert Spit - Comp. Tordepisten - Korps Pontonniers en Torpedisten
Comp. Tordepisten - Korps Pontonniers en Torpedisten
- info from www.dordtopenstad.nl - via Minie Buit - 8 Feb 2009

Last update - 24 Mar 2013 - PATS -


Niesje Edelenbos


Niesje Edelenbos at School -
Cemetery Vollenhove - 5 May 2008
NIESJE EDELENBOS
- 3 Aug 1933 - 24 Mar 1945 - Age 11 -
- image courtesy Edelenbos family -

Niesje, 11 years old, was killed Saturday 24 March 1945 by a stray bullet while on the Grintweg
Two fighter planes, Supermarine Spitfire IX, were shooting at barges near Kadoeler bridge and a truck on the Grintweg near "den Oldenhof"
Niesje was collecting firewood with her mother near the "den Oldenhof" estate
When a truck ( so-called MET ) was spotted they were able to jump in de hiding spots 'manholes' near the road
Being safe .... she left her spot to run to her mother on the other side .... with fatal result
Wicher Post, son of baker Post, brought her back to town. - info Mrs. Martha Krijger née Noback -
Vollenhove was liberated Sunday April 15th 1945
Niesje, daughter of Berend Edelenbos en Geertrui Mansveld
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From the farm of Jannes van Benthem in the Drostenbos ( 800m North of scene ),
Jacobus van Benthem (b.1932), was with his family an eyewitness of this event

With his brother Jan (b.1930) they were collecting the bullets around the green truck area, loaded with 'tarwe' - wheat
info - 10 Jan 2010 - Jacobus "Jack" van Benthem, Calgary, AB, Canada
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Jannes van Benthem (b.1899) is the brother of my paternal Grandmother Aaltje van Benthem (b.1903)
and brother of Hendrik van Benthem - see Baarlo - #42-31218 - Boeing B-17G-5-BO - 10 Feb 1944
info - 23 Jan 2010 - PATS
'Grintweg' - nowadays secondary road 'Oppen Swolle' - info PATS -
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Saturday 24-3-1945
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ORB - 308 SQUADRON - Polish Airforce, B-77 - Gilze-Rijen, Holland
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The Squadron detailed for patrol over enemy-occupied Holland, but nothing worth while
was encountered, because of poor visibility. Very intense and accurate flak from Deventer
damages one of our a/c, which crashed on landing at base. Pilot safe.
A standing patrol was carried out by The Squadron in the Zutphen-Winterswijk-Arnhem area.
Only two jet planes flying at about 25,000 feet were seen. The enemy did attempt to attack.
Later the Squadron taken off on armed recce.
Rail lines and "cross roads" were dive bombed with good results.
6 "MET" were attacked by canon and "m/g fire", but because of very intense and accurate flak,
results were unobserved.
One a/c attacked a small vessel near Harderwijk. Result unseen. Intense flak on this mission.

a/c = aircraft
MET = Moving Enemy Transport
m/g = Machine Gun
source: http://orb.polishaf.pl/308sqn/1945/1945-03-no-308-squadron-f540

Last update - 23 Jan 2010 - PATS -


Harmen Visser - "Ome Willem"


Harmen Visser - Police commander - van Middachtenstraat 239, Vollenhove
Awarded posthumous - Award Grade 5 - Medal of Freedom certificate - 9751

Harmen Visser - Vollenhove - image from archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef Harmen Visser - Vollenhove
Harmen Visser
- 25 Nov 1894 - 16 Apr 1945 - Age 50 -

Harmen Visser, born 25 November 1894 in Scharl, was a policeman at Urk and Vollenhove
Known as "Ome Willem" in the resistance group Vollenhove
He was killed 16 April 1945 near Schoterzijl

15 Apr 1945, Vollenhove - Last order by Harmen Visser
15 Apr 1945, Vollenhove - Last order by Harmen Visser
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

Son of Popke Visser (born abt.1870, Scharl) and Grietje Schaper (born abt.1874, Molkwerum), municipality Hemelumer Oldeferd
Marriage 28 Jun 1894 - Popke Visser (Age 24, Scharl) and Grietje Schaper (Age 20, Molkwerum)
Siblings: Jantje Visser (born 09 Aug 1896),
Wabe P. Visser (born 28 May 1899 - died 04 Sep 1979 - Age 80) - marriage 17 Sep 1925 - Akke van Zwol
and Trijntje Visser (born 03 Mar 1901)
Grandson of Harmen Sytzes Visser and Trijntje Poppes Lam
Marriage 30 May 1919 - Harmen Visser (Age 24, Scharl) and Sytske Tromp (Age 23, Scharl)
- info genlias.nl - tresoar -

Family Visser - Mother, daughter and foster-son Harmen - abt. 1946/1947
Family Visser - abt. 1946/1947 -
Alie Visser (daughter), ?"name"? (foster-son), Mrs. Sytske Visser née Tromp (wife)
Foster-son ?"name"? is born 22 Sep 1940
Foster-son is Harmen Visser and son of his brother Wabe P. Visser - info Mrs. Martha Krijger - Noback
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

Foster-son is Harmen Visser - verified by himself - 24 May 2013
Contact Visser is pending - 24 May 2013

Harmen Visser (b. 25 Nov 1894 – d. 16 Apr 1945 - Age 50) married with Sytske Tromp (b. 09 Mar 1896 – d. 27 Jul 1971 - Age 75)
Alie Visser (daughter) (b. 11 Jun 1928 – d. 22 Jul 1997 - Age 69) married with Marten Slot (b. 06 Sep 1923 – d. 22 Jul 2000 - Age 76)
- info graftombe.nl - via Jo Steenstra - 07 Mar 2011 -

Mourning-ribbon / Rouwlint - Groep Harmen Visser - 1995
Mourning-ribbon / Rouwlint - Groep Harmen Visser - 1995

Funeral Harmen Visser - Bisschopstraat - Vollenhove - 220 m length Funeral Harmen Visser - Church - Vollenhove
Funeral with Military Honors - Harmen Visser - Saturday 21 April 1945 - Vollenhove
funeral length is 220 meter
left photo is taken from Nering Bögel's house - "Nieuw-Hagensdorp" - info PATS
Joan Frederik Nering Bögel (Jan) - born 02 Sep 1881, Deventer - died 01 May 1945, Vollenhove - Age 63
ontvanger Waterschap te Vollenhove - buried general Cemetery Wolvega
info Nering Bögel - sickenga.cciwns.com


Funeral Harmen Visser - Church - Vollenhove
Funeral with Military Honors - Harmen Visser - Saturday 21 April 1945 - Vollenhove
- photo taken by Arnold Esseveld -
Arnold Hendrik Esseveld, 13 Mar 1910, 's-Gravenhage - died 7 Dec 1998, Dieren - Age 88
image and info via Hans Esseveld (son) - 14 Dec 2011

Harmen Visser - Service on Cemetery - Romans 8:31 and 'Our Father'
Harmen Visser - Service on Cemetery - Romans 8:31 and "Our Father"

Burial - Harmen Visser - Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove Burial - Harmen Visser - Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove Burial - Harmen Visser - Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove
Burial - Harmen Visser - Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove
Burial - Harmen Visser - Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove Burial - Harmen Visser - Cemetery Stad-Vollenhove
Harmen Visser - buried 21 April 1945 at Vollenhove General Cemetery - Grave 605
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

Harmen Visser - reinterred 20 Dec 1945 in Oudemirdum

* * * Schoterzijl * * * 16 Apr 1946 * * *
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl

* * * Oudemirdum * * * 16 Apr 1946 * * *
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum
Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum Memorial - Harmen Visser - 16 Apr 1946 - Oudemirdum
Harmen Visser - Memorial - 16 Apr 1946 - Schoterzijl / Oudemirdum
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

Wooden memorial- Harmen Visser - Statendijk- Schoterzijl Headstone - Harmen Visser - Oudemirdum Memorial - Harmen Visser - near Schoterzijl
Opperwachtmeester der Marechaussee
Harmen Visser
'Old' Memorial Statendijk ( Zeedijk) - - - - - Cemetery Oudemirdum - - - - - 'New' Memorial Schoterzijl ( Zeedijk)
image Statendijk by Wiebe H. de Vries - Schoterzijl by pbt

Memorial - Harmen Visser - 1995 Mourning-ribbon / Rouwlint - Groep Harmen Visser - 1995
Memorial Harmen Visser - - - - - - - - - - - - Mourning-ribbon - Groep Harmen Visser - 1995 - - - - -
images via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

NBS Group 'Harmen Visser' - Vollenhove
NBS group "Harmen Visser" Vollenhove - April 1945
- photo taken by Arnold Esseveld -
- source: Collection Mr. Roelof 'Roel' G. Buimer -
- move cursor over image for the names -
NBS = Nederlandse Binnenlandsche Strijdkrachten
4th row l-r : Jan van Loon, Hendrik 'Henk' Tjalling Buimer
3rd row l-r : Ab Overink (glasses), Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow, Jan de Koning, Arend Rodermond, Gerrit Kuperus
2nd row l-r : Geert Stoker (boots), Rev. J. P. Honnef, Roelof 'Roel' Gerrit Buimer, Lies Arons, Bob Arons,
Evert van der Linde, Bernard Jalink, Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow
1st row l-r : Hein Rosema, Arrie Rodermond, Marten Slot
Have to verify names for right spelling - PATS -

Contact Overink is pending - 16 Mar 2013 - PATS

Thanks - Sergei and Iwan - May 1945
Thanks to NBS photographer - Sergei and Iwan - May 1945
Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow (Сергей Иванович Соколов) and Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow (Иван Андреевич Зюбанов)
Two Russian POW's - escaped Aug 1944 from their camp in Meppen, Germany
From Sept 1944 till May 1945 they got shelter and participate with the resistance group
NBS photographer was Arnold Hendrik Esseveld - info PATS - 25 May 2014
move cursor over image for Dutch text
Translation by Hans Esseveld (son) - 25 May 2014

Sergei and Iwan - Vollenhove Sergei and Iwan - Vollenhove
Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow and Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow - Vollenhove - 1945
- images via Roel ter Heide - 15 Feb 2009 - and Wiebe H. de Vries - 23 Jun 2011 -

Sergei and Iwan - Vollenhove
Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow and Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow - Vollenhove - 1945
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

Sergei - ID-snapshot taken by Arnold Esseveld Thanks - Sergei and Iwan - May 1945 - from Esseveld Iwan - ID-snapshot taken by Arnold Esseveld
Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow . . . . . . Thanks to "NBS Group" - Sergei and Iwan - May 1945 . . . . . . Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow
- images courtesy Hans Esseveld (son) - 14 Dec 2011
move cursor over image for Dutch text - 10 signatures (resistance) around border
Translation by Hans Esseveld (son) - 25 May 2014

Iwan - ID-snapshot via 'Karel' - Rev. Johann Peter Honnef Iwan - ID-snapshot via 'Karel' - Rev. Johann Peter Honnef Sergei - ID-snapshot via 'Karel' - Rev. Johann Peter Honnef Sergei - ID-snapshot via 'Karel' - Rev. Johann Peter Honnef
Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow . . . . . . . . Thanks to "Karel" . . . . . . . Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow . . . . . . . . . . Thanks to "Karel"
Iwan signed with 18 May 1945, while Sergei signed with 19 May 1945
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - aka "Karel" - 26 Feb 2013

Sgt. Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow - born 2 Aug 1914 - hometown: Niznji Nowgorod / Nizhny Nowgorod
Taken POW early 1942 near Charkow, Ukraine. Escape from Camp Meppen, Germany - Aug 1944 -
Occupation: Shop Assistant

Sgt. Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow - born 13 Nov 1922 - hometown: Stalino, Ukraine
Taken POW mid 1943 near Stario Russa / Staraya Russa . Escape from Camp Meppen, Germany - Aug 1944 -
Occupation: Mechanical Fitter - Stalino ( nowadays Donetsk )

Both left Vollenhove end of May 1945, a postcard from Oldenburg, Germany is last known sign

Russian variants - Sokolow/Sokolov - Zubanow/Zubanov - Zubonow/Zubonov

Persoonsbewijs Z 40 No. 008663 - clips - Arnold Hendrik Esseveld
No. 0392 - Legitimatie - Landelijke Organistie voor hulp aan onderduikers (L.O.)
Oranje armband - Arnold Hendrik Esseveld
clips - Persoonsbewijs Z 40 No. 008663 - Arnold Hendrik Esseveld - clips
No. 0392 - Legitimatie - Landelijke Organistie voor hulp aan onderduikers (L.O.)
NBS - "Oranje" Armband of Arnold Hendrik Esseveld
Orange band worn around the upper arm as a form of identification - member NBS
- via Hans Esseveld (son) - 14 Dec 2011

NBS Group 'Harmen Visser' - Vollenhove
NBS group "Harmen Visser" Vollenhove - April 1945
- photo taken by Arnold Esseveld -
3rd row l-r : Arrie Rodermond, Bernard Jalink, Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow, Arend Rodermond, Ab Overink (glasses)
2nd row l-r : Marten Slot, Jan de Koning, Roel Buimer, Jan van Loon
1st row l-r : Hein Rosema, Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow, Henk Buimer
- image via Wiebe H. de Vries - 17 Jun 2011

NBS Group 'Harmen Visser' - Vollenhove
NBS group "Harmen Visser" Vollenhove - April 1945
- photo taken by Arnold Esseveld -
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

HOORAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOORAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOORAY
April 1945 - Vollenhove - Capture Germans April 1945 - Vollenhove - Kerkplein April 1945 - Vollenhove - Voorpoort
May 1945 - Vollenhove - Bentstraat May 1945 - Vollenhove - Bentstraat May 1945 - Vollenhove
May 1945 - Vollenhove - Bisschopstraat May 1945 - Vollenhove May 1945 - Vollenhove - Voorpoort
April - May 1945 - Vollenhove
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

No. 3689 - Legitimatie - Landelijke Organistie voor hulp aan onderduikers (L.O.)
No. 3689 - Legitimatie - Landelijke Organistie voor hulp aan onderduikers (L.O.)
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

- . - . -

Recap - 37 names from 'List' Kingma -  Underground 'Groep Vollenhove'
Recap - 37 names from 'List' Kingma - Underground 'Groep Vollenhove'
- Schoklandreeks nr.4 - "de bevrijding van het Nederlands Onderduikers Paradijs" - page 39
source family album of Mrs. R. van Dijk - Kingma
a total of 42 Airmen are helped and transfered .... there are 37 on this list
There might be more then 42 Airmen helped - info PATS - 09 Sep 2010

*** 37 EVADERS *** KINGMA LIST - VOLLENHOVE ***

******************** ******************** ******************** ********************
C. A. Hadfield H. Richardson H. B. White M. Palanica
C. C. White R. Garett B. B. Boyer H. King
Ch. Miller F. Deason R. Gecks K. E. Mayth
R. Dettre F. Peichoto Ph. Cimino O. Fullerton
J. L. Ashbrook F. Erdmann W. Owen M. Weinstein
R. E. Giles F. Garo Fallo R. M. Tracy W. Campbell
R. Harrah J. Alexanian M. Copega M. B. Olson
P. H. Mosley W. H. Hammond J. E. Barlow K. Stakowitz alias P. Smit
J. B. Calkins O. H. Jackson L. E. Lucas H. R. Haight
V. J. Kelly - 38 - - 39 - - 40 -
"Group Vollenhove": Marten Kingma, Jacob Muller, Notary J. J. J. van Kluyve, Evert van der Linde and many 'unknown'
Mr. Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve, Kerkstraat 139, Vollenhove - info Henk van Heerde
Above names(37) are given as in 'original' list - - - What means that original name can varies - info PATS
Cottam (#38) and Coyne (#39) - were also in Vollenhove - see memoirs Cottam - info PATS - 28 Aug 2010
O'Barr (#40) - Davis (#41) - Allen (#42) - Denny (#43) - Hanley (#44), etc.... likely too

Mr. J. J. J. van Kluyve
Award: Kruis van Verdienste - K.B. No. 17 van 5 December 1952, Burger
"Heeft zich in verband met vijandelijke actie door moedig en beleidvol optreden onderscheiden
en daarmede het belang van het Koninkrijk gediend bij het verlenen van hulp aan en het vervoeren
van een groot aantal leden van geallieerde vliegtuigbemanningen, die in de zomer van 1944 in de
NOORD-OOSTPOLDER dan wel elders in het Noorden des lands tengevolge van de
oorlogshandelingen waren gedwongen per valscherm te landen"

- info www.onderscheidingen.nl -

Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve - born 24 Apr 1904, Dinxperlo, Gelderland
Jelte Kornelis Adrianus Mari(e)nus van Kluyve (father) - born 1874, Zuidhorn, Groningen
Johanna Lucretia Wilhelmina Contant ( mother) - born 1870, Scheveningen, Zuid-Holland
Marriage (parents) - 26 May 1900, Warnsveld, Gelderland

Mr. Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve, son of J. C. A. M. van Kluyve
His father was mayor of Dinxpelo and Nijkerk
Dinxperlo - 1910 - 1923 : J. C. A. M. van Kluyve
Nijkerk - 1923 - 1939 : J. C. A. M. van Kluyve
- . - . -


21 Dec 1944 - Their house - Kerkstraat 139, Vollenhove - was confiscated by the Germans (SD)
Till liberation the family was sheltering under a false name in Oldeberkoop
info via Joke van Kluyve (daughter) - 20 Mar 2014
Kerstraat 139 - nowadays Kerkstraat 14
12 Apr 1945 - Liberation Olderberkoop
16 Apr 1945 - Liberation Vollenhove
- . - . -

Clip of 'Vragenlijst' - Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve - 25 Aug 1945 - Vollenhove
Clip of 'Vragenlijst' - Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve - 25 Aug 1945 - Vollenhove
source: National Archives, College Park, MD, United States - 07 Feb 2014

Family Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve - Oct 1945 - Vollenhove
Family Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve - Oct 1945 - Vollenhove
l-r: Father (41), Victoria (2), Anneke (7), Joke (5), Wilhelmientje (1), Mother (34)
"Mother is wearing a blouse made from parachute silk"
photo and info via Joke van Kluyve (daughter) - 20 Mar 2014
Two more daughters were born after this photo was taken - info PATS - 20 Mar 2014

Mr. Jan Jacob Jelte van Kluyve - born 24 Apr 1904, Dinxperlo - died 26 Dec 1969, Dordrecht - Age 65
Mrs. Tanna Willemijna van Kluyve née Munters - born 11 Jan 1911, Klundert - died 05 Dec 2005, Dordrecht - Age 95

Contact van Kluyve is pending - 15 Jul 2013 - 13 Feb 2014 - PATS
Contact van der Woud is pending - 12 Feb 2014 - PATS

KINGMA workshop, Vollenhove - on the left the house of Jacob Muller (brother-in-law of Marten Kingma)
KINGMA workshop, Vollenhove - on the left the house of Jacob Muller
Airmen were also hidden on the 1st floor of the workshop - info Frank Kingma (son)
source Mrs. Renske van Dijk - Kingma (daughter) - via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013
- . - . -

Next the "extended" version - 49 names - with the 'right' spelling to my knowledge
* Nr. * * Name * * ID * * KIA-POW-EVD * * Location - date * * Serial *
- 01 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot
Charles Anderson Hadfield
31103599 - O-687193 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Charles Anderson Hadfield - EVD - POW - Stalag 7A POW
Antwerp, Aug 1944
Stalag 7A
- Baarlo / Blokzijl -
- 10 Feb 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31218
- 02 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator
Howard E. Richardson
20952435 - O-752505 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Howard E. Richardson - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 3 POW
Antwerp, Aug 1944
Stalag Luft 3
- Baarlo / Blokzijl -
- 10 Feb 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31218
- 03 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot
Horace Bedford White
14102028 - O-744813 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Horace 'Hal' Bedford White - Memphis, TN - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Antwerp, 1944
Stalag Luft 1
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel R-21 -
- 5 km NW of Blokzijl -
- 03 Mar 1944 -
P-51B
#43-12264
- 04 - M/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Air Gunner
Mathew "Max" E. Palenica
35319409 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Air Gunner - Matthew 'Max' Edward Palenica - Cuyahoga Co., OH - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Roermond, 17 Dec 1944
Stalag Luft 1
- NO crash !!! -
- 06 Mar 1944
- NO crash !!! -
B-17F
#42-31025

back to UK
- 05 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner
Cleo C. White
15017498 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Cleo C. White - Fairmont, Marion County, WV - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Stalag Luft 1
- NO crash !!! -
- 06 Mar 1944
- NO crash !!! -
B-17F
#42-31025

back to UK
- 06 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot
Robert Lee Garrett
18053200 - O-803596 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Robert Lee Garrett - Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma - Age 26 - EVD - KIA - 07 Sep 1944, Queue-du-Bois, Belgium
KIA
7 Sep 1944
Queue-du-Bois, Belgium
- Boswiede -
- 23 Mar 1944 -
B-24H
#42-52587
- 07 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot
Billy Barkley Boyer
18036627 - O-808939 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Billy Barkley Boyer - Hereford, TX - Age 24 - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Stalag Luft 1
- Boswiede -
- 23 Mar 1944 -
B-24H
#42-52587
- 08 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator
Howard B. "Barney" King
15382154 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard B. 'Barney' King - Kokomo City, Howard Co., Indiana - Age 21 - EVD EVD - Boswiede -
- 23 Mar 1944 -
B-24H
#42-52587
- 09 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner
Charles Philip Miller
37221024 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Charles Philip Miller - Camden Point, Missouri - Age 26 - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4 POW
Stalag Luft 4
- Boswiede -
- 23 Mar 1944 -
B-24H
#42-52587
- 10 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot
Frank M. Deason
O-689306 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Frank M. Deason - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #1974
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel M-44 -
- 08 Apr 1944 -
B-17G
#42-39856
- 11 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot
Russell H. Gecks
16060026 - O-808982 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Russell H. Gecks - Kent County, MI - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #1381
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel M-44 -
- 08 Apr 1944 -
B-17G
#42-39856
- 12 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner
Kenneth Eugene Mays
18171683 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Kenneth Eugene Mays - St. Landry County, LA - POW POW
Antwerp, 22 Jul 1944
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel C-40 -
- 07 Jul 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31189
- 13 - 1st Lt. - Fighter Pilot
Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr.
O-25514 - 1st Lt. - Fighter Pilot  - Rexford Herbert Dettre Jr. - Inglewood, CA - POW - Stalag Luft 3 POW
Stalag Luft 3
- IJsselmeer -
- Hindeloopen -
- 09 Apr 1944 -
P-38J
#42-67192
- 14 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner
Frank Peichoto
39411039 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Frank Peichoto - Stanislaus Co., CA - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #2680
- Noordoostpolder -
- 6 bailed out -
- Zeeuws-Vlaanderen -
- 4 bailed out -
- Nieuw-Namen -
- 29 Jun 1944 -
B-24H
#42-51095
- 15 - T/Sgt. - Top Turret Gunner
Phillip Cimino
16155991 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Phillip Cimino - Madison, Dane County, WI - KIA
16155991 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Phillip Cimino - Madison, Dane County, WI - KIA

KIA
10 Sep 1944
near Spa, Belgium
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel C-40 -
- 07 Jul 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31189
- 16 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator
John O. Fullerton
13109753 - O-712547 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John O. Fullerton - Freeport, Armstrong County, PA - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #2679
- Noordoostpolder -
- 6 bailed out -
- Zeeuws-Vlaanderen -
- 4 bailed out -
- Nieuw-Namen -
- 29 Jun 1944 -
B-24H
#42-51095
- 17 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier
Joseph "Joe" Louis Ashbrook
15133196 - O-706662 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Joseph 'Joe' Louis Ashbrook - Akron, Summit County, OH - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Antwerp, 22 Jul 1944
Stalag Luft 1
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel C-40 -
- 07 Jul 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31189
- 18 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier
Frederick Henry Erdmann
19102737 - O-752809 - 1st Lt. - Bombardier - Frederick 'Fred' Henry Erdmann - Portland, Multnomah Co., OR - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Stalag Luft 1
- Noordoostpolder -
- 6 bailed out -
- Zeeuws-Vlaanderen -
- 4 bailed out -
- Nieuw-Namen -
- 29 Jun 1944 -
B-24H
#42-51095
- 19 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner
William Franklin Owens Jr.
35651617 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - William Franklin Owens Jr. - Freeman, Mercer Co., WV - POW - Stalag Luft 4 POW
Antwerp, 21 Jul 1944
Stalag Luft 4
- Noordoostpolder -
- 6 bailed out -
- Zeeuws-Vlaanderen -
- 4 bailed out -
- Nieuw-Namen -
- 29 Jun 1944 -
B-24H
#42-51095
- 20 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier
Max Weinstein
O-679415 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Max (nmi) Weinstein - Kings Co., NY - POW - Stalag Luft 3 POW
Stalag Luft 3
- Offingawier -
- 11 Dec 1943 -
B-17F
#42-3488
- 21 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot
Robert Edward Giles
14123360 - O-754334 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Edward Giles - Spindale, Rutherford County, NC - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Antwerp, 22 Jul 1944
Stalag Luft 1
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel C-40 -
- 07 Jul 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31189
- 22 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner
Frank E. "Ed" Garofalo
33588458 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Frank E. 'Ed' Garofalo - Philadelphia County, PA - EVD
33588458 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Frank E. 'Ed' Garofalo - Philadelphia County, PA - EVD
EVD
Escape/Evasion #2681
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel C-40 -
- 07 Jul 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31189
- 23 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator
Richard Michael Tracy
19112236 - O-550317 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Richard Michael Tracy - Seattle, King County, WA - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #2678
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel C-40 -
- 07 Jul 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31189
- 24 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner
William Ross Campbell
12131203 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - William 'Bill' Ross Campbell - New York County, NY - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #2140
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel C-40 -
- 07 Jul 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31189
- 25 - 1st Lt. - Pilot
Robert Max Harrah
O-754282 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Robert 'Bob' Max Harrah - Marion County, IN - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Antwerp, 22 Jul 1944
Stalag Luft 1
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel C-40 -
- 07 Jul 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31189
- 26 - Sgt. - Radio Operator
John Alexanian
12152160 - Sgt. - Radio Operator - John Alexanian - New York County, NY - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #2137
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel C-40 -
- 07 Jul 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31189
- 27 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner
Michael Kopcza
32741374 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Michael Kopcza - Cohoes, Albany County, NY - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 4 POW
Antwerp, 1944
Stalag Luft 4
- Den Oosterhuis -
- 08 Mar 1944 -
B-24H
#42-52175
- 28 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator
Marlowe Bayne Olson
17063853 - O-687897 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Marlowe Bayne Olson - Bristow, Boyd County, NE - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 3 POW
Antwerp, 03 Aug 1944
Stalag Luft 3
- Den Oosterhuis -
- 08 Mar 1944 -
B-24H
#42-52175
- 29 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner
Paul Henry Moseley
37232260 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Paul Henry Moseley - Brookfield, Linn County, MO - EVD-POW - Stalag Luft 4 POW
Antwerp, 1944
Stalag Luft 4
- Den Oosterhuis -
- 08 Mar 1944 -
B-24H
#42-52175
- 30 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot
William Henry Hammond
O-750380 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William Henry Hammond - Salem, OR - EVD-POW - Stalag 7A POW
Antwerp, 1944
Stalag 7A
- Den Oosterhuis -
- 08 Mar 1944 -
B-24H
#42-52175
- 31 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot
James E. Barlow
39302968 - O-748519 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - James E. Barlow - Benton Co., OR - POW - Stalag Luft 3 POW
Zundert, 12 May 1944
Stalag Luft 3
- Noordoostpolder -
- 5 km SSW of Vollenhove -
- Kavel T-111 -
- 23 Apr 1944 -
P-51B
#43-7006
- 32 - Sgt. - Fighter Pilot
Kazimierz Stankiewicz
- aka - Piet Smit -
Sgt. Kazimierz Stankiewicz - 303 (Polish) Sqn - Fighter Pilot - EVD -
photo via Wolter Noordman
 - source Mrs. A.M.C. Lankwarden-Kuypers, Nijmegen EVD
IS9 1/304/#2396
- Noordoostpolder -
- near Ramspol -
- 13 Oct 1944 -
Spitfire IX
BS534
- 33 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot
John Bartlett "Bart" Calkins

houseboat near
Belt-Schutsloot
till mid April 1945
19071952 - O-768370 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Bartlett 'Bart' Calkins - Nine Mile Falls, WA - EVD EVD - Ossenzijl -
- 28 Jan 1945 -
B-17G
#44-6105
- 34 - 1st Lt. - Pilot
Oakley Homer Jackson Jr.

houseboat near
Belt-Schutsloot
till mid April 1945
38078063 - O-802860 - 1st Lt. - Pilot -  Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - Houston, TX - EVD EVD - Ossenzijl -
- 28 Jan 1945 -
B-17G
#44-6105
- 35 - 1st Lt. - Navigator
Leonard Edmund Lucas

houseboat near
Belt-Schutsloot
till mid April 1945
O-396553 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Leonard Edmund Lucas - North Judson, IN - EVD EVD - Ossenzijl -
- 28 Jan 1945 -
B-17G
#44-6105
- 36 - S/Sgt. - Togglier
Keith Rodney Haight

houseboat near
Belt-Schutsloot
till mid April 1945
37681904 - S/Sgt. - Togglier - Keith Rodney Haight - Winfield, IA - EVD EVD - Ossenzijl -
- 28 Jan 1945 -
B-17G
#44-6105
- 37 - S/Sgt. - Waist Gunner
Vincent Joseph Leo Kelly

houseboat near
Belt-Schutsloot
till mid April 1945
33809389 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Vincent Joseph Leo 'Vince' Kelly - Philadelpia, PA - EVD EVD - Ossenzijl -
- 28 Jan 1945 -
B-17G
#44-6105
- 38 - Sgt. - Navigator
William Winston Cottam
1510799 - Sergeant - Navigator - William Winston Cottam - RAF - Age 22 - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 7 POW
Antwerp, 07 Aug 1944
Stalag Luft 7
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel N-33 -
- near Marknesse -
- 30 Jan 1944 -
Lancaster
JA702
- 39 - Sgt. - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Patrick "Paddy" Coyne
972772 - Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Patrick 'Paddy' Coyne - RAF - Age 29 - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 7 POW
Antwerp, 07 Aug 1944
Stalag Luft 7
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel N-33 -
- near Marknesse -
- 30 Jan 1944 -
Lancaster
JA702
- 40 - 1st Lt. - Fighter Pilot
William Connie O'Barr
18097107 - O-737217 - 1st Lt. - Fighter Pilot - William Connie O'Barr - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Stalag Luft 1
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel J-86 -
- near Isle of Schokland -
- 29 May 1944 -
P-47D
#42-76372
- 41 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner
Billy Joe Davis
38303263 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Billy Joe Davis - Rains Co., TX - POW - Stalag Luft 4 POW
Meerle, Belgium, Jul 1944
Stalag Luft 4
- Noordoostpolder -
- 6 bailed out -
- Zeeuws-Vlaanderen -
- 4 bailed out -
- Nieuw-Namen -
- 29 Jun 1944 -
B-24H
#42-51095
- 42 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner
Everett Sumner Allen
11105323 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Everett Sumner Allen - West Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA - POW - Stalag Luft 4 POW
Meerle, Belgium, Jul 1944
Stalag Luft 4
- Noordoostpolder -
- 6 bailed out -
- Zeeuws-Vlaanderen -
- 4 bailed out -
- Nieuw-Namen -
- 29 Jun 1944 -
B-24H
#42-51095
- 43 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
Richard Emerson Denny
17154817 - T/Sgt. - Aerial Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Richard E. Denny - Bena, Cass County, MN - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #2115
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel M-44 -
- 08 Apr 1944 -
B-17G
#42-39856
- 44 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator
Clifton Evans Hanley
37351998 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Clifton E. Hanley - Pueblo County, CA - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #1977
- Noordoostpolder -
- Kavel M-44 -
- 08 Apr 1944 -
B-17G
#42-39856
- 45 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Togglier
Andrea (nmi) Montello
12052140 - O-686162 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Togglier - Andrea Montello - POW - Stalag Luft 1 POW
Vollenhove, 10 Feb 1944
Stalag Luft 1
- Baarlo / Blokzijl -
- 10 Feb 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31218
- 46 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner
Angelo (nmi) Gambino
12156963 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Angelo Gambino - July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4 POW
Charleroi, 2 Jul 1944
Stalag Luft 4
- Baarlo / Blokzijl -
- 10 Feb 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31218
- 47 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
John Francis Graney
33365896 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner -  John Francis Graney - July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4 POW
Charleroi, 2 Jul 1944
Stalag Luft 4
- Baarlo / Blokzijl -
- 10 Feb 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31218
- 48 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner
Earl Stanley Lambert
32463578 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Earl Stanley Lambert - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #1935
- Baarlo / Blokzijl -
- 10 Feb 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31218
- 49 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner
Woodrow Wilson Tarleton
13049886 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Woodrow Wilson Tarleton - EVD EVD
Escape/Evasion #1955
- Baarlo / Blokzijl -
- 10 Feb 1944 -
B-17G
#42-31218
"Group Vollenhove" - extended list (49) - "revised" version by PATS - 14 Jul 2013
- 2 KIA - 28 POW - 19 EVD -
new ID-photos will be updated if available

12 names in 'bold' and 'cyan' - were also sheltered by the Frisian Underground
8 names in 'italic' and 'yellow' - sheltered by Andries Mooren, Kelpen - Province of Limburg
Kelpen = 13 km WNW of Roermond and 6 km from Belgium border
9 Airmen in 'green' via Harrie Otten in Erp, Province of North-Brabant

Any help is appreciated to find better quality photographs !

- o - o - o -

Commonwealth War Graves - Vollenhove - 5 May 2008
620 = Race, George Albert - UK
621 = Sloan, John Johnstone - UK
622 = Rule, John Edward - New Zealand
623 = Shorter, Edward Arthur - UK
624 = Ball, Kenneth Richard - UK
625 = Hemingway, Colin - Australia
626 = Cowell, Albert Edward - UK
627 = Weatherill, Jack - Australia
628 = Looney, Francis Noel - Australia
629 = Lloyd, Albert Eric - UK
630 = Bond, Alan Denis - UK
631 = Gibbs, Jack Edward - Canada
Vollenhove - General Cemetery - "De Voorst" - 5th of May 2008 - by PATS
Commonwealth War Graves - Memorial Evert Spit in the background - top left -

* * * * - All (30) related to General Cemetery "De Voorst" - Vollenhove - * * * *

Jack Edward Gibbs - 631 Alan Denis Bond - 630 Albert Eric Lloyd - 629 Francis Noel Looney - 628 Jack Weatherill - 627
Gibbs
Bond
Lloyd
Looney
Weatherill
Albert Edward Cowell - 626 Colin Hemingway - 625 Kenneth Richard Ball - 624 Edward 'Ted' Arthur Shorter - 623 John Edward Rule - 622
Cowell
Hemingway
Ball
Shorter
Rule
John Johnstone Sloan - 621 George Albert Race - 620 Evert Spit Niesje Edelenbos Harmen Visser - 605
Sloan, John
Race
Spit
Edelenbos
Visser
Joseph R. Burke - 619 Gordon R. Russell Jr. - 618 Philip M. Rose - 617 - !!! NOT 616 !!! Fred P. Hazen - 616 - !!! NOT 617 !!! Donald Glenn Griffin - 615
Burke
Russell
Rose
Hazen
Griffin
Orville S. Good - 614 Morris La Verne - 611 George Ellis Sloan  - 610 Trenton T. Tucker Jr. - 609 Milton Ewell Thompson - 608
Good
La Verne
Sloan, George
Tucker
Thompson
Dennis J. McCoy - 607 James R. Eaton - 606 John J. Laurich - 604 Roy Donald Beukelman - 603 Emil Haes / Haas - 570
McCoy
Eaton
Laurich
Beukelman
Haes / Haas

- cyan - 0 - contact with next of kin - - - red - 1 - not found so far - - 29 found out of 30 = 97 %

Last update - 23 Sep 2013 - PATS

* * * * - All (8) planes + crew - related to General Cemetery "De Voorst" - Vollenhove - * * * *

SGLO - T1669

Hampden B.Mk.I - P5332 - PT-T - 03 Jul 1942 - ZWARTE MEER - CREW 4

Charles Garnett Wilde Alan Denis Bond - 630 Thomas Edward Crothers Jack Edward Gibbs - 631

- 4 KIA -

WILDE(†) - BOND(†) - CROTHERS(†) - GIBBS(†)


SGLO - T2849

STIRLING Mk.III - EH937 - WP-S - 23 Aug 1943 - IJSSELMEER - CREW 7

Fl.Sgt. Kenneth William Longmore Sgt. Cecil Joseph Purcell Fl.Sgt. Victor Alfred Weaver Sgt. Ronald Lloyd Jones
Warrant Off. II - Lloyd Martin Stormer Albert Eric Lloyd - 629 Sgt. Gordon Clarence Jeffreys - School photo - Age 12

- 3 KIA - 4 MIA -

LONGMORE(†) - PURCELL(†) - WEAVER(†) - JONES(†)
STORMER(†) - LLOYD(†) - JEFFREYS(†)

- contact Jones - 17 Oct 2013

SGLO - T3280

LANCASTER Mk.III - JA902 - JO-D - 03 Jan 1944 - LINDEWEG - CREW 7

Jack Weatherill - 627 Flying Officer - John Watson Gage Flight Sergeant - William Donald Toohey Albert Edward Cowell - 626
Francis Noel Looney - 628 Pilot Officer - Peter Louis Symonds Colin Hemingway - 625

- 4 KIA - 3 MIA -

WEATHERILL(†) - GAGE(†) - TOOHEY(†) - COWELL(†)
LOONEY(†) - SYMONDS(†) - HEMINGWAY(†)


SGLO - T3342

LANCASTER Mk.III - JA702 - GT-Z - 30 Jan 1944 - MARKNESSE - CREW 7

NZ416543 - Pilot Officer - Pilot - John 'Jack' Edward Rule - RNZAF - Age 28 - KIA - 622 1510799 - Sergeant - Navigator - William 'Bill' Winston Cottam - RAF - Age 22 - EVD - POW 972772 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Patrick 'Paddy' Coyne - RAF - Age 29 - EVD - POW 1726836 - Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Edward 'Ted' Arthur Shorter - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA - 623
658450 - Flight Sergeant - Bomb Aimer / 2nd Navigator - Kenneth Richard 'Dick' Ball - RAF - Age 30 - KIA - 624 998929 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - George Albert Race  - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - 620 1552498 - Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - John Johnstone Sloan  - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - 621

- 5 KIA - 2 POW -

RULE(†) - COTTAM - COYNE - SHORTER(†)
BALL(†) - RACE(†) - SLOAN(†)


SGLO - T3544

LIBERATOR B-24H - #41-29466 - 23 Mar 1944 - BOSWIEDE - CREW 9

Donald Glenn Griffin - 615 2nd Lt. Robert A. Gum Fred P. Hazen - 616 - !!! NOT 617 !!! Philip M. Rose - 617 - !!! NOT 616 !!! Joseph R. Burke - 619
S/Sgt. Bogan 'Bogie' (nmi) Radich Dennis J. McCoy - 607 Sgt. George Melvin McCord Staff Sgt. Aleck A. Amich

- 9 KIA -

GRIFFIN(†) - GUM(†) - HAZEN(†) - ROSE(†) - BURKE(†)
RADICH(†) - MCCOY(†) - MCCORD(†) - AMICH(† 27 Mar 44)


SGLO - T3545

LIBERATOR B-24H - #42-52587 - 23 Mar 1944 - BOSWIEDE - CREW 10

2nd Lt. Robert Lee Garrett 2nd Lt. Billy Barkley Boyer Roy Donald Beukelman - 603 Gordon R. Russell Jr. - 618 John J. Laurich - 604
S/Sgt. Howard B. 'Barney' King James R. Eaton - 606 Milton Ewell Thompson - 608 Orville S. Good - 614 Sgt. Charles Philip Miller

- 7 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD -

GARRETT(† 7 Sep 44 ) - BOYER - BEUKELMAN(†) - RUSSELL(†) - LAURICH(†)
KING - EATON(†) - THOMPSON(†) - GOOD(†) - MILLER


SGLO - T3569

LIBERATOR B-24J - #42-73495 - 08 Apr 1944 - SCHOKLAND - KAVEL P-2 - CREW 9

18089099 - O-803548 - 1st Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - Pilot - POW - Stalag Luft 1 19103219 - O-690113- 2nd Lt. William 'Bill' Lansill - Co-Pilot - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - compound South O-700163 - 2nd Lt. Donald T. Huemoeller - Navigator - POW - Stalag Luft 1 37343040 - Sgt.  George Ellis Sloan  - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - KIA - Grave No. 610 - Vollenhove 14027065 - T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - KIA - Grave No. 611 - Vollenhove
39854977 - T/Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - Radio Operator / Gunner - POW - Stalag Luft 17B 15335447 - S/Sgt. John Earl Colwell  - Left Waist Gunner - POW - Stalag 17B 19170139 - S/Sgt. Trenton Thelbert Tucker Jr. - Right Waist Gunner - KIA - Grave No. 609 - Vollenhove 33316130 - S/Sgt. Joseph Francis McDermott - Tail Turret Gunner - POW

- 3 KIA - 6 POW -

BULAND - LANSILL - HUEMOELLER - SLOAN(†) - LA VERNE(†)
OLIVA - COLWELL - TUCKER Jr.(†) - MCDERMOTT


GOTHA G.IV 1065/16 - 29 Sep 1917 - ZUIDERZEE - CREW 3

 Martin Emmler  Heinz Schreiber  Emil Haes / Haas - 570

- 3 KIA -

EMMLER(†) - SCHREIBER(†) - HAES / HAAS (†)

- Emmler, Schreiber and Haes / Haas not found so far -

- cyan - 1 - contact with next of kin - - - red - 3 - not found so far - - 52 found out of 56 = 93%

Last update - 17 Oct 2013 - PATS

Dutch Pilot Helpers - area VOLLENHOVE, etc ...

VOLLENHOVE - ST. JANSKLOOSTER - ZWARTSLUIS - GENEMUIDEN - MARKNESSE - BLOKZIJL - GIETHOORN - KUINRE
- box nr. -
- certificate -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - Name - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Address - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Place - - - - - - - - - - Award - - -
- - - Grade - - -
- Remarks -
880-9751 Harmen VISSER
Police commander
van Middachtenstraat 239
Nowadays: van Middachtenstraat 3
VOLLENHOVE 5
(posthumous)
- V11 - 9
864-15180 Ds. Frederik Wubbo TJADENS
Rev. of Reformed Church
Kerkstraat 83
Nowadays: Kerkstraat ..
VOLLENHOVE 5
(posthumous)
- T5 - 19
796-15627 Marten KINGMA
Building contractor
Voorpoort A223 - A22g
Nowadays: Clarenberglaan 1
VOLLENHOVE 4 - MoF - K6 - 24
796-14813 Frank KINGMA
Son of Marten KINGMA
Buiten Voorpoort A223 - A22g
Nowadays: Clarenberglaan 1
VOLLENHOVE 5 - K6 - 11
890-14465 Dr. Jacob ZWARTEVEEN
Doctor of Medicine - M.D.
Voorpoort A222 - A22f
Nowadays: Voorpoort 21
VOLLENHOVE 5 - Z3 - 2
826-1127 Dr. Marinus RIJKEN
Doctor of Medicine - M.D.
Voorpoort A221 - A22e
Nowadays: Voorpoort 19
VOLLENHOVE 6 - R12 - 2
866-14709 Jacob "Jaap" van HOUT
Subcontractor (ceo) of KINGMA
Parallelweg A22m
Nowadays: Clarenberglaan 13
VOLLENHOVE 5 - H19 - 11
775-15768 Arnold Hendrik ESSEVELD
Bouwkundig opzichter
Architectural supervisor
Parallelweg A22n
Nowadays: Clarenberglaan 15
VOLLENHOVE 5 - E5 - 18
775-15768 Arnold Hendrik ESSEVELD Woldstraat 26 WINTERSWIJK 5 - E5 - 18
814-27024 Jacob MULLER
Brother-in-law of Marten KINGMA
Grintweg A22u
a.k.a. Parallelweg A22u
Nowadays: Clarenberglaan 29
VOLLENHOVE 5 - M14 - 6
751-22132 Bob ARONS
hiding since June 1942 in Vollenhove
with his wife Lies Biallosterski
Kerkstraat ?140?
House of Piet IJspeert
Nowadays: Kerkstraat 12
VOLLENHOVE 5 - A5 - 13
751-22132 Bob ARONS Heerengracht 241 AMSTERDAM 5 - A5 - 13
798-14903 Mr. Jan Jacob Jelte van KLUYVE
Notary
Kerkstraat 139
Nowadays: Kerkstraat 14
VOLLENHOVE 5 - K9 - 26
853-14431 Foppe Pier van der WOUD
boarder - 1944-1945
hospital - male nurse "verpleger"
Kerkstraat 139
Nowadays: Kerkstraat 14
VOLLENHOVE 5 - W11 - 5
853-14431 Foppe Pier van der WOUD Tulpstraat 12 SNEEK 5 - W11 - 5
861-15571 Pieter van DALEN
Postman "Besteller"
Kerkstraat 125
Nowadays: Kerkstraat 30
VOLLENHOVE 5 - D1 - 4
761-334 Roelof Gerrit BUIMER
Office clerk
Kerkstraat 57
Nowadays: Kerkstraat 65
VOLLENHOVE 6 - B30 - 5
788-21336 Ds. Johann Peter HONNEF
Rev. of Dutch Reformed Church
Kerkstraat 41
Nowadays: Kerkstraat 31
VOLLENHOVE 5 - H16 - ..
838-9546 Anton Christiaan SOETERS
Food/Drugstore
Kerkstraat 34
Nowadays: Kerkstraat 15-17
VOLLENHOVE 5 - S16 - 5
802-15389 Dirk KUIPER
Bookkeeper / Accounting clerk
@ Ramspol
Schoolstraat 225N
a.k.a. Kerksteeg 225N
Nowadays: Kerksteeg 5
VOLLENHOVE 5 - K17 - 5
852-22468 Evert van der LINDE
Bank clerk
Moespot, A 39a
Nowadays: Moespot 6
Lived in war at Moespot 13
VOLLENHOVE 5 - L17 - 6
784-21150 Meindert HEIDEMA
Employee (driver) of KINGMA
Moespot, A 41c
Demolished
VOLLENHOVE 5 - H7 - ..
794-21508 Trijntje JORDENS-POST
Housewife
Beulakerweg A 102
Nowadays: Oude Beulakerweg 1
VOLLENHOVE 5 - J8 - ..
794-21507 Harm JORDENS
........
Beulakerweg A 102
Nowadays: Oude Beulakerweg 1
VOLLENHOVE 5 - J7 - ..
859-15122 Dirk van der MEIJ
........
Grintweg 31a
Marechaussee Kazerne
Nowadays: De Weyert 40
VOLLENHOVE 5 - M7 - 17
836-9239 J. J. SLOET VAN MARXVELD
Jeanette Juliana Sloet van Oldruitenborgh
Freule
born 21 Dec 1866
Oldenhof Castle - A 212
Nowadays: Oppen Swolle 7
VOLLENHOVE 5 - S12 - 7
836-9240 I. G. SLOET VAN MARXVELD
Isabelle Geertruida Sloet van Oldruitenborgh
Freule
born 28 Feb 1874
Oldenhof Castle - A 212
Nowadays: Oppen Swolle 7
VOLLENHOVE 5 - S12 - 2
836-9257 J. F. SLOET VAN MARXVELD
J. F. !!! This is wrong !!!
J. J. SLOET VAN MARXVELD !!!
Oldenhof Castle - A 212
Nowadays: Oppen Swolle 7
VOLLENHOVE 5 - S12 - 5
787-27001 Sijmen HOEKSTRA
Gardener, castle "Oldenhof"
Oldenhof A 208 a
Nowadays: Halleweg 7
VOLLENHOVE 6 - H14 - ..
756-21633 Jacob BOES
Farmer
Barsbeek, B 136
Nowadays: Barsbeek 80
VOLLENHOVE 5 - B15 - ..
754-167 Klaas van BENTHEM
Farmer
Barsbeek, B 82
Nowadays: Barsbeek 3
VOLLENHOVE 6 - B7 - ..
824-1801 Dr. Bertus Dirk PUNSELIE
Doctor of Medicine - M.D.
Kloosterweg B ??
Nowadays: Kloosterweg 90
ST. JANSKLOOSTER 6 - P9 - ..
886-14212 Mrs. Jentje WEIJS-BRUINTJES
Housewife
Posthumous
Yad Vashem Medal - 06 Nov 2013
Kloosterweg B 71a
Nowadays: Kloosterweg 96
ST. JANSKLOOSTER 5 - W6 - ..
886-14213 Willem Jan WEIJS
........
Kloosterweg B 65d
Nowadays: Kloosterweg ?78?
ST. JANSKLOOSTER 5q - W6 - ..
861- 21858 Jan van DALEN
........
Ambt-Vollenhove ST. JANSKLOOSTER 5q - D1 - ..
881-1820 Arend VOS
Butcher
Kloosterweg B ??
Nowadays: Kloosterweg 21
ST. JANSKLOOSTER 6q - V14 - ..
889-14428 Ds. Johannes WOLVEN
Rev. of Reformed Congregation
Kloosterweg B 1
Nowadays: Kloosterweg 1
ST. JANSKLOOSTER 5 - W11 - ..
792-21425 Bernhardus JALINK
Bank clerk
Married 16 Jul 1947: Marrigje WEIJS
Stationsweg 236
Nowadays: Buitenkwartier 38
23 mei 1946, Winschoten
ZWARTSLUIS 5 - J1 - ..
768-14867 Jan de KONING
Student
Son of Mayor of Zwartsluis
became Dutch politician
Meppelerdiepkade 66
Nowadays: Nieuwesluis 2
ZWARTSLUIS 5 - K12 - ..
826-15841 Arend RODERMOND
Farmer
(Belt)Schutsloot C 33 ZWARTSLUIS 5 - R7 - ..
826-15842 Arie (Arrie) RODERMOND
Farmer
KIA - 1948 - Dutch East Indies
(Belt)Schutsloot C 33 ZWARTSLUIS 5 - R7 - ..
840-9591 Klaas STAM
........
(Belt)Schutsloot C 35a ZWARTSLUIS 5 - S19 - ..
767-472 Klaas de JONGE
........
Zandbelt (Beltschutsloot) ZWARTSLUIS 6 - J6 - ..
796-917 Jan KLAVER
........
Zandbelt (Beltschutsloot) C 77 ZWARTSLUIS 6 - K6 - ..
852-14167 Koendert van der STOUWE
........
Kuiper Bookschop ZWARTSLUIS 5 - S23 - ..
852-*** Roelof van der VELDE
........
Wijk 5 No.10
Nowadays: De Velde 8
ZWARTSLUIS nil - V3 - ..
788-21331 Hermanus HOLTRUST
........
Wijk 5 No.12
Nowadays: Zwartewatersklooster 10
ZWARTSLUIS 5 - H16 - ..
780-9006 Roelof GERRITS
........
Wijk 1
Nowadays: Centrum
ZWARTSLUIS 5 - G3 - ..
770-27056 Elizabertus de VRIES
Teacher
Verlengde Sportlaan 221a
Nowadays: Verlengde Sportlaan ..
ZWARTSLUIS 5 - V15 - 4
760-9113 Lambertus BREMAN
Car mechanic
Langestraat 43 GENEMUIDEN 5 - B24 - ..
824-*** Dr. Piet PROVÓ KLUIT
Doctor of Medicine - M.D.
Langestraat 66 GENEMUIDEN nil - P9 - ..
774-519 Jan EENKHOORN
........
Hoek 20 GENEMUIDEN 6 - E1 - ..
834-9219 Han W. SIEBERT
........
Nijstad 11 GENEMUIDEN 5 - S11 - ..
834-9220 Sijmon SIEBERT
........
Nijstad 11 GENEMUIDEN 5 - S11 - ..
870-*** ........ van REES
........
----- GENEMUIDEN nil - R2 - ..
751-15722 Johan ANSINK
Building foreman
Employee of KINGMA
N.O.Polder
Nowadays: Marknesse
MARKNESSE 5 - A4 - ..
761-14625 Feike Jan BRUINSMA
Farmer
Section O-49, Kleiweg
Nowadays: Kleiweg 35
MARKNESSE 5 - B29 - 6
765-504 Willem Gerard de FEIJTER
Farmer
Kamp Zwarte Meer, N.O.P.
Nowadays: Zwartemeerweg 26
Moved to Section M-33-34-35
KRAGGENBURG 6 - F2 - ..
874-14331 H. T. van WIJNGAARDEN
.....
Kamp Zwarte Meer, N.O.POLDER
Nowadays: Zwartemeerweg 26
KRAGGENBURG 5 - W12 - ..
772-14394 Leonardus H. J. de WIT
Landbouwkundig opzichter
Agriculture supervisor
Section P-105, N.O.POLDER
Nowadays: Zwartemeerweg / Ramsweg
RAMSPOL 5 - W9 - ..
816-824 William NOUWEN
.....
I 8-9, Ramspol
Nowadays: Zwartemeerweg / Ramsweg
RAMSPOL 6 - N4 - ..
783-609 Chris Joseph HAVERKAMP
Farmer
Section Q-47, Ramspol
Nowadays: Zwartemeerweg / Drietorensweg
RAMSPOL 6 - H5 - ..
845-14126 Titus Jan TERWISGA van SCHELTINGA
Terwisscha van Scheltinga
Farmer
Section P-94, Ens
Nowadays: Drietorensweg 22
ENS 5 - T2 - ..
834-9490 Koendert SCHULTING
.....
Engelenbertstr. 12
KAMPEN 5q - S8 - 17
798-14912 Albert Johannes KNIPMEIJER
.....
Boelenstr. 13
KAMPEN 5q - K9 - 6
838-9544 Wiebe SOETENDAL
.....
2e Ebbingstr. 29
KAMPEN 5q - S16 - 8
779-9010 Johannes GERSEN
........
Wijk 7, No. 84 URK 5 - G4 - 4
782-21094 Lubbert HAKVOORT
........
Wijk 1, No. 21 URK 5 - H3 - 3
783-21095 Pieter HAKVOORT
........
Wijk 1, No. 20 URK 5
(posthumous)
- H3 - ..
787-21268 Lubbert HOEKMAN
........
Wijk 7, No. 86 URK 5 - H14 - 3
787-*** Lucas HOEKMAN
........
Wijk 3, No. 48 URK nil - H14 - ..
801-14945 Harmen KRAMER
........
Wijk 3, No. 95 URK 5 - K15 - ..
818-9991 Roelof T. OOST
........
Wijk 7, No. 52 URK 5 - O2 - ..
880-9759 Jelle VISSER
........
Wijk 3, No. 50 URK 5 - V11 - ..
751-119 Dr. ANDRIESEN
Doctor of Medicine - M.D.
Wijk 8, No. 1a URK 6 - A4 - ..
761-15976 Pieter BROUWER
........
Wijk 5, No. 13 URK 5
(posthumous)
- B27 - ..
761-316 Hendrik BROUWER
........
Wijk 7, No. 31 URK 6 - B27 - ..
798-940 Jan KOFFEMAN
........
Wijk 7, No. 59 URK 6 - K10 - ..
795-907 Gertruides KEIJZER
........
Wijk 2, No. 3 URK 6 - K5 - ..
801-959 Johannes KRAMER
........
Wijk 8, No. 36 URK 6 - K15 - ..
820-1049 Jelle PASTERKAMP
........
Wijk 2, No. 104 URK 6 - P1 - ..
827-900 Jacob ROMKES
........
Wijk 6, No. 19 URK 6 - R8 - ..
833-1271 Jan SCHRAAL
........
Wijk 1, No. 47 URK 6 - S7 - ..
801-14960 Frans Jacob KROEZE
Custom employee - border Belgium
Wilhelminastraat 35 EYSDEN 4 - MoF - K15 - 23
801-14960 Frans Jacob KROEZE Zuiderstraat 308 a
Nowadays: Zuiderstraat 38
BLOKZIJL 4 - MoF - K15 - 23
801-14960 Frans Jacob KROEZE Bisschopstraat 200 a
Nowadays: Bisschopstraat ..
VOLLENHOVE 4 - MoF - K15 - 23
800-951 Hendrikus KOOT
........
Zuiderstraat 308
Nowadays: Zuiderstraat 40
BLOKZIJL 6 - K13 - ..
790-15498 Wicher HUISMAN
Farmer
"de Werf", Wijk 5
Nowadays: Steenwijkerweg 2
BLOKZIJL 5 - H20 - 8
799-*** Rommert KONING
Farmer
Slingerpad 279
Farm is demolished
Nowadays: Slingerpad ..
BLOKZIJL nil - K12 - ..
820-14157 Albert OVERINK
Office clerk
Frederickstraat 6 ZWOLLE 5 - O5 - ..
836-9259 Marten SLOT
Electrician
Maried: Alie Visser
(daughter of Harmen Visser)
Nieuw Beets 43 NIEUW BEETS 5 - S12 - ..
783-1778 Johannes HALMAN
........
Wijk I-259 GIETHOORN 6q - H3 - 9
787-14739 Jan HOEVE
........
Polder 4 GIETHOORN 5q - H14 - 16
879-15887 Johannes VISSSCHER
........
Wijk I-110 GIETHOORN 5q - V10 - 8
***-14388 Pieter Hendrikus WINTER
........
Giethoorn-Noord GIETHOORN 5q - W9 - 8
832-22724 Willem SCHOLTEN
........
Houseboat KUINRE 5 - S6 - ..
766-21003 Thijs de HAAN
Farmer
Wijk VI-6 OSSENZIJL 5 - H1 - 2
764-21620 Jan Jette de BOER
........
Wijk IV-104 OSSENZIJL 5 - B14 - 2
805-22504 Dirk LENSTRA
Farmer
Wijk IV OSSENZIJL 5 - L13 - ..
806-22409 Jilles Johannes Marinus LITTEL
Opperwachter / Marechaussee
Wijk IV-120 OLDEMARKT 5 - L18 - ..
820-14998 Evert PEN
........
Wijk V-93a KALENBERG 5 - P2 - ..
877-9814 Hendrik VERHAGEN
Optician
Oosterstraat 17 STEENWIJK 5 - V6 - 7
877-9817 Johannes VERHAGEN
Druggist
Oosterstraat 17 STEENWIJK 5 - V6 - 5
806-22415 Piet LOGTMEIER
Radio-Electra store
Gasthuisstraat 35-37 STEENWIJK 5 - L19 - 7
851-21395 Peter Jan van den HURK
........
Prinses Beatrixplein 7 MEPPEL 1 - MoF - H21 - 92
787-21273 Uilke/Ulke HOEKSTRA
........
Verlengde Korflaan 83 HEERENVEEN 5 - H14 - 14
813-22695 Augustinus MOUS
........
Bakhuizen BAKHUIZEN 5 - M13 - 4
813-15309 Jan MULDER
........
Moleneind 182 DRACHTEN 5 - M13 - 6
811-15120 Hendrik METZLAR
Drugstore "Centra", Ureterp
Moleneind NZ 182 DRACHTEN 4 - MoF - M7 - 20
878-9778 Roelof Cornelis VERMEULEN
........
Torenstraat 51 DRACHTEN 3 - MoF - V8 - 30
890-14472 Jilles ZIJLSTRA
........
Merelstaat 9 DRACHTEN 4 - MoF - Z3 - 32
889-14437 Bienso Marten WOUDSTA
........
Dorpstraat 57 DRACHSTERCOMPAGNIE 4 - MoF - W11 - 38
859-15450 Andries van der MEULEN
........
130A ZWAAGWESTEINDE 3 - MoF - M7 - 38
834-9218 Dr. Johannes SIEBENGA
Doctor of Medicine - M.D.
B27 OPEINDE 5 - S11 - 15
761-14676 Ds. Eise Gerrit BUITENBOS
Reverend
B13 OPEINDE 4 - MoF - B31 - 29
814-22705 Trijntje "Tiny" MULDER
Journaliste / Reporter
Kelders 11 LEEUWARDEN 2 - MoF - M14 - 70
777-9199 Johanna Maria FOLMER
Student
Homeruslaan 57 ZEIST 1 - MoF - F2 - 54
818-15667 Gelius Leberthus OTTENS
Policeman
de Witlaan 5 AMERSFOORT 4 - MoF - O4 - 37
771-27167 Hermance W. A. van den WALL BAKE
........
Achtergracht 39 AMSTERDAM 3 - MoF - V15 - 26
776-15770 Piet FELIX
........
Zandweg B 108a DE MEERN 4 - MoF - F1 - 8
787-21401 Cornelius HILLEN
Student
2e Jacob van Campenstr. 69II AMSTERDAM 4 - MoF - H13 - 15
861-22138 Ima Badeloch van ASBECK
"Freule" / Baroness
Marschweg 66 LEIDEN 4 - MoF - A5 - 28
874-14482 Adriaan L. van WIJLEN
"Capt. André"
D190c SPRANG-CAPELLE 1 - MoF - W12 - 32
857-21338 Cor Andries van der HOOFT
became Mayor
of Willemstad and Waddinxveen
Nachtegaalstr. 12 BREDA 5 - H16 - 5
National Archives, College Park, MD - MIS-X Files - Holland - I.S.9. Dutch Helper List - via Bruce C. Bollinger / Jaap de Boer - 10 Sep 2013
Stack location is 290/55/23-26/5-1/boxes 750-890
119 - name, address and place - updated if possible - info PATS
- post war address - 1945-1947
MoF = Medal of Freedom - is applicable for Award Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4
Award Grade 5 and 6 did only receive an AWARD ... NO MEDAL ...

Letter sent for "Quotation (33) For Reproduction Services" - 24 Oct 2013 - PATS
Letter sent for "Quotation (29) For Reproduction Services" - 21 Nov 2013 - PATS
Email sent - request (3) - Bruinsma, Huisman, van Kluyve - 21 Jan 2014 - received 07 Feb 2014 - PATS
Email sent - request (3) - Pieter van Dalen, Soeters, van der Woud - 13 Feb 2014 - received 29 Apr 2014 - PATS
Email sent - request (3) - Frank Kingma, Zwarteveen, Rijken - 02 May 2014 - received 06 Jun 2014 - PATS
Email sent - request (3) - Harmen Visser, Rev. Tjadens, Buimer - 15 Jun 2014 - received 10 Jul 2014 - PATS

Under construction - Last update - 11 Jul 2014 - PATS - 941



Next ... 484 (496-12) Commonwealth War Graves - vicinity Vollenhove - 50x50 mi area

commonwealth-sign-blokzijl

Blokzijl - 7

4 miles N of Vollenhove

Commonwealth War Graves - Blokzijl
133 = Briggs, Thomas Watt - UK
132 = Swanston, Leslie Seton Dewar - UK
131 = Mell, Ernest - UK
130 = Doye, Peter James - UK
129 = Munday, Arnold - UK
128 = Lewis, Harry - UK
127 = North, Leslie - UK
Blokzijl - General Cemetery - 5th of March 2007 - by PATS
- 7 Commonwealth graves - 7 UK -




Blokzijl - Baarlo

4 mi N of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3392

#42-31218 (c/n: 6332) - Boeing B-17G-5-BO "Eto-Itis" FC-E - Thu 10th Feb. 1944 - 13:10
390th BG - 571st BS - Framlingham, UK -
Mission 'Marathon' - Brunswick, Germany - MACR #2504
1 KIA - 7 POW - 2 EVD - Baarlo-OV-(Hol)



390th BG - Patch Square J 571st BS - Patch 8th-air-force-patch

390th BG - 13rd CBW - Square 'J'- 571st BS - FC - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
42-31218 (c/n: 6332). Delivered: 5 October 1943 - (Cheyenne Modification Center)

390 BG - #42-31218 (top) and #42-37806 (left) over Bremen, Germany - 16 Dec 1943
Heavy Flak - #42-31218 (top) and #42-37806 (left) over Bremen - 16 Dec 1943
#42-31218 - 'Crew 70' - Duane (nmi) Sorenson - Mission #38 - Bremen, Germany
#42-37806 - 'Crew 64' - Robert F. Starks - Mission #38 - Bremen, Germany
'Crew 76' - John G. Burke - was that day with B-17F #42-30715

390BG/571BS - B-17G #42-37806 FC-Z - "Starks Ark" - Shot down 28 May 1944 - MACR 5256
with 'Crew 62' - Henry C. Holmes - Mission #113 - Magdeburg, Germany
1 KIA; 8 POW; 1 EVD
- image and info via Footnote.com - WWII US ARMY AIR FORCE PHOTOS -

390 BG - #42-31218 over Bremen, Germany - 16 Dec 1943
Detail - Heavy Flak - #42-31218 over Bremen - 16 Dec 1943
'Crew 70' - Duane (nmi) Sorenson - Mission #38 - Bremen, Germany
- Crew info via www.390th.org -

"Thirteenth Mission" - 13 - of "Crew 76"

HEADQUARTERS
390TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H)
APO 634

11 February 44 - SUBJECT: Extract from S-2 Mission Report regarding B-17G 42-31218

A/C No. 218 was observed to leave formation at about 1215 hours
It continued to drop back and lose altitude and was last seen at about 1300 hours near Lingen
No chutes reported. It may be assumed that 218 was subjected to F/A attacks after it was last seen
++++++++++++++++
Two farmhouses, from Hendrik van Benthem and Lambertus Herman Lok,
in the tiny community of Baarlo, were set on fire after German fighters - FW-190
shot down #42-31218 - B-17G - "Eto-Itis" on his return and pieces of the plane did
hit the farms around 13:10. All 15 cows in the barn of Lok were killed
3 cows of van Benthem were also killed by the exploding ammunition
Nobody on the ground was hurt
Discrepancy !!! 15 cows - Other source does give 21 cows for Lok - info PATS - 29 Sep 2013

One did bail out at the last moment, he was captured by Germans located in Blokzijl
After it was hit by the fighters a fire was starting in front of the plane (info: Sgt. Tarleton )
radio operator James A. Harnish was still in the burning plane
and didn't survive the crash, just 100 yards from the cemetery of Baarlo
Near Vollenhove, so-called "Ambt-Vollenhove", four men had already left the B-17G
4 bailed out from the waist - Tarleton - Lambert- Gambino - Vilk - in that order
5 from the nose - Graney - Hadfield - Montello - Richardson and Burke as last

Hendrik van Benthem (b.1902) is the brother of my paternal Grandmother Aaltje van Benthem (b.1903)
info - 23 Jan 2010 - PATS


Farm (1916) of Hendrik van Benthem - photo late 30's
Farm (1916) of Hendrik van Benthem - photo late 30's
l-r: Hendrik (1902-1993), Jan (1930), Hennie (1933) and Antje van Benthem née de Nekker (1906-1996)
Farm burned down - Thursday 10 Feb 1944 - 10 Feb 1944 - rebuild in 1952
source 'Het Gildenhuys", Blokzijl - via Meine Wallinga - 27 Sep 2013

Map of crash location - layout of farms
Map of crash location - layout of farms - not on scale
source Ab A. Jansen - via 'Het Gildenhuys", Blokzijl - via Meine Wallinga - 27 Sep 2013

Map of Baarlo - 2013 - Google Earth
Map of crash location - Baarlo - 2013
Baarlo - B-17-G "Eto Itis" - 10 Feb 1944 - 52°44'12.88"N 5°57'0.21"E
Grave 3 location of X-3307 is at X - - - 300 feet of crash location between farms
source Google Earth
All 3 farms were rebuild after 1944 !!!
left to right - A - rebuild after chimney fire in the early 50's (de Boer)
B - rebuild in 1947 (Lok) and C - rebuild in 1952 (van Benthem) - info PATS - 29 Sep 2013


Farm of Klaas Lok - photo late 30's
Farm of Klaas Lok - photo late 30's
l-r: Jan van Benthem (born 16 Sep 1930), Grietje Gerrits, Hennie van Benthem (born 02 Nov 1933) and Jan Lambertus Lok
Farm burned down - Thursday 10 Feb 1944 - rebuild in 1947
source 'Het Gildenhuys", Blokzijl - via Meine Wallinga - 27 Sep 2013
Discrepancy !!! - Klaas Lok / Lambertus Herman Lok - info PATS - 28 Sep 2013
Jan Lambertus Lok is the son of Klaas Lok and a cousin of Lambertus Herman Lok
Lambertus Herman Lok is a nephew of Klaas Lok
Solved !!! - Lambertus Herman Lok lived at this farm in 1944 - info Jannie Rabbinge née Lok - 28 Sep 2013

Charles A. Hadfield, New Britain, CT Charles A. Hadfield, New Britain, CT Howard E. Richardson, Malaga, WA Howard E. Richardson, Malaga, WA
- - - Charles A. Hadfield, New Britain, CT - - - - - - - Howard E. Richardson, Malaga, WA - - -

Woodrow Wilson Tarleton Earl Stanley Lambert Angelo Gambino John Francis Graney
- - - Tarleton - - - - - - - - Lambert - - - - - - - - - Gambino - - - - - - - - Graney - - -
- above photos (8) - all taken by Underground -

Two did land in the trees in the "Zuurbeek", before they could escape they became POW
Another - Montello - landed near "den Oldenhof" - brought to Vollenhove by Harmen Visser
policeman Harmen Visser, planning to swith Montello into civil dress, borrowed from his neighbour Mr. Noback
but Visser's chief Nieland afraid for the Germans didn't go along whith this
so Montello became POW and was brought to Zwolle by bus under German guard
( info Montello - Mrs. Martha Krijger ( née Noback ) - 10 Sep 2010 -
Bombardier Andrea Montello - wounded - being shot in the left leg - ( info - MACR )
Some did land near camp "Oostvaart" - "Oosterringweg-Blankenhammerweg" - Section / Kavel M-148
While acting as labourers and wearing a coverall they (4) were mixed between the Dutch workers
At the end of the working day they were told to stay in one of the portable cabins - capacity 10 men
while been picked up later that day by the resistance people of Vollenhove - info: Mr. L.F. Huizinga -



S/Sgt. James Harnish - Crew 76 - "Spirit of 76"
Logbook S/Sgt. James Harnish - cover
Logbook S/Sgt. James Harnish - cover
- via Debra Harnish (niece) - 24 Sep 2013 -

All my operations are
dedicated to three people
Betty, Dad, + Mom

Logbook S/Sgt. James Harnish - page 1 Logbook S/Sgt. James Harnish - page 1
clip - Logbook S/Sgt. James Harnish - page 1
- via Terry Harnish (nephew) - 20 Sep 2010 - - - via Debra Harnish (niece) - 24 Sep 2013 -

33299069 - S/Sgt. James A. Harnish was buried 12 February 1944
on the tiny Cemetery of Baarlo - Grave No. 3 - only 100 yards from crash location -
Finally reinterred to Clarion Cemetery, Clarion - Pennsylvania - info: Rev. James A. Harnish -
- . - .-

Cemetery Baarlo - grave No. 3 - Unknown X 3307
Cemetery Baarlo - grave No. 3 - Unknown X 3307
map from Harnish's IDPF - aka - "293" file

Crew 76 - Burke 01-12144770 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Jerome A. Vilk - POW - Stalag Luft 4 02-32463578 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Earl Stanley Lambert -  EVD 03-13049886 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Woodrow Wilson Tarleton - EVD 04-33365896 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John Francis Graney - July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4 05-33299069 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - James Alexander Harnish - KIA 06-12156963 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Angelo Gambino -  July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4 07-12052140 - O-686162 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Togglier - Andrea Montello - POW - Stalag Luft 1 08-O-752505 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Howard E. Richardson - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 3 09-31103599 - O-687193 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Charles Anderson Hadfield - EVD - POW - Stalag 7A 10-O-398299 - 1st Lt. - Pilot  - John G. Burke - POW - Stalag Luft 1
"Crew 76" - Image courtesy 390th BG Memorial Museum
got this one after Woodrow's image - see below - , will see if I can find the original snapshot
back l-r : 2nd Lt. Andrea Montello, 2nd Lt. Howard E. Richardson, 2nd Lt. Charles A. Hadfield, 1st Lt. John G. Burke
front l-r : S/Sgt. Jerome A. Vilk, S/Sgt. Earl S. Lambert, S/Sgt. Woodrow W. Tarleton,
S/Sgt. John F. Graney, S/Sgt. James A. Harnish, S/Sgt. Angelo Gambino
- or move cursor over photo/faces for names -

Crew 76 - Burke 01-12144770 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Jerome A. Vilk - POW - Stalag Luft 4 02-32463578 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Earl Stanley Lambert -  EVD 03-13049886 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Woodrow Wilson Tarleton - EVD 04-33365896 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John Francis Graney - July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4 05-33299069 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - James Alexander Harnish - KIA 06-12156963 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Angelo Gambino -  July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4 07-12052140 - O-686162 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Togglier - Andrea Montello - POW - Stalag Luft 1 08-O-752505 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Howard E. Richardson - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 3 09-31103599 - O-687193 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Charles Anderson Hadfield - EVD - POW - Stalag 7A 10-O-398299 - 1st Lt. - Pilot  - John G. Burke - POW - Stalag Luft 1
"Crew 76" - Image courtesy Woodrow Tarleton
- Move cursor over photo/faces for names -

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Crew: Boeing B-17G-5-BO Fortress #42-31218 - "Eto-Itis" - 10 Feb 1944 - MACR #2504
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O-398299 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Garrett Burke - POW - Stalag Luft 1

31103599 - O-687193 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Charles Anderson Hadfield - EVD - POW - Stalag 7A

20952435 - O-752505 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Howard E. Richardson - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 3

12052140 - O-686162 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Togglier - Andrea Montello - POW - Stalag Luft 1

33365896 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John Francis Graney - July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4

33299069 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - James Alexander Harnish - KIA

12156963 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Angelo Gambino - July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4

13049886 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Woodrow Wilson Tarleton - EVD

32463578 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Earl Stanley Lambert - EVD

12144770 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Jerome "Jerry" Arthur Vilk - POW - Stalag Luft 4
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O-398299 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - John Garrett Burke - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 12 Aug 1917 - died 21 Feb 1989 - Age 71 -
Compound North 1 - Barrack "Unknown" - Room "Unknown" - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
John G. Burke, West Roxbury Boston, Massachusetts

Pilot Burke who left the plane as last; came down on the intersection Kanaalweg/Ettenlandseweg
and was captured right away by the German crew of the Blokzijl post
- info J. H. Belt ( b.1929 ) - 17 Dec 2009

31103599 - O-687193 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Charles Anderson Hadfield
Aug 1944, Antwerpen, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag 7A
born 5 Dec 1917, New Britain, CT - died 7 Aug 2008, Bristol, CT - Age 90 -
Son of Ernest D. and Mable F. Hadfield - 17 Cedar St., Hartford , CT - Occupation father: Store owner / Sporting goods -
Siblings: Robert, Melvin. E., Royal W., Myrtle F. and Doris E.
His maternal grandparents were born in Sweden - info: US Census Apr 1930 -
From 1937 to 1940 he was in the Connecticut Army Natonal Guard
married Ms. Margaret Barbara Grem in 1942 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Enlistment: 28 Mar 1942 , Hartford, CT
was transfered via Vollenhove - #01 on list(37) Kingma - to the Underground in the Province of Friesland
Charles Hadfield arrived 4 Aug 1944 at the house of Simon de Cock, Kaatsheuvel
on 6 Aug 1944 he is moving to another safe-house in Kaatsheuvel, Prov. of Brabant

via Harm Jordens, Beulakerweg, Ambt-Vollenhove to Marten Kingma, Voorpoort A 22 g, Vollenhove
after two days he was passed to Jilles Zylstra, Drachten
- info from 'Kingma' helper file - "National Archives" - received 23 Mar 2011 -
Harm Jordens - born 6 Mar 1924 - died 30 Apr 1970 - Age 46

20952435 - O-752505 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Howard E. Richardson
Aug 1944, Antwerpen, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 3
born 10 Jun 1918, North Dakota - died 3 Jun 1990 - Age 71 -
Son of Mr. George H. Richardson and Mrs. Naomi E. Richardson, Chelan county, WA - info census 1930
Enlistment: 3 Feb 1941, Wenatchee, WA - grade: Private - branch: Coast Artillery Corps
National Guard. Federal Service Feb. 1941; transfered to Air Force, Dec. 1942
was transfered via Vollenhove - #02 on list(37) Kingma - to the Underground in the Province of Friesland
Howard Richardson arrived 4 Aug 1944 at the house of Simon de Cock, Kaatsheuvel
on 6 Aug 1944 he is moving to another safe-house in Kaatsheuvel, Prov. of Brabant
Hometown: Malaga, WA - info: Cecil A. Richardson, brother -

"My father did write down some of his story. Did you also know, that I am named
after the women who hid my father during his time in hiding through the help of the underground movement?"
info: 10 Mar 2009 - Petronella 'Nella' Cochran - daughter of Howard E. Richardson – Navigator 'Crew 76' -

via Mr. J. J. J. van Kluyve, Kerkstraat 139, Vollenhove to Marten Kingma, Voorpoort A 22 g, Vollenhove
after two days he was passed to Jilles Zylstra, Drachten
- info from 'Kingma' helper file - "National Archives" - received 23 Mar 2011 -

12052140 - O-686162 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Togglier - Andrea Montello - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 21 Nov 1919 - died 23 Sep 1985, Tucson, AZ - Age 65 -

KU842 - Andrea Montello, birth - POW
KU842 - Andrea Montello - 21 Nov 1919

Enlistment : 12 Mar 1942, Syracuse, NY - Nativity : Italy or San Marino
Address : Mrs. Maria Montello ( mother), 3 Yates Place, Cortland, Cortland County, NY
Compound South - Barrack "Unknown" - Room "Unknown" - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Note: AAD archives - year of birth - 1918 ( What seems to be wrong )
Familysearch gives also - 21 Nov 1919

2nd Lt. Andrea Montello - gravemarker
2nd Lt. Andrea Montello - 21 Nov 1919 - 23 Sep 1985 - Age 65
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
source findagrave.com
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33365896 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John Francis Graney - July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 19/20 Mar 1919, PA - died 10 Mar 2007 - Age 87 - Profession : Manufacturer
Son of John J. Graney and Mary H. Graney, 555 East Market St., Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA - info US Census Apr 1930
enlistment: 31 Aug 1942, Allentown, PA - Nativity: PA - no siblings
grandparents - paternal - born in North Ireland
birth : 19 Mar 1919, German records - 20 Mar 1919, SSDI records - info PATS

Graney taken POW
Graney was captured by Secret Field Police - 2 July, 07:00am in Charleroi, Belgium
It's Pottsville instead of Pittsville - info PATS

Graney-Gambino-Lyons with fam. Teuwen, Roermond
Graney, Gambino and Lyons with fam. Teuwen, Roermond
Address 1945: Mrs. A. M. J. H. Teuwen-Boonen, Godsweerdersingel 23, Roermond
- source Louis H. Breitenbach memoirs - via Bill Breitenbach, son -
If somebody does have more info or better photos .... Let me know - 20 Jun 2009 - PATS

MOM - Maria Teuwen-Boonen, Roermond Graney and Gambino with fam. Teuwen, Roermond Graney-Gambino-Lyons with fam. Teuwen, Roermond
Graney, Gambino and Lyons with fam. Teuwen, Roermond
- With help of his mother, Bill was able to find and scan his originals - 23 Jul 2009
- source Louis H. Breitenbach memoirs - via Bill Breitenbach, son -

33299069 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - James Alexander Harnish - KIA
born 1 Oct 1921 - died 10 Feb 1944 - Age 22
Son of Mr. Samuel Wallace Harnish and Mrs. Ana Mae Harnish, Clarion Twp, Clarion Co., PA - info Census 1930
Address: Rural Free Delivery Number One ( RFD #1 ) aka Route #1, Clarion, PA
Siblings: Samuel, Sylvester, Edward, Sara and Earl

His older brothers Samuel and Sylvester also joined the Army prior to James
33114002 - HARNISH#SAMUEL#W######## - PENNSYLVANIA - CLARION
- NEW CUMBERLAND - PENNSYLVANIA - 20 Oct 1941 - Civil Life - born 1918, PA
33151982 - HARNISH#SYLVESTER#C##### - PENNSYLVANIA - CLARION
- NEW CUMBERLAND - PENNSYLVANIA - 19 Feb 1942 - Civil Life - born 1919, PA
33299069 - HARNISH#JAMES#A######### - Undefined Code - Undefined Code
- ERIE - PENNSYLVANIA - 06 Nov 1942 - Civil Life - born 1921, PA
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
info AAD-archives

US Census 29 Apr 1930
Address: Clarion Township, Clarion Co. Pennsylvania
..................................................................
Head - Samuel W. Harnish - M 33/19 - abt. 1897, Pennsylvania - Labourer - Coal Mine
Wife - Anna Mae Harnish - F 38/24 - abt. 1892, Pennsylvania
..................................................................
Son - Samuel W. Harnish Jr. - M 11 - 1918, Pennsylvania
Son - Sylvester C. Harnish - M 10 - 04 Oct 1919, Pennsylvania - died .. Aug 1980 - Age 61
Son - James A. Harnish - M 8 - 01 Oct 1921, Pennsylvania - died 10 Feb 1944 - Age 22
Son - Edward C. Harnish - M 6 - abt. 1924, Pennsylvania
Daughter - Sara J. Harnish - F 3 5/12 - abt. 1926, Pennsylvania
..................................................................

US Census 19 Apr 1940
Address: Clarion Township, Clarion Co. Pennsylvania
..................................................................
Head - Samuel W. Harnish - M 44 - abt. 1896, Pennsylvania - Miner - Coal
Wife - Anna M. Harnish - F 48 - abt. 1892, Pennsylvania
..................................................................
Son - Samuel W. Harnish Jr. - M 21 - 1918, Pennsylvania - Miner - Coal
Son - Sylvester C. Harnish - M 20 - 04 Oct 1919, Pennsylvania - Clerk - Automobile accessoires
Son - James A. Harnish - M 18 - 01 Oct 1921, Pennsylvania - Miner - Coal
Son - Edward C. Harnish - M 16 - abt. 1924, Pennsylvania
Daughter - Sara J. Harnish - F 13 - abt. 1926, Pennsylvania
Son - Earl W. Harnish - M 8 - abt. 1932, Pennsylvania
..................................................................

Jim Harnish - PA - 1943 l-r: - Earl Lambert and Jim Harnish - Trafalgar Square - London - 1943
Jim Harnish in Pennsylvania - - - - - - - - - - - at Trafalgar Square - London - 1943
Jim ( right ) with Earl Lambert ( left ) on Trafalgar Square, London, 1943
- courtesy Harnish family - 25 Sep 2009 -

Headstone James A Harnish - Clarion, PA - courtesy Harnish family S/Sgt. James A. Harnish - 1943 - USA
. . . 1921 - James Alexander Harnish - 1944 - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 'Jim' - 1943 - USA . . .
right image 1943, USA - via S/Sgt. Woodrow W. Tarleton - 20 Nov 2009
- note - 590 BM GP must be 390 BM GP - PATS -

Statements of Burgomaster W. H. van den Berg, Kuinderstraat, Blokzijl, Holland - 11 and 12 Mar 1946 -
Remains disinterred by 1st Platoon 3059 Quartermaster Gr. Reg. Co.
Arrived 29 Mar 1946 (1630) at Cemetery Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium as unknown X-3307
Burial 18 Apr 1946 (1230) - Plot G Row 5 Grave 119 - U.S. Military Cemetery, Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium
Identified by the Field, approved OQMG, 30 Aug 1946
Repatriated to the United States - 26 Apr 1949 - USAT HAITI VICTORY - arr: 4 May 1949 - NYPE
Arrived Saturday 25 Jun 1949 (0952) RR Station, Emlenton, MA - escort 12233251 S/Sgt. Martin O. Pagan
Transportation ( 22 miles ) by Jenkins Funeral Home to Clarion, PA - Contact 1100 Mr. Samuel W. Harnish
Funeral was held at 1500 hours on Sunday 26 June 1949 - escort did attend
Burial honors were provided by VFW American Legion Post Clarion, PA - ( VFW = Veterans Foreign War )
Flag was presented to Samuel W. Harnish (father)
- info from IDPF Harnish - aka '293' file -

IDPF - Harnish - request 12 Mar 2009 - expecting Sep 2009 - received - 99 pages - 01 Jul 2009

12156963 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Angelo Gambino - July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 19 Feb 1923 - died 29 Jun 2011, Dutchess, Poughkeepsie, NY - Age 88
Enlistment: 21 Oct 1942, New York City, NY - Nativity: New York
Height: 63 in. (1.60m) - Weight: 107 lbs (48.5kg)
Son of Mr. Joseph Gambino, Brooklyn borough, Kings County, NY
15th Census of United States, 15 April 1930 - gives:
Joseph Gambino, Head - 42 - Widower - born: Italy - US citizenship - 1910
Bennie (M-16 abt. 1914), Sydney (M-12 abt. 1918), Rose (F-10 abt. 1920) and Angelo (M-7 abt. 1923) - all born State of New York
Address 1944 - Miss Rose Gambino (Sister), 277 Liberty Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

U.S. Census 1940 - 05 Apr
284 Stove Ave, Brooklyn, King Co., New York
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head - Salvatore Gambino - 39, Italy - Scaffoldman
Wife - Lilly Gambino - 31, New York
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daughter - Rosie Gambino - 11, New York
Son - Bennie Gambino - 9, New York
Daughter - Angie Gambino - 3, New York
Brother - Joseph Gambino - 53, Italy - Scaffoldman
Nephew - Sidney Gambino - 23, New York - New worker
Nephew - Angelo Gambino - 17, New York
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Joseph Gambino (53), Sidney Gambino (23) and Angelo Gambino (17) are with their uncle's family - Salvatore Gambino (39)
Joseph Gambino and Salvatore Gambino (brother) - Occupation: Scaffoldman, Building Construction

Sidney E. Gambino - born 03 Mar 1917, NY - died 16 Dec 2004, NY - Age 86
Sidney E. Gambino, of N. Massapequa, died on Dec. 16, 2004
Husband of the late Mary. Father and father-in-law of Vita and Patrick Vitale.
Brother of Angelo and Rose.
Grandfather of Frank Vitale, Denise Vitelli and Patrick Vitale.
Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery.

2011 - Last residence: Angelo Gambino, 38 Feller Ct, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 - Born Feb 1923
Father of three daugthers: Vita, Adelaine 'Addy' and Angela - info Vita L. Vitale (niece) - 06 Mar 2014

Profession : Worker
Gambino taken POW
Gambino was captured by Secret Field Police - 2 July, 07:00am in Charleroi, Belgium
277 Liberty Avenue instead of 277 Liberty Street - info PATS 07 Nov 2009

While in Stalag Luft 4 he was with 37522237 - T/Sgt. James Earl Brooks (RO) - crash B-17G #44-6307 - 25 Nov 1944, Germany
and 33628616 - Sgt. Oscar E. Clayton (TG) - crash B-24H #42-95326 - 29 Jun 1944, Alkmaar (Middenbeemster), Holland
37522237 - James "Jim" Earl Brooks - born 1923, KS - from Pittsburg, KS
33628616 - Oscar Edward "Eddie" Clayton - born 1913 - from Norfolk, VA
Nickname "Gambi" and called himself a "Guinea WOP"
We called him Gambi. He was a little Italian boy from Brooklyn, New York. Everybody liked Gambi
partial info: A Glimpse of Hell: The World War II Years - by James E. Brooks, ISBN - 1588202046

Crew 76 - photo via Addy Gambino
Crew 76 - 1943 - photo via Addy Gambino (daughter) - 07 Mar 2014

Dad's Army uniform still fits - after 47 years Perspective distortion - Army portait - Angelo Gamibino
"Dad's Army uniform still fits - after 47 years"
right image is taken from newspaper clip - perspective distortion
photo via Addy Gambino (daughter) - 07 Mar 2014
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13049886 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Woodrow Wilson Tarleton - EVD
born 28 Oct 1917, Baltimore, MD
Son of Theodore and Katherine A. Tarleton, 1200 Lamont Ave, Baltimore City - US Census Apr 1930
Siblings: Theodore J., Barnard S., and Lenona P. Tarleton
address 1944: 3520 Erdman Ave, Baltimore, MD
Enlistment: 03 Jan 1942, Baltimore, MD - Nativity: Maryland
E&E #1955 - 10/11 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (9 pages) - see MIS-X reports

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Interview: 10 and 11 Sep 1944 - return to UK: 11 Sep 1944
13 Missions
Wounded: Sligtly wounded in right leg, by bullet
Occupation: Mechanic
I came down around 13:00pm. I was at once helped by two young farm boys and from then on the organization
took care of me until the Americans came
The chief of the first organization I entered in Brussels was a lady who was called Anne
The woman who placed the men was known as Lena
I stayed almost 3 months with a M. Jonette Schulman, 15 Rue Achille
[Mme Jeanette SCHUURMAN née VANDERHEYDEN, au 15 Rue Achille Jonas à Anderlecht]
She did all she could for me, bring my clothes, etc.
Then I entered another organization headed by a M. Gaston [Gaston MATTHYS]
At the camps [camp d’Acremont-Luchy/camp à Porcheresse]
we were helped by a man named Albert [Albert Louis (forestier)]
- info 11 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion report #1955 -
[info from Comete Line - see fiche D216 - Tarleton]
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org

Verified position on 10 Feb 1944 - Woodrow was the "Right Waist Gunner" - info himself - 22 Sep 2010
In evasion report - once helped by two sisters - this should be two young farm boys (teenagers)
In evasion report - I stayed almost 5 months - this is: 3 months
Last phone contact Woodrow Wilson Tarleton - 28 Oct 2013 - Age 96
Last email contact Woodrow Wilson Tarleton - 03 Nov 2013

32463578 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Earl Stanley Lambert - EVD
born 22 Sep 1921 - died 30 Oct 1990 - Age 69 -
Son of Otis Lambert (father) and Christena Lawrence (mother)
Christena maried (~1929) Stepfather Charles R. Calvert - farm labourer - WV State Route 5, Pendleton Co., WV
Siblings: N. Marie Lawrence (6) and Edwin R. 'Ray' Lawrence (4)- info US Census Apr 1930
Siblings born after Apr 1930 - Clifford Calvert, Ethel Calvert, Hansel Calvert and Irving Calvert
E&E #1935 - 11 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion Report (8 pages) - see MIS-X reports

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Interview: 10 and 11 Sep 1944 - return to UK: 10 Sep 1944
Air Medal - 13 Missions
Address: 9 Jackson Street, Passaic, NY
Occupation: Factory worker
Wounded: - Flak wound on hand and frozen fingers
When and where came you down : 3 miles from Zuiderzee, 13:20
I was helped in Belgium by Georges Chateron - White Army -
- info 11 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion report #1935 -
[info from Comete Line - see fiche D138 - Lambert]
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org

Uncle Earl
Uncle Earl
- image via Christena Peters, niece - 20 Feb 2010
- Christena Peters - daughter of Ethel Calvert, half sister of Earl

12144770 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Jerome "Jerry" Arthur Vilk - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 19 Mar 1922 - died 24 Sep 1992 - Age 70
Enlistment: 21 Sep 1942, New York - Nativity: New York - Religion: Jewish
Son of Mr. Norman Vilk (father) and Mrs. Mildred Vilk (mother),
Sibling: Nita Vilk (sister)
Married with Beverly Ethel Vilk ( born 23 Aug 1918 - died Jun 1993 - Age 74 ), son's name is Charles
Jerome Arthur Vilk buried at New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, Suffolk Co., New York, USA
Mr. Norman Vilk (father) - born 23 Jan 1896 - died 01 Jan 1957 - Age 60
Mr. Mildred Vilk (mother) - born 18 Oct 1898, Lithuania - died 10 Dec 1974 - Age 76
All buried in Vilk plot at New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, Suffolk Co., New York, USA

Mr. Charles A. Vilk (son) and Mrs. Rosalie Esther Vilk (née Rand)
related addresses - Buena, NJ, Newfield, NJ, Springfield, NJ and North Belmore, Nassau, NY
Mr. Charles A. Vilk ..... if you read this ..... please contact me by email - PATS

"He was on his 13th mission, bailed out near Zuidersea"
"and was picked up by the Undergrond; but handed to the Germans"
"When liberated he had lost 100 pounds and his weight was only 80-90 pounds"
"He had two children, a son Charles Vilk and daughter Fern Vilk"
- info by Mrs. Nita Cohen née Vilk (sister) - 29 Sep 2012


Jerome Vilk - grave marker
Jerome Vilk - 1922 - 1992
image by NoreenP - Find a Grave - Memorial #78462205

US Census 07 Apr 1930
Address: 652 E 95 Street, Brooklyn borough, New York, Kings Co., New York
..................................................................
Norman Vilk (Head) - 32/24 - abt. 1898, Kovno, Lithuania (23 Jan 1896) - Yiddish - to USA in 1916
Mildred Vilk (Wife) - 30/21 - abt. 1900, Kovno, Lithuania (18 Oct 1898) - Yiddish - to USA in 1905
Yale Vilk (Son) - 8 - abt. 1922, NY
Honita Vilk (Daughter) - 2/12 - abt. 1930, NY
..................................................................
Norman Vilk: Proprietor, Millinery (Designing and manufacture of hats)
Mildred Vilk: Saleslady, Millinery
discrepancies- Age of Norman and Mildred - Yale/Jerry - Honita/Nita -

US Census 03-04 Apr 1940
Address: E 95 Street, New York, Kings Co., New York
..................................................................
Norman Vilk (Head) - 44 - abt. 1896, Lithuania (23 Jan 1896)
Mildred Vilk (Wife) - 40 - abt. 1900, Lithuania (18 Oct 1898)
Jerry Vilk (Son) - 18 - abt. 1922, NY
Nita Vilk (Daughter) - 10 - abt. 1930, NY
..................................................................
US Census 28-29 Oct 1940
Address: 1515 17th Street, Bakersfield, Kern Co., California
Jerry A. Vilk (Roomer) - 18 - born abt. 1922, New York - Occupation: Salesman, Drugstore
Residence in 1935: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Jerry / Jerome is two times in US Census 1940 - info PATS

1957 Marriage Licenses - Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Brooklyn Daily Newspaper - 06 February 1957
Daniel COHEN, Age 24, 62-09 84th st - Nita VILK, Age 27, 62 09 84th st
discrepancy - Mildred Vilk - birth / Census 1940 - Age 40 (41)
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extra notes from MACR - FamilySearch - AAD - etc ....
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Earl S. Lambert
Earl Stanley Lambert - 1921 - 1990
- image courtesy Lambert family -

Earl S. Lambert - Left Waist Gunner - one of the two EVD's
All the time in Holland he was together with Woodrow Wilson Tarleton
After leaving Meppel, Lambert and Tarleton went by train and bike,
lead by underground members to Maastricht. This journey took about a month
stopping at houses and barns. Stayed for a week in a house in Maastricht
With help of the resistance in a row boat over the border - river Meuse -
Arrived in Liege - Belgium - stayed at a closed Singer Sewing Machine factory
from here they went both another way
Tarleton was taken by different guides to Brussels, stayed in Anderlecht with a family
for about 3 months. After nearly caught in a raid in that house
he was moved to Charleroi for a short time
When the Germans were picking up more underground members they were moved
to an underground maintained camp in the Ardennes Forest near Arlon for 2 months

Tarleton in Belgium Logo - La Ligne d’Evasion 'Comète' B17G - Flying Fortress
* Woodrow Tarleton * * * C O M E T E - L I N E S * * * * * * * B-17G * * * * * * * *

Until they were liberated by the Americans. They went by truck to Paris
After 3 days in Paris, he was sent back to his base in England
A month later, early October 1944, he was sent back to the USA
- info: Woodrow Tarleton - 12 Jun 2007 -
Statements of Lambert and Tarleton about the crash were taken 11th of Sep 1944 ( see MACR )


Unknown buddy - Earl S. Lambert (right)
image courtesy Lambert family Earl S. Lambert in USA - courtesy Lambert family
. . . . . . ? Unknown ? . . . . Earl Lambert - right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Earl S. Lambert in USA . . . . .

When the 231218 went down it had a total of 18 missions
It was the 2nd time "Crew 76 - Pilot Burke" was on this AC
Mostly flying with the F-models 203332 - 7 times and 230715 - 3 times
four days earlier, February 6th, once with G-model 231691 on mission 12
1st Mission by 'Crew 76' was 3 months earlier, 5th of Dec 1943
Pilot John G. Burke born in Boston on August 12, 1917 passed away on February 21, 1989
at the age of seventy-one after a battle with lung cancer
He is best known as the author, in 1986, of "Cosmis Debris: Meteorites in History"
Professor Emeritus - Dean of Letters & Science - University of California - UCLA (1962-1981)

Here are some facts about the planes "Crew 76" was flying with their 13 missions:
2 times - serial 6332 - B-17G - 5 - BO - #42-31218 - FC-E - "Eto-Itis"
Total - 18 missions - Lost Feb. 10, 1944 - Crash - Baarlo - The Netherlands - MACR 2504
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1 time - serial 6805 - B-17G - 25 - BO - #42-31691 - FC-Q - "Lassie"
Total - 22 missions - Lost Apr. 13, 1944 - Forced landing - Dübendorf, Switzerland - MACR 3948
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7 times - serial 5446 - B-17F - 95 - BO - #42-30332 - FC-N - "Short Stuff" / "Spirit of 76"
Total - 27 missions - Lost Apr. 18 , 1944 - Forced landing - Bulltofta - Southern Sweden - MACR 4012
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3 times - serial 5829 - B-17F - 115 - BO - #42-30715 - FC-Y - "Cincinnati Queen" / "Blues in the Night"
Total - 41 missions - Lost Jun. 21, 1944 - Crew Malcolm M. Dinsmore (MIA) - 1 MIA - 9 POW - Mission Berlin
----- reference - www.390th.org - ----------

Crew '76' - in front of B-24 - Walla Walla Army Air Base, WA, USA - 1943
"Crew 76" - in front of B-24 - Walla Walla Army Air Base, WA, USA - 1943
back l-r : 2nd Lt. Andrea Montello, 2nd Lt. Howard E. Richardson, 2nd Lt. Charles A. Hadfield, 1st Lt. John G. Burke
front l-r : S/Sgt. Jerome A. Vilk, S/Sgt. Earl S. Lambert, S/Sgt. Woodrow W. Tarleton,
S/Sgt. John F. Graney, S/Sgt. James A. Harnish, S/Sgt. Angelo Gambino
photo courtesy 'Woody' - Mr. Woodrow W. Tarleton - 20 Nov 2009

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.
I have attached a picture I took in his home office ( see below )
...............
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


Visit Terry Harnish to Tarleton's - 07 Feb 2010
Visit Terry Harnish to Tarleton's - 07 Feb 2010 -
- image via Terry Harnish, nephew - 07 Feb 1010

Baarlo/Blokzijl - visit by Jack Harnish (nephew), Judy, Diane and Ross - 19 Sep 2013 - PATS

B-17G - #42-31218 - relics
B-17G - #42-31218 - .50 empty shell casing
.50 shell casing handed by Meine Wallinga to "Jack" John E. Harnish (nephew) - 19 Sep 2013
image via Jack and Judy Harnish - 09 Jan 2014

B-17G - #42-31218 - relics
B-17G - #42-31218 - relics - headstamp .50 caliber
B-17G - #42-31218 - relics - incl. headstamps
M 43 = Milwaukee Ordnance Plant . . . . . . . . . . S L 43 = St. Louis Ordnance Plant
photos by PATS - via Meine Wallinga - 07 Jun 2014
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All B-17G relics send to Harnish family in the USA - 11 Jun 2014 - PATS



SGLO - T3392

BOEING B-17G-5-BO - #42-31218 - 10 Feb 1944 - BAARLO - CREW 10

O-398299 - 1st Lt. - Pilot -  John Garrett Burke - POW - Stalag Luft 1 31103599 - O-687193 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Charles Anderson Hadfield - EVD - POW - Stalag 7A 20952435 - O-752505 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Howard E. Richardson -  EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 3 12052140 - O-686162 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier / Togglier - Andrea Montello - POW - Stalag Luft 1 33365896 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner -  John Francis Graney - July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4
33299069 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - James Alexander Harnish - KIA 12156963 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Angelo Gambino -  July 2, 1944, Belgium - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4 13049886 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Woodrow Wilson Tarleton -  EVD 32463578 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Earl Stanley Lambert -  EVD 12144770 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Jerome A. Vilk -  POW - Stalag Luft 4

- 1 KIA - 7 POW - 2 EVD -

BURKE - HADFIELD - RICHARDSON - MONTELLO - GRANEY
HARNISH(†) - GAMBINO - TARLETON - LAMBERT - VILK

Spoke with Hadfield and Tarleton

Contact Tarleton is pending - 12 May 2007 - PATS
Contact Lambert is pending - 23 May 2007 - PATS
Contact Harnish is pending - 30 Aug 2007 - PATS
Contact Richardson is pending - 12 Feb 2009 - PATS
Contact Graney is pending - 10 Mar 2009 - PATS
Contact Hadfield is pending - 10 Mar 2009 - PATS
Contact Vilk is pending - 25 Sep 2012 - PATS
Contact Gambino is pending - 06 Mar 2014 - PATS

Last update - 19 Jun 2014 - PATS

Blokzijl - Roomsloot

4.5 mi N of Vollenhove

Commonwealth War Graves - Blokzijl - 5 May 2009
Blokzijl - General Cemetery - 5th of May 2009 - by PATS


SGLO - T3414

Lancaster Mk.III - JB420 - DX-S - Tue 15th Feb. 1944 - 23:15
near the "Roomsloot" - 2 km NE of Blokzijl
7 KIA



RAF 57 Sqdn. - Lancaster Mk.III - JB420-DX-S - Operation: Berlin - Tue 15/02/1944
On this link there are some "typos" - Blotzijl instead of Blokzijl
further the listed crew is not correct !!!! Did sent an email with correct crew - see below -
- 21 March 2007 - PATS


The Lancaster was shot down by a German fighter and came down near Blokzijl
Exact location "Roomsloot", that's 1 mile east of Baarlo
All seven crew members are buried in Blokzijl

1497697 Sgt. (Rear Air Gnr.)

NORTH, LESLIE

15/02/1944 - RAFVR - UK
CWGC ref. 2820395 - Grave 127. Blokzijl

1497697 - RAFVR - Leslie North - Rear Air Gnr.
- image via Tony Dunlop - 18 Jan 2013 -
Note !!! - Blakzijl . . . . . modified to Blokzijl - info PATS
Text headstone - North - Blokzijl Cemetery
1391807 Sgt. (W. Op. / Air Gnr.)

LEWIS, HARRY

Age 32 - 3008/11 - 15/02/1944 - RAFVR - UK
CWGC ref. 2820392 - Grave 128. Blokzijl

1391807 - RAFVR - Harry Lewis - W. Op. / Air Gnr. 2nd Grave marker - Sgt. H. Lewis - Blokzijl Cemetery
- images courtesy his daughter Margaretta "Maggie" - 10 Feb 2009 -
Text headstone - Lewis - Blokzijl Cemetery
1390520 F/Sgt. (Bomb Aimer)

MUNDAY, ARNOLD

Age 27 - 15/02/1944 - RAFVR - UK
CWGC ref. 2820394 - Grave 129. Blokzijl

F/Sgt. Arnold Munday - RAFVR - Bomb Aimer Sister Vera at grave of Arnold
- images via Melvyn Thomas (nephew) - 10-12 Dec 2012 -
Text headstone - Munday - Blokzijl Cemetery
1607202 Sgt. (Flight Engineer)

DOYE, PETER JAMES

Age 22 - 15/02/1944 - RAFVR - UK
CWGC ref. 2820391 - Grave 130. Blokzijl

1607202 - RAFVR - Peter James Doye - Flight Engineer Grave - Sgt. P. J. Doye - photo from Doye family
- images courtesy Josephine Martin (niece) - via Ann Lawrence - 24 Oct 2012 -
Text headstone - Doye - Blokzijl Cemetery
1594035 Sgt. (Air Gunner)

MELL, ERNEST

Age 35 - 15/02/1944 - RAFVR - UK
CWGC ref. 2820393 - Grave 131. Blokzijl

Sgt. Ernest Mell - RAFVR - Air Gunner
- image courtesy his son Philip - 20 Jun 2010 -
Text headstone - Mell - Blokzijl Cemetery
1488758 Sgt. (Navigator)

SWANSTON, LESLIE SETON DEWAR

Age 20 - 15/02/1944 - RAFVR - UK
CWGC ref. 2820396 - Grave 132. Blokzijl

Text headstone - Swanson - Blokzijl Cemetery
55018 Flying Officer (Pilot)

BRIGGS, THOMAS WATT

Age 29 - 14/09/1914 - 15/02/1944 - RAFVR - UK
CWGC ref. 2820390 - Grave 133. Blokzijl

55018 - RAFVR - Tom Briggs - Pilot Kids - Tom and Hugh Briggs - 1942
F/O. Thomas W. Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kids - Tom and Hugh Briggs ( 1942 )
- images via Anne Graham ( née Briggs ), niece - 18 Sep 2009 -
- move cursor over right image for retouch image - by PATS 2009 -
Text headstone - Briggs - Blokzijl Cemetery

Hugh Alexander Briggs - born 18 May 1936, Prestonkirk - died 15 Feb 2002, USA - Age 65
Thomas Watt Briggs Jr. - born 10 May 1940, East Linton - died 23 Dec 1954, East Linton - Age 14½
- move cursor over image 'Tom and Hugh' for 'as-new' image - retouch by PATS 2009 -
Thomas Watt Briggs - East Linton Primary school
9 Nov 1927 - Thomas Watt Briggs - East Linton Primary school
- school photo via John Robson - 29 Oct 2007 -
Treasurer - Dunpender Community Council - East Linton, Scotland

Blokzijl - 7 Commonwealth War Graves - Crew Lancaster JB420
127 = North, Leslie - UK
128 = Lewis, Harry - UK
129 = Munday, Arnold - UK
130 = Doye, Peter James - UK
131 = Mell, Ernest - UK
132 = Swanston, Leslie Seton Dewar - UK
133 = Briggs, Thomas Watt - UK
Blokzijl - 7 Commonwealth War Graves - Crew Lancaster JB420 DX-S
- initial wooden grave markers -
l-r: Grave 127 - North, 128 - Lewis, 129 - Munday, 130 - Doye, 131 - Mell, 132 - Swanston, 133 - Briggs
- photo courtesy Ted and Maggie ( née Lewis ) - 8 Feb 2009 -


127 = North, Leslie - UK 128 = Lewis, Harry - UK 129 = Munday, Arnold - UK 130 = Doye, Peter James - UK 131 = Mell, Ernest - UK 132 = Swanston, Leslie Seton Dewar - UK 133 = Briggs, Thomas Watt - UK
127 = North, Leslie - UK 128 = Lewis, Harry - UK 129 = Munday, Arnold - UK 130 = Doye, Peter James - UK 131 = Mell, Ernest - UK 132 = Swanston, Leslie Seton Dewar - UK 133 = Briggs, Thomas Watt - UK
127 - . - 128 - . - 129 - . - 130 - . - 131 - . - 132 - . - 133
7 poppies - Blokzijl - 11-11-11

11-11-11 - Poppy Day - Blokzijl - 11-11-11

Poppies are placed in Blokzijl since 11 Nov 2006 by Colin and Tina Moggridge from the UK
more details with news and photos - opens in new tab/window -
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Crew: Lancaster Mk.III - JB420 - DX-S - 15 Feb 1944 - Mission: Berlin
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523059 - 55018 - Flying Officer - Pilot - T. W. Briggs (Thomas Watt) - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA

1488758 - Sgt. - Navigator - L. S. D. Swanston (Leslie Seton Dewar) - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA

1391807 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - H. Lewis (Harry) Jr. - RAFVR - Age 32 - KIA

1607202 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - P. J. Doye (Peter James) - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

1390520 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - A. Munday (Arnold) - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA

1594035 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - E. Mell (Ernest) - RAFVR - Age 34 - KIA

1497697 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - L. North (Leslie 'Les') - 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 - JB420 - DX-S - Briggs
Loss Card - JB420 - DX-S - Briggs - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

523059 - 55018 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Thomas Watt Briggs - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
of East Linton, East Lothian, UK - Grave 133 - Blokzijl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820390
born 14 Sep 1914, Innverwick, Haddington - [ Haddington is now East Lothian ] -
Son of Hugh Briggs [ Ploughman, Farm Grieve ] and Isabella Briggs ( née Marr ) ;
husband of Christina Shiels Hepburn Briggs ( née Kerr ), of East Linton, East Lothian, UK
marriage - 31 Dec 1935 - , The Old Parish Church, Prestonkirk, East Lothian - [ Church of Scotland ] -
father of Hugh Alexander Briggs ( 1936 - 2002 ) and Thomas Watt Briggs Jr. ( 1940 - 1954 )
Thomas Watt Briggs Jr. died 23 Dec 1954 - Age 14½ - , East Linton
Hugh Alexander Briggs - died 15 Feb 2002 - Age 65 - reinterred USA - see headstone Briggs family
- additional info via Patricia 'Trish' Irving - 22 Aug 2009 -


AND WITH THE MORN
THOSE ANGEL FACES SMILE
WHICH I HAVE LOVED . . .
AND LOST AWHILE

- Epigraph on Briggs memorial -

1488758 - Sgt. - Navigator - Leslie Seton Dewar Swanston - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA
of Tweedmouth, Northumberland, UK - Grave 132 - Blokzijl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820396
born 3rd Qtr. 1923 - mother's surname Gleig - district Berwick
Son of Robert John and Constance Sylvia Swanston (née Gleig), of Tweedmouth, Northumberland, UK
Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1921 - Robert John Swanston to Constance Sylvia Gleig - district Gateshead
Robert John Swanston (d.1958) - Constance Sylvia Swanston (b.1900 - d.1951 - Age 51)
brother of Eileen P. Swanston (b.1921 - d. 1990 - Age 69) - Berwick, UK
Robert D. Swanston (b.1922) - Berwick, UK
and Philip William Swanston (b.1930 - d.2004 - Age 74)
- contact with his brother Robert Donald 'Don' Swanston - 25 May 2010 -

His brother Don did join the Fleet Air Arm ( FAA) as a pilot
and did train in America. Pensacola, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL
Flew Stearmans, Vultee Valiants, Havards and Corsairs

Sgt. Leslie Seton Dewar Swanston - RAFVR Robert Donald Swanston - Fleet Air Arm - FAA
Sgt. Leslie S. D. Swanston - RAFVR . . . . . . . . R. Donald Swanston - FAA
- images via Don Swanston (brother) - 29 May 2010

Wishes to Harry Lewis daughter Margaretta - 23 Sep 1943
Wishes Navigator to W.Op's daughter Margaretta - 23-9-43
- Writing / Autograph - Les Swanston - via Ted and Maggie Yeend ( née Lewis ) - 8 Feb 2009


FOR EVER
IN OUR HEARTS AND MEMORY.
A MOST BELOVED
SON AND BROTHER

- Epigraph on Swanston memorial -

1391807 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Harry Lewis Jr. - RAFVR - Age 32 - KIA
of South Wales, UK - Grave 128 - Blokzijl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820392
born 30 Aug 1911, Glanamman, Llandilofawr, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, UK - died 15 Feb 1944, Blokzijl, The Netherlands - Age 32
Son of Harry Lewis Sr. and Rose Lewis ( née Laws ), Llandilofawr, Carmarthenshire, South Wales,UK
Harry Lewis Sr. married 14th November 1910 Miss Rose Laws, Llandilofawr, Carmarthenshire, South Wales - Occupation : Carpenter
Husband of Sarah Pulsford and father of three children
Daughter Maggie ( 1939 ), Son Michael ( 1940 ) and Stepson David ( 1936 ) - info Maggie Yeend ( née Lewis ) -
Cwmllynfell is in the Parish of Llangiwg, Glamorgan, South Wales, UK
Glanamman is 5 miles from Cwmllynfell, Glamorgan, South Wales, UK
Glamorgan or Glamorganshire (Welsh: Morgannwg)
Harry Lewis Sr. was a coal miner

Sarah Pulsford was born 1st Qtr. 1911 - district Bedwellty, UK
1st marriage - 1st Qtr. 1935 with Harold Jacob
son David J. H. P. Jacob was born 1st Qtr. 1936
2nd marriage - 28 Dec 1938 - with Harry Lewis
3rd marriage - ~1952 - with Eddie Jones
info Ted and Maggie Yeend ( née Lewis ) - 19 Aug 2009 - 05 Nov 2009

Sarah and Harry Lewis - September 1943
Sarah and Harry Lewis - September 1943
- image courtesy daughter Margaretta "Maggie" -
- move cursor over image for original image - retouch by PATS 2008 -

Father, Maggie , Mother
Father, Maggie , Mother
- image courtesy daughter Margaretta "Maggie" -

Harry, Sarah and Maggie - 1939 Michael, Maggie and Father Harry - Summer 1943
Father, Mother, Maggie - 1939 . . . . . . . . . Michael, Maggie and Father - Summer 1943
- images courtesy daughter Margaretta "Maggie" - 08 Feb 2009

Sgt. Harry Lewis while in training - group photo - back row right
Harry Lewis while in training - group photo - back row right
Sgt. Harry Lewis - 'AG' Wing
Sgt. Harry Lewis - 'AG' Wing
- images courtesy daughter Margaretta "Maggie" - 08 Feb 2009-bw - 27 Jan 2013-color

Forget me not Darlings, Daddy - 23-1-44 -
- Forget me not Darlings, Daddy - 23-1-44 -
Writing in family book by Harry, 3 weeks before his crash
Margaretta "Maggie" (left) - Summer 43 - Michael (right)
- courtesy Maggie Yeend ( née Lewis ) - 08 Feb 2009 -
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1607202 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Peter James Doye - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
of Boreham Wood (Borehamwood), Hertfordshire, UK - Grave 130 - Blokzijl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820391
born 13 Feb 1922 - mother's surname Naylor - district Barnet
Christened by the Rev. Curgenven at All Saints Church, 04 Jun 1922
Son of Fred and Bertha Matilda Doye (née Naylor), 21 Malden Road, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire, UK
marriage 4th Qtr. 1906 - Fred Doye and Bertha Naylor - district Barnet, Hertfordshire, UK
Fred Doye - born 1st Qtr. 1878, district Epping, Essex, UK
Bertha Matilda Doye - born 1st Qtr. 1880, district Hendon, Middlesex, UK

birth, death and marriage - districts Barnet, Basford and Barnstaple
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Edna May Doye - 3rd Qtr. 1907 - sister of Peter James Doye
William Doye - 4th Qtr. 1909 - brother of Peter James Doye
Mary Doye (mother Naylor) - 3rd Qtr. 1911 - sister of Peter James Doye
Bertha Freda Doye (mother Naylor) - 3rd Qtr. 1914 - sister of Peter James Doye
Peter J. Doye (mother Naylor) - 13 Feb 1922
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note 1: Only one marriage in UK - Doye / Naylor - (1900-1930)
Note 2: Marriage - Edna May Doye - 3rd Qtr. 1933 - to Mr. Graham R. Stokes, district Barnet
Note 3: Marriage - Mary Doye - 1st Qtr. 1943 - to Mr. Thomas E. Peck, district Basford
Note 4: Mary Doye also written as Mary Doyl in marriage to Thomas E. Peck
Note 5: Mary Peck (née Doye), born 1911 - died 7 Aug 1978, Barnstaple, Devonshire, UK - Age 67
Note 6: Thomas Edward Peck, born 1913 - died 4 December 1978, Barnstaple, Devonshire, UK - Age 65
Note 7: Marriage - Bertha F. Doye - 2nd Qtr. 1943 - to Mr. Dennis H. Attewell, district Barnet, Middlesex, UK
Dennis H. Attewell - born 1st Qtr. 1911 - district Basford
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- info FreeBMD -


Sgt. Peter James Doye - portrait
"To PETER"
- collage by PATS - 27 Oct 2012 -

Peter Doye was the brother-in-law of my Uncle Dennis Attewell (my father James "Norman" Attewell, older 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..."

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Best wishes, Phil Attewell - 16 Jul 2012
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Dear PATS,
My main interest is in local earier schools, I create albums with information from former pupils.
The albums are available for visitors to study at the museum, taking the place of displays
on the schools after the boards are stored away.
From the local schools record books dating from 1912, I have the birth dates for the Doye children.
All attended Furzehill School and the entrance to the school was less than 500 metres
from where the museum is currently sited.
Their parents Bertha Matilda Naylor and Frederick Doye were married in 1906.
Edna - 1907
William - 1909
Mary - 1911
Bertha Freda - 1914 - 1st W.W.
Peter James - 1922

Doye children - Edna, William, Mary, Freda and Peter
Doye children - Edna, William, Mary, Freda and Peter
- images courtesy Josephine Martin (niece) - via Ann Lawrence - 24 Oct 2012 -

Gymnastics display in the playground Writing on cover - Peter James Doye - Age 12
Small sample of Peter's handwriting and a sketch of his teacher
Football team
Peter's School days, in the football team and gymnastics display
- images courtesy Josephine Martin (niece) - via Ann Lawrence - 24 Oct 2012 -

Josephine Martin (niece) brought us photos of Peter's School days, in the football team and gymnastics display
in the playground, with a small sample of his handwriting and a sketch of his teacher,
he was at Furzehill from 1927 to 1936. There are a couple of pictures of Peter with his siblings.
There is more importantly, one of Peter in R.A.F. uniform.
A colleague has researched the local men of the two World Wars.
When she returns to the museum i will enquire if the information on the burial and Memorial to Peter
is duplicated and if there is any other data to contribute.
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Ann Lawrence - Elstree and Boreham Wood Museum - 20 Jul 2012
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AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

- Epigraph on Doye memorial -

1390520 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Arnold Munday - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA
of Deal, Kent, UK - Grave 129 - Blokzijl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820394
born 1st Qtr. 1917 - mother's surname Spencer - district Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK
Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Munday ( née Spencer ), of Deal, Kent, UK
marriage 2nd Qtr. 1911 - Herbert Munday and Elizabeth Spencer - district Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK

Group photo - Arnold Munday - 5th from left
Group photo with F/Sgt. Arnold Munday while in training
l-r: -- ? 1 ? --, -- ? 2 ? --, -- ? 3 ? --, -- ? 4 ? --, Arnold Munday, -- ? 6 ? --, -- ? 7 ? --

Blokzijl - 7 Commonwealth War Graves - Crew Lancaster JB420
127 = North, Leslie - UK
128 = Lewis, Harry - UK
129 = Munday, Arnold - UK
130 = Doye, Peter James - UK
131 = Mell, Ernest - UK
132 = Swanston, Leslie Seton Dewar - UK
133 = Briggs, Thomas Watt - UK
Blokzijl - 7 Commonwealth War Graves - Crew Lancaster JB420 DX-S
- initial wooden grave markers -
l-r: Grave 127 - North, 128 - Lewis, 129 - Munday, 130 - Doye, 131 - Mell, 132 - Swanston, 133 - Briggs
- images via Melvyn Thomas (nephew) - 12 Dec 2012 -

birth, death and marriage - district Chesterfield, Derbyshire - district Eastry, Kent:
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Vera Munday (mother Spencer) - 1st Qtr. 1912 - Sibling of Arnold
Marjorie Munday (mother Spencer) - 4th Qtr. 1914 - Cousin of Arnold
Muriel Munday (mother Spencer) - 2nd Qtr. 1915 - Sibling of Arnold
Arnold Munday (mother Spencer) - 1st Qtr. 1917
Colin Munday (mother Spencer) - 2nd Qtr. 1919 - Sibling of Arnold - death - 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Age 0
Joan Munday (mother Spencer) - 3rd Qtr. 1922 - Cousin of Arnold
Raymond Munday (mother Spencer) - 4th Qtr. 1922 - Sibling of Arnold
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note 1: Marriage - Arthur Munday - 2nd Qtr. 1914 - to Ms. Pollie Spencer
Note 2: Death - Colin Munday - 2nd Qtr. 1920 - Age 0 - district Chesterfield
Note 3: Marriage - Ms. Vera Munday - 4th Qtr. 1931 - to Mr. Herbert Sokell - district Eastry, Kent
Note 4: Marriage - Ms. Marjorie Munday - 4th Qtr. 1936 - to Mr. John C. Parsons
Note 5: Marriage - Mr. Raymond Munday - 4th Qtr. 1946 - to Mrs. Joyce Irene Andrews - district: Walsall, Staffordshire
Note 6: Marriage - Ms. Joan Munday - 3rd Qtr. 1948 - to Mr. Kenneth Brooks


!!! Marjorie, Muriel, Colin, Joan and Raymond !!!
are either children of Herbert and Elizabeth Munday (marriage 1911) or Arthur and Pollie Munday (marriage 1914)
While Joan and Raymond Munday are no siblings from each other regarding short time span of birth
!!! Need verification - PATS - 16 Oct 2012 !!!

- . - . -

You mention that his parents, Herbert and Elizabeth Munday lived in Deal.
We can confirm that having searched our local street directories and Registers of Electors,
we have found the following entries:

1933 - H. Munday, 70 Davis Avenue, Mill Hill, Deal
1937 - 1968 - H. Munday, "Spenday", 120 St Richards Road, Deal

Unfortunately, we have been unable to find any information for the name Munday after this date.
Nor were we able to find any report of Arnold Munday's death.
"Spenday" ... likely shortening of Spencer Munday
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Kind regards Joanna, Customer Support Assistant
Deal Library - Kent County Council - 07 Aug 2012

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Elizabeth Munday née Spencer was the sister of Pollie Munday née Spencer
Marjorie Munday and Joan Munday are cousins of Arnold Munday
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1933: Benjamin Clifford Thomas - Muriel Munday - district: Eastry, Kent, UK
1933 - H. Munday, 70 Davis Avenue, Mill Hill, Deal
This is not Herbert Munday on 70 Davis Avenue; however he was related
I believe it was the address of my grandfather's youngest brother, Leonard
info via Melvyn Thomas (nephew) - 04 Dec 2012

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REMEMBRANCE. A GOLDEN CHAIN
THAT BINDS US
TILL WE MEET AGAIN.
FATHER, MOTHER AND FAMILY

- Epigraph on Munday memorial -

1594035 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Ernest Mell - RAFVR - Age 34 - KIA
of UK - Grave 131 - Blokzijl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820393
born 3rd Qtr. 1909 - mother's surname Shaw - district Bramley
Son of Harry and Mary Ann Mell ( née Wheetman )
husband of Megan Vera Mell ( née Shaw ), of Wrose, Shipley, Yorkshire, UK
Megan Vera Shawn - born 4th Qtr. 1910 - district Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK
marriage 3rd Qtr. 1936, district North Bierley, Yorkshire (nowadays West Yorkshire)
son Philip A. Mell - born 1st Qtr. 1939 - district Keighley, West Yorkshire
daughter Marcia A. Mell - born 3rd Qtr. 1941 - district Keighley, West Yorkshire, UK
Siblings: Elizabeth Mell ( 1911 ) - Bramley ; Janet Mell ( 1915 ) - Bramley
Dorathie M. Mell ( 1916 ) - Bramley ; and Phyllis Mell ( 1923 ) - North Bierley
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Marcia A. Mell was united in marriage on 19 Jun 1965, Wrose, Yorkshire, England to Rex Cadet Vernon, Oberlin, KS, USA
Marcia A. Vernon (née Mell), born 26 Aug 1941, UK - died 24 Jul 2000, Kansas, USA - Age 58
Rex C. Vernon, born 01 Feb 1941, Oberlin, Kansas - died 29 Dec 2009, Independence, Kansas, USA - Age 68

Sgt. Ernest Mell - RAFVR Sgt. Ernest Mell - RAFVR Sgt. Ernest Mell - RAFVR
Sgt. Ernest Mell - RAFVR
left: Ernest in uniform - middle: Ernest and Megan's wedding
right: Ernest, Megan, Philip and Marcia - ( the only one taken with family)
- images via Philip Mell (son) - 20 Jun 2010 -


TREASURED MEMORIES
PHILIP, MARCIA, MEGAN,
MOTHER, DAD AND FAMILY

- Epigraph on Mell memorial -

1497697 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Leslie North - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
of UK - Grave 127 - Blokzijl General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820395
Son of Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Sophia North née Guthrie, 36 Back Green, Churwell

Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1920 - Mr. Anthony North and Ms. Sophia Guthrie - district: Hunslet, West-Yorkshire
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1921 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Guthrie - district: Hunslet, West-Yorkshire
Birth - 3rd Qtr. 1924 - Anthony North - mother's surname: Guthrie - district: Holbeck, West-Yorkshire
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1928 - Olive North - mother's surname: Guthrie - district: Hunslet, West-Yorkshire
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- info FreeBMD -


Wishes to Harry Lewis daughter Margaretta - 17 Aug 1943
Wishes Rear Gunner to W.Op's daughter Margaretta - 17-8-43
Sgt. Les North - 29 O.T.U. ( Operational Training Unit ) Bruntingthorpe
- Writing / Autograph - Les North - via Ted and Maggie Yeend ( née Lewis ) - 8 Feb 2009

LESLIE NORTH - Churwell War Memoral - South of Leeds - Yorkshire

Leslie North - WWII plaque - text - photo
Leslie North - WWII plaque - text - photo
source: Tony Dunlop, Churwell - 18 Jan 2013
Note !!! - Original clip . . . . . Blakzijl . . . . . modified to Blokzijl - info PATS

Morley War Mememorial - inset 'Churwell' plate - Leslie North
Morley War Mememorial - inset 'Churwell' plate - Leslie North
source: Tony Dunlop, Churwell - 21 Jan 2013
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!!! See below my work-around and assumptions before I found Leslie's North info !!! - 19 Jan 2013 - PATS

birth, death and marriage - district Leeds:
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???? Leslie North (mother North) - 1st Qtr. 1920 ????
???? Lawrence North (mother North) - 1st Qtr. 1925 ????
???? Olive North (mother North) - 3rd Qtr. 1928 ????
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note 1: Possible right Lesslie with siblings - Churwell is in district Leeds

!!! Not the right North family !!! - 19 Jan 2013 - PATS

To find the right Leslie North I do have this info for the Churwell, Yorkshire area

There are two Leslie's North killed in WWII - other one is -
4754278 - Private Leslie North - Age 30 - 03 Jan 1944 - KIA
Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: VII. F. 19. - Cemetery CASSINO WAR CEMETERY - CWGC ref. 2609673
Husband of Joyce North née Hedley, of Rotherham, Yorkshire.
Marriage: 3rd Qtr. Sep 1940 - Mr. Leslie North and Ms. Joyce Hedley - district: Rotherham

If we prove that 4754278 - Private - Leslie North is not mentioned on "Churwell War Memorial"
we can be sure it's for 1497697 - Sgt. - Leslie North

According Age 30 - next two are applicable for 4754278 - Private Leslie North
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 1st Qtr. 1913 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Marshall - district: Ecclesall Bierlow - Sheffield
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1913 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Marsden - district: Sheffield

Remaining options (9) of births for 1497697 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Leslie North
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1912 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Buckley - district: Huddersfield
Birth 1st Qtr. 1913 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Marshall - district: Ecclesall Bierlow - Sheffield
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1913 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Marsden - district: Sheffield
Birth 4th Qtr. 1916 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Laing - district: Holbeck
Birth 1st Qtr. 1918 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Powell - district: Huddersfield
Birth 4th Qtr. 1918 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Gartside - district: Huddersfield
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - Leslie North - mother's surname: North - district: Leeds

Birth 4th Qtr. 1921 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Guthrie - district: Hunslet
Birth 1st Qtr. 1925 - Leslie North - mother's surname: Eldridge - district: Wakefield
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!!! Surname Guthrie is the right North family !!! - 19 Jan 2013 - PATS

!!! If married !!!
Options (6) of marriage for 1497697 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Leslie North
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Marriage: 1st Qtr. 1935 - Leslie North - Edith A. Pearson - district: Gt. Ouseburn, Yorkshire
Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1939 - Leslie North - Ethel Robinson - district: Sheffield , Yorkshire
Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1939 - Leslie North - Ada Davies - district: Wallasey , Cheshire
Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1939 - Leslie North - Lily Swallow - district: Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Marriage: 3rd Qtr. 1940 - Leslie North - Phyllis E. Candy - district: Blandford , Dorset
Marriage: 2nd Qtr. 1942 - Leslie North - Elsie Bradley - district: Huddersfield, Yorkshire

!!! Leslie North was not married !!! . . . . . Fiancée - 19 Jan 2013 - PATS

Next publishing did set me on the right track for Sgt. Leslie "Les" North

In remembrance of Churwell’s fallen
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seven soldiers who were members of Churwell Methodist Church and who died
during the first world war are the subject of a new book of remembrance.
To coincide with Remembrance Sunday, Tony Dunlop, from Harwill Avenue in Churwell,
has written about the seven servicemen, whose stories will be available to read at the church this weekend.
Here he tells their story.
In Churwell they will remember 58 men who died in the First World War and 11 from the Second World War.
Amongst those from 1914-1918 were seven soldiers associated with Churwell Methodist Church on Back Green.
A copy will be available in the Church and another copy has been presented
to the local history section of Morley Library – with my thanks for all the help I’ve received from the staff.
I am now working on a similar Book of Remembrance for the 11 from Churwell who died in the Second World War.
I’d be very pleased to hear from family and friends who have information or photographs that could be included.
There are some quite extraordinary stories to tell from those, including flights with the Parachute Regiment
and also the horrors during the building of the railways on and near the River Kwai.
All material offered will be returned – I would simply like to take an electronic copy.
I hope to have the book available for the anniversary of VE Day in May 2013.
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www.morleyobserver.co.uk - published on Sunday 11 November 2012

Did send email to Tony Dunlop - 17 Jan 2013

! ! ! Breaking NEWS ! ! !

info and clips via 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

Newsclip - Leslie North - Morley Observer
CHURWELLS AIRMAN'S DEATH
Buried In Holland

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mr. and Mrs. A. North, 36, Back Green, Churwell, were notified on Tuesday
that their son, Sgt. Rear-Gunner Leslie North, R.A.F. (22), who was posted
missing on the night of February 15th-16th when taking part in a thousand-bomber raid over Berlin,
was killed when his plane crashed in Holland.
The message adds that their son is buried in Blokzijl Cemetery, Holland.
Joining the R.A.F. over two years ago, Sgt. North was home on leave on the 11th February,
his fiancée being the last to see him when he returned to his station in the South of England.
Employed before joining up by Hamer Holmes, late of Laneside, Churwell, Sgt. North was connected
with St. Brigid's Church, Churwell, and St. Anthony's, Beeston.
He attended St. Anthony's School as a boy.
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transcript newsclip - Morley Observer 1944 - via Tony Dunlop - 18 Jan 2013
Note !!! - Original clips . . . . . Blakzijl . . . . . modified to Blokzijl - info PATS
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All : United Kingdom and from 57 Sqdn.
All : Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - RAFVR

"THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE"

East Linton War Memorial - images courtesy Evan Clack
Standing centre place in East Linton park is the War Memorial
In honoured memory of the men of East Linton and the Parish of Prestonkirk
who gave their lives in the Great War.


image courtesy - Judith Priest - War Memorial East Linton - see link above
Prestonkirk Churchyard - image courtesy Evan Clark Prestonkirk Churchyard - image courtesy Evan Clark
Prestonkirk Churchyard - image courtesy Evan Clark
THOMAS W. BRIGGS
Prestonkirk Churchyard, East Lothian, Scotland
- images ( except with 2 wreaths ) courtesy Evan Clark -

Poppy Day - 11 Nov 2012 - Crew JB420
11-11-12 - Poppy Day - Blokzijl - 11-11-12
image by PATS - 11 Nov 2012



SGLO - T3414

LANCASTER Mk.III - JB420 - DX-S - 15 Feb 1944 - ROOMSLOOT - CREW 7

523059 - 55018 - Flying Officer - Pilot - Thomas Watt Briggs - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA - 133 1488758 - Sgt. - Navigator - Leslie Seton Dewar Swanston - RAFVR - Age 20 - KIA - 132 1391807 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner -  Harry Lewis Jr. - RAFVR - Age 32 - KIA - 128 1607202 - Sgt. - Flight Engineer - Peter James Doye - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA - 130
1390520 - F/Sgt. - Bomb Aimer - Arnold Munday - RAFVR - Age 27 - KIA - 129 1594035 - Sgt. - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Ernest Mell - RAFVR - Age 34 - KIA - 131 1497697 - Sgt. - Rear Air Gunner - Leslie North - RAFVR - Age .. - KIA - 127

- 7 KIA -

BRIGGS(†) - SWANSTON(†) - LEWIS(†) - DOYE(†)
MUNDAY(†) - MELL(†) - NORTH(†)


Contact Lewis is pending - 05 Dec 2008 - PATS
Contact Briggs is pending - 22 Aug 2009 - PATS
Contact Mell is pending - 13 May 2009 - PATS
Contact Swanston is pending - 25 May 2009 - PATS
Contact Doye is pending - 15 Jul 2012 - PATS
Contact Munday is pending - 23 Nov 2012 - PATS

Last update - 06 Feb 2014 - PATS

Kuinre - 5

10 miles NNW of Vollenhove

Commonwealth War Graves - Kuinre Wreath - Commonwealth War Graves - Kuinre
Kuinre - General Cemetery - 11th of May 2006 - by PATS
- 5 Commonwealth graves - 1 CAN - 4 UK -

James Russell Griffin - 40E Edward James Brown - 40D George Newsham - 40C Thomas Henry 'Hal' Sutton - 40B Hilyard Lowell Myers - 40A

- move cursor over flags for name and grave number -

Noordoostpolder - Baarloseweg - Kavel R-34

4 mi NW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T1293

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1757 - DX-X - Sunday 12 Oct. 1941 - 21:15 - 21:48
57 Squadron RAF - Crew Sgt. A. W. Jeffries - Operation: Bremen
5 KIA - 1 POW


The Wellington Mk.Ic - R1757 - DX-X did airborne 19:00 from RAF Feltwell, Norfolk, UK
came down on "Kavel R-34" - 2 miles south of Blankenham
On his way to Bremen is was shot down and claimed at 21:48 by Fw. Siegfried Ney a nightfighter of 4./NJG 1
P/O. Myers was found directly and buried 16 October 1941 in Kuinre
Four were found after the war and buried 5 March 1948 in Emmeloord
1207719 - W/O. ( Rear Gunner) L. Rickard could bail out, but was captured in Blokzijl
he was interned in Camps 8B/L6/357, POW No. 24394

21.15 !!! Discrepancy - crash and claim time !!! 21.48

Woche Lageberichte: 21.15
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Am 12.10.1941
1 Wellington Südostw.Lemmer bei Kruine (Kuinre) (IJsselmeer) 1 bezatzungmitglied gefangen,
Rest vermutlich tot. 21.15.

Claim: 21.48
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12-10-1941 0:00:00,"Fw.","Siegfried","Ney","4.","NJG 1","Wellington","Blokzijl","21.48",
" 6","-","yes","C.2031/I","Nr.89238/42","LW NF Claims 39-45 f. 31",

Errichtung einer Grabstelle - Baarloseweg - R-34
Errichtung einer Grabstelle - Baarloseweg - R-34
via Henk Huisman - 27 May 2013

- Nr - - - - Crew - - - - - - Serial - - - - - - Date - - - - Up - - - - - - Target - - - - - - Down - - Time - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Remarks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
01 Stanford (P) T2715 - DX-S 11 Sep 1941 20:10 00:45 - Kiel 03:25 7:15 Stanford, Jeffries, McCausland, Shaw, McLeod, Taylor
02 Stanford (P) W5445 - DX-X 15 Sep 1941 20:10 23:30 - Hamburg 03:10 7:00 Stanford, Jeffries, McCausland, Shaw, McLeod, Taylor
03 Durnin (P) T2959 - DX-D 17 Sep 1941 19:25 23:02 - Karlsruhe 02:05 6:40 Durnin, Jeffries, Boston, Juggins, Dawkins, Dallison
04 Ruttledge (P) X9745 - DX-N 20 Sep 1941 19:25 23:04 - Frankfurt 01:45 6:20 Ruttledge, Jeffries, Insall, Higham, Mortimer, Martin
05 Jeffries (P) T2959 - DX-D 03 Oct 1941 18:55 20:05 - Dunkirk 21:15 2:20 Jeffries, Myers, Cooke, Wood , Byers, Rickard
06 Jeffries (P) R1799 - DX-F 10 Oct 1941 23:00 02:30 - Rotterdam 04:40 5:40 Jeffries, Myers, Cooke, Wood , Byers, Rickard
07 Jeffries (P) R1757 - DX-X 12 Oct 1941 19:00 ~22:00 - Bremen FTR .:.. Jeffries, Myers, Cooke, Wood , Byers, Rickard
08 Watson (P) T2959 - DX-D 12 Oct 1941 19:25 22:25 - Bremen 02:55 7:30 Watson, Wilson, Scarlett, Cox, Andrews, Meek
09 Price (P) R1722 - DX-K 12 Oct 1941 19:25 22:30 - Bremen 03:05 7:40 Price, Heald, Elliot, Barraclough, Aldous, Towndrew
10 Warfield (P) Z8893 - DX-A 12 Oct 1941 19:50 23:40 - Nuremberg 04:00 8:10 Warfield, Morse, Tettenborn, Maskall, Ford, Edinburgh
11 Ravenhill (P) X9978 - DX-O 12 Oct 1941 19:55 23:50 - Nuremberg 03:55 8:00 Ravenhill, Dunn, Roberts, Fraser, Amos, Sleeman
12 Owens (P) R1763 - DX-H 12 Oct 1941 19:55 00:05 - Nuremberg 03:40 7:45 Owens, Cook, Dow, Charron, Flood, Miller
13 Ruttledge (P) Z8800 - DX-U 12 Oct 1941 20:00 00:10 - Nuremberg 04:25 7:45 Ruttledge, Hudson, Insall, Higham, Mortimer, Martin
14 Gray (P) X9786 - DX-T 12 Oct 1941 20:20 00:10 - Nuremberg 04:30 8:10 Gray, Williams, Finlay, Pintches, Morgan, Watson
15 Tong (P) Z8792 - DX-J 12 Oct 1941 20:25 23:50 - Nuremberg 04:00 7:25 Tong, Pizzie, Durham, Gillespie, Frost, Harris
12 Oct 1941 - Three Wellingtons's of No. 57 Squadron - FELTWELL to BREMEN - 13 Oct 1941
12 Oct 1941 - Six Wellingtons's of No. 57 Squadron - FELTWELL to NUREMBERG - 13 Oct 1941
source - AIR27/537 - Operations Record Book - No. 57 - September, October 1941 - some surnames varies
Sgt. Jeffries was in training as 2nd pilot towards Kiel, Hamburg, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt - all in Sep 1941
Crew Jeffries is noted in ORB as a "Freshman" crew for Dunkirk and Rotterdam prior to Bremen
Calculated "Target time" for R1757 - DX-X should be ~22:00 .... so claim time of 21:48 is doubtful - info PATS

12/13 Oct 1941 - Nuremberg - 152 aircraft, Bremen - 99 aircraft and Hüls - 90 aircraft
source: "The Bomber Command War Diaries" - page 209

R1757 - !!! It's BREMEN and not NUREMBERG !!!

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - R1757 - DX-X - 12 Oct 1941 - Mission: Bremen
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1259260 - Sgt. - Pilot - Arthur William Jeffries - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA

R/78189 - J/5331 - P/O. - Co-Pilot - Hilyard Lowell Myers - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

404531 - Sgt. - Observer - Percy Frederick Meadows Cooke - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA

1261700 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Christopher Wood - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

R/68121 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Harold Stanley Byers - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA

1207719 - W/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Leonard 'Len' Rickard - RAF - Age 29 - 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 - R1757 - DX-X - Jeffries
Loss Card - R1757 DX-X - Jeffries - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

Note !!! Error !!! - J/53331 should be J/5331 - info PATS
Note !!! Error !!! - J/53331 is also given for 1207719 - Rickard - RAF

Pilot Officer - Hillyard Lowell Myers
Newspaper clipping - Source: Globe and Mail - January 31, 1942
Buried in Germany.
Official information from England stating that their son, Pilot Officer Hillyard Lowell Myers,
who was reported missing on Oct. 14, 1941, as a result of air operations two days previously,
had been killed and was buried in a Protestant cemetery at Kuinre, Germany,
was received yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Myers 249 Arlington Avenue, Toronto.
The cablegram stated that official German information had been received at R.C.A.F. headquarters in
England as to Pilot Officer Myers' death, and the exact location of his grave in the cemetery was given
Pilot Officer Myers, 23 years of age, was a native of Saint John, NB, but came to Toronto at an early age.
He was a graduate of Vaughan Road Collegiate, and while a student there was prominent in sports
particularly in basketball, baseball and hockey.
He enlisted in October, 1940 and trained at Eglinton, Malton and Camp Borden, receiving his wings and
commission at Camp Borden on May 17 last, ranking second in his class. He proceeded overseas late
in June 1941, but while at Halifax, awaiting embarkation, he was selected as the R.C.A.F. representative
in a guard for the Victory Torch of last year's War Loan, prior to the departure of the Torch overseas
As a result of an accident to his aircraft, following a raid on Germany last August, he and the other
members of the crew were in hospital for a couple of weeks, but upon rejoining his squadron
he was appointed captain of a Wellington bomber in September.
A little over a month after resuming operations he was reported missing.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a younger brother, Billy.


Kuinre is not in Germany, but in Holland
so the headline should be "Buried in Holland"


Extract from German Document E.V.1207/41
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Type of Aircraft : Not Stated
Date and time of crash : 12 Nov 1941 at 21:50 (21:48) hrs
Nature of crash: Shot down by night fighter and totally destroyed
Crew: 1 - J/5331 P/O. H. L. Myers - Row 23 Grave No. 31
No information regarding the rest of the crew in German documents
Cemetery: Burial on 16 Oct 1941 with military honours in the Protestant Cemetery Kuinre - Northern Holland
Other information: Death Card hold shows similar information - date 15 Jan 1947 -
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- info 'Record of Service Airman' - received 20 Aug 2009 -

J/5331 Pilot Officer ( Pilot )

MYERS, HILYARD LOWELL

Age 23 - 12/10/1941 - CAN – RCAF
CWGC ref. 2820538 - Row: 22 - Grave: 40A - Kuinre

Headstone - Myers - Kuinre Cemetery - 05 May 2011 by PATS
Text headstone - Myers - Kuinre Cemetery

R78189 - J/5331 - Pilot Officer - Co-Pilot - Hilyard Lowell Myers - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Row: 22 - Grave: 40A - Kuinre General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820538
born 27 Mar 1918, Saint John, New Brunswick - died 12 Oct 1941, Kuinre, The Netherlands - Age 23
Son of George Lowell Myers and Blanche Ernestine Myers ( née Dalzell ), 249 Arlington Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brother of Bill A. Myers
New Brunswick Marriages: PANB RS141B7 - BLANCHE E. DALZELL, GEORGE LOWELL MYERS, 15 March 1917

Occupation : Analyser - Telephone Inspector [ Northern Electric Co. ] - Religion : United Church
Attestation Paper - 20 Jul 1940 - R78189 - Posted to No. 1 Manning Depot - Trade : Air Crew ( Pilot or Observer )
Signature - Attestation paper - Hilyard Lowell Myers
Enlistment - 15 Oct 1940 - Declaration / Oath / - RCAF Recruting Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Special Reserve - R78189 - AC2 - 15 Oct 1940
LAC - 8 Dec 1940; T/Sgt. - 16 May 1941; Pilot Officer - 17 May 1941
Pilot Wings - 16 May 1941
Embarked Canada - 19/20 Jun 1941
Missing - 12 Nov 1941 ; Presumed dead - 12 Oct 1941
Age given on 24 March 1942: Father (50) ~1892, Mother (46) ~1896 and Brother (18) ~1924
Marriage - 15 Mar 1917, Saint John, NB
Hilyard was resident for 7 years in New Brunswick, 3 years in Quebec and 11 years in Ontario
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- info 'Record of Service Airman' - received 20 Aug 2009 -

PCX653 - 29 Oct 1943 - Official German information states P/O. Myers buried Municipal Cemetery Kuinre, Province of Overijssel
grave No. 40A row 22 and not row 23 grave no.31 as stated previously (43/29)

30 Jul 1955 - Engagement - William Arthur Myers (brother) - Janet Grace McNeil
William Arthur Myers, son of George Lowell Myers, Toronto, ON
Janet Grace McNeil, daughter of Roy H. McNeil, Dutton, ON
04 Aug 1955 - Married: William Arthur Myers and Janet Grace McNeil
04 Jul 1956 - birth: Lynn Blanche Myers (niece) - daughter of Bill and Janet Myers, Toronto, ON
01 Jan 1958 - birth: Margaret Lee Myers (niece) - daughter of Bill and Janet Myers, Toronto, ON
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sources: St. Thomas Times Journal . . . . . Dutton Advance Newspaper - Dutton, ON

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I am bringing Hilyard's family tree up to date with the inclusion of our other two children and our three grandchildren.
You already have the birth of Lynn and Lee our two oldest children.
Lynn married Steven Doyle and they have one son, Scott William Clifford Doyle born 1993.
Margaret Lee married Steven Brandt and they have two children,
Brian Roman Brandt, born 1993 and Anne Myers Brandt, born 1996,
Bill and I had two more children, after Lynn and Lee.
They are Tracy Jeanne Myers, born 1962 and Brian Hilyard Myers born 1968.
I will be sending the other material tomorrow.
Thank you again.
Sincerely Janet Myers - 12 Feb 2013

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Graduates Air Force Malton Training School - 1941 - 2nd row: H. L. Myers
Graduates Air Force Malton Training School - 1941 - 2nd row: H. L. Myers
Toronto Daily Star, Saturday, May 17, May 1941 - page 21 - Hilyard Myers, Toronto Hilyard Myers having won his wings
Graduate Hilyard Myers, Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hilyard Myers having won his wings

Hilyard with his mother Blanche Hilyard - 1941
Hilyard with his mother Blanche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hilyard - 1941 . . . . . . . .

RAF letter - P/O. Hilyard Lowell Myers - Missing from Operations
RAF letter - P/O. Hilyard Lowell Myers - Missing from Operations

George Lowell Myers (father) visiting gravesite
George Lowell Myers (father) visiting gravesite - late 50's
Myers images and info courtesy - Bill Myers (brother) - 14 Feb 2013
scans with help of Janet Myers née McNeil (sister-in-law) and her sister Frances McNeil
l-r: - Mrs. 1 - , - Girl 2 - , - Girl 3 - , - Mrs. 4 - , Mrs. Koopman, Mrs. Lies de Vries and Mr. George Lowell Myers
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1207719 - W/O. - Rear Gunner - Leonard 'Len' Rickard - RAF - Age 29 - POW
born 09 Oct 1912, UK
Enlistment: Sep 1940
Baled out, but was captured in Blokzijl - interned in Camps 8B/L6/357, POW No. 24394
Address - as in letter 9 Jul 1943 ( source records NZ404531 - Observer - P. F. M. Cooke )
Mrs. L. Rickard ( wife ), 17 Durban Road, Peverell, Plymouth, Devon, England

Leonard with wife Rose and daughter Margaret
Leonard with wife Rose and daughter Margaret
- image via Carol Knapman, eldest grandchild - 20 Feb 2010 -

Leonard 'Len' Rickard - born 09 Oct 1912, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK - died 07 Dec 1987 - Age 75
Son of John and Emma ( née Price ) Rickard, district Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK
Siblings - 2 older sisters and 1 younger brother -
He was a prisioner of war from 13.10.1941 until 11.05.1945 - ?Stalag Luft 3? -
Spent his life in Plymouth, Devon, England. Married Rose Perkins - 24 Aug 1935
Oldest daughter Margaret R. (b.1936) - youngest daughter Barbara (b.1947)
Len drove buses for Plymouth Corporation for over 30 years
- info via eldest grand-daughter Carol Knapman - 20 Feb 2010 -
Discrepancy - POW Camps - next of kin thought the crash was over Germany - info PATS



SGLO - T1293

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1757 - DX-X - 12 Oct 1941 - KAVEL R-34 - CREW 6

1259260 - Sergeant - Pilot - Arthur William Jeffries - RAFVR R/78189 - J/5331 - Pilot Officer - Co-Pilot - Hilyard Lowell Myers - RCAF 404531 - Sergeant - Observer - Percy Frederick Meadows Cooke - RNZAF
1261700 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Christopher Wood - RAFVR R/68121 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - William Harold Stanley Byers - RCAF 1207719 - Warrant Officer - Rear Air Gunner- L. Rickard - RAFVR

- 5 KIA - 1 POW -

JEFFRIES(†) - MYERS(†) - COOKE(†)
WOOD(†) - BYERS(†) - RICKARD


- cyan - 2 - contact - - - red - 2 - not found so far -

See for other four(4) crew members of Wellington R1757 - below at Cemetery Emmeloord

RCAF - Service records - Myers - request 14 Jul 2009 - received 20 Aug 2009 - PATS -

Contact Rickard is pending - 20 Jan 2010 - PATS
Contact Myers is pending - 21 Jan 2013 - PATS
Contact Jeffries is pending - 03 Feb 2013 - PATS

Last update - 06 Feb 2014 - PATS

Kuinre - Rondebroek

9 mi NNW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T2854

35th Sqn RAF - Pathfinder Force 8 Group
Halifax Mk.II - HR878 - TL-"J" for Johnny - Tuesday 31 Aug 1943

Crashed 1.5 km E of Kuinre - 4 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD


Serial range HR832 - HR880. 49 Halifax Mk.II. Part of a batch of 250 HP59 Halifax Mk.II
Halifax Mk.II - HR878 - TL-"J" was airborne at - 20:21 - from Graveley, Huntingdonshire,
outbound at 16,000 ft for a raid on Berlin
The Halifax was picked up by search lights and some flak
Starboard wing was damaged due an attack - 22:41 - by the ME-110 Nightfighter
of Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer ( 12./NJG 1 ) - The "HR878 - TL-J" was his 23rd victim
The plane, out of control, crashed 1.5 km East of Kuinre ( area Rondebroek )
Wilfred "Butch" Surtees, George Wooley and Harry Penny were able to bail out
The other four, Sutton, Newsham, Brown and Griffin were KIA and buried at the Cemetery in Kuinre

Crash photos HR878 from Schnaufer's album - via Wim Govaerts
Crash photos HR878 from Schnaufer's album - via Wim Govaerts

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Crew: Halifax Mk.II - HR878 - TL-J - 31 Aug 1943 - Mission: Berlin
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70876 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Wilfred "Butch" Surtees - DFC - UK - RAF - POW - No.2486 - Stalag Luft 3

741628 - 751794 - 79755 - Flight Lieutenant - Navigator - George Newsham - DFC - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA

1060628 - 139204 - Flying Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Herbert "Harry" Arthur Penny - UK - RAF - EVD

614729 - 52566 - Pilot Officer - Flight Engineer - Edward James Brown - RAF - Age 22 - KIA

1402920 - 148818 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Henry George Wilfred Wooley - UK - RAF - POW - No.2487 - Stalag Luft 3

1033490 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Henry "Hal" Sutton - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA

848343 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - James Russell Griffin - Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) - Age 31 - 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 - HR878 - TL-J - Surtees
Loss Card - HR878 - TL-J - Surtees - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

70876 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Wilfred "Butch" Surtees - DFC - UK - RAF - POW - No.2486 - Stalag Luft 3
Son of Mrs. Surtees, 16 Greenwood Avenue, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
Husband of Mrs. T. Surtees, Station Square, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

The London Gazette issues:
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12 Apr 1938 - issue 34501 - page 2459
21 Feb 1939 - issue 34600 - page 1214
9 Apr 1940 - issue 34826 - page 2072
5 Nov 1940 - issue 34986 - page 6395
11 May 1943 - issue 36015 - page 2155
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SURTEES, Wilfred, SL - DFC - 14 May 1943 - 77 Sqn - RAFVR
DFC = Distinguished Flying Cross
.....................................
- under construction - PATS 15 Aug 2009
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- 5 out of 15 issues are listed here - info PATS
source: www.london-gazette.co.uk/search
Remark - at POW list 77876 is given accidently for Surtees - It's 70876 !!!!

Squadron Leader - Pilot - Wilfred 'Butch' Surtees - Aug 1964
Squadron Leader - Pilot - Wilfred 'Butch' Surtees
- at a crash location in Province of Flevoland ....!!! NOT at location of HR878 !!! Aug 1964 -
- source - page 51 - 'In de schaduw van de glorie" - S. L. Veenstra -

Wilfred 'Butch' Surtees was right taken POW after landing near a farm

Squadron Leader Rtd. Wilfred 'Butch' Surtees - Aug 1964, Kuinre
Squadron Leader - Pilot - Wilfred 'Butch' Surtees - Aug 1964, Kuinre
source KLU "de Vliegende Hollander" Nov 1964, photo by 1st Lt. W. Schrijvershof
- via Jan Nieuwenhuis - 12 Oct 2012 -

741628 - 751794 - 79755 - Flight Lieutenant - Navigator - George Newsham - DFC - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK - Row: 22 - Grave: 40C - Kuinre General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820539
born 05 Dec 1913, Edmonton, St. Peter's, Middlesex, UK - Religion: Church of England

741628 - Pilot's Service Record - George Newsham
741628 - Pilot's Service Record - George Newsham

Enlisted in RAFVR: 4 Jun 1938 with No. 741628 for Pilot training - Occupation: Stockbroker's Clerk
Discharged: 12 Sep 1938 - unlikely to become efficient Pilot
Enlisted in RAFVR: 8 Jun 1939 with No. 751794 as AC2 for Observer training - Mobilized 2 Sep 1939
Son of Alfred and Emily Brenda Newsham ( née Heap ), 51 Chester Rd, Lower Edmonton, London, N.9
husband of Olive Margaret Newsham ( née Whitaker ), of Leeds, Yorkshire, UK - marriage 02 Jan 1942
address Mrs. Olive M. Newsham, 67 Caversham Avenue, Palmers Green, London, N.13
marriage parents - 4th Qtr. 1904 : Mr. Alfred Newsham and Ms. Emily Brenda Heap
Siblings: Alfred Richard Newsham - born 1905
Emily Maria May Newsham - born 1908 - died 1923 - Age 14
May Newsham - born 1910
and Kathleen 'Kit' F. Newsham - born 1918

Hello Teunis,
Lovely to hear from you
My mother was Kathleen (Kit) and she married David Henry James Newman 17 Oct 1939
They had three children, Mark (me), Linda and Christopher
With all best wishes
Mark - 18 Jan 2012


Mrs. Olive Margaret Whitaker - remarried 1946 with Mr. John Douglas Dant - info PATS - 14 Aug 2009
source - family tree Dant by Blenda Ainsworth ( née Dant )

Southgate & Palmers Green Weekly Herald - reformatted newsclip - George Newsham - DFC
Newsclip - DFC - Flight Lieutenant George Newsham
Southgate & Palmers Green Weekly Herald - via Mo and Mark Newman - 22 Jun 2011

. . . . . . 3 images with Navigator F/L. George Newsham - DFC . . . . . .
F/L. George Newsham - DFC - civil Navigator F/L. George Newsham - DFC Navigator F/L. George Newsham - DFC - with dog
Memorial - F/L. George Newsham - General Cemetery Kuinre Memorials - General Cemetery Kuinre
Memorial F/L. George Newsham . . . . . . . . . . . Memorials - General Cemetery Kuinre . . . .
- images via Mark Newman (nephew) - 31 Mar 2010 -

The London Gazette issues:
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25 Jun 1940 - issue 34881 - page 3868 - 2 Jun 1940 - RAFVR - Leading Aircraftman - 751794 George Newsham (79755)
18 Jul 1941 - issue 35222 - page 4129 - 2 Jun 1941 - RAFVR - Flying Officer - George Newsham (79755)
21 Jul 1942 - issue 35643 - page 3242 - 2 Jun 1942 - RAFVR - Flg. Off. to be Flt. Lt. (war sub.) - G. Newsham (79755)
6 Jul 1943 - issue 36084 - page 3094 - 9 Jul 1943 - RAFVR - DFC - Flight Lieutenant - George Newsham (79755) - 77 Squadron
DFC = Distinguished Flying Cross
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79755 - Flight Lieutenant ( Nav.)

NEWSHAM, GEORGE - DFC

Age 29 - 31/08/1943 - UK – RAF Vol. Res.
CWGC ref. 2820539 - Row: 22 - Grave: 40C - Kuinre

Flight Lt. George Newsham - DFC - Navigator Scroll Commemoration - Flight Lt. George Newsham - DFC - Navigator
- images via Mark Newman (nephew) - 26 Feb 2010 -
Text headstone - Newsham - Kuinre Cemetery
Flt. Lt. George Newsham DFC - 05 May 2011 - Kuinre Cemetery

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1060628 - 139204 - Flying Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Herbert "Harry" Arthur Penny - UK - RAF - EVD
born 1 Feb 1922, district Poplar, UK
Son of Samuel G. Penny and Edith E. Penny ( née Loates ); 453 Southend Road, Elm Park, Romford, Essex, UK
Marriage: 27 Jun 1943, district Epping, Essex county, UK
Husband of Mrs. Gladys "Gay" Penny née Mayor, 25 Pole Hill Road, Chingford, London, UK
Siblings of Harry: Ivy Louise ( b.1913 ), Samuel George ( b.1915 ) and William Walter Penny ( b.1917 )
Penny did evade and was brought back to the UK via Gribaltar with help of the resistance

Harry Penny at René Ponty - 19 Oct 1943 Harry Penny on his false papers from Comète in 1943 Logo - La Ligne d’Evasion 'Comète'
Penny was transfered through Belgium and France by the "Comète-line"
passing the Pyrenees Mountains to Spain at the 1st of November 1943
www.cometeline.org
an updated new report can be found at: www.evasioncomete.org

Harry Penny in Brussels - garden Leplat Thanks of Harry Penny to Simone Leplat - 16 Oct 1943
. . . . . In the garden of Leplat's at Brussels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thanks to Simone Leplat - 16 Oct 1943
l-r: Harry Penny, Irma (mother of Simone), Paul F. Shipe and Hector Leplat
sources images Jacques Leplat - via evasioncomete.org - 06 Nov 2011
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The London Gazette issues:
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26 Feb 1943 - issue 35923 - page 1028 - 18 Dec 1942 - RAFVR - Sgt. - 1060628 Herbert Arthur Penny (139204)
8 Jun 1944 - issue 36544 - page 2624 - 2 Jun 1944 - RAFVR - Flying Officer - H. A. Penny (139204)
28 Feb 1947 - issue 37895 - page 987 - 29 Jun 1945 - RAF - Flying Officer - H. A. Penny (139204)
20 Jul 1948 - issue 38477 - page 6475 - 30 Jul 1948 - RAF - Flight Lt. (permanent) - Herbert Arthur Penny (139204)
1 Jan 1959 - issue 41589 - page 9 - 1 Jan 1959 - RAF - Ordinary Commander to be Most Excellent Order
Squadron Leader - Herbert Arthur Penny (139204)
31 Dec 1963 - issue 43210 - page 79 - 1 Jan 1964 - RAF - Squadron Leader to Wing Commander - H. A. Penny - OBE (139204)
29 Dec 1967 - issue 44493 - page 84 - 1 Jan 1968 - RAF - Wing Commander to Group Captain - H. A. Penny - OBE (139204)
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- 7 out of 19 issues are listed here - info PATS
source: www.london-gazette.co.uk/search

Jan Jette de Boer - Questionary for helpers of Allied Personnel - Oct 1945 Jan Jette de Boer - Questionary for helpers of Allied Personnel - Oct 1945
Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel - clips - Jan Jette de Boer - Oct 1945
Jan Jette de Boer, Wijk 4 - 10a, Ossenzijl - born 22 Mar 1914 - Age 29 - Nativity: Dutch
Jan Jette de Boer, Wachtmeester R.V.A. III-1 - Married - One child: Age 2
relative: Johan de Boer, Ossenzijl - Age 60
Supplied to Harry Penny: One pair of socks and one pair of shoes - size 45
Harrij Phenning [Harry Penny], RAF - 31 Aug 1944 - 01 Sep 1945 - for two days (one night)
Harry Penny received from plane and delivered to A. Hoorn (alias J. de Boer), Meppel
contact person who arranged transport: J. J. M. Littel, Ossenzijl
source image - via Jaap de Boer - 23 Apr 2011

Wing Commander Rtd. Harry Penny with his wife Gay Penny in Meppel - 1964
Wing Commamder Rtd. Harry Penny with his wife Gay Penny in Meppel - 1964
In front of the home of Rev. W. N. van Nooten, where he was hiding for six weeks
source KLU "de Vliegende Hollander" Nov 1964, photo by 1st Lt. W. Schrijvershof
- via Jan Nieuwenhuis - 12 Oct 2012 -

The 35th - "Madras Presidency" - Squadron completed 3992 bombing and target marking sorties
Losing 92 aircraft in a period of 32 months
The surviving aircrew members Surtees, Wooley and Penny also took part
in a TV-documentary directed by Jan van Hillo, called "Harvest of the Past"
Harry Penny, only living member now, still didn't see the film again after many efforts
to recieve a copy of this documentary by the NCRV have so far proven fruitless
( info: Group Captain Herbert Arthur Penny - OBE MID ( RAF retired) - 29 Apr 2007 - Australia )
OBE = Order of the British Empire
MID = Mention In Dispatches

Harry Penny, Peter van den Hurk, Jan van Hillo, Wilfred Surtees and George Wooley
"Harvest of the Past" Premiere in "Seinpost Theater" - 22 Apr 1965, The Hague -
source Beeldbank Haagsgemeente archief - photo by A.N.P. --- D. Coersen

Finally !!! - copy of "Harvest of the Past" was sent Apr 2012 by Wooley relatives to Harry Penny
"Harvest of the Past" - better known in Dutch as - "Oogst van het verleden"

"I flew one mission as a Tailgunner.... not really comfortable spot in the Halifax" - info Harry Penny - 22 Jun 2012
last contact Harry Arthur Penny (91y) - 01 Feb 2013 - PATS

614729 - 52566 - Pilot Officer - Flight Engineer - Edward James Brown - RAF - Age 22 - KIA
of Eastry, Kent, UK - Row: 22 - Grave: 40D - Kuinre General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820536
born 1st Qtr. 1922; district Dover, Kent, UK
Son of Eric James Brown and Florence Ethel Brown ( née Marsh ), Shangrila, Eastry, Sandwich, Kent, UK

Birth - 1st Qtr. 1894 - Eric James Brown - district Hampstead, UK
The district Hampstead spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Middlesex
Birth - 4th Qtr. 1896 - Florence E. Marsh - distict Bridge, Kent Co., UK
Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1915 - Eric J. Brown and Florence E. Marsh - distict Bridge, Kent Co., UK
birth - 1st Qtr. 1922 - Edward J. Brown - mother's surname: Marsh - district Dover, Kent

The London Gazette issues:
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6 Aug 1943 - issue 36127 - page 3590 - 19 Jun 1943 - RAF - Sgt. - 614729 - Edward James Brown (52566)
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52566 - Pilot Officer ( Flight Engineer )

BROWN, EDWARD JAMES

22 - 31/08/1943 - UK – RAF
CWGC ref. 2820536 - Row: 22 - Grave: 40D - Kuinre

Pilot Officer -  Flight Engineer - Edward James Brown
Text headstone - Brown - Kuinre Cemetery


1402920 - 148818 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Henry George Wilfred Wooley - UK - RAF - POW - No.2487 - Stalag Luft 3
Henry G. W. Wooley - born 1st Qtr. 1917, district Kensington - mother's surname Ewing
Son of Ernest E. Wooley (father) and Jessie Wooley (née Ewing) (mother)
Marriage parents - 3rd Qtr. 1914 - Mr. Ernest E. Wooley to Mrs. Jessie Ewing - district Kensington, UK
Husband of Mrs. J. H. Wooley (wife), 2 Brunswick Garage, Eastbourne Grove, London, W.11
Marriage - 4th Qtr. 1940 - Henry G. Wooley to Mrs. Josephine McArran - distict Surrey North Eastern, Surrey, UK
younger brother of Ernest E. W. Wooley (3rd Qtr. 1915) (brother) - district Kensington, UK

Sgt. Henry George Wilfred Wooley was taken POW at Zwolle railway station
and brought to Amsterdam where he did met "Butch" Surtees

Name: WOOLEY
My grandfather - Ernest Edward WOOLEY - all I know is that he was born in Wales in the late 1800's
would appreciate any ideas you have to trace him
he married ( 1914 ) Jessie EWING and had 2 sons - Ernest ( 1915 ) and then George ( 1917 )
before he became 'the black sheep of the family' because he left Jessie
and lived with Ray and had a son - Eric - by her - he was based in London - I think
- source - www.cityark.medway.gov.uk/ump/ - with broken email - ability@ihug.co.nz -
birth 3rd Qtr. 1931 - Eric E. Wooley and Eric E. Davidson - district Willesden, Middlesex - mother's surname Davidson
birth 1st Qtr. 1886 - Ernest Edward Wooley - district Chelsea, Middlesex
birth 3rd Qtr. 1904 - Aralia Florence Davidson - district Bradfield
marriage - 4th Qtr. 1940 - Henry G. W. Wooley - Josephine McArran - Surrey North Eastern
marriage - 4th Qtr. 1951 - Ernest Edward Wooley with Aralia Florence Davidson - Surrey North Eastern
- additional info : Wales Genealogy Forum - by Sandra -

The London Gazette issues:
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27 Aug 1943 - issue 36152 - page 3872 - 6 Jun 1943 - RAFVR - Sgt. - 1402920 - Henry George Wilfred Wooley (148818)
7 Dec 1943 - issue 36280 - page 5384 - 6 Dec 1943 - RAFVR - Flying Officer on probation - H. G. W. Wooley (148818)
5 Jun 1945 - issue 37114 - page 2893 - 6 Jun 1945 - RAFVR - Flying Officer to Flight Lieutenant - H. G. W. Wooley (148818)
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- 3 out of 3 issues are listed here - info PATS
source: www.london-gazette.co.uk/search

Surtees and Wooley were taken POW and transfered to the Polish border, Stalag Luft III - Sagan
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Flight Lieutenant Rtd. George Wooley at Market square in Kampen - Aug 1964
Flight Lieutenant Rtd. George Wooley
at Market square in Kampen - Aug 1964
source KLU "de Vliegende Hollander" Nov 1964, photo by 1st Lt. W. Schrijvershof
- via Jan Nieuwenhuis - 12 Oct 2012 -

1033490 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Henry "Hal" Sutton - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA
of Liverpool, Lancashire, UK - Row: 22 - Grave: 40B - Kuinre General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820540
Son of Thomas H. and Jessie Sutton, 35 Milroy Street, Liverpool, 7, Lancashire Co., UK

Birth 3rd Qtr. 1894 - Jessie Elizabeth L. Shepherd - district: West Derby, Lancashire Co., UK
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Thomas H. Sutton - spouse: Jessie E. L. Shepherd - district: West Derby, Lancashire Co., UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1922 - Thomas H. Sutton - mother's surname: Shepherd - district: Toxteth Park, Lancashire Co., UK
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Thomas Henry Sutton (father) - married 01 Aug 1920, St Cyprian with Christ Church, Durning Rd., Edge Hill, Liverpool
with Jessie Elizabeth Lillian Shepherd (mother)
info via Douwe Drijver - 27 Apr 2012

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1033490 - Sgt. (Air Gnr.)

SUTTON, THOMAS HENRY

Age 21 - 31/08/1943 - UK – RAF Vol. Res.
CWGC ref. 2820540 - Row: 22 - Grave: 40B - Kuinre

1033490 - Sgt. - Mid Air Gunner -  Thomas Henry 'Hal' Sutton
Text headstone - Sutton - Kuinre Cemetery

848343 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner - James Russell Griffin - Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) - Age 31 - KIA
of Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK - Row: 22 - Grave: 40E - Kuinre General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820537
born 18 April 1912; district Northleach, Gloucestershire, UK
Son of Ernest J. and Susan H. Griffin ( née Russell ), 18 Queens Road, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
brother of Ronald J., Dennis G. and Margaret Maud Griffin
...............................
Last know address: Mr. Dennis Griffin and Mrs. Peggy Griffin - Southport, England - [ info Harry Penny ]
any info about next of kin is welcome - PATS 15 Aug 2009
Contact with next of kin - 23 Sep 2009

848343 - Flight Sergeant ( Air Gunner )

GRIFFIN, JAMES RUSSELL

Age 31 - 31/08/1943 - RAF (Auxiliary Air Force) - UK
CWGC ref. 2820537 - Row:22 - Grave: 40E - Kuinre

Flight Sgt. James Russell Griffin - Air Gunner Flight Sgt. James Russell Griffin - Memorial plaque - at the company where he worked
Text headstone - Griffin - Kuinre Cemetery

Flight Sgt. James Russell Griffin - Memorial plaque - at the company where he worked
Flight Sgt. James Russell Griffin - Memorial plaque - at the company where he worked
Memorial plaque image - via Martin Griffin, nephew - 15 Oct 2012

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- - - - - - - - Letter (email) from Derek Griffin, nephew - - - - - 06 Oct 2009 - - - - - - - -

Hello,

If you do not mind I would firstly like to correct and add to the information above.
James was in the RAF Auxiliary Air Force and not the RAFVR.
He was one of only a few men from the AuxAF to transfer over to aircrew.
His date and place of birth is 18 April 1912 at Northleach Gloucestershire.
He was also brother to Ronald and Margaret (both deceased). Religion - Protestant.
Corrections done - PATS - 09 Oct 2009

Jim joined the RAF on 5th March 1939 with 912 Barrage Balloon Squadron.
This sqn was one of 6 such Sqns whose task was to defend the war effort in Birmingham.
911, 912 and 913 protected the North of the city particularly Castle Bromwich airbase
and the Castle Bromwich spitfire factory. 914, 915 and 916 sqns protected South Birmingham.
I was told that 912 was transferred to France and was withdrawn with the Germans just 2 miles away.
They were evacuated shortly before Dunkirk.
Jim's service record does not record this directly but there is an entry for 5 days embarkation leave
and this usually refers to an overseas posting.
The sqn was later posted to Pucklehurst and 912 defended factories
at Brockworth Gloucestershire (not far from where he was born)

His application to become aircrew was accepted in June 1941
and he joined No. 8 Air Gunnery School in October 1941 and 19 OTU May 1942.
His first posting was to 158 sqn flying Halifax aircraft.
I know that 19 OTU provided aircraft for the first 1000 bomber raid on Cologne on the 31st May 1942
but I do not know if Jim flew as Air Gunner on this mission.
He had only been with the OTU since 23rd April.

Some of his first sorties was to drop leaflets over occupied territories.
In November 1942 just south of Paris on the way back from a sortie to Italy his aircraft was hit.
The pilot managed to get the aircraft back as far as Castle Bytham 5 miles north of Stamford Lincolnshire.
All the crew baled out and the aircraft crashed on the edge of Morkeley Woods.
What the pilot did not realise was that these woods was the site
of the largest of Lincolnshire bomb dumps.
Fortunately the only damage was to the trees and no bombs exploded.
He received the Caterpillar Badge for this parachute drop.

On 6th January 1943 he was posted to 35 Pathfinder Sqn.
He took part in various sorties around Europe including several to Berlin.
He took part in laying markers for the bombing raids on Hamburg on the 24/25th July 1943 and again 27/28th.
The pilots after action report from the 27/28th concluded by stating 'a/c was over target too early
to see results but many small fires were seen burning to the North of aiming point on approach'.
This was the night of the great Hamburg firestorm.

His final mission was to Berlin.
The pilot who shot the aircraft down was the top German Night Fighter Ace

Jim was made Sergeant in January 1942 and Flight Sergeant March 1943.

As for me I don't know if I ever met him as I was only 6 weeks old when he died.
I hope this is helpful to you.

regards Derek Griffin, nephew
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31 Aug 1964 - Cemetery Kuinre
31 Aug 1964 - Cemetery Kuinre
George Wooley, Wilfred Surtees and Harry Penny in front of their fallen fellows
source KLU "de Vliegende Hollander" Nov 1964, photo by 1st Lt. W. Schrijvershof
- via Jan Nieuwenhuis - 12 Oct 2012 -

Commonwealth War Graves - Kuinre
Kuinre - General Cemetery - 3rd of Aug 2007 - by PATS



SGLO - T2854

Halifax Mk.II - HR878 - TL-"J" for Johnny - 31 Aug 1943 - KUINRE - CREW 7

70876 - Squadron Leader - Pilot - Wilfred 'Butch' Surtees - DFC - UK - RAF - POW - No.2486 - Stalag Luft 3 - Photo is from Aug 1964 741628 - 751794 - 79755 - Flight Lieutenant - Navigator -  George Newsham - DFC - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA 1060628 - 139204 - Flying Officer - W.Operator / Air Gunner - Herbert 'Harry' Arthur Penny - UK - RAF - EVD 614729 - 52566 - Pilot Officer - Flight Engineer -  Edward James Brown - RAF - Age 22 - KIA
1402920 - 148818 - Sergeant - Bomb Aimer - Henry George Wilfred Wooley - UK - RAF - POW - No.2487 - Stalag Luft 3 1033490 - Sergeant - Mid Upper Air Gunner - Thomas Henry 'Hal' Sutton - RAFVR - Age 21 - KIA 848343 - Flight Sergeant - Rear Air Gunner -  James Russell Griffin - Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) - Age 31 - KIA

- 4 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD -

SURTEES - NEWSHAM(†) - PENNY - BROWN(†)
WOOLEY - SUTTON(†) - GRIFFIN(†)

Spoke with Penny

RNLAF - Final salvage HR878 - Aug 1964 - some parts

Contact Penny is pending - 28 Jul 2007 - PATS
Contact Newsham is pending - 31 Aug 2009 - PATS
Contact Griffin is pending - 23 Sep 2009 - PATS
Contact Wooley is pending - 10 Apr 2012 - PATS

Last update - 06 Feb 2014 - PATS

Emmeloord - 4

10 miles W of Vollenhove

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

General Cemetery Emmeloord - 05 May 2011 by PATS
General Cemetery Emmeloord - 05 May 2011 - by PATS

headstone - F/Sgt. William H. S. Byers - CAN - RCAF
Cemetery Emmeloord headstone - Sgt. Percy F. M. Cooke - NZ - RNZAF
Cemetery Emmeloord headstone - Sgt. Arthur W. Jeffries - UK - RAFVR
Cemetery Emmeloord headstone - Sgt. William C. Wood - UK - RAFVR
Cemetery Emmeloord
------------ Byers ----------------- Cooke --------------- Jeffries --------------- Wood ------------
General Cemetery at Emmeloord, Noordoostpolder




SGLO - T1293

Wellington Mk.Ic - R1757 - DX-X - Sunday 12 Oct. 1941 - 21:15 - 21:48
57 Squadron RAF - Crew Sgt. A. W. Jeffries - Operation: Bremen
5 KIA - 1 POW

21.15 !!! Discrepancy - crash and claim time !!! 21.48

Woche Lageberichte: 21.15
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Am 12.10.1941
1 Wellington Südostw.Lemmer bei Kruine (Kuinre) (IJsselmeer) 1 bezatzungmitglied gefangen,
Rest vermutlich tot. 21.15.

Claim: 21.48
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12-10-1941 0:00:00,"Fw.","Siegfried","Ney","4.","NJG 1","Wellington","Blokzijl","21.48",
" 6","-","yes","C.2031/I","Nr.89238/42","LW NF Claims 39-45 f. 31",

- Nr - - - - Crew - - - - - - Serial - - - - - - Date - - - - Up - - - - - - Target - - - - - - Down - - Time - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Remarks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
01 Stanford (P) T2715 - DX-S 11 Sep 1941 20:10 00:45 - Kiel 03:25 7:15 Stanford, Jeffries, McCausland, Shaw, McLeod, Taylor
02 Stanford (P) W5445 - DX-X 15 Sep 1941 20:10 23:30 - Hamburg 03:10 7:00 Stanford, Jeffries, McCausland, Shaw, McLeod, Taylor
03 Durnin (P) T2959 - DX-D 17 Sep 1941 19:25 23:02 - Karlsruhe 02:05 6:40 Durnin, Jeffries, Boston, Juggins, Dawkins, Dallison
04 Ruttledge (P) X9745 - DX-N 20 Sep 1941 19:25 23:04 - Frankfurt 01:45 6:20 Ruttledge, Jeffries, Insall, Higham, Mortimer, Martin
05 Jeffries (P) T2959 - DX-D 03 Oct 1941 18:55 20:05 - Dunkirk 21:15 2:20 Jeffries, Myers, Cooke, Wood , Byers, Rickard
06 Jeffries (P) R1799 - DX-F 10 Oct 1941 23:00 02:30 - Rotterdam 04:40 5:40 Jeffries, Myers, Cooke, Wood , Byers, Rickard
07 Jeffries (P) R1757 - DX-X 12 Oct 1941 19:00 ~22:00 - Bremen FTR .:.. Jeffries, Myers, Cooke, Wood , Byers, Rickard
08 Watson (P) T2959 - DX-D 12 Oct 1941 19:25 22:25 - Bremen 02:55 7:30 Watson, Wilson, Scarlett, Cox, Andrews, Meek
09 Price (P) R1722 - DX-K 12 Oct 1941 19:25 22:30 - Bremen 03:05 7:40 Price, Heald, Elliot, Barraclough, Aldous, Towndrew
10 Warfield (P) Z8893 - DX-A 12 Oct 1941 19:50 23:40 - Nuremberg 04:00 8:10 Warfield, Morse, Tettenborn, Maskall, Ford, Edinburgh
11 Ravenhill (P) X9978 - DX-O 12 Oct 1941 19:55 23:50 - Nuremberg 03:55 8:00 Ravenhill, Dunn, Roberts, Fraser, Amos, Sleeman
12 Owens (P) R1763 - DX-H 12 Oct 1941 19:55 00:05 - Nuremberg 03:40 7:45 Owens, Cook, Dow, Charron, Flood, Miller
13 Ruttledge (P) Z8800 - DX-U 12 Oct 1941 20:00 00:10 - Nuremberg 04:25 7:45 Ruttledge, Hudson, Insall, Higham, Mortimer, Martin
14 Gray (P) X9786 - DX-T 12 Oct 1941 20:20 00:10 - Nuremberg 04:30 8:10 Gray, Williams, Finlay, Pintches, Morgan, Watson
15 Tong (P) Z8792 - DX-J 12 Oct 1941 20:25 23:50 - Nuremberg 04:00 7:25 Tong, Pizzie, Durham, Gillespie, Frost, Harris
12 Oct 1941 - Three Wellingtons's of No. 57 Squadron - FELTWELL to BREMEN - 13 Oct 1941
12 Oct 1941 - Six Wellingtons's of No. 57 Squadron - FELTWELL to NUREMBERG - 13 Oct 1941
source - AIR27/537 - Operations Record Book - No. 57 - September, October 1941 - some surnames varies
Sgt. Jeffries was in training as 2nd pilot towards Kiel, Hamburg, Karlsruhe and Frankfurt - all in Sep 1941
Crew Jeffries is noted in ORB as a "Freshman" crew for Dunkirk and Rotterdam prior to Bremen
Calculated "Target time" for R1757 - DX-X should be ~22:00 .... so claim time of 21:48 is doubtful - info PATS

12/13 Oct 1941 - Nuremberg - 152 aircraft, Bremen - 99 aircraft and Hüls - 90 aircraft
source: "The Bomber Command War Diaries" - page 209

R1757 - !!! It's BREMEN and not NUREMBERG !!!

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Crew: Wellington Mk.Ic - R1757 - DX-X - 12 Oct 1941 - Mission: Bremen
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1259260 - Sgt. - Pilot - Arthur William Jeffries - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA

R/78189 - J/5331 - P/O. - Co-Pilot - Hilyard Lowell Myers - RCAF - Age 23 - KIA

404531 - Sgt. - Observer - Percy Frederick Meadows Cooke - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA

1261700 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Christopher Wood - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA

R/68121 - F/Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Harold Stanley Byers - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA

1207719 - W/O. - Rear Air Gunner - Leonard 'Len' Rickard - RAF - Age 29 - 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 - R1757 - DX-X - Jeffries
Loss Card - R1757 DX-X - Jeffries - via www.lancasterbombers.net
- - - Reproduced here by kind permission of "www.lancasterbombers.net" - - -

Note !!! Error !!! - J/53331 should be J/5331 - info PATS
Note !!! Error !!! - J/53331 is also given for 1207719 - Rickard - RAF

War Memorial - Baarloseweg - Kavel R-34 - removed March 5th 1948
Memorial near crash location - section R34 - removed 5 March 1948
- image via Wiebe H. de Vries -

War Graves - Emmeloord - 1951 - Coll. Grave: 102-105
War Graves - Emmeloord - 1951 - Coll. Grave: 102-105
- image source "sluispuntnl" issue 30 Apr 2008 - page 2 - newspaper via Cor Hofland
better scan via Ali Nijdam and Henk Huisman - 04 Sep 2011

1259260 - Sgt. - Pilot - Arthur William Jeffries - RAFVR - Age 29 - KIA
born 26 May 1913, UK
of North Cheam, Surrey, UK - Coll. Grave: 102-105 - Noord-Oost-Polder ( Emmeloord ) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820568
Son of Arthur and Rhoda Jeffries (née Rathbone)
husband of Linda Jeffries (née Hartland), of North Cheam, Surrey, UK
brother of George F. Jeffries (b.1914), district Camberwell
father of Robin A. Jeffries and Gail H. Jeffries
!!! Mother's surname on birth records for Arthur and George is Bruton !!!
birth record for Arthur does give 3rd Qtr. of 1913 - so he was Age 28 - info PATS 14 Aug 2009
!!! discrepancy - 26 May 1913 / 3rd Qtr. of 1913 !!!

Marriage Mr. Arthur W. Jeffries and Ms. Linda Hartland - 2nd Qtr. 1932, district Kingston, Middlesex / Surrey, UK
Only one marriage !!! with surnames Jeffries and Hartland - period 1925 - 1940 -
Robin A. Jeffries - born 1st Qtr. 1933 - mother's surname: Hartland, district Croydon, Surrey
Gail H. Jeffries - born 3rd Qtr. 1936 - mother's surname: Hartland, district Surrey North Eastern, Surrey
??? Robin "Rob" A. Jeffries ... likely ... Robin Arthur Jeffries - info PATS ???

Mystery ..... BRUTON .... RATHBONE
"I can unravel the mystery as Bruton on the records
Arthur's mother was married twice - first marriage was with Thomas Rathbone they had four daughters
Thomas Rathbone died at young age and Rhoda Rathbone née Bruton remarried in 1912 with Arthur Jeffries
they had two sons, Arthur Wiliam Jeffries (my father) and George F. Jeffries"

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info via Gail H. Wand née Jeffries - by letter and phone - 15-17 Feb 2013


1st marriage 4th Qtr. 1896 - Thomas Rathbone and Rhoda Bruton - district: Lambeth, UK
District Lambeth spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1898 - Florence Emma Daisy Rathbone (half-sister) - district: St Saviour Southwark, UK
Alice Rathbone (half-sister)
Birth 1st Qtr. 1906 - Rhoda Violet Rathbone (half-sister) - district: Camberwell, UK
Lilian Rathbone (half-sister)
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District St Saviour Southwark and it spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Surrey
!!! Note: Florence, Alice, Rhoda and Lilian not in right order - info PATS !!!

2nd marriage 3rd Qtr. 1912 - Arthur Jeffries and Rhoda Rathbone - district: Camberwell, UK
District Camberwell spans the boundaries of the counties of Greater London, London and Surrey
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1913 - Arthur W. Jeffries - district: Camberwell, UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1914 - George F. Jeffries - district: Camberwell, UK

Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Florence E. D. Rathbone (half-sister) - spouse: Henry G. Edgeller - district Camberwell, UK
Marriage 3rd Qtr. 1920 - Alice C. V. Rathbone (half-sister) - spouse: Ernest Cass - district Camberwell, UK
Marriage 2nd Qtr. 1928 - Rhoda V. Rathbone (half-sister) - spouse: William B. Bowles - district Camberwell, UK
!!! discrepancy - Alice C. V. Rathbone / Alice O. V. Rathbone !!!
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Epigraph - Arthur William Jeffries - Emmeloord Cemetery
Epigraph - Arthur William Jeffries - Emmeloord Cemetery
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Arthur, Gail, Robin and Lyn Jefries - on the beach - Westgate, Kent, UK
Arthur, Gail, Robin and Lyn Jefries - on the beach - Westgate, Kent, UK

Sgt. Arthur William Jeffries - uniform Sgt. Arthur William Jeffries - civil
uniform - - - Sgt. Arthur William Jeffries - - - civil
images via Mrs. Gail Wand née Jeffries (daughter) - 15 Feb 2013
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Letter of Cor Meurs to family Jeffries - 26 Oct 1945 Letter of Cor Meurs to family Jeffries - 26 Oct 1945
Letter of Cor Meurs to family Jeffries - 26 Oct 1945
Cor Meurs, Kamer 3 Kamp N.O.P. Blokzijl, Holland

2nd letter --- Blokzijl, 16 Jan 1946, . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . ."When that first polder was ready, my parents
and my fiancée's parents lived there and had a farm in that 'Wieringermeerpolder'
Now all this is destroyed by the "Krauts" (Germans) everything again under 4 to 5 feet of water
all the houses and farms are gone.
A few years ago I went to this 'Northeastpolder' which is 48,000 hectares large . . . . . . . "
. . . . . . . . . . . .

Cor Meurs came from "Wieringermeerpolder" - info PATS - 19 Mar 2013

Intro - end - Letter of J. Nagelkerke to family Jeffries - 8 Apr 1950
Parts of letter of J. Nagelkerke, Breestraat 35, Marknesse to family Jeffries - 8 Apr 1950
letters via Mrs. Gail Wand née Jeffries (daughter) - 15 Feb 2013
info regarding J. Nagelkerke and Cor Meurs is welcome any time - PATS - 19 Mar 2013

404531 - Sgt. - Observer - Percy Frederick Meadows Cooke - RNZAF - Age 21 - KIA
of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand - Coll. Grave: 102-105 - Noord-Oost-Polder ( Emmeloord ) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820567
born 12 Feb 1920, Invercargill - Religion: Methodist - Occupation: Customs Officer - Marital status: Single
Son of Ralph Henry Percy and Christina Mabel Cooke, of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand
Address - 17 Dec 1945 - : Mrs. R. H. D. Cooke (mother), 111 McMaster Street, Invercargill
as in letter with photograph of the grave - send by Cor Meurs, of Blokzijl to Air Ministry
Address - 21 Feb 1949 - : Mr. R. H. P. Cooke (father), 16 Walker Street, Bluff

His parents Ralph and Christina Cooke are buried in the Hamilton Cemetery, in the North Island of N Z - info by Janice Lyall

RNZAF - Service records - Cooke - request 11 Nov 2009 - received 02 Dec 2009 - PATS -

Header Attestation paper - 20 Jun 1940 - Percy Cooke
Footnote Attestation paper - 20 Jun 1940 - Percy Cooke
Header & Footnote of Attestation paper of Percy F. M. Cooke - 20 Jun 1940
- info from Service Records - Cooke -

I found this one, always wondering why ?
"typo's" - Blenkenham = Blankenham, Poland = Holland
further you can make up your own mind about this item
Percy Frederick Meadows Cooke Ad from auction - NZ Memorial Cross - Sgt. Percy Cooke
Operation Nurnberg ??? It's Bremen !!! - 14 Mar 2013 - PATS

Got this bio from Errol Martyn,
Author of "For Your Tomorrow" - Vols 1 and 2 - ( Vol 3 in production )
A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving
with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915
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Bio info for Cooke:
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COOKE, Sergeant Percy Frederick Meadows.
NZ404531; b In'gill 12 Feb 20; S'land BHS, In'gill (1st Hockey XI); clerk - Customs Dept, In'gill. NZ Army/TF 6 mths;
RNZAF Levin/GTS as Air Observer u/t 24 Nov 40, emb for Canada 6 Jan 41, att RCAF 23 Jan 41, 4AOS c.26 Jan 41,
4BGS 13 Apr 41, Air Observers Badge & Sgt. & 1ANS 26 May 41, 1 M Depôt 30 Jun 41, ATFERO/St Hubert,
crewed a Hudson to UK via Newfoundland 18-20 Jul 41, 3PRC 21 Jul 41, 21OTU (Wellington) 26 Jul 41,
slightly inj in a/c acc 20 Sep 41, 57 Sqn (Wellington - 4 ops) 26 Sep 41,
kao 12 Oct 41. Noord-Oost-Polder (Emmeloord) General Cemetery - coll. grave 102-105, Overijssel, Netherlands.
Son of Ralph Henry Percy & Christina Mabel Cooke (née Hurley), Bluff. [phot. TWN 5.11.41].

TWN = The Weekly News, a New Zealand paper that featured an illustrated section.

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Errol Martyn - 14 May 2008

1261700 - Sgt. - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Christopher Wood - RAFVR - Age 22 - KIA
of Hanwell, Middlesex, UK - Coll. Grave: 102-105 - Noord-Oost-Polder ( Emmeloord ) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820569
born 1st Qtr. 1920 - mother's surname Mealing - district Kensington
Son of Mr. Alexander Joseph Wood and Mrs. Florence Wood née Mealing, of Hanwell, Middlesex, UK

Marriage: 4th Qtr. 1911 - Alexander J. Wood to Florence Mealing, district Kensington, UK
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Birth 2nd Qtr. 1912 - Alexander Wood - mother's surname: Mealing - district: Fulham, UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1914 - Irene F. Wood - mother's surname: Mealing - district: Kensington, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1916 - Reginald A. Wood - mother's surname: Mealing - district: Kensington, UK
Birth 1st Qtr. 1920 - William C. Wood - mother's surname: Mealing - district: Kensington, UK
Birth 3rd Qtr. 1921 - Sidney A. Wood - mother's surname: Mealing - district: Kensington, UK
Birth 2nd Qtr. 1927 - Percy Wood - mother's surname: Mealing - district: Kensington, UK
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Death 3rd Qtr. 1917 - Reginald A. Wood - Age 1 - district: Kensington, UK
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- info FreeBMD -

Epigraph - William Christopher Wood - Emmeloord Cemetery
Epigraph - William Christopher Wood - Emmeloord Cemetery
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R/68121 - Flight Sgt. - Air Gunner - William Harold Stanley Byers - RCAF - Age 28 - KIA
of Stratford, Ontario, Canada - Coll. Grave: 102-105 - Noord-Oost-Polder ( Emmeloord ) General Cemetery - CWGC ref. 2820566
born 9 Jun 1913, Asansol, Bengal, India - died 12 Oct 1941, Kuinre, The Netherlands - Age 28
Son of Rev. W. P. Byers and Mrs. L. M. Byers, 187 Birmingham Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
- Globe and Mail, 1941/10/16 - 1941/10/18 - missing -

Father : William Price Byers - retired minister - birthplace : Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Mother : Charlotte Maria Forster - birthplace : Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Foster parents of William Harold Stanley Byers
Occupation: Packer / Inspector 1935 - 1940 [ J. L. Griffiths & Sons, Stratford, ON ]
Speaks Hindustan ( Colloquially ) and has honours in French Language
Age 26 - Height 5'7" - Weight 148 - Single
Attestation Paper - 21 Mar 1940 - R68121 - Posted to No. 1 Manning Depot, Toronto - Trade : Air Crew
Signature - Attestation paper - William Harold Stanley Byers
Previously application made to join RCAF , London - November 1939 - Yes [ Form 47 ]
Enlistment - 27 Jun 1940 - Declaration / Oath / - RCAF Recruting Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
AC2 - 27 Jun 1940 ; LAC - 16 Sep 1940 ; T/Sgt. - 17 Feb 1941
Air Gunners badge - 17 Feb 1941; F/Sgt. - 1 Nov 1941
U.K. from Canada - 20 April 1941 - DRO ( Daily Rouitine Order ) RAF.23
Missing - 12 Nov 1941 ; Presumed dead - 12 Oct 1941
Next of kin : P. O. Daves, Ty Newy, Llangedwyn, Nr. Oswestry - Raf.6.
17 Mar 1950 - Medals undelivered - returned to stock - ( Both parents deceased )
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RCAF sank into a marsh with wreckage of aircraft which crashed three kilometers
south from Blankenham - Noordoostpolder - Holland -- (43/29)
Grave location: Emmeloord General Cemetery, Holland, buried collectively
between 3 others in grave Nos. 102 to 105
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- info 'Record of Service Airman' - received 20 Aug 2009 -

William Harold Stanley Byers
- Globe and Mail, 1941/10/16 -
Minister's Son Missing
Stratford, Oct 15. - Sgt. Byers was born in Asansol. Bengal, India
where his (foster) parents were missionaries for many years

17 Mar 1950 - Medals Byers undelivered - returned to stock
17 Mar 1950 - Medals Byers undelivered - returned to stock
- info 'Record of Service Airman' - received 20 Aug 2009 -

Seven Medals on auction - F/Sgt. William Harold Stanley Byers - R.68121
- - - - - - - Seven Medals of F/Sgt. William Harold Stanley Byers - R.68121 - - - - - - -
1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal,
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with overseas clasp, War Medal 1939-45,
Memorial Cross (GVI). 1935-45 Star has '14K' punched into the reverse

Memorial Cross is named to
F.S.
W.O.A.G.
W. H. S. BYERS
R-68121


Medals loose on original tattered ribbons. VF Cond $975
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source: www.vimy.ca/ww2.html
Vimy Militaria, P.O. Box 17018, 1937 Portobello Rd, Ottawa, ON, Canada K4A 4W8


RCAF - Service records - Byers - request 14 Jul 2009 - received 20 Aug 2009 - PATS -

Allied graves - Emmeloord, Noordoostpolder Allied graves - Emmeloord, Noordoostpolder
11 Feb 1958 - rijksgraven - Noordoostpolder - list
"Rijksgraven" - Noordoostpolder - 11 Feb 1958
images and list - via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

See for report Wellington Mk.Ic - R1757 - above at Cemetery Kuinre - P/O. Myers - KIA and W/O. Rickard - POW -

Memorial Marknesse - 20 Sep 2007
War Memorial -  Marknesse - unveiled - 20 Sept 2007
War Memorial - Marknesse
unveiled - 20 Sep 2007 -
R1757 - Jeffries - Myers - Cooke - Wood - Byers - 12 Oct 1941
JA702 - Rule - Shorter - Ball - Race - Sloan - 30 Jan 1944

!!! Three errors on memorial !!!
Note: Error on memorial - F/Sgt. S K. R. Ball - should be F/Sgt. K. R. Ball - info PATS
Note: Error on memorial - Byers, UK - should be Canada - info PATS
Note: Error on memorial - Rickard, Canada - should be UK - info PATS
- images by Cor Hofland - PATS

War Memorial -  Marknesse - 05 May 2011
War Memorial -  Marknesse - 05 May 2011
Artist impression - War Memorial - Marknesse - 05 May 2011 - by PATS
- images by PATS -



SGLO - T1293

WELLINGTON Mk.Ic - R1757 - DX-X - 12 Oct 1941 - KAVEL R-34 - CREW 6

1259260 - Sergeant - Pilot - Arthur William Jeffries - RAFVR R/78189 - J/5331 - Pilot Officer - Co-Pilot - Hilyard Lowell Myers - RCAF 404531 - Sergeant - Observer - Percy Frederick Meadows Cooke - RNZAF
1261700 - Sergeant - W.Operator / Air Gunner - William Christopher Wood - RAFVR R/68121 - Flight Sergeant - Air Gunner - William Harold Stanley Byers - RCAF 1207719 - Warrant Officer - Rear Air Gunner- L. Rickard - RAFVR

- 5 KIA - 1 POW -

JEFFRIES(†) - MYERS(†) - COOKE(†)
WOOD(†) - BYERS(†) - RICKARD

- cyan - 2 - contact - - - red - 2 - not found so far -

Contact Rickard is pending - 20 Jan 2010 - PATS
Contact Myers is pending - 21 Jan 2013 - PATS
Contact Jeffries is pending - 03 Feb 2013 - PATS

Last update - 31 Jan 2014 - PATS



Boswiede - Ambt-Vollenhove

3 mi E of Vollenhove


A mid-air collison on Thu 23 March 1944 - 09:50 with 2 B-24H - Liberators
3 miles E of Vollenhove / Boschwijde - Boswiede - MACR #3455 - #3456
16 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD



O-698641 - Second Lieutenant Roy Donald Beukelman was killed in action
buried 8 September 1945 - Grave No. 603 - Stad-Vollenhove
Newspaper clip - 12 April 1944 - Lt. Roy Beukelman reported missing Lt. Roy D. Beukelman, Harrison, South Dakota Obituary clip - 2nd Lt. Roy Beukelman
Headstone - Lt. Roy D. Beukelman, Harrison Cemetery, South Dakota Headstone - Lt. Roy D. Beukelman, Harrison Cemetery, South Dakota
After the war reburied at the Cemetery North of Harrison, South Dakota, USA
--- images courtesy Beukelman family ---

- US Census - Apr - 1930 - Iowa Township, Douglas County, SD
Mr. James H. Beukelman (47) ~1883, Iowa and Mrs. Anna Beukelman (46) ~1884, South Dakota
Vern R. (20) 1909, Robert E. (18) 1911, Glenn D. (14) 1916, Roy D. (11) 1919
Obituary (1945) of Roy gives also his brothers Harold and Glenn of Aurora, IL and Abe of Armour, SD

Roy's paternal grandparents (Dutch) were from the Isle of Voorne-Putten, the Netherlands
Cornelis Beukelman - b. abt. 1798 - died 13 Dec 1856, Zuidland - Age 58
Willempje Beukelman née Groeneveld (widow of Cornelis Beukelman) moved in 1868 with here four sons
Hendrik, Cornelis, Pieter, Arie and daughter Soetje Beukelman from Zuidland to Pella, Iowa, USA
Hendrik Beukelman - born 04 Oct 1843, Zuidland, Zuid-Holland, Holland
Soetje Beukelman - born 24 Apr 1854, Zuidland, Zuid-Holland, Holland
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Hendrik Beukelman / Adrianna Rouwert family - South Dakota
Hendrik Beukelman / Adrianna Rouwert family - South Dakota
"Jim" is Roy's father James H. Beukelman
Hendrik Beukelman - born 4 Oct 1843, Zuidland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - died 13 May 1914, Harrison, Douglas Co., SD
Adrianna Rouwert - born 3 Sep 1841, Hoogblokland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - died 30 Sep 1907, Harrison, Douglas Co., SD
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Cornelius Hendrick or Neil Beukelman - born 3 Jul 1872, Sioux, Iowa - died 25 Sep 1925, Harrison, Douglas Co., South Dakota
Minnie Beukelman - born 26 Nov 1878, Pella, Marion Co., Iowa - died 26 Jul 1905, Harrison, Douglas Co., South Dakota
image courtesy Bonnie Rae Wynne née Beukelman - via Arie Beukelman Czn - 30 Mar 2012
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Mr. James "Jim" H. Beukelman, b. 1882, Iowa, died 1937, Harrison, SD - Age ~55
Mrs. Anna Beukelman, b. 24 Feb 1884, SD - died Dec 1964, SD - Age 80
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Harold Edward Beukelman, b. 27 Jun 1906, Harrison, SD - died 30 Apr 1964, IL - Age 57
Abe J. Beukelman, b. 7 Feb 1908, Harrison, SD - died 20 Jul 1997, Corsica, SD - Age 89
Verne R. Beukelman, b. 22 Dec 1909, Harrison, SD - died Jun 1979, Corsica, SD - Age 69
Robert Elmer Beukelman, b. 4 Oct 1911, Harrison, SD - died 03 Dec 1964, Harrison, SD - Age 53
Glenn Dexter Beukelman, b. 1916, Harrison, SD - Aurora, IL (1945) - died 1963, buried Oswego, IL - Age ~47
Roy Donald Beukelman, b. 20 March 1919, Harrison, SD - died 23 March 1944, Ambt-Vollenhove, NL - Age 25
- additional info via FamilySearch, Genlias, etc... -
- additional info via Arie Beukelman Czn - 30 Mar 2012 -
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2nd Lt. Roy D. Beukelman - Navigator - was on B-24H - #42-52587 - 2U-"K" - "Shoo Shoo Baby"
Aboard #42-52587 - 2U-"K" of 2nd Lt. Robert L. Garrett - Pilot - 7 KIA, 2 POW and 1 EVD


SGLO - T3544

B-24H - #41-29466 - 2U-"A" - "Dark Rhapsody" - Thu 23 Mar 1944 - 09:50
3 miles E of Vollenhove / Boswiede - MACR #3456
9 KIA


Donald G. Griffin Crew - Crew #506 - 785th Bomb Squadron
Crew 506 - Griffin Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dennis J. McCoy F. R. Robson
- Replaced - not on crew of 23/3/44 Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - George M. McCord R. G. Latham
- Replaced - not on crew of 23/3/44 H. Gorky
- Replaced - not on crew of 23/3/44 1st Lt. - Pilot - Donald G. Griffin Co-Pilot - H. B. Hobson
- Replaced - not on crew of 23/3/44 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Fred P. Hazen 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Philip M. Rose S/Sgt. - Engineer - Joseph R. Burke
Dennis J. McCoy, F.R. Robson, George M. McCord, R.G. Latham, H. Gorky
Donald G. Griffin, H. B. Hobson, Fred P. Hazen, Philip M. Rose, Joseph R. Burke
were replaced or not on crew when it went down
Hobson replaced by Robert A. Gum
Substitutes for Robson, Latham and Gorky were Aleck A. Amich and Bogan Radich
Move cursor over photo/faces for names
- photo and info from Donald G. Griffin, Jr - 29 Dec 2008

H. Gorky might be 31281616 - Herman Gorky ( died July 1944 - ROH - University of Connecticut )
There is only one H(erman) Gorky in the AAD-archives - Tolland County, CT - enlistment 22 Jan 1943 - born 1923 , nativity NY
Height: 69 in. (1.75m) - Weight: 168 lbs (76kg)
S SG Herman Gorky - KIA - source National Archives

466th BG Circle L 785th BS 8th-air-force-patch

466th BG - 96th CBW - Circle 'L' - 785th BS - 2U - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew #506: B-24H - #41-29466 - 2U-"A" - "Dark Rhapsody" - Thursday 23 Mar 1944 - MACR #3456
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12025270 - O-437329 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Donald Glenn Griffin - San Antonio, Texas - Age 23 - KIA

13079561 - O-808989 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Arthur Gum - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania - Age 22 - KIA

11063949 - O-692001 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Fred Putney Hazen - Ipswich, Bristol Co. - Massachusetts - Age 24 - KIA

20200769 - O-689170 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Philip M. Rose - New York, NY - Age 22 - KIA

36398227 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Joseph R. Burke - Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois - Age 26 - KIA

17051503 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Bogan 'Bogie' (nmi) Radich - Duluth, Minnesota - Age 27 - KIA

13092006 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dennis J. McCoy - Utahville, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania - Age 21 - KIA

37651218 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - George Melvin McCord - Council Bluffs, Iowa - Age 22 - KIA

36267435 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Aleck A. Amich - Mason, Bayfield Co., Wisconsin - Age 24 - KIA
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12025270 - O-437329 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Donald Glenn Griffin - San Antonio, Texas - KIA
born 18 Jun 1920, NY - died 23 Mar 1944, Ambt Vollenhove, Holland - Age 23
Found 30 Mar 1944 in the plane during salvage at crash location
Row 6 Grave 615 - Vollenhove - burial 01 Apr 1944
Margraten-NL - Plot: H Row 9 Grave: 17
The initial plot number in Margraten for 1st Lt. Griffin - BBB-5-105 - 10 Dec 1945
Son of Mrs. Louise Marie Griffin (mother), 310 Knollwood Ave., Douglaston, NY
Enlistment: 11 Jul 1941, Syracuse, NY - Aviation Cadet
Height: 65 in. (1.65m) - Weight: 127 lbs. (58kg) - Residence: Queens County, New York
Husband of Mrs. Carrie T. Griffin (wife), 1130½ Victoria Street, San Antonio 3, Texas
Address - 11 Feb 1948 : Mrs. Carrie T. Griffin, 179-14 Leslie Road, Springfield Gardens 13, Long Island, New York

1st Lt. Donald G. Griffin, Sr Donald G. Griffin Sr.
1st Lt. Donald G. Griffin
- photos from his son Donald G. Griffin, Jr - 29 Dec 2008

10 Aug 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Don G. Griffin to Rev. Honnef
10 Aug 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Don G. Griffin to Rev. Honnef
02 Sep 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Don G. Griffin to Rev. Honnef and Mrs. A. Honnef - Bender
02 Sep 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Don G. Griffin to Rev. Honnef and Mrs. A. Honnef - Bender
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

FOIA - IDPF - Griffin - request 12 Dec 2009 - expecting Apr 2010 - received - 100 pages - 9 Aug 2010

13079561 - O-808989 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Arthur Gum - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania - KIA
Grave No. C 12 ( G 12 ) - 25 March 44 - Zwartsluis - Religion: Methodist
Margraten-NL - Plot: M Row 12 Grave: 10
The initial plot number in Margraten for 2nd Lt. Gum - BBB-5-103
Remains in BBB-5-103, Margraten were previously identified as Russell, Gordon R. 2nd Lt. O-693531
Remains in WW-2-49 being identified as Lt. Russell and remains in BBB-5-103 as Lt. Gum
2nd Lt. Gum was buried in Zwartsluis and indexed as 2nd Lt. Russell
Laundry marks "8989" and "R.A.G", Tooth chart and estimated height are 4 agreements for deceased
born 24 Aug 1921 - died 23 Mar 1944 - Age 22
Son of Mr. Robert Leslie Gum (~1901) and Mrs. Myrtle N. Gum (~1904), 3 Kenmore Road, Upper Darby, PA
Address US Census 1930 - 27 South Brighton Ave - Robert L. Gum ( 29 ) - Manager Automobile Shop
Husband of Mrs. Kathryn J. Gum Staub, 208 Warren Street, Willow Grove, PA
Remarried widow - as in letter signed 8 Nov 1948
Enlistment: 20 May 1942, Delaware Co., PA - Current Active Service: 28 Jul 1943
Two following names are in the IDPF ( relationships unknown ) with effects of Robert A. Gum
Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Dietrick, 7508 Briar Rd, Philadelphia, PA and H. B. Oliver, Pottstown, PA
source "293" - IDPF - GUM - 87 pages -

According SSDI - Myrtle N. Gum - birth 18 Jan 1904 - death 03 Apr 1989 - Age 85 - Fort Lauderdale, Broward, FL

Message AAF Forum - 09 Jan 2003 - by Tim Devaney as Guest ( no address)
Message AAF Forum - 09 Jan 2003 - by Tim Devaney as Guest ( no address)
This is my only hint for Robert Gum .......... found Tim Devaney - 02 Oct 2009

Clip letter Rev J. P. Honnef - Vollenhove, 11 Dec 1945
Clip letter - Rev. J. P. Honnef - 11 Dec 1945
- via Don Griffin -
- Address: Mrs. Kathryn J. Gum, 112 Englewood Road, Upper Darby, PA - dated 22nd of Oct 1945 -
- Englewood Rd is next to Kenmore Rd - info PATS 16 May 2009

Contact with his son Bob Gum - 12 Dec 2009 - PATS

2nd Lt. Robert Arthur Gum, Sr
Lt. Robert Arthur Gum

2nd Lt. Robert A. Gum, Sr
2nd Lt. Robert Arthur Gum
- photos courtesy Gum family - 19 Dec 2009

2nd Lt. Robert A. Gum, Sr with his father Robert Leslie Gum 2nd Lt. Robert A. Gum, Sr with his wife Kathryn Joyce Gum
2nd Lt. Robert Arthur Gum with his father Robert Leslie Gum and with his wife Kathryn Joyce Gum
- photos courtesy Gum family - 10 Mar 2010

22 Oct 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Kathryn J. Gum to Rev. Honnef
22 Oct 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Kathryn J. Gum to Rev. Honnef
pencil text written by Rev. Honnef on letter... 18 Nov replied ... ±1m 83
10 Dec 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Kathryn J. Gum to Rev. Honnef
10 Dec 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Kathryn J. Gum to Rev. Honnef
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

11063949 - O-692001 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Fred Putney Hazen - Ipswich, Bristol Co., Massachusetts - KIA
Row 6 Grave 616 - 30 Mar 1944 - Vollenhove
Margraten-NL - Plot: K Row 4 Grave: 21
The initial plot number in Margraten for 2nd Lt. Hazen - BBB-5-108 - reburial 22 Dec 1945 - !!! remains came from BBB-5-104 !!!

born 14 Jun 1919, ??Andover??, New Hampshire - Enlistment 17 Apr 1942, Providence, Rhode Island
Son of Mr. Gardner W. Hazen (father) and Mrs. Ethel L. Hazen (mother)
2 Mount Pleasant Ave., Ipswich, Essex Co., MA
Siblings: Three brothers
Charles Hazen (b.19.., NH), Robert Hazen (b.19.., NH) and John S. Hazen (b.1922, NH) - info PATS - 26 Aug 2013

- C E N S U S - 1 9 4 0 -
2 Mt Pleasant Avenue, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
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Head - Gardner W. Hazen - 46, born 14 Apr 1894, Lebanon, NH - died .. Dec 1979 - Age 85
Wife - Ethel L. Hazen - 45, abt. 1895, NH
Son - John Severance Hazen - 17, born 16 Oct 1922, Claremont, Sullivan Co., NH - died: 01 Dec 1999, MA, USA - Age 77
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additional info via Find A Grave Memorial# 771216

Mr. Gardner Williamson Hazen (father) born 14 Apr 1894, Lebanon, NH - died Dec 1979 - Age 85
Notes: Gardner Williamson Hazen: Graduated at NH State College, Durham;
instructor (1915) in agriculture and athletics, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, NH
Grandparents of Fred - Mr. Charles W. Hazen and Mrs. Alice Marie Young
Uncle of Fred is - Julius Hazen, born 23 Jan 1899, Lebanon, NH
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source: www.genealogy.com - Walter Eugene Hazen


KU 1329 - Found in the Machine - 28 Mar 1944

NOTE !!! - was previously buried as Rose - Grave 616, Vollenhove - and in BBB-5-104, Margraten !!!
- info IDPF ROSE - info by PATS - 09 Jun 2011 -

FOIA - IDPF - Hazen - request 22 Aug 2010 - received - 144 pages - 01 Feb 2011

20200769 - O-689170 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Philip M. Rose - New York, NY - Age 22 - KIA
Row 6 Grave 617 - 30 Mar 1944 - Vollenhove
born 18 Mar 1922, NY - enlistment 13 May 1942, New York City, NY - Religion: Hebrew
Son of Mr. Walter H. Rose and Mrs. Sadie Rose née Berkowitz, 156 Brighton 11th Street, New York, NY
At enlistment - National Guard in Federal Service, after 3 months of Discharge
Date of entry on current active service: 26 Aug 1943
Addres 23 Mar 1946 - next of kin : Mrs. Claire/Clara Miller (sister), 122 Brighton 11th Street, New York, NY
Margraten-NL - Plot: O Row 14 Grave: 9
The initial plot number in Margraten for 2nd Lt. Rose - BBB-5-104 - !!! remains came from BBB-5-108 !!!

NOTE !!! - was previously buried as Hazen - Grave 617, Vollenhove - and in BBB-5-108, Margraten !!!
- info IDPF ROSE - info by PATS - 09 Jun 2011 -

Request 02 Apr 1948 - Intended to return to the USA - Mount Lebanon Cemetery, 7800 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn 27, NY
Riverside Memorial Chapel, 76 St. Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY
Request 14 Apr 1949 - Be interred in a permanent American Military Cemetery Overseas - Margraten, Holland
Supercedes form filled out 02 Apr 1948

Sadie Rose (mother) - place of death: 10 Jun 1925, Coney Island Hospital - Age 31
Charles Berkowitz, England (maternal grandfather) - Jennie Cirker, Austria (maternal grandmother)
Mr. Walter H. Rose (father) - 18 Mar 1894, New York - place of death: 05 Dec 1947, Mt. Sinai Hospital - Age 53
Simon Rosenstein (paternal grandfather), Russia/Germany - Jennie Bernstein (paternal grandmother), Russia
Mrs. Clara Rose Miller (sister) - 156 Brighton 11th Street, Brooklyn 24, Kings Co., New York - 30 Aug 1944
Mrs. Helen Policella (sister) - 1816 White Plains Ave, Bronx, New York, NY
Mrs. Doris Liebert (sister) - 1996 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY - 30 Aug 1944
Mr. Walter H. Rose (father) - 317 West 56th Street, New York, NY - 30 Aug 1944 - letter 19 Jan 1945
Mr. Walter H. Rose (father) - P.O. Box 3221, Miami 20, Floria
Mr. Walter H. Rose (father) - Kendon Hotel, 229 S. W. 2nd Street, Miami, Floria - letter 22 Feb 1945 - until 01 May 1945 on this address

US Census 12 Jan 1920 - Borough Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
address: 2670 Harway Ave
Walter Rose - Head - 25 abt. 1895, NY - Clerk Post Office
Sadie Rose - Wife - 25 abt. 1895, NY
Clara Rose - daughter - F-7 abt. 1913, NY
Helen Rose - daughter - F-5 abt. 1915, NY
Doris Rose - daughter - F-3 abt. 1917, NY

US Census 03 Apr 1930 - Bronx, NY
address: 2116 Honeywell Ave
Walter H. Rose - Head - 35/16 abt. 1895, NY - Sales Manager - China + Silver
Theodore Rose - Brother - 40/20 abt. 1890, NY - Sales Manager - China + Silver
Helen Rose - daughter - F-15 abt. 1915, NY - born 4 Nov 1914 - died Apr. 1982 - Age 67
Doris Rose - daughter - F-13 abt. 1917, NY
Philip M. Rose - son - M- 8 abt. 1922, NY - born 18 Mar 1922 - died 23 Mar 1944 - Age 22

KU 1329 - Found in the Machine - 28 Mar 1944

04 Oct 1945 - Letter of Mr. Walter H. Rose to Rev. J. P. Honnef
04 Oct 1945 - Letter of Mr. Walter H. Rose to Rev. J. P. Honnef
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

FOIA - IDPF - Rose - request 03 Feb 2011 - expecting Jul 2011 - received - 145 pages - 07 Jun 2011

36398227 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Joseph R. Burke - Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois - Age 26 - KIA
Row 6 Grave 619 - Vollenhove
born 8 Apr 1918 - Enlistment 31 Mar 1942 - (IDPF = 1 Mar 1942), Chicago - Nativity Illinois - Religion: Catholic
Son of Mrs. Jean Ricci (mother), 1357 W. Adams St., Chicago, Il
husband of Mrs. Geraldine Burke (wife), 1513 West Superior St., Chicago, IL
Address - Apr 1948 - Mrs. Geraldine Burke (wife), 1527 Augusta Boulevard, Chicago, IL
Margraten-NL - Plot: H Row 9 Grave: 18
The initial plot number in Margraten for S/Sgt. Burke - BBB-5-107

KU 1329 - Found in the "Machine at Bergung" - 28 May 1944
Found 28 Mar 1944 if buried 30 Mar 1944 - info PATS
Last name Ricci points to Italian roots - info PATS


Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 2, 1945

Dear Rev. Honnef.
Mrs. Thompson of Tennessee writes me telling me you sent here
some information regarding her son, and others buried at Vollenhove
My husband Joseph R. Burke was one of them.
Would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness
to everything you have done for me.
Seems God has answered my prayers, by having such a friend
as you to look after our dear ones.
I'm afraid I'm mixing this all up, I know what I want to say,
but puting it in writing are two different things again.
So all I can say is God bless you & keep you always
Any information you can give me will be deeply appreciated.

Sincerely
Mrs. Geraldine Burke
1527 Augusta Blvd
Chicago 22, Illinois

02 Oct 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Geraldine Burke to Rev. Honnef S/Sgt. Joseph R. Burke
"To Mother With Love" - Joe -
S/Sgt. Joseph R. Burke
photo via Ray Kraszyk (nephew) - 28 Jan 2011

02 Oct 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Geraldine Burke to Rev. Honnef
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

Ray Kraszyk: I have an uncle interred at Margraten Plot H Row 9 Grave 18 - Joseph R. Burke
info - ABMC Cemeteries and Memorials - Facebook - January 28, 2011 at 04:48pm

Raymond Kraszyk wrote on 28 Jan 2011 06:27pm:
I am the nephew of Joseph R. Burke.
Until recent discovery, my family did not know what became of my uncle.
When I was young, my grandmother told me that she had recieved notification from the war department
that her son had been shot down and she did not know anything more than that.
We now know that my uncle was a top gunner in a B-24 named "Dark Rhapsody".
It was involved in a mid air collision with another B-24, "Shoo Shoo Baby" on 23 March 1944.
We now know that he is buried in Margraten Plot H Row 9 Grave 18
Most of my family has passed. All that remains is my mother and myself.
I am so relieved to see that my uncle is in such a beautiful resting place.
As a veteran myself, I truly apprecciate the care and honor that has been given to those that gave everything.
Place: Indiana, USA
source: guestbook of "Fallen But Not Forgotten" - PATS - 23 Sep 2012


FOIA - IDPF - Burke - request 22 Aug 2010 - received - 80 pages - 01 Feb 2011

17051503 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Bogan 'Bogie' (nmi) Radich - Duluth, Minnesota - Age 27 - KIA
Grave No. C 13 (G 13) - 25 Mar 1944 - Zwartsluis
disinterred - 04 Jan 1946, Zwartsluis - Row C - Grave 13
reburied - 31 Jan 1946 - The initial plot number in Margraten for S/Sgt. Radich - WW-2-48
Margraten-NL - Plot: I Row 20 Grave: 11
Born to Marko and Mariya Radocaj (original Serbian names)
Marko Radocaj / Radich (father) - died 1935
born 18 Jan 1917, Duluth, MN - Nativity: Minnesota - Bogan's parents born in Yugoslavia (Serbia)
Son of Mr. Marko Radich (father) and Mrs. Mary Radich (mother), 1540 - 97th Ave West, Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN
Enlistment: 28 Apr 1942 - Fort Snelling, MN - Residence: St. Louis Co., MN - Marital Status: Single
Mrs. Mary Radich (mother), 1540 - 97th Ave West, Duluth, Minnesota
Ms. Mandy Radich (sister), 1540 - 97th Ave West, Duluth, Minnesota - died 16 Mar 1944 - Age 21
Mrs. Clara M. Radich (wife) née Rech, 506 Millman St., Peoria 6, Illinois - new address is 222 East Gift, Peoria 4, IL
9 months married - 07 Apr 1943, Clovis, NM. - with Ms. Clara Magdalena Rech
05 Ag 1950 - remarried: Mrs. Clara Magdalena Radich née Rech and Mr. Virgil Sohns
Mrs. Clara M. Sohns - born 13 Nov 1915 - died 05 Mar 2004 - Age 88 - (surname of 2nd marriage)
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info via IDPF, MACR and AAD-archives records
additional info via Mrs. Janice Sohns Anthony (daughter of Mrs. Clara Sohns) - 11 Oct 2013

Bogan and Hi - 1942, USA Bogan and Bob - 1942, USA
. . . . . . Bogan and Hi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bogan and Bob - 1942, USA
Bogan, Clara, Margaret and Hi - 1942, USA
l-r: Bogan, Clara, Margaret and Hi - 1942, USA
photos via Mrs. Janice Sohns Anthony (daughter of Mrs. Clara Sohns) - 12 Oct 2013

IDPF - RADICH - page 106 . . . . . . . . . . . . . IDPF - RADICH - page 107
IDPF - RADICH - page 106 IDPF - RADICH - page 107
American pilot 'flyer' in the casket, buried at Zwartsluis - 25 Mar 1944
American pilot 'flyer' in the casket
buried at Zwartsluis - 25 Mar 1944 - Bogan Radich
photo was given by Dirk de Koning, burgomaster of Zwartsluis, Holland
info via IDPF - RADICH - 18 Nov 2011

08 Aug 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Bogan Radich to Rev. Honnef
08 Aug 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Bogan Radich to Rev. Honnef 08 Aug 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Bogan Radich to Rev. Honnef

506 Millman St., Peoria, Illinois, U.S.A.
Aug 8, 1945

Dear Rev. Honnef.
Mrs. Thompson of Dyer, Tennessee to whom you wrote on July 6, 1945
regarding her son Milton E., sent me a copy of your letter to her
It is so beautiful and sincere.
My husband, S.Sgt. Bogan Radich, Reg. No. 17051503 was
in the same accident with Mrs. Thompson's son.
He was in the bomber that collided with the one
Milton Thompson was on.
I am writing you to ask if you have any information about my husband.
I will be deeply grateful if you would kindly write me.

Sincerely, Mrs. Bogan Radich

Mrs. Clara M. Radich née Rech - 1943, USA Mrs. Clara M. Radich née Rech - 1944, USA
1943 - Mrs. Clara M. Radich née Rech - 1944, USA
photos via Mrs. Janice Sohns Anthony (daughter of Mrs. Clara Sohns) - 12 Oct 2013


06 Nov 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Bogan Radich to Mrs. Honnef
06 Nov 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Bogan Radich to Mrs. Honnef 06 Nov 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Bogan Radich to Mrs. Honnef

Nov 6, 1945

Dear Mrs. Honnef.
Your letter and the flowers you sent me came a few days ago
Thank you so much for your kindness.
Rev. Raabe has written me that my husband died almost instantly
God was merciful and spared him from the torture and agony
so many of our boys had to endure in prison Camps
His death was a terrible shock but I pray God daily to give me
the strenght and courage to carry on.
It is indeed a consolation to know his grave is being cared for an I appreciate it very much.
Someday when transportaion is available I hope to take a trip to Holland to visit his grave
Perhaps we shall meet.
Thanks again for everything and God bless you.

Sincerely, Mrs. Bogan Radich

Mrs. Clara M. Radich née Rech - 1943, USA
Mrs. Clara M. Radich née Rech - 1943, USA
photo via Mrs. Janice Sohns Anthony (daughter of Mrs. Clara Sohns) - 12 Oct 2013

images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

S/Sgt. Bogan (nmi) Radich - in Scott Field magazine
S/Sgt. Bogan Radich

Mrs. Mary Radich, 1540 Ninety-seventh Avenue West, has four sons in the army
They are Pvts. Mike and Nick, Pfc. Dushie and S/Sgt. Bogan
image and brothers info - source: vets-hall.org - Duluth, MN

Dushie Radich - born 22 May 1921 - died 02 Sep 2003 - Age 82
info SSDI and Findagrave

Contact with his sister Mildred 'Millie' - 27 Aug 2009 - last 20 Dec 2009 - PATS
IDPF - Radich - request 28 Aug 2008 - expecting Dec 2009 - PATS -
IDPF - Radich - not received - IDPF could not be located - 10 Dec 2009 - PATS -
Advice: Request - via NPRC - St. Louis, MO .... or a 2nd attempt mid 2010 via Alexandria, VA
FOIA - IDPF - Radich - 2nd request 10 Jul 2011 - expecting Nov 2011 - PDF received - 107 pages - 18 Nov 2011

Mrs. Mildred R. Belich - 1926 - 2013
1926 - Mrs. Mildred R. Belich - 2013
sister Mildred 'Millie' (Milka Radocaj) - born 28 Mar 1926, Hibbing - died 20 Oct 2013 - Age 87 - info Gary Belich (son)
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S/Sgt. Bogan (nmi) Radich
S/Sgt. Bogan Radich
- photo courtesy Millie Belich ( née Radich ), sister - 14 Jan 2010
received via her son Gary Belich

Bogan's sister Mandy was 21 when she passed away one week earlier - 16 March 1944 -
She contacted a cold at first, and it developed into double pneumonia and she passed away 3 days later
Bogan was an EXCELLENT dancer
He received never the message about his younger sister Mandy
info sister Mildred 'Millie' - 15 Jan 2010

S/Sgt. Bogan (nmi) Radich with his Mom Mary
S/Sgt. Bogan (nmi) Radich with his Mom Mary
photo via Gary Belich (nephew) - 14 Apr 2013

Burials Zwartsluis - statement - 11 Dec 1945
11 Dec 1945 - Statement - Burials - Zwartsluis
by Minister of the Neth. Reformed Church, Vollenhove - J. P. Honnef
- source 'IDPF' - Sgt. Orville S. Good -
Numbers were on the identification tags, which were taken by the Germans,
Rev. J. A. Raabe, minister of the Neth. Reformed Church at Zwartsluis, performed the funeral service
The above mentioned information was reported at my request from Mr. D. de Koning, burgomaster of the community Zwartsluis

NOTE : "crashed in Belterwiede" . . . . should be "crashed in Boswiede" - info PATS
NOTE : Russell was reidentified as Gum in Margraten !!! - info PATS
NOTE : Russell was buried in Vollenhove - Grave 618 !!! - info PATS
NOTE : Gum was buried in Zwartsluis - Grave C 12 ( G 12 ) !!! - info PATS

13 = S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Bogan 'Bogie' (nmi) Radich. 12 = 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Arthur Gum. 11 = Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - George Melvin McCord
. .
13 = S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Bogan 'Bogie' (nmi) Radich. 12 = 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Arthur Gum. 11 = Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - George Melvin McCord
13 = S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Bogan 'Bogie' (nmi) Radich. 12 = 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Arthur Gum. 11 = Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - George Melvin McCord
- 13 - . - 12 - . - 11 -

Cemetery Zwartsluis - Graves l-r - C 13 (G 13), C 12 (G 12) and C 11 (G 11) -  1945
Cemetery Zwartsluis - 1945
Graves l-r: C 13 - Bogan Radich, C 12 - Robert A. Gum, C 11 - George M. McCord
Memorial grave markers placed by Germans
!!! NOTE !!! - Graves also in records as G 13, G 12 and G 11 - info PATS
image via Don Griffin, son of Pilot 1st Lt. Donald G. Griffin - Grave 615 ( Vollenhove ) - 26 Nov 2009

Cemetery Zwartsluis - Layout 1945
Cemetery Zwartsluis - Layout 1945
source 'IDPF' Radich - page 05 - 18 Nov 2011
!!! NOTE !!! - RUSSELL, C 12 is GUM !!!
!!! RUSSELL is buried in Vollenhove - Grave 618 !!! - info PATS

13092006 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dennis J. McCoy - Utahville, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania - Age 21 - KIA
buried 21 Apr 1944 - Row 6 Grave 607 - Vollenhove
born 15 Jul 1922 - Enlistment 28 Aug 1942, Harrisburg, IL - Nativity Pennsylvania
son of Mr. Davis M. McCoy and Mrs. Pearl C. McCoy (née Cowen), Rural Free Delivery Number One, Utahville, PA
Siblings of Dennis are Richard, Helen, Samuel, Patricia and Judith
US Census 1930 - does give Beccaria Township, Clearfield County, PA
The initial plot number in Margraten for Sgt. McCoy - BBB-4-96 - ( X-9 - Vollenhove)
Margraten-NL - Plot: H Row 10 Grave: 19

Mr. Davis Millard McCoy (father), Route #1, Box 124, Utahville, Clearville Co., PA, USA
Mrs. Pearl Cowen McCoy (mother), Route #1, Box 124, Utahville, Clearville Co., PA, USA

14 Feb 1946 - Letter of Mrs. Pearl Cowen McCoy to Rev. Honnef
14 Feb 1946 - Letter of Mrs. Pearl Cowen McCoy to Rev. Honnef
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

FOIA - IDPF - McCoy - request 03 Feb 2011 - expecting Jul 2011 - received - 88 pages - 07 Jun 2011

37651218 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - George Melvin McCord - Council Bluffs - Iowa - Age 22 - KIA
Grave No. C 11 (G 11) - burial 7 April 44 - Zwartsluis
disinterred - 04 Jan 1946, Zwartsluis - Row C - Grave 11
reburied - 31 Jan 1946 - Initial plot number in Margraten for Sgt. McCord - WW-5-123
disinterred - 22 Sep 1948, Margraten - WW-5-123
Arrive - 18 Jan 1949, Barrett Funeral Home, 1002 Jeroleman St., Dunlap, Harrison Co., Iowa
reinterred USA - Dunlap Cemetery, Dunlap, Iowa
born 8 Jun 1921, IA - died 23 March 1944, Ambt Vollenhove, Holland - Age 22
Son of Mr. Melvin Fouts McCord (father) - born 28 Sep 1896 - died 2 Aug 1976 - Age 79
and Mrs. Adah Zilla McCord (mother) née Cover - born 20 Sep 1899 - died May 1980 - Age 80
Enlistment: 18 Dec 1942, Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa - Residence: Harrison Co., Iowa - Nativiy: IA - Marital Staus: Single
Height: 70 in. (1.79m) - Weight: 148 lbs (67kg)
Mrs. Delores L. McCord (wife), 1108 Iowa Street, Dunlap, Iowa
Husband of Delores Harting - born 1924 - - - one child -

Marriage parents: 19 Nov 1918
Old address in letter - 09 Aug 1944 - Mrs. Adah Z. McCord (mother), 2300 Avenue D, Council Bluffs, Iowa
New address in letter - 11 Oct 1947 - Mr. Melvin F. McCord (father), 901 Remsen St., Dunlap, Harrison Co., Iowa
Siblings(9): Ruth Loretta McCord (F) - born 15 Sep 1918 - died Mar 1920 - Age 1
Bernard 'Bud' Jess McCord (M) - born 10 May 1923 - died 04 Jul 1985, Houston, TX - Age 62
Norma Jean McCord (F) - born 16 Apr 1925 - died 31 May 2009, Glenwood, IA - Age 84
Mina Marie McCord (F) - born 01 Jul 1927
Oscar La Verne McCord (M) - born 02 Jul 1929
Raymond (M), Wanda(F), Shirley(F), and Beverly (F)

Obituary Melvin F. McCord (father) - GLENWOOD OPINION-TRIBUNE - 04 AUG 1976
Melvin "Mel" Fouts McCord - 1896 - 1976 - Age 79
Two children preceded him in death: Ruth Loretta McCord 1918-1920 and George Melvin McCord 1921-1944
Survivors include his wife, Adah; three sons, Bernard, Glenwood, Oscar, Council Bluffs,
and Raymond, Houston, Tex.; five daughters, Mrs. Warren (Mina) Usher, Glenwood,
Mrs. Wayne (Jean) Johnson, McCallister, Okla., Wanda Jones, Blair, Neb.,
Mrs. Lyle (Shirley) Alley, Glenwood, and Mrs. Jack (Beverly) Budd, Omaha

Obituary Jean McCord (sister) - 01 Jun 2009
Jean McCord (Murray) Risinger, 84, of Glenwood, Iowa entered into eternal rest in Glenwood, Iowa on 31 May 2009
She was born 16 Apr 1925 in Dunlap, Iowa to Melvin Fouts and Ada Zilla (Cover) McCord
Preceding Jean in death were her parents, husbands, Thomas and Wayne;
son, Michael Melvin Murray in 1993, infant sister, Ruth McCord,
brothers, George and Bud McCord, son-in-law, Kenny Cloyed
She is survived by her husband Charles Risinger of Glenwood, Iowa;
Siblings, Mina Usher, Oscar McCord, Wanda Graham and Shirley McCord all of Glenwood, Iowa;
Becky McCord of Mesa, Arizona; and Raymond McCord of L.A., California
info via IDPF, MACR, SSDI, Obituaries and AAD-archives records
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'Pleasant Hill Cemetery', Dunlap, Iowa - via Findagrave Sgt. George M. McCord - Dunlap, Iowa Headstone - George M. McCord - Cemetery
 'Pleasant Hill' Dunlap, Iowa - via Findagrave - PamO
Sgt. George Melvin McCord - 8 Jun 1921 - 23 March 1944 - Age 22
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dunlap, IA
--- image courtesy Shirley R. McCord (sister) ---
- 12 Jun 2008 -

FOIA - IDPF - McCord - request 28 Aug 2009 - expecting Dec 2009
IDPF - McCord - not received - IDPF could not be located - 10 Dec 2009 - PATS -
Advice: Request - via NPRC - St. Louis, MO .... or a 2nd attempt mid 2010 via Alexandria, VA
FOIA - IDPF - McCord - 2nd request 10 Jul 2011 - expecting Nov 2011 - PDF received - 96 pages - 18 Nov 2011
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36267435 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Aleck Amos Amich - Mason, Bayfield Co., Wisconsin - KIA
DOW - 27 Mar 44 - Hospital 'Diaconessenhuis', Meppel
buried 29 March 1944 - Row L Grave 714 - General Civilian Cemetery, Meppel
Caretaker H. de Wolde, Meppel, Holland
Reburial - 14 Dec 1945 - plot number in U.S. Military Cemetey, Margraten for S/Sgt. Amich - BBB-1-18
disinterment - 29 Sep 1948 - Margraten - 23 Nov 1948 - via rail to Antwerp Port, Pier 140,
with USAT #2348 S.S. 'Barney Kirschbaum' to New York - arr. 3 Jan 49, further by rail to Chicago and Ashland
Arrive 27 Jan 1949 8:15PM, Ashland, WI - delivered to Wartman Funeral Home - 302 East Second Street, Ashland
on request of Mr. Mike J. Amich Sr.( father), 111 2nd Ave. E., Ashland, WI
finally reinterred at Saint Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, Wisconsin
Home address given for Aleck was Cudahy, WI - girlfriend Helen Prekop, 3701A E Carpenter Ave, Cudahy, WI
Cudahy is a suburb of Milwaukee, WI ( East of General Mitchell Int'l Airport )

News clip photo - S/Sgt. Aleck A. Amich News clip - S/Sgt. Aleck A. Amich S/Sgt. Aleck A. Amich - The Bayfield County Honor Roll Album of World War II
. . . News clipping - S/Sgt. Aleck A. Amich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honor Roll Album ID . . .
- courtesy Mary Amich (sister) - 18 Oct 2009 -
Honor Roll Album ID - via Findagrave - added by Whitney Gulbrandson, SE Wisconsin - 19 Dec 2010 -

'St. Agnes Cemetery', Ashland, Wisconsin 'St. Agnes Cemetery', Ashland, Wisconsin 'St. Agnes Cemetery', Ashland, Wisconsin
- - - St. Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, WI - - - - - - - - - - - - - Amich Memorial - - - - - - Headstone - Staff Sgt. Aleck A. Amich - - -
born 10 Mar 1920 - died 27 Mar 1944 - Age 24
Son of Mr. Mike 'Mijo' Amich (1891-1973-Age 82) and Mrs. Mary Ann Amich (1886-1947-Age 61)
St. Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, WI
- images via Paul Wilcox - 14 May 2009 -

- US Census 15 Apr 1930 -
State: Wisconsin - County: Bayfield, Mason Township
Household: Mijo and Mary Amich - 1-Julia, 2-Paul, 3-John, 4-Emil, 5-Aleck, 6-Agnes, 7-Roy, 8-Mich, 9-Mary
Aleck's parents born in Yugoslavia ( Croatian ) - US Citizenship - Mijo (1907), Mary (1911)
Mijo - Occupation: Farmer - General farm
Address: Route #3, Mason, Wisconsin
- . - .-
Emil F. Amich (#4) - born 11 Aug 1918 - died 21 Dec 2004, residence Slinger / Milwaukee, WI, Age 86
Michael J. Amich (#8) - born 22 April 1926, Benoit, WI - died 2 March 2008, Milwaukee, WI, Age 81
Benoit is an unincorporated community in Bayfield County, 5 mi north of Mason

Clip letter Rev J. P. Honnef - Vollenhove, 11 Dec 1945
Clip letter - Rev. J. P. Honnef - 11 Dec 1945
- via Don Griffin -
- Aleck was in the tail section, which was separated from the ship - info PATS -
- Rev. J. P. Honnef was known as "Karel" while with the underground - info PATS -

FOIA - IDPF - Amich - request 14 Jul 2009 - expecting Nov 2009 - received - 73 pages - 25 Aug 2009
Contact with his youngest sister Mary - 25 Sep 2009 - PATS

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were all KIA on that mission, when it was involved in a mid-air collision due unknown reasons with
B-24H - #42-52587 - 2U-"K" - "Shoo Shoo Baby" - MACR #3455
on the 466th BG's second mission, March 23, 1944.

Burial cost - Fl. 56 - Municipality Vollenhove debit to G. J. Spans
Burial cost - Fl. 56 - Municipality Vollenhove debit to G. J. Spans (farmer, Vollenhove)
archive - Wiebe H. de Vries - 17 Dec 2011
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29 Mar 1944 - Four corpses of American fliers hold from "de Ronduite" (2 persons) - f.15,-
30 Mar 1944 - Digging a grave (2 persons) - f.9,-
10 Apr 1944 - One corpse hold from "het Veentje" (2 persons) - f.8,-
16 Apr 1944 - One corpse hold from "het Veentje" (2 persons) - f.8,-
20 Apr 1944 - One corpse hold from "het Veentje" (2 persons) - f.8,-
23 Apr 1944 - One corpse hold from "het Veentje" (2 persons) - f.8,-
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - f.56,-
Transport was done by horse wagon of Gerrit Jan Spans and his help
based on the distance - about 50 cents per km was paid per person as compensation
Gerrit Jan Spans - born 05 Apr 1885, Stad-Vollenhove - died 04 Sep 1950, Vollenhove - Age 65


Burial cost - Fl. 103 - Municipality Vollenhove debit to Widow van Smirren
Burial cost - Fl. 103 - Municipality Vollenhove debit to Widow van Smirren
Likely widow of the late Mr. Harm Jan van Smirren (undertaker till 1938 - died 1939)
archive - Wiebe H. de Vries - 17 Dec 2011
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12 Apr 1944 - For the executives of the funeral of 4 Airmen - f.10,-
12 Apr 1944 - Advanced money pallbearers - f.15,-
24 Apr 1944 - For the executives of the funeral of 3 Airmen - f.10,-
24 Apr 1944 - Advanced money pallbearers - f.18,-
30 Mar 1944 - For the executives of the funeral of 4 Airmen - f.10,-
30 Mar 1944 - Advanced money pallbearers - f.15,-
01 Apr 1944 - For the executives of the funeral of 4 Airmen - f.10,-
01 Apr 1944 - Advanced money pallbearers - f.15,-
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - f.103,-

Sheet with ID - SHIP NO. 129466
Sheet with ID - SHIP NO. 129466
photo sent in the 80's by Rint Massier to Charlie Miller (tailgunner #42-52587)
source: Tailgunner Charlie Miller's WWII album - via Janice Miller (daughter-in-law) - 07 Jul 2012

Engine #3 - serial ID of SHIP NO. 129466
Engine #3 - serial ID of SHIP NO. 129466 - MODEL R-1830-65 - MFG. NO. BP-433984
image courtesy Rint Massier - 17 Jul 2012

Margraten-NL : Netherlands American Cemetery
Headstone - Griffin - Margraten, NL Headstone - Griffin - Margraten, NL Headstone - Griffin - Margraten, NL
- 1st Lt. Donald G. Griffin - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Gum - Margraten, NL Headstone - Gum - Margraten, NL
- 2nd Lt. Robert A. Gum - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Hazen - Margraten, NL Headstone - Hazen - Margraten, NL
- 2nd Lt. Fred P. Hazen - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Rose - Margraten, NL Headstone - Rose - Margraten, NL
- 2nd Lt. Philip M. Rose - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Radich - Margraten, NL Headstone - Radich - Margraten, NL Headstone - Radich - Margraten, NL
- S/Sgt. Bogan Radich - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Burke - Margraten, NL Headstone - Burke - Margraten, NL Headstone - Burke - Margraten, NL
- S/Sgt. Joseph R. Burke - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - McCoy - Margraten, NL Headstone - McCoy - Margraten, NL Headstone - McCoy - Margraten, NL Headstone - McCoy - Margraten, NL
- Sgt. Dennis J. McCoy - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

All "Margraten - 25 May 2008 - images" on this link by Andy Swinnen
layout, resize, crop and modified by PATS




SGLO - T3544

LIBERATOR B-24H - #41-29466 - 23 Mar 1944 - BOSWIEDE - CREW 9

12025270 - O-437329 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Donald Glenn Griffin - San Antonio, Texas - Age 23 - KIA 13079561 - O-808989 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Robert Arthur Gum - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania - Age 22 - KIA - !!! NOT Grave 618 !!! 11063949 - O-692001 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Fred Putney Hazen - Ipswich, Bristol Co. - Massachusetts - Age 24 - KIA - Grave 616 - !!! NOT Grave 617 !!! 20200769 - O-689170 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Philip M. Rose - New York, NY - Age 22 - KIA - Grave 617 - !!! NOT Grave 616 !!! 36398227 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Joseph R. Burke - Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois - Age 26 - KIA
17051503 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Bogan 'Bogie' (nmi) Radich - Duluth, Minnesota - Age 27 - KIA 13092006 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Dennis J. McCoy - Utahville, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania - Age 21 - KIA 37651218 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - George Melvin McCord - Council Bluffs, Iowa - Age 22 - KIA 36267435 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Aleck A. Amich - Mason, Bayfield Co., Wisconsin - Age 24 - KIA

- 9 KIA -

GRIFFIN(†) - GUM(†) - HAZEN(†) - ROSE(†) - BURKE(†)
RADICH(†) - MCCOY(†) - MCCORD(†) - AMICH(† 27 Mar 44)


Contact Griffin is pending - 12 Jun 2008 - PATS -
Contact McCord is pending - 12 Jun 2008 - PATS -
Contact Radich is pending - 27 Aug 2009 - PATS -
Contact McCoy is pending - 05 Sep 2009 - PATS -
Contact Amich is pending - 25 Sep 2009 - PATS -
Contact Gum is pending - 02 Oct 2009 - PATS -
Contact Burke is pending - 18 Sep 2012 - PATS -
Contact Hazen is pending - 26 Aug 2013 - PATS -
Contact Sohns is pending - 11 Oct 2013 - PATS -

Last update - 20 Jun 2014 - PATS

Boswiede - 2007
Boschwijde / Boswiede - 2007

aerial-boschwiede-ronduite - original (c) by Roel Hoeve
Aerial Boschwijde / Boswiede - Ronduite - 2007
Original - © - www.fotolynx.nl - Roel Hoeve

view Boswiede/'t-Veentje towards Ronduite - 1945
View Boswiede/'t-Veentje towards Ronduite - 1945 -
photo taken in 1945 by Rev. Honnef - aka "Karel" - via Don Griffin - 10 Nov 2010

Original photo - view Boswiede/'t-Veentje towards Ronduite - 1945
Original photo - View Boswiede/'t-Veentje towards Ronduite - 1945 -
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

Six stories in one picture Grambo Lark De Mallie Garrett Griffin Hascall
Overview - lake area around Ronduite
click on yellow star for appropriate section and info


SGLO - T3545

B-24H - #42-52587 - 2U-"K" - "Shoo Shoo Baby" - Thu 23 Mar 1944 - 09:50
3 miles E of Vollenhove / Boswiede - MACR #3455
7 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD


A resident just across the lake, Wicher Rozeboom, had heard the crash and immediately
together with Harm Jordens set out a rowboat and picked up three young men
Billy B. Boyer - Age 24, Howard B. King - Age 21 - and Robert L. Garrett - Age 25
Brought them straight to the home of Jannes Ziel were they were hiding for a while
later the underground took care of the survivors
Harm Jordens - born 6 Mar 1924 - died 30 Apr 1970 - Age 46
Wicher Rozeboom - born 21 Apr 1919 - died 28 Feb 1990 - Age 70

ELGIN watch - from Garrett, Boyer or King - given in 1944 to Wicher Rozeboom
ELGIN watch - from Garrett, Boyer or King - given in 1944 to Wicher Rozeboom
TYPE A-11
SPEC.NO.94-27834
SER.NO. AF43-38687
MFR'S PART NO.1783
ORD.NO. W535AC-34898
ELGIN
via Thijs Rozeboom (son) - 10 Dec 2011
Likely Boyer's watch - info PATS

Billy B. Boyer - Underground ID - Ottens, Amersfoort Charles P. Miller - Underground ID - Ottens, Amersfoort
Billy B. Boyer - Underground ID - via helper Piet Felix - 'StrolZaand' 1995 Howard B. King - Underground ID 'In dienst van hun naaste' - page 262 Robert L. Garrett - Underground ID 'In dienst van hun naaste' - page 262 Charles P. Miller - Underground ID - via helper Piet Felix - 'StrolZaand' 1995
Billy B. Boyer Howard B. King Robert L. Garrett Charles P. Miller
----- Boyer ------------------- King --------------------- Garrett ------------------- Miller-----
- top images airmen - ID's taken by Underground - Ottens, Amersfoort - via Leendert Smit
- middle images airmen - ID's taken by Underground -
- lower images airmen - courtesy Ms. Peggy Miller - 10 Apr 2007

Life-Jacket 'Mae West' - Billy B. Boyer
Life-jacket aka "Mae West' of Billy B. Boyer
given in 1944 to Wicher Rozeboom (24)

Thijs and Nathan - 68 years later - Thijs and Nathan - 68 years later -
Thijs and Nathan - 68 years later -
Life-Jacket of Co-pilot Billy B. Boyer was handed over after 68 years on 23 Mar 2012 - 10:00am
by Thijs Rozeboom (son) - left - to Nathan G. Boyer (grandson) - right -
images by PATS - 23 Mar 2012
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Charles P. Miller made contact with two locals two days later - 16:00, he was brought to
the home of Jacob Boes in the Barsbeek around 17:00, Marten Kingma from Vollenhove ( Buitenvoorpoort A 22 g )
did bring him the same evening - approx 22:00 - to a safer place. Later the 4 EVD's were transfered to Meppel
in two different cars to the "Underground" group of Peter van den Hurk
Five weeks later Rozeboom went back to the crash-site and discovered remains of a crew member
The police was notified and took care of it
Billy B. Boyer was betrayed in Antwerp, Belgium - begin Aug 1944 - ended up in Stalag Luft 1
Charles P. Miller was betrayed too in Antwerp and became POW in Stalag Luft 4
The horrible 86 days "Dead March" - est. 600 miles -, were many died - 1300 - , to Fallingbostel on top of it
- info Miller and Boyer taken POW - see MACR - KU 1329 - supplement dated 12 Aug 1944 -

Medal of Freedom - Marten Kingma - 12 Mar 1947
Marten Kingma receives the Medal of Freedom (US), Utrecht - 12 Mar 1947
source Mrs. Renske van Dijk - Kingma (daughter) - via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013
- Marten Kingma, born 21 Jul 1893, Hantum, county Westdongeradeel, died 9 Dec 1965, Arnhem (hospital) - Age 72 -
- Son of Mr. Albert Tjeerds Kingma and Mrs. Rinske Martens van der Zee -
- Marten (23) maried Martha Kooistra (21), Eernewoude on 12 Jul 1917, county Tietjerksteradeel -
- info: www.genlias.nl - 12 Jun 2009 - PATS

KINGMA, Marten
born 21 Jul 1893 - died 09 Dec 1965, Beetsterzwaag
Awards: MoF, KV

Medal of Freedom (US) - Utrecht, 12 Mar 1947
Civilian, resident of Vollenhove

Kruis van Verdienste - K.B. no. 17 of 05 Dec 1952
Civilian

Heeft zich in verband met vijandelijke actie door moedig en
beleidvol optreden onderscheiden en daarmede het belang van het Koninkrijk
gediend bij het verlenen van hulp aan en het vervoeren van een groot aantal
leden van geallieerde vliegtuigbemanningen, die in de zomer van 1944 in de
NOORD-OOSTPOLDER dan wel elders in het Noorden des lands tengevolge van de
oorlogshandelingen waren gedwongen per valscherm te landen.
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Source: ARA 2.02.32 inv. 618 ; Leeuwarder Courant, 11 Dec 1965

1952 - 'Kruis van Verdienste' - aka - 'Verzetskruis' - Marten Kingma - by Prince Bernard zur Lippe Biesterfeld
1952 - 'Kruis van Verdienste' - aka - 'Verzetskruis' - Marten Kingma
- awarded by Prince Bernhard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld -
source Mrs. Renske van Dijk - Kingma (daughter) - via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

Statement - Rev. J. P. Honnef - 11 Dec 1945
Statement Rev. J. P. Honnef - Vollenhove - 11 Dec 1945
True copy - source 'IDPF' of Sgt. McCoy
"One of the flyers had an eye wound, which was treated by doctor B. D. Punselie, St. Jansklooster"
Dr. Bertus Dirk Punselie - born 27 Feb 1905, Hellendoorn - died 29 Jun 1960, Amstenrade - Age 55
Story confirmed by Mr. Frank Kingma, Wezep - interview - 11 Oct 2010
This was Radio Operator - Howard B. "Barney" King (right eye) - info PATS - 07 Jul 2011
Eye wound confirmed by Mrs. Patricia L. Dotterer née King (daughter) - 11 Nov 2012

Statement - Miss Renske Kingma - 14 Dec 1945
Statement Miss Renske Kingma - Vollenhove - 14 Dec 1945
True copy - source 'IDPF' of Sgt. Orville S. Good
- Miss Remke Kingma - First name is Renske - call name 'Rens' - info Frank Kingma (brother) - 30 Aug 2010
- Renske 'Rens' Kingma married to Geert van Dijk, Bakkeveen - info Frank Kingma (brother) - 27 Oct 2010

Kingma residence - Buitenvoorpoort A 22 g  - at the Voorpoort, Vollenhove
Kingma residence - Buitenvoorpoort A 22 g  - at the Voorpoort, Vollenhove
Kingma residence - late 40's - early 50's -
source Mrs. Renske van Dijk - Kingma (daughter) - via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

Former Kingma residence - Buitenvoorpoort A 22 g  - at the Voorpoort, Vollenhove
Former Kingma residence - Buitenvoorpoort A 22 g - at the Voorpoort, Vollenhove
image by PATS - 28 Mar 2012

'Short Snorter' of Miller .... left at resistance in Meppel
"Short Snorter" of Charlie Miller - ONE DOLLAR BILL - B 99340743 C
- left in 1944 at resistance address of Klaas van Dorsten in Meppel -
source: Tailgunner Charlie Miller's WWII album - via Janice Miller (daughter-in-law) - 07 Jul 2012

ONE DOLLAR BILL - B 99340743 C - is signed by five (5):
Donald J. Waddle
(Buzz-Head) ??? Jochson ???
Robert W. Richwine
Charles P. Miller
Robert L. Garrett
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15126754 - T/Sgt. Robert William Richwine - Air Gunner - made 32 missions in his tour for 466th BG
#1 - 24 Mar 1944 - St. Dazire, France - #32 - 16 Jul 1944 - Saarbrücken, Germany - info Sandy Dow (daughter)

15126754 - T/Sgt. Robert W. Richwine - Army portrait
15126754 - T/Sgt. Robert William Richwine
"Dad was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters"
image and info via Sandy Dow (daughter) - 25 Oct 2012

HI, PATS,
I had a chance to talk to my mother and brother about the dollar.
I told him about the dollar and it turns out he has an identical dollar that he received from our father.
My mother, who is 89, remembers hearing that my dad and the others listed on the dollar wrote their names
on the dollar when they passed the Prime Meridian line on their way to the base in England.
I told my mom that the names on the dollar are not the same as the names my dad had in an autograph book
from gunnery school. Mom said that Dad was not able to travel with that group because he had an infection
and had to remain at the base a few days while the rest of his class shipped out.
Everyone in the family found the dollar story fascinating and we’re all hoping to learn more as the details become available.
I wonder if there are three more dollars with the same names somewhere in the world?
Sincerely, Sandy Dow née Richwine - 27 Oct 2012
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
As far as the transport dates, according to Dad's mission book
They left Herrington, Kansas on 18 Feb 1944 and then flew to the following
allied bases to fuel and to add noncombat flying hours:

[18 Feb 1944 - Herrington, Kansas - ..:.. hrs - 0 mi]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
21 Feb 1944 - W. Palm Beach, Florida - 11:00 hrs - [ 1275 mi ( 05:18 hrs - based on 240 mi/h)]
22 Feb 1944 - Trinidad, - 7:40 hrs - [ 2942 mi ( 07:00 hrs - based on 240 mi/h)]
23 Feb 1944 - Belem, Brazil - 5:15 hrs - [ 4133 mi ( 05:00 hrs - based on 240 mi/h)]
24 Feb 1944 - Fortaleza, Brazil - 2:15 hrs - [ 4840 mi ( 03:00 hrs - based on 240 mi/h)]
25 Feb 1944 - Fortaleza, Brazil - 9:30 hrs - [ 4840 mi
03 Mar 1944 - Dakar, Africa - 8:00 hrs - [ 6763 mi ( 08:00 hrs - based on 240 mi/h)]
04 Mar 1944 - Marrakech, Africa - 12:00 hrs - [ 8069 mi ( 05:26 hrs - based on 240 mi/h)]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[05 Mar 1944 - Attlebridge, England - ..:.. hrs - 9595 mi]
[ additional info between brackets by PATS ]


After the March 5 date, there are no more flights listed
until Dad's first combat flight on 24 Mar 1944 over St. Dazire, France (7:00 hrs).
He probably flew from Africa to Attlebridge, England and then started on the bombing missions.
Sincerely, Sandy Dow née Richwine - 29 Oct 2012

. . . more likely is this . . . from Dakar, Marrakech to Attlebridge - info PATS - 31 Oct 2012 . . .
04 Mar 1944 - Dakar - Marrakech - 1306 mi - 5:26 hrs (based on 240 mi/h)
05 Mar 1944 - Marrakech - Attlebridge, England - 1525 mi - 6:21 hrs (based on 240 mi/h)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Straight distance between Herrington, Kansas to Attlebridge, England is 4461 mi

'Short Snorter' of Richwine
"Short Snorter" of Bob Richwine - ONE DOLLAR BILL - G 56636165 C
courtesy Robert W. Richwine Jr. (son) via Sandy Dow (daughter) - 28 Oct 2012
Wait for original scan of front - info PATS - 29 Oct 2012

ONE DOLLAR BILL - G 56636165 C - is signed by six (6):
Robert W. Richwine
Charles P. Miller
Donald J. Waddle
Howard B. King
Lovell T. West
Leo ??? Dom....ski ???
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Robert Lee Garrett - Age 26 - was killed 7th of Sept.'44 in Queue-du-Bois (Belgium)
by a stray German bullet, just a few days for liberation.
He was together with Howard B. King at the home of the family Jean Bourdouche (info: J.A. Hey )
who was liberated a few days later
Billy B. Boyer and Charles P. Miller were liberated - April 30 and May 2 1945
discrepancy surname: Bourdouche / Bourdouxhe - info PATS - 16 Apr 2012

"Second Lieutenant Robert Lee Garrett was born on Wednesday 3 April 1918
He was the son of Chester and Hazel Garrett
The family called him Bobby, and he had a brother named John
They lived on Rural Route #3 in Norman, Oklahoma
Bobby entered the US Army as an enlisted man on 2 December 1941
He later went to Officer’s Training School and was commissioned
as a Second Lieutenant on 28 May 1943
He became a pilot in the United States Army Air Force, and was assigned
to the 785th Bomber Squadron of the 466 Bomber Group of the Eighth Air Force"
........................

Header of Bobby Garrett's story, written by Jerome Sheridan of "AOMDA"
- Amercan Overseas Memorial Day Association - Belgium -

Old Cemetery Queue-du-Bois - Belgium - May 2007 Robert Lee Garrett - Queue-du-Bois - Belgium

Robert Lee Garrett - Queue-du-Bois - Belgium

Robert Lee Garrett - Queue-du-Bois - Belgium
Images "Old Cemetery of Queue-du-Bois" - courtesy Michel Ory
See also here for the original images

466th BG Circle L 785th BS 8th-air-force-patch

466th BG - 96th CBW - Circle 'L' - 785th BS - 2U - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew #515: B-24H - #42-52587 - 2U-"K" - "Shoo Shoo Baby" - Thursday 23 Mar 1944 - MACR #3455
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18053200 - O-803596 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Robert Lee Garrett - Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma - Age 26 - EVD - KIA

18036627 - O-808939 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Billy Barkley Boyer - Hereford, TX - Age 24 - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 1

O-698641 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy Donald Beukelman - Harrison, South Dakota - Age 25 - KIA

12074205 - O-693531 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Gordon Romaine Russell Jr. - Rochester - New York - Age 24 - KIA

39549631 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John J. Laurich - Montebello - CA - Age 26 - KIA

15382154 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard B. "Barney" King - Kokomo City, Howard Co., Indiana - Age 21 - EVD

14147637 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James Robert Eaton Jr. - Atlanta, Georgia - Age 22 - KIA

34724732 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Milton Ewell Thompson - Tennessee - Age 21 - KIA

14182501 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Orville Spelce Good - Huntsville, Alabama - Age 21 - KIA

37221024 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Charles Philip Miller - Camden Point, Missouri - Age 26 - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4
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18053200 - O-803596 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Robert Lee Garrett - Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma - EVD
KIA - 7th of Sept.'44 - Queue-du-Bois, Belgium - Cemetery Queue-du-Bois
born 03 Apr 1918, OK - died 07 Sep 1944 - Age 26
Son of Chester and Hazel M. Garrett - 1011 McFarland St, Norman, Cleveland Co., OK - US Census 1930
brother of John Chester Garrett - born 26 Mar 1916, OK - died 19 Sep 1999, Norman, OK - Age 83
Enlistment: 2 Dec 1941, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Residence: Cleveland Co., OK - Marital Status: Single
The initial plot number in Margraten for 2nd Lt. Garrett - AAA-7-170 - later, 29 Mar 1949, to Queue-du-Bois
Old cemetery - Queue-du-Bois, Rue des Papillards - 50°38'12.24"N 5°40'5.45"E

2nd Lt. Robert Lee Garrett - Old Mexico, July 1943 2nd Lt. Robert Lee Garrett - Army portrait - RFD #3, Norman, Oklahoma
18053200 - O-803596 - 2nd Lt. Robert Lee Garrett
left image: Old Mexico, July 1943 - - - right image: Army portrait - via Ms. Peggy Miller - 10 Apr 2007
source: Tailgunner Charlie Miller's WWII album - via Janice Miller (daughter-in-law) - 07 Jul 2012

Chester R. Garrett (father) - born 29 Feb 1896, Poteau, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, USA
died .. Jan 1975, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA - Age abt. 79
abt. 1916, Chester married Hazel M. (maiden name unknown) - born 26 May 1898 - died 14 Sep 1982 - Age 84
18054416 - Sgt. - John Chester Garrett (brother)
Enlistment: 31 Dec 1941, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Residence: Cleveland Co., OK - Marital Status: Married
enlisted 29 days after his brother Robert Lee Garrett
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18036627 - O-808939 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Billy Barkley Boyer - Hereford, TX - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 8 Mar 1920, Marlow, Duncan Co., OK - died 2 Nov 2004, Greenville, SC - Age 84
Son of Mr. Oscar Earnest Boyer and Mrs. Pearl Boyer
husband of Marion Lucinda Sargent, born 16 Oct 1921, Monrovia, CA - died 2 Nov 2003, Greenville, SC - Age 82
daughter Welma Sue Boyer was born mid-Dec 1943 - Hereford, Deaf Smith Co., TX
Next of kin address in 1943 - Marian S. Boyer (wife), Box 291, Hereford, TX
address 1945 - Mrs. Marion Boyer (wife), 113 S. Primrose, Monrovia, CA - ( daughter of Mrs. Dora Sargent )
Enlistment: 8 May 1941, Lubbock, Texas - Residence: Deaf Smith Co., TX - Marital Status: Single
Height: 72 in. (1.83m) - Weight: 172 lbs (78kg)

15th US Census - 22 Apr 1930, Deaf Smith Co. TX
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oscar E. Boyer - Head - 51 - born abt. 1879, IA - died 20 Feb 1932, Deaf Smith Co., TX - Age ~53 - farmer
Pearl Boyer - wife - 41 - born 16 Aug 1888, AR - died 01 Nov 1969, Hereford, TX - Age 81
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
David Boyer - son - 23 - born abt. 1907, OK
Ora E. Boyer - son - 20 - born 1909, MO - died 1945 - Age ~34
Cecil Boyer - son - 17 - born abt. 1913, TX
Billie B. Boyer - son - 10 - born 8 Mar 1920, Marlow, Duncan Co., OK - died 2 Nov 2004, Greenville, SC - Age 84
Leroy Boyer - son - 3 - born abt. 1927, OK
- . -

Two other brothers were also in the service:
Ora E. Boyer - 1st Engineer in the Army transport and stationed in Brooklyn, NY
Leroy Boyer - Fireman 2nd class in the Navy, who is on duty in the Pacific

05 Jun 1944 till ~29 Jun 1944 - ~24 days - 2nd Lt. Billy Barkley Boyer in Schijndel with family van den Boogaard
Mr. Antoon and Mrs. Petra van den Boogaard - Timmermans
info Mrs. Til Kenkhuis - van den Boogaard (daughter) - 22 Nov 2011
Note !!! - Billy P. Boyer (very nervous) was moved to Moergestel before 29 Jun 1944

Clips of Lt. Billy Boyer - Newspaper 1944 / 1945 - TX/CA, USA
Lieut. Billy Boyer - Newspaper clips 1944 / 1945 - Hereford, TX / Monrovia, CA, USA
clips via Nathan G. Boyer (grandson) - 20 Feb 2012
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Resistance note of 2nd Lt. Billy B. Boyer while in Province of North-Brabant
Resistance note of 2nd Lt. Billy B. Boyer while in Province of North-Brabant
from - Kapelaan (Father) Frederik "Fred" Woestenburg - Head of pilot helpers in Schijndel
source: Tailgunner Charlie Miller's WWII album - via Janice Miller (daughter-in-law) - 07 Jul 2012

Billy Boyer and Charlie Miller with helpers Piet Felix, Toon Wagemakers and housemaid Mina 'Mien' Beerens<br>
Felix, Boyer, Wagemakers, Miller, Beerens ----- Sprang-Capelle, North-Brabant
Billy Boyer and Charlie Miller with helpers Piet Felix, Toon Wagemakers and housemaid Mina 'Mien' Beerens
photo send by Piet Felix in 1996 to Charlie Miller
source: Tailgunner Charlie Miller's WWII album - via Janice Miller (daughter-in-law) - 07 Jul 2012

O-698641 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy Donald Beukelman - Harrison, South Dakota - KIA
buried 8 Sep 1945 - Grave No. 603 - Vollenhove
born 20 Mar 1919, Corsica, SD - died 23 Mar 1944 - Age 25
Son of Mr. James H. Beukelman and Mrs. Anna Beukelman, Box 25, Harrison, South Dakota, USA
Reinterred USA - Harrison, South Dakota
The initial plot number in Margraten for 2nd Lt. Beukelman - BBB-5-102 - ( X-7 - Vollenhove)
Date of entry on current active service: 13 Nov 1943
Mrs. Anna Beukelman (mother), Box 25, Harrison, South Dakota
Mr. H. C. Beukelman (brother), 1060 La Fayette Street, Aurora, Illinois
Mr. Verne Beukelman (brother), Armour, South Dakota

O-698641 - 2nd Lt. Roy Donald Beukelman O-698641 - 2nd Lt. Roy Donald Beukelman
O-698641 - 2nd Lt. Roy Donald Beukelman
image courtesy Beukelman family - via Ms. Peggy Miller - 10 Apr 2007

FOIA - IDPF - Beukelman - request 03 Feb 2011 - expecting Jul 2011 - received - 145 pages - 07 Jun 2011

12074205 - O-693531 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Gordon Romaine Russell Jr. - Rochester - New York - KIA
Grave No. 618 - Vollenhove
Margraten-NL - Plot: J Row 9 Grave: 7
born 10 Dec 1919 - died 23 Mar 1944 - Age 24
Son of Mr. Gordon R. Russell Sr. ( Salesman ) and Mrs. Marion V. Russell, 175 Croydon Road, Rochester, NY
brother of Shirley V. Russell - info / address as in Census 1930 -
address 1944 : Mr. Gordon R. Russell Sr. (father) and Mrs. Marion V. Russell (mother), 39 Pavilion St, Rochester, NY
husband of Mrs. Avis B. Russell ( wife ), 37 Belle Claire Drive, Rochester, NY
Year of birth: 1919 - Enlistment: 11 Mar 1942, Rochester, Monroe, NY - Civil occupation: Cabinetmakers
The initial plot number in Margraten for 2nd Lt. Russell - WW-2-49 as X-2123 - ( X-5 - Vollenhove)
Remains in WW-2-49 being identified as Lt. Russell and remains in BBB-5-103 as Lt. Gum
2nd Lt. Russell was buried in Vollenhove as "unknown" in grave 618
and NOT in Zwartsluis cemetery - Grave - C 12 ( also written as G 12 )
source "293" - IDPF - GUM - 87 pages -

Lt. Gordon R. Russell Jr. 2nd Lt. Gordon R. Russell Jr. Gordon and Avis Russell - 1942
Lt. Russell . . . . . . . 2nd Lt. Gordon R. Russell Jr . . . . . . . Gordon and Avis - 1942
- photos from his son Paul B. Russell - 21 Sep 2009

14 Sep 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Gordon Russell Sr. to Rev. Honnef
10 Sep 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Gordon Russell Sr. to Rev. Honnef
27 Dec 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Gordon Russell Sr. to Rev. Honnef and Mrs. Honnef
27 Dec 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Gordon Russell Sr. to Rev. Honnef and Mrs. Honne
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

FOIA - IDPF - Russell - request 12 Dec 2009 - expecting Apr 2010 - received - 133 pages - 11 Aug 2010

39549631 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John J. Laurich - Montebello - CA - KIA
buried 8 Sep 1945 - Grave No. 604 - Vollenhove
Margraten-NL - Plot: P Row 2 Grave: 15
The initial plot number in Margraten for S/Sgt. Laurich - BBB-5-101 as X-2122 - ( X-6 - Vollenhove)
born 15 Oct 1917, nativity Minnesota - Religion : Catholic
Son of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Julia Laurich, 6434 Allston St., Los Angeles (22), California - ( both from Jugoslavia )
Joseph did immigrate from Jugoslavia to the USA in 1907, Julia in 1913
brother of Vincent P. Laurich ( 06 Sep 1921, MN - 25 Jan 1995, PA - Age 73) and
Herman F. Laurich ( 27 Nov 1923, Sartell, MN - 06 Feb 2005, Whittier, CA - Age 81 )
Husband of Mrs. Rita Elinor Laurich (née Anelli), 1517 Mines Ave, Montebello, California
widow remarried - Mrs. Rita Elinor Stockwell -
source "293" - IDPF - LAURICH - 99 pages -

reformatted Newsclip - S/Sgt. John J. Laurich - Montebello Messenger - 12 Apr 1944
S/Sgt. John J. Laurich
Montebello Messenger - issue 12 Apr 1944 - page 12
source: County of Los Angeles Public Library ( Mrs. Linda Fernandes and Mr. Frank Harris)
- via Mrs. Becky Hausken - 29 Apr 2010 -
- reformatted and cleaned Newsclip by PATS -

M O N T E B E L L O - M E S S E N G E R - 12 April 1944 -
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Sergeant John Laurich Missing In Action
Staff Sergeant John Laurich of Montebelo Park has recently been reported as missing in action over Europe since March 23.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Laurich of 6434 Allston Street and son-in-law of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anelli of 1517 Mines Avenue, Montebello. Mrs. Laurich is former Rita Anelli.
A graduate of Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, Sgt. Laurich entered service in the Army Air Corps in December 1942.
After completing his training as a gunner on a bombing plane he was stationed for a time in South America
before being assigned to the European area.
Two brothers, one (Herman), a graduate of Montebello Senior High School and football letterman,
are on foreign duty with the Armed Forces, and the two brothers-in-law, Tom and Alfred Anelli, are also in the Service
- transcription of Newsclip 12 Apr 1944 - Montebello Messenger -

39549631 - John J. Laurich, 1917, MN - Enlistment: 20 Dec 1942, Los Angeles, CA
39555979 - Herman F. Laurich, 1923, MN - Enlistment: 23 Jan 1943, Los Angeles, CA
19094472 - Alfred S. Anelli, 1924, CA - 1st Enlistment: 16 Apr 1942, Los Angeles, CA
19094472 - Alfred S. Anelli, 1924, CA - 2nd Enlistment: 20 Nov 1945, Fort Benning, GA
- info: aad.archives.gov -

15382154 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard B. "Barney" King - Kokomo City, Howard Co., Indiana - EVD
born 3 Dec 1922 - died 14 Jul 2004, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana - Age 81
Son of James R. King and Lena M. King (née Anthony), 1406 North Market St., Kokomo City, IN - US Census Apr 1930
Siblings: Leonard H., Helen L., Thelma R., Marley G. and Nathaniel C. King
Married: 15 Oct 1943, Kokomo, IN - Ms. Betty Joan McCoy
husband of Mrs. Betty J. King (wife), Rural Free Delivery Number Three, Tipton, Tipton Co., Indiana
Enlistment: 01 Dec 1942, Ft Benjamin, Harrison, IN - Nativity: IN - 3 years High School
E&E #1983 - Escape and Evasion Report (9 pages)

Mrs. Betty Joan King née McCoy - born 11 May 1926, IN - died 23 Feb 2010, Kokomo, IN - Age 83
daughters: Susan L. Freeman née King and Mrs. Patricia L. Dotterer née King
info - obituary Betty Joan King

"One of the flyers had an eye wound, which was treated by doctor B. D. Punselie, St. Jansklooster"
Dr. Bertus Dirk Punselie - born 27 Feb 1905, Hellendoorn - died 29 Jun 1960, Amstenrade - Age 55
Story confirmed by Mr. Frank Kingma, Wezep - interview - 11 Oct 2010
This was Radio Operator - Howard B. "Barney" King (right eye) - info PATS - 07 Jul 2011
Eye wound confirmed by Mrs. Patricia L. Dotterer née King (daughter) - 11 Nov 2012

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Interview: 10 Sep 1944
1 Mission
birth date: 12 Mar 1922 - discrepancy with SSDI - 3 Dec 1922 !!!!
Address: RR#3, Tipton, Indiana
Occupation: Steel worker
Wounded: No

clip - Escape and Evasion Report report

I came down near Vollenhove, Holland at 10:00 hrs. 23 Mar 1944.
I was picked up by a Dutchman in a small boat and from then on taken care of
until the Americans found me at Que de Bois [Queue-du-Bois, Belgium]

clip - Escape and Evasion Report report
- info 10 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion report #1983 -

APPENDIX "C" - E&E REPORT No. I.S.9(WEA)/6/152
No. 15382154 - Rank: S/Sgt. - Name: Howard B. King - Date of Interview: 10 Sep 1944
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At Meppel stayed for 12 days and met a fellow named Peter [Peter Jan van den Hurk] who furnished us with clothes
He gave a birthday party for the pilot 3 Apr with big cake

At Deventer stayed with the police commissioner. People in general very helpful. Stayed here for two weeks,
and departed for Heerlen where I stayed with banker, Mister Landers, Nederland Trading Company
Stayed here for two weeks and the Belgium customs officers took me over the frontier
Crossed frontier through large cave 3 May. Stayed with police in Liege, Belgium for 12 weeks
Gestapo caught four flyers who had photos of people of the organization. We then left for a small village, Oue du Bois
The fellow who took care of me was named George. He spent 10 years in Detroit
Stayed in Que du Bois for 13 weeks till Americans came. Was hid in coal mine while fighting was going on
The night before my pilot and I were in the back yard of house with the family we stayed with in Que du Bois
Germans were retreating and as they passed they shot at us and killed pilot
The name of the people in Que du Bois was Jean Bourdouch
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Route - 2nd Lt. Garrett and S/Sgt. King - Vollenhove - Meppel - Deventer - Heerlen - Liege - Queue-du-Bois
- info 10 Sep 1944 - Escape and Evasion report #1983 -

14147637 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James Robert Eaton Jr. - Atlanta, Georgia - KIA
buried on 21 April 1944 - General Cemetery Vollenhove - Grave No. 606 - Vollenhove
The initial plot number in Margraten for Sgt. Eaton - BBB-4-98 - reburial 22 Dec 1945 02:00pm
Margraten-NL - Plot: I Row 11 Grave: 10 - 8 Feb 1949 -
Address - Mrs. Nancy Biggs Eaton ( Mother ), 1009 Arden Ave SW, Atlanta, GA, USA - ( P.O. Box 1597 )
Address - Mrs. C. E. Culley ( Aunt ), 1108 Eastdale, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Finger Ring ( zircon stone ) - bent - engraves 'J.R.E.' was recovered from salvage - sent 22 Jul 1947 to Mrs. Nancy B. Eaton
Georgia Driver's licence found in deteriorated wallet, born 4 Aug 1921 - dogtag found in wallet
his birthday is also given as 4 Aug 1920 in Army records
Altrough his mother Nancy does give as inscripton on back of wrist watch - 'Aug 4th 1921 from Nancy + Dewey'
source "293" - IDPF - EATON - 89 pages -
Note : Burial at Vollenhove is also given as 25 April 1944

28 Aug 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Nancy B. Eaton 28 Aug 1945 - Letter of Mrs. Nancy B. Eaton - inset photo: Sgt. James Robert Eaton Jr.
Stamped self-addressed envelope to Mrs. Nancy B. Eaton
28 Aug 1945 - Stamped self-addressed envelope for Rev. J. P. Honnef
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013
inset photo: Sgt. James Robert Eaton Jr. - source: Tailgunner Charlie Miller's WWII album

34724732 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Milton Ewell Thompson - Tennessee - KIA
Body recovered from the lake, washed ashore, on 20 April 1944
Pocket bible and letter removed from body by J. P. Honnef - Minister of Vollenhove
Clothing marks on wool drawers size 36 ( T-4732 )
buried on 21 April 1944 - General Cemetery Vollenhove - Grave No. 608 - Vollenhove
reburial 22 Dec 1945 - The initial plot number in Margraten for Sgt. Thompson - BBB-4-100 - ( X-14 - Vollenhove)
disinterment - 07 Oct 1948 - Margraten - 23 Nov 1948 - via rail to Antwerp Port, Pier 140,
with USAT #2348 S.S. 'Barney Kirschbaum' to New York - arr. 3 Jan 49, further by rail to Dyer, TN
due to arrive Dyer, Tenn. 6:56 PM by train - Saturday 22 Jan 1949 - Baird Funeral Home, Tenn.
Reinterred USA - Oakwood Cemetery, Dyer, Gibson County, Tennessee
- . - . -
born 15 Oct 1922 - died 23 Mar 1944 - Age 21
Son of Kennie E. Thompson and Mae S. Thompson, 410 Ashley St., Dyer, Gibson County, Tennessee
Kennerly Ewell Thompson (father) and Savannah Mae Sturdivant (mother)
Kennerly Ewell Thompson (father) - born 4 Sep 1887, Dyer, Gibson Co., Tennessee - died 25 Nov 1956 - Age 69
Dixie Catherine Thompson (sister) - born 27 Jan 1932, Dyer, Tennessee, USA - died 16 Jun 2010, Corpus Christi, Texas - Age 78

Milton as a little boy, Dyer, TN Milton with his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Sturdivant, Dyer, TN
. . . . . . . . . . . . Milton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milton with his maternal grandparents
images courtesy Bill Becton via Charles Cathey - 10 Apr 2013

Milton with his sister Dixie in front of Pontiac GM, Dyer
Milton Ewell Thompson and his sister Dixie Catherine Thompson
Mrs. Mae S. Thompson with her daughter Dixie in front of their home in Dyer
Mrs. Mae S. Thompson with her daughter Dixie in front of their home in Dyer
Mrs. Mae S. Thompson with Mrs. Vennie Stewart
Mrs. Mae S. Thompson with Mrs. Vennie Stewart
Milton E. Thompson with Mrs. Vennie Stewart and William 'Bill' Becton
Milton E. Thompson with Mrs. Vennie Stewart and William 'Bill' Becton

Milton and Bill Becton (1st cousin), Dyer, TN
Milton Ewell Thompson with his 1st cousin William "Bill" Becton
images courtesy Bill Becton via Charles Cathey - 22 Feb 2013

Milton with his sister Dixie - End of 1943
Milton Ewell Thompson in three poses
Milton with his sister Dixie - End of 1943 - with insets of Milton Ewell Thompson
images via Pansy Ewell - 29 Oct 2012
Waiting for better scans and other photos - info PATS - 01 Nov 2012

Sgt. Milton Ewell Thompson in uniform Sgt. Milton Ewell Thompson in uniform Sgt. Milton Ewell Thompson in uniform
Sgt. Milton Ewell Thompson
images from Pansy Ewell via Charles Cathey - 14 Jan 2013
left image via Charles Cathey - 17 Mar 2013

Letter (copy) to Mrs. Mae Thompson - 30 Jun 1945 - by Burgomaster of Vollenhove
Letter to Mrs. Mae Thompson - 30 Jun 1945 - by Burgomaster of Vollenhove
source - Sgt. Orville A. Good Family Album - via Timothy Good (nephew) - 07 Nov 2012
Discrepancies !!! in date of finding and burial - info PATS - 08 Nov 2012

Letter (copy) from Mrs. Mae Thompson to Mrs. Good - 06 Jul 1945
Letter (copy) from Mrs. Mae Thompson to Mrs. Good - 06 Jul 1945
source - Sgt. Orville A. Good Family Album - via Timothy Good (nephew) - 07 Nov 2012
Signature is misspelled and not the original of Rev. J. P. Honnef - info PATS - 08 Nov 2012
Handwriting of signature was done by Mrs. Mae Thompson - info PATS - 15 Jan 2013

Letter of Militair Gezag to Mayor of Vollenhove - 26 Jul 1945
Letter 26 Jul 1945 - Milton E. Thompson
archive - Wiebe H. de Vries - 17 Dec 2011

VFW Post No. 9635 - Dyer, TN - 'Thompson-Jones' Post name
VFW Post No. 9635 - Dyer, TN - "Thompson-Jones" Post name
Dyer local paper newsclip - via Charles Cathey - 18 Feb 2012 - modified PATS

'Thompson-Jones' VFW post No.9635, Dyer, TN
"Thompson-Jones" VFW post No.9635, Dyer, TN
source: Charles Cathey - 14 Mar 2013

'Oakwood Cemetery' Dyer, Tennessee -
Memorial - Staff Sergeant Milton E. Thompson 'Oakwood Cemetery' Dyer, Tennessee -
Memorial - Staff Sergeant Milton E. Thompson
Oakwood Cemetery, Dyer, Tennessee, USA
Sgt. Milton Ewell Thompson - Age 21
- images courtesy Pansy Ewell - 07 May 2008 -
www.findagrave.com

FOIA - IDPF - Thompson - request 14 Jul 2009 - expecting Nov 2009 - received - 68 pages - 25 Aug 2009

14182501 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Orville Spelce Good - Huntsville, Alabama - KIA
Enlistment: 9 Dec 1942, Fort McClellan, AL - Residence: Madison, AL - Nativity: Alabama - Marital Status: Single
washed ashore 10 April 1944 from IJsselmeer (?1)
identified by Germans in presence of Warrant Officer J. Nieland ( Dutch police )
buried 12 April 1944 (?2) - Grave No. 614 - Vollenhove in presence of Mayor F. R. Crommelin
and Minister of the Neth. Reform Church J. P. Honnef - undertaker at that time Tj. 'Tjeerd' Brandsma
disinterment - reburial 22 Dec 1945 - The initial plot number in Margraten for Sgt. Good - BBB-5-106
Margraten-NL - Plot: H Row 9 Grave: 20
Note ?1: German docs do give IJsselmeer ( should be to the East in lake area - near crash location )
Note ?2: Burial at Vollenhove is also given as 22 April 1944 in IDPF

born 24 Jan 1923 - died 23 Mar 1944 - Age 21
Son of Thomas Edwin Good and Rossie Irene Good née Towry, 311 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Madison County, AL, USA
brother of John Edwin Good

Thomas Edwin Good (father) - born 15 May 1902 - died 07 Mar 1965 - Age 63
Rossie Irene Good (mother) née Towry - born 04 Aug 1905 - died 04 Dec 1955 - Age 50
John Edward Good (brother) - born 14 Nov 1925 - died 09 Dec 2009, Huntsville, AL - Age 84

Orville Good (left) with unknown 'buddy' (right) - 1943/44 Tribute painting for Sgt. Orville S. Good by Timothy Good (nephew)
Orville Good (left) with unknown 'buddy' (right) . . . . . . "Tribute painting for Sgt. Orville S. Good"
left image via Mrs. Peggy Miller - 10 Apr 2007
right image via Timothy Good (nephew) - 02 Jan 2013

Orville Spelce Good - on porch - Huntsville, 1941 Sgt. Orville Spelce Good - 1943
Newsclip - 1944 Newsclip - 1944
Western Union Telegram - Mrs. Rossie I. Good née Towry - 10 Apr 1944
Western Union Telegram - Mrs. Rossie I. Good - 10 Apr 1944
Newsclip - 1944 - Sgt. Orville Good Margraten - 1946 - Sgt. Orville S. Good
. . . Newsclip - Killed In Action - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - Margraten - 1946 - . . .
source photos and clips "Good Family Album" - via Timothy Good (nephew) - 07 Nov 2012

FOIA - IDPF - Good - request 14 Jul 2009 - expecting Nov 2009 - received - 63 pages - 25 Aug 2009

37221024 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Charles Philip Miller - Camden Point, Missouri - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 17 Sep 1917 - died 30 Nov 1988, Platte City, Platte, Missouri - Age 71 - ( info: Ms. Peggy Miller, wife )

After Charlie stayed for one night in the rushes. He made after 30 hrs contact with Klaas ten Napel
Jacob Boes took him to his home - Barsbeek - late afternoon
Same evening - 24 Mar - he was brought to Vollenhove by Harmen Visser
Overnight in Vollenhove - next day - 25 Mar - by car taken to Meppel - Peter van Hurk group
Stayed with the family Klaas van Dorsten, while there they celebrated Garrett's 26th birthday - 3 Apr -
From here he was with Billy Boyer at several places: Warmond, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Moergestel, Boxmeer
Schijndel, Erp and Kaatsheuvel. Piet Felix brought them from here to the Belgium border
In Antwerp he was in the home of Fernand Staquet and then to the home of Lisa DeBie and her mother
René van Muylem was responsible for his capture, one of the 177 he turned in. He was tried and excecuted 28 May 1948
- info: Ms. Peggy Miller, wife - letter received 10 Apr 2007 -

Peggy Sue Miller née Palmer, 82, passed away, Saturday, October 16, 2010, at her home in Platte City, MO
MILLER, PEGGY S. - born 25 Jul 1928, Sturgeon, MO - died 16 Oct 2010, Platte City, MO - Age 82
- info SSDI -

'xerox' - Charles Philip Miller - Underground ID snapshot - Ottens, Amersfoort 'xerox' - Billy Barkley Boyer - Underground ID snapshot - Ottens, Amersfoort
Charles Philip Miller - Underground ID snapshot - Ottens, Amersfoort Billy Barkley Boyer - Underground ID snapshot - Ottens, Amersfoort
Miller and Boyer - Underground ID snapshots - Ottens, Amersfoort
top - "xerox" prints (1995) from Ms. Peggy Miller - via Michael LeBlanc - 01 Nov 2011
bottom - scan of original - via Harold H. Ottens - 15 Dec 2011

05 Jun 1944 till 29 Jun 1944 - 24 days - Sgt. Charles P. Miller in Schijndel with family van den Boogaard
Mr. Antoon and Mrs. Petra van den Boogaard - Timmermans
info Mrs. Til Kenkhuis - van den Boogaard (daughter) - 22 Nov 2011

"In dienst van hun naaste ..." - page 263 - Miller liberated in Belgium !!!
this is not true ....... many 'errors' in this book
- page 264 and page 265 are really unreliable and fairytales to me
as the author gives Gum as wounded and liberated 29 April, Moosberg, Germany
Douglas McCoy is given as an evader, etc.... but killed in the Ardennes just before liberation
AGAIN ..... totally nonsense

Miller became POW, Gum was buried in Zwartsluis and Dennis McCoy in Vollenhove - info PATS
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Roy D. Beukelman James R. Eaton Milton E. Thompson Orville S. Good
----- Beukelman ------------------ Eaton -------------------- Thompson ------------------ Good -----
- images crew courtesy Ms. Peggy Miller - 10 Apr 2007 -

Sterling Silver WWII Navigator ring - 'Selman Field' - Roy D. Beukelman
Bulova watch - Roy D. Beukelman
"Bulova" watch and Sterling silver WWII "U.S. Army Air Forces * Selman Field * Navigator" ring,
found by skin diver Rint Massier at recoveries in July 1981 / Nov 1982,
have belonged to Lt. Beukelman, the navigator of A/C 42-52587
Ring and watch were sent back to next of kin
- images courtesy Mr. Rint Massier -

BULOVA watch - from Beukelman - found by Rint Massier
BULOVA watch - from Beukelman - found by Rint Massier
TYPE A-11
SPEC.NO.94-27834
SER.NO. AF43 67631
PART NO.10AKCSH
ORDER NO. W535AC-33934
BULOVA WATCH CO
via Rint Massier - 13 Dec 2011


Part of SHIP NO. 252587 - 'Shoo Shoo Baby' - Crew Garrett
Part of SHIP NO. 252587 - "Shoo Shoo Baby" - Crew Garrett
displayed at Schokland Museum
photo courtesy John W. Archer - source SGLO Bulletin 318-19

Bomb recovery Nov 1982 - Boswiede
Eight 500 lbs were recovered by the Dutch Army "EOD" - Nov-1982
Aircraft #42-52587 - Boswiede
- photo by Bruin Kwakman - via Henk IJspeerd († 10 Dec 2010 - age 62) - 10 Sep 2008

Bomb recovery Nov 1982 - Boswiede Bomb recovery Nov 1982 - Boswiede
Bomb recovery Nov 1982 - Boswiede - left: Gerard Kruiswijk of 'EOD' Bomb recovery Nov 1982 - Boswiede - left: Rint Massier
Bomb recovery Nov 1982 - Boswiede Bomb recovery Nov 1982 - Boswiede
Eight 500 lbs were recovered by the Dutch Army "EOD" - Nov-1982
Aircraft #42-52587 - Boswiede
- photos courtesy Rint Massier - 17 Jul 2012

Newsclip - 'The Platte County Citizen' - Wednesday, 04 Dec 1996
Newsclip - "The Platte County Citizen" - Wednesday, 04 Dec 1996
source: Tailgunner Charlie Miller's WWII album - via Janice Miller (daughter-in-law) - 07 Jul 2012

Margraten-NL : Netherlands American Cemetery
Headstone - Russell - Margraten, NL Headstone - Russell - Margraten, NL Headstone - Russell - Margraten, NL
- 2nd Lt. Gordon R. Russell Jr. - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Laurich - Margraten, NL Headstone - Laurich - Margraten, NL Headstone - Laurich - Margraten, NL
- S/Sgt. John J. Laurich - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Eaton - Margraten, NL Headstone - Eaton - Margraten, NL
- Sgt. James R. Eaton - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Headstone - Good - Margraten, NL Headstone - Good - Margraten, NL Headstone - Good - Margraten, NL Headstone - Good - Margraten, NL
- Sgt. Orville S. Good - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

All "Margraten - 25 May 2008 - images" on this link by Andy Swinnen
layout, resize, crop and modified by PATS




SGLO - T3545

LIBERATOR B-24H - #42-52587 - 23 Mar 1944 - BOSWIEDE - CREW 10

18053200 - O-803596 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Robert Lee Garrett - Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma - Age 26 - EVD - KIA 8036627 - O-808939 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Billy Barkley Boyer - Hereford, TX - Age 24 - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 1 698641 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Roy Donald Beukelman - Harrison, South Dakota - Age 25 - KIA 12074205 - O-693531 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - Gordon Romaine Russell Jr. - Rochester - New York - Age 24 - KIA 39549631 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - John J. Laurich - Montebello - CA - Age 26 - KIA
15382154 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Howard B. 'Barney' King - Kokomo City, Howard Co., Indiana - Age 21 - EVD 14147637 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - James Robert Eaton Jr. - Atlanta, Georgia - Age 22 - KIA 34724732 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Milton Ewell Thompson - Tennessee - Age 21 - KIA 14182501 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - Orville Spelce Good - Huntsville, Alabama - Age 21 - KIA 37221024 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Charles Philip Miller - Camden Point, Missouri - Age 26 - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 4

- 7 KIA - 2 POW - 1 EVD -

GARRETT(† 7 Sep 44 ) - BOYER - BEUKELMAN(†) - RUSSELL(†) - LAURICH(†)
KING - EATON(†) - THOMPSON(†) - GOOD(†) - MILLER


Sometimes the police report made up for the Germans was not always accurate
or incomplete. Trying to mislead them so they did stop searching for the evaders
The MACR and some cross-reference will tell me more in the future


Got 17 extra pages for MACR 3455 - 3456 - via Footnote.com
Grave no's 618 - Gum and 606 - Eaton were on these sheets - 04 Mar 2008 - PATS -

Received 11 Jun 2008 the "293" - IDPF files of Eaton, Gum and Laurich
The most valuable thing I found after two years research in these 275 pages:
2nd Lt. Gordon R. Russell reidentified as 2nd Lt. Robert A. Gum !!!!
So Bombardier Russell was not buried in Zwartsluis but in Vollenhove - Grave 618
While Co-Pilot Gum was in Zwartsluis - Grave C 12 ( G 12 )
Also confirmation of the gravenumbers for Laurich and Eaton - 604 and 606 - 12 Jun 2008 - PATS -

Contact Thompson is pending - 07 Aug 2007 - 30 Oct 2012 - PATS -
Contact Beukelman is pending - 09 Mar 2008 - PATS -
Contact Russell is pending - 09 Mar 2008 - PATS -
Contact Miller is pending - 09 Mar 2008 - 03 Nov 2011 - PATS -
Contact Laurich is pending - 19 May 2009 - PATS -
Contact Boyer is pending - 19 May 2009 - 15 Nov 2011 - PATS -
Contact Richwine is pending - 23 Oct 2012 - PATS -
Contact King is pending - 30 Oct 2012 - PATS -
Contact Good is pending - 31 Oct 2012 - PATS -

Last update - 22 Apr 2014 - PATS



Ronduite - Wanneperveen

4 mi E of Vollenhove


SGLO - T4782

B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - "Blanco Diablo" - Wed 6 Dec 1944 - 14:34
4 miles E of Vollenhove / Ronduite - Belterwiede - MACR #11052 - #11053
1 KIA - 7 POW - 1 EVD


14181101 - Sgt. Joe H. Marlowe

Margraten-NL : Netherlands American Cemetery
Headstone - Sgt. Joe H. Marlowe - Margraten, NL Headstone - Sgt. Joe H. Marlowe - Margraten, NL
Sergeant Joe Huntley Marlowe of Conway, SC - Age 20 - was killed when he bailed out
and his parachute didn't open. Found at Heidehoogte, buried - Row 1, Grave 7 - Dec 7th 1944 in Staphorst
After the war reburied at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten
Plot: P Row: 21 Grave 14
- Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Churchyard Staphorst - "Joe H. Marlowe" see Staphorst Section

447th BG Square K 708th-BS 8th-air-force-patch

447th BG - 4th CBW - Square 'K'- 708th BS - CQ - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force

Crew No. 7356 - DeMallie - Dalhart, TX
DAAF - Crew No. 7356 - DeMallie
back-l-r : Joe H. Marlowe, Donald D. Holmes, Loel C. Bishop, Henry J. Rutkowski, Lowell D. Strain, Harold S. Derr
front-l-r : Howard R. DeMallie, Charles S. Olson, William Leader, Richard P. Fuller
- photo taken at DAAF ( Dyersburg Army Air Field ), Dyersburg, Tennessee -
- photo courtesy Co-Pilot Richard "Dick" Fuller - 6 Jan 2009 -
Bombardier - William "Bill" Leader - not on crew of 6 Dec 1944

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Crew: B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - "Blanco Diablo" - Wednesday 6 Dec 1944 - Mission Merseburg, Germany
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16114023 - O-827144 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Howard Roy DeMallie - Monroe Co., MI - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 1

39561313 - O-2061923 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Richard Paul Fuller - Los Angeles Co., CA - EVD

12177040 - T-129728 - F/O. - Navigator - Charles Shaw Olson - Bergen Co., NJ - POW - Stalag Luft 1

14181101 - Sgt. - Bombardier - Joe Huntley Marlowe - Conway, Horry Co., SC - KIA

37731953 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Donald Dean Holmes - Dickinson Co., KS - POW - Stalag Luft 1

13022055 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Harold Schmacker "Shorty" Derr Jr. - Northumberland Co., PA - POW - Stalag Luft 1

17147555 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lowell Dean Strain - Thomas Co., KS - POW - Stalag Luft 1

16187938 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Henry Joseph "Hank" Rutkowski - Cook Co., IL - POW - Stalag Luft 1

38564926 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Loel C. Bishop - EVD - POW - Kiowa Co., OK - Stalag 13D
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16114023 - O-827144 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Howard Roy DeMallie - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 26 Apr 1922, Rochester, NY - died 18 Jul 2010, Framingham, MA - Age 88
Son of Mr. Albert A. DeMallie (father), 19 Spiegel Park, Rochester, NY
Enlistment: 4 Dec 1943, Detroit, MI - Residence: Monroe Co., MI - Nativity: New York - Marital Status: Single
Howard DeMallie was not captured and was brought to fam. Logtenberg, Werkhorst, Meppel
Later to the house of policeman Roelof Sieben - just opposite of the Logtenbergs
After a few days to the house of widow J. de Groot-ter Bruggen, 18 Dec 1944 arrested by the SD
North 3 - Barracks 9 (Block 309) - Room 3 - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Howard R. DeMallie (66) and his wife Nancy did visit Meppel, Staphorst and the crash area in Sep 1988
he received the B-17G serial 8160 "ID-tag" of "Blanco Diablo" from Rint Massier - 24 Sep 1988

39561313 - O-2061923 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Richard Paul Fuller - EVD
born 24 Jun 1920, MI - died 17 Sep 2012 - Age 92
Son of Mr. Boyd H. Fuller (father), 5688 Spreading Oak Drive, Los Angeles, CA
address - after 1945 - as on mailbox - 'The Boyd H. Fullers - 2337 High Oak Dr.'
Enlistment: 19 Feb 1943, Los Angeles, CA - Residence: Los Angeles Co., CA - Nativity Michigan - Marital Status: Married
Richard "Dick" Fuller was not captured and got shelter from the families Smit in Meppel;
van Griethuysen ( 'postoffice' in Staphorst ) and farmer Jan Oostijen in Staphorst

First he got lodging and food from Arend Boers, Staphorst who guided him to the Smit family
William Smit, Werkhorst 71, Meppel - provided Fuller with food, lodging, clothing
and forged identification papers ( via underground ) from 7 Dec 1944 to 14 Dec 1944
From here he stayed for 14 days with family Griethuisen at postoffice ( food & lodging )
The remaining days with farmer Jan Oostijen, Lankhorst 49, Staphorst ( food & lodging)
All the time supported and transfered by courier Nel Stefes who brought him 29 Jan 1945 by bicycle to Zwolle
Nel Stefes, fiancée of Roel ter Heide - later his wife - died in 1998
- info via Roel ter Heide (1919) - 9 Jan 2009 -

Skectch by Dick Fuller - little girl - Zelhem Dick Fuller and Ton Koch - Staphorst - Postoffice Skectch by Dick Fuller - Charles D. Lucas - Zelhem
Dick Fuller and Ton Koch - 1944/45
Dick Fuller, Ton Koch and Roel ter Heide were all hiding for the Germans
and were for a while at the same spot 'Postoffice' of family Griethuysen -
- image and info via Roel ter Heide - 7 Feb 2009
As a commercial artist Dick made these two sketches in Zelhem
left: Young girl ( Jorritsma ? ) - right: Sgt. Charles D. Lucas - RAFVR
- Sketches made by Dick Fuller - via Henk Oosterink -

Ausweis Johan de Wit
Ausweis Johan de Wit
Bescheinigung für Johan de Wit
Persoonsbewijs - Forged - Personal Ausweis W58/009697 und Bescheinigung
Dick Fuller / "Johan de Wit", born 10 Nov 1917, Breda, N-Brabant
Occupation: Aannemer / Contractor
Addresses: 8 Nov 1943, Meppel, Kerkplein 2, 16 May 1944, Zwolle, Hertenstraat 30
Persoonsbewijs ( Ausweis ) - issued - 6 Mar 1943 - by Gemeente Wisch, Provincie Gelderland
source 'persoonsbewijs' - E&E #2928 - Escape and Evasion Report

Dick Fuller, "Johan de Wit" on his 'Ausweis' was wearing a Dutch police uniform
while going with courier Nel Stefes on their bicycles to Zwolle ( 20 km )
Where he met Joseph Côté - pilot RCAF, after a week they went to Raalte. A couple of days later
from Raalte their guided 'walking' journey with Charles Lucas - Bomb Aimer - RAFVR
went via Deventer to Zelhem - where they stayed on a big farm - till Liberation
Their guide was Mr. Gerard Hueting .....while in Zelhem they, Lucas and Fuller, stayed at various places
of the houses of Rev. Huistra, Jorritsma ( most of the time ) and Brekveld ( for a week )
- info by phone via Dick Fuller - 3 Feb 2009 -

Names of Airmen - helped by Gerard Hueting Gerard Hueting - ID Persoonsbewijs
Korpela, Côté, Lucas, Fuller, MacFarlane, Johnston and Stevens . . . . . Gerard Hueting . . .
- - Seven airmen helped by Gerard Hueting - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ID - Persoonsbewijs - -
source: Gerard Hueting - VHK - born 01 May 1924

Korpela (P), Lucas (BA) and MacFarlane (ENG) - Lancaster Mk.I ME700 VN-V - 24 Sep 1944 - Welsum
Johnston (CP) and Stevens (P) - B-17G-75-BO - #43-37913 - 26 Nov 1944 - Haulerwijk
Fuller (CP) - B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - 06 Dec 1944 - Ronduite
Côté(P) - Typhoon IB RB204 - 14 Jan 1945 - Dalmsholte
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stevens (P) and Johnston (CP) in second group - other five in first group guided by Gerard Hueting
Second group was guided in last week of March 1945 - according Evasion report of Stevens - 01 Apr 1945

Liberated by advancing Allied - Canadian - troops 30-3-1945 at Zelhem - info by Henk Welting - 21 Dec 2008 -
Rejoined Allied Forces: 1 April 1945 at Zelhem, Holland - after evading for 116 days
E&E #2928 - 5 April 1945 - Escape and Evasion Report (23 pages)
- Evasion report received via Brad Fuller (nephew) - 20 Mar 2010 -

12177040 - T-129728 - F/O. - Navigator - Charles Shaw Olson - Bergen Co., NJ - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 1919, NJ
Son of Mrs. Louise M. Olson (mother), 62 Grand Ave, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Enlistment: 17 Nov 1942, New York, NY - Residence: Bergen Co., NJ - Nativity New Jersey - Marital Status: Single
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
North 3 - Barracks 7 (Block 307) - Room 5, Charles S. Olson, Ridgefield Park, NJ

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

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

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

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

Marlowe Tombstone - Conway, SC Sgt. Joe Huntley Marlowe - Marker - Conway, SC
Sgt. Joe Huntley Marlowe - 1924-1944 - Conway, SC
- via Craig Smith - Compiled Aug 2008 - Lakeside Cemetery, Conway, SC -

37731953 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Donald Dean Holmes - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 20 May 1920, KS - died 14 Mar 1990, Abilene, KS - Age 69
Husband of Mrs. Alice J. Holmes (wife ), 215 Southwest 2nd Street, Abilene, Kansas
Enlistment: 27 Jan 1944, Fort Leavenworth, KS - Residence: Dickinson Co., KS - Nativity: Kansas - Marital Status: Married
Holmes, Donald D. - Inducted 27 January 1944, Army 37731953
Registered, order # S-1575 Abilene Dickinson Co. (Board # 1)
North 3 - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Sgt. Donald D. Holmes - San Antonio, TX - 1945
Sgt. Donald D. Holmes - Summer 1945 - San Antonio, TX
- via Henry 'Hank' Rutkowski - 19 Nov 2009

AAD archives does give 1918 as birth year - what seems to be wrong - info PATS
US Census 1930 - Donald D. Holmes - Age 10 - info PATS
born 20 May 1920 - died 14 Mar 1990 - Age 69 - Abilene, KS - via findagrave.com -
Alice J. Holmes (wife) - born 17 Dec 1919 - died 05 Jan 2006, Abilene, Dickinson, KS - Age 86 - info SSDI -
Donald D. Holmes - born 1920, Abilene, KS - Alice J. Holmes and Terry Dean Holmes (son) - info peoplefinders.com -
Donald D. Holmes - not in database of SSDI and Familysearch !!! - info PATS

S/Sgt. Donald D. Holmes - Abilene cemetery, KS
headstone - S/Sgt. Donald D. Holmes - Abilene cemetery, KS
- via findagrave.com -

13022055 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Harold Schmacker "Shorty" Derr Jr. - Northumberland Co., PA - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 16 Oct 1918, Williamsport, PA - died Nov 1979, Montoursville, PA - Age 61
Son of Mr. Harold S. Derr Sr. (father), 324 Tinsman Ave, ?Kenmar? Park, Williamsport, PA
Enlistment: 16 Jan 1941, Harrisburg, PA - Residence: Northumberland, PA - Nativity: Pennsylvania - Marital Status: Single
North 3 - Barracks 1 (Block 301) - Room 10 - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Harold Derr was called "Pappy" by his crew, being longer in the Air Corps as the rest
Bruce W. Derr (son)

S/Sgt. Derr- Mugshot - #7181 S/Sgt. Derr- Mugshot - #7181
S/Sgt. Harold Schmacker "Shorty" Derr Jr.
Kriegsgefangenen Lager der Luftwaffe I - #7181
- image via Henry 'Hank' Rutkowski - 19 Nov 2009 -

S/Sgt. Derr- Mugshot - #7181
S/Sgt. Harold Schmacker 'Shorty' Derr Jr. S/Sgt. Harold Schmacker 'Shorty' Derr Jr.
S/Sgt. Harold Schmacker "Shorty" Derr Jr.
images from archive of Roel Kisteman - 25 Feb 2013
courtesy Robert T. Derr (brother) - 14 May 1997

17147555 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lowell Dean Strain - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 13 Jan 1926, KS - died 24 Apr 1995 - Age 69 - Brewster, Thomas County, Kansas
Son of Mrs. Lucy M. Strain (mother), Brewster, Kansas
Enlistment: 18 Feb 1944, Fort Leavenworth, KS - Residence: Thomas Co., KS - Nativity: Kansas - Marital Status: Married
North 3 - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

San Antonio, TX - 1945 - Derr, Rutkowski and Strain San Antonio, TX - 1945 - Strain, Derr and Rutkowski
Derr, Rutkowski and Strain . . . . Summer 1945 - San Antonio, TX . . . . Strain, Derr and Rutkowski
- via Henry 'Hank' Rutkowski - 19 Nov 2009

16187938 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Henry Joseph "Hank" Rutkowski - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 02 Nov 1925, Chicago, IL
Son of Stanley J. and Antonina Rutkowski, 3302 Fisk Street, Chicago, IL - info: US Census Apr 1930
Siblings: Marian V. and Sophie C. - nativity parents: Poland
Address - 1944: Stanley J. Rutkowski (father), 3241 South Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL
Enlistment: 12 Feb 1944, Fort Sheridan, IL - Residence: Cook Co., IL - Nativity: Illinois - Marital Status: Single
North 3 - Barracks 1 (Block 301) - Room 10 - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Sgt. Rutkowski - Mugshot - #7234 Sgt. Rutkowski - Mugshot - #7234
Sgt. Henry Joseph "Hank" Rutkowski
Kriegsgefangenen Lager der Luftwaffe I - #7234

Sgt. Henry Rutkowski - Army portrait - Dec 1945 Henry Rutkowski - 01 Mar 2009
Sgt. Henry Rutkowski - Dec 1945 - - - Henry Rutkowski - Mar 2009
- image via Henry 'Hank' Rutkowski - 19 Nov 2009 -

Last contact with Henry Joseph Rutkowski - 21 Sep 2012 - PATS

38564926 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Loel C. Bishop - EVD - POW - Stalag 13D
born 29 Sep 1924, OK - died Dec 68 - Age 44
Son of Clarence G. and Gladys Bishop - Washita Co., OK - Bessie Twp
Siblings: Lovena and Donald - info: US Census Apr 1930
Husband of Mrs. Helen L. Bishop (wife), Box 807 (?607?), Mountain View, Kiowa County, OK
Stalag 13D Nuremberg (Oflag 73) Bavaria 49-11
Loel Bishop, sprained ankle, was not captured and was brought to fam. Sieben, Werkhorst, Meppel
After a few days to the house of widow J. de Groot-ter Bruggen, 18 Dec 1944 arrested by the SD
Husband of Helen Bishop Meloy, father of the twins Jimmy Dean (2 Oct 1959 - 6 Sep 2007 - Age 47) and Johnny Gene
and daughters Janey and Judy - info obituary Jimmy Bishop (son) - Amarillo Globe-News, 9 Sep 2007
US Census 1930 - Loel, Lovena and Donald are born in Oklahoma
Loel C. Bishop died in 1968 due a traffic truck accident - info Henry Rutkowski
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Howard DeMallie Loel Bishop Dick Fuller St. Francis Medallion - Fuller
- Howard DeMallie - - - - - - Loel Bishop - - - - - Dick Fuller - - St. Francis Medalllion-Fuller -
photos taken by Underground Meppel - Dec 1944 -
- images via Roel ter Heide (1919) - 9 Jan 2009
St Francis medallion - Fuller - image received from Dick Fuller - 6 Jan 2009 -

Lowell Dean Strain
Sgt. Lowell Dean Strain
courtesy of Mrs. Strain

"My husband, Lowell Dean Strain was a POW in Stalag I from Dec. 1944 thru May 1945
He passed away 24 April 1995 and had many illnesses thru out the years.
that we believe were related to starvation, and other mis-treatments."


There is a book - April 2000 - : "Beyond The Dikes" by Howard R. DeMallie. ISBN 1-883938-86-4

Peter Jan van den Hurk - 1945
Peter Jan van den Hurk - 1945
Peter Jan van den Hurk - born 07 Mar 1919, Rotterdam
source - Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel - 20 Jul 1945

DeMallie was helped by a girl and some boys,
he was brought to the house of Roelof Sieben, a policeman in Staphorst.
Roelof also found the wallet of Sgt. Joe H. Marlowe of Conway, SC whose chute didn't open.
"Mimi" and fiancée "Peter van den Hurk" were members of the Dutch resistance
After Loell Bishop joined Howard DeMallie in the same house, they were brought to a safer house in Meppel
DeMallie, Bishop, Mimi, Peter and three other were captured by the SD on Dec. 18th
Peter was able to smugle a small note to his friends
6 days later the group "Ome Hein" got Mimi, Peter and some other prisoners
out of the police office in Meppel after a heavy shoot-out.
Gerrit de Boer was wounded and died in front of the police office in the arms of "Ome Hein"
Demallie and Bishop did join the other 5 crew members as POW
Bischop went to "Stalag 13D - Nuremberg - Oflag 73 - Bavaria"
while the other 6 were sent to "Stalag Luft 1 - Barth - Prussia" 480 km ENE of Meppel
Where they were liberated May 2nd 1945

From the same author Lt. Howard R. DeMallie - pilot - of the B-17G "Blanco Diablo"
a new book will be published April 2007 - ISBN: 1402745176 -
Cover 'Beyond the dikes' Apr-2000 - 1st issue Cover book 'Behind Enemy Lines' : A Young Pilot's Story 7386-POW side DeMallie Howard R. DeMallie
Hardcover : Behind Enemy Lines : A Young Pilot's Story
About the Book:
An unforgettable autobiographical tale of survival during World War II.
DeMallie, pilot of a B-17, describes in riveting detail his successful bombing run
from England to the industrial center of Germany ( Merseburg ).
But things go very wrong on the return flight when his plane is struck by enemy fire
and the crew is forced to parachute into Holland.
Although a group of heroic Dutch resistance fighters try to hide him,
the Nazis eventually capture DeMallie and send him to a prisoner of war camp.
There, he endures hunger, cold, and brutality until the Allies finally free him.
Years later, he returns to Holland in search of his brave Dutch rescuers.

Gun .50 - from 'Blanco Diablo'
Found this item by accident - .50 gun of "Blanco Diablo" - Top Turret ? ( above water line )
Most of the wreckage was removed in Sep 1945 to the scrapyard

Serial ID of 'Blanco Diablo' - found on 30 Jun 1984 by Rint Massier Crew 'Blanco Diablo' 01 - 14181101 - Sgt. Joe H. Marlowe - Togglier / Bombardier - KIA - aka 'Little Joe' 02 - 37731953 - Sgt. Donald D. Holmes - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - POW 03 - 38564926 - Sgt. Loel C. Bishop - Tail Turret Gunner - EVD - POW - Stalag 13D - aka 'Bish' 04 - 16187938 - Sgt. Henry J. Rutkowski - Right Waist Gunner - POW 05 - 17147555 - Sgt. Lowell Dean Strain - Ball Turret Gunner - POW 06 - 13022055 - S/Sgt. Harold S. Derr Jr. - Radio Operator - POW - aka 'Pappy' 07 - 16114023 - O-827144 2nd Lt. Howard R. DeMallie - Pilot - EVD - POW 08 - T&129728 - F/O. Charles S. Olson - Navigator - POW 09 - William Leader - Bombardier - not on the flight of 6 Dec 1944 10 - 39561313 - O-2061923 2nd Lt. Richard P. Fuller - Co-Pilot - EVD
. . . . . . Move cursor over photo/faces for names

Serial 8160 - tag of the B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - "Blanco Diablo"
Serial ID of "Blanco Diablo" - found on 30 Jun 1984 by Rint Massier
Also photo #7356 - in the background the B-17G #7213 ( probably B-17G-45-B0 #42-97213 )
Tag and photo courtesy Mr. Rint Massier, as a diver, involved with some recoveries in the area
Names of crew picture through Mrs. Strain

Six stories in one picture Grambo Lark De Mallie Garrett Griffin Hascall
Overview - lake area around Ronduite
click on yellow star for appropriate section and info

Crew landing - crash - locations
Map - Crew landing - Crash plane at Ronduite - 6 miles distance
Center crew landing - nowadays intersection Hillegjesbergerweg / Kerkenland
- image copyright Google -



SGLO - T4782

BOEING B-17G-55-BO - #42-102658 - 06 Dec 1944 - RONDUITE - CREW 9

16114023 - O-827144 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Howard Roy DeMallie - Monroe Co., MI - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 1 39561313 - O-2061923 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Richard Paul Fuller - Los Angeles Co., CA - EVD 12177040 - T-129728 - F/O. - Navigator - Charles Shaw Olson - Bergen Co., NJ - POW - Stalag Luft 1 14181101 - Sgt. - Togglier / Bombardier - Joe Huntley Marlowe - Conway, Horry Co., SC - KIA - aka 'Little Joe' 37731953 - Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Donald Dean Holmes - Dickinson Co., KS - POW - Stalag Luft 1
13022055 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Harold Schmacker 'Shorty' Derr Jr. - Northumberland Co., PA - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - aka 'Pappy' 17147555 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Lowell Dean Strain - Thomas Co., KS - POW - Stalag Luft 1 16187938 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Henry Joseph 'Hank' Rutkowski - Cook Co., IL - POW - Stalag Luft 1 38564926 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Loel C. Bishop - EVD - POW - Kiowa Co., OK - Stalag 13D - aka 'Bish'

- 1 KIA - 7 POW - 1 EVD -

DEMALLIE - FULLER - OLSON - MARLOWE(†) - HOLMES
DERR - STRAIN - RUTKOWSKI - BISHOP

Spoke with DeMallie, Fuller, Rutkowski and Hueting

Found also 12 pages in MACR 11053 ( default is 11052 ) - 21 Feb 2008 - PATS -

Contact Strain is pending - 17 May 2008 - PATS -
Contact Rutkowski is pending - 17 May 2008 - PATS -
Contact DeMallie is pending - 17 May 2008 - PATS -
Contact Fuller is pending - 17 May 2008 - PATS -
Contact Marlowe is pending - 20 Sep 2009 - PATS -
Contact Derr is pending - 17 Oct 2009 - PATS -
Contact Bishop is pending - 07 Aug 2010 - PATS -
Contact Hueting is pending - 06 Mar 2014 - PATS -

Last update - 26 Jun 2014 - PATS



Walengracht - Giethoorn

6 mi NE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3483

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO "Lightning" - #42-67404 - MACR #2745
O-22512 - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Tue 29 Feb. 1944
Commanding Officer 364th Fighter Group - 8th Air Force - USA
1 KIA



364th FG
364th Fighter Group
HQ 364th FG - ( Headquarters Group )
383rd Fighter Squadron 384th Fighter Squadron 385th Fighter Squadron 8th-air-force-patch
383rd FS - - - - - - - 384th FS - - - - - - - 385th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

Frederick - 1936 - at College days Frederick - 1942 - relaxing in the garden
Frederick on his college days - 1936 - - - - - - Relaxing in the garden - 1942
Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University

Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo - Office - California, 1943 - a very good likeness Frederick Charles Grambo - at base
Frederick Charles Grambo - training P-39-Airacobra

O-22512 - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Height 5'9½" - Weight 160
was prior to service overseas, stationed in the following camps
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Los Angeles, CA - Feb 1942 - June 1942
Hamilton Field, CA - July 1942 - June 1943
Hendale, CA - July 1943 - Nov 1943
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source IDPF

On 1 February 1944 the Group was loaded on the luxury liner, Queen Elizabeth,
and started the journey to England the next day. On 8 February the "Queen"
arrived at Glasgow, Scotland and the next day was sent to Honington Air Base near Bury St. Edmunds.
The base was a former Royal Air Force Base.
The rest of February was spent receiving aircraft and testing them, setting up equipment and getting organized
Both pilots and ground crews were sent to other bases to enhance their skills.

Frederick Charles Grambo - ready for take-off

HQ 364th FG - ( Headquarters Group )
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Crew: Lockheed P-38J-10-LO "Lightning" - #42-67404 - Tuesday 29 Feb 1944 - mission orientation
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O-22512 - Lt. Col. - Pilot - Frederick Charles Grambo - Cuyahoga Co., OH - KIA
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During this period Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo and Captain Joseph Bradley McManus
went to the 20th Fighter Group for mission orientation.
McManus completed three successful flights but
Col. Frederick Charles Grambo was shot down over Holland on his second mission and lost his life.
He never had the opportunity to lead the 364th FG on a mission.

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--- Mission Number 28 --- 29 Feb 1944 ---
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2nd and 3rd Division bombers of the 8th Air Force carried on the allied air attack against
important targets in Germany and France today at Brunswick and in the Pas de Calais
accross the Straits of Dover.
15 USAAF Fighters Groups supported the bombers.

20th Group today was assigned the task of providing withdrawal support to Fortresses bombing Brunswick.
Lt. Col. Hubbard took off with 45 P-38s at 09:57 and made R/V with the rear units of the bomber force near Nienburg at 11:40.
No enemy aircraft encountered on the trip out to the North Sea.

We are sorry to report one of our pilots and Lt. Col. Grambo of the 364th Group failed to return
and are presumed lost, both due to mechanical failure.
Lt. Robert P. Johnson of the 77th Squadron, was coming home on single engine when the other began running
rough and he decide not to risk continuing accross the North Sea after he was about 10 miles out.
He was last seen 10 miles N. of Amsterdam where he was heard to say he was going to bail out.

Lt. Col. Grambo was flying home on single engine when his good engine caught on fire, while he was flying
over Holland just east of the Zuiderzee. He rolled over on his back, and his chute was seen to open
just before he entered the overcast.

55th Squadron = KI Triangle
White - McAuley*, Loehnert*, Bisher, Malchow
Red - Scrutchfield, Gilliland, Pannell, Pfeiffer
Blue - Taylor W. B.*, Klink, Scott, Miles
Yellow - Serros*, Scott, Hallberg, Connor

77th Squadron = LC Circle
White - Hubbard, Grambo, Payne, Rader
Red - Reihmer, McManus, Quinn, Whiteside
Blue - Gustke, Dale, Gilbertson*, Moncrieff
Yellow - Machen, Johnson, Coon, Garrett

79th Squadron = MC Square
White - Franklin, Chilton, Anderson*, Corbet*
Red - Graham*, Klatt, Lowell, Snow
Blue - Gatterdam*, Fogg, Nichols, Bradshaw
Yellow - Meyer, Dyer, Yaryan, LeFevre*

* Early returns
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source Mission 28: KING'S CLIFFE REMEMBERED - page 131 - 132
- info via Jean Paul Favrais - 05 Jun 2012 -

SGLO - T3484
2nd Lt. R. P. Johnson - P-38J-10-LO #42-67831 - 20FG/77FS - 12:30 - Beemster (Jisperveld) - 29 Feb 1944
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14095416 - O-805060 - 2nd Lt. Robert Price Johnson - Age 21 - Misssissipi, USA - POW
born 13 Oct 1922, MS - died 01 Jul 2001, Tupelo, MS - Age 78
Enlistment: 18 May 1942, Starkville, MS - Resident, Tippah Co, MS - Marital Status: Single
Mr. Johnson joined the Army Air Corps May 18, 1942 and went overseas 02 Jan 1944
On 29 Feb 1944 German shot down his P-38 airplane over Holland
He was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft 1 at Barth, Germany and was liberated 31 May 1945 by the Russian Army
He was awarded the Purple Heart, 1 Battle Star, American Theater Medal and the European Medal with Battle Star
- . - . -

Last sighted - by Lt. Quinn and Lt. Rader
Statement - O-753734 - 2nd Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader

Statement of O-753734 - 2nd Lt. Benjamin N. Rader - MACR 2745 - 2 March 1944 :
" I was essing over Lt. Col. Grambo on safe course home. He said his left engine was hit
by flak and he had feathered it. He was constantly losing altitude until he reached 8000 feet
when his dead engine burst into flame. He turned right and down into the clouds.
When I saw him his canopy was off and he was climbing out of the cockpit.
This was in the vicinity of Meppel and the time was 12:18, February 29, 1944."


15071805 - O-753734 - Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader 15071805 - O-753734 - Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader 15071805 - O-753734 - Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader
15071805 - O-753734 - Lt. Benjamin Neale Rader
courtesy Tim Rader (nephew) - 24 May 2012

Last sighted Lt.Col. Grambo near Meppel
Map - Last sighted Lt. Col. Grambo near Meppel - from MACR 2745

Statement - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn

Statement of 19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn - MACR 2745 - 2 March 1944 :
" I was flying at 25000 ft and saw Lt. Col. Grambo plane smoking from left engine
in the vicinity of Meppel at 8000 ft. He banked toward right and down
Right after this I saw a chute going down into the clouds.
This was at 12:18, February 29, 1944."


19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn
19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn
crop of photo - NARA Reference Number: 342-FH-3A12280-B66815AC

l-r: 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn, Capt. Morris, Lt. Col. Johnson and Capt. Williams
77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group
l-r: 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn, Capt. Morris, Lt. Col. Johnson and Capt. Williams
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19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn - KIA on 13 Jun 1944 - MACR 5728
O-730573 - Capt. James M. Morris - POW on 07 Jul 1944 - MACR 6701
Maj. (later Lt. Col.) Herbert E. Johnson Jr. - Commanding Officer of the 77th FS from Nov 1943 - Mar 1944
17063566 - O-730694 - Capt. Terrence M. Williams - POW on 14 Jun 1944 - MACR 5731 - see: South of Zwolle
photo - NARA Reference Number: 342-FH-3A12280-B66815AC

19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Ouinn
was KIA on 13rd of June 1944 - Bréal-sous-Montfort, Bretagne, France ( near Rennes )
MACR 5728 - 20 Fighter Group 77th Fighter Squadron - P-38J - #44-23174 code LC-??
born 1919, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon - died 13 Jun 1944 - Age ~25
Son of Mr. Roy Gerald Quinn (father) and Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Ouinn (mother) née Hulett, Linn County, Oregon
Enlistment: 18 Mar 1942, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Siblings: Edward Gale Quinn (brother) - born 03 Apr 1922, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon
died 18 Jun 1944 in Monterey County, California - Age 22 ( died while in Service - ASN 19136094 - Aviation Cadet )
Enlistment 19136094 - Edward G. Quinn : 19 Mar 1943, Santa Ana, Orange County, California
Patricia Irene Quinn (F) (sister)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Patricia Irene Quinn, married John Hayworth

19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Ouinn - Memorial in Bréal, France
19077234 - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Ouinn
Memorial in Bréal-sous-Montfort, France
photo Mr. Pierre Pécastaingts



15071805 - O-753734 - Capt. Benjamin Neale Rader was MIA on 20th of October 1950 - Korea War - Age 27
On October 20, 1950, while on a reconnaissance mission twenty miles south of Pyongyang, North Korea,
contact with his RF-80A aircraft tailnummer 45-8392 was lost
He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953

born 03 Jul 1923, McComb, Hancock Co., OH
Enlistment: 13 Dec 1941, Fort Hayes, Ohio - Residence: Lucas County, OH - Marital Status: Single
Son of Mr. Homer Rader (father) and Mrs. Hilda B. Rader (mother) née Pickens
323 West Lincoln Street, Findlay Cty, Hancock Co., Ohio - info: US Census 14 Apr 1930
Siblings: Calvin Norman Rader (M), Wayne Roger Rader (M) and Donald H. Rader (M)
1950 - Marital Status of Benjamin N. Rader: Married - 02 Feb 1947, Findlay, OH
06 Jan 1954 - Ruth (wife) and Mike (son, 6), Los Angeles, CA
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
395221 - PFC - Calvin Norman Rader - born 13 Apr 1920, OH - died 24 Dec 1944 - Age 24 - MIA
Wayne Roger Rader - Pearl Harbour Survivor - born 16 Aug 1921, OH - died 18 Feb 2008 - Age 86
Donald Homer Rader - born 25 Feb 1925, McComb, OH - died 23 Jul 1996, Lima, Allen County, OH - Age 71
additional info: Timothy Rader (nephew) and Findagrave site

395221 - PFC - Calvin Norman 'Norman' Rader - MIA 15071805 - O-753734 - Capt. Benjamin 'Ben' Neale Rader - MIA
395221 - PFC - Calvin Norman Rader - grave marker - McComb Union Cemetery 15071805 - O-753734 - Capt. Benjamin Neale Rader - grave marker - McComb Union Cemetery
395221 - PFC - Calvin Norman Rader . . . . . O-753734 - Capt. Benjamin Neale Rader
- via findagrave.com by Kris Kreh Martin -



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20th FG - 77th Squadron = LC Circle - 29 Feb 1944
White - Hubbard, Grambo, Payne, Rader
Red - Reihmer, McManus, Quinn, Whiteside
Blue - Gustke, Dale, Gilbertson*, Moncrieff
Yellow - Machen, Johnson, Coon, Garrett

What happened after 29 Feb 1944 with this group of pilots of 77th Squadron
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Hubbard - O-393137 - Lt. Col. Mark E. Hubbard - 18 Mar 1944 - POW - MACR 3097
Grambo - O-22512 - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - 29 Feb 1944 - KIA - MACR 2745 - Age 28
Payne - O-743491 - Capt. Arlon D. Payne - born 6 Jul 1916, MI - died 18 Jun 2002, SC - Age 85
Rader - O-753734 - 2nd Lt. Benjamin N. Rader - 20 Oct 1950 - MIA - Age 27
Reihmer - O-659484 - Capt. Donald A. Reihmer - E&E #1037 - 04 Aug 1944 - EVD - MACR 7717
McManus - O-431466 - Capt. Joseph B. McManus - born 03 May 1918, PA - died 21 Mar 2011, PA - Age 92
Quinn - O-740557 - 1st Lt. Russell G. Quinn - 13 Jun 1944 - KIA - MACR 2745 - Age ~25
Whiteside - O-736439 - 1st Lt. Walker L. Whiteside - 06 Aug 1944 - KIA - MACR 7446 - Age 26
Gustke - O-659814 - Lt. Col. Russell F. Gustke
Dale - ????? Maj. Jack D. Dale with the 364th FG - ended tour 30 Aug 1944 ?????
Gilbertson - O-730451 - Capt. Merle J. Gilbertson - 10 Aug 1944 - statement in MACR 7765
Moncrieff - O-753710 - Lt. Rex E. Moncrieff - born 23 Apr 1922 - died 28 Mar 1994, CA - Age 71
Machen - O-730549 - Capt. Evan J. Machen - 08 Apr 1944 - KIA - MACR 3618 - Age 25
Johnson - O-805060 - 2nd Lt. Robert P. Johnson - 29 Feb 1944 - POW - MACR 2991
Coon - O-733831 - Capt. William K. Coon - 22 May 1944 - POW - MACR 4974
Garrett - O-746082 - Capt. Richard C. Garrett
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KIA (4) - MIA (1) - POW (3) - EVD (1) - SAFE (7)
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- under construction - 16 Oct 2012 - PATS -
additional info by Peter Randall - 11 Jun 2012
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Wreckage #42-67404 - Lt. Col. Grambo - recovered May 1971 by RNLAF-68(56)
West off Giethoorn, more wreckage recovered Aug 1974 - RNLAF-68(92)
Oct 1974 - Wreckage and human remains recovered - RNLAF-68(95)
reinterred at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Plot: H Row: 5 Grave 13

Burial 6 March 1944, Giethoorn-North, Local Cemetery, Grave Number 1
Temporarily interred and subsequently reinterred in US Military Cemetery, Margraten
The initial plot number in Margraten for Lt. Col. Grambo - BBB-1-19 - former X-2104 -
Remains found in 1974 were - Unknown X-9421 S/R 5119 - later confirmed and added to H-5-13

Headstone - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Margraten, NL Headstone - Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Margraten, NL
- Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Frederick Charles Grambo - Cemetery-Giethoorn - Grave 1 Frederick Charles Grambo - Cemetery-Margraten - BBB-1-19
Text on backside photo:
From Antoinette Kreujers, Hoogeweg 19A, Voerendaal (L) Holland
(thru Ruth Fierstine, Chapelle) Frederick Charles Grambo - Church Giethoorn
Text backside photo:
Westside of the church
foto D. Meijer
Images Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo courtesy of his sister Ms. Betty Jean Grambo

Grave marker at Church - 19 May 2012
Lt. Col. Frederick C. Grambo - Grave marker at Church - Giethoorn, 19 May 2012
image by PATS
Note: Cor. instead of Col. - - - 28 Feb 1944 instead of 29 Feb 1944
!!! These two errors were already on the cross in 1944 !!! - info PATS

In a letter - No. 441 - 1 March 1946 - Subject: Information for Dutch Consulate, Cleveland, USA
from Burgomaster J. Voetelink of the Municipality Giethoorn
to Mr. N.C. Nelson, Vriesestraat 9, Dordrecht
There are some phrases about the days after the crash on Tuesday 29 Februari 1944
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According our info a plane came down near the 'Walengracht', a canal which
is on the border of the municipalities Giethoorn and Vollenhove
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In a 1st investigation lead by 'Post-commandant der Marrechaussee' W. Visscher,
Head 'Luchtbeschermings dienst' W.E. Mulder and Burgomaster J. Voetelink
it seems that the whole plane was sinked in the soft peat soil
At that moment there were no remains discovered of the pilot
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On Friday 3 March in a 2nd attempt and assisted by local doctor R. A. Prins, MD and H. Sloothaak
the corps of F. C. Grambo was found, proofed by his name and numbers on several items
It was brought to the morgue on the General Cemetery Giethoorn-North
and put in the coffin by 'Grave digger' H. Sloothaak in the late afternoon
under supervision of 'Police Post-commandant' W. Nijman and Burgomaster J. Voetelink
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The burial took place Monday 6 March 1944 - 09.00 am -
The service and a prayer was done by Reverend J. J. Ket - Dutch Reform Church -
in presents of Doctor Prins and Burgomaster Voetelink
After liberation the gentlemen H. Keizer, K. Hoekstra and J. Scheur were involved
for the grave monument of Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo
Flowers were always on the grave - even placed in secret during war time
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Transcription clips letter - 05 Jul 2008 - PATS -

Wooden grave marker in church - 1974 clip X-mas card from Grambo family to Rev. Ket Rev. J. J. Ket
Rev. Ket and his sister were for a longtime in contact with the Grambo family
Nowadays the Wooden Grave Marker is still on display in the "Dutch Reform Church" at Giethoorn
- see also older image taken just after the war - top right -

Note from his sister Betty Grambo - Nov 2007 -
- note Nov 28 2007 - from Ms. Betty J. Grambo (sister) -

Frederick was born - 18 Nov 1915 - Cleveland, Ohio
as a son from Mr. Julius Frederick Grambo and Mrs. Jessie Bernice Grambo (née Newcomer)
Identification Card - birthday 18 Nov 1915
Birthdate on his Identification Card - copy by Wiebe H. de Vries
Identification Card - issued 28 Oct 1939, 2 Identification Tags for Frederick C. Grambo - O-22512
were found during salvage of the wreck - 15, 16 and 17 Oct 1974
Salvage cost made by Fa. P. Wiers & Zn, Zwartsluis - Fl. 5776,80 (guilders)

"LETTER FROM UNCLE JOHN"
Letter from 'Uncle John' - Lt.Col. John H. Lowell
Clips of the letter from Grambo's buddy Lt. Colonel John H. Lowell - O-431332
to Mrs. Doris Ellen Grambo (née Feltham), Freddie's wife, Monday 21st of May 1945
After he flew 10 days after "V" day to Holland. ( Tuesday, 15th of May )

P38 Lightning - from George F. Ceuleers collection
George F. Ceuleers Joseph B. McManus
Cockpit photos via Footnote.com - source: National Archives -

He had requested Lt. Col. George F. Ceuleers - O-659099 of the 383rd to go with him
but when the teletype came in unexpectedly he grabbed his toothbrush and camera
and together with Capt. Douglas J. Pick - O-750678 ( 20752693 ), one of Freddie's original boys
in his squadron, he took off to investigate the happenings of the last day he saw him

384th FS - Capt. Douglas J. Pick - P-51D #44-15356 5Y-U
Capt. Douglas J. Pick in front of "Mustang" P-51D 5Y-U 'LILLAMAE' - 10 Dec 1944
Maj. Pick flew also "Lightning" P-38J #42-104269 5Y-U while with 384th Figther Squadron
Douglas J. Pick - born 1922, MN - died 30 May 1948 - Age 26 - ( Car Accident )

Did land near Enschede and were heading by truck towards Meppel, were they arrived 12:00 o'clock
The sun was behind the clouds and it was twilight efffect when they arrived at Giethoorn, Holland
Made contact with the Burgomaster, who spoke two words of English, "Yes" and "No"
but his assistant and also schoolmaster spoke fairly well English
Finallly all people were rounded up with some knowledge of the incident
They left Giethoorn towards Zwolle on Sunday the 20th of May - arriving 11:30 pm - were they
stayed with a British Tank Corps. The next day they made it back to the field
Due the weather, steady rain, they were grounded for about four days
The weather in England was a little bit better so Pick and Lowell flew instuments home

He did write down 28th of February 1944 as the fatal day
What explains the one day differcence
According the MACR it was 29th of February 1944

28 March 1946 - Newsclip - Cleveland Heights - Poem 'MY SON' - Scrapbook - Mrs. Grambo -
Photo in Cleveland Heights Newspaper - 28-March-1946 -
and the poem "MY SON" in memory book of the Grambo family

28 March 1946 - Newsclip - Cleveland Heights -
Cleveland Heights, OH - Header Newspaper clip - 28-March-1946 -

- - - transcription from Cleveland Heights Newspaper article - - -
..................
Col. Grambo was 28. He enlisted in the Air Corps early in 1938
shortly after graduation from Fenn College. He was graduated from Heights High school in 1933.
He was interested as a youth in flying, having been an enthusiastic model plane builder.
He was married while stationed at Selfridge Field, Michigan, and a son was born to them.
He participated in the 1938 air races in Cleveland.
Grambo was stationed on the West coast during the early years of the war
organizing trained pilots into fighter groups. He went overseas in Feb., 1944,
as commanding officer of the 364th Fighter Group.
Mrs. Grambo and her six-year old son have moved to Orlando, Florida.
The mother and father continue to live at 3301 Cedarbrook rd., Cleveland Heights.
.................
- - - transcription from Cleveland Heights Newspaper article - - -

"FREDERICK GRAMBO'S LAST FLIGHT"
Newspaperclip- Meppeler Courant - Friday 18 Oct 1974
Salvage Lockheed P-38 by KLU Salvage Lockheed P-38 by KLU - Stabilizer
See diagram below
"Salvage Lockheed P-38J - #42-67404 by KLU -"
Newspaperclip- Meppeler Courant - Friday 18 Oct 1974
Article about the aircraft salvage in 1974
Lockheed P-38 - Stabilizer - see highlighted circle
"Lockheed P-38J - from Pilot's manual -"

Frederick Charles Grambo - Netherlands American Cemetery-Margraten-Netherlands-May-2007
Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Crambo - Margraten - May 2007
364th Fighter Group

Collage - Frederick Charles Grambo
Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Crambo - collage by PATS - 21 Jan 2009

Four things are not corresponding/discrepancy

#1 - Accident on 29th of Feb. 1944 - Cemetery / Church of Giethoorn - 28th of Feb 1944 - see photo

#2 - Cor. instead of Col. on gravemarker - Cemetery (1944) / Church of Giethoorn (2012) - see photo

#3 - Army serial number is O-22512 - On cemetery Margraten O-22412 !!! - see photo
I also did have various dates about his BD - 16 Nov 1916 - and 1918 ( according Dutch Newsclip - 1974)
When I got a copy of his Identification Card it was 18 November 1915


#4 - Burial date, isolated grave Giethoorn is given as 6 March 1944 - Dutch records
on captured German records and translated IDPF forms you also will find 7 March 1944


Six stories in one picture Grambo Lark De Mallie Garrett Griffin Hascall
Overview - lake area around Ronduite
click on yellow star for appropriate section and info



SGLO - T3483

LOCKHEED P-38J-10-LO - #42-67404 - 29 Feb 1944 - WALENGRACHT - CREW 1

Lt. Col. Frederick Charles Grambo - Fighter Pilot - KIA

- 1 KIA -

GRAMBO(†)


Contact Grambo is pending - 08 Feb 2008 - PATS
Contact Rader is pending - 23 May 2012 - PATS
Contact Quinn is pending - 25 May 2012 - PATS

Request - 20 Feb 2008 - for IDPF - received 117 pages - 22 Sep 2008 via Ms. Betty Grambo, Sister

Last updated - 16 Oct 2012 - PATS



- Individual Jump near Giethoorn - 23,000 feet - 7 km -


SGLO - T3856A - NO crash !!!

B-17G - #42-97273 - BK-F - MACR #7454
Pilot. N. V. Pranger - 7 Jul 1944 - over Giethoorn / Meppel - 08:20
384th Bombing Group - 546th Bombing Sqdn. - 8th Air Force - USA
1 POW



384th BG triangle P 546th BS 8th-air-force-patch

384th BG - 41st CBW - Triangle 'P' - 546th BS - BK - 1st Div - 8th Air Force

Mission #153 - Oil Refinery - Leipzig
Bailed out of a B-17G without observed crash of aircraft on 7 Jul 1944 - KU 2407 / KU 2432
Bailing out of a B-17G near Zwolle without perceptible reason

Statement 2nd Lt. M. Endelicato - pilot A/C No. 501
Statement - 2nd Lt. Marion Endelicato - pilot A/C No. 501 ( pre ASN 17058070 - b. 1921, Nebraska )

KU 2430 - MACR 7358
KU 2430 - MACR 7358

35368019 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Hugh Thomas Kidwell - Morgan County, Indiana - POW - Stalag Luft 4
born 19 Jul 1921, Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN - died 7 Jan 1956 - Age 34
burial: Bloomington, Monroe, IN
Son of William Oscar Kidwell (abt 1878, IN) and Hattie Kidwell (abt 1878, IN) (née Thomas)
address Apr 1930: Green Twp, Morgan County, IN
1st Marriage - Loraine "Unkown" - 2nd Marriage - Helen M. "Unknown"

Misunderstanding. A/C in violent prop wash at the time

About 09:30am 7 Jul 1944 - captured by landguard - location Giethoorn
Report KU 849 A - Airfield Steenwijk - 15:00 o'clock - individual parachute jump

Kidwell - Papers filled in KU 849 A
Kidwell - Papers filled in KU 849 A

* The rest of the men - crew 'Pranger' returned safely to AAF Station 106 - Crafton Underwood, UK

#42-97273 "ACES & ATES" BK-F - crashed 12 Jul 1944 - Mission #156 - Munich - 4 KIA - 5 POW
Those KIA and taken POW - crew 'Rosborough' 12 Jul 1944 - are others then crew 'Pranger' - 7 Jul 1944

SGLO - T3856A - NO crash !!!

Last updated - 19 Mar 2014 - PATS



Lageweg - Ossenzijl

9 mi NNW of Vollenhove


SGLO - T5173

B-17G-40-DL - "SLEEPY LAGOON" - #44-6105 - SO*P - MACR #11990
Pilot. O. H. Jackson - Sun 28 Jan 1945 - down near Ossenzijl - 14:00
384th Bombing Group - 547th Bombing Sqdn. - 8th Air Force - USA
2 POW - 7 EVD



384th BG triangle P 547th BS 8th-air-force-patch

384th BG - 41st CBW - Triangle 'P' - 547th BS - SO - 1st Div - 8th Air Force

Found a small piece to start this search
X-mas letter - 1946 - from Keith R. Haight to the people in Holland
who did help him to evade - Family A. Weijs, Ambt-Vollenhove -

X-mas letter to Fam. Weijs, Ambt-Vollenhove - Dec 1946 from Keith R. Haight

"Twenty First Mission" - 21 -

After bombing targets - railway yards - near Cologne,
there was a sudden jolt to the right side of the airplane and a loss of two engines
Fortunately no fire, losing altitude gradually bounding home. Finally flying on 300 ft
they were forced for a succesful crash landing at 14:00 near Ossenzijl
Just between the farmhouses of Lenstra and Ram on the north-side of the Lageweg - 100m

Sleepy Lagoon - Lageweg near Ossenzijl
Image from "scrapbook" Keith R. Haight

Sleepy Lagoon - Lageweg near Ossenzijl
- image via Wiebe H. de Vries -
The crew could escape because the "resistance" people were adding false tracks in the snow
People attending afternoon church were alert by the crash
and adding tracks too, to confuse the Germans

Later, same evening, 2 became POW
32976994 - Staff Sergeant - Ball Turret Gunner - Gaetano Thomas "Tommy" Cappiello - POW
32871749 - Technical Sergeant - Flight Engineer - Allen Edward "Al" Ziner - POW

38078063 - O-802860 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Oakley Homer Jackson Jr.
19071952 - O-768370 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Bartlett "Bart" Calkins
O-396553 - Lt. - Navigator - Leonard Edmund Lucas - North Judson, Indiana
37681904 - Staff Sergeant - Toggalier - Keith Rodney Haight
33809389 - Sergeant - Waist Gunner - Vincent Joseph Leo "Vince" Kelly
Were able to escape and till liberation - 15 Apr 1945 - they were hiding
in a "covered wooden boat" surrounded by timber on the Belterwiede

At wooden boat - Belterwiede - De Belt
Image from "scrapbook" Keith R. Haight
1
2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11
-8- Keith Haight extreme left, -3- Bart Calkins center - extended elbows
-7- Vince Kelly upper right - and -6- Oakley Jackson next to him
-5- Arend Rodermond and -11- Klaas Wildeboer from the "Underground" lower right

Houseboat - de Belt - 1945 Houseboat - de Belt - 1945
Houseboat - de Belt - 1945 Houseboat - de Belt - 1945
Images taken at and near covered houseboat - Belterwiede - 1945 -
source: Collection Mr. Roelof 'Roel' G. Buimer

NBS - Group Vollenhove - 1945
NBS = Nederlandse Binnenlandsche Strijdkrachten - group Vollenhove - 1945 -
back l-r: Ab Overink, Marten Slot, Jan van Loon, Jan de Koning, Roel Buimer, Henk Buimer, Arend Rodermond
middle l-r: Bernard Jalink, Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow, Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow
front l-r: Arrie Rodermond, Bob Arons, Geert Stoker
- photo taken by Arnold Esseveld -
Source: Collection Mr. Roelof 'Roel' G. Buimer
- move cursor over image for the names -

Resistance Group Vollenhove - 1983 - Award - 'Verzetskruis'
Resistance Group Vollenhove - 1983 - Award - 'Verzetskruis'
l-r: Hein Rosema, Jan van Loon, Ab Overink, Jan de Koning, Bob Arons,
Roel Buimer, Arend Rodermond and Marten Slot
source: collection Mr. Bruin Kwakman - 07 Nov 2013

- o - o - o -
Jacobus "Bob" Hartog Arons - born 22 Apr 1911, Amsterdam – died 28 Jun 1992, Amsterdam - Age 81
Son of Jacob Arons (profession: MD) and Sophie Saks
Jacob Arons (father) - born 27 Aug 1882, Amsterdam - died 03 Sep 1943, Auschwitz - Age 61
Sophie Saks (mother) - born 26 Mei 1883, Amsterdam - died 03 Sep 1943, Auschwitz - Age 60
Betje Arons (aunt) - born 17 Aug 1868, Amsterdam - died 16 Jul 1943, Sobibor - Age 72
Grandson of Jacobus Hartog Arons and Sara Bril
Sibling: Renée Sara Arons (sister) - discrepancy - ??? died 1939 ???
1st Marriage, 22 sep 1936, Amsterdam - with Elisabeth Biallosterski
2nd Marriage - with Anna Maria Theresia Fakkeldij - see obituary 1992 -

Elisabeth "Lies" Arons née Biallosterski - born 30 May 1911, Haarlem – died 9 Nov 1979, Amsterdam - Age 68
daughter of Tobias Biallosterski and Saartje Wolff ( 1st marriage / divorced )
Tobias Biallosterski (b. 17 Jan 1883) - 2nd marriage with Guurtje de Graaf (b.1898, Velsen)
Siblings: Dorothea Biallosterski (sister)
Willem Biallosterski ( half-brother) - born 30 Oct 1917, Schoten - died 17 Jul 2003, Hoorn - Age 85
Tobias Biallosterski ( half-brother) - born 18 Apr 1920, Bloemendaal - died 26 Feb 1945, Scheveningen - Age 24
Bennie Biallosterski ( half-brother) - born 24 Feb 1920, Bloemendaal - died 8 Feb 1945, Buchenwald, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany - Age 20
Marriage: Tobias "Tobs" Biallosterski alias "Hans de Bruin" (b.1920) and Eva Skotting

Header - Letter 'Bob Arons N.V.' - 11 Oct 1971
Header - Letter 'Bob Arons N.V.' - 11 Oct 1971
image from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

Obituary - Bob Arons Obituary - Bob Arons
22 Apr 1911 - Bob Arons - 28 Jun 1992
via Arnold Esseveld - 14 Dec 2011

Sgt. Sergei Iwanowitsch Sokolow - born 2 Aug 1914 - hometown: Niznji Nowgorod / Nizhny Nowgorod
Roelof G. Buimer - born 14 Oct 1922, Zwartsluis - died 09 Sep 2003, Vollenhove - Age 80
Sgt. Iwan Andrejewitsch Zubanow - born 13 Nov 1922 - hometown: Stalino, Ukraine
Marten Slot - born 06 Sep 1923 – died 22 Jul 2000 - Age 76
Hendrik Tjalling Buimer - born 10 Jun 1924, Zwartsluis - died 2 Jan 1981, Emmeloord - Age 56
Jan de Koning - born 31 Aug 1926, Zwartsluis – died 9 Oct 1994, Leiden - Age 68 - (became Dutch politician)
Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - aka "Karel" - born 31 Jul 1911, Rotterdam – died 8 Dec 1985, Leiderdorp - Age 75
- o - o - o -

Keith Rodney Haight
Keith Rodney Haight
1925 - 2006

Original crew of 'Sleepy Lagoon' - scrapbook Keith R. Haight
Image from "scrapbook" Keith R. Haight
R. Bluet must be Robert Blett - 24 Feb 2009 - PATS

Afer I got this image I could trace 2 POW's - by cross reference - see above - AAD archives -
Also found on the Accident Crew list of 1945
34674419 - Tail Turret Gunner - Sergeant - James Norman Phelps - EVD - ... First name Jim / Norman ...
13046993 - Radio Operator - Technical Sergeant - Paul Sam Senchuk ... First name "Chuck" ..."Nickname" ...
32871749 - Flight Engineer - Technical Sergeant - Allen Edward Ziner ... First name Al ...
were also aboard of the "Sleepy Lagoon" - see below -
............
Allen Edward Ziner was aboard of the Sleepy Lagoon !!! info: Mrs. Ziner - 24 March 2007
"Tommy" Cappiello, wounded - broke his right arm, was brought to the farm
of Harm de Jonge at Muggenbeet - 6 miles SSE of crash -, were Ziner stayed with him
Cappiello was treated by doctor van Dalfsen from Blokzijl.
Ziner and Cappiello ware taken POW the same evening at Muggenbeet

Cappiello and Ziner were on this farm
of Harm de Jonge at Muggenbeet

The other five (Jackson, Calkins, Lucas, Haight and Kelly) went from here southwards
over the frozen lake - "Giethoornse Meer" towards Vollenhove; ending up near St. Jansklooster

"Oldenhof Castle" a "Castle for Two"

We [Haight & Kelly] were taken to a castle and later realized we were about three miles [one mile] from Vollenhove.
The Co Pilot [Calkins] went to a house in Vollenhove and the Navigator [Lucas]
was taken to another home, but I don't know where the Pilot [Jackson] ended up.
Our hosts gave us food and we were given a change of clothes.
They buried our flight suits so they couldn't be found.
Two older ladies [unmarried sisters Sloet van Oldruitenborgh] lived in the castle.
There was also a school teacher and another guy [Broekhuizen - Age 39] who lived there.
We were given our room with a bed, fireplace and adjoining bathroom. We really enjoyed our stay there.
The first thing they did was to show us a secret hiding place between the floors of the castle.
The man brought a ladder and showed us some loose boards, about a foot wide in the attic.
This was to be our hiding place in case the Germans came. We were to climb the ladder & hide in the crawl space.
We looked in there and they had blankets, radio, different things we could use if we had
to stay there for a while. The man would take the ladder down as soon as we got up there........
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Transcript - "Scrapbook" Keith R. Haight - page 20-21

[comment by PATS]

A. Broekhuizen - Kasteel Oldenhof, A 212, Vollenhove
- info from 'vragenlijst' Marten Kingma - "Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel" - 1945/1946 -
Anne Balterinus Broekhuizen - born 27 Jan 1906, Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland
Son of Johannes Broekhuizen and Adriaantje Lena van Driel - marriage 17 Oct 1901, Heerjansdam
Jeanette Juliana Sloet van Oldruitenborgh (1866-1946 - Age 80) - Aunt "Net"
Isabelle Geertruida Sloet van Oldruitenborgh (1874-1973 - Age 99) - Aunt "Is"
Info aunts "Net" and "Is" - via Mrs. Dr. Clara J.M. Baronesse Sloet van Oldruitenborgh, Hattem - 10 Jan 2013
- . - . -
Sijmen HOEKSTRA (Gardener, castle "Oldenhof"), Oldenhof, A 208, Vollenhove
- . - . -

Senchuk and Phelps were not with this group of five
According E&E #2979 - Escape and Evasion Report (14 pages) of Phelps
he and Senchuk were first sheltered (few days) in Blankenham (farmer Meinen) - see section Phelps -
Phelps was later brought to the farm of Thijs "Ties" de Haan, 2 km West of Oldemarkt
Both, dressed as a woman, got over the IJsselbrug near Zwolle - info Wolter Noordman

Navigator Wing - Leonard E. Lucas - via Martin Lucas, Son - 24 Feb 2009
NAVIGATOR WING - USAAF, 1939-1945
Hollow stamped construction with no hallmarks.
This is a standard style wing often called a "graduation wing",
issued to navigators by the US Government at conclusion of navigator training
ID - 2nd  Lt. - Navigator - Leonard E. Lucas ID - 2nd  Lt. - Navigator - Leonard E. Lucas
ID - Leonard E. Lucas - Army Air Forces Reserve
appointed as 2nd Lieut. Aerial Observer ( Navigator ) for 5 years - 5 Sept 1942
- courtesy Betty Lucas, Wife - via Martin Lucas, Son - 24 Feb 2009 -

Short Snorter of Lucas - frontside - signed by
O. H. Jackson
Short Snorter of Lucas - backside - signed by
Vincent Kelly,
R. J. Blett,
Bart Calkins,
James N. Phelps,
Thomas Cappiello,
K. R. Haight and Al Ziner
- Short Snorter 22 Oct 1944 - Canadian 'One Dollar' bill of Leonard Lucas -
A 'Short Snorter' is a banknote which circulated during World War II
which signatures were exchanged between those travelling together
Short snorters are frequently found on U.S. one dollar and foreign banknotes of lower denominations
Specific information about the individuals signing
these notes add to the interest of the artifact (i.e., bomb group, fighter squadron, etc.)
- 'Short Snorter' of Leonard Lucas - via Lucas family - 24 Feb 2009 -

Katrinka de Vries - 1945 - likely 'Cathriena' de Vries - info PATS Leonard E. Lucas with Katrinka de Vries - 1945
Leonard E. Lucas with Katrinka de Vries - 1945 -
- Leonard Lucas with baby Katrinka de Vries - 1945 - via Lucas family - 24 Feb 2009 -
- name of here brother Rembrandt de Vries is also mentioned in postwar letter -
Any info about Katrinka and Rembrandt de Vries is welcome - 12 March 2009

Katrinka = likely "Cathriena" de Vries - info PATS - 15 Oct 2011
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1945 - info from "VRAGENLIJST voor helpers van Geallieerd personeel"
Elizabertus de Vries - born 06 Oct 1916, IJsselmonde - Age 28/29
Address in 1945: Verlengde Sportlaan 211a, Zwartsluis
Married: Yes [30 Apr 1941]
Children: Two - 2½ and 1 years old - [REMBRANDT and CATHRIENA]
Next-of-kin: P. de Vries - Age 62
- info from 1945 "Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel" - via Paul Harmens [HCO, Zwolle]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jeanette Cathriena de Vries - born abt. 1942, Zwartsluis - died 20 Jan 1943 - Age 1
Father: Elizabertus de Vries
Mother: Jakobje Elinga
- info genlias.nl -
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dr. E. "Bert" de Vries - born 06 Oct 1916, IJsselmonde - died 28 Mar 2006 - Age 89

!!! "KATRINKA" - Cathriena de Vries - FOUND !!! - 16 Oct 2011 - info PATS -

between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

Contact with Mrs. Senchuk (wife) - 25 March - and the sons of Mr. Lucas - 27 March 2007
Contact with Mrs. J. B. Calkins (wife) - 28 March 2007 - cousin of James N. Phelps Jr. - 8 April 2007
and Mrs. Kelly (wife) - 10 April 2007

Images - except letter - from "Scrapbook" Keith R. Haight - courtesy by Mrs. Haight

Kelly and Haight in front of barber shop - St. Jansklooster - 15 Apr 1945
Kelly and Haight in front barber shop of Reinder Visscher - St. Jansklooster - 15 Apr 1945
standing l-r: Vince Kelly, ??? 2 ???, Keight Haight, ??? 4 ???
kneeling l-r: Albert Weijs, Hendrik Jan ten Napel, Roelof van Egten
photo via Albert "Appie" Weijs
Mr. Reinder Visscher married to Ms. Jantje Bakker - info genlias.nl
Albert "Appie" Evert Weijs - born 29 Jul 1927, Ambt-Vollenhove - died 19 Aug 2012, St. Jansklooster - Age 85

Balcony - Town hall Vollenhove - Liberation - Sunday 15 Apr 1945 -
photo via Mrs. R. G. Buimer
Celebrating Liberation - Vollenhove 15 Apr 1945
Keith Haight (left), Vince Kelly (middle) and Oakley Jackson (right middle )
at the former town hall balcony - nowadays restaurant Seidel, Vollenhove

Liberation Vollenhove - Sunday 15 Apr 1945
Celebrating Liberation - Vollenhove 15 Apr 1945
Unknown Canadian Liberator on Dutch shoulders - in front of town hall
Liberation Vollenhove - Sunday 15 Apr 1945
Celebrating Liberation - Vollenhove 15 Apr 1945
Unknown Canadian Liberator on Dutch shoulders - in front of town hall
Liberation Vollenhove - Sunday 15 Apr 1945
Celebrating Liberation - Vollenhove 15 Apr 1945
Oakley Jackson (left), Keith Haight (2nd left), Vince Kelly (kneeling) and two Canadian liberators
in front of town hall - nowadays restaurant Seidel, Vollenhove
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

The MACR will tell me more about the crew roster on 28 Jan 1945

Original crew of 'Sleepy Lagoon' - via Mrs. R. G. Buimer 01 - O-926777 - 2nd  Lt. Robert J. Blett - replaced - not on 28 Jan 45 crew - 
grounded for medical reasons 02 - Leonard Lucas 03 - Bart Calkins 04 - Oakley Jackson 05 - Jim Phelps 06 - Keith Haight 07 - Vince Kelly 08 - Tommy Cappiello 09 - Paul Senchuk 10 - Al Ziner
Original Crew - "Sleepy Lagoon"
Back row - l to r - : Robert Blett, Leonard Lucas, Bart Calkins and Oakley Jackson
Front row - l to r - : Jim Phelps, Keith Haight, Vince Kelly, Tommy Cappiello, Paul Senchuk and Al Ziner
- move cursor over photo/faces for names
O-926777 - 2nd Lt. Robert J. Blett was grounded for medical reasons - 28 Jan 1945
16104472 - Robert James Blett, Kent county, enlistment 03 Aug 1942, East Lansing, MI
born 17 Dec 1920 - died 14 Oct 2006, Coopersville, Ottawa Co., MI - Age 86

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Crew: B-17G-40-DL - #44-6105 - SO*P - 28 Jan 1945 - "SLEEPY LAGOON" - Mission Cologne
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38078063 - O-802860 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - Houston, TX - EVD

19071952 - O-768370 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Bartlett "Bart" Calkins - Nine Mile Falls, WA - EVD

O-396553 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Leonard Edmund Lucas - North Judson, IN - EVD

37681904 - S/Sgt. - Togglier - Keith Rodney Haight - Winfield, IA - EVD

32871749 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Allen Edward Ziner - New York, NY - POW

13046993 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Paul Sam "Chuck" Senchuk - Scranton, PA - EVD

32976994 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Gaetano Thomas Cappiello - Brooklyn, NY - POW

33809389 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Vincent Joseph Leo "Vince" Kelly - Philadelpia, PA - EVD

34674419 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - James Norman Phelps Jr. - Windsor, NC - EVD
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38078063 - O-802860 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - Houston, TX - EVD
born 25 Mar 1920, Vernon, TX - died 28 Aug 1966, Vacaville, CA - Age 46
Husband of Mrs. Cleora Evelyn Jackson née Roberts (wife), 1234 Cortlandt Street, Houston, Texas
Enlistment: 11 Dec 1941, Camp Wolters, Texas - Residence: Harris County,Texas - Marital Status: Single
Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - married 19 Apr 1942, Tuscaloosa, AL - Miss Cleora Evelyn Roberts (born 29 Jan 1923)

Major Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - Burial - Nat'l Cem, San Diego, CA - info via familysearch.org -
He was in the United States Air Force stationed at Travis AFB at the time of his death
info Janice (Vieira) Ham, granddaughter - 13 Mar 2000

19071952 - O-768370 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - John Bartlett "Bart" Calkins - Nine Mile Falls, WA - EVD
born 9 Mar 1921, WA - died 17 Nov 1992, Milwaukee - Age 71
Son of Mr. Harry S. Calkins (father), Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Enlistment: 01 Mar 1943, Fresno, California - Residence: Spokane County, Washington - Marital Status: Single

O-396553 - 1st Lt. - Navigator - Leonard Edmund Lucas - North Judson, IN - EVD
born 19 Jul 1917, IN - died Apr 1984, North Judson, Starke County, Indiana - Age 66
Son of Mr. Charles Lucas (father), a school teacher
Husband of Mrs. Betty Jean Lucas née Haney (wife), 410 South Buckeye Street, Iola, Kansas

37681904 - S/Sgt. - Togglier - Keith Rodney Haight - Winfield, IA - EVD
born 14 Mar 1925 - died 18 Aug 2006, Winfield, IA - Age 81
Son of Mr. Chester W. Haight and Mrs. Lela Marie Haight (mother), Box 355, Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa
Siblings: Lorna V. (F-14), C. Virgil (M-11), Paul M. (M-10) and Orlo L. Haight (M-6 - b. 20 Jun 1923 - d. Mar 1983)
US Census 15 Apr 1930 - Scott Twp, Henry County, Iowa

Mr. Chester Waldo Haight - b. 7 Apr 1893 d. 23 Aug 1972, Henry Co., Iowa - Age 79
Mrs. Lela Marie Van Syoc - b. 14 Jan 1895, Henry Co., Iowa d: Nov 1983, Winfield, Henry Co., Iowa - Age 88
........................................................................................................
Lorna Virginia Haight - b. 26 Nov 1915
Charles Virgil Haight - b. 16 Aug 1918
Paul Merlin Haight - b. 26 Jan 1920
Orlo Lorenz Haight - b. 20 Jun 1923 - d. Mar 1983 - Age 59
Keith Rodney Haight - b. 14 Mar 1925 - d. 18 Aug 2006 - Age 81
........................................................................................................
- info familytree - Lela Marie Van Syoc -
descendant of Cornelis Aertsen VanSchaick, abt 1610 in Woerden, Utrecht, The Netherlands


32871749 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Allen Edward Ziner - New York, NY - POW
born 20 Nov 1923, NY - died 8 Aug 2002, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Florida - Age 78
Son of Mrs. Mollie Ziner (mother), 1223 White Plains Road, New York, New York
Enlistment: 23 Mar 1943, New York City, NY - Residence: Bronx, New York - Marital Status: Single
Camp: ??? Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11 ??? (last report in USA - 13 Feb 1946)

13046993 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator - Paul Sam "Chuck" Senchuk - Scranton, PA - EVD
born 7 May 1920, PA - died 11 Jan 1996, Chicago, Cook, Illinois - Age 75
Son of Mrs. Anne Senchuk, 603 North Hyde Park Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania
In "helpers" list of Mrs. Joke Folmer there is also Bergsma mentioned [Hillegonda Bergsma]
Sgt. Senchuk was also helped by Mr. Aart Kliest, Valkenberglaan 25, Apeldoorn (Z7903), Holland
Sgt. Senchuk was seen evading 17 Apr 1945 by Sgt. Phelps near Appel (Z5101), Holland
Evasion route looks simular to Tailgunner Sgt. Phelps - info PATS - 25 Sep 2010

32976994 - S/Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Gaetano Thomas Cappiello - Brooklyn, NY - POW
born 07 Mar 1922, NY - died 11 Jul 1988, Bellerose, Queens, NY - Age 66
Brother of Miss Anna Cappiello (sister), 121 Pine Street, Brooklyn, New York
Enlistment: 30 Jun 1943, New York City, NY - Residence: Kings, New York - Marital Status: Single
Camp: Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11 (last report in USA - 25 Feb 1946)

The last time I saw my father, I was 6 years old.
I have always been angry about this. Imagine my surprise when I came across a photo of him
on your web site with information about his POW status.
His name was Gaetano Thomas Cappiello and he was shot down over Germany
and held for 18 months on January 28, 1945
Thank you for the work you do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Seeing his photo there and reading about him makes me feel like this is a message just for me.
I can now forgive him for everything.
He really suffered. I never knew a lot of the info I read on your site.
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Sincerely, Patrice C. Mykytka - 15 Jun 2014

Not 18 months to my knowledge !!!
Stalag IXC liberated 04 Apr 1945 - info PATS - 16 Jun 2014

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* * * 16th - U S - C E N S U S - April 1940 * * *
Address: 47 Milford Street, District #22 Brooklyn, New York City, Kings Co., New York
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Alfred Guerra (Head) - Age 50 (abt. 1890, Italy) - Painter (Houses)
Vincenza Guerra (Wife) - Age 40 (abt. 1900, Italy)
Thomas Cappiello (Stepson) - Age 18 (born 07 Mar 1922, NY)
Anna Cappiello (Stepdaughter) - Age 16 (abt. 1924, NY)
Joseph Guerra (Son) - Age 7 (abt. 1933, NY)
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info via Patrice C. Mykytka (daugther of Thomas Cappiello) - 18 Jun 2014
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33809389 - Sgt. - Waist Gunner - Vincent Joseph Leo "Vince" Kelly - Philadelpia, PA - EVD
born 25 Nov 1925, PA - died 22 Apr 1999, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania - Age 73
Son of Mr. Leo J. Kelly (father), 3232 F Street, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Enlistment: 24 Jan 1944, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland - Residence: Pennsylvania - Marital Status: Single
Dating in 1950 with neigbourhood girl Clare - married in 1951 - and had eight children - 6 girls and 2 boys

34674419 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - James Norman Phelps Jr. - Windsor, NC - EVD
born 26 Mar 1924, Bertie Co., NC - died 16 Dec 1949, Bertie Co., NC - Age 25
Enlistment: 2 Jun 1943, Fort Bragg, NC
Son of Mrs. Willie B. Phelps (mother), Rt. Number One, Windsor, North Carolina
Marriage parents - 13 Sep 1920 - James Norman Phelps and Ms. Willie P. Britt
Siblings: Sarah D. Phelps (F-8) and Thelma P. Phelps (F-6) - info US Census 2 Apr 1930 -
Address - 1930: Cashoke Road, Merry Hill Twp, Bertie Co., NC
Married 9 Nov 1946 to Ms. Audrey Nell White (wife)
children (two sons): James Michael Phelps - b. 18 Sep 1947 and Joe Scott Phelps - b. 13 Jun 1950
James Norman Phelps Jr. died Friday 16 Dec 1949 in a one-sided car accident
James Norman Phelps Sr. (father) - born 14 Apr 1894, Bertie County, North Carolina, USA - Spouse: Willie Pearl Britt
died 28 Apr 1970 at Bertie Memorial Hospital, 1403 S King St, Windsor, Bertie Co., NC - Age 76
Willie Pearl Phelps (mother) - born 15 Oct 1886, NC - died Feb 1986, Merry Hill, Bertie, NC - Age 99 - info SSDI
E&E #2979 - Escape and Evasion Report (14 pages)
- additional info via Frank Hathaway Phelps (cousin) (b. 1935) - 9 Apr 2007 -
- additional info via Michael Vance Baker - 26 Sep 2010 -

In Air Corps - clip Pvt. James Norman Phelps Jr.
In Air Corps - Clip - Pvt. James Norman Phelps Jr. -
- source Albemarle Regional Library - WWII scrapbook - page 13 -

E S C A P E - A N D - E V A S I O N - R E P O R T
Appendix C - James N. Phelps, Sgt., 34674419 - 547th Sq., 384th Grp. - Tail Gunner - Evasion in Holland
On 28 Jan 1945, Sgt. Phelps was Tail Gunner on a B-17 that had Cologne, Germany, as its target
After dropping bombs on the objective the plane was hit by flak and two of its engines knocked out
The ship was crashlanded near Oldemarkt, Holland (Z7772)
Sgt. Phelps evaded capture by the enemy and returned to Allied control 18 Apr 1945 at Appel, Holland (Z5101)

The following is a list of his helpers:

MITTUS [MIEN TIES] (first name). Lived in a large stone farmhouse two kms. West of Oldemarkt, Holland (Z7772)
6', 160 lbs., 40 yrs. old, blonde hair, ruddy complexion. Had wife and two children, both boys - 4 and 6 yrs. old
Could not speak English. Had 24 milk cows
Furnished food, clothing, shelter 1-8 Feb 1945

Farmer Geert Meinen, Hammerdijk 18, Blankenham - 5 km SW of Ossenzijl -
two children - 1 boy , Sake and 1 girl, Klaasje
29 Aug 1929, Blankenham - Geert Meinen (24 b.abt.1905) (farmer) married Jacobje van der Linde (24 b.abt.1905)
Geert Meinen (farmer), son of Sake Meinen (farmer) en Helena van der Linde, of Blankenham
Phelps and Senchuk were first guided by 17 y old Gerbrand Dolstra, Kalenberg to the farm in Blankenham
Gerbrand Dolstra a summertime farm hand of Geert Meinen, was a reedcutter in the wintertime marshlands
Gerbrand Dolstra - born 05 Mar 1927 - died 04 Aug 1999 - Age 72
- info Meinen from Jurrie Zandbergen via Rinse Lenstra - 29 Sep 2010 -

After publication of Jim's story in "De Sillehammer" nr.1 March 2011
I received an email from Thijs de Haan that James 'Jimmie' Phelps was for 100% on his grandfather's farm
Jim was for one week ( !!! NO Senchuk !!! ) at the farm of Thijs "Ties" de Haan
Mittus (probable spelling) of "Mien Ties" (My Ties) - info Thijs de Haan (grandson) - 08 Mar 2011
Farm of Thijs "Ties" de Haan was 2 km West of Oldemarkt
Thijs "Ties" de Haan, farmer 43 yrs - had blonde hair
Children (3) - Hasseltje(F) 13y, Geert(M) 9y and Jelle(M) 5y
- info via Hasseltje (daughter) and Geert de Haan (son) - 08 Mar 2011 -

Thijs de Haan - Questionary for helpers of Allied Personnel
Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel - clips - Thijs de Haan - October 1945
Thijs de Haan, Oldemarkt Wijk VI - 6, born 16 Jul 1901, Lemsterland - Nativity: Dutch
James N. Phelps - 02 Feb 1945 - 08 Feb 1945 - for seven days
James N. Phelps received from and delivered to T. Lubberts, Oldemarkt I-90
Persons (2) known who did help Allied Personnel: T. Lubberts, Oldemarkt and J. Pereboom, Oldemarkt
source image - via Jaap de Boer - 23 Apr 2011

PETE [PIET] (first name). Was a druggist. Said: "After the war send me a letter addressed to
'The Underground Druggist' ", Steenwijk, Holland (A9167)
5'11", 28 yrs. old, 135 lbs., blond, could speak English well. Single
Provided shelter and food 8 to 15 Feb 1945
"Piet' is likely an alias of one of the brothers Hendrik en Johannes Verhagen
These brothers did run a drug store in Steenwijk - info via drs. Henk Spreen - 2 Oct 2010 -

Hendrik 'Henk' Verhagen - Questionary for helpers of Allied Personnel - 20 Oct 1945 Hendrik 'Henk' Verhagen - Questionary for helpers of Allied Personnel - 20 Oct 1945
Questionnaire for helpers of Allied Personnel - clips - Hendrik 'Henk' Verhagen - 20 Oct 1945
H. "Henk" Verhagen, Oosterstraat 17, Steenwijk - born 02 Dec 1918 - Age 26 - Nativity: Dutch
J, "Joop" Verhagen, Oosterstraat 17, Steenwijk - born 13 May 1921, Muiden - Age 24 - Nativity: Dutch
James Phelps and Paul (Senchuk) - Feb 1945 - Feb 1945 - for five days
James Phelps received from G. Assies, Appelscha and delivered to H. Bergsma, Rijswijk - [Hillegonda Bergsma]
Paul (Radio Operator airplane Phelps) received from G. Assies, Appelscha and delivered to H. Bergsma, Rijswijk
source image - via Jaap de Boer - 23 Apr 2011

Name not known. Apeldoorn, Holland (Z7903). Lived in apartment in what was once a very large
one-story soap factory owned by the helper. 6'2", 180 lbs., 40 yrs. old, black hair, narrow face, wore glasses
Married, had two children, one a boy 3 yrs. old and the other a girl 5 yrs. old. Wife spoke some English
Provided food and shelter 16-27 Feb 1945
Soap factory - De Haas en Van Brero, Apeldoorn - info PATS - 25 Sep 2010

KLEIST [KLIEST], AART, 25 Volkenberglain [Valkenberglaan 25], Apeldoorn, Holland (Z7903)
"Art" was 26 yrs. old, 130 lbs., 5'6", had black hair, sharp features.
Two of his brothers "YOKE" [Joop] and "YAP" [Jaap], 22 and 21 yrs. old, respectively,
were hiding from the Germans in the house.
Mother and father lived in the house, were 70 yrs. old
Furnished food and shelter 28 Feb to 18 Mar 1945
Aart Kliest received the Medal of Freedom (US), Utrecht - 12 Mar 1947
Aart Kliest, Valkenberglaan 25, Apeldoorn - info himself - 25 Sep 2010

Aart Johannes Kliest, born 12 Jan 1920, Harderwijk - died 17 Aug 2012, Apeldoorn - Age 92
source: Obituary newspaper "Trouw" - via Jo Steenstra - 20 Aug 2012

VOUSON, MART, lived on farm 10 kms. South-west of APPEL, Holland (Z5101)
5'7", 140 lbs., 32 yrs old, black hair, could not speak English
Had wife and two daughters 7 and 2 yrs. old. Father had a small house nearby
Furnished food and shelter 18 Mar to 18 Apr 1945

route: Oldemarkt (Z-7772) - Steenwijk (Z-9167) - Apeldoorn (Z-7903) - farm, 10 km SW of Appel (Z-5101)
APPEL - hamlet lies between Nijkerk and Barneveld - info PATS - 25 Sep 2010
- info 18/19 Apr 1945 - Escape and Evasion report #2979 -
between brackets - [CORRECT NAME] - info PATS -

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Memorial at Vollenhove Cemetery - 24 Allied graves (631-614) (611-606) - 15 Apr 1945
Memorial at Vollenhove Cemetery - 24 Allied graves (631-614) (611-606) - 15 Apr 1945
Kelly (4th), Haight (5th), Calkins (6th) and Jackson Jr. (7th from left)
Memorial at Vollenhove Cemetery - Evert Spit - (Dutch Private, Soldier) - 15 Apr 1945
Vollenhove General Cemetery - memorial - 15 Apr 1945
Members of B-17G "Sleepy Lagoon" with members of N.B.S. Vollenhove
Keight R. Haight (3rd from left) saluting at grave of Evert Spit (Dutch Private, Soldier)
images from the archive of Rev. Johann Peter Honnef - 26 Feb 2013

April/May 1990 - Co Pilot John Bartlett Calkins and Togglier Keith Rodney Haight were visiting the crash area
invited by the Municipality of Brederwiede for the 45 year liberation ceremonies

SGLO - T5173

BOEING B-17G-40-DL - #44-6105 - 28 Jan 1945 - OSSENZIJL - CREW 9

Pilot - 1st Lt. Oakley Homer Jackson Jr. - EVD Co Pilot - 2nd Lt. John Bartlett 'Bart' Calkins - EVD Navigator - 1st Lt. - Leonard Edmund Lucas - EVD Togglier - S/Sgt. - Keith Rodney Haight - EVD Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. - Allen Edward Ziner - POW
Radio Operator - T/Sgt. - <b>Paul Sam 'Chuck' Senchuk - EVD Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. - Gaetano Thomas Cappiello - POW Waist Gunner - Sgt. - Vincent Joseph Leo 'Vince' Kelly - EVD Tail Turret Gunner - Sgt. - James Norman Phelps - EVD

- 2 POW - 7 EVD -

JACKSON - CALKINS - LUCAS - HAIGHT - ZINER
SENCHUK - CAPPIELLO - KELLY - PHELPS


Contact Senchuk is pending - 25 Mar 2007 - PATS -
Contact Lucas is pending - 27 Mar 2007 - PATS -
Contact Calkins is pending - 28 Mar 2007 - PATS -
Contact Phelps is pending - 08 Apr 2007 - PATS -
Contact Kelly is pending - 10 Apr 2007 - PATS -
Contact Haight is pending - 01 Dec 2007 - PATS -
Contact Ziner is pending - 01 Dec 2007 - PATS -
Contact Jackson is pending - 01 Dec 2007 - PATS -
Contact Cappielllo is pending - 15 Jun 2014 - PATS -

Last update - 19 Jun 2014 - PATS



Den Oldenhof - Ambt-Vollenhove

1 mi SE of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3144

Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6/U4 - Werke Nr. 410106 - Weisse I, 7e St. JG I - Volkel
Oblt. Heinz K. A. Klöpper - Mon 29 Nov 1943 - in the garden of castle "den Oldenhof" - 14:30
1 KIA



Oberleutnant Heinz K. A. Klöpper, Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 1, was killed 29th Nov 1943
This German fighter was in a dogfight with 2 American P-38 - Lightnings -
came down near castle "den Oldenhof" - just outside Vollenhove - located WSW of Meppel
Same castle were 2 EVD's from the "Sleepy Lagoon" were hiding for 2 weeks in 1945
On the 10th of March 1984 they recovered parts of the plane and got certainty about the pilot's name

OberLeutnant Heinz Kurt Albert Klöpper
Staffelkapitän Oberleutnant. Heinz Kurt Albert Klöpper
* January 9, 1918 - Groß-Bülten, Kreis Peine, Germany -
+ November 29, 1943 - Vollenhove, the Netherlands - Age 25
image via Wiebe H. de Vries - info Henk Talen
First name is also noticed as Heinrich [ what's wrong ] - info PATS - 16 Mar 2009 - PATS
..........
see here the story - seven weeks earlier - of his 87th victim Capt. Frank D. Murphy
navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group
on a clear sunny autumn afternoon of October 10, 1943

...... Oberleutnant Heinz Klöpper, then twenty-five years of age, was one of Germany’s top 100
scoring fighter pilot aces of WWII. Official German wartime records credit him with 94 aerial victories
He was a holder of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and Golden Goblet when he shot us down
We were his 87th victim
Seven weeks later, on November 29, 1943, Oblt. Klöpper himself was killed
in a dogfight with two American P-38 fighter aircraft.
(For a perspective of Oblt. Klöpper’s accomplishments,
the all time leading American air ace is Maj. Richard Bong who was
credited with shooting down 40 Japanese aircraft in the Pacific theatre in WWII) ......

- - source - Capt. Frank D. Murphy ( Feb 7, 2002 ) - also see link above - -



SGLO - T3144

Bf-109G-6/U4 - Werke Nr. 410106 - 29 Nov 1943 - OLDENHOF - CREW 1

Staffelkapitän Oberleutnant - Heinz Kurt Albert Klöpper

- 1 KIA -

KLÖPPER(†)


Both of Klöpper's wingman didn't either return that day


All three pilots of the "Kette" - Klöpper, Brackhagen and Spörk - lost their lifes on 29 Nov 1943

SGLO - T3145

Bf-109G-6 - "Weisse 5" - Werke Nr. 510285 ( 15 285 ) - 7./JG 1 - Ofw. Hermann Brackhagen -
Zwolse Diep ? - Zwarte Water ?
crashed returning from aerial combat due to bad weather, SW of Meppel
- location unknown -

SGLO - T3146

Bf-109G-6 - "Weisse 3" - Werke Nr. 510930 ( 15 930 ) - 7./JG 1 - Oberfähnrich Manfred Spörk -
born 7 Mar 1924 - died 29 Nov 1943 - Age 19
crashed returning from aerial combat due to bad weather, WSW of Meppel

Went over the Elementary school "Kadoelen" and crashed just behind
the farm "Oud Schuilenburg" - est.1723 - Kadoelen 25
Plane was on fire while crashing, pilot in cockpit was burned
Germans did guard the site for 5-6 days, before everything was removed
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info via Peter van Benthem (1935) and Henk van Benthem (1932) - Kadoelen 21 - 02 Jul 2014

Spörk either Brackhagen are not buried on Ysselstein cemetery !!! - info PATS

Bergkampen / Kadoelen
- location known -

Farm 'Oud Schuilenburg' - est.1723 - Kadoelen 25
Farm 'Oud Schuilenburg' - est.1723 - Kadoelen 25
photo taken 22 Jul 1948

Wehrpaß - Oberfähnrich Manfred Spörk
Wehrpaß - Oberfähnrich Manfred Spörk
born: 07 Mar 1924
source: dnw.co.uk - Auction Lot 1114 - 06 dec 2006 - Sold for £380


SGLO - T3149

Bf-109G-5 - Werke Nr. 27100 - 5./JG 3 - Uffz. Fritz Kostenbader - Oostelijk Flevoland Polder
Bf-109G-5 - Werke Nr. 27100 - 5./JG 3 - Markings "Schwarze 9" - recovered + 1x MIA
by RNLAF-11(10) - Nov 1962 - Kavel Z-28 - East-Flevoland - ( reclaimed land )
born 26-04-1923 - dead 29-11-1943, IJsselmeer, The Netherlands - Age 20
Now - Grave TE-12-135 - Ysselsteyn, Province of Limburg, The Netherlands
Vermisst gemeldet Gradnetz GO 4/5
- additional info by John Manrho -
- location known -

Info Kostenbader by Rob van de Nieuwendijk
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On 29 Nov 1943 II./JG 3 got the order to fly from their homebase to Volkel
in order to intercept the incoming American Air Force near the German border
Unteroffizier Fritz Kostenbader from 5./JG 3 was airborne from Volkel for his third flight
Together with his "Rottenflieger" ( Wingman ) Lt. Leopold Münster, Leader of this "Staffel"
Around 14.00 uur it came to a dogfight, Münster shot down two P-38's
Kostenbader stayed the whole time with Münster, when the "Gruppe" stopped the fight
Kostenbader was out of sight. He didn't return from this flight

19 year later, after reclaiming East-Flevoland, the wreck with Kostenbader was salvaged
He was interred in the German cemetery, Ysselsteyn, Limburg, The Netherlands

Kostenbader flew with Me 109G-6, W/Nr. 27100, Schwarze 9

SGLO - T3148

South East of Groningen Unteroffizier Lintermann of the 6./JG 3 made a forced belly landing
due fuel shortage. Lintermann became lightly wounded in this crash
Lintermann flew with Me-109G-5, W/Nr. 26111, Gelbe 9
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- info by Rob van de Nieuwendijk - 11 Dec 2008 -


- Locations and names have to be checked more careful - info PATS -


Bergkampen / Kadoelen crash location is known to me and verified - 3 witnesses
Klöpper 94th claim was a P38 - near Hasselt S. of Meppel - time 14:15
Six P-38's were lost that day
The P-38 of 2nd Lt. Hascall - Belt Schutsloot - could be his "94" claim
Base ( Volkel or Leeuwarden ), time and crash locations has to be reviewed again !!!

Last update - 03 Jul 2104 - PATS -



Noordoostpolder - Schokland - Kavel P-2

7 mi W of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3569

B-24J - c/n 3065 - #42-73495 (D) - 93rd BG / 330th BS - near Schokland - Kavel P-2
Crew 1st Lt. Joseph A. Buland Jr. - "Old Hickory" - Sat 8 Apr 1944 - 15:20 - MACR #3764
3 KIA - 6 POW




'OLD HICKORY' - B-24J - c/n 3065 - #42-73495 (D)
"OLD HICKORY" - B-24J - c/n 3065 - #42-73495 (D)
www.b24bestweb.com - by Vic Walzel - photo credits: Don Morrison

Crew Buland - 27 Nov 1943 - Topeka, Kansas
Crew Buland - 27 Nov 1943 - Topeka, Kansas
Top l-r : Sgt. Joseph F. McDermott - Tail, Sgt. Trenton T. Tucker Jr. - Nose, Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - Radio
Sgt. John D. Graham - Waist, Sgt. Morris La Verne - Engineer, Sgt. John E. Colwell - Waist
Bottom l-r : 2nd Lt. Warren G. Clifton - Navigator, 2nd Lt. William R. Kramer - Bombardier,
2nd Lt. John D. Carter - Co-Pilot
, 2nd Lt. Joseph A. Buland Jr. - Pilot
- via Nancy Jo Wildey, daughter of Pilot - 09 Aug 2009 -

Sgt. John D. Graham - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 2nd Lt. Warren G. Clifton - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 2nd Lt. John D. Carter - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
- - - - Sgt. John D. Graham - - - - 2nd Lt. Warren G. Clifton - - - - 2nd Lt. John D. Carter - - - -
Graham, Clifton, Carter and Kramer - not on crew of 8 Apr 1944 - info PATS
replaced by Sloan, Huemoeller and Lansill - 8 Apr 44 - no bombardier on board - info PATS

15195041 - O-673200 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - William R. Kramer - KIA - 5 Aug 1944 - MACR #7375
B-24H-25-FO 42-95162 "Perils of Pauline" 790BS - Group Mission No.91
Target: Factory and airfield, Brunswick, Germany

2nd Lt. William R. Kramer - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
2nd Lt. William R. Kramer - Bombardier
1923 - 1944 - Age 21
Hometown: Montgomery County, OH - Enlistment 8 Apr 1942, Patterson Field, Fairfield, OH



93rd BG Circle B 330th BS 8th-air-force-patch

93rd BG - 20th CBW - Circle 'B' - 330th BS - AG - 2nd Div - 8th Air Force

Former Isle of Schokland - 8 mi WSW of Vollenhove
Lt. Joseph A. Buland's plane #42-73495 was hit by German fighters

MACR - page 8 - KU1380
MACR #3764 - page 8 - KU 1380

08 Apr 1944 - around 15:15 - American plane crash on Kavel P-2
8 Apr 1944 - around 15:15 - American plane crash on Kavel P-2
source: "De Vriendenking" - 2000-1 - via Paul Harmens en Henk Huisman - 15 May 2013

Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove
Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove - Rapport Nr. 20 - Ramspol, 8 Apr 1944 Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove - Rapport Nr. 250 - Vollenhove, 12 Apr 1944
Rapport Nr. 20 - Ramspol, 8 Apr 1944 . . . . . . . Rapport Nr. 250 - Vollenhove, 12 Apr 1944
via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

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Crew: B-24J-50-CO - #42-73495 - "Old Hickory" - Sat 8 Apr 1944 - Mission: Brunswick, Germany
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18089099 - O-803548 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - POW - Stalag Luft 1

19103219 - O-690113 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William 'Bill' Lansill - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - compound South

O-700163 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Donald T. Huemoeller - POW - Stalag Luft 1

37343040 - Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - George Ellis Sloan - KIA - Grave No. 610 - Vollenhove

14027065 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Morris La Verne - KIA - Grave No. 611 - Vollenhove

39854977 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Gunner - Gregorio Oliva - POW - Stalag Luft 17B

19170139 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Trenton Thelbert Tucker Jr. - KIA - Grave No. 609 - Vollenhove

15335447 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John Earl Colwell - POW - Stalag 17B

33316130 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Joseph Francis McDermott - POW
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18089099 - O-803548 - 1st Lt. - Pilot - Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 1 Mar 1920 - died 10 May 1997 - Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma - Age 77
buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Son of Mr. Joseph Albert Buland Sr. and Mrs. Stella Lillian Buland ( née DeSchamp )
married Ms. Geraldine Joy Brown on Nov 17, 1941 in Bristow, Creek Co., Oklahoma
Compound South - Barrack 7 - Room 4 - Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Pilot Joe Buland did land safely with fire in his wing tanks a week earlier
- info Nancy Jo Wildey, daughter - see wwiimemorial.com -

2nd Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 1st Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - Pilot
1st Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - Pilot
- via Nancy Jo Wildey, daughter - 09 Aug 2009 -

Casualty questionnaire - 1st Lt. Joseph A. Buland Jr.
Casualty questionnaire - 1st Lt. Joseph A. Buland Jr.
- Clip of MACR #3764 - page 23 - 24 -

- transcription - clip of MACR page 23 - 24 -
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# 6. - Did you bail out? ..... ' Was thrown clear when ship exploded '
# 7. - Did other members of crew bail out? ..... ' 5 Others bailed out '

# 8. - All those who bailed out did so over Holland. I don't know the exact location
except that it was on the East bank of the Zuiderzee
(a) T/Sgt. Gregoria Oliva, Radio Operator, went out the top hatch
(b) S/Sgt. John Colwell and S/Sgt. Joseph McDermott, Waist Gunner and Tail Gunner respectively
went out the waist window
(c) 2nd Lt. Huemoeller, Navigator, went out the nose wheel door
(d) 2nd Lt. Lansill, Co-Pilot, went out the top hatch

# 10, 11 & 12 - Our plane exploded in mid air and whether the fuselage went down in one piece or not,
I don't know. Nor do I know if the bodies were in the fuselage when it hit assuming the fuselage did go down in one piece.
All I saw upon hitting the ground was a black smoke column about a mile to the East of where I landed and
which I assumed to be the biggest portion of the plane.
None of us who escaped were taken to the scene of the crash. Nor was I supplied with any information
by the Germans as to the fate of the 3 crew members who were killed.
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19103219 - O-690113 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - William 'Bill' Lansill - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - compound South
born 21 Jul 1921 - died 8 Jun 1988 - Pasadena, Los Angeles, California - Age 66
Co-Pilot Bill Lansill was first time with crew Buland - info Mrs. Lansill, wife - 31 Jul 2009 -
Co-Pilot and Navigator were from other crew setting
Navigator Huemoeller is also on 'other' crew photo with Co-Pilot Lansill - info Mrs. Lansill 'Peggy', wife - 22 Sep 2009 -

2nd Lt. Lansill - Army portrait Wedding 30 Aug 1943 - Bill and Peggy  - Houston, TX
- - 2nd Lt. Bill Lansill - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wedding Day - Peggy and Bill - 1943 - -
Crew Lansill - 1943 - with Huemoeller
Crew Lansill - 1943 - with Huemoeller
back l-r: Barney Huemoeller (N), ??? , ??? , ???
front l-r: ??? , ??? , ???, Bill Lansill (P), Billy Treewick (CP)
courtesy Mrs. Lansill - 10 Dec 2009

O-700163 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - Donald T. Huemoeller - POW - Stalag Luft 1
born 12 Mar 1920, Fairmont, MN - died 16 Dec 1995, Truman, Martin County, Minnesota - Age 75
Donald Theodore "Barney" Huemoeller - Occupation: Hardware store owner, Banker
Son of Mr. Fred H. Huemoeller and Mrs. Alma Dorothy Huemoeller née Kastning

37343040 - Sgt. - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - George Ellis Sloan - KIA - Grave No. 610 - Vollenhove
The initial plot number in Margraten for Sgt. Sloan - BBB-4-97 - former X-2120 - (X-10 - Vollenhove)
reinterred USA - Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Baca County, Colorado
According casualty questionnaire by S/Sgt. Colwell - 1 mission - by 1st Lt. Buland - 1 mission
Sgt. George Ellis Sloan was killed on his first war mission - info PATS -

Sgt. George Ellis Sloan  - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier Sgt. George Ellis Sloan  - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier
Sgt. George Ellis Sloan - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier
images courtesy Wilson Huff (cousin) / Sam Johnson (nephew) - via Shirley Stoner - 15 Sep 2009

Notes from cousin Wilson Huff who's mother was George's aunt Cora - 15 Sep 2009
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Me and George's family lived about 1½ mile apart in the country near Pritchett, Colorado
grew up together and going to almost 12 years of school together
George was drafted during his senior year of high school and didn't finish school year
I remember George saying:
"I am going to war and I will not be coming back"
He seemed to know he would not survive the war
shot down on his first war mission
- . - . -


FOIA - IDPF - Sloan - request 02 Oct 2009 - expecting Aug 2010
IDPF - Sloan - not received - IDPF could not be located - 10 Mar 2010 - PATS -
Advice: Request - via NPRC - St. Louis, MO .... or a 2nd attempt Sep 2010 via Alexandria, VA
FOIA - IDPF - Sloan - 2nd request 10 Jul 2011 - expecting Nov 2011
- . - . -

14027065 - T/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Morris La Verne - KIA - Grave No. 611 - Vollenhove
born 22 Apr 1925, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ - died 8 Apr 1944 - Age 18
Son of Mr. Max Levine and Mrs. Molly Levine / La Verne ( née Rubin ), 1765 Burnett St., Brooklyn, NY
Morris parents were born in Russia, original surname is Levine
Enlistment : 28 Mar 1941, Orlando Orlando Lease, Florida - Morris was almost sixteen (15y 11 m) !!!!
in his Army papers his date of birth is 22 Apr 1922 ( he was actual born 22 Apr 1925 )
The initial plot number in Margraten for T/Sgt. La Verne - BBB-4-95 - former X-2119 - ( X-8 - Vollenhove)
reinterred USA - family plot - West Ridgelawn Cemetery 'King Solomon Memorial Park', Clifton, Passaic County, NJ, USA

Grave T/Sgt. Morris La Verne , King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ Memorial Day - 30 May 1949 - Fam. La Verne Memorial Day - 30 May 1949 - Mrs. Molly La Verne ( mother )
grave - T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - King Solomon Memorial Park - Memorial Day - 30 May 1949
- via Sara Kaiserman, sister - 15 Sep 2009 -

King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ King Solomon Memorial Park, Clifton, NJ
'King Solomon Memorial Park'
- via findagrave - 28 Aug 2009 -

Max Levine (father) died 15 Mar 1930
Family name was changed ~1933 from Levine to La Verne
Mrs. Molly La Verne (mother) ( b. 15 May 1891, d. Mar 1968 - Age 76 ) remarried Mr. Samuel Klitzner on 7 Oct 1945
According casualty questionnaire by S/Sgt. Colwell - 12 missions - by 1st Lt. Buland - 13 missions

T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Brooklyn, NY
T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
- via Sara Kaiserman, sister - 17 Aug 2009 -

T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Headstone Memorial
T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Headstone memorial -
- via submitter Laura Molnar - findagrave - 12 Apr 2010 -

IDPF - La Verne - request 29 May 2008 - expecting Jan 2009 - PATS -
IDPF - La Verne - received - IDPF could not be located - 30 Dec 2008 - PATS -
FOIA - 'XC' file - La Verne - received - 89 pages - 16 Jul 2009

39854977 - T/Sgt. - Radio Operator / Gunner - Gregorio Oliva - POW - Stalag Luft 17B
born 4 Jan 1921 - nativity Mexico - Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona
enlistment: 15 Jan 1943, Phoenix, Arizona
- mentioned on page 149 - book : "Arizona's Hispanic Flyboys 1939 - 1945" by Rudolph C. Villarreal -

T/Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
T/Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - Radio Operator

19170139 - S/Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - Trenton Thelbert Tucker Jr. - KIA - Grave No. 609 - Vollenhove
reinterred at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Plot: O Row: 10 Grave 16
The initial plot number in Margraten for S/Sgt. Tucker - BBB-4-99 - former X-2121 - (X-12 - Vollenhove)
born 23 Dec 1922, Idaho - died 8 April 1944 - near Isle of Schokland, Noordoostpolder - Age 22
Grandview Drive, Ashland City, Jackson Co., Oregon [US Census 10 Apr 1940]
Enlistment: 11 Nov 1942 - Portland, OR - nativity Idaho - residence: Jackson County, OR
Mr. Trenton Theodore Tucker (father), Route Number Two, Box 347, Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon [address next of kin - 1944]
Trenton Theodore Tucker - PVT 318 Engrs 88 DIV, World War I - - info findagrave.com -
Mrs. Florence April Tucker (mother) (née Barton), 79 Baum Street, Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon [address next of kin - 1949]
Siblings: Beryl (F-..-abt.19..), Delmer Tucker (M-14-abt.1926) and Zane G. Tucker (M-10-abt.1930)
According casualty questionnaire by S/Sgt. Colwell - 12 missions - by 1st Lt. Buland - 13 missions

Obituary - Trenton Theodore Tucker - 1883 - 1946 - Age 63 - The Kennewick Courier-Reporter
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Trenton Theodore Tucker was born March 29, 1883 in Brooks, Iowa,
and died July 27, 1946 in Veterans Hospital, Portland, Oregon.
He served in foreign service during the first World War.
In 1919 he was united in marriage to Florence April Barton.
To their union was born four children:
Thelbert, who was killed in World War II; Delmer, now in the U.S. Navy;
Beryl, living in Ashland, Oregon., and Zane at home in Ashland, Oregon.
Besides the widow and the children, he leaves two brothers, S. A. Tucker of Hayden Lake, Idaho
and V. I. Tucker of LaCenter, Washington. He was a member of the B.P.O.E.
Funeral services were held at the Mueller Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 1946, at 4 p.m.
with the Rev. John B. Coan in charge.
Graveside services were held by the American Legion.
Burial was made in the Riverview Heights cemetery in Kennewick, Washington.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Kennewick Courier-Reporter - Thursday, 01 August 1946, Page Four
- source - www.rootsweb.ancestry.com -

S/Sgt. Trenton T. Tucker Jr. - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
S/Sgt. Trenton T. Tucker Jr. - Right Waist Gunner

FOIA - IDPF - Tucker - request 05 Sep 2009 - expecting Jul 2010 - received - 79 pages - 09 Jul 2010

Statement - Report - J. M. Moraal, Bisschopstraat 239a, Vollenhove
On the 8th of April 1944 at 1500 hours an American bomber crashed in the North-Eastpolder, near Ramspol
This plane was flying in the westward direction and was in trouble
Three membrs of the crew were killed and the others were taken prisoner by the Germans
According to the statement of the Germans the bodies would be Laverne, Tucker and Sloan
No more is known about this accident
On the 15th of April 1944 they were buried in the public Cemetery at Vollenhove
Grave No. 609, 610 and 611
the burial took place in presence of Mr. F. R. Crommelin, Burgomaster of the community
Rev. J. P. Honnef, minister of the Neth. Reformed Church at Vollenhove, performed the funeral service
- source 'IDPF' aka '293-file' - Trenton T. Tucker Jr. -

Frederick Reinhard Crommelin, born 17 Jan 1910, The Hague - died 6 Apr 1983, Holten - Age 73
Notes for Frederick Reinhard Crommelin: Officer of the Order of Oranje Nassau,
Mayor of Vollenhove 1940-1941, 1942-1944 and 1945-1950, then of Hellendoorn 1950-1975


15335447 - S/Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - John Earl Colwell - POW - Stalag 17B
born 2 Jul 1924, Greenfield, IN - died 5 Jan 2009, Land O'Lakes, FL - Age 84
Former resident of Greenwood, IN - Burial: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, IN

S/Sgt. John Earl Colwell - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943
S/Sgt. John Earl Colwell - Left Waist Gunner

33316130 - S/Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Joseph Francis McDermott - POW
born 26 Aug 1911, Philadelphia, PA - died 11 Aug 1980 - Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan - Age 68
Enlistment: 4 Jul 1942, Philadelphia, PA - Nativity: Pennsylvania
Contact address in war: Mrs. Kathryn V. Straway ( Aunt ), 1224 Longacre Boulevard, Yeadon, Pennsylvania


S/Sgt. Joseph Francis McDermott - at Topeka, Kansas - 27 Nov 1943 Memorial S/Sgt. Joseph Francis McDermott
Memorial - S/Sgt. Joseph F. McDermott
Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, MI, USA
Burial date: 14 Aug 1980 - Section J, Lot 1, Tier 3, Rt 8
- image via Dave & Robin Ellis -

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Buland was shot down by Oblt. Karl H. Willius in his FW-190A-8 `Schwarze 5` Workno.170009, 2./JG 26
Willius was shot down by P-47's, right after his 50th victory,
crashed - 15:45 - and was buried with his plane near Kamperzeedijk
23 years later, 23 October 1967, his remains were recovered from his Focke Wulf 190

Karl 'Charly' Willius
Karl "Charly" Willius
born 5 Nov 1919, Mainz-Kostheim - died 8 April 1944, Kamperzeedijk, The Netherlands - Age 24
- source www.luftwaffe.cz -

Reminder - Plague and Prop - FW 190 - Willius - Kamperzeedijk
Plaque and prop as a reminder near the crash area

Persons who last sighted "Old Hickory"
O-678167 - Co-Pilot - 1st Lt. Albert A. Chatigny, Los Angeles, California
39836488 - Tail Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. Arthur Johnson, San Francisco, California

-------- Statement --------
"Over the target ( Brunswick ) the aircraft flown by Lt. Buland had a bomb hang-up
Aircraft 495D pulled away from formation, closed his bomb-bay doors
Immediately the bomb went through one of the bomb-bay doors
A few minutes later the bomb-bay door blew off. Never getting back in formation
but struggling from then on. Just before hitting Zuider Zee tail gunner on ship
on which Lt. Chatigny is Co-Pilot reported fighters attacking aircraft 495D
Lt. Chatigny looked back just in time to see it start smoking
The aircraft 495D started a slow turn to the right losing altitude gradually
A few seconds later the airplane was reported to have blown-up
Five chutes were seen to leave the aircraft which was falling in four distinct pieces
all burning as they were going down. It was thought that two chutes also left the plane
after it was blown up, making a total of seven (7) chutes in all leaving the plane

------ Hardwick - 9 April 1944 --- AAF Station 104 -----

After the plane was on fire, Lansill, Huemoeller, Oliva, McDermott and Colwell
were able to bail out normally. Buland was thrown clear when the ship exploded
in mid-air and came down in several smoking parts
Sloan was killed by shell when it was hit by German hunter
La Verne was apparently killed in the plane by burning gasoline while escaping
According to Dutch witnesses one chute didn't open, presumably Tucker

Buland, Oliva and Lansill were taken POW and transfered to Zwolle

---------- Report on capture of members of enemy air forces ----------
Place: Zwolle - Hq of the Armed Forces Zwolle, Division Field Police, Zwolle
date: 9 April 1944
O-803548 T-43 - 1st Lt. Buland, Joseph A., USA
39854977 T-43 - S/Sgt. Oliva, Gregorio, USA
O-690113 T-43 - 2nd Lt. Lansill, William, USA
Particulars concerning capture:
All 3 crew members of crashed Liberator on 8 April 1944, 1531, at Schokland
Remarks: 3 other crew members captured and brought in by 6./S.ST. A. Steenwijk
transferred to Local Air Base Leeuwarden
2 crew members found dead at craft
(signed) T/Sgt. Hofmann, Field Police
------- end --------

---------- Report on capture of members of enemy air forces ----------
Place: Havelte - Hq, Local Air Base E (v) 204/II - Air Field Steenwijk
date: 9 April 1944, 020 hrs
Place and date of capture: Steenwijk area, about 1600
O-9700163 - 2nd Lt. Donald T. Huemoeller - birth: 12 March 1920 - Truman, Minnesota, USA
15335447 - S/Sgt. John E. Colwell - birth: 2 July 1924 - Green Field, Indiana, USA
33316130 - S/Sgt. Joseph F. McDermott - birth: 26 August 1911 - Yeadon, Pensylvania, USA
------- end --------

MACR 3764 - Unknown at Grave 609, 610 and 611 - Cemetery Vollenhove
MACR 3764 - detail of page 6 - added 07 May 2008 - PATS
On April 15th 1944 three unknown American are buried in Vollenhove - Grave. No. 609, 610 and 611
According the info on page - 217 - in the MACR, those three are Trenton T. Tucker Jr. - No. 609
and George Elllis Sloan - No. 610
Grave No. 611 is "unknown" on page - 217 -, but must be Morris La Verne

Headstone - Sgt. George Ellis Sloan - Springfield, CO, USA Springfield Cemetery - Springfield, CO, USA
37343040 - Sgt. George Ellis Sloan is reinterred at
Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Baca County, Colorado
- images courtesy Shirley Stoner / Bill Baumbach - 23 May 2008 -
www.findagrave.com

George Ellis Sloan, son of George and Nina Maude Sloan - née Patterson
was born March 17, 1924 at Joy Coy, CO - 5 mi South of Pritchett, CO
His dad, born August 8 1891 in English, Arkansas, came as a homesteader to Baca County, CO in 1913
with his father Charlie, one brother - Ernest and three sisters - Mertie, Cora, Jettie and families in that same period
George 1891-1982 and Maude 1893-1965 married Feb 15 1915, at Joy Coy and had 7 children
Four daughters : Mary Ola 1916-1935, Opal Dale 1918-1919, Alice Mae 1927-1994, Myrtle Christine 1937-2007
Three sons: Clarence Guy 1921-1970, Charlie Ansel 1922-1991 and George Ellis 1924-1944
George was raised at the farm and attended Pritchett schools - 4 y high school -
He enlisted for the Army - 10 March 1943 - 37343040 - Denver, CO
His older brother Charlie enlisted 12 Nov 1943 - 37706890 - and served the Army 1944-1947 - WWII
and 1949-1952 - Korean Conflict
- info Baca County History Book, pages 545 - 546 - via Shirley Stoner - 19 Jun 2008 -



SGLO - T3569

LIBERATOR B-24J - #42-73495 - 08 Apr 1944 - SCHOKLAND - KAVEL P-2 - CREW 9

18089099 - O-803548 - 1st Lt. Joseph 'Joe' Andrew Buland Jr. - Pilot - POW - Stalag Luft 1 19103219 - O-690113- 2nd Lt. William 'Bill' Lansill - Co-Pilot - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - compound South O-700163 - 2nd Lt. Donald T. Huemoeller - Navigator - POW - Stalag Luft 1 37343040 - Sgt.  George Ellis Sloan  - Nose Turret Gunner / Togglier - KIA - Grave No. 610 - Vollenhove 14027065 - T/Sgt. Morris La Verne - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - KIA - Grave No. 611 - Vollenhove
39854977 - T/Sgt. Gregorio Oliva - Radio Operator / Gunner - POW - Stalag Luft 17B 15335447 - S/Sgt. John Earl Colwell  - Left Waist Gunner - POW - Stalag 17B 19170139 - S/Sgt. Trenton Thelbert Tucker Jr. - Right Waist Gunner - KIA - Grave No. 609 - Vollenhove 33316130 - S/Sgt. Joseph Francis McDermott - Tail Turret Gunner - POW

- 3 KIA - 6 POW -

BULAND - LANSILL - HUEMOELLER - SLOAN(†) - LA VERNE(†)
OLIVA - COLWELL - TUCKER Jr.(†) - MCDERMOTT


Contact Colwell is pending - 29 Jul 2007 - PATS -
Contact La Verne is pending - 17 Jul 2009 - PATS -
Contact Buland is pending - 31 Jul 2009 - PATS -
Contact Lansill is pending - 31 Jul 2009 - PATS -
Contact Huemoeller is pending - 07 Sep 2009 - PATS -
Contact Sloan is pending - 14 Sep 2009 - PATS -
Contact Oliva is pending - 23 Jan 2011 - PATS -
Contact Tucker is pending - 12 Sep 2013 - PATS -

Last update - 22 Apr 2014 - PATS -

18 Oct 1943 - Near Schokland and Urk

Staffelkapitän Hauptmann Heinrich Sannemann - 5./JG 3 was leading a "Schwarm" of four Me 109G's
Sannemann, Helmut Notemann, Lucks and ?.unknown.?
While making an emergency landing - 14:30 - in a meadow on the Isle of Schokland
Sannemann rolled over his machine - Bf-109G-6 Werke Nr. 18802 - but was not injured
The other three(3) landed in the sand near Schokland
- . - . -


SGLO - T2990

Messerschmitt Bf-109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 - near Isle of Urk
Fahnenjunker Feldwebel - Gerhard Thyben - Mon 18 Oct 1943 - 14:30


Monday 18 Oct 1943 - Fahnenjunker Feldwebel Gerhard Thyben of Stab II./JG 3 crash landed - 14:30 -
with his Messerschmitt Bf-109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 - near Urk ( 'Schelpenvlakte' )

Oberleutnant Gerhard 'Gerd' Thyben
Oberleutnant Gerhard Thyben
Ritterkreuz (RK), Luftwaffe - 22 Dec 1944 -
born 24 Feb 1922, Kiel - died 4 Sep 2006, Santiago de Cali, Colombia - Age 82
- source wikipedia - Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive), Bild 183-2007-1218-500 -

Thyben tells:
"My machine tipped over and I was helped by soldiers of 'Funkmeldekompanie'
and a local doctor from my unpleasant position
Stayed overnight in Urk and the next day visiting a nearby B-17 crash location
Same day - 19 Oct 1943 - a Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' brought me from Urk to Groningen
were I did visit one of my comrades in the hospital, injured 18 Oct 1943"

- . - . -
- info of 'Fliegerhorst Schiphol' - part 3 - by Ab Jansen - via Rob van de Nieuwendijk
Almost certain this is B-17G #42-37751(P) of crew Emmert of 8 Oct 1943 - 5 km NE of Urk - info PATS
local doctor = J. Andriessen MD - info PATS
Jagdgeschwader 3 - 12-9-43 to 13-12-43 - Amsterdam / Schiphol
"Rotte" - 2 planes - "Kette" - 3 planes - "Schwarm" - 4 planes

Crash time 14:30 - source crash register of SGLO
[ SGLO = 'Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945' / 'Study Group Air War 1939-1945' ]


SGLO - T2990

MESSERSCHMITT Bf-109-5 - Werke Nr. 26101 - 18 Oct 1943 - ISLE OF URK - CREW 1



THYBEN


Last update - 07 Jul 2011 - PATS -



Beukers - Wanneperveen

6 mi E of Vollenhove



SGLO - T3132

Lockheed P-38H "Lightning" - #42-67016 - MACR #1424
O-746103 - 2nd Lt. John S. Hascall - Mon 29 Nov 1943
20th Fighter Group - 77th Fighter Sqdn. - 'Gamblers' - 8th Air Force - USA
1 KIA



20th Fighter Group - The Loco Busters
20th FG - THE LOCO BUSTERS

20th FG 77th FG - 'Gamblers' 8th-air-force-patch
20th FG - - - - - - - 77th FS - - - - - 8th Air Force

John Sherman Hascall, born 1st of Jan 1918 in Calumet, Michigan - Upper Peninsula (UP) -
2nd son of Carleton Chandler Hascall and Margaret J. Sherman moved to Marquette, MI - UP
John went to college and attended Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI - UP
Received two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Geology and also in Mining Engineering
Before enlisting on April 7 1942, he was unmarried and worked as a Mining-Engineer and
Geologist for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at Pueblo, Colorado
He was a boy of excellent character and a very active athletic type

Carleton Chandler HASCALL (father) - born: 13 Jan 1886, Flint, Genesee , Michigan, USA
Marriage: Margaret J. SHERMAN about 1914 in Houghton, Houghton, Michigan, USA
died: 2 Jun 1955, Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, USA - Age 69
Another name for Carleton was Carleton C. HASCALL
Trade: Mining engineer
Margaret J. SHERMAN (mother) - born: 16 Feb 1890, Houghton, Houghton, Michigan, USA
died: 12 February 1973, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, USA - Age 82
Siblings: Carleton Chandler Hascall - born 01 Oct 1915 - died 24 Jun 2001 - Age 85
Nancy Julia Hascall - born 17 Oct 1923
- info haskellfamilyhistory.com -

Per War department missing air crew report was last sighted at 25000 ft mid channel
from AAF station F-131 en route to Bremen Germany on 29 November 1943
Best evidence by Group intelligence is that Lt. Hascall may have gone down
in the vicinity of Aschendorf, Germany

Ironwood Daily Globe - 28 Jan 1944
Lieut. John Hascall, 25, U.S. Army Air Force pilot, reported missing in November 1943,
was killed in action over Germany, according to a message from the war department
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hascall, 426 Spruce St., Marquette, MI, USA
The message stated that Lieut. Hascall, pilot of a P-38 fighter plane,
was killed 29 November 1943. The report came from the German government and was sent
to the war department through the International Red Cross.

O-746103 - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall -
 image via his sister Nancy - Mrs. Nancy Krohn née Hascall - 16 Aug 2007
John Sherman Hascall - 1918 - 1943 - Age 25
image courtesy Hascall family - via Mrs. Nancy Krohn née Hascall (sister) - 16 Aug 2007

O-746103 - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - on P-38
2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - on P-38
image courtesy "The 20th Fighter Group Project" - 20 May 2014

Statement of 2nd Lt. Robert L. Frakes - 1 Dec 1943
- Certificate - MACR 1424 - Last sighted by 2nd Lt. O-746075 - Robert L. Frakes
40 mi out of the Dutch coast
Last sighted position - Lt. Hascall
Last sighted position Lt. Hascall - North Sea area

John Sherman Hascall went down with his P-38 near Belt-Schutsloot
100 miles East from were he was last sighted by Lt. Frakes
That day the weather wasn't all the best, rain and stormy
An eyewitness from Steenwijk, who was cycling from Steenwijk to Wanneperveen,
did suddenly hear the sound of a plane, but couldn't see it
One minute later the plane appeared through the clouds, apparently damaged
it fell straight in the peaty ground near a small lake - "Schutsloterwijde"-
There was not found any trace back of it - till July 1981 !!! -
With some farmers, who were watching too, he saw luckily a parachute with the pilot
Everything did look alright, however he landed in the middle of the lake
Unable to get rid of his chute due the stormy weather he was blown in easterly direction
The so-called "water-police" had been warned, but when they got John aboard
the stormy weather had pulled him to often under water with fatal consequences
He did die in their hands, any help to get him back turned out unsuccesfull
Ironical he was considered to be an expert swimmer

The funeral in the afternoon - 15:00 - of the 3rd of Dec 1943 was held in Wanneperveen
Lt. John Sherman Hascall was buried at the village churchyard - Grave No. 10 at Row 1
Present were the temporary town-mayor F. R. Crommelin, some policemen,
farmer F. Rodermond - C33-Belt-Schutsloot - and eyewitness J. J. van der Luur - Steenwijk -
The services was done by the Reformed Church rev. IJ. Hoekstra - B22 Wanneperveen -
Flowers from the inhabitants of Wanneperveen were already on his grave the next day
John's faith was Episcopalian. After the war he was brought to Margraten, NL

clips - Letter eyewitness Mr. J. J. van der Luur
Header/Footer - Letter from eyewitness J. J. van der Luur to Hascall family - Steenwijk - 23rd of June 1945
Searching for Mr. J. J. van der Luur contacts - 13 Oct 2007 - PATS -

A friend from John, O-746348 - Bomber Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. John R. Homan had his misfortune 3 months earlier
19 Aug 1943 his plane B-17F- #42-5392 was hit by flak and caught fire. Some bailed out
before it crashed into the North Sea. John Homan was never found back - 6 KIA - 4 POW
His name is on Netherlands American Cemetery Wall of Missing, Margraten, NL

17063834 - O-746075 - P-38J-Fighter Pilot - 2nd Lt. Robert L. Frakes from County Woodbury, Iowa
who last sighted Lt. Hascall, crashed 71 days later. He was lost in his P-38J - #42-67234 - LC-A
on the 8th of Feb 1944. Taken POW and held in Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 - see MACR #2146 -

18071309 - O-746103 - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - P-38H-Fighter pilot - KIA
reinterred at: Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten-NL
Plot: H Row: 8 Grave 9

Headstone - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - Margraten, NL Headstone - 2nd Lt. John Sherman Hascall - Margraten, NL
- 2nd Lt. John S. Hascall - Margraten - 25 May 2008 -

Lockheed P-38H-5-LO Lightning #42-67016 (20th FG, 77th FS) shot down
by Lt. Leopold Münster in Bf-109G of JG 3/5 at Wanneperveen, Netherlands 29 Nov 1943
Holland during bomber escort to Bremen, Germany
- If this a 100% claim of Münster is not really clear - info by Rob van de Nieuwendijk -

Six stories in one picture Grambo Lark De Mallie Garrett Griffin Hascall
Overview - lake area around Ronduite
click on yellow star for appropriate section and info

Belt-Schutsloot - 5 mi ESE of Vollenhove -
July 1981 - P-38H - #42-67016 - recovered by LMT-50c - Parts of undercarriage



SGLO - T3132

LOCKHEED P-38H - #42-67016 - 29 Nov 1943 - SCHUTSLOTERWIJDE - CREW 1

2Lt. John Sherman Hascall - Fighter Pilot - KIA

- 1 KIA -

HASCALL(†)


Contact Hascall is pending - 16 Aug 2007 - PATS -

Last update - 20 May 2013 - PATS -



Noordoostpolder - Kavel J-107

8 mi W of Vollenhove


SGLO - T3393

Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-20-DL Fortress - c/n 8736 - #42-37950(D) - "Dinah Might"
452nd BG - 731st BS - Crew 2nd Lt. Thomas F. Sharpless - Thu 10 Feb 1944 - MACR #2538
Was shot down by fighters. Crash landing, Noordoostpolder, Netherlands
10 POW




Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove
Marechaussee Gewest Arnhem - Groep Vollenhove - Rapport Nr. 106 - Vollenhove, 12 Feb 1944
Rapport Nr. 106 - Vollenhove, 12 Feb 1944
via Aaldert Pol - 11 Jun 2013

B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - pin-up
B-17G "Dinah Might" - pin-up
source collection Boersema, archive HCO Zwollle - via Paul Harmens - 16 Jun 2011

Dinah Might - Crew - 1943
- Crew "Dinah Might" - 1943
photo taken at Rattlesnake Bomber Base, Pyote, TX - December 1943
- courtesy John Mosteller - via Frank 'Mike' Williamson, nephew - 05 Mar 2009
- plane in background is not "Dinah Might" but another B-17G at the Base -

Dinah Might - Crew - 1943
- Crew "Dinah Might" - 1943
photo taken at Rattlesnake Bomber Base, Pyote, TX - December 1943
standing l-r : S/Sgt. Lawrence S. Moses, Sgt. Freeman W. Fisher, Sgt. John W. Mosteller,
Sgt. J. E. Hershel Shaw, Sgt. Fred B. Hern, Sgt. Leslie C. Tiedman
kneeling l-r : 2nd Lt. Thomas F. Sharpless, 2nd Lt. Clyde V. Cassill, 2nd Lt. August J. Fleischbein, 2nd Lt. John J. Lyons
- Original RWG - Sgt. Fred B. Hern was replaced by Sgt. David Fineman on 10 Feb 1944 -
- courtesy John Mosteller - via T. Yates née Mosteller, daughter - 10 Mar 2009 -
- plane in background is not "Dinah Might" but another B-17G at the Base -

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

452nd BG - 45th CBW - Square 'L' - 731st BS - 7D - 3rd Div - 8th Air Force
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Crew: B-17G-20-DL - #42-37950 7D-D - "Dinah Might" - Thursday 10 Feb 1944 - Mission: Brunswick, Germany
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O-804523 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Thomas Frank Sharpless - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth

17065937 - O-753981 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Clyde Vernon Cassill - POW - Stalag 4 - D/Z Annaburg (Formerly Oflag 54.E)

19047777 - O-755154 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John Jay Lyons - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan

19088422 - O-736696 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - August Julius Fleischbein - EVD - POW - Stalag 7A - Moosburg

32503094 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lawrence Stanley Moses - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

14140461 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John William Mosteller - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

39531155 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Freeman Whitlier Fisher - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

15335552 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - David Fineman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

18170602 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - J. E. Hershel Shaw - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

37656211 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Leslie Carlyle Tiedman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
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O-804523 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Thomas Frank Sharpless - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth
Residence state: Georgia
born 1 Aug 1915 - died 13 Sep 1995 - Pine Mountain, Harris Co., GA - Age 80
Compound North 1 - Barrack 7 Room 11, Tom F. Sharpless, Columbus, Georgia
- Lt. Col. Thomas F. Sharpless - Commanding Officer 436th BS - 29 Jul 1960 - 1 Jan 1962 -

17065937 - O-753981 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Clyde Vernon Cassill - POW - Stalag 4 - D/Z Annaburg (Formerly Oflag 54.E)
Residence: Taylor Co., Iowa - Enlistment: 04 Nov 1943 - Nativity: IA - info AAD
born 3 Aug 1920 - died 22 Jul 2005, Iowa Falls, Hardin, IA - Age 84
Son of Mr. Clarence B. Cassill and Mrs. Lida G. Cassill née Cramer, Lenox, IA
Brother of E. C. Cassill, Iowa Falls, IA
Siblings (4): Ernest C. Cassill (born 21 Aug 1909 - died 20 Dec 1985 - Age 76), Harold W. Cassill (abt.1912),
Alice A. Cassill (abt.1914) and Lois E. Cassill (abt.1917)
Graduated and awarded on 28 Aug 1943 his wings at Tucson, Arizona
Lt. Cassill did not immediately leave the States.
He had been overseas about 40 days when shot down on his 3rd mission over enemy territory

Dinah Might - Crew - Dec 1943 - via Mrs. Cassill - 18 Apr 2014
- Crew "Dinah Might" - 1943
photo taken at Rattlesnake Bomber Base, Pyote, TX - December 1943

Sharpless as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Cassill as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Fleischbein as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Lyons as on crew photo - Dec 1943
Moses as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Fisher as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Mosteller as on crew photo - Dec 1943
Shaw as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Fred Byron Hern as on crew photo - Dec 1943 Tiedman as on crew photo - Dec 1943
Crop ID-photos of crew Sharpless - as in December 1943, TX
source Mrs. Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - via Jane Rahto (daughter) - 18 Apr 2014
- Original RWG - Sgt. Fred B. Hern was replaced by Sgt. David Fineman on 10 Feb 1944 -

2nd Lt. Clyde Vernon Cassill 2nd Lt. Clyde Vernon Cassill
2nd Lt. Clyde Vernon Cassill
source Mrs. Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - via Jane Rahto (daughter) - 13 Feb 2014

Report Missing Pilot Prisoner of Germany . . . CASSILL HELD; WAR PRISONER
Cassill newsclips
Report Missing Pilot Prisoner of Germany . . . CASSILL HELD; WAR PRISONER

MISSING FLYER NAZI PRISONER - GERMAN PRISONER, IS COMING HOME LT. CLYDE CASSILL
Cassill newsclips
MISSING FLYER NAZI PRISONER . . . GERMAN PRISONER, IS COMING HOME LT. CLYDE CASSILL

Letter - early May 1944
Newsclip is of Thursday, May 11, 1944 - MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Letter to his parents states that his broken leg is in a cast,
the only mention of his injury
The flyer reported missing on his 3rd mission.

Letter - 25 Aug 1944
"German prisoner is coming home Lt. Clyde Cassill"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
He received a compound fracture of the left tibia.
Has been in hospitals in Belgium and Germany and was able to walk some with the aid of a cane.
- Repatriated with MS "Gripsholm" - 8 Feb 1945, Marseille, France - 21 Feb 1945, New York, USA
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... hospitals in Belgium and Germany ... likely ... hospitals in Holland and Germany - info PATS
info letters - via Toni Geren - 21 Dec 2013
It's hospital in Leeuwarden, Holland !!! - 13 Feb 2014 - info PATS
info via Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - 13 Feb 2014

12 Iowa Soldiers Aboard Gripsholm . . . German Prisoner Who is Being Repatriated
Cassill newsclips
12 Iowa Soldiers Aboard Gripsholm . . . German Prisoner Who is Being Repatriated
2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot - Clyde Vernon Cassill
clips - via Toni Geren - 21 Dec 2013

Sitting duck - text by Lt. Clyde V. Cassill
"Sitting duck" - text by Lt. Clyde V. Cassill
source Mrs. Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - via Jane Rahto (daughter) - 13 Feb 2014

Cassill, Sharpless, Moses and Mosteller- POW Convention - 13 Jul 1986
POW Convention - 13 Jul 1986
l-r: Cassill (65), Sharpless (70), Moses (65) and Mosteller (62)
source Mrs. Maxine L. Cassill (wife) - via Jane Rahto (daughter) - 13 Feb 2014
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19047777 - O-755154 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John Jay Lyons - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan
Evader - later POW - State of Residence: Oregon
born 23 Dec 1923, Ponca City, Kay or Osage Co., OK - died 14 Mar 1970, Seattle, WA - Age 46
Multnomah Co, Oregon - born 1923 - Enlistment: 12 Mar 1942 - Nativity: OK - info AAD
ID-tag ( filed under KU 841 A ) : John J. Lyons - O-755154 - T 42 43 O C
Mother: Mrs. Irma Eda Lyons, 931 N. Humbolt St., Portland, Oregon
Father: Mr. Henry William Lyons - Contractor, Painting - info US Census 1930

Air Force ID-badge - John J. Lyons Air Force portrait - 2nd Lt. John J. Lyons
- - - Air Force - ID-badge J. J. Lyons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2nd Lt. John J. Lyons - - -
- courtesy Lyons family - 4 Jun 2009 -

MOM - Maria Teuwen-Boonen, with 5 Airmen ( 3 USA - 2 UK ) at Roermond Graney, Bickley, Jackson, Lyons and Gambino at Roermond
- MOM - Maria Teuwen-Boonen, with 5 Airmen - 3 USA - 2 UK - at Roermond -
left image - back l-r : Graney, Bickley, Maria Teuwen-Boonen, Lyons and Jackson - kneeling : Gambino
right image - back l-r : Graney, Bickley and Jackson - kneeling : Lyons and Gambino
Graney and Gambino are from #42-31218 - Boeing B-17G-5-BO - Baarlo - 10 Feb 1944
F/O. L.F. Bickley and F/O. J. H. Jackson, UK - Mosquito Mk.IX LR499 HS-O - RAF 109 Squadron - Heeswijk-Dinter - 02 Dec 1943
- images - source Louis H. Breitenbach memoirs - via Bill Breitenbach, son -

clip - Stalag Luft 3 - Kriegsgefangene karte No. 7046 Dog-tag No. 7046
clip - Stalag Luft 3 - Kriegsgefangenen Personalkarte No. 7046" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 'Dog-tag'
- courtesy Lyons family - 4 Jun 2009 -
- Lyons did NOT evade to England via Spain !!!
- he was taken
POW - in Belgium ( info Betty J. Lyons, oldest sister )

Captain John J. Lyons - 23 Dec 1923 - 14 Mar 1970 - Age 46
Captain John J. Lyons - 23 Dec 1923 - 14 Mar 1970 - Age 46
CAPTAIN US AIR FORCES RES WORLD WAR II KOREA
Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, King County, WA
- images via Karen Sipe - 27 May 2009 - findagrave.com - top image taken by Nils M. Solsvik Jr.

19088422 - O-736696 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - August Julius Fleischbein - EVD - POW - Stalag 7A - Moosburg
Residence: San Diego Co., California - Enlistment: 16 Mar 1942 - Nativity: CA - info AAD
born 3 Feb 1921 - died 5 Oct 1998 - Age 77 - Evader - later POW
His younger brother, 19088594 - Sgt. Fred Anton Fleischbein, of Chula Vista, CA
was KIA on his 24th bombing mission over Austria - 3 Nov 1943 - info: Rene Fleischbein

32503094 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lawrence Stanley Moses - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Orange Co., New York - Enlistment: 15 Sep 1942 - Nativity: NY - info AAD
born 4 Jun 1921, Newburgh, NY - died 23 March 2001, Newburgh, NY - Age 79
Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, Orange County, NY
Stalag Luft 6 - Heydekrug - Evacuation 14 Jul 1944 to 18-19 Jul - towards Stalag Luft 4
"Death March" - forced to 86 day march from Stalag 4 until liberation 26 April 1945

14140461 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John William Mosteller - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Newton Co., Georgia - Enlistment: 23 Oct 1942 - Nativity: TN - info AAD
born 20 Feb 1924

"Hi PATS,
The water was not high after we left the plane
It was only around 3 to 4 feet inside the plane, as the crash made a pool on impact on landing
Of course the ground was about sea level anyway, but was not puddeled
We walked - about 20 to 30 minutes - to the Labour Camp; where we were taken POW by the Germans
We mostly rode buses or trains, with only short walks to the camps
There were some exceptions. Like run to Luft 6. I would estimate about 2 miles. This was the worst
We were trying to stay ahead of the dogs and bayonets, so we ran a little faster
I hope this helps and I will always help if I can
Our best to you - John & Mary - 02 Oct 2009"

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His uncle Isaac died 26 Jan 1945 in the "Battle of the Bulge"
14009755 - Private Isaac H. Mosteller - Age: 23 - DOW - York County, South Carolina
Gunner - U.S. Army, 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division
Buried: Plot: H Row: 12 Grave: 68
Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Purple Heart
- info via Frank M. Williamson, nephew -
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39531155 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Freeman Whitlier Fisher - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Los Angeles Co., California - Enlistment: 15 Aug 1942 - Nativity: MN - info AAD
born 7 Nov 1919 - died 6 Oct 2007 - Age 87 - info: son Gary W. Fisher -

15335552 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - David Fineman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Hancock Co., West Virgina - Enlistment: 12 Nov 1942 - Nativity: WV - Religion: Jewish
born 5 Dec 1922, WV - died 11 Oct 1998, Melbourne, Brevard County, FL - Age 75
Son of Mr. Morris and Mrs. Lena Fineman ( née Weinbren ), 505 Carolinia Ave - Box 4, Chester, WV
Parents born in Lithuanian ( Yiddish ) - Father, proprietor of clothing store - info Census 1930
Sgt. David Fineman did replace the original RWG on this mission due illness of Sgt. Fred B. Hern

David 'Dave' Fineman - Uniform David 'Dave' Fineman - 90's
1944 - David 'Dave' Fineman - 90's -
- photo courtesy Fineman family - 10 Nov 2009 -

Fred Byron Hern - born 9 Mar 1924, Camden, AR - died 1 Mar 1996, Arkansas - Age 71
Shot down German plane on 20th birthday - Mission #14, Berlin - info Betty H. Harrell, Sister
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Fred Byron Hern as on crew photo - Dec 1943 S/Sgt. Fred B. Hern with six of 'DogBreath's crew members S/Sgt. Fred B. Hern  with 'DogBreath' crew jacket - borrowed of S/Sgt. Roland Clark (BTG)
S/Sgt. Fred Byron Hern
S/Sgt. Fred B. Hern, Right Waist Gunner (borrowed Clark's jacket for the photograph)
"Dogbreath" photos - via Lt. Col. MP USAR (Ret.) Thomas E. Baker
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18170602 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - J. E. Hershel Shaw - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Likely . . . James Edward Hershel Shaw . . . info PATS
Residence: Winn Co., Louisiana - Enlistment: 18 Sep 1942 - Nativity: LA - info AAD
born 15 Aug 1922, Couley, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA - died 1 Jul 1981 - Age 58
Son of Mr. James E. Shaw, Route 1, Atlanta, Winn Parish, LA, USA
Half-brother of Murphy Lee Shaw - born 10 Jan 1904 - died 07 Sep 1935, Winn, LA - Age 31
Half-brother of Owen Hartwell Shaw, Route 1, Atlanta, Winn Parish, LA, USA

James Edward Shaw (father) - b. 27 Feb 1875 - d. 29 Jun 1959 - Age 84
Amy Shaw née Rikard (mother) - b. 30 Dec 1892 - d. 15 Dec 1941 - Age 48
Marriage parents: 11 Aug 1921
Owen Hartwell Shaw (half-brother) - b. 02 Aug 1905, Couley - d. 12 Oct 1976, Winnfield, LA, USA - Age 71
Burials: Couley Double Church Cemetery, Couley, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA
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info Find a Grave by Ron Manley - Memorial #33205378

Winn Parish Enterprise, Thursday, May 17, 1945
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W i n n - P a r i s h - Y o u t h ' s - L i b e r a t e d
Sgt. J. E. Hershel Shaw's liberation message to his father, James E. Shaw of Route 1, Atlanta:
"All well and safe. Hope to see you soon. Good luck,"
was received Wednesday, May 16 1945
Sgt. Shaw was captured by the Germans February 10, 1944, after the flying fortress,
on which he served as Radio Operator, crashed behind enemy lines
Sgt. Shaw entered service September 1942, and was stationed in England in January, 1944
He is the brother of O. H. Shaw, Route 1, Atlanta, Winn Parish, LA
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Source: Winn Parish Enterprise - via Michael Drewett
Discrepancy - Left Waist Gunner Shaw was also Assistant Radio Operator - info PATS

Headstone - James Edward Hershel Shaw
Headstone - James Edward Hershel Shaw
Hershel Shaw - born 15 Aug 1922 - died 01 Jul 1981 - Age 58
Lucille R. Shaw - born 08 Oct 1917 - died 09 Jan 1991 - Age 73
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
image by Backwoodsman - Find A Grave Memorial #33205378

37656211 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Leslie Carlyle Tiedman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
Residence: Winnebago Co., Iowa - Enlistment: 18 Jan 1943 - Nativity: IA - info AAD
born 20 Dec 1920, Lake Mills, IA
Son of Carl Adolf Tiedman (father) and Charlotte Nellie Tiedman (mother) née Thompson, Lake Mills, IA

US Census 16 Apr 1930 - Center Township, Winnebago Co., Iowa
Carl Adolf Tiedman (head) - M-44 - born 23 May 1885 - died Nov 1970, Lake Mills, IA - Age 85
Lottie C. Tiedman (wife) - F-43 abt. 1887, IA - died 1977, Lake Mills, IA - Age 91
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Orin H. Tiedman (son) - M-15 - born 20 Oct 1914 - died Dec 1985 - Age 71
Bernice A. Tiedman (daughter) - F-14 - born 15 Nov 1915 - died 16 Sep 2007 - Age 91
Leslie C. Tiedman (son) - M-9 born 20 Dec 1920, IA
Donald Gordon Tiedman (son) - born 30 Jan 1924 - died 30 May 2010, Lake Mills, IA - Age 86
Note: US Census 1930 - surname written as Tiedeman - info PATS - 23 May 2011 -
Note: Norwegian roots
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- info: AAD-archives, US Census 1930 and SSDI -

8 Feb 1944 - 1st Mission - Frankfurt am Main, Germany - #3 Group mission
10 Feb 1944 - 2nd Mission - Brunswick, Germany ( FTR ) - #4 Group mission
Two missions - 8 Feb 44 - 10 Feb 44 - Sharpless
Two missions - 8 Feb 44 - 10 Feb 44 - for Sgt. Fisher - casulaty questionnaire by 1st Lt. Sharpless
Shaw, Fleischbein and Moses also give TWO in their individual casulaty questionnaire for Sgt. Fisher

"Dinah Might" belonged to the 452nd BG (H) based at Deopham Green Airfield, Norfolk, UK
On the way back from a raid on Brunswick the aircraft was damaged by attacks of German fighters

Dinah-Might 237950-tail - via Coen Cornelissen Dinah-Might 237950-side - via Coen Cornelissen
Wreck of 237950 "Dinah Might" - images via Coen Cornelissen - 24 Oct 2008

Dinah-Might 237950-tail - via Coen Cornelissen
Tail - Wreck of 237950 "Dinah Might"
source: Mr. Langendijk (10 May 1940 - Army Captain - 3-5 Grensbat)
Collection C. Cornelissen Jr., Almelo - 04 Apr 2014

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
The Pilot ordered all the crewmen to bail out and he made an emergency landing
in the Noordoostpolder - Kavel J-107 - , Holland
Mosteller, Moses, Shaw, Fineman and Tiedman bailed out over Hoogeveen - all POW
Cassill and Lyons bailed out over Ossenzijl and became POW too
Fleischbein bailed out over Ossenzijl and escaped to Belgium,
however "Gus" was arrested in Namur, Belgium on July 5, 1944
Fisher also bailed out over Ossenzijl, broke a leg and became also prisoner
[ info: J. A. Hey ]
phrases of Hey are from "In dienst van hun naaste ..." by Bart M. Rijnhout
source - "Missing Planes of the 452nd Bomb Group" - by Edward Hinrichs

!!! This is not true when I check the info of the MACR !!!!

RED text is NOT right !!!!! - see corrected remarks below - PATS
see statement below of Pilot Sharpless, etc....
MACR - page 14 - casualty questionaire - 1st Lt. Thomas F Sharpless

Officers Cassill, Lyons and Fleischbein did bail out - that's correct -
Cassill broke a leg (compound fracture of the left tibia) ... NOT Fisher !!!
All others (7) were in crash location when the a/c was in crash landing
- see statements Shaw - page 8 - Moses - page 12 - Sharpless - page 14 - from MACR -
So Fisher did not bail out over Ossenzijl !!!! Confusion ... maybe one of crew #42-31218 of Baarlo
Navigator Lyons was for 100% in Ossenzijl
Engineer Moses had a small 20 mm fragment in his knee
While making crash landing, Engineer Moses was in Co-Pilot's seat
The tailgunner was in his position, other members releasing the ball turret and were in their crash position
Fleischbein is taken POW in Namur, Belgium July 2, 1944 - not July 5 1994 !!!

This mixed and incomplete story is also at page 139-163 of the book "In dienst van hun naaste ..."

Another unrealiable, untrue story is also on page 66-67 - 12:15pm crash near Ommen - 7 dead
Marx, Chenet, Pose, Sanna, Flectcher, Wright and Stewart
These men - crew #42-7483 - came down near Zwartsluis, 13 Nov 1943, and were ALL ALIVE !!!
Images are fine.......but some stories are totally mixed or untrue
A DOUBLE check is certainly necessarry while reading this book
- info by PATS - 26 May 2008


August Julius Fleischbein August Julius Fleischbein John Jay Lyons
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August Julius Fleischbein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Jay Lyons . . . . . .
- images taken by underground -

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
"Dinah Might" - ready for the scrapyard
- images via Wiebe H. de Vries - Nov 2007
Looks a copy of the original photos as in Rozeboom's album - info PATS - 05 Jan 2013
- see below -

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
"Dinah Might" - ready for the scrapyard
source Wicher Rozeboom's album - via Karin Stapper (granddaughter) - 05 Jan 2013

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
"Dinah Might" - ready for the scrapyard
source T. van Spijker - via Pouwel Splinter - 28 Apr 2014
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Info from MACR #2538 - page 5 - KU 841, etc....
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S/Sgt. John W. Mosteller - born 20 Feb 20 , 1924 - Ident. Tag : 14140461 - taken prisoner
Sgt. Freeman Whitlier Fisher - born 7 Nov 1919 - Ident. Tag: 39531155 - taken prisoner
Freeman Whitlier Fisher - born 7 Nov 1919 - died 6 Oct 2007 - Age 87 - info: son Gary W. Fisher -
Sgt. David Fineman - born 5 Dec 1922 - Ident. Tag: 15335552 - taken prisoner
Sgt. J. E. Hershel Shaw - born 15 Aug 1922 - Ident. Tag. 18170603 - taken prisoner
Ident. Tag for Shaw is 18170603 on this document - AAD-archives gives 18170602
J. E. Hershel Shaw - born 15 Aug 1922 - died 1 Jul 1981 - Age 58
Sgt. Leslie Carlyle Tiedman - born Dec 20, 1920 - Ident. Tag: 37656211 - taken prisoner
2nd Lt. Thomas Frank Sharpless - Ident. Tag: O-804523 - taken prisoner
born 1 Aug 1915 - died 13 Sep 1995 - Age 80 - info: daughter Sarah K Sharpless -
S/Sgt. Lawrence Stanley Moses - born Jun 4, 1921 - Ident. Tag: 32503904 - taken prisoner
born 4 Jun 1921, Newburgh, NY - died 23 March 2001, Newburgh, NY - Age 79
2nd Lt. Clyde V. Cassill - born 3 Aug 1920 - Ident. Tag: O-753981 - taken prisoner - wounded
Co-Pilot Cassill had to be helped from the cockpit due enemy action - info Sharpless
Ident. Tag for Cassill is O-753921 on this document - AAD-archives gives O-753981
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extra: birthday added for Mosteller and Fineman - info PATS - 14 Feb 2014

"Missing Planes of the 452nd Bomb Group" - by Edward Hinrichs
Plane # 42-37950, MACR 2538, ''Dynah Might''
Was shot down by fighters
Crashed near Leuarden, landed in the Zuider Zee, Netherlands
was recovered years later when part of the Zuider Zee was recovered

- see corrected remarks below - PATS

Aerial - 2-11-1944- 1947 - Dinah Might location
Aerial Photo - insets - RAF #4098 - 2 Nov 1944 - on top of 1947 Aerial Photo
Crash location - 'Kavel J-107' - 8 mi W of Vollenhove

Aircraft can be still seen on these aerials of 1944 and 1947

Dinah Might - photo taken from front
- Front view - Dinah Might - Kavel J-107 -
- photo via Pieter Hoekstra -

* - Leuarden = Leeuwarden - this is 36 mi North of the crash location !!!
* - Zuiderzee (sea) became IJsselmeer (lake) in 1932 !!!
* - Land = Noord Oost Polder - was already recovered !!! - Salvage just after the war -

* - Lyons did
NOT evade to England via Spain !!! - he was taken POW - in Belgium ( info Betty J. Lyons, oldest sister )
* - Johnny Lyons is on a photo with Angelo Gambino and John Graney while in Roermond with family Teeuwen
* - Gambino and Graney are from B-17 - #42-31218 - 10 Feb 1944 - 13:10pm - crash Baarlo 1 km North of Blokzijl
* - Gambino and Graney were captured by Secret Field-Police, 2 July, 07:00am in Charleroi, Belgium

* - Fleischbein was arrested 2 July 1944, 14:45pm in Namur !!! - not July 5 1944 - info MACR

Fleischbein - Namur - 14.15pm - captured - July 2 1944

Clip - Vragenlijst - Esseveld - 11 Jun 1946
B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - 1944 - via Esseveld
B-17G "Dinah Might" - 1944
via Hans Esseveld (son) - 15 Dec 2011

Clip - Vragenlijst - Esseveld - 11 Jun 1946
Clip - Vragenlijst - Esseveld - 11 Jun 1946
via Marla Olson - 18 Apr 2014

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1944 - 'Dinah Might' - 1945

B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - photo taken 1944 - 1945 B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - photo taken 1944 - 1945
B-17G - 'Dinah Might' - photo taken 1944 - 1945
B-17G "Dinah Might" - photo taken 1944 - 1945
photos received via Piet de Geus - 21 May 2012 - and Pieter Hoekstra - 21 Sep 2012

Dinah-Might on kavel/section J-107
"Dinah Might" - ready for the scrapyard
via Hans Hollestelle - 17 May 2013

Dinah Might on Kavel J-107
'Dinah Might' ready for the scrapyard
- images taken by a 'Jerry' - via Cor Draijer - 15 May 2009

Dinah Might sign on farm J-107 - 23 May 2009
John Mosteller on Kavel J-107 John Mosteller on Kavel J-107
John W. Mosteller on Kavel J-107 after 65 years - Sat 23 May 2009
top image - Sign of 'Dinah Might' unveiled by John W. Mosteller
- images John - source: Boom uitgevers/Egbert Voerman -

memories flashback - 1944-2009
Flashback - 10 Feb 1944 - 23 May 2009
- collage by PATS -

SGLO - T3393

Boeing B-17G-20-DL - #42-37950 - 10 Feb 1944 - KAVEL J-107 - CREW 10

O-804523 - 2nd Lt. - Pilot - Thomas Frank Sharpless - POW - Stalag Luft 1 - Barth 17065937 - O-753981 - 2nd Lt. - Co-Pilot -  Clyde Vernon Cassill - POW - Stalag 4 - D/Z Annaburg (Formerly Oflag 54.E) 19088422 - O-736696 - 2nd Lt. - Bombardier - August Julius Fleischbein  - EVD - POW - Stalag 7A - Moosburg 19047777 - O-755154 - 2nd Lt. - Navigator - John Jay Lyons - EVD - POW - Stalag Luft 3 - Sagan 32503094 - S/Sgt. - Engineer / Top Turret Gunner - Lawrence Stanley Moses - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow
14140461 - S/Sgt. - Radio Operator - John William Mosteller - POW - Stalag Luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow 39531155 - Sgt. - Ball Turret Gunner - Freeman Whitlier Fisher - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow 15335552 - Sgt. - Right Waist Gunner - David Fineman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow 18170602 - Sgt. - Left Waist Gunner - J. E. Hershel Shaw - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow 37656211 - Sgt. - Tail Turret Gunner - Leslie Carlyle Tiedman - POW - Stalag Luft 4 - Gross Tychow

- 10 POW -

SHARPLESS - CASSILL - FLEISCHBEIN - LYONS - MOSES
MOSTELLER - FISHER - FINEMAN - SHAW - TIEDMAN

Spoke with Mosteller and Tiedman

contact Fleischbein is pending - 06 Nov 2007 - PATS
contact Fisher is pending - 06 Nov 2007 - PATS
contact Mosteller is pending - 22 Sep 2008 - PATS
contact Tiedman is pending - 22 Sep 2008 - PATS
contact Sharpless is pending - 12 May 2009 - PATS
contact Lyons is pending - 22 May 2009 - PATS
contact Fineman is pending - 10 Oct 2009 - PATS
contact Cassill is pending - 22 Dec 2013 - PATS

Last update - 01 Jul 2014 - PATS



Ronduite - Noordoostpolder - IJsselmeer

E and W of Vollenhove -


SGLO - T1674

Vickers Wellington Mk.IV - Z1470 - UV-R - Base: RAF Breighton - UK
460 Sqn RAAF - Crew Sgt. A. F. Whittick - Fri 3 July 1942 - 01:09 am
Exact crash location unknown
4 MIA -