Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T4228
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
21 Sep 44 Re-Supply Market Garden
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Douglas Dakota III KG566 5T- 233 Sqdn RAF 1313 Blakehill Farm
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1734 Damaged by Fw 190 of JG 26 Crashed Zwaanstraat near former 'Sans Souci' farm nw of Eindhoven Noord-Brabant
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. C.D. Hamilton AUS409695 RAAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 257
Second Pilot F/Sgt. W.B. Wheeler 19 AUS436353 RAAF KIA Eindhoven KK 121
Navigator P/O. F.B. Knight 26 AUS409798 RAAF KIA Eindhoven KK 128
Wireless Operator W/O. L.J. Firth 21 AUS414923 RAAF KIA Eindhoven KK 127
Air Despatcher Cpl. J. Dellanzo 30 T/10684750 RASC KIA Eindhoven KK 125
Air Despatcher Drv. R.W. Crooks 32 T/857964 RASC KIA Eindhoven KK 130
Air Despatcher Drv. G. Van Ingen 20 T/14508172 RASC KIA Eindhoven KK 126
Air Despatcher L/Cpl R. Sharpe T/4806032 RASC KIA Eindhoven KK 129
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Hees van, 'Green On', page 237-238; TNA WO361/700 for details crew

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