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1943-10-24 The loss of Anton van Dam

Crash site: North Sea near Dunino, Fifeshire, GB

Crash cause: low flying, aircraft hit the water

Name

Dam, Anton Gerhard van

Rank

2Lt, Telegr.

Decorations

None known

Born

1/11/1923

Place

Malang, Java, NEI

Squadron

FAA 860 Squadron

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Swordfish Mk. II Nr. LS398

Base

RAF Dunino, Fifeshire, GB

Mission

Night flying training

Status

MIA, aircraft hit the water during low flying

age

19

Missing

24/10/1943

Place

North Sea near Isle of May, Firth of Forth, Fifeshire, GB

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

The pilot was rescued from the water

Remarks

Memorial

None known

GB arrival

Data

Confusion

OGS: missing in Irish Sea

Dunino Airfield

Remains of RAF Dunino include the derelict control tower. The site of the former airbase has been reclaimed by agriculture. Dunino Airfield 080205-6

2. Crash site data



Map 40. North Sea off Dunino, Fifeshire, GB, area where A.G. van Dam crashed on 24/10/1943.

Three other Dutchmen were killed in crashes in this area. W. Hijkoop and A.M. ten Herkel crashed West of Dunino; R.A.C. Heijne crashed in the Firth of Tay, West of Buddon Ness lighthouse.


Isle of May 080204-2

Isle of May, as seen from the church at St. Monans, south of Dunino. St. Monans 080204-4


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